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News: Eager Fans Have Broken Down Fighter Changes in Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0

Eager Fans Have Broken Down Fighter Changes in Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0

Plenty of adjustments

While Super Smash Bros. updates often bring new content, they also tweak key attributes and moves for its many characters. Masahiro Sakurai and his team are perfectionists, after all, and no doubt continually monitor how characters are used and seek to improve their balancing. A notable previous example was the 'nerfing' of...

News: Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Updates all round

Finding yourself bogged down by too much content to fully process in a week? Well have we got a solution for you! In the video below you'll find all the biggest Nintendo news as well as all the releases and reviews for the previous week. This week we look at Nintendo's Loot-Crate style subscription service that is supposedly...

Weirdness: The Next Splatoon European Splatfest Wants You to Choose Between Vast, Icy Landscapes

The Next Splatoon European Splatfest Wants You to Choose Between Vast, Icy Landscapes

That's cold, Nintendo...

Just recently Nintendo of America confirmed details around the next Splatfest in the region, with the choice being between roasting hot-dogs or marshmallows over a campfire. Obviously marshmallows is the answer, but in any case Nintendo of Europe has announced its own Splatfest for next weekend and it's... interesting...

Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Into the wild green yonder

The most recent Miiverse update has met with mixed responses; some feel it's a marked improvement, others are reacting as though it's the spawn of something horrendous. For better or for worse, this new layout is here to stay. The new features may take some getting used to, but in order to speed up this process we've...

News: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Spotted in the Wild

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Spotted in the Wild

Heading to Japan on 17th September

In the absence of a main-series entry this year, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is the IP's main release on the 3DS. Though it's due by the end of the year in North America and early next year in Europe, its arrival in Japan is much closer - it hits the country on 17th September. It's now been confirmed that some...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers Will be Playable at Gamescom

Final Fantasy Explorers Will be Playable at Gamescom

You'll need to venture to Hall 9

Gamescom is statistically the biggest gaming expo in the world, attracting enormous crowds and stuffing itself into many, many halls. There'll be plenty for attendees to do next weekend, and now 3DS fans have an extra stop for their itinerary. Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Explorers will be playable...

News: Puzzle Platformer Hue Bringing Some Much-Needed Colour To The Wii U eShop Next Year

Puzzle Platformer Hue Bringing Some Much-Needed Colour To The Wii U eShop Next Year

Colour me excited

UK publisher Curve Digital has confirmed that it is bringing indie title Hue to consoles early next year. A unique puzzle platformer which allows you to shift the colour of the level to overcome traps and hazards, Hue has already gained a lot of attention on the indie dev circuit. Here's what Fiddlesticks Creative Director Henry...

News: Astral Breakers Is Bringing Old-School Puzzle Action To The Wii U eShop Next Week

Astral Breakers Is Bringing Old-School Puzzle Action To The Wii U eShop Next Week

It's in the stars

Those of you who have enjoyed playing the likes of Tetris, Columns or Puzzle Bobble against another human opponent will know that this sort of competitive play offers a buzz that few other genres can match - and developer Intropy Games is of the opinion that we don't see enough of this kind of action puzzler these days. Therefore,...

News: Super Smash Bros. Evo 2015 Champ ZeRo Is Joining Team SoloMid

Super Smash Bros. Evo 2015 Champ ZeRo Is Joining Team SoloMid

"I had a lot of very interesting offers from a wide selection of teams"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U champ Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios has been signed to eSports organisation Team SoloMid, it has been confirmed today. The Chilean player has a winning streak of 39 tournaments and recently emerged victorious at this year's EVO event. He was previously...

News: Brave Tank Hero Rolling Onto The 3DS eShop On August 11th

Brave Tank Hero Rolling Onto The 3DS eShop On August 11th

Wii U eShop version to follow "in the coming weeks"

Natsume has confirmed that it is releasing the 3DS version of Arc System Works' Brave Tank Hero on August 11th in North America. The game is also coming to the Wii U eShop, and will launch on that platform in a few weeks. Here's some information on the game, direct from Natsume itself: It's up...

News: Fire Emblem Meets Front Mission In Galaxy Robo, A Freshly Fan-Translated SNES RPG

Fire Emblem Meets Front Mission In Galaxy Robo, A Freshly Fan-Translated SNES RPG

Robot rock

Not a week seems to pass without another Super Famicom RPG getting translated by devoted fans, and this particular week it's the turn of Copya Systems' Galaxy Robo, a turn-based strategy title that was published in Japan by Imagineer in 1994. Playing like a cross between Fire Emblem and Square's Front Mission, Galaxy Robo has been...

News: Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now Live

Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now Live

Tourneys, YouTube uploads and new DLC

Earlier this week we shared the exciting news around the major Super Smash Bros. update, due on both the Wii U and 3DS versions. Set for 31st July (which it is at the time of writing in Europe and Japan, for example) it's now gone live in both versions of the game. It's a fairly meaty update, taking over five...

News: Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Than Expected Sales, Amid Calls For A Speedy Leadership Decision

Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Than Expected Sales, Amid Calls For A Speedy Leadership Decision

"Turnaround will happen after first smartphone game"

Earlier this week Nintendo unveiled its Q1 financial results, which matched the company's modest targets and brought a welcome profit. Following those results share prices have shown a positive spike upwards, passing 22,000 Yen. Bloomberg has consulted some financial and industry analysts, who've...

First Impressions: Learning to Fly With Rodea the Sky Soldier

Learning to Fly With Rodea the Sky Soldier

Winging It

Rodea the Sky Soldier has had quite a turbulent time in development. Originally announced in 2010 for the Wii, this character-driven flight action game from Sonic and NiGHTS into Dreams creator Yuji Naka looked set to soar, but ultimately never got off the runway. After years of radio silence, Rodea was cleared for takeoff as a rebuilt...

News: New Politics, Fall Out Boy and More Get Into the Game for West End Kids Music Video

New Politics, Fall Out Boy and More Get Into the Game for West End Kids Music Video

A cool Konami code extra is also up for grabs

Occasionally we see tributes to gaming from the famous or near-famous, with musicians being no exception. Plenty of current-day entertainers have been heavily influenced by games and, occasionally, they like to make a point of showing that off. That seems to be the case with New Politics, a band that's...