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News: Space Shooter Cosmochoria Lowers Wii U Kickstarter Stretch Goal To $25,000

Space Shooter Cosmochoria Lowers Wii U Kickstarter Stretch Goal To $25,000

Development technicalities ''a lot more doable'' than originally thought

Kickstarter projects are rarely without their changes somewhere along the line. Stretch goals can be added, new features can be implemented and fan response or criticism can even have an impact on the final release. During our last Kickstarter round-up we wagered that the...

News: Big Deez Productions Discusses Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and Why It's a Beat 'em Up

Big Deez Productions Discusses Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and Why It's a Beat 'em Up

"I don't think anyone would have really cared about a Shaq shooter"

Matt Karch, CEO of Big Deez Productions, recently sat down for an interview with Red Bull to shed light on the potential Indiegogo-funded Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. He discussed the direct involvement of basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, and made sure to distance A Legend Reborn...

Video: Here's a Comparison of Mario Kart's Donut Plains 3 from SNES to Wii U

Here's a Comparison of Mario Kart's Donut Plains 3 from SNES to Wii U

Generations apart

Comparison videos of retro tracks in Mario Kart 8 are certainly doing the rounds at the moment, and popular YouTube channel GameXplain has created a nifty split-screen video comparing the classic Super Mario Kart track Donut Plains 3 to its reimagining in the upcoming Wii U title. Check it out below: Nintendo EAD and its...

News: Australian Classification Board Rates Xtreme Sports for 3DS Virtual Console

Australian Classification Board Rates Xtreme Sports for 3DS Virtual Console

The WayForward Game Boy Color classic appears headed to the eShop

It looks like one of WayForward Technologies' early classics will be arriving on the 3DS Virtual Console in the near future. The Australian Classification Board has rated Xtreme Sports, published by Infogrames in 2000 on the Game Boy Color exclusively in North America. Europe would...

Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warning for Console Heavyweights

Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warning for Console Heavyweights

Unlikely to kill consoles, but its successors may try

When the Ouya was successfully crowdfunded, its executives talked it up as a revolution in living room gaming, promising a wonderland of fun experiences available for free for or costing less than a cup of coffee; the world would move on from pricier game consoles flogging retail priced games...

Rumour: Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On The Way

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On The Way

Seems feasible, salt on standby

Update: We've been advised by Nintendo that it has "nothing to announce at this time" regarding this rumour. You can take that to mean whatever you want, but that's the line we've been given. Original Article: We do enjoy juicy console bundle rumours here at Nintendo Life — the sensible ones, at least. A fresh...

News: Sea Battle Will Bring Battleships to DSiWare

Sea Battle Will Bring Battleships to DSiWare

You can't sink the DSi Shop

It may have been replaced by the 3DS eShop and its range of titles a little under three years ago, but the DSi Shop continues to make its presence felt with occasional releases. It helps, admittedly, that DSiWare games are released on the current portable's store too, but it remains a surprise to see new titles for the...

News: Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playable at WonderCon

Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playable at WonderCon

If you're in California, play some Mario Kart 8 this weekend

We're getting into the season of expos now, and Nintendo of America has confirmed its attendance at WonderCon, which takes place this weekend (18th-20th April) in Anaheim, California. The big N will have five games on show, including those recently released and on the way soon; one is a...

News: Nocturnal Plants a New Flowerworks HD Trailer Ahead of Launch

Nocturnal Plants a New Flowerworks HD Trailer Ahead of Launch

Shows off blooming nice effects

There aren't many WiiWare titles getting re-purposed for the Wii U, but part of a select group with a few others is Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure from Australian developer Nocturnal. Due in this week's update (17th April) in North America and May in Europe, it'll have a discount price of $3.50 in its first month...

Matters of Import: Ucchannanchan no Honō no Challenger: Denryū Iraira Bō

Ucchannanchan no Honō no Challenger: Denryū Iraira Bō

Down to the wire

The Nintendo 64 is fondly remembered for delivering groundbreaking titles such as Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. However, in amongst the system's relatively small library of games are a few wacky, obscure and out-of-the-ordinary experiences to be had. Sadly, many of us in the West never got to play a...

News: Nintendo Teases a Wii Karaoke U Miiverse Contest

Nintendo Teases a Wii Karaoke U Miiverse Contest

Neighbours, be warned

Wii Karaoke U probably still holds the crown as one of the most peculiar offerings on the Wii U eShop. In some ways it's one of the most modern titles Nintendo's released in terms of online functionality, with a substantial range of tracks available to stream and various time-based passes to purchase in order to satisfy into...

News: 3D OutRun Given a Release Date and Details for Japan

3D OutRun Given a Release Date and Details for Japan

We want it yesterday

The 3D series of classics from Sega were, in the Nintendo Life office at least, among the highlights on the 3DS late last year. With a mix of arcade and Mega Drive / Genesis games getting the impressive remastering treatment from M2, it was pleasing that Sega had made the investment to localise that first run outside of Japan...

News: Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Scream bloody murder

Next week's Japanese Wii U Virtual Console titles have been confirmed, and fans of Konami and Capcom should be pretty pleased with what's on offer. Arguably the most notable release is Castlevania: Dracula X (known as Akumajou Dracula XX in Japan and Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss in Europe), the SNES port of the PC Engine classic...

Video: The Super Smash Wars Trilogy Comes To a Dramatic End

The Super Smash Wars Trilogy Comes To a Dramatic End

We reckon you'll enjoy this...

Last week we posted the first part of Super Smash Wars: Return of the Hero of Time, the final part of James Farr's Nintendo and Star Wars animated mash-up series. It set the scene for the grand finale, and we suspect this final part will satisfy those that have been following the videos so far. It takes in the latter...

News: Yoshio Sakamoto Striving For "New Entertainment" and "New Fun" for Franchises Both Old and New

Yoshio Sakamoto Striving For "New Entertainment" and "New Fun" for Franchises Both Old and New

Naturally thoughts drift to Metroid

Yoshio Sakamoto is perhaps best known as the Director of the iconic early entries in the Metroid series, including the NES original, Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion. Sakamoto-san is not averse to experimentation and different genres, however, with producer credits in the WarioWare series, in particular, while...

News: Atlus Confirms Conception II DLC Details and May European Release

Atlus Confirms Conception II DLC Details and May European Release

The start of a beautiful relationship

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is now available in North America, which is great news for fans of quirky JRPG games as we gave it a strong recommendation in our comprehensive review. With a mix of dungeon crawling and dating sim elements, and Star Children that can become killer mechs, it's certainly...

News: Upside-Down Dimensions Could Be Coming To Wii U

Upside-Down Dimensions Could Be Coming To Wii U

Currently listed as "proposed"

Spanish developer Hydra Interactive Entertainment has announced Upside Down Dimensions, an action RPG that combines hack 'n slash, stealth, puzzles and platforming elements – drawing inspiration from games such as Paper Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon. The title has a launch window of 2015 for PC, Mac, PS...

Weirdness: Game Consoles and More X-rayed for Art

Game Consoles and More X-rayed for Art

Crowdfunding campaign is underway

We've seen some interesting projects emerge through Kickstarter, but a new campaign from BRS Innovations perhaps steals the show. A group of three individuals with extensive experience in X-ray technology are planning to launch a series of art projects that include images of various everyday items. It's so you can...

Play: Mario Kart Wii With Nintendo Life on Twitch - Live!

Mario Kart Wii With Nintendo Life on Twitch - Live!

There will be blue shells

Nintendo Life does Twitch! Hopefully without it crashing, breaking down and basically not working. We're going all modern and trendy — next up an annoying catchphrase to open every stream! Well, maybe not on the catchphrase. We are, however, planning to run regular live streams of various Nintendo games that'll include...

Weirdness: Now You Can Transform Your GamePad Into A Racing Wheel

Now You Can Transform Your GamePad Into A Racing Wheel

Well, why not?

With Mario Kart 8 on the way, it should come as no great surprise to see peripheral makers attempt to capitalize on the renewed interest in racing titles, but Japanese firm CyberGadget has come up with the most unusual idea yet. Its Handle Stand fixes to your desk and allows you to clamp the GamePad in place, effectively turning it...