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News: Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is Nearing Release on Wii U

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is Nearing Release on Wii U

Both in Europe and North America

Shantae has had a bit of a comeback in the last couple years, and it was arguably all kicked off by Shantae: Risky's Revenge. After the original Shantae released on the Game Boy Color, there was a gap of about eight years before the game received its sequel on DSiWare. This was followed up a few years later by...

Video: Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld amiibo Prospects and SXSW GOTY Nomination

Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld amiibo Prospects and SXSW GOTY Nomination

It's possible, but which character should it be?

With the Shovel Knight amiibo out in the wild, Yacht Club Games has cleared the path for other Nindies to contemplate their own amiibo figures. As the studio explained to us, once Nintendo gave the all clear the Nindie did the vast majority of the work; as the first company to do its own amiibo, it...

Video: Digital Foundry Tackles the Native Resolution and Framerate in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Digital Foundry Tackles the Native Resolution and Framerate in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Yep, native 1080p

There's been plenty of chat about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD this week, with Nintendo's embargo lift meaning we could share our full preview of the title. In that preview we wrote of a "crisp and clear presentation" along with a "buttery smooth" framerate, but the key questions of the actual native resolution, in...

Soapbox: If Nintendo Took On Virtual Reality, Would It Be A Disaster Or Gaming's Holy Grail?

If Nintendo Took On Virtual Reality, Would It Be A Disaster Or Gaming's Holy Grail?

Virtual insanity?

Virtual reality - or, as the cool kids these days like to call it, VR - famously died a long, slow death many years ago only to resurrected in recent years thanks to devices such as the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. It's perhaps a little too early to brand it a full-scale comeback; the support of the mainstream player will be...

Rumour: New Splatoon Mini-Game Arriving Soon with Fresh amiibo Figures in Tow

New Splatoon Mini-Game Arriving Soon with Fresh amiibo Figures in Tow

And this time there's evidence

After the tide of free content updates in Splatoon was stemmed many fans of the game wondered whether there might yet be more on the horizon for Nintendo's colourful shooter. Recent rumours from data miners regarding references to potential new amiibo figurines got tongues wagging once again, and now even more secrets...

News: Mario Kart Flashmob Surprises And Potentially Terrifies UK Shoppers

Mario Kart Flashmob Surprises And Potentially Terrifies UK Shoppers

The UK's own Coconut Mall

We love a good flashmob here at Nintendo Life Towers - unless it's threatening to make us late for our train ride home, of course. The crazy thrill seekers on YouTube channel Base37 certainly know how to do a flashmob in style, as they recently descended on London's Westfield Shopping Mall armed with motorised go-karts in a...

News: Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Keep determined

Yesterday, we reported on the news that Undertale developer Toby Fox was open to the idea of his unique RPG coming to Nintendo systems, with the caveat that he'd need outside assistance to create the port. Undertale - a critically-acclaimed PC release built entirely with Game Maker - would need to be re-written from scratch, and Fox...

News: Here's Exactly What Has Changed With Fire Emblem Fates' "Skinship" Petting Mode

Here's Exactly What Has Changed With Fire Emblem Fates' "Skinship" Petting Mode

Not as bad as you might think

Reports that Nintendo has removed the "petting" mini-game from the western version of Fire Emblem Fates caused the predictable level of consternation among fans online, many of whom are concerned that the company is taking self-censorship to the next level, having recently made changes to the likes of

News: PlatinumGames Explains Shift to Contract Work and Ambition to be One of the World's Top Studios

PlatinumGames Explains Shift to Contract Work and Ambition to be One of the World's Top Studios

"IP holders also are like ‘Let Platinum Games do what they do'"

PlatinumGames has been celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and in this writer's opinion has deserved all of the plaudits that have come its way. Few studios can boast Platinum's mastery of the action genre, and it's also proven itself to be increasingly flexible in its projects. In its...

Video: See How Far The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has Come Since the Wii & GameCube

See How Far The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has Come Since the Wii & GameCube

Things can only look better

If you were in any doubt that the visuals in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD surpass those of the original Wii and GameCube versions, let us clarify that the visuals have indeed surpassed those of the original Wii and GameCube versions. If you need further proof of just how much tastier things are in this...

News: Undertale Creator Open To Nintendo Port, But Wouldn't Be Able To Code It Himself

Undertale Creator Open To Nintendo Port, But Wouldn't Be Able To Code It Himself

"I actually already talked to Nintendo about a port months ago"

Yesterday, there were rumours swirling around the internet about a Nintendo port of Toby Fox's critically acclaimed indie RPG Undertale. These were triggered by a Nintendo staffer attempting to get in touch with Fox via Twitter, and after the predictable reaction online, Fox has posted...

Video: Reliving the Memories of the Original Announcement for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Reliving the Memories of the Original Announcement for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Out of time, into Twilight

With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD just around the corner we thought it was about time we looked back at the fantastic reveal that the original game received. Much controversy surrounded the art direction of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and many people wanted a more realistic Zelda game...

Site News: Gamer Network Kindly Requests Your Help With This Survey

Gamer Network Kindly Requests Your Help With This Survey

Go on, it's good for karma (probably)

As you may or may not know Nintendo Life is part of Gamer Network, an organisation that owns the likes of Eurogamer and counts others such as this very website as a partner and member of the family. Some other Gamer Network affiliated sites include our sister-publications Push Square and Pure Xbox followed by US...

News: Overheating Computers Almost Cost The World The Original Pokémon Games

Overheating Computers Almost Cost The World The Original Pokémon Games

"I sure am glad I fixed those computers back then"

Pokémon turns 20 this year, and to mark the occassion Game Freak's Junichi Masuda has posted a video online in which he shares some of his strongest memories regarding the creation of this iconic series. Masuda - who served as a programmer on Pokémon Red and Green and created the music and...

Preview: Looking for the Light in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Looking for the Light in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

We sense a true adventure

This has been the generation of The Legend of Zelda remasters, with two Nintendo 64 titles on 3DS and one GameCube HD release. Following The Wind Waker HD we now have GameCube / Wii title The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which has the tricky task of kicking off the 30th Anniversary of the franchise. It's also...

Nintendo Download: 4th February (North America)

4th February (North America)

Smash DLC! Resident Evil 4! Shütshimi! FreezeME! More!

Here we are once again, North American gamers, with the Nintendo Download Update. This week seems like another good 'un, with the final batch of Super Smash Bros. DLC, a corking Wii download from Capcom, some highly promising download-only games and some discounts. Phew, let's get to the...

Video: Check Out Pikachu And Lucario's Fancy Moves In This New Pokkén Tournament Clip

Check Out Pikachu And Lucario's Fancy Moves In This New Pokkén Tournament Clip

Plus a brief look at the next Pokémon movie

A new video has just gone live which shows of the basic movesets of Pikachu and Lucario in the forthcoming Wii U brawler Pokkén Tournament. Due for release worldwide on March 18th, the game is being co-developed by Tekken creator Bandai Namco and will see various characters from the Pokémon universe...

News: The Ryu and Famicom R.O.B. amiibo Are Available For Preorder on Amazon UK

The Ryu and Famicom R.O.B. amiibo Are Available For Preorder on Amazon UK

Roy available in Europe too

Can you get them now? Shor-yu-ken! Now exercising some decorum, the long-awaited Capcom veteran is finally available for preorder on Amazon UK for the expected price of £10.99. So too is R.O.B.'s Famicom colour iteration - though many of our readers have probably already imported these from Japan since the figure has...

Giveaway: Get Hold of the Bravely Second: End Layer Prelude Demo Early

Get Hold of the Bravely Second: End Layer Prelude Demo Early

500 codes to giveaway to UK readers

Bravely Second: End Layer is arriving in Europe on 26th February, but the adventure will start early when a special demo launches on 11th February; this will serve as a prelude to the story and transfer data into the full game. The demo will be titled The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers. For some lucky UK gamers,...

Video: See Bayonetta & Corrin Smash it up in Super Smash Bros.

See Bayonetta & Corrin Smash it up in Super Smash Bros.

Smashing

The final batch of DLC for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS is finally out, bringing with it the Umbra Witch Bayonetta and the dragon warrior Corrin. It's a bittersweet moment for many fans, but no doubt this isn't the end of Super Smash Bros. as we know it. In the video below we look at both of these new characters as well...

Rumour: Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother 3 This Year

Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother 3 This Year

UPDATE: More sources step foward

UPDATE: We've since had more confirmation from Nintendo Life contributor Liam Robertson, who has posted the following on Twitter. It seems that Emily wasn't the only person who knew about this, but she might have let the cat out of the bag prematurely: https://twitter.com/Doctor_Cupcakes/status/695051531800944640...