Latest News

Video: Here's How amiibo Works With Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors And Smash Bros. Wii U

Here's How amiibo Works With Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors And Smash Bros. Wii U

Where does he get all those wonderful toys

Nintendo's take on the "toys to life" concept — known as amiibo — is finally here, and like so many Nintendo fans over the world we've been having some fun with these amazing little figures. For those who haven't had a chance to see what these awesome mounds of plastic can do, let us educate you with...

Video: Join Us For A Look At Hyrule Warriors' Twilight Princess DLC

Join Us For A Look At Hyrule Warriors' Twilight Princess DLC

It's all about Link's new outfit, really

The second piece of Hyrule Warriors DLC is here, and it's a doozy. Introducing the Twilight Princess Pack, you'll be able to control the mighty Twili Midna, try on some new costumes for Link and Zelda, and wield Zelda's devastating Dominion Rod. If you haven't had a chance to see what's new, then this video...

Out Today: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (Europe)

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (Europe)

Catch a Special Demo Version download code inside

We hope you're ready to catch 'em all, because today marks the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in Europe. It's a fantastic game — as you'll know if you've already checked out our review — and will ensure that the 3DS ends 2014 on a high. To mark this momentous occasion we're...

News: Two Tetris Downloads to be Removed from the 3DS eShop in Europe

Two Tetris Downloads to be Removed from the 3DS eShop in Europe

Blocks dropped

Occasionally we see some enjoyable titles disappear from Nintendo's download stores, often retro titles and likely the result of a licensing issue. We're a little surprised by the latest victims, however, which are set to disappear from the European 3DS eShop after 31st December. Following that date the store will lose the Game Boy...

Weirdness: The Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Commanding Bids of Nearly $1000 on eBay

The Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Commanding Bids of Nearly $1000 on eBay

Double whammy

Some of you may recall that just recently we reported on a dual wielding Samus amiibo that showed off a rather humorous factory error. Though having arm cannons on both hands would make basic activities a chore for Samus, she sure would be more deadly. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the owner who nabbed this unique amiibo has taken to eBay...

Video: Curve Studios Demonstrates Stealth Inc 2's Level Editor

Curve Studios Demonstrates Stealth Inc 2's Level Editor

Do your worst (by which we mean best)

In recent weeks we've been sharing a series of videos from Curve Studios which show off the various features of Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones. It's a title that we rate very highly, not least because it includes a lot of excellent features that flesh out the experience. One of these features is the Level...

Feature: Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving

Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving

Gather around, dear friends

It's Thanksgiving in the US, a major celebration in which families and friends gather to spend quality time together; naturally entertainment will be high on the agenda. For those that enjoy gaming, meanwhile, it's a chance to break out all those excess controllers and get into the spirit of the occasion with party and...

News: French Health and Safety Body Recommends Children Under 6 Avoid 3D, Report Rubbished By New Scientist Magazine

French Health and Safety Body Recommends Children Under 6 Avoid 3D, Report Rubbished By New Scientist Magazine

Won't somebody please think of the children?

When the 3DS was launched its 3D auto-stereoscopic screen was both a source of excitement and controversy. Glasses-free 3D blew minds, but the nature of the technology meant that — for many — there was an initial discomfort as their eyes adjusted to the effect, which typically eased after a short...

News: Turkey Fest from Nintendo Brings a Host of Game Contests to Miiverse

Turkey Fest from Nintendo Brings a Host of Game Contests to Miiverse

Kind of like Camp Miiverse...

Do you remember Camp Miiverse, Nintendo's online equivalent to Kamp Krusty (or so we liked to pretend)? We now have a sort-of follow up for the Thanksgiving period, with a Turkey Fest Miiverse community offering up more challenges to tackle. Launched on 21st November and running until 1st December, it's now getting into...

Nintendo Download: 27th November (North America)

27th November (North America)

Persona Q, Thomas Was Alone, Hyrule Warriors DLC, discounts galore and more

For those of you in the US celebrating it today, here we have the Thanksgiving edition of the Nintendo Download Update, while for everyone else in North America it's simply the 'wow look at all the discounts' edition. Alongside more price reductions than you could shake a...

Ninterview: Tom Bramwell On Nintendo and 15 Years at Eurogamer

Tom Bramwell On Nintendo and 15 Years at Eurogamer

Eurogamer.net's departing Editor-in-Chief

It came as a surprise to many, not least the Nintendo Life team, when earlier this year Tom Bramwell announced that he would be leaving Eurogamer.net at the end of November, after 15 years with the company. If you are a reader of Eurogamer (we know 1 in 5 of you are) then Bramwell needs no introduction,...

News: Early December Update Will Fix Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Freezing Glitch

Early December Update Will Fix Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Freezing Glitch

The wrong kind of Frozen

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire may be just arriving in Europe this week, but 3DS Trainers in North America and Australia have been catching them all — or trying to — for nearly a week already. All is not perfect with the excellent remakes, however, as some have come across a bug that causes the game to freeze...

News: Hyrule Warriors Update and Twilight Princess DLC Now Live

Hyrule Warriors Update and Twilight Princess DLC Now Live

Scanning an amiibo might reward you with one rupee, if you've been good...

Hyrule Warriors has evolved a fair amount since launch day, with Koei Tecmo's DLC and updates adding new content while tweaking the basic rules of the game; for one thing you can now level up to a God-like degree, it seems. Today's the day, of course, for the second major...

News: Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Controller Adapters at the Moment

Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Controller Adapters at the Moment

According to EB Games Canada, at least

If you've been able to pick up a GameCube Controller Adapter for your Wii U Smash enjoyment, you might just be a lucky quick adopter. The accessory is sold out in a number of places in North America, and a quick check online of stores such as Best Buy and GameStop are turning up nothing but Iinternet...

Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Holiday Season

Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Holiday Season

To borrow Nintendo's slogan, The Time Is Now

We're approaching a time of year defined by many things. Great times with friends and family, lots of food and plenty of fun. Of course, before the big Holiday itself we have lots of shopping and — with that — plenty of choices to make. For gamers there are a number of treats on offer, with...

News: Mario & Donkey Kong Double Set and Nintendo Pocket Football Heading to Retail in Europe

Mario & Donkey Kong Double Set and Nintendo Pocket Football Heading to Retail in Europe

Boxes with download codes, no cart

In the past year or so we've seen Nintendo make a variety of moves, across different regions, to promote key eShop titles in stores. The UK market has a number of download games available as code cards in GAME stores, for example, while the NES Remix Pack is coming to North America on Wii U. It's a growing list of...

News: This Mario Kart 8 Badge Set Brings Some Extra Style to Club Nintendo

This Mario Kart 8 Badge Set Brings Some Extra Style to Club Nintendo

Available right now in Europe and Australia

Club Nintendo sometimes gets criticism for not providing regular updates of neat collectibles, but the latest arrival in Europe and Australia may satisfy those with some Stars to spend — there's now a Mario Kart 8 badge set. A rather nice presentation box, pictured above, contains three metal badges...