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Rumour: Star Fox Zero Facing Development Niggles, Another Delay Could Happen

Star Fox Zero Facing Development Niggles, Another Delay Could Happen

"Just what I needed to see"

Star Fox Zero was supposed to be Christmas 2015's big Wii U release, but Nintendo took the brave decision to delay the game in order to give it a little more polish. However, we're now hearing reports that despite the extra effort, things are far from rosy with Fox McCloud's latest adventure. Online sleuth and Nintendo...

News: Mutant Mudds Super Challenge Has Been Submitted to Nintendo

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge Has Been Submitted to Nintendo

Prepare yourselves

Renegade Kid has had a pretty strong presence on the Nintendo eShop for this generation, and it was all kicked off by Mutant Mudds. A '12-Bit' 2D platformer, the original game launched on the 3DS eShop at a time when there were few worthwhile games to be found on the service. Mutant Mudds was already a tough game to begin with,...

News: Developer Casts Doubt on Wii U Port of Anima: Gate of Memories

Developer Casts Doubt on Wii U Port of Anima: Gate of Memories

It'll be a few months behind the other versions, regardless

A few of you may remember Anima: Ark of Sinners from back in the days of Wiiware. While the title may not have exactly delivered the highly polished experience that some may have expected, it was at least a mostly competent sidescroller set in the world of Anima: Beyond Fantasy. A few years...

News: Buddy & Me: Dream Edition is Coming to Wii U eShop This Spring

Buddy & Me: Dream Edition is Coming to Wii U eShop This Spring

A boy and his floppy-eared dragon thing

Buddy & Me was a cute endless runner released for mobile platforms a couple years back that followed the adventures of a little boy and his "Buddy", and it was praised for its fantasy-themed art style and universal appeal. Naturally, games such as this have a certain degree of overlap with the Wii U, given...

Weirdness: This Super Mario Maker Level is a Functioning Calculator

This Super Mario Maker Level is a Functioning Calculator

Yep, it actually works

We've seen some terrific creations in Super Mario Maker, but few are as downright clever as a creation by Reddit user Helgefan. Shared on the social network this past weekend, it's rightly being hailed as an outrageous achievement in level design. Utilising binary additions and decimal conversion this stage, effectively,...

Editorial: Considering the Recipe For Successful Nintendo Remasters and Re-Releases

Considering the Recipe For Successful Nintendo Remasters and Re-Releases

Are big names enough on their own?

Recently I was heavily focused on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, figuring out the focus for what would become our preview of the title. From a personal perspective it's proving to be a lovely experience replaying the GameCube / Wii title, and it is by most definitions a solid remaster. The graphics...

News: 'Pokémon Reorchestrated' Has Its 'Kanto Symphony' Album Removed From YouTube By The Pokémon Company

'Pokémon Reorchestrated' Has Its 'Kanto Symphony' Album Removed From YouTube By The Pokémon Company

That's not effective

Well-known Pokémon fan project Pokémon Reorchestrated - a channel dedicated to orchestral covers of music across the Pokémon games - has had its full Kanto Symphony playlist removed from YouTube by The Pokémon Company. Channel creator Braxton Burks covers this in detail via the video below, but the key notes to take away...

Gallery: Good Smile Strikes Again With Nendoroids and Figmas for Link, Pokémon and More

Good Smile Strikes Again With Nendoroids and Figmas for Link, Pokémon and More

Gotta buy 'em all

Just recently the 2016 Winter Wonder Festival took place in Japan, an event where toys and figures have a chance to shine. As you'd expect of any popular culture gathering in the country you didn't need to go far to find Nintendo goodies - Good Smile, the master purveyors of Nendoroid and Figma figures, were naturally out in force...

News: Were It Not For Google's Love Of April Fools' Day, Pokémon Go Might Not Have Happened

Were It Not For Google's Love Of April Fools' Day, Pokémon Go Might Not Have Happened

"I think that kind of culture is one of Google’s assets"

Nintendo's smartphone drive doesn't just include the titles it is developing with DeNA - the company has already dipped a toe into mobile gaming waters with the Pokémon franchise, and with the forthcoming release of Pokémon Go, could make quite a large splash in the smart device arena. In...

Nintendo Download: 11th February (Europe)

11th February (Europe)

Oddworld! Old Pokemon Mystery Dungeon! Project X Zone 2! Much more!

Another week is underway, and as always we get up and running with the European Nintendo Download Update. This line-up is a bit of a corker, with a highly promising demo / prelude being joined on 3DS by two major retail releases, while on Wii U we have a long awaiting download-only...

News: Platinum Is Working On Collaborations That Have Yet To Be Announced

Platinum Is Working On Collaborations That Have Yet To Be Announced

"We never thought we’d get lent IPs from other companies"

Platinum turns 10 this year, and to mark this occasion Famitsu has conducted interviews with several key staff members - including Hideki Kamiya, arguably the studio's most famous (and outspoken) employee. Kamiya admits that his directorial style is quite abrasive, and that after finishing...

Soapbox: A Nintendo Fan's Hopes and Dreams for the NX

A Nintendo Fan's Hopes and Dreams for the NX

Jonathan Bee spells it out

It could be some time yet before Nintendo unveils its NX hardware. It's still a common topic among fans of the company, however, and in this article Nintendo Life reviewer Jonathan Bee outlines his thoughts (combined with information and details we already know about) on what the NX needs in order to achieve success and...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Mother 3 Localisation Rumours, New Splatoon Content Rumours, and More

Mother 3 Localisation Rumours, New Splatoon Content Rumours, and More

Whispers ahoy

Whilst it may not have been an especially explosive week for Nintendo news directly from Nintendo, special sources have been firing ten to the dozen this week bringing forth a wealth of new rumours with surprising validity. If you've been too busy doing other things that someone in your life claims are more important than video games...

News: All amiibo Will Be Compatible with Pokkén Tournament

All amiibo Will Be Compatible with Pokkén Tournament

What might they do?

Pokkén Tournament is only about a month away from release, and it seems like the wait only gets more difficult the closer we get to launch day. The roster of fighters has grown a bit over the past few months, and it appears to be a flashy and enjoyable fighter that'll be filling an otherwise quiet month for the Wii U. It's also...

Random: Don't Forget to Celebrate Mewtwo's Birthday

Don't Forget to Celebrate Mewtwo's Birthday

For he's a jolly good genetically engineered lifeform

February 27th is a big day for Pokémon, marking the series' 20th anniversary since its début games in 1996. However, information contained within those games mentions another special day too - February 6th is Mewtwo's birthday! Players of Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow/FireRed/LeafGreen will...

Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 6 - 2013 to ????

A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 6 - 2013 to ????

Talking 'bout this generation

As we build up to the 20th anniversary of Pokémon later this month, and look hotly ahead towards brand new things, we're concluding our journey through each generation of Pokémon; this month we cover the most recent generation, the one we are still in! Be sure to also check out our retrospectives on generation 1,...

Hands On: Searching for Clues in Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo

Searching for Clues in Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo

It's elementary

Joe Serebii Merrick goes hands on with the intriguing eShop release that recently arrived in Japan. Back in October 2013, when the NHK television show The Professionals focused on The Pokémon Company President, Tsunekazu Ishihara, it showed him going through the early work for two titles. One title became Pokémon Link! Battle on...

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...