News - 2013, Week 20

Sunday19th May 2013

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    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Super Metroid

    Superior Metroid

    It’s undeniable that 1994 was an extremely memorable year of videogame releases. Sonic 3, Earthworm Jim, Doom II, and the original Donkey Kong Country were just a few of the critically acclaimed games that had us chatting profusely on the playground. However, there was one game in particular that terrified and mesmerized us so...

  • News Silicon Studio Near "Maximum Performance" With Wii U, 3DS Hardware

    Also planning a new 3DS game

    Silicon Studio, the developer behind the recently confirmed-for-the-West title Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, also works in creating software tools and game engines for a variety of companies, including Nintendo and Sony. Two higher-ups at Silicon recently sat down with Siliconera t

  • News SEGA Promises New Gameplay, Enemies and Potentially "Friends" in Sonic Lost World

    "It's going to be all new"

    Since its announcement in the last Nintendo Direct, little has been said since about Sonic Lost World, which is one third of an exclusive worldwide deal for the mascot between SEGA and Nintendo. It's a new main series Sonic title coming to Wii U and 3DS, which may be enough for some long term fans for the time being...

  • Reaction Our Thoughts on Nintendo Direct - 17th May

    A starter ahead of the main course

    This week's Nintendo Direct has now digested, and if you still need to catch up you can check out our big summary of the news for the full lowdown. After the last broadcast went big with some significant reveals, it was a more measured approach this time around, with the running time fleshed out with plenty of...

  • News Game & Wario Was Originally Intended As A Pre-Installed Wii U Title

    Iwata Asks reveals more on the upcoming mini-game fest

    The latest Nintendo Direct showed off a trailer for the upcoming Game & Wario, which sees the WarioWare franchise continue onto Wii U. Satoru Iwata sat down with the team behind the game during a recent Iwata Asks interview to explore more about how it was developed. It turns out, the game...

  • Rumour Deadpool Could Be Heading To Wii U lists the game for a Wii U release

    Activision could be set to release Deadpool in June for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The publisher has never mentioned a Wii U version but it appears there may well be one on the cards in the future as online retailer has listed the game for Nintendo's system. Wii U has seen some support...

  • News Shantae 3DS Virtual Console Release Date Creeps Ever Closer

    Check back on Monday, WayForward fans

    It says much for how highly some gamers regard Shantae on the Game Boy Color that its arrival on the 3DS Virtual Console can attract serious attention. One of WayForward's original IPs, it combines exploration with action platforming to keep a lot of gamers happy, with the subsequent DSiWare sequel and upcoming...

  • News Mega Man 5 Soundtrack Rocks Onto Capcom Store

    Tsk, it only has 57 tracks

    If you're a Mega Man fan that simply has to buy every re-release that graces Nintendo Virtual Console platforms, chances are you may have just recently downloaded Mega Man 5 onto your 3DS. Coincidentally — or not, we suspect — Capcom has updated its gradual release of the Blue Bomber's soundtracks with the fifth entry...

Saturday18th May 2013

  • News Senior EA Employee Caught Out Criticising Wii U On Twitter

    Oops, comments have since been removed

    Not too long after Electronic Arts admitted that it currently had nothing in development for the Wii U, Senior Software Engineer and Architect at EA, Bob Summerwill, took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the system. Summerwill, who has been with EA since 1999 and worked on titles such as FIFA 11, according...

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    Nintendo 64

    Review Star Wars Episode I: Racer

    Watto way to go

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace may have been panned by film critics and audiences alike when it released back in 1999, but not everything borne out of it was as big a disaster as Jar Jar Binks. One of these truly rare exceptions was Star Wars Episode I: Racer, a sci-fi racing game developed by by LucasArts. The game was a...

  • News Did Sumo Digital Just Tease A Sonic Racing And Mario Kart Crossover?

    "I'm thinking we could finally settle some arguments"

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of our favourite Wii U titles here at Nintendo Life, and still gets rolled out for regular multiplayer sessions. Ant always cries when he can't be Amy. UK-based Sumo Digital did an amazing job of creating a real rival for Nintendo's Mario Kart...

  • Talking Point Nintendo's Mixed Week With Wii U Third-Party Support

    If someone gives you lemons, make lemonade

    The video game industry is a strange beast, especially for Nintendo and its Wii U system. Since launch it's had some early ups with launch week sales and some thoroughly decent releases, but also lows with a loss of momentum and a fair amount of negative press. Some excellent exclusive software has arrived...

  • News Nintendo And SEGA Have Yet To Reveal Another Exclusive Sonic Title

    Could it be a Mario Kart and Sonic & All-Stars Racing crossover?

    Satoru Iwata announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcast a new worldwide partnership with SEGA that will see three new Sonic the Hedgehog titles come to Wii U. The first of these titles is Lost World, which is on its way to Wii U and 3DS. Very little information has...

  • Feature Nintendo Direct on 17th May - The Big Summary

    Not as big as other Direct summaries, perhaps

    Nintendo hit us with a fresh Nintendo Direct on 17th May, with the usual 24-hour notice period to leave Nintendo gamers scrambling to check their diaries. With a focus on Wii U releases in Spring and Summer, we should have known that, ultimately, this would be a little lower key than recent bombastic...

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    3DS eShop

    Review Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles!

    Mix and match-three

    Late last year, Coder Child's Dress to Play: Cute Witches! flew onto the 3DS eShop with a unique blend of dress-up and side-scrolling soaring, a promising premise that we felt it didn't quite live up to. Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! follows the same format of combining character customisation with simple gameplay, this time...

  • News Ubisoft Confident Its Titles Will Attract Gamers To Wii U

    "Nintendo will take steps to ensure that the Wii U is successful"

    Publishing behemoth EA made the announcement this week that it currently has no games in the works for Wii U. This was almost expected by many, what with the news that many of the company's upcoming sports games - including FIFA 14,

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    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Xevious

    An early vertical scrolling classic

    When Xevious hit arcades in 1982 it represented one of the first vertical shoot 'em ups of its kind. Not only that, but the game introduced a second bombing mechanic to give it a little more flare. After seeing a handful of home releases, it sprang upon the NES system with a vengeance and once again showed that...

  • News Wii U Version Of Ghost Recon Online Still On Hold

    Still not showing up on the radar

    Way back in 2011, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online and stated it would be coming to PC and Wii U, however, the developer has since put the Nintendo adaptation on hold while it focuses on the PC version. It seems the situation hasn't changed as the game's official Twitter account confirmed earlier...

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    Review California Super Sports

    A bad sport

    To understand what California Super Sports is, start with Wii Sports. Do you have the handful of mini-games fixed in your mind, complete with simple rules and bobble-headed athletes? Good; now trade in your Wii Remote for a DS stylus. Next, systemically break every intuitive gameplay system and control scheme in sight. Then sabotage the...

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