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News: Michel Ancel Forms New Studio While Continuing Work on Beyond Good & Evil Sequel at Ubisoft

Michel Ancel Forms New Studio While Continuing Work on Beyond Good & Evil Sequel at Ubisoft

New venture is called Wild Sheep Studio

Iconic game designer Michel Ancel, who most recently led the brilliant Rayman Legends project at Ubisoft, has always come across as a free spirit, destined to seek his own direction away from the corporate priorities of the publishing behemoth. That desire seems to have been partly fulfilled, as he's now...

News: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright Art Books Coming West from UDON Entertainment

Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright Art Books Coming West from UDON Entertainment

Top-notch finger-pointing for your coffee table

Art direction fanatics who can read this are in for a treat now that UDON Entertainment will be bringing two new art books to English-speaking territories; one for Phoenix Wright's latest "I can't shout OBJECTION! on the bus" screen-tapping epic Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies and...

Video: This Pixel-Powered Chiptune Tale, Pulse Fighter, Shows The Power of Game Boy

This Pixel-Powered Chiptune Tale, Pulse Fighter, Shows The Power of Game Boy

This'll pummel your senses

As you may have read earlier today, it's the 25th anniversary of the Game Boy in North America, another welcome landmark for the venerable portable console. This dramatic three-minute tale is perfect for the occasion, as a result. The video, entitled "Pulse Fighter", is the work of m7kenji (visuals) and chiptune artist...

News: The Game Boy is 25 Years Old in North America

The Game Boy is 25 Years Old in North America

Happy Birthday, Old Boy

The Game Boy recently celebrated the 25th anniversary for its release in Japan, a reminder of the enduring legacy of one of Nintendo's greatest creations. Its role in transforming the games industry and popularising portable systems can't be overlooked, not to mention the various franchises and classic games that define it...

News: XType Plus Delayed in North America Due to Online Leaderboard Bug

XType Plus Delayed in North America Due to Online Leaderboard Bug

High score table causes system lockups

Update 2: Nintendo of Europe has issued the following statement: Please be informed that the Wii U title "XType Plus" has been temporarily removed from Nintendo eShop due to an issue with online leaderboards which causes a critical error. XType Plus was, however, available for a short time today and if this...

Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You

The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You

Which will be number one? Find out within...

We recently ran a poll on the site to find out which game you, the Nintendo Life reader, considered to be the very best Legend of Zelda title released so far. The response was staggering, and we're now ready to reveal the results. The video below showcases the top ten picks in reverse order, and should...

News: One Classic Mega Man Game Is Coming to Wii U Every Week in August

One Classic Mega Man Game Is Coming to Wii U Every Week in August

A Mega Man in every North American home

Update: The Capcom Unity blog has now confirmed the titles that will be included in this August promotion (thanks to Ryan Millar for the heads up). The release order is remaining a mystery for now, but the following four games are all coming to the Wii U eShop in the next month. Mega Man 5 (NES)

Nintendo Download: 31st July (North America)

31st July (North America)

XType, music, Mega Man battles, Steel Empire and more

It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week serves up a decent number of new games on both Wii U and 3DS, along with a Game Boy Advance Mega Man title. Throw in some discounts and a free demo and there's a decent selection this week, so let's get to it. Missed the European...

Interview: Eclipse Games on Driving for the Podium With Super Toy Cars

Eclipse Games on Driving for the Podium With Super Toy Cars

Charging off the grid

Super Toy Cars is a recent arrival on the Wii U eShop, satisfying the appetite some will have for even more racing on the system; it's also on PC. It takes a fairly unique approach and includes a track editor, though at launch the experience is offline-only, with online leaderboards on the agenda; the emphasis is on local...

News: Another Hyrule Warriors Live Stream is Scheduled for Tomorrow

Another Hyrule Warriors Live Stream is Scheduled for Tomorrow

The hype train's reached its platform, but it isn't slowing down

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo really are putting their all into promoting Hyrule Warriors in Japan. This morning we had the Niconico broadcast telling everyone to expect a Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct from Nintendo of America next week, and now it's been revealed that there'll be yet...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Multiplayer Will Work Across NA and European Versions

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Multiplayer Will Work Across NA and European Versions

Do you take pounds, dollars, or zenny?

Things keep getting better for fans of the Monster Hunter franchise with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The long-awaited addition of networked multiplayer to the 3DS version of the game (a feature that was absent from Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on 3DS) just got even bigger and badder, as Capcom's Yuri Araujo...

News: Collectorvision Announces Justice Beaver for Wii U eShop and Super Nintendo

Collectorvision Announces Justice Beaver for Wii U eShop and Super Nintendo

Not to be confused with trouble-making pop sensation, Justin Bieber

Retro-inspired video games have to be authentic, and the team over at Collectorvision knows this. Since 2008, Collectorvision has been developing, publishing and manufacturing a quality line of new but retro-inspired home-brew releases for classic video game systems of yesteryear...

News: Pocket Monsters Invade Arcades In Bandai Namco's Pokémon: Battle Nine

Pocket Monsters Invade Arcades In Bandai Namco's Pokémon: Battle Nine

Japan-only, for the time being

We've seen Pokémon arcade games in the past from the likes of Sammy and Takara Tomy, and now Bandai Namco is trying its hand at bringing those famous pocket monsters to amusement centres — in Japan, at least. It has just revealed a promotional trailer for Pokémon: Battle Nine, an arcade title which uses the famous...

Video: If You Like Mario Kart 8, Princess Peach and Alternative Rock Music, You'll Love This

If You Like Mario Kart 8, Princess Peach and Alternative Rock Music, You'll Love This

Mario Kart TV, a saviour of YouTube

Mario Kart TV, a relatively simple idea of allowing stylish highlight reels with super slow-mo, has become a goldmine of memes and better advertising for Mario Kart 8 than money can buy. The Luigi death stare is so cool that Nintendo even adopted the viral hit for its own advertising in Japan. We had a go at...

News: This Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Box Art May Get Its Claws Into You

This Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Box Art May Get Its Claws Into You

What a beast

It's possible that you've had your fill of 'serious' news and financial figures today, which is fair enough; this writer has a sore head from looking at figures in the millions and billions, while gazing at the intensely dull layout of financial reports. It all matters, but video games can be fun, let's not forget. So here's some box...

News: The Japanese Console Market Fell in 2013, With Revenues Behind the Mobile Gaming Sector

The Japanese Console Market Fell in 2013, With Revenues Behind the Mobile Gaming Sector

A 16% fall from 2012 to 2013

It's been a day of financial figures and reflections on Nintendo's latest results, yet a report emerging from Japan demonstrates that conventional gaming systems as a whole are under a heavy strain in the country. This should be no surprise to those that regularly follow the Media Create chart results, with sale numbers...

News: Satoru Iwata Is Still "Recovering Steadily" With "No Interference" To His Work As President

Satoru Iwata Is Still "Recovering Steadily" With "No Interference" To His Work As President

Investment analysts share gloomy outlook

Earlier this year there was some concern when it was announced that Satoru Iwata would miss E3 for health-related reasons; it was later confirmed that this was due to an operation to remove a bile-duct growth, with the recovery from that surgery forcing Satoru Iwata to miss the company's AGM (Annual General...

News: Looks Like You Can Only Install 300 Games And Apps On Your 3DS

Looks Like You Can Only Install 300 Games And Apps On Your 3DS

Still enough to keep you busy for a while

We've all experienced the irksome problem of running out of storage space on our 3DS consoles, but it would appear that even the most spacious SD card in the world won't help overcome this issue totally — the hardware seems to have a maximum ceiling of 300 applications. Reddit user Rayquaza3010 received...

Video: Sheik Deals Death In Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Sheik Deals Death In Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Wielding the power of the goddesses

For any fan of the Zelda series, Sheik is unforgettable. A mysterious ninja who supplies a semi-deus ex machina role in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Sheik provided one of the best twists in the entire game — and one which meant that all of those uncomfortable feelings Link had during the course of his...