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Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot?

Which Characters Do You Want to Win the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot?

Realistic and, erm, not so realistic choices

Since it launched the official Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot page last week, Nintendo will have undoubtedly been bombarded with thousands of votes. When it comes to Super Smash Bros. there are always fighters left off the roster that many want to see, so the voting is sure to be diverse. With votes not...

News: The Great Ace Attorney Special Edition Has The Best Incentive Ever - A Sherlock Holmes Briefcase

The Great Ace Attorney Special Edition Has The Best Incentive Ever - A Sherlock Holmes Briefcase

We deduce that this is awesome

The Great Ace Attorney, which will take the series into a new era and no doubt expand upon its various case-solving mechanics, is creeping closer to its release on 3DS in Japan. Gamers in the West can do little but look on in envy, unfortunately, and the special edition bundles will do little to ease our suffering...

News: Download Card Prompts Speculation Over DLC Quests in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Download Card Prompts Speculation Over DLC Quests in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Just how big does it need to be?

Xenoblade Chronicles X is already shaping up to be the largest - by a distance - game on the Wii U, with dozens (perhaps hundreds) of hours required to see it through. It arrives in Japan soon, too, so more will emerge later in April. An image of the download card for the title has been doing the rounds over on...

Video: Lucas Visuals and Moveset Compared Between Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii U

Lucas Visuals and Moveset Compared Between Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii U

Spot the difference

Fans of the latest Super Smash Bros. titles on Wii U and 3DS certainly have a lot to look forward to, with Mewtwo on the way soon - we also know that Lucas is coming this summer, of course, making a return from Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii. Though we have a wait for the character to arrive as DLC, we're yet to see how he'll...

Gallery: Wii U Owners React to Screenshot Removal on Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Miiverse Community

Wii U Owners React to Screenshot Removal on Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Miiverse Community

What a $*!$!*!$ of $*!$

Any game based on the hugely popular AVGN web-series is going to be full of profanity, of course - Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, being relatively faithful to the source material, is therefore a mature game. We acknowledged this in our review for the game, with the following observation / warning. Expletives and...

News: Actos Games Announces a New DLC Content Update For Psyscrolr - Reign of the Twig King

Actos Games Announces a New DLC Content Update For Psyscrolr - Reign of the Twig King

Free update is poised to inject some Metroidvania goodness into the puzzler

Wii U eShop release psyscrolr is a recent puzzle platformer title from Actos Games, a new start-up based in North Carolina, USA. The game revolves around the exploits of a traveler with psychic powers called the Scrolr as he's guided along by The Narrator. While we're still...

News: Mega Blastoise Event Launches in Pokémon Shuffle, as Free-to-Play Title Passes Three Million Downloads

Mega Blastoise Event Launches in Pokémon Shuffle, as Free-to-Play Title Passes Three Million Downloads

Be quick to win a Blastoisinite

Pokémon Shuffle is the highest profile free-to-play release yet from Nintendo, mainly due to its use of microtransactions to try and get players to spend money in order to accelerate progress. Evidently Pokémon is the franchise for these experiments, as the upcoming Pokémon Rumble World will also have a similar...

Retrospective: Sega's Streets of Rage Series

Sega's Streets of Rage Series

In pursuit of pugilistic perfection

Nostalgia sells and publishers know it. You just have to look at all the reboots, Definitive and Remastered Editions out there for proof. But there are, however, some titles that cannot be modernised no matter how much companies try. Sega beat-em-up Streets of Rage is perhaps one of the best examples of such...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Developers Talk About its Long eShop Approval Process and Why it's Not Coming to the Original 3DS

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Developers Talk About its Long eShop Approval Process and Why it's Not Coming to the Original 3DS

"It's great to finally release something on Nintendo consoles"

As you're likely aware, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was just recently confirmed for release on Wii U and the New Nintendo 3DS. The Zelda-inspired dungeon crawler caused quite a controversy back in the early days of the eShop when Nintendo rejected the game due to its questionable...

Video: WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

We check out Wario DS mayhem on the Wii U

The WarioWare series is an excellent detour into the absolutely mad world of Wario and his friends, so it's great to see this DS game released on Wii U Virtual Console. We thought we'd show you how great this game is via the medium of video. Watch and enjoy Like this video? Subscribe to our channel then!

Gallery: Yarn Yoshi Is Just Too Darn Cute

Yarn Yoshi Is Just Too Darn Cute

Nintendo turns the 'cuteness' up to 11

During Nintendo's latest Nintendo Direct it emerged that we won't be able to visit Yoshi's Woolly World until at least June in Europe and a vague 'Fall' in North America. It's been over 2 years since the game was first announced and we can't wait to play it, but hopefully this selection of real-life Yarn Yoshi...

News: Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Cool" if Rare's Banjo Was Voted in as Super Smash Bros. DLC

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Cool" if Rare's Banjo Was Voted in as Super Smash Bros. DLC

"We've worked with Nintendo on Rare IP before"

In a blow to console warriors that want the major console manufacturers to battle it out to the death, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has spoken positively about the potential for Rare IP to be featured as DLC in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Now that would be something to behold. This is in...

Feature: Gawk at Fancy Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo Screens and Full Costume DLC Details

Gawk at Fancy Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo Screens and Full Costume DLC Details

What's the deal with the DLC?

As sanity returns to the world of Nintendo, with many taking some time off for the Easter weekend, we thought we'd take advantage of the fact that the official Smash Bros. website is no longer creaking under excess traffic and grab some details and pretty images. This article's in two parts - there's a gallery of the...

News: Garfield and Paddington Bear to Star in Upcoming 3DS Blockbusters*

Garfield and Paddington Bear to Star in Upcoming 3DS Blockbusters*

*Might not be blockbusters

The 3DS has a lot of great games, both at retail and on the eShop, but it can always do with a few more additions. It seems the world of mid-tier retail releases hasn't finished yet - it was dominant in the DS era - with publisher Ravenscourt bringing some recognisable IPs to the portable in Europe. Both set to cost...

Video: Here's a Handy Comparison of Mewtwo's Moves in Super Smash Bros. Melee and on Wii U

Here's a Handy Comparison of Mewtwo's Moves in Super Smash Bros. Melee and on Wii U

Lots of extra polygons

Mewtwo is coming very soon to the latest Super Smash Bros. titles, as soon as 15th April for those that registered on Club Nintendo. For eager fans and series veterans it'll be an exciting arrival, with Melee players no doubt getting ready to bust out their old moves and combos once again. Though this DLC character has taken...

Weirdness: The Moon in Majora's Mask Probably Has a Black Hole Inside, Because Science

The Moon in Majora's Mask Probably Has a Black Hole Inside, Because Science

Physics is actually fun

We rather enjoy videos and articles that essentially serve as 'stealth education' here at Nintendo Life. Take a much-loved game or topic and apply scientific logic to it, and you have the ingredients for a video that's both entertaining and fascinating. That criteria certainly applies to this video focused on why the moon in...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate April DLC Available Now, Featuring Sonic Palico Gear

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate April DLC Available Now, Featuring Sonic Palico Gear

Hopefully won't troll as hard as the Zelda unlocks

We're not going to lie, aspects of the free March DLC for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate were frustrating - the Legend of Zelda gear looked fabulous but, heck, good luck clearing the quests to unlock it. We jumped online in a group of four and failed spectacularly - it hurt. Hopefully the key April...