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News: GameSpy Shutting Down All Online Servers on 31st May, Following Wii and DS Wi-Fi Disconnection

GameSpy Shutting Down All Online Servers on 31st May, Following Wii and DS Wi-Fi Disconnection

End of an era

In late February we had the disappointing news that online multiplayer, online-based communication apps and even some DLC will become unavailable on Wii and DS, due to Nintendo switching off the Wi-Fi connection. This happens on 20th May — though the Wii Shop and DSi Shop will remain open for business — and prompted some to...

News: Fire Pro Wrestling Creator Masato Masuda Passes Away Aged 48

Fire Pro Wrestling Creator Masato Masuda Passes Away Aged 48

Goichi "Suda51" Suda leads the tributes

If you're a seasoned fan of wrestling games then the name Fire Pro Wrestling will mean an awful lot to you. Viewed by many gamers as the first serious video game representation of wrestling, the franchise has enjoyed instalments on a wide range of systems, including the SNES, PC Engine, Dreamcast and Game Boy...

News: Hex Heroes Lead Wants "To Develop a New Experience on the Wii U"

Hex Heroes Lead Wants "To Develop a New Experience on the Wii U"

"There's so much that can be done on the GamePad"

Back in March we told you about an upcoming project called Hex Heroes, the development team for which includes artist and co-developer of popular PC title The Bridge, Mario Castañeda, and music from Grant Kirkhope, a name familiar to fans of Rare's golden era. A "party RTS" (real time strategy)...

News: Kid Icarus AR Cards & Toad Folders With Bookmarks Return To Club Nintendo Australia

Kid Icarus AR Cards & Toad Folders With Bookmarks Return To Club Nintendo Australia

Get them while you can

Australians have had a lucky run with Club Nintendo catalogue items this year. By no means would it take a statistician to calculate, but on average there has been at least one item released on the local club per month. For the month of April, Nintendo Australia continues its new-found Club Nintendo trend with the return of...

Video: Here's a Child Of Light Hands On And Interview With The Creative Director

Here's a Child Of Light Hands On And Interview With The Creative Director

There's a light and it never goes out

Child of Light is Ubisoft's attractive upcoming turn-based RPG that tells the coming of age story of a young girl, Aurora. Our colleague and Nintendo Life contributor, Andy Robertson of FamilyGamerTV, has provided a video in which he details his four favourite things from his hands-on experience with the game...

News: 3DS eShop-Exclusive Harvest December Visual Novel Series Set To Be Localized

3DS eShop-Exclusive Harvest December Visual Novel Series Set To Be Localized

CIRCLE Entertainment is behind the translation

What do you get when you pull a Tokyo native from the city and drop him smack-dab in the middle of a snow-covered small town with an insane love triangle involving a goddess? Harvest December, a 13-part visual novel series from Japan, of course! Now, if CIRCLE Entertainment has its way, gamers in the...

News: Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Balancing Means It's Not All About Luck

Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Balancing Means It's Not All About Luck

Promises that the new Rainbow Road is "spectacular"

As this is Mario Kart 8 day, or so it seems, there are some more snippets emerging from a GDC (Game Developers Conference) group interview held by game producer Hideki Konno in March. We've already heard details on why a custom track creator hasn't been included, and

Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn

Sega Saturn

Out of this world

Following their epic tussle for supremacy during the early part of the decade, the remainder of the '90s were difficult times for rivals Sega and Nintendo. The arrival of hardware newcomer Sony — and its phenomenally successful 32-bit PlayStation system — totally changed the landscape of the video games industry. Sega and...

Nintendo Download: 3rd April (North America)

3rd April (North America)

Rusty's the real deal, GBA on Wii U, Batman and more

It's that time once again, North America, when you can see what download delights are available on your Nintendo systems. There are two new titles on the Wii U, three GBA games on the home console, Rusty's free-to-play baseball, discounts and more. Let's get to it. Missed the European Download...

News: Video Games Live Tour Confirms UK Gigs

Video Games Live Tour Confirms UK Gigs

World tour is underway and will also go to mainland Europe

Last year we told you about Kickstarter success for Video Games Live, securing the release of another album of live game music performances. Headed up by industry veteran Tommy Tallarico, the project remains hugely popular with gamers around the world and is currently embarking on a world...

News: Mario Kart 8 Producer Explains The Absence of a Custom Track Creator

Mario Kart 8 Producer Explains The Absence of a Custom Track Creator

"We'll come back to that issue and maybe re-address it"

With Mario Kart 8's arrival creeping agonisingly close, Nintendo has lifted the lid on more details and removed embargoes on a fair bit of information. One set of details is actually from last month's GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San Francisco, with quotes from a round table interview...

News: Retro City Rampage: DX Update Available Worldwide Today

Retro City Rampage: DX Update Available Worldwide Today

Launch sales in North America exceed equivalent Xbox 360 global results

Retro City Rampage DX has been causing mayhem on 3DS systems in North America and Europe for a number of weeks now, and it'll also bring its brand of chaos to Australia and New Zealand today. Vblank Entertainment has been working on a free update, too, to resolve a bug in the...

Preview: Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8

The green light is nearly on

When it comes down to major, triple-A retail releases on the way that will — Nintendo hopes — lift the Wii U's sales and boost the public's perception of the system, there's currently only one show in town. While there are a number of exciting titles on the way from Nintendo and its partners, Mario Kart 8 has a...

News: Emulation Experts M2 Worked With Nintendo On Wii U Virtual Console GBA Games

Emulation Experts M2 Worked With Nintendo On Wii U Virtual Console GBA Games

Retro magic

M2 is the company responsible for the amazing Sega 3D Classics range on the 3DS, but that's not the only thing that has been keeping the firm busy of late. Nintendo has clearly been impressed by M2's handheld offerings as it has transpired that the studio was commissioned to assist with bringing Game Boy Advance games to the Wii U...

News: This Legend of Zelda NES Demake Allows You to Experience Link's Most Basic Quest Yet

This Legend of Zelda NES Demake Allows You to Experience Link's Most Basic Quest Yet

Save Hyrule block by block

The original Legend of Zelda may seem like a very simple game compared to today's super-duper HD titles, but it's surprisingly deep despite its 8-bit exterior. If you don't believe us, then you may want to check out a recent demake of the game which proves just how much simpler it can get. Created by developer Ben Purdy...

Interview: Renegade Kid Discusses Its Cult County Kickstarter Adventure, With Wii U Included

Renegade Kid Discusses Its Cult County Kickstarter Adventure, With Wii U Included

We’re told why the 3DS version has been replaced

After Renegade Kid’s announcement last week that it would be launching a Kickstarter campaign for a home console project, it’s now lifted the lid on what that will be. It’s not an all-new previously unannounced title, nor is it the much anticipated Mutant Mudds 2, but actually Cult County...

Features: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spring Edition

The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spring Edition

Quality over quantity?

Just recently we published a list of ten titles that we've described as the biggest Wii U games of 2014, a relatively challenging task when considering the extensive upcoming eShop line-up, in particular. That's part of a quarterly tradition here at Nintendo Life, and we brought the 3DS to the party at the start of this year...

News: Miiverse Browser Version Has a Minor Update

Miiverse Browser Version Has a Minor Update

Those without a Nintendo Network ID can now see more

Nintendo is continually tweaking and improving its Miiverse social network, with changes varying between the Wii U, 3DS and web browser versions. Sometimes the enhancements are major, though as it's a web-based platform Nintendo also applies minor adjustments, as they don't require any download...