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News: Australian McDonald's Now Offering Mario Kart 8 Toys In Happy Meals

Australian McDonald's Now Offering Mario Kart 8 Toys In Happy Meals

Race in and get them while you can!

If Pokémon trading cards and spin discs didn’t tempt any Aussie readers here on Nintendo Life a few months ago, perhaps these Mario Kart 8 toys Maccas – that’s McDonald’s to the rest of the world – are currently offering as their latest Happy Meal promotion in the land down under will. The Australian...

First Impressions: Blasting and Hacking in RIVE

Blasting and Hacking in RIVE

Two Tribes gets less cerebral

Earlier this year Two Tribes endured a restructuring process and re-formed its development company, in the process shrinking the team down to three, still including original founders Collin van Ginkel and Martijn Reuvers. Previously associated with the Toki Tori brand and its publishing business, the struggles of Toki...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo Banner Was Just an Error After All

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo Banner Was Just an Error After All

No hunting on Wii U

A recent banner discovered at a German expo with both the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Wii U logos in coupling has been declared as simply an error, and Capcom appear to have no plans to release the game on the Wii U. The official word from Capcom PR is as follows: This was a printing mistake made when the wrong system logo...

Exclusive: Masahiro Sakurai on Planned Accidents and New Ways to Play Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Masahiro Sakurai on Planned Accidents and New Ways to Play Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

"We need to listen not just to the biggest fans"

This week sees the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the first portable iteration of the famous fighting game franchise. As you'll already know if you're a seasoned reader of Nintendo Life, we've delivered our critical verdict of the game and found it to be something of a smash hit, and...

Video: Volga Unleashes Flames of Justice in Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Volga Unleashes Flames of Justice in Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Another freebie playable villain in Japan

Just recently we outlined some of the details for the upcoming Master Quest DLC in Hyrule Warriors, which will include a new scenario playable with Cia, along with Epona as a 'weapon', a new Adventure Mode area and clothing. A new video released by Koei Tecmo now shows the villain with the deadliest goatee...

News: Orbital Gate Stage Brings Star Fox Mayhem to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Orbital Gate Stage Brings Star Fox Mayhem to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

A space epic

With Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS set for an imminent arrival, Game Designer Masahiro Sakurai is starting to shift attention towards to the Wii U version that still awaits a release date. Sakurai-san's latest Miiverse Pic of the Day continues recent form in revealing another new stage for the Wii U version of the game, this time...

Video: Which YouTube Star Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

Which YouTube Star Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

They don't just play Minecraft, you know

Yesterday we brought you the special indie developer Mario Kart 8 tournament we ran at this year's EGX, and today we've got another racing treat — a similar event which features twelve of the UK's most popular YouTube gaming stars. The assembled challengers can call upon a combined total of over 12 million...

News: More Minecraft Mania Looks Set for Wii U With Stone Shire

More Minecraft Mania Looks Set for Wii U With Stone Shire

From voxel fans Finger Fun Games

Throughout human history we've had various eras in which one resource or object is craved in great numbers — we had the gold rush in the US, the coal rush wherever it's found, Rush the movie, RUSH the game and plenty more besides (you got a bit lost there - ed). We're now in the midst of the Minecraft rush on...

Video: Wii U Skylanders Trap Team Gets First Full Showing At EGX 2014

Wii U Skylanders Trap Team Gets First Full Showing At EGX 2014

Gotta trap 'em all

At EGX this week there was one booth on the Nintendo stand with a constant crowd of kids. Unlike the other games on offer though, young players at the expo each contributed to a team effort to beat Skylanders Trap Team — a kind of communal “EGX Plays”. A lot of the excitement was around this being the first full public...

News: Nintendo UK Confirms Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship

Nintendo UK Confirms Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship

Winner gets a Wii U, Smash Bros. for Wii U and a goody bag

Nintendo of America recently announced a National Smash Bros. Championships in the US, but there's some good news in the UK with confirmation that an equivalent contest will run in the country. Nintendo UK has confirmed that online registration starts on 3rd October and will run until 8th...

News: Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Might As Well Ask For Zelda Or Mario, Jokes Kamiya

Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Might As Well Ask For Zelda Or Mario, Jokes Kamiya

"If Nintendo doesn’t say yes, it’s not going to happen"

As has been mentioned several times in the past, Bayonetta 2 simply wouldn't exist if it weren't for Nintendo. The sequel was started with Sega's support, but when that company pulled out, the project almost collapsed before Nintendo stepped in. Despite this knowledge, lots of Sony and...

News: Modder Shows How to Play the 3DS With a GameCube Controller

Modder Shows How to Play the 3DS With a GameCube Controller

No need to smash up the system

One controller generally considered to go hand-in-hand with the Super Smash Bros. series is the GameCube pad, which many still use in the most recent home console releases. Of course, it'll be possible to continue that tradition with the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, but it's not an option for the imminent...

Video: Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Footage Breaks Some Waves

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Footage Breaks Some Waves

Some wave racing

Earlier this year Zordix AB announced Aqua Moto Racing Utopia for Wii U; it'll be an expanded HD follow-up to Aqua Moto Racing 3D on the 3DS eShop. For fans of water-ski racing who mournfully wait for a certain Nintendo franchise to return, the upcoming download release is sure to grab attention; it'll feature local and online...

News: Battleminer Screens Show Some Familiar Block Building On the Way to 3DS

Battleminer Screens Show Some Familiar Block Building On the Way to 3DS

MineBattle

It was only recently that we were talking about U Craft, an apparent Minecraft clone coming to Wii U, though we've now received some fresh screens of an equally blocky title on the way to the 3DS eShop. Announced earlier in the summer and due in North American in the next month — later elsewhere — is Battleminer, which is bringing its...

News: Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro Support Due to Processing Power Limitations

Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro Support Due to Processing Power Limitations

So says Masahiro Sakurai

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has a solid control scheme, but there was some gnashing of teeth when it emerged that it won't support the Circle Pad Pro for some convenient Smash Attacks with the second Circle Pad. It's only been natural to wonder why, then, the c-stick on the New Nintendo 3DS is supported, with various...

News: Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Street Date

Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Street Date

Those rascals

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is just days away, yet it seems a retailer in Germany couldn't even wait for the right month before grabbing some sales on the title. It is sure to be one of the year's biggest releases on 3DS, yet any street date-breaking sales will inevitably frustrate Nintendo. The apparent early sale was posted...

Video: Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

We didn't know either, so we decided to find out

As we've already mentioned several times before until we're blue in the face, we helped Nintendo UK host the official UK Mario Kart 8 Championships at this year's EGX. During the four days we held daily competitions so attendees could show off their skills, as well as two special races which featured...

News: Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule Warriors

Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule Warriors

Play as Cia, the villain with the insane 'figure'

Hyrule Warriors is now bringing hack and slash mayhem to gamers around the world, but Koei Tecmo is busy producing multiple paid-DLC packs to tempt us to buy more. A major entry is due on 16th October with the Master Quest DLC pack, which has already been confirmed to feature Epona as a rather scary...

News: Ocarina of Time gets a 2D Makeover

Ocarina of Time gets a 2D Makeover

Downgradin' and relaxin'

A group of Zelda fans have decided to take the classic gameplay and graphics from A Link to the Past and apply it to what is arguably the most famous outing the the Zelda series, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The game is in the very early stages, and it’s not clear what engine the game is running on, but it’s...