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News: Yo-Kai Watch 2 On Course For A Phenomenal Début Week of Sales in Japan

Yo-Kai Watch 2 On Course For A Phenomenal Début Week of Sales in Japan

Set to be first million-seller in Japan this year

Earlier this week we brought you some comments from Level 5's head honcho, Akihiro Hino, outlining the formula for the success of Yo-Kai Watch on 3DS. The first title had a reasonable but modest start in Japan, before the accompanying anime series boosted its popularity and took it beyond one million...

News: Cave Story 3D to Arrive on 3DS eShop in North America and Europe This Year

Cave Story 3D to Arrive on 3DS eShop in North America and Europe This Year

Yep, Europe has been specifically mentioned, too

How many copies of Cave Story does it take to fill up an SD card? Just one of each version released so far, probably. Some games are particularly memorable and brilliant, with Cave Story arguably a good example, so multiple releases are somewhat tolerated. On Nintendo systems alone Cave Story's been...

Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?

Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?

Hookshot your vote in

The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises, and has arguably been responsible for some of the best video games ever created. Since the launch of the original game back in 1986, we've seen the series move from 2D to 3D with assured competence, and this year we'll see a crossover release — in the shape of...

Play: It's The Second Nintendo Life Community GP in Mario Kart 8 - Live!

It's The Second Nintendo Life Community GP in Mario Kart 8 - Live!

Hit A on the 2...

Just recently we announced the second Nintendo Life Community GP competition, and it's now open. Mario Kart 8 has been with us for over a month now and players are getting rather good at it, so this is a chance to show just how good you are. This one is a code-based tournament, to give it that community feel, so below are...

News: Renegade Kid Open to Another Kickstarter Campaign, Suggests Demand for Moon Chronicles on Wii U

Renegade Kid Open to Another Kickstarter Campaign, Suggests Demand for Moon Chronicles on Wii U

Not in a hurry, though

Renegade Kid is a popular developer and publisher on Nintendo download stores, enjoying particular success with Mutant Mudds on 3DS, also releasing the deluxe version — previously on Wii U — as a free update this week. Its titles often attract plenty of interest from the Nintendo Life community, for example, with the...

First Impressions: Throwing Down in Shigeru Miyamoto's Mech Maker, Project Giant Robot

Throwing Down in Shigeru Miyamoto's Mech Maker, Project Giant Robot

A robot riot

At the very end of Nintendo’s Digital Event at this year’s E3, Shigeru Miyamoto made a brief appearance to announce that he’s been hard at work creating new games that use the Wii U’s dual-screen setup in innovative ways. One of these works-in-progress was Project Giant Robot, an experimental venture that lets players build...

News: CoroCoro Magazine Shows the Pokédex and More for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

CoroCoro Magazine Shows the Pokédex and More for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

So many forms of Pikachu, and Amie returns

Following the recent CoroCoro reveal of Mega Megagross for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, more scans from the magazine have emerged with some additional details and images. First of all, above, we have the Game Boy Advance-inspired Pokédex, which has a rather charming aesthetic; also of note...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers Is Hitting Japan This Winter

Final Fantasy Explorers Is Hitting Japan This Winter

Still no word on a western release, though

It has been confirmed in today's Japan-only Nintendo Direct that Square Enix's new 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers will be hitting Japanese stores in the winter. The four player title is intended as a stepping-stone into the world of RPGs and will boast famous creatures from the history of the esteemed...

Video: Watch Samus, Mario And Link Duke It Out In Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U

Watch Samus, Mario And Link Duke It Out In Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U

The gloves are off

If you read our impressions of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U yesterday then you'll be aware of the fact that it's shaping up to be pretty special indeed. To confirm this a little more, allow us to present some off-screen footage captured at Nintendo UK's recent post-E3 event in London, England. In it, you'll see plenty of cartoon...

News: Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Back Of The Starting Grid

Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Back Of The Starting Grid

Delayed until 2015

Bandai Namco has confirmed today that the Wii U version of Project CARS won't see the light of day until next year. The Nintendo version was expected to launch alongside the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions in November, but developer Slightly Mad Games has so far shown no footage of the game running on Wii U — although...

News: Nintendo UK Details The 3DS & 2DS "Made For Play" Tour 2014

Nintendo UK Details The 3DS & 2DS "Made For Play" Tour 2014

Climb Bowser’s Castle and meet Mario, Luigi and Pikachu

Nintendo UK has released details on its 3DS & 2DS Made For Play Tour 2014, which will visit five UK cities this summer and give both parents and their children the chance to see the latest games and take part in fun activities. The tour will feature themed sections — such as Mario's...

News: It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Any Time Soon

It Doesn't Look Like We'll Be Seing Sega Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Any Time Soon

Sega of Japan's Yosuke Okunari delivers the bad news

Sega has done a fantastic job of servicing 3DS retro-lovers so far with its selection of Game Gear titles and the critically-acclaimed 3D Sega Classics range. However, the company has been curiously reluctant to bring any of its vintage titles to the Wii U eShop — despite the fact that it...

Video: This Retro-Styled Shovel Knight 'VHS' Guide is a Thing of Beauty

This Retro-Styled Shovel Knight 'VHS' Guide is a Thing of Beauty

Entertaining and helpful

Shovel Knight isn't just a terrific game, but part of its appeal is its ability to prompt nostalgia for the 8-bit era. Its visuals are too sharp and detailed to actually be a game on the NES, yet it represents how we remember that era — with retro rose-tinted eyeballs, in other words. It's that combination of excellent...

News: Rising Star Games Is Now Ten Years Old

Rising Star Games Is Now Ten Years Old

Celebrates with new brush logo and a promise

Hertfordshire-based game publisher Rising Star Games, the “home of Japanese games,” is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. The company’s announcement page features a splashy minute-long montage video and details how Rising Star is celebrating with events and announcements on the tenth of every...

News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed For Japan on 11th July

Nintendo Direct Confirmed For Japan on 11th July

Focused on 3rd Party 3DS Games

Just days ago we outlined key areas and details that can still be revealed in upcoming Nintendo Direct broadcasts this year; there's plenty of ground that the big N can still cover post-E3. Of course, the Nintendo Direct fever is back up and running in Japan already — not only has there already been a Yokai Watch 2...

News: CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Mega Metagross for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Mega Metagross for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

It's all rather mega and meta

With the summer ahead and a solid four months still remaining before launch, we can expect the hype around Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on 3DS to ramp up in the coming weeks. We've recently seen a few more details creep out, and a new Mega evolution has now emerged from the latest scans of CoroCoro magazine...

Nintendo Download: 10th July (North America)

10th July (North America)

ONE PIECE Red x2, Rabi Laby returns, horror on Wii U and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for more treats in the Nintendo Download Update. After the madness of last week's bonanza, we settle back to a smaller number of choices this time around. There's a retail release on both Wii U and 3DS, the continuation of a thoroughly decent...