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Video: This Official Art Academy Timelapse of Mario and Luigi Should Warm Up Your Summer

This Official Art Academy Timelapse of Mario and Luigi Should Warm Up Your Summer

Luigi needs swimming lessons

Though the market for a relatively pricey drawing app from Nintendo may not be as sizeable as it was in the DS glory days, we're big fans of Art Academy: Atelier - Art Academy: Home Studio in North America - as it incorporates the hefty touchscreen of the Wii U GamePad with some nice home console features. One neat...

News: Gold and Super Smash Bros. Mario amiibo, Signed by Charles Martinet, Up for Auction to Support Child's Play

Gold and Super Smash Bros. Mario amiibo, Signed by Charles Martinet, Up for Auction to Support Child's Play

It's a-me, charity!

While much of his time at E3 was spent attending events, previewing games and working alongside Morgan Sleeper to produce LA-based content on Nintendo Life, Alan Lopez also took the opportunity to work on a charitable side project. With Charles Martinet on hand to promote Super Mario Maker, Alan was able to get the voice of...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Leads Japanese Charts Alongside Rhythm Heaven and Splatoon

Fire Emblem Fates Leads Japanese Charts Alongside Rhythm Heaven and Splatoon

3DS still dominates in hardware, too

With another passing week we have the latest Media Create charts out of Japan, and the focus this time is on momentum and solid sellers, with no major new releases arriving to shake up the results. From Nintendo's perspective the news is positive, with its releases showing decent numbers and hardware holding...

News: The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure Will Bring Its Wit to Wii U and 3DS

The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure Will Bring Its Wit to Wii U and 3DS

Also suitable for those with nut allergies

The Peanuts comic-strip, by Charles M. Schulz, is a truly iconic part of the art-form. Readers of various ages are surely familiar with the adventures of Peanuts, Charlie Brown and company, and it's not surprising that celebrations are due for its 65th anniversary. A big part of the celebrations will be a...

Weirdness: A Mighty No. 9 Live-Action Movie is On the Way

A Mighty No. 9 Live-Action Movie is On the Way

Sounds... interesting

Not so long ago it was announced that there'll be a new Mega Man cartoon in 2017, which is something to look forward to, but Keiji Inafune and his Comcept team evidently don't want their spiritual successor to Capcom's IP - Mighty No. 9 - to be outshone. In an announcement that sent our collective eyebrows skyrocketing it's...

Video: Reggie Fils-Aimé Discusses His E3 Puppet, Rival Games and More

Reggie Fils-Aimé Discusses His E3 Puppet, Rival Games and More

"It's going to make its way to my office"

One of the highlights of E3 this year was the Nintendo World Championships, which was hosted by Kevin Pereira. Proving that he is more than just a game show host and presenter, Pereira put his investigative journalism hat on and sat down with NOA big cheese Reggie Fils-Aimé last week to grill him about...

News: Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader Pre-Orders Begin to Pop Up in the West

Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader Pre-Orders Begin to Pop Up in the West

Joining Happy Home Designer in the US

Are you one of those people who haven't upgraded to the New Nintendo 3DS yet? Aside from getting extra processing power, extra shoulder buttons, a C-Stick nubbin and super stable 3D screen - one of the nice benefits is that you can just tap one of your amiibo on the screen and it can be scanned via the device's...

News: Camp Miiverse is Back, and Has Extra Splatoon

Camp Miiverse is Back, and Has Extra Splatoon

Take me take me take me take me NOW!

If there's one thing your humble writer likes to do, it's to recycle jokes and/or references that were barely funny first time around. Thank you Nintendo of America, for making this possible with Camp Miiverse. After its original spin last year, the challenge-based contest is back, and is predictably kicking...

News: Gunpei Yokoi Discusses The Struggle To Make The Game Boy In One Of His Last Interviews

Gunpei Yokoi Discusses The Struggle To Make The Game Boy In One Of His Last Interviews

"Hardware design isn't about making the most powerful thing you can"

Gunpei Yokoi is one of the most important figures in the history of Nintendo. One of the engineers who helped turn the company into what it is today, Yokoi produced some of its most significant releases - including the iconic Game & Watch series and the world-beating Game Boy...

News: Limbo Looks Set to Finally Arrive on the Wii U eShop

Limbo Looks Set to Finally Arrive on the Wii U eShop

According to a German rating, in any case

Limbo was a title very much at the vanguard of popularising download 'indie' games on consoles - its arrival on Xbox Live Arcade was one of multiple breakthrough releases across Xbox 360, PS3 and, of course, the Wii and its WiiWare range. Developed by Danish studio Playdead, it was a timed exclusive on the...

Feature: Taking to the Skies for a Final Look at the Star Fox Zero E3 Build

Taking to the Skies for a Final Look at the Star Fox Zero E3 Build

Five more opinions on the divisive Wii U title

Star Fox Zero was a divisive reveal at E3, as it seemed to simultaneously delight and worry fans. Some loved the visual style, some compared them unfavourably to GameCube graphics. Some liked the gyroscopic GamePad controls, others thought they were awkward and poorly implemented. It's been a mixed bag...

News: Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To Win You Back With A New Game Announcement This September

Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To Win You Back With A New Game Announcement This September

"We've lost trust, and we were left with nothing but reputation"

SEGA CEO and president Hajime Satomi and said sorry to loyal fans of the company after admitting that their trust had been "betrayed" in recent years. Speaking to Japanese publication Famitsu, Satomi held his hands up and acknowledged Sega's failings over the past decade: We did our...

News: Square's Romancing SaGa Finally Gets Translated Into A Language We Can Easily Understand

Square's Romancing SaGa Finally Gets Translated Into A Language We Can Easily Understand

Another Super Famicom classic liberated from the mists of time

1992 Super Famicom RPG Romancing SaGa has finally been translated into English. Designed by SaGa series creator Akitoshi Kawazu, this epic title never received a western release. The game is unique in that it abandons the linear structure seen in so many other JRPGs of the period and...

News: The Classic NES Lives On As An Awesome PC Case Mod

The Classic NES Lives On As An Awesome PC Case Mod

Pimp my NES

The iconic Nintendo Entertainment System was hardly a design classic back in 1985, but it holds special memories for many of us. What better way to keep the spirit of the humble NES alive than with a custom PC case mod? A PC Gamer reader gutted an old NES which he had lying around, went to work with a dremel and sandpaper and gave the...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Launches on the New 3DS and Wii U on 23rd July in North America

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Launches on the New 3DS and Wii U on 23rd July in North America

The countdown begins...

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a much anticipated release on multiple levels for Nintendo gamers. Not only will this be the definitive release of a cult classic Indie game, but it also marks the first time the game will be appearing in any form on Nintendo platforms. After the initial release of the game was famously...

News: Two More New Weapons Are Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow

Two More New Weapons Are Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow

Arm up, Squids

The flood of new Splatoon weapons continues, with Nintendo UK confirming via Twitter that two new armaments are coming to the game tomorrow. The Sploosh-o-matic and the .96 Gal Deco are the weapons in question, and you can see images of them below. https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/618316628162445312 Will you be checking out...

News: ​Early Adopters of Xeodrifter Actually May Not Receive a Free Copy of the Wii U Port

​Early Adopters of Xeodrifter Actually May Not Receive a Free Copy of the Wii U Port

Both versions will still support cross buy, but only after the Wii U launch

Shortly after the announcement that Xeodrifter would be receiving a Wii U port, Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham confirmed that the game would feature cross-buy and that those who've bought the game already on their 3DS would be receiving a free download code for the Wii U...