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News: Costume Quest 2 Confirmed for European Wii U Release This Week

Costume Quest 2 Confirmed for European Wii U Release This Week

Despite its absence from the Download Update details

When Double Fine confirmed that it was bringing Costume Quest 2 to the Wii U, it wasn't surprising that a number of fans were rather pleased. The original gained serious popularity thanks to its cute visuals and solid adventure RPG gameplay, so the promise of a sequel that'll improve on that...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update Includes Adjustments to "Balance the Game"

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update Includes Adjustments to "Balance the Game"

Must be downloaded to play online

Though it lacks the Tourneys that are coming to the home console iteration, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has one of the most substantial online setups available on the portable, with multiple modes and the ability to watch and bet on other matches. Due to the relative complexity of the game, its online...

News: You'll Be Able To Explore The Artistic Imagination Of An 8-Year-Old In Wii U Title Child's Mind

You'll Be Able To Explore The Artistic Imagination Of An 8-Year-Old In Wii U Title Child's Mind

The result is "Marble Madness meets Jetpack Joyride"

Christian Sanders has an 8-year-old son, and like so many children of this delicate age, he loves to doodle. However, the crude creations committed to paper by Sanders' offspring are destined for a greater purpose than simply being stuck on the wall — they form the basis of Child's Mind, a title...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire to Be Available in an Exclusive Dual Pack

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire to Be Available in an Exclusive Dual Pack

Available exclusively in North America from Best Buy and Amazon

Nintendo has announced that a new retail pack containing both versions of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will be available in North America on the game's release date, 21st November. The dual pack will retail for a total of $79.98, and the RRP for a single copy is $39.99...

Video: An Introduction To The Wild And Wacky Cast Of Bayonetta 2

An Introduction To The Wild And Wacky Cast Of Bayonetta 2

Don't know your Loki from your Lumen Sage? Watch this

Bayonetta 2 is finally out, and as Nintendo fans, it may be highly possible that you haven't played the original game and therefore may be a little confused about who all these characters are. We've sorted you out with a short primer on who's who in this unusual world of Demons, Angels, Witches...

News: Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts

Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts

55% of Just Dance sales on Wii and, no, we didn't forget a U

Bayonetta 2 arrived on Wii U last week, and it appears to have enjoyed a solid start in the UK market. The chart results released today confirmed that the brilliant Platinum Games action title was the most successful new release; it managed 7th place in the all-format chart and an...

Nintendo Download: 30th October (Europe)

30th October (Europe)

Stealth Inc 2, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Rare DK treats and much more

With this coming weekend being the spookiest of the year, the latest Nintendo Download Update details for Europe show us that the big N's keen to keep us all entertained in the safety of our own homes, avoiding the ghouls outside. This week is packed with new titles on Wii U and 3DS,...

Video: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Opening Cinematic Revealed

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Opening Cinematic Revealed

The start of something beautiful...

The opening cinematic to a new game is something that can give gamers the butterflies, and the crème de la crème of anticipated intros has finally been revealed by Nintendo — via IGN. The new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U opening movie, as expected, has us greeted by a host of Nintendo all-stars showing off...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Introduces His Pikmin Short Films in Tokyo

Shigeru Miyamoto Introduces His Pikmin Short Films in Tokyo

Details over release on Nintendo systems still unconfirmed

Not long ago we shared the news that Shigeru Miyamoto was preparing to unveil three Pikmin short films at the Tokyo International Film Festival. That takes place in the coming week, and Miyamoto-san has begun to talk more about the project ahead of the short films having their world...

Video: Did You Know Gaming Tackles Donkey Kong Once Again

Did You Know Gaming Tackles Donkey Kong Once Again

The Rare years

Rare's Donkey Kong titles have recently been making their way onto the Wii U eShop in Europe — and hopefully will do so soon in North America — making it a good time to look back on the franchise. Whether that timing was part of its consideration or not, we do have Did You Know Gaming returning to the DK IP in its latest video...

Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience or Battling for Copies in Stores?

Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience or Battling for Copies in Stores?

Many stores apparently selling out

Bayonetta 2 has now arrived on Wii U, available on the eShop and, of course, in stores. Yet a quick look on social networks suggests that plenty are struggling to get hold of the game in high street stores, with various retailers apparently selling out of stock. What's going on? It can mean multiple things...

News: Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and Co in The Wonderful 101

Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and Co in The Wonderful 101

Move over, Konami

We're big fans of Platinum Games here at Nintendo Life, even to the point that we praised its Wii U legacy just recently. While many may be enjoying its latest release — Bayonetta 2 — on Wii U, some cool unlockable details for The Wonderful 101 may have some going back to the bonkers-yet-brilliant action game released in 2013...

News: Nintendo Outlines Generous eShop Publication Policies

Nintendo Outlines Generous eShop Publication Policies

In theory opens the door to games like Binding of Isaac

It's no secret to those that frequent these pages or that browse the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores on a regular basis, but Nintendo is now open and supportive of all kinds of developers. That's come about through a consistent loosening of its publication rules, making it easier for studios and...

News: Proun+ is Coming Soon to a 3DS Near You

Proun+ is Coming Soon to a 3DS Near You

SpeedX on speed

Following the release of the original, the new and updated Proun+ is heading to 3DS for the first time. The game itself is very similar to another game called SpeedX 3D; the objective is to journey along a tubular path and rotate yourself around it so as to avoid the obstacles that are presented to you. The game's style focuses on...

Feature: Breaking Down Over 50 Must-See Things in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Breaking Down Over 50 Must-See Things in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Step by glorious step

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct delivered what it promised — 50 'Must-See Things'. In fairness to the 'New Things' wording deployed on multiple occasions by Nintendo of America, meanwhile, it wasn't far off that target either, even if that would require a little more slack and an absence of cynicism...

News: Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Have a Bayonetta 1 & 2 eShop offer explanation as a bonus

In recent weeks we've emphasized — in some editorials and general articles — that Nintendo needs to start building more awareness of amiibo with understandable, interesting promotions, videos and so on. We're starting to see that process get underway, with the company following up its...

News: Slender: The Arrival Is Stalking Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Slender: The Arrival Is Stalking Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Cult survival horror title is being published by Majesco

A PEGI rating has revealed that Majesco is publishing the Blue Isle Studios title Slender: The Arrival on the Wii U eShop. The game originally launched on PC and Mac back in 2013 and has since become something of a cult classic. It features the iconic Slender Man, a faceless antagonist who...

Weirdness: If Super Smash Bros. Was a WWE game, It'd Be Terrifying

If Super Smash Bros. Was a WWE game, It'd Be Terrifying

What the...

WWE is big business, with millions of loyal fans and typically impressive sales of pay-per-views, merchandise and, of course, video games. We're pretty confident we'll never see a Hyrule Warriors-style mashup between the franchises, however, as it doesn't take much imagination to realise that it would be a bit weird. Yet still, that's...