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News: Video: Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Gets Some Proper Footage and Looks... Alright

Video: Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Gets Some Proper Footage and Looks... Alright

Coming to Wii U and 3DS

Back in April we brought you the announcement of Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, which is coming to a whole load of systems including Wii U and 3DS. Confirmed for 'Fall', the reveal was bizarrely accompanied by a 20-second proof-of-concept video that demonstrated how the popular duo would look in a fully 3D...

News: Shin'en Multimedia Has No Plans for FAST Racing NEO DLC, Would Like a Futuristic Racer on "A New Handheld"

Shin'en Multimedia Has No Plans for FAST Racing NEO DLC, Would Like a Futuristic Racer on "A New Handheld"

Soundtrack release is also planned

The Wii U eShop certainly has some promising games on the way this year, and one of these is Shin'en Multimedia's FAST Racing NEO, the pacy futuristic racer that impressed in its Nintendo Treehouse E3 showing. It's a title that's taken a while, yet seems all the better for it. Some key details are already known;...

News: Mario Tennis is Smashing Its Way to the Wii U Virtual Console This Week

Mario Tennis is Smashing Its Way to the Wii U Virtual Console This Week

The original classic

The Nintendo 64 was home to various classics and also kickstarted some key franchises, and though Mario Tennis may not be on many top 10 lists for the system it is - in the opinion of this writer - up there with the most fun games on the console. Yes, that's nostalgia speaking. One of a number of games on the N64 that had...

News: DeNA Executive Confirms Plans For Five Nintendo Smart Device Games in Five Genres

DeNA Executive Confirms Plans For Five Nintendo Smart Device Games in Five Genres

One by the end of 2015, five by the end of March 2017

Nintendo has been relatively clear on its smart device plans with DeNA in recent times, emphasizing that we'll be playing the first game / app by the end of this year. Quite what that'll be is still an unknown, and we're most certainly intrigued. It's also been made clear that the volume of...

News: Unseen64 Digs Up Development Insights Into Metroid Prime: Hunters, Dread and Federation Force

Unseen64 Digs Up Development Insights Into Metroid Prime: Hunters, Dread and Federation Force

Dread "literally looked like a port of Fusion on DS"

Just recently we shared the most recent work of Unseen64, which produced a devastating expose of the doomed Project H.A.M.M.E.R., highlighting the problems between North American studio Nintendo Software Technology (NST) and Japanese management. It was an episode that, ultimately, didn't reflect...

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...