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News: New Yoshi's Woolly World Video Shows Off Fluffy Cuteness and Confirms Splatoon amiibo Support

New Yoshi's Woolly World Video Shows Off Fluffy Cuteness and Confirms Splatoon amiibo Support

Ink-redible news (we have no shame)

With Yoshi's Woolly World just two weeks from release in Europe and all set for a Fall arrival in North America, we're seeing more videos and hype building for the soft-natured platformer. It's big on cuteness, and the latest video from Nintendo UK is no different. Rather like a recent Japanese video showcase...

Feature: Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at E3 - Pokémon

Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at E3 - Pokémon

We wanna spot 'em all!

In the lead up to E3 we're publishing a series of features covering game franchises that we want to make an appearance, and what we'd like to see out of a potential next entry in each series. In this entry, Nintendo Life news and reviews regular Conor McMahon considers the Pokémon franchise. Ever heard of these little...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Hyrule Warriors on 3DS, New Splatoon Content, and More

Hyrule Warriors on 3DS, New Splatoon Content, and More

A big week before E3

Despite the week before E3 typically being a quiet one, there have been a number of developments that are well worth squeezing down into a concentrated video format. This week focuses on Hyrule Warriors accidentally being announced for 3DS, a new weapon arriving in Splatoon extremely shortly, as well as the usual roundup of...

Video: This LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Made Our Glass of Water Move

This LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Made Our Glass of Water Move

Hold onto your butts

LEGO Jurassic World is out today on Wii U and 3DS, bringing the latest batch of LEGO madness to both Nintendo systems. That's the case in North America, at least, as in Europe only the 3DS version has arrived today in some territories, with the Wii U version pushed back to 19th June in some countries and later in others. That...

News: Here's A More Detailed Look At Nintendo's E3 2015 Schedule

Here's A More Detailed Look At Nintendo's E3 2015 Schedule

Your one-stop guide to the week's events

E3 is happening this weekend, and Nintendo has plenty of events taking place - kicking off the with a special Smash Bros. video broadcast and the much-hyped return of the Nintendo World Championships. We've also got the Digital Event to look forward - surely the biggest part of the whole E3 schedule for...

Video: UCraft's CraftyKart PowerPack Mod Gets Its Own Hard Rockin' Trailer

UCraft's CraftyKart PowerPack Mod Gets Its Own Hard Rockin' Trailer

The need for speed

Minecraft clones are hitting the Wii U eShop thick and fast these days, and just in case you've not already had your fill, here's a fresh look at the forthcoming UCraft. In this trailer - which is accompanied by some of the most obnoxious guitar playing we've heard since Spinal Tap last toured - the game's modular credentials are...

News: Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as amiibo Leads Toys-to-Life Sales

Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as amiibo Leads Toys-to-Life Sales

Smash Bros. also breaks back into top 10

Following its late May release Wii U exclusive Splatoon has returned multiple positive results in different charts - in the UK it made its début in 2nd place and claimed fourth in its second week, while it's been top of the Japanese Media Create charts for two weeks running. We now have the May NPD results,...

News: Arc System Works Now Owns The Rights To All Of Technos Japan's Titles

Arc System Works Now Owns The Rights To All Of Technos Japan's Titles

Double Dragon, Super Dodge Ball, River City Ransom and Kunio-kun snapped up

It has been revealed today that Arc System Works has acquired all of the rights to Technos Japan's back catalogue. This includes hits such as Double Dragon, the Kunio-kun series and Super Dodge Ball. Double Dragon is one of the most famous fighting game franchises in the...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Pricing and Features Outlined by Nicalis

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Pricing and Features Outlined by Nicalis

New 3DS misses out on multiplayer

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was a slightly surprising announcement for Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS earlier this year, for multiple reasons; it's a game that was previously rejected by Nintendo due to its themes and content, and it'll also likely be the first eShop title exclusive to the New models of the portable...

News: There's Another New Weapon Coming To Splatoon Today

There's Another New Weapon Coming To Splatoon Today

Or tomorrow, depending on where you are in this crazy world of ours

Nintendo sure isn't letting up when it comes to Splatoon content - we've already had a new map this week, and today we'll be getting a brand new weapon as well. https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/609285216981483520 Bing's handy translation feature gives us this in English:...

News: Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Tweeting Some Crazy Stuff About Project Dream On The SNES

Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Tweeting Some Crazy Stuff About Project Dream On The SNES

A gaming legend finally speaks

Rare co-founders the Stamper brothers have always been famously reclusive when it comes to interviews - they've given very few over the past couple of decades and since selling Rare to Microsoft have drifted from the public eye altogether. However, Tim Stamper appears to be moving back towards the games industry. Last...

News: The Nintendo World Championships Legend of Zelda Challenge Has Been Detailed

The Nintendo World Championships Legend of Zelda Challenge Has Been Detailed

Thor Aackerlund and Jeff Hansen to be guests of honour

The Nintendo World Championships are now just two days away, and details around the live event continue to be revealed. The latest batch of information from Nintendo of America relates to one of the game events and some welcome special guests that will feature. First of all, details have been...

News: Nintendo Opens E3 2015 Miiverse Community

Nintendo Opens E3 2015 Miiverse Community

All aboard the hype train

Nintendo and hype go hand in hand, so why not celebrate this year’s E3 by drawing a picture of Reggie riding a train? To assist this creative process, Nintendo has opened a new community on Miiverse with the handle: Nintendo @E3 2015, where users can make predictions and even crazy demands in regards to what they would...

News: Shovel Knight Digs His Way Into Bloodstained As Kickstarter Campaign Strides Towards The $4.5 Million Mark

Shovel Knight Digs His Way Into Bloodstained As Kickstarter Campaign Strides Towards The $4.5 Million Mark

Third playable character and prequel mini-game also confirmed

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is already Kickstarter's most successful video game campaign ever, and with just over a day remaining on the clock the momentum shows no signs of dropping - in fact, the total is getting dangerously close to the $4.5 million mark. New stretch goals...

News: The Legend of Legacy is Heading to 3DS in the Americas

The Legend of Legacy is Heading to 3DS in the Americas

Seven story perspectives to explore

Having inadvertently revealed the news in early May, Atlus has now officially confirmed that it's localising 3DS RPG The Legend of Legacy to the West. It's due in the Americas in the Holiday season and will cost $39.99 / CA$49.99. Development studio FuRyu has some hugely respected industry figures in its team,...

Video: Fan-Made Mother 4 Gets Shown Off In 'Attract Mode'

Fan-Made Mother 4 Gets Shown Off In 'Attract Mode'

A blast from the past

For quite some time a group of dedicated fans have been working on Mother 4, an unofficial sequel for the iconic series that'll be free on PC. It's been a labour of love for the volunteers concerned, going past its planned 2014 arrival but evidently still progressing well; despite plenty of publicity in the past year it's been...

Video: Watch the Lovely Moment When a Nintendo World Championships Finalist Gets The Decisive Call

Watch the Lovely Moment When a Nintendo World Championships Finalist Gets The Decisive Call

Will go up against 15 rivals in LA

Just recently Nintendo of America revealed the eight qualifiers for the Nintendo World Championships final event, taking place in LA on 14th June. These hardy souls made their way to qualifying events and set impressive scores in the Championship Mode of Ultimate NES Remix to secure their spot. With travel and...

News: Cool It, Conspiracy Theorists - Sakurai Didn't Deliberately Make Kirby And Pit More Powerful In Super Smash Bros.

Cool It, Conspiracy Theorists - Sakurai Didn't Deliberately Make Kirby And Pit More Powerful In Super Smash Bros.

"Every now and then someone will vent their misplaced anger towards me"

With a roster as massive as that seen in Super Smash Bros., making sure each fighter is balanced can be a tricky business - hence the issues with Diddy Kong, which have recently been patched. However, there are some Smash fans who feel that creator Masahiro Sakurai has...

Nintendo Download: 11th June (North America)

11th June (North America)

LEGO Jurassic Park x2, more Harvest Moon, Dr. Mario and much more

It's the final North American Nintendo Download Update before the E3 shenanigans in LA, and there's a diverse range of options. We have the first GBA Harvest Moon, two versions of LEGO Jurassic World, the return of Dr. Mario, some quirky eShop offerings and four DSiWare games. Let's...

News: 3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

Nearly 270 million US Nintendo system sales overall

After a rocky start in 2011, the 3DS family of systems - which includes the 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS - has evolved into a success. Against increasingly challenging odds due to the rise of smart devices and plenty of other distractions, it's led the charge for the dedicated gaming handheld space...