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Video: Guess What, Super Mario Sunshine Looks Amazing Running At 60fps

Guess What, Super Mario Sunshine Looks Amazing Running At 60fps

GameCube classic is remastered by fans

We're so used to Super Mario games running in silky-smooth 60fps these days - it's hard to imagine playing Super Mario 3D World in anything less - but 2002 GameCube title Super Mario Sunshine has always been locked at 30fps - until now, that is. Industrious hackers have modded the game so it runs at 60fps via...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Infographic Shows the Eon Ticket's Journey Through the UK

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Infographic Shows the Eon Ticket's Journey Through the UK

StreetPass is Super Effective!

When Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launched last year The Pokémon Company adopted various clever tactics to get fans talking and sharing the game. In the UK there was a StreetPass relay launched for the Eon ticket, for example, a vital item in the games that allows you to travel to the Southern Island and...

Weirdness: This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2 to Illustrate the Consequences of Capitalism

This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2 to Illustrate the Consequences of Capitalism

You learn something new every day

You just never know what will show up on YouTube next - everything from education to entertainment is a mere click away and new videos go viral every day. It's always interesting to find a channel that specifically focuses on a particular topic and regularly adds videos that deepen the viewers' understanding of the...

News: Conker Creator Chris Seavor Reveals More Details On The Origins Of Rusty Pup

Conker Creator Chris Seavor Reveals More Details On The Origins Of Rusty Pup

Latest game from former Rare duo is shaping up nicely

It's been a while since we reported on The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, a new title for the Wii U and 3DS eShops from former Rare staffers Chris Seavor and Shawn Pile. Since bringing you the exclusive news that the title was headed to Nintendo formats, things have been a little on the quiet side...

News: Super Smash Bros. 3DS amiibo Update Drops Tomorrow

Super Smash Bros. 3DS amiibo Update Drops Tomorrow

Just in time for the New Nintendo 3DS launch

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was the game which unleashed the power of amiibo on the world, but it's easy to forget that the title was preceded by its 3DS sibling - which still doesn't have support for Nintendo's interactive figures. However, that is set to change tomorrow as Nintendo is releasing a free...

News: New 3DS HOME Themes Confirmed for Majora's Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+

New 3DS HOME Themes Confirmed for Majora's Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+

Those that buy on the eShop get freebies

This is a week in which Nintendo wants a lot of your money, releasing the New Nintendo 3DS on 13th February and some enticing games. In Europe the date's even been given the hashtag #Nintendo3DSDay, while some key download releases are confirmed to arrive this week - it's at retail that there's the most...

News: IronFall: Invasion, Nintendo Anime Channel and Kirby Releases Coming This Week in Europe

IronFall: Invasion, Nintendo Anime Channel and Kirby Releases Coming This Week in Europe

All part of '#Nintendo3DSDay'

We've been eagerly awaiting the European Download Update as normal this morning, but in its place we've instead received a whole load of details around this week's launch of the New Nintendo 3DS (13th February) and related releases on the way. The download update will have to wait, it seems. Already long-confirmed for...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest Concert Song List Revealed

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest Concert Song List Revealed

Zelda fans are in for a treat

Following the news that the “Symphony of the Goddesses” tours were returning in 2015 on a worldwide Master Quest comes new information via NeoGAF after the concert’s arrival in Japan over the weekend. With tickets sold out, Nintendo were nice enough to broadcast it to Japanese locals via NicoNico. The good news...

Video: Watch A Bunch Of Teenagers Use The Legendary Power Glove Accessory For The First Time Ever

Watch A Bunch Of Teenagers Use The Legendary Power Glove Accessory For The First Time Ever

“I can feel the energy flowing through my veins”

The Power Glove is an iconic NES controller accessory that was originally released in 1989. For Nintendo fans, it is a love and hate relationship, helping to establish Nintendo within pop culture, paving the way for future technology, but also becoming the butt of jokes. It was most prominently...

Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Less sales yet increased profits highlight extensive streamlining

Nintendo's got a lot of tough balancing to do right now with its finances - not only does it have its annual research and development costs, but it's also moving into the health field with Quality of Life and is about to complete the worldwide roll-out of new hardware with the New...

News: Nendoroid Kirby Stars at Wonder Festival Along With Figures for Link, Fire Emblem's Cordelia and More

Nendoroid Kirby Stars at Wonder Festival Along With Figures for Link, Fire Emblem's Cordelia and More

Taking cute to a new level

Right now the Wonder Festival is on in Tokyo, a bi-annual event that showcases figurines and toys from smaller companies - which can be bought at relatively high prices as collectibles - and also includes upcoming ranges from major toy companies. When you combine those factors together you're guaranteed some Nintendo...

News: More Details Emerge on Mutant Mudds Super Challenge

More Details Emerge on Mutant Mudds Super Challenge

For super players only

As we just recently reported, there's an incoming expansion to the 2012 eShop hit, Mutant Mudds. Mutant Mudds was a critically and commercially successful “12-bit" platformer that won the hearts of many with its inspired visuals, chiptune music and smart level design. Talented players that successfully managed to complete...

Gallery: Nintendo Decides That Valentine's Day is Friendship Day

Nintendo Decides That Valentine's Day is Friendship Day

Steamy

Valentine's Day is now less than a week away, which means that a sudden inflation of prices for cards, chocolates and flowers is well underway. If you do have a special somebody to share the day with it can be pricey, but if you're a youngster - or simply young at heart - then Nintendo is offering some alternatives. The Play Nintendo website...

Rumour: A Planned 2.5D Metroid Title For 3DS Got Cancelled in 2012

A Planned 2.5D Metroid Title For 3DS Got Cancelled in 2012

Samus just can’t catch a break

Metroid is a series long overdue for a sequel. Regaining relevance after the excellent Metroid Prime series by Retro Studios, it seemed like the franchise was here to stay. Unfortunately, after the highly polarizing Metroid: Other M in 2010, Nintendo's been pretty frosty towards the series and has been hesitant to...

Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Produced as TV Shows?

Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Produced as TV Shows?

Some silly suggestions may be included

Our first reaction when we heard that Nintendo and Netflix are apparently exploring a live-action TV series for The Legend of Zelda was "yeah, sure they are, what a crazy rumour!". Yet then we saw that it was an article on the respectable Wall Street Journal which, frankly, has little reason or likelihood to...

News: Eiji Aonuma Launches a Majora's Mask 3D Art Academy Contest on Miiverse

Eiji Aonuma Launches a Majora's Mask 3D Art Academy Contest on Miiverse

May have had a PA write the post, we'll never know

We're well aware that a good number of the Nintendo Life community are rather talented artists, or perhaps enjoy looking at others' masterpieces, so it's worth noting that one of the best Art Academy: SketchPad contests to date is underway. As you can see in the entry above it's based on The Legend...

News: Live-Action Netflix Series For The Legend of Zelda is Reportedly in Development

Live-Action Netflix Series For The Legend of Zelda is Reportedly in Development

Said to be planned as 'Game of Thrones for a family audience'

It's no secret that Nintendo is working to utilise its franchises and IPs in various ways, all to ensure that Nintendo brands remain at the forefront of popular culture. We have amiibo toys that are proving hugely popular, positive sales for Wii U crossover title Hyrule Warriors and more...

News: Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of Life Platform, and Suggests Potential Moves Into Education

Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of Life Platform, and Suggests Potential Moves Into Education

Extra pillars of Nintendo's business, not replacing video games

Just recently Nintendo delayed its financial results presentation and investor's Q & A until 17th February, an uncommon move for the company. Its latest financial results had brought a mixed outcome, with smart business streamlining and a weak yen increasing net profit...

Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Perks, Weapons and Quirky Shop Clerks

Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Perks, Weapons and Quirky Shop Clerks

The ink missile certainly looks deadly

Arriving in May, Splatoon is certainly set to be a vital release for the Wii U before the summer season - Nintendo doesn't release many third-person shooters with a territorial twist. Its brand of chaotic but fun online multiplayer - with local and single player also included - will also try to make the most of...

News: Nintendo Picks Up Three Gongs at the D.I.C.E. Awards

Nintendo Picks Up Three Gongs at the D.I.C.E. Awards

A double for Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo's excellent releases in 2014 earned it - and partners releasing exclusives such as Bayonetta 2 - a host of notable nominations and awards. The big N's representation at the recent D.I.C.E. awards was certainly less prominent than in some other major ceremonies of the past few months, with no nominations in key...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X eShop Page Points to Online Co-Op and Interactions, Also Confirms Hefty File Size

Xenoblade Chronicles X eShop Page Points to Online Co-Op and Interactions, Also Confirms Hefty File Size

It's a beast

Nintendo has, today, broadcast a rather enjoyable online presentation for Xenoblade Chronicles X that focused on the game's world and some key features; you can read our summary and watch the full thing here. As part of the festivities the company also put the game up on the Japanese Wii U eShop for pre-purchase / pre-download - as a...