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News: 3D Out Run Developers Talk Over Bringing Classic Racing Back to the 3DS

3D Out Run Developers Talk Over Bringing Classic Racing Back to the 3DS

Back on the road

Sega is putting the rubber to the road again with Out Run coming to the Nintendo 3DS. The arcade title was originally released in 1986 featuring an arcade cabinet that had the appearance of the game's slick sports car; it's the third in the 3D remaster project's second series and the eleventh overall. In an interview with Sega Blog,...

News: Harmonix Explains Why Rock Band 4 Isn’t Coming to Wii U, But Doesn't Rule it Out

Harmonix Explains Why Rock Band 4 Isn’t Coming to Wii U, But Doesn't Rule it Out

Bringing on the heartbreak

As some of you may be aware, Harmonix has announced that the Rock Band franchise will be making a comeback this year with the fourth numbered entry. The rhythm based franchise sees players bashing away on various expensive peripherals that resemble instruments popular to typical rock bands, covering a massive variety of...

News: Punching Robots (In 3D!) With The Virtual Boy's Teleroboxer

Punching Robots (In 3D!) With The Virtual Boy's Teleroboxer

Even Rocky couldn't handle these metallic brutes

Once more, we dip into the red and black-hued land of the Virtual Boy, with yet another 3D video for your enjoyment! Do you like Punch-Out!!? Silly question, of course you do. Well, what if it was in 3D and had robots? Teleroboxer makes this dream a reality. Watch as we duck, dip, dive duck and...

Feature: Ten Upcoming Nindie eShop Games to Watch on Wii U and 3DS

Ten Upcoming Nindie eShop Games to Watch on Wii U and 3DS

And more besides...

The Wii U and 3DS eShop stores have become notable improvements on their Wii and DSi predecessors, and a range of familiar and new download developers have pitched up with their wares in recent times. The last couple of years in particular have brought some fantastic games, and as Nintendo's GDC announcement made clear there's...

News: Official Nintendo UK Store Sends New Nintendo 3DS Owners the Wrong Legend of Zelda Cover Plates

Official Nintendo UK Store Sends New Nintendo 3DS Owners the Wrong Legend of Zelda Cover Plates

Consternation all around

Not long ago UK New Nintendo 3DS owners were keen to grab the rather handsome cover plates for The Legend of Zelda from the official Nintendo UK store, with pre-orders rapidly selling out. As you can see in the images below they come in two varieties - a Majora's Mask 3D design and a more generic (but still lovely) Triforce...

News: Speedrunner Conquers Super Mario 64 in World Record Time, With No Stars

Speedrunner Conquers Super Mario 64 in World Record Time, With No Stars

You don't need any stars to be a star

The rules of Super Mario 64 are well known. Jump, flip, and swim through treacherous levels to collect the shimmering power star at the end; speedrunners take this premise to the extreme. They collect all 120 power stars in as fast a time as possible, using precise jumps and taking advantage of various glitches...

News: Curve Digital is Bringing the Eye-Catching Four Sided Fantasy to Wii U in 2016

Curve Digital is Bringing the Eye-Catching Four Sided Fantasy to Wii U in 2016

Playing with perceptions

During this week's GDC 2015 event Nintendo unveiled a host of upcoming eShop games on Wii U and 3DS, reminding us all that its policies in supporting download developers - Nindies - are continuing to bring notable rewards. Those titles shown off are all coming this year, but Curve Digital (also at GDC) has announced a title...

News: Nintendo of America Teams Up With Best Buy For New Nintendo 3DS XL Hands On Events This Weekend

Nintendo of America Teams Up With Best Buy For New Nintendo 3DS XL Hands On Events This Weekend

Get an Eiji Aonuma Mii and StreetPass goodies, too

Following its launch on 13th February, the New Nintendo 3DS XL is heading into that post-hype period of sales, when Nintendo's focus shifts away from exciting dedicated fans to winning over those on the fence. The April arrival of system-exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will play a major role,...

Nintendo Download: 5th March (North America)

5th March (North America)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong and OlliOlli x2, Proun+ and much more

It's time for more Nintendo Download Update treats, North American gamers, and this week brings the region its first cross-buy options on Nintendo's systems. We have Mario toys puzzling their way through levels and some rad pixelated skateboarding across Wii U and 3DS, while there are also...

News: Fans Are Translating Dragon Quest VII On 3DS Because Square Enix Won't

Fans Are Translating Dragon Quest VII On 3DS Because Square Enix Won't

Taking matters into their own hands

Square Enix is asleep at the wheel - it isn't bringing amazing JRPGs like the 3DS update of Dragon Quest VII to the west. The company has previously stated that it is unsure there's enough demand in North America and Europe to justify the cost of localising the title, while the Wii U title Dragon Quest X is...

News: Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi Really Doesn't Like Direct Sequels

Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi Really Doesn't Like Direct Sequels

"I hate them"

Hironobu Sakaguchi is the man who made Square Enix's Final Fantasy series, arguably one of the most popular video game franchises of all time. Under his guidance, the series experienced many best-selling instalments across the NES, SNES and PlayStation, but never a direct sequel - all of the adventures were brand new, with entirely...

Video: Watch As A Gaggle Of Oldies Are Exposed To The Joys Of Mario Kart 8

Watch As A Gaggle Of Oldies Are Exposed To The Joys Of Mario Kart 8

"I'd prefer Poker"

Mario Kart 8 is a game with almost universal appeal, effortlessly able to transcend the boundaries of gender, race and - as the video below proves - age. Yup, the world-famous React YouTube channel has taken a group of old people, parked them in front of a Wii U playing a copy of Nintendo's famous racing title and shoved...

News: Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Knight Getting Battletoads, We Might Get A Cool Crossover, Too

Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Knight Getting Battletoads, We Might Get A Cool Crossover, Too

Yacht Club Games "keeping an eye out" for Nintendo possibilities

Remember when Shovel Knight was a Nintendo console exclusive? Nice, wasn't it? Those days are long past now, with developer Yacht Club Games confirming that the faux-retro platformer is headed to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To rub a bit more salt into the wound, it was confirmed...

News: Nintendo Executive Discusses the eShop, Indies, and Their Relationship With Nintendo

Nintendo Executive Discusses the eShop, Indies, and Their Relationship With Nintendo

"There's so much talent that's coming out of it"

It's no secret that Indie games play a much larger role in the lineup and promotion of Nintendo's consoles than they have ever before, with a number of triple-A third party companies being largely inactive on Wii U. Indeed, Nintendo has come a long way from the days of the DSiware and Wiiware...

News: First Run Wii U Copies of Rodea the Sky Soldier Will Include the Wii Version in Western Release

First Run Wii U Copies of Rodea the Sky Soldier Will Include the Wii Version in Western Release

Two birds with one stone

It's rather hard to believe, but Rodea the Sky Soldier is finally on the home stretch to getting released. The previously vaporware game from Yuji Naka, of Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS fame, is set to release sometime this Fall after a touch and go development cycle of over three years. Based around the concept of flying,...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Right to Take Its Time With 'Digitalization' in Gaming, But Should Revolutionise the eShop Now

Nintendo's Right to Take Its Time With 'Digitalization' in Gaming, But Should Revolutionise the eShop Now

Create a platform exciting enough to match its Indie games

In recent weeks Satoru Iwata addressed shareholders in an Investor Briefing Q & A, tackling a range of issues around Nintendo's business. An issue that came up was the "digitalization" that we're seeing, with more and more gamers opting to download their games, and also seeking new...

News: Indie Developers Praise Nintendo's Policies and "Wave the Banner" for the eShop

Indie Developers Praise Nintendo's Policies and "Wave the Banner" for the eShop

2015 could be hugely exciting on the stores

With GDC 2015 (Game Developers Conference) in full swing, Nintendo has taken the opportunity to pitch an exciting and extensive line-up of eShop games that are coming to both Wii U and 3DS this year. Its announcements included new games, release dates for others and information on GamePad features for some...

News: Nintendo Announces Fresh Release Details on a Host of Exciting eShop Games

Nintendo Announces Fresh Release Details on a Host of Exciting eShop Games

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut! BOXBOY! Dates! Surprises!

We're big advocates of the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores here at Nintendo Life, and both have delivered some fantastic games in recent times. Nintendo of America has now issued fresh details on a range of new titles on the way, with some truly exciting news to keep download fans busy...

News: Copyright Owner of 'Trollface' Image Explains Role in Getting Meme Run Taken Down

Copyright Owner of 'Trollface' Image Explains Role in Getting Meme Run Taken Down

Unclear whether the runner will live to troll another day

Meme Run is certainly a title that's prompted plenty of debate since it arrived on the Wii U in North America, and the latest twist in its brief history came yesterday when it was taken down from the eShop. Little information came from developer Ninja Pig Studios, though it updated its...

News: Thor Aackerlund Set To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of The 1990 Nintendo World Championships 

Thor Aackerlund Set To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of The 1990 Nintendo World Championships 

"The true birth of eSports started here"

A quarter of the century ago Nintendo held the first round of the 1990 Nintendo World Championships in Texas, and this weekend there will be a special event to mark this anniversary. Taking place across two days - March 7th and 8th - at the newly-opened store Freaks and Geeks in Denton, Texas, the event will...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 in Japanese Charts

New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 in Japanese Charts

Can't win 'em all

Nintendo's enjoyed plenty of dominance in the Media Create Japanese charts in recent years, but major releases on rival systems have seen it lose out in recent weeks. The big N will no doubt be considering the cost of key franchises being released elsewhere, as Sony enjoys a week on top. To start with software, the major story is...