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News: Dan Adelman Formally Launches New Independent Business

Dan Adelman Formally Launches New Independent Business

States that Nintendo's download policies are in good hands

Earlier today it emerged that the well-known Nintendo of America Head of Digital Content and Development, Dan Adelman, had left the company; his official title didn't make clear the fact that, to many, he was the face of Nintendo's drive to attract independent developers to its download...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Nine

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Nine

Paper Mario! Target Blast! Pokémon! More!

Another week has passed, which means we're ever closer to Super Smash Bros., with the 3DS version less than two months away. The tingle of anticipation is real, almost as real as the never-ending hype. Masahiro Sakurai knows this, of course, and continues to serve up daily doses of screenshot loveliness on...

News: Link, Zelda, and Lana Show Their Moves in New Hyrule Warriors Trailers

Link, Zelda, and Lana Show Their Moves in New Hyrule Warriors Trailers

Faron PUNCH

Another day, another recommended daily allowance of Hyrule Warriors goodness to be taken with meals. The folks at Koei Tecmo have given its fans three more videos to gawp at, and with just ten days until the Japanese release and the imminent Nintendo Direct focused entirely on the upcoming title, it would naturally be assumed that new...

News: The Man Responsible For Reviving Nintendo's Relationship With Indies Has Left The Company

The Man Responsible For Reviving Nintendo's Relationship With Indies Has Left The Company

So long, Dan Adelman

Nintendo's approach to indie developers has undergone a massive overhaul in recent years, and that is partly thanks to the considerable efforts of one man: Nintendo of America's Head of Digital Content and Development, Dan Adelman. Adelman was instrumental in getting indies on board with the Wii, Wii U and 3DS, and has been...

News: Nintendo Network Maintenance Scheduled For Just Before The Hyrule Warriors Direct

Nintendo Network Maintenance Scheduled For Just Before The Hyrule Warriors Direct

Is Nintendo planning something extra for today?

Earlier this year Nintendo dropped its regular Nintendo Network maintenance slots in favour of ad-hoc arrangements, but the latest confirmed work has caught our attention. It takes place today, and concludes just one hour before the upcoming Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct; the two may not end up being...

News: Nintendo Life Set To Host Mario Kart 8 Tournament at EGX London 2014

Nintendo Life Set To Host Mario Kart 8 Tournament at EGX London 2014

A year's worth of games and more up for grabs

As you may have noticed, in recent weeks we've run a couple of Mario Kart 8 tournaments for UK gamers, with eShop funds up for grabs. These have been in partnership with the Official Nintendo UK Online Store and have attracted hundreds of players. We're now stepping things up a notch with the Mario...

News: Renegade Kid Announces Metroidvania Game Xeodrifter for 3DS eShop

Renegade Kid Announces Metroidvania Game Xeodrifter for 3DS eShop

It has "pixels and stuff," all right

Spilling the beans to GoNintendo, Renegade Kid has announced their next project, Metroidvania-style action-platformer Xeodrifter, for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Accompanying the announcement is the first entry in a nifty developers' diary by Renegade Kid's own Jools Watsham, in which he describes his sudden...

News: Majora's Mask Fan Project Gets a New Trailer, Even Showing a Scene on 3DS

Majora's Mask Fan Project Gets a New Trailer, Even Showing a Scene on 3DS

Good luck with Nintendo's lawyers

Update: After initially publishing this video with no description, Pablo Belmonte has responded to enquiries of what this project is with some 'legal terms', suggesting this project is 'interactive' but not a remake. The final form it'll take is unclear, though the aim is apparently to present the finished product...

Feature: Ten Must Play Titles on the Game Boy

Ten Must Play Titles on the Game Boy

25 years young

In this past week the venerable Game Boy celebrated its 25th Anniversary in North America, which means we've had a quarter century of monochrome gaming goodness. The iconic system established Nintendo's leadership of the dedicated gaming handheld market, a position it still holds in the 3DS generation. It's not just nostalgia that...

News: The Legend of Zelda Monopoly Dated for 15th September in US

The Legend of Zelda Monopoly Dated for 15th September in US

GameStop exclusive edition confirmed

Back in March this year USAopoly confirmed a special edition Legend of Zelda Monopoly along with a variety of other licensed products. There was no real insight into how it would look, but a pre-order listing by GameStop shows it off, while confirming a $39.99 price tag and 15th September release in the US. As...

News: WayForward Bringing GBC Classic Xtreme Sports to 3DS Virtual Console

WayForward Bringing GBC Classic Xtreme Sports to 3DS Virtual Console

The studio's first-ever Game Boy Color game returns

WayForward has announced through a tweet that it will be bringing its first Game Boy Color title, Xtreme Sports, to the eShop on 7th August. The game, described as "crazy ambitious" by the studio's own Matt Bozon, has players competing against 200+ individual AI-controlled adversaries in a variety...

Poll: Is Online Co-Op a Major Miss in Hyrule Warriors, or is Local Multiplayer Enough?

Is Online Co-Op a Major Miss in Hyrule Warriors, or is Local Multiplayer Enough?

Not all Dynasty Warrior features make it in the Zelda crossover

There's a lot of buzz around Hyrule Warriors right now, which is only being emphasized with Koei Tecmo and Nintendo's efforts to hype up the Japanese gaming public into a frenzy ahead of its 14th August release in the country. It's working out nicely for both companies, as much of...

Video: Impa and a Naginata Mean Bad News For Gohma in Hyrule Warriors

Impa and a Naginata Mean Bad News For Gohma in Hyrule Warriors

More slick action from Koei Tecmo

Now that some Japanese press copies of Hyrule Warriors are in the wild, there's no shortage of footage popping up online for those that want to see the whole game before it arrives. For those seeking an element of surprise when it arrives in stores, however, there's the conventional hype machine of Koei Tecmo and...

Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retail Releases of Wii U eShop Titles

Deconstructing Nintendo's Retail Releases of Wii U eShop Titles

Sensible cash-in or lack of focus?

The recent announcement of a NES Remix physical disc compilation coming to North America was the latest in a minor trend for Nintendo, as it is showing an increased willingness to convert download titles into retail releases. It was also surprising, as NES Remix Pack will combine two $15 titles, so presumably...

News: Mega Man Soundtrack Volumes 1-10 Announced for the West

Mega Man Soundtrack Volumes 1-10 Announced for the West

Not a Japanese exclusive anymore

Capcom and Sumthing Else Music Works have announced the release of Mega Man Soundtracks in ten delicious volumes. The first four volumes are already available, and the subsequent six will be released at the rate of two per month. The classic chiptune tracks have been heralded as some of the best in the business, so...

News: Heracross and Pinsir Distribution for Pokémon X & Y Coming to North America

Heracross and Pinsir Distribution for Pokémon X & Y Coming to North America

Cross-game switches, Mega Stones included

Pokémon X & Y may be heading towards its one year landmark on the 3DS, but it's still keeping plenty of gamers busy — particularly in online battles. The Pokémon Company is particularly keen to keep gamers engaged while also promoting the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, which...

Video: Mario Battles Through Real Life Tokyo to Get to Super Smash Bros. Event

Mario Battles Through Real Life Tokyo to Get to Super Smash Bros. Event

A smashing fan made trailer

We've seen some awesome fan made Nintendo videos in the past, and this certainly ranks as one of the best. YouTuber Dean Wright has faithfully created a trailer of everyone's favourite portly plumber dashing through the streets of real life Tokyo in order to get to a Super Smash Bros. event on time. Not only is Mario's...