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Video: Let's Celebrate The Game Boy That The West Never Got

Let's Celebrate The Game Boy That The West Never Got

Shedding some light on a handheld classic

Nintendo's Game Boy range was massively successful all over the world — heck, even Kurt Cobain had one — but not every variant of the system made it out of Japan. Just before the launch of the Game Boy Color, Nintendo produced a revised backlit version of the original monochrome system which was...

News: Satoru Iwata Returns to Regular Work Following Surgery

Satoru Iwata Returns to Regular Work Following Surgery

Has lost weight but feels healthier

When Satoru Iwata missed E3 this year for medical reasons, there was some concern over the Nintendo President's well-being — it was then confirmed that he'd undergone surgery to remove a growth from his bile duct, and he subsequently missed the company's AGM (annual general meeting). Nintendo said little but to...

News: Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North America On Resident Evil eShop Titles

Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North America On Resident Evil eShop Titles

Three games available for absolutely killer prices

If you live in North America and want to ramp up the scare factor this Halloween, then Capcom might have just the offer to get you in the mood. In a special Nintendo Halloween sale, Capcom will be offering three Resident Evil titles at significantly reduced prices across both the Wii U and 3DS...

News: Pixel Paint Lands On North America’s Wii U eShop This Week In All Its Retro Glory

Pixel Paint Lands On North America’s Wii U eShop This Week In All Its Retro Glory

Relive the pixelated past

If you’ve ever wanted a tool outside of a regular computer program to assist you with the recreation of retro pixel art, then Pixel Paint – brought to you by developer and publisher Two Kernel Connection – might just be the game for you. Due out on the North American Wii U eShop on 30th October for the price of...

News: Super Smash Bros. 3-Poster Set Now Available from Club Nintendo in North America

Super Smash Bros. 3-Poster Set Now Available from Club Nintendo in North America

Ringtones and wallpapers available in Europe

Club Nintendo may not keep fans happy at all times, but there are moments where appealing items and treats appear to part us from our collections of coins and stars. Both Nintendo of America and Europe have updated their catalogues in recent times, each with a different flavour. To start with the most...

Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excitebike Arena Footage From Mario Kart 8's DLC

Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excitebike Arena Footage From Mario Kart 8's DLC

Very excite

It's not long now until Mario Kart 8 gets its first helping of DLC, and to keep you keen Nintendo has released a video which shows off the amazing Excitebike Arena course — inspired, of course, by the NES game Excitebike. The course is packed with bumps which are perfect for trick boosts, and even features a massive status of the...

News: Developers Reflect on F-Zero As It Passes Ten Years in the Wilderness

Developers Reflect on F-Zero As It Passes Ten Years in the Wilderness

"F-Zero is really something special to me"

Barely an E3 or Nintendo Direct goes by without someone in the Nintendo Life team muttering that maybe, against all odds, F-Zero will return. It's now been over ten years since F-Zero Climax, a thoroughly disappointing Game Boy Advance entry that's ignored by many, arrived in stores. It was an inglorious...

News: Dungeons & Robots Targeting Wii U in 2015

Dungeons & Robots Targeting Wii U in 2015

It features dungeons and robots, unsurprisingly

The Wii U eShop isn't, at present, short of projects confirmed for a release in the coming year. They range from high-profile titles to others from new studios; Dungeons & Robots by Glow Games Studio falls into the latter category. The lore is fairly lengthy, incorporating robotic figures that...

Weirdness: These Halloween Pokémon Will Haunt Your Pokédex

These Halloween Pokémon Will Haunt Your Pokédex

Courtesy of horror manga artist Junji Ito

The Halloween season — apparently it's a season and not just one day — is well underway, and The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have gotten into the spirit of the occasion in their own unique way. One would assume they have some high profile games to sell. A week ago the first image of a rather fun...

News: Shovel Knight 3DS Theme Coming To Europe And Australia For A Limited Time

Shovel Knight 3DS Theme Coming To Europe And Australia For A Limited Time

A special treat for patient PAL regions

While North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight since June, Wii U and 3DS owners in Europe and Australia have been required to wait until next month for the local release of the medieval side-scroller. To reward these locations that have had to wait patiently whilst the eShop title was...

News: Costume Quest 2 Confirmed for European Wii U Release This Week

Costume Quest 2 Confirmed for European Wii U Release This Week

Despite its absence from the Download Update details

When Double Fine confirmed that it was bringing Costume Quest 2 to the Wii U, it wasn't surprising that a number of fans were rather pleased. The original gained serious popularity thanks to its cute visuals and solid adventure RPG gameplay, so the promise of a sequel that'll improve on that...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update Includes Adjustments to "Balance the Game"

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update Includes Adjustments to "Balance the Game"

Must be downloaded to play online

Though it lacks the Tourneys that are coming to the home console iteration, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has one of the most substantial online setups available on the portable, with multiple modes and the ability to watch and bet on other matches. Due to the relative complexity of the game, its online...

News: You'll Be Able To Explore The Artistic Imagination Of An 8-Year-Old In Wii U Title Child's Mind

You'll Be Able To Explore The Artistic Imagination Of An 8-Year-Old In Wii U Title Child's Mind

The result is "Marble Madness meets Jetpack Joyride"

Christian Sanders has an 8-year-old son, and like so many children of this delicate age, he loves to doodle. However, the crude creations committed to paper by Sanders' offspring are destined for a greater purpose than simply being stuck on the wall — they form the basis of Child's Mind, a title...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire to Be Available in an Exclusive Dual Pack

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire to Be Available in an Exclusive Dual Pack

Available exclusively in North America from Best Buy and Amazon

Nintendo has announced that a new retail pack containing both versions of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will be available in North America on the game's release date, 21st November. The dual pack will retail for a total of $79.98, and the RRP for a single copy is $39.99...

Video: An Introduction To The Wild And Wacky Cast Of Bayonetta 2

An Introduction To The Wild And Wacky Cast Of Bayonetta 2

Don't know your Loki from your Lumen Sage? Watch this

Bayonetta 2 is finally out, and as Nintendo fans, it may be highly possible that you haven't played the original game and therefore may be a little confused about who all these characters are. We've sorted you out with a short primer on who's who in this unusual world of Demons, Angels, Witches...

News: Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts

Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts

55% of Just Dance sales on Wii and, no, we didn't forget a U

Bayonetta 2 arrived on Wii U last week, and it appears to have enjoyed a solid start in the UK market. The chart results released today confirmed that the brilliant Platinum Games action title was the most successful new release; it managed 7th place in the all-format chart and an...

Nintendo Download: 30th October (Europe)

30th October (Europe)

Stealth Inc 2, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Rare DK treats and much more

With this coming weekend being the spookiest of the year, the latest Nintendo Download Update details for Europe show us that the big N's keen to keep us all entertained in the safety of our own homes, avoiding the ghouls outside. This week is packed with new titles on Wii U and 3DS,...

Video: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Opening Cinematic Revealed

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Opening Cinematic Revealed

The start of something beautiful...

The opening cinematic to a new game is something that can give gamers the butterflies, and the crème de la crème of anticipated intros has finally been revealed by Nintendo — via IGN. The new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U opening movie, as expected, has us greeted by a host of Nintendo all-stars showing off...