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Gallery: Feast Your Eyeballs on These Xenoblade Chronicles X Wallpapers

Feast Your Eyeballs on These Xenoblade Chronicles X Wallpapers

Time to buy a Japanese Wii U?

We'll admit it, we like covering Xenoblade Chronicles X for Wii U, even if it means gazing longingly towards Japan and contemplating rapid-fire lessons in the Japanese language. Monolith Soft's RPG is rather impressive in its scope and ambition, and we can't help but admire it. With that in mind, and with the game...

Matters Of Import: Cleaning Up The City In 3D Streets Of Rage 2

Cleaning Up The City In 3D Streets Of Rage 2

Bare those knuckles

Streets of Rage 2 - or Bare Knuckle 2 as it is known in Japan - is widely regarded as one of the best side-scrolling fighters ever created, so the fact that its announcement as part of Sega's burgeoning 3D Classics range caused such excitement should come as no great shock. This is one of the defining games of the 16-bit era,...

News: Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for September Release, Along With Physical Retail Version

Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for September Release, Along With Physical Retail Version

Deep Silver publishing, 3DS release due "at a later point"

Mighty No. 9, the upcoming title from Keiji Inafune's Comcept studio that has Mega Man fans rather excited, finally has release dates. As many have guessed it won't arrive this Spring, but is hitting the Wii U in North America on 15th September and other territories on 18th September. In...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Paid-DLC Details Emerge With Characters, Quests and Skell Unlocks

Xenoblade Chronicles X Paid-DLC Details Emerge With Characters, Quests and Skell Unlocks

All available in a bundle for 2000 Yen, about $17

Xenoblade Chronicles X is downloading onto some Japanese Wii U systems right now, and new details on paid-DLC options have accompanied the launch. On a whole the content on offer seems to be a decent value, though day one extras aren't always greeted with open arms. The four characters above each...

News: Image & Form Answers Questions on SteamWorld Heist Platform Features, Multiplayer and amiibo

Image & Form Answers Questions on SteamWorld Heist Platform Features, Multiplayer and amiibo

Announces the first 'Ambassador' contest winner, too

SteamWorld Heist is certainly one of the highest-profile download-only releases heading to the Wii U and 3DS this year, and ahead of a Fall release window Image & Form is keeping fans informed with weekly updates and contests. Last week the studio launched its first SteamWorld Ambassador...

Poll: With Races Won and Cups Collected, How Do You Rate Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 2?

With Races Won and Cups Collected, How Do You Rate Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 2?

And 200cc, for that matter

It's clear that Nintendo's approach to DLC has moved on a great deal when extras begin to take on the status of a brand new release. With April being generally low on enticing new releases, the big N successfully got plenty of current Wii U and 3DS gamers excited with DLC for existing evergreen blockbusters. In the case of...

News: Nintendo of America Aims to Cause a Splash for Splatoon With a 'Mess Fest' Event

Nintendo of America Aims to Cause a Splash for Splatoon With a 'Mess Fest' Event

Celebs, PR photos, you know the drill

It seems as if Nintendo of America is determined to give Splatoon a strong chance of achieving mainstream success for the Wii U, announcing an event designed to get the attention of young gamers and families, in particular. A 'Mess Fest' event will take place on 15th May at Santa Monica Pier, from 11am to 7pm...

News: Renegade Kid Twice Pitched Silent Hill DS Projects to Konami

Renegade Kid Twice Pitched Silent Hill DS Projects to Konami

Was quickly and then politely rebuffed

Renegade Kid is best known to most Nintendo fans - we suspect - as an indie download developer, in particular stepping up a notch in popularity with Mutant Mudds on the 3DS eShop. In the DS era, though, the studio released a variety of respected retail efforts, very much part of the mid-tier market subsequently...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Development Details Emerge in Iwata Asks Interview

Xenoblade Chronicles X Development Details Emerge in Iwata Asks Interview

Going into detail on the huge adventure that awaits

Xenoblade Chronicles X is about to arrive in Japan, bringing an end to a huge development undertaking for Monolith Soft. While Wii U owners in the West need to wait until later in the year, the build up to release in Japan has brought plenty of fascinating details, also boosted by a recent

Weirdness: Care for Your Own Virtual King Dedede

Care for Your Own Virtual King Dedede

And pick up his royal poops

Remember Tamagotchi, the virtual pet on a keychain you could take care of until it died either through neglect or being sent through the wash? Artist Paperbeatsscissors has brought back all the fun in browser-based form, and with everybody's favourite stretchy, penguinny dictator! It's enough to fill that King Dedede...

Weirdness: Shigeru Miyamoto Takes on a Shinya Arino Level in Mario Maker, and It's Awesome

Shigeru Miyamoto Takes on a Shinya Arino Level in Mario Maker, and It's Awesome

We'd give this level a Yeah

Game Center CX is rather iconic - popular in Japan and with a small legion of fans in the West, its host Shinya Arino is also particularly well known. Naturally Nintendo features regularly, and Arino-san recently took part in a special NicoNico fan event in which Shigeru Miyamoto appeared to show off September's Wii U...

Feature: A Day With The Biggest StreetPass Group in the US

A Day With The Biggest StreetPass Group in the US

Hits, games and cake in San Diego

In this special feature Nintendo Life contributor Alan Lopez shares his experience of a day with the San Diego StreetPass group. What do you get when you Google "StreetPass groups"? If you're searching in the land of Nintendo of America, Facebook pages for "StreetPass Chicago", "StreetPass NYC" and other cities...

Video: Gawk at Streets of Rage 2 in 3D on Your New Nintendo 3DS

Gawk at Streets of Rage 2 in 3D on Your New Nintendo 3DS

Grand Upper!

We may be waiting until the Summer for the next batch of 3D Classics from Sega in the West, but Japanese gamers can look forward to 3D Streets of Rage 2 this week, on 28th April; yes, we're jealous. The good news is that Sega's official YouTube channel has served up a taster of how the brilliant fighting game will look on Nintendo's...

Video: The Nintendo 64 Kid Is Taking Unboxing To The Next Level For Taco Bell

The Nintendo 64 Kid Is Taking Unboxing To The Next Level For Taco Bell

"Nintendo Sixty-Foooooooooour!"

Remember Brandon Kuzma, AKA The Nintendo 64 kid? He got rather excited about his shiny new Nintendo 64 console back in 1998, and when YouTube arrived a few years later, became something of a celebrity. He's now harnessing that power by starring in a commercial for Taco Bell's Steak DoubleDilla. His sister Rachel is...

Video: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Has Neat Glitches, Including Tricks to Clear it in 10 Minutes

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Has Neat Glitches, Including Tricks to Clear it in 10 Minutes

Too many energy drinks for you, Link

When developing a sizeable adventure for hardware as humble as the Game Boy, coding trickery and compromises are inevitable. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX on the Game Boy Color - and the non-DX original - naturally falls into that category; it's a lovely game, and also has some rather entertaining...

News: Here's The First Round Of Songs Confirmed For Guitar Hero Live

Here's The First Round Of Songs Confirmed For Guitar Hero Live

The perfect note?

Since the announcement of Guitar Hero Live, Activision has been trying hard to get its fans pumped for this new release - which is coming to the Wii U as well as other systems. Despite this, one piece of information has divided them more than others. Catching the most heat is the announcement that old controllers and DLC will be...

News: Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden- is a 3D Vertically Scrolling Shoot 'em Up Blasting the 3DS This Week in North America

Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden- is a 3D Vertically Scrolling Shoot 'em Up Blasting the 3DS This Week in North America

Over 100 missions and customisable ships

CIRCLE Entertainment remains one of the most active publishers on the 3DS eShop, often localising some promising games from Japan for Western audiences; it appears to be doing that once again with the conceptually enticing Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden-. Originally developed by Sakura Flamingo Laboratory,...

News: Pokémon Shuffle Celebrates 3.5 Million Downloads With Special Celebi Challenge

Pokémon Shuffle Celebrates 3.5 Million Downloads With Special Celebi Challenge

Runs until May 18th

Nintendo's free-to-play puzzle title Pokémon Shuffle has now been downloaded over 3.5 million times. To mark this occasion, Nintendo has opened a special Celebi challenge, which runs from today until May 18th. Successfully completing the challenge earns you 1000 coins, and as you might expect, you'll need to be running the...