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Video: Nintendo Minute Reveals Its Game of the Year Winners

Nintendo Minute Reveals Its Game of the Year Winners

The Super Sixteen Showdown reaches its end

It's almost the end of 2014, so Nintendo Minute - the NoA video series - has made sure it wrapped up its Game of the Year awards. In previous weeks hosts Kit and Krysta have shortlisted their own personal choices for both Wii U and 3DS, while viewers have been voting in the Super Sixteen Showdown knockout...

News: The N64 Almost Got A Multiplayer-Focused Doom Sequel

The N64 Almost Got A Multiplayer-Focused Doom Sequel

Details regarding the cancelled Doom Absolution emerge

The N64 got an exclusive Doom title in 1997, but this wasn't the only game in the lineage that was planned for Nintendo's 64-bit system. The plan was to follow up with Doom Absolution, a 2-player competitive shooter developed to capitalise on the deathmatch craze triggered by Rare's excellent...

News: Details and Images are Revealed for an Awesome Articulated Yoshi Figure

Details and Images are Revealed for an Awesome Articulated Yoshi Figure

Strike a pose

Earlier this year we told you about a budget range of articulated Nintendo toys that are already available in North America, some of which are rather charming. The higher quality equivalents - the Figuarts range - are more detailed, however, and the most recent images of the upcoming Yoshi figure are pretty darn cute. Due in Japan in...

Gallery: Help Yourself to Some Gorgeous Wii U Wallpapers

Help Yourself to Some Gorgeous Wii U Wallpapers

Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors, Indies and more

While many of us spend plenty of our spare time enjoying Nintendo games and systems, there are reasonable odds that we keep our favourite franchises in mind a lot of the time. Phones, tablets, PCs and laptops - certainly in Nintendo Life HQ - often have some Ninty artwork adorning the screen, so a...

News: "Sonic Runners" Rumours Prove True, But It's a Smartphone Game

"Sonic Runners" Rumours Prove True, But It's a Smartphone Game

We'll have to stick with older rumours for Wii U hopes

Not so long ago there were rumours circulating of a new game in the works - Sonic Runners. As a number of fans were likely feeling burned by Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric at the time, it was understandable to be cautious; we will give some kudos to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS for being a...

Interview: Nintendo Arcade Collector Shoots From the Hip With Rare Sheriff Cabinet

Nintendo Arcade Collector Shoots From the Hip With Rare Sheriff Cabinet

Now we're cooking with gas

Earlier this year we invited you to step into the Nintendo Arcade and meet London based Alex Crowley, who has amassed a legendary collection of classic Nintendo arcade cabinets. It's easy to forget that before it shot to prominence with the NES system, in particular, a core aspect of Nintendo's business was in arcade...

News: Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed Wii U Features and Aims to Improve for Next-Gen Hardware

Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed Wii U Features and Aims to Improve for Next-Gen Hardware

More nods and winks about Nintendo's next console

Just recently we shared some translated quotes from a 4Gamer interview with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, in which he talked about his programming days and his role in getting Super Smash Bros. Melee to market. That same thread on NeoGaf has been adding more translations, and the latest excerpts...

Nintendo Download: 1st January (Europe)

1st January (Europe)

Captain Toad, Fire Emblem, an F-Zero first and more

The timings of Nintendo's Download Updates have certainly been festive this year, with the next batch of download treats set to arrive on New Year's Day to give us a perfect start to 2015. The European update confirms the arrival of Captain Toad's starring début, in addition to some Game Boy...

News: Satoru Iwata Chipped In To Make Sure Super Smash Bros. Melee Made It To Market On Time

Satoru Iwata Chipped In To Make Sure Super Smash Bros. Melee Made It To Market On Time

"Aaah, I wonder if it's alright to admit this?"

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata wasn't always in charge of Nintendo -- once upon a time, he was a humble programmer sat at his keyboard with dreams of becoming the next Miyamoto. In a recent interview with 4Gamer, Iwata admits that before he moved into management he had aspirations of being the...

Poll: Which is the Best Pokémon Game?

Which is the Best Pokémon Game?

Choose the most Super Effective of the main series

With the festive reveal of our staff and reader awards results, we realised that the release line-up of 2014 had given us an opportunity to re-assess some of Nintendo's biggest franchises and determine current-day favourites. In our first poll Mario Kart 8 boosted away with over 50% of the v

Poll: Which is the Best Super Smash Bros. Game?

Which is the Best Super Smash Bros. Game?

Five choices, endless debates

Following the announcement of our staff and reader awards results, we decided that the release line-up of 2014 had given us an opportunity to re-assess some of Nintendo's biggest franchises and determine current-day favourites. In our first poll Mario Kart 8 boosted away with over 50% of the vote for that IP. Th

Video: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Palicoes Shown Off as Both Cute and Deadly

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Palicoes Shown Off as Both Cute and Deadly

Felyne fine

In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate felyne characters, the quirky walking cats, were NPCs that added some comic relief and minor assistance away from the complex web of crafting, combining and hunting. In the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, however, they take the place of miniature warriors - the Shakalaka - as your colleagues on the hunt,...

News: Iwata Saw Miyamoto As A Rival When He First Started Out

Iwata Saw Miyamoto As A Rival When He First Started Out

"That’s embarrassing to admit now"

Shigeru Miyamoto is arguably the world's most famous game designer, and not someone you'd want to set yourself against in a professional capacity. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has admitted in a recently-translated interview with 4Gamer that when he was starting out in the industry, he decided to make...

Poll: Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?

Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?

Will you go retro, HD or portable?

It's a time of year in which plenty of time is spent with friends, family and fellow web gamers debating all manner of topics. Is Kirby Nintendo's cutest mascot? Has Mario's moustache become bushier in the HD era? Will F-Zero ever return? It's a time of opinions, and having checked out the Game of the Year...

News: Nintendo Rolls Out Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Footage and Details

Nintendo Rolls Out Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Footage and Details

May transform opinion

One of the first retail releases on Wii U in 2015 will be Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, at least in North America and Japan, which will bring its brand of stylus-controlled rolling gameplay to the system; its clay-based look and animation has certainly caught the eye. Nintendo took the opportunity, on Christmas Day, to spruce...

Guide: The Hottest Boxing Day 2014 Deals for Wii U and 3DS

The Hottest Boxing Day 2014 Deals for Wii U and 3DS

US and UK covered

It may seem mad to say this at the time of writing, Christmas Day, but the Boxing Day sales are already underway (particularly in the UK) and are being advertised by various retailers. Rather like the Black Friday shenanigans of late November, the traditional Boxing Day sales - previously New Year sales in days of yore - creep ever...

News: Crunchyroll Arrives on Wii U as a Free App in North America

Crunchyroll Arrives on Wii U as a Free App in North America

Over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of content, apparently

While this 25th December has brought us festive Nintendo Download updates, and a host of treats and discounts around the world, North American Wii U owners have an extra treat - a free Crunchyroll app to access a lot of anime, manga and Asian dramas. That'll no doubt be music to the ears...

Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Reader Awards 2014

Nintendo Life's Reader Awards 2014

Your favourites of the year

2014 is drawing to a close, and the festive spirit is no doubt getting plenty into the gaming mood. We've already revealed our Game of the Year Staff Awards, but now it's time to see which titles have most excited the Nintendo Life community over the past year. We opened voting for the Game of the Year Reader Awards on...

Nintendo Download: 25th December (North America)

25th December (North America)

Festive delights with Duck Hunt, Shantae, classic Mario and more!

It's Christmas Day, and there's also a Nintendo Download update to make the day even better. In the absence of an official press release we've pieced together details from Nintendo's official website, but be sure to jump on the eShop and see what else you can find. Missed the...

News: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Nintendo Life

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Nintendo Life

Have a wonderful Holiday

It's that time again, as we celebrate Christmas Day and a Holiday season that provides ample opportunity to spend time with family and friends, or connect with and embrace friendly souls on the internet. However you're spending the day, everyone at Nintendo Life wishes you a fantastic day. It's been quite a year for...

News: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Martin Watts

Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Martin Watts

What does the festive season mean to Martin as a gamer?

Christmas was obviously always an exciting time for me as a child. Waking up to a bundle of presents, with a wish list to Father Christmas magically fulfilled was everything a kid could wish for. Well, that and copious amounts of chocolate to see me through the day. As a gamer, it was a crucial...

Reminder: The Nintendo Network Premium Promotion Ends on 31st December

The Nintendo Network Premium Promotion Ends on 31st December

One week to go

As Wii U owners with a 32GB Premium / Deluxe model are undoubtedly aware, that system includes membership in the Nintendo Network Premium Promotion. Once linked to a Nintendo Network ID this applies points to each purchase on the Wii U eShop, and spending an amount that roughly equates to a full retail game brings the reward of a £5...