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Events: Nintendo At The MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2015

Nintendo At The MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2015

A fun-packed festival of popular culture, cosplay and gaming

The MCM Comic Con - the UK's biggest popular culture event - has just finished its tenure at Birmingham's NEC, and we were lucky enough to attend. Packed with memorabilia, merchandise, cosplayers and even some famous faces from the world of film and TV, the event was well attended and a...

Nintendo Download: 26th March (Europe)

26th March (Europe)

Trine, Mega Man, RPGs and discounts galore!

It's time to brighten up Monday mornings in Europe, with the latest Nintendo Download Update having decent odds of achieving that goal. There is a whole smorgasbord of games and discounted goodies to consider, so let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €12.99 / £10.99) - Its...

News: Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon Shuffle Surpasses 2.5 Million Downloads

Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon Shuffle Surpasses 2.5 Million Downloads

Promising signs for the micro-transaction eShop title?

Nintendo has dabbled in the free-to-play market for some time now, and their latest attempt testing the micro-transaction based waters, Pokémon Shuffle, may be their most popular creation yet, with a timely announcement that the title has clocked up more than 2.5 million downloads. The...

News: Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

“I think I will shake up the formula a bit more”

Gunman Clive was one of those fun little games that had all the right ingredients of a success. A creative and interesting art style, tight gameplay inspired by classic side scroller games such as Mega Man, plenty of replayability, and a cheap price point helped it to stand out from the pack and...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese Systems Region-Free

New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese Systems Region-Free

Only supports legitimate cartridge games

There are certainly some gamers in North America that only plan to pick up a New Nintendo 3DS when the smaller model is available, as only two variations of the XL iteration are currently available in the region. That limited release was a contentious decision from Nintendo of America, with the smaller...

News: Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Control Options and Fixes a Graphical Bug

Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Control Options and Fixes a Graphical Bug

It’s always nice to have more options

Elliot Quest is a new Metroidvania title on the Wii U eShop developed by Ansimuz Games. The 8-bit adventure sees players controlling a character named Elliot (who bears several similarities to Pit) on his race to find an ancient demon that can cure a curse placed on him that keeps him from dying, and will...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewtwo Super Smash Bros. DLC is Coming "Pretty Soon"

Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewtwo Super Smash Bros. DLC is Coming "Pretty Soon"

Huzzah!

Though the wait of a few months may have tempered expectations for a while, it's easy to forget that Super Smash Bros. isn't yet complete - the Wii U version is yet to receive Tournies, while Mewtwo DLC is also hotly anticipated. That DLC fighter will be free to those who register both versions on Club Nintendo by 31st May, before later...

Live: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Invitational Tournament - MCM Birmingham

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Invitational Tournament - MCM Birmingham

Battling at the tech show

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been around for a good few months, but it's still very much a go-to game for plenty of Wii U owners. It's a big-draw at expos and events, too, and Nintendo UK is streaming a special Invitational tournament from the massive MCM Comic Con event in Birmingham today. Kicking off at 7am Pacific /...

Weirdness: Watch A Complete Masochist Play Dark Souls With Some Donkey Konga Bongos

Watch A Complete Masochist Play Dark Souls With Some Donkey Konga Bongos

A different beat

From Software's Dark Souls is one of gaming's most rewarding - and brutal - experiences. For many, the game - as well as its forerunner Demon's Souls and sequel Dark Souls II - is hard-as-nails when played normally, but there's a small subset of completely insane players who feel it isn't quite punishing enough. Twitch and YouTube...

News: Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3D? You Might Need A Bigger microSD Card

Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3D? You Might Need A Bigger microSD Card

4GB card that ships with the New 3DS and New 3DS XL isn't big enough

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is the first game to be made exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS hardware - as you'll know if you read our interview with Nintendo's Hiro Yamada, the title makes use of the console's enhanced hardware to replicate the epic scale of the Wii original...

News: Zelda Lookalike Oceanhorn: Monster Of Uncharted Seas Could Be Sailing To Consoles

Zelda Lookalike Oceanhorn: Monster Of Uncharted Seas Could Be Sailing To Consoles

Game shares a link with the Sega classic Landstalker, too

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is an iOS adventure title which has recently crossed over to PCs, and is clearly influenced by Nintendo's Legend of Zelda - more specifically, the Wind Waker instalment which came to GameCube and - much later - Wii U. With the game branching out to other...

Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device Games, Nintendo 'Membership' And The Nintendo NX?

Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device Games, Nintendo 'Membership' And The Nintendo NX?

Now that the dust has settled

There's been a lot of debate in the past few days around multiple topics that are important in the world of Nintendo. The corporate 'alliance' with DeNA will bring Nintendo brands to smartphone apps, services and - notably - games, while the former will also handle a lot of the dull-but-important infrastructure work on...

Japan Weekly: Famitsu Discusses Splatoon Weaponry And Gives Details On Style Savvy 3

Famitsu Discusses Splatoon Weaponry And Gives Details On Style Savvy 3

Two obscure Japanese games are also reviewed

Once again Famitsu has put out a weekly edition light on Nintendo news. It seems both Japan and Western territories are in a lull of significant Nintendo games. However, this edition did give us a bit more information on Splatoon - which is always welcome - and delved into Girls Mode 3 / Style Savvy 3, if...

Video: Allow These Charming Renditions Of Classic Zelda Tunes To Gently Massage Your Pointy Elf-Ears

Allow These Charming Renditions Of Classic Zelda Tunes To Gently Massage Your Pointy Elf-Ears

A sweeping orchestral arrangement

Here at Nintendo Life we love it when our favourite video game music gets a quality video tribute with costumes, location, cinematography and a musical arrangement to match. Recently we covered Taylor Davis' amazing work and here is someone very much on a similar level of quality. Vocalist Jillian Aversa has...

Interview: Nintendo's Hiro Yamada On The Challenge Of Bringing Xenoblade Chronicles To The New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo's Hiro Yamada On The Challenge Of Bringing Xenoblade Chronicles To The New Nintendo 3DS

"We hope the players will be satisfied with the outcome"

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is just around the corner, and has caused a significant stir in the community being the first exclusive title to come to the New Nintendo 3DS. Elusive in its original Wii format, this release will give many the chance to play what was arguably the biggest game on the...

Weirdness: Can A Star Fox Barrel Roll Work In Space?

Can A Star Fox Barrel Roll Work In Space?

It seems that Peppy knows what he is talking about

We don't claim to be experts in astrophysics here at Nintendo Life, but clearly some of the manoeuvres in Star Fox 64 3D might be pushing the boundaries of realism. The boffins over at the PBS Space Time YouTube channel have given Peppy's command to "DO A BARREL ROLL" some thought and have deemed...

Rumour: Metal Gear Creator Hideo Kojima Is Leaving Konami, But The Series Will Go On

Metal Gear Creator Hideo Kojima Is Leaving Konami, But The Series Will Go On

Will part company after finishing MGSV

It is being reported that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima will be parting company with Konami after the launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Tongues started wagging after Konami removed the Kojima Productions name from Metal Gear Solid V press material. Kojima's name was also absent from an updated...

Interview: Dan Marshall on The Swindle, Cancellation and Its Rebirth

Dan Marshall on The Swindle, Cancellation and Its Rebirth

"Here we are thirteen months later and it's expanded"

The Swindle is planned for the Wii U eShop this Summer, and it brings an interesting blend of action, platforming, strategy and humour. With a steampunk aesthetic, procedurally generated levels, its combination of styles and design approaches left us impressed in our first impressions. When...

News: Mobile Developers Extremely Positive About Nintendo's Move Into The Smart Device Space

Mobile Developers Extremely Positive About Nintendo's Move Into The Smart Device Space

"Nintendo will be another titan in the mobile game industry"

While industry analysts might be conflicted about Nintendo's partnership with Japanese mobile firm DeNA - a deal which will see Nintendo's IP finally arrive on smartphones and tablets - the mobile development community has reacted in an extremely positive fashion, seeing the Japanese...

News: The Wanderer Class and One Month of Free DLC Roam to Etrian Mystery Dungeon

The Wanderer Class and One Month of Free DLC Roam to Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Also, see what the home screen theme looks like!

It’s that time of week again and this week’s update on Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a bit beefier than usual, bringing with it a generous offering to tempt more fans into picking this up when it launches. Atlus has confirmed that until May 5th, all of the DLC will be available for download...

News: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Demo hitting the eShop earlier in the month

Western players won't have too much longer to wait before they can get their hands on some red hot, orb-matching action, as the Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition bundle has been confirmed for a May 22nd release date in North America. This handy double-pack features...