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News: Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends In IQ Test, Coming To The Wii U eShop July 31st

Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends In IQ Test, Coming To The Wii U eShop July 31st

“Have a great time watching your friends fail”

Ninja Pig Studios has announced its latest game IQ Test will be released in the US on July 31st, at a special launch price of $3.99. After this short period the price of the Wii U eShop title will be bumped back up to an MSRP of $4.99. Alongside this announcement was the official trailer reveal,...

News: Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

3DS title and MK8 outside all-format top 10

With a quiet release schedule and long spell of hot weather, the UK games market endured its second lowest week of unit sales in 2014, and the worst in revenue. Not a great time for retailers, then, and Nintendo has a mix of good and bad news to consider. The positive news comes in the single-format...

Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe)

31st July (Europe)

XType, Ice Cream heroes, racing, bombing, loads of discounts and more

Monday morning means Nintendo Download Update news for European gamers, as we learn what's coming to the region later this week. It's a packed schedule, with a mix of new titles on both Wii U and 3DS, along with a host of discounts and a new Virtual Console entry. There's lots to...

Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS eShop Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Ten Wii U and 3DS eShop Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Summer gaming for a little less

Earlier this week we brought you a list of ten Wii U and 3DS games that are perfect for summer, as a starting point to also get community feedback on other favourites for the season. As promised, though, here's a follow-up that's all about eShop titles. These eShop games are all download-only titles, and no Virtual...

News: The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North American Début on 7th August

The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North American Début on 7th August

See the origin of that Nintendo Land mini-game

The Mysterious Murasame Castle is a Famicom Disk System game from 1986 that's only been known in the West through some cameo appearances and references — most recently through the Takamaru's Ninja Castle game in Nintendo Land. Having recently made its Western début on the European 3DS Virtual Console...

News: The Link Outfit and Gear in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Almost Too Cool

The Link Outfit and Gear in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Almost Too Cool

He's even rocking the earring

The upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and its predecessor, have had plenty of crossover outfits. One confirmed long ago in Japan that has us particularly excited is the Link outfit and equipment, which promises to add some Legend of Zelda charm to the hunt. The official channel for the upcoming Ultimate release, in...

Live: Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Aiming for the podium

It's that time again, dear readers, for us to be humiliated by far faster racers by playing Mario Kart 8 live on Twitch. Anthony Dickens and Tom Whitehead will be joining in (12 races) for a tournament we're currently running — with prizes courtesy of Official Nintendo UK Online Store — in the UK. Once we've completed a run...

News: New Pokémon Game Factory Trademark Isn't For A Game, But Its Toys Look Awesome

New Pokémon Game Factory Trademark Isn't For A Game, But Its Toys Look Awesome

Lucky Japanese fans

There was potentially a flutter for excitement for eagle-eyed Pokémon fans earlier today, when a trademark for Pokémon Game Factory was spotted; it was filed by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. Its purpose was unclear, and those hoping it was another game in the hugely popular franchise would have been disappointed, as...

Play & Win: UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

eShop funds up for grabs

Earlier this week we told you about a special Mario Kart 8 tournament we're running for UK racers. The day is here, in which participants have six hours to complete 12 races in a battle for some lovely eShop funds. Details are below, so good luck! What:: Nintendo Life is holding a one-off regional Mario Kart 8 Online...

News: Twitch is Going to Play Pokémon X on a Modded 3DS

Twitch is Going to Play Pokémon X on a Modded 3DS

Hold on to your Helix Fossils this 26th July

Twitch's journey through the Pokémon titles has been quite remarkable, catching tons of viewers and somehow nearly indoctrinating them into a crowd-conjured cult. While the original outing received the most attention, Twitchers have been rambling their way through the series and are poised to attack the...

News: Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title The Swapper To The Wii U eShop

Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title The Swapper To The Wii U eShop

Space, man

Curve Studios has revealed that it is bringing Facepalm Games' space-puzzle title The Swapper to the Wii U eShop. The game — which is already available on PC and is also coming to the PS3 this August — places you in the shoes of a spaceman exploring a seemingly derelict space station. You are armed with a gun which can create up to...

News: Tappingo 2's North American Release Date Is No Longer A Puzzle

Tappingo 2's North American Release Date Is No Longer A Puzzle

It's coming to the 3DS eShop next month

Our very good friend Hugo Smits over at Goodbye Galaxy Games has confirmed that Tappingo 2 will launch on the North Ameircan 3DS eShop on August 28th. The puzzle sequel will retail for $2.99 — the same price as the original Tappingo — and boasts over 100 new puzzles and a zoom mode which makes the larger...

News: One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Will Cram 85 Different Characters Into Your Humble 3DS

One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Will Cram 85 Different Characters Into Your Humble 3DS

Confirmed for Japanese launch this Winter

The One Piece juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down. We've only just had One Piece: Unlimited World Red here in the west, and Bandai Namco has now announced the next video game adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's famous anime and manga series: One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X. This 3DS offering will feature...

News: Rivyd Announces Kenji: Rise Of A Hero For Wii U eShop, November Launch Expected

Rivyd Announces Kenji: Rise Of A Hero For Wii U eShop, November Launch Expected

Team aiming to create "one of the most difficult games for the Wii U"

Indie studio Rivyd Incorporated has revealed that it is producing a platform title exclusively for the Wii U eShop by the name of Kenji: Rise of a Hero. The title is expected to launch on November 25th, and is being billed as a title for "advance players, or beginners that want...

News: Devil's Third Will Feature Chicken Gathering, Sports And An Epic Struggle To Liberate North America

Devil's Third Will Feature Chicken Gathering, Sports And An Epic Struggle To Liberate North America

"The game isn't just a simple shooter"

Devil's Third was one of the big shocks of E3 2014. The brainchild of former Team Ninja head Tomonobu Itagaki, it was previously announced for the PS3 and 360 but is now a Wii U exclusive. Speaking to Famitsu, Itagaki has revealed a few more details regarding the game's story, gameplay modes and the process of...

News: Ace Attorney Trilogy Will Boast Visual and Dialogue Tweaks, $29.99 Price Tag

Ace Attorney Trilogy Will Boast Visual and Dialogue Tweaks, $29.99 Price Tag

Any objections?

Capcom has revealed some more details about the forthcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy on the Nintendo 3DS. The collection of games won't be a direct port of the already-available iOS versions, with Capcom stating that graphical changes will be present. The script is also being tinkered with, although it sounds like the...

Events: If You're Attending Hyper Japan 2014, Don't Forget To Say Hello

If You're Attending Hyper Japan 2014, Don't Forget To Say Hello

We'll be there at Earl's Court, London for today only

Hyper Japan 2014 — the UK's biggest celebration of all things Nippon — kicks off today at Earl's Court in London, and runs until Sunday. Nintendo is one of the headline partners and will be showing off some of its latest games slap-bang in the middle of the show floor, including Monster...

News: 3DS System Update 8.1.0-18 is Now Live

3DS System Update 8.1.0-18 is Now Live

Sweet, sweet stability

It's another glorious day, system update fans, as the 3DS (and 2DS) has another download waiting; this is after a bit of eShop and Nintendo Network maintenance in recent days. We're not sure the change will blow any minds, but it sure is stable. Those of you that are system update fanatics know what's coming, but below is the...