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News: Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Tweeting Some Crazy Stuff About Project Dream On The SNES

Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Tweeting Some Crazy Stuff About Project Dream On The SNES

A gaming legend finally speaks

Rare co-founders the Stamper brothers have always been famously reclusive when it comes to interviews - they've given very few over the past couple of decades and since selling Rare to Microsoft have drifted from the public eye altogether. However, Tim Stamper appears to be moving back towards the games industry. Last...

News: The Nintendo World Championships Legend of Zelda Challenge Has Been Detailed

The Nintendo World Championships Legend of Zelda Challenge Has Been Detailed

Thor Aackerlund and Jeff Hansen to be guests of honour

The Nintendo World Championships are now just two days away, and details around the live event continue to be revealed. The latest batch of information from Nintendo of America relates to one of the game events and some welcome special guests that will feature. First of all, details have been...

News: Nintendo Opens E3 2015 Miiverse Community

Nintendo Opens E3 2015 Miiverse Community

All aboard the hype train

Nintendo and hype go hand in hand, so why not celebrate this year’s E3 by drawing a picture of Reggie riding a train? To assist this creative process, Nintendo has opened a new community on Miiverse with the handle: Nintendo @E3 2015, where users can make predictions and even crazy demands in regards to what they would...

News: Shovel Knight Digs His Way Into Bloodstained As Kickstarter Campaign Strides Towards The $4.5 Million Mark

Shovel Knight Digs His Way Into Bloodstained As Kickstarter Campaign Strides Towards The $4.5 Million Mark

Third playable character and prequel mini-game also confirmed

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is already Kickstarter's most successful video game campaign ever, and with just over a day remaining on the clock the momentum shows no signs of dropping - in fact, the total is getting dangerously close to the $4.5 million mark. New stretch goals...

News: The Legend of Legacy is Heading to 3DS in the Americas

The Legend of Legacy is Heading to 3DS in the Americas

Seven story perspectives to explore

Having inadvertently revealed the news in early May, Atlus has now officially confirmed that it's localising 3DS RPG The Legend of Legacy to the West. It's due in the Americas in the Holiday season and will cost $39.99 / CA$49.99. Development studio FuRyu has some hugely respected industry figures in its team,...

Video: Fan-Made Mother 4 Gets Shown Off In 'Attract Mode'

Fan-Made Mother 4 Gets Shown Off In 'Attract Mode'

A blast from the past

For quite some time a group of dedicated fans have been working on Mother 4, an unofficial sequel for the iconic series that'll be free on PC. It's been a labour of love for the volunteers concerned, going past its planned 2014 arrival but evidently still progressing well; despite plenty of publicity in the past year it's been...

Video: Watch the Lovely Moment When a Nintendo World Championships Finalist Gets The Decisive Call

Watch the Lovely Moment When a Nintendo World Championships Finalist Gets The Decisive Call

Will go up against 15 rivals in LA

Just recently Nintendo of America revealed the eight qualifiers for the Nintendo World Championships final event, taking place in LA on 14th June. These hardy souls made their way to qualifying events and set impressive scores in the Championship Mode of Ultimate NES Remix to secure their spot. With travel and...

News: Cool It, Conspiracy Theorists - Sakurai Didn't Deliberately Make Kirby And Pit More Powerful In Super Smash Bros.

Cool It, Conspiracy Theorists - Sakurai Didn't Deliberately Make Kirby And Pit More Powerful In Super Smash Bros.

"Every now and then someone will vent their misplaced anger towards me"

With a roster as massive as that seen in Super Smash Bros., making sure each fighter is balanced can be a tricky business - hence the issues with Diddy Kong, which have recently been patched. However, there are some Smash fans who feel that creator Masahiro Sakurai has...

Nintendo Download: 11th June (North America)

11th June (North America)

LEGO Jurassic Park x2, more Harvest Moon, Dr. Mario and much more

It's the final North American Nintendo Download Update before the E3 shenanigans in LA, and there's a diverse range of options. We have the first GBA Harvest Moon, two versions of LEGO Jurassic World, the return of Dr. Mario, some quirky eShop offerings and four DSiWare games. Let's...

News: 3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

Nearly 270 million US Nintendo system sales overall

After a rocky start in 2011, the 3DS family of systems - which includes the 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS - has evolved into a success. Against increasingly challenging odds due to the rise of smart devices and plenty of other distractions, it's led the charge for the dedicated gaming handheld space...

News: Nintendo Canada Seems Pretty Pleased With Splatoon's Reception, Thinks Company Is "Delivering The Fun"

Nintendo Canada Seems Pretty Pleased With Splatoon's Reception, Thinks Company Is "Delivering The Fun"

Also hints at big third party announcements in the near future

Splatoon has been a massive commercial and critical success for Nintendo - which has surprised a lot of people, considering that the company has limited experience in the realm of online shooters. However, for Nintendo Canada General Manager Pierre-Paul Trepanier, the game's triumph...

News: Bloodstained Is Officially Kickstarter's Most Successful Video Game Campaign

Bloodstained Is Officially Kickstarter's Most Successful Video Game Campaign

Over $4 million raised and there's still hours to spare

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is officially Kickstarter's most successful video game venture after pushing past the $4.1 million record set by Torment: Tides of Numenera back in April 2013. Bloodstained currently stands at $4,194,391 with 41 hours remaining. Almost 50,000 people have...

News: Here Are Your Eight Qualifying Nintendo World Championships 2015 Finalists

Here Are Your Eight Qualifying Nintendo World Championships 2015 Finalists

AKA: The guys who had to actually work to get there

Nintendo recently confirmed eight of the guest competitors who will be taking part in the 2015 Nintendo World Championships, and today the names of the eight qualifying participants - that is, the guys who actually had to earn their place in the finals - have been published. These eight...

News: Splatoon’s Kelp Dome Multiplayer Map Is Now Live

Splatoon’s Kelp Dome Multiplayer Map Is Now Live

The game that keeps on giving

Nintendo’s squid shooter, Splatoon, continues to grow, with the latest update now live. The Kelp Dome map, previously featured in the single player portion of the game, will now appear in the multiplayer modes. Kelp Dome is a map featuring maze-like greenhouses. There are two pathways to take in this arena – above...

News: Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Armature to share Unreal Engine 4 Wii U code

Though Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night won't arrive until 2017, the spiritual Castlevania successor led by Koji Igarashi has become an outstanding success in crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Paypal. In fact, combining both sources it's now raised over $4 million, unlocking an exciting stretch goal in...

News: Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

"We totally feel the 3DS was the stronger of the two"

Sonic Boom was supposed to be a big initiative for Sega. Not only was the company pushing two brand-new games to market - one for Wii U and one for 3DS - but it was going to support these titles with a tie-in TV show and a flood of merchandise. Things didn't quite work out that way; while the 3DS...

Video: Who Needs a New Sonic Game When You Have Splatoon's Inkbrush?

Who Needs a New Sonic Game When You Have Splatoon's Inkbrush?

Speed up

With the surprise announcement of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice arriving on 3DS later this year, we here at Nintendo Life have found our own ways to enjoy the lightning pace gameplay attributed to the Sonic series using Splatoon's brand new Inkbrush weapon. Check out the video below for a hot, violent injection of all the super speed you'll...