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Player Profile: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Finalists 1-4

Mario Kart 8 Championship - Finalists 1-4

Meet our first batch of finalists

As we hope you're aware, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship has four online heats, with the top three in each of those heats then progressing to a...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Expo Banner Raises Questions With Wii U Logo

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Expo Banner Raises Questions With Wii U Logo

Harmless printing error or accidental leak?

A curious banner is currently advertising Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate at a German expo that displays the Wii U logo in the corner. As of now there's be no indication that the latest entry in the Monster Hunter series was planned for any console other then the 3DS. Chances are that this is merely a mistake...

News: Little Orbit Bringing Falling Skies: The Game To Wii U as eShop-Only Release

Little Orbit Bringing Falling Skies: The Game To Wii U as eShop-Only Release

Fight for humanity’s survival

Following news back in June that Little Orbit was bringing a video game adaption of DreamWorks’ critically acclaimed sci-fi television series Falling Skies to the Wii U, the publisher has now revealed that the system's version will be released on the eShop, not at retail as with PS3 and Xbox 360. The initial...

Weirdness: Modder Recreates Donkey Kong Country In Doom Engine

Modder Recreates Donkey Kong Country In Doom Engine

Scary in a different way!

Rare’s Donkey Kong Country was a huge feat in itself when it was released on the Super Nintendo in 1994. Now imagine recreating the iconic jungle-based platformer within an entirely different game engine from around the same era. Enter Doom, and insert the reminder here of just how crazy modders of the classic...

Video: Who's Up for a Rousing Game of Smash Potato?

Who's Up for a Rousing Game of Smash Potato?

Last clobbered by a tree wins!

We know there's plenty of game modes to be found in the upcoming Super Smash Bros., but that hasn't stopped people from creating their own custom diversions. One such activity is "Smash Potato," utilizing the tree-chopping and pocket moves of the Villager. Smash Potato is better seen than explained, but be warned of a...

Weirdness: There Are Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Codes Being Sold on eBay

There Are Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Codes Being Sold on eBay

Madness

Nintendo's live Treehouse broadcast kicked off with a bang when it announced details around a Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo. It will launch worldwide (with a 30 use limit) on 19th September, but select Club Nintendo members in North America and Europe have today been emailed four download codes to be enjoyed and shared with...

Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Goes Big on the Portable

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Goes Big on the Portable

Will Nintendo's portable brawler smash it out of the park?

It may be less than a month to go until Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is finally released in North America and Europe, but that doesn’t change the fact that the wait over the next few weeks is going to be unbearable for its most ardent fans. The game — which at the time of writing...

News: Mega Man 7 Storms onto North American Wii U eShop

Mega Man 7 Storms onto North American Wii U eShop

Tears fall for Europe

Nintendo has revealed via its current Treehouse live stream that the coveted Mega Man 7 is available right now on the North American Wii U eShop! The SNES classic joins over half a dozen other Mega Man games on the eShop. Thanks should be aimed towards Capcom for bulking out the Virtual Console so effectively. There's no...

News: Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for North America and Europe

Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for North America and Europe

Club Nintendo members may get it even earlier

Update: Nintendo of Europe has now confirmed this demo for the region with very similar terms to North America. It'll be available to everyone from 19th September, while "selected Club Nintendo members" will receive an email with four download codes. The demo has unlimited plays — in North America and...

Video: We Battle Through Our First Twenty-Five Minutes Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

We Battle Through Our First Twenty-Five Minutes Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

Smash hit, or a (Ninten)dog?

In our first video with the retail version from Japan, Kerry jumps straight into Classic Mode, completing a run and tackling a recently leaked new character. Don't watch if you want to avoid spoilers. The latest version of Nintendo's epic brawler finally hits 3DS — in Japan. Luckily Nintendo Life is on the case and...

News: Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online Functions When Playing Super Smash Bros.

Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online Functions When Playing Super Smash Bros.

Miiverse and Internet Browser unavailable – please understand

The 3DS isn't an especially new piece of tehcnology, and in order to stay ahead of the curve Nintendo have taken a bold move in order to maintain pinnacle performance from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. When the game is running, players will not be able to access Miiverse or use...

Play & Win: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 4 - Sunday 14th September

Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 4 - Sunday 14th September

The Final Lap!

As we hope you're aware, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three in each of those Tournaments then progressing to the live final...

News: Image & Form Teams Up With Zoink In Self-Publishing Partnership

Image & Form Teams Up With Zoink In Self-Publishing Partnership

"Together, we’ll be a real powerhouse"

Two highly respected Scandinavian download developers, Image & Form and Zoink!, have announced a formal publishing collaboration. Image & Form is best known for SteamWorld Dig on 3DS and — recently — Wii U, while Zoink released the excellent Stick It To The Man on Wii U. This formal partnership...

Feature: Meet The Unsung Pioneer Behind The Most Reviled Zelda Games Of All Time

Meet The Unsung Pioneer Behind The Most Reviled Zelda Games Of All Time

Charting the life of Dale DeSharone

The Legend of Zelda series is home to some of the most critically-acclaimed video games ever made, and the franchise is without a doubt one of the most important in Nintendo's illustrious catalogue. However, there a few titles within the lineage which stick out like a sore thumb — the trio of Zelda games...

News: Falcon and Yondu Join the Fight in Disney Infinity 2.0

Falcon and Yondu Join the Fight in Disney Infinity 2.0

Even more to Marvel at

Fans of Marvel comics will be pleased to hear that two more characters have been announced for Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, namely Falcon and Yondu From the press release: Pararescue veteran Sam Wilson, codename Falcon, soars into Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. As Captain America's closest ally,...

News: Release Day Patch Being Deployed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Release Day Patch Being Deployed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Masahiro Sakurai also explains connectivity and spectator mode

Update: This update also includes a mode that will only be activated from 15th September in Japan — Conquest Mode. As reported by Siliconera this will be activated at random points in a "With Anyone" online battle — three players fight it out and the winner's character earns points...

Weirdness: A Pokémon Fan Broke into the White House Lawn

A Pokémon Fan Broke into the White House Lawn

The eleventh of September was not the best day to choose

A presumed fan of the Pokémon series was seen climbing over a security fence into the grounds of the White House in the United States' capital yesterday. The man was wearing a Pikachu hat and t-shirt, but his intentions are completely unknown at the moment. You can see him in the tweets below...

News: Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash Bros. 3DS XL Models in North America

Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash Bros. 3DS XL Models in North America

"No plans" for the first two in Europe

This week has brought some exciting news for compulsive hardware buyers or those still remarkably on the fence about the 3DS, with an NES-themed XL model confirmed for North America, along with an eye-catching Persona Q model and two variations of the Super Smash Bros. XL that's also coming to Europe, with the...

News: Nintendo Confirms Week Two Details for Super Smashing eShop Sale

Nintendo Confirms Week Two Details for Super Smashing eShop Sale

Featured characters like Link! Mega Man! Captain Falcon! Pit! More!

Last week Nintendo of America caused a fair amount of buzz when it launched the first week of its Super Smashing eShop sale, which is a series of promotions over a four week period to celebrate the fighters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The initial batch has...