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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...

News: Wii U Download Developers Preparing to Host a Live Q & A Chat Next Week

Wii U Download Developers Preparing to Host a Live Q & A Chat Next Week

All are welcome

As the Wii U eShop continues to attract more developers onto Nintendo hardware, we're sure to see various approaches as studios seek to reach out and communicate directly to their potential audience. Some download developers with content coming to the store are planning an online event to do just that, through a nine hour live chat Q...

News: Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Awesome but strange

With the Skylanders series enjoying impressive levels of success over the past few years, publisher Activision is no doubt hoping for more of the same from Skylanders Trap Team. The franchise has often performed well on the Wii, particularly, and Nintendo would love to see the Wii U become one of the top-selling platforms, too...

News: Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Official box art also released

Though we've known for a good while that the Sonic Boom games would come during Q4 to join an animated show, toy range and comic book series, official release dates have been held back. Sega's now lifted the lid. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric — developed by Big Red Button — will arrive on the Wii U on 18th November,...

News: Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

More risk, more reward

While Bayonetta 2 — like its predecessor — looks to be another high-intensity single player action experience, the Wii U exclusive is also set to include some online play through its two-player co-op "Tag Climax" mode. While it may not be integrated a great deal with the single player adventure, it seems like a potential...

News: Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spell On The Wii U Later This Year

Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spell On The Wii U Later This Year

Uses the Trine 2 game engine

Finnish studio Frozenbyte has revealed that the original Trine will be launching on the Wii U eShop later this year under the title Trine Enchanted Edition. An updated version of the first title which uses the Trine 2 game engine, Enchanted Edition will boast improved visual effects and mid-level saving. You'll also be...

Nintendo Download: 24th July (North America)

24th July (North America)

Fiesta time, toy cars, a Master Reboot, Wooden Sen'SeY and more

It's that time again, North America, for the Nintendo Download details to tempt you into parting from your eShop funds. We have three new titles on the Wii U eShop, an excellent arrival on 3DS eShop, Virtual Console entries on both systems, discounts and more. Let's get to it. Missed...

News: Steel Empire Blasting A Path To The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

Steel Empire Blasting A Path To The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

Teyon handling the localisation, no European release planned for now

We went a bit potty over Steel Empire when it was remastered for the Japanese 3DS eShop at the start of the year. A classic Sega Mega Drive / Genesis shooter from the early '90s, the game was given a makeover for Nintendo's handheld which included new visuals and an improved...

News: The Fantasy Life Adventure Begins in Europe on 26th September

The Fantasy Life Adventure Begins in Europe on 26th September

Opening movie shows off various character classes

Update: It seems that a North American release date of 24th October was confirmed in early June (thanks Tops), meaning it'll arrive almost a full month earlier in Europe. Original Article: Fantasy Life was a title given extensive coverage during the rolling E3 Nintendo Treehouse broadcast, with a...