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Nintendo Download: 11th September (Europe)

11th September (Europe)

Teslagrad, Zelda discounts, Comic Workshop, Mega Man and much more

The start of another week means one thing for eager Nintendo gamers in Europe — Nintendo Download Update details. This week's list brings us a huge range of options, including new titles and Virtual Console entries on Wii U and 3DS, along with Zelda discounts, a host of Rising Star...

News: Retro City Rampage: DX Will Benefit From Additional Controls On The New 3DS

Retro City Rampage: DX Will Benefit From Additional Controls On The New 3DS

Is the best version going to get even better?

Retro City Rampage: DX will get an update in the near future which will allow it to take advantage of the New 3DS and its additional controls, creator Brian Provinciano has revealed. Provinciano posted the news to Twitter, stating that the updated hardware offers the kind of interface he wanted for the...

Video: If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Series is for You

If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Series is for You

Covering Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario World, so far

One of the delights of retro Nintendo games is in discovering their secrets, little snippets of interesting features that can only be spotted with close attention. Hunting 'easter eggs' is a major part of retro gaming. A current series on the Did You Know Gaming channel is looking to reveal...

Video: Mii Fighters Get Ready For Smash Bros. Battle with Nintendo Heroes on 3DS

Mii Fighters Get Ready For Smash Bros. Battle with Nintendo Heroes on 3DS

The hype is real in Japan

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is less than a week away in Japan, which no doubt has Nintendo's accountants rather pleased. It's the début of the franchise on a portable, too, which is significant in a country where the 3DS rules the hardware charts on a weekly basis. The advertising campaign is picking up steam, too,...

News: This Adorable Yoshi Plush Soft Toy Is Now Available On The European and Australian Club Nintendo

This Adorable Yoshi Plush Soft Toy Is Now Available On The European and Australian Club Nintendo

Yoshi gets extra-huggable!

If you live in Europe or Australia and have recently been crying out for something else rather than last month’s charming Zelda-themed carry case on your local Club Nintendo catalogue, you’ll be pleased to know a cute and cuddly Yoshi Plush Soft Toy is now available. This loveable little friend sports a plush...

Rumour: Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Was the studio once considering a Metroid project?

A former Next Level Games concept artist's portfolio is making Metroid fans' minds race with the possibility the studio had been working on or considering a new entry in the series. The artwork, which includes a stylized version of Samus in full Power Suit as well as two boss creature designs,...

Video: Nintendo Minute's August Favourites Are Rather Good

Nintendo Minute's August Favourites Are Rather Good

One Wii title is likely to be in the next year's worth of videos

It's hard to believe that we're now moving into the early stages of game release silly-season, with mid-late September kicking things off ahead of the Holiday madness. There have been plenty of games to enjoy over the Summer months, however, for those happy to dive off into the eShop,...

Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Rise of 3D Gaming

The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Rise of 3D Gaming

The three-handled situation

The Nintendo 64 controller is one that has fallen out of favour with some gamers – its outdated control stick and limited number of buttons leaves it and its parent system in a state of being old but without necessarily being seen by the general public as 'retro'. You could easily say the same for Sony's original...

Watch: It's Getting Serious in Heat 3 Of Our Mario Kart 8 Championship - Live!

It's Getting Serious in Heat 3 Of Our Mario Kart 8 Championship - Live!

Watch Spamfish take on the challenge

As you've no doubt noticed over the past few weeks, 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; there are some awesome prizes up for grabs. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three in...

News: Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata Enjoyed a Mario Kart 8 Birthday Party

Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata Enjoyed a Mario Kart 8 Birthday Party

Eiji Aonuma and more joined in

Satoru Shibata, Nintendo of Europe President, recently celebrated his birthday with an online tournament in Mario Kart 8, which seems like a perfect way to enjoy the occasion; Nintendo UK has taken the liberty of tweeting the video of some Mario Kart TV highlights. It was a high profile MK8 party, too, with some big...

Interview: Eiji Aonuma and Yosuke Hayashi on Hyrule Warriors and Shigeru Miyamoto's Definitive Role

Eiji Aonuma and Yosuke Hayashi on Hyrule Warriors and Shigeru Miyamoto's Definitive Role

We talk melding franchises and defining Zelda with those that know best

As the Wii U moves into a hugely significant period of releases over the remainder of 2014, it'll be Hyrule Warriors that will, appropriately considering its genre, lead the charge of major retail releases. Already released in Japan and arriving soon in North America and...

News: Super Mario Bros. Movie UK Blu-Ray Release to Offer Brand New Documentary

Super Mario Bros. Movie UK Blu-Ray Release to Offer Brand New Documentary

"This Ain’t No Video Game"

Yesterday we posted that everyone’s favourite plumber's live action big screen adventure Super Mario Bros gets its long-awaited UK Blu-ray release in November. With an all-star cast, including the legendary Bob Hoskins alongside John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper, not only does this madcap caper get the high-def...

Tomorrow: Watch Spamfish Attempt to Qualify in Heat 3 of our Mario Kart 8 Championship

Watch Spamfish Attempt to Qualify in Heat 3 of our Mario Kart 8 Championship

Twitcher takes on the challenge, can you beat him?

twitch.tv/spamfish Twitch has been growing exponentially over the past year or so, even Nintendo Life has taken the plunge, but for a number of individuals Twitch, and 'casting', has become a way of life. During Heat 2 of our Mario Kart 8 Championship we came across popular 'Twitcher' Spamfish, who...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Flipped The Tea Table with Hyrule Warriors

Shigeru Miyamoto Flipped The Tea Table with Hyrule Warriors

Stated the goal as "grafting Zelda onto the Dynasty Warriors experience"

Hyrule Warriors is now just weeks away from release in the West, a title that stunned fans upon its reveal in December 2013 and is eagerly anticipated as a rare spin-off to The Legend of Zelda. Its shock factor when revealed was down to its key feature — it's a crossover of...

News: Nintendo Of America Celebrates Bayonetta 2 With A $40.00 eShop Card Sweepstake

Nintendo Of America Celebrates Bayonetta 2 With A $40.00 eShop Card Sweepstake

No cosplay required (this time)

For those in the Americas who have recovered enough from that half-hour slice of "whoa" that was the Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Direct to read this, Nintendo of America is holding a sweepstake to give away a total of three $40.00 eShop cards to three randomly selected winners. To enter, tweet a fifteen second Instagram...

News: Diggin' In The Carts Aims To Give Japanese Video Game Music The Exposure It Deserves

Diggin' In The Carts Aims To Give Japanese Video Game Music The Exposure It Deserves

Chip tune greatness

Red Bull might be an energy drink, but the company is going all kinds of other cool stuff that doesn't involve beverages — and the Red Bull Music Academy is one of them. Diggin' In The Carts is a new web series which aims to explore the rich — and some would say under-appreciated — history of the Japanese video game music...

News: Ubisoft's Uplay Application Hints That Watch Dogs Is Still On Its Way To Wii U

Ubisoft's Uplay Application Hints That Watch Dogs Is Still On Its Way To Wii U

TBC?

Following recent news that a solid street date continues to elude the Wii U version of Watch Dogs, a user of Nintendo’s latest home console who goes by the name of DiGiTaLM4N has taken a photo of the Uplay application on the system featuring an updated showcase of Ubisoft’s long-delayed title. If this is in fact new evidence, it is...

News: Walmart Lists Blue And Red Smash Bros 3DS XL Consoles For September Launch In North America

Walmart Lists Blue And Red Smash Bros 3DS XL Consoles For September Launch In North America

$199.96 each!

Remember that amazing red Smash Bros. 3DS XL that was confirmed for Europe not so long ago? It's coming to the US too, along with a blue variant of the same design. Walmart is the source of the news, and has listed both the blue and red consoles in one of its promotional flyers. They're going to retail for $199.96 each, and are...

News: Pokkén Tournament's Concept Even Shocked The Game’s Creators

Pokkén Tournament's Concept Even Shocked The Game’s Creators

“The entire office was dumbfounded”

In an announcement that could be described as hard to fathom, it was less than a week ago when it was revealed on NicoNico that a fighting-title by the name of Pokkén Tournament for arcade would be co-developed by Bandai Namco, with involvement from Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada and Soul Calibur producer...

News: Atlus Showcases P3 and P4 Heroes in Persona Q

Atlus Showcases P3 and P4 Heroes in Persona Q

Premium Edition also confirmed for North America

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is aiming to be a tasty mashup of Etrian Odyssey with themes and characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4. Atlus today has released videos featuring the main heroes from both P3 and P4, complete with their English voice acting. P3 Hero is in the top video, while P4...