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News: Freedom Planet 2 Announced and in Development, With a 'Nintendo' Release on the Agenda

Freedom Planet 2 Announced and in Development, With a 'Nintendo' Release on the Agenda

Aiming to "define Freedom Planet's identity as a franchise"

Freedom Planet has been a highlight on the Wii U eShop this year, so much so that it secured fourth place in out staff Game of the Year awards for the store. Now developer GalaxyTrail has shared some terrific news - Freedom Planet 2 is in development. The first game rather famously began...

News: Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima Has Published a New Message for Shareholders and Investors

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima Has Published a New Message for Shareholders and Investors

"Nintendo will continue to flexibly transform itself"

The Nintendo Investor Relations website is the home of financial reports and various details, and also has a 'Message from the President' at all times. Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has now updated it (hat tip to NeoGAF) with what is his first full message on the investor website. It's...

News: Pokémon 20th Anniversary Celebrations to Include 2DS Bundles, New 3DS Cover Plates and Mew in Japan

Pokémon 20th Anniversary Celebrations to Include 2DS Bundles, New 3DS Cover Plates and Mew in Japan

Mew will arrive in games old and new

2016 is going to be an exciting year for Pokémon fans as the series gears up to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. Some promising promotions have now been announced for Japan and, naturally, we're hopeful these will also be coming to the West. All of the following are hitting Nintendo's homeland on 27th February,...

News: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From Nintendo Life

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From Nintendo Life

Have a terrific Holiday

Whether this is Christmas, the Holidays or just 25th December to you, everyone at Nintendo Life wants to send you our warmest wishes. It's a time that's different for everyone - perhaps it's an opportunity for being with family, or close friends, or even a chance to treat yourself and share the Holiday with others online...

News: The Rapid Blaster Pro Deco is the Next Weapon to be Coming to Splatoon

The Rapid Blaster Pro Deco is the Next Weapon to be Coming to Splatoon

A last minute Christmas gift from Nintendo

It seems that just about every week, we receive another update to Splatoon that adds in yet another new weapon, or a variant on an existent model. This week is no different and a new update is due to drop in only a few hours. The new gun that will be made available is not a new model, but another 'deco'...

Nintendo Download: 24th December (North America)

24th December (North America)

Super Mario Galaxy! Discounts galore! Festive 3DS HOME Themes! More!

It's the final Nintendo Download Update before Christmas, which is a merry occasion indeed. However you treat the Holidays, the update should help make the week a bit more special; we have a Wii classic, some free DLC, 3DS HOME Themes and a whole load of discounts. Let's get to the...

Feature: The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nintendo's Most Famous Cancellation

The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nintendo's Most Famous Cancellation

"The series was never intended to be limited to linear 3D scrolling stages"

From now until the start of the new year we're going to be republishing some of what we feel are our best features of 2015. Hopefully this will offer the chance for newer readers to catch up on content they might have missed and allow long-time fans to reacquaint...

News: The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening Releases in North America in Summer 2016

The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening Releases in North America in Summer 2016

Another quality art book from Dark Horse

It's no exaggeration to say that Fire Emblem: Awakening was a major turning point for the series, both critically and commercially. Up till that release, Fire Emblem had been suffering from waning popularity and was figuratively on its last legs. Awakening was intended to be the swan song for the series...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Talks About the New Fighters Soon to be Added to Super Smash Bros.

Masahiro Sakurai Talks About the New Fighters Soon to be Added to Super Smash Bros.

Sakurai thought that's a lot of Fire Emblem characters, too

As most of you are aware of by this point, there's still a little bit of DLC due to be coming to Super Smash Bros. 4. Most notably is the inclusion of three new characters; Cloud – of Final Fantasy 7 fame - is already out, Corrin – the protagonist of Fire Emblem Fates – is due out...

News: Super Mario Galaxy May Arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 24th December

Super Mario Galaxy May Arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 24th December

A festive treat

A number of Wii titles have now made their way to the Wii U eShop, and there could be a rather wonderful pre-Christmas treat on the North American store. Following a recent ESRB rating, Super Mario Galaxy's official game page on Nintendo of America's website is now listing it for a 24th December release, at the standard $19.99 price...

Feature: A Year in Development - Shin'en Multimedia

A Year in Development - Shin'en Multimedia

"All in all we did the best we can, and this has already made us happy"

In the first of this 2015 'Year in Development' series, Shin'en Multimedia's Manfred Linzner talks about a big year for the studio that culminated in the December release of FAST Racing NEO on the Wii U eShop. As a studio you were relatively quiet early in the year, though...

Video: Image & Form Launches Its Final SteamWorld Contest for 2015

Image & Form Launches Its Final SteamWorld Contest for 2015

Win the soundtrack, a stylish hat, games and more

SteamWorld Heist was one of a few high-profile and distinguished titles to land on the eShop in December, and unsurprisingly developer Image & Form is getting ready to step back and take a break for the Holidays. It's released one final episode of 'The Engine Room', however, with a neat prize on...

Feature: Nintendo Life's Festive Gaming Plans - Part Two

Nintendo Life's Festive Gaming Plans - Part Two

Gaming with a smile

The Holiday season has rushed upon us this year, with the time for relaxation and festive cheer right around the corner. We have a variety of the usual end-of-year fare for you, including Game of the Year awards, retrospectives and optimistic glances towards 2016. Naturally, of course, we're also plotting some quality gaming...

News: Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection Pre-Orders Go Live Next Month

Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection Pre-Orders Go Live Next Month

Starting 2016 with a bang

Back in October, we delivered the happy news that Stuart "Super Famicom Guy" Brett's Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection had found a publisher and would be coming to store shelves in the near future. Bitmap Books has now revealed that pre-orders will open on January 2nd, giving you something to look forward to early in...

Interview: Image & Form CEO Talks Steamworld Heist amiibo, Multiplayer And The Kindness Of Nintendo Fans

Image & Form CEO Talks Steamworld Heist amiibo, Multiplayer And The Kindness Of Nintendo Fans

And how to get the perfect PEGI rating

Steamworld Heist may be one of the last games to release in 2015, but it's also one of the best. Riding high on Metacritic it looks set to be the highest-scoring 3DS game of the year, and is throwing a spanner in the works of many overeager publication's "game of the year" lists. We sat down with Brjann...

News: Lost WiiWare Title Noitu Love: Devolution Is Coming To 3DS And Wii U Early Next Year

Lost WiiWare Title Noitu Love: Devolution Is Coming To 3DS And Wii U Early Next Year

Better late than never

Back in 2010, we reported on the news that Noitu Love 2 was headed to WiiWare, but issues relating to the publisher meant it never happened. Thankfully, the title is being resurrected for the 3DS and Wii U eShops, and will be available in Q1 2016. Originally released on PC in 2008, the game uses a mouse-based control system...

Events: Gotta Bach 'Em All: A Night Out At Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions

Gotta Bach 'Em All: A Night Out At Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions

(Disclaimer: No Bach was actually played on the night)

As with many of Nintendo's largest franchises, the music from the Pokémon games has captured its fans' hearts, being just as much a part of growing up as the monster-catching action itself. From the gentle beginnings in Pallet Town, right through to the epic Champion Battle themes, these...