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News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off amiibo Interface in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off amiibo Interface in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Trophy evolves into a figure player, as a fun extra

With the portable entry now here, attention inevitably turns to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with Masahiro Sakurai no doubt preparing to reveal more about the HD entry ahead of its Winter release. A key feature of the home console version, of course, will be its support for amiibo figurines. We've...

News: 3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Home Menu Themes

3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Home Menu Themes

Various themes and Theme Shop now available!

The hotly anticipated 3DS System Update introducing HOME Menu themes has gone live across Europe and North America. Version 9.0.0-20 (add an E or U to the end of that depending on where you live) allows 3DS owners to use themes to customise both the design and sounds of the HOME Menu. Additionally, this...

News: We'd Be Cheating Fans By Bringing Assassin's Creed Unity To Wii U, Says Ubisoft

We'd Be Cheating Fans By Bringing Assassin's Creed Unity To Wii U, Says Ubisoft

"It wouldn't be possible"

Assassin's Creed Unity was always envisaged as a next-gen title, and its no-show on the Wii U should perhaps come as no great surprise. However, the game's creative director Alex Amancio still has to field questions on the topic, and has given Red Bull the most detailed explanation we've seen so far: I mean this is why we...

News: You Can Now Download The Entire Banjo-Kazooie Soundtrack For Your Listening Pleasure

You Can Now Download The Entire Banjo-Kazooie Soundtrack For Your Listening Pleasure

And we mean the ENTIRE soundtrack

Rare's N64 classic Banjo-Kazooie is one of the best 3D platformers you're likely to find on any console, and its soundtrack was also pretty swell to boot. You can now download every piece of music contained in the game — that's 164 different tracks — over at composer Grant Kirkhope's Bandcamp page. It's not...

Video: Check Out Our Second EGX 2014 YouTube Mario Kart 8 Challenge

Check Out Our Second EGX 2014 YouTube Mario Kart 8 Challenge

Twelve more YouTube gamers race to the finish line

EGX 2014 may be a fading memory for some, but here at Nintendo Life we're committed to making sure everyone remembers how truly amazing it all was. With that in mind, we bring you not one but two new videos from the EGX weekend, both of which focus on the live events we held which showcased the...

News: Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers Won't Support Stereoscopic 3D

Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Explorers Won't Support Stereoscopic 3D

Still likes the Circle Pad Pro, though

If you're one of those people who likes to move that 3D slider up to "max" then you might want to stop reading now. Square Enix has confirmed that its upcoming Nintendo 3DS title Final Fantasy Exporers will not feature stereoscopic 3D graphics output. It's not all bad news, though — Final Fantasy Explorers...

News: Japan Is Getting A Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Nintendo Direct This Week

Japan Is Getting A Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Nintendo Direct This Week

What's that coming over the hill?

As we all know, Japan is pretty bonkers about Monster Hunter. The series is one of the country's most popular video game franchises, and after the amazing commercial success of Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS, Japanese fans are getting an improved version in the form of Monster Hunter 4G (known as Monster Hunter 4...

News: Tengami Wii U eShop Release Expected Next Month

Tengami Wii U eShop Release Expected Next Month

Worth the paper it's written on?

The visually stunning Tengami may have launched on iOS earlier this year, but we're still waiting on the Wii U eShop version. Developer Nyamyam previously stated that June would be the month, but that soon came and went with no sign of a release. Last we heard, the game was complete pending age ratings and general...

News: XSEED Will Release Rune Factory 4 as an eShop Title In Europe

XSEED Will Release Rune Factory 4 as an eShop Title In Europe

Unnamed developer is assisting the process

After the closure of Japanese developer Neverland in November last year due to sluggish performance, along with further bad news of the cancellation of its most recent title, Rune Factory 4 for the 3DS in Europe, the chances of the fourth entry in the beloved series being released outside of North America...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Explains Why 'Metroid' Can't Crawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Explains Why 'Metroid' Can't Crawl

Bravo, Nintendo, bravo

Miiverse is wonderful in various ways, and since its launch with the Wii U in November 2012 it's even thrown up a meme or two. An iconic example is the y cant metroid crawl (sic) thread that was widely spotted following the Virtual Console release of Super Metroid; whether legitimate or the work of a prankster, it was rather...

Guide: How to Unlock the Full Roster in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

How to Unlock the Full Roster in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Big decisions, spoilers included

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is now available around the World, and millions of 3DS gamers will be booting up the game and taking their first tentative steps into the first portable entry in the series. It's always exciting to move into a new generation of Smash Bros. and try out old favourites, or to jump...

News: Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To Explain Wii U eShop Exclusive, psyscrolr

Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To Explain Wii U eShop Exclusive, psyscrolr

Get psyched!

North Carolina-based Actos Games, the creator of the recently announced Wii U eShop platformer psyscrolr, has released a new tutorial video series explaining how the GamePad will be utilised in the project that promises to feature strong narrative elements, epic boss battles and seamlessly integrated puzzle mechanics. The first video...

News: Nintendo UK Teams Up with Petits Filous Frubes

Nintendo UK Teams Up with Petits Filous Frubes

Fruity Frubes

Starting this month Nintendo UK has embarked on a co-promotion with Yoplait, allowing a cast of iconic characters from the Super Mario franchise to be showcased on the packaging of the popular Petits Filous Frubes snack. Running all the way up until 30th April 2015, the much-loved Nintendo mascots will be divided into Vanilla and...