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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...

News: Catch Up on All the Bayonetta 2 Direct Videos Right Here

Catch Up on All the Bayonetta 2 Direct Videos Right Here

We'll even throw in the Japanese TV trailers

Nintendo's completed its Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Direct, which focused on outlining the features of the game and, in the case of Europe, finally provided a release date and details on a gorgeous and very limited release special edition — both games were also confirmed to come in at $59.99 together in North...

News: Bayonetta 2 Casting Its Spell In Europe On October 24th, Limited Edition Bundle Confirmed

Bayonetta 2 Casting Its Spell In Europe On October 24th, Limited Edition Bundle Confirmed

Only 15,300 made, ships alongside Special and Solus editions

Nintendo has revealed a solid launch date for Bayonetta 2 in Europe, as well as details on three different physical retail editions of the game. The title will hit store shelves on October 24th. The most alluring version will be the “First Print Edition”, which includes the game and...

News: You Can Dress Up As Fox McCloud Thanks To Bayonetta 2's Star Fox Costume

You Can Dress Up As Fox McCloud Thanks To Bayonetta 2's Star Fox Costume

Foxy lady

During today's special Bayonetta 2 Direct it was revealed that in addition to the confirmed Nintendo-themed costumes, you will also be able to dress up as Fox McCloud from Star Fox. The outfit comes complete with fox ears and a bushy tail, and looks just as goofy and adorable as the other outfits. As mentioned above Bayonetta 2 will also...

News: Nintendo Confirms Details of Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Nintendo Confirms Details of Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Four weeks of exciting discounts

Earlier today Nintendo of America announced in its Download Update that it'd be offering some tasty discounts to celebrate Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Details have emerged, confirming that there'll be four weeks of discounts to celebrate the various challengers from the upcoming brawler. To start off below...

Play & Win: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 3 - Launches on Saturday 6th September

Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 3 - Launches on Saturday 6th September

The penultimate chance to qualify

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...

News: The Japanese New 3DS Packaging Is Both Cute And Colourful

The Japanese New 3DS Packaging Is Both Cute And Colourful

The wait is killing us

Nintendo has revealed what the packaging for the Japanese version of the New 3DS will look like, and we're sure you'll agree that it's pretty sweet. The box is colourful and stylish, and very, very different from the kind of packaging design we've seen for the 3DS range so far. It hints at the bright and fun Cover Plates...

Gallery: It's OK, We Want Each And Every One Of These Gorgeous New 3DS Cover Plates Too

It's OK, We Want Each And Every One Of These Gorgeous New 3DS Cover Plates Too

Nintendo has it covered

We don't know about you, but we're pretty hyped about the forthcoming release of the New 3DS — there's just something about fresh Nintendo hardware that excites the places other companies simply cannot reach. However, out excitement levels have been pushed to the limit by the news that the standard "New" 3DS system will...

News: Nintendo Confirms Three More Virtual Console Treats That Are Coming Soon

Nintendo Confirms Three More Virtual Console Treats That Are Coming Soon

Legend of the River King 2 to make its VC début

As is now rapidly becoming the norm, Nintendo of America has used its latest Download Update press release to outline more titles on the way in the next two weeks. The news this time around is, potentially, the best of these preview line-ups that we've seen to date. Three games have been confirmed...

Nintendo Download: 4th September (North America)

4th September (North America)

Cubemen 2, Tappingo 2, Nobunaga, forgotten Street Fighter and more

It's time again, North American gamers, for details on the Nintendo Download treats that'll be available this week. We have new titles on both the Wii U and 3DS, while both Virtual Consoles also receive one game each; in addition there are some tempting demos and discounts to...