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News: Natsume Announces Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for a 2014 Release on 3DS

Natsume Announces Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for a 2014 Release on 3DS

Moving into a three-dimensional setting

Natsume has been teasing multiple E3 reveals for titles on Nintendo systems, and has fired an early shot today with the announcement of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for 3DS, the newest entry in the series which will arrive — in North America at least — later this year. For its part the publisher is keen...

Feature: Nintendo Moments You Never Saw Coming

Nintendo Moments You Never Saw Coming

Expect the unexpected at E3

With Nintendo, some things are always certain. Mario and friends will get together for a platforming or sporting excursion, the number of Pocket Monsters will gradually increase, Princess Zelda will find herself kidnapped, Samus will inexplicably lose all of her abilities at the start of another adventure and the F-Zero...

News: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Release Date and Special Editions Confirmed

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Release Date and Special Editions Confirmed

CDs! 3DS case! Cards!

We've been giving plenty of coverage to the Japanese version of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call here at Nintendo Life, though we were relieved recently to hear that the expanded version of the popular rhythm game was being localised for the West. In exciting news Square Enix has not only confirmed release dates, but...

News: Double Fine Is Bringing Costume Quest 2 To The Wii U eShop This Halloween

Double Fine Is Bringing Costume Quest 2 To The Wii U eShop This Halloween

Not a trick, but definitely a treat

Double Fine Productions has confirmed that Costume Quest 2 will be coming to the Wii U eShop later this year. The sequel to one of 2010's most acclaimed downloadable titles, this new title will once again focus on turned-based battles and good, old-fashioned trick or treating. Reynold and Wren make a return, with...

News: Official Twitch E3 Schedule Features Four Extra Nintendo Demonstrations, Including an "Unannounced Title"

Official Twitch E3 Schedule Features Four Extra Nintendo Demonstrations, Including an "Unannounced Title"

Set hype mode to max

E3 is now around a week away, which means it's sweaty palm time for excited gamers and Nintendo's executives. Nintendo is no doubt hoping to make an impact this year that'll earn both attention and praise, with features such as the Wii U's GamePad and NFC — along with new games — set to be prominent. The company's official...

News: Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham Wants To Bring Retro Game Challenge 2 To The West

Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham Wants To Bring Retro Game Challenge 2 To The West

Could this fan-translated release find its way to the eShop?

Retro Game Challenge is one of our favourite Nintendo DS titles here at Nintendo Life, and the fact that the sequel remained exclusive to Japan is something that still bugs us to this day. Recently, fans of the game have translated it into English, an event which has resulted in Renegade...

News: Star Fox's Iconic Blue-Marine Is Descending To Steel Diver: Sub Wars

Star Fox's Iconic Blue-Marine Is Descending To Steel Diver: Sub Wars

Be sure to grab the premium version before June 19th

As we all know, Steel Diver: Sub Wars has a strong bond with the Star Fox series — it was co-developed by Vitei, the company formed by ex-Argonaut and Nintendo employee Giles Goddard, who worked on the original Star Fox back in the early '90s. Sub Wars already features a nod to the famous space...

News: Wii U System Update 5.0.0 Now Live, Adds Quick Start Menu And GamePad Notifications

Wii U System Update 5.0.0 Now Live, Adds Quick Start Menu And GamePad Notifications

As well as the usual improvements to system stability, naturally

The latest system update for the Wii U is now available for download, and it brings with it the previously announced ability to "Quick Start" the console to swiftly jump into a game without the prolonged wait. Another new addition is GamePad alerts and notifications, which allow the...

News: Yumi's Odd Odyssey Receives Discount in North America

Yumi's Odd Odyssey Receives Discount in North America

Reel in the savings before 15th June

If you've been nibbling at the fishing rod-flinging, platforming puzzle adventure that is Yumi's Odd Odyssey but have yet to bite, perhaps a $10 discount on the North American eShop will be enough to lure you in. Until 15th June, the 3DS entry in this cult favourite series will be available for $19.99. We gave...

News: Tactical Strategy RPG Based on Sci-Fi TV Series Falling Skies to Invade Wii U

Tactical Strategy RPG Based on Sci-Fi TV Series Falling Skies to Invade Wii U

Third-party release is an alien concept

Publisher Little Orbit has announced that it's planning to release a new Wii U game based on sci-fi TV drama Falling Skies this autumn. Known simply as Falling Skies: The Game and described as a tactical strategy RPG, the game is set within the post-apocalyptic world of the series, in which an alien race...

News: Sonic Boom Titles Given New Names and Gameplay Details

Sonic Boom Titles Given New Names and Gameplay Details

Will be on show at E3

With E3 around the corner, Sega has confirmed that demo builds of its Sonic Boom titles will be playable at the event, and has revealed their final titles — we'll have Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS. Each title will have a separate storyline and wildly different play style. To...

News: Nintendo Game Seminar Confirmed for Japan, Focused on 2D Unity Games

Nintendo Game Seminar Confirmed for Japan, Focused on 2D Unity Games

An opportunity for students to learn from the best

Through the Wii U eShop, in particular, Nintendo has been doing a good job of accommodating and supporting smaller developers. Its Nintendo Web Framework allows for games produced through code such as HTML5, while supporting and offering a free Unity License can certainly be credited as bringing a...

News: Footage and Details of The Keep on 3DS Are Uncovered

Footage and Details of The Keep on 3DS Are Uncovered

Cinemax provides a closer look at its ambitious dungeon-crawling title

Earlier this year we brought you news of The Keep, a title coming to the 3DS eShop from the prolific download developer Cinemax; it certainly seems to be one of the studio's most ambitious projects to date. The company promised more details would come ahead of its summer...

Video: Here's a Charming Mario Kart 8 Song to Start Your Week

Here's a Charming Mario Kart 8 Song to Start Your Week

Goodbye Blue Shell by Ryan Craddock

A good number among the Nintendo Life community have, we suspect, emerged blinking into the daylight after Mario Kart 8's arrival last week — a full weekend of racing can be a tiring endeavour. As such we may need a pick-me-up to get through the start of another week. This song from budding YouTube artist Ryan...

News: Mario Kart 8 Drives Wii U Sales In The UK, Claims Second Place Behind Watch Dogs

Mario Kart 8 Drives Wii U Sales In The UK, Claims Second Place Behind Watch Dogs

Hardware sales up 666 percent

To the surprise of pretty much nobody, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs has claimed the top spot in the UK multiformat chart — but Mario Kart 8 has sped into second place, causing a massive spike in Wii U console sales. According to Chart Track, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Watch Dogs claimed the top two spots, with Mario...