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Video: Brace Yourself for these Top Five Most Exciting Intro Cutscenes in Gaming

Brace Yourself for these Top Five Most Exciting Intro Cutscenes in Gaming

Five alive

Intro cutscenes are generally the first real bit of a game you get to experience beyond the menu, so it's pretty important that they hook you as quickly as possible. We at Nintendo Life have coupled together five of what we feel are the most exciting examples, whether it be because of atmosphere, dialogue, or just downright awesomeness...

News: Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

"If I had my way, we’d be on everything"

While the absence of a number of major multi-platform franchises and IPs from Nintendo hardware can be easily explained, the fact that Minecraft has never come to the Wii U or 3DS remains surprising. While technical limitations would hold a 3DS version back to being a lighter / smart device port, the Wii U...

News: Amazon Teases an amiibo Announcement for Monday 13th July

Amazon Teases an amiibo Announcement for Monday 13th July

Those cheeky scamps

If you're not a Reddit regular it can be a slightly baffling place, but it's an important home for plenty of serious gaming fans. That applies to amiibo enthusiasts, of course, and Amazon is using the platform to tease an announcement related to the figurines for Monday 13th July. The following message and image was posted by...

News: Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Set for North American Release

Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Set for North American Release

Unless Play-Asia's made a listing error...

While a number of 3DS fans in North America are waiting for the smaller New Nintendo 3DS model to arrive, those eyeing up the New XL may soon have an extra choice in stores. At launch North America had the metallic red unit - which was only in NA - and the black equivalent, but it seems like the region...

Interview: Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi On His Best Weapon, Mastering Gyro Controls And The Future Of Nintendo's Freshest IP

Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi On His Best Weapon, Mastering Gyro Controls And The Future Of Nintendo's Freshest IP

"I want to grow Splatoon as an IP"

Splatoon was a bit of a risk for Nintendo - it was a new IP in a genre that the company has little experience in. However, the title has proven to be a sizeable critical and commercial smash hit all over the world, repaying Nintendo's faith in a young and creative development team. We were lucky enough to sit down...

News: Devil's Third Will Be Released In North America, Just Not By Nintendo

Devil's Third Will Be Released In North America, Just Not By Nintendo

The rumours appear to be true

Yesterday we brought you the shock news that Devil's Third has been canned by Nintendo of America in the U.S. due to concerns about the final quality of the product. We noted that an alternative publisher will have to be found if Devil's Third is ever going to see the light of day in America. It appears that the rumour...

News: If You're A Female In Japan, Then The Nintendo Girls Game Museum Is For You

If You're A Female In Japan, Then The Nintendo Girls Game Museum Is For You

No boys allowed

We've already seen the Nintendo Girls Club YouTube channel as evidence that Nintendo is keen to reach out to the ladies with a tailored marketing message. The next logical step is to have events aimed at this sizeable demographic of gamers. The idea behind the Nintendo Girls Game Museum is to reach out to ladies in Japan who are...

News: Say Hello To What Could Be The Most Obscure Piece Of Nintendo Hardware Ever Made

Say Hello To What Could Be The Most Obscure Piece Of Nintendo Hardware Ever Made

Copy me do

There's been a lot of chatter lately about obscure gaming hardware, mainly inspired by the discovery of the prototype SNES PlayStation. However, if you want a truly off-the-wall slice of Nintendo history, then you need look no further than the Copilas. Produced in 1971 way before Nintendo had begun experimenting with video games, the...

News: Endless 3D Platformer Blocky Bot Jumps Across To European Wii U eShop On 23rd July

Endless 3D Platformer Blocky Bot Jumps Across To European Wii U eShop On 23rd July

Additional points for the bloopy bloopy blop rap video

After launching on the North American Wii U eShop in May, Mobot Studios has announced Blocky Bot is jumping across to Europe on 23rd July. The endless 3D platformer featuring 'mini arcade action' promises to test even the best players’ platforming skills and reflexes, pushing them to the...

News: Summer Video Game StoryBundle Features Some Awesome Nintendo-Related Reads

Summer Video Game StoryBundle Features Some Awesome Nintendo-Related Reads

Castlevania! Untold History of Japanese developers! Bible Adventures!

The Summer Video Game StoryBundle is now available, and might be of particular interest to Nintendo fans thanks to the inclusion of some riveting reads. Hardcore Gaming 101's superb Castlevania retrospective is in there, as is John Szczepaniak's indispensable Untold History of...

News: Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

"​I see these as spin-offs"

In the general trend of E3 delivering Nintendo franchises in unexpected forms, Animal Crossing amiibo Festival on Wii U joined the previously announced Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer as an unexpected update to the series. Aya Kyogoku, the series director, has been speaking to U

News: "Moray Towers" Stage Coming to Splatoon Today

"Moray Towers" Stage Coming to Splatoon Today

Towers above the rest

Nintendo UK, Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe have all tweeted confirmation that we will be seeing the new stage, "Moray Towers" dropping as the latest DLC stage for Splatoon today and early tomorrow. As the name would suggest, Moray Towers is set upon a skyscraper-like structure, set looming above all other...

News: Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemulets Arrives On 3DS This Fall

Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemulets Arrives On 3DS This Fall

A partnership between Ubisoft & Disney Interactive

Ubisoft and Disney Interactive are teaming up to release a new video game adapted from Disney XD’s hit animated series, Gravity Falls. Coming to the 3DS this Fall, Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets, delivers the cartoon’s trademark quirky humour in the form of a platform game. The...

News: Pre-Orders Open for Capcom's Official Wearable Mega Man Replica Helmet

Pre-Orders Open for Capcom's Official Wearable Mega Man Replica Helmet

Yours for just (!) $150 + postage

Capcom is a company that knows how to produce merchandise of varying standards, from awful tat to desirable but expensive collectables. We're not sure where this wearable Mega Man replica helmet comes in with those definitions, to be honest - the 'replica' reference in the product description is also amusing, as how...

Rumour: Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third To North America

Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third To North America

An alternative publisher may need to be found for the Wii U exclusive

Remember Devil's Third? An action title from the creator of the more recent Ninja Gaiden games - Tomonobu Itagaki - it was first announced a few years ago for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but when publisher THQ went under the game was left in limbo. Nintendo shocked everyone by picking...

Editorial: Nintendo's Strategy Needs to be Global, With a Western Touch in the Boardroom

Nintendo's Strategy Needs to be Global, With a Western Touch in the Boardroom

Combine the vital Japanese culture with a broader outlook

Nintendo is, in the ongoing understatement of the ages, very Japanese. That can be a huge strength, and some of its key successes as a business have resulted from sticking to its core culture and, as a result, winning over legions of fans. In the current day the big N is well known for its...

News: Nintendo Official UK Store Throws in a Neat T-Shirt With Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

Nintendo Official UK Store Throws in a Neat T-Shirt With Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

You can choose yellow, yellow, or yellow

Super Mario Maker pre-orders have been available in the UK for a short while, but the Nintendo Official UK Store has taken its time, sauntering in fashionably late. It is fashionable though, as its pre-orders come with a neat yellow t-shirt, below. In terms of price, the t-shirt is a free extra, with the...