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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...

Nintendo Download: 9th July (North America)

9th July (North America)

Mario Tennis, Epic Indie Sale, loads of Wii U downloads and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update line-up to tempt you ahead of the weekend. It's a busy line-up this week with a glut of varied releases on the Wii U eShop, the arrival of a classic Mario sports game and the rather impressive 'Epic Indie...

Video: Doctor Who Joins The Cast In LEGO Dimensions

Doctor Who Joins The Cast In LEGO Dimensions

Step into the TARDIS and save the world

LEGO Dimensions is shaping up to be something special featuring an ever-expanding cast of characters from a wide range of notable franchises. Unbelievably, the toys-to-life title coming to Wii U on 27th September is now even more impressive with the reveal the Doctor from Doctor Who will be fighting alongside...

News: Mewtwo amiibo Spotted In The Wild

Mewtwo amiibo Spotted In The Wild

We'll take (mew)two please!

It seems like only yesterday that Pokémon favourite Mewtwo was added to the Super Smash Bros. roster as a DLC update. The only thing that has been missing is an accompanying amiibo, which even prompted a fan to create their own! Mewtwo fans need not give up hope however as an our Nintendo Life features contributor Alan...

Video: Take A Drip Down Memory Lane With Game Freak's Second Game, Jerry Boy

Take A Drip Down Memory Lane With Game Freak's Second Game, Jerry Boy

Or Smart Ball, if you had the misfortune of playing the American version

Game Freak may be most famous for the Pokémon series, but the company's history goes back a little further than that. Back when the firm was still learning the ropes, it released the platform title Jerry Boy on the Super Famicom. A cute and cuddly romp through a colourful...

Video: Prepare Your Creative Appetite with these Top Five Things to Make in Super Mario Maker

Prepare Your Creative Appetite with these Top Five Things to Make in Super Mario Maker

A fistful of favourites

Super Mario Maker is just a few months away, and in order to keep those creative juices flowing we've compiled a super concise list of five things we feel you absolutely must create in this stand-out creation game. Of course you no doubt have your own ideas as to what your creative fingers will be most keen to create first,...

News: You'll Have the Chance to Own an Official Wearable Mega Man Helmet

You'll Have the Chance to Own an Official Wearable Mega Man Helmet

Prepare yourselves, Rockman fans

Have you ever gone to an expo, fancy dress party or your local Mega Man Appreciation Club and thought "hm, I wish I could look more like Mega Man"? Well, don't worry, Capcom's here to make that dream come true with one of its better merchandise ideas. In a Capcom Unity blog post outlining exhibit plans for the...