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News: Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Cool" if Rare's Banjo Was Voted in as Super Smash Bros. DLC

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Cool" if Rare's Banjo Was Voted in as Super Smash Bros. DLC

"We've worked with Nintendo on Rare IP before"

In a blow to console warriors that want the major console manufacturers to battle it out to the death, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has spoken positively about the potential for Rare IP to be featured as DLC in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Now that would be something to behold. This is in...

Feature: Gawk at Fancy Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo Screens and Full Costume DLC Details

Gawk at Fancy Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo Screens and Full Costume DLC Details

What's the deal with the DLC?

As sanity returns to the world of Nintendo, with many taking some time off for the Easter weekend, we thought we'd take advantage of the fact that the official Smash Bros. website is no longer creaking under excess traffic and grab some details and pretty images. This article's in two parts - there's a gallery of the...

News: Garfield and Paddington Bear to Star in Upcoming 3DS Blockbusters*

Garfield and Paddington Bear to Star in Upcoming 3DS Blockbusters*

*Might not be blockbusters

The 3DS has a lot of great games, both at retail and on the eShop, but it can always do with a few more additions. It seems the world of mid-tier retail releases hasn't finished yet - it was dominant in the DS era - with publisher Ravenscourt bringing some recognisable IPs to the portable in Europe. Both set to cost...

Video: Here's a Handy Comparison of Mewtwo's Moves in Super Smash Bros. Melee and on Wii U

Here's a Handy Comparison of Mewtwo's Moves in Super Smash Bros. Melee and on Wii U

Lots of extra polygons

Mewtwo is coming very soon to the latest Super Smash Bros. titles, as soon as 15th April for those that registered on Club Nintendo. For eager fans and series veterans it'll be an exciting arrival, with Melee players no doubt getting ready to bust out their old moves and combos once again. Though this DLC character has taken...

Weirdness: The Moon in Majora's Mask Probably Has a Black Hole Inside, Because Science

The Moon in Majora's Mask Probably Has a Black Hole Inside, Because Science

Physics is actually fun

We rather enjoy videos and articles that essentially serve as 'stealth education' here at Nintendo Life. Take a much-loved game or topic and apply scientific logic to it, and you have the ingredients for a video that's both entertaining and fascinating. That criteria certainly applies to this video focused on why the moon in...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate April DLC Available Now, Featuring Sonic Palico Gear

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate April DLC Available Now, Featuring Sonic Palico Gear

Hopefully won't troll as hard as the Zelda unlocks

We're not going to lie, aspects of the free March DLC for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate were frustrating - the Legend of Zelda gear looked fabulous but, heck, good luck clearing the quests to unlock it. We jumped online in a group of four and failed spectacularly - it hurt. Hopefully the key April...

News: Game Freak's GBA Title Drill Dozer Rated By The Australian Classification Board

Game Freak's GBA Title Drill Dozer Rated By The Australian Classification Board

Konami's The Adventures of Bayou Billy is also on the way

The Australian Classification Board has revealed Game Freak's GBA hit, Drill Dozer, will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console in the near future. The critically praised action platformer previously released in Japan in 2005 and North America in 2006 has players take control of a...

News: Rodea the Sky Soldier Glides to European Consoles on 25th September

Rodea the Sky Soldier Glides to European Consoles on 25th September

North American date is possibly a few days sooner

If you remember back a few weeks, it was finally confirmed that Rodea the Sky Soldier would be spreading its wings and escaping the depths of development hell. After a shaky development cycle that was dragged out over three years, NIS America made the announcement that it would be publishing the...

Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC and amiibo to Keep Fans Hooked

Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC and amiibo to Keep Fans Hooked

Stalling tactics, but delightful nevertheless

Nintendo's most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts were an oddity of contradictions - a lot was revealed, but it can easily be argued that there wasn't a great deal of new content. We were excited and delighted by some of the reveals, but conversely shook our heads and felt concern with every release...

News: 2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series Announced For Australia & New Zealand

2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series Announced For Australia & New Zealand

Championship Points and Premier Challenge tournaments are a game changer

Pokémon fans located in Australia and New Zealand will once again have the opportunity to compete in the Pokémon Video Game Championship Series this year with Nintendo Australia announcing the official 2015 season featuring the latest entries in the series, Pokémon Omega...

News: It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

Completely uncensored, apparently

Yesterday was April Fool's Day, and that meant plenty of joke news pieces which caused a few chuckles but were otherwise ignored as false. However, one story slipped through even the Nintendo Life "Fool Filter", and that was the revelation that The Binding of Issac: Rebirth is coming to the Wii U and New 3DS...

News: Buy Three Nintendo 64 and DS Virtual Console Games and Get the Fourth Free in Europe

Buy Three Nintendo 64 and DS Virtual Console Games and Get the Fourth Free in Europe

Knocks the average price down a little...

During this week's Nintendo Direct we had the news that Nintendo 64 and DS games are coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in force. In the madness then and since we didn't notice a particular deal that's running in Europe as a result of the region having four games available right from the off. As was...

Nintendo Download: 2nd April (North America)

2nd April (North America)

Nintendo 64 and DS on Wii U, AVGN, BOXBOY! and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, and this week's Nintendo Download Update has some exciting treats following the Nintendo Direct shenanigans of 1st April. Nintendo 64 and DS arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console, while there are a whole load of new games and discounts across both the...

News: Super Fighter Team Is Putting Its Retro Catalogue Back Into Production

Super Fighter Team Is Putting Its Retro Catalogue Back Into Production

Reprints for classic SNES and Genesis titles, plus two new games

Super Fighter Team has confirmed that it is putting several of its classic titles back into production for a limited period of time. Legend of Wukong and Star Odyssey - two Sega Genesis / Mega Drive RPGs released in 2008 and 2011 respectively - are both getting reprints, as is fellow...

News: Nintendo Shows Off More eShop Games, With Cross-Buy and Promotions On the Way

Nintendo Shows Off More eShop Games, With Cross-Buy and Promotions On the Way

2-for-1 with Don't Starve, Mutant Mudds cross-buy

The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts certainly had plenty of details, and as per tradition there was a segment dedicated to the eShop. In Europe there was the welcome news that Azure Striker Gunvolt will arrive today (2nd April), and the charming Mighty Gunvolt will be free until 2nd July with...