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News: Nintendo Confirms Final Week Details For Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Nintendo Confirms Final Week Details For Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Donkey & Diddy Kong! Kirby! Pac-Man! Fox! More!

In the past three weeks Nintendo of America has run a series of discounts across the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores to celebrate characters from Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS, and it's now confirmed the final set before the brawler arrives on the portable. This week's selection includes some...

Video: See the B Dasher Tear it Up in This Mario Kart 8 DLC Trailer

See the B Dasher Tear it Up in This Mario Kart 8 DLC Trailer

Be dashing

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Mario Kart 8, which shows the recently announced B Dasher in motion. The kart will be available in the Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack this November. The classic racer made its first appearance in 2005 in Mario Kart DS, and soon enough you'll be able to use it yourself in glorious HD.

News: Two Castlevania Classics Confirmed for Wii U Virtual Console Débuts

Two Castlevania Classics Confirmed for Wii U Virtual Console Débuts

Coming in the next two weeks

Details for Nintendo's Download Update in North America have been announced, and as is now tradition the company has provided a teaser of titles coming soon. This week's reveals are arguably the best yet of these previews. We have two iconic Castlevania titles coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in the next two weeks,...

Nintendo Download: 25th September (North America)

25th September (North America)

Hyrule Warriors, Mario Golf Advance, discounts and more

It's that time again, North America, and a little later than normal this week. There's a major Wii U retail release for Zelda and action fans, an enjoyable slice of Game Boy Advance goodness along with some discounts and assorted other goodies. Let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament to Find the Best Fighter in the US

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament to Find the Best Fighter in the US

There's a champion's robe and trophy at stake

With Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS now just a little over a week away, Nintendo of America has announced a national tournament in the US to find the best fighter in the country. In addition, the Nintendo World Store in New York will run a special event on 2nd October (at 8pm Eastern time) for gamers...

News: Miiverse Update Moves Search Boxes and Improves Web Version

Miiverse Update Moves Search Boxes and Improves Web Version

Break out the bunting

Miiverse, the ever evolving and quirky bespoke social network, has had a couple of minor tweaks to the web version. Despite some occasional shenanigans such as those in the Mario & Luigi community recently, the service continues to provide a haven for fans to discuss games, share screenshots and art as well as — it must...

News: Capcom Shows Off Comparison Screens For Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Capcom Shows Off Comparison Screens For Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

No objections here

Just prior to E3 this year Capcom announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will arrive in the West as a 3DS eShop download in Winter this year. Already released at retail in Japan, it'll follow its immediate predecessor — Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies — as a download-only arrival outside of Japan;...

News: Hyrule Warriors Producer Would Love to Work With Mario and Company

Hyrule Warriors Producer Would Love to Work With Mario and Company

Cites Smash Bros. concept as a starting point

Hyrule Warriors is available now in Europe and is just days away in North America, bringing a blend of Dynasty Warriors gameplay with the Legend of Zelda franchise. It's a mix that serves as entertaining fare on the Wii U as we enter the busiest gaming season of the year. As indicated to us by Zelda...

News: Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack Now Available On Club Nintendo in Australia & Europe

Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack Now Available On Club Nintendo in Australia & Europe

Treat your ears to the sweet sounds of the pink puffball

If you live in Australia or Europe and were unable to claim the adorable Yoshi Plush Soft Toy earlier this month — it's gone in Australia but is still available in Europe — a Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack has now floated onto Club Nintendo at a much more affordable price. Fans of...

News: Super Smash Bros. Continues Chart Domination in Japan as Bayonetta 2 Grabs Third Place

Super Smash Bros. Continues Chart Domination in Japan as Bayonetta 2 Grabs Third Place

3DS rules again as Wii U enjoys a minor boost

It's that time once again for the Media Create chart results in Japan, which brought good news for Nintendo last week with the launch of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS bringing nearly one million sales — Nintendo's figure had it passing the landmark by including eShop downloads. The latest results...

Developer Interview: How Two Graduates From Nottingham Are Bringing Robin Hood To Life On The SNES

How Two Graduates From Nottingham Are Bringing Robin Hood To Life On The SNES

"We'd absolutely love to be able to do a cartridge release"

Indie development has never been more popular than it is now, with each of the major console makers bending over backwards to accommodate bedroom coders in the hope of finding the next Minecraft. However, while most small-scale devs favour the likes of iOS, Android, Steam and the digital...

News: Hyperkin Responds To Accusations Of Infringing On The Rights Of Emulator Creators

Hyperkin Responds To Accusations Of Infringing On The Rights Of Emulator Creators

"We have not been as quick as we could have been"

Last week, we reported on accusations that Hyperkin had infringed on the right of emulator authors with its RetroN 5 console, and at the time we gave Hyperkin the chance to put across its side of the story. We've now had an official response from Hyperkin developer Lawrence Lee: It has always been...

News: Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Will Have "Improved" Gameplay and "Enhanced" Graphics on New 3DS

Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Will Have "Improved" Gameplay and "Enhanced" Graphics on New 3DS

Splitting the userbase

It was confirmed recently by Satoru Iwata, when revealing the New Nintendo 3DS models, that a port of Wii title Xenoblade Chronicles will be exclusive to the new hardware to utilise its improved CPU. It was unclear how common this would be, yet in today's surprise announcement of the hardware hitting Australia and New Zealand...

News: Super Mario World Speedrun Record Is Broken

Super Mario World Speedrun Record Is Broken

Beating the game in under 10 minutes is an artform

Super Mario World is a big game — so big it put other 2D platformers to shame when it launched alongside the shiny new SNES back in the early '90s. However, while many of us will have happy memories of wasting countless hours finding all those levels and secret routes, speedrunner linkdeadx2 has...

Video: Nintendo Australia Gives Us A Jaunty Tour Of The New 3DS

Nintendo Australia Gives Us A Jaunty Tour Of The New 3DS

Turn the volume up

As you may be aware, Australia got its first Nintendo Direct today, and the big news is that it's going to be one of the first regions outside of Japan to get the New 3DS and New 3DS XL. As well as putting the Direct online for non-Aussies to watch, Nintendo Australia has produced another, shorter clip which shows off the console...

Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Coming to Australia and New Zealand on 21st November

New Nintendo 3DS Models Coming to Australia and New Zealand on 21st November

Still not coming elsewhere until 2015

In a surprise Nintendo Direct in Australia and New Zealand — the first that's been unique to the region — it's been announced that the New Nintendo 3DS and XL model will be coming to the two countries on 21st November; it's also been reiterated that the systems will not come elsewhere in the West until 2015...

News: Meme Run is Coming to Troll Your Wii U Very Soon

Meme Run is Coming to Troll Your Wii U Very Soon

So impress. Wow such tempt. Much memes.

Following on from their Wii U eShop debut with mediocre brain bamboozler IQ Test, Ninja Pig Studios has revealed some early details of Meme Run, which will be their next game developed in Unity and promises to be one of the more subversive games in the short time that Nintendo has welcomed indies using Web...

Talking Point: History Shows Us That Nintendo's Here to Stay

History Shows Us That Nintendo's Here to Stay

125 years and counting

On 23rd September 1889 Nintendo was founded as Nintendo Koppai, meaning the company is now 125 years old; it's been known as Nintendo Co., Ltd since 1963. The history of the company is particularly fascinating, and also reminds us of some important lessons regarding Nintendo; it's not solely a video game manufacturer,...

News: Film Something Cool At EGX London, Win Tickets To Future EGX Events For Life

Film Something Cool At EGX London, Win Tickets To Future EGX Events For Life

Lights, camera...

EGX London — the UK's biggest gaming event — kicks off this week. With massive support from Nintendo — as well as the official Mario Kart 8 UK Championship (being overseen by none other than Nintendo Life, we might add) — you'd think there were already enough reasons to get very excited about the show, but our friends at...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Six

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Six

Conquest! StreetSmash! Castle Siege stage! More!

Super Smash Bros. is now only a little over a week away in the West, helping to ease the jealousy around lucky gamers in Japan; many will be rather familiar with the demo, too. As a result the hype levels continue to build ahead of millions more gamers getting their hands on the title. Masahiro...

Video: Nintendo Broadens its Girls Club Advertising with Help from Olympic Gold Medalist

Nintendo Broadens its Girls Club Advertising with Help from Olympic Gold Medalist

Getting sporty

Nintendo appears keen to spread the word about its Girls Club YouTube channel, and to help do so it's recruited Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams. Featuring games such as Tomodachi Life and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Nicola expresses her fondness for the 3DS and indulges us in her gaming past. Starting out on the SNES with games...

Video: These Mario Games Have More Secrets Than You May Think

These Mario Games Have More Secrets Than You May Think

And it's not even Easter

Continuing the series of discovering hidden Easter eggs in games, Did You Know Gaming has released the final part of its dissection of main series Mario games. It's always a joy to see hidden little details and secrets in video games, it shows just how much developers care about the creations that they make. Unsurprisingly,...