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Video: Comcept's Latest Mighty No. 9 Footage Shows Off Some Tasty Gameplay

Comcept's Latest Mighty No. 9 Footage Shows Off Some Tasty Gameplay

"The pew pew heard you, friends"

Mighty No. 9 on the Wii U and 3DS eShop is still a good while away, currently planned for Spring 2015. As the result of living up to one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns ever seen, however, developer Comcept has ensured that it's continued to update its Kickstarter page with regular updates. The latest...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Touch Screen Usage in Super Smash Bros. on 3DS

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Touch Screen Usage in Super Smash Bros. on 3DS

Steady those expectations...

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is a game in a slightly odd position. It's due this 'Summer', yet is being consistently overshadowed by its Wii U brethren; the latter has its own E3 Invitational and is still getting a lot more coverage of Masahiro Sakurai's Super Smash Bros. Director's Room. Fear not, 3DS fans, as Sakurai-san...

News: Pikmin 3 Update Adds New Stylus Control Style

Pikmin 3 Update Adds New Stylus Control Style

Fling away, Merrill

An update to Pikmin 3 has arrived just in time for its inclusion in the Mario Kart 8 free game promotion, introducing a new way to send your minions hither and yon. In addition to the original GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, and Wii Remote/Nunchuk options, planetary explorers can now use the stylus and GamePad's touch screen to...

News: Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U

Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U

Geoff Keighley to host Smash Invitational, challengers confirmed

It's safe to say that fans of Super Smash Bros. will be looking forward to the live Invitational event at E3. Nintendo has today ramped up the hype for the event by revealing the competitors, hosts and rules, but also an exciting peripheral that will allow players to use GameCube...

Guide: Getting Started in Mario Kart 8

Getting Started in Mario Kart 8

Don't drive into the deep end

As some of the Nintendo Life team still like discs that come in boxes, our original plan was to release a getting started guide on 30th May; then we remembered some of you trendy types may download the title as soon as it pops up on the Wii U eShop, which may or may not be at midnight. You just can't wait, right? So...

Video: Experience the Blue Shell Blues in Mario Kart 8 With The Brett Domino Trio

Experience the Blue Shell Blues in Mario Kart 8 With The Brett Domino Trio

We've all been blue shelled at some point

Mario Kart 8 does a lot right, including the fact that the blue / spiny shell moves along the ground to take out others en-route to the race leader, but the mere presence of that item is enough to irritate some. It likely annoys stronger players the most, as their reward for being rather good at the game is...

Nintendo Download: 29th May (North America)

29th May (North America)

Mario Kart 8, Ittle Dew, Badgers defying gravity, Mega Man and more

It's that time again, North America, as we go through the download treats on the way to the eShop stores. A certain Wii U retail game is likely to steal the headlines, but there are also some promising new download-only titles and enticing Virtual Console games, along with a few...

Interview: Goodbye Galaxy Games on Tappingo 2 Improvements, With Hints at What's Next

Goodbye Galaxy Games on Tappingo 2 Improvements, With Hints at What's Next

Working on an "FPS with guns and blood"

Just recently we published an interview with Hugo Smits of Goodbye Galaxy Games, discussing the studio's move into self-publishing on the 3DS and exploring the details of the bold 'Gomba' development tool that's in progress. Beyond that, of course, it's a company known for clever, innovative download games on...

News: Mario Kart TV Web App Goes Live

Mario Kart TV Web App Goes Live

It actually works

One of the new features of Mario Kart 8 is the ability to save, edit and share video highlights through Mario Kart TV. As we reported yesterday, those that have received copies early didn't take long to start uploading highlights to YouTube and Miiverse. The game is now out in Japan — in fact, Japanese gamers have had most of...

News: Pokémon X & Y 2DS Bundles Coming to Australian Shelves

Pokémon X & Y 2DS Bundles Coming to Australian Shelves

Hitting retailers on 26th June

Even with E3 on the horizon, and new games to be announced, Nintendo is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to many of its previously released titles. This trend can be seen with the most popular franchise available on Nintendo's handheld, Pokémon X & Y. Beginning on 26th June, Nintendo will begin to...

Video: Shaun White and Shaquille O'Neal Appear in Latest Tomodachi Life Commercial

Shaun White and Shaquille O'Neal Appear in Latest Tomodachi Life Commercial

They're hungry, too

Ahead of its surprisingly close 6th June release date, Nintendo's keeping up efforts to show 2DS / 3DS owners the charms of Tomodachi Life, with the latest trailer introducing another two celebrity Mii characters that'll be promoted along with the game. This time around we have legendary basketball player and mascot of awful...

News: Check Out This Incredible Valve / Super Smash Bros. Melee Mash-Up

Check Out This Incredible Valve / Super Smash Bros. Melee Mash-Up

The right game in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world

Although Nintendo and Valve have never worked together, the two companies actually share quite a lot in common. For starters, they've both produced some of the most critically acclaimed and best loved video game franchises in history. While a joint collaboration between the...

News: 3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secures Home Console Crown

3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secures Home Console Crown

Put away the champagne, the numbers are still low

It's time for the weekly Japanese Media Create results, and they bring a couple of notable headlines this week. We see a boost for Wii U ahead of the 29th May launch — it's a day earlier in Japan — of Mario Kart 8, while Level-5's latest success story keeps on going. The software charts see...

Weirdness: When PR Stunts Go Wrong - Watch Dogs

When PR Stunts Go Wrong - Watch Dogs

Anonymous package caused office evacuation and bomb disposal call

Wii U owners may not be able to play Watch Dogs this week, but that doesn't mean Nintendo gamers shouldn't follow Ubisoft's release with some interest — it is apparently still coming to Nintendo's system this year, remember. We can also get a laugh from bonkers PR moves that have...

Mario Kart Month: A Brief History Of Mario Kart Item Evolution: Mighty Mushroom

A Brief History Of Mario Kart Item Evolution: Mighty Mushroom

There’s a shroom for every occasion

You wouldn’t normally associate a mushroom with speed, but just look at Toad with his white and red polka dot head – he’s always zipping about. Clearly he’s got a need for speed after excessive use of the mighty mushroom out on the track. Actually, it’s hard to imagine what’s even under that...