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Rumour: Grainy Image of "Mario Maker" and Nintendo's 2014 E3 Show Floor Emerges

Grainy Image of "Mario Maker" and Nintendo's 2014 E3 Show Floor Emerges

Don’t you just love E3 hype?

Take this one with a grain of salt, because things are about to get crazy. To begin the usual rumour-mill hype with less than a week to go until this year’s E3 kicks-off, we have a blurry photo of what is allegedly a section of Nintendo’s show floor at the event – and in it, a poster with the title, “Mario...

Play: Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life in a 10 Hour Community Tournament

Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life in a 10 Hour Community Tournament

Bring it on

As you may have seen recently, we've opened the round-the-clock Nintendo Life GP in Wii U racer Mario Kart 8, and since its launch two days ago hundreds of players have jumped in for some races. That's a rolling tournament with no real rules or winners, it's just for fun. We've decided that an old-fashioned Community session is needed,...

News: Natsume Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Natsume Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Some story background for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley also included

Natsume recently announced that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is coming to 3DS in 2014, and has today used its pre-E3 press release to confirm two more titles coming to Nintendo systems; both seem like candidates for the eShop, though that's not confirmed. First up we have...

News: "Play Nintendo" Tour Rolling Through the U.S. this Summer

"Play Nintendo" Tour Rolling Through the U.S. this Summer

Play 2DS/3DS games! Sit in Yoshi eggs! Poke Kirby!

To "play Nintendo" was once a phrase attributed to the use of just about any electronic entertainment device. Not so much anymore, with the wider variety of choices out there, but Nintendo is bringing the term back somewhat with a 12-city summer tour. The Play Nintendo Tour, running from 6th...

Talking Point: Just How Similar Are Tomodachi Life And Animal Crossing?

Just How Similar Are Tomodachi Life And Animal Crossing?

Comparisons can both hinder and help, so allow us to educate

Since its announcement for release in the West, many commentators within the video games industry have drawn comparisons between the quirky upcoming Tomodachi Life and the beloved Animal Crossing series. In many ways it's an obvious link to make, as both titles put you in charge of a...

News: Satoru Iwata Won't Attend E3 For Health-Related Reasons

Satoru Iwata Won't Attend E3 For Health-Related Reasons

"Please understand that it is business as usual for Mr. Iwata"

With E3 less than a week away, Nintendo has made the surprise announcement that company President Satoru Iwata won't be in attendance. The company has already confirmed that Shigeru Miyamoto will be in attendance, along with all the major figures of Nintendo of America, yet Iwata-san...

News: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Case Begins on 3DS eShop in Winter 2014

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Case Begins on 3DS eShop in Winter 2014

Screens, details and a trailer released

Japanese 3DS owners have had a chance to enjoy Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection for over a month, a remastered compilation of the first three games in the popular Capcom series. In exciting news the company has now confirmed Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for a release in the West, arriving exclusively...

News: You're Not Seeing Things, There's A New SNES Title On The Way

You're Not Seeing Things, There's A New SNES Title On The Way

Unreleased platformer Dorke And Ymp finally coming to market

You would be forgiven for assuming that last year's Nightmare Busters is the final SNES release, seeing as the console itself is well over twenty years old now, but that isn't the case. Piko Interactive has secured the rights to Dorke and Ymp (also known as Dorque and Imp), a title which...

News: SteamWorld Dig Is Finding Its Way to Wii U This Autumn / Fall

SteamWorld Dig Is Finding Its Way to Wii U This Autumn / Fall

Dig a little deeper

After some teases in the past week, Swedish developer Image & Form has now confirmed that hugely popular 3DS eShop title SteamWorld Dig is coming to the Wii U eShop, targeting a Fall / Autumn release on the home console's store. It's great news for fans, and has a certain logic as the title has already been enhanced and...

Nintendo Download: 5th June (North America)

5th June (North America)

Tomodachi comes to life, 1001 Spikes, Minish Cap and much more

It's that time, North America, for the latest Nintendo Download Update with the details of new goodies available this week. There's a high-profile retail title on 3DS along with an assortment of new download-only titles on both current systems; there's some welcome retro Zelda and more...

Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial Fire Hopping Technique In Mario Kart 8?

Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial Fire Hopping Technique In Mario Kart 8?

New trick shaves seconds off lap times

Every new Mario Kart release comes with its own little tricks, but sometimes these speed-boosting techniques are seen as largely unintentional on Nintendo's part, leading fans to decry them as "exploits" rather than recognizing them as legitimate strategies. In Mario Kart 8's case, the "Fire Hop" is dividing...

News: AiRace Xeno Speeds Onto the 3DS eShop on 12th June

AiRace Xeno Speeds Onto the 3DS eShop on 12th June

At a budget price along with some QubicGames discounts

Fans of flying very, very fast may be familiar with the AiRace series from Qubic Games, which most recently arrived on 3DS with AiRace Speed. That was a fun title that earned a solid 7/10 in our review, so we're pleased to see that a new entry in the franchise is dropping in next week's...

News: Nintendo@E3 2014 Community Now Live on Miiverse

Nintendo@E3 2014 Community Now Live on Miiverse

Announcement community included

Following hot on the heels of a platform update, Miiverse has another exciting addition for social Nintendo gamers to enjoy. It's formally launched its Nintendo@E3 2014 Community, and a sub-community that'll host official announcements through 'news, videos and events'. The main community is already buzzing with...

News: 1001 Spikes Creator Believes Trends Are Shifting Back Towards Tough, Challenging Games

1001 Spikes Creator Believes Trends Are Shifting Back Towards Tough, Challenging Games

"We are at a cusp of a new revolution"

1001 Spikes is available now on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores in North America, and early noise around the platforming title is that it's pretty darn tough. Retro in looks and, it seems, retro in style, it's sure to endanger 3DS systems and GamePad controllers now that it's nestling on some systems. Though...

News: Zen Studios Collaborates With Telltale Games and Creator of The Walking Dead to Create Themed Pinball Table

Zen Studios Collaborates With Telltale Games and Creator of The Walking Dead to Create Themed Pinball Table

Wii U release inconclusive

Fans of The Walking Dead are in for a treat with pinball masters Zen Studios announcing it has partnered with the series creator and writer Robert Kirkman, Skybound, and Telltale Games, to release an all-new digital table for Zen Pinball 2 based on the popular episodic game series of the same name. In a true collaborative...

News: Miiverse Update Eases Comment Restriction and Boosts Post Character Limit

Miiverse Update Eases Comment Restriction and Boosts Post Character Limit

Down to two minutes and up to 400 characters, that is

After a major Wii U system update this week, Nintendo has applied a smaller yet potentially rather popular update to its bespoke Miiverse social network, with tweaks that will give users a little more freedom on the platform. The ever evolving platform's changes have been applied across the Wii...

Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring The Wii U to Another Level

Nintendo's System Updates Bring The Wii U to Another Level

A major leap from day one

For those that owned the Wii U since day one, cast your mind back to its UI (user interface) and OS (operating system) when you fired up the system for the first time. It was, to be rather blunt, a mediocre experience, mainly due to its excessively slow performance. Don't forget that a popular video of a Japanese fan...

Play: The Nintendo Life Mario Kart 8 GP Is Now Open

The Nintendo Life Mario Kart 8 GP Is Now Open

Come join our rolling tournament

As we all know, Mario Kart 8 is now available worldwide, and many of you will already have spent countless hours navigating its various courses and taking out rivals with red shells. With the view of bringing the Nintendo Life karting community together, we've opened up a rolling tournament called Nintendo Life GP,...

News: Nintendo to Host Special Google Hangout on Tomodachi Life Launch Day

Nintendo to Host Special Google Hangout on Tomodachi Life Launch Day

Hosted by Krysta of Nintendo Minute

Tomodachi Life is now just days from release, with Nintendo keen to communicate its charms to as many 3DS owners as possible. Nintendo of America will be doing this with a live Google Hangout to chat about the title on launch day, 6th June, rather conveniently at a time that should suit gamers in Europe, too...