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News: YouTube Replays And Tourney Mode Coming To Super Smash Bros. Later This Year

YouTube Replays And Tourney Mode Coming To Super Smash Bros. Later This Year

Both for free, too

Nintendo has confirmed two new features that are coming to Super Smash Bros. later this year. The first is Tourney Mode, which will launch as a free update in August. This is made up of two modes - Community Tourneys let players complete for the highest points in a certain amount of time, while Regular Tourneys have more detailed...

News: Smash Bros. Presentation Confirms Ryu and Mii Fighters amiibo, New Batch Arrives This September

Smash Bros. Presentation Confirms Ryu and Mii Fighters amiibo, New Batch Arrives This September

All playable characters in Smash will eventually have corresponding amiibo

After much speculation, Nintendo's pre-E3 Super Smash Bros. video presentation today revealed Mii Fighters will be receiving their very own amiibo line. When used in the game, the Mii Brawler, Swordfighter and Gunner amiibo characters can be configured with custom faces and...

News: Ryu, Roy, New Stages and More Now Available in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS

Ryu, Roy, New Stages and More Now Available in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS

Servers may struggle...

Masahiro Sakurai's Super Smash Bros. Special Presentation has ended, and though most of the included details had been leaked in some form over the past days, weeks and months, the main surprise came in how much content is available right now - server meltdown has already begun, apparently. The following content is available...

Interview: Lilian "Milktea" Chen Talks Smash Bros., Sexism and a Brighter Future

Lilian "Milktea" Chen Talks Smash Bros., Sexism and a Brighter Future

"Strides regarding social inclusion in Smash can be seen for themselves"

An inescapable reality within the eSports world, regardless of the game in question, is the stark contrast between male and female participants. Whatever the culprit, the stories of many female professionals are often squashed, missed or, even worse, stunted before they even...

News: Eager Splatoon Players Aim to Make Sense of the Inkling Language

Eager Splatoon Players Aim to Make Sense of the Inkling Language

Only linguist enthusiasts and big fans need apply

Anyone that's been playing Splatoon has likely noticed the symbols scattered around in the environment and collectable log files, while some characters talk in what many will assume is gibberish. Keen fans, however, have spent recent times attempting to decipher and translate this language, employing...

News: Satoru Iwata Outlines His Reasons For Not Attending E3 This Year

Satoru Iwata Outlines His Reasons For Not Attending E3 This Year

Plans to be active on Twitter

Satoru Iwata is a popular figure with many Nintendo fans, so when the announcement came that he would not be attending this year's E3 there was some disappointment and concern. Concerns arose after Iwata-san missed last year's E3 due to an operation to remove a tumour from his bile duct. At the time some were worried...

News: Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Roy Found In Super Smash Bros. Patch Code

Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Roy Found In Super Smash Bros. Patch Code

Set to be officially revealed tomorrow?

Remember that rumour we reported on some time ago that Ryu and Roy could be coming to Super Smash Bros.? Well, it seems to be getting more real, as the character has been found in game patch data in the Japanese version of the game. Unseen64's Liam Robertson found the footage, which has been posted in...

News: Exciting Hints of amiibo Restocks Can Be Found in Dull Manufacturing Forms

Exciting Hints of amiibo Restocks Can Be Found in Dull Manufacturing Forms

Influx of documents in early May

Occasionally we've used CPSIA Certificates of Compliance as an indicator of upcoming amiibo restocks or arrivals in North America - no, really, it makes sense. These are product forms that are required for the NFC figures to prove their safety, but also provide handy manufacturing dates. Nintendo shares them within a...

News: Best Buy Canada Message Suggests a Mario Maker Release Date of 11th September

Best Buy Canada Message Suggests a Mario Maker Release Date of 11th September

Makes sense...

Nintendo confirmed a September release for Mario Maker back in its April Direct, and now an over-eager Best Buy community manager appears to have outed the release date for Canada. It seems pretty legitimate, falling on a Friday and within that anticipated month - the date given is 11th September. This potential reveal - and we think...

News: New Yoshi's Woolly World Video Shows Off Fluffy Cuteness and Confirms Splatoon amiibo Support

New Yoshi's Woolly World Video Shows Off Fluffy Cuteness and Confirms Splatoon amiibo Support

Ink-redible news (we have no shame)

With Yoshi's Woolly World just two weeks from release in Europe and all set for a Fall arrival in North America, we're seeing more videos and hype building for the soft-natured platformer. It's big on cuteness, and the latest video from Nintendo UK is no different. Rather like a recent Japanese video showcase...

Feature: Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at E3 - Pokémon

Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at E3 - Pokémon

We wanna spot 'em all!

In the lead up to E3 we're publishing a series of features covering game franchises that we want to make an appearance, and what we'd like to see out of a potential next entry in each series. In this entry, Nintendo Life news and reviews regular Conor McMahon considers the Pokémon franchise. Ever heard of these little...

News: Nintendo Life Weekly: Hyrule Warriors on 3DS, New Splatoon Content, and More

Nintendo Life Weekly: Hyrule Warriors on 3DS, New Splatoon Content, and More

A big week before E3

Despite the week before E3 typically being a quiet one, there have been a number of developments that are well worth squeezing down into a concentrated video format. This week focuses on Hyrule Warriors accidentally being announced for 3DS, a new weapon arriving in Splatoon extremely shortly, as well as the usual roundup of...

Video: This LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Made Our Glass of Water Move

This LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Made Our Glass of Water Move

Hold onto your butts

LEGO Jurassic World is out today on Wii U and 3DS, bringing the latest batch of LEGO madness to both Nintendo systems. That's the case in North America, at least, as in Europe only the 3DS version has arrived today in some territories, with the Wii U version pushed back to 19th June in some countries and later in others. That...

News: Here's A More Detailed Look At Nintendo's E3 2015 Schedule

Here's A More Detailed Look At Nintendo's E3 2015 Schedule

Your one-stop guide to the week's events

E3 is happening this weekend, and Nintendo has plenty of events taking place - kicking off the with a special Smash Bros. video broadcast and the much-hyped return of the Nintendo World Championships. We've also got the Digital Event to look forward - surely the biggest part of the whole E3 schedule for...

Video: UCraft's CraftyKart PowerPack Mod Gets Its Own Hard Rockin' Trailer

UCraft's CraftyKart PowerPack Mod Gets Its Own Hard Rockin' Trailer

The need for speed

Minecraft clones are hitting the Wii U eShop thick and fast these days, and just in case you've not already had your fill, here's a fresh look at the forthcoming UCraft. In this trailer - which is accompanied by some of the most obnoxious guitar playing we've heard since Spinal Tap last toured - the game's modular credentials are...

News: Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as amiibo Leads Toys-to-Life Sales

Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as amiibo Leads Toys-to-Life Sales

Smash Bros. also breaks back into top 10

Following its late May release Wii U exclusive Splatoon has returned multiple positive results in different charts - in the UK it made its début in 2nd place and claimed fourth in its second week, while it's been top of the Japanese Media Create charts for two weeks running. We now have the May NPD results,...

News: Arc System Works Now Owns The Rights To All Of Technos Japan's Titles

Arc System Works Now Owns The Rights To All Of Technos Japan's Titles

Double Dragon, Super Dodge Ball, River City Ransom and Kunio-kun snapped up

It has been revealed today that Arc System Works has acquired all of the rights to Technos Japan's back catalogue. This includes hits such as Double Dragon, the Kunio-kun series and Super Dodge Ball. Double Dragon is one of the most famous fighting game franchises in the...