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Interview: Goodbye Galaxy Games on Entering the World of Publishing and Opening Up 3DS Development With Gomba

Goodbye Galaxy Games on Entering the World of Publishing and Opening Up 3DS Development With Gomba

Outlines Gomba details and release plans

When it comes to Nintendo's portable download platforms, we think it's fair to say that they've been the home of a number of intriguing, unique titles from a broad spectrum of developers. Unlike the emergence of the Wii U store's expanding library courtesy of its support for off-the-shelf dev tools like...

News: Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resolution and Framerate

Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resolution and Framerate

No, not actually native 1080p

After a lengthy build-up, Mario Kart 8 is almost here, the latest entry in the hugely popular franchise. It's been critically acclaimed on multiple fronts, with plenty also lavishing praise on the visuals and performance of the title; in our review we said that visually "MK8 is a stunner, and joins titles such as Super...

Video: Nintendo Minute Unboxes The Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle

Nintendo Minute Unboxes The Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle

What's inside the box? Well, a Wii U...

We do rather like the regular Nintendo Minute videos here at Nintendo Life, and the latest is one for all you unboxing fans out there. Don't deny it, don't pretend you're too self aware and mature to enjoy watching someone open a box with a thing inside — we know you like unboxings. It's a secret shame for...

News: Nintendo Confirms New 'Sea Green' 2DS Model

Nintendo Confirms New 'Sea Green' 2DS Model

Arriving alongside Tomodachi Life

With Tomodachi Life arriving in Europe and North America on 6th June, Nintendo has been pushing some fairly heavy marketing for the title. Commercials produced by Nintendo of America in particular have certainly been aiming for a young demographic, so it's of little surprise that a new 2DS model has now been...

Video: Capcom's Mega May Spotlight Shows Off The 3DS Virtual Console Mega Man Releases

Capcom's Mega May Spotlight Shows Off The 3DS Virtual Console Mega Man Releases

See what's on offer

If you happen to be a Mega Man fan with a 3DS in North America, then May has potentially been your favourite gaming month in some time. Capcom has been running its Mega May event, which has basically meant releasing the various Game Boy series entries to the Virtual Console, with a couple of Game Boy Color titles thrown in. It's...

News: Fancy Pattern Vivillon To Be Distributed Following 100 Million Trades on Pokémon Global Trade Station

Fancy Pattern Vivillon To Be Distributed Following 100 Million Trades on Pokémon Global Trade Station

About 10 million more trades needed

Part of the ongoing appeal of Pokémon X & Y is the wealth of online features that give it life beyond the core single player experience. While battling is an option, of course, the Global Trade Station also allows players to exchange 'mon with each other. It's certainly popular, and with a major landmark...

Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo to Join the Minecraft Party

It's Not Too Late for Nintendo to Join the Minecraft Party

The blocky horse hasn't bolted, yet

If Minecraft was a conventional video game, its time in the sun would have passed by now, or we'd currently be playing Minecraft 4 and questioning whether Mojang was going 'a bit EA' with its annual releases. That's far from the reality, however, as this is a game that has ignored convention to establish itself...

News: Hyrule Warriors Is The Zelda Game That Eiji Aonuma Could Never Make Himself

Hyrule Warriors Is The Zelda Game That Eiji Aonuma Could Never Make Himself

Developers behind the Wii U action title give some more detail

The core development team behind the forthcoming Hyrule Warriors has spoken to Famitsu about the reasons for combining the hitherto unassociated Warriors and Zelda franchises. The Japanese publication spoke to Tecmo Koei producers Hisashi Koinuma and Yosuke Hayashi — as well as Zelda...

News: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Arrives in Europe on 29th May

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Arrives in Europe on 29th May

Yep, that's next week's update

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is not only an excellent portable entry in the series, but is also interesting for the fact that Capcom was primarily responsible for its development. Just this week we shared the happy news a game page listing had popped up for a Wii U Virtual Console release in North America — a...

News: Check Out This Gorgeous Metroid Prime Visual Feature

Check Out This Gorgeous Metroid Prime Visual Feature

Part of an "empty spaces" mini-series

The Metroid franchise remains a keen source of interest for Nintendo fans and, to some extent, gamers in general. From its iconic NES début to the stand-out Super NES entry, it's a series that has enough lore and variety in style to keep conversations lively for a long time. Retro Studios has played its own...

News: Mario Will Be Racing In Reality At This Weekend's History 300 At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Mario Will Be Racing In Reality At This Weekend's History 300 At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Not upside down, sadly

Mario Kart 8 may not have much of a grounding in reality, but the game will be getting some welcome real-world exposure at this weekend's History 300 At Charlotte Motor Speedway event. US retailer GameStop has taken over the livery of double Daytona 500 winner and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racer Matt Kenseth's Toyota Camry in...

News: Tappingo 2 Confirmed for a Summer Release on 3DS eShop

Tappingo 2 Confirmed for a Summer Release on 3DS eShop

Over 100 puzzles and a new zoom option promised

Fans of download games on DS and 3DS that also love a gameplay twist or puzzling challenge may be familiar with Goodbye Galaxy Games, which recently brought Tappingo to the eShop. We certainly appreciated its charms, awarding it 7/10 in our review. The good news is that Hugo Smits, the man behind the...

News: Fresh Nintendo Wii U Patent Looks Like a Wii Music Game

Fresh Nintendo Wii U Patent Looks Like a Wii Music Game

At least a potential E3 reveal won't be a live demonstation

It seems that today is a day of potential E3 leaks, and this one will likely divide Nintendo gamers. We're aware that some of the Nintendo Life community enjoyed Wii Music, so this writer will restrict expressing his feelings of trepidation and fear at this possible reveal — the lead...

News: Here Are Plenty of Lovely Hyrule Warriors Screenshots at Which to Gawk

Here Are Plenty of Lovely Hyrule Warriors Screenshots at Which to Gawk

So pretty...

With Hyrule Warriors doing the rounds in the Japanese media and, by extension, getting Wii U gamers in the West a tad excited as well, Tecmo Koei's enjoying additional interest in its latest Warriors collaboration. Teaming up with one of Nintendo's biggest brands can have that effect. If you're keen to see more, of course, the...

Video: Feast Your Eyes On Episode One Of Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives

Feast Your Eyes On Episode One Of Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives

And take part in the caption competition to win a role in episode two

Last week, we told you about an amazing new event in web-based televisual programming: Days of Our Tomodachi Lives. A soap opera created entirely with Tomodachi Life, it is surely set to become one of the most significant contributions to popular culture yet seen, and the most...

News: The Wii U Version Of Super Smash Bros. Will Utilise The NFC Nintendo Figurine Platform

The Wii U Version Of Super Smash Bros. Will Utilise The NFC Nintendo Figurine Platform

From the mouth of Nintendo of France's managing director Stephan Bole

Update: Nintendo UK has issued us with the following statement: On 8th May 2014, Mr Iwata announced the decision for Nintendo to release character figurines with built-in NFC functionality that are compatible with video games starting from this year-end sales season. There...

Nintendo Download: 22nd May (North America)

22nd May (North America)

Squids, Turtles, Soldiers, Aliens, Street Fighting and more

It's that time once again, as we have the full details of this week's Nintendo Download offerings in North America. This week brings us retro delights and new games on both the Wii U and 3DS, along with more DSiWare to keep the old portable going. Let's get to it. Want to know what arrives...

Site News: Check Out Nintendo Life's eShop Picks On Your Wii U And 3DS

Check Out Nintendo Life's eShop Picks On Your Wii U And 3DS

Recommended viewing

Those of you with especially good memories will recall that Nintendo Life has been featured on the eShop twice in the past few years — back in 2011, we were asked by Nintendo of Europe to contribute a list of our favourite eShop titles, and a year later we supplied our red-hot summer picks for the North American eShop. We're...