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Talking Point: Nintendo World Championships 2015 Should Be Just the Beginning

Nintendo World Championships 2015 Should Be Just the Beginning

Nintendo can seize popular culture again

With a typical slice of nostalgia it was announced that Nintendo World Championships 2015 will be a major live event prior to E3. Filling the gap left by the Super Smash Bros. Invitational of E3 2014, it seems like a smart move - play on nostalgia and the 25th Anniversary of the iconic 1990 contest, while...

Nintendo Life Weekly: 15th May 2015

15th May 2015

Grab a slice of the weekly pie

Have you been keeping up with all that's been happening with Nintendo recently? We know it can be difficult, so once again we've compiled all of the top news stories, releases, and reviews from the past seven days into one easy-to-swallow video. These videos are heavily annotated, so click on the video to be taken to...

Weirdness: Fred Savage Seems Very Much In Favour Of The Nintendo World Championships 2015

Fred Savage Seems Very Much In Favour Of The Nintendo World Championships 2015

"California!"

Nintendo is bringing its World Championships event back from the dead for this year's E3, and this relic from the past has attracted the attention of another part of Nintendo's history - the actor-turned-director Fred Savage. Savage was arguably the world's biggest child star when he appeared in The Wizard, a 1989 Hollywood movie...

News: Official Nintendo UK Store Bundles Fire Emblem amiibo with Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

Official Nintendo UK Store Bundles Fire Emblem amiibo with Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

Sneaky strategy

Capitalism has some simple rules, one of which is to balance demand with strategy; if something's rare then you can get more money for it, or use it to promote other goods. A notorious example was GameStop's insane 'Massive Bundle' for a Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS XL, which had a price tag of $500. Nintendo's not quite gone...

News: Free Anniversary Update Rolling Out To Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails

Free Anniversary Update Rolling Out To Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails

The cat who got the cream

Dakko Dakko has confirmed that a free update will be flinging its way to Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails soon to mark the game's first birthday. The update adds "a new play style, allowing players to freely aim one direction whilst riding in another using a 'twin-stick' control setup" and will begin rolling out today...

News: Splatoon Global Testfire is Confirmed for One More Round

Splatoon Global Testfire is Confirmed for One More Round

The demo's available for download once again

The Splatoon Global Testfire was an exciting event last weekend, providing keen Wii U owners with an opportunity to go hands on with online matches in the colourful shooter. There was some disappointment that the three one-hour sessions passed so quickly, and Nintendo appears to have heard the calls for...

News: Wii U and 3DS Continue Improved Sales in the US, as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Misses NPD Top 10

Wii U and 3DS Continue Improved Sales in the US, as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Misses NPD Top 10

Monolith Soft re-release fifth among single SKUs, however

April isn't often the most thrilling of months in the world of video game retail, and so it has proven in the most recent NPD results from the US. Covering physical retail sales the results bring few thrills, but Nintendo has nevertheless reported solid sales momentum in comparison to 2014...

News: You Can Design a New Level for Pazuru and Win a Neat Figurine

You Can Design a New Level for Pazuru and Win a Neat Figurine

Update will add three user-generated stages to full game

The 3DS eShop has a number of high quality and clever puzzle games, and Pazuru is a solid recent addition. It has a neat approach, but also adds to the core content with a level creation tool. Developer Moragami is now aiming to put that lever creator to good use, and is offering up a fairly...

News: Fashionable Japanese 3DS Owners Can Strut Their Stuff In Nico ☆ Petit Girls Runway This Winter

Fashionable Japanese 3DS Owners Can Strut Their Stuff In Nico ☆ Petit Girls Runway This Winter

There's a brand new dance, but I don't know its name

During Nintendo's recent Financial Results Briefing, president Satoru Iwata explained that the company was hoping to maintain the commercial momentum of its ageing 3DS system in Japan by targeting female players. We've already seen the likes of Girls Mode / Style Savvy and Animal Crossing: New...

News: You Need These Exclusive Sega-Themed Artworks On Your Wall

You Need These Exclusive Sega-Themed Artworks On Your Wall

Golden Axe! Streets of Rage! Shinobi! More!

What happens when digital art studio Cook & Becker enlists talented artists - working in the fields of Sci-Fi, gaming and comics - to create original art for their favourite Sega titles? Awesome happens, that's what. Kilian Eng, Gerald Parel, Julien Renoult, Roman van der Haven and Emmanuel Malin...

News: Nintendo Announces Gold & Silver Super Mario Edition amiibo Figures For Australia And New Zealand

Nintendo Announces Gold & Silver Super Mario Edition amiibo Figures For Australia And New Zealand

Next two waves also dated

Following the recent US news, Nintendo has today announced the gold and silver Super Mario edition amiibo figures will be arriving soon in Australia and New Zealand. The silver amiibo will be available exclusively from EB Games from the 30th of May and is able to be pre-ordered from the EB Games website right now. With...

Video: Let's Remind Ourselves How Totally Radical The 1990 Nintendo World Championships Really Were

Let's Remind Ourselves How Totally Radical The 1990 Nintendo World Championships Really Were

"Woo! Yeah! You ready? Woo!"

Following the glorious resurrection of The Nintendo World Championships, we thought it would be a good time to reminisce over the events of 25 years ago, when the original competition took place at Universal Studios, Hollywood. The video below is a handy summary of this epic period, showing the hopeful contestants and...

Video: This Introduction Trailer May Just Get You Hyped for Swords & Soldiers II

This Introduction Trailer May Just Get You Hyped for Swords & Soldiers II

Out on 21st May

The Wii Shop may have had its flaws, but it was also home to some truly excellent download games. Swords & Soldiers from Ronimo Games was undoubtedly one such example, and so there should certainly be some hype for the Wii U exclusive Swords & Soldiers II. Out on 21st May in North America and Europe, with prices of $19.99,...

News: Capcom's Spring Sale Offers Up Six eShop Discounts in North America

Capcom's Spring Sale Offers Up Six eShop Discounts in North America

Street Fighter! Resident Evil! DuckTales!

The eShop stores on Wii U and 3DS often have a range of discounts, and Capcom is the latest to cut prices on some of its biggest releases. Details of the current discounts in North America are now available, and match up with equivalent deals that have also arrived in Europe this week. Six games have been...