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Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys

A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys

Prepare your wallets

Nintendo's lining up multiple blockbuster releases for the Holiday season, but the most important will likely be its range of NFC toys — amiibo. Marketing these figures, successfully implementing them in games and securing plenty of shelf space with the biggest retailers represent three major challenges for Nintendo, though...

Video: Scientifically Accurate Sonic The Hedgehog Ruins Everything About Sonic The Hedgehog

Scientifically Accurate Sonic The Hedgehog Ruins Everything About Sonic The Hedgehog

Tails would NEVER eat Sonic, you fiends

Video games aren't reality. We know that. But sometimes the glaring inaccuracies present in our favourite titles can really hurt when they're highlighted in an effective fashion, which is exactly what Fox's Animation Domination High-Def show does in the latest episode of Scientifically Accurate, which seeks to...

Video: The Trailer For E.T. Documentary Atari: Game Over Emerges From Landfill

The Trailer For E.T. Documentary Atari: Game Over Emerges From Landfill

Hyperbole ahoy!

Not so long ago, we reported on the news that film director Zak Penn had successfully unearthed the now-legendary Atari 2600 E.T. cartridges which were buried in the New Mexico desert back in the '80s. Penn has produced a documentary regarding the game, its development, how it sank the games industry and its subsequent rediscovery,...

News: Multi-Generational Paper Mario Stage Confirmed for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Multi-Generational Paper Mario Stage Confirmed for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Flips between Sticker Star and The Thousand-Year Door

With its release approaching quickly, we can expect more Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS news in the coming days and weeks. Masahiro Sakurai has taken the opportunity to share another new stage on the Miiverse Director's Community, and it could be a popular option on the portable. It's...

News: PDP GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U and Wii Listed With November Release Date

PDP GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U and Wii Listed With November Release Date

Officially licensed, so don't sweat it

Before E3 this year, third-party accessory company PDP announced a GameCube-styled Wired Fight Pad that functions as a Wii Classic Controller (plugging into a Wii Remote), making it compatible with games on the last-gen system as well as some on the Wii U — it was clearly being produced with Super Smash Bros...

News: Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo Looks On

Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo Looks On

Is the big N missing the boat?

Earlier this year China formalised its plans to allow dedicated game consoles to be manufactured and sold in the country, opening the door for conventional systems in a marketplace that had previously consisted of black market goods and legal plug-and-play workarounds; Nintendo has successfully utilised the latter with...

News: Did You Realise Lone Survivor Was Coming to Wii U Later This Year? Well, It Is

Did You Realise Lone Survivor Was Coming to Wii U Later This Year? Well, It Is

Included in the E3 listing

E3 was particularly busy for Nintendo, as the company revealed a number of games for the first time for Wii U — in particular — and 3DS. One that slipped us by was Lone Survivor, which is coming to the Wii U eShop in Q4. In the madness of the event we missed this one in a downloadable release list — it didn't appear...

News: Adam West Dusts Off His Bat-Vocals for LEGO Batman 3

Adam West Dusts Off His Bat-Vocals for LEGO Batman 3

Burt Ward else matters?

In true LEGO style, the lightheartedness of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has been pushed further yet with an increased character roster and — most importantly — with Adam West joining the cast of well-known stars who will be lending their voices to the game. Veterans of the series will be getting a bit of old-school love...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Eight

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Eight

Star Fox! Robin! 3DS menu! More!

After causing quite a stir two weeks ago, the Super Smash Bros. hype was relatively reserved last week, though the 3DS version was particularly prominent in Nintendo's Gaming Lounge broadcast from Comic-Con. On the screenshot front, Masahiro Sakurai continued his fine form on the Director's Room Miiverse community

News: 2014 Pokémon World Championships Live Broadcast Schedule and Details Confirmed

2014 Pokémon World Championships Live Broadcast Schedule and Details Confirmed

Champions will be crowned between 16-17 August

The Pokémon Company recently joined Nintendo in taking to Twitch for extensive live coverage of a major event, streaming plenty of action from the US National Championships. It wasn't without problems or immune to criticism, but was certainly a step in the right direction; details for the main event's...

News: Bravely Default Flutters Gracefully Past The One Million Copies Sold Mark

Bravely Default Flutters Gracefully Past The One Million Copies Sold Mark

More than half that total sold outside of Japan

Square Enix has revealed that its 3DS JRPG Bravely Default has sold one million copies worldwide across physical and digital distribution systems, with 600,000 of those occurring outside of Japan. The success of the game has had a dramatic effect on Square Enix's future plans; Bravely Default is a...

News: This Majora's Mask Cake is Legendary

This Majora's Mask Cake is Legendary

Yep, slow news day

When it comes to The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Nintendo's successfully kept demand for a remake at bay — speculation and iffy-looking shop 'listings' will continue until the end of time, or until a fresh release is announced. In any case, the fanbase for the N64 classic will continue to find ways to honour its status in...

Video: Darunia Rolls and Pounds His Way Through Enemies in Hyrule Warriors

Darunia Rolls and Pounds His Way Through Enemies in Hyrule Warriors

Princess Ruto opts for a little more elegance

Hyrule Warriors is now less than two months away, and Koei Tecmo continues to build hype through new character reveals, screenshots and trailers. Last week brought confirmation of Ocarina of Time stages along with Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto, and the latest trailer shows the Goron leader in action,...

News: Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends In IQ Test, Coming To The Wii U eShop July 31st

Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends In IQ Test, Coming To The Wii U eShop July 31st

“Have a great time watching your friends fail”

Ninja Pig Studios has announced its latest game IQ Test will be released in the US on July 31st, at a special launch price of $3.99. After this short period the price of the Wii U eShop title will be bumped back up to an MSRP of $4.99. Alongside this announcement was the official trailer reveal,...

News: Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

3DS title and MK8 outside all-format top 10

With a quiet release schedule and long spell of hot weather, the UK games market endured its second lowest week of unit sales in 2014, and the worst in revenue. Not a great time for retailers, then, and Nintendo has a mix of good and bad news to consider. The positive news comes in the single-format...

Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe)

31st July (Europe)

XType, Ice Cream heroes, racing, bombing, loads of discounts and more

Monday morning means Nintendo Download Update news for European gamers, as we learn what's coming to the region later this week. It's a packed schedule, with a mix of new titles on both Wii U and 3DS, along with a host of discounts and a new Virtual Console entry. There's lots to...

Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS eShop Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Ten Wii U and 3DS eShop Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Summer gaming for a little less

Earlier this week we brought you a list of ten Wii U and 3DS games that are perfect for summer, as a starting point to also get community feedback on other favourites for the season. As promised, though, here's a follow-up that's all about eShop titles. These eShop games are all download-only titles, and no Virtual...

News: The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North American Début on 7th August

The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North American Début on 7th August

See the origin of that Nintendo Land mini-game

The Mysterious Murasame Castle is a Famicom Disk System game from 1986 that's only been known in the West through some cameo appearances and references — most recently through the Takamaru's Ninja Castle game in Nintendo Land. Having recently made its Western début on the European 3DS Virtual Console...

News: The Link Outfit and Gear in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Almost Too Cool

The Link Outfit and Gear in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Almost Too Cool

He's even rocking the earring

The upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and its predecessor, have had plenty of crossover outfits. One confirmed long ago in Japan that has us particularly excited is the Link outfit and equipment, which promises to add some Legend of Zelda charm to the hunt. The official channel for the upcoming Ultimate release, in...

Live: Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Aiming for the podium

It's that time again, dear readers, for us to be humiliated by far faster racers by playing Mario Kart 8 live on Twitch. Anthony Dickens and Tom Whitehead will be joining in (12 races) for a tournament we're currently running — with prizes courtesy of Official Nintendo UK Online Store — in the UK. Once we've completed a run...