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Feature: Video Game Characters Looking for Love - 2015

Video Game Characters Looking for Love - 2015

High scores guaranteed

It's Valentine's Day, and with the most commercially romantic day of the year come many traditions, such as exchanging flowers, sending cards, getting sick on chocolate, copying and pasting old feature intros and... combing online dating sites looking for profiles posted by our favourite video game characters! What, you...

Video: How To Game Safe On Valentine's Day

How To Game Safe On Valentine's Day

Who wants to go out, when you can have a romantic night of gaming?

It's that time of the year, which is either a celebration of your love to another person, or just another day for those who aren't quite as lucky. Alas, this is a video for those of the former category, but the single folk amongst you could do worse than make some notes for that...

News: Tomonobu Itagaki Gives an Update on Devil’s Third, Describing it as the "Biggest Game"

Tomonobu Itagaki Gives an Update on Devil’s Third, Describing it as the "Biggest Game"

Devilishly good-looking

Let's look a a brief history of the development for Devil's Third, the upcoming Wii U title. Tomonobu Itagaki - of Ninja Gaiden fame - left Tecmo Studios in 2008 to form Valhalla Game Studios with fellow ex-members of Team Ninja. They began working on Devil's Third, a unique hack'n'slash/shooter mashup, and THQ picked up the...

Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Nintendo 3DS?

Are You An Early Adopter With The New Nintendo 3DS?

Big games to choose from, too

There's always some buzz when new hardware arrives, and while the New Nintendo 3DS is a mid-generation iteration it does, nevertheless, bring new goodies to fans of portable gaming. Nintendo's lined up its ducks for the release, too, ensuring that multiple major retail titles have landed in stores with the systems to...

Video: Nintendo Releases Slightly Peculiar "New is Good" Commercials for the New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Releases Slightly Peculiar "New is Good" Commercials for the New Nintendo 3DS

Peculiar can be good too, though

Nintendo of America has been pretty creative with its video commercials over the past 12-18 months, with live-action and entertaining campaigns for titles such as Pikmin 3, Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and it's also adopting a quirky approach for the New Nintendo 3DS XL. The "New is Good"...

News: Hasbro To Bring Yo-Kai Watch Toy Range to the West, in 2016

Hasbro To Bring Yo-Kai Watch Toy Range to the West, in 2016

Details for games and TV shows remain unconfirmed

Yo-kai Watch is a phenomenon in Japan, with millions of games sold along with significant success for toys and the TV show. It's a franchise that has been a huge asset for Level-5, and there's naturally the expectation that it'll make a big impact in the West. Level-5 has already confirmed that...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off New 3DS HOME Themes Set For Valentine's Day Releases in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off New 3DS HOME Themes Set For Valentine's Day Releases in Japan

Majora's Mask 3D! Kirby! Pikachu!

As regular visitors to this site may have figure out, we rather like 3DS HOME Themes; they're simple but do add a little extra oomph and charm when opening up our systems. Though the range in the West hasn't included all of the variations that have made it in Japan, meanwhile, it's not been all bad - we've seen a...

Guide: How to Watch 3D YouTube Videos on Your Shiny New Nintendo 3DS

How to Watch 3D YouTube Videos on Your Shiny New Nintendo 3DS

We've even made one for you...

Today is the day that Europe and North America finally get their hands on the New Nintendo 3DS, with many of you either pre-ordering or picking up your console in person. But now you have your system, what are you supposed to do with it? Well, you could play that new copy of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, for...

News: Iwata Asks Returns For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Iwata Asks Returns For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

We summarise the laughs

Iwata Asks articles are an old favourite here on Nintendo Life, but they've been absent for over a year. In a delightful turn of events, however, a new article has today been posted to coincide with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. Satoru Iwata opens by explaining that the articles have been absent due...

News: Nintendo Goes Big On Download Games at IndieCade East

Nintendo Goes Big On Download Games at IndieCade East

It's happening right now

Let's hear it for New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of. Even if you don't appreciate such fine song lyrics as these, if you are in the New York area this weekend (13th - 15th February) you owe it to yourself to make it over to IndieCade East, where at least your dreams of playing lots of awesome indie games...

News: Mario Party 10 Official Website Prompts Speculation of Three New Super Mario amiibo Figures

Mario Party 10 Official Website Prompts Speculation of Three New Super Mario amiibo Figures

New versions of Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario

Nintendo has launched a pretty substantial website in Japan for Mario Party 10, which arrives on Wii U rather soon, and some details and images have prompted speculation that more unannounced Super Mario range amiibo toys are on the way. As you can see in the image below special boards for Rosalina,...

News: Eiji Aonuma Admits That Remakes Such as Majora's Mask 3D Can Be a Painful Process

Eiji Aonuma Admits That Remakes Such as Majora's Mask 3D Can Be a Painful Process

"I also feel like I learned so much"

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is in stores today, ending a two year+ wait for those that have been keen to play the re-release / remaster on the 3DS. Utilising many of the visual changes first seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, it also has key differences as a result of the unique premise...

Interview: Nintendo UK's James Honeywell Discusses the New Nintendo 3DS Launch

Nintendo UK's James Honeywell Discusses the New Nintendo 3DS Launch

Reassures us of an "exciting schedule of new titles yet to be announced"

Today brings us the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS, the latest portable hardware iteration that will aim - like the DSi before it - to prolong and invigorate the current generation. The original 3DS models have accumulated over 50 million sales in under four years - an...

News: Day One Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Patch Brings a Whole Wealth of Free DLC Goodies

Day One Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Patch Brings a Whole Wealth of Free DLC Goodies

Let the hunt begin!

The highly anticipated Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is finally here, and to celebrate its launch Capcom has included some free DLC to help hunters get started off right. Rather unimaginatively called “The Starter Pack", it's a veritable cornucopia of loot with one “surprise" thrown in at the end. The contents are as follows:...

News: January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii U and Top 10 Sales for Super Smash Bros.

January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii U and Top 10 Sales for Super Smash Bros.

Still fighting

The January NPD results aren't typically the blockbuster numbers of the year, yet in the post-Holiday slump we do at least get an idea of which games and systems are attracting sustained interest in the US. On that score Nintendo had a reasonably positive month, if not necessarily one to have Reggie Fils-Aime cracking open the...

News: 3DS Flashcard Users Playing ROMs Online Reportedly Receiving Bans from Nintendo

3DS Flashcard Users Playing ROMs Online Reportedly Receiving Bans from Nintendo

It's slightly amazing that it's taken this long

Nintendo's system updates for the 3DS are relatively frequent, and often simply cited as bringing 'stability' and 'minor adjustments' to the portable; this is often jokingly referenced - by us, anyway - as code for 'trying to lock down an exploit or hack'. The latest update, for example, appeared to...

News: Video: The Gunner Joins the Fray in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Video: The Gunner Joins the Fray in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Attacking from afar

Atlus has shown off another class for the upcoming Etrian Mystery Dungeon on the 3DS. The spotlight lands on the Gunner in the new trailer, highlighting the fighter's ranged and bind abilities - Bind allows the Gunner to target specific body parts to halt an enemy's movement, creating a unique opportunity for their team. The...

Reminder: There's Still Time to Hit a New Nintendo 3DS Midnight Launch

There's Still Time to Hit a New Nintendo 3DS Midnight Launch

If you're super keen for super stable 3D

In just a short number of hours the New Nintendo 3DS will launch in the West, the latest hardware from the big N to give eager fans that new system buzz. Sure, it's an iteration in the current portable generation, but it's a meaty upgrade nonetheless. These shiny new systems will undoubtedly be calling out...

News: Twitch Plays Pokémon Celebrates Anniversary With Return to Pokémon Red - Live!

Twitch Plays Pokémon Celebrates Anniversary With Return to Pokémon Red - Live!

Wants to catch 'em all

In early 2014 Twitch Plays Pokémon was a phenomenon, taking audience participations to new levels and attracting headlines from the mainstream media. It was a chaotic but oddly entrancing affair in which thousands of viewers would enter commands and attempt to beat Pokémon Red. It attracted tens of thousands of concurrent...

Video: Kadokawa Games Showcases Rodea The Sky Soldier Footage and Hands-On Event

Kadokawa Games Showcases Rodea The Sky Soldier Footage and Hands-On Event

Kid Icarus X Sonic

Rodea The Sky Soldier has had a difficult route to release: originally developed by Prope under the leadership of Yuji Naka - a founding father of Sonic the Hedgehog - it was apparently largely complete for the Wii and 3DS, yet publisher Kadokawa Games was largely silent. Prope dropped away and, somewhat surprisingly, Kadokawa...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Calls For Unity in Competitive Smash Scene

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Calls For Unity in Competitive Smash Scene

"It will take time, but it’s possible"

It's clear that eSports have evolved and grown on a significant scale when calls for it to be considered an Olympic sport are, for the first time, not entirely unreasonable. With sports such as shooting, archery et al - which are arguably reliant on skill and co-ordination rather than athleticism - are...

Gallery: It's Time For Another Influx of Xenoblade Chronicles X Screens and Footage

It's Time For Another Influx of Xenoblade Chronicles X Screens and Footage

'Interesting' character customisations, New LA, landscapes and a cat

Xenoblade Chronicles X is only a couple of months away in Japan, so the official website is regularly posting new information, screens and videos for fans to enjoy. The latest influx of content is certainly worth a look, as it covers character customisation, shows off New Los...

Nintendo Download: 12th February (North America)

12th February (North America)

Majora's Mask 3D! Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate! 3D Fantasy Zone! More!

It's a big week for 3DS fans, with the coming weekend bringing North American gamers the New Nintendo 3DS XL and some eagerly anticipated retail games. Beyond the obvious big-hitters there are also some interesting download-only efforts, another classic 3D remaster from Sega and a...