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Video: Latest Teens React Episode Proves Age Has Done Little To Dull Contra's Insane Difficulty Level

Latest Teens React Episode Proves Age Has Done Little To Dull Contra's Insane Difficulty Level

Co-op for experts

We're keen followers of the excellent React YouTube channel, especially the retro videos which show gamers young and old struggling to come to terms with some of the most famous titles in the business. This time up, it's Konami's hard-as-nails run-and-gun shooter Contra (or Probotector if you're in Europe). Contra is considered to...

News: Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac To Come To Nintendo Consoles Since 2012

Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac To Come To Nintendo Consoles Since 2012

Nintendo of America boss is quite a fan, it seems

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be hitting Wii U and 3DS this year, and boy has it been a long time coming. The game was teased for Nintendo systems way back in 2012, but Nintendo was initially opposed to the idea - citing the game's "questionable religious content" as the reason for blocking a...

Talking Point: Looking Ahead to the Nintendo World Championships 2015

Looking Ahead to the Nintendo World Championships 2015

Nintendo can start E3 with a bang

A week from today Nintendo will host a live event in Los Angeles that'll get the E3 party started for its fans. For the second year running the company's template for the expo is to combine a pre-prepared Digital Event with a live event and hour-upon-hour of Treehouse coverage, while some Best Buy customers will...

News: World of Goo and Little Inferno Developers Announce New Game - Human Resource Machine

World of Goo and Little Inferno Developers Announce New Game - Human Resource Machine

"A puzzle game for nerds"

Tomorrow Corporation - a studio set up by former members of World of Goo developer 2D Boy - has ended its relatively lengthy spell away from the spotlight to announce its next game - Human Resource Machine. Eager Wii U eShop gamers may remember its release that greeted the console launch - Little Inferno - which was a...

Video: Did You Know Gaming? Takes to the Skies With Star Fox

Did You Know Gaming? Takes to the Skies With Star Fox

A nice warm-up for E3

There are some titles that we know - courtesy of release-windows, common sense or Nintendo confirmation - will be shown at E3; one of these is Star Fox for Wii U. Hopefully we'll learn of a release window, a final name and get a good look at what's come of Shigeru Miyamoto's desire to produce a cinematic, innovative GamePad...

News: ​There's Already a Splatoon Inspired Minecraft Mod

​There's Already a Splatoon Inspired Minecraft Mod

Where there's a will, there's a way

It seems like there's a mod for just about anything in Minecraft. The extremely open ended and modular nature of the core game leaves the door wide open for just about any type of game to be created within it, from platformers to shooters to racers. Granted, there's usually an absurd amount of complicated...

Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do You Stand?

We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do You Stand?

Awesome collectibles, source of frustration, a bit of both?

As we approach the 'expo we cannot name' - oh alright, E3 - we can't help but wonder how many times Nintendo will mention amiibo. Will we learn more about the amiibo cards that'll accompany Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer? Will there be more blasted Smash Bros. waves that we'll...

News: Nintendo UK Confirms Its Community's Top 10 Wii U Games

Nintendo UK Confirms Its Community's Top 10 Wii U Games

All highly recommended

Not so long ago Nintendo UK put a call out to its social media followers to vote for their favourite Wii U games, with any title on the platform being eligible. The top 10 has now been announced, and consists of retail games that are developed or at least published by Nintendo - releases such as ZombiU and Rayman Legends made...

Video: We Get Artistically Destructive With The Splatoon Inkbrush

We Get Artistically Destructive With The Splatoon Inkbrush

Not exactly Art Academy

It may be ink that we're splatting around in Splatoon, but with those bright colours and various paintball references it certainly has a painterly quality. The new Inkbrush certainly plays into that, which brings its own spin to the 'Roller' set of weapons. It can be used for quickly inking territory, but in much narrower...

Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculiar, Yet That's An Enduring Strength

Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculiar, Yet That's An Enduring Strength

Still treats video games as irreverent play-things

A thought has been rumbling around this writer's mind for the past few days - Nintendo is weird. It really is. Writing about the company on a daily basis brings on a permanent state of double taking, and it's when looking outside of the big N bubble it becomes clear how peculiar it is. It simply...

News: Curve Is Bringing RageSquid's Action Henk To The Wii U eShop

Curve Is Bringing RageSquid's Action Henk To The Wii U eShop

It figures

Curve Digital has revealed that it is bringing RageSquid's PC title Action Henk to consoles this Summer. The game features a wacky action figure who loves nothing more than racing across various environments in the quickest time possible. You'll be able to run, jump and butt-slide across 70 different levels, with the objective of shaving...

News: Nintendo Life Weekly: Possibility of Pokémon amiibo Cards, Monster Hunter X (Cross)

Nintendo Life Weekly: Possibility of Pokémon amiibo Cards, Monster Hunter X (Cross)

All the reviews, releases, and top news from the past week

We're nothing if not hard working here at Nintendo Life, and in order to help you digest seven days word of news, releases, and reviews, we've bundled it all together into a video to make your life easier. This week we look at the possibility of Pokémon amiibo cards sucking all the cash...

News: That's No Moon, It's The Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Rise Against The Empire Play Set

That's No Moon, It's The Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Rise Against The Empire Play Set

The Force is strong in these fresh assets

Disney has just revealed another play set for the forthcoming Disney Infinity 3.0, and this time around it's based on everyone's favourite Star Wars trilogy - the original one. The Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set takes key moments from Episodes IV to VII, placing you in the shoes of Luke...

News: Splatoon Practically Sold Out at Launch in Japan, With Over 100,000 amiibo Also Sold

Splatoon Practically Sold Out at Launch in Japan, With Over 100,000 amiibo Also Sold

It's popular, then

Since release there's been a strong sense that Splatoon has been a hit launch on Wii U, and evidence is starting to support that assumption. There'd been social media chatter of stock being low in Japan, for example, and earlier this week it emerged that it'd stormed to top spot in the Japanese charts. We now have a clearer...

Weirdness: This Pokémon Get☆TV Teaser Prepares Us for Milk Madness and Karate Mascots

This Pokémon Get☆TV Teaser Prepares Us for Milk Madness and Karate Mascots

Too amazing not to share

It's the end of a long week, so some light relief is certainly in order; we present the latest teaser for Pokémon Get☆TV to serve that very purpose. This is from the official Pokemon Japan YouTube channel, and a scan of its recent content suggests that this is an impressive level of weirdness even by its own standards...

News: The Splatoon Inkbrush Weapon is Set to Arrive Today

The Splatoon Inkbrush Weapon is Set to Arrive Today

Or very early tomorrow, 'cos timezones

Update: Nintendo of Europe has published a tweet confirming the roll-out of this weapon to the region: Original Article: Splatoon was perceivably slightly light on content at launch, but Nintendo's strategy for steadily rolling out additions continues at some pace. This week has already brought us Ranked

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate June DLC Brings Animal Crossing, Devil May Cry and Awesome Designs

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate June DLC Brings Animal Crossing, Devil May Cry and Awesome Designs

Oh my…

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is an enormous game, to a daunting degree. It keeps getting bigger thanks to free DLC, too - Capcom's playing the role of the devil to our Homer: "you want more donuts, have all the donuts you can eat!" Oh, we'll keep eating. That daft intro aside, Capcom has announced the details of the June DLC - they're...

News: The Days Are Numbered For The Nintendo Video 3DS Application In North America

The Days Are Numbered For The Nintendo Video 3DS Application In North America

eShop now the primary host for video content

If you live outside the US, you will have already moved on from the 3DS application, Nintendo Video. Originally released in 2011, Nintendo Video has since been overshadowed by the recent Anime Channel, a YouTube application and the video service via the eShop. It appears its time is now up in North...

News: There's A New Producer In Charge Of All Things Mega Man At Capcom

There's A New Producer In Charge Of All Things Mega Man At Capcom

Keep those expectations in check, people

Boy, Capcom really doesn't seem to have a clue what to do with Mega Man right now. The Blue Bomber's 25th birthday came and went with whimper, and the biggest news relating to the character in recent memory is that he'll be starring in a TV series - but not until 2017, when he celebrates 30 years in the...

News: Natsume Is Bringing Smartphone Title Ninja Strike To The Wii U eShop

Natsume Is Bringing Smartphone Title Ninja Strike To The Wii U eShop

Will be showing it off at E3

Natsume has just confirmed the titles it will be showing off at E3, and among them you'll spot a new name: Ninja Strike. Before you get your hopes up, it's not some exciting simulation of what it must have been like in ancient Japan when the Shogun's best assassins decided to down tools over low pay - instead, it's a...