Latest News

News: Hyrule Warriors Downloadable Costume Sets Feature Twilight Princess Outfits for Link and Zelda

Hyrule Warriors Downloadable Costume Sets Feature Twilight Princess Outfits for Link and Zelda

Screens for Agitha, Lana, Zant and Argorok also released

Though we have release dates for Hyrule Warriors in the West, one area that's yet to be outlined is whether there'll be multiple retail editions with additional costume sets, as is the case in Japan. At present the official website outlines three offerings, with details as follows. A...

News: Stealth Inc 2 Could Arrive on Wii U as Early as October, Level Editor and Miiverse Details Explained

Stealth Inc 2 Could Arrive on Wii U as Early as October, Level Editor and Miiverse Details Explained

Curve Studios shows us its upcoming exclusive

Stealth Inc 2 was announced not so long ago, and was surprising as it was confirmed to be a Wii U exclusive. It'll certainly be a welcome addition to the eShop, and an intriguing one in light of the fact that the original title never made it to Nintendo hardware. We've just recently had a look at the...

News: Twitter Hashtag Brings Bunches of Well Wishes for Recovering Satoru Iwata

Twitter Hashtag Brings Bunches of Well Wishes for Recovering Satoru Iwata

He'll never have a potassium deficiency

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has had to take it easy lately after a recent surgery to remove a growth from his bile duct. Twitter users have been taking to the feeds to wish the Nintendo head the best as he recovers but, as this is Twitter, they've been doing so by honoring Iwata's iconic, fruit-based pose...

News: Moon Chronicles to Hit Europe in Q4 This Year, Including All Episodes in One

Moon Chronicles to Hit Europe in Q4 This Year, Including All Episodes in One

No episodic approach outside North America

Renegade Kid's Moon Chronicles: Episode 1 has been available in North America since mid-May, with episode two on the way relatively soon — this episodic remake of DS retail game Moon will ultimately arrive in four parts. Its arrival in Europe has been held back to date, however, with the developer telling...

News: Pokémon Art Academy Sneaks Top Spot in Japanese Charts as Console Sales Dip

Pokémon Art Academy Sneaks Top Spot in Japanese Charts as Console Sales Dip

3DS still top, Wii U remains as number one console

It's time once again for the Media Create Japanese chart results, and this week tells a tale of modest sales across the board. Though the numbers are low Nintendo still has plenty to cheer. Pokémon Art Academy makes its début this week and sneaks into top spot, narrowly out-selling more...

Guide: Forming Your Own StreetPass Meet-Up Group

Forming Your Own StreetPass Meet-Up Group

Make the most of your 3DS

Just recently we brought you an interview with StreetPass Liverpool's Anthony Boyd, to learn a little more about how these events and groups come together to share a passion for 3DS. Now we have a guide from James Parker, who created and runs the StreetPass Metro Detroit group along with other keen gamers. Shortly after...

News: Miiverse Update Adds Post Embed Option, Activity Feed Customisation and More

Miiverse Update Adds Post Embed Option, Activity Feed Customisation and More

Say "meh" to Yeahs

Nintendo's ever-evolving Miiverse social network has had another update today, tweaking the experience in customising your Activity Feed, improving the browser-based User Page and adding an option to embed posts on websites. The latter option is a simple button at the end of a post that gives you some embed code, though it should...

Interview: Bertil Hörberg Jumps Back Into the Saddle With Gunman Clive 2

Bertil Hörberg Jumps Back Into the Saddle With Gunman Clive 2

"I felt I needed a bit more colour this time"

When it arrived with relatively little fanfare in December 2012, Gunman Clive appeared to be a cheap and cheerful Holiday title. Then we played it. What had seemed like a modest download game transpired to be a short slice of finely crafted fun with a charming aesthetic, which combined with a budget...

News: Save The Universe From Evil Vegetables In Upcoming Wii U eShop title, Ice Cream Surfer

Save The Universe From Evil Vegetables In Upcoming Wii U eShop title, Ice Cream Surfer

I scream, you scream, we all scream, for ice cream!

You love ice cream and hate broccoli. This is a classic childhood scenario at its best. And now – gamers will be able to fight for their love of their favourite desert in the upcoming Wii U eShop title – Ice Cream Surfer. According to recently spotted rating listings on PEGI and the USK,...

News: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developers Aiming to Bring Areal to Wii U

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developers Aiming to Bring Areal to Wii U

Blasting towards crowdfunding target

For Wii U gamers hoping for a shooter on the system that also aims to innovate the genre and provide a compelling post-apocalyptic atmosphere, Areal should perhaps be on their radar. It's a project by West Games, comprised of team members that worked on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and Metro: Last Light. Presented...

News: Culture Cal Hopes to Celebrate The Holidays With This Majora's Mask Advent Calendar

Culture Cal Hopes to Celebrate The Holidays With This Majora's Mask Advent Calendar

A wooden board with an etched map of Termina and 24 'mask tokens'

Our dreams of a remake reveal for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask may have gone unfulfilled during E3, but the iconic Nintendo 64 title still lives on in various fan projects and products. One example is currently seeking crowdfunding support — it's a rather charming advent...

News: Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique Approach, and Learning From Nintendo

Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique Approach, and Learning From Nintendo

"I had this opportunity to learn about Nintendo culture"

Devil's Third was a major surprise at E3; the Valhalla project formerly in the works for PS3 and Xbox 360 was announced as a Wii U exclusive. Its absence from the the Nintendo Digital Event was hardly a surprise considering its tone and genre, but it did raise eyebrows and will stand as one of...

Talking Point: New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The Key for Nintendo

New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The Key for Nintendo

Splatoon and Code Name S.T.E.A.M are joined by Captain Toad, after all

Earlier today we reported on an interview given by two of the developers behind upcoming Wii U third-person shooter Splatoon, in which they outlined the creative process that brought us human / squid hybrids rather than macho men with guns, with existing brands such as Mario...

News: Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit Cooking Up a Treat for 3DS in September

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit Cooking Up a Treat for 3DS in September

Step into the Cooking Dojo

In exciting news for those that are fans of cooking with a stylus — which doesn't work very well in real life — Majesco Entertainment has confirmed that Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit will be arriving in the West this September. This is a title we've covered in the past as it was on its way to the Japanese market, though...

News: Developers Outline The Creative Process for Crafting Splatoon as a New IP, Working Towards Retail Release

Developers Outline The Creative Process for Crafting Splatoon as a New IP, Working Towards Retail Release

"We had robots, different animals, macho men, and Mario"

Of all its announcements at E3, Splatoon was arguably the biggest hit for Nintendo, perhaps aside from obvious blockbuster efforts such as The Legend of Zelda. It generated a lot of hype, seemingly caught the imagination of the Nintendo Life community and has been praised in numerous previews...

News: An Iconic Super Mario Bros. 3 Overworld Theme Gets the Smooth McGroove Treatment

An Iconic Super Mario Bros. 3 Overworld Theme Gets the Smooth McGroove Treatment

Who can resist that?

We imagine many of you are already familiar with Smooth McGroove, a hugely popular presence on YouTube that's highly regarded for his weekly Acapella music videos. His rise to prominence has been particularly impressive, with his focus on retro titles also helping to establish a dedicated audience. While all of his videos are...

News: KickBeat: Special Edition Wii U eShop Trailer Shows Deadly Rhythm

KickBeat: Special Edition Wii U eShop Trailer Shows Deadly Rhythm

Fresh footage of X-Type Plus and Master Reboot also released

Zen Studios has undoubtedly been one of the most committed download game publishers on the Wii U eShop, releasing multiple games and some DLC on the store. Occasionally the titles have taken a while and not all DLC has made it, yet considering the limited audience up to this point it'd be...

Video: Impa Shows Off Some Impressive Moves in the Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Impa Shows Off Some Impressive Moves in the Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Call that a sword? THIS, is a sword

Tecmo Koei and Nintendo have been busy in recent days and weeks to make sure that gamers know all about Hyrule Warriors, both also doing their utmost to convince us that this is a title we simply must have on Wii U. This Dynasty Warriors mash-up will certainly be a diversion for the much-loved franchise, at least...

News: Nintendo Confirms Appearance, With Wii U and 3DS Titles, at HYPER JAPAN 2014 in London

Nintendo Confirms Appearance, With Wii U and 3DS Titles, at HYPER JAPAN 2014 in London

Will take part in "a number of showcases on the main stage"

HYPER JAPAN is a yearly event in London that, if you hadn't already guessed from the title, celebrates Japanese culture. It incorporates interests such as music, fashion, food & drink, sports demonstrations, technology and, of course, video games. Nintendo's been a consistent supporter...

News: GAME Offers Buy One Get One Half Price Tomodachi Life Deal

GAME Offers Buy One Get One Half Price Tomodachi Life Deal

For physical or download copies via online store

We're fans of the slightly bizarre Mii-sim Tomodachi Life here at Nintendo Life, and it's been enjoying a solid — if unspectacular — run in the UK charts, as one example. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has also been making positive noises about sales in the region, though we'll see...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Future Cross-Platform Development as an "Opportunity" for Nintendo

Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Future Cross-Platform Development as an "Opportunity" for Nintendo

Will "think about" Virtual Console cross-buy support

Nintendo's development teams are currently exceptionally busy, producing content to cover release schedules for both Wii U and 3DS, two systems with fairly substantial disparities in raw processing power. The idea of simply streaming Wii U games to 3DS, for example, has never been seriously...