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Talking Point: The Mystery of Devil's Third and Its Drift Away from the Spotlight

The Mystery of Devil's Third and Its Drift Away from the Spotlight

Nintendo of America remains silent while Europe has a release date

Cast your mind back to E3 2014 - Nintendo's first 'Digital Event' had finished and, by many accounts, had gone down rather well. It was a broadcast designed for all audiences, so a surprise immediately followed with the announcement that mature title Devil's Third, originally...

Video: Mario is Unreal in This New Take on The Plumber's Adventures

Mario is Unreal in This New Take on The Plumber's Adventures

Utilises Unreal Engine 4 and goes viral

Though we now have Mario looking fabulous in HD, most notably in Super Mario 3D World, fans and those keen to work on their coding still like to create their own flashy re-imaginings of the plumber's adventures. A recent example that went viral was a Unity-based recreation of one stage from Super Mario 64 in...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transforming Franchises Clashes With Fan Expectations

Nintendo's Approach to Transforming Franchises Clashes With Fan Expectations

New ideas that haven't necessarily been welcomed

It's safe to say that Nintendo's E3 efforts have been received with mixed responses from fans. Especially given that Microsoft and Sony arguably brought the thunder this year, many expected that Nintendo would have some similarly headline grabbing announcements to match. What we received instead was...

Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings, and Same-Sex Marriage

F-Zero Wii U, Octolings, and Same-Sex Marriage

Go week at the knees

Being the veritable saints that we are at Nintendo Life we've once again thrown together a way for you to take in all the biggest Nintendo news of the week, as well as all the reviews and releases you'd expect. In the video this week we talk about playable Octolings in Splatoon, a cancelled F-Zero title for Wii U, same-sex...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Suggests Low Key and Accessible amiibo Support in Star Fox Zero

Shigeru Miyamoto Suggests Low Key and Accessible amiibo Support in Star Fox Zero

"I’m really not thinking about there being locked content"

Just recently we all had our first real look at Star Fox Zero, and the response to its various E3 showings seemed to be a mix of excitement and hype, combined with some mutterings of disappointment and divided opinions on the control scheme. Nintendo has a number of months to convince...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Hitting the Wii U Virtual Console Very Soon

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Hitting the Wii U Virtual Console Very Soon

Confirmed for Europe, NA surely not far behind

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is, by popular concensus, one of the finest video games of all time. Following its original Nintendo 64 release it's appeared on GameCube and the Wii Virtual Console, while also having a fabulous remastered version on 3DS. For fans who simply can't get enough of it,...

First Impressions: Getting Into The Spirit With Yo-Kai Watch

Getting Into The Spirit With Yo-Kai Watch

An Inspiriting Invasion

Yo-Kai Watch's Western début has been a long time coming - two 3DS games, several anime and manga series, and a mountain of merchandise have already conquered the imagination of young Japanese players, and now the first portable RPG in the series is making its way to the rest of the world courtesy of Nintendo and Level 5...

News: Splatoon Version 1.3.0 Update Due on 30th June, Gameplay Adjustments Detailed

Splatoon Version 1.3.0 Update Due on 30th June, Gameplay Adjustments Detailed

Annoying Kraken Special Weapon to be powered down, a bit

Splatoon is being spruced up with new content on a weekly basis, adding new stages and weapons to the mix. It's also had fairly regular software updates, and the next major set of changes will be implemented on 30th June with version 1.3.0. It'll fix some Splatfest issues from Japan - prior to...

News: Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doesn't Want Rivals To Steal Its Ideas

Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doesn't Want Rivals To Steal Its Ideas

"The NX is new hardware, and will start from 0"

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has claimed that Nintendo has to keep quiet on NX because it believes that competitors will steal the unique ideas it is cooking up for its next console. During a shareholders meeting today, Iwata responded to a question regarding the transition between Wii U and 3DS...

Video: Art Academy and Yoshi's Woolly World Combine Beautifully in This Time-Lapse Showcase

Art Academy and Yoshi's Woolly World Combine Beautifully in This Time-Lapse Showcase

Worthy of any virtual gallery

A neat new feature in Art Academy: Atelier / Art Academy: Home Studio is the option to upload time-lapse footage of your creations to YouTube. It's a practice popular among artists on the video platform, and provides multiple options that are automated - rather like Mario Kart TV in Mario Kart 8. The new Art Academy is...

News: Ganondorf, Palutena, Dark Pit and Zero Suit Samus amiibo In Stock With Multiple UK Retailers

Ganondorf, Palutena, Dark Pit and Zero Suit Samus amiibo In Stock With Multiple UK Retailers

GAME and official store offer best deals

Earlier this week the Nintendo Official UK Store had a re-stock of some rare amiibo, some of which are now gone while others are still available. Today has brought more additions with the latest wave of figures, with stock available for those that haven't pre-ordered. The following four amiibo figures are...

Video: New Factotum Trailer Feels Like Red Dwarf Meets Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

New Factotum Trailer Feels Like Red Dwarf Meets Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Forthcoming Wii U eShop release is lost in space

Indie developer TACS Games has kindly sent us a brand new trailer for his upcoming Wii U eShop title Factotum, and we're really digging the "BBC Sci-Fi" vibe. Looking and sounding like a cross between the cult sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf and the equally funny Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Factotum...

News: Two More New Weapons Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow

Two More New Weapons Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow

Ink-credible staying power

Nintendo has confirmed that two more weapons will be added to Splatoon tomorrow. The Carbon Roller and Custom Dual Squelcher are the items in question, and according to the recent leak, these are the sub weapons they'll be shipping with: Carbon Roller - Burst Bombs & Inkzooka Custom Dual Squelcher - Squid Beakon...

Interview: Knitting Together the Pattern of Yoshi's Woolly World and Cuddly amiibo

Knitting Together the Pattern of Yoshi's Woolly World and Cuddly amiibo

"We still have lots more ideas to explore"

Yoshi's Woolly World is out now in Europe - it heads to North America on 16th October - and is the latest major retail arrival on the Wii U. First teased back in 2013, its visual style and design brings a natural evolution to the yarn aesthetic seen in the excellent Kirby's Epic Yarn on Wii. Utilising the...

Video: This Fresh Project X Zone 2 Footage Will Get Your Pulse Racing

This Fresh Project X Zone 2 Footage Will Get Your Pulse Racing

New trailer shows off in-game action

Project X Zone 2 is coming to a 3DS near you this fall, and Bandai Namco has unleashed a new trailer which shows off some of the characters contained within the game. As well as usual suspects like Ryu and Ken, you'll be able to control characters from Sega's Yakuza: Dead Souls, Namco's Tekken and Bandai Namco's...

News: Nintendo Didn't Mention Mobile At E3 2015 Because It Was The Wrong Crowd

Nintendo Didn't Mention Mobile At E3 2015 Because It Was The Wrong Crowd

"You can hear the groan when a particular company talks about mobile"

Nintendo's entry into the mobile phone gaming arena was pretty huge news, and some fans suspected that the company would show off something at E3 2015 related to it. However, that didn't come to pass - and Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime has been explaining to

News: Reggie Talks Yo-Kai Watch And The Importance Of Keeping The Series Nintendo Exclusive

Reggie Talks Yo-Kai Watch And The Importance Of Keeping The Series Nintendo Exclusive

"The partnership is very strong with Level 5"

This year sees the Western launch of Level 5's Yo-Kai Watch, a game which has already proven itself to be a smash-hit in its native Japan. Nintendo is publishing the game in the West and there are hopes that it will turn into the kind of cash-cow that Pokémon has been for the firm. Speaking to

News: There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

Not dead yet

The 3DS may be entering its twilight years but that doesn't mean that DSiWare - the downloadable software service which launched with the 3DS console's forerunner, the DSi - is completely dead. In fact, thanks to the large helping of DSiWare games in this week's Download Update, there are now 604 games and apps available for DSiWare...