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Video: Allow These Charming Renditions Of Classic Zelda Tunes To Gently Massage Your Pointy Elf-Ears

Allow These Charming Renditions Of Classic Zelda Tunes To Gently Massage Your Pointy Elf-Ears

A sweeping orchestral arrangement

Here at Nintendo Life we love it when our favourite video game music gets a quality video tribute with costumes, location, cinematography and a musical arrangement to match. Recently we covered Taylor Davis' amazing work and here is someone very much on a similar level of quality. Vocalist Jillian Aversa has...

Interview: Nintendo's Hiro Yamada On The Challenge Of Bringing Xenoblade Chronicles To The New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo's Hiro Yamada On The Challenge Of Bringing Xenoblade Chronicles To The New Nintendo 3DS

"We hope the players will be satisfied with the outcome"

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is just around the corner, and has caused a significant stir in the community being the first exclusive title to come to the New Nintendo 3DS. Elusive in its original Wii format, this release will give many the chance to play what was arguably the biggest game on the...

Weirdness: Can A Star Fox Barrel Roll Work In Space?

Can A Star Fox Barrel Roll Work In Space?

It seems that Peppy knows what he is talking about

We don't claim to be experts in astrophysics here at Nintendo Life, but clearly some of the manoeuvres in Star Fox 64 3D might be pushing the boundaries of realism. The boffins over at the PBS Space Time YouTube channel have given Peppy's command to "DO A BARREL ROLL" some thought and have deemed...

Rumour: Metal Gear Creator Hideo Kojima Is Leaving Konami, But The Series Will Go On

Metal Gear Creator Hideo Kojima Is Leaving Konami, But The Series Will Go On

Will part company after finishing MGSV

It is being reported that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima will be parting company with Konami after the launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Tongues started wagging after Konami removed the Kojima Productions name from Metal Gear Solid V press material. Kojima's name was also absent from an updated...

Interview: Dan Marshall on The Swindle, Cancellation and Its Rebirth

Dan Marshall on The Swindle, Cancellation and Its Rebirth

"Here we are thirteen months later and it's expanded"

The Swindle is planned for the Wii U eShop this Summer, and it brings an interesting blend of action, platforming, strategy and humour. With a steampunk aesthetic, procedurally generated levels, its combination of styles and design approaches left us impressed in our first impressions. When...

News: Mobile Developers Extremely Positive About Nintendo's Move Into The Smart Device Space

Mobile Developers Extremely Positive About Nintendo's Move Into The Smart Device Space

"Nintendo will be another titan in the mobile game industry"

While industry analysts might be conflicted about Nintendo's partnership with Japanese mobile firm DeNA - a deal which will see Nintendo's IP finally arrive on smartphones and tablets - the mobile development community has reacted in an extremely positive fashion, seeing the Japanese...

News: The Wanderer Class and One Month of Free DLC Roam to Etrian Mystery Dungeon

The Wanderer Class and One Month of Free DLC Roam to Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Also, see what the home screen theme looks like!

It’s that time of week again and this week’s update on Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a bit beefier than usual, bringing with it a generous offering to tempt more fans into picking this up when it launches. Atlus has confirmed that until May 5th, all of the DLC will be available for download...

News: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Demo hitting the eShop earlier in the month

Western players won't have too much longer to wait before they can get their hands on some red hot, orb-matching action, as the Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition bundle has been confirmed for a May 22nd release date in North America. This handy double-pack features...

News: Satoru Iwata And DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu Discuss Nintendo's Mobile Future

Satoru Iwata And DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu Discuss Nintendo's Mobile Future

"DeNA attacked Nintendo with a passion, so we were impressed by them"

Following the flurry of Nintendo news from two days ago, a Q&A featuring Nintendo's CEO Satoru Iwata and DeNA's CEO Isao Moriyasu was posted on Nintendo's corporate website, largely discussing the role DeNA and Nintendo will each play when producing mobile games with one...

Exclusive: Affordable Space Adventures Pricing Confirmed, Aims to Retain Value Of Wii U Exclusive

Affordable Space Adventures Pricing Confirmed, Aims to Retain Value Of Wii U Exclusive

"We have to earn all our revenue in the eShop"

Affordable Space Adventures, a collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas, is a much anticipated Wii U-exclusive eShop title. It'll utilise the GamePad for both single-player and co-op, with the second screen of the controller being used to control the mechanics of the ship itself - we listed it as...

News: eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintendo Store

eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintendo Store

Rewarding rewards

Club Nintendo shall soon close its doors. This heartbreaking news was announced earlier this year, revealing that Nintendo would close the program to make way for a new rewards system. Following this announcement the company flooded its users with a variety of new rewards, promising more to come leading up to the closure. Today the...

Nintendo Download: 19th March (North America)

19th March (North America)

Mario Party, Elliot Quest, KLONOA, Fossil Fighters and much more

A little later than normal courtesy of a few Goombas causing havoc with our servers, we have the Nintendo Download update details for North America. This week brings some interesting options across both Wii U and 3DS, with both systems having major retail releases and some anticipated...

News: Nintendo Of Canada Hikes Up amiibo Suggested Retail Price, Offers Gold Mario To Smooth Things Over

Nintendo Of Canada Hikes Up amiibo Suggested Retail Price, Offers Gold Mario To Smooth Things Over

Rising to $15.99 CAD from April 1st

Nintendo's toys-to-life concept has been a roaring success, despite stock shortages and the nefarious actions of re-sellers online. However, if you're in Canada you'll need to dig a little deeper next time you go shopping for that elusive amiibo figure, as Nintendo's office in that territory has decided to raise...

News: Nintendo Share Prices Continue to Climb in Response to DeNA and NX Announcements

Nintendo Share Prices Continue to Climb in Response to DeNA and NX Announcements

Victory lattes all around

In the first day of trading following the announcement of a major partnership with DeNA to - among other things - bring Nintendo IPs to smart devices, the company's share value jumped a massive 21%. This was unsurprising, as a number of investors had been demanding that Nintendo move to smart devices for some time, while...

News: Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wrong With Sonic Boom

Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wrong With Sonic Boom

"Speed is always a Sonic thing, we didn't focus on that"

Sonic Boom was supposed to be a rebirth for Sega's iconic mascot - a cross-media blitz that would earn the company millions and create a whole new legion of loyal fans. Sadly, it didn't quite turn out that way - while the TV series was - and still is - decent enough, the Wii U and 3DS games...

News: Satoru Iwata Insists Smart Device Game Pricing Won't "Hurt Nintendo’s Brand Image", Aims for "Several" Simultaneous Hits

Satoru Iwata Insists Smart Device Game Pricing Won't "Hurt Nintendo’s Brand Image", Aims for "Several" Simultaneous Hits

Use of IP catalogue "is a major strength"

In 2015 Nintendo will take its first major steps on games for smartphones and tablets, no doubt combining the expertise of partners DeNA and also lessons learned from some eShop experiments, such as free-to-play titles Pokémon Shuffle, Steel Diver: Sub Wars and Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. The first of those...

News: Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Smart Device Games, But Shigeru Miyamoto's Priority Remains the Wii U

Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Smart Device Games, But Shigeru Miyamoto's Priority Remains the Wii U

"We are forming a joint development structure with DeNA"

Following this week's dramatic announcement of Nintendo's partnership with DeNA to greatly expand its move into smart device gaming and services, utilising core IP in the process, there have been plenty of questions around how the partnership will work and how, in practical terms, it'll affect...

Gallery: Nintendo Celebrates Women's History Month In Its Own Unique Way

Nintendo Celebrates Women's History Month In Its Own Unique Way

Tetra, Lucina, Samus Aran and more

If you're not aware, March is Women's History Month, which coincides with International Women's Day on 8th March and aims to promote key contributions from women to history and contemporary society. Nintendo, for its part, sent out a press release recently to highlight some diverse characters from its library that...

Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of Major Change, and We Can't Fight It

Nintendo's Heading For a Period of Major Change, and We Can't Fight It

The times, they are a-changin'

Until this week Nintendo's strategy for the future was particularly vague, especially in the area of smart devices. The company's supposed dedicated Mii-based app had been in the works for quite some time and had been due in 2014, but was delayed into this year with talk of finding the right solution for moving onto...

Video: Did You Know That Gunstar Heroes Shipped With A Fruit Roll-Up?

Did You Know That Gunstar Heroes Shipped With A Fruit Roll-Up?

The Sega Channel takes a look at Treasure's first release

Gunstar Heroes is unquestionably one of the greatest games ever to grace Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive / Genesis system. It was also the first title from Treasure, a studio formed by former Konami employees that would find greater fame producing the likes of Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga and Sin...