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News: Amazon Lists Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark For Wii U And 3DS

Amazon Lists Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark For Wii U And 3DS

You can win if you dare?

While it's always worth taking listings on Amazon with a pinch of salt, when one comes out of the blue — and appears on multiple platforms to boot — there's probably an element of truth in there. Listings have appeared on the popular online retailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, the next instalment in the...

News: Weapon Shop de Omasse to Complete Guild 01 Collection, Massive eShop Discounts Available Now

Weapon Shop de Omasse to Complete Guild 01 Collection, Massive eShop Discounts Available Now

Level-5 offers the whole series at a discount

In early January a rating suggested that the fourth and final Guild01 download title was on the way to the West, and now Weapon Shop de Omasse has been confirmed for the 3DS eShop in Europe and North America; it arrives on 20th February and will cost $7.99 in North America, with no price yet given for...

News: Monolith Soft's X Combat is Shown Off, Based on Xenoblade Chronicles System

Monolith Soft's X Combat is Shown Off, Based on Xenoblade Chronicles System

Oh my...

While JRPG fans that adored Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii may have been hoping for a release date for Monolith Soft's latest in Nintendo's most recent Direct broadcast, we had to settle for some real-time in-game footage of the combat system. It was exciting to see, as it was the first time that a sustained period of gameplay had been shown...

News: Giant Eggs, Magic Stars and Flutter Wings Come to Yoshi's New Island

Giant Eggs, Magic Stars and Flutter Wings Come to Yoshi's New Island

Europe to receive limited edition Yoshi 3DS XL

Among the wealth of exciting news revealed in Nintendo's Direct presentations today was new information on Yoshi's New Island for 3DS. Due to release on 14th March in both Europe and North America, the next instalment in the series will feature a number of new gameplay features, and bears an art...

News: Inazuma Eleven Shoots And Scores On The North American 3DS eShop

Inazuma Eleven Shoots And Scores On The North American 3DS eShop

Also available in Europe, but strangely not the UK

Level 5's popular soccer-based RPG Inazuma Eleven has finally made its way to North American shores. Kick-off took place immediately after the end of the North American Nintendo Direct presentation, with the game now being available to download for $19.99. The game is also available in Europe...

News: Bowser's Koopalings Join the Cast of Mario Kart 8, Launches 30th May

Bowser's Koopalings Join the Cast of Mario Kart 8, Launches 30th May

The gang's all here!

In today's much anticipated Nintendo Direct, CEO Satoru Iwata announced that Mario Kart 8 will officially be launching on 30th May in both NA and EU; this follows the late January confirmation that it was to be a May release. Iwata-san also announced that a few new "unexpected" characters will be added to the game's roster. For...

News: Kirby: Triple Deluxe Sucks Up And Greedily Consumes A May 2nd Release Date

Kirby: Triple Deluxe Sucks Up And Greedily Consumes A May 2nd Release Date

Hit StreetPass to grow an adorable keychain collection

Kirby fans in Europe and North America can thank their lucky warp stars: a North American release date of 2nd May has finally been announced for Kirby: Triple Deluxe during today's Nintendo Direct; it arrives in Europe on 16th May. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata championed a "huge number" of...

News: Free-To-Play Title Steel Diver: Sub Wars Breaks The Waves Today On The 3DS eShop

Free-To-Play Title Steel Diver: Sub Wars Breaks The Waves Today On The 3DS eShop

Run silent, run deep

Anyone remember Steel Diver on 3DS? It was an idea Nintendo originally pitched as a demo for the dual-screen capabilities of the original DS, but only really saw the light of day as a full release on its 3D successor. Ironically enough, it went under a lot of people's radars at the time, but Nintendo announced at E3 last year...

News: Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual Console From April Onwards

Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual Console From April Onwards

Metroid Fusion and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga are early highlights

Whether it's the desired platform for the portable's games or not, Nintendo today used its latest Direct broadcast to provide an update on progress bringing Game Boy Advance titles to the Wii U Virtual Console; after a fairly lengthy delay, we know they'll start to arrive in...

News: You'll Be Able To Customise Your Mii In Mario Golf: World Tour's Swanky Castle Club

You'll Be Able To Customise Your Mii In Mario Golf: World Tour's Swanky Castle Club

Make sure you're a member when the game launches on May 2nd

Die-hard Mario Golf fans will be pleased to know the latest Nintendo Direct today provided new information regarding the single-player mode in the upcoming Mario Golf: World Tour. In addition to previously announced multiplayer features, the game will also include a s

News: NES Remix 2 Will Bring Even More 8-Bit Favourites To Your Wii U

NES Remix 2 Will Bring Even More 8-Bit Favourites To Your Wii U

Also comes with Super Luigi Bros.

When the original NES Remix hit the Wii U eShop late last year, it took us all by surprise. Thankfully it was a nice surprise and is still a firm favourite in the Nintendo Life office. Who could resist a second helping? During tonight's Nintendo Direct broadcast it was revealed that NES Remix 2 will be released on...

News: Pokémon Battle Trozei Is Match Three Puzzle Action With Over 700 Pokémon, And It's Coming To The 3DS eShop

Pokémon Battle Trozei Is Match Three Puzzle Action With Over 700 Pokémon, And It's Coming To The 3DS eShop

Gotta match 'em all

Today's Nintendo Direct has officially revealed a new game in the fan-loved Pokémon Trozei series. Pokémon Battle Trozei — the sequel to the original Pokémon Trozei from 2006 — introduces many new gameplay elements as well as a slew of new Pokémon. Pokémon Battle Trozei — which will be known as Pokémon Link: Battle!...

News: Little Mac Arrives as a Knockout Challenger in Super Smash Bros.

Little Mac Arrives as a Knockout Challenger in Super Smash Bros.

Images galore inside

The latest Nintendo Direct didn't tell us when Super Smash Bros. is arriving on Wii U and 3DS, aside from '2014', but there was a rather pleasing reveal for the title. Little Mac, the hero of the Punch-Out!! series, arrives as a challenger for the first time. The trailer, below, shows the pugilist in action and certainly...

News: 3DS eShop Title Rusty's Real Deal Baseball Is Free-To-Play Gaming With A Nintendo Twist

3DS eShop Title Rusty's Real Deal Baseball Is Free-To-Play Gaming With A Nintendo Twist

Haggle for the price you want to pay

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast Nintendo lifted the lid on its take on the Free-To-Play concept with an entirely new game: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. A collection of minigames which attempts to harness the "good feel" of the sport of baseball, this eShop download is free and contains a trial game, but...

Nintendo Direct: Trailers Round-Up

Trailers Round-Up

Feast your eyes

Today's Nintendo Direct is over, we'll be recapping the major news points in other posts, but first here is a recap of trailers released during the broadcast. Wii U - Bayonetta 2: Did You Miss Me? Wii U - Mario Kart 8 - Here Come the Koopalings Trailer Wii U - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Launch Trailer Nintendo 3DS -...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American Presentation Live

Watch The North American Presentation Live

Directly to you, and you, and you.

The first Nintendo Direct of 2014 is confirmed for Thursday 13th February at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern, 10pm UK, 11pm Europe; that time suggests that the company aims to reach more people, rather than the standard broadcast at around 10am Eastern. The broadcasts will be a little different per region, too, with...

Talking Point: What We Expect In Nintendo Direct - 13th February

What We Expect In Nintendo Direct - 13th February

Though we hope for so much more

Throughout 2013 Nintendo Direct broadcasts were a monthly affair, with some being small broadcasts focused on specific titles. After the pre-Christmas broadcast that surprised us with games such as NES Remix and more so with Hyrule Warriors, January passed without a further update. That was hardly a surprise due to...

News: Stick It To The Man Confirmed For Spring Release on Wii U eShop

Stick It To The Man Confirmed For Spring Release on Wii U eShop

It's like they were reading our minds

UK publisher Ripstone has already worked with download game developers such as Nifflas to bring us Knytt Underground on Wii U, while Pure Chess is on the way to both Wii U and 3DS. The publisher is continuing to target the home console's store, however, with confirmation today that Zoink's Stick It To The Man is...

Nintendo Download: 13th February (North America)

13th February (North America)

Spinning bottles, Contra and Spotting Differences

Here are the downloadable delights winging their way to North America this week: Wii U eShop: Spin the Bottle (KnapNok Games, $8.99) — This title's unique pricing scheme kicks off this week with the arrival of additional minigames. Existing owners will receive a free update, yet those buying for...

Video: Treasurenauts 'Cursed' Trailer Sets The Scene

Treasurenauts 'Cursed' Trailer Sets The Scene

Indiana Mudds

Renegade Kid is rather busy preparing Moon Chronicles for publication, though Treasurenauts is also coming this year. This latest retro-styled action platformer is an important project to the studio's team, and the new trailer shows fresh environments and more footage than we've enjoyed previously. The footage includes some attractive...

News: The UK Is Getting A Senran Kagura Burst "Life And Hometown" Special Edition

The UK Is Getting A Senran Kagura Burst "Life And Hometown" Special Edition

Limited to 500 copies, comes with T-Shirt and lenticular poster

Senran Kagura Burst may have come to North America before Europe, but the latter is getting a physical and a pre-order bonus release — something which has annoyed some US players, as they had to make do with a digital launch only. As if to pile on the pain even further, it has today...

Feature: Meet The Gamate, The Handheld Which Tried To Take On The Game Boy And Failed

Meet The Gamate, The Handheld Which Tried To Take On The Game Boy And Failed

We look at the history behind one of gaming's more obscure portables

When Nintendo launched the original Game Boy to a rapturous critical and commercial reception in 1989 it was almost a forgone conclusion that other companies would follow suit and concoct their own portable systems. Arch-rival Sega quickly pushed the Game Gear onto store shelves...

News: Nintendo Versions Of Mutant Mudds Have Sold Better Than Those On Other Systems

Nintendo Versions Of Mutant Mudds Have Sold Better Than Those On Other Systems

Sales of Wii U and 3DS editions beat Steam, PS Vita and PS3

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham has divulged an interesting piece of sales data via his Twitter account — the Wii U and 3DS editions of Mutant Mudds are selling better than those on other systems. Watsham first revealed that the Wii U eShop version of the game has sold more than...