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Nintendo Life Weekly: Splatoon, Project CARS, World's Largest Game Boy

Splatoon, Project CARS, World's Largest Game Boy

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

It can be hard to keep up-to-date with everything that happens within the world of Nintendo, so we've once more condensed all the best bits from the past seven days into one easy-to-swallow video. This week we focus on Splatoon (surprise, surprise), the grim situation regarding Project...

News: ​Lego Jurassic World Pre-Order Freebies Coming To PlayStation and Xbox, But Not Wii U

​Lego Jurassic World Pre-Order Freebies Coming To PlayStation and Xbox, But Not Wii U

"You didn't say the magic word"

The latest Lego Jurassic World trailer shows more of the game and its customisable dinosaurs. It also comes with details of pre-order bonus for PlayStation and Xbox owners - but there's no news of anything similar on the Wii U. In the trailer we see the usual Lego hub world and platforming game-play along with the...

News: Konami Not Turning Its Back On Consoles After All, Says Sorry For Causing Such A Fuss

Konami Not Turning Its Back On Consoles After All, Says Sorry For Causing Such A Fuss

Japanese company admits "conjecture" has caused "anxiety"

We recently reported on an interview with Konami boss Hideki Hayakawa which stated that the company was putting all of its eggs in the basket marked "mobile". However, these comments were translated from what was little more than a summary of the interview and the full, official transcript -...

News: Curve Digital Reiterates Commitment to Wii U With Its Catalogue "Set to Double in the Next 8 Months"

Curve Digital Reiterates Commitment to Wii U With Its Catalogue "Set to Double in the Next 8 Months"

Pleased with Humble Nindie Bundle progress

Curve Digital was a relatively late bloomer on the Wii U eShop, making its break onto the store in Autumn / Fall 2014 - notably, though, it arrived with a rapid sequence of releases comprised of ports and the timed-exclusive Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones. While Curve is still a developer, much of its...

News: Official Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Website Provides Plenty of History, Footage and Lovely Pixel Art

Official Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Website Provides Plenty of History, Footage and Lovely Pixel Art

Localised versions now live in Europe and North America

As you've no doubt been well aware for some time, this year brings the 30th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros., which is a notable landmark for the mascot and Nintendo as a whole. Mario Maker on Wii U will be a big part of the celebrations, certainly, and we think it's a safe assumption that more...

Guide: Tips On How To Become A Squid Hotshot In Splatoon

Tips On How To Become A Squid Hotshot In Splatoon

Get inked

Today marks the launch of Splatoon, Nintendo's infectious take on the traditional team-based online shooter. While this ink-splattered offering is far more friendly and accessible than your typical web-based blaster, there are still a few key points you might want to keep in mind before dashing - or should that be swimming? - headlong...

News: Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 Won't Include Zelda Costumes In The West

Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 Won't Include Zelda Costumes In The West

Outfits designated as exclusive to Japan

Koei Tecmo has revealed that the Western release of the 3DS title Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 will not come with the unique Zelda-themed content that launched alongside the Japanese edition. When the game was released in Japan, Link and Zelda outfits - lifted from the Wii U brawler Hyrule Warriors - could...

News: NIS America Confirms Euro Launch Dates For Etrian Mystery Dungeon And Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker

NIS America Confirms Euro Launch Dates For Etrian Mystery Dungeon And Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker

Not long now

NIS American has confirmed the European release dates for two of Altus' 3DS RPGs, Etrian Mystery Dungeon And Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. Both games will be getting physical and digital releases in the region. Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a mash-up of the Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon series, and launched in...

News: Amazon Confirms US amiibo Pre-Order Times for Wave 4, Splatoon and Silver Mario

Amazon Confirms US amiibo Pre-Order Times for Wave 4, Splatoon and Silver Mario

One per customer, speed is everything

With more amiibo waves comes great pressure for collectors, with pre-order stock typically disappearing within moments of arriving. With scalping being particularly problematic Various retailers have tried to even the score and help dedicated fans get hold of the figures, and now Amazon in the US is joining in...

Video: The Game Theorists Plot Out Mario's Timeline and Family Bloodline

The Game Theorists Plot Out Mario's Timeline and Family Bloodline

Yikes

We've shared some videos from popular YouTubers The Game Theorists in the past, yet the latest theory is easily the most ambitious yet; pretty entertaining, too. Using some logic the channel's team produces a timeline for every main-series Mario title, and then goes even further by plotting out bloodlines for Mario, Luigi and even Donkey...

News: Curve Digital Discounts Wii U Titles By 50% in Europe

Curve Digital Discounts Wii U Titles By 50% in Europe

As some compensation for the lack of a Humble Nindie Bundle

Since the Humble Nindie Bundle prompted some grumbling about its Americas-only availability, gamers in other regions such as Europe have simply had to gaze on enviously at the deal on offer. Curve Digital, which has three games in the promotion, has therefore launched discounts on some of...

News: Miiverse Splatoon Sweepstakes Gives Artistic Fans in the US a Chance to Win the Game

Miiverse Splatoon Sweepstakes Gives Artistic Fans in the US a Chance to Win the Game

Best Buy also hosting a special StreetPass event this weekend

Nintendo of America occasionally throws some extra details into its Nintendo Download Update press release, one of which is promoting a current Splatoon sweepstakes on Miiverse. It's one for creative gamers that fancy sharing a drawing for the shooter on the social network, and it's...

Interview: Nintendo of America's Damon Baker on the Brave New World of Humble Nindie Bundle

Nintendo of America's Damon Baker on the Brave New World of Humble Nindie Bundle

"It increases the exposure for all these great developers and games"

This week brought a major landmark for both Nintendo and Humble Bundle with the aptly named Humble Nindie Bundle. It's the first time that console downloads have featured in the pay-what-you-want platform, allowing gamers in the Americas to pick up eight separate games (some...

Nintendo Download: 28th May (North America)

28th May (North America)

Splatoon, Double Mega Man, Don't Starve, Nicalis discounts and more

The information has come through a little later than normal, but we now have the full Nintendo Download Update run-down for North America. There's a big-name retail arrival on Wii U that's been inked in for some time, a critically acclaimed indie release, two doses of classic Mega...

News: Deep Silver Parent Company Koch Media Trademarks Bloodstained, Will Most Likely Publish The Game

Deep Silver Parent Company Koch Media Trademarks Bloodstained, Will Most Likely Publish The Game

May also own the brand, as well

German publisher Koch Media - the parent company of Deep Silver - has recently filed a video game-related trademark for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which would appear to confirm that the company is handling publishing duties for the forthcoming title. Created by Koji "IGA" Igarashi, Bloodstained is the...

Feature: Explaining Humble Bundle and What it Could Mean for Nintendo and Nindies

Explaining Humble Bundle and What it Could Mean for Nintendo and Nindies

There are many winners

A rather surprising promotion went live this week - the Humble Nindie Bundle. It's only available in the Americas, though Nintendo of America's Damon Baker has stated that there were efforts to make it global and there's scope for future promotions. The frenzy of attention is naturally on the pay-what-you-want angle, which...

News: BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop

BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop

But only for UK users

UK Wii U owners have been waiting for the BBC iPlayer to come to their consoles for ages - the last we heard about it was back in January last year, when the esteemed broadcasting corporation insisted that it was still working hard on making an eShop release possible. Seemingly without warning, that time has now come - the BBC...

News: FullBlast is Bringing Some Shmup Action to the European Wii U eShop Soon

FullBlast is Bringing Some Shmup Action to the European Wii U eShop Soon

Save humanity, shoot everything

Retro may be the 'new' new, but the humble shmup seems to be loved a little less than other genres, especially in terms of Wii U and 3DS releases. EnjoyUp and UFO Crash Games are hoping to fill a gap with FullBlast, however, which is making its way to the Wii U eShop; in fact, it arrives in Europe on 4th June with a...