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News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival Bundle Details Emerge

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival Bundle Details Emerge

Including NFC reader info for North America

As part of a detail dump from Nintendo today, information on key bundles and extras for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival have emerged. Release dates were already known for the 3DS title, and it's worth noting that amiibo Festival on Wii U still has a 'Holiday'...

News: Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo Stampedes onto Shelves this November

Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo Stampedes onto Shelves this November

Your fabric-based Godzilla fantasies realised

The Yarn Yoshi amiibo triplicate was a great move by Nintendo - it brought the idea of toys-to-life into actual toys that aren't glorified statuettes. Three clearly wasn't enough though, as now we can expect a giant variation of these adorable critters to arrive in North America, Europe, Australia, and...

News: Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bundle and Key Release Dates for North America and Europe

Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bundle and Key Release Dates for North America and Europe

Star Fox Zero! Fatal Frame exclusive to eShop! Devil's Third! More!

Nintendo of America and their European counterparts have decided to have an information splurge to kick off the week, which is just fine by us. First of all, it's confirmed that a Super Mario Maker Wii U hardware bundle will arrive in North America, as was previously announced for...

News: Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. Lead a Lonely Fight for Nintendo in the UK Charts

Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. Lead a Lonely Fight for Nintendo in the UK Charts

Tomodachi Life squeezes in too

A little while ago a reader asked why we've not been sharing the UK charts on a weekly basis. The fact is we still check Chart-Track every Monday morning, but there's been little happy news from a Nintendo perspective. These charts cover physical retail sales, of course - no eShop figures here - and there are some key...

Gallery: More Details, Characters and Artwork Unleashed for Project X Zone 2

More Details, Characters and Artwork Unleashed for Project X Zone 2

Chun-Li, Ling Xiaoyu, Morrigan and more

Project X Zone 2 remains one of the most pleasant surprises for 3DS this year, not only for the fact it's been made but also that it's coming to the West. Due this Fall in North America and next year in Europe, it'll no doubt bring its blend of cross-franchise RPG madness back once again. The original wasn't...

Nintendo Download: 27th August (Europe)

27th August (Europe)

Devil's Third! Microtransactions! Senran Kagura! Q.U.B.E! More!

The beginning of another week brings us the European Nintendo Download Update details, with this entry bringing some major releases. We have a much anticipated FPS action game on Wii U, along with a toys-to-life option and some tempting downloads, while the 3DS brings the latest Senran...

Mario History: Super Mario 64 - 1996

Super Mario 64 - 1996

A gaming revolution

In this series of articles we'll write about one Mario game every day for 30 days, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. The Nintendo 64 was a revolutionary system in multiple respects. Its unique controller introduced an analogue stick to Nintendo gamers, for one thing,...

Talking Point: Pokkén Tournament May Not Be a Wii U Saviour, But It Can Provide a Welcome Boost

Pokkén Tournament May Not Be a Wii U Saviour, But It Can Provide a Welcome Boost

Giving early 2016 a focal point

Ever since its announcement for the Japanese arcade scene Pokkén Tournament has been closely followed by Pokémon and fighting game fans. Unofficial efforts have often pitched 'mon against each other in crude efforts, but the flashy Bandai Namco-developed release caused quite an online buzz. Of course, its status...

Mario History: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Mario's Tennis - 1995

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Mario's Tennis - 1995

A new look and new beginnings

In this series of articles we'll write about one Mario game every day for 30 days, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. It's easy to forget, in this period of fresh Mario 'main' series platformers every 12 to 24 months, that the mid-'90s brought a notable gap...

Poll: Is Pokkén Tournament The Wii U Release You've Been Waiting For?

Is Pokkén Tournament The Wii U Release You've Been Waiting For?

Wish fulfilment

Just this week came an announcement that fulfilled a much cited demand from some Wii U owners - Pokkén Tournament is coming to Wii U. Its early 2016 arrival is both expected and a surprise, with plenty of logic in porting a major Japanese arcade release to a global console audience, but likewise there'd been a fear that Nintendo and...

Nintendo Life Weekly: New Patent Could Reveal NX Details, Pokkén Tournament on Wii U

New Patent Could Reveal NX Details, Pokkén Tournament on Wii U

Pinches of salt on standby

It's that time of the week again, and of course we've been struggling tirelessly to try and condense a whole week's worth of Nintendo news, reviews, and releases into one little video for your enjoyment. This week we're looking at the patent Nintendo has field that could suggest various features that may feature on the...

News: Nintendo Continues to Consider the Prospects of the Movie Industry 

Nintendo Continues to Consider the Prospects of the Movie Industry 

"We'll potentially be looking at things like movies in the future​"

When video game movies are highlighted, there's often an air of negativity around the end results. The response to the Super Mario Bros. movie wasn't overwhelmingly positive in the '90s, and in broader terms we've seen commercial successes with Resident Evil but also a whole load...

News: Next Euro Splatoon Splatfest Sadly Doesn't Feature Any Robots In Disguise

Next Euro Splatoon Splatfest Sadly Doesn't Feature Any Robots In Disguise

Til all aren't one

It has already been confirmed that the next North American Splatoon Splatfest event will ask players to pledge their allegiance to the heroic Autobots or Evil Decepticons, but sadly that offer isn't being extended to Europe. The Euro Splatfest occurring at the same time will instead ask Wii U owners if they prefer singing or...

Mario History: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and Hotel Mario - 1994

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and Hotel Mario - 1994

Wait, this isn't Mario...

In this series of articles we'll write about one Mario game every day for 30 days, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. In this daily series most entries have been 'main' Mario titles across portables and home consoles, with just a couple of spin-offs and cameos...

News: New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details

New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details

Points to console with no in-built optical disc drive

It can often be the case that patents point to way to what's on the way or, potentially, ideas that go unfulfilled. A recent patent spotted on NeoGaf does give some cause for great intrigue, seemingly outlining a concept for console hardware; considering the timing, the phrase 'NX' is naturally...

Video: Metroid in Unreal Engine 4 is Shiny and Slightly Strange

Metroid in Unreal Engine 4 is Shiny and Slightly Strange

10/10 for effort

It's all the rage, despite Nintendo joining the HD age in 2012, for fans to produce classic big N franchises in modern game engines. With the Unreal Engine not being formally supported on the Wii U - though games using the engine can be ported to the system - it seems to be a popular choice for aspiring programmers. It wasn't long...