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Talking Point: Competitive Gaming With Super Smash Bros. and More Can Be Vital for Nintendo

Competitive Gaming With Super Smash Bros. and More Can Be Vital for Nintendo

New audiences and more headlines

It's been Evo weekend in Las Vegas, arguably the most notable fighting game tournament in the world. Super Smash Bros. Melee and the Wii U entry are two of the biggest titles of the event, with recognisable competitors and a lot of press coverage revolving around the series. If Masahiro Sakurai takes personal...

Interview: Amy Andersson on Conducting the Symphony of the Goddesses

Amy Andersson on Conducting the Symphony of the Goddesses

"Audience reaction has been phenomenal"

Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to be part of the audience for the Seattle, WA performance of Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest. Since then, the concert has toured across parts of America, Europe, and Canada, now continuing its journey across the United States and back to Europe to finish out...

News: Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To Poor Player Skill, Claims Tomonobu Itagaki

Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To Poor Player Skill, Claims Tomonobu Itagaki

"I was be able to understand about the reactions"

Devil's Third has been in the press a lot recently. First came the rumours that Nintendo of America had declined to publish the game, followed by reports that the firm had quickly made a U-turn due to the reaction of fans. Then came the previews, based on the final European code. Our v

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2 is Confirmed, and Looks Set for Nintendo Systems

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2 is Confirmed, and Looks Set for Nintendo Systems

More poop jokes inbound

The Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) is still one of the biggest YouTube names out there in the minds of plenty of gamers, which was proven with the release of Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures across various platforms. That included Wii U and 3DS versions, and now that a sequel has been announced it looks like Nintendo fans will...

News: New Pokémon May Be On the Way Following Movie Trailer Reveal

New Pokémon May Be On the Way Following Movie Trailer Reveal

A green blob, apparently

If we were betting individuals, which we're not, we'd expect some kind of main-series Pokémon title next year on 3DS or - who knows? - maybe even the NX. After two years on the bounce with Pokémon X & Y and then Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, this year we're in spin-off territory with Pokémon Super Mystery...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo NX Processor May Be Supplied by AMD

Nintendo NX Processor May Be Supplied by AMD

Saturdays of thunder

It can be tough to keep up with all the Nintendo happenings that occur in a week, and we at Nintendo Life understand that. That's why we've once again combined all the biggest news, reviews, and releases from the previous seven days into one easy-to-watch video. This week we take a look at the rumours surrounding AMD providing...

Video: Check Out Splatoon's New Octobrush & N-ZAP '89 in Action

Check Out Splatoon's New Octobrush & N-ZAP '89 in Action

A brush with death

Splatoon updates are coming in thick and fast, and the latest addition to the proceedings include the Octobrush and the N-ZAP '89. The Octobrush is essentially a heavier version of the Inkbrush, but is weightier so don't expect the Sonic-like speeds from before. The N-ZAP '89 boasts identical stats to the original - including...

News: Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto Share Belief That Satoru Iwata's Ideas "Will Make People Around the World Smile"

Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto Share Belief That Satoru Iwata's Ideas "Will Make People Around the World Smile"

Thousands pay respect to former company President

Satoru Iwata's funeral took place on 17th July in Kyoto, bringing a respectful farewell to the former Nintendo President. Iwata-san's final resting place in Kyoto has been visited by around 3000 people in the last few days who sought to pay their respects. The funeral itself was attended by a number...

News: Tomonobu Itagaki Explains Why the Pro Controller Trumps the GamePad in Devil's Third

Tomonobu Itagaki Explains Why the Pro Controller Trumps the GamePad in Devil's Third

The GamePad's too big, basically

Devil's Third is still over a month away from its European release, but it's attracting a lot of attention. Early previews have brought some criticism of the title, and we were among those rather unimpressed in our own first impressions article. Of course, these are only early impressions and only covered the single...

News: Atlus Leads the Way With eShop Discounts in North American Nintendo Download Update

Atlus Leads the Way With eShop Discounts in North American Nintendo Download Update

A few 3DS HOME Themes and demos, too

Our standard North American Nintendo Download Update this week was shorter than normal, as a result of Nintendo of America postponing the issuing of its formal press release. We were advised of the delay, and it was clearly to accommodate Satoru Iwata's funeral. The region has now issued the full details, and...

News: N-ZAP89 and Octobrush Weapons are Next Up in Splatoon Update

N-ZAP89 and Octobrush Weapons are Next Up in Splatoon Update

Don't duck this hunt

Splatoon's weekly dose of new goodies to try keeps on coming, and this time around we have two new weapons to consider. They're both variations of previous weapons, with neat designs and no doubt varied load-outs compared to their predecessors. As you can see below we have the N-ZAP89 and Octobrush on the way. At the time of...

News: Splatoon Splats Top 10 NPD Position in June as Hardware Momentum Stays Positive

Splatoon Splats Top 10 NPD Position in June as Hardware Momentum Stays Positive

Combined Wii U and 3DS sales 20% up on last year

As is the norm for the middle of any month, we have NPD sales results to consider; these account for the US physical retail market and don't include second hand sales, eShop downloads and so on. Nevertheless, they provide a little insight into what's performing well in the country. The June results...

Weirdness: Mario, Luigi and Wario Cheer On Tour de France Riders

Mario, Luigi and Wario Cheer On Tour de France Riders

Ooh la la

The Tour de France is well underway, and this great cycling event wouldn't be complete without some colourful characters to cheer on the riders. It's commonplace to see spectators such as El Diablo running on the roadside alongside their heroes, even if it is potentially quite dangerous and frowned upon by the event organisers. This year...

First Impressions: Getting Cosy With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Getting Cosy With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

How to make a happy home

At Nintendo's E3 presentation two "spin-offs" based on the Animal Crossing series were shown: Animal Crossing amiibo Festival for Wii U, a Mario Party-style interactive board game, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for 3DS - an interior design based title. To focus on Happy Home Designer, it left many questioning...

Parent Trap: Skylanders SuperChargers Dials Nintendo Love up to Eleven, Even on Wii

Skylanders SuperChargers Dials Nintendo Love up to Eleven, Even on Wii

FGTV learns more about cross-platform compatibility for Wii U, Wii and 3DS

The natural way of things in the video game world is be to moved on to the next generation of console pretty quickly. The Wii has changed all that, for better or worse. Millions of families who don't consider themselves avid gamers still have that little white box tucked...

News: Nintendo Offers Humble Thanks For Condolences Following Satoru Iwata's Funeral

Nintendo Offers Humble Thanks For Condolences Following Satoru Iwata's Funeral

Gives "heartfelt gratitude" to those that attended the service

Following his untimely and devastating passing earlier this week, Satoru Iwata's funeral has now been held in Japan. The Nintendo President passed away on 11th July, aged 55, with the company issuing a notification on 13th July. The official Nintendo Twitter account has now shared its...

News: The Quiet Collection Will Politely Release "Four Old-School Adventure Games" on Wii U

The Quiet Collection Will Politely Release "Four Old-School Adventure Games" on Wii U

Due on 23rd July in North America

Quirky games are to be expected in download stores such as the eShop, and that's no bad thing. The Quiet Collection may fit into that category when it arrives on the North American Wii U store next week - the 23rd July release will cost $4.99. What does five bucks get you? This collection from Nostatic Software...

Interview: Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō Takaki Bares All

Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō Takaki Bares All

“I love games, I love girls, and I love sexy stuff”

The Senran Kagura series famously - and perhaps apocryphally - began life when its creator, Kenichirō Takaki, decided that the Nintendo 3DS' stereoscopic display was destined to display one thing over all else: breasts. Setting to work to fulfill his dream, Takaki-san produced two tales of...

Nintendo Download: 16th July (North America)

16th July (North America)

Tiny Galaxy, airport management, Blaster Master, G.G Series and more

Following the passing of Satoru Iwata earlier this week Nintendo isn't actively issuing press releases at the time of writing; as a result the following is based upon checking the eShop stores. We have a promising Nindie effort on Wii U, a couple of quirky efforts on 3DS, more G.G...