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Preview: Bat-Swinging into Action in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Bat-Swinging into Action in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Go West young man

Already a successful branch of the LEGO series of games, the LEGO Batman line is soon to add a third entry into its already successful lineup. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, as its name suggests, takes the action outside of just Gotham and spreads it around the globe and even outer space — but does it measure up? We got some...

News: New Nintendo 3DS 'Kawaii' Kisekae Faceplates Join Upcoming Smash Bros. Set

New Nintendo 3DS 'Kawaii' Kisekae Faceplates Join Upcoming Smash Bros. Set

Our poor wallets

The New Nintendo 3DS may be a while away is most territories, but it's enjoying its first week since release in Japan. We suspect that the substantial range of Kisekae faceplates are selling rather well, too, and Nintendo's already lining up more designs to supplement the 38 varieties already available. First of all we have number...

Video: Here's a Simultaneous Speedrun of Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and GoldenEye

Here's a Simultaneous Speedrun of Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and GoldenEye

All in under an hour

We're certainly fans of speedruns here on Nintendo Life, as few gaming pursuits push the boundaries of games and those playing them as far. Whether world records in classic Zelda games that exploit errors in coding, or flat-out runs that tackle every stage in order, there's plenty to enjoy in seeing the best of the field show...

News: Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rather Nice Bayonetta Disc

Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rather Nice Bayonetta Disc

A great deal

When Nintendo announced, almost in passing, that a Wii U port of Bayonetta would be provided with system exclusive Bayonetta 2, there were many happy action fans — not least because that first game port hadn't even been confirmed before that point. There was then much confusion over distribution, however. In North America all...

Video: Another Neat 1-UP Trick Has Been Found in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Another Neat 1-UP Trick Has Been Found in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Awesome skills

The NES-era Mario platformers are still much-loved to this day, and are still tested and experimented upon by eager gamers looking for glitches and tricks. Given the limitations of the 8-bit hardware these are bountiful and are still being found; they can be rather entertaining for those of us without the skills to find them...

Video: Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star Wars Title

Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star Wars Title

A Rogue Squadron resurrection that never left the base

In what at least feels like a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Factor 5's Rogue Squadron games were all the rage on the N64 and GameCube. Following Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, the company would attempt some projects for Microsoft and Sony, but either found little success...

News: Shiny Mega Gengar Haunting Up North American GameStops Until 26th October

Shiny Mega Gengar Haunting Up North American GameStops Until 26th October

It's a right white fright!

Visitors to participating GameStops in North America can engage in some early Trick or Treating. From now until 26th October, free codes are being distributed for owners of Pokémon X & Y to possess a Shiny Gengar holding some Gengarite. The Shiny Gengar on its own knows Sludge Wave, a move it can't pick up through...

Gallery: Enjoy a Cuteness Overload in These Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Screens

Enjoy a Cuteness Overload in These Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Screens

D'awwwwwww

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker could quite possibly be the most adorable game played on Wii U systems this Festive season — unless you're in Europe and it's a New Year treat. Last week cleared up release dates and, we shouldn't forget, revealed Toadette as a playable character, tipping this one over the safe levels of cuteness. It is...

News: The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Been Confirmed

The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Been Confirmed

Kersploosh! 3D Classics: Kid Icarus! StarTropics II! More!

It's that time again, North American Club Nintendo fans, for the monthly rewards update that will try to separate you from your hard-earned virtual coins. This batch shakes things up a little from the last two months, with two 3DS eShop releases included in the portable offerings along with...

News: Nintendo Releases a Sneak Preview of New 3DS HOME Menu Themes

Nintendo Releases a Sneak Preview of New 3DS HOME Menu Themes

You can't see the spinning, though

Following the recent launch of 3DS HOME menu themes Nintendo confirmed that there'd be weekly additions to the Theme Shop, at least in the early days. The European Download Update for this week will bring the next four additions to the Nintendo IP range, which cost $1.99 / €1.99 / £1.79 each. These themes will...

News: Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U and 3DS

Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U and 3DS

Games from Rare, not rare games

Today's Nintendo Download Update news for Europe brought a few welcome surprises for Virtual Console fans, including confirmation that this week will bring us the Super NES classic Donkey Kong Country and the VC début of Donkey Kong Land. The good news didn't stop there for DK fans, however. As the detail was buried...

Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe)

16th October (Europe)

DK delights and discounts, Lone Survivor, themes, PAC-MAN and more

The start of a fresh week can be a happy occasion for European Nintendo gamers, as it means Nintendo Download Update news. While it doesn't always provide thrills and spills, this week's selection certainly has some tempting options, including a new title on Wii U, some retro...

News: Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Even Stranger

Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Even Stranger

Equip a Rush Hammer, too

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be the latest entry in an already strange series — in which characters pose while drinking a potion and can be made to dance and prance on command — and that's absolutely fine; that combination of quirkiness and hardcore challenge is part of its appeal. The new entry is taking things...

News: The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfully Block Adult Content, Most of the Time

The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfully Block Adult Content, Most of the Time

There's a loophole to be fixed

The New Nintendo 3DS is now out in Japan, and it'll be intriguing to see just how much the models boost sales of the hardware in the country. It has various new features, such as a faster CPU, the c-stick and improved stereoscopic 3D viewing, though it's one of the less headline-grabbing inclusions that's recently been...

Video: How Hyrule Warriors Forges A Link With Zelda's Past

How Hyrule Warriors Forges A Link With Zelda's Past

Comparing the legendary locations

There are few locations in the world of gaming that are as close to our hearts as those featured in The Legend of Zelda series. The recently released Hyrule Warriors brings yet another fresh take on these iconic locales, but for those who are don't know their Death Mountains from their Lake Hylias, here's a look at...

News: Rising Star Games' New Online Shop Now Open

Rising Star Games' New Online Shop Now Open

No oddly numbered watches available at time of writing

As part of Rising Star Games' tenth anniversary celebration, the company's own online shop is now open, offering a selection of Rising Star's games and some new merchandise including company logo pins, T-shirts, and mugs. This current selection of products is available as a thank-you to early...