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Feature: A History of Full Fat Games - From Nintendo Portables to Smartphones and Back Again

A History of Full Fat Games - From Nintendo Portables to Smartphones and Back Again

"I'm just pleased to have a game on the 3DS"

In the past week we brought you the news that Flick Golf 3D is coming to the 3DS eShop, which will be an interesting test to see whether a hugely popular smartphone game can grab a sizeable audience on Nintendo's portable. To those unfamiliar with developer Full Fat Games there could be a perception...

News: Nintendo Unleashes Video Guides for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Nintendo Unleashes Video Guides for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Including that pesky Gore Magala

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has now been out for one week, and early indications suggest that its arrival in the West has brought improved sales over its predecessors - perhaps it's finally establishing a stronger foothold outside of Japan. It's also proof that there are plenty of committed gamers with a 3DS, as the...

Rumour: Upcoming Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC Brings More Classic Tracks

Upcoming Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC Brings More Classic Tracks

Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana tracks included

Fortunately for fans of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, Square Enix has kept busy since its 2014 launch, providing fans with various various DLC packages that include a range of confirmed additional tracks on the way. Although Square Enix has already announced and released a variety of DLC...

Video: Check Out Kirby's Adventure Wii on the Wii U eShop

Check Out Kirby's Adventure Wii on the Wii U eShop

You'll need shades with all those colours!

Nintendo's latest Wii digital re-release for Wii U in Europe is Kirby's Adventure Wii - AKA Kirby's Return To Dream Land. This Wii title from 2011 is a back-to-basics adventure that puts Kirby into familiar territory - there's no need to complain if you're in North America, you get the brand new Kirby and...

News: New Details Discovered on Xenoblade Chronicles X’s Exploration System

New Details Discovered on Xenoblade Chronicles X’s Exploration System

This'll take a little more than a few hours to explore

The world that players are tasked with exploring in the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X is certainly one to be looked forward to. While the setting may not be nearly as original as exploring the surface of the lifeless body of a titan, the alien world of Mira promises to be filled with secrets...

News: Yes, People Are Still Making NES Games In 2015

Yes, People Are Still Making NES Games In 2015

Just because they can

The NES is one of the most iconic gaming systems of all time, but it hasn't been on Nintendo's radar - at least from a hardware perspective - for quite some time. That hasn't stopped homebrew developers from continuing to support the vintage console, and as a result 2015 will see the release of The Mad Wizard: A Candelabra...

News: Rodea: The Sky Soldier Confirmed For Release In North America And Europe

Rodea: The Sky Soldier Confirmed For Release In North America And Europe

Arriving this fall

After a disjointed development cycle, Rodea: The Sky Soldier has now been officially confirmed for a release in the West. NIS America will handle the digital and physical publishing rights of the game on both the Wii U and 3DS, with the title expected to arrive this fall. A copy of the original Wii game is set to be bundled with...

Video: Atlus Shows Off the Dancer in New Etrian Mystery Dungeon Trailer

Atlus Shows Off the Dancer in New Etrian Mystery Dungeon Trailer

A deadly dance

Atlus has spun the Dancer into the spotlight in its latest Etrian Mystery Dungeon trailer; it's a support class that specializes in buffing party members. Given this dancers are not the most adept at combat, but not only can they raise the stats of other characters, they can also change the party order and act as a healer if needed...

News: Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Pixel-based hack 'n slash oh my!

While the standard of many Indie games is truly on another level when compared with the formative days of download gaming, there's often a level of deja-vu and familiarity in their appearance. With engines like Unity prominent small developers have a challenge to make their titles look unique; as a result we think...

Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Faceplate NA and the Bigger Picture

New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Faceplate NA and the Bigger Picture

The issue has resurfaced, so we consider each side's perspective

In mid-January Nintendo hosted its first 'Direct' broadcasts of the year, and what seemed like improbable retailer leaks turned out to be true. North America was confirmed to be receiving a unique red New Nintendo 3DS XL - which looks rather nice - along with the black equivalent,...

News: Amazon UK Delays Some Shulk Pre-Orders to Later in the Year

Amazon UK Delays Some Shulk Pre-Orders to Later in the Year

Offers £2 in credit, break out the bunting

We apologise for being the bearers of bad news, but that seems to be the trend with amiibo pre-orders and shipments. While some have been lucky enough in recent days to get hold of a Shulk amiibo, it's proving problematic for many others, with delayed or cancelled pre-orders doing the rounds. Amazon UK is...

News: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Trailer Calls you Back to Save the World in New Story Arc, Triangulum

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Trailer Calls you Back to Save the World in New Story Arc, Triangulum

Summoned back to the fray

Atlus has shed new light on the new story arc in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker; this game, remember, is a remastered port of the original Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 for the DS. After the events of the first game the evil Nicaea system is back online and the characters will have to alter their...

News: Nintendo España Appears to Confirm Super Mario amiibo for Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario

Nintendo España Appears to Confirm Super Mario amiibo for Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario

Picking up on previous speculation in Japan

Update: Nintendo España has, unsurprisingly, now informed Nintenderos that this press release was in error; we've also received a similar message after enquiring on this with Nintendo UK. As suggested below there have been instances like this out of Nintendo's Spanish divisions in the recent past, so...

News: Nintendo Confirms Another Miiverse Update

Nintendo Confirms Another Miiverse Update

See more information on those that follow you

Nintendo is constantly trying to impress its fans with new updates, and has continued to put its efforts into making the Miiverse community as gratifying as possible. The company has recently announced the brand new update, allowing you to view details when someone is following another member of the...

Video: Check Out This Lovely Video of The Legend of Zelda Symphony in Tokyo, With Appearances from Eiji Aonuma and Koji Kondo

Check Out This Lovely Video of The Legend of Zelda Symphony in Tokyo, With Appearances from Eiji Aonuma and Koji Kondo

Watch in 4K if you're fancy enough

The Legend of Zelda Symphony is currently gearing up for its latest world tour, with concert dates in the Americas and Europe on the way. It kicked off in Tokyo just recently, however, and as this tour is the first - in this series, at least - that'll feature music from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask,...

Nintendo Download: 19th February (North America)

19th February (North America)

Kirby, Axelay, RPG goodness, microtransactions, DSiWare and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for details of this week's download goodies to warm us up for the weekend. There's a tempting Wii U retail release, along with a classic SNES shooter, some interesting RPG options on 3DS, the return of DSiWare and more. If that's got your...

News: Japanese Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Pre-Orders Will Come With Neat Extras

Japanese Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Pre-Orders Will Come With Neat Extras

This year sees Nintendo and GungHo Online Entertainment partnering to create the quirky Super Mario Bros. and Puzzle and Dragons mash up - creatively called Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. The latest edition of the franchise arrives in Japan on April 29th for 4,000 yen, and will support both StreetPass and local multiplayer...

News: We're Really Feeling It With These Xenoblade Chronicles 3D New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates

We're Really Feeling It With These Xenoblade Chronicles 3D New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates

Arriving in Japan alongside the game

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be the first game exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS, so it'll prove interesting to see how sales with the smaller user-base stack up, and whether it'll drive a second surge in hardware sales. There's certainly a vocal and passionate fanbase of the Wii original, so this re-release -...

News: Splatoon Developers Give a Splash of Information on Its Beginnings and Design

Splatoon Developers Give a Splash of Information on Its Beginnings and Design

So that’s why they’re squids

In case you've been living under a rock, Splatoon is Nintendo's much-anticipated upcoming multiplayer third-person-shooter, though it will also feature single player. Starring a colourful cast of squids that can transform into people (or perhaps people that can transform into squids), it'll be focused around the...

News: Nintendo Will Replenish amiibo Supplies in Australia & New Zealand Over the Coming Months

Nintendo Will Replenish amiibo Supplies in Australia & New Zealand Over the Coming Months

Some figurines will be sourced from other regions

The sheer demand for Nintendo’s amiibo figurines has been unprecedented since they were released in stores late last year. Being able to provide an array of unique gaming experiences across multiple titles including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, and Hyrule Warriors, the 29 currently...

News: Reported GameStop Memo Shows Massive Delay in Delivering Some amiibo Pre-orders

Reported GameStop Memo Shows Massive Delay in Delivering Some amiibo Pre-orders

Hope you're patient for heavy hitters

If you love amiibo, then odds are good you have been hurt by amiibo - or the lack thereof. Those odds seem even higher if you live in North America, where you're lucky to have even laid eyes on certain figures in the wild, let alone purchase them. Some are speculating that a port strike on the west coast of the...

Reaction: Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtransaction Hell, But It's Getting There

Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtransaction Hell, But It's Getting There

Tom Whitehead scratches his head, waits 30 minutes, then scratches it again

Microtransactions. It's a grubby phrase in the eyes of many, mainly because it represents a concept that thrives on being small and inoffensive, yet has the capability to lead to extravagant costs or to simply wreck a game's momentum. It's worse than 'free-to-play', as a...

News: KnapNok Games and Nifflas Exploring Idea of Affordable Space Adventures on 3DS

KnapNok Games and Nifflas Exploring Idea of Affordable Space Adventures on 3DS

Focused on the Wii U version for now

Affordable Space Adventures is certainly on our radar here at Nintendo Life - its unique use of the GamePad and integration of co-op has caught our attention, and we've already named it as one of the biggest Wii U games of 2015. A development partnership between KnapNok Games - Spin The Bottle: Bumpie's Party -...

News: Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Peculiar Character

Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Peculiar Character

Even more peculiar is a question on his sexuality

When Tingle appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask he wasn't well-received by everyone - that's a little odd, considering this is a franchise with talking rock-based creatures, a villain that transforms into an enormous hog-thing and more. Nevertheless, he's a character that some just don't...