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News: Iwata: Embracing Smart Devices Has Made Us Even More Passionate About Dedicated Games Consoles

Iwata: Embracing Smart Devices Has Made Us Even More Passionate About Dedicated Games Consoles

Phones and tablets a "rational way" to bring people to consoles

For some Nintendo fans, today is the day that hell has frozen over - Nintendo has announced that it is bringing its games to smart devices via a partnership with Japanese mobile company DeNA. While some might assume that this move means the firm is turning its back on dedicated...

Reaction: DeNA and Its Games With Disney

DeNA and Its Games With Disney

A match made in heaven for Nintendo?

With all the chatter around the announcement of the 'Dedicated Game Platform' Codenamed 'NX' in Nintendo and DeNA's recent presentation, we thought it would be a good idea to brush up on our knowledge of Tokyo based DeNA Co., Ltd. to see what they are likely to do with Nintendo's beloved IP on smartphones...

News: Iwata: We Are Challenging Ourselves To Redefine What "Nintendo Platforms" Mean

Iwata: We Are Challenging Ourselves To Redefine What "Nintendo Platforms" Mean

Aim is to "construct a bridge" between smart devices and games consoles

Today's announcement that Nintendo is working with Japanese mobile giant DeNA on bringing its games to smart devices and its new cross-platform membership programme has sent shock-waves through the games industry, and even Nintendo president Satoru Iwata admits that the move...

News: Satoru Iwata Emphasizes That There Are "No Exceptions" in IP for Smart Devices, But Rules Out Straight Ports

Satoru Iwata Emphasizes That There Are "No Exceptions" in IP for Smart Devices, But Rules Out Straight Ports

"Will continue to develop dedicated game titles for our dedicated hardware"

Nintendo has shocked a number of fans and onlookers today with confirmation that it's entered into partnership with DeNA to bring a range of products and games to smart devices. Though Satoru Iwata had suggested this sort of avenue was possible in the past, the sudden...

News: Nintendo Teases Cross-Platform Club Nintendo Successor In Conjunction With DeNA

Nintendo Teases Cross-Platform Club Nintendo Successor In Conjunction With DeNA

Looking to "create a connection regardless of the device the consumer uses"

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has revealed that the company is working on a cross-platform successor to its Club Nintendo membership programme. Speaking during today's Business and Capital Alliance Announcement - where it was announced that Nintendo would be working alongside...

News: Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publisher DeNA

Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publisher DeNA

Apps and games (yes, games) coming to smart devices globally

Breaking news this morning is a "Business and Capital Alliance" between Nintendo and fellow Japanese firm DeNA. Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7974) and DeNA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2432) today entered into a business and capital alliance to develop and operate new game apps for smart devices and...

Rumour: Warner Bros. is Working on Building a LEGO Toys-To-Life Game

Warner Bros. is Working on Building a LEGO Toys-To-Life Game

Get those wallets ready

The toys-to-life idea introduced in Activision’s Skylanders series is a deviously profitable one. The whole business model is built on the idea of selling video games alongside a range of toys that unlock specific content when scanned into the games after using a certain peripheral. So, in essence one must pay a significant...

News: Nintendo of America to Run a 'Virtual Launch Party' for Mario Party 10 This Week

Nintendo of America to Run a 'Virtual Launch Party' for Mario Party 10 This Week

Seems to mean Twitter comps, not video streams

Mario Party 10 is Nintendo's big retail release in both North America and Europe this week, so we can expect the big N to make a lot of noise ahead of the 20th March arrival. Nintendo of America, for its part, has announced some social networking shenanigans in the form of a 'Virtual Launch Party' on...

Interview: Dan Marshall Discusses His Development History, The Expanding Indie Boundaries and His Route to Consoles

Dan Marshall Discusses His Development History, The Expanding Indie Boundaries and His Route to Consoles

"There's always something exciting about games on a console"

The Swindle is planned for release on the Wii U eShop this Summer, and it brings an interesting blend of action, platforming, strategy and humour. With a steampunk aesthetic, procedurally generated levels, its combination of styles and design approaches left us impressed in our first...

News: UK Retailer GAME Opens Marketplace to Sell Gaming Culture Goodies Such as T-Shirts and Merchandise

UK Retailer GAME Opens Marketplace to Sell Gaming Culture Goodies Such as T-Shirts and Merchandise

Retro consoles and games 'coming soon'

Like much in the gaming industry at present, the retail sector is facing continual challenges and a state of flux. For retailers there's the challenge of boosting online sales while keeping bricks-and-mortar stores in business, while the shadow of Amazon looms over gaming-specific brands. UK retailer GAME is...

Video: New LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Builds Dinosaur-Sized Hype

New LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Builds Dinosaur-Sized Hype

Dat music

We won't deny it, there's some serious nostalgia-driven anticipation for LEGO Jurassic World on Wii U and 3DS here in Nintendo Life HQ. Since it was announced that the title will arrive to accompany the new movie - Jurassic World - and cover all four films in one package, there's certainly been plenty of anticipation. It's all been teaser...

News: Prepare Thyself, Azure Striker Gunvolt Will Be Hitting Europe And Australia Very Soon

Prepare Thyself, Azure Striker Gunvolt Will Be Hitting Europe And Australia Very Soon

All age ratings now in order, reports developer Inti Creates

Remember Azure Striker Gunvolt? It came out in North America in August last year, but 3DS owners in Europe (and Down Under) are still patiently waiting for their chance to play the game. The delay may have been a painful one, but according to developer Inti Creates, it's almost over. The...

News: Nintendo Hosting Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament At This Weekend's MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Nintendo Hosting Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament At This Weekend's MCM Birmingham Comic Con

32 contestants, one winner

Nintendo UK has confirmed that it will be hosting a special Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament at the MCM Birmingham Comic Con, which takes place this weekend (Saturday 21st March and Sunday 22nd March, to be exact) at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Attendees at the event will be able to watch the...

Nintendo Download: 19th March (Europe)

19th March (Europe)

Mario Party 10, Tipping Stars with DK, Aria of Sorrow, DLC and more

It's that time again, Nintendo Download fans, with the European update now available for your perusal. We have a dual arrival across both the Wii U and 3DS, classic Castlevania and a new first-party retail release on Wii U, along with some DLC and discounts. Let's get to it. Wii U...

Video: This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Grab All Those StreetPass Puzzle Pieces

This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Grab All Those StreetPass Puzzle Pieces

All thanks to those special guest Miis

Occasionally Nintendo sends out special guest StreetPass Mii characters, either representing popular executives like Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Amie, or occasionally lead developers from major releases. Just last week Nintendo also issued an 'Honest Abe' Lincoln Mii to celebrate the arrival of Code Name:...