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Japan Weekly: Famitsu Gives More Details on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles X

Famitsu Gives More Details on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles X

Along with a quick look at Stella Glow, the upcoming 3DS RPG

Unlike last week's Famitsu magazine, this week's magazine featured much less information on upcoming Nintendo games. One Famitsu magazine each month serves as a recap magazine for the gaming news of the past month, with some new information peppered throughout. Unfortunately, this means...

News: Kaio: King of Pirates, by Keiji Inafune's Comcept, is Officially Cancelled

Kaio: King of Pirates, by Keiji Inafune's Comcept, is Officially Cancelled

Publisher Marvelous loses around $3.8 million on project

Kaio: King of Pirates, an adventure game in the works by Keiji Inafune's Comcept development studio, has officially been confirmed as cancelled by publisher Marvelous. That's perhaps no surprise considering the continual delays and silence on the 3DS release, but it's nevertheless still rather...

News: The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Selling Hardware Platform In February

The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Selling Hardware Platform In February

395,000 units sold, Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D shifts 515,000 copies

Nintendo of America has confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS family was the biggest-selling hardware platform during the month of February, with 395,000 consoles retailed during the period. Predictably, the New Nintendo 3DS was the reason for this surge - it sold 130 percent more...

Video: The Sovereign Graces Us With its Presence in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

The Sovereign Graces Us With its Presence in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Better show some respect

Here we are, yet again, with another class reveal for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. This week’s character is a cut above the rest, the supreme and slightly snide Sovereign! The Sovereign is a much more forward and prominent figure than other, more support oriented classes such as the Ninja. Although it appears that the...

News: Nintendo Australia Confirms Fourth Wave of amiibo Locked in for Late April

Nintendo Australia Confirms Fourth Wave of amiibo Locked in for Late April

More New Nintendo 3DS cover plates also on the way

Following on from the replenishment of amiibo supplies locally last month, Nintendo has today locked in the Australian and New Zealand release of the fourth Super Smash Bros. amiibo wave for 25th April, which aligns with the national commemorative occasion, Anzac Day. This could prove a problem...

Interview: Yacht Club Games Talk Drawing in 8-bit and Aspirations for Shovel Knight 64

Yacht Club Games Talk Drawing in 8-bit and Aspirations for Shovel Knight 64

Game's "success is due to the brilliant designs of the 8-bit generation"

In this short interview Nintendo Life features contributor Alan Lopez caught up with David D'Angelo of Yacht Club Games, who spoke on behalf of the entire Shovel Knight creative team. Shovel Knight is a download-only 8-bit platformer. Alone, these qualifiers hardly separate...

News: Shapes of Gray Set for Spring Release, With Wii U Enhancements on the Way

Shapes of Gray Set for Spring Release, With Wii U Enhancements on the Way

Arcade Mode, visual improvements and more for the console version

Shapes of Gray arrived on PC last year in its first form, prompting a mix of positive reactions and some criticism. An aesthetically simple game, it places you in 10-second battles within small areas - the developer describes it as "Hotline Miami meets WarioWare". The aim is to give...

Video: Nintendo Promotes Mario Party 10 in New Adverts Focused on amiibo and Bowser

Nintendo Promotes Mario Party 10 in New Adverts Focused on amiibo and Bowser

Doesn't mention the 'find amiibo stock' meta-game

Mario Party 10 is the next big-name retail arrival on Wii U, landing in North America and Europe on 20th March. That 10 in the title should tip you off that this franchise has been consistently popular, and Nintendo's marketing has been actively pitching this - unsurprisingly - to families. Could it...

News: Iron Combat: War in the Air Bringing Mech Battle Mayhem to the 3DS eShop

Iron Combat: War in the Air Bringing Mech Battle Mayhem to the 3DS eShop

From Japanese developer Amzy

Teyon is one of the most prolific publishers and developers on the 3DS eShop, and is returning to the store next week in North America with a title from Japan - it's publishing Iron Combat: War in the Air by Amzy, which arrives in North America on 19th March for $6.99. We've reached out to Teyon regarding a European...

Nintendo Download: 12th March (North America)

12th March (North America)

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Trine, 3D Out Run, retro F-Zero, discounts and more

It's that time, North American gamers, for the weekly news on the download goodies coming to Wii U and 3DS. This week brings the latest retail offering from Intelligent Systems, retro F-Zero, a much-anticipated Wii U eShop adventure platformer and a stone-cold classic in the...

News: The Man Behind Fluidity And Stealth Inc Discusses Leaving Curve Digital And Future Plans

The Man Behind Fluidity And Stealth Inc Discusses Leaving Curve Digital And Future Plans

"I want my future titles to be on everything, and that includes Wii U"

Jonathan "Bidds" Biddle is leaving Curve Digital to head up his own indie studio, called onebitbeyond. Biddle was employed as Curve's Design Director and is the brains behind series such as Fluidity (also known as Hydroventure) And Stealth Inc. This isn't the end of Biddle's...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Holder Improves His Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Holder Improves His Time

18 minutes and 5 seconds

Speedrunning remains a particularly fascinating part of gaming culture, with players mastering skills and finding glitches that defy the odds. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of our favourites when it comes to speedrunning, as improbable times are continually set courtesy of a skipping glitch early in the game...

News: Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Release Of Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson

Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Release Of Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson

"Nintendo has a responsibility to stop products of this kind"

Following the announcement that Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is coming to the west, a columnist in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has attacked the game for its objectification of women. Journalist Kersin Alex - who reviews games for the newspaper - has stated that she has issues with...

News: Flashcard Company Announces Initial Support for New Nintendo 3DS

Flashcard Company Announces Initial Support for New Nintendo 3DS

Only supports firmware 9.2 and needs Ocarina of Time 3D retail copy

While flashcards ran rampant in the DS era, the 3DS generation has been protected far more vigorously by Nintendo through firmware updates. There have been numerous exploits and hacks, but users of them have often been driven offline by system updates, reducing their practicality...

News: F-Zero: GP Legend Rated For North America Wii U Virtual Console, Arrives This Week

F-Zero: GP Legend Rated For North America Wii U Virtual Console, Arrives This Week

You got boost power!

The Wii U Virtual Console iteration of the GBA title, F-Zero: GP Legend, was already released in Europe earlier this year, and now it's speeding its way towards North America this week, after an official ESRB rating was locked in. The original title released in the west in 2004 took F-Zero on Nintendo's portable device of the...

News: Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT Isn’t Coming to Nintendo's Digital Platforms

Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT Isn’t Coming to Nintendo's Digital Platforms

At least for now

It's fair to say, the recent announcement of TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT for every digital platform but the eShop has outraged Nintendo fans. When the SEGA and Game Freak collaboration was teased last week, we even alluded to the idea that Nintendo systems were in with a chance of receiving this latest title given the close...

News: Here’s Why Axiom Verge is Not Initially Coming to Wii U

Here’s Why Axiom Verge is Not Initially Coming to Wii U

Foiled again!

For those of you out of the loop, Axiom Verge is a highly anticipated, upcoming indie title that takes heavy inspiration from Metroid as well as other side-scrolling shooters of the NES era. Axiom Verge is especially notable for being the product of merely one man, an engineer named Tom Happ, who has some light experience in the game...

News: TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT, The Game Freak and Sega Collaboration, is Sadly Skipping Wii U

TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT, The Game Freak and Sega Collaboration, is Sadly Skipping Wii U

Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Last week we shared a tease that was sent out of a Sega and Game Freak collaboration, rather mischievously suggesting it could well be a smart device game, but expressing hope that the connections between the companies with Nintendo would give us decent odds of 3DS or Wii U support. That game has now been revealed as...

News: Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in Japanese Charts as New 3DS LL Climbs to Second

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in Japanese Charts as New 3DS LL Climbs to Second

Wii U sales improve a little

After a dominant début for Dragon Quest Heroes in its first week on PS3 and PS4 in Japan, the latest Media Create results bring a new 3DS release into the reckoning, even if it can't seize top-spot; hardware, meanwhile, remains steady for another week. New in the software charts is Etrian Mystery Dungeon, the crossover...