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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...

Nintendo Download: 16th July (Europe)

16th July (Europe)

Mario & Luigi, Capcom classics, PokéPark and more

Due to the passing of Satoru Iwata earlier this week the information for the European Nintendo Download Update wasn't issued without request. The details are available now, and we have some particularly promising retro and familiar releases along with a music streaming service on Wii U, while the...

News: Rakoo & Friends is Racing Onto the Wii U eShop

Rakoo & Friends is Racing Onto the Wii U eShop

Adapted for Wii U with exclusive multiplayer mode

In the past couple of years we've seen some download titles transition from touch devices to the Wii U. The latest to do so is Rakoo & Friends, which was originally brought to smart devices by Bandai Namco as Rakoo's Adventure. This new version has its name change courtesy of an exclusive...

News: Pokkén Tournament Launch Brings Hype and Début Trailer for Blaziken 

Pokkén Tournament Launch Brings Hype and Début Trailer for Blaziken 

Western gamers play the waiting game

Pokkén Tournament has made its bow in Japanese arcades - the Bandai Namco-developed brawler has had plenty of months in build up and playtests and is now out in the wild. Accompanying the launch was a Famitsu announcement that Blaziken will be added to the game in August, and the début trailer has now been...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Update Tackles the Important Stuff, Like Fido's "Naughty Habits"

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Update Tackles the Important Stuff, Like Fido's "Naughty Habits"

Out now in North America

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley was a divisive 3DS entry in the franchise, with some opinion that Natsume's attempts at modernising and evolving the series weren't a success; for our part we considered it to be below par. In any case, it'll have its fans, and around eight months after its release Natsume has issued an update...

News: Sharing to Miiverse in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a Breeze

Sharing to Miiverse in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a Breeze

No booting into the Home Menu here

Nintendo recently updated the Japanese website for the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on the 3DS, and lots of new information about the sharing functionality within the game has been revealed. In addition to posting images to Twitter and Facebook via the Image Sharing feature - as was the case in...