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News: Pokémon National Championships Scheduled for Over 30 Countries, Six Continents

Pokémon National Championships Scheduled for Over 30 Countries, Six Continents

World Championships set for 16th-17th August in Washington, D.C.

Google's search for Pokémon Masters may have been an April Fools' joke — albeit with a fun mini-game included — but true Poké-legends will emerge at this year's Pokémon Championships for both Pokémon X & Y and the Pokémon Trading Card Game. National Championships will take...

News: 3DS Enjoys a Major Hardware Boost in Japan as Wii U Sales Also Increase

3DS Enjoys a Major Hardware Boost in Japan as Wii U Sales Also Increase

Increase in Japanese sales tax drives extra pre-rise sales

The results for last week's sales in Japan are here thanks to Media Create, and they bring pleasing news of hardware sales increasing for both 3DS and Wii U. It may be a peak before a notable dip, however, as Sales Tax in Japan increased from 5% to 8% in 1st April; many likely rushed ahead...

News: Mount Thunder Paints A Pretty Zelda Picture

Mount Thunder Paints A Pretty Zelda Picture

Legendary

Fan-art is commonplace when it comes to anything with a large fanbase; Nintendo is certainly no exception. Thousands of people from all over the world are doing their absolute best to pay tribute to the gaming giant, whether it be to painstakingly hand draw a homage to all things Mario, or to whip up a quick sketch of Kirby in a science...

Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Look Like In HD?

What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Look Like In HD?

Flying High Definition

We've already shown you what Super Mario Galaxy could look like in glorious HD, and now it's the turn of fellow Wii classic The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the game voted for by you — our dear readers — as the next candidate for the comparison treatment. As before, we cannot stress enough that this is a hypothetica

News: Nintendo of Europe Reveals Pink + White 2DS for Release Alongside Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Nintendo of Europe Reveals Pink + White 2DS for Release Alongside Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Time for a 2DS...

Update: This model has also been confirmed for Australia and New Zealand, with a release date alongside the game of 17th May. Original Article: The May arrival of Kirby: Triple Deluxe is no doubt on the radar of plenty of 3DS owners — it hits North America on 2nd May and Europe on the 16th. While the latter region has to wait...

News: EGX London 2014 Tickets Are Now On Sale

EGX London 2014 Tickets Are Now On Sale

Will you be coming along to say hello to the Nintendo Life team?

Eurogamer Expo — now officially known as EGX London — is the UK's biggest video gaming event, and tickets for the 2014 show have just gone on sale. It's due to take place at Earls Court between the 25th and 28th of September. As usual, Nintendo Life will be in attendance, which...

News: EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's "Stupid" Wii U April Fools Prank

EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's "Stupid" Wii U April Fools Prank

The person in charge of the Frostbite Engine Twitter could be in trouble

Yesterday was April Fools Day, that one day of the year when media outlets are allowed to let their imaginations run riot and create some truly outlandish — and totally fictional — news stories. You'll no doubt have seen our Nintendo VR prank, and — to save you the...

News: The Wonderful 101 Saving Wallets on Wii U eShop

The Wonderful 101 Saving Wallets on Wii U eShop

Ninja Gaiden, Game & Wario also discounted

It isn't too difficult to find a physical copy of The Wonderful 101 for a villainous price, but now the digital counterpart has been slashed as well. The quirky superhero action game has been reduced to $29.99 on the Wii U eShop, and it looks like this is a permanent drop. Players who have been wanting to...

News: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition Out Today in North America, Wii U Version Delayed in Europe

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition Out Today in North America, Wii U Version Delayed in Europe

Be Batman, again

In February we reported on the surprise announcement that Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition was coming to HD systems and PC. It was originally released in non-deluxe form on the 3DS and PS Vita alongside Batman: Arkham Origins in late 2013, with the portable title having a storyline that follows short

Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spring Edition

The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spring Edition

Time for some additions

At the start of this year we continued our quarterly tradition of looking at the biggest games coming to the Wii U, this time considering 2014. Even with an admittedly shallow confirmed line-up for the year we'd like to think that it was a list to give optimism to Wii U owners anxious for exciting games to play. It's now...

News: Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For Iwata's Future At The Head Of Nintendo

Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For Iwata's Future At The Head Of Nintendo

CEO's internal approval rating has dropped to 77.26 percent

A report by Japanese business publication Nikkei suggests that Satoru Iwata is facing his sternest test yet as Nintendo CEO. It has been revealed that Iwata's internal approval rating has dropped from from 92.89 percent in 2011 to 77.26 percent in 2013. This has led to speculation that he...

News: Oddworld's Lorne Lanning Isn't Worried About Wii U's Low Install Base Impacting New ‘n’ Tasty Sales

Oddworld's Lorne Lanning Isn't Worried About Wii U's Low Install Base Impacting New ‘n’ Tasty Sales

"We want to get to work on Nintendo"

While other developers and publishers seem to be finding any excuse they can to not bring their games to the Wii U, Oddworld's Lorne Lanning has stated emphatically that his studio's upcoming remake — Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty — will hit Nintendo's consoles, irrespective of its current commercial fortunes...

Video: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Showcases Almost Thirty Minutes Of Content

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Showcases Almost Thirty Minutes Of Content

Magnificent melodies heading towards 3DS

1st April my be a popular time for companies to come up with creative pranks, but thankfully Square-Enix has gone down a different route and instead gifted us with two videos for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call instead. We have of course looked at the published track lists and

Exclusive: Nintendo Developing "Virtual U" VR Platform to Rival Sony's Morpheus and Oculus Rift

Nintendo Developing "Virtual U" VR Platform to Rival Sony's Morpheus and Oculus Rift

A sight of the future

Update: As the vast majority of you have figured out within seconds, this is our own little contribution to the April Fools' madness this year. We've summarised some others in this round-up feature. If you want to see the original hi-tech specs which we 'borrowed' for this article, meanwhile, head on over to...

News: Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now

Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now

More wonderful stability

Nintendo does occasionally have humorous timing, releasing a new system update for the Wii U on 1st April. It's real though, we can assure you of that, and is a relatively small download that should download and install within five minutes on a solid connection. As always the Nintendo support website provides a changelog,...

Weirdness: Here's a Nine-Hour Video of Every SNES Start Screen

Here's a Nine-Hour Video of Every SNES Start Screen

You know you want to...

Back in January, YouTube user NicksplosionFX made a three-hour video of every NES start screen — well, a lot of them, arguments aside. Now he's back for the Super Nintendo edition, clocking in at just over nine hours. It's in alphabetical order if you want to skip straight to your favourite game, but true fans will surely...

Video: This Disney Magical World Trailer Shows You What You Actually Do In The Game

This Disney Magical World Trailer Shows You What You Actually Do In The Game

It's so sugary sweet

Disney Magical World has been mentioned a fair bit over recent days here on Nintendo Life, with its 11th April release in North America somewhat creeping up on us. There's little doubt that it's being considered as a major release, however, with its cute style and Disney characters sure to attract nostalgic as well as young...