Nintendo Direct

Poll: Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanzas and Single Game Demonstrations

Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanzas and Single Game Demonstrations

Tomodachi Life and Super Smash Bros. delivered buzz

Nintendo sure knows how to play with our expectations. After a month had passed from its February Direct broadcast we were left guessing on when the next would come along, and logical predictions passed without any results. We waited and wondered what was happening while Nintendo maintained its...

Nintendo Direct: Nintendo Shows Off The Peculiarities of Tomodachi Life and Confirms Release Date

Nintendo Shows Off The Peculiarities of Tomodachi Life and Confirms Release Date

It looks bonkers and amazing

We've known for a little while that 3DS title Tomodachi Life was being localised, but Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America have now released special mini Nintendo Direct broadcasts to not only provide full confirmation, but also to show off the wacky world of this Mii life-sim. To get the important detail out of...

News: Super Smash Bros. Online Code of Conduct to Lay Down Law While Global Smash Power Provides Ratings

Super Smash Bros. Online Code of Conduct to Lay Down Law While Global Smash Power Provides Ratings

Enjoyable online multiplayer for everyone

News out of today’s Super Smash Bros. Direct has revealed Nintendo will be implementing a strict code of conduct into the online portion of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, "just like in Miiverse, to keep things pleasant,” according to series director Masahiro Sakurai. Anonymous matches...

News: New Online Multiplayer Modes Revealed for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U

New Online Multiplayer Modes Revealed for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U

Prepare yourself for a smashing time over the net

The online modes for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U were finally revealed to the world in Nintendo's recent Super Smash Bros. Direct presentation, and it seems that both inexperienced and competitive players have something to be happy about. The online portion of the game, which has been...

News: 'Smash Run' Mode Introduced as Exclusive for Super Smash Bros. 3DS

'Smash Run' Mode Introduced as Exclusive for Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Picking up a few things before the fight

A rush for customization items and power-ups will be the highlight of a new multiplayer mode exclusive to Super Smash Bros. 3DS, series creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed in the Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct. "Smash Run" will give up to four players 5 minutes to simultaneously scramble through a mish-mash...

News: Massive Pokémon Reveals Occur During Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct

Massive Pokémon Reveals Occur During Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct

Greninja and Charizard Join the Expanding Roster

Today's Nintendo Direct devoted exclusively to the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS revealed a ton of information relating to game modes, online play, and characters. One of the most exciting new additions, for me at least, was the tremendous amount of Pokémon-related content confirmed to...

News: Super Smash Bros. Will Run At A Silky-Smooth 60 Frames Per Second On 3DS, Even In 3D

Super Smash Bros. Will Run At A Silky-Smooth 60 Frames Per Second On 3DS, Even In 3D

Smooth like buttah

During today's illuminating Nintendo Direct, Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will run at a super-smooth 60 frames per second. Amazingly, this technical feat will be possible even if users are playing in 3D mode — a problem in other games, perhaps most notably the battle sections of Pokémon X and Y,...

News: Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii U Launch To Take Place In The Winter

Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii U Launch To Take Place In The Winter

Portable version hits retail first

It has been confirmed during today's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct that the two versions of the game will be released at different times during this year. The 3DS instalment is coming this Summer, while the Wii U edition will be hitting retail in the Winter. It was also confirmed that both versions will...

News: Nintendo Pocket Football Club Confirmed for 17th April in Europe

Nintendo Pocket Football Club Confirmed for 17th April in Europe

Football Manager 3DS, sort of...

During yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata confirmed that Nintendo Pocket Football Club will arrive on 17th April. It's a title that was shown last year, and brings a rather light-hearted approach to the football management sim genre; don't expect head-scratching...

News: A Radiant New trailer For Child of Light Emerges, With A Slight Change To The Euro Release Date

A Radiant New trailer For Child of Light Emerges, With A Slight Change To The Euro Release Date

Burning brighter with every glimpse we get

Ubisoft's artistic action-RPG Child of Light has been drawing plenty of attention since its announcement last year, and yesterday's Nintendo Direct has treated us to yet another gorgeous trailer. There's plenty of gameplay brought to light as the young Princess Aurora battles, explores, and puzzles her way...

News: Weapon Shop de Omasse to Complete Guild 01 Collection, Massive eShop Discounts Available Now

Weapon Shop de Omasse to Complete Guild 01 Collection, Massive eShop Discounts Available Now

Level-5 offers the whole series at a discount

In early January a rating suggested that the fourth and final Guild01 download title was on the way to the West, and now Weapon Shop de Omasse has been confirmed for the 3DS eShop in Europe and North America; it arrives on 20th February and will cost $7.99 in North America, with no price yet given for...

News: Monolith Soft's X Combat is Shown Off, Based on Xenoblade Chronicles System

Monolith Soft's X Combat is Shown Off, Based on Xenoblade Chronicles System

Oh my...

While JRPG fans that adored Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii may have been hoping for a release date for Monolith Soft's latest in Nintendo's most recent Direct broadcast, we had to settle for some real-time in-game footage of the combat system. It was exciting to see, as it was the first time that a sustained period of gameplay had been shown...

News: Giant Eggs, Magic Stars and Flutter Wings Come to Yoshi's New Island

Giant Eggs, Magic Stars and Flutter Wings Come to Yoshi's New Island

Europe to receive limited edition Yoshi 3DS XL

Among the wealth of exciting news revealed in Nintendo's Direct presentations today was new information on Yoshi's New Island for 3DS. Due to release on 14th March in both Europe and North America, the next instalment in the series will feature a number of new gameplay features, and bears an art...

News: Inazuma Eleven Shoots And Scores On The North American 3DS eShop

Inazuma Eleven Shoots And Scores On The North American 3DS eShop

Also available in Europe, but strangely not the UK

Level 5's popular soccer-based RPG Inazuma Eleven has finally made its way to North American shores. Kick-off took place immediately after the end of the North American Nintendo Direct presentation, with the game now being available to download for $19.99. The game is also available in Europe...

News: Bowser's Koopalings Join the Cast of Mario Kart 8, Launches 30th May

Bowser's Koopalings Join the Cast of Mario Kart 8, Launches 30th May

The gang's all here!

In today's much anticipated Nintendo Direct, CEO Satoru Iwata announced that Mario Kart 8 will officially be launching on 30th May in both NA and EU; this follows the late January confirmation that it was to be a May release. Iwata-san also announced that a few new "unexpected" characters will be added to the game's roster. For...

News: Free-To-Play Title Steel Diver: Sub Wars Breaks The Waves Today On The 3DS eShop

Free-To-Play Title Steel Diver: Sub Wars Breaks The Waves Today On The 3DS eShop

Run silent, run deep

Anyone remember Steel Diver on 3DS? It was an idea Nintendo originally pitched as a demo for the dual-screen capabilities of the original DS, but only really saw the light of day as a full release on its 3D successor. Ironically enough, it went under a lot of people's radars at the time, but Nintendo announced at E3 last year...

News: Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual Console From April Onwards

Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual Console From April Onwards

Metroid Fusion and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga are early highlights

Whether it's the desired platform for the portable's games or not, Nintendo today used its latest Direct broadcast to provide an update on progress bringing Game Boy Advance titles to the Wii U Virtual Console; after a fairly lengthy delay, we know they'll start to arrive in...

News: You'll Be Able To Customise Your Mii In Mario Golf: World Tour's Swanky Castle Club

You'll Be Able To Customise Your Mii In Mario Golf: World Tour's Swanky Castle Club

Make sure you're a member when the game launches on May 2nd

Die-hard Mario Golf fans will be pleased to know the latest Nintendo Direct today provided new information regarding the single-player mode in the upcoming Mario Golf: World Tour. In addition to previously announced multiplayer features, the game will also include a s

News: NES Remix 2 Will Bring Even More 8-Bit Favourites To Your Wii U

NES Remix 2 Will Bring Even More 8-Bit Favourites To Your Wii U

Also comes with Super Luigi Bros.

When the original NES Remix hit the Wii U eShop late last year, it took us all by surprise. Thankfully it was a nice surprise and is still a firm favourite in the Nintendo Life office. Who could resist a second helping? During tonight's Nintendo Direct broadcast it was revealed that NES Remix 2 will be released on...

News: Pokémon Battle Trozei Is Match Three Puzzle Action With Over 700 Pokémon, And It's Coming To The 3DS eShop

Pokémon Battle Trozei Is Match Three Puzzle Action With Over 700 Pokémon, And It's Coming To The 3DS eShop

Gotta match 'em all

Today's Nintendo Direct has officially revealed a new game in the fan-loved Pokémon Trozei series. Pokémon Battle Trozei — the sequel to the original Pokémon Trozei from 2006 — introduces many new gameplay elements as well as a slew of new Pokémon. Pokémon Battle Trozei — which will be known as Pokémon Link: Battle!...