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News: Nintendo Reveals New Range, Details and Compatibility for amiibo

Nintendo Reveals New Range, Details and Compatibility for amiibo

Smash Bros. wave 4, new range, upcoming 3DS Smash Bros. support and more

With all their current momentum, amiibo figurines were bound to make an appearance during the latest Nintendo Direct - and so they did. The first inclusion of amiibo figures in the Direct was the announcement of Wave 3 figures of the Super Smash Bros. series becoming available...

News: Mario Party 10 Gets It Started With Wii U on 20th March

Mario Party 10 Gets It Started With Wii U on 20th March

It's almost time to party

In today's Nintendo Direct broadcast it was revealed that Mario Party 10 will be released on the Wii U on 20th March in both Europe and North America. In addition to the standard Mario Party mode, the game will feature an new "amiibo Party mode", which brings amiibo compatibility to the classic party-game series. Certain...

Watch: Catch Up With the North American, European and Japanese Nintendo Direct Broadcasts

Catch Up With the North American, European and Japanese Nintendo Direct Broadcasts

See Satoru Iwata feel the beat

Nintendo has wrapped up its latest Direct broadcasts, revealing new games, release dates and hardware bundles. There were some notable differences between regions, too, which has certainly kept us on our toes here at Nintendo Life. We'll be providing our usual reaction and Nintendo Direct summary in the coming hours...

Video: Brand New Xenoblade Chronicles X 'Exploration Trailer' Lands

Brand New Xenoblade Chronicles X 'Exploration Trailer' Lands

And it's a beautiful thing

JRPG-starved Wii U fans were today given a further glimpse into the enormous open world of the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X, the title currently in development for Wii U by Monolith Soft. Many of the Nintendo Life staff are huge fans of the Wii game, Xenoblade Chronicles, which is currently being ported to the New...

News: Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop

Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop

Wii have been waiting...

Since the launch of Wii U the only way to play original Wii games was to enter 'Wii mode', which effectively emulated the Wii system menu. Whilst it was great that the Wii U contained this backwards compatibility it's implementation always felt cumbersome and unfinished. However, during today's Nintendo Direct it was...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Launches Exclusively On New Nintendo 3DS This April

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Launches Exclusively On New Nintendo 3DS This April

Porting duties being handled by US-based Monster Games

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D -- a portable adaptation of the Wii RPG classic -- was announced alongside the New 3DS in Japan last year. The New 3DS launch came and went in that region with no solid news of a release date for the game, but today's Nintendo Direct has confirmed that we'll be getting it...

News: A New Fire Emblem Game Is Marching Towards The 3DS

A New Fire Emblem Game Is Marching Towards The 3DS

From the same team behind Fire Emblem: Awakening

During today's Nintendo Direct it was confirmed that the 3DS family of systems is getting a new entry in the beloved Fire Emblem series, created by the same core team at Intelligent Systems which brought us the sublime Fire Emblem: Awakening. An entirely new story is on offer, but this time around...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13th February

New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13th February

Majora's Mask and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate limited editions on the way

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts the big N confirmed what was already suspected - the New Nintendo 3DS will launch in Europe and North America on 13th February. There are some key differences in hardware, however. Europe will, as expected, have the same range as Japan...

Feature: Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's First Nintendo Direct

Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's First Nintendo Direct

New 3DS! Wii U release dates! Reward Scheme!

While January 2014 became entwined in fluctuating share prices and worrying financial results, Nintendo has shown its intent to kick off 2015 in a far more positive light. The year's first Nintendo Direct will be broadcast on 14th January at 6am Pacific / 9am Eastern / 2pm UK / 3pm CET, confirming a focus...

News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, With Focus on Spring Releases

Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, With Focus on Spring Releases

Getting 2015 truly started

As 2015 begins to kick into gear Nintendo seems intent on starting with a bang. While we had to wait until mid-February for the first Nintendo Direct broadcast last year, the company has now confirmed a new broadcast for 14th January. It's not been given a specific title - which suggests one of those packed general...

Talking Point: The Majora's Mask 3D Reveal Showed Nintendo Can Still Surprise and Delight

The Majora's Mask 3D Reveal Showed Nintendo Can Still Surprise and Delight

It was a S.T.E.A.M.Y Direct

This week Nintendo produced a rather traditional Direct broadcast — there was no animation, relatively little flashy presentation beyond trailers, and a diverse range of announcements. It was back to type and rather like those that we'd seen throughout 2013; that's not a criticism, as Nintendo has diversified its...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 5th November

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 5th November

There were fireworks

There haven't been many full-on "old-fashioned" Nintendo Direct broadcasts in 2014, as the company has focused on game-specific presentations and an alternative Digital Event approach at E3. While variety is welcome, there was something reassuring about a live video featuring Satoru Iwata in front of a white backdrop; the...

News: Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wii U and 3DS

Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wii U and 3DS

Pikmin 3 demo also released

Pikmin 3 has clearly been a title of great personal importance to Shigeru Miyamoto, a point highlighted by the recent Tokyo International Film Festival première of three short films that the legendary game designer has overseen. These animated shorts allowed Miyamoto-san to step away from games and work on a fresh...

News: Nintendo Highlights Huge Indie Line-up for Winter and Beyond

Nintendo Highlights Huge Indie Line-up for Winter and Beyond

Lots and lots of games

It's little secret to Nintendo gamers that the eShop platforms on Wii U and 3DS — particularly the former — have picked up a lot of steam in 2014. Both Nintendo of America and Europe (in their respective Direct broadcasts) took the opportunity to highlight just that, showing off games out now and on the way. In Europe...

News: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Now Launching In Europe On 2nd January 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Now Launching In Europe On 2nd January 2015

70 stages also showcased

The latest Nintendo Direct has revealed that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will now launch across Europe on 2nd January 2015. The release date previously listed for this region was the 9th, so this will no doubt come as welcome news for Wii U owners located in PAL regions who were eager to get stuck into what appears to be...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Hits on 13th November, Content and amiibo Details Confirmed

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Hits on 13th November, Content and amiibo Details Confirmed

Rev it up

Among the many announcements during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast were some exciting details about a long-established Wii U game. Nintendo finally provided full release details on the first DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, while also confirming the compatible amiibo figuries for the racer. To kick off with the DLC, it arrives on 13th...

News: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has Multi-Waddle-Deedi-Player

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has Multi-Waddle-Deedi-Player

Amiibo support also confirmed

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has a moldorable clay style that will attract a lot of players, but not all of them may be into the line-drawing strategies of its single-player mode. Luckily for those who desire more of a straight up platformer feel, a multiplayer mode has been announced in today's Nintendo Direct. Up to...

News: Every Smash Bros amiibo Will Be Compatible With Hyrule Warriors

Every Smash Bros amiibo Will Be Compatible With Hyrule Warriors

Your dollar will feel more worthwhile…

The folks at Nintendo have revealed some very interesting information in the latest Nintendo Direct, in that every Super Smash Bros. amiibo figure is able to be used with Zelda spin-off title, Hyrule Warriors. Starting off with the game's protagonist, activating the Link amiibo will unlock the Spinner item...

News: Single Player Campaign for Splatoon Detailed, Q2 2015 Release Planned

Single Player Campaign for Splatoon Detailed, Q2 2015 Release Planned

Fight an Octopus army

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast more details were given about Nintendo's upcoming squid shooter Splatoon. While the core of the game is the 4x4 online multiplayer shooter — revealed at E3 — in which two teams compete to cover the most ground with ink, it has been confirmed that the game also features an offline...

News: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Demo Available Now On The 3DS eShop

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Demo Available Now On The 3DS eShop

Special Sonic Boom 3DS theme coming too

Nintendo has announced that a special demo of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is available now on the 3DS eShop. The news came during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, and it was also revealed that a special Sonic Boom 3DS theme will also be made available. Launching alongside the Wii U version — entitled...

News: Shovel Knight Now Available In Europe On The Wii U And 3DS eShops

Shovel Knight Now Available In Europe On The Wii U And 3DS eShops

Release day has arrived!

While North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight since June, Wii U and 3DS owners in Europe have been waiting for the release of the title in their own region for some time now. With what's likely to be the final Nintendo Direct presentation for the year now out of the way, European Wii U and 3DS owners...