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News: Here's Exactly What Has Changed With Fire Emblem Fates' "Skinship" Petting Mode

Here's Exactly What Has Changed With Fire Emblem Fates' "Skinship" Petting Mode

Not as bad as you might think

Reports that Nintendo has removed the "petting" mini-game from the western version of Fire Emblem Fates caused the predictable level of consternation among fans online, many of whom are concerned that the company is taking self-censorship to the next level, having recently made changes to the likes of

News: Undertale Creator Open To Nintendo Port, But Wouldn't Be Able To Code It Himself

Undertale Creator Open To Nintendo Port, But Wouldn't Be Able To Code It Himself

"I actually already talked to Nintendo about a port months ago"

Yesterday, there were rumours swirling around the internet about a Nintendo port of Toby Fox's critically acclaimed indie RPG Undertale. These were triggered by a Nintendo staffer attempting to get in touch with Fox via Twitter, and after the predictable reaction online, Fox has posted...

Giveaway: Get Hold of the Bravely Second: End Layer Prelude Demo Early

Get Hold of the Bravely Second: End Layer Prelude Demo Early

500 codes to giveaway to UK readers

Bravely Second: End Layer is arriving in Europe on 26th February, but the adventure will start early when a special demo launches on 11th February; this will serve as a prelude to the story and transfer data into the full game. The demo will be titled The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers. For some lucky UK gamers,...

Video: See Bayonetta & Corrin Smash it up in Super Smash Bros.

See Bayonetta & Corrin Smash it up in Super Smash Bros.

Smashing

The final batch of DLC for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS is finally out, bringing with it the Umbra Witch Bayonetta and the dragon warrior Corrin. It's a bittersweet moment for many fans, but no doubt this isn't the end of Super Smash Bros. as we know it. In the video below we look at both of these new characters as well...

News: Sony Hardware and Exclusives Dominate in Japanese Charts as Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Has a Decent Start

Sony Hardware and Exclusives Dominate in Japanese Charts as Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Has a Decent Start

Media Create serves up disappointing Wii U and 3DS results

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means - we're at the half way point of another gruelling week! Actually, it means Media Create Japanese chart results, though it could also mean the first thing; in truth, the results are rather grisly this time for Nintendo, but considering its strong...

News: Nintendo Outlines Future Plans for 3DS and Promises That "Several Strong Titles" are Planned

Nintendo Outlines Future Plans for 3DS and Promises That "Several Strong Titles" are Planned

Also aims to grow 'Kids and Female demographics'

When we looked over Nintendo's most recent financial results one set of statistics stood out among the relatively uneventful reports - the 3DS and New 3DS are struggling. That's only reinforced in the official translation of company President Tatsumi Kimishima's Presentation, which includes slides...

Weirdness: 8-Year-Old Writes Nintendo A Letter Of Apology For Getting His 3DS Wet

8-Year-Old Writes Nintendo A Letter Of Apology For Getting His 3DS Wet

A grim reminder to check your thermos cap

It's never too pleasant having to deal with customer service and sending something in to be repaired, but for one eight-year-old boy in Japan, the loss of his 3DS seems to have stirred up some surprising feelings of guilt instead of the usual impatience and annoyance. Imagine that! The young boy apparently...

News: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Leaks Ahead Of Official Announcement

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Leaks Ahead Of Official Announcement

Coming to a Wii U or 3DS near you this June

Warner Bros recently mentioned that it had a huge announcement to make regarding "two of the world's most popular entertainment brands". Whatever plans the company may have had, the guys over at the Xbox Store have thrown a spanner in the works by accidentally revealing the game in question - and it...

News: Nine Nintendo Titles Pass One Million Sales For This Financial Year

Nine Nintendo Titles Pass One Million Sales For This Financial Year

The green and the evergreen

With Nintendo having shared its financial reports for Q3, therefore covering the first nine months of the financial year, we can get an idea of the year's notable successes, especially as these sales figures cover the all-important Holiday period. Overall Nintendo can point to nine of its games that have sold over one...

Feature: Five Key Details That May Emerge From Nintendo's Financial Reports and Briefings

Five Key Details That May Emerge From Nintendo's Financial Reports and Briefings

Mobile plans, release details and hints for the next generation

This week will bring Nintendo's Q3 financial results, a presentation briefing from company President Tatsumi Kimishima and a Q & A with investors. Now, that may not be very exciting on paper, but this particular set of results comes at an interesting point, as it'll be the first...

Reminder: The Current-Gen Mew Special Distribution is Underway

The Current-Gen Mew Special Distribution is Underway

X & Y and Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire included

The Pokémon Company has plenty going on for the franchises' 20th Anniversary, and the first of a number of monthly special distributions - Mew - is now up and running. We've covered some details in separate posts, but as serial codes are now available in multiple countries we thought it'd be worth...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers Achieves Respectable UK Sales as LEGO Marvel's Avengers Leads the Way

Final Fantasy Explorers Achieves Respectable UK Sales as LEGO Marvel's Avengers Leads the Way

Some success for 3DS

The UK charts have been rather grim for Nintendo so far in 2016, but this week has thankfully brought some positive news with two new releases making their mark on the top 40. First of all let's look at Final Fantasy Explorers, the Square Enix spin-off that's exclusive to 3DS. Packed with fan service, it's managed to secure...

News: Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Or the 4th; don't you love time zones?

The long-awaited final bundle of DLC, or AOC as Nintendo likes to call it, for Super Smash Bros. including Bayonetta and Corrin will be landing on Wii U and 3DS systems on 3rd February in North America and the 4th in Europe. Nintendo has yet to confirm a time but judging from the official Nintendo of America...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Super Smash Bros. Rumoured as NX Launch Title, Shovel Knight amiibo Embarrassment & More

Super Smash Bros. Rumoured as NX Launch Title, Shovel Knight amiibo Embarrassment & More

Where's that salt?

Another week, another boatload of news that every fan is expected to digest alongside all the other things that are apparently happening outside the world of video games. Once again Nintendo Life Weekly is here to save you from the fate of current event vacuousness. This week we look at the rumours surrounding a title in the...

News: Monster Hunter X (Cross) Sales Hit 3.2 Million as Capcom Talks Up 'Firm' Overseas Results

Monster Hunter X (Cross) Sales Hit 3.2 Million as Capcom Talks Up 'Firm' Overseas Results

Surpasses 2.5 million target for Japan, 4 Ultimate also does well

Capcom's latest financial results make for some healthy reading, as it's reported profits for the first nine months of this financial year (1st April to 31st December 2015) that are up on the previous year. Games with Monster Hunter in the title have played a big part in that...

News: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Developers Discuss the Game's Development

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Developers Discuss the Game's Development

It's all about finding balance

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is out now in all territories, giving gamers the opportunity to experience the crossover of Nintendo's two popular Mario RPG series'. Naturally, the Paper Jam Miiverse page has seen a lot of activity over this past week, and Nintendo has chosen to capitalise on this by posting another...

News: Analytics Company Fancensus Rates Major Nintendo Releases and Their Impact in 2015

Analytics Company Fancensus Rates Major Nintendo Releases and Their Impact in 2015

Covering September to 31st December

A debate that often rages in Nintendo-centric forums can be around the company's marketing of major releases; especially if a game struggles, part of the post-mortem looks at the big N's efforts to spread awareness. Nintendo has rapidly grown its influence on social media, in recent years, but how is its promotion...