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News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Official Soundtrack Returns to Club Nintendo in Europe

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Official Soundtrack Returns to Club Nintendo in Europe

You've got to spend those stars on something

The end of Club Nintendo rapidly approaches - in the case of Europe product registration will end in April ahead of the service (and its catalogue) closing at the end of September. Unlike the huge list of options - including download games - in North America and the various delightful treats on Club...

News: 3DS System Update Shuts Off Web Browser Exploit, Ruling Out Pokémon Shuffle Freebies and Region-Free Hacks

3DS System Update Shuts Off Web Browser Exploit, Ruling Out Pokémon Shuffle Freebies and Region-Free Hacks

Game Boy Color ROM loading also bites the dust

In the past couple of months there have been a series of hacks that have utilised an exploit in the 3DS Web Browser; the New Nintendo 3DS has been excluded due to it having a different browser app. The exploit was used for multiple applications, such as loading Pokémon into the latest releases or...

Review: Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends (3DS)

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends (3DS)

Wilted beyond saving

The 'Mama' series is renowned for being a huge success on the more casual side of the gaming market, most famously for the Cooking Mama series which doesn't actually involve preparing the titular character for consumption. It's inevitable then that Mama would take additional avenues in her quest for motion-controlled dominance,...

Site News: A New Readership Survey Has Appeared

A New Readership Survey Has Appeared

Would you mind if we asked you a few questions?

We don't take it for granted that nearly 100,000 people visit Nintendo Life every day, yet you probably know a lot more about us than we know about you. Therefore our partners at Gamer Network have put together a readership survey so we can get to know our audience a little better. Nintendo Life is...

News: Eiji Aonuma Discusses Idea Origins for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Eiji Aonuma Discusses Idea Origins for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Want to know where Termina got its name?

The excitement around the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is still burning bright. Falling right in with this, Nintendo Dream - a Japanese, Nintendo Power-like magazine - published an interview with Eiji Aonuma about Majora's Mask 3D in this month's issue. They start off with a rather...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including Link Equipment, Due 6th March

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including Link Equipment, Due 6th March

It begins...

For those diving into Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate as their first major entry in the series, they may be surprised by the sheer volume of free DLC that is offered. Capcom typically provides a host of quests, items and assorted goodies in the months that follow release, and the latest entry on 3DS will include some fairly wacky crossover...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Code is Now Live

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Code is Now Live

Only works until Monday

As we informed you a few days ago, Nintendo has been planning to perform a wireless distribution of a free code that will gift players of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire with an Eon Ticket; it's an item that will enable trainers to visit the Southern Island and catch either Latios or Latias, depending on which version...

News: Fresh Bravely Second Details Highlight StreetPass and Base Features

Fresh Bravely Second Details Highlight StreetPass and Base Features

Hopefully the West won't be passed up

Bravely Second is rapidly approaching release in Japan, the long-awaiting sequel to the 3DS Square Enix RPG; due to the success of that first title localisation does seem like a reasonable bet. A relatively popular part of the first title was management of the town Norende - through StreetPass and uploading...

Accessory Review: WaterField New Nintendo 3DS and XL Cases

WaterField New Nintendo 3DS and XL Cases

Carry your shiny new portable in style

Whether you're a commuter, a student, or you just happen to have to travel a lot, you're going to want to invest in something to keep your New Nintendo 3DS safe from the elements; you could do an awful lot worse than these cases from San Francisco based manufacturer WaterField. They kindly sent us some...

News: Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr Now Available To Pokémon Bank Subscribers

Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr Now Available To Pokémon Bank Subscribers

Offer ends on 30th November

Earlier this month The Pokémon Company revealed subscribers to Pokémon Bank would be able to claim the final evolutions of the Johto region starter Pokémon between the 27th February and 30th November 2015. The launch day for this promotion has now arrived, with users of the service able to claim a Level 50 Meganium,...

News: Majora’s Mask 3D Patch Irons Out Honey & Darling Glitch

Majora’s Mask 3D Patch Irons Out Honey & Darling Glitch

A more stable experience

Update: Version 1.1 is now live following the update issues across Europe earlier today. Original: Since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, a series of glitches have surfaced allowing players to perform a number of outlandish feats. With this in consideration, Nintendo is currently in the process of...

News: Woah Dave! Getting Free Deluxe Update On 3DS, Also Coming To Wii U

Woah Dave! Getting Free Deluxe Update On 3DS, Also Coming To Wii U

New levels and characters promised

Woah Dave! developer Choice Provisions has revealed that the game is getting a "Deluxe" update on the 3DS. Woah Dave! Deluxe - which has just hit Steam - features two new levels, a host of new characters, boss battles, fresh enemy types, UFOs you can ride, a "classic" mode which returns everything to how it was in...

News: Amazon UK and Tesco Now Flogging Wii U Premium Pack Bundles for £189

Amazon UK and Tesco Now Flogging Wii U Premium Pack Bundles for £189

Cheap 2DS and 3DS options, too

With Wii U hardware sales generally struggling, certainly in comparison to fellow 'current gen' rivals PS4 and Xbox One, we've often seen retailers slashing prices to shift stock. This certainly happens a lot in the UK, where brief promotions offer tempting opportunities for those yet to take the plunge. In a year...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Mario Party 10, amiibo and Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off Mario Party 10, amiibo and Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars in Japan

Bowser wearing glasses, that is all...

We're big fans of Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel, for the simple reason that it often publishes relatively long videos of upcoming releases and - more importantly - awesome TV commercials. The latest batch includes a man with glasses transforming into Bowser, still wearing glasses; is that possibly the...