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News: Terraria Still Planned for Wii U in 'Early 2016', as Greater Detail is Confirmed for 3DS Version

Terraria Still Planned for Wii U in 'Early 2016', as Greater Detail is Confirmed for 3DS Version

New 3DS has a higher framerate, but no 3D

Terraria is on the 3DS eShop already, having arrived in the most recent update. It had been long anticipated, especially by those Nintendo fans seeking a version on the go - the Wii U version hasn't made it out yet. A member of the development team has been clarifying details, however, and the good news for...

News: The New Steam Pokémon, Volcanion, is Revealed in Full and Will be Distributed to 3DS Titles

The New Steam Pokémon, Volcanion, is Revealed in Full and Will be Distributed to 3DS Titles

That's number 721

A recent CoroCoro magazine leak announced the Volcanion Pokémon, confirming that it would feature in the 2016 movie for the series. The Pokémon Company has now done an official reveal through a video and web page, giving us some details, footage and screens to gawk at. Volcanion is number 721, for those counting - thanks,...

Feature: Time to Vote for Your Nintendo Life Game of the Year Awards 2015

Time to Vote for Your Nintendo Life Game of the Year Awards 2015

Nintendo Life reader awards to be decided

As 2015 draws to an end it's that time once again - Game of the Year Awards. We're continuing with tradition (albeit with some improved polls) in having both Staff and Community awards; the latter are entirely in your hands. As in previous years you can vote through a series of polls. We've shaken it up a...

News: Evergreen Nintendo Releases Hang Tough in the UK as Xenoblade Chronicles X Tumbles Out of Top 40

Evergreen Nintendo Releases Hang Tough in the UK as Xenoblade Chronicles X Tumbles Out of Top 40

It deserved better

The UK chart results are out, with these being the penultimate listings issued before the final Christmas list is released next week. It continues the status quo, largely, with a disappointing but inevitable week two drop-off for one of the year's finest games. Xenoblade Chronicles X has unfortunately dropped out of the...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Talks About Fire Emblem Characters in Smash Bros.

Masahiro Sakurai Talks About Fire Emblem Characters in Smash Bros.

It seems to be that he's a big fan of Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem has enjoyed something of a revival in the last few years. Fire Emblem: Awakening was really the big turning point, and it's no exaggeration to say its largescale success literally saved the series. This was somewhat reflected most recently in Smash 4, where Fire Emblem graduated to having...

News: Tri Force Heroes Developers Talk About the Engine it was Built on and a Cut Costume Idea

Tri Force Heroes Developers Talk About the Engine it was Built on and a Cut Costume Idea

Evidently, there would've been a naked costume

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has been out for a couple months now and it was very much met with divided opinions. This was a bit of a surprise, as Zelda games usually do quite well critically, but probably had a lot to do with the different direction it took with multiplayer. All the same, it's...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Final Smash Bros. Direct, Minecraft on Wii U and More

Final Smash Bros. Direct, Minecraft on Wii U and More

The end of an era approaches

It was a busy week in the world of Nintendo, with two announcements standing out above all others and a couple of corking eShop releases that were reviewed. As is now tradition we've decided to make life easy for you if you're trying to keep up, collating the best news of the week as well as all of the releases and...

Video: Check Out the Opening Cinematic that Introduces Linkle

Check Out the Opening Cinematic that Introduces Linkle

From humble beginnings

For the few of you that have been living under a rock, Linkle is a new playable character in the upcoming Hyrule Warriors Legends, notable for basically being a 'female Link'. Of course, Linkle is very much her own character; her backstory may be a little similar to Link's, but she still has many traits that set her apart...

News: The November NPD Results are in, Nintendo Exclusives Fail to Crack the Top Ten

The November NPD Results are in, Nintendo Exclusives Fail to Crack the Top Ten

Tough month for Nintendo

The NPD Group is an independent market research company that tracks sales across various industries and how they perform in North America. Naturally, the game industry is tracked by this group and each month's results are based off of new games sold at retailers. Be sure to note, NPD does not track digital or second hand...

Video: Reggie Fils-Aime Busts Some Moves and Dances in Latest Yo-Kai Watch Commercial

Reggie Fils-Aime Busts Some Moves and Dances in Latest Yo-Kai Watch Commercial

Erm, his body is ready?

Yo-Kai Watch has been getting a notable marketing push from Nintendo of America, with the company going so far as to utilise its most recognisable figureheads - notably Reggie Fils-Aime and Bill Trinen - in 'very important meeting' videos. We've seen Bill stuff his face with donuts and both men be rather grumpy, but the third...

News: Hyrule Warriors Legends Will Allow You to Find and Customise Your Own Fairies

Hyrule Warriors Legends Will Allow You to Find and Customise Your Own Fairies

The Great Sea brings Wind Waker flair to Adventure mode, too

Hyrule Warriors Legends is shaping up to be a fairly substantial expansion on the core content of the Wii U original, with the HD entry already having a lot to offer. Various new characters and fresh stages have emerged over recent months, and now a couple more details have emerged via...

News: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Makes Underwhelming Debut in Japan, Yet Wii U Hardware Shows Impressive Growth

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Makes Underwhelming Debut in Japan, Yet Wii U Hardware Shows Impressive Growth

Monster Hunter X (Cross) is still dominant

The Media Create results for Japan are out, and this week has a few interesting talking points to consider in terms of both hardware and software. Starting with the latter, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam makes its debut in second place with just under 50,000 sales; its launch numbers are actually a little...

News: Eiji Aonuma Talks Linkle's Origins and Appearance in Hyrule Warriors Legends

Eiji Aonuma Talks Linkle's Origins and Appearance in Hyrule Warriors Legends

Initially was planned to be Link's sister

As many of you probably saw earlier today, IGN did a brief interview with Eiji Aonuma regarding the upcoming release of Hyrule Warriors Legends. The topic of Linkle was brought up and Aonuma mentioned how there's a possibility that she'll show up in future main series Zelda games. Only time will tell, but it...

News: Nintendo Has Quite A Bit Of Maintenance Planned For Today

Nintendo Has Quite A Bit Of Maintenance Planned For Today

Connected to today's "big news", perhaps?

Nintendo apparently has some big news planned for today, as well as plenty of maintenance down-time which will impact various services and games. Online play and rankings will be down today from 21:00 until 02:00 (UK time) tomorrow. During roughly the same window, the online elements of the following games...

Random: Take a Look at This Unofficial Version of Moonview Highway on Mario Kart 7

Take a Look at This Unofficial Version of Moonview Highway on Mario Kart 7

The closest thing this game's seen to DLC

It's difficult to believe, but Mario Kart 7 just passed its 4th birthday. Things looked a lot different in the days of its launch; the Wii U was still a year away, the eShop was in its infancy, and there admittedly weren't very many 3DS games worth owning. Mario Kart 7 marked the beginning of change, kicking...