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News: Monopoly: Pokémon Kanto Edition is Bringing Ruthless Landlord Gaming to a New Generation

Monopoly: Pokémon Kanto Edition is Bringing Ruthless Landlord Gaming to a New Generation

Gotta bankrupt 'em all

As a board game representation of cold-blooded capitalism, Monopoly is rather brutal — up to six entrepreneurs start with the same level of capital and acquire land as quickly as possible, before then applying hefty rent charges for merely standing on the land. The goal is to bankrupt the other players; it's a cruel world...

News: Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

A treat for the old eardrums

Music from video games is something that not many people outside the gaming circle really recognise or appreciate, so it's all the more encouraging when groups of people – be they large or small – band together in order to create a new experience from established melodies. Many of the classic themes from the Metroid...

News: Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut

Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut

That's not a swing you see every day!

The voice of Mario, Charles Martinet has recently set up an account on Vine where within the space of 24 hours he's already shared some awesomely creative micro-video clips. Using dancing figurines of Mario, Luigi and Wario he breathes live into his surroundings. 58 year old talented voice actor Martinet...

News: The First 4 Figures Sword Kirby is Cute But Costly

The First 4 Figures Sword Kirby is Cute But Costly

Over $200 if you want one

We do like the varied collectible figurines offered by First 4 Figures here at Nintendo Life, even if they're slightly unobtainable luxuries due to their hefty price tags. Fans of cute pink fluffball Kirby should take note, then, as Sword Kirby is the latest offering on the way in Q1 2015. Standing at 16 inches tall, this...

News: Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Shark Creature's Real World Inspiration

Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Shark Creature's Real World Inspiration

"It eats... and it makes little Zamtrios."

Further showcasing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate designs drawn from real-world creatures but made even more spiky, Capcom community specialist Yuri Araujo is celebrating the end of the Discovery Channel's Shark Week by sharing some early designs and concept art for Monster Hunter's shark analogue, the...

News: Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing Off Upcoming Wii U Exclusives

Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing Off Upcoming Wii U Exclusives

The Time Is Now

There's quite a lot of hype around Gamescom right now, with Microsoft and Sony in the process of presenting or preparing E3-style briefings for the event in Cologne. Nintendo, as is always the case with this event, is simply attending with a booth, yet has taken the opportunity today to release a slick new trailer — almost eight...

News: Princess Zelda A "Heroine in Her Own Right", Lucky to Escape a Bungling Rescue From Link

Princess Zelda A "Heroine in Her Own Right", Lucky to Escape a Bungling Rescue From Link

Ganondorf has been compared to the "business end of a skunk"

Earlier this week we brought you a slightly silly update on Yoshi's real name, in which 60 of you voted in our poll to suggest that the T in T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas stood for Tupac; over a hundred of you instead decided it was "the greatest mystery of our times". Not the most serious...

Video: The Latest Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Trailer is Serene and Gorgeous

The Latest Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Trailer is Serene and Gorgeous

Take a break from the bloodshed

Capcom has released a new trailer for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate featuring the Song of the Cornerstone, presented by a ghostly wyverian singer. In contrast to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's elder dragon fight and port background hit Ode to Life, the new song has a more relaxing melody than its predecessor — although the...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Introduces the Winged Snake Najarala

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Introduces the Winged Snake Najarala

Snake wyvern... why did it have to be a snake wyvern?

The creature features from Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate expanded bestiary continue apace, this time introducing the Monster Hunter franchise's first ever snake-style creature, the winged snake wyvern Najarala. Considering that the Najarala is a snake creature, it unsurprisingly uses...

News: The Legend of Zelda Monopoly Dated for 15th September in US

The Legend of Zelda Monopoly Dated for 15th September in US

GameStop exclusive edition confirmed

Back in March this year USAopoly confirmed a special edition Legend of Zelda Monopoly along with a variety of other licensed products. There was no real insight into how it would look, but a pre-order listing by GameStop shows it off, while confirming a $39.99 price tag and 15th September release in the US. As...

Video: Mario Battles Through Real Life Tokyo to Get to Super Smash Bros. Event

Mario Battles Through Real Life Tokyo to Get to Super Smash Bros. Event

A smashing fan made trailer

We've seen some awesome fan made Nintendo videos in the past, and this certainly ranks as one of the best. YouTuber Dean Wright has faithfully created a trailer of everyone's favourite portly plumber dashing through the streets of real life Tokyo in order to get to a Super Smash Bros. event on time. Not only is Mario's...

Video: This Pixel-Powered Chiptune Tale, Pulse Fighter, Shows The Power of Game Boy

This Pixel-Powered Chiptune Tale, Pulse Fighter, Shows The Power of Game Boy

This'll pummel your senses

As you may have read earlier today, it's the 25th anniversary of the Game Boy in North America, another welcome landmark for the venerable portable console. This dramatic three-minute tale is perfect for the occasion, as a result. The video, entitled "Pulse Fighter", is the work of m7kenji (visuals) and chiptune artist...