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News: Enter a Crazy Code to Unlock a New Character in the Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Demo

Enter a Crazy Code to Unlock a New Character in the Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Demo

Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta, apparently

Update: Thanks to the comments and a quick web search this demo is actually available in North America, somewhat negating our first line below. While it was promoted and given a 'shelf' in Europe, its release in NA has been rather stealthy - apparently a search for the name or a rummage through the...

News: Nindies@Home E3 Promotion Offers Wii U eShop Demos With 15 Percent Off The Final Game

Nindies@Home E3 Promotion Offers Wii U eShop Demos With 15 Percent Off The Final Game

Nintendo brings E3 to you

Nintendo has just lifted the lid on a new Wii U eShop promotion aimed at driving interest in some of the console's forthcoming indie titles. Nindies@Home runs from today until June 22nd and features demos for 9 different titles, all of which are being showcased at E3 in some shape or form. Downloading any of these demos...

News: Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Major Problems in Final Pre-Launch Session

Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Major Problems in Final Pre-Launch Session

Splatoon Global Backfire

Update: Surprisingly, servers re-opened shortly after the session was due to close, with connection issues initially intermittent before performance improved to near-perfect levels. Nintendo formally extended the session to 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am UK / 2am CET, with that extra hour largely running as smoothly as the...

Reminder: The Final Splatoon Global Testfire is on 23rd May

The Final Splatoon Global Testfire is on 23rd May

One more session before launch

Splatoon is creeping ever closer, but Nintendo is giving everyone one more chance to try out online matches for free. If you missed the news last week, here's a reminder. The final one hour Splatoon Global Testfire is on Saturday 23rd May at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK / midnight CET; not great times for those...

News: Splatoon Global Testfire is Confirmed for One More Round

Splatoon Global Testfire is Confirmed for One More Round

The demo's available for download once again

The Splatoon Global Testfire was an exciting event last weekend, providing keen Wii U owners with an opportunity to go hands on with online matches in the colourful shooter. There was some disappointment that the three one-hour sessions passed so quickly, and Nintendo appears to have heard the calls for...

Video: Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo and an Awesome Japanese Trailer

Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo and an Awesome Japanese Trailer

All four weapons and both stages shown off

If you're unaware of the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo then you've clearly not been reading Nintendo Life. We're well aware that it's the dominant story right now, but that's probably because it's such darn fun. There's just one round of online play left, and that's at noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm UK...

Live: Splatoon Global Testfire - Round 1 With Nintendo Treehouse

Splatoon Global Testfire - Round 1 With Nintendo Treehouse

It's time for battle

Splatoon is nearly here, and in a surprising move this week Nintendo's set up time-limited online sessions in a free demo; there are three one hour windows lined up. This is the first of these online sessions, and we're live streaming the Nintendo Treehouse while live blogging our experiences with the demo. Join us#Splatoon

Reaction: The Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Is a Clever Nintendo Direct Highlight

The Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Is a Clever Nintendo Direct Highlight

Stress tests servers, creates and 'event' and builds hype all at once

Nintendo isn't quite as old-fashioned as some like to pretend; it is, after all, a multi-billion dollar entertainment company that manufactures and sells consoles. In recent times it's signalled a serious intent to tackle the smart device market, shake up its customer loyalty...

Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With Its Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Demo

Nintendo Made The Right Call With Its Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Demo

We share some thoughts on what's offered

Nintendo produced an eShop surprise this week with the sudden arrival of a demo for Code Name S.T.E.A.M, the next release from the strategy masters at Intelligent Systems. Revealed at E3 2014, this title arrives in North America on 13th March and Europe two months later on 15th May; as a result this free...

News: Code Name S.T.E.A.M Demo Available Now on the 3DS eShop

Code Name S.T.E.A.M Demo Available Now on the 3DS eShop

It's got some heat

Update: This demo is also available on the North American 3DS eShop. Original Article: Code Name S.T.E.A.M may be a while away from release in Europe - it's due on 15th May - yet Nintendo has thrown up a surprise by releasing a 3DS eShop demo for the title in today's download update. It's fairly substantial in terms of its...

News: Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Get the most out of your demo experience

If you’ve played any of the previous entries in Capcom’s insanely popular Monster Hunter series you’ll already know how ruthless the experience can be for first timers. Whilst newcomers are often eager to get their quest underway, it’s important to know the basics and exercise plenty of caution when...

News: Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Check those inboxes

Nintendo managed to create a lot of buzz in its Nintendo Direct broadcasts last week, but certainly grabbed plenty of attention by releasing demo codes for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The Club Nintendo distribution kicked off right away in Europe and a day later in North America, with lucky recipients receiving an email with four...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Now Available on European eShop

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Now Available on European eShop

Grab that Glalie

Nintendo has already - based on millions of sales worldwide - hit the hardcore demographic for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and now seems to be stepping up its efforts with those still on the fence. When popping open our UK 3DS today we had a SpotPass download waiting for us... sort of. European 3DS owners may find a...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being Distributed in North America

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being Distributed in North America

Four codes per email! Multiplayer! No play limit!

One of the major reveals during the Nintendo Direct broadcasts - even if it was subtle in the North American video - was a demo distribution for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Like previous examples - most memorably Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - it consists of emails to Club Nintendo members with...