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Exclusive: Nintendo PowerFest Winner Mike "Qik" Iarossi Will Compete In The Nintendo World Championships At E3 2015

Nintendo PowerFest Winner Mike "Qik" Iarossi Will Compete In The Nintendo World Championships At E3 2015

Champ is joining Empire Arcadia following team's world record success

At this year's E3, Nintendo will be resurrecting a special event which first took place 25 years ago. The 1990 Nintendo World Championships captured the hearts and minds of an entire generation of players and have since passed into video gaming folklore, arguably laying down the...

News: Choice Provisions Considering a Release for Tharsis on Wii U

Choice Provisions Considering a Release for Tharsis on Wii U

Ground control to Major Tom

In case you missed the memo, Choice Provisions is what was once known as Gaijin Games, the studio that graced the Wii with the BIT.TRIP games and brought the snappily titled BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien to the Wii U eShop. Choice Provisions is also a publisher, too, with Woah Dave! a recent...

Exclusive: Theatre Musical 'The Legend of Zelda: Harmony of Hyrule' to Tread the Boards of Broadway

Theatre Musical 'The Legend of Zelda: Harmony of Hyrule' to Tread the Boards of Broadway

Everyone sings but Link

When rumours of a Legend of Zelda TV series on Netflix circulated, there was an understandable mix of trepidation and excitement; its description of "Game of Thrones for a family audience" certainly raised eyebrows. However, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata subsequently came out and said that the apparent leak was...

Exclusive: Full Fat Is Bringing The Insanely Popular Flick Golf To The Nintendo 3DS

Full Fat Is Bringing The Insanely Popular Flick Golf To The Nintendo 3DS

Meet the studio behind a finger-based phenomenon

Full Fat Games is a serious player in the smartphone arena, having clocked an amazing 55 million downloads across its range of casual yet compelling iOS and Android releases. If you own a smartphone then chances are you've probably played one of the studio's games - be it Flick Golf, Flick Soccer,...

Download: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Special Demo Version

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Special Demo Version

Catch yourself an exclusive UK download code

Not long ago Nintendo of Europe announced that Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Special Demo Version was on the way; it's been confirmed for PAL regions and Japan but not, as yet, North America. The demo will naturally introduce gamers to the upcoming releases and allow some exploration and...

Exclusive: Masahiro Sakurai on Planned Accidents and New Ways to Play Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Masahiro Sakurai on Planned Accidents and New Ways to Play Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

"We need to listen not just to the biggest fans"

This week sees the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the first portable iteration of the famous fighting game franchise. As you'll already know if you're a seasoned reader of Nintendo Life, we've delivered our critical verdict of the game and found it to be something of a smash hit, and...

Exclusive: TriForce Johnson Announces The Legend of Zelda: Order Of Time YouTube Series

TriForce Johnson Announces The Legend of Zelda: Order Of Time YouTube Series

"We're going to piece together one streamlined timeline"

Isaiah TriForce Johnson is a name that will be instantly familiar to most Nintendo fans. One of the company's most loyal supporters, TriForce is famed for being first in line at hardware launches, wearing a Power Glove every waking moment of the day and running his own incredibly successful...

Exclusive: Getting Into Sync With Dead Pixel Entertainment's Wii U Exclusive First Person Shooter

Getting Into Sync With Dead Pixel Entertainment's Wii U Exclusive First Person Shooter

"The GamePad is a highly flexible piece of equipment"

If you're trying to get the attention of the average Nintendo fan, mentioning Metroid usually has the desired effect. When Dead Pixel Entertainment announced Sync for the Wii U eShop earlier this year, that particular tactic worked wonderfully; of course, the Wii U exclusivity, intriguing...

Exclusive: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Mini interview, screens and details galore to enjoy

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse is currently one of the most eagerly-awaited 3DS titles in the Nintendo Life office, but this is an adventure so epic that it simply couldn't be contained to a single system. We're pleased to share the exclusive early news that WayForward is also bringing Shantae's...

Exclusive: Opposable Games On Bringing Second-Screen Tactical Action To The Wii U With Salvaged

Opposable Games On Bringing Second-Screen Tactical Action To The Wii U With Salvaged

"Wii U is the perfect fit for the game"

UK-based indie studio Opposable Games has just confirmed that it is planning to bring its unique real time, second-screen strategy title Salvaged to the Wii U eShop, should the game successfully reach its Kickstarter goal of $125,000. We caught up with Design Director James Parker to chat about the...

Exclusive: Here's an Early Look at Location Game Footage in HullBreach: Uncloaked

Here's an Early Look at Location Game Footage in HullBreach: Uncloaked

Both real and fantastical

HullBreach Uncloaked is an intriguing Wii U eShop title in a couple of respects — it's based on a Wii-browser MMORPG called HullBreach Online, and its developer (HullBreach Studios) has bold plans for the scope that it'll offer. It'll have all 576 sectors of its online predecessor, except with fully-realised 3D visuals...

Exclusive: Gemology Dropping More Puzzle Action Onto The Wii U eShop

Gemology Dropping More Puzzle Action Onto The Wii U eShop

Online play and stage building planned as post-launch DLC

The Wii U eShop is, as all of the game announcements and emerging release dates make clear, getting close to a flurry of releases that may continue for much of 2014. It's a target store for established developers to some degree, but is also attracting plenty of newcomers to the industry. One...

Exclusive: Wales Interactive Highlights "Very Positive" Relationship With Nintendo, Plans More Wii U Releases

Wales Interactive Highlights "Very Positive" Relationship With Nintendo, Plans More Wii U Releases

"We are massive Nintendo fans so it's a huge privilege"

Late last year we reported that Wales Interactive is bringing two games to the Wii U eShop; these are Gravity Badgers and Master Reboot. The studio has been prolific in its short existence to date, publishing a number of smartphone titles, but is increasingly moving onto PC and home console...

Exclusive: New Instalment in SteamWorld Series Under Development for the 3DS eShop

New Instalment in SteamWorld Series Under Development for the 3DS eShop

Brjann Sigurgeirsson spills the beans to us

SteamWorld Dig, since its release on the 3DS eShop, has gradually matched critical acclaim with greater awareness and success on the platform. It's certainly a title that's captured the imagination of many regular 3DS eShop regulars, picking up plenty of positive word of mouth. We've spoken in detail to...

Exclusive: 3DS And Wii U Versions Of New James Pond Game Are "Part Of The Plan"

3DS And Wii U Versions Of New James Pond Game Are "Part Of The Plan"

"What platforms we support will be up to the fans"

As we reported last week, everyone's favourite underwater agent is getting a revival thanks to Kickstarter and there's a good chance he'll be making a splash on the Wii U or 3DS — or perhaps even both. We've been talking exclusively to Chris Sorrell — the man behind James Pond — and PJ...

Exclusive: Talking Tengami With Nyamyam

Talking Tengami With Nyamyam

We go hands-on with the Wii U eShop version

Not so long ago, we broke the news that Tengami was headed for the Wii U eShop. Since then creator Nyamyam — made up of former Rare staffers Phil Tossell and Jennifer Schneidereit — have been hard at work finishing the iOS version as well as porting the title over to Nintendo's hardware. The duo are...

Exclusive: Pure Chess eShop Releases To Feature Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Pure Chess eShop Releases To Feature Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Wii U and 3DS playable with each other and smartphone / tablet players

Earlier this week Ripstone confirmed details of both Knytt Underground and Pure Chess coming to the Wii U eShop, with the latter also on its way to the 3DS eShop. Ripstone works with various small developers to bring their titles to multiple systems, and is one of a solid...