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Interview: Image & Form CEO Talks Steamworld Heist amiibo, Multiplayer And The Kindness Of Nintendo Fans

Image & Form CEO Talks Steamworld Heist amiibo, Multiplayer And The Kindness Of Nintendo Fans

And how to get the perfect PEGI rating

Steamworld Heist may be one of the last games to release in 2015, but it's also one of the best. Riding high on Metacritic it looks set to be the highest-scoring 3DS game of the year, and is throwing a spanner in the works of many overeager publication's "game of the year" lists. We sat down with Brjann...

News: ​505 Games On Bringing Terraria To Nintendo Consoles And Facing Off Against Minecraft

​505 Games On Bringing Terraria To Nintendo Consoles And Facing Off Against Minecraft

"There's a bit of rivalry between the Minecraft and Terraria communities"

With Terraria on the 3DS, Minecraft on Wii U and Terraria coming to Wii U soon, there's arguably never been a better time to be a Nintendo block-builder. Looking at the first direct capture from the Wii U game alongside some 3DS footage, Dean Scott - Producer on Terraria at...

Parent Trap: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Goes Where Other Wii U Games Don't

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Goes Where Other Wii U Games Don't

We also break down the amiibo card mini-games

Families come in all shapes and sizes, we say that often, but then we expect a handful of popular games to work with all of them. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival breaks the mould in both its form and structure, in doing so it caters for a brand new type of audience and introduces them to the world of...

Parent Trap: Oft-Forgotten Wii U Features That Matter To Families

Oft-Forgotten Wii U Features That Matter To Families

Family Gamer TV looks at the eShop, backward compatibility and more

Weighing up which console to invest in for a family is a matter of identifying which features are most important to you. I've had a repeated conversation over the last few months where I introduce friends and parents to some of the lesser known features of the Wii U. Some of these...

News: ​Parent Trap: Choosing The Right Nintendo 3DS For You And Your Family

​Parent Trap: Choosing The Right Nintendo 3DS For You And Your Family

Which 3DS is right for you? Family Gamer TV's Andy Robertson explains

The 3DS has had a long and winding history. Over the years it has developed a strong collection of games for families, but which version of the hardware is the best fit these days? Family Gamer TV works with a range of different families of varying shapes and sizes. They all play...

Video: Get Some Tips on Accessing and Enjoying the Animal Crossing Happy Home Network

Get Some Tips on Accessing and Enjoying the Animal Crossing Happy Home Network

Don't worry, be happy

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has been out for a few weeks now and had a day one update to add in online room viewing and sharing, which had been a post-launch addition in Japan. Unlike with some titles this game isn't overly insistent on you installing the update, and some may have missed it entirely. Yet it's the only...

Video: Hands On With New Style Boutique 2, A Surprising Fusion Of Fashion And Business Smarts

Hands On With New Style Boutique 2, A Surprising Fusion Of Fashion And Business Smarts

Clothes line

New Style Boutique 2 – Fashion Forward is coming in November, and is going to be get its own 3DS hardware bundle with special cover plates. While it may seem that Style Boutique is a rather undemanding title aimed at younger female players, my daughter has been trying it out and getting more than just fashion tips. Along with...

News: Minecraft Game Engine Could Be Ported To Wii U Thanks To Minecraft: Story Mode 

Minecraft Game Engine Could Be Ported To Wii U Thanks To Minecraft: Story Mode 

"Everything that looks like Minecraft is actually built in Minecraft"

Edit: Given the confusion that the original title caused, we've altered it slightly and are currently seeking clarification from Telltale regarding the game engine that Story Mode will run in. Original Story: Minecraft: Story Mode has been confirmed for release on Wii U, and...

Video: Mega Yarn Yoshi, Shovel Knight And More amiibo Madness At EGX 2015

Mega Yarn Yoshi, Shovel Knight And More amiibo Madness At EGX 2015

Is your wallet ready?

You like amiibo, right? Of course you do! Everyone does. And with that in mind, you'll no doubt be pleased to hear that Nintendo Life video expert Alex Olney teamed up with our friends at Family Gamer TV at EGX 2015 to get an up-close tour of all the lovely new amiibo on show at the expo. On the Nintendo booth we got to have a...

Video: Skylanders Superchargers Wii and Wii U Starter Packs Compared 

Skylanders Superchargers Wii and Wii U Starter Packs Compared 

Bowser and DK make their entrances

Ahead of reviews coming in for Skylanders Superchargers we have a look at how the toys stack up in the home. In particular how the Wii U and Wii starter packs compare to the other console versions. As you can see in these unboxing videos, the kids are more than a little impressed by Bowser and Donkey Kong packs...

Video: Things Go Bump In The Night In This Lego Dimensions Scooby Doo Trailer

Things Go Bump In The Night In This Lego Dimensions Scooby Doo Trailer

ZOINKS

It's not long now before the launch of Lego Dimensions, and here we have an exclusive trailer for the Scooby Doo levels, as well as a close look at how this will play on the Wii U. While it's not right to have favourites, Scooby has to be up there with Back to the Future and Ghostbusters as a fan favourite brand. He's one of 14 franchises...

News: Skylander SuperChargers Racing On Wii And 3DS Will Offer Bespoke Tracks And Progression

Skylander SuperChargers Racing On Wii And 3DS Will Offer Bespoke Tracks And Progression

Racing experience "unlike" anything you'll see on current-gen systems

Activision may have unveiled a lot of the Wii U version of Skylanders SuperChargers at Gamescom 2015, featuring heavily the platform-wide addition of its Kart Racing mode, but we are still light on details relating to the Wii and 3DS versions of the game. Talking to Vicarious...

News: Online Multiplayer and Kart Racing Gameplay Unveiled for Skylanders SuperChargers  

Online Multiplayer and Kart Racing Gameplay Unveiled for Skylanders SuperChargers  

Bowsers and Donkey Kong go up a gear

While we had expected Activision to unveil the Wii and 3DS version of Skylanders SuperChargers at Gamescom, when doors open today what we'll see is something much more substantial. Not only have we a new online multiplayer kart racing game in all versions of Skylanders SuperChargers, but also online for the main...

Parent Trap: Skylanders SuperChargers Dials Nintendo Love up to Eleven, Even on Wii

Skylanders SuperChargers Dials Nintendo Love up to Eleven, Even on Wii

FGTV learns more about cross-platform compatibility for Wii U, Wii and 3DS

The natural way of things in the video game world is be to moved on to the next generation of console pretty quickly. The Wii has changed all that, for better or worse. Millions of families who don't consider themselves avid gamers still have that little white box tucked...