Practice makes perfect
More data than you can throw a shell at
Breaking it all down
No, we're serious
Xenoblade Chronicles as a series has a bit of a reputation for being a bit complex at times, especially in regards to its combat system. It's not as deep or inaccessible as say the Monster Hunter series, but it's still a daunting array of numbers and graphics for someone fresh to the series. Well, as explained in the video...
Playing with the big boys
Niantic’s Pocket Monster-catching phenomenon is an ever-changing and adapting beast; regular updates and additions to the game have made Pokémon GO a much-loved but potentially confusing experience. The recently added ‘Raid Battles’ are one element that may well cause some confusion to new players and...
Own a Nintendo Switch? Fancy using your classic GameCube controller with it? Well, thanks to Mayflash's GameCube Adapter you can now achieve this interface dream. The catch is that the adapter needs to be updated with new firmware (this only works on PC at the moment, you can't use a Mac to update it) and that you can only...
Practice makes perfect
If you've been lucky enough to have taken part in the much-hyped ARMS Global Testpunch then you may be a bit frustrated at the fact that trying to access the game outside of the scheduled online sessions results in an error message - the servers are only live at predetermined points. However, Reddit...
More data than you can throw a shell at
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is easy to pick up, but difficult to master. For all that is good about it, and believe us there's plenty, the game isn't very good at explaining what its various stats mean, and more importantly how they affect your chances of victory. Fortunately, we're here to help you...
Breaking it all down
Well, it's finally been revealed - the Nintendo Switch has been shown off in a flashy three minute trailer. In many ways it reinforced plenty of the more reputable rumours from earlier in the year, though naturally a lot of doubt has been replaced by clarity. It's also possible, just from those three minutes, to learn a lot...
Pokémon GO has been supposedly linked to various accidents since its inception, and we at Nintendo Life aren't ones to sit around and let this sort of thing carry on. As such, please find below our guide on how to stay safe when playing the game, right down to the appropriately comfy and easy to wear attire. We're serious...
For the impatient Mario makers among us
If you're anything like us you'll be itching to unlock all the goodies in Super Mario Maker so you can begin to create amazing levels of your own. Following our recent guide to become an expert Super Mario Maker level designer, we thought newcomers to the game might appreciate a guide on unlocking all these...
Ink-capable of resisting
After a short delay, Splatoon's fabled Splatfest event is arriving in the West this weekend beginning on the 4th July. If you're in North America the theme is Cats vs. Dogs, and if you're in Europe the choices are more musically orientated: Rock vs. Pop. We'll be taking part alongside our chosen teammates, but just in case...
Includes the "Nintendo Power Half-Hour"
E3's doors technically open on 16th June, but the event itself is well underway. Nintendo's already played a notable part with the Nintendo World Championships 2015, an event which showed fantastic footage of Super Mario Maker and even revealed the Metroid-style
We break down the major details and questions
Nintendo has caused surprise and plenty of debate today by announcing a new deal with DeNA, which will focus on a variety of areas. We'll see Nintendo IP on smart devices, a Club Nintendo successor, and Satoru Iwata also re-affirmed Nintendo's focus on its own ga
We've even made one for you...
Today is the day that Europe and North America finally get their hands on the New Nintendo 3DS, with many of you either pre-ordering or picking up your console in person. But now you have your system, what are you supposed to do with it? Well, you could play that new copy of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, for...
There's no shame in a little help
Demos are something that Nintendo has only recently really begun to push on its consoles, but the response seems to have been a resounding 'yes' from the fans; so we've been gifted with a demo for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. For a while you would only be able to download the demo with a unique code, but the...
US and UK covered
It may seem mad to say this at the time of writing, Christmas Day, but the Boxing Day sales are already underway (particularly in the UK) and are being advertised by various retailers. Rather like the Black Friday shenanigans of late November, the traditional Boxing Day sales - previously New Year sales in days of yore - creep ever...
Because Black Friday isn't enough
Last week's Black Friday shenanigans weren't enough for retailers, it seems, as the efforts to separate us from our cash continue on 'Cyber Monday'. The name suggests online deals, naturally, though there are still promotions running within stores too, with GameStop and Target already stating that their deals will...
Living in a world of infinite white isn't a requirement
Last week Nintendo of Europe published a "New to Wii U" guide, and Nintendo of America decided that it wasn't to be outdone, no siree! NoA has gone for the video approach, releasing a series of "New Owner's Guide" videos covering the various functions and out-of-the-box features of the 3DS...
With Nintendo preparing to push the Wii U throughout 2014, promising major releases, system updates and features to boost the role of the GamePad, it's only natural that newcomers will seek out some advice and tips for making the most of the system. Nintendo of Europe is doing its part with a new guide article to point readers towards...
From getting started to making the most of your ID
Today has brought us the latest major 3DS update, and it's one that's been anticipated for a good amount of time. It introduces Nintendo Network IDs to the portable, which now allows unified eShop funds with the Wii U equivalent and, perhaps most importantly, Miiverse access. Until now participation...
Consoles, games, and random stuff that must be owned
Farewell, stable bank balances. Prepare yourselves, credit cards. The Holiday season is upon us, with Black Friday — which is really Black Friday Week now — already kicking into gear in the U.S. and plenty of other places besides. It's the season to be jolly and generous to others, while...
Pack your bags
Lots of people all over the world are now enjoying their copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf - catching fish, inviting friends over for tea and scaring poor old Blathers with creepy crawlies. Many people have their own character on a friend's copy of the game and upon picking up their own edition they will naturally want to move to the...
Putting an end to Redd's 'crazy' ways
We've all been there before. You spot the infamous green tent in the town square with the words 'Black Market' hastily crossed out above the entrance. Inside, you also spot - no, it can't be - the Mona Lisa?! For a mere few thousand Bells you obviously buy it, and wait anxiously for the package to arrive in the...
We tell you how to make the most of it
With a game like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, it's easy to see why a number of gamers would be tempted by the 3DS version. This is an experience that devours dozens of hours of your life, and indulging in the quest to that degree can be tricky if you're fighting over access to a shared TV in order to enjoy it...
Sweaty palm time
As those of you currently diving Jaggi Helm-first into Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate no doubt already know, Capcom — and various retailers — have been encouraging you to buy two copies of the game. Naturally one is for Wii U and the other is for 3DS, with the big selling point being that you can transfer your save data between both...
Online tips for your shiny new handheld
For some gamers this year, a shiny new 3DS will be waiting for them as a Christmas treat. Nintendo's Wii U may be hogging plenty of attention, but the handheld deserves some limelight due to its ever-growing games catalogue and range of eShop offerings. Of course, getting the most out of your 3DS really...
Price and retailer round-up
So we've all had a day to think about and digest the Wii U launch details, and a number of us have probably decided that we can't resist buying the system. After a rather erratic first few hours following Nintendo's announcements, retailers are today settling down with an initial round of prices and pre-order incentives...
Those Pikmin have a lot of heavy lifting
With 3DS XL hitting Europe and Japan on 28th July, there'll be a number of 3DS owners that decide to take the plunge. With that in mind you'll need to make sure that you transfer your system account and data, otherwise a lot of saves and costly downloads will disappear — and no-one wants that. Before we...
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