Halloween News

News: Spooky StreetPass Event Coming To North America In Time For Halloween

Spooky StreetPass Event Coming To North America In Time For Halloween

Stalking almost 30,000 locations

This weekend Nintendo of America is holding a special StreetPass event to mark the arrival of the scariest day of the year. No, we're not talking about New Year's Eve, but Halloween. Dropping by one of the 29.000 Nintendo Zone hotspots across North America between October 30th and November 1st could bag you up to...

Feature: Our Nintendo Gaming Plans for Halloween - Part Two

Our Nintendo Gaming Plans for Halloween - Part Two

More spooky goings on

With Halloween creeping up on us slowly, relentlessly and with added creepy noises to scare us, it seems only right that we write about it. The season isn't just about dressing up and eating candy / sweets until we're sick, but it's also a time to either embrace scary gaming or, alternatively, find something cute and cuddly to...

Feature: Our Nintendo Gaming Plans for Halloween - Part One

Our Nintendo Gaming Plans for Halloween - Part One

Scary games not mandatory

With Halloween creeping up on us slowly, relentlessly and with added creepy noises to scare us, it seems only right that we write about it. The season isn't just about dressing up and eating candy / sweets until we're sick, but it's also a time to either embrace scary gaming or, alternatively, find something cute and cuddly...

News: Nintendo is Plotting a 'Miiverse Monster-a-thon' to Get You in the Halloween Mood

Nintendo is Plotting a 'Miiverse Monster-a-thon' to Get You in the Halloween Mood

Better than Camp Miiverse?

Miiverse has undergone a lot of changes and a few re-designs, not all of them popular, but is still utilised by Nintendo as a unique social network for its fans. Possibly the best example of this was in the daily screenshots that Masahiro Sakurai posted during the development of Super Smash Bros., for example. It's also...

Video: Nintendo Digs Out an Old Favourite for Halloween New 3DS Commercial

Nintendo Digs Out an Old Favourite for Halloween New 3DS Commercial

Also plugs Yo-Kai Watch

Apparently Halloween is rather popular - maybe it's the outfits, all the sweets / candy, or just a general love of spooky and horrifying things. What was a bit of a laugh when your humble writer was in short trouser many years ago is now a 'Holiday', so we all need to jump on board. Of course we'll do some Halloween-type...

News: Put Some Boo in Your Pumpka with Halloween Pokémon Stencils

Put Some Boo in Your Pumpka with Halloween Pokémon Stencils

Gotta carve 'em all!

Pokémon has really gotten into the Halloween spirit as of late, showcasing a series of holiday-themed merch in its online store. Just look at that Pikachu dressed as a vampiric Zubat. Who wouldn't want that little guy slipping into their room at night and turning them into an adorable denizen of the dark? The standard Pokémon...

Feature: Nintendo Life's Horrifying Halloween Gaming

Nintendo Life's Horrifying Halloween Gaming

Petrifying plans

It's the scariest night of the year, mainly due to strange children knocking on the door and demanding sweets in exchange for showing you their creepy outfits; if you don't have candy to give, the consequences can be dire. Of course, that's not really scary, but it's the time of year when ghosts, ghouls, zombies and reality TV...

Video: Join Us For Nintendo Life's Haunting Halloween Night In

Join Us For Nintendo Life's Haunting Halloween Night In

No Tricks here, just Treats for your Wii U and 3DS

Halloween is a wonderful time of year to watch scary movies, eat candy and play spooky video games, as opposed to being out in the cold. To help you decide on your entertainment for this ghoulish evening, we've come up with a list of games that can be played on your Wii U and 3DS, with many of these...

Video: I ♥ Virtual Console - Monster Party Is The Wackiest Halloween Classic You'll Never Play

I ♥ Virtual Console - Monster Party Is The Wackiest Halloween Classic You'll Never Play

This NES classic deserves another lease of life - or should that be death?

Halloween is upon us, and while children all over the globe get themselves ready to don horrible costumes and harass their neighbours for candy, we're taking a look at a spooky old NES classic which really should be on the Virtual Console on a day like today. Monster Party...

News: Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North America On Resident Evil eShop Titles

Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North America On Resident Evil eShop Titles

Three games available for absolutely killer prices

If you live in North America and want to ramp up the scare factor this Halloween, then Capcom might have just the offer to get you in the mood. In a special Nintendo Halloween sale, Capcom will be offering three Resident Evil titles at significantly reduced prices across both the Wii U and 3DS...

Weirdness: These Halloween Pokémon Will Haunt Your Pokédex

These Halloween Pokémon Will Haunt Your Pokédex

Courtesy of horror manga artist Junji Ito

The Halloween season — apparently it's a season and not just one day — is well underway, and The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have gotten into the spirit of the occasion in their own unique way. One would assume they have some high profile games to sell. A week ago the first image of a rather fun...

Weirdness: This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

Trick or treat yourself to a bit of Pokémon?

A YouTube user who goes by the name of MikeHandidate managed to outdo even the eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein this Halloween by dressing up as none other than a giant, fully functioning Game Boy Color. While the costume does share some similarities to Frankenstein's monster in that it's a tad...

Feature: The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadable Horrors II: The Bloodening

The Nintendo Life Crypt of Downloadable Horrors II: The Bloodening

So many ruined SD cards...

It's the time of year during which a lot of people skulk around yelling "Boo!" As a video games review website, however, we prefer to boo terrible games. After all, isn't it the least bit frightening that these shambling, creeping monstrosities are out there trying to steal your money? We certainly lose sleep over it! In...

Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games To Play This Halloween

Ten Wii U and 3DS Games To Play This Halloween

Zombies, vampires, desolation, isolation and all that good stuff

It's that night, dear readers, when ghouls and monsters emerge from their pits of despair to torment the living. Or, another way of looking at it, children in rather inexpensive outfits come out to threaten adults with a good egging if they don't hand over sweets and candies. What a...

Review: Halloween: Trick or Treat 2 (3DS eShop)

Halloween: Trick or Treat 2 (3DS eShop)

Another hidden-object game? Now that's scary!

Halloween: Trick or Treat 2 (the sequel to the abysmal Halloween: Trick or Treat on DSiware) is a collection of games that mostly revolve around hidden-object searches, with a continuous focus on spooky settings and creepy themes; it features pre-rendered, quasi-blurry images loaded with junk, where you...

Feature: Spooky Levels For Surprising Frights

Spooky Levels For Surprising Frights

Sneaking up behind you

The night is finally here, when legend tells of witches, ghosts and ghouls terrorising the people of the world for, well, some reason. It seems a little pointless to learn about the origins of Halloween as it's basically a cheap costume candy-fest, and that's just fine. Grown ups often spend the night watching grisly horror...