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Podcast: Episode 22 - Heroes of Ruin and Super Mario 3D Land

Episode 22 - Heroes of Ruin and Super Mario 3D Land

Plus Zelda hype too

That's right: the Nintendo Life podcast is back in action, focusing on some of the biggest games set for release in the next six months. We talk to Heroes of Ruin community manager Kevin Eva about some of the gameplay modes and secret surprises in one of 2012's most promising games, Brad Long shares some of his thoughts about...

News: Mario Kart 7 Art Races Your Screen

Mario Kart 7 Art Races Your Screen

Sorry, that should say "graces"

It's wall-to-wall artwork these days, with new Kirby art released today and now some character artwork for Mario Kart 7 screeching in too. The underwater art is particularly nice, and even if the other artwork has been seen so far it's still a nice reminder that we'll all be able to play some Mario Kart on 3DS in less than two months' time. We've played the game a..

News: Reconfigured Black Wii Heads to North America

Reconfigured Black Wii Heads to North America

Mario in tow too

The new Wii console without GameCube support is officially coming to North America, Nintendo has confirmed. From 23rd October Nintendo will offer a black Wii with New Super Mario Bros. Wii and an exclusive Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack CD to boot. The deal will cost around $149.99. Will you be picking one up? BLACK WII HOLIDAY...

News: Looks Like Mario's Got His Boomerang Suit On

Looks Like Mario's Got His Boomerang Suit On

Not a throwaway addition

A new piece of artwork has surfaced online showing one of the suits heading to Super Mario 3D Land: the boomerang. While Nintendo hasn't officially released any video or details of the suit, it's not hard to figure out anyway: Mario throws a boomerang. It comes back. Pretty simple. The Boomerang Bro enemies appear in Super...

FAQ: Your Super Mario 3D Land Questions

Your Super Mario 3D Land Questions

Updated! New questions! New answers!

We've played the first two worlds of Super Mario 3D Land, and so we opened our inboxes to invite questions from you, the information-hungry Nintendo Life readers. Of course, the game isn't out yet so there are some questions we simply can't answer, but in the interests of fairness we'll reproduce those questions...

News: Panoramic Super Mario 3D Land Artwork is Awesome

Panoramic Super Mario 3D Land Artwork is Awesome

What's that tucked away?

The Super Mario 3D Land box art is nice and all, but it's just a very small square of the bigger picture. The much, much bigger picture. Nintendo Europe just released the full image, weighing in at an eye-watering 10,000 x 4,000 pixels, and it's like a who's who of Mario: Bob-ombs, Toad, Bowser and more are all there, but...

News: Mario Kart 7 Screens Come Up Tails

Mario Kart 7 Screens Come Up Tails

That pesky thing gets everywhere

The Tanooki suit is back, and how. As well as a starring role in Super Mario 3D Land, it's also set to feature as a power-up in Mario Kart 7, as these new screens show. The tail attaches to the back of your kart and, as you'd expect, can take out other racers with a quick swipe, as you can see in this screenshot. Some of the screenshots also appear to show a flying..

News: We Have 74 New Screenshots of Super Mario 3D Land

We Have 74 New Screenshots of Super Mario 3D Land

And now so do you

Forget less is more: when it comes to Super Mario 3D Land, it's definitely a case of more is more. After the Super Mario 3D Land artwork earlier this morning we now have 74 — count 'em — new screenshots of Mario's latest adventure, showing everything from giant Goombas to what looks like a "super" Tanooki suit. Check out the screenshots in the gallery below and let..

News: A Whole World of Super Mario 3D Land Artwork

A Whole World of Super Mario 3D Land Artwork

Guess who's back?

Nintendo's just released yet more character artwork from Super Mario 3D Land, showing some classic characters will make their return. Super Mario Bros. 3 veterans will recognise the Boomerang Bro — also seen in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2 — but there are new characters too: Boom Boom seems to have found himself a girlfriend, and there's a rather jolly-

Preview: Super Mario 3D Land

Super Mario 3D Land

It's all about perspective

The last time we played Super Mario 3D Land, we came away confident that Nintendo was taking its mascot forward, as our preview explained. That was based on a four level demo but we've since played the game's opening two worlds, so does that first impression still hold true? Well, it all depends on your point of view...

News: New Super Mario 3D Land Artwork to Gaze At

New Super Mario 3D Land Artwork to Gaze At

Goombas with tails?!

The latest artwork for Super Mario 3D Land should act as a neat taster for upcoming in-depth hands on preview, showing some of the game's new elements. Propeller blocks, Goombas with raccoon tails, Mario on a pole: it's all here, along with an expanded version of the game's typically bold box art. According to the countdown clock at last night's preview event, we're less than..

News: Finally, Nintendo Owns SuperMario.com

Finally, Nintendo Owns SuperMario.com

Squatters stomped

Super Mario turned 25 last year, but Nintendo's only just got around to wresting control of the all-important domain SuperMario.com from a nefarious Internet squatter. Until 25th September, SuperMario.com offered free Mario games playable over the Internet, but domain snooping shows it now belongs to Nintendo of America. The page...

News: Here's How Super Mario 3D Land's Gyroscope Controls Work

Here's How Super Mario 3D Land's Gyroscope Controls Work

Pay attention

The inclusion of gyroscope motion controls in Super Mario 3D Land raised some eyebrows, but until now we didn't really know what form they'd take. Now the game's Japanese website has been updated with some fresh details. During certain levels, Mario will find a set of mounted binoculars: step up to them and he'll peer through them to...

News: GameStop Has Tanooki Mario Keychains For Your Pre-Order

GameStop Has Tanooki Mario Keychains For Your Pre-Order

Don't leave them hanging

Super Mario 3D Land is one of the most anticipated games of the year, but if you haven't yet got your pre-order down then GameStop is hoping to change that pretty quickly. The retailer is offering an exclusive Tanooki Mario keychain when you pre-order and buy the game, either in-store or online. There's no image of it yet,...

News: Super Mario Galaxy and Twilight Princess Now Cheap in Europe

Super Mario Galaxy and Twilight Princess Now Cheap in Europe

Available right now

Missed out on Super Mario Galaxy and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in their original versions? Frustrated at the relative lack of reprints and subsequently inflated price? Like the colour red? If you can answer yes to all these questions, you'll be pleased to know that Nintendo just rereleased the two games in Europe as part...

News: Mario Tennis 3DS Screenshots Are a Smash Hit

Mario Tennis 3DS Screenshots Are a Smash Hit

Camelot returns

Just because Mario Sports Mix combined multiple disciplines and the upcoming Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will include 50 sports doesn't mean Mario's gone Jack of all trades, master of none: he's still in pursuit of single sport excellence, as next year's tentatively titled Mario Tennis proves. The lawn tennis...

News: Go First-Person in New Mario Kart 7 Trailer

Go First-Person in New Mario Kart 7 Trailer

All systems go

The motion controls in Mario Kart Wii divide opinion amongst gamers, so it'll be fascinating to see the reaction to the new first-person gyroscope controls in December's Mario Kart 7. The new mode is briefly shown in the new trailer below, alongside new additions such as the Fire Flower power-up and returning favourites too. There's fresh screenshots even further down as well,..