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News: Tickets Go On Sale Soon for the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour

Tickets Go On Sale Soon for the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour

Buy them a day early using a special code

Major franchises that are beloved by Nintendo fans have some of gaming's most iconic soundtracks, and the enduring popularity of the Symphony of the Goddesses tours for The Legend of Zelda demonstrate that live events can be a huge success. It's no surprise, then, that Pokémon will enjoy similar treatment...

Weirdness: Should Rap Star Iggy Azalea Ever Go To Mars, She'll Be Taking Her Nintendo Handheld

Should Rap Star Iggy Azalea Ever Go To Mars, She'll Be Taking Her Nintendo Handheld

But is she named after the famous Koopaling, that's what we want to know

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea - real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly - is a pretty hot property in the music world right now, despite the fact that she's been referred to as the female Vanilla Ice (sounds like an insult if you ask us). If you need any proof of this, then you should...

Video: Allow These Charming Renditions Of Classic Zelda Tunes To Gently Massage Your Pointy Elf-Ears

Allow These Charming Renditions Of Classic Zelda Tunes To Gently Massage Your Pointy Elf-Ears

A sweeping orchestral arrangement

Here at Nintendo Life we love it when our favourite video game music gets a quality video tribute with costumes, location, cinematography and a musical arrangement to match. Recently we covered Taylor Davis' amazing work and here is someone very much on a similar level of quality. Vocalist Jillian Aversa has...

Feature: A Night at the Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest

A Night at the Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest

We take on the latest tour

Since the introduction of the iconic theme song on the NES in 1986, the body of music that has grown out of the Legend of Zelda series has been nothing short of legendary. Beginning with modest 8-bit sounds and eventually evolving into the sweeping sonatas in modern games, the songs have grown into something much more than...

News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Official Soundtrack Returns to Club Nintendo in Europe

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Official Soundtrack Returns to Club Nintendo in Europe

You've got to spend those stars on something

Update 2: This soundtrack is now back on Club Nintendo in Europe, so act fast! Update: It seems that a lot of Club Nintendo members in Europe are desperate to spend their stars, as this soundtrack has disappeared again - supply not quite meeting demand, we suspect. Original Article: The end of Club...

Video: Check Out This Lovely Video of The Legend of Zelda Symphony in Tokyo, With Appearances from Eiji Aonuma and Koji Kondo

Check Out This Lovely Video of The Legend of Zelda Symphony in Tokyo, With Appearances from Eiji Aonuma and Koji Kondo

Watch in 4K if you're fancy enough

The Legend of Zelda Symphony is currently gearing up for its latest world tour, with concert dates in the Americas and Europe on the way. It kicked off in Tokyo just recently, however, and as this tour is the first - in this series, at least - that'll feature music from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask,...

Video: YouTube Musician Smooth McGroove Performs Majora's Mask Milk Bar Acapella

YouTube Musician Smooth McGroove Performs Majora's Mask Milk Bar Acapella

Milkin' it at the perfect time...

Popular YouTuber Smooth McGroove is at it again, and this time he tackles the 'Milk Bar' from Majora's Mask with a great level of detail and precision (as always). His 'Oath to Order / Calling the Four Giants' upload a week ago proved to go down exceptionally well with all the hype surrounding Majora's Mask 3D this...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest Concert Song List Revealed

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest Concert Song List Revealed

Zelda fans are in for a treat

Following the news that the “Symphony of the Goddesses” tours were returning in 2015 on a worldwide Master Quest comes new information via NeoGAF after the concert’s arrival in Japan over the weekend. With tickets sold out, Nintendo were nice enough to broadcast it to Japanese locals via NicoNico. The good news...

Music: Here's The Entire Gradius III Soundtrack In NES Style, Just Because

Here's The Entire Gradius III Soundtrack In NES Style, Just Because

The remix you didn't know you needed

Gradius III was one of Konami's first releases for the SNES and took the popular shooter franchise into the 16-bit realm for the first time. As is the case with many Konami games, it featured an excellent soundtrack by Konami Kukeiha Club, the company's in-house music team. In its pure, untouched form it's a...

Video: Listen to a Drummer Nail the Mario Underground Theme

Listen to a Drummer Nail the Mario Underground Theme

More than one way to beat World 1-2

Videogame covers are found in abundance on YouTube. You have covers with acoustic guitar, covers with Mario Paint, and even covers with just a guy singing mostly "Baah!" with the tones of an angel. One piece of the cover scene that doesn't seem to get as much attention is the drums, but we thankfully have artists...

Weirdness: Legendary Composer Koji Kondo Drew Inspiration From '70s Rock Bands

Legendary Composer Koji Kondo Drew Inspiration From '70s Rock Bands

Smoke on the water

It's always interesting to see the progression and evolution of music through history. Most genres start out small, but have far-reaching impact; with later entrants refining and perfecting the old sound until it is nearly flawless. As any musician could attest to, inspiration is a key factor to the formation of new music - it is...

News: Gunman Clive 2 Soundtrack is Now Available for Streaming and Download on Bandcamp

Gunman Clive 2 Soundtrack is Now Available for Streaming and Download on Bandcamp

Wild West vibes

Gunman Clive 2 is out on the 3DS eShop today, and we're big fans in our review. It delivers high-quality gaming in various ways, and it shouldn't be overlooked that the soundtrack plays a vital role in ensuring that it's one of the best download experiences on the portable in recent times. Picking up from the Wild West vibes of the...

News: The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Soundtrack Added To European Club Nintendo

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Soundtrack Added To European Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo isn't dead yet!

Following the announcement last week that Club Nintendo is scheduled to close its doors this coming September - to be replaced by a new loyalty scheme altogether - many avid Nintendo collectors assumed this also spelled the end of updates to the rewards catalogue too. However, that does not appear to be the case...

Review: Mes Comptines (3DS eShop)

Mes Comptines (3DS eShop)

Straight Outta Comptines

If you know My First Songs or its sequel on the 3DS, then Mes Comptines (French for “My Rhymes" or “My Nursery Rhymes") will be very familiar territory, even with a language shift. This is the same simplistic rhythm game for small children as its predecessors, and that's really not such a bad thing. Mes Comptines comes...

News: Koji Kondo Discusses Music Creation for Iconic Mario and Legend of Zelda Games

Koji Kondo Discusses Music Creation for Iconic Mario and Legend of Zelda Games

The man behind your musical childhood speaks

For those of you who don't know, Koji Kondo is the man behind some of the most iconic tracks in the Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda series soundtracks. The catchy and beautiful music he produced in these games during the late '80s and all throughout the '90s has remained with many throughout their...