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News: Street Fighter II: The Definitive Soundtrack Releases by the End of This Year

Street Fighter II: The Definitive Soundtrack Releases by the End of This Year

The first in a series of soundtrack remasters

A strong argument could be made that Street Fighter II was the game that led to the meteoric rise of the fighting genre. The simple controls, yet incredibly deep gameplay gave gamers a taste of competitive gaming like they'd never seen. Couple this with the excellent art style and the classic soundtrack...

Video: Watch Our Resident Songsmith Ryan Craddock Rock Out On Guitar Hero Live

Watch Our Resident Songsmith Ryan Craddock Rock Out On Guitar Hero Live

Flawless fret work at EGX 2015

Those of you in the UK will no doubt be aware that EGX 2015 took place a little while ago, and the Nintendo Life team was in attendance for all four days running tournaments and live events on the Nintendo UK stand. While we were there we also got chance to flex our gaming muscles on Activision's

News: Let The Music From Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Bring Cheer To Your Soul

Let The Music From Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Bring Cheer To Your Soul

Good music never goes out of fashion

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is out very soon and to celebrate Nintendo Japan has released a charming video showing off some of the amazing music in the game. In the video we can see a violin and accordion being played with great gusto; it all adds up to a very impressive sound. Looking back to The...

Music: Fantasy Grooves Is The Chill-Out Fantasy Life Soundtrack You've Been Waiting For

Fantasy Grooves Is The Chill-Out Fantasy Life Soundtrack You've Been Waiting For

DJ Cutman does it again

We're big fans of DJ Cutman here at Nintendo Life - the famed chiptune artist has kindly allowed us to use his work on some of our YouTube videos - and we have a feeling his latest project will turn many others into firm followers as well. Fantasy Grooves is billed as the sequel to his 2012 album Wii U Grooves, a laid-back...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest Schedule Confirmed for 2016

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest Schedule Confirmed for 2016

The quest continues

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour has been an enduring success, running for multiple years and playing around the world. The orchestra will be appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on 13th October, and the series will feature footage and music from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes...

Random: UK MC Jme Produces Pokémon Season One Theme Song Remix

UK MC Jme Produces Pokémon Season One Theme Song Remix

Complete with full animation!

UK MC Jme has made a remix of the Season One (Indigo League) theme song of Pokémon, entitled 'The Very Best'. For those unaware, Jme is a popular music artist (specialising in Grime) from the UK who has been creating music since 2003, and has become well-known worldwide due to his unique style, impressive lyrics, and...

Video: Gain Some Insight Into How Retro Game Music and Sounds Were Made

Gain Some Insight Into How Retro Game Music and Sounds Were Made

Musical memories

It can often be emphasized how important music is to any gaming experience. In the current day that can often mean professional live band performances and orchestras, though on retro systems this was focused on far more primitive sound chips and coding. There are gamers of all ages that get particular enjoyment from retro style game...

News: Totaka's Song is in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Totaka's Song is in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

The recurring easter egg strikes again

For those of you that are unfamiliar with it, Totaka's Song is a simple 19 note melody created by Kazumi Totaka, a sound designer that has worked on a broad range of Nintendo games over the years. Totaka's Song first appeared in X – a shooter for the original Gameboy – as a hidden secret and ever since, it...

Video: Ryan Craddock Performs His Super Mario Maker Song 'Mix It Up' Live On Stage At EGX 2015

Ryan Craddock Performs His Super Mario Maker Song 'Mix It Up' Live On Stage At EGX 2015

Clap your hands!

Nintendo Life was in attendance at this year's EGX - officially the UK's biggest gaming event - and while we were there we got the chance to help out on the Nintendo UK stand, running live sessions on stage and our very own daily Splatoon tournaments. A highlight of the event was Nintendo Life tune-smith Ryan Craddock performing...

News: ​Super Nintendo Classic Chrono Trigger Gets Digital Audio Support

​Super Nintendo Classic Chrono Trigger Gets Digital Audio Support

Orchestral Time Traveler

In an alternate universe not entirely dissimilar to our own the Super Nintendo got a CD add-on made by Sony, much like the Mega Drive's Mega CD. This would bring full motion video and Redbook audio to the SNES games you know and love. In fact, some games would have been completely different in that universe. Secret of Mana...

Music: Relive Your Mario Memories With This Super Mario Maker Song

Relive Your Mario Memories With This Super Mario Maker Song

A Mario Maker Musical Melody

The world has had its furry kitten paws on Super Mario Maker for a whole week now, and with the recent news that over a million courses have already been designed and uploaded, it's pretty clear that everyone has fallen in love with the game. I am no exception to this matter of fact statement and it is therefore to...

Video: This Performance From the Splatoon Band and Squid Sisters is as Cool as You'd Expect

This Performance From the Splatoon Band and Squid Sisters is as Cool as You'd Expect

Laying down some ink

Splatoon has plenty of strengths, with the cool music undoubtedly adding a great deal to its charm; the soundtrack is even expanded on occasion with free updates. Now Nintendo, as it has done with terrific music for the likes of Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D Land, has released a video showing the talented musicians that make...

Video: Iron Maiden's New Music Video Pays Tribute To Donkey Kong, Of All Things

Iron Maiden's New Music Video Pays Tribute To Donkey Kong, Of All Things

A heavy trip through gaming history

Legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden are preparing to release their first single in half a decade and have put together a video game-inspired music video to mark the occasion. Speed of Light's official video sees the band's iconic mascot Eddie getting sucked into an arcade machine which then forces him...

News: Just Dance 2016 Gets The Party Started With New Showtime Feature And Tracks

Just Dance 2016 Gets The Party Started With New Showtime Feature And Tracks

It's showtime!

Who says the Wii U does't get any third party games? Each year it's almost guaranteed to get the latest instalment of Ubisoft's dance series behemoth, and in October you'll be able to strut your funky stuff with Just Dance 2016. Today, at Gamescom, Ubisoft announced nine new tracks for Just Dance 2016 and revealed a new lip-syncing...

News: New Politics, Fall Out Boy and More Get Into the Game for West End Kids Music Video

New Politics, Fall Out Boy and More Get Into the Game for West End Kids Music Video

A cool Konami code extra is also up for grabs

Occasionally we see tributes to gaming from the famous or near-famous, with musicians being no exception. Plenty of current-day entertainers have been heavily influenced by games and, occasionally, they like to make a point of showing that off. That seems to be the case with New Politics, a band that's...