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E3 2012: Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Round Up

Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Round Up

Wii U re-revealed

Satoru Iwata opened the pre-E3 Nintendo Direct show with a declaration of Nintendo's intent to continue being unique — and a half hour long web show dedicated to its new console days before the start of E3 certainly fits into that category. Iwata promised that Tuesday's conference would focus "almost entirely on Wii U games",...

E3 2012: Prepare to Enter the Miiverse

Prepare to Enter the Miiverse

Get yourself connected

Nintendo has offered a tantalising peek at Wii U's menu and online systems at its pre-E3 Nintendo Direct. Dubbed Miiverse, it's a bit like a Mii-based social network that is always online, allowing you to chat with your friends and others online about all the games you're playing. The Miiverse Plaza is the first thing that...

E3 2012: Wii U Pro Controller Offers More Options

Wii U Pro Controller Offers More Options

For the traditionalist

Worried about playing your Wii U games with that big screen controller all the time? Have some jealous friends who don't want to use Wii Remotes for asymmetrical multiplayer? Nintendo has you covered with the Wii U Pro Controller. The Wii U Pro Controller is more standard in form than the main Wii U GamePad. There's no touch...

E3 2012: Meet The Wii U GamePad

Meet The Wii U GamePad

Sticky thumbs

The Wii U controller has a new name — it's now called Wii U GamePad. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has revealed the redesigned controller, which now features two clickable analogue sticks rather than the sliders previously seen. It was decided that analogue sliders were better suited to handheld devices. Iwata also revealed that...

E3 2012: E3 Starts Early With Nintendo Direct

E3 Starts Early With Nintendo Direct

The party starts now

Nintendo is kicking off E3 a bit sooner than expected — it's just announced a surprise Nintendo Direct show for tomorrow, 3rd June. Even more excitingly, it's to talk about Wii U. There'll still be plenty to tune into the main E3 press conference for, though, as this is all about the console. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata...

News: Nintendo UK and British Film Institute Team Up on 3DS

Nintendo UK and British Film Institute Team Up on 3DS

Competition and 3D content on the way

In recent weeks Nintendo UK has been making an effort to encourage 3DS gamers to make use of the camera on the system, expanding its photo competition with celebrity events in the 'Another Dimension' initiative. It's now going even further to promote use of the 3D video recorder, with a competition for budding...

Feature: How Nintendo Can Win E3

How Nintendo Can Win E3

Drop the bomb

The time is nearly here. In just a few days, Nintendo has to make the presentation of its lifetime at E3 2012. After being hit by the first losses in the company's history in recent months, and with the weight of proving a brand new home console's worth on its shoulders, there's no doubt that nailing this conference is crucial...

News: Nintendo Teases Wii U Launch Line-Up

Nintendo Teases Wii U Launch Line-Up

How much more waiting?

Today's Thursday. Nintendo will show off Wii U games on Tuesday. Want to make that wait seem even longer? Start guessing what these teased Wii U launch games are. The official Wii U Facebook page posted the following teaser last night: Guess what the initial game releases will be for Nintendo’s new home console, Wii U?...

Feature: Games We'd Love to See at E3

Games We'd Love to See at E3

We're dreaming

This year’s Nintendo E3 conference is drawing a lot of attention because of Wii U, with the new console giving the company a big chance to seize the day. When it comes to the showcase press conference, however, there’s always one thing that is guaranteed to get the fans excited: games, games and more games. Give Reggie...

News: UK 3D Photography Fans to Enter Another Dimension

UK 3D Photography Fans to Enter Another Dimension

It's a competition you see

Nintendo UK just announced a new 3D photography initiative called Another Dimension, heading to the UK from next week. Interested 3DS owners can head out on special photography field trips with celebrities, like pop group The Saturdays or bird-botherer Bill Oddie, with their 3D snaps displayed as part of an installation...

Feature: Why EA and Nintendo's Partnership Is Big News

Why EA and Nintendo's Partnership Is Big News

Crowd pleaser

Last year at E3, Nintendo promised a lot to core gamers. "Wii U will be right just for you," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said, playing a showreel of hardcore shooters and action games to win over the crowd. Talking heads from big publishers all crowed about the machine's capabilities and its new controller — top...

Feature: The Full E3 2012 Schedule

The Full E3 2012 Schedule

Bookmark this (updated 31st May)

With one week to go, we've put together a complete guide to this year's E3 show so you know exactly what's on offer, when and how to watch it. We've compiled a list of the major press conferences and live events and converted them into a range of time zones so you know exactly when to come to Nintendo Life to get...

News: We May Yet See Inazuma Eleven Strikers in Europe

We May Yet See Inazuma Eleven Strikers in Europe

Better late than never

Europe's got two Inazuma Eleven games for DS but not the Wii entry Inazuma Eleven Strikers that came out in Japan in July 2011. Well, never say never, as Level-5's registered a trademark for the game in Europe. The Wii version follows the DS game's lead by blending football with RPG elements, but naturally with polygon...

Feature: The Evolution of Nintendo's Controllers

The Evolution of Nintendo's Controllers

From NES to Wii U

In over 25 years of home consoles, Nintendo's done more than just produce ever-improving gaming systems that give us more complex, better-looking games: it's also been a major influence on how we play our games. The company has often been responsible for bringing new control schemes to the mainstream, or adapting ideas from others...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Awarded Prestigious Spanish Prize

Shigeru Miyamoto Awarded Prestigious Spanish Prize

For communications and humanities

Shigeru Miyamoto has won a few major awards over the years as recognition for his exemplary contribution to the gaming industry. He's been awarded a BAFTA fellowship and was the first inductee into the Spike VGA Video Game Hall of Fame, to name just two honours. He's now been confirmed as the recipient of this...

Talking Point: Should Zelda Go Episodic?

Should Zelda Go Episodic?

"Next time on The Legend of Zelda..."

For more than 25 years, The Legend of Zelda series has grapple-hooked the hearts of gamers across the globe. Thanks to the consistent quality of its library of titles, the Zelda brand has generated a worldwide recognition that few games achieve and has become the standard by which all other action-adventure...

News: 3DS Nears 1 Million Units Sold in UK

3DS Nears 1 Million Units Sold in UK

But slower than DS

According to Pocket Gamer, 3DS is on the cusp of hitting the 1 million sales mark in the United Kingdom. The site claims the console sits just below 950k units after 61 weeks on shelves. By comparison, the original DS sold its first million after 51 weeks, so 3DS clearly still has some ground to make up. Last year Nintendo of...