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News: Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Nothing to Announce in Terms of an Ambassador Program"

Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Nothing to Announce in Terms of an Ambassador Program"

That really should be that, then

After the $50 price cut for the Wii U 32GB model was announced, some naturally made comparisons to the 3DS price cut of 2011 and wondered whether some form of Ambassador Program would be offered, in which 3DS early adopters received 10 NES and 10 GBA games. The scenarios are different, of course, in that the Wii U...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Financial Results Tell a Tale of Two Systems and Bold Ambition

Nintendo's Financial Results Tell a Tale of Two Systems and Bold Ambition

The company builds wealth amidst negative Wii U news

Nintendo has announced its first quarter financial results, which brought some notable headlines. The company made an operating loss, but ultimately posted a net profit; despite hardware and software business struggling overall, Nintendo had boosted its coffers by roughly 8.6 billion yen ($87.8...

News: Nintendo Files New Eternal Darkness Trademark

Nintendo Files New Eternal Darkness Trademark

Adds downloadable options

Don’t worry, your sanity meter is full: Nintendo has in fact filed a new trademark for Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem that suggests a possibility of seeing the 2002 GameCube title in download form. According to Siliconera, Nintendo filed the new trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on 23rd...

Video: Nintendo Demonstrates Wii U Dev Tools in This Unite Nordic 2013 Presentation

Nintendo Demonstrates Wii U Dev Tools in This Unite Nordic 2013 Presentation

See the Nintendo Web Framework and Unity in Action

We've written much here on Nintendo Life about Nintendo's sustained efforts to attract small developers to the Wii U, through relaxed requirements, greater accessibility and support, and most vitally development tools designed to assist studios with limited time and budgets. In that respect we've...

Video: Nintendo Releases a Slick Comic-Con Round-Up

Nintendo Releases a Slick Comic-Con Round-Up

Talking heads ahoy!

Do you like slickly produced videos? Do you like talking heads? How about Nintendo games? If the answers to all or some of these questions is yes, then you'll probably enjoy Nintendo's official round-up video of its attendance at the past weekend's Comic-Con event in San Diego. It is pleasing to see Nintendo producing quality...

News: Play Expo Confirms Nintendo's Attendance This October

Play Expo Confirms Nintendo's Attendance This October

The first confirmed exhibitor for the now.play area

As the Holiday season approaches, Nintendo will be stepping up efforts to get the Wii U and upcoming 3DS releases into gamer's hands to convince them that they're systems that they simply have to own. The UK arm of the company is doing its bit with various tours, including the Unleashed equivalent...

News: European Development Support For Nintendo Systems Lags Behind Rivals

European Development Support For Nintendo Systems Lags Behind Rivals

Smartphones and tablets are the biggest priorities

In just over a month Cologne, Germany will host Game Developers Conference Europe (GDC) — 19th to 21st August — before Gamescom kicks off shortly afterwards from 21st to 25th August. After being a no-show at the latter event last year Nintendo has confirmed its attendance this time around,...

News: The Famicom Turns 30 Years Old

The Famicom Turns 30 Years Old

The system that started it all

At the time of writing it may still be 14th July in many countries, but it's 15th July in Japan — that means that the Famicom has now turned 30 years old in its homeland. It would eventually make its way to the West, redesigned, as the iconic NES. Of course, Nintendo had been a Playing Card company in its earliest...

News: Nintendo Defends Influx of New Mario Titles

Nintendo Defends Influx of New Mario Titles

Too much of a good Mario?

There’s no doubt Nintendo has been putting its world-famous plumber to work. Since New Super Mario Bros. Wii in 2009, there has been at least one new Mario platformer released each year. The pace has felt even faster recently, with the expected December arrival of Super Mario 3D World marking the third Mario platformer...

Feature: The Big Nintendo E3 Survey

The Big Nintendo E3 Survey

So, what did you think?

It's now been just under a week since Nintendo's E3 Direct and subsequent information overloads, and we're preparing to move on and start playing games again — as opposed to watching those Mario Kart 8, Monolith Soft's X or Super Smash Bros. trailers on an endless repeat cycle. But E3 was fun — at least, we think it...

Review: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)

Return of the thieving raccoon

It’s likely that before the archaic and newly-retired Mayor Tortimer sailed off into the sunset he turned to the fresh-faced Mayor-to-be beside him and whispered, “Remember, you’re only a Mayor, not a King, and this is a democracy, not a dictatorship.” And with that, he turned, winked, donned his Hawaiian shirt...

Review: Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Third time's the charming

Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is the epitome of a lovable gaming experience. Carefree and popping with irresistible charm, this SNES platformer builds off the two previous Game Boy entries in the series and fulfills the potential they introduced. That doesn’t mean the core mechanics have suddenly become nuanced or up to par with...