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News: Mario Golf: World Tour UK Pre-Order Bonus Lets You Don A Mario Cap

Mario Golf: World Tour UK Pre-Order Bonus Lets You Don A Mario Cap

Moustache grown seperately

2014 seems to be flying by. Just where is the time going? Winter is already a distant memory for some and — even though Animal Crossing tells us we’re currently in spring — summer is right around the corner. Thankfully, along with it, comes a line-up of new games such as Kirby Triple Deluxe, Mario Kart 8 and the...

News: Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK Charts

Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK Charts

Layton vs. Ace Attorney drops out, Yoshi and Pokémon hang on

Nintendo's had some reasonable weeks in the UK physical retail sales charts, with titles such as Yoshi's New Island and Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney making solid starts despite having plenty of big-budget multiplatform titles in opposition. It seems the momentum is...

News: You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo UK's Online Store

You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo UK's Online Store

The future is now

If you wanted any more proof that Nintendo is moving with the times, it's now possible to pre-order eShop titles online — for those living in the UK, at least. Drop onto the Nintendo UK online store listing for Nintendo Pocket Football Club and you'll see the option to pre-order the title, with the download code being dispatched...

News: EGX London 2014 Tickets Are Now On Sale

EGX London 2014 Tickets Are Now On Sale

Will you be coming along to say hello to the Nintendo Life team?

Eurogamer Expo — now officially known as EGX London — is the UK's biggest video gaming event, and tickets for the 2014 show have just gone on sale. It's due to take place at Earls Court between the 25th and 28th of September. As usual, Nintendo Life will be in attendance, which...

News: Yoshi's New Island is Still Throwing Eggs in the UK Top 20

Yoshi's New Island is Still Throwing Eggs in the UK Top 20

Pokémon provides the only other Nintendo-exclusive top 40 presence

After making its UK all-format chart début in 12th place, a test for 3DS title Yoshi's New Island has been to see how its momentum stacks up — not too badly, as it turns out. In its second week Yoshi's adventure is in 16th place — it holds the same spot in the...

Video: Watch Us Hungrily Unbox The McDonald's Super Mario Happy Meal

Watch Us Hungrily Unbox The McDonald's Super Mario Happy Meal

It's the unboxing you've all been waiting for

This week sees the launch of a new range of Super Mario Happy Meal toys at McDonald's in the UK, and as you might expect, we were first in line to pick some up this morning. Below you'll see Tom and Damien pick apart two of these eagerly-awaited cardboard boxes of culinary joy. It's riveting stuff, and...

News: Level-5 Has No Plans To Launch The eShop Version Of Inazuma Eleven In The UK

Level-5 Has No Plans To Launch The eShop Version Of Inazuma Eleven In The UK

"Established" nature of the franchise to blame

The recent release of Inazuma Eleven on the North American 3DS eShop got many UK gamers wondering if they'd also get to see an updated edition of the Nintendo DS classic on their machines. However, Level-5 has issued a statement explaining why this new version of the game will remain exclusive to the...

News: Yoshi's New Island Makes UK Chart Début in 12th Place

Yoshi's New Island Makes UK Chart Début in 12th Place

Avoids getting egg on its face

Last week brought us the launch of Yoshi's New Island, which was met with a decidedly mixed critical reaction. Despite that its success rests not in reviews but in the final results — its performance at retail and, of course, on the eShop. We have a chance to gauge part of its early performance courtesy of the...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Pokémon X & Y the Last Nintendo Games Standing in UK Top 40

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Pokémon X & Y the Last Nintendo Games Standing in UK Top 40

Modest performance in multi-platform releases, too

The latest UK software chart results are in, and they make worrying reading for Nintendo. With 2014 well under way and new releases increasingly arriving on multiple platforms, weekly sales of Nintendo titles — and multiplatform titles on Wii U and 3DS — are being increasingly pushed out of the...

Exclusive: Nintendo UK Confirms Extra Pokémon Battle Tournament Event At EGX Rezzed 2014

Nintendo UK Confirms Extra Pokémon Battle Tournament Event At EGX Rezzed 2014

Still time to prove yourself as the UK's best trainer

Last week, we announced that Nintendo UK was running a Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament to decide the nation's best trainer, with a trip to Japan as the main prize. Interest in the nationwide contest has been overwhelming, with many of the regional qualifying events now reaching...

News: Bandai Namco Cheekily Projects An 80-Foot Pac-Man Onto The Side Of Sega's UK HQ

Bandai Namco Cheekily Projects An 80-Foot Pac-Man Onto The Side Of Sega's UK HQ

"We hope Sega aren't offended, more delighted"

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures may be old news in the US but the European launch is only just happening, and to remind everyone of that fact publisher Bandai Namco has picked a rather unique approach when it comes to promotion: projecting a massive image of Pac-Man himself onto Sega's HQ in...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Makes Top 10 Début in UK All-Format Charts

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Makes Top 10 Début in UK All-Format Charts

The highest new entry of the week

After being pushed back from a Holiday season release, Retro Studio's Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze arrived in Europe and North America on 21st February. The UK chart results covering its opening weekend of sales are in — reflecting physical retail purchases only — and the platformer has managed to swing a...

News: UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

In select stores, of course

Yes, at last it’s finally here, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has landed in the UK and US. It’s been three years since the primate pilgrim had his own private outing, but we’re just as happy to see him now as we were all those years ago; to celebrate the simian superstar’s frosty return UK retailer, GAME,...

News: The UK Is Getting A Senran Kagura Burst "Life And Hometown" Special Edition

The UK Is Getting A Senran Kagura Burst "Life And Hometown" Special Edition

Limited to 500 copies, comes with T-Shirt and lenticular poster

Senran Kagura Burst may have come to North America before Europe, but the latter is getting a physical and a pre-order bonus release — something which has annoyed some US players, as they had to make do with a digital launch only. As if to pile on the pain even further, it has today...

News: Nintendo Is Here To Stay And Will Do Very Well This Year, States Amazon UK Games Boss

Nintendo Is Here To Stay And Will Do Very Well This Year, States Amazon UK Games Boss

"Everyone thinks it’s a dying format. It’s absolutely not"

Nintendo has been getting a lot of downbeat press recently thanks to the poor performance of the Wii U and dismal financial results, but Amazon.co.uk’s category leader of video games and software Ketu Patel feels that the Japanese giant is long way from throwing in the towel — and...

News: Nintendo's Slump "Could Be Detrimental" To The Entire Gaming Market, Says Sony UK Boss

Nintendo's Slump "Could Be Detrimental" To The Entire Gaming Market, Says Sony UK Boss

Fergal Gara speaks out

Not everything is as peachy as it could be in the world of Nintendo right now; the company has posted a quarterly loss and has reduced its sales projections for both the Wii U and 3DS consoles. The firm's massive war chest of cash — around $8.6 billion — means that it's not exactly on the ropes just yet, but things could...

News: Recently Departed Official Nintendo Magazine Editor Chandra Nair Turns Up At Nintendo UK

Recently Departed Official Nintendo Magazine Editor Chandra Nair Turns Up At Nintendo UK

Another journalist powers up

There have been some dramatic changes in the editorial team at Future Publishing's Official Nintendo Magazine recently, with Editor-In-Chief Chandra Nair stepping down and Matthew Castle taking his place at the helm. Nair has finally broken the silence regarding his new position on Twitter: The former ONM bigwig —...