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  • News Two Brothers Developer Speaks Of Nintendo In Glowing Terms

    Nintendo "fighting against a stereotype", says indie dev

    AckkStudios - the team behind Two Brothers - has given some more details about what it's like to work with Nintendo on the Wii U eShop. Speaking to Kotaku, brothers Brian and Andrew Allanson (spooky, eh?) spoke about how Nintendo had approached the development of the game,

  • News Cloudberry Kingdom Delayed On Wii U eShop

    We hope it's available 'berry' soon

    The developer behind Cloudberry Kingdom - Pwnee Studios - has revealed that its upcoming Wii U eShop title will be delayed. When asked if it would be available for download this month, the response from Pwnee was: Unfortunately it is not. Looks like we're going to delay for a bit and go for a simultaneous launch...

  • News Spin The Bottle Is A Wii U Game That Doesn't Use Your TV

    Involves "tight coordination, daring trust, body and eye contact or extreme flexibility"

    KnapNok Games has released details of its forthcoming Wii U eShop title Spin The Bottle, a game which allows up to 8 players to indulge in addictive micro-challenges which take their attention away from the TV and focus it solely on the Wii U GamePad. A...

  • News LEGO Lord Of The Rings Dated For 3DS, Wii And DS In Europe

    Three games to rule them all

    November is looking to be quite an expensive month for European Nintendo gamers, what with the Wii U just around the corner and titles such as Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion and Rabbids Rumble on the horizon. It's not about to get any easier, either - amid all this money spending madness, Warner Bros. has decided...

  • News Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two Receives Collector's Edition Treatment On Wii

    Epic is the word you're looking for

    Disney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is due to release for the Wii on November 23rd, and fans can look forward to a special Collector's Edition of the game as well as the standard retail copy. UK retailer GAME has the exclusive on this bundle, which features a copy of the game, an 8GB Oswald-shaped USB stick...

  • News Wii U Won't Include Trophies Or Achievements

    Maybe in the future?

    Creative director and co-founder of 5th Cell Jeremiah Slaczka has revealed on NeoGAF that the Wii U will not have a universal achievement system. Slaczka went on to explain how Scribblenauts Unlimited would have its own in-game accomplishments: There are no Wii U accomplishments that are system wide. Scribblenauts Unlimited...

  • News Unemployment And Platforming Combine In Wii U Title 8-Bit Boy

    One man show

    Danish one-man studio AwesomeBlade Software has announced that its retro-themed platformer 8-Bit Boy is coming to the Wii U. Created by Rasmus Kønig Sørensen - a Danish ex-video game journalist with a bachelor degree in Construction Management - 8-Bit Boy is a love letter to the 2D platforming epics of old. Sørensen counts himself...

  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Dashing Onto Platforms In 2013

    Nintendo platforms, please

    Sega has revealed that it has plans to release new Sonic the Hedgehog games next year, but we are left in the dark as to what systems the titles will be on. In an interview with Toys 'N' Playthings, Sissel Henno - Head of Sega's brand licensing in Europe - said that as well as focusing on releasing toys and stationary...

  • News Hide And Seek Footage From Chasing Aurora is Found

    You can fly, but you can't hide

    We're certainly interested here at Nintendo Life when more information about Chasing Aurora emerges, so new footage of one of its multiplayer modes has caught our eye. Its attractive art style does it no harm, either. We interviewed developer Broken Rules last month, where it briefly mentioned the game's multiplayer...

  • News Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Announced For 3DS

    Your wish has been granted

    Brace yourselves, WayForward fans - the latest edition of Nintendo Power magazine (second to last, we should say) features the announcement of the 3DSWare title Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on the front cover of the magazine, and is a direct sequel to Shantae: Risky's Revenge. Not too much information has been given...

  • News EA Releases Full Details On FIFA 13's Wii U GamePad Features

    A new way to play the beautiful game

    EA has now released a vast amount of detail on how FIFA 13 will make use of the Wii U GamePad's features. Some of this has already been covered in detail before, including taking control of the manager making strategic decisions on the sidelines, "shake and shoot" and touch screen navigation as opposed to...

  • News Wii U Madden NFL 13 Was Built In Just Six Months

    Tremendous turnaround

    We know that Madden NFL 13 on Wii U isn't going to offer all of the features seen in the 360 and PS3 editions of the game, but it's only now that the reason for this is becoming clear: the developers only had half a year to make the game. The amazing dev schedule has been revealed by IGN, w

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  • News Check Out the Concept Trailer for Monster Hunter 4

    A beast of a game

    Yesterday, we announced that Monster Hunter 4 was headed to the 3DS, the next entry in Capcom's popular franchise. You can now watch the announcement trailer below over and over, which the company has revealed is more concept than gameplay footage. Still, it's fun to watch, ain't it? There's no confirmation yet that this title will...

  • News Mario Tennis Smashing Onto 3DS

    Confirmed at conference

    We've just seen footage of a new Mario Tennis game coming to 3DS. We don't have much information on the project, but Andriasang confirms that it will support gyroscope control. You can view a screen grab to the right. We'll have more news as it develops. Are you excited about this popular franchise making its 3D debut?

July2011

  • News Aonuma Opens a Treasure Chest of Skyward Sword Details

    Dun-dun-dun-dunnnn!

    In a recent interview, veteran Nintendo developer Eiji Aonuma revealed some interesting details about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, on which he's currently working. If you're not a fan of spoilers stop reading now! Ganon, Link's adversary since the early days, will not appear in the game. In fact, the odd-looking Lord...

March2011

  • News ESRB Rating Sheds Light on Cubic Ninja Gameplay, Buttocks Fragments

    UPDATE: New info and screens

    We don't know much about Ubisoft's upcoming 3DS title Cubic Ninja, but recently an ESRB rating summary has appeared that clears a few things up – for one, will there be butt fragments? Yes, there will. This is a puzzle platformer in which players guide a boxy ninja through over 100 mazes. As players float and bounce around each level, they must trigger door..

  • News WiiWare Comes Under Heavy Fire: Black Arms on Monday

    Jungle fever

    Monday's Nintendo Download will arrive amid a storm of bullets as Polish developer Teyon has revealed its next title Heavy Fire: Black Arms will land on the service next week. The successor to shoot 'em up Heavy Fire: Special Operations, Black Arms takes the fight out of the desert and into the jungle. There's a launch trailer below...

February2011

  • News MotoHeroz Trailer Should Get You All Revved-Up

    Car platformer in action

    While the name may not be a classic, MotoHeroz has pedigree: developer RedLynx created Xbox Live Arcade's acclaimed Trials HD, an addictive take on the racing genre. With its upcoming WiiWare title the company hopes to recreate its success, with the trailer below showing off the game in action. A cross between a racing game...

  • News Nintendo Announces Official 3DS UK Launch Line-Up

    A baker's dozen on day one

    Yesterday we brought you the European 3DS launch line-up according to Gamestation, with the retailer claiming 14 titles would launch on March 25th with the console. Now Nintendo has spoken on the real line-up of 13 games available on day one, just one shy of Gamestation's estimate. The title missing from the list is Tecmo...

  • News This Upcoming WiiWare Game is Absolutely Pucca

    Get romantic on Valentine's Day

    Korean series Pucca revolves around 10-year old girl Pucca and her seemingly never-ending quest to steal a kiss from 12-year old ninja Garu. If you just thought, "that sounds like the perfect premise for a WiiWare game", you're on the same wavelength as BigBen Interactive, as Pucca's Kisses Game is on the way to the Wii Shop Channel soon. Costing 1,000..

January2011

  • Talking Point Zelda: Skyward Sword is 2011's Biggest Game

    Link to the future

    Earlier today we brought you a list of five Nintendo games to thrill you in 2011, but one big name was absent: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, as it wasn't really fair to put arguably this year's biggest title against anything else. Link's previous adventure on Wii, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, was never developed with Wii...

  • Features Five Nintendo Games to Thrill You in 2011

    Gaze into our crystal ball

    Were you happy with how 2010 panned out? We're guessing many of you had at least one eye on the future, as 2011 promises to be another twelve months full of exciting revelations, unexpected announcements and surprise appearances. When it comes to the titles we already know about, we've picked five that should definitely be on your radar. BIT.TRIP FLUXThe final part in a..

December2010

  • News Renegade Kid's New DS Game is ATV Wild Ride

    Didn't see that coming

    Renegade Kid has made a name for itself with atmospheric first-person games for DS – Dementium II and Moon in particular – but now it's trying something a little lighter, with ATV Wild Ride on the way in January. Using the same engine that powered Moon and Dementium, the game runs at a smooth 60 frames per second and boasts four-player local multiplayer too. It may not be..

November2010

  • News Gothic Action Heads to WiiWare in Ark of Sinners

    Like Castlevania, only Spanish

    Here's a WiiWare game you can sink your teeth into: Ark of Sinners is a Castlevania-style 2D romp, mixing classic gameplay with modern graphics. Played with the Wii Remote held NES-style, with 1 button to attack and 2 to jump, there'll be multiple moves, combos and even special air combos too. The first part of a...

  • News WiiWare Gets Second Round of Heavy Fire with Black Arms

    Shooter follow-up inbound

    We may not have been completely blown away by wartime shooter Heavy Fire: Special Operations, but it obviously did the business for Teyon as the Polish publisher has announced it's bringing sequel Heavy Fire: Black Arms to WiiWare in the near future. There's no doubt the game looks graphically impressive, as evident in the...

October2010

  • News Captain America Bringing Justice to Wii and DS Next Year

    The latest in Sega's comic book titles

    Sega's rather busy on the old Marvel Comics licence these days, having brought Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk to Wii and DS, with another title based on the upcoming Thor movie currently in development. The company has also just announced it's bringing Captain America: Super Soldier to Wii and DS...

September2010

  • News La-Mulana Tokyo Game Show Trailer

    New footage for you to check out

    We haven't heard a lot of news lately on the upcoming WiiWare title from Nicalis La-Mulana, but a brand new trailer was recently unveiled for the Tokyo Game Show and it features some amazing footage of the game in action. As you can see from the new trailer, the game..

  • News Even a Wii Remote or a DS Stylus Can Be a Sonic Device

    Pretend you're The Doctor even when you're not playing his games

    Every fan of Doctor Who (or, simply, The Doctor) knows that he'd have a lot more trouble fighting Cybermen and Daleks without his trusty Sonic Screwdriver. It seems that no matter what the problem is, it can be solved by him pointing the device at it and acting like he's concentrating really hard as the Time Lord tool shines a light..

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