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January2013

  • News Fire Emblem: Awakening Will Be Available On 3DS eShop

    In case there was any doubt

    Nintendo has been making all of its retail titles available in their respective eShops for a few months now. You can find the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS eShop while New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land both reside in the Wii U equivalent. It won't come as a surpr

  • News Two Tribes Considering More Wii U eShop Releases

    Points are all that you can score

    Two Tribes is currently working on finalising Toki Tori 2 for release on the Wii U eShop, but has been busy on Twitter hinting at more projects and releases that it's planning for the new system. On the cards are two existing PC/Mac/Smartphone titles, while the same thread of tweets also floated the idea of a...

  • News Fire Emblem: Awakening Teaser Trailer Emerges

    Even more to whet our appetitie

    Nintendo of America has released an incredibly short but very sweet teaser trailer for upcoming RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening for 3DS. The game will hit the US next month 4th February, with GameStop offering a special pre-order bonus in the form of a character art book. Europe will have to wait until 19th April to get...

  • News Miyamoto: Pikmin 3 To Be More Like Series Original

    Legendary designer looking to increase the player's stress levels

    In a recent interview with UK gaming publication, GamesMaster, Shigeru Miyamoto has claimed that he wants Pikmin 3's gameplay to have more in common with the first game of the series, rather than its sequel. Miyamoto stated that he wasn't happy with the decision to make Pikmin 2 less...

December2012

  • News Zen Pinball 2 Now Gearing Up For January 2013

    We guessed as much

    In the most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts, it was announced that Zen Pinball 2 was on the way to the Wii U eShop in December. It's set to incorporate a similar setup to that seen on the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms — an initial free download with trial tables, accompanied by a large range available to buy individually or as...

  • News Code of Princess Rated for European Release

    Hack-and-slash and gaming fans, rejoice!

    We rather like Code of Princess here at Nintendo Life, as it blends RPG ideas with intuitive hack-and-slash action, all wrapped in a gorgeous hand-drawn 2D art style. When you consider the range of customisation, the tight gameplay and the inclusion of both competitive and co-op online multiplayer, it's a...

  • News Retro City Rampage Looks Set For A January Release on WiiWare

    Don't worry, it'll arrive... eventually

    It seems like forever and an age since Retro City Rampage was announced for the Wii Shop Channel - the title has had a delay or two since then. We reported earlier this month that an updated version of the 8-bit action-adventure game would be heading to Europe and North America 'soon', but no specific date was...

  • News Fire Emblem: Awakening Getting The Pre-Order Bonus Treatment In The U.S.

    GameStop has limited edition character art books to give away

    The highly anticipated 3DS strategy RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening will finally become available in North America on 4th February 2013. The game sees you take control of Lord Chrom and the Shepherds as they endeavour to rid the land of a new evil. To celebrate the release GameStop is...

  • News Capcom Releases New Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U Gameplay Videos

    Includes humongous swords

    As a special pre-Christmas treat, Capcom has released a series of three gameplay videos via its community blog for the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U. The videos contain battles with three brand new beasties; the Lagombi, Zinogre and Brachydios, with all three battles taking place on very different terrains...

  • News Mega Man 1 to 6 Blasting Onto 3DS Virtual Console

    No need to be blue

    In early November we reported that Capcom was aiming to bring the NES Mega Man games to the 3DS Virtual Console, and it's now been confirmed that this will be a reality. With all of the NES titles already released in Japan and the original Mega Man available on the European eShop, the time for North America to join in has now...

  • News Introductory Video Emerges For Fire Emblem: Awakening

    More details on characters, relationships and tactics

    During the latest Nintendo Direct the hotly anticipated 3DS strategy RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening was finally given a release date. The game arrives in North America on 4th February and will land in Europe at some point in April. Some people may be unfamiliar with the Fire Emblem series, so to...

  • News Unchained Blades Coming To North American 3DS eShop In The New Year

    Will be the first download only retail title

    Last month XSEED confirmed via Facebook that it was struggling to get the artistic dungeon crawling RPG Unchained Blades onto the 3DS eShop in North America, but said it hoped the game would make it before the New Year. Well there's good news, and there's bad news. The good news is that Unchained Blades...

  • News Unepic Adventuring Onto Wii U eShop in 2013

    "A mixture of platform game, role game and joke"

    EnjoyUp Games has announced this week that it'll be publishing Unepic, an indie RPG platformer released on PC in 2011. In this adventure you play as Daniel, "great videogame player, big lover of sci-fi movies, novice player of role games, pot-head", who is swept away to a mysterious castle which he...

  • News Cloudberry Kingdom Leaps To March 2013 Release

    New game also in development at Pwnee

    We reported last month that Wii U eShop title Cloudberry Kingdom wouldn't be available for download in the Wii U's launch month in Europe and North America. Developer Pwnee Studios has confirmed that the game - apparently set to be the Wii U's most insanely difficult download title - is now set for a March 2013...

  • News escapeVektor Hacks Into 3DS eShop on 20th December

    The wait is over

    escapeVektor: Chapter 1 is one of WiiWare's finest games, though its arrival in late September 2011 didn't spark the multiple follow-ups that were expected. Developer Nnooo decided, after the first part was released, that it'd be better served releasing all four planned parts as one title — though Chapter 1 was an excellent...

  • News Color Commando Set to Bring the Fight to DSiWare

    Goodbye Galaxy Games' DSiWare swansong

    With the 3DS eShop continuing to expand, many would expect DSiWare to fade away; yet we're still seeing a steady flow of titles for the older platform, no doubt helped by the fact that they also see release on the 3DS equivalent. One of DSiWare's higher profile developers, however, is planning one last fling...

  • News Etrian Odyssey DS Trilogy Set For Reprint

    Canadian retailer is first out of the gate

    The Etrian Odyssey trilogy of games on DS can probably be regarded as cult classics for the handheld, an RPG series famed for relentless difficulty and harsh punishment of failure. Of course, when you combine that genre with a sufficient level of challenge, there'll be a group of gamers more than willing to...

  • News Rayman Legends Release Date Confirmed For The UK

    Update: EMEA territories on 28th February, UK on 1st March

    It's been confirmed by Ubisoft that this title will actually arrive in the UK on 1st March, but in the other EMEA territories on 28th February. Original article One title that was noticeably absent from the Wii U launch in Europe was the graphically stunning Rayman Legends. Back in October...

  • News BIT.TRIP SAGA On The Way To 3DS eShop

    Download some bits

    As the weeks pass Nintendo has been gradually bringing more 3DS retail titles to the handheld's eShop, and it seems that a series that began life as a download exclusive is set to join in — BIT.TRIP SAGA is next in line. According to an updated page on the eShop, the collection from Gaijin Games will be available to download...

  • News Retro City Rampage Storming Onto WiiWare Soon

    Updated version coming to European shores

    Popular download title Retro City Rampage has been available on PC, Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita for a while now in North America. The game has recently been tweaked and updated to give the player a better experience, and now it's coming to a multitude of platforms in Europe, including WiiWare. For...

  • News This LEGO City: Undercover Trailer is a Treat

    Shawshank Redemption, anyone?

    During yesterday's Nintendo Direct shenanigans, it was tough to keep track of the varied footage and announcements from across the regions. With that in mind, we consider it our duty to make sure that you see the latest LEGO City: Undercover trailer that was included in the Nintendo of Europe broadcast. Not only does...

  • News Wii Fit U Arriving In The U.S. In Q1 2013

    Features an all new dance category

    Wii Fit has certainly been a revelation for modern day gaming that's turned people's living rooms into their own personal gym. It was part of what made people who were unfamiliar with the hobby give it a go, and its success was phenomenal. At E3 earlier this year, Nintendo announced that it would be bringing out a...

  • News Scribblenauts Unlimited And SiNG Party Arrive in Europe Early 2013

    Plenty of puzzles and songs in the new year

    Scribblenauts Unlimited sadly missed out on the European Wii U launch, but now Nintendo of Europe has announced that the puzzle game will be making its way to the home console on 8th February 2013, with the 3DS version also out on the same day. Maxwell's latest adventure did make it out for the North...

  • News Panorama View And Google Maps Confirmed For Western Release

    More intuitive ways to use your GamePad

    This morning's Japanese Nintendo Direct revealed that Panorama View and Google Maps would both be coming to Wii U in Japan. Surely Nintendo wouldn't leave out North Americans and Europeans now, would it? Well worry not westerners, as during this afternoon's North American and European Nintendo Direct...

  • News Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Heading To Europe And North America Next Year

    Music to our ears

    It has been revealed, via today's Nintendo Direct presentations, that Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight will be making its way to the west next year. Pokémon developer Game Freak released the rhythm platformer on the 3DS eShop in Japan some months back, and the game will now be introduced to North America and Europe in early 2013. Game...

  • News Pikmin 3 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf Drop Into Q2 2013

    Localisation and development to blame

    During today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts in North America and Europe, Nintendo showed fairly brief glimpses of Pikmin 3 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, with the Wii U title getting a little longer to flex its HD muscles. There was disappointing news, however, as Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata confirmed...

  • News Panorama View to be Sighted on Wii U eShop in Spring 2013

    Confirmed in Japan, at least

    One of the first concepts that was shown off for Wii U, and which made an appearance at various demo opportunities and expo appearances for the system, was Panorama View. It's a relatively simple app that uses real-life video and allows you to view the action from any angle you desire, simply by moving the GamePad. It's...

  • News Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Has a Pre-Order Bonus In The U.S.

    Exclusive to GameStop

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is set to be released in early 2013 on 3DS, so Konami and GameStop have cooked up a little treat for those who pre-order the game in the United States. Yes, if you head down to your local GameStop and pre-order the game you'll receive a nice little case for your trusty 3DS -...

November2012

  • News Crimson Shroud Confirmed for 13th December Release On 3DS eShop

    Third Guild01 titles gets a confirmed date

    Level-5 has confirmed that Yasumi Matsuno's Crimson Shroud will launch on the North American and European 3DS eShop on 13th December. This is the third game to be taken from the Japan-only Guild01 collection, with Liberation Maiden and Aero Porter having already made the jump to the west. The fourth game...

  • News Urban Trial Freestyle Revving Up For 3DS eShop

    Parkour on two wheels

    When the 3DS launched way back when, Nintendo made NES classic Excitebike available on the eShop to download for free; yet since then we've had little to satisfy our bike racing needs. Luckily for fans of the genre Tate Interactive has revealed it is bringing its newest game, Urban Trial Freestyle, to the 3DS eShop. The game...

  • News Nano Assault EX Blasting Onto The 3DS eShop Soon

    Should be available before the new year

    Nano Assault Neo is available in the Wii U eShop right now in North America — and will be in Europe on Wii U launch day — but there's also a portable release coming to the 3DS eShop that takes its cues from retail release Nano Assault. As Shin'en man Manfred Linzner described it to us, it's really Nano...

  • News Wii U Can be Used as a Portable Home Console

    Not something we ever considered...

    We never thought we'd see a Wii U treated as a portable system, but that's exactly what's happened with a keen Japanese gamer — importing a system ahead of time clearly wasn't enough on its own. The console isn't portable, of course, but on select games you don't technically need to use the TV; a power outlet is...

  • News Publisher Dream Bringing Game Development Aspirations to DSiWare

    Release your games on the "cShop"

    Not too long ago Circle Entertainment brought Bookstore Dream to DSiWare, a thoroughly decent resource management sim that drew inspiration from similar titles available on smartphones. In that case it was all about managing stock and attracting customers, but the developer has announced a new entry in the series,...

  • News New Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney Trailer Points the Finger

    More puzzling gameplay details solved

    Capcom and Level-5 have revealed more details about the gameplay in the latest trailer for upcoming crossover title Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney. The game will feature a combination of elements from both series, switching between Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright. Layton’s segments will see the player...

  • News Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Dated For North America

    Plus a nifty pre-order bonus

    Atlus has lifted the lid on a release date for Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan; it will be hitting shelves in North America on 26th February 2013, and will also be available as an eShop download. Those of you that decide to pre-order a retail copy will also be treated to a limited edition art book and music CD...

  • News Invasion of the Alien Blobs Bringing The Fight To DSiWare

    Fear the blob

    G-STYLE, a developer most prolific and well known for download software released in Japan, is bringing another one of its DSiWare titles to the West. This time around it's Invasion of the Alien Blobs!, which was known as Shunkan Tsubutsubu Tsubushi when released on the Japanese DSi Shop back in March 2010; it'll arrive in North America...

  • News Trine 2: Director's Cut Springs To Life With A New Trailer

    A story about a joker, a thief, and a knight

    Despite only launching a couple of days ago, the Wii U's eShop is slowly building up it's own library of downloadable games, with one of the forerunners being Trine 2: Director's Cut. While the original game launched last year for PC and other home consoles, this Wii U exclusive version comes with the...

  • News Guild 01's Aero Porter Is Landing On The 3DS eShop This Month

    Ever wanted to run your own airport?

    Following on from the interview snippets from Level-5 earlier today, the company has announced that the next Guild 01 title - Aero Porter - will being flying west onto the 3DS eShop this month - November 29th, to be precise. Better yet, North America and Europe will be getting it on the exact same day, priced at...

  • News Level-5 Discusses Guild 01 Localization Details And More

    Maybe some new titles on the way too?

    As you're no doubt already aware, Guild 01 is an interesting compilation of games spanning from four unique developers. Liberation Maiden has already graced our 3DS consoles, with Aero Porter and Crimson Shroud making their way to the west in the not-too-distant future. One title that hasn't been mentioned for...

  • News New Super Mario Bros. U To Jump Into DLC

    Additional courses planned

    New Super Mario Bros. 2 did something new for the core Mario franchise: it introduced DLC. While much of the game may have felt familiar — not always a bad thing — the idea of extra content being made available after release was new for the series, and has added some longevity to the Coin Rush mode. In an Iwata Asks...

  • News Soccer Up 3D Screens Viewable Via This Handy QR Code

    Cameras at the ready

    EnjoyUp Games has been busy in recent weeks releasing titles such as La Mulana on WiiWare and Abyss on DSiWare. Its next project is Soccer Up 3D, which as you may have guessed makes the leap onto the 3DS eShop. Soccer Up! has previously been released on WiiWare but obviously didn’t include any 3D visuals. Helpfully, EnjoyUp...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition Looked Set To Be "Simplified"

    Nintendo wanted it to stay "hardcore"

    As we all know, Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition will be on the shelves on the same day as Wii U launches. The game is not only a true rendition of the version found on other consoles but also has new exclusive elements, such as extra Nintendo themed character costumes and the return of Tekken Ball. It...

  • News Nicalis Blasting onto 3DS eShop with Guxt

    Shmup from Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya, creator of Cave Story

    Nicalis may have a rather questionable record of localising its download titles in all regions — mention Cave Story on DSiWare or the 3DS eShop to a European and see what happens — but it does actively seek to bring high-quality indie releases to Nintendo systems. When you consider that...

  • News Rabbids Rumble Launch Trailer Fights For Attention

    In case you missed out on your daily dose of crazy

    Rabbids Rumble, the newest entry in the Raving Rabbids series, was released yesterday for the 3DS in North America, and is due out on November 16th in Europe. To kick off its launch, Ubisoft has released a launch trailer which should provide you with your daily (or weekly) dose of sheer insanity...

  • News Kick Off With PES 2013 On 3DS This Month

    Another one for all you football fanatics

    Konami has announced that PES 2013 will make its European Nintendo 3DS debut this month on November 30th. The yearly football hit hopes to bring its A-game to the handheld to compete with its rival FIFA 13. It exclusively makes use of the UEFA Champions League and Copa Libertadores competitions, and allows...

  • News ZombiU Live Action Video Shows Multiplayer Battle

    All hail the Zombie King

    Halloween may be gone for the year, but one particular Wii U game will be playing on the fact that, for many of us, it's the time of year with long, dark nights. ZombiU is one of the most eagerly anticipated Wii U launch titles, with early impressions emphasizing the complexities and difficulties it'll offer, as well as its...

  • News Toki Tori 2 Lands on Wii U eShop on 20th December

    Not for use in festive meals

    Toki Tori 2 is likely to be one of the most widely recognisable names in the early weeks of the Wii U eShop, due to its predecessor being one of the leading titles to herald the arrival of WiiWare. The diminutive little chicken isn't going to be quite ready for launch day, however, with confirmation from Two Tribes that...

  • News Take A Look At The Gatorade-Infused Exclusive Features Of Wii U NBA 2K13

    Is it the shoes?

    2K Sports has slam-dunked a Developer Insight video for its upcoming NBA 2K13 for the Wii U. The video pays particular attention to hilariously-titled Gatorade Biometric Scanner. This feature allows you to quickly view your player's fatigue level and see whether they're hot or cold; all this can be done simply by holding the...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Live Streaming Confirmed, But Not on Wii U

    It's "being evaluated for a future update"

    Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops II will feature YouTube support to live stream online multiplayer League Play games, with the player's webcam and audio commentary also recorded. Those who pay for the Elite service, meanwhile, will be able to view additional info on players as they...

  • Out Now Animal Crossing: New Leaf Starts Life in Japan

    Time to get envious

    So, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is out now in Japan, released on 8th November. Once we got over the irritation of discovering that we were a day late, we thought we'd look at what we know so far, point you to previous articles that have stacks of information, compile some nice gameplay footage and look at the reaction to the game...

  • News Fallblox Crashes Into Europe on 15th November

    Mallo returns

    Fallblox — or Crashmo in North America — is one of a number of highly anticipated eShop games arriving before the end of the year. It hits North America on 22nd November, but anxious Europeans wondering about their release date can now relax, as it's arriving in the region one week earlier on 15th November. Nintendo's also...

  • News Rytmik World Music Bringing the Beat Back to DSiWare

    Get composing

    Cinemax has confirmed that it's bringing Rytmik World Music to DSiWare, the fifth entry in the music composition series. It's a series that's had consistently strong recommendations in our reviews, with each entry bringing an accomplished and detailed music studio to your DSi; they're perhaps best reserved for enthusiasts and those...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Trailer Brings the Madness

    Includes a panda dressed as Princess Peach

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition will be available on launch day, and will include a number of features and modes exclusive to Nintendo's console. As you'd expect, adding Nintendo into a Tekken title promises to bring bizarre and humorous results, while the GamePad itself will allow control options...

  • News Crashmo 3D Screens Are Just a QR Code Away

    A sneak peak

    Crashmo — known as Fallblox in Europe — is one of the 3DS eShop's big releases due before the end of the year. As a follow up to the critically acclaimed Pushmo, it's likely to be on a number of 3DS owner's wishlists. Of course, 2D screenshots don't necessarily do this title justice, especially with the extra depth to the new...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Wii U Content Detailed

    DLC becomes on-disc C

    Mass Effect 3 was one of Wii U's major third-party announcements for a launch release, bringing one of the year's biggest blockbuster titles to the system. The excitement is perhaps dulled by the fact that it's the concluding part of a trilogy, and that a special edition combining the games, Mass Effect Trilogy, is out today...

  • Developer Interview Pwnee Studios Talks About Cloudberry Kingdom and Wii U

    "We have learnt to expect bizarre events"

    With all of the excitement surrounding the upcoming release of the Wii U console and its retail launch titles, it’s easy to forget the assortment of potentially fantastic Wii U eShop titles also heading our way. One of which is Cloudberry Kingdom, a platformer which promises to supply the gamer with...

  • News Castlevania: Mirror of Fate's Vocal Talent Has a Scottish Ring To It

    Meet the actors behind the Belmont clan

    As well as releasing a swanky new trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, Konami has given a few more details on the basic story, as well as revealing the actors who will be lending their vocal talents to the game. Mirror of Fate focuses on Simon and Trevor Belmont, who - in the...

October2012

  • Rumour Splinter Cell: Blacklist Sneaking Onto Wii U

    The pre-E3 rumour returns, courtesy of GameStop

    Just before L.A.'s E3 extravaganza this year, rumours emerged that Splinter Cell: Blacklist was coming to Wii U, yet Ubisoft's press conference passed without any mention of the multi-platform release arriving on Nintendo's new system. Whether fans would have been particularly disappointed depends on...

  • News Dragon Quest VII Set to Venture Onto 3DS

    If in doubt, release a re-make

    While Dragon Quest X for Wii U was shown off recently during a Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast — though it's already been released on Wii in the Land of the Rising Sun — Square Enix hasn't yet finished re-releasing earlier entries in the series. According to JUMP magazine, at least. A scanned page from the...

  • News Jump Trials Hops Onto North American DSiWare Soon

    Run and jump!

    When it comes to running and jumping, Nintendo systems seem to be the most appropriate place to go. If you enjoyed budget DSiWare title GO Series: 10 Second Run, meanwhile, then you may be interested in Jump Trials from Japanese publisher G-Style. On the way to North American DSiWare soon, Jump Trials is a localisation of Shunkan Jump...

  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Racing Onto Wii U in 2013

    EA gives confirmation

    As part of Nintendo's financial briefing earlier this week there was a display of a number of third-party titles in the works for Wii U, one of which was Need for Speed: Most Wanted. EA's juggernaut racing series makes its latest appearance on Xbox 360, PS3 and Vita in just a few days, but the Wii U version is currently slated...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Download Will Be Cheaper Than Retail

    But will come with a hefty file size

    Namco Bandai is set to make the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 available both physically and digitally on launch day in Japan, according to a report on Siliconera. However, the game will be cheaper if you decide to download it from the Wii U eShop. In stores, the fighter will set gamers back 6,980 Yen,...

  • News Paper Mario, Fire Emblem and Rayman Legends Get New Trailers

    Now with 100% more Lums, goats, and arrows!

    Yesterday, Nintendo of America broadcasted a new Nintendo Direct, which focused specifically on upcoming 3DS titles and software. We already posted the brand new trailer to the newly-named Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but Nintendo also released fresh trailers for

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Turns Over Some New Footage

    Prepare to spend a lot of time on 3DS

    As part of today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, it was confirmed that the new Animal Crossing title due to arrive on 3DS next year will be called Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It seems like an apt title as the new entry will, of course, introduce new features and mayoral duties. There was a decent amount of new...

  • News Nintendo Confirms Wii U Will Be Sold At A Loss

    Still think it's expensive?

    Nintendo confirmed during its second quarter financial results briefing that Wii U will be sold at a loss. This may come as a slight shock to some considering Wii U is launching at a relatively high price, and suggests Nintendo won't be in a position to change the pricing for some time. We can't imagine what cost it would...

  • News Nintendo Releases Updated Global Release Schedule

    Time to mark your calenders!

    Nintendo has published an updated release schedule for all its big upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. Back in August, Luigi's Mansion 2 was listed for a 2013 release back in August but now we have a more definite release window for the spooky sequel. It's also good to see that Brain Age: Concentration Training is definitely...

  • News North American Nintendo Direct To Air on 25th October

    Come and spend some time with Reggie

    It might be a little late for the announcement, but Nintendo of America has announced a new Nintendo Direct broadcast, which is set to air tomorrow at 7am Pacific / 9am Central / 10am Eastern / 3pm British Standard and 4pm Central European time. As posted on its Facebook page, the stream will focus on upcoming...

  • News Become a Superstar with WWE '13's Box Art Creator

    You're a Superstar

    Ever wondered what you'd look like on a video game box? Ponder no more; THQ has you covered with a custom box art creator to coincide with the release of wrassle-'em-up WWE '13. The "Be on the Cover" application on the WWE Games Facebook page lets you take a photo from your existing Facebook gallery or a webcam and save it as...

  • News 2 Fast 4 Gnomz Socking it to 3DS eShop Soon

    You collect socks, by the way

    Some of you may remember 2 Fast 4 Gnomz from earlier this year on WiiWare, its February release making it one of a small group of 2012 arrivals on the platform. It seems that developer QubicGames is more than aware of the fact that this one was maybe a little late to the Wii Shop party, as it's now confirmed 2 Fast 4...

  • News Cake Ninja 2 Confirmed for DSiWare

    More deserts in line for the chop

    DSiWare has had its share of titles that have incurred the wrath of low review scores here on Nintendo Life, with Cake Ninja being one to enjoy the dubious honour. Essentially a DSiWare version of smartphone smash-hit Fruit Ninja, its pricing and painful lack of features and game modes meant that it took a bit of a...

  • News Takumi: Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney Has a "Double Layered Story"

    Who could object to that?

    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney arrives in Japan at the end of November, which will lift the lid on one of the year's most intriguing cross-over titles. Combining the two different worlds — and their distinctive styles — within a medieval setting may sound slightly crazy, and that's probably because it is. That...

  • News EA: FIFA 13 on Wii U is "Laying the Foundation"

    Ultimate Team missing as Wii U's online is in its "infancy"

    FIFA 13 on Wii U was inevitable, as EA is always keen to bring one of its biggest franchises to every system possible. Occasionally it's a little too keen and churns out yearly updates that are barely updates at all, or in the now-infamous case of FIFA 13 on Wii, some releases aren't far...

  • News Nintendo of Europe Offers Up Free Layton Swag

    A gentleman always travels in style

    With Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask just around the corner, Nintendo of Europe is rewarding early purchasers with some free swag! Starting on October 26 (at 8 AM BST/ 9 AM CST), those who register their copy of Miracle Mask will be eligible to win a free leather luggage tag, branded with Layton's signature...

  • News Aksys Releases Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward OVA

    "I want to play a game"

    Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is set to release next week in North America, and publisher Aksys Games has taken the opportunity to release the game's anime prologue. Dubbed in English, the video reveals how main character Sigma was kidnapped, and how he must work together with eight other captives to escape the Nonary...

  • News 5th Cell Explains Lack Of Nintendo Characters In 3DS Scribblenauts

    It all comes down to 'timing'

    Just yesterday, Warner Bros. Interactive announced that a handful of characters from the Mario and Legend of Zelda series will be featured in the upcoming Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited. However, the 3DS version of the game won't be getting in on the action. While an official explanation for this discrepancy...

  • News Monster Hunter 3 G Traps an eShop Discount in Japan

    Re-packaged "Best Price" offer also on the way

    Fans of the Monster Hunter series that live outside of Japan have been a little hard done by, casting envious glances to gamers in Japan who are looking forward to Monster Hunter 4, while the rest of us wait for the expanded version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. While Ultimate is also coming to Wii U...

  • News Ghosts 'n' Goblins Coming To 3DS eShop Next Week

    Ready to make your blood boil?

    It may not be that Mega Man game you were hoping for (and thank god it's not Mega Man Xover), but Capcom has just announced that the NES version of Ghosts 'n' Goblins will be making its way onto the 3DS eShop on 25th October in America. This soul-crushing side-scroller hit arcades ba

  • News Nintendo Invades Scribblenauts Unlimited

    Characters from Legend of Zelda and Mario to make appearances

    Recently 5th Cell teased Nintendo fans with a mysterious image which hinted that a few well-known characters would be making an appearance in the upcoming Scribblenauts Unlimited. Now Warner Bros. has revealed that a handful of characters and items from the Legend of Zelda and Mario...

  • News Disney Paints A New Epic Mickey 2 Trailer

    Now with 100% more Warren Spector

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is set to release next month, and to celebrate we've been given a new video which shows off some paint and thinner gameplay. Here's the official blurb: This new video features exciting gameplay as game developer Warren Spector discusses Mickey’s magic paint brush and his...

  • News ZombiU Structure "Really Inspired by Metroid"

    "Difficult but fair" challenge also a focus

    ZombiU is arguably the highest-profile third-party title on Wii U at launch, dominating the system's demo areas at trade shows and even getting its own console bundle in Europe. Despite the occasional bug and glitch, the builds that we've seen are also promising, with a potential level of immersion and...

  • News Ikachan Confirmed For Both DSiWare And 3DS eShop

    Two platforms, same game

    Yesterday, we teased a picture that showed Ikachan running on a 3DS. For those who don't know, Ikachan is a 2D retro style platformer from Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya, the man behind Cave Story. While developer Nicalis was originally intending to release Ikachan as a DSiWare title, they decided to produce two versions of the...

  • News Thundercats Let Loose On DS October 30th

    Feel the magic, hear the roar

    An official trailer for Thundercats has finally put a release date in place for the DS action epic. The game had previously been scheduled for a North American release September this year, but was pushed back a month. The side-scrolling action game follows the first six episodes of the rebooted Thundercats series where...

  • News Take a Tour of The Tower of London, ZombiU Style

    The Beefeaters might end up eating you

    To drum up even more interest in its undead-filled Wii U launch title ZombiU, Ubisoft has released a video walkthrough for the game's spooky Tower of London segment. Set in the famous structure - which can trace its history all the way back to 1066 - the video illustrates the kind of hair-raising gameplay you...

  • News Watch Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's Newest Trailer Right Here

    Two hunters are better than one

    Capcom is kicking off New York Comic-Con with a brand new trailer for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which is set to release sometime in March 2013. While the trailer mostly focuses on the Wii U version and its online co-op, there are a few glimpses into the 3DS version, and the ability to play locally alongside the Wii...

  • News Ubisoft Announces Rabbids Rumble North American Release Date

    Three extra days of Rabbid fun

    Last week we reported that the Rabbids would be rumbling on to European 3DS consoles on 16th November. Today Ubisoft has confirmed that Rabbids Rumble will be launching on 13th November in North America, three days before it hits European shores. Rabbids Rumble features over 100 crazy Rabbids to capture and collect,...

  • News New Super Mario Bros. U Confirmed as 1080p, Or Not

    Nintendo can't decide

    In recent hours it's been reported on a number of websites, including our colleagues at Eurogamer, that New Super Mario Bros. U will support a full 1080p HD resolution, a bump up from the 720p seen in various demo and hands-on sessions of the game. The game's official site has been quoted as saying the following. Experience...

  • News Here's That Batman Arkham City Video Walkthrough You Wanted

    See what Wii can do for U

    Warner Bros. Montreal is in charge of developing Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition, and they've released a video that shows off exactly how the Wii U GamePad will change the way you play. While the core gameplay hasn't been altered, the touch screen and gyroscopic functionalities of the GamePad allow you to wield The...

  • News Mass Effect fans, Take Note: Cris Velasco Is Scoring ZombiU's Soundtrack

    Veteran game composer crafting a dark score for Ubisoft's upcoming zombie title

    Hot off the heels of Mass Effect 3 and Borderlands 2, BAFTA award winning composer Cris Velasco will be lending his musical talents to the horror genre with Ubisoft's ZombiU. Best known for his work on the God of War series, Cris is no stranger to the game industry,...

  • News Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Release Date Confirmed For Australia

    On its way down under

    Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask was released as a launch title in Japan for 3DS on 25th February, and at a little over a year and a half old is finally being released in Europe on 26th October, arriving in North America on 28th October. Fear not, our Australian readers, as Nintendo has now lifted the lid on a release...

  • First Impressions Paper Mario Sticker Star

    Stuck on you

    Tucked away on the roof of the ZombiU building in the Nintendo booth at the EB Expo were a few hidden 3DS gems. Among them was Paper Mario: Sticker Star, and as you can imagine we eagerly wrestled the closest copy from the display unit and dove right in. The version available to us appeared to be very close to the final build, as we...

  • News Rayman Legends Won't Arrive Until Q1 2013

    Launch day disappointment

    When it comes to big third-party exclusives, Rayman Legends is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated Wii U launch window releases. We say launch window, as Ubisoft has now confirmed that the title isn't due to hit stores until Q1 2013, which means any date between 1st January and 31st March next year. In a statement...

  • News Monster Shooter is Locked and Loaded for 3DS eShop

    Another mobile port in the offing

    Gamelion has announced that it is preparing to unleash yet another of its mobile-to-3DS offerings. Monster Shooter is already available on iOS and Android - on which it has clocked up a respectiable 5 million downloads - and features "dual stick mayhem", apparently. Gamelion is also adamant that this is "one of the...

  • News Want to Know Why Rayman Legends is a Wii U Exclusive?

    Developer reveals why Ubisoft decided against a multi-platform release

    Rayman Origins was a real cracker of a game, offering lush visuals and engaging action. It was also released across a wide range of formats - something which won't be happening with its sequel, Rayman Legends. Speaking to Nintendo Power, level designer Chris McEntee explained...

  • News Our Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct Translation Awaits Forest Folk Within

    A complete summary of the Japanese presentation

    Last week there was a special Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation covering the forthcoming Animal Crossing: Jump Out on 3DS. As usual, we've got a summary of the entire video, saving you the bother of having to actually learn Japanese in order to understand it. Iwata starts out by introducing us to...

  • News Test Your Professor Layton Knowledge Via This Facebook Quiz

    Enroll at Gressenheller University today

    To celebrate the forthcoming release of Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (or Mask of Miracle, depending on where in the world you happen to be) Nintendo has created a UK-based Facebook quiz which allows you to test your knowledge of Layton's world. If you're clever enough to solve all of the tests,...

  • News Nintendo Announces Big eShop Releases Coming This Year

    Hydroventure, Denpa Men, Hana Samurai and Nano Assault EX on the way

    For those that enjoy filling up their 3DS SD card with a variety of high-quality download titles, Nintendo of Europe's Nintendo Direct broadcast brought a fair bit of good news regarding games that we can expect to see soon. Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated is Hana Samurai: Art...

  • News Fire Emblem and Luigi's Mansion Coming to Europe in 2013

    Better late than never

    It was to be expected after Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon was delayed into 2013 in North America, but we can now confirm that the green plumber's 3DS foray into ghost busting has also slipped into next year in Europe; it's now due to spook up the first quarter of 2013. Hopefully not too long after that, Fire Emblem: Awakening...

  • News Paper Mario: Sticker Star Arrives in Europe 7th December

    Stuck on you

    Nintendo of Europe has finally announced a date for Paper Mario: Sticker Star: Europeans will be able to get sticky with the paper thin plumber from 7th December. The world is your personal Panini album in the adventure, which sees Mario and company slipping through the world slamming stickers onto anything that moves. You'll also be...

  • News Fallblox Confirmed for November Release in eShop

    Sequel to Pullblox known as Crashmo in NA

    When speculating before Nintendo of Europe's latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, it's unlikely that many gamers would have predicted the confirmation of Fallblox, a sequel to the rather excellent Pullblox on 3DS eShop; just as Pullblox was known as Pushmo in North America, this latest entry will be known as...

  • News Guild01 Titles Heading to eShop

    SUDA51's Liberation Maiden Available Now in Europe

    Not long ago we reported a rumour that Level-5's Guild01 could be coming to North America, which was exciting as it's a collection of four 3DS games developed by different studios in Japan. Today's Nintendo Direct in Europe sprung a surprise, with confirmation that three of those titles will be...

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