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Nintendo Life Weekly: Mother 3 Localisation Rumours, New Splatoon Content Rumours, and More

Mother 3 Localisation Rumours, New Splatoon Content Rumours, and More

Whispers ahoy

Whilst it may not have been an especially explosive week for Nintendo news directly from Nintendo, special sources have been firing ten to the dozen this week bringing forth a wealth of new rumours with surprising validity. If you've been too busy doing other things that someone in your life claims are more important than video games...

Video: Digital Foundry Tackles the Native Resolution and Framerate in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Digital Foundry Tackles the Native Resolution and Framerate in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Yep, native 1080p

There's been plenty of chat about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD this week, with Nintendo's embargo lift meaning we could share our full preview of the title. In that preview we wrote of a "crisp and clear presentation" along with a "buttery smooth" framerate, but the key questions of the actual native resolution, in...

Rumour: New Splatoon Mini-Game Arriving Soon with Fresh amiibo Figures in Tow

New Splatoon Mini-Game Arriving Soon with Fresh amiibo Figures in Tow

And this time there's evidence

After the tide of free content updates in Splatoon was stemmed many fans of the game wondered whether there might yet be more on the horizon for Nintendo's colourful shooter. Recent rumours from data miners regarding references to potential new amiibo figurines got tongues wagging once again, and now even more secrets...

Video: Paying Tribute To Secret Of Mana's Superlative Soundtrack

Paying Tribute To Secret Of Mana's Superlative Soundtrack

iRetroGamer tips the hat to one of the very best

Secret of Mana is unquestionably one of the best SNES RPGs ever made, and a huge part of the game's appeal comes from Hiroki Kikuta's gorgeous soundtrack, which still sounds amazing even today. Our friends over at iRetroGamer have put together a video which celebrates the musical legacy of this...

Video: See what Freedom Planet's Lilac Would Look Like as a Smash Character

See what Freedom Planet's Lilac Would Look Like as a Smash Character

A challenger approaches

In just a couple days, the final DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. will be made available, at last signaling the end of the current generation of Super Smash Bros. Even though the roster is larger and more diverse than it has ever been in past games, there's always more popular video game characters that don't quite make...

Video: Chandelure Looks Predictably Weird in Pokkén Tournament Footage

Chandelure Looks Predictably Weird in Pokkén Tournament Footage

Light 'em up

When Chandelure was confirmed for Pokkén Tournament little blame could be apportioned to those who responded by scratching their head. Sure, it's Pokémon so anything goes, but this is a fighting game - a primary question was how this particular 'mon would dish out some hurt. This writer's not big on Pokémon, admittedly, and the idea...

Video: Catch Up on Yet More Legend of Zelda Easter Eggs

Catch Up on Yet More Legend of Zelda Easter Eggs

Linking to the past

The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's most important franchises and celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. It's going to get a lot of focus, then, including plenty of fan-created content to celebrate its history and idiosyncrasies. It's taken a little while, but Did You Know Gaming has continued its series that looks at a...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Super Smash Bros. Rumoured as NX Launch Title, Shovel Knight amiibo Embarrassment & More

Super Smash Bros. Rumoured as NX Launch Title, Shovel Knight amiibo Embarrassment & More

Where's that salt?

Another week, another boatload of news that every fan is expected to digest alongside all the other things that are apparently happening outside the world of video games. Once again Nintendo Life Weekly is here to save you from the fate of current event vacuousness. This week we look at the rumours surrounding a title in the...

Video: Nintendo's Latest Story Trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Sets the Scene

Nintendo's Latest Story Trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Sets the Scene

Cue dramatic music

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD isn't far away, and Nintendo's ramping up its marketing for one of the key early releases of the year on Wii U. It's also got the job of giving the franchises' Anniversary an early leg-up, so no pressure then... As expected it's Twilight Princess, in HD, though with varied support for its...

Video: Behind the Scenes of Battletoads with David Wise

Behind the Scenes of Battletoads with David Wise

Blast from the past

Rare is a studio that's known for putting out multiple classics on Nintendo's older hardware. Though the studio is arguably best known for its Nintendo 64 games and its work on the Donkey Kong series, it also put out Battletoads way back on the NES. Known for being a great example of 'Nintendo Hard' gameplay – especially with...

Video: Nintendo Minute Takes an Extended Look at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Nintendo Minute Takes an Extended Look at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Tap the GamePad to transform Link, which is handy

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is one of the Wii U's biggest titles in the first half of the year, and with its release a little over a month away Nintendo will be showing it off all the more. Nintendo Minute's weekly video is worth a watch for those keeping an eye on this release, then,...

Video: Relive the Glorious Madness of The Wonderful 101 With the 60fps Director's Edition Trailer

Relive the Glorious Madness of The Wonderful 101 With the 60fps Director's Edition Trailer

Wii U fans, unite up!

The Wonderful 101, the colourful and crazy Wii U exclusive from PlatinumGames, was a divisive release. Some sang its praises from the rooftops while others struggled to enjoy it, while it's never been reported as much of a sales success. That seems like a pity, and we're certainly fans having awarded it 9/10 in our review; we...

Video: Sonic Colours Has Some of the Coolest Glitches

Sonic Colours Has Some of the Coolest Glitches

Blurring the lines

We know the popular narrative for some is to say that Sonic's been in a rut and had a bad run of games, but recent years have brought some solid entries. Sonic Colours / Sonic Colors certainly qualifies as one of the better releases in the past couple of generations, blending 2D and 3D play with some neat twists and power-ups. In...

Video: Bravely Second: End Layer Story Trailer is Big on Drama and Humorous Lines

Bravely Second: End Layer Story Trailer is Big on Drama and Humorous Lines

It's time to bust some Ba'als!

Bravely Second: End Layer is about a month away in Europe, and was recently confirmed for a 15th April arrival in North America. After the first title's success in the West Square Enix will no doubt be hoping to repeat the trick. As is often the case with titles like these Nintendo is assisting with marketing...

News: Did You Know Gaming Explores Mario & Religion

Did You Know Gaming Explores Mario & Religion

As you might expect, it gets a bit out there

Did You Know Gaming has provided us with insight into a wide variety of topics throughout the Nintendo universe. Did we ever expect them to be juxtaposing Super Paper Mario with artistic depictions of ancient demons? No, but we suppose there's a first time for everything. This latest installment of the...