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  • Video This Mario & Luigi Trailer is the Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

    Suitably zany

    For fans of the Mario & Luigi RPG franchise developed by AlphaDream, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team can't arrive on 3DS soon enough. Early glimpses promise the same wacky humour that's characterised the series, while we're hopeful that the capabilities of the handheld will bring even more creativity; we already know that the...

  • Video Debut Fantasy Life Link Trailer Arrives in Japan

    How's that localisation going, Level-5?

    Fantasy Life, if you don't already know, is a 3DS title that came from a collaboration between Level-5 and Nintendo subsidiary Brownie Brown, which is now known as 1-UP Studios. It's a title where you can choose a a profession and interact with the large game world, and when you feel like it you can embark...

  • Video Skylanders Swap Force Really Lives Up To Its Name

    Family Gamer's Andy Robertson gets swap-happy

    The clue’s in the name right? Skylanders Swap Force is an interesting proposition this year because of all that switching and swapping you can do with the new figures. What we hadn’t appreciated was quite how varied the new mixed up creations could be, or how much they would feel like fully fledged...

  • News Nintendo May Have Eased Off On Its Claims To 'Let's Play' Ad Revenues

    Popular YouTuber says he's making money on Nintendo content again

    Last month we reported on Nintendo's move to put a block on 'Let's Play' videos on YouTube monetising any of its copyrighted content. Essentially, the company claimed the rights to any revenue generated from user-created video content that is long enough to get an advert placed at the...

  • Video Reggie Shows Off Wii U to Jimmy Fallon, Hilarity Ensues

    COME ON!!! BANG BANG!!!

    It's been video game week on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show, with various executives making an appearance and various game-related shenanigans, including an awesome Mario rap by The Roots. Wrapping up the week, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime made his customary appearance to show off the Wii U. Rather...

  • Video This Official Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses Performance is Just Too Good

    Why yes, Nintendo, we'd love a full album / DVD

    We suspect that a good number of Nintendo Life community members know the Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses concert well, as it's been touring around the world delighting fans of the series. When you take the scores of iconic Zelda games and orchestrate them, magic undoubtedly happens. The tour is...

  • Weirdness The Roots Perform an Awesome Mario Rap on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

    Disses Luigi, rap battle should happen...

    For those that don't know, The Roots are a critically acclaimed, Grammy winning band, that also serves as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Some of you may also be aware that Fallon has been doing a lot of post-E3 coverage, so games have been a prominent part of his show in the past week. That...

  • News Kensuke Tanabe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is "Kind of a Road Movie"

    Dynamic camera, furriness and an unnamed additional character discussed

    In one of a series of developer videos recently released by Nintendo, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze producer Kensuke Tanabe took some time to discuss some of the design choices and priorities that he shared with primary developers Retro Studios. Some are fundamental to...

  • Video Monolith Soft's X Given More Epic Footage

    Slated for 2014

    There was plenty of game footage on show in Nintendo's E3 Direct, with one eagerly awaited trailer being for Monolith Soft's X. First revealed in January, the fresh footage arrived with a vague confirmation of a 2014 release. Some themes from the first trailer have continued across, such as the use of impressive mechs that can...

  • Video Batman: Arkham Origins Gameplay Trailer Goes for the Takedown

    Holy retro Batman cliche, Batman!

    With presentations wrapping up — apart from the Nintendo Direct stream — E3 is preparing to open to the public and enter full PR hype mode. We can expect plenty of trailers and info-drops, and Warner Bros. is the latest to jump into the fray with the first gameplay footage of Batman: Arkham Origins, the...

  • Video LEGO Marvel Super Heroes E3 Trailer Saves the Day

    It's a LEGO Wolverine, at last

    There are so many LEGO games out on the market — so, so many. Yet we seem to keep wanting more, possibly because in the majority of cases they're a lot of fun, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes looks set to be a big release this Fall; versions will grace the Wii U, 3DS and DS. With the E3 madness now well underway, the...

  • Video This Zelda Stop Motion Animation is Crazy, and Awesome

    And no, it's not closely based on the series

    Zelda is a series that inspires plenty of people to take up instruments, cameras and more to produce fun videos or fan-albums for everyone to enjoy. It's also a franchise with such ardent fans that it can promote concerts worldwide and consistently sell out venues; it's truly iconic. Naturally, YouTube...

  • Video You'll Wish You Could Play Tetris As Well As This

    Thor Aackerlund is a Tetris master

    Like the talented and popular sporty kid you used to hate at school, Thor Aackerlund has been annoying the hell out of Nintendo fans for decades, thanks largely to his superhuman gaming skills — skills which won him the coveted Nintendo World Championship back in 1990. Turns out Aackerlund hasn't allowed his...

  • Video A History Of Nintendo Controllers in Less Than 30 Seconds

    The N64's is still the strangest...

    Nintendo has often played the role of innovator with its control schemes, particularly in more recent times. When not innovating it's been satisfied with simply producing the best controllers of their kind — in the NES and Super NES variants — with the Nintendo 64 starting a trend for curious designs and...

  • Video Street Fighter Gets Artistic with Motion Sculptures

    Lots and lots of lines

    When teaching yourself video-making techniques and how to use various pieces of software, you could do worse than to use the time to commemorate a beloved gaming franchise. That's what a Vimeo user, DantheAdMan, has done, producing a video of motion sculptures based on characters from the iconic fighting franchise, such as...

  • Video Check Out Donkey Kong at this Nintendo World Launch Event

    Credit to the guy in the outfit

    The Nintendo World store in New York recently hosted a launch event for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, where attendees had the chance to enjoy other games featuring the mascot, pick up some goodie bags and meet the ape himself. Events such as these, as well as expos and similar occasions, give gamers a chance to...

  • Video Watch_Dogs Behind the Scenes Trailer Shows MoCap in Action

    Hands can now go in pockets, minds are blown

    Watch_Dogs is arguably Ubisoft's biggest game of the year, as it's a new IP that also has the potential to be a technical marvel; it certainly turned heads when it made its debut at E3 2012. It's coming to the Wii U, too, which is possibly the best news of all. Ubisoft has been producing various videos...

  • Video This Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Trailer is a Treat

    Its eShop release can't come soon enough

    While its eShop-only release will undoubtedly disappoint some, we shouldn't forget that — after a lot of doubt — Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is coming the West in the Fall period. Quite a number of the Nintendo Life team, for example, are planning to raid the 3DS online store when it...

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  • Video Check Out These Etrian Odyssey: Millenium Girl Story Sequences

    Some gorgeous animation to enjoy

    Earlier this week we reported that Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl (or Millennium Maiden) will have cutscenes produced by the highly respected anime studio Madhouse, which is terrific news for the potential standard of the story-telling segments. Millennium Girl, arriving in Japan on 27th June, reimagines the series...

  • Video Ace Attorney 5 Trailer Shows Its Own Brand of Wacky Courtroom Drama

    We have no objection

    Ace Attorney 5 is now just a few months away from release in Japan, while localisation to the West in confirmed but without a timeline for its arrival. As a result Capcom is firing up the hype train in Japan; we can happily hop on board, albeit with the danger that we have no idea what anyone is saying. Still, we must say that...

  • Video Luigi Defeats All Characters On Super Smash Bros. Melee By Doing Absolutely Nothing

    A devious tactic

    When playing Super Smash Bros. Melee there are various tactics you can use to come out on top. You could pick the speedy Fox McCloud and run rings around the other players, blast people from afar as Samus, maybe pick a powerhouse character and take it to your opponent from close range. Or you could just pick Luigi and win by doing...

  • Video Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins Glitch Allows You To Find All Outfit Missions

    Get a full wardrobe with minimum effort

    Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins is released today on the 3DS, and offers a pocket-sized insight on Chase McCain's past as a rookie cop. In the game, you can partake in side-quests to unlock Chase's selection of outfits and costumes. Finding all of these side-quests isn't an easy task, but Family Gamer...

  • Video Covert Splinter Cell Blacklist Wii U GamePad Features Revealed

    Oh so sneaky

    The confirmation that Splinter Cell Blacklist will arrive on Wii U this August was another welcome multi-platform release announcement from Ubisoft, especially as the GamePad is set to be utilised for its own unique uses. We've seen some details around weapon and item management on the touch screen — of course — as well as some...

  • News Harmony of Heroes, A Smash Bros. Fan Album, is Set to Arrive in 2014

    From the team that produced the Harmony of a Hunter Metroid albums

    Shinesparkers is a Metroid fan-site and collective of music lovers that brought us some terrific — and free — Metroid music in the past couple of years. Harmony of a Hunter was followed by Harmony of a Hunter 101% Run, both of which we discussed with the team way back in April...

  • Video Nintendo Life Plays The First 35 Minutes Of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

    Learning the hard way

    Capcom's Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a fantastic game, but it's also a seriously hardcore experience, requiring dedication, skill and the patience of a saint. Just in case our reviews of the Wii U and the 3DS versions haven't convinced you to make the purchase, we sat our video features editor and Monster Hunter virgin Rory...

  • News Check Out This Ultimate Multi-System Games Console

    Project Unity plays games from 18 formats, and not a ROM in sight

    We sometimes direct your attention to hardware, often portable, that gives gamers a new way to play their old cartridges, discs or even smaller carts. While ROMs are always a sticking area, there's plenty of hardware out there designed to give fresh life to all of the physical copies...

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