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News: Wayforward Developer Discusses Shantae's Status as a Mascot, DLC is a possibility for Half-Genie Hero

Wayforward Developer Discusses Shantae's Status as a Mascot, DLC is a possibility for Half-Genie Hero

"There's a ton of game there, but there's always room for more!"

Wayforward is a studio that has made its name on the excellent 2D platformers that it's put it out. While titles like Ducktales: Remastered, Contra 4, and Aliens: Infestation do an excellent job of showcasing the studio's talent, it's Shantae – Wayforward's flagship franchise –...

Review: Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin (Wii U eShop)

Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin (Wii U eShop)

Santa's not the only one flying through the skies

We love the holiday season here at Nintendo Life, so how could we pass up the chance to review Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin for the Wii U eShop? Released on the eve of the Christmas season as malls across the globe start pumping seasonal tunes to their shoppers, it's nice to see games get in...

News: FAST Racing NEO Release Date and Pricing Speed Into View

FAST Racing NEO Release Date and Pricing Speed Into View

Start your engines

It's an eagerly anticipated Wii U eShop exclusive, and now Shin'en Multimedia has finally confirmed the launch details for FAST Racing NEO; the good news is that we'll be on the grid soon. It will arrive in North America and Europe on 10th December, and even better it'll be at a rather reasonable €14.99 / $14.99 / £10.99...

Review: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Wii U eShop / DS)

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Wii U eShop / DS)

An epic sail

When thinking about the best games from the Legend of Zelda series, many automatically jump straight in at the deep end with the big, home console releases; games such as Ocarina of Time and The Wind Waker always seem to make it to the top of peoples' lists. Games often overlooked are those that have appeared on Nintendo's portable...

Video: Three Minute Showcase Demonstrates Action and Looting in Wii U Exclusive Lost Reavers

Three Minute Showcase Demonstrates Action and Looting in Wii U Exclusive Lost Reavers

Or Project Treasure, as you may know it

When Bandai Namco confirmed Project Treasure as a free-to-start Wii U eShop exclusive at the start of 2015, it raised eyebrows and some hopes. Four-player co-op action games are relatively common, but a free-to-play entry in the genre on Wii U is certainly a unique proposition. Now called Lost Reavers it's...

Gallery: Pretend to Make Your Devices Faster With Some FAST Racing NEO Wallpapers

Pretend to Make Your Devices Faster With Some FAST Racing NEO Wallpapers

'Big news' teased for 2nd December

FAST Racing NEO is heading to the Wii U eShop in December and certainly has the potential to be one of the download highlights of the year. While we await the final release date, however, we have some pretty wallpapers that we can add to our desktops to keep us going. You can see them below (click to enlarge), but...

Review: Cutie Pets Jump Rope (Wii U eShop)

Cutie Pets Jump Rope (Wii U eShop)

Is this some sort of strange experiment?

We won't go so far as to accuse Cutie Pets series developer Yazar Media Group of a heinous plot to thumb its nose at the very laws of nature. It's certainly not a heinous plot, at the very least; we'd call it more stare-worthingly kooky. But if you believed the cryptozoological marvel known as Mandeer in...

Nintendo Download: 3rd December (Europe)

3rd December (Europe)

Xenoblade Chronicles X! Mario & Luigi! Wii games! More!

Another week begins with the Nintendo Download Update for Europe, and this week we have two major retail releases across the Wii U and 3DS; beyond that we have three rather good Wii games available on the eShop, some free-to-play Pokémon and a range of discounts. Let's get to the details. Wii...

News: Lost Reavers Developers Reveal More Details About the Impending Release

Lost Reavers Developers Reveal More Details About the Impending Release

Passing the torch to the younger generation

Remember when Namco Bandai announced that free to play game, then called "Project Treasure"? It seems like not much information has been surrounding the release since, yet it's supposedly due out in winter. While there's still lots we don't know about the game (now called Lost Reavers), Famitsu recently...

News: Nintendo of Europe's eShop Cyber Deals End With a Bang on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo of Europe's eShop Cyber Deals End With a Bang on Wii U and 3DS

Xenoblade! Kid Icarus! Bayonetta 2!

Nintendo of Europe has been running discounts on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores over the weekend in its Cyber Deals promotion, throwing in retail releases with discounts of 40-50%. There have been some decent deals but, in our opinion, the final batch is the best yet. Xenoblade Chronicles is the cross-platform...

News: Kirby Stars Alongside Wario and Steamy Strategy in Nintendo of Europe Cyber Deals

Kirby Stars Alongside Wario and Steamy Strategy in Nintendo of Europe Cyber Deals

Day three brings more different franchises

Nintendo of Europe is now into the third day of deals in its four day discount event across the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. The first two batches have featured Mario and Donkey Kong franchise releases alongside thoroughly decent alternatives, and on the third day it's the turn of Kirby. As before there are...

News: Nintendo of Europe Confirms Its Second Batch of eShop Cyber Deals

Nintendo of Europe Confirms Its Second Batch of eShop Cyber Deals

DK x2! Pikmin 3! Ultimate NES Remix!

While Nintendo of America went for a varied batch of Black Friday to Cyber Monday offers for its eShop cyber deals, Nintendo of Europe is opting for a smaller number of options spread across 24 hour windows. The first batch featured key Mario titles and The Wonderful 101, and the latest offerings blend some DK...

Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Two

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Two

Bernhard Wodok on its technology and a surprise DS cameo

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre that's been long-neglected on Nintendo...

News: Nintendo of Europe Launches Its Cyber Deals Weekend With Four Major eShop Discounts

Nintendo of Europe Launches Its Cyber Deals Weekend With Four Major eShop Discounts

Today only

While Nintendo of America has opted to put a whole range of titles on discount across an extended weekend, Nintendo of Europe is going for a different approach. It looks set to highlight a series of daily deals across four days, and has announced four retail games that are reduced today (27th November), on the eShop. Each system gets two...

Nintendo Download: 26th November (North America)

26th November (North America)

Cyber Deals! A jumping Platypus! Konami Racing! More!

It's Nintendo Download Update time in North America, which also doubles as a Thanksgiving update in the US. This week's big draw is the glut of discount prices from the eShop Cyber Deals; these are below if you missed our original article. Beyond that we have a quirky Wii U eShop release...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Looks Set for Europe on 10th December

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Looks Set for Europe on 10th December

Festive fury

There can certainly be some frustrating eShop release gaps between Europe and North America, with the former coming off worse on most occasions. An example of this has been Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, which came out in North America in Spring / Summer on Wii U and 3DS and has taken a little while to make the move to Europe. On a...

Review: Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (Wii U eShop / SNES)

Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (Wii U eShop / SNES)

Waka-waka, or just plain wak?

If you were to download recent Virtual Console release Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures to your Wii U with no prior knowledge of what to expect, you'd be forgiven for anticipating a spot of maze-based pill-munching entertainment. In reality, this 'sequel' to arcade classic Pac-Man is a bizarre take on the point-and-click...