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News: Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Speed meets style

In a recent update to the official Mario Kart 8 site — that seems to have been spotted early be eager fans — Nintendo has revealed some of the first details in relation to the game's long-awaited amiibo functionality, and announced that the relevant software update will be available from November 13th. According to the amiibo...

News: SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

Don't be blue, there's plenty coming

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to race exclusively onto Nintendo consoles this month with a pair of simultaneous new entries in the series. In an effort to re-invigorate Sega's beloved mascot once again, the company is launching an all-out marketing campaign that's hoping to reach a broad demographic of fans old and...

Feature: Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash Tour Live Up To Expectations?

Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash Tour Live Up To Expectations?

Mario & chums party hard

Whilst at Nintendo UK’s headquarters, we were lucky enough to get a go on the brand new mode exclusive to the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.: Smash Tour. Going in we didn't really know too much about the mode beyond that it was a Mario Party-esque affair with a Smash Bros. flavour. After a short debriefing we managed...

News: New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November

New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November

Remember, remember

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct video that will stream tomorrow – 5th November – coinciding with Guy Fawke's Night here in the UK. The gaming giant did not divulge any particular information about what we can expect to see in this latest live stream, except that it will focus on the games that are coming out...

Video: Son Of A Glitch Takes Apart The Wind Waker HD

Son Of A Glitch Takes Apart The Wind Waker HD

Not so perfect after all…

YouTube channel A+Start has posted the latest in its Son Of A Glitch series, and this time it's covering the Wii U's HD version of GameCube Zelda game The Wind Waker, in the first of a two-part episode. The amount of glitches witnessed is quite overwhelming for a modern remake, and so the sequel to this episode (covering...

Preview: Using amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Using amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

We’ve got amiibo all figured out

This holiday period is arguably Nintendo’s most crucial since the Wii U launched back in late 2012. The company's banking on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U not only attracting a lot of sales but, more specifically, system sales from those yet to pick up the console. Moreover, Nintendo’s new range of NFC (near...

News: Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week

Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week

Lack of stock or interest?

Sales for Bayonetta 2 have dropped disappointingly quickly in the UK, so much so that the game is no longer within the top 40. Despite Nintendo's best advertising efforts, Platinum Games' exceptional game has failed to sustain any presence in the UK market. It remains number two in Wii U games alone, but has not had not...

Nintendo Download: 6th November (Europe)

6th November (Europe)

Ultimate NES Remix, Mega Man, The Swapper and loads more

It's time to brighten our Mondays with the European Nintendo Download Update, once again, and this week serves up a lot of options across the Wii U and 3DS. There are some new releases on both eShop platforms along with Virtual Console entries and plenty of discounts. There's a lot to get...

Preview: Having a Brawl With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Having a Brawl With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Extended time with Nintendo's biggest game this holiday season

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the most anticipated Nintendo title this holiday season, and with good reason. Whether it's the intricate and deep gameplay mechanics, the sheer amount of content reported to be on offer or the crossover Nintendo theme and the fan service that comes with...

Video: Join Us For Nintendo Life's Haunting Halloween Night In

Join Us For Nintendo Life's Haunting Halloween Night In

No Tricks here, just Treats for your Wii U and 3DS

Halloween is a wonderful time of year to watch scary movies, eat candy and play spooky video games, as opposed to being out in the cold. To help you decide on your entertainment for this ghoulish evening, we've come up with a list of games that can be played on your Wii U and 3DS, with many of these...

News: Here's A Fascinating Look At The Design Process Behind Bayonetta's Nintendo Themed Costumes

Here's A Fascinating Look At The Design Process Behind Bayonetta's Nintendo Themed Costumes

Finding common ground

Platinum Games really went all out with their port of the original Bayonetta to the Wii U. Giving Bayonetta the ability to cosplay as Princess Peach, Daisy, Link, and Samus Aran was a nice touch for Nintendo fans. The Mushroom Kingdom themed outfits replace combo-closing power strikes with Bowser's limbs, the Link costume...

News: Sounds Like Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Sure Could Use A Break

Sounds Like Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Sure Could Use A Break

Somebody give this man a medal

Fans of Super Smash Bros. will already know just how much effort series head Masahiro Sakurai puts into developing Nintendo’s all-star franchise, but that hasn't stopped the passionate game maker from talking about how he balances his private life with the full-force development cycle of the Smash series. In his...

News: Moving Player Announces Game Adaptation And Publishing Program “Xport” For Indie Developers

Moving Player Announces Game Adaptation And Publishing Program “Xport” For Indie Developers

Rakoo’s Adventure for Wii U also revealed

With Cosmophony for Wii U now available to the masses, Moving Player is looking towards a bigger and brighter future with its latest announcement at Game Connection Europe 2014; a console game adaption and publishing program for indie developers. The new program known as "Xport", allows indie developers...

News: Walmart Display Shows Us Which amiibo Are Compatible With Mario Kart 8, and More

Walmart Display Shows Us Which amiibo Are Compatible With Mario Kart 8, and More

Smashing up the tracks

It's no secret that many of the amiibo figurines already revealed will work across a range of compatible software titles, and now a recently-discovered Wal-Mart promotional display has shed some light on which are set for use in Mario Kart 8. Nintendo Force editor Lucas Thomas managed to grab a picture detailing a list of...

News: Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will Be "Limited-Time" Offers

Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will Be "Limited-Time" Offers

Gotta catch 'em all!

It's not long until we can get our grubby mitts on Nintendo's attractive looking range of amiibo figures. If you are something of a collector however you might want to hit that preorder button now, as some amiibos may quickly become quite rare. During a recent investors briefing Nintendo's Satoru Iwata spelt out clearly that...

News: "Pre-Download" Service to Kick Off With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

"Pre-Download" Service to Kick Off With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Download most of the game in advance

While the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores have taken great strides in bringing Nintendo towards current-day standards in digital retail, there are still various areas of improvement. Just recently Nintendo has begun to sell retail downloads online that can, by purchasing from the official website in North America...

Video: Super Smash Bros. Announcer Xander Mobus Talks About His Role in the Franchise

Super Smash Bros. Announcer Xander Mobus Talks About His Role in the Franchise

The man behind the powerful voice...

YouTube channel Super Mario's Channel has posted a 25-minute interview with the announcer of the latest instalments in the Super Smash Bros. series, Xander Mobus; known for his work on Eve of October OVA1, some may be left scratching their heads once they discover the face behind the epic Smash 4 voice. He...