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News: YouTube Replays And Tourney Mode Coming To Super Smash Bros. Later This Year

YouTube Replays And Tourney Mode Coming To Super Smash Bros. Later This Year

Both for free, too

Nintendo has confirmed two new features that are coming to Super Smash Bros. later this year. The first is Tourney Mode, which will launch as a free update in August. This is made up of two modes - Community Tourneys let players complete for the highest points in a certain amount of time, while Regular Tourneys have more detailed...

News: Smash Bros. Presentation Confirms Ryu and Mii Fighters amiibo, New Batch Arrives This September

Smash Bros. Presentation Confirms Ryu and Mii Fighters amiibo, New Batch Arrives This September

All playable characters in Smash will eventually have corresponding amiibo

After much speculation, Nintendo's pre-E3 Super Smash Bros. video presentation today revealed Mii Fighters will be receiving their very own amiibo line. When used in the game, the Mii Brawler, Swordfighter and Gunner amiibo characters can be configured with custom faces and...

News: Eager Splatoon Players Aim to Make Sense of the Inkling Language

Eager Splatoon Players Aim to Make Sense of the Inkling Language

Only linguist enthusiasts and big fans need apply

Anyone that's been playing Splatoon has likely noticed the symbols scattered around in the environment and collectable log files, while some characters talk in what many will assume is gibberish. Keen fans, however, have spent recent times attempting to decipher and translate this language, employing...

News: Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Roy Found In Super Smash Bros. Patch Code

Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Roy Found In Super Smash Bros. Patch Code

Set to be officially revealed tomorrow?

Remember that rumour we reported on some time ago that Ryu and Roy could be coming to Super Smash Bros.? Well, it seems to be getting more real, as the character has been found in game patch data in the Japanese version of the game. Unseen64's Liam Robertson found the footage, which has been posted in...

News: Best Buy Canada Message Suggests a Mario Maker Release Date of 11th September

Best Buy Canada Message Suggests a Mario Maker Release Date of 11th September

Makes sense...

Nintendo confirmed a September release for Mario Maker back in its April Direct, and now an over-eager Best Buy community manager appears to have outed the release date for Canada. It seems pretty legitimate, falling on a Friday and within that anticipated month - the date given is 11th September. This potential reveal - and we think...

News: New Yoshi's Woolly World Video Shows Off Fluffy Cuteness and Confirms Splatoon amiibo Support

New Yoshi's Woolly World Video Shows Off Fluffy Cuteness and Confirms Splatoon amiibo Support

Ink-redible news (we have no shame)

With Yoshi's Woolly World just two weeks from release in Europe and all set for a Fall arrival in North America, we're seeing more videos and hype building for the soft-natured platformer. It's big on cuteness, and the latest video from Nintendo UK is no different. Rather like a recent Japanese video showcase...

News: Nintendo Life Weekly: Hyrule Warriors on 3DS, New Splatoon Content, and More

Nintendo Life Weekly: Hyrule Warriors on 3DS, New Splatoon Content, and More

A big week before E3

Despite the week before E3 typically being a quiet one, there have been a number of developments that are well worth squeezing down into a concentrated video format. This week focuses on Hyrule Warriors accidentally being announced for 3DS, a new weapon arriving in Splatoon extremely shortly, as well as the usual roundup of...

Video: This LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Made Our Glass of Water Move

This LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Made Our Glass of Water Move

Hold onto your butts

LEGO Jurassic World is out today on Wii U and 3DS, bringing the latest batch of LEGO madness to both Nintendo systems. That's the case in North America, at least, as in Europe only the 3DS version has arrived today in some territories, with the Wii U version pushed back to 19th June in some countries and later in others. That...

News: Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as amiibo Leads Toys-to-Life Sales

Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as amiibo Leads Toys-to-Life Sales

Smash Bros. also breaks back into top 10

Following its late May release Wii U exclusive Splatoon has returned multiple positive results in different charts - in the UK it made its début in 2nd place and claimed fourth in its second week, while it's been top of the Japanese Media Create charts for two weeks running. We now have the May NPD results,...

News: There's Another New Weapon Coming To Splatoon Today

There's Another New Weapon Coming To Splatoon Today

Or tomorrow, depending on where you are in this crazy world of ours

Nintendo sure isn't letting up when it comes to Splatoon content - we've already had a new map this week, and today we'll be getting a brand new weapon as well. https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/609285216981483520 Bing's handy translation feature gives us this in English:...

News: Shovel Knight Digs His Way Into Bloodstained As Kickstarter Campaign Strides Towards The $4.5 Million Mark

Shovel Knight Digs His Way Into Bloodstained As Kickstarter Campaign Strides Towards The $4.5 Million Mark

Third playable character and prequel mini-game also confirmed

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is already Kickstarter's most successful video game campaign ever, and with just over a day remaining on the clock the momentum shows no signs of dropping - in fact, the total is getting dangerously close to the $4.5 million mark. New stretch goals...

News: Cool It, Conspiracy Theorists - Sakurai Didn't Deliberately Make Kirby And Pit More Powerful In Super Smash Bros.

Cool It, Conspiracy Theorists - Sakurai Didn't Deliberately Make Kirby And Pit More Powerful In Super Smash Bros.

"Every now and then someone will vent their misplaced anger towards me"

With a roster as massive as that seen in Super Smash Bros., making sure each fighter is balanced can be a tricky business - hence the issues with Diddy Kong, which have recently been patched. However, there are some Smash fans who feel that creator Masahiro Sakurai has...

News: Nintendo Canada Seems Pretty Pleased With Splatoon's Reception, Thinks Company Is "Delivering The Fun"

Nintendo Canada Seems Pretty Pleased With Splatoon's Reception, Thinks Company Is "Delivering The Fun"

Also hints at big third party announcements in the near future

Splatoon has been a massive commercial and critical success for Nintendo - which has surprised a lot of people, considering that the company has limited experience in the realm of online shooters. However, for Nintendo Canada General Manager Pierre-Paul Trepanier, the game's triumph...

News: Bloodstained Is Officially Kickstarter's Most Successful Video Game Campaign

Bloodstained Is Officially Kickstarter's Most Successful Video Game Campaign

Over $4 million raised and there's still hours to spare

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is officially Kickstarter's most successful video game venture after pushing past the $4.1 million record set by Torment: Tides of Numenera back in April 2013. Bloodstained currently stands at $4,194,391 with 41 hours remaining. Almost 50,000 people have...

News: Splatoon’s Kelp Dome Multiplayer Map Is Now Live

Splatoon’s Kelp Dome Multiplayer Map Is Now Live

The game that keeps on giving

Nintendo’s squid shooter, Splatoon, continues to grow, with the latest update now live. The Kelp Dome map, previously featured in the single player portion of the game, will now appear in the multiplayer modes. Kelp Dome is a map featuring maze-like greenhouses. There are two pathways to take in this arena – above...

News: Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

"We totally feel the 3DS was the stronger of the two"

Sonic Boom was supposed to be a big initiative for Sega. Not only was the company pushing two brand-new games to market - one for Wii U and one for 3DS - but it was going to support these titles with a tie-in TV show and a flood of merchandise. Things didn't quite work out that way; while the 3DS...