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Review: Rodea the Sky Soldier (Wii U)

Rodea the Sky Soldier (Wii U)

Turbulence ahead

Yuji Naka is a legend in the world of game design. He has worked on notable series such as Sonic the Hedgehog, NiGHTS into Dreams and Phantasy Online for nearly 30 years. His newest creation, Rodea the Sky Soldier, has been stuck in development limbo for over five years, but the time has finally come for it to see the light of day...

News: Splatoon's Content Update is a Little Early This Week With the Neo Sploosh-o-matic

Splatoon's Content Update is a Little Early This Week With the Neo Sploosh-o-matic

Soak it up

We're used to new content arriving in Splatoon every Friday / Saturday, depending on time zones, serving as a nice start to our weekends. Nintendo has different plans this week, however. Nintendo of Europe has tweeted confirmation that we'll receive a new weapon early this week, arriving Wednesday morning (11th November). Assuming it's...

News: Valhalla Game Studios is Being Sued Over a Trademark Dispute

Valhalla Game Studios is Being Sued Over a Trademark Dispute

Valhalla Motion Pictures would like a word

It seems that people and companies in the modern age will find just about anything to get upset over enough to sue each other. It can be quite entertaining to see the things that get brought to court, such as the infamous case where Red Bull had to pay $10 to anybody that's ever bought the energy drink...

Video: Learn All About Skells in This Xenoblade Chronicles X Survival Guide

Learn All About Skells in This Xenoblade Chronicles X Survival Guide

Transforming our expectations

We're now just a small number of weeks away from Xenoblade Chronicles X, the enormous Monolith Soft RPG that'll likely keep plenty of Wii U owners busy into 2016. Excitement is sure to build as a result, and Nintendo is keen for players to go in with a decent amount of knowledge to tackle the complex and varied game...

Review: Just Dance 2016 (Wii U)

Just Dance 2016 (Wii U)

Keeeeeeeeep dancing!

Every year as the leaves begin to fall from the trees, as we start to moan about the weather even more than usual and as we start to hopelessly search the entire house for our gloves which we've lost for the fifth year running, you can be certain of one thing… Another entry to Ubisoft's Just Dance series will be fox-trotting...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Holiday Season Mall Tour

Nintendo of America Confirms Holiday Season Mall Tour

Showing off the best of Wii U and 3DS

With the Holiday season rapidly approaching the battle for shoppers' hearts and minds will be well and truly underway. As a result Nintendo of America has now confirmed that it'll be targeting shoppers directly in an upcoming mall tour to show off major Wii U and 3DS releases. Perhaps a little disappointing is...

News: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Endures Awful UK Launch as Mario Kart 7 Bundle Deals Drive It Up the Charts

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Endures Awful UK Launch as Mario Kart 7 Bundle Deals Drive It Up the Charts

Other evergreen releases hold the fort

The UK chart results are out and, yes, Call of Duty: Black Ops III is easily number one. That's hardly surprising, but the overall Nintendo results have prompted us to raise our eyebrows. Let's get the bad news out of the way - Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash appears to have tanked at launch in the UK. Not only is it...

Random: Fire Emblem 0 Will Be Getting Some Cards Based on Genei Ibun Roku #FE

Fire Emblem 0 Will Be Getting Some Cards Based on Genei Ibun Roku #FE

A different kind of strategy game

Though we're still waiting for it to launch here in the West, Japan has already received the pleasure of experiencing Fire Emblem Fates, the latest in Nintendo's punishing SRPG series. In order to boost the release's popularity (and doubtless to make some lovely merchandising profit), Nintendo also launched a...

Nintendo Life Weekly: SNES PlayStation Prototype Powered Up, Xenoblade Censorship, YO-KAI Watch Popularity & More

SNES PlayStation Prototype Powered Up, Xenoblade Censorship, YO-KAI Watch Popularity & More

YO-KAI is the reasoning

We've had another corker of a week in terms of Nintendo happenings; so much so that we couldn't blame anyone for not being able to keep up with everything. As we usually do, we've compiled all you need to know in one handy little video for your entertainment. This week we look at the incredible SNES Playstation prototype...

Editorial: Nintendo's Release Date Quirks in North America and Europe are Harmful to the Holiday Season

Nintendo's Release Date Quirks in North America and Europe are Harmful to the Holiday Season

Tom Whitehead thinks it's time for more cohesion

If you'll allow this wistful 30-something to get out his pipe and slippers for some reminiscing, there was a time when game releases were a mystery and seemingly scheduled by the Marx Brothers. There could be months - or years! - between regional releases in the West, nevermind localising Japanese...

News: Beenox Won't Be Working on Spider-Man Games Anymore

Beenox Won't Be Working on Spider-Man Games Anymore

Moving on to greener pastures

As some of you may be aware, Beenox has more or less been the studio responsible for the Spider-Man video games for the past several years. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Spider-Man: Edge of Time, and both of The Amazing Spider-Man games all came from this studio, which is a rather impressive feat given how quickly...

News: Yuji Naka Expresses Interest in Sequels to Ivy the Kiwi? and Rodea the Sky Soldier

Yuji Naka Expresses Interest in Sequels to Ivy the Kiwi? and Rodea the Sky Soldier

Hopefully, they won't take as long to develop

As many of you are likely aware, the long awaited release of Rodea the Sky Soldier is only a few days away in North America and Europe, at last bringing the game's heavily drawn out development cycle to its conclusion. Rodea the Sky Soldier was a brainchild of Yuji Naka - the mastermind behind Sonic the...

Rumour: Vision May be Coming to Disney Infinity 3.0

Vision May be Coming to Disney Infinity 3.0

Suddenly, everything's 20/20

The toys to life concept is certainly nothing new today, with the rather cleverly disguised DLC causing wallets around the world to cry out in despair when each new wave of figures comes out. Disney Infinity wasn't the first to jump on this bandwagon, but you could very much argue that it's been the strongest competitor,...

News: Super Smash Bros. + Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Emerges in GameStop Black Friday Advert

Super Smash Bros. + Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Emerges in GameStop Black Friday Advert

New Nintendo 3DS XL deals and more also confirmed

Black Friday is still a little while away, falling on 27th November in the US this year, but some deals are already starting to emerge. Intriguingly, the leaked GameStop Black Friday leaflet confirms an exciting new Wii U bundle, though it's unclear whether it'll be exclusive to the retailer. In...

Video: The New Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Trailer is Seeking Happy Players

The New Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Trailer is Seeking Happy Players

No points for sadness

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is now just a week away in North America (13th November) and a little longer in Europe (20th November), and it's going to be interesting to see how well it performs in stores. The reaction from eager Nintendo fans to its E3 reveal this year were - we think it's fair to say - relatively hostile,...

News: Super Smash Bros. Fan Provides a Suprisingly Detailed 20 Point Plan to Improve the Wii U Version

Super Smash Bros. Fan Provides a Suprisingly Detailed 20 Point Plan to Improve the Wii U Version

Smash Bros. for Wii U "could be near perfection"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has received numerous updates that have added content and also tweaked mechanics, from individual fighters down to broader improvements. It's also become a notable part of the competitive gaming scene, with the latest entry attracting levels of interest to bring it into the...

News: Super Mario Maker Developers Talk About the Recent Update and Other Potential "Maker" Games

Super Mario Maker Developers Talk About the Recent Update and Other Potential "Maker" Games

Looks like Zelda Maker won't be happening anytime soon

As most of you are aware, an update recently went out for Super Mario Maker that added several new features. Players are now able to place checkpoint flags as well as conditional power-up blocks that dispense power-ups according to Mario's current status. Additionally, a new concept called Event...

News: Splatoon's Next New Weapon is the Heavy Splatling Deco

Splatoon's Next New Weapon is the Heavy Splatling Deco

Look good while dispensing inky justice

Splatoon continues to serve up new items on a weekly basis, with last week bringing two new weapons - the H-3 Nozzlenose D and the Luna Blaster Neo. We're down to one new weapon this week, but it's both glamorous and destructive, and therefore may be irresistible. Nintendo has confirmed that this week's new...

Nintendo Download: 5th November (North America)

5th November (North America)

Yo-Kai Watch! Rodea! Stinger! Electronic Super Joy! More!

It's time for more Nintendo Download Update goodness, and this week gamers in North America have a high-profile retail arrival on 3DS to consider alongside a long-awaited dual release on the portable and Wii U. There are some promising download-only games on offer too, so let's get to the...