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News: Octodad: Dadliest Catch Gets A Revised Release Date

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Gets A Revised Release Date

You've got to be squidding me

As you'll know if you're a keen follower of this site, indie title Octodad: Dadliest Catch recently got delayed on the Wii U, with technical issues being to blame. However, if the game's Wii U eShop page is to be believed, such problems have swiftly been overcome and the title is headed to the console on October 29th...

News: Bonk's Adventure Has Been Rated By The ESRB For Wii U

Bonk's Adventure Has Been Rated By The ESRB For Wii U

The prehistoric platformer returns

The classic platform title Bonk’s Adventure is set to make a return with the game recently rated by the ESRB for the Wii U Virtual Console. Starring a strong and bald cave boy who goes on an adventure to rescue a princess, the charming title developed by Red Company and Atlus was originally released on the...

News: Super Mario Maker Grabs Sixth Place in NPD US Results and Boosts Wii U System Sales By Over 100%

Super Mario Maker Grabs Sixth Place in NPD US Results and Boosts Wii U System Sales By Over 100%

Over half a million Super Mario Maker sales in the US so far

Though a little later than normal this month, we finally have the NPD US sales for September; though these only represent physical retail sales of new games, they provide an idea of what's performing well in the US market. The big release from Nintendo's perspective was, of course, Super...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitive Scene Gets Shaken Up as ZeRo is Finally Defeated

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitive Scene Gets Shaken Up as ZeRo is Finally Defeated

ZeRo plans to take a break

At the moment all four home console versions of Super Smash Bros. have enthusiastic competitive scenes, though Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are certainly the dominant two titles, drawing the most diverse fields of competitors and the biggest crowds - on and offline. In the HD entry's scene...

Video: This Pokkén Tournament Commercial Should Provide a Timely Reminder of Wii U Release Hype

This Pokkén Tournament Commercial Should Provide a Timely Reminder of Wii U Release Hype

Next Spring...

Pokkén Tournament was, for quite some time, the cool arcade that seemed destined to be a Japan-only release. Then there was confirmation it would come to the US at a limited number of locations, before wishes were fulfilled and it was confirmed for a Spring 2016 arrival on Wii U in the West. When you see t

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut Has Been Delayed Again in North America

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut Has Been Delayed Again in North America

A delayed game is eventually good…

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was a surprisingly original 2D platformer with a fascinating switch mechanic that completely changed the look and feel of the game at the touch of a button. We awarded it an 8/10, praising the visuals and creative gameplay mechanics. The game was initially a PC release, however, and...

News: Dutch Retailer Lists Standalone Splatoon Squid amiibo, Available 6th November

Dutch Retailer Lists Standalone Splatoon Squid amiibo, Available 6th November

Seemingly Japanese imports

The three amiibo released specifically for Nintendo's squid-shooter, Splatoon, add a whole lot of content to the game. Unfortunately, as fans located in Europe and North America will know, the Inkling Squid has only been made available in the Splatoon game bundle and amiibo 3-pack. Meanwhile in Japan, the squid retails...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo NX Rumours Suggest a Console/Handheld Hybrid, Future eShop Listing Leaks and More

Nintendo NX Rumours Suggest a Console/Handheld Hybrid, Future eShop Listing Leaks and More

Leaks-a-plenty

At Nintendo Life we know how tricky it can be to keep up with all the happenings that go on in a week, so once again we've compiled the cream of the crop for your entertainment. This week we focus on the recent Nintendo NX rumours that suggest the system may be a fusion of a home console and a handheld, eShop listing leaks, The...

News: Nintendo Network ID Going Offline Next Week During General Maintenance

Nintendo Network ID Going Offline Next Week During General Maintenance

Something exciting this way comes?

We're used to Nintendo Network Maintenance taking place and impacting certain features of our consoles, but next week's work could be the prelude to something very interesting. Nintendo has confirmed that there will be a bit of downtime taking place from Monday that will mean that Wii U and 3DS users will be...

News: Nintendo Launches Updated Developer Portal Website

Nintendo Launches Updated Developer Portal Website

Designed to be welcoming

In this generation Nintendo has been open-armed and welcoming to developers of all sizes, fostering the 'Nindie' age and opening the Wii U (and eventually the New Nintendo 3DS) up to development tools such as Unity. It seems to be stepping up those efforts, having launched a new Developer Portal with key information and an...

News: Yukio Sawada's Super Mario-Kun Is Coming To Super Mario Maker

Yukio Sawada's Super Mario-Kun Is Coming To Super Mario Maker

In Japan, at least

Super Mario-Kun is a manga series which has been appearing in the pages of CoroCoro Comic since 1991. Created by Yukio Sawada, the series is coming to Super Mario Maker in the form of a special costume. In addition to allowing his own unique take on the character to appear in the game, Sawada will also be designing his own...

News: Next Splatoon Patch Drops October 20th, Rapid Blaster Pro Arrives Tomorrow

Next Splatoon Patch Drops October 20th, Rapid Blaster Pro Arrives Tomorrow

No sign of any Octolings

Nintendo's squid shooter Splatoon will very soon be receiving even more content to help users stay fresh. Starting from tomorrow, a new weapon called the Rapid Blaster Pro will be available to purchase from Sheldon's Weapon Shop. This weapon will be released at the following times: 7 PM PT 10 PM ET 3 AM in the UK...

Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Would be No Surprise, as Nostalgia Rules for Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Would be No Surprise, as Nostalgia Rules for Nintendo

We're buying, Nintendo's selling

Rumours around a re-release / remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess have been swirling for quite some time, occasionally a reflection of fan desires rather than any solid evidence. It wasn't so long ago that there was talk of it as a potential New Nintendo 3DS remake, taking the lead of Xenoblade...

Nintendo Download: 15th October (North America)

15th October (North America)

Yoshi! Momonga! SmileBASIC! WiiWare! More!

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update. This week brings an exceptional retail release on the Wii U, some interesting home console downloads, a promising 3DS programming app, a load of discounts and even a WiiWare download. Yes, really! Let's get to it. Missed the...

Random: Check Out These Awesome Splatoon Plushies from Japan

Check Out These Awesome Splatoon Plushies from Japan

So fresh

Gaming paraphernalia can be a wonderful way to casually introduce elements of your favorite franchises into an environment. Be it an amiibo to be kept on a desk, a Yoshi plush toy to sit on your kitchen counter, or a replica of the Master Sword to be mounted over a fireplace; a simple object can act as a nice reminder of the things that...