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News: Project Treasure Is Bandai Namco's Wii U Exclusive Free-To-Play Co-Op Action Game

Project Treasure Is Bandai Namco's Wii U Exclusive Free-To-Play Co-Op Action Game

4 players working together to claim the loot

Bandai Namco is working on a free-to-play, 4-player co-operative action title for the Wii U eShop. The news came as part of a special segment during the recent Nintendo Direct broadcast where Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada explained the core mechanics of the new game, which has the current working title...

Watch: Catch Up With the North American, European and Japanese Nintendo Direct Broadcasts

Catch Up With the North American, European and Japanese Nintendo Direct Broadcasts

See Satoru Iwata feel the beat

Nintendo has wrapped up its latest Direct broadcasts, revealing new games, release dates and hardware bundles. There were some notable differences between regions, too, which has certainly kept us on our toes here at Nintendo Life. We'll be providing our usual reaction and Nintendo Direct summary in the coming hours...

Video: Brand New Xenoblade Chronicles X 'Exploration Trailer' Lands

Brand New Xenoblade Chronicles X 'Exploration Trailer' Lands

And it's a beautiful thing

JRPG-starved Wii U fans were today given a further glimpse into the enormous open world of the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X, the title currently in development for Wii U by Monolith Soft. Many of the Nintendo Life staff are huge fans of the Wii game, Xenoblade Chronicles, which is currently being ported to the New...

Video: See Captain Toad's Bonus Stages From Super Mario 3D World

See Captain Toad's Bonus Stages From Super Mario 3D World

How do they compare to the originals? Find out now

So, now that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has delighted Nintendo fans around the globe, we thought it would be high time to take a closer look at some very special bonus levels. Those who have a Super Mario 3D World save file on their Wii U may have already noticed that this unlocks some bonus...

Feature: Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's First Nintendo Direct

Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's First Nintendo Direct

New 3DS! Wii U release dates! Reward Scheme!

While January 2014 became entwined in fluctuating share prices and worrying financial results, Nintendo has shown its intent to kick off 2015 in a far more positive light. The year's first Nintendo Direct will be broadcast on 14th January at 6am Pacific / 9am Eastern / 2pm UK / 3pm CET, confirming a focus...

News: YouTube Update Spruces Up Wii U App

YouTube Update Spruces Up Wii U App

Scientifically proven to be one million times better (not really)

It's easy to forget that the Wii U has a decent range of entertainment apps to enjoy, and one of the most prominent has now had a facelift in an update. The change is to YouTube, with a slightly new look and - it seems to us - quicker performance. In terms of aesthetic changes,...

News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, With Focus on Spring Releases

Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, With Focus on Spring Releases

Getting 2015 truly started

As 2015 begins to kick into gear Nintendo seems intent on starting with a bang. While we had to wait until mid-February for the first Nintendo Direct broadcast last year, the company has now confirmed a new broadcast for 14th January. It's not been given a specific title - which suggests one of those packed general...

Guide: Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 3

Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 3

Episode 3: Return of the Toad

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is now available in North America and Europe, adding another excellent title to the Wii U library. In this game the goal for Captain Toad and Toadette isn't simply nabbing the star at the end of each stage, but also picking up three gems hidden throughout each level. These become vital in...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Holds Top 20 Position in UK Charts as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Slides

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Holds Top 20 Position in UK Charts as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Slides

The captain and Toadette cling on in 40th place

In the coming days and weeks we'll learn a lot more about Nintendo's sales and performance over the Holiday period, and while there's optimism in some territories the UK charts continue to suggest that the company is struggling in the country. Whether the UK market will be highlighted as a problem area...

Weirdness: Totaka's Song Appears to Have Been Found in Mario Kart 8

Totaka's Song Appears to Have Been Found in Mario Kart 8

Listen carefully

Kazumi Totaka is one of Nintendo's most experienced and talented composers and sound directors, yet that's probably not the reason that many recognise his name. He's better know for Totaka's Song, a simple melody that has been hidden within a whole load of Nintendo games. The first appearance seems to have been in X on Game Boy,...

Guide: Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 2

Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 2

Episode 2: Wingo Strikes Back

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is now available in North America and Europe, adding another excellent title to the Wii U library. In this game the goal for Captain Toad and Toadette isn't simply nabbing the star at the end of each stage, but also picking up three gems hidden throughout each level. These become vital in...

Guide: Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 1

Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 1

Episode 1: A New Toad

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is now available in North America and Europe, adding another excellent title to the Wii U library. In this game the goal for Captain Toad and Toadette isn't simply nabbing the star at the end of each stage, but also picking up three gems hidden throughout each level. These become vital in...

News: Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market

Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market

High tariffs blamed

In disappointing news, Nintendo has announced that it'll be ceasing operations in Brazil, effectively leaving the marketplace for the foreseeable future. As of this month distribution of systems and games in the country will stop, taking the company out of a sizeable but also troublesome market. The issue appears to be linked to...

News: Tri-Strip Brings That Vintage Game Boy Feel To Your Wii U

Tri-Strip Brings That Vintage Game Boy Feel To Your Wii U

Green piece

It has been confirmed that Form Up Studios and Sc0tt Games (yes, that zero is intentional) are bringing Tri-Strip to the Wii U eShop, a puzzle game that comes with a unique visual style which brings to mind the classic Game Boy screen. The aim of the game is to create squares out of triangles to clear room on the screen. You'll be able...

News: GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Stock on Nintendo of America Store Disappears as Quickly as it Arrives

GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Stock on Nintendo of America Store Disappears as Quickly as it Arrives

Either incredible demand, terribly limited stock or a mix of both

Nintendo had a few stock woes over the festive period, with a particularly tricky item being the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U - only functional with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it's nevertheless been in heavy demand from fans keen to enjoy the latest title with their...

News: Play-Asia is Taking Orders on This Multitap Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U

Play-Asia is Taking Orders on This Multitap Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U

Apparently supports Super Smash Bros. for Wii U...

When Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launched last November, quite a few gamers opted for bundles and special editions that included the official GameCube Controller Adapter; unfortunately stock was extremely low, to the point that retailers as large as Amazon were failing to fulfil all pre-orders...