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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...

News: Bayonetta 2 Wins The Ablegamers' Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year Award

Bayonetta 2 Wins The Ablegamers' Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year Award

"Bayonetta 2 pulls out all the stops for accessible game design"

Bayonetta 2 earned plenty of plaudits in 2014 - critically acclaimed and with terrific fan feedback, it also made regular appearances in Game of the Year shortlists. We'd certainly agree that it's an outstanding game, but it's picked up a notable award that reflects an appreciation of...

Video: The Latest Japanese Commercials for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Are Full of Cuteness

The Latest Japanese Commercials for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Are Full of Cuteness

And shouting, there's humorous shouting

The Japanese Nintendo YouTube channel is among our favourites, partly because adverts posted there are often - in this writer's humble opinion - more entertaining than their Western equivalents. We present as evidence this latest trailer for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. We reckon the voice-over may be...

Video: Here Are Your Game Of The Year 2014 Picks, In Video Form

Here Are Your Game Of The Year 2014 Picks, In Video Form

Last year we asked you — the wonderful Nintendo Life readership — to select your most beloved titles of 2014. The results were truly illuminating, and prove that the past 12 months were pretty darn good for Nintendo fans. Just like we did with yesterday's Staff GOTY video, we've taken the reader results and transformed them into a wonderful...

News: Nintendo Sending Out amiibo Surveys to Select Club Nintendo Members

Nintendo Sending Out amiibo Surveys to Select Club Nintendo Members

Your input matters

Since its initial launch, Nintendo's amiibo line has received a mixed reception from fans. With issues ranging from limited to allegedly discontinued stock and high sales prices for online figurines - and even ones with manufacturing defects - the whole saga has had positives and negatives.. With this in consideration, Nintendo...

News: Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite A Shrinking Market

Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite A Shrinking Market

Every single one of Japan's top 10 games for 2014 was on a Nintendo format

Famitsu has just revealed sales data for the Japanese games market in 2014 which illustrates the astounding populairty of the 3DS in that particular region. Nintendo's handheld sold 3,153,045 units during last year, twice the amount that the second-placed system -- the PS...