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Play: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo Life

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo Life

Grab your weapons

Some games are more fun when played with others, and just recently we revived the Mario Kart 7 community event, which will return for more laps in the not-too-distant future. Naturally we like a bit of variety in our online multiplayer, however, so we're delighted to confirm the first Nintendo Life Hunting Expedition — it'll be...

News: Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails Is Blasting To The Wii U This April

Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails Is Blasting To The Wii U This April

New gameplay trailer unleashed, too

Dakko Dakko has confirmed to us that Scram Kitty and hid Buddy On Rails will be hitting the Wii U eShop this April. The unique blaster — which promises to make convincing use of the GamePad controller — was announced some time ago, and hasn't had a solid release window — until now. The studio hasn't got a...

Matters of Import: Bahamut Lagoon Roars Onto The Japanese Wii U eShop

Bahamut Lagoon Roars Onto The Japanese Wii U eShop

Here be dragons

Due for re-release on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console service today, Bahamut Lagoon is (another) one of Squaresoft’s lost RPG treasures, a game that eighteen years after its original release still doesn’t officially exist to those of us living outside Japan. The game most closely resembles a strategy RPG, similar to Shining...

News: Miiverse Gets a Minor Update for Wii U

Miiverse Gets a Minor Update for Wii U

Buttons now do different things!

Updates to the Wii U and 3DS are a far cry from the days of the Wii and DS, when system updates were comparatively rare and tweaks and improvements to individual apps clearly weren't high on Nintendo's list of priorities. Nowadays the 3DS has frequent system updates — many of which boost "system stability" to...

News: Nintendo Finally Appoints a New Distributor in Poland

Nintendo Finally Appoints a New Distributor in Poland

It only took six months...

Those of you that are eagle-eyed and have good memories may recall a couple of articles that we posted last year focused on the fortunes of Nintendo in Poland. We published a guest post by a teacher called Rob Burgess, a Nintendo fan living in the country that had a tough time finding a Wii U and up to date content from...

Review: Barbie Dreamhouse Party (Wii U)

Barbie Dreamhouse Party (Wii U)

Problems with plasticity

It's easy to dismiss licensed games like Barbie Dreamhouse Party as cheap cash-ins on popular franchises because, in all honesty, that's usually what they are. Creating a video game based on a classic line of dolls may seem like a step in the right direction towards our increasingly digital future, but it comes with the...

Soapbox: A Monster Hunter Obsession, and Why the Franchise Could Take Off in the West

A Monster Hunter Obsession, and Why the Franchise Could Take Off in the West

Tom Whitehead argues the case for the divisive, demanding series

I'll put it out there right from the off — I'm no Monster Hunter veteran. Not by a long way, and in fact my first experience with the series was Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii. I played the campaign to completion and enjoyed it a lot, but it wasn't until Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate...

News: Nintendo Completes Share Buyback, Including Some Holdings of Hiroshi Yamauchi's Family

Nintendo Completes Share Buyback, Including Some Holdings of Hiroshi Yamauchi's Family

$1.1 billion of shares purchased

Yesterday we reported that Hiroshi Yamauchi's heirs had expressed a desire to sell some Nintendo shares, with the inheritance from the former Nintendo President set to bring related taxes upon the family. This tied in with Nintendo's previous announcement that it was planning to acquire up to 10 million of its own...

News: Capcom Reportedly Planning Western Release of Monster Hunter Frontier G

Capcom Reportedly Planning Western Release of Monster Hunter Frontier G

It's massive, multiplayer, and online

Monster Hunter Frontier G is currently gracing the Wii U, and a host of other platforms, in Japan. While not exactly part of the main series and certainly not enjoying the same commercial success, it's intriguing as it applies the Monster Hunter setting to a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing...

Video: A Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze TV Commercial Swings Into North America

A Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze TV Commercial Swings Into North America

"Donkey Kong and friends got your back"

Nintendo of America, for a good while now, has opted to mix real-life actors with CG characters in its commercials, sometimes to excellent effect. A stand-out example was the North American advert for Pikmin 3, but now it's the turn of Donkey Kong and his companions to help out photogenic humans in need. The...

News: Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the GamePad, With Hopes of Sales Driving Third-Party Support

Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the GamePad, With Hopes of Sales Driving Third-Party Support

"We first need to create a strong foundation in areas Nintendo excels at"

With the Wii U currently enduring a tough run in the marketplace, finding answers to the conundrum of enticing consumers is becoming increasingly challenging. The system is struggling for third-party support, yet that becomes less likely with each poor set of sales results,...

News: Nintendo Is Here To Stay And Will Do Very Well This Year, States Amazon UK Games Boss

Nintendo Is Here To Stay And Will Do Very Well This Year, States Amazon UK Games Boss

"Everyone thinks it’s a dying format. It’s absolutely not"

Nintendo has been getting a lot of downbeat press recently thanks to the poor performance of the Wii U and dismal financial results, but Amazon.co.uk’s category leader of video games and software Ketu Patel feels that the Japanese giant is long way from throwing in the towel — and...

News: Satoru Iwata Outlines Belief that Continuing with Hardware and Software Will "Amplify" Nintendo's Strengths

Satoru Iwata Outlines Belief that Continuing with Hardware and Software Will "Amplify" Nintendo's Strengths

The element of surprise is key

Last week Satoru Iwata delivered his Investor Briefing, a tough task in which he outlined some key strategies for Nintendo that will begin to emerge this year. Elements of the presentation focused on the longer term, however, and the overall direction of the company was a recurring theme in the investor Q & A that...

News: Nintendo's Slump "Could Be Detrimental" To The Entire Gaming Market, Says Sony UK Boss

Nintendo's Slump "Could Be Detrimental" To The Entire Gaming Market, Says Sony UK Boss

Fergal Gara speaks out

Not everything is as peachy as it could be in the world of Nintendo right now; the company has posted a quarterly loss and has reduced its sales projections for both the Wii U and 3DS consoles. The firm's massive war chest of cash — around $8.6 billion — means that it's not exactly on the ropes just yet, but things could...

Rumour: 2015 Sonic Title To Hit Wii U Alongside PS4 and Xbox One

2015 Sonic Title To Hit Wii U Alongside PS4 and Xbox One

Is Sega keeping the faith?

While the list of big-name third-party developers and publishers backing the Wii U into this year and beyond seems rather small, they do still exist. We can just about include Ubisoft, while others actively involved in Wii U retail games are Bandai Namco, Tecmo Koie, Atlus and, of course, Sega. Nintendo seems to have a...