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Video: Watch as New Super Mario Bros. Wii Gets Pitted Side-by-Side with its Wii U Successor

Watch as New Super Mario Bros. Wii Gets Pitted Side-by-Side with its Wii U Successor

HD-licious

New Super Mario Bros. Wii has joined its younger sibling New Super Mario Bros. U on the Wii U eShop in Europe. Many people jump to compare the two and believe them to be achingly similar, so in order to put this to the test once and for all we've put both games side-by-side in the video below. We chose to showcase levels that bore a...

News: Wii U System Version 5.5.1 is Now Available

Wii U System Version 5.5.1 is Now Available

Brace yourself for an extra 47 MB of stability

It's not too often that an OS update for Nintendo consoles really adds anything significant. Every once in a blue moon, we'll receive something interesting and notable like a speed update, but it's usually just a stability update that "improves overall system performance". That's what this latest update...

Reminder: Upcoming Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance Could Disrupt Online Play

Upcoming Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance Could Disrupt Online Play

Find something other than Splatoon this evening

As some of you no doubt recall Nintendo recently lined up another extended session of network maintenance; though the timing and circumstances of the last work of this nature gave hope of a related Direct or special event, so far nothing has been announced. The maintenance is definite, though, so...

Nintendo Life Weekly: New 2016 Sonic Game Hinted, NX Release Predictions and More

New 2016 Sonic Game Hinted, NX Release Predictions and More

Gotta delete fast

Sonic the Hedgehog has been through a lot, as no doubt you have this week and so after a short wintry hiatus Nintendo Life Weekly is back once again to take you through all the biggest parts of the past seven days. This week we look at Sonic soundtrack providers Crush 40 potentially leaking information pertaining to a new Sonic...

Video: Splatoon Easter Egg Shows a Friendly Face

Splatoon Easter Egg Shows a Friendly Face

Vacant smile, electric whiskers, who else is it going to be?

As if the streams of new weapons and maps in Splatoon weren't enough to tickle the fancy of all the budding Inklings out there, Nintendo has squeezed a previously unseen easter egg into the latest battleground known as Piranha Pit. As with most easter eggs this one isn't immediately...

News: ​Splatoon's Next Splatfest in North America is All About Time Travel

​Splatoon's Next Splatfest in North America is All About Time Travel

Dinosaurs or Spaceships?

It's getting to be that time again for North Americans to partake in the monthly Splatfest for Splatoon. After last month's decidedly more festive approach to things, we're getting yet another topic that few likely saw coming. The Splatfest's theme will be about whether you'd rather time travel to the past or the future...

News: The Sloshing Machine Neo is Splashing Its Way Into Splatoon

The Sloshing Machine Neo is Splashing Its Way Into Splatoon

Getting sloshed at the weekend

Nintendo has found a more wholesome and healthy way for us to get sloshed this weekend (Google it), confirming the latest free weapon to be heading into Splatoon. Due on the evening of 8th January in North America and the early hours of the morning on 9th January in Europe, the Sloshing Machine Neo will bring a bit of...

News: ​Another Fighter Character for Pokkén Tournament Will Be Revealed Next Week

​Another Fighter Character for Pokkén Tournament Will Be Revealed Next Week

Who could it be?

At the beginning of December, the Twitter account for Pokkén Tournament revealed that a new fighter character would be coming to Pokkén Tournament, along with a couple new support characters. About a week later, it was confirmed that Sceptile would be the new fighter, with Farfetch'd and Electrode being the support characters. It...

News: Splatoon Watches Hit Stores In Japan

Splatoon Watches Hit Stores In Japan

*Sigh*, in Japan...

With Splatoon's ink-redible (apologies) popularity, it's only inevitable that Nintendo has been capitalising on the merchandise machine with its hottest new franchise. While the West has been treated to a few things here and there, Japan has certainly had its share of Splatoon spoils since the game's launch in May, such as...

Nintendo Download: 7th January (North America)

7th January (North America)

Light gun games! Ocean Runner! Discovery! More!

The time has come for the first North America Nintendo Download Update of 2016, and it includes a variety of options. The Wii U Virtual Console plays catch up with three light gun games, while new download offerings include a creative Minecraft-a-like, two RCMADIAX games and the return of Ninja Pig...

News: Southwest Air Course Goes Live In Super Mario Maker With Sky Pop Costume From Super Mario Land

Southwest Air Course Goes Live In Super Mario Maker With Sky Pop Costume From Super Mario Land

Body popping

A new course is live in Super Mario Maker which offers the chance to dress up as the iconic Sky Pop plane from the Game Boy title Super Mario Land. The Southwest Air Adventure course has been designed by Super Mario fans at Southwest Airlines, and clearing it earns you the exclusive mushroom costume for Sky Pop. You can check out the...

Analysis: Assessing Why NX Needs to Take Over From Both the Wii U and 3DS

Assessing Why NX Needs to Take Over From Both the Wii U and 3DS

And why the recent share price drop is illogical

Stock markets and investing in shares can be a strange affair. Though business acumen and experience can go a long way, aspects of the process can resemble a casino; even just taking Nintendo as an example, the company's share prices soared in March 2015 when the partnership with DeNA and the...

Video: Here's What Shovel Knight's New amiibo-Based Co-Op Mode Looks Like

Here's What Shovel Knight's New amiibo-Based Co-Op Mode Looks Like

Better together

Those lovely Shovel Knight amiibo are finally finding their way into the hands of gamers the world over, and that means we can show you what the co-op multiplayer mode (unlocked by the aforementioned lump of plastic) looks like in the main game. As you can see in the video below, the gameplay is changed quite dramatically when two...

News: New 3DS and Monster Hunter Continue to Lead in Japanese Charts

New 3DS and Monster Hunter Continue to Lead in Japanese Charts

Wii U dips below PS4 but maintains strong sales

2016 is now well underway, with all of the crushing realities of the post-festive period - wider waistlines, slimmer bank balances and plenty of regret. In any case, Nintendo is starting the year in Japan with a collective smile, as the company continues to perform well in the busy shopping season...

News: Japanese Games Market Falls To Lowest Point In 26 Years, But Full Picture Remains Elusive

Japanese Games Market Falls To Lowest Point In 26 Years, But Full Picture Remains Elusive

Down 13 percent year-on-year, but digital data isn't included

According to data supplied by Famitsu, the Japanese games market has hit its lowest point since 1989. In 2015, games in Japan generated ¥321bn - a 13 percent decline on 2014's total of ¥368.55bn. Sales of games dropped 16 percent to ¥191bn, while games hardware was down to to ¥130bn...

News: Zen Studios Re-Affirms Support For Wii U But Has No Announcement for The Force Awakens Pack Release

Zen Studios Re-Affirms Support For Wii U But Has No Announcement for The Force Awakens Pack Release

"We’ll be sure to alert the Wii U community as that changes"

Zen Studios has enjoyed plenty of success with its pinball titles, releasing various versions and DLC across PC, home consoles and smart devices. The Wii U and 3DS have been in on the action too, with the former receiving Zen Pinball 2 with a decent variety of DLC, in addition to Star...

Talking Point: Nintendo Can Exploit Its Rich History With More Remasters

Nintendo Can Exploit Its Rich History With More Remasters

Easy money

The current generation of home console hardware has had an interesting challenge in defining itself as 'next gen'. In the era of Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 Nintendo brought motion controls to the mainstream while its contemporaries placed their focus on HD graphics and a drastic progression in online multiplayer gaming. In this current...