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News: Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

LEGO Jurassic Park on Wii U starts well

The UK chart results are in and, while Nintendo is hardly storming away at the top, it has some cause to be pleased. Some key titles are still shifting units, while a third-party effort's also had a reasonable start. Yoshi's Woolly World made its début in 4th place, and in its second week saw a 60% drop in...

News: Bill Trinen Will Compete at Evo 2015 as a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitor

Bill Trinen Will Compete at Evo 2015 as a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitor

"Just dipping a toe in the water"

We know that Nintendo Treehouse staff are serious gamers, and a former member of the club and now a well known Senior Product Marketing Manager at Nintendo of America is aiming to show his commitment to a favourite game. Bill Trinen, well known for his Nintendo Direct appearances and ongoing role as translator for...

News: New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up Bowser and Donkey Kong as IP's First Ever Guest Stars

New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up Bowser and Donkey Kong as IP's First Ever Guest Stars

Will the tie-in pay off for Nintendo and Activision?

While Skylanders SuperChargers isn't - according to our surveys - particularly high up the wishlists of active Nintendo Life readers, it could be a notable release for Wii U, in particular. During E3 Nintendo and Activision confirmed a smart and unique collaboration that brings Bowser and Donkey...

Guide: Master Splatoon's New Tower Control Mode with these Easy-to-Use Tricks & Tips

Master Splatoon's New Tower Control Mode with these Easy-to-Use Tricks & Tips

We all want control

Splatoon's new Tower Control game mode has been released to the public, and as with any new set of rules it can take a while to learn how best to approach the matter. That's why we've played and played since silly o' clock in the morning in order to better understand the ins and outs and more importantly deliver our findings and...

News: Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though Miyamoto Defends Near-Term Rather Than "Dream-Like Demonstrations"

Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though Miyamoto Defends Near-Term Rather Than "Dream-Like Demonstrations"

Miyamoto-san doesn't approve

Courtesy of the internet and its never-ending ability to make a lot of noise, Nintendo's senior management will know only too well that some of the company's most vocal fans were rather disappointed with the company's E3 showing. Its focus on near-term releases meant there were plenty of previously announced titles,...

News: We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Faster As It Would Impact New Development, Says Iwata

We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Faster As It Would Impact New Development, Says Iwata

"Development of Virtual Console titles require detailed manual work"

The Virtual Console promised so much when it launched alongside the original Wii all those years ago. Indeed, on that particular console it became something of a goldmine of amazing retro titles, and when Nintendo announced that the service would carry over to the Wii U, many...

Weirdness: Splatoon Has Been Impressively Recreated In Team Fortress 2

Splatoon Has Been Impressively Recreated In Team Fortress 2

Modding madness

Splatoon has been a critical and commercial success for Nintendo, and has introduced an entire generation of players to the concept of an online, team-based shooter. In fact, it has turned so many heads that even PC gamers - the chaps who live and breathe this kind of game - are paying tribute in their own unique way. A team of...

Video: Rodea The Sky Soldier Takes Flight In This Fresh Gameplay Trailer

Rodea The Sky Soldier Takes Flight In This Fresh Gameplay Trailer

Sky fallin'

Rodea the Sky Soldier's rather drawn-out route to market would be enough to make any video game character feel a little downhearted, but this flighty protagonist isn't giving up. With the Japanese launch in the bag and a North American release just around the corner, we're being treated to some more gameplay footage from the Yuji Naka's...

News: Hyperkin Is Working On The Ultimate Wii U Pro Controller

Hyperkin Is Working On The Ultimate Wii U Pro Controller

Meet the ProCube

Peripheral and hardware maker Hyperkin is working on what it hopes will be the ultimate Wii U controller option. The ProCube aims to fuse together the best bits of the Wii U Pro Controller and the GameCube pad. It works with all Pro Controller titles on the Wii U and is totally wireless - something that other Wii U GameCube clone...

News: Super Mario Maker Won't Filter Your Naughty Levels, But Offensive Content Can Be Reported

Super Mario Maker Won't Filter Your Naughty Levels, But Offensive Content Can Be Reported

Click a button and the level is "reviewed" by Nintendo

Super Mario Maker launches in September, and will give players the chance to create their very own Super Mario levels which they can then share with friends online. As is the case with any user-generated content, there's always the risk that some wannabe joker will create an offensive or...

News: Smash Fighters Settling it at Evo in Big Numbers

Smash Fighters Settling it at Evo in Big Numbers

Wii U edges out Melee in registered competitors

Evo 2015, the largest fighting game tournament event of year, is coming up this July 17-19, and hoo boy there will be a lot of Smashers there. According to figures released by Evo organizer Joey Cuellar, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Melee are the second- and third-highest titles...

Talking Point: It's the Community That'll Put the 'Super' Into Mario Maker

It's the Community That'll Put the 'Super' Into Mario Maker

Its legacy could be outstanding

Just this week we got another look at Super Mario Maker at a UK press event, and were struck by its significant potential. Yet we've already done a first impressions article from E3, which goes into detail on how well it's shaping up. If you want a strong outline of its core features and why we think it's...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Beats equivalent launch sales of Awakening

The Japanese Media Create charts have brought positive news for Nintendo of late, and that continues this week with the arrival of the latest blockbuster from Intelligent Systems. Fire Emblem Fates - known as Fire Emblem: If in Japan - has launched in Nintendo's homeland and performed rather well. There...

News: We Could See Some Cult Lucasfilm Properties Coming To Disney Infinity In The Future

We Could See Some Cult Lucasfilm Properties Coming To Disney Infinity In The Future

Nothing is off the table, apparently

Disney Infinity will be hitting its third iteration this year and has already covered an incredible amount of ground when it comes to using famous Disney and Lucasfilm IP. We've already seen the likes of The Avengers, Frozen, Toy Story, Cars and much more besides in the Disney Infinity universe, and this year...

News: ​Miiverse is Getting a Massive Redesign this Summer

​Miiverse is Getting a Massive Redesign this Summer

Screenshot Albums, Play Journals, Redesigned Communities, and more!

Miiverse is Nintendo's take on implementing a social network-like platform that integrates and directly ties in with the games that people play. At the tap of a button, players can post screenshots, share thoughts and discussion, or draw pictures, and share this with the rest of the...

News: Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail

Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail

Will include the Plague of Shadows expansion and Challenge Mode

Shovel Knight is easily one of the best Indie games to come to the eShop. Created as a love letter to fans of the 8-bit era of gaming, the action platformer has been met by nearly universal critical acclaim and it's sold almost a quarter of a million copies. Not ones to let their...