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Nintendo Download: 24th December (North America)

24th December (North America)

Super Mario Galaxy! Discounts galore! Festive 3DS HOME Themes! More!

It's the final Nintendo Download Update before Christmas, which is a merry occasion indeed. However you treat the Holidays, the update should help make the week a bit more special; we have a Wii classic, some free DLC, 3DS HOME Themes and a whole load of discounts. Let's get to the...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Talks About the New Fighters Soon to be Added to Super Smash Bros.

Masahiro Sakurai Talks About the New Fighters Soon to be Added to Super Smash Bros.

Sakurai thought that's a lot of Fire Emblem characters, too

As most of you are aware of by this point, there's still a little bit of DLC due to be coming to Super Smash Bros. 4. Most notably is the inclusion of three new characters; Cloud – of Final Fantasy 7 fame - is already out, Corrin – the protagonist of Fire Emblem Fates – is due out...

Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think a Unified Platform is the Future

The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think a Unified Platform is the Future

Better, together

From now until the start of the new year we're going to be republishing some of what we feel are our best features of 2015. Hopefully this will offer the chance for newer readers to catch up on content they might have missed and allow long-time fans to reacquaint themselves with features they enjoyed the first time around. Today...

News: ​505 Games On Bringing Terraria To Nintendo Consoles And Facing Off Against Minecraft

​505 Games On Bringing Terraria To Nintendo Consoles And Facing Off Against Minecraft

"There's a bit of rivalry between the Minecraft and Terraria communities"

With Terraria on the 3DS, Minecraft on Wii U and Terraria coming to Wii U soon, there's arguably never been a better time to be a Nintendo block-builder. Looking at the first direct capture from the Wii U game alongside some 3DS footage, Dean Scott - Producer on Terraria at...

Review: Just Dance: Disney Party 2 (Wii U)

Just Dance: Disney Party 2 (Wii U)

A Dance Party for some

You never know how poorly coordinated you are until you play a round of Just Dance: Disney Party 2 - this is a rhythm game that's almost true to its name. While it does involve just dancing, it could also be named Just Dance: Disney Party 2 for The Skilled. Rhythm games like Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Dance Dance Revolution...

News: ​Takashi Tezuka on the Importance of Super Mario Maker and of Modernizing Mario

​Takashi Tezuka on the Importance of Super Mario Maker and of Modernizing Mario

Evidently, Super Mario Maker was designed to be like a toy

It seems like you can hardly go a week nowadays without Takashi Tezuka or Yusuke Oshino - the Producer and Director, respectively - participating in some interview about Super Mario Maker. Not that we're complaining of course, as they almost always reveal more interesting information about...

Play: Enjoy Some Festive Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. With Nintendo Life

Enjoy Some Festive Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. With Nintendo Life

Playing as a community

It's been too long since we last ran some community online gaming here on Nintendo Life, so with the festive season and some extra play time at our disposal we thought we'd bring it back for some Holiday fun. It's a slightly off-the-cuff and late decision, but the plan is to host events that you can join for both Mario Kart 8...

News: Nintendo Achieves Modest Results in UK Christmas Charts

Nintendo Achieves Modest Results in UK Christmas Charts

Call of Duty was number one, of course

Rather like the Christmas music chart number one being a coveted position, the same principle is applied to video games - in the UK, at least. Securing top spot in the final results prior to 25th December is an extra gong to celebrate, a string for a publisher's bow. Somewhat predictably that honour falls to...

News: Here are the Top Three Wii U and 3DS Games, According to Miiverse

Here are the Top Three Wii U and 3DS Games, According to Miiverse

And the winner is...

It's getting to be that time of year where gaming publications all over the world are picking their favorite games of the year. While there still has yet to be any sort of universally recognised awards, the same handful of games generally tend to pop up on different lists and there's usually not too many surprises as to which...

Rumour: Data Miners Discover Another Costume for Super Mario Maker

Data Miners Discover Another Costume for Super Mario Maker

Guess what it is?

Nintendo has certainly made some rather unforeseen choices when deciding what costumes to add into Super Mario Maker. We've seen one that combines Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario, one that has three Toon Links standing in a totem pole formation, and even one of a random Japanese game show host. These don't really seem out of place,...

News: ​Super Mario Maker Director Shares Details About the Upcoming Update

​Super Mario Maker Director Shares Details About the Upcoming Update

Still no slopes, though...

As many of you are aware, a new update was recently announced for Super Mario Maker. The update seems to be fairly meaty; it'll be adding a clown car that can spit fire, bumpers, P-Switch doors, a world record leaderboard, and functionality with the new website. Of course, this is all completely free of charge, and it'll...

Editorial: Xenoblade Chronicles X Has Tiny Text - Time for an Update?

Xenoblade Chronicles X Has Tiny Text - Time for an Update?

Tom Whitehead's not really seeing it, are you?

This week we received an interesting email from one of our readers, Victor, which made a very good point. The text in Xenoblade Chronicles X is too small, and it should be improved; it was a lightbulb moment when we realised we should have brought it up far sooner - I certainly should have. In my...

News: The Tri-Slosher Nouveau is The Next New Weapon in Splatoon

The Tri-Slosher Nouveau is The Next New Weapon in Splatoon

Posh name for a green bucket

Splatoon is heading towards the end of its weekly benevolence that brings us free extras, so we should make the most of it while we can. As is often the case the development team is serving up a fresh weapon in time for the weekend, and this time it's the Tri-Slosher Nouveau. Well, it's a green bucket, so the name seems...

News: Mr Saturn and Master Belch Are Heading to Super Mario Maker on 19th December

Mr Saturn and Master Belch Are Heading to Super Mario Maker on 19th December

The Mother lode

In recent times Nintendo's been upping the ante with Super Mario Maker Course Events, with unlockable Mystery Item outfits related to first- and third-party games, TV shows, magazines and even cars. The next two are, we suspect, going to be rather popular among retro aficionados. Both Mr Saturn and Master Belch, of EarthBound fame,...

Video: Check Out This Footage of Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Check Out This Footage of Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Isn't it relaxing?

As we reported a few weeks ago, Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will release on the Wii U sometime in 2016. It's releasing on multiple platforms, however, and the iOS version is supposedly due out sometime in the next few weeks. In an effort to promote the game more and to build some hype, Natsume recently shared some footage of...