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Review: Super Mario Maker (Wii U)

Super Mario Maker (Wii U)

Pixel perfect

In the year of Super Mario's 25th Anniversary Nintendo released Super Mario Galaxy 2, a terrific sequel, and the rather uninspired Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition. Not bad, but a continuation of the norm - an accomplished (almost perfect) slice of platforming heaven and another release designed for little more than...

News: Nintendo Recruits YouTube Celebrities for Its Super Mario Maker 'Super Creator Challenge'

Nintendo Recruits YouTube Celebrities for Its Super Mario Maker 'Super Creator Challenge'

Five in total want your Likes

With Super Mario Maker's release a little over a week away Nintendo is trying various marketing tricks and strategies to get people interested, and now NoA has now posted videos of five YouTube celebrities taking on its 'Super Creator Challenge'. Whichever level's video gets the most Likes by 9th September wins, and our...

News: Dragon Quest VIII Storms to Number One in Japan and Boosts New 3DS Sales

Dragon Quest VIII Storms to Number One in Japan and Boosts New 3DS Sales

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer creeps towards 1 million sales

Wednesday is Media Create results day in Japan, in which we see whether Nintendo and its system's games can maintain strong form in the company's homeland. On that score this week brings more positive news. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, the 3DS port of the PS2...

News: Nintendo UK and Playtonic Games to Host a Special Super Mario Maker Live Broadcast

Nintendo UK and Playtonic Games to Host a Special Super Mario Maker Live Broadcast

Yooka-Laylee studio to show off its creations

With Super Mario Maker approaching we can expect a variety of promotional activities from the big N, and Nintendo UK has an upcoming live stream that could be one to watch for retro and eShop fans. It's announced on Instagram that it'll be hosting a live broadcast with Playtonic Games, the team of...

News: Production Of Shovel Knight amiibo Is Being Handled Entirely By Yacht Club Games

Production Of Shovel Knight amiibo Is Being Handled Entirely By Yacht Club Games

"We're basically licensing the amiibo technology from Nintendo"

After last week's revolutionary news of a third-party franchise breaking its way into the world of amiibo, some more details on the Shovel Knight figure have surfaced via Yacht Club Games. In an interview with Destructoid at PAX Prime 2015, studio head Sean Velasco stated that Yacht...

News: Space Hulk Finally Docking With The Wii U eShop This Christmas

Space Hulk Finally Docking With The Wii U eShop This Christmas

In space, no one can hear you lament slipped release dates

Last we heard, the Wii U version of Space Hulk was due to arrive in May, but that proved to be a false dawn as all of the console editions were pushed back slightly. If you own a Sony machine then the wait is now over, as the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions are out this week. Sadly,...

News: Amazon Now Offering Nintendo Games For Direct Digital Download

Amazon Now Offering Nintendo Games For Direct Digital Download

"Seamless redemption experience" promised

Online retailer Amazon is now offering digital downloads of "over 50 Nintendo digital game titles" which can be downloaded directly to your 3DS or Wii U console using a "seamless redemption experience". It works like this. You purchase the game on Amazon as you would normally, and then link your Nintendo...

News: Devil's Third Fails to Hit UK Top 40 in Poor Week for Nintendo Titles

Devil's Third Fails to Hit UK Top 40 in Poor Week for Nintendo Titles

A low point

We suspect that most Nintendo fans in the UK would acknowledge that the company's having a tough time in the country. Splatoon has been an exception in holding its own this summer along with a couple of other evergreen games, and the 3DS remains popular, but in the overall picture the big N is struggling in this particular market. This...

News: Itagaki Accepts "Fair" Devil's Third Criticism But Feels Online Modes Haven't Been Reviewed Properly

Itagaki Accepts "Fair" Devil's Third Criticism But Feels Online Modes Haven't Been Reviewed Properly

"That’s extremely unfortunate for everyone involved"

Devil's Third is out now in Europe and the reviews haven't been glowing. Tomonobu Itagaki's Wii U exclusive has been given something of a drubbing by critics, with outlets such as IGN, Eurogamer and GameSpot handing it dire critical assessments. Itagaki has taken to

Video: PolyKid’s Wii U Adventure Platformer Poi Has A Charming New Trailer

PolyKid’s Wii U Adventure Platformer Poi Has A Charming New Trailer

Kickstarter ends at midnight on Wednesday

As previously reported, PolyKid’s 3D Adventure Platformer Poi is slated for release on Wii U, with a Kickstarter campaign being used to raise funds. The indie team behind the title are drawing inspiration from the classic platformers they grew up with including the likes of Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooi

News: Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition Confirmed for North America

Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition Confirmed for North America

Will cost $89.99

There's plenty of excitement around the 4th December arrival of Xenoblade Chronicles X, though fans in North America have been wondering if they'd get the same treatment as European gamers. EU Wii U owners, for example, have a handsome special edition on the way, and the onus has been on Nintendo of America to offer something...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo, Star Fox Zero Release Date

Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo, Star Fox Zero Release Date

A basket of roses

Have you caught up on the sheer volume of news that's happened over the past week? We know it can be tough to keep track so we've compiled all the reviews, releases, and biggest news of the past seven days for you in video format! This week we focus on the incredible Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo, Star Fox Zero's release date, and much...

Video: Ink Yourself Over Splatoon's Two New Weapons, the Bamboozler 14 Mk I & L-3 Nozzlenose D

Ink Yourself Over Splatoon's Two New Weapons, the Bamboozler 14 Mk I & L-3 Nozzlenose D

Nozzle up your nose

Splatoon's ever expanding list of weaponry has just grown even bigger with the addition of two brand new weapons: The Bamboozler 14 Mk I and the modified L-3 Nozzlenose D. The new Bamboozler 14 Mk I comes equipped with a Splash Wall and a Killer Wail/Megaphone Laser, and whilst it's quick to charge and has decent range the...

News: Netflix Update Goes Live on Wii U

Netflix Update Goes Live on Wii U

Now you can hide your streaming shame in profiles

The Wii U doesn't have the same range of apps as its competitors, but it has been able to boast of Netflix since day one. The app itself did its best to put the GamePad to use, but was never as slick or feature-rich as it could have been. A fresh update has now gone live to improve matters, with a...

News: Bandai Namco's Project Treasure Is Now Called Lost Reavers, Beta Test Incoming

Bandai Namco's Project Treasure Is Now Called Lost Reavers, Beta Test Incoming

Gameplay revealed via new trailer

Bandai Namco has revealed today that its free-to-play Wii U eShop title Project Treasure has a new name: Lost Reavers. As if a name change wasn't enough, the publisher has also stated that the Japanese version of the game will enter a phase of public beta testing in the next few days. The game's Japanese site has...

News: Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Unlocks content in current - and future - Shovel Knight games

Just in case you still aren't convinced that the Shovel Knight amiibo is a thing, Nintendo of America confirmed its existence alongside a raft of other announcements during a pre-PAX presentation at its Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum in Seattle. Scanning the amiibo on Wii U version of...

News: 13AM Games Reveals More Content Is Coming To Runbow

13AM Games Reveals More Content Is Coming To Runbow

Sequel and 3DS development also discussed

Runbow has just launched on the Wii U eShop in North America and already 13AM Games are looking towards the future. In a Reddit AMA earlier today, Producer Dave Protor explained more game content would be delivered to Runbow in the form of character costumes and level updates, and promised ongoing support...