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Nintendo Life Weekly: Mother 3 Localisation Rumours, New Splatoon Content Rumours, and More

Mother 3 Localisation Rumours, New Splatoon Content Rumours, and More

Whispers ahoy

Whilst it may not have been an especially explosive week for Nintendo news directly from Nintendo, special sources have been firing ten to the dozen this week bringing forth a wealth of new rumours with surprising validity. If you've been too busy doing other things that someone in your life claims are more important than video games...

News: All amiibo Will Be Compatible with Pokkén Tournament

All amiibo Will Be Compatible with Pokkén Tournament

What might they do?

Pokkén Tournament is only about a month away from release, and it seems like the wait only gets more difficult the closer we get to launch day. The roster of fighters has grown a bit over the past few months, and it appears to be a flashy and enjoyable fighter that'll be filling an otherwise quiet month for the Wii U. It's also...

Video: Digital Foundry Tackles the Native Resolution and Framerate in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Digital Foundry Tackles the Native Resolution and Framerate in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Yep, native 1080p

There's been plenty of chat about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD this week, with Nintendo's embargo lift meaning we could share our full preview of the title. In that preview we wrote of a "crisp and clear presentation" along with a "buttery smooth" framerate, but the key questions of the actual native resolution, in...

Rumour: New Splatoon Mini-Game Arriving Soon with Fresh amiibo Figures in Tow

New Splatoon Mini-Game Arriving Soon with Fresh amiibo Figures in Tow

And this time there's evidence

After the tide of free content updates in Splatoon was stemmed many fans of the game wondered whether there might yet be more on the horizon for Nintendo's colourful shooter. Recent rumours from data miners regarding references to potential new amiibo figurines got tongues wagging once again, and now even more secrets...

News: Mario Kart Flashmob Surprises And Potentially Terrifies UK Shoppers

Mario Kart Flashmob Surprises And Potentially Terrifies UK Shoppers

The UK's own Coconut Mall

We love a good flashmob here at Nintendo Life Towers - unless it's threatening to make us late for our train ride home, of course. The crazy thrill seekers on YouTube channel Base37 certainly know how to do a flashmob in style, as they recently descended on London's Westfield Shopping Mall armed with motorised go-karts in a...

News: Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Keep determined

Yesterday, we reported on the news that Undertale developer Toby Fox was open to the idea of his unique RPG coming to Nintendo systems, with the caveat that he'd need outside assistance to create the port. Undertale - a critically-acclaimed PC release built entirely with Game Maker - would need to be re-written from scratch, and Fox...

Video: See How Far The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has Come Since the Wii & GameCube

See How Far The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has Come Since the Wii & GameCube

Things can only look better

If you were in any doubt that the visuals in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD surpass those of the original Wii and GameCube versions, let us clarify that the visuals have indeed surpassed those of the original Wii and GameCube versions. If you need further proof of just how much tastier things are in this...

News: Undertale Creator Open To Nintendo Port, But Wouldn't Be Able To Code It Himself

Undertale Creator Open To Nintendo Port, But Wouldn't Be Able To Code It Himself

"I actually already talked to Nintendo about a port months ago"

Yesterday, there were rumours swirling around the internet about a Nintendo port of Toby Fox's critically acclaimed indie RPG Undertale. These were triggered by a Nintendo staffer attempting to get in touch with Fox via Twitter, and after the predictable reaction online, Fox has posted...

Video: Reliving the Memories of the Original Announcement for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Reliving the Memories of the Original Announcement for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Out of time, into Twilight

With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD just around the corner we thought it was about time we looked back at the fantastic reveal that the original game received. Much controversy surrounded the art direction of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and many people wanted a more realistic Zelda game...

Preview: Looking for the Light in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Looking for the Light in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

We sense a true adventure

This has been the generation of The Legend of Zelda remasters, with two Nintendo 64 titles on 3DS and one GameCube HD release. Following The Wind Waker HD we now have GameCube / Wii title The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which has the tricky task of kicking off the 30th Anniversary of the franchise. It's also...

Nintendo Download: 4th February (North America)

4th February (North America)

Smash DLC! Resident Evil 4! Shütshimi! FreezeME! More!

Here we are once again, North American gamers, with the Nintendo Download Update. This week seems like another good 'un, with the final batch of Super Smash Bros. DLC, a corking Wii download from Capcom, some highly promising download-only games and some discounts. Phew, let's get to the...

Video: Check Out Pikachu And Lucario's Fancy Moves In This New Pokkén Tournament Clip

Check Out Pikachu And Lucario's Fancy Moves In This New Pokkén Tournament Clip

Plus a brief look at the next Pokémon movie

A new video has just gone live which shows of the basic movesets of Pikachu and Lucario in the forthcoming Wii U brawler Pokkén Tournament. Due for release worldwide on March 18th, the game is being co-developed by Tekken creator Bandai Namco and will see various characters from the Pokémon universe...

Video: See Bayonetta & Corrin Smash it up in Super Smash Bros.

See Bayonetta & Corrin Smash it up in Super Smash Bros.

Smashing

The final batch of DLC for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS is finally out, bringing with it the Umbra Witch Bayonetta and the dragon warrior Corrin. It's a bittersweet moment for many fans, but no doubt this isn't the end of Super Smash Bros. as we know it. In the video below we look at both of these new characters as well...

Rumour: Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother 3 This Year

Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother 3 This Year

UPDATE: More sources step foward

UPDATE: We've since had more confirmation from Nintendo Life contributor Liam Robertson, who has posted the following on Twitter. It seems that Emily wasn't the only person who knew about this, but she might have let the cat out of the bag prematurely: https://twitter.com/Doctor_Cupcakes/status/695051531800944640...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Will Have Its Own Manga

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Will Have Its Own Manga

Shackled to a Japanese app for now

Those who like their legends unfolding from right to left might be happy to learn that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be the next game in the Zelda series to receive its own official manga. A pair of artists who go by the combined name Akira Himekawa will take up their inks for the project once again,...

News: Sony Hardware and Exclusives Dominate in Japanese Charts as Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Has a Decent Start

Sony Hardware and Exclusives Dominate in Japanese Charts as Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Has a Decent Start

Media Create serves up disappointing Wii U and 3DS results

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means - we're at the half way point of another gruelling week! Actually, it means Media Create Japanese chart results, though it could also mean the first thing; in truth, the results are rather grisly this time for Nintendo, but considering its strong...

News: Wii U Sales Show Promising Growth Courtesy of Splatoon and Super Mario Maker Success

Wii U Sales Show Promising Growth Courtesy of Splatoon and Super Mario Maker Success

Splatoon continues to beat Mario Kart 8 sales momentum

While current 3DS sales are rather disappointing, Nintendo's most recent financial reports did bring good news for the Wii U, with the system on track for its targets and outperforming the equivalent sales of the year before. In Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima's briefing one game's role...

News: A Professor E. Gadd Costume is Coming to Super Mario Maker

A Professor E. Gadd Costume is Coming to Super Mario Maker

*Cackles*

It's been several since we've seen the last new Super Mario Maker costume added to the game, but the drought has finally been broken. Following on the heels of the long anticipated Princess Daisy, we will soon have access to a Professor E. Gadd costume. Professor E. Gadd is most notable for the part he's played in the Luigi's Mansion...