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  • News Nintendo Lifts The Lid On Its Plans For E3 2014

    Super Smash Bros. tournament, Nintendo Digital Event, Treehouse Live at E3

    E3 isn't far away now, and Nintendo has today announced its plans for the expo. The company is running series of special events under the "Play Nintendo" banner, including a Super Smash Bros. tournament and live demos from the Nintendo booth by members of the Nintendo...

  • News Shiny Mamoswine Distribution Confirmed For European Pokémon VGC Nationals

    Participants and spectators will receive a shiny new pocket monster

    A special Pokémon distribution has been announced for the upcoming European Video Game Championship Nationals to occur within the next month. As revealed by the German arm of the Pokémon Company, the distribution will occur at the German, Italian, and UK National events. The...

  • News Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 Easter Egg Roll

    Yolks like fun

    The Easter Egg Roll, taking place this year on Monday, 21st April, is a time-honoured tradition in which children use long-handled spoons to race their ovoids down the South Lawn of the White House. It should come as no surprise that Nintendo would want in on the fun this year, as the event practically begs for a tie-in with Yoshi's...

  • News Johnny Vegas to Host the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 Final in London

    He's a Pokémon fan, you know...

    Earlier this year Nintendo released details of its Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 regional heats, a Nintendo UK competition that's served as a meaty warm-up to the official Pokémon Video Game Championships that kick off soon, events that will culminate in the World Championships later this year...

  • News EGX London 2014 Tickets Are Now On Sale

    Will you be coming along to say hello to the Nintendo Life team?

    Eurogamer Expo — now officially known as EGX London — is the UK's biggest video gaming event, and tickets for the 2014 show have just gone on sale. It's due to take place at Earls Court between the 25th and 28th of September. As usual, Nintendo Life will be in attendance, which...


  • Feature A Look At the Super Mario Kart (SNES) World Championship 2014

    Start your engines

    With the arrival of Mario Kart 8 soon this year, the franchise has come a long way; yet while plenty of gamers look ahead to what's next in the series, competitive gaming on its predecessors is still going strong. An example is the original Super Mario Kart on the Super NES, just recently released on the Wii U Virtual Console...

  • News Twitch Claims Victory in Pokémon Crystal

    Adventure in Hoenn Begins Next Week

    TwitchPlaysPokémon has spawned a massive following and fanbase. An insane amount of artwork and history have been created by thousands of dedicated fans of the series. Now, with two games under its belt, the internet phenomenon will begin its journey in Hoenn next week. The stream defeated the Elite Four and...

  • News Nintendo Confirmed for Appearance at gamescom 2014

    Major European expo on course to be bigger than ever

    While much attention is lavished on the annual E3 festivities in Los Angeles, the largest European equivalent is gamescom — the organisers evidently prefer all lower case. An enormous event hosted in Cologne, Germany, it attracts many of the biggest players in the video game market; as it's also...

  • News Special Mario Kart 8 Event Racing Towards SXSW on 7th March

    Nintendo of America and Pennzoil strike a deal

    Has there ever been a series that so perfectly captures the mayhem of racing games like everyone’s favourite plumber and his red shell collection? The short answer is arguably no, and this May will see Nintendo’s front man return to the track in Mario Kart 8. All new racers, all new tracks, all new...

  • News Twitch Begins New Journey in Pokémon Crystal

    Our adventure continues in Johto, in colour!

    Twitch Plays Pokémon has become an icon of the internet community and truly displays possibilities that arise when thousands of individuals work together to accomplish a goal. On Saturday, the group finished Pokémon Red, after sixteen straight days of training, sadness, and excitement. Now, with a...

  • News TwitchPlaysPokémon Conquers Pokémon Red

    It’s all over…..for now

    TwitchPlaysPokémon has done the unthinkable. The livestream of Pokémon Red, in which the stream’s chat controls the movements of the trainer Red, has officially beaten the Elite Four and its rival Blue to become the Pokémon League Champion. Approximately 16d 7h 45min and 30sec after the adventure began, the stream...



  • News Capcom's Monster Hunter Invades Universal Studios Japan

    In the hunt

    We recently covered the exciting news that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate was heading westward, and 3DS owners around the world rightfully took to the internet to celebrate. Japanese Monster Hunter fans still get all the really cool toys though, like the brand new Monster Hunter Real 2014 exhibition that opens tomorrow at the Universal...

  • News Pokémon X & Y Beta Competition Coming to Global Link in February

    Get ready, world!

    Whether you have finally fine-tuned your perfect Pokémon team or just want to take on the world with a group of Klefkis (hereby now known scientifically as a "klatter"), you will want to register with the Pokémon Global Link for the upcoming Pokémon X & Y Beta Competition. This online tournament is open to all players...

  • Play Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life - The Return

    Start your engines

    At the dawn of time Nintendo Life arranged community nights of online Mario Kart 7, and the gamers were happy. And lo, the ceremonies were ended in favour of seeking new forms of entertainment, exploring the world of online Nintendo gaming and seeking places where all could meet, unite as one, and compete in fun games. So began a...




  • News Nintendo Unleashed Details Revealed for MCM London Comic Con

    The last stop for the 2013 tour

    As part of a sustained campaign to raise awareness of the Wii U and 3DS libraries, Nintendo UK has been taking its Nintendo Unleashed tour to various expos, events and locations, including a major presence at the recent Eurogamer Expo. The company has now confirmed its lineup for this week's MCM London Comic Con (25th...

  • Video These Fans at the Pokémon X & Y New York Launch Had a Jolly Time

    Happy faces everywhere

    The launch of Pokémon X & Y may have been an event to savour for many fans, but the official event at the Nintendo World Store in New York seemed to go all out. With a lot of gamers in attendance of all ages, it seems that the desire to experience the release with many others was a big attraction. Nintendo's now...

  • Events Nintendo Life At Eurogamer Expo 2013

    A pictorial record from the show floor

    If you're based in the United Kingdom then you'll no doubt have heard about the recent Eurogamer Expo 2013, which is the UK's largest video game show by quite some margin. EGX — as it is also known — took place at Earl's Court in London from September 26th to September 29th, and saw more than 70,000...

  • News Nintendo Reveals Big Plans for Indiecade

    Panel on eShop publishing and lots of playable games

    One of a number of themes that Nintendo's been communicating this year is its support for small 'indie' developers on its eShop platforms. In some respects the big N has faced a challenge moving the message beyond the flaws of the DSi and Wii stores, making clear to developers around the world...

  • News Nintendo Confirms Lineup and Big Plans for New York Comic Con

    Eiji Aonuma to host a special developer presentation

    The New York Comic Con event hits the Javit Centre in the city from 10th-13th October, and Nintendo of America has confirmed that, like at previous events such as PAX Prime, it'll be going all out to impress attendees. A standout event will be a special developer presentation by The Legend of...



  • News The Voice Of Mario Is Coming To London On September 7th

    Charles Martinet to attend Mario event at John Lewis, Oxford Street

    Charles Martinet — who has given Mario his voice since 1995 — will attend a special Mario-themed event at the Oxford Street branch of John Lewis on September 7th. The event — which takes place from 9.30am to 8pm on Saturday 7th September and 12.30pm to 6pm on Sunday 8th...

  • News Nintendo Featured In Nine Categories At This Year's Golden Joystick Awards

    All votes count

    Public voting is now open for the 31st Golden Joystick Awards, and the Big N can be found in seven of the fifteen categories this year. Nintendo's strongest area is of course the Best Handheld Section, with five of its biggest exclusives this year in with a chance of winning. Game of the Year Pikmin 3 Fire Emblem: Awakening Most...

  • News Gamescom and GDC Europe Hit Record Attendance Levels

    Cologne confirmed as the location for 2014

    In the past couple of weeks there's been plenty going on in Cologne, Germany, with GDC (Game Developers Conference) and Gamescom attracting industry professionals and fans from around the world. Both events hit new heights in terms of attendances, too, leading the organisers to declare the same host city...

  • Video Check Out the Masters Final From the 2013 Pokémon World Championships

    These guys don't mess around

    In recent times the 2013 Pokémon World Championships have had a couple of mentions on Nintendo Life, with the Vancouver event hosting gamers from around the world and champions stepping forward from the battling chaos. Not all of us could be there for the action, of course, so The Pokémon Company has kindly uploaded...

  • Video Satoru Shibata Gives the Big Tour of Nintendo's Gamescom Booth

    With some help from his old buddy Luigi

    Gamescom 2013 is underway in Cologne, Germany, and to celebrate the occasion Nintendo has put together a tour of the booth, hosted by Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata. We get a glimpse of the various systems and games on offer, and also of the "Nintendo Living Room", where a photogenic and happy host...

  • News Nintendo Launches Wind Waker HD Art Competition, Winning Art Will Appear in Zelda Symphony

    Oh, and the top five get a console and the game

    Update: Nintendo of America has now notified us that, unsurprisingly, this competition is for the U.S. only. You can see full details of how to enter, if you're in the U.S., below. Original Article: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is one of the major Wii U releases on the way from Nintendo,...

  • News Nintendo Confirms Plenty of Wii U and 3DS Shenanigans at PAX Prime

    Hideki Kamiya session includes free Wonder-Masks

    Earlier today we brought you the surprising news that Retro City Rampage will be playable as a 3DS eShop title at PAX Prime, which takes place from 30th August to 2nd September at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Naturally, Nintendo is bringing a host of games to the event, as well...

  • News More Than 1500 Cheaters Took Part in Pokémon's 2013 Global Showdown

    Those monsters

    Earlier in the Summer The Pokémon Company hosted the 2013 Global Showdown, a WiFi tournament for Pokémon Black and White 2, which some undoubtedly used for practice ahead of other tournaments. It was open to 50,000 competitors, but it's now been revealed that 1,558 of those that took part were cheaters, utilising smartphone apps to...

  • Video The Pokémon Game Show Sure Looks Like Fun

    There are some awesome outfits on the scene

    In a number of recent articles we've highlighted the fact that, while Pokémon is hugely popular in the West, its appeal is on a whole different level in Japan. With dedicated stores, films, TV series and more, the brand means big bucks and has already sparked some serious pre-order sales of Pokémon X...

  • News Pokémon X & Y Will be Playable at Gamescom 2013

    Along with plenty more Wii U and 3DS games

    Nintendo will be in attendance at the upcoming Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany from 21st to 25th August, and has been promising plenty of exciting releases as playable demos. The list of games at the show has been unveiled, with the blockbuster announcement likely to be confirmation that Pokémon X &...

  • News StreetPassUK Launches Tag-Finding Website

    Groups, events, contests, and lots of little green lights

    Is your Mii Plaza a desolate monument to despair and missing puzzle tiles, or are you simply looking for some new friends for multiplayer or those downloadable games? If you live in the UK, there’s a site you should be checking out. StreetPassUK combines the forces of regional StreetPass...




  • News Nintendo Unleashed Tour Coming To 2013 MCM London Comic Con

    Wii U and 3DS titles playable on the show floor

    Nintendo UK has confirmed that it is bringing its popular Nintendo Unleashed tour to the forthcoming MCM London Comic Con, which is due to take place from 24th to the 26th May at the ExCel London. The largest comic and pop culture show in the UK, the MCM Comic Con will play host to a dedicated...


  • News UK Retro Gaming Event Gathers Steam Ahead Of May Launch

    A festival of vintage gaming

    If you're based in the UK and have a soft spot for the games of yesteryear then you might want to look into buying a ticket for Revival. The event — which is the successor to the popular Retro Fusion show — takes place on the weekend of May 18th / 19th at Wolverhampton Racecourse in the Midlands, and over a thousand...

  • Event Nintendo UK 3DS Showcase

    We sample the best 2013 has to offer

    Last week we were invited to a Nintendo 3DS showcase to get first-hand impressions of some of the upcoming releases in the next few months for Nintendo’s handheld, as well as a demo of the recently announced 3DS Zelda game. We've already previewed a number of these titles in detail from a similar event in San...

  • News Nintendo And GAME Hosting Multiplayer Mayhem Event This Weekend

    Don't forget your 3DS

    Nintendo is giving the 3DS a lot of love at the moment. Yesterday it dedicated an entire Nintendo Direct presentation to the handheld and today it's announced it will be joining forces with UK retailer GAME to hold a massive 3DS multiplayer event across the country this weekend. Multiplayer Mayhem will take place between 10am...


  • News PAX Australia is Sold Out

    No more tickets available for the July event

    PAX Australia will be taking place this Winter between 19th and 23rd July in Melbourne and if you haven't picked up a ticket yet you might be a bit disappointed to hear all passes have been sold. This comes from the event's official Facebook page, which stated the expo is now a sell out and no more...

  • News Nintendo Goes Big at PAX East

    Buy games a day early, try some upcoming titles

    PAX East kicks off in Boston this weekend — 22nd-24th March — bringing enthusiasts together in one glorious setting. Nintendo is going to be there in force this year, running a major booth and offering a variety of incentives, activities and hands-on opportunities for lucky attendees. For one...

  • Play Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo UK - Round 2

    Kicks off from 7-9pm UK time

    At the weekend Nintendo UK invited racers to some rounds of Mario Kart 7, though without a huge amount of advance warning. Nevertheless, the event — which should be open to worldwide players, we imagine — clearly went down well, as another official community get-together is confirmed for today between 7-9pm UK...

  • Talking Point Nintendo's Revised Approach to E3

    It’s not all about the LA expo

    Nintendo has often been one of the most secretive companies in the world, and while that prevents any unwanted information being leaked ahead of schedule, it means that at times it’s infuriating to follow as a fan. Up until a few years ago, the only chance we got to look inside the hallowed grounds of Nintendo HQ...

  • News Nintendo to Show a Lot of Unreleased Games at the SXSW Gaming Expo

    Get your mitts on them before anyone else

    If you're heading to the SXSW expo in Austin, Texas this weekend you may be lucky enough to grab yourself some play time with a handful of the big Wii U and 3DS releases of the year. The best part? Quite a few of these games haven't even hit the shelves yet. Animal Crossing: New Leaf will make its North...

  • Play Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo UK

    Bob-ombs at the ready!

    Grab your race suit and join Nintendo UK in a special Mario Kart 7 community event happening right now. The event has been arranged via the official Nintendo 3DS UK Facebook page and is due to last until 4PM GMT. "The special Mario Kart 7 Community event code is 28-7591-1601-9148. The event is now open, good luck to all...


  • Play Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life

    Start your engines

    It's been too long, so much so that we may need to renew our licenses, but it's time to take to the track for some Nintendo Life community races in Mario Kart 7. We all like to think we're the next Sebastian Vettel with a red shell in hand, so now we have to prove it. Yesterday we asked you which rules you want in both our both...

  • Play Mario Kart 7 Community Rooms - Choose The Rules

    It's back

    Last year we had a couple of rather fun community sessions playing Mario Kart 7, where the Nintendo Life community did battle with each other and some of the humble writing team. They were blood-baths of shell and banana skin-related tumbles, while tears were shed along with some choice curse words as podium places were lost. It was...

  • News Nintendo Returns To Gamescom 2013

    Confirmed for Euro trade event

    Nintendo has confirmed that it will be returning to European gaming exhibition Gamescom in 2013. The Kyoto company sat out last year's event, which takes place in Cologne, Germany. Tim Endres, Gamescom project manager at organiser Koelnmesse, is clearly happy with the news: Nintendo's return is an absolute...

  • News Mario Picks Up a DICE Sticker at Annual Awards

    It sure looks good on paper

    Last week saw a number of games industry professionals descend on Las Vegas for the annual DICE summit. It's an opportunity for various studios and representatives to talk more directly about the industry and projects currently in the works, and like all good gatherings it ends with an awards ceremony. As an indication...

  • News Legendary Pokémon Meloetta Distribution Date Announced

    This one's a real fighter

    Good news Pokémon fans! Starting 4th March, the mythical Pokémon Meloetta will be distributed by participating GameStop stores across North America for Pokémon Black & White and Pokémon Black & White 2, for a limited time only. Meloetta is the very first Pokémon able to change its Forme and type during a...


  • News Smash Bros. Melee Needs Your Help To Make It To EVO 2013

    Donations required to secure final place in Las Vegas

    EVO is the place to be if you're into competitive fighting games, and the 2013 event is scheduled to take place in July. Eight games will be making the trip to Las Vegas, with seven already decided upon. The organisers are opening up a donation run to decide the eighth and final entrant, and...

  • Feature Nintendo at Sundance - Short Films, Brain Training and Wii Fit U

    A trip to the movies

    Once every year, the most creative minds in the film industry gather in Park City, Utah at the Sundance Film Festival to showcase their talents to celebrities and movie-goers alike. Not to be outdone, in an era where the line separating film and video games continues to blur, Nintendo of America joined in the fun to show off...

  • News The Sundance Festival and Red Carpet Are Calling For Mario

    Nintendo's going to the movies

    The Sundance Film Festival is one of the best-known and prestigious events of its kind in the film calendar, with events, screenings and prize-giving being given gloss by plenty of celebrities and successful actors. After Nintendo UK's short-film partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI) last year it's now...


  • Events The Paper Mario Pop Up Diner

    Anything but flat

    Wii U may be releasing in Europe in just over a week, but that didn’t stop Nintendo UK yesterday from reminding everyone that Paper Mario: Sticker Star is on its way to 3DS on 7th December in Europe. Already released in North America — and seemingly going down well with the critics — it was only fair that those of us across...

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