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Weirdness: 8-Year-Old Writes Nintendo A Letter Of Apology For Getting His 3DS Wet

8-Year-Old Writes Nintendo A Letter Of Apology For Getting His 3DS Wet

A grim reminder to check your thermos cap

It's never too pleasant having to deal with customer service and sending something in to be repaired, but for one eight-year-old boy in Japan, the loss of his 3DS seems to have stirred up some surprising feelings of guilt instead of the usual impatience and annoyance. Imagine that! The young boy apparently...

Weirdness: Super Mario 64 Expert Collects a Star in 0.5 'A' Button Presses

Super Mario 64 Expert Collects a Star in 0.5 'A' Button Presses

"We need to talk about parallel universes..."

The recent Awesome Games Done Quick marathon served as a fantastic example of speedrunners demonstrating their practiced skill with impressive results. In the wake of its conclusion earlier this month, we've got just the video for anyone still needing their fix of game-breaking talent on display. While...

Nintendo Life Weekly: The Last Smash Bros. DLC Fighters, Super Mario Galaxy on Wii U eShop and More

The Last Smash Bros. DLC Fighters, Super Mario Galaxy on Wii U eShop and More

Week & feeble

The final Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct caused a stir amongst the fans, but just in case you're not as hot on these things as you'd like we've once more produced a compendium of the biggest news of the past week coupled with all the releases and reviews you'd expect from Nintendo Life Weekly. This week we look at the last Smash...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Final Smash Bros. Direct, Minecraft on Wii U and More

Final Smash Bros. Direct, Minecraft on Wii U and More

The end of an era approaches

It was a busy week in the world of Nintendo, with two announcements standing out above all others and a couple of corking eShop releases that were reviewed. As is now tradition we've decided to make life easy for you if you're trying to keep up, collating the best news of the week as well as all of the releases and...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Hi-Def NES Gaming, Replacement GamePads, Facial Hair Battles and More

Hi-Def NES Gaming, Replacement GamePads, Facial Hair Battles and More

Mario's moustache won't back down

With all the fun and games of the week with Thanksgiving in the US and Black Friday madness around the world, it's been another busy seven days. As is now tradition we've decided to make life easy for you, collating the best news of the week as well as all of the releases and reviews you've come to expect of...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Huge Pokémon Reveal Next Month, Arguably the Rarest Nintendo Game, and More

Huge Pokémon Reveal Next Month, Arguably the Rarest Nintendo Game, and More

Skip, fly, straight to the sky!

With all the hustle and bustle of the recent Nintendo Direct the past week has seemed quiet in comparison, but that doesn't mean we're going to avoid our duties! Once again we've collated the best news of the week as well as all of the releases and reviews you've come to expect of Nintendo Life Weekly. This week we...

News: MOTHER 2 Vinyl Soundtrack Heading West

MOTHER 2 Vinyl Soundtrack Heading West

North America bound

Back in March we reported on a Kickstarter campaign aimed at bringing the original arranged Mother soundtrack to vinyl for the first time in North America. The campaign smashed its target funding goal and the project is now well on its way to completion. In a surprise announcement made earlier today, it was revealed that Ship to...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Devil's Third Apparently Not Being Published by Nintendo in NA, SEGA Apologises to Fans

Devil's Third Apparently Not Being Published by Nintendo in NA, SEGA Apologises to Fans

A bucketload of goodness

Update: There's an update on Devil's Third right here, with Nintendo of America tweeting confirmation that it'll be sharing news on its released in the region soon. Original Article: A week is a long time on Nintendo Life, and due to the sheer volume of content it's easy to miss some super-important info. That's why we've...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo NX Release Date Rumour, Super Mario Maker, Federation Force

Nintendo NX Release Date Rumour, Super Mario Maker, Federation Force

Everything you need to last a week

Having trouble keeping up with everything that happens in the world of Nintendo? Don't worry, it happens to us all, so here, we've bundled everything you'll need to get up-to-date on the biggest and best news from the site as well as all the reviews and releases so you're no longer left in the dark, all in one...

Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings, and Same-Sex Marriage

F-Zero Wii U, Octolings, and Same-Sex Marriage

Go week at the knees

Being the veritable saints that we are at Nintendo Life we've once again thrown together a way for you to take in all the biggest Nintendo news of the week, as well as all the reviews and releases you'd expect. In the video this week we talk about playable Octolings in Splatoon, a cancelled F-Zero title for Wii U, same-sex...

News: NPD Survey Outlines Bright Future For amiibo And Other Toys-To-Life Franchises

NPD Survey Outlines Bright Future For amiibo And Other Toys-To-Life Franchises

These toys mean business

Despite plenty of ongoing issues with stock shortages and sudden cancellations, we think it's fair to say that the amiibo range has been a fairly lucrative venture for Nintendo. Pre-orders for the latest wave sold out within an hour on the official UK store, and recent NPD Group findings show that this frantic interest among...

News: Mega Man & Bass Kickstarts "Mega May" On Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man & Bass Kickstarts "Mega May" On Wii U Virtual Console

Dr.Wily's least favourite time of year

Last month, Capcom announced that their "Mega May" event was back in full force for 2015, focused on bringing classic GBA Mega Man titles to the Wii U Virtual Console. Now that the month is here and we're already panicking about how fast time is slipping by, these weekly releases have launched into action, with...

News: The Mechs of Xenoblade Chronicles X Are Named "Skells" in its Western Release

The Mechs of Xenoblade Chronicles X Are Named "Skells" in its Western Release

Helloooo skelly!

Xenoblade Chronicles X has had us drooling over its mighty array of transformable mechs from the very beginning, treating us to glimpses of these powerful weapons soaring across the sky and engaging in combat. Today's special Nintendo Direct focused on the upcoming Western localization, and revealed that the technology has been...

News: You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game Guide On Amazon Now

You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game Guide On Amazon Now

How to make the perfect mess

A Summer release is right around the corner, and anticipation for Nintendo's inky online shooter Splatoon is at an all-time high. With an ocean of unique mechanics to learn and plenty of content, it's good to know that Prima will be releasing a game guide to help you conquer those slimy octopuses. The 240-page paperback...

News: Standard-Sized New Nintendo 3DS Photos Emerge On FCC Website in North America

Standard-Sized New Nintendo 3DS Photos Emerge On FCC Website in North America

Files show that Nintendo sought approval for a US release

It's still a sore subject for many North American residents, but tongues have been set wagging today as photos of a decidedly standard-sized New 3DS have been found on the FCC website. Does this mean that a US release for the smaller handheld is finally on the cards? Well, not entirely. The...

News: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Demo hitting the eShop earlier in the month

Western players won't have too much longer to wait before they can get their hands on some red hot, orb-matching action, as the Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition bundle has been confirmed for a May 22nd release date in North America. This handy double-pack features...

News: Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT Isn’t Coming to Nintendo's Digital Platforms

Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT Isn’t Coming to Nintendo's Digital Platforms

At least for now

It's fair to say, the recent announcement of TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT for every digital platform but the eShop has outraged Nintendo fans. When the SEGA and Game Freak collaboration was teased last week, we even alluded to the idea that Nintendo systems were in with a chance of receiving this latest title given the close...

News: More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X and Its Non-Linear World

More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X and Its Non-Linear World

What a wonderful world

There's been plenty of hype and excitement surrounding Xenoblade Chronicles X. Its predecessor, Xenoblade Chronicles, was critically acclaimed as an excellent RPG on Wii, also bringing new ideas to the JRPG genre. The sequel has a lot to live up to, but as more information emerges it becomes clear that it may just live up to...

News: Link’s Swimming is a Notable Change in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Link’s Swimming is a Notable Change in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Don't click if you'd rather not know...

Arguably one of the most enjoyable parts of The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask was fooling around with the new abilities that came with transformations. Perhaps the most entertaining of these abilities was Zora Link's quick swimming. Arcing in and out of the water like a dolphin and corkscrewing everywhere was...