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News: Swords & Soldiers HD Catapulting Its Way Onto The Wii U eShop Next Month

Swords & Soldiers HD Catapulting Its Way Onto The Wii U eShop Next Month

To tide us over until the release of Swords & Soldiers 2

Update: Two Tribes has advised that its original announcement was posted early by accident. As opposed to targeting the end of April, the release window has now been expanded slightly to "April / May". Original Article: Swords & Soldiers — the side scrolling RTS which was originally...

News: Mario's Iconic Hat Is Now Available From Club Nintendo Australia

Mario's Iconic Hat Is Now Available From Club Nintendo Australia

Don't go plumbing without it

After a surprising end to 2013, Club Nintendo Australia has kicked off the New Year with a bang, adding Mario's famous hat to the local catalogue. As the description on the catalogue states: This is a true-to-life replica of the iconic red hat worn by Mario. Keep it as a collector item, and display it with pride...

News: SEGA Offers Atlus Its Dormant IPs and States The Company Will "Remain The Same" Under SEGA Ownership

SEGA Offers Atlus Its Dormant IPs and States The Company Will "Remain The Same" Under SEGA Ownership

Sega went and got itself some RPGs

Fans of popular Atlus games like Shin Megami Tensei IV and Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan can start to turn that sigh of defeat into a sigh of relief. In mid-September, SEGA Sammy Holdings obtained Atlus's parent company, Index Corporation, after Index was forced to declare bankruptcy — an event that...

News: Animal Crossing Spreads The Holiday Cheer In This Adorable New Trailer

Animal Crossing Spreads The Holiday Cheer In This Adorable New Trailer

Rock around the Christmas tree with K.K.

What better way to spend Christmas morning than snuggle up by the fireplace, grab a delicious glass of egg nog, and load up a game of Animal Crossing: New Leaf on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS? Nintendo is hoping that consumers will decide to do just that, as it's advertising the game again this holiday season...

News: GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

Boxed discs appear to be making a comeback

As some have predicted the imminent demise of retail gaming outlets, brought on by an era of new restrictions on game sharing and the used games market, US retailer GameStop has drawn a course full sail in the opposite direction. A new report by Games Industry reveals that the US gaming giant actually...

News: Nintendo Addresses Confusion Surrounding Wii U's Name In Latest TV Commercial

Nintendo Addresses Confusion Surrounding Wii U's Name In Latest TV Commercial

"We already have a Wii, sweety-kins!"

Nintendo seems to be getting serious with its latest Wii U advertising campaign. The company's latest television spot continues its series of humorous "Pitch" commercials that playfully feature children using diagrams and formal presentations to communicate to their parents that purchasing a Wii U just makes...

News: These Three New Kickstarter Projects Are Trying To Fund Their Way Onto Wii U

These Three New Kickstarter Projects Are Trying To Fund Their Way Onto Wii U

Crowdfunding just got a whole lot Wii U-er

Kickstarter is once again the name with the games, as three unique new projects are all trying to crowdfund their way to Wii U stretch goals. The first of the Wii U hopefuls is Tadpole Treble, an aquatic adventure in which an adorable tadpole wiggles across levels that are set up as musical notation. As...

News: Kirby: Triple Deluxe For 3DS Floats Into Japan on 11th January, Teaser Site Goes Live

Kirby: Triple Deluxe For 3DS Floats Into Japan on 11th January, Teaser Site Goes Live

Suck it up, Europe and North America

Everyone's favorite pink cream puff will be returning soon in a brand new adventure on Nintendo 3DS. Kirby: Triple Deluxe, as it was dubbed by the latest Nintendo Direct, has received an official Japanese release date, along with a brand new website. The game will be arriving on 11th January 2014 in the Land of...

News: Latest Iwata Asks Reveals More on Camera Angles, Rosalina and the Amount of Content in Super Mario 3D World

Latest Iwata Asks Reveals More on Camera Angles, Rosalina and the Amount of Content in Super Mario 3D World

Miyamoto & Co. take Iwata through the warp pipe

Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata exercised his gift of gab yet again in the latest Iwata Asks, this time leaving no koopa shell unturned in a rousing discussion with the developers of Super Mario 3D World. Legendary Nintendo producer Shigeru Miyamoto sat down with his fellow 3D World designers...

News: Nintendo UK Launches 'Me and #My3DS' Competition

Nintendo UK Launches 'Me and #My3DS' Competition

Luigi special edition 3DS XL up for grabs

The Year of Luigi, which has seen Mario’s younger brother feature in a number of games, including Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and New Super Luigi U, is unfortunately drawing to a close. Nintendo UK, however, is still celebrating by offering one lucky person the chance to get their...

News: Former Video Game Destination Blockbuster Video Closes Its Doors In The US

Former Video Game Destination Blockbuster Video Closes Its Doors In The US

Wow, what a difference: no more Blockbuster

Although GameStop and Target remain as the two great retail destinations for video games in the US, the digital revolution has cemented the end of yet another large corporation — Blockbuster Video announced yesterday that it will be closing its doors for good. The movie and games giant has confirmed that...

News: Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service Due to Online Safety Concerns

Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service Due to Online Safety Concerns

Service was "actively misused"

The SpotPass service that allows the sending and receiving of drawings and photographs in Swapnote (Nintendo Letter Box in Europe) has been indefinitely disabled. The online service had been used to distribute "offensive material" to minors, Nintendo said. The software - downloadable from the 3DS eShop - is designed...

News: Jools Watsham Offers to Help Create a 3DS Version of Mighty No. 9

Jools Watsham Offers to Help Create a 3DS Version of Mighty No. 9

...And the response sounds rather promising

A few days ago comcept USA announced a Kickstarter project for Mighty No. 9 — a spiritual successor to Capcom's Mega Man series — and it has been receiving a lot of attention from funders, press and even other development studios since then it would seem. The project has already reached its minimum...

Developer Interview: Phil Tossell Talks Tengami and Japanese Papercraft

Phil Tossell Talks Tengami and Japanese Papercraft

Ex-Rare developer talks us through his new experience

Back in April, we got the exclusive scoop on Tengami's Wii U release. Two months later, we caught up with the game's developer and former Rare coding guru, Phil Tossell, to talk about the Japanese-themed pop-up adventure. Nintendo Life: We're here with Phil Tossell of Nyamyam Games. You may know...

News: The Upcoming Okami Announcement Isn't For a Sequel

The Upcoming Okami Announcement Isn't For a Sequel

Likely for Japan only

Word of an upcoming announcement posted recently to the Japanese Okami Twitter account may have sparked wider buzz than anticipated. A new message has been posted clarifying that whatever the announcement entails, it won't be regarding a sequel. Furthermore, Capcom USA Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President Christian...

News: "Suspicious" Box Poses Question for Arizona Police

"Suspicious" Box Poses Question for Arizona Police

“Nothing of concern” found inside

A gold box with a question mark is the universal symbol of goodies for any gamer, but finding one in the middle of an Arizona neighbourhood prompted a much more careful response from area police. News station KNXV-TV reported that about 50 people were evacuated on Friday as a precaution while bomb technicians...