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  • News Nintendo and Capcom to Announce Upcoming Collaboration

    Something beyond Monster Hunter 4?

    Nintendo and Capcom announced at a recent event that they are planning to do something special in honour of their joint effort on Monster Hunter 4. Whether this collaboration is related to Monster Hunter 4 itself or something entirely new is not yet known. Further details on this mystery endeavour will be revealed...



  • News Iwata Says He Didn't Commit to Stepping Down Over Missed Profit Targets

    So we should stop saying he will

    Earlier this year we reported on translated comments from Satoru Iwata at a Corporate Management Policy Briefing, in which he made a personal commitment to Nintendo's target of 100 billion Yen of operating profit for this current financial year. It's a substantial target that was reiterated in Nintendo's end of year...

  • News Nintendo Defends Influx of New Mario Titles

    Too much of a good Mario?

    There’s no doubt Nintendo has been putting its world-famous plumber to work. Since New Super Mario Bros. Wii in 2009, there has been at least one new Mario platformer released each year. The pace has felt even faster recently, with the expected December arrival of Super Mario 3D World marking the third Mario platformer...

  • News Nintendo Falls Under Further Pressure Regarding Conflict Mineral Policies

    A recurring theme for the company

    While Nintendo is, to most of us, simply a games company that gives us entertainment products, it's also a global corporation that's often put under pressure to guarantee standards in the treatment of manufacturing workers and to ensure appropriate sources for raw materials. Last year it fell foul not only of a...

  • Feature The Big Nintendo E3 Survey

    So, what did you think?

    It's now been just under a week since Nintendo's E3 Direct and subsequent information overloads, and we're preparing to move on and start playing games again — as opposed to watching those Mario Kart 8, Monolith Soft's X or Super Smash Bros. trailers on an endless repeat cycle. But E3 was fun — at least, we think it...

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    Review Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    Return of the thieving raccoon

    It’s likely that before the archaic and newly-retired Mayor Tortimer sailed off into the sunset he turned to the fresh-faced Mayor-to-be beside him and whispered, “Remember, you’re only a Mayor, not a King, and this is a democracy, not a dictatorship.” And with that, he turned, winked, donned his Hawaiian shirt...


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    Review Kirby's Dream Land 3

    Third time's the charming

    Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is the epitome of a lovable gaming experience. Carefree and popping with irresistible charm, this SNES platformer builds off the two previous Game Boy entries in the series and fulfills the potential they introduced. That doesn’t mean the core mechanics have suddenly become nuanced or up to par with...

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    Review Kirby Super Star


    Kirby Super Star is a smorgasbord of creativity, as if the developers at HAL Laboratory had a game jam for two weeks straight and came out on the other side with a beautifully disheveled collection of Kirby’s best. Nine sub-games, ranging from one-button tests of reflex to multi-hour adventures, are stuffed onto the SNES with no...

  • Poll Do You Follow and Watch Rival Console Reveals?

    Microsoft's new Xbox is next up

    We're just going to come out and do it, and gauge just how much you, the Nintendo Life community, have been following the rival console reveals of the PS4 and today's Xbox Next/Infinity/they-might-just-call-it-Xbox event. As a network that includes and, the latter of which is also...

  • News Nintendo Wins Appeals Court Ruling In Wii Patent Case

    Previous ITC ruling upheld

    The US Court of Appeals has upheld a previous ruling by the International Trade Commission finding that Nintendo did not infringe on patents held by Motiva by importing its Wii console. Motiva held two patents relating to a setup for measuring user movement for the purposes of health and fitness. Back in 2008, the...

  • News Nintendo Discounts More 3DS eShop Titles in North America

    Kirby, Dillon, Pushmo and more for a limited time

    Spring is apparently the time when a young eShop’s fancy turns to savings. The following Nintendo-published titles are currently on sale in the North American 3DS eShop until 9th May: 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure — $4.99 Dillon’s Rolling Western — $6.99 Pushmo — $4.99





  • Talking Point The Legend of Zelda: Remakes of the Past

    Majora's Mask 3D, anyone?

    The recent announcement of The Wind Waker HD for Wii U was met with a great deal of excitement not just here on Nintendo Life, but across social networks and other websites. It's a title that has a passionate, loyal following, and the prospect of an enhanced version prompted plenty of conversations about just what...

  • News Wii U Price Cut Isn't in Nintendo's Plans

    Iwata: "I would like to make this point absolutely clear"

    Following the announcement of the latest financial results for Nintendo, Satoru Iwata addressed a number of issues in a subsequent briefing, some of which we've already reported. Naturally, Wii U was a major part of the presentation, with data presented by the Nintendo President that showed...

  • News Nintendo's Financial Results Bring Operational Losses But Overall Profit

    Wii U sales to date pass three million

    Nintendo has today published its quarterly financial results, which cover the nine months up to the end of December. In terms of the baseline figures that concern shareholders the outcome is disappointing if not a disaster, while sales of hardware seem to be in reasonable shape. Wii U is reported to have...

  • News Emergency Maintenance Scheduled for Nintendo Online Services on 28th January

    Games and online stores affected

    It's emerged that Nintendo is planning wide-reaching "emergency maintenance" in both North America and Europe, which is likely to include other PAL territories. This maintenance is running simultaneously and in a few windows in both regions, with the greatest peak time impact being to the Wii U, Wii, 3DS and DS...

  • News Bowser Is Officially The Greatest Video Game Villain Of All Time

    The 'King of Koopas' is finally crowned

    Guinness World Records asked gamers to vote for their top video game villains for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition, and it comes as no surprise to see Mario's nemesis of almost three decades take the top spot of the podium. With more than 5,000 readers voting in the...

  • 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...

  • News Nintendo Unifying Handheld and Console Divisions in Business Restructure

    $340 million being invested in a new development facility

    While many of us focus exclusively on our latest Nintendo consoles and what games are coming up, it's easy to forget that Nintendo's a rather large corporation that's always evolving and seeking a business edge. While it may crush any perceptions that Nintendo's facilities are populated by...

  • News Satoru Iwata: Customers Understanding The Wii U "Will Take a Little Time"

    "We aim to leave a smile on our customer's faces"

    With a New Year and Nintendo's upcoming announcement of its Q3 financial results, Satoru Iwata and his team have plenty to think about. 2013 will be an important year to continue momentum on 3DS with big releases, and more importantly to grow the Wii U audience as much as possible. Speaking to...

  • News Nintendo Announces 890,000 Wii U Sales in U.S. Launch

    Higher revenues than Wii launch, 3DS has over 1.25 million sales in Holiday period

    Nintendo of America has issued a series of facts and figures for its Holiday period performance in the U.S., following publication of the latest NPD figures that cover 25th November to 29th December. There were some solid results and, perhaps most importantly, decent...

  • Talking Point The Emergence of Download-Only Retail Games

    A subtle but important evolution

    The past couple of weeks have brought a notable landmark for the 3DS eShop, even if it hasn't necessarily caused internet-shaking headlines or attracted a great deal of attention. Unchained Blades, an RPG that would typically be found in specialist gaming stores or online retailers, if you're lucky, was released by...

  • Feature Nintendo in 2012 - Part Two

    Lots of Mario and Wii U's arrival

    In the first six months of 2012, which we looked at in the first part of our 2012 retrospective, Nintendo oversaw some major releases on 3DS and announced the XL model, the Wii had a few memorable arrivals and E3 came and went with its own brand of madness. There were also a number of quirky stories that passed by,...

  • Feature Nintendo in 2012 - Part One

    3DS fought back, hype mode was engaged

    Not so long ago it could be argued that Nintendo was having some relaxing times, with DS and Wii systems flying off shelves and console rivals rushing to the platform in order to hop on the motion-control train. Of course, technology and the gaming industry evolve, and in 2011 Nintendo found itself trying to...


  • Interview Nintendo of America's Dan Adelman

    Meet the man who has shaped the face of Nintendo download gaming

    Over the years WiiWare, DSiWare and the 3DS eShop have seen some critically-acclaimed 'indie' classics, such as the BIT.TRIP series, World of Goo, Mutant Mudds and more. Although he may not be a household name like Reggie Fils-Aime or Bill Trinen, Dan Adelman nevertheless plays a...

  • News Mario And Friends Wish Us All Happy Holidays

    Oops, we forgot to send a card back...

    As part of the festive season it's time to exchange messages of kindness and friendship with some cards. Mario and the gang have gone for the electronic approach — a whole forest would have been lost to send cards to every Nintendo gamer — with a dedicated web page to wish you Happy Holidays. If you want to...

  • News Satoru Iwata is 53 Today

    Happy Birthday, Iwata-san

    Today brings us another Birthday for one of Nintendo's most well-known figures, with President Satoru Iwata turning 53 today. It would seem that, should he want to, Iwata-san will be able to continue in his current role for many years to come. Satoru Iwata had a passion for video game development from a young age,...


  • Talking Point Nintendo Shrinks Prices and Consoles

    It's all about the money, mini, money

    When we first reported the rumour of a Wii Mini, we made the mistake of including a slightly mocking tagline that referred to flying pigs. With the existing Wii models already selling at such low prices, the concept of Nintendo arranging the manufacturing, packaging and advertising for a new model this late in...

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