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News: Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo Subscription Box, Smash Bros. & Splatoon Updates

Updates all round

Finding yourself bogged down by too much content to fully process in a week? Well have we got a solution for you! In the video below you'll find all the biggest Nintendo news as well as all the releases and reviews for the previous week. This week we look at Nintendo's Loot-Crate style subscription service that is supposedly...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

And we thought it had been forgotten about

Square Enix has confirmed that Monster Hunter-wannabe Final Fantasy Explorers is coming to the west next year. The company has released an announce trailer - shown below - which lists the release date as January 26th 2016. Given that Square had gone quiet on the title during most of 2015, many had assumed...

Nintendo Download: 30th July (North America)

30th July (North America)

Three Kirby games, BADLAND, Xeodrifter, Flick Golf and more

It's time once again for the North American Nintendo Download Update, and this week brings a fairly busy and diverse line-up. The Wii U is offering a triple-header of Kirby games, alongside a welcome port from Renegade Kid and a promising Game of the Year Edition. On 3DS we have a...

Nintendo Download: 23rd July (North America)

23rd July (North America)

Binding of Isaac Rebirth! 3D Streets of Rage 2! Legend of Kay! Much more!

It's Nintendo Download Update time once again, and we have a fairly packed week in North America. We have a relatively controversial and long-awaited arrival on Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS, cross platform RPG goodness and some quirky efforts on the home console, while a budget...

Nintendo Download: 16th July (North America)

16th July (North America)

Tiny Galaxy, airport management, Blaster Master, G.G Series and more

Following the passing of Satoru Iwata earlier this week Nintendo isn't actively issuing press releases at the time of writing; as a result the following is based upon checking the eShop stores. We have a promising Nindie effort on Wii U, a couple of quirky efforts on 3DS, more G.G...

News: Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Set for North American Release

Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Set for North American Release

Unless Play-Asia's made a listing error...

While a number of 3DS fans in North America are waiting for the smaller New Nintendo 3DS model to arrive, those eyeing up the New XL may soon have an extra choice in stores. At launch North America had the metallic red unit - which was only in NA - and the black equivalent, but it seems like the region...

News: Devil's Third Will Be Released In North America, Just Not By Nintendo

Devil's Third Will Be Released In North America, Just Not By Nintendo

The rumours appear to be true

Yesterday we brought you the shock news that Devil's Third has been canned by Nintendo of America in the U.S. due to concerns about the final quality of the product. We noted that an alternative publisher will have to be found if Devil's Third is ever going to see the light of day in America. It appears that the rumour...

Rumour: Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third To North America

Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third To North America

An alternative publisher may need to be found for the Wii U exclusive

Remember Devil's Third? An action title from the creator of the more recent Ninja Gaiden games - Tomonobu Itagaki - it was first announced a few years ago for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but when publisher THQ went under the game was left in limbo. Nintendo shocked everyone by picking...

Nintendo Download: 9th July (North America)

9th July (North America)

Mario Tennis, Epic Indie Sale, loads of Wii U downloads and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update line-up to tempt you ahead of the weekend. It's a busy line-up this week with a glut of varied releases on the Wii U eShop, the arrival of a classic Mario sports game and the rather impressive 'Epic Indie...

Nintendo Download: 2nd July (North America)

2nd July (North America)

Ocarina of Time, Roving Rogue, Samurai Warriors, discounts and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for a look over this week's Nintendo Download Update goodies. One of the greatest games of all time is up for grabs, while there's a mix of Nindie and major third-party options through the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. Throw in a load of...

Video: Rodea The Sky Soldier Takes Flight In This Fresh Gameplay Trailer

Rodea The Sky Soldier Takes Flight In This Fresh Gameplay Trailer

Sky fallin'

Rodea the Sky Soldier's rather drawn-out route to market would be enough to make any video game character feel a little downhearted, but this flighty protagonist isn't giving up. With the Japanese launch in the bag and a North American release just around the corner, we're being treated to some more gameplay footage from the Yuji Naka's...

Reminder: North American Club Nintendo Rewards Will Disappear Very Soon

North American Club Nintendo Rewards Will Disappear Very Soon

You have until 11:59pm Pacific on 30th June

Club Nintendo, oh how we'll miss you. A new rewards program is due this Fall, and the curtain is starting to close on the service that - despite some flaws - had become part of the furniture in Nintendo gaming. In PAL territories such as Europe the service and its catalogue will remain open until 30th...

News: Mercenaries Saga 2 Is The Closest You'll Get To A New Final Fantasy Tactics On 3DS

Mercenaries Saga 2 Is The Closest You'll Get To A New Final Fantasy Tactics On 3DS

Launches this week in North America

Final Fantasy Tactics fans should be interested to know that CIRCLE Entertainment is publishing Rideon Japan's Mercenaries Saga 2: Order Of The Silver Eagle on the North American 3DS eShop. The game - which originally launched on smartphones - looks almost identical to Square Enix's legendary turn-based strategy...

Nintendo Download: 25th June (North America)

25th June (North America)

Star Fox and Mario & Luigi DS games! Art Academy! Shiftlings! More!

It's Nintendo Download Update day, and as usual we now have the North American details. It's a busy line-up with three interesting Wii U eShop titles, two popular franchises on the Virtual Console, some discounts and another hefty batch of DSiWare. Yep... DSiWare. So, let's get to...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Also states that New 3DS-exclusive download games are coming

When Nintendo announced earlier in the year that only the New Nintendo 3DS XL would come to North America, heads were scratched, petitions were launched and fury was vented. Subsequent justifications from Nintendo of America generally weren't accepted by online communities - including when...

Nintendo Download: 18th June (North America)

18th June (North America)

Classic Fire Emblem! Weird Smash 3DS controller thing! Discounts! More!

Some things don't even change in E3 week, whether it be the underwear of those of us watching everything unfold over three days or the arrival of the Nintendo Download Update. This week's North American update has a treat for Fire Emblem fans, some new eShop-only releases,...

News: Surprise eShop Sale Discounts Up To 30% Off Dozens of Wii U and 3DS Titles 

Surprise eShop Sale Discounts Up To 30% Off Dozens of Wii U and 3DS Titles 

A treat for North Americans

As part of their E3 celebration, Nintendo is rolling out a beefy selection of discounts available across the Wii U and 3DS eShop, encompassing a very strong collection of titles indeed. North Americans can save up to 30% off select games, which are based off some of Nintendo's biggest franchises as well as a decent...