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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...

News: New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up Bowser and Donkey Kong as IP's First Ever Guest Stars

New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up Bowser and Donkey Kong as IP's First Ever Guest Stars

Will the tie-in pay off for Nintendo and Activision?

While Skylanders SuperChargers isn't - according to our surveys - particularly high up the wishlists of active Nintendo Life readers, it could be a notable release for Wii U, in particular. During E3 Nintendo and Activision confirmed a smart and unique collaboration that brings Bowser and Donkey...

Video: Here's a Brief, and Entertaining, History of Donkey Kong

Here's a Brief, and Entertaining, History of Donkey Kong

Iconic and diverse

We don't yet know what's next for Donkey Kong and his many relations, but we can certainly celebrate the mascot's diverse history to date. From transforming the fortunes of Nintendo's video game business with the self-titled arcade cabinet, to dazzling in the Rare and then recent Retro Studios days, with plenty of games in...

Guide: Master Splatoon's New Tower Control Mode with these Easy-to-Use Tricks & Tips

Master Splatoon's New Tower Control Mode with these Easy-to-Use Tricks & Tips

We all want control

Splatoon's new Tower Control game mode has been released to the public, and as with any new set of rules it can take a while to learn how best to approach the matter. That's why we've played and played since silly o' clock in the morning in order to better understand the ins and outs and more importantly deliver our findings and...

Guide: How to Get Involved in Splatoon's First Splatfest

How to Get Involved in Splatoon's First Splatfest

Ink-capable of resisting

After a short delay, Splatoon's fabled Splatfest event is arriving in the West this weekend beginning on the 4th July. If you're in North America the theme is Cats vs. Dogs, and if you're in Europe the choices are more musically orientated: Rock vs. Pop. We'll be taking part alongside our chosen teammates, but just in case...

Video: Mario is Unreal in This New Take on The Plumber's Adventures

Mario is Unreal in This New Take on The Plumber's Adventures

Utilises Unreal Engine 4 and goes viral

Though we now have Mario looking fabulous in HD, most notably in Super Mario 3D World, fans and those keen to work on their coding still like to create their own flashy re-imaginings of the plumber's adventures. A recent example that went viral was a Unity-based recreation of one stage from Super Mario 64 in...

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...

Video: Spin a New Yarn with these Top Ten Ways to Waste Time in Yoshi's Woolly World

Spin a New Yarn with these Top Ten Ways to Waste Time in Yoshi's Woolly World

Lighter than lighthearted

Sometimes following the rules and going from A to Bin a game just isn't enough to cut it if you're in a sillier mood than usual, but does Yoshi's Woolly World allow such informal pastimes? You bet it does! Check out the video below to see the top ten ways you can have fun outside the rules and regulations that "the man"...

Video: Here's Our Montage of the Latest Super Smash Bros. DLC

Here's Our Montage of the Latest Super Smash Bros. DLC

Be a kid, a squid, a Mega Man and more!

Nintendo has once again Smash-ed it out of the park with some brand new DLC content, all of which has been collected together in one handy bundle pack. Released just prior to E3, AOC Collection #2 features an eye-watering amount of costumes, new stages and - of course - new characters! You can check out the...

Video: Enjoy Some Nostalgia With This Stylish History of Yoshi Games

Enjoy Some Nostalgia With This Stylish History of Yoshi Games

Ending with Woolly World, of course

Yoshi's Woolly World arrives this week in Europe and Australia, with Good-Feel giving Mario's buddy the yarn treatment. We couldn't help but love it in our review, and we're sure a number of Wii U owners are contemplating whether to splash the cash. Whether you're picking Woolly's World up or waiting for its...

Video: Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far

Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far

Alex tackles confirmations and maybes

Over the course of the last three crazy days we saw a fair amount of Star Fox Zero, which is being co-developed by Nintendo and PlatinumGames. It's had a mixed reception, but is nevertheless one of the most anticipated games on the Wii U this year. In the video below our man Alex tackles the confirmed details,...

News: Nintendo Japan Releases Two Neat E3 Summary Videos

Nintendo Japan Releases Two Neat E3 Summary Videos

Get a feel for the booth and Nintendo World Championships

It may seem peculiar to those of us that savour the E3 bubble, but it's not as big a deal globally as some may think. Nintendo's Japanese homeland is an example - there's an awareness of E3, but probably not the laser focus that's applied in the West. For those that found it all a bit much...

Video: Here's Everything That Was Shown On The Final Day Of Treehouse Live At E3 2015

Here's Everything That Was Shown On The Final Day Of Treehouse Live At E3 2015

That's all, folks!

E3 2015 is slowly becoming nothing but a memory, but we thought you might like to feast your eyes on the third and final day of Nintendo's Treehouse Live event, where forthcoming games are shown off in a little more detail. We got to see some more of Star Fox Zero and Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, as well as some new titles like Fatal...

Video: LEGO Dimensions Opens a New Valve in E3 Trailer

LEGO Dimensions Opens a New Valve in E3 Trailer

Crossover craziness

LEGO Dimensions is likely to be one of the year's biggest releases, bringing the hugely profitable toy franchise into the toys-to-life market. Thankfully the Wii U will have a version, too, so Nintendo fans won't miss out on the new franchise and crippling debts it'll entail. We've already seen a little of LEGO Dimensions in the...

News: New Yoshi's Woolly World Video Shows Off Fluffy Cuteness and Confirms Splatoon amiibo Support

New Yoshi's Woolly World Video Shows Off Fluffy Cuteness and Confirms Splatoon amiibo Support

Ink-redible news (we have no shame)

With Yoshi's Woolly World just two weeks from release in Europe and all set for a Fall arrival in North America, we're seeing more videos and hype building for the soft-natured platformer. It's big on cuteness, and the latest video from Nintendo UK is no different. Rather like a recent Japanese video showcase...

Video: Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Plus quirky Splatoon and Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus vids

Though we're looking at a 2016 release in the West, Fire Emblem If is all set to arrive in Japan on 25th June, shaking up the standard formula with two separate releases - and a third storyline available as DLC. It'll likely have all of the strategy gameplay we can handle. With the...

Video: Share The Joy of Receiving a Launch Day Super NES

Share The Joy of Receiving a Launch Day Super NES

A young gamer's dream

We're still some time away from our next new hardware release from Nintendo, but it's always an occasion to savour. Before attention falls to sales, the library of games, online services and all of those shenanigans, there's that glorious first day when all is new, shiny and full of potential. It's arguably even more exciting...

Video: Did You Know Gaming? Takes to the Skies With Star Fox

Did You Know Gaming? Takes to the Skies With Star Fox

A nice warm-up for E3

There are some titles that we know - courtesy of release-windows, common sense or Nintendo confirmation - will be shown at E3; one of these is Star Fox for Wii U. Hopefully we'll learn of a release window, a final name and get a good look at what's come of Shigeru Miyamoto's desire to produce a cinematic, innovative GamePad...