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Video: Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

We didn't know either, so we decided to find out

As we've already mentioned several times before until we're blue in the face, we helped Nintendo UK host the official UK Mario Kart 8 Championships at this year's EGX. During the four days we held daily competitions so attendees could show off their skills, as well as two special races which featured...

Video: Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlights Those Fetching "Kisekae Plate" Covers

Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlights Those Fetching "Kisekae Plate" Covers

Dressing up time

The Japanese launch of the New 3DS is just around the corner, and Nintendo is running commercials in its homeland to promote the customisable nature of the system. The standard New 3DS — not the New 3DS XL — features interchangeable "Kisekae Plate" covers which are sold separately and come in a wide range of eye-catching...

News: Super Mario World Speedrun Record Is Broken

Super Mario World Speedrun Record Is Broken

Beating the game in under 10 minutes is an artform

Super Mario World is a big game — so big it put other 2D platformers to shame when it launched alongside the shiny new SNES back in the early '90s. However, while many of us will have happy memories of wasting countless hours finding all those levels and secret routes, speedrunner linkdeadx2 has...

Video: Nintendo Australia Gives Us A Jaunty Tour Of The New 3DS

Nintendo Australia Gives Us A Jaunty Tour Of The New 3DS

Turn the volume up

As you may be aware, Australia got its first Nintendo Direct today, and the big news is that it's going to be one of the first regions outside of Japan to get the New 3DS and New 3DS XL. As well as putting the Direct online for non-Aussies to watch, Nintendo Australia has produced another, shorter clip which shows off the console...

News: Film Something Cool At EGX London, Win Tickets To Future EGX Events For Life

Film Something Cool At EGX London, Win Tickets To Future EGX Events For Life

Lights, camera...

EGX London — the UK's biggest gaming event — kicks off this week. With massive support from Nintendo — as well as the official Mario Kart 8 UK Championship (being overseen by none other than Nintendo Life, we might add) — you'd think there were already enough reasons to get very excited about the show, but our friends at...

Rumour: Secret Chant Within Super Smash Bros. 3DS Hints At Last-Minute Withdrawal Of The Ice Climbers

Secret Chant Within Super Smash Bros. 3DS Hints At Last-Minute Withdrawal Of The Ice Climbers

"Nana, Popo, Nana, Popo!"

We all know that The Ice Climbers were supposed to make the cut in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, but they were removed from the roster due to technical issues. However, it would appear that a reference to the pair is still contained within the game, and that their removal happened a little later in development than...

News: Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Backward Compatibility Tested On Wii U

Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Backward Compatibility Tested On Wii U

Stepping back in time

While this year’s Disney Infinity 2.0 may not be coming to the Wii, the Wii U game benefits from all the upgraded features of the new game creator Toy Box mode. You can access this by purchasing the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes starter pack or upcoming Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box Combo starter pack. If you have...

Video: Episode One Of Zeldamotion's Link To The Past Animated Series Makes Its Debut

Episode One Of Zeldamotion's Link To The Past Animated Series Makes Its Debut

Link to it, fast

After a long period of silence, Aeipathy Industries has released the first episode of its adaptation of Akira Himekawa's Legend of Zelda manga series. Produced under the Zeldamotion banner, the fan-made series is being funded via direct donations and its own Patreon campaign. It showcases the vocal talents of Todd Haberkorn and Vic...

Exclusive: TriForce Johnson Announces The Legend of Zelda: Order Of Time YouTube Series

TriForce Johnson Announces The Legend of Zelda: Order Of Time YouTube Series

"We're going to piece together one streamlined timeline"

Isaiah TriForce Johnson is a name that will be instantly familiar to most Nintendo fans. One of the company's most loyal supporters, TriForce is famed for being first in line at hardware launches, wearing a Power Glove every waking moment of the day and running his own incredibly successful...

Video: Here, Have A Generous Helping Of Super Smash Bros. 3DS Minigame Mania

Here, Have A Generous Helping Of Super Smash Bros. 3DS Minigame Mania

Bombs, bats, and brawls!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS players that fancy a change from the usual brawling have always been able to take a break from the action with some compelling minigames, and the latest game is no different. From the familiar Home-Run Contest to the all-new Target Blast, join us as we take you on a whirlwind tour of...

Video: We Battle Through Our First Twenty-Five Minutes Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

We Battle Through Our First Twenty-Five Minutes Of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

Smash hit, or a (Ninten)dog?

In our first video with the retail version from Japan, Kerry jumps straight into Classic Mode, completing a run and tackling a recently leaked new character. Don't watch if you want to avoid spoilers. The latest version of Nintendo's epic brawler finally hits 3DS — in Japan. Luckily Nintendo Life is on the case and...

Video: Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS Super Smash Bros. Demo

Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS Super Smash Bros. Demo

Looks like we're in for a Smashing time

3DS owners across Japan — as well as those international Nintendo fans dedicated enough to import Japanese hardware — are currently abandoning their friends, family, and careers while they get busy with the Super Smash Bros. demo that has just been released on the Japanese eShop. Of course being a demo,...

Weirdness: Here's What DuckTales Would Look Like With Real Ducks

Here's What DuckTales Would Look Like With Real Ducks

Someone call PETA

DuckTales has a special place in the heart of Nintendo fans not just because it was a superb early-morning cartoon romp, but because it also spawned some amazing games on the NES and Game Boy, the first of which was recently remastered for the Wii U eShop. What we're about to show has only the tenuous link to these amazing games,...

Video: The Latest Trailer For Fantasy Life Urges You To Choose Your Professional Destiny

The Latest Trailer For Fantasy Life Urges You To Choose Your Professional Destiny

Which life is the one for you?

Fantasy Life is coming to western 3DS consoles very soon indeed, and Nintendo UK is keen to make sure fans are educated about the various roles which are found within the game itself. Fantasy Life is all about picking a profession — known as a "life" in the game — and gaining experience, money and "bliss" from...

News: Diggin' In The Carts Aims To Give Japanese Video Game Music The Exposure It Deserves

Diggin' In The Carts Aims To Give Japanese Video Game Music The Exposure It Deserves

Chip tune greatness

Red Bull might be an energy drink, but the company is going all kinds of other cool stuff that doesn't involve beverages — and the Red Bull Music Academy is one of them. Diggin' In The Carts is a new web series which aims to explore the rich — and some would say under-appreciated — history of the Japanese video game music...

Video: Super Street Fighter Monopoly Ultimate EX Champion Edition Alpha Plus VS Nintendo Life

Super Street Fighter Monopoly Ultimate EX Champion Edition Alpha Plus VS Nintendo Life

Final Atomic BANKRUPT

Video games are a massively popular part of mainstream culture, but you don't need a snooty gaming critic to tell you that — you just have to gaze upon Street Fighter Monopoly to grasp this fact. That's right, Capcom's evergreen one-on-one fighting series has become so famous that it now has its very own version of the Parker...

Video: Capcom Posts San Diego Comic-Con Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Panel

Capcom Posts San Diego Comic-Con Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Panel

Never mind the concussion grenades

2014's San Diego Comic-Con is long over, but Capcom has prepared for online consumption and posted the video of their Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate discussion panel featuring several Monster Hunter staffers, including the game's director Kaname Fujioka as a special guest. Most of the information concerning the game...