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Video: Japanese Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Trailer Swings Into View

Japanese Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Trailer Swings Into View

The Kongs go bananas when they get the cold shoulder

A new Japanese video showcasing footage from the upcoming Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has appeared, and it's chock-full of gameplay bits that may help tide fans over until the game's February launch. The video — which may contain spoilers for players who are trying to avoid seeing too...

Video: World 2 Of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Looks Something Like This

World 2 Of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Looks Something Like This

Monkey business

We trust that our recent preview of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has whet your appetite for some more simian-related fun — if so, then you're going to love the short but sweet highlights reel we've put together for World 2 of the upcoming Wii U platform adventure. We'll be running more videos in the next few weeks, leading...

Video: This Senran Kagura Burst Euro Trailer Will Put A Spring In Your Step

This Senran Kagura Burst Euro Trailer Will Put A Spring In Your Step

3D brawler is bursting out next month

Senran Kagura Burst might be seen by some individuals as a plague on gaming thanks to its cheap titillation and scantily-clad female fighters, but it's got just as many fans for those very same reasons — it's also a pretty decent game as well, as you'll know if you've already consulted our review. The...

Video: The 10 Biggest Wii U Games Of 2014

The 10 Biggest Wii U Games Of 2014

It's a bumper year ahead

Not so long ago, we asked you to pick your most anticipated Wii U game for 2014 from a list of the 10 titles we thought were worth getting excited about. Fast forward a short while and the results have finally been counted and verified, and our trusty video expert Rory Cocker has duly created this handy presentation which...

Video: The First Thirty Minutes Of The Best 3DS Action Game You've Never Played

The First Thirty Minutes Of The Best 3DS Action Game You've Never Played

That's E.X. Troopers, by the way

"Like Lost Planet, but anime" could easily have been the most cynical boardroom pitch ever, but thankfully Capcom couldn't have any poured any more love into E.X. Troopers if it had tried. We've got a full Matters of Import feature coming up soon on this amazing title, so in the meantime grab yourself a hot beverage...

Video: Levi and Sasha Slay Some Giants In This Attack On Titan DLC Mission Footage

Levi and Sasha Slay Some Giants In This Attack On Titan DLC Mission Footage

Scratch that Titan-hating itch

We've taken an in-depth look at Attack on Titan before, but we couldn't resist sharing some more footage — this time showing DLC-exclusive characters Levi and Sasha doing their thing. Levi's mission is a straightforward Titan-killing exercise, while Sasha has the much tougher task of hunting for hidden items whilst...

Video: Puzzle Mashup Puyo Puyo Tetris Works Better Than You Might Think

Puzzle Mashup Puyo Puyo Tetris Works Better Than You Might Think

Two puzzle giants collide, with interesting results

We've dished out info on Sega's curious Puyo Puyo and Tetris fusion before, but now the playable demo has finally hit the Japanese eShop we've been able to get our grubby mitts on it and give you a real look at how it all works. It sounds quite jarring to play Puyo Puyo against someone else who's...

Feature: Monster Hunting With Kerry: Taking Baby Steps With Great Jaggi

Monster Hunting With Kerry: Taking Baby Steps With Great Jaggi

Warning: Article contains gross incompetence

Hello! Kerry here, your inept but endlessly enthusiastic guide through the dangerous and thrilling world of Monster Hunter 4. At the behest of the kind and gracious Nintendo Life overlords, I've been locked away in a small room for days on end and tasked with playing as much of the Japanese version as...

Video: Thirty Glorious Minutes Of Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict

Thirty Glorious Minutes Of Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict

Yet another excellent but untranslated Sega RPG hits Japan

The last Game Gear Shining Force game, Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict takes place in between the mainline Genesis / Mega Drive titles Shining Force I and II and — as you'd expect — features many, many, fan-pleasing plot threads, characters and general references to the events in...

Weirdness: Alex Kidd Infiltrates The Legend Of Zelda, With Disastrous Results

Alex Kidd Infiltrates The Legend Of Zelda, With Disastrous Results

Crossover chaos

Before Sonic the Hedgehog sped onto the scene, Alex Kidd was Sega's undisputed mascot, appearing in a host of Master System adventures — as well as a single 16-bit outing — and attempting to challenge Nintendo's Mario in the sphere of platforming goodness. Since being ousted by the blue hedgehog, Alex Kidd has wandered in the...

Video: Allow Us To Serve Up The First Thirty Minutes Of Puzzle & Dragons Z

Allow Us To Serve Up The First Thirty Minutes Of Puzzle & Dragons Z

Epic adventures await

Join us as we take you through the opening thirty minutes of GungHo’s smash hit Puzzle & Dragons Z, taking in cute white dragons with attitude, an evil group breaking the world into jigsaw-shaped pieces and of course plenty of puzzling too. Still not enough? Then be sure to check out our hands-on preview here.

Video: You'll Get A Kick Out Of These Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks Trailers

You'll Get A Kick Out Of These Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks Trailers

They think it's all over

Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks is due to hit Europe next month, and to drum up interest Nintendo has released two new trailers for the game. An expansion of Inazuma Eleven 3 — which launched last year on the 3DS — Team Ogre Attacks uses the same game engine but boasts an entirely new storyline. The actual release...

Video: Capcom's Local Japanese Commercials For Monster Hunter 4 Are Pretty Funny

Capcom's Local Japanese Commercials For Monster Hunter 4 Are Pretty Funny

Cats, singers and wrestlers all feature

Monster Hunter 4 launched in Japan last year but Capcom is giving the title another promotional push on home soil with a series of commercials which are exclusive to different regions in the country. These ads — which you can view below — range from strange to downright hilarious, and only serve to make...

Video: This Atmospheric Tengami Trailer Makes The Wait For The Wii U Version Even Harder

This Atmospheric Tengami Trailer Makes The Wait For The Wii U Version Even Harder

Turning the page

Tengami is certainly one of the most unique games we've seen in quite some time, and is one we've been keeping a watchful eye on ever since we broke the news that it's coming to the Wii U eShop. Developed by former Rare staffers Phil Tossell and Jennifer Schneidereit, Tengami is an adventure where you can interact with parts of the...

Video: Prepare To Be Jealous As Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata Shows Off His 3DS Collection

Prepare To Be Jealous As Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata Shows Off His 3DS Collection

We dread to think how long it takes him to clear his StreetPass hits

You may have noticed that Nintendo UK is running a campaign on YouTube at the moment where 3DS owners talk about what they love the most about their consoles, as well as the games that have entertained them the most. We've already seen some notable — and not so notable —...

Weirdness: Show Your Loved One You Care This Christmas With Phantasy Star

Show Your Loved One You Care This Christmas With Phantasy Star

Tyler "Christmas Sega Kid" Esposito provides some sound advice

Tyler Esposito — the lucky scamp you saw in that heart-warming compilation of Sega-released Christmas footage — is of course all grown up now, but that doesn't mean he has lost his adoration for the Japanese video game veteran. Esposito dropped us a line to let us know about another...