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  • Exclusive Talking Tengami With Nyamyam

    We go hands-on with the Wii U eShop version

    Not so long ago, we broke the news that Tengami was headed for the Wii U eShop. Since then creator Nyamyam — made up of former Rare staffers Phil Tossell and Jennifer Schneidereit — have been hard at work finishing the iOS version as well as porting the title over to Nintendo's hardware. The duo are...

  • Video Players Give Their Opinions On Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    Nintendo builds up expectation for 3DS Zelda prequel

    Nintendo recently showed off The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds to eager attendees at the MCM Manchester Comic Con, and unsurprisingly, they rather liked it. You can view some of the reactions below. The game is exclusive to the 3DS and will be launched before the end of the year. Does...

  • Video Planet PNF-404 with Rory Cocker

    A first-person Pikmin 3 documentary

    Rory to Koppai, Rory to Koppai! Mayday! Mayday! Emergency distress transmission, Foxtrot 249. I am broadcasting from an unknown location, do you copy? We've got a situation over here! I've crash landed on a strange planet that's home to a bunch of dangerous predators, and a disturbing lack of unencrypted Wi-Fi...

July2013

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  • Video Let's Play Fast & Furious: Showdown

    OH GOD WHY ME

    Fast & Furious: Showdown is a videogame. Sorry, let me try that again. Fast & Furious: Showdown is what Activision calls a videogame. Watch me play some of it.

  • Video Nintendo Life Plays Game & Wario

    Launch your Fronks!

    During E3 week, we all got together and played some videogames. As well as the Nintendo Land video that we posted up last Thursday, we also caught some Game & Wario footage, but we've not been able to share it with you. Until now! Check out the video to see how we got on with Intelligent Systems' latest menagerie of...

  • Video Nintendo Life Plays Nintendo Land

    We should probably be working instead

    It's E3 week, which means we've basically been living at the office during the festivities. After the madness that was Tuesday, we decided to take a little time out to unwind and play some videogames. Fancy that! We recorded the whole thing for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

  • News Platinum: Wii U GamePad Allows Us To Take Bayonetta 2 To New Territory

    Atsushi Inaba spills the beans in a new developer interview video

    In a developer interview released today, Platinum Games' Atsushi Inaba has spoken about Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U, and how the console's unique controller has enabled the studio to reach new levels of gameplay: I know you're thinking, how can you possibly play an action game with a...

  • E3 2013 Live Reaction From The Nintendo Life Team

    Join us at 5:00PM UK time (12:00 EST) as we chew over today's announcements

    The dust has barely settled on today's E3-themed Nintendo Direct, but here at Nintendo Life we're far from idle. Join us as Damien McFerran, Thomas Whitehead, Andy Green and Mike Mason digest the announcements, new footage and other news revealed in the broadcast...

  • Video Exclusive Bronze Hot Dog Skylander Toy Revealed at E3

    Hot stuff

    Activision has a habit of releasing special edition Skylanders toys at big events, and E3 is no exception. Our friends over at Family Gamer TV have been given early access to a figure which is exclusive to this week's big gaming event, and you can see the unboxing below. The figure is a special edition bronze version of Hot Dog, in case...

  • Video Reggie Fils-Aime Posts E3 Welcome Message For Fans

    Details on the event and more

    To add more excitement for the eventful days ahead, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has posted a welcome video for E3 on Nintendo's official YouTube channel. The video details when the Nintendo Direct broadcast will take place — 11th June at 3pm UK time / 4pm European Central time / 10am...

  • News Prince Vultan Soars Onto UK Television To Promote Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

    Larger-than-life actor Brian Blessed voices new TV advert

    Legendary British actor Brian Blessed has lent his unique vocal talents to the UK television advert for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Blessed, who has starred in Flash Gordon, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, bellows over the top of gameplay...

  • News Guys, This Is How You Make A Live-Action Zelda Movie

    Standing in Link's Shadow

    Fan-made movies aren't just kids running around in paper masks with wooden swords any more. If you need any proof of this, check out Corridor Digital's latest short, entitled Link's Shadow. This short film looks and sounds amazing, and focuses on the battle between Link and his shady nemesis, Dark Link. Here's the...

May2013

  • Video A Young Person Plays Super Metroid

    Y CAN'T METROID CRAWL

    I've been playing a videogame called Super Metroid Primes this week. It is not very good. When I saw that Dave had given the game a perfect score in his review last week, I was very excited to try it out for myself, especially considering that it was only 30p (or 30 cents, if you're on that side of the pond) on the Wii U...

  • News Nintendo Claiming Ad Revenue On YouTube User-Generated Gameplay Videos

    "We continually want our fans to enjoy sharing Nintendo content on YouTube"

    According to various reports from YouTube users, Nintendo is filing content ID claims against user-created "Let's Play" videos, which thereby prevents the user from monetizing their videos with adverts — allowing Nintendo to pocket all of the revenue. Most videos won't...

  • Video See How Mugen's "20 Hour" 3DS XL Battery Fares Against Other Nintendo Handhelds

    Also, there's a chance to win a free battery

    At $100, the Mugen 3DS XL battery is a bit steep for many Nintendo gamers. Keen to remove any skeptisim regarding its worth, we put the Mugen battery to the test and see how well it stood up to claims of long life and whether or not it justified its high price. We ran a large set of Nintendo handhelds

  • Video Eight Reasons to Avoid The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

    Activision's shameful cash-in is a bit pants

    There's an old saying that goes "just because you can, doesn't mean you should." Those words of wisdom have never been more poignant, more relevant or more applicable than when discussing the act of purchasing, or even considering purchasing, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Sure, new Wii U games...

  • Video The Many Control Schemes of Call Of Duty: Black Ops II

    Assuming direct control

    Before we get started, some introductions are in order. I'm Rory, and I'm relatively new here. You may have heard my voice on some recent videos, and for that I can only apologise. I've been tasked by the Nintendo Life bosses with creating original video content for the site, and so far, it's been kind of a mixed bag; on the...

April2013

  • Video Let's Play The Amazing Spider-Man On Wii U

    Are your spider senses tingling?

    There are so many superhero reboots these days it's hard to keep up. Thankfully, Nintendo Life video features editor Rory Cocker seems to knows his Hulk from his Man of Steel, and was tasked this week with playing the first half an hour of The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition, recently released on the Wii U. You...

  • Video Here's Some Footage Of The Rayman Legends Challenges App

    Hands-on with Ubisoft's peace offering to Wii U owners

    This week sees the release of the Rayman Legends Challenges App, a free download which is largely intended to pacify angry Wii U owners following the delay of the game itself. Although the app itself is offered entirely free of charge, Nintendo Life video features editor Rory Cocker has put...

  • Video The Edited Highlights Of This Week's Nintendo Direct

    All killer, no filler

    This week's Nintendo Direct presentation was packed with amazing info, but with a running time of almost 40 minutes, it might have been a little bit on the long side for many impatient Nintendo fans. But fear not — Nintendo Life Video Features Editor Rory Cocker has sifted through the footage and pulled together the prime...

  • Video Nintendo Europe Highlights Key eShop Titles From The Past Two Months

    How many have you downloaded?

    The 3DS and Wii U eShops are becoming pretty packed with cool titles right now, and Nintendo Europe has taken some time out to highlight some of the more significant releases from the past two months. Some of the games featured are Code of Princess, Harmoknight, Nano Assault EX and Zen Pinball 2. Wil

  • Video Deus Ex: Human Revolution Debut Trailer Blasts Into View

    Take hold of the revolution

    Eidos has revealed the debut trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, an augmented version of the 2011 original which is launching exclusively on the Wii U this year. Expected to be the ultimate edition of the sci-fi FPS title, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut on Wii U will boast improved visuals,...

March2013

  • Video Is This What Miiverse Will Look Like On Your Smartphone?

    Miiverse made mobile

    A video has hit the web which appears to show Nintendo's Miiverse running on a smartphone via its web browser. The footage shows someone navigating through several Miiverse posts in the iPhone's Safari browser — and not via a dedicated application. There's a chance that this may be the only way to access the service from a...

  • Video Luigi Gets His Hands On The Poltergust 5000

    Bustin' makes me feel good

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is out and in the hands of gamers all over the globe, which strikes us as the perfect time to show off this cool "reveal" video for the iconic Poltergust 5000 ghost-busting gadget. Created by Nintendo in conjunction with iam8bit Productions, the video mixes in-game footage with live-action to...

  • Video Wii U Menu Speed Upgrade Cuts Waiting Time By More Than Half

    Nintendo shows off forthcoming performance enhancement

    We all know that the Wii U isn't the fastest system when it comes to navigating the main user interface, but Nintendo is aware of this fact and is issuing two software updates this spring and summer which will cut down waiting times. The company has released a video which shows just how much...

  • Video Possibly the Most Legendary Zelda Cake Ever

    Seriously, this is ridiculous

    Some video game fans, particularly those in the Nintendo camp, sure go to a lot of trouble to demonstrate just how much they love their chosen games or franchises. It also seems that there's no better combination than big gaming fans doing something for their own little gamers, as this cake based on The Legend of...

February2013

  • News This Is What Real Life GoldenEye 007 Multiplayer Looks Like

    Proximity mines always win

    It's actually quite scary to think how many collective man hours the team at Nintendo Life has spent playing multiplayer on GoldenEye 007. During our formative years, this highly esteemed cartridge rarely left the console and any person that didn't own a copy and four controllers was shunned as something of an outcast...

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  • News Castlevania: Mirror of Fate 3DS Trailer Appears Just In Time For Halloween

    Whip-cracking fun

    It's all about the timing. Konami has released a new trailer for its forthcoming 3DS adventure Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate - and guess what? Today is Halloween. What a spooky coincidence. The new trailer showcases the game's combination of whip-based action and platform exploration, and long-time fans of the...

  • News Wii U Comparison Video Shows How It Sizes Up Against Other Nintendo Hardware

    Size isn't everything

    ONM has created a video which gives viewers a further insight into the Wii U's exciting new features and how it compares in size to other Nintendo systems. As you can see in the video below, the Wii U isn't that much bigger than the Wii, so hopefully you won't need to adjust your current home setup too much. Are you...

  • News Award Winning Short Film Shows the Power of Zelda and Escapism

    Sad but brilliant

    If there's one thing that video games very rarely do, if ever, it's to remind us of our everyday lives. While reading books, watching TV and more serve as a source of rest from our day-to-day existence, one of the game medium's strengths, that makes gamers love their hobby with such a passion, is the ability of some titles to truly...

  • Feature Nintendo Hardware Launch Commercials Throughout History

    A trip down memory lane

    With the first UK showing of the Wii U TV commercial causing quite a stir online, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at Nintendo's history of launch commercials, right back to the days of the 8-bit NES — possibly an era when many of the readers of this site weren't even born. Sit back and soak up the ambiance...

  • News This Denpa Men Promotional Video Is Tight

    Skin tight, we mean

    As you'll no doubt be aware from our The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave review, it's a fantastic game that every North American 3DS owner should download right away. So fantastic in fact, developer Genius Sonority has decided that it's worthy of a trailer starring men in skin-tight bodysuits. In this video - which is being dubbed...

  • News Brick-Based Mario Videos Prove Everything Looks Better In Lego

    Build it and they will come

    Following on from the awesome Lego Zelda shield we featured a while back, we've stumbled across some amazing Lego-themed Super Mario videos. Created using what appears to be a clever combination of computer editing and actual brick images, these videos replicate the look of Mario's early NES adventures via the medium of...

  • News Charles Martinet Interviewed At Random During Security Breach

    But they have no idea who he is

    One of the many advantages of being a video game voice actor is that you can walk down the street without anyone giving you so much as a second look. However, when you're the voice actor of one of the most iconic characters in gaming, it's a different story altogether - which is why we were very surprised to see...

  • News Want to Know How to Play Spirit Hunters?

    Developer videos explain forthcoming DSiWare AR title

    Each week up until the release of Spirit Hunters on DSiWare on November 22nd, developer Nnooo will be releasing videos which give a little more detail on the inner workings of this interesting augmented reality title. Using your 3DS or DSi's camera, Spirit Hunters lets you do battle with ghosts...

  • News Take a Tour of The Tower of London, ZombiU Style

    The Beefeaters might end up eating you

    To drum up even more interest in its undead-filled Wii U launch title ZombiU, Ubisoft has released a video walkthrough for the game's spooky Tower of London segment. Set in the famous structure - which can trace its history all the way back to 1066 - the video illustrates the kind of hair-raising gameplay you...

  • Nintendo Download 11th October 2012 (North America)

    Mario gets on the course, robots are rescued, the one true demo arrives and more

    Last week was a bit of a bumper week for the Nintendo Download update in North America, and we have another packed list for you. Every platform is covered in some form, and there's a demo and some videos to fill your time too; let's get right into it. 3DS Downloads:...

  • News Justin Bieber Surprises Just Dance 4 Fans

    The girls just couldn't 'Belieb' it

    Ubisoft invited a bunch of young girls to come and play Just Dance 4 early for what they thought was a research focus group. The girls figured they were being asked to give some feedback on the game, but little did they know that Ubisoft had another trick up its sleeves. Justin Bieber was called upon to help...

  • News Here's That Batman Arkham City Video Walkthrough You Wanted

    See what Wii can do for U

    Warner Bros. Montreal is in charge of developing Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition, and they've released a video that shows off exactly how the Wii U GamePad will change the way you play. While the core gameplay hasn't been altered, the touch screen and gyroscopic functionalities of the GamePad allow you to wield The...

  • News We Really Wish This Super Mario Kung Fu Movie Actually Existed

    It's already better than the Hollywood effort

    If you're old enough to remember the terrible Hollywood live-action Super Mario Bros. movie then there's a good chance you still carry the mental scars. Even lead actor Bob Hoskins isn't a fan! It would appear that the world is still waiting for the definitive Mario movie, but in the meantime you can...

  • News Could This Be The Finished Wii U Interface?

    Let's face it, it looks mighty fine

    Wii U demo units have been set up in Nintendo World Store in New York City, where gamers will get the perfect chance to test out the upcoming console and what it has to offer. Not much information has been given about the Wii U eShop or the console's front-end interface, something we touched upon last week. It...

  • News The Best Damn Half Time Entertainment You'll Ever See

    Ohio State University Marching Band plays Zelda, Mario, Tetris and more

    The Ohio State University Marching Band is a pretty big deal. It's one of the largest groups of its type in the world, and is regularly referred to by admirers as "The Best Damn Band in the Land" (TBDBITL for short). Famed for its stunningly complex half time performances, the...

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