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News: Details on New Mega Evolutions and Soar Ability Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Details on New Mega Evolutions and Soar Ability Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

A shiny new trailer shows off additions

With just over a month until release, the hype for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is starting to build towards a crescendo. Not shy of feeding that excitement, The Pokémon Company has unleashed full details on new Mega Evolutions and features for the upcoming titles, which initially came out in...

Video: New Nintendo 3DS Unboxing And Hands On

New Nintendo 3DS Unboxing And Hands On

Watch in awe as we remove and refit a face plate

We've got the New Nintendo 3DS in the office right now and in-between gazing at its rock-solid 3D screen and fondling its nipple-like C-Stick, we somehow found the time to record a special unboxing and hands-on video, which you can view below. The new console — currently only available in Japan —...

Preview: Bat-Swinging into Action in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Bat-Swinging into Action in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Go West young man

Already a successful branch of the LEGO series of games, the LEGO Batman line is soon to add a third entry into its already successful lineup. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, as its name suggests, takes the action outside of just Gotham and spreads it around the globe and even outer space — but does it measure up? We got some...

News: New Nintendo 3DS 'Kawaii' Kisekae Faceplates Join Upcoming Smash Bros. Set

New Nintendo 3DS 'Kawaii' Kisekae Faceplates Join Upcoming Smash Bros. Set

Our poor wallets

The New Nintendo 3DS may be a while away is most territories, but it's enjoying its first week since release in Japan. We suspect that the substantial range of Kisekae faceplates are selling rather well, too, and Nintendo's already lining up more designs to supplement the 38 varieties already available. First of all we have number...

Video: Here's a Simultaneous Speedrun of Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and GoldenEye

Here's a Simultaneous Speedrun of Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and GoldenEye

All in under an hour

We're certainly fans of speedruns here on Nintendo Life, as few gaming pursuits push the boundaries of games and those playing them as far. Whether world records in classic Zelda games that exploit errors in coding, or flat-out runs that tackle every stage in order, there's plenty to enjoy in seeing the best of the field show...

Nintendo 64x64: Paper Mario

Paper Mario

Hey, Mario! We got a letter from Princess Peach!

It may possess a paper-thin aesthetic, but Paper Mario's biggest success is that it adds considerable depth to what is historically a story-weak franchise. The puzzles may be a little on the simple side, but otherwise this is a rich and fulfilling RPG experience -- something which is quite hard to...

News: Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rather Nice Bayonetta Disc

Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rather Nice Bayonetta Disc

A great deal

When Nintendo announced, almost in passing, that a Wii U port of Bayonetta would be provided with system exclusive Bayonetta 2, there were many happy action fans — not least because that first game port hadn't even been confirmed before that point. There was then much confusion over distribution, however. In North America all...

Video: Another Neat 1-UP Trick Has Been Found in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Another Neat 1-UP Trick Has Been Found in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Awesome skills

The NES-era Mario platformers are still much-loved to this day, and are still tested and experimented upon by eager gamers looking for glitches and tricks. Given the limitations of the 8-bit hardware these are bountiful and are still being found; they can be rather entertaining for those of us without the skills to find them...

Video: Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star Wars Title

Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star Wars Title

A Rogue Squadron resurrection that never left the base

In what at least feels like a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Factor 5's Rogue Squadron games were all the rage on the N64 and GameCube. Following Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, the company would attempt some projects for Microsoft and Sony, but either found little success...

News: Shiny Mega Gengar Haunting Up North American GameStops Until 26th October

Shiny Mega Gengar Haunting Up North American GameStops Until 26th October

It's a right white fright!

Visitors to participating GameStops in North America can engage in some early Trick or Treating. From now until 26th October, free codes are being distributed for owners of Pokémon X & Y to possess a Shiny Gengar holding some Gengarite. The Shiny Gengar on its own knows Sludge Wave, a move it can't pick up through...

Gallery: Enjoy a Cuteness Overload in These Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Screens

Enjoy a Cuteness Overload in These Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Screens

D'awwwwwww

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker could quite possibly be the most adorable game played on Wii U systems this Festive season — unless you're in Europe and it's a New Year treat. Last week cleared up release dates and, we shouldn't forget, revealed Toadette as a playable character, tipping this one over the safe levels of cuteness. It is...

News: The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Been Confirmed

The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Been Confirmed

Kersploosh! 3D Classics: Kid Icarus! StarTropics II! More!

It's that time again, North American Club Nintendo fans, for the monthly rewards update that will try to separate you from your hard-earned virtual coins. This batch shakes things up a little from the last two months, with two 3DS eShop releases included in the portable offerings along with...

News: Nintendo Releases a Sneak Preview of New 3DS HOME Menu Themes

Nintendo Releases a Sneak Preview of New 3DS HOME Menu Themes

You can't see the spinning, though

Following the recent launch of 3DS HOME menu themes Nintendo confirmed that there'd be weekly additions to the Theme Shop, at least in the early days. The European Download Update for this week will bring the next four additions to the Nintendo IP range, which cost $1.99 / €1.99 / £1.79 each. These themes will...

Nintendo 64x64: Conker's Bad Fur Day

Conker's Bad Fur Day

One mean %&*@% Squirrel…

Only Rare could have taken the cutesy adventure platformer genre and so masterfully warped it into such an hilariously offensive and beautifully vulgar gameplay experience. Enter Conker, a binge-drinking squirrel, whose walk home from the pub quickly turns into an adventure of inappropriate and scatological proportions...