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Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Platform?

What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Platform?

Go on, ask for anything you want

It's been an interesting couple of weeks in the world of the Nintendo NX. We still know little about it, but rumours of varying reliability made it a hot talking point online and within the community here at Nintendo Life. It's dominated the forums, and all the while we're left to wonder what this platform will...

Review: Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time (Wii U eShop / DS)

Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time (Wii U eShop / DS)

​Fun for all ages

It takes quite a lot of star power to be able to co-star with yourself in something. The upcoming Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is set to show that our favourite plumbers are not lacking in this department, but it's not the first time developer AlphaDream has pulled a similar gimmick! For that we should look to Mario & Luigi:...

Video: Brace Yourself for these Top Five Most Exciting Intro Cutscenes in Gaming

Brace Yourself for these Top Five Most Exciting Intro Cutscenes in Gaming

Five alive

Intro cutscenes are generally the first real bit of a game you get to experience beyond the menu, so it's pretty important that they hook you as quickly as possible. We at Nintendo Life have coupled together five of what we feel are the most exciting examples, whether it be because of atmosphere, dialogue, or just downright awesomeness...

News: Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

"If I had my way, we’d be on everything"

While the absence of a number of major multi-platform franchises and IPs from Nintendo hardware can be easily explained, the fact that Minecraft has never come to the Wii U or 3DS remains surprising. While technical limitations would hold a 3DS version back to being a lighter / smart device port, the Wii U...

Review: Roving Rogue (Wii U eShop)

Roving Rogue (Wii U eShop)

Stark roving mad

So what exactly does an adventurer do after they beat the last boss? This is the question Padaone Games' Roving Rogue poses to its players, and it gives a pretty straightforward answer: they walk back to the first level, of course. Kurt the Righteous does just that in this light platforming adventure, which begins promisingly but...

Review: G.G Series THE HIDDEN NINJA KAGEMARU (DSiWare)

G.G Series THE HIDDEN NINJA KAGEMARU (DSiWare)

The way of the ninja

The next game in the G.G series opts to return to the platformer genre yet again, and the end result is surprisingly engaging. G.G Series THE HIDDEN NINJA KAGEMARU is a unique arcade focused, 2D stealth platformer that manages to put forth a distinct and compelling gameplay system that'll keep gamers coming back again and again...

News: Amazon Teases an amiibo Announcement for Monday 13th July

Amazon Teases an amiibo Announcement for Monday 13th July

Those cheeky scamps

If you're not a Reddit regular it can be a slightly baffling place, but it's an important home for plenty of serious gaming fans. That applies to amiibo enthusiasts, of course, and Amazon is using the platform to tease an announcement related to the figurines for Monday 13th July. The following message and image was posted by...

News: Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Set for North American Release

Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Set for North American Release

Unless Play-Asia's made a listing error...

While a number of 3DS fans in North America are waiting for the smaller New Nintendo 3DS model to arrive, those eyeing up the New XL may soon have an extra choice in stores. At launch North America had the metallic red unit - which was only in NA - and the black equivalent, but it seems like the region...

Interview: Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi On His Best Weapon, Mastering Gyro Controls And The Future Of Nintendo's Freshest IP

Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi On His Best Weapon, Mastering Gyro Controls And The Future Of Nintendo's Freshest IP

"I want to grow Splatoon as an IP"

Splatoon was a bit of a risk for Nintendo - it was a new IP in a genre that the company has little experience in. However, the title has proven to be a sizeable critical and commercial smash hit all over the world, repaying Nintendo's faith in a young and creative development team. We were lucky enough to sit down...

News: Devil's Third Will Be Released In North America, Just Not By Nintendo

Devil's Third Will Be Released In North America, Just Not By Nintendo

The rumours appear to be true

Yesterday we brought you the shock news that Devil's Third has been canned by Nintendo of America in the U.S. due to concerns about the final quality of the product. We noted that an alternative publisher will have to be found if Devil's Third is ever going to see the light of day in America. It appears that the rumour...

News: If You're A Female In Japan, Then The Nintendo Girls Game Museum Is For You

If You're A Female In Japan, Then The Nintendo Girls Game Museum Is For You

No boys allowed

We've already seen the Nintendo Girls Club YouTube channel as evidence that Nintendo is keen to reach out to the ladies with a tailored marketing message. The next logical step is to have events aimed at this sizeable demographic of gamers. The idea behind the Nintendo Girls Game Museum is to reach out to ladies in Japan who are...

News: Say Hello To What Could Be The Most Obscure Piece Of Nintendo Hardware Ever Made

Say Hello To What Could Be The Most Obscure Piece Of Nintendo Hardware Ever Made

Copy me do

There's been a lot of chatter lately about obscure gaming hardware, mainly inspired by the discovery of the prototype SNES PlayStation. However, if you want a truly off-the-wall slice of Nintendo history, then you need look no further than the Copilas. Produced in 1971 way before Nintendo had begun experimenting with video games, the...

Review: G.G Series ALL BREAKER (DSiWare)

G.G Series ALL BREAKER (DSiWare)

Are you worthy of the hammer?

We have another title in the G.G series to consider, and this one opts to go back to action platformer roots. However, G.G Series ALL BREAKER focuses on including puzzle elements into the mix alongside the oddly compelling, melee-centric action. The end result is an engaging experience that'll keep challenging both your...

News: Endless 3D Platformer Blocky Bot Jumps Across To European Wii U eShop On 23rd July

Endless 3D Platformer Blocky Bot Jumps Across To European Wii U eShop On 23rd July

Additional points for the bloopy bloopy blop rap video

After launching on the North American Wii U eShop in May, Mobot Studios has announced Blocky Bot is jumping across to Europe on 23rd July. The endless 3D platformer featuring 'mini arcade action' promises to test even the best players’ platforming skills and reflexes, pushing them to the...