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News: Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Teased by Comcept, Set for 11th May Reveal

Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Teased by Comcept, Set for 11th May Reveal

The moon rises

The past week was rather exciting for fans of Castlevania and Koji Igarashi's work, as Igarashi-san launched a teaser site teasing a spiritual successor, allowing curious fans to choose between a pixelated sword or whip - if this isn't a Castlevania-style project, we'll be amazed. Expected to arrive on Kickstarter - retro-themed...

Review: Bloo Kid 2 (3DS eShop)

Bloo Kid 2 (3DS eShop)

Doesn't make us feel bloo

Originally developed for mobile platforms, Bloo Kid 2 was well received back in 2014; indie developer 'winterworks' delivered a solid 2D platformer with responsive touchscreen controls. Although still a decent choice for the discerning mobile user, Bloo Kid 2 clearly becomes a much tougher proposition on the Nintendo 3DS...

News: Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U and 3DS, not Smart Devices or NX

Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U and 3DS, not Smart Devices or NX

NX still set for 2016 reveal

Following its annual financial results in this past week, Nintendo hosted a Q & A with investors. The Japanese-language transcript has now been published, though we'll need to wait longer for the official English translation - nevertheless, fans in the region have been interpreting key parts for the web to consider...

News: Nintendo "Currently Investigating" The Idea Of A Region-Free NX

Nintendo "Currently Investigating" The Idea Of A Region-Free NX

Satoru Iwata outlines company's "optimistic" position

Sony and Microsoft have effectively abandoned the practice of region locking their hardware, leaving Nintendo as the odd-one-out with its Wii U and 3DS - both of which will only play software from their host region. In the past Nintendo has argued in favour of region locking, but more recently...

News: The Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Has Been Beaten Yet Again

The Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Has Been Beaten Yet Again

Crikey

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is not only an all-time classic game, but the source of one of the most keenly fought speedrun world records. Speedrunning experts continue to set new standards, each seemingly defying the odds more than before. Well, the record has been beaten again, once again utilising quirky skips that can be accessed...

Video: Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo and an Awesome Japanese Trailer

Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo and an Awesome Japanese Trailer

All four weapons and both stages shown off

If you're unaware of the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo then you've clearly not been reading Nintendo Life. We're well aware that it's the dominant story right now, but that's probably because it's such darn fun. There's just one round of online play left, and that's at noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm UK...

Live: Splatoon Global Testfire - Round 1 With Nintendo Treehouse

Splatoon Global Testfire - Round 1 With Nintendo Treehouse

It's time for battle

Splatoon is nearly here, and in a surprising move this week Nintendo's set up time-limited online sessions in a free demo; there are three one hour windows lined up. This is the first of these online sessions, and we're live streaming the Nintendo Treehouse while live blogging our experiences with the demo. Join us#Splatoon

News: Nintendo Share Value Increases With Profits and Smart Device Gaming on the Agenda

Nintendo Share Value Increases With Profits and Smart Device Gaming on the Agenda

Nintendo pushes back system plans for developing countries

Whether by design or simply coincidence, Nintendo managed to bury its financial results behind a Splatoon Direct, though for the first time in a few years the reports were actually positive. Nintendo made a larger than expected profit despite missing some sales targets, and expects improved...

Review: Runny Egg (3DS eShop)

Runny Egg (3DS eShop)

Sunny side up

Budget-priced titles are a tempting option for consumers: for less than the price of a coffee you can get a video game. Unfortunately, not every game is up to the standards of indie gems like Gunman Clive, and sometimes even the most inexpensive titles can leave players feeling ripped off. Thankfully, Runny Egg joins a growing...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X and Dragon Quest Help Wii U to Top Spot in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles X and Dragon Quest Help Wii U to Top Spot in Japan

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition tops software results

In recent weeks the Media Create Japanese charts have shown Sony systems and its releases nicking ahead of Nintendo's offerings, so with that in mind this week brings happier news for the big N. The company and supportive third-parties have topped the software and hardware results to...