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News: Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Wii U and 3DS both covered

The Nintendo of America download update is always a popular arrival, but the region's habit of announcing future arrivals is also a neat bonus. It helps when the announced Virtual Console games are enticing, too, which was certainly the case last week with confirmation of two Castlevania titles making their VC débuts...

Nintendo Download: 2nd October (North America)

2nd October (North America)

Smash Bros. arrives, Castlevania goodness, 99Seconds and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, with details of this week's Nintendo Download Update treats now here. The headline arrival is rather obviously Super Smash Bros. on 3DS, though we have some other choices — including a Castlevania title's Virtual Console début — to...

News: Atlus Releases Zen and Junpei Character Trailers for Persona Q

Atlus Releases Zen and Junpei Character Trailers for Persona Q

The outsider and the life of the party

In the lead up to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's November release Atlus has released two more character trailers this week, and another trailer featuring the cast of Persona 3. Making his series debut in Persona Q, Zen is a crossbow-wielding single-minded knight in shining armour who lacks the ability to...

Nintendo 64x64: Mischief Makers

Mischief Makers

2D on 3D platforms is risky. Mischief Makers shows how to get it right: by being utterly unique. Immediately surreal, you’re Marina; a robot on a quest to save her creator..! You jump, shake and throw your way through levels and worlds, and this simple premise is variedly combined to offer many types of level. 2D but nothing like you played on the...

News: Tadpole Treble's New Trailer Shows the Lighter Side of Developers

Tadpole Treble's New Trailer Shows the Lighter Side of Developers

Throwing money into the mix

BitFinity – the developer behind the upcoming Wii U eShop title Tadpole Treble – has put together a new trailer to show off how far the game has come in its development cycle, taking a similar approach to Curve Studio's recent trailer for Thomas Was Alone. The game initially began as a Kickstarter and reached its

News: Defense Dome Aiming for Super Scope Nostalgia on Wii U This Holiday

Defense Dome Aiming for Super Scope Nostalgia on Wii U This Holiday

Shoot on sight

Hullbreach Studios has announced an additional confirmed title as a Wii U eShop exclusive, a project that aims to tap into nostalgia for the SNES Super Scope game, Intercept. The clunky bazooka-like peripheral won't be used on the Wii U, of course, but Defense Dome will use the GamePad's gyroscope for aiming; it'll be a budget-priced...

News: Harmony of Heroes, Free Super Smash Bros. Fan Album, Launches on 4th October

Harmony of Heroes, Free Super Smash Bros. Fan Album, Launches on 4th October

101 tracks in total

Harmony of Heroes, the free fan album dedicated to the Super Smash Bros. series, has a confirmed release date of 4th October, just a day after the arrival of the 3DS title in Europe and North America. It's a large-scale project involving contributors from around the world, bringing together a grand total of 101 tracks. The lead...

News: Australian McDonald's Now Offering Mario Kart 8 Toys In Happy Meals

Australian McDonald's Now Offering Mario Kart 8 Toys In Happy Meals

Race in and get them while you can!

If Pokémon trading cards and spin discs didn’t tempt any Aussie readers here on Nintendo Life a few months ago, perhaps these Mario Kart 8 toys Maccas – that’s McDonald’s to the rest of the world – are currently offering as their latest Happy Meal promotion in the land down under will. The Australian...

First Impressions: Blasting and Hacking in RIVE

Blasting and Hacking in RIVE

Two Tribes gets less cerebral

Earlier this year Two Tribes endured a restructuring process and re-formed its development company, in the process shrinking the team down to three, still including original founders Collin van Ginkel and Martijn Reuvers. Previously associated with the Toki Tori brand and its publishing business, the struggles of Toki...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo Banner Was Just an Error After All

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo Banner Was Just an Error After All

No hunting on Wii U

A recent banner discovered at a German expo with both the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Wii U logos in coupling has been declared as simply an error, and Capcom appear to have no plans to release the game on the Wii U. The official word from Capcom PR is as follows: This was a printing mistake made when the wrong system logo...

Exclusive: Masahiro Sakurai on Planned Accidents and New Ways to Play Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Masahiro Sakurai on Planned Accidents and New Ways to Play Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

"We need to listen not just to the biggest fans"

This week sees the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the first portable iteration of the famous fighting game franchise. As you'll already know if you're a seasoned reader of Nintendo Life, we've delivered our critical verdict of the game and found it to be something of a smash hit, and...

Video: Volga Unleashes Flames of Justice in Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Volga Unleashes Flames of Justice in Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Another freebie playable villain in Japan

Just recently we outlined some of the details for the upcoming Master Quest DLC in Hyrule Warriors, which will include a new scenario playable with Cia, along with Epona as a 'weapon', a new Adventure Mode area and clothing. A new video released by Koei Tecmo now shows the villain with the deadliest goatee...

News: Orbital Gate Stage Brings Star Fox Mayhem to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Orbital Gate Stage Brings Star Fox Mayhem to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

A space epic

With Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS set for an imminent arrival, Game Designer Masahiro Sakurai is starting to shift attention towards to the Wii U version that still awaits a release date. Sakurai-san's latest Miiverse Pic of the Day continues recent form in revealing another new stage for the Wii U version of the game, this time...

Nintendo 64x64: Forsaken

Forsaken

Imagine the fast-paced gameplay of Quake, throw in some futuristic hover vehicles and you've pretty much got Forsaken. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this game is the incredible sense of speed you move at, although this quickly disappears with three other players also firing off various high-tech weapons. The campaign doesn't provide quite...