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Video: Get Into The Rhythm With the Stella Glow Opening Movie

Get Into The Rhythm With the Stella Glow Opening Movie

Ahead of a Holiday release in North America

Stella Glow, the upcoming RPG for 3DS, is ultimately a swansong for Imageepoch. While that's a slightly sad circumstance, it's another title - being published by Atlus in North America - to look forward to; it's due in the region this Holiday season. Atlus has now posted the localised opening movie from...

Exclusive: Check Out Runbow's Complete Cast of Colourful Crossover Characters

Check Out Runbow's Complete Cast of Colourful Crossover Characters

Let the colours run

Runbow's crazy breed of colour-based running action has already enlisted the help of the likes of Shovel Knight, Scram Kitty, and CommanderVideo to help in the endless task of running from one place to another, and now that list of indie guests has just grown even larger. In this exclusive trailer 13AM Games' frantic 9-player...

Feature: The Unexpected Legacy of Wii Music

The Unexpected Legacy of Wii Music

Life changing inspiration from the most unsuspected of places

In this guest feature, Nintendo Life regular and chiptune musician Shiryu explains how Wii Music played a pivotal role in encouraging his prolific output. As tradition mandates every year, I sat watching the Nintendo's 2008 E3 presentation with high hopes of a new F-Zero being finally...

Video: This New Soul Axiom Trailer Sets the Scene

This New Soul Axiom Trailer Sets the Scene

Was part of Nintendo's Nindies booth at Gamescom

Nintendo had a sizeable presence at Gamescom last week, and it was certainly pleasing to see a dedicated 'Nindies' section showing off upcoming Wii U and 3DS eShop releases. Soul Axiom from Wales Interactive was on the booth - some Wii U eShop aficionados will remember the studio's previous release...

News: Core Console Market Bigger Than Ever, Despite The Impact Of The "Wii Bubble" 

Core Console Market Bigger Than Ever, Despite The Impact Of The "Wii Bubble" 

Bodes well for Nintendo NX

EEDAR VP of Insights Patrick Walker has pointed out that the core home console market is bigger than ever, citing impressive launch sale figures for the PS4 and Xbox One systems. The news flies in the face of claims that the rise of smartphones and tablets has put the console market in danger. However, sales data points...

News: Skylander SuperChargers Racing On Wii And 3DS Will Offer Bespoke Tracks And Progression

Skylander SuperChargers Racing On Wii And 3DS Will Offer Bespoke Tracks And Progression

Racing experience "unlike" anything you'll see on current-gen systems

Activision may have unveiled a lot of the Wii U version of Skylanders SuperChargers at Gamescom 2015, featuring heavily the platform-wide addition of its Kart Racing mode, but we are still light on details relating to the Wii and 3DS versions of the game. Talking to Vicarious...

News: Retro Studios is Still Busy, With Job Listings Providing a Timely Reminder

Retro Studios is Still Busy, With Job Listings Providing a Timely Reminder

We can wait

Oh Retro Studios, how we miss you! Perhaps it's a sign of these impatient times - after all, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze only arrived in early 2014 - but it's felt like a particularly long silence from what's arguably Nintendo's most accomplished studio in the West. Prior to E3 this year a lot of talk was around what's next from...

News: Nintendo NX Could Get A Port Of MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Nintendo NX Could Get A Port Of MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Negotiations with Nintendo yet to happen

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida has revealed to DualShockers that a port of the game could come to the Nintendo NX, but there are still some hurdles to overcome. Square Enix has already caused considerable interest by announcing that Dragon Quest X and Drag

News: Early NX Reveal Was To "Reinforce Commitment" To Dedicated Hardware, Claims Nintendo's Scott Moffitt

Early NX Reveal Was To "Reinforce Commitment" To Dedicated Hardware, Claims Nintendo's Scott Moffitt

"It was important for us to recommit"

When Nintendo shocked the gaming world by stating that it was dipping a toe into the smartphone gaming market it also chose to reveal it was working on its next gaming platform, dubbed Nintendo NX. Aside from that conformation there's been little official news regarding the system, leading many to question...

News: Mega Man And Mighty No. 9 Creator Keiji Inafune Admits He Doesn't Make Games That He Can Play

Mega Man And Mighty No. 9 Creator Keiji Inafune Admits He Doesn't Make Games That He Can Play

"My staff, though, are really good"

Keiji Inafune is responsible for some of the most joypad-crushingly difficult games of the 8-bit era, with the Mega Man series being considered the ultimate test of skill by many Nintendo players. However, Inafune has admitted to Kotaku UK that he is in fact a mere mortal and doesn't create games which he himself...

Video: Here's What Nintendo Did At Gamescom 2015 

Here's What Nintendo Did At Gamescom 2015 

Whole lotta Marios

Gamescom has closed its doors for another year, and with over 345,000 attendees having sampled all the lovely new titles on display. Nintendo was there in full force, showing off some of its new games as well as celebrating its past. To mark another bumper year at Gamescom, Nintendo has posted up some video content taken from the...

News: Splatoon Data Mining Brings More Weapons, a New Stage and Even 'Playable Octolings'

Splatoon Data Mining Brings More Weapons, a New Stage and Even 'Playable Octolings'

Would ruin the Kid / Squid song

As often now happens with a major update to a Nintendo title, pre-prepared future DLC gets data-mined and shared with the world. It's happened, notoriously, with Super Smash Bros.;as a result die-hard fans knew most of the title's pre-E3 reveals before they actually happened. This means, of course, that if you don't...

Review: Kung Fu FIGHT! (Wii U eShop)

Kung Fu FIGHT! (Wii U eShop)

Hop and Chop

The world has seen its fair share of endless runners in the last few years. The genre has grown in popularity and moved from phones to home consoles and dedicated gaming devices almost overnight. Run, jump, dodge, slide, attack - Kung Fu FIGHT! follows the formula of the many endless runners that came before it. One doesn't have to be...

News: Not Only Does Japan Have Awesome Arcades, it Has Cool 30th Anniversary Mario Prizes

Not Only Does Japan Have Awesome Arcades, it Has Cool 30th Anniversary Mario Prizes

We'll happily buy these, given the chance

The arcade scene in the West isn't completely dead, but it's certainly less vibrant and varied than in Japan. It's not just that Japanese arcades have incredible machines, old and new, but some of the amusements also offer awesome prizes. As an example we have the following prizes that, if we're making...

Poll: We Want Your Views on Splatoon Version 2.0

We Want Your Views on Splatoon Version 2.0

Splatfests, Private Matches, being both a kid and squid

Splatoon changes every week, but the most recent update was one of the biggest yet. It threw in much demanded private matches and the opportunity to team up with friends, while also adding a big batch of new gear, some extra music and boosted level caps. When you add the latest Splatfest round...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Release in the West, According to Amazon

Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Release in the West, According to Amazon

In Europe, at least

Fire Emblem Fates promises to bring the most content of any entry in the series, so much so that it has two distinct versions at retail and a third path available as DLC in Japan. It's ultimately a choice between light and dark paths, with many Japanese gamers making their decision in stores. Due in 2016 in the West, no...