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News: Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Hit The UK On 12th August

Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Hit The UK On 12th August

Supersize me!

Move over Minions, it's Super Mario's time to take over McDonald's Happy Meals in the UK. From 12th August anyone who buys a Happy Meal will be treated to a Super Mario toy, starting with a Mario Visor and a Yoshi toy. A reader who wishes to remain anonymous shared these photos with us. This follows a similar promotion from March...

News: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Screens Remind Us That It's Due This Year

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Screens Remind Us That It's Due This Year

It's happening

Update: Below are another four screens showing the work in progress build for Wii U, with release due in 2015. Original Article: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a critically acclaimed remaster - it's far more than a simple remake - that's gone down well on various systems. Its Wii U release has been elusive and long delayed,...

News: Nintendo Confirms September amiibo Release Details for North America

Nintendo Confirms September amiibo Release Details for North America

Triple-pack confirmed, Mii Fighters now due in triple pack in November

New waves of amiibo are still hot news for Nintendo gamers, and North American fans now have information on the next batch of figures heading to the region in September; in addition we have confirmation of a new triple pack, in addition to another that was recently leaked. The...

Review: DK: Jungle Climber (Wii U eShop / DS)

DK: Jungle Climber (Wii U eShop / DS)

Aping the King of Swing

What do you get when you throw away an established series' playbook and try for something new? You get DK: Jungle Climber. Unlike previous entries in the venerable Donkey Kong franchise, DK: Jungle Climber takes a fresh look at the series by focusing on swinging and timing more than precise platforming. The problem? It gets...

News: Just Dance 2016 Gets The Party Started With New Showtime Feature And Tracks

Just Dance 2016 Gets The Party Started With New Showtime Feature And Tracks

It's showtime!

Who says the Wii U does't get any third party games? Each year it's almost guaranteed to get the latest instalment of Ubisoft's dance series behemoth, and in October you'll be able to strut your funky stuff with Just Dance 2016. Today, at Gamescom, Ubisoft announced nine new tracks for Just Dance 2016 and revealed a new lip-syncing...

News: Nintendo Confirms Full Gamescom Line-Up

Nintendo Confirms Full Gamescom Line-Up

Including Shovel Knight's 'Plague of Shadows' DLC

Nintendo has been keen to ahead of Gamescom opening to the public with a range of announcements for Europe, covered in other articles, and has also outlined its plans for the show itself. If you are heading along to the world's biggest gaming expo this weekend in Cologne, Nintendo is keen to keep you...

News: LEGO Marvel's Avengers Will Assemble in January 2016

LEGO Marvel's Avengers Will Assemble in January 2016

Pre-order at GameStop and get a Silver Centurion Iron Man LEGO mini figure

If you're a fan of LEGO games and The Avengers, then you are in for a treat as LEGO Marvel's Avengers is getting ready to assemble on the Wii U and 3DS on 29th January 2016 in Europe and on 26th January in North America; this is perhaps a little later than expected, though...

News: Get a Taste of Upcoming eShop Goodness in This Awesome Sizzle Reel

Get a Taste of Upcoming eShop Goodness in This Awesome Sizzle Reel

Beatbuddy is out today, don't forget

We love a good sizzle reel here at Nintendo Life, and Nintendo of Europe has released a beauty to celebrate its presence at Gamescom. Focused on Wii U and 3DS eShop releases, it rattles through plenty of exciting games that are out now or on the way relatively soon. Many of these are familiar, though its nice to...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Dated, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water to Have Free and Limited Edition Versions

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Dated, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water to Have Free and Limited Edition Versions

Try the horror for free in Europe

Update: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will arrive in North America on the same date as in Europe - 23rd October. Original Article: Nintendo has used its pre-Gamescom set of announcements to reveal a couple of key retail game release dates, and an intriguing approach for a much anticipated Wii U title in...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Bundle and Special Edition Confirmed for Europe, Wii Original on the eShop Now

Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Bundle and Special Edition Confirmed for Europe, Wii Original on the eShop Now

Oh my...

Update 2: Nintendo of America has confirmed that there'll be a special edition for the game in the region, but isn't announcing details yet: Update: Nintendo of Europe has now tweet an image of the Wii U bundle and special editions coming to the region for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Original Article: Take a deep breath, Monolith...

News: Online Multiplayer and Kart Racing Gameplay Unveiled for Skylanders SuperChargers  

Online Multiplayer and Kart Racing Gameplay Unveiled for Skylanders SuperChargers  

Bowsers and Donkey Kong go up a gear

While we had expected Activision to unveil the Wii and 3DS version of Skylanders SuperChargers at Gamescom, when doors open today what we'll see is something much more substantial. Not only have we a new online multiplayer kart racing game in all versions of Skylanders SuperChargers, but also online for the main...

Review: Canvaleon (Wii U eShop)

Canvaleon (Wii U eShop)

Karma karma karma karma karma Canvaleon

Take a peek at some recent Wii U releases and you may see a painterly pattern forming. That's right; what with Art Academy: Atelier and Splatoon splashing some colour onto Nintendo's home console this year, it's almost like an artistic renaissance is upon us - just with more squids. On the surface, Canvaleon...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Game Updates and DLC Are Fantastic, Albeit Starved of Attention

Nintendo's Game Updates and DLC Are Fantastic, Albeit Starved of Attention

Key Wii U titles have evolved a great deal

It's easy to be a little blasé and spoilt as gamers, but it's been striking once again that, with a combination of economic savvy and a clear love for its products, Nintendo is making the most of key releases on the Wii U. Three of the system's biggest games have transformed since launch with a mix of...

Video: Players React to Splatoon and Star Fox Zero at Hyper Japan in London

Players React to Splatoon and Star Fox Zero at Hyper Japan in London

Kids talking about being a squid, now

Hyper Japan was nearly a month ago in London, a major expo that brings together various aspects of Japanese culture. Nintendo UK has been a big supporter of the event and had a booth on hand, also giving attendees what was - at the time - the first opportunity for the European public to go hands on with Star Fox...

News: Rumours and Contradictions Are Everywhere in The Case of GameStop's Exclusive amiibo Triple Pack

Rumours and Contradictions Are Everywhere in The Case of GameStop's Exclusive amiibo Triple Pack

Still no official word on R.O.B., Duck Hunt and Mr. Game & Watch pack

Over the past 24 hours there's been plenty of online chat around an apparent GameStop-exclusive amiibo triple pack that'll go up for pre-order - in stores - on 8th August. Despite the attention it's received on Reddit, particularly, the retailer and Nintendo of America have so far...

News: IRONHAX to Use Free-to-Play IRONFALL Invasion to Run 3DS Homebrew and Region-Free Workaround

IRONHAX to Use Free-to-Play IRONFALL Invasion to Run 3DS Homebrew and Region-Free Workaround

Sorry, Cubic Ninja scalpers

It's tricky to broach the subject of mods and hacks on Nintendo hardware, as they can prompt diverse and at times feisty debate. This is in part driven by the severe damage that R4 cards did to the DS, with piracy of retail games a major problem that was - unbelievably in hindsight - facilitated and supported by major...

News: Rare Co-Founder Has No Idea Why Nintendo Didn't Buy The Studio Outright

Rare Co-Founder Has No Idea Why Nintendo Didn't Buy The Studio Outright

"I thought we were a good fit"

Rare co-founder Tim Stamper recently won the accolade of Development Legend at this year's Develop awards - along with his brother, Chris - and has now given his first interview since 2007. Stamper - who has recently returned to the games industry with mobile studio FortuneFish - talks about the origins of Rare, its...