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News: Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

3DS title and MK8 outside all-format top 10

With a quiet release schedule and long spell of hot weather, the UK games market endured its second lowest week of unit sales in 2014, and the worst in revenue. Not a great time for retailers, then, and Nintendo has a mix of good and bad news to consider. The positive news comes in the single-format...

Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe)

31st July (Europe)

XType, Ice Cream heroes, racing, bombing, loads of discounts and more

Monday morning means Nintendo Download Update news for European gamers, as we learn what's coming to the region later this week. It's a packed schedule, with a mix of new titles on both Wii U and 3DS, along with a host of discounts and a new Virtual Console entry. There's lots to...

Review: Mega Man 5 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mega Man 5 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Proto Man problems

Over a year ago, the first four Mega Man games were released on Wii U Virtual Console in quick succession. We don't know exactly what took so long for the remainder, but the fifth entry is finally here. As you might expect, Mega Man 5 is quite similar to the four games before it; eight new Robot Masters have appeared, and it's up...

Review: Glory of Generals (3DS eShop)

Glory of Generals (3DS eShop)

Inglorious

The 3DS is no stranger to war games, and CIRCLE Entertainment has been a particularly prolific profiteer, with World Conquerer 3D, European Conquerer 3D and this latest effort, Glory of Generals, all hitting the eShop within the last year. A turn-based strategy game set in World War II, Glory of Generals attempts to stand out from the...

Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS eShop Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Ten Wii U and 3DS eShop Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Summer gaming for a little less

Earlier this week we brought you a list of ten Wii U and 3DS games that are perfect for summer, as a starting point to also get community feedback on other favourites for the season. As promised, though, here's a follow-up that's all about eShop titles. These eShop games are all download-only titles, and no Virtual...

News: The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North American Début on 7th August

The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North American Début on 7th August

See the origin of that Nintendo Land mini-game

The Mysterious Murasame Castle is a Famicom Disk System game from 1986 that's only been known in the West through some cameo appearances and references — most recently through the Takamaru's Ninja Castle game in Nintendo Land. Having recently made its Western début on the European 3DS Virtual Console...

News: The Link Outfit and Gear in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Almost Too Cool

The Link Outfit and Gear in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Almost Too Cool

He's even rocking the earring

The upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and its predecessor, have had plenty of crossover outfits. One confirmed long ago in Japan that has us particularly excited is the Link outfit and equipment, which promises to add some Legend of Zelda charm to the hunt. The official channel for the upcoming Ultimate release, in...

Live: Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Aiming for the podium

It's that time again, dear readers, for us to be humiliated by far faster racers by playing Mario Kart 8 live on Twitch. Anthony Dickens and Tom Whitehead will be joining in (12 races) for a tournament we're currently running — with prizes courtesy of Official Nintendo UK Online Store — in the UK. Once we've completed a run...

News: New Pokémon Game Factory Trademark Isn't For A Game, But Its Toys Look Awesome

New Pokémon Game Factory Trademark Isn't For A Game, But Its Toys Look Awesome

Lucky Japanese fans

There was potentially a flutter for excitement for eagle-eyed Pokémon fans earlier today, when a trademark for Pokémon Game Factory was spotted; it was filed by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. Its purpose was unclear, and those hoping it was another game in the hugely popular franchise would have been disappointed, as...

Play & Win: UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

eShop funds up for grabs

Earlier this week we told you about a special Mario Kart 8 tournament we're running for UK racers. The day is here, in which participants have six hours to complete 12 races in a battle for some lovely eShop funds. Details are below, so good luck! What:: Nintendo Life is holding a one-off regional Mario Kart 8 Online...

News: Twitch is Going to Play Pokémon X on a Modded 3DS

Twitch is Going to Play Pokémon X on a Modded 3DS

Hold on to your Helix Fossils this 26th July

Twitch's journey through the Pokémon titles has been quite remarkable, catching tons of viewers and somehow nearly indoctrinating them into a crowd-conjured cult. While the original outing received the most attention, Twitchers have been rambling their way through the series and are poised to attack the...

Review: Strike Force Foxx (3DS eShop)

Strike Force Foxx (3DS eShop)

Get to the chopper!

Not to be confused with a certain furry-tailed Nintendo character, Big John Games' Strike Force Foxx is a helicopter rescue game starring humans. Heavily inspired by the 1982 computer game Choplifter, its retro roots show in its simple, action-oriented gameplay and tongue-in-cheek '80s action movie story. There is charm to be...

News: Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title The Swapper To The Wii U eShop

Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title The Swapper To The Wii U eShop

Space, man

Curve Studios has revealed that it is bringing Facepalm Games' space-puzzle title The Swapper to the Wii U eShop. The game — which is already available on PC and is also coming to the PS3 this August — places you in the shoes of a spaceman exploring a seemingly derelict space station. You are armed with a gun which can create up to...

Review: Bases Loaded (Wii U eShop / NES)

Bases Loaded (Wii U eShop / NES)

America’s 8-bit pastime

Is there anything more American than hotdogs and apple pie? Yes. Yes there is. It’s baseball. The answer is baseball. It’s a game that has permeated the American culture and inserted itself firmly into so many of our lives. As such, it comes as no surprise that there are a plethora of video games available based on the...

News: Tappingo 2's North American Release Date Is No Longer A Puzzle

Tappingo 2's North American Release Date Is No Longer A Puzzle

It's coming to the 3DS eShop next month

Our very good friend Hugo Smits over at Goodbye Galaxy Games has confirmed that Tappingo 2 will launch on the North Ameircan 3DS eShop on August 28th. The puzzle sequel will retail for $2.99 — the same price as the original Tappingo — and boasts over 100 new puzzles and a zoom mode which makes the larger...