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News: 3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

Nearly 270 million US Nintendo system sales overall

After a rocky start in 2011, the 3DS family of systems - which includes the 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS - has evolved into a success. Against increasingly challenging odds due to the rise of smart devices and plenty of other distractions, it's led the charge for the dedicated gaming handheld space...

Review: Don't Starve: Giant Edition (Wii U eShop)

Don't Starve: Giant Edition (Wii U eShop)

Tim Burton meets Minecraft

The general approach of playing Don't Starve: Giant Edition is set rather early. Once you reach your first rank up - no doubt through a few feeble run-throughs where you are easily offed by the environment, whimpering and confused - you're awarded with a pyromaniacal character with which you can prattle about and convert...

News: Nintendo Canada Seems Pretty Pleased With Splatoon's Reception, Thinks Company Is "Delivering The Fun"

Nintendo Canada Seems Pretty Pleased With Splatoon's Reception, Thinks Company Is "Delivering The Fun"

Also hints at big third party announcements in the near future

Splatoon has been a massive commercial and critical success for Nintendo - which has surprised a lot of people, considering that the company has limited experience in the realm of online shooters. However, for Nintendo Canada General Manager Pierre-Paul Trepanier, the game's triumph...

News: Bloodstained Is Officially Kickstarter's Most Successful Video Game Campaign

Bloodstained Is Officially Kickstarter's Most Successful Video Game Campaign

Over $4 million raised and there's still hours to spare

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is officially Kickstarter's most successful video game venture after pushing past the $4.1 million record set by Torment: Tides of Numenera back in April 2013. Bloodstained currently stands at $4,194,391 with 41 hours remaining. Almost 50,000 people have...

News: Here Are Your Eight Qualifying Nintendo World Championships 2015 Finalists

Here Are Your Eight Qualifying Nintendo World Championships 2015 Finalists

AKA: The guys who had to actually work to get there

Nintendo recently confirmed eight of the guest competitors who will be taking part in the 2015 Nintendo World Championships, and today the names of the eight qualifying participants - that is, the guys who actually had to earn their place in the finals - have been published. These eight...

News: Splatoon’s Kelp Dome Multiplayer Map Is Now Live

Splatoon’s Kelp Dome Multiplayer Map Is Now Live

The game that keeps on giving

Nintendo’s squid shooter, Splatoon, continues to grow, with the latest update now live. The Kelp Dome map, previously featured in the single player portion of the game, will now appear in the multiplayer modes. Kelp Dome is a map featuring maze-like greenhouses. There are two pathways to take in this arena – above...

News: Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Armature to share Unreal Engine 4 Wii U code

Though Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night won't arrive until 2017, the spiritual Castlevania successor led by Koji Igarashi has become an outstanding success in crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Paypal. In fact, combining both sources it's now raised over $4 million, unlocking an exciting stretch goal in...

News: Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

"We totally feel the 3DS was the stronger of the two"

Sonic Boom was supposed to be a big initiative for Sega. Not only was the company pushing two brand-new games to market - one for Wii U and one for 3DS - but it was going to support these titles with a tie-in TV show and a flood of merchandise. Things didn't quite work out that way; while the 3DS...

Video: Who Needs a New Sonic Game When You Have Splatoon's Inkbrush?

Who Needs a New Sonic Game When You Have Splatoon's Inkbrush?

Speed up

With the surprise announcement of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice arriving on 3DS later this year, we here at Nintendo Life have found our own ways to enjoy the lightning pace gameplay attributed to the Sonic series using Splatoon's brand new Inkbrush weapon. Check out the video below for a hot, violent injection of all the super speed you'll...

News: Hyrule Warriors Is Slashing Its Way to 3DS

Hyrule Warriors Is Slashing Its Way to 3DS

Whoops, Koei Tecmo went early

Update: Koei Tecmo has now taken the original video offline, but many mirrors have already been uploaded, one of which is included in this article. Original Article: Well, it seems someone at Koei Tecmo needs to re-take YouTube Management 101, as a video has been posted unlisted - but available - that reveals Hyrule...

News: Capcom Thinks It Can Shift 2.5 Million Copies of Monster Hunter X By March Next Year

Capcom Thinks It Can Shift 2.5 Million Copies of Monster Hunter X By March Next Year

Hunting huge pots of gold

Last month, Capcom's financial report suggested that the company expects to sell 2.5 million units of an undisclosed Monster Hunter title by March 2016 - a title which the company has since confirmed is the forthcoming Monster Hunter X. That's a pretty bold prediction, but one which seems positively pessimistic when you...

Video: Lego Marvel's Avengers Blast Onto Wii U And 3DS With This New Trailer

Lego Marvel's Avengers Blast Onto Wii U And 3DS With This New Trailer

Building up the hype for E3

Warner Bros. has just lifted the lid on the E3 trailer for its next big Lego game - Lego Marvel's Avengers. Developed by UK studio TT Games - as always - this new offering will be hitting a wide range of systems at the end of this year, including the Wii U and 3DS. Based on the two recent Avengers movies, the video game...

News: Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase Again

Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase Again

The momentum Wii U needs?

The Japanese Media Create chart results are in, and much focus has been on Splatoon and Wii U; after an excellent début for the shooter, it's momentum has been key. The numbers that have come through seem rather positive, too, especially for a new IP. In its second week the Wii U exclusive sold 68,913 copies in Japan,...

Video: Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Plus quirky Splatoon and Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus vids

Though we're looking at a 2016 release in the West, Fire Emblem If is all set to arrive in Japan on 25th June, shaking up the standard formula with two separate releases - and a third storyline available as DLC. It'll likely have all of the strategy gameplay we can handle. With the...

News: Splatoon to Feature as Details on Competitors and Format Are Released for the Nintendo World Championships

Splatoon to Feature as Details on Competitors and Format Are Released for the Nintendo World Championships

Kevin Pereira to host

The Nintendo World Championships live event in LA will be a fun way to kick off E3 week, and Nintendo of America has now outlined key details on the contest. We now know two of the games to be included - one freshly announced - along with a basic format, the competitors and the host. In terms of the format and games included,...