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News: Nintendo Confirms Splatoon Tower Mode Release and Live Nintendo Treehouse Broadcast

Nintendo Confirms Splatoon Tower Mode Release and Live Nintendo Treehouse Broadcast

Jump on board, new stage may feature

Splatoon is the game that keeps giving, for free no less, and the latest major update has gone live to tidy up gameplay. More tangible content is also coming, though, with Nintendo confirming that the Tower Control mode will be joining Ranked Battles on 1st July. It'll launch at 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern in...

News: Natsume Promises a Return to Basics in Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Natsume Promises a Return to Basics in Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

"We heard what our fans had to say”

With Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley receiving mixed reviews, it's no surprise that Natsume is trying to replicate more popular games from the series. The terra-forming won't be included within the new title Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, as it is more of a throwback to retro titles in the series. In fact the...

Review: G.G Series THE SPIKY BLOWFISH!! (DSiWare)

G.G Series THE SPIKY BLOWFISH!! (DSiWare)

​Under the sea

DSiWare is admittedly a pretty hit or miss service, with games on it typically being forgettable mini-games and otherwise unexceptional apps. The G.G series does a remarkable job of providing decent quality arcade experiences, and the next game in the long list of titles in this series is no different. G.G Series THE SPIKY...

Interview: Warren Spector on the State of Nintendo, His Future, and How Epic Mickey Annoyed Core Gamers

Warren Spector on the State of Nintendo, His Future, and How Epic Mickey Annoyed Core Gamers

"I'm kind of a Nintendo geek"

At this year's E3 event we had the opportunity to sit down with Warren Spector, one of the most respected names in game development. Be sure to check out the first part of this interview in which we discussed game choices, development leadership and Shigeru Miyamoto. In this second part, we tackle recent history and the...

Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Visits Jim Henson Studios

Shigeru Miyamoto Visits Jim Henson Studios

Like a kid in a candy store

Some of the most memorable parts of this year’s Nintendo Digital Event were the segments featuring the strangely familiar puppet recreations of the Japanese company's most famous figures. Shortly after the presentation, it was revealed the Jim Henson Company – the team behind The Muppets – was responsible for the...

News: This Legend of Zelda Quest Items Infographic Sure is Pretty

This Legend of Zelda Quest Items Infographic Sure is Pretty

The Oracle games didn't mess around

We often get sent infographics here at Nintendo Life, and will no doubt get bombarded with more as a consequence of sharing this particular example. Some are downright silly, such as placing values on Princess Peach's dress collection*, and as a result get ignored. Sometimes a genuinely nice example comes...

Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' is Both Exciting and Slightly Terrifying

The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' is Both Exciting and Slightly Terrifying

Tom Whitehead thinks it would be the best of times, and the worst

Nintendo is rapidly disproving the suggestion that it's behind-the-curve or old fashioned in the download gaming space. Aspects of the company's decision-making remain cautious, but the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores have not only brought Nintendo up to speed with a number of modern...

Reminder: North American Club Nintendo Rewards Will Disappear Very Soon

North American Club Nintendo Rewards Will Disappear Very Soon

You have until 11:59pm Pacific on 30th June

Club Nintendo, oh how we'll miss you. A new rewards program is due this Fall, and the curtain is starting to close on the service that - despite some flaws - had become part of the furniture in Nintendo gaming. In PAL territories such as Europe the service and its catalogue will remain open until 30th...

News: Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS, to the Surprise of No-One

Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS, to the Surprise of No-One

Micro-transactions are Super Effective!

Pokémon Shuffle remains a trailblazer on the 3DS, a free-to-play match-three title on the portable reliant upon micro-transactions to actually return the development investment. It's been downloaded about 4.5 million times, though we don't know whether it's actually made Nintendo any notable profit. If...

Guide: How to Get Involved in Splatoon's First Splatfest

How to Get Involved in Splatoon's First Splatfest

Ink-capable of resisting

After a short delay, Splatoon's fabled Splatfest event is arriving in the West this weekend beginning on the 4th July. If you're in North America the theme is Cats vs. Dogs, and if you're in Europe the choices are more musically orientated: Rock vs. Pop. We'll be taking part alongside our chosen teammates, but just in case...

News: The Captain Toad Figurine Lamp is Now Lighting Up Club Nintendo in PAL Territories

The Captain Toad Figurine Lamp is Now Lighting Up Club Nintendo in PAL Territories

Just look at it

Club Nintendo is going through a longer farewell in PAL territories than in North America - which closes very soon, we'll post a reminder - and is still introducing some charming new items to separate us from our final stars. One that was promised was the Captain Toad Figurine Lamp, which has now popped up in Europe and Australia...

News: Nintendo Is "Exploring" The Idea Of Early Access Games On Its Consoles

Nintendo Is "Exploring" The Idea Of Early Access Games On Its Consoles

"There could be some benefits there"

Nintendo of America's third-party relations and indie development boss Damon Baker has revealed that the company is currently pondering the idea of "Early Access" games on its consoles. Speaking to Polygon, Baker said: We don't have anything to announce, but I can say that we're certainly exploring options and...

News: Capcom Turns to Comedy Duo in Quirky Marketing for The Great Ace Attorney

Capcom Turns to Comedy Duo in Quirky Marketing for The Great Ace Attorney

No objections

The Great Ace Attorney is approaching its court date - oh alright, release date - in Japan, and Capcom is ramping up its marketing for the new 3DS entry. While we may be hoping for news of localisation, in the meantime we can enjoy the attention the game is getting in its homeland. With a 19th Century setting and Sherlock Holmes...

News: Analogue Nt Starts Shipping To Buyers, Pitched As "The Leica Of Home Consoles"

Analogue Nt Starts Shipping To Buyers, Pitched As "The Leica Of Home Consoles"

"We've always looked up to the standards of companies like Leica"

Analogue Interactive's Analogue Nt has completed its initial production run and is now shipping out to consumers. The aluminium-cased console - which plays NES and Famicom carts - comes from the same company which gave us the wooden SNK Neo Geo AES and features a wide range of AV...

Matters Of Import: 3D Gunstar Heroes Is Hyperactive Run And Gun Action At Its Finest

3D Gunstar Heroes Is Hyperactive Run And Gun Action At Its Finest

Another classic to treasure on your 3DS console

Gunstar Heroes charged onto the Sega Mega Drive in 1993, significantly marking the début of quirky developer Treasure, having been formed from ex-Konami staff wanting to go it their own way. Often seen floating near to the top of many 'best game ever' lists, Gunstar Heroes is a bona-fide classic of...

Weirdness: T-Pose Result Screen Glitch Found In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

T-Pose Result Screen Glitch Found In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Although very difficult to perform

YouTuber Master0fHyrule has created a video of a glitch found by Miiverse user Glob in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and for once it's not one that can turn the tide in mid-battle. The glitch results in the winning character/team poised in a 'T-Pose' position during the results screen after a match. For those...