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News: Mysterious Murasame Castle's Takamaru Was Considered For Super Smash Bros.

Mysterious Murasame Castle's Takamaru Was Considered For Super Smash Bros.

But didn't make the cut (no pun intended)

It's been a pretty awesome week for all Smash Bros. fans, all told. A short video has made its way to our screens with an announcement from Masahiro Sakurai, stating that the new Mewtwo DLC for Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS would be on its way "pretty soon". As always, Nintendo has more surprises for its fans, with...

Events: Nintendo At The MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2015

Nintendo At The MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2015

A fun-packed festival of popular culture, cosplay and gaming

The MCM Comic Con - the UK's biggest popular culture event - has just finished its tenure at Birmingham's NEC, and we were lucky enough to attend. Packed with memorabilia, merchandise, cosplayers and even some famous faces from the world of film and TV, the event was well attended and a...

Review: Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop)

Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop)

Quest for glory?

The Nintendo Web Framework has opened the floodgates for indie developers on the Wii U, and while the HTML5-based system is flexible and user-friendly, the games that have been released so far have been mediocre at best and atrocious at worst - until now. Ansimuz Games and PlayEveryWare's Elliot Quest, created with the Impact...

Nintendo Download: 26th March (Europe)

26th March (Europe)

Trine, Mega Man, RPGs and discounts galore!

It's time to brighten up Monday mornings in Europe, with the latest Nintendo Download Update having decent odds of achieving that goal. There is a whole smorgasbord of games and discounted goodies to consider, so let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €12.99 / £10.99) - Its...

News: Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon Shuffle Surpasses 2.5 Million Downloads

Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon Shuffle Surpasses 2.5 Million Downloads

Promising signs for the micro-transaction eShop title?

Nintendo has dabbled in the free-to-play market for some time now, and their latest attempt testing the micro-transaction based waters, Pokémon Shuffle, may be their most popular creation yet, with a timely announcement that the title has clocked up more than 2.5 million downloads. The...

News: Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

“I think I will shake up the formula a bit more”

Gunman Clive was one of those fun little games that had all the right ingredients of a success. A creative and interesting art style, tight gameplay inspired by classic side scroller games such as Mega Man, plenty of replayability, and a cheap price point helped it to stand out from the pack and...

Review: Best of Board Games - Solitaire (3DS eShop)

Best of Board Games - Solitaire (3DS eShop)

A lonely man's game

Ever-gracing the flickering computer screens of bored office workers everywhere, Solitaire needs next to no introduction. This card game is as old as your Grandma, and it's probably her favourite as well. Played solo, it's been adapted to feature on pretty much every mobile gadget for over a decade, perfect for whiling away a few...

Review: Trine Enchanted Edition (Wii U eShop)

Trine Enchanted Edition (Wii U eShop)

First time Trine

The Trine series is a bit of an anachronism on the Wii U. The first game we received, Trine 2: Director's Cut, was not only the sequel, but an expanded version of it. Over two years later we now receive an enhanced edition of the original in Trine Enchanted Edition. Chalk it all up to magical dimensional tiddlywinks if you wish, but...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese Systems Region-Free

New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese Systems Region-Free

Only supports legitimate cartridge games

There are certainly some gamers in North America that only plan to pick up a New Nintendo 3DS when the smaller model is available, as only two variations of the XL iteration are currently available in the region. That limited release was a contentious decision from Nintendo of America, with the smaller...

News: Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Control Options and Fixes a Graphical Bug

Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Control Options and Fixes a Graphical Bug

It’s always nice to have more options

Elliot Quest is a new Metroidvania title on the Wii U eShop developed by Ansimuz Games. The 8-bit adventure sees players controlling a character named Elliot (who bears several similarities to Pit) on his race to find an ancient demon that can cure a curse placed on him that keeps him from dying, and will...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewtwo Super Smash Bros. DLC is Coming "Pretty Soon"

Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewtwo Super Smash Bros. DLC is Coming "Pretty Soon"

Huzzah!

Though the wait of a few months may have tempered expectations for a while, it's easy to forget that Super Smash Bros. isn't yet complete - the Wii U version is yet to receive Tournies, while Mewtwo DLC is also hotly anticipated. That DLC fighter will be free to those who register both versions on Club Nintendo by 31st May, before later...

Live: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Invitational Tournament - MCM Birmingham

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Invitational Tournament - MCM Birmingham

Battling at the tech show

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been around for a good few months, but it's still very much a go-to game for plenty of Wii U owners. It's a big-draw at expos and events, too, and Nintendo UK is streaming a special Invitational tournament from the massive MCM Comic Con event in Birmingham today. Kicking off at 7am Pacific /...

Weirdness: Watch A Complete Masochist Play Dark Souls With Some Donkey Konga Bongos

Watch A Complete Masochist Play Dark Souls With Some Donkey Konga Bongos

A different beat

From Software's Dark Souls is one of gaming's most rewarding - and brutal - experiences. For many, the game - as well as its forerunner Demon's Souls and sequel Dark Souls II - is hard-as-nails when played normally, but there's a small subset of completely insane players who feel it isn't quite punishing enough. Twitch and YouTube...

News: Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3D? You Might Need A Bigger microSD Card

Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3D? You Might Need A Bigger microSD Card

4GB card that ships with the New 3DS and New 3DS XL isn't big enough

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is the first game to be made exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS hardware - as you'll know if you read our interview with Nintendo's Hiro Yamada, the title makes use of the console's enhanced hardware to replicate the epic scale of the Wii original...

News: Zelda Lookalike Oceanhorn: Monster Of Uncharted Seas Could Be Sailing To Consoles

Zelda Lookalike Oceanhorn: Monster Of Uncharted Seas Could Be Sailing To Consoles

Game shares a link with the Sega classic Landstalker, too

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is an iOS adventure title which has recently crossed over to PCs, and is clearly influenced by Nintendo's Legend of Zelda - more specifically, the Wind Waker instalment which came to GameCube and - much later - Wii U. With the game branching out to other...

Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device Games, Nintendo 'Membership' And The Nintendo NX?

Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device Games, Nintendo 'Membership' And The Nintendo NX?

Now that the dust has settled

There's been a lot of debate in the past few days around multiple topics that are important in the world of Nintendo. The corporate 'alliance' with DeNA will bring Nintendo brands to smartphone apps, services and - notably - games, while the former will also handle a lot of the dull-but-important infrastructure work on...

Japan Weekly: Famitsu Discusses Splatoon Weaponry And Gives Details On Style Savvy 3

Famitsu Discusses Splatoon Weaponry And Gives Details On Style Savvy 3

Two obscure Japanese games are also reviewed

Once again Famitsu has put out a weekly edition light on Nintendo news. It seems both Japan and Western territories are in a lull of significant Nintendo games. However, this edition did give us a bit more information on Splatoon - which is always welcome - and delved into Girls Mode 3 / Style Savvy 3, if...

Video: Allow These Charming Renditions Of Classic Zelda Tunes To Gently Massage Your Pointy Elf-Ears

Allow These Charming Renditions Of Classic Zelda Tunes To Gently Massage Your Pointy Elf-Ears

A sweeping orchestral arrangement

Here at Nintendo Life we love it when our favourite video game music gets a quality video tribute with costumes, location, cinematography and a musical arrangement to match. Recently we covered Taylor Davis' amazing work and here is someone very much on a similar level of quality. Vocalist Jillian Aversa has...