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News: Atlus Finalises Persona Q Premium and Limited Standard Editions

Atlus Finalises Persona Q Premium and Limited Standard Editions

Who doesn't want tarot cards?

Atlus has finalised the contents of its upcoming brooding teenage dungeon crawler Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's retail special editions, set to release in North America on 25th November and in Europe on 28th November. Pictured below and serving the most angst per dollar/pound/euro, Persona Q's The Wild Cards...

Parent Trap: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo Is Perfect For Pocket Monster Newcomers

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo Is Perfect For Pocket Monster Newcomers

Both young and old alike

Parents can lag behind their children in their video-game consumption. A combination of a sentimental connection to games of yore and a dwindling amount of free time for their hobby often results in the kids playing new games first. Even for a series as long standing as Pokémon, many parents simply don’t get what all the...

Review: Donkey Kong Land (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Donkey Kong Land (3DS eShop / Game Boy)

Mobile monkey magic

Donkey Kong Country was a fun and popular platformer for the SNES, but not everyone thought it was great. Some people (possibly Mega Drive / Genesis owners) said the game was in fact quite poor and any fans were deluded fools drawn to it for reasons other than gameplay – or, as Cranky Kong says, “put a few fancy graphics and...

Nintendo 64x64: 007 The World is not Enough

007 The World is not Enough

Christmas only comes once a year

No beating around the bush here; Eurocom produced a Goldeneye clone of epic, almost plagiaristic, proportions. Yet if one ignores this, TWINE is still an enjoyable FPS: objectives vary and increase with difficulty; AI is decent; locations represent the film faithfully; and it’s well-animated throughout. A return to...

Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope Of Bringing Super Smash Bros. To The PS Vita

Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope Of Bringing Super Smash Bros. To The PS Vita

"Nintendo needs to port this game to the PSVita."

A Sony PlayStation fan by the name of David Smith, who resides in Florida City, has created a petition on Change.org demanding Nintendo port Super Smash Bros. for 3DS to the PS Vita. His reasoning — Sony fans do not want to buy an ‘underpowered console’ but would gladly buy a quality title...

News: The Photo Studio in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is Perfect for Comedy

The Photo Studio in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is Perfect for Comedy

New trophies also confirmed

With the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U rapidly approaching, we can expect plenty of information and reveals in the coming weeks; Masahiro Sakurai has raised hopes of another Nintendo Direct, stating that an announcement is coming to reveal the game's "true potential". The game designer is still posting daily on...

News: 3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nintendo 3DS

3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nintendo 3DS

Can of worms, re-opening...

In recent months we've been following the efforts of Smealum, a hacker who's been developing a homebrew channel for the 3DS. As it approached its final stages of development it was emphasized that although the channel will not run illegal 3DS ROMS, it will support homebrew games and apps. The fuzzy moral ground comes with...

News: Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quite a Good Year So Far"

Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quite a Good Year So Far"

Moving on up

The "Wii U has had quite a good year so far," according to Shelly Pearce, head of UK Marketing, in an interview with MCV Magazine. The system has been picking up momentum as of late in the UK with an impressive 60% increase in sales; Pearce puts much of this improvement down to the success of Mario Kart 8. We've really seen momentum...

Review: Horse Vet 3D (3DS eShop)

Horse Vet 3D (3DS eShop)

Horse pucky

Two things became apparent during Nintendo Life's time with TREVA's Horse Vet 3D. The first is that, apparently, everyone owns a horse; the second is that these horses needed a lecture in safe mating, as nearly all the horses treated had scabies at one point or another. Horse Vet 3D, like TREVA's recent offerings Top Model 3D and Outback...

Review: Secret Empires of the Ancient World (3DS eShop)

Secret Empires of the Ancient World (3DS eShop)

Trash as old as time

Do you have too much money and space on your SD card? Are you the type of person who enjoys finding objects hidden in low-resolution images? Do you adore games with lengthy and misleading titles? Then we've got just the thing for you! Welcome to the depressing experience that is Secret Empires of the Ancient World! This is the...

Feature: Ari Pulkkinen's Quest to Turn the Volume Up on Game Music

Ari Pulkkinen's Quest to Turn the Volume Up on Game Music

Music is "the biggest emotional aspect in any game"

There's surely little debating that music is absolutely integral to a video game experience. Nintendo has successfully riffed on iconic themes for decades, while still producing terrific new soundtracks in its current-day efforts that can only add to the excitement of the gameplay. This is...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Announcement Revealing its "True Potential" is on the Way

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Announcement Revealing its "True Potential" is on the Way

Development isn't finished yet

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U isn't far away, due in late November / early December depending on your region. Logically development should be drawing to a close, as a result, though Masahiro Sakurai — in his most recent Weekly Famitsu column — has said "I'm not done yet...". There's still work to be done. Of course,...

News: Nintendo Confirms Retro Halloween Scares for the Virtual Console

Nintendo Confirms Retro Halloween Scares for the Virtual Console

Castlevania! Gargoyle's Quest! Erm, Kirby. More!

Today has brought us the usual North American Nintendo Download Update details, which delivered a fairly handsome line-up, and the big N has also outlined a range of Virtual Console titles that'll be haunting our systems up to Halloween — in most cases, anyway. Below are the four titles that are...

Nintendo Download: 16th October (North America)

16th October (North America)

Harmony of Dissonance, Lone Survivor, Ballpoint Universe and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for Nintendo Download Update details to brighten your day and lighten your wallet. This week sees a collection of promising new download games across Wii U and 3DS, along with high quality retro options on both systems. Throw in a...

News: Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC

Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC

"Master Quest Pack" gallops its way onto the eShop

The first batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC arrives today in Europe and the US, bringing a treasure chest full of exciting extras. The "Master Quest Pack" (the first of four announced DLC packages) will provide Hyrule Warriors owners with the following downloadable content: Three new playable...