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News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes Smash Bros.' Crown in Japanese Charts, New Nintendo 3DS Sales Explode

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes Smash Bros.' Crown in Japanese Charts, New Nintendo 3DS Sales Explode

A very healthy week for the 3DS

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate — known as Monster Hunter 4G in Japan — has utterly decimated the competition in its launch week, selling nearly 1,500,000 physical copies, but Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS still stands up as a strong contender in second place. Yokai Watch 2 also makes its way back up the charts as the...

News: I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragons Or Flying Giraffes, Admits The Voice Of Bayonetta

I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragons Or Flying Giraffes, Admits The Voice Of Bayonetta

Meet Hellena Taylor, the talent behind Bayonetta's sassy dialogue

Bayonetta 2 is a bit special, as you'll be aware if you've already read our review. The sequel to the 2010 cult classic (also now available on Wii U), this title is Platinum Games at its finest — over the top action, incredible visuals and a spunky female lead with spider-like limbs...

News: UCraft Developer Promises Extensive Features and Releases New Trailer

UCraft Developer Promises Extensive Features and Releases New Trailer

Online modes included

The recent announcement of UCraft for the Wii U eShop made it one of a small band of titles on the way to Nintendo hardware that cite Minecraft as a source of inspiration. This effort from Nexis Games is targeting a Holiday 2014 release window, and the developer has now released more details and an extended video of footage...

Nintendo 64x64: Quake II

Quake II

Operation Alien Overlord

A valiant console port of a PC classic, Quake II on the N64 comes with an original campaign and four-player multiplayer. The latter is where the game truly shines, providing a quicker and much deadlier arena shooter experience than competing titles on the system. It excels in terms of technical performance -- notably the...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Ships Over Two Million Units in Just Five Days

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Ships Over Two Million Units in Just Five Days

Monstrous success

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate arrived in Japan — where's it's known as Monster Hunter 4G — on 11th October, alongside the New Nintendo 3DS models. An expansion of the original Monster Hunter 4, it looks set to recreate the success of that release. Capcom has issued a press release outlining the early progress of the new title,...

News: Pokémon X & Y Won't Be Patched to Accommodate New Mega Evolutions

Pokémon X & Y Won't Be Patched to Accommodate New Mega Evolutions

Strictly Omega Ruby/Alpha Sappire

In a recent interview, Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori of Game Freak discussed various elements of the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, and one such discussion revealed the unfortunate detail that the new Mega Evolutions won't be appearing in Pokémon X & Y. Whilst these two new titles will...

News: New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By Almost Three To One In Japan

New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By Almost Three To One In Japan

Despite those oh-so-gorgeous Kisekae plates

The New 3DS and New 3DS LL (XL to us westerners) launched in Japan at the end of last week, and with the standard model offering the ability to fit new front and back plates, many predicted that shoppers would pick customisation over screen size this time around. However, according to figures published by...

News: Super Smash Bros. Fans Teased Further by New Mode Screenshot

Super Smash Bros. Fans Teased Further by New Mode Screenshot

No significant details given

Sakurai san loves to keep his fans on tenterhooks, and today he released a new screenshot that revealed two versions of a new single-player mode in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The picture shows two differing versions of what can be assumed is a single mode of play. The two versions are prefixed 'Master'...

News: Shovel Knight For Wii U & 3DS Launches In Europe And Australia This November

Shovel Knight For Wii U & 3DS Launches In Europe And Australia This November

Finally!

Whilst North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight for what feels like an eternity now, Wii U and 3DS owners in other parts of the world are still yet to experience the joys of this medieval side-scroller. Thankfully, the wait is nearly finally over for these remaining locations, with developer Yacht Club Games today...

Download: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Special Demo Version

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Special Demo Version

Catch yourself an exclusive UK download code

Not long ago Nintendo of Europe announced that Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Special Demo Version was on the way; it's been confirmed for PAL regions and Japan but not, as yet, North America. The demo will naturally introduce gamers to the upcoming releases and allow some exploration and...

News: Details on New Mega Evolutions and Soar Ability Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Details on New Mega Evolutions and Soar Ability Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

A shiny new trailer shows off additions

With just over a month until release, the hype for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is starting to build towards a crescendo. Not shy of feeding that excitement, The Pokémon Company has unleashed full details on new Mega Evolutions and features for the upcoming titles, which initially came out in...

Video: New Nintendo 3DS Unboxing And Hands On

New Nintendo 3DS Unboxing And Hands On

Watch in awe as we remove and refit a face plate

We've got the New Nintendo 3DS in the office right now and in-between gazing at its rock-solid 3D screen and fondling its nipple-like C-Stick, we somehow found the time to record a special unboxing and hands-on video, which you can view below. The new console — currently only available in Japan —...

Preview: Bat-Swinging into Action in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Bat-Swinging into Action in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Go West young man

Already a successful branch of the LEGO series of games, the LEGO Batman line is soon to add a third entry into its already successful lineup. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, as its name suggests, takes the action outside of just Gotham and spreads it around the globe and even outer space — but does it measure up? We got some...

News: New Nintendo 3DS 'Kawaii' Kisekae Faceplates Join Upcoming Smash Bros. Set

New Nintendo 3DS 'Kawaii' Kisekae Faceplates Join Upcoming Smash Bros. Set

Our poor wallets

The New Nintendo 3DS may be a while away is most territories, but it's enjoying its first week since release in Japan. We suspect that the substantial range of Kisekae faceplates are selling rather well, too, and Nintendo's already lining up more designs to supplement the 38 varieties already available. First of all we have number...

Video: Here's a Simultaneous Speedrun of Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and GoldenEye

Here's a Simultaneous Speedrun of Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and GoldenEye

All in under an hour

We're certainly fans of speedruns here on Nintendo Life, as few gaming pursuits push the boundaries of games and those playing them as far. Whether world records in classic Zelda games that exploit errors in coding, or flat-out runs that tackle every stage in order, there's plenty to enjoy in seeing the best of the field show...

Nintendo 64x64: Paper Mario

Paper Mario

Hey, Mario! We got a letter from Princess Peach!

It may possess a paper-thin aesthetic, but Paper Mario's biggest success is that it adds considerable depth to what is historically a story-weak franchise. The puzzles may be a little on the simple side, but otherwise this is a rich and fulfilling RPG experience -- something which is quite hard to...