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News: Chasing Dead To Bring Horror And FPS Action To The Wii U eShop Soon

Chasing Dead To Bring Horror And FPS Action To The Wii U eShop Soon

A glimpse of a dark future

It has to be said the Wii U isn't particularly well served when it comes to the genre of horror games and first person shooters; we have Fatal Frame and Devil's Third to look forward to (although the jury is still out on the latter), but a game which combines the two genres has to be embraced with both arms. Enter Chasing...

Review: The Bridge (Wii U eShop)

The Bridge (Wii U eShop)

Turning the tables with M.C. Escher

The Bridge is a colourless, drab, bleak affair. It's also engaging, addictive and fantastic. If you haven't heard of The Bridge before, don't worry; it's a puzzle-platformer that was quietly released on Steam in 2013, then later ported to Xbox 360 that same year. The game opens on the nameless main character...

News: What Can be Said About This SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson Collector's Edition Unboxing?

What Can be Said About This SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson Collector's Edition Unboxing?

It's the Happy Boobs edition

Senran Kagura Burst proved to be quite a divisive title, with some claiming it was harmless titillation and others finding the content of the game to be derogatory to women. Things don't appear to have changed much with SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson and when we interviewed Producer Kenichirō Takaki at E3 this

Mario Memories: The Delight of Sharing Mario Adventures With Loved Ones

The Delight of Sharing Mario Adventures With Loved Ones

Co-op is always possible

In this series of 30 daily articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. This time we have E3 veteran and reviewer Morgan Sleeper. Thinking back on my time with Mario, one thing stands...

Video: PBS Game/Show Gets Into Questions of Ecology for Pokémon's Growing Pokédex

PBS Game/Show Gets Into Questions of Ecology for Pokémon's Growing Pokédex

Because why not?

it probably wasn't intended when launched, but the Pokémon franchise has evolved - you can praise that sharp wit in the comments - into a sprawling IP with over 700 'mon in its Pokédex. It's got levels of complexity that, to the uninitiated, can seem downright intimidating. A common refrain with each new generation is to question...

News: Zelda Fan Builds Amazing LEGO Hyrule Castle

Zelda Fan Builds Amazing LEGO Hyrule Castle

Everything is awesome!

We've seen some amazing LEGO creations over the years at Nintendo Life, but this recreation of Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess possibly tops them all. It's the work of 19 year old Joseph Zawada, who unveiled the masterpiece at Brickfair Virginia this year. Zawada explains that Twilight Princess is...

News: Picross 3D Sequel is Heading to the 3DS in Japan, Includes amiibo Support

Picross 3D Sequel is Heading to the 3DS in Japan, Includes amiibo Support

Here's hoping for a Western release

The DS introduced various genre ideas and intuitive ways to enjoy them, and alongside a substantial range of RPGs - as one example - there were plenty of puzzle games. Picross 3D was one such title, a relatively simple idea that was rather enjoyable as a twist on a well-established idea. That title was developed...

News: Watch Pikachu Dance, Dance, Dance in This New 3DS HOME Theme

Watch Pikachu Dance, Dance, Dance in This New 3DS HOME Theme

Busting some moves

Pikachu is kind of a big deal, we know - as the main mascot and spokesthing for Pokémon, the little yellow critter's cuteness is appreciated by millions of fans around the world. So when Nintendo, The Pokémon Company or Game Freak are spreading the gospel of 'mon, this is one character that appears regularly. Now, in a follow...

Review: LBX: Little Battlers eXperience (3DS)

LBX: Little Battlers eXperience (3DS)

Battle-ready or rusting in a corner?

If your first thought when looking at LBX: Little Battlers eXperience was that it's aimed for children you'd be right on the money. From top to toe this is clearly aimed at the older child/young teenager market with its colourful aesthetic, 'kid-friendly' violence and badass robots. The core of the game however...

News: Freedom Planet Release Bound by Bug

Freedom Planet Release Bound by Bug

Wii U debut postponed, but not out

The effort to get the speedy, indie action-adventure game Freedom Planet onto the Wii U eShop has had some very tough breaks lately. Its North American release was first pushed back a week by a console-freezing bug found in review copies of the game. Now, with the revised release date nearing, developer GalaxyTrail...

Video: Did You Know Gaming? Looks at Dr. Mario and Power-Ups Left on the Cutting Room Floor

Did You Know Gaming? Looks at Dr. Mario and Power-Ups Left on the Cutting Room Floor

Chicken and Demon Mario suits would have been sweet

With the 30th Anniversary of Super Mario coming up, there's lots of celebration of the iconic franchise. We're running daily articles on Mario Memories and Mario History here on Nintendo Life, and plenty of websites and YouTube channels are also looking at the iconic mascot's games. Did You Know...

Review: Wind-up Knight 2 (Wii U eShop)

Wind-up Knight 2 (Wii U eShop)

Finite Jogger

Endless runners are a dime a dozen, but few take the time to flesh out interesting gameplay. Wind-up Knight 2 adds an extra level of polish and platforming to elevate the game above its colleagues, but not without stumbling a little along the way. In WUK 2 you play as a knight who must complete a stage while continually running at...

News: It's Autobots vs Decepticons in the Upcoming Transformers Splatfest

It's Autobots vs Decepticons in the Upcoming Transformers Splatfest

Transform and squid out!

Nintendo's regions have had their ups and downs with Splatfest themes, with some being much better than others. Nintendo of America has a doozy on the way, though, tying in with Hasbro for a Transformers event. The 24-hour face-off in North America will be Autobots vs Decepticons, with each player receiving a cool t-shirt...

News: Fresh SteamWorld Heist Screenshots Show Off New Enemy Class

Fresh SteamWorld Heist Screenshots Show Off New Enemy Class

Meet The Royalists

SteamWorld Heist is heading to the 3DS this Fall with a release on Wii U and other platforms to follow, and Image & Form's latest is sure to be one of the eShop's big ticket releases in the remainder of this year. Our chums at Image & Form have kindly provided us with 6 new screenshots of the game which can be seen...

News: Nintendo Hosting Nindies@Night At EMP Museum In Seattle

Nintendo Hosting Nindies@Night At EMP Museum In Seattle

The night before PAX Prime, in fact

Nintendo is teaming up with Seattle's EMP Museum for a special Nindies@Night event prior to this year's PAX Prime. The evening will feature competitions, giveaways, presentations and of course the chance to play some of the unique indie titles coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Here's the press release: Fans...

Video: Things Go Bump In The Night In This Lego Dimensions Scooby Doo Trailer

Things Go Bump In The Night In This Lego Dimensions Scooby Doo Trailer

ZOINKS

It's not long now before the launch of Lego Dimensions, and here we have an exclusive trailer for the Scooby Doo levels, as well as a close look at how this will play on the Wii U. While it's not right to have favourites, Scooby has to be up there with Back to the Future and Ghostbusters as a fan favourite brand. He's one of 14 franchises...