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Preview: Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Tips go in the jar, mate

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is just a few days away for North American fans, and those in Europe will only have to wait a little bit longer to get their hands on it. With the release date rapidly approaching, we've put together a short video to show you what you can expect to see in the game when it hits the 3DS and...

News: Dot Arcade is an Intriguing Vintage Title Heading to Wii U

Dot Arcade is an Intriguing Vintage Title Heading to Wii U

We mean pre-Donkey Kong arcade vintage

Indie developers drawing inspiration from retro games is extremely common, but not many eShop releases pre-date the era that brought us the Donkey Kong arcade, for example. Dot Arcade is doing just that, as it'll recreate the light-based games of generations long since gone on the Wii U. Taking us back to the...

News: Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Title Emerges Online

Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Title Emerges Online

What could it be?

It would appear that Disney is working on an as-yet unannounced Wii U title. Freelance character artist and 3D modeller Cari Mayle has posted artwork from the game on her personal site - with permission, of course - which shows various fantasy characters. The characters include a Death Knight, Ranger, Assassin, Thief, Barbarian...

News: Series Producer Ichiro Hazama Says Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Will Have About 60 tracks

Series Producer Ichiro Hazama Says Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Will Have About 60 tracks

More will likely be added as DLC

In case you weren't aware, the third instalment in the Theatrhythm series - due out in Japan on 26th March - will be themed around the Dragon Quest series, now that the Final Fantasy franchise has been just about been mined dry between the previous two entries. The rhythm-based music series aims to celebrate beloved...

News: New River City Ransom Game Announced For The Japanese 3DS

New River City Ransom Game Announced For The Japanese 3DS

Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki is coming in May

It has been revealed in the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu that Arc System Works is creating a follow up to Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shugo - better known as River City Ransom in North America and Street Gangs in Europe - and it will be released on the Japanese...

Video: Atlus Shows Off the Dancer in New Etrian Mystery Dungeon Trailer

Atlus Shows Off the Dancer in New Etrian Mystery Dungeon Trailer

A deadly dance

Atlus has spun the Dancer into the spotlight in its latest Etrian Mystery Dungeon trailer; it's a support class that specializes in buffing party members. Given this dancers are not the most adept at combat, but not only can they raise the stats of other characters, they can also change the party order and act as a healer if needed...

News: Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Pixel-based hack 'n slash oh my!

While the standard of many Indie games is truly on another level when compared with the formative days of download gaming, there's often a level of deja-vu and familiarity in their appearance. With engines like Unity prominent small developers have a challenge to make their titles look unique; as a result we think...

News: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Trailer Calls you Back to Save the World in New Story Arc, Triangulum

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Trailer Calls you Back to Save the World in New Story Arc, Triangulum

Summoned back to the fray

Atlus has shed new light on the new story arc in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker; this game, remember, is a remastered port of the original Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 for the DS. After the events of the first game the evil Nicaea system is back online and the characters will have to alter their...

News: Japanese Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Pre-Orders Will Come With Neat Extras

Japanese Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Pre-Orders Will Come With Neat Extras

This year sees Nintendo and GungHo Online Entertainment partnering to create the quirky Super Mario Bros. and Puzzle and Dragons mash up - creatively called Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. The latest edition of the franchise arrives in Japan on April 29th for 4,000 yen, and will support both StreetPass and local multiplayer...

News: Splatoon Developers Give a Splash of Information on Its Beginnings and Design

Splatoon Developers Give a Splash of Information on Its Beginnings and Design

So that’s why they’re squids

In case you've been living under a rock, Splatoon is Nintendo's much-anticipated upcoming multiplayer third-person-shooter, though it will also feature single player. Starring a colourful cast of squids that can transform into people (or perhaps people that can transform into squids), it'll be focused around the...

News: KnapNok Games and Nifflas Exploring Idea of Affordable Space Adventures on 3DS

KnapNok Games and Nifflas Exploring Idea of Affordable Space Adventures on 3DS

Focused on the Wii U version for now

Affordable Space Adventures is certainly on our radar here at Nintendo Life - its unique use of the GamePad and integration of co-op has caught our attention, and we've already named it as one of the biggest Wii U games of 2015. A development partnership between KnapNok Games - Spin The Bottle: Bumpie's Party -...

News: Humphrey, of SPIKEY WALLS Fame, to be a Guest Character in Blocky Bot on Wii U eShop

Humphrey, of SPIKEY WALLS Fame, to be a Guest Character in Blocky Bot on Wii U eShop

Because why not?

Earlier this week we told you about Blocky Bot, a budget-priced title on the way from Mobot Studios. Though typically associated with fairly substantial download titles, the developer explained that it wants to produce a fun game that's suitable for short, snappy gaming sessions. It'll be "a bit of a mash up" of styles and genres...

Video: Feast Your Eyes on Another Slick Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Trailer

Feast Your Eyes on Another Slick Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Trailer

Battles continue to show smoother performance

We're now less than two months away from the arrival of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, the portable re-release of the massive Wii RPG. It'll include support for the Shulk amiibo to unlock in-game extras, but most importantly it could be a hugely impressive experience to play through the adventure and its...

News: Nintendo Confirms Japanese eShop Release Dates for Sin & Punishment 2 and Pandora's Tower in Japan

Nintendo Confirms Japanese eShop Release Dates for Sin & Punishment 2 and Pandora's Tower in Japan

Videos show them off and hopefully point to similar Western releases

After a two week absence for Wii downloads on the eShop, this week's European Nintendo Download Update details confirmed the arrival of Kirby's Adventure Wii in the region. With that confirmed, focus for Wii fans inevitably turns to the remaining games that have already been...

News: Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Budoten is Fighting Its Way to Japanese 3DS Systems This Summer

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Budoten is Fighting Its Way to Japanese 3DS Systems This Summer

Over 100 fighters to be included

Fans of Japanese culture, including games and TV, are sure to be familiar with Dragon Ball Z, a franchise that's been relatively common on Nintendo hardware since the days of the original Famicom. Though not all modern entries make it to Nintendo systems there's still decent support, particularly in the handheld...

News: Mobot Studios Aims for High Quality Fun at a Budget Price with Blocky Bot on Wii U

Mobot Studios Aims for High Quality Fun at a Budget Price with Blocky Bot on Wii U

"Sometimes you just want to sit down and play something fun for 10 minutes"

The Wii U eShop - particularly in North America - has been host to a number of budget releases aiming to deliver quick, harmless fun; while some have succeeded, there have also been plenty of disappointments. Experienced developer Mobot Studios is next to step up to the...

News: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Developers Give Background on Design Decisions

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Developers Give Background on Design Decisions

"The result, after applying everyone’s voice, was a very lively game."

While European gamers are still left in the dark as to exactly when it'll launch, North Americans will be enjoying Kirby and the Rainbow Curse in the coming week. In the latest issue of Nintendo Dream - a Japanese gaming magazine - an interview was conducted with several...

News: Adventure Bar Story is Your Typical RPG and Pub Management Experience

Adventure Bar Story is Your Typical RPG and Pub Management Experience

Where every party knows your name

There can be the perception that an RPG can be made out of anything, and the upcoming Adventure Bar Story on 3DS is proof of that. Set to arrive in the coming week in North America for $5.99, this eShop game certainly has a quirky premise. It has the usual RPG elements of setting up a Party and venturing out into...

News: A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears

A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears

Nintendo used Microtransaction!

A surprise announcement in last month's Nintendo Direct was the reveal of Pokémon Shuffle, a free-to-play match-three type game that strongly resembles Pokémon Link: Battle! / Pokémon Battle Trozei. There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the title as it heavily features microtransactions, leading some to...

News: Tomonobu Itagaki Gives an Update on Devil’s Third, Describing it as the "Biggest Game"

Tomonobu Itagaki Gives an Update on Devil’s Third, Describing it as the "Biggest Game"

Devilishly good-looking

Let's look a a brief history of the development for Devil's Third, the upcoming Wii U title. Tomonobu Itagaki - of Ninja Gaiden fame - left Tecmo Studios in 2008 to form Valhalla Game Studios with fellow ex-members of Team Ninja. They began working on Devil's Third, a unique hack'n'slash/shooter mashup, and THQ picked up the...