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News: Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail

Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail

Will include the Plague of Shadows expansion and Challenge Mode

Shovel Knight is easily one of the best Indie games to come to the eShop. Created as a love letter to fans of the 8-bit era of gaming, the action platformer has been met by nearly universal critical acclaim and it's sold almost a quarter of a million copies. Not ones to let their...

News: Natsume Promises a Return to Basics in Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Natsume Promises a Return to Basics in Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

"We heard what our fans had to say”

With Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley receiving mixed reviews, it's no surprise that Natsume is trying to replicate more popular games from the series. The terra-forming won't be included within the new title Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, as it is more of a throwback to retro titles in the series. In fact the...

News: Mercenaries Saga 2 Is The Closest You'll Get To A New Final Fantasy Tactics On 3DS

Mercenaries Saga 2 Is The Closest You'll Get To A New Final Fantasy Tactics On 3DS

Launches this week in North America

Final Fantasy Tactics fans should be interested to know that CIRCLE Entertainment is publishing Rideon Japan's Mercenaries Saga 2: Order Of The Silver Eagle on the North American 3DS eShop. The game - which originally launched on smartphones - looks almost identical to Square Enix's legendary turn-based strategy...

Video: New Factotum Trailer Feels Like Red Dwarf Meets Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

New Factotum Trailer Feels Like Red Dwarf Meets Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Forthcoming Wii U eShop release is lost in space

Indie developer TACS Games has kindly sent us a brand new trailer for his upcoming Wii U eShop title Factotum, and we're really digging the "BBC Sci-Fi" vibe. Looking and sounding like a cross between the cult sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf and the equally funny Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Factotum...

News: Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happy Home Designer and amiibo

Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happy Home Designer and amiibo

"To be sure, Happy Home Designer can be played without any Amiibo cards."

It's safe to say that fan reaction has been rather mixed towards the amiibo-centric focus of the two upcoming Animal Crossing games for Wii U and 3DS. While it's far too early to definitively judge the quality of these upcoming games, it's very apparent that these new games...

Video: Spin a New Yarn with these Top Ten Ways to Waste Time in Yoshi's Woolly World

Spin a New Yarn with these Top Ten Ways to Waste Time in Yoshi's Woolly World

Lighter than lighthearted

Sometimes following the rules and going from A to Bin a game just isn't enough to cut it if you're in a sillier mood than usual, but does Yoshi's Woolly World allow such informal pastimes? You bet it does! Check out the video below to see the top ten ways you can have fun outside the rules and regulations that "the man"...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Promises a Lot of Content and Playtime

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Promises a Lot of Content and Playtime

"If you’re a completionist, you’re gonna be playing for a long time"

When it was announced we were rather taken in by The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes; any opportunity to revisit the engine and tweaked gameplay from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a positive in our book. Very much a spiritual successor to Four Swords, albeit...

News: Titan Tank Rumble Is "Twisted Metal Meets N64-Era Rare", Says Developer Hexagon Games

Titan Tank Rumble Is "Twisted Metal Meets N64-Era Rare", Says Developer Hexagon Games

Rumbling towards the Wii U eShop

Indie studio Hexagon Games has revealed that its vehicular combat title Titan Tank Rumble is headed to the Wii U eShop. Originally called DestructoTanks, the game is a "4-player online competitive game with leaderboards, featuring lots of hectic tank mayhem and explosions". The developer has compared the title to...

News: Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Fighting Its Way to the 3DS in the West This Year

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Fighting Its Way to the 3DS in the West This Year

Shout loudly in Japanese to celebrate

Earlier this year we shared the news of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden being announced for release in Japan - it's a fighting title in the franchise with 20 playable characters and "more than 100 support characters". Of course, Dragon Ball Z seems to have had a big year in the West, helped along by Dragon...

News: Hyrule Warriors Producer Confirms More Characters Are Coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends

Hyrule Warriors Producer Confirms More Characters Are Coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends

But won't say who exactly...

For some, the announcement of Hyrule Warriors Legends coming to the Nintendo 3DS is a great reason to relive/start the game that originated on the Wii U. However, to those needing more of an excuse, it was confirmed during Nintendo's E3 Digital Event that Hyrule Warriors Legends will come with all the DLC from the...

Feature: The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 2015 - Summer Edition

The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 2015 - Summer Edition

E3 has added some new hits

It's the Summer Solstice here at Nintendo Life HQ in the UK, the longest day of the year. That comes at the end of the longest week of the year following E3, at which Nintendo had a mixed showing. What the event did deliver, in addition to some controversy and a clutch of wonderful moments, was a clearer look at the...