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News: Nintendo Brand Manager Hopes Mario Kart 8 Will Serve as a "Catalyst" for Wii U

Nintendo Brand Manager Hopes Mario Kart 8 Will Serve as a "Catalyst" for Wii U

"Mario Kart is one of our killer titles"

Though no game ever achieves loving praise from 100% of those that play it, Mario Kart 8 has been the recipient of plenty of compliments in reviews to date. What truly matters for Nintendo, however, is that buzz about the release will not only make it a must-buy for Wii U owners, but also entice other gamers...

News: Tecmo Koei Hopeful That Hyrule Warriors Will Tap Into Zelda Fanbase and Hit One Million Sales

Tecmo Koei Hopeful That Hyrule Warriors Will Tap Into Zelda Fanbase and Hit One Million Sales

This new screen looks rather tasty

While it's been absent from Nintendo's Direct broadcasts since its shock reveal in late 2013, Hyrule Warriors is a potentially intriguing title on the way to Wii U. The Tecmo Koei-developed title, spinning off from the well known Dynasty Warriors franchise, is due this Summer in Japan and will hopefully not be far...

Video: The Piranha Plant and a "Crazy Plunge" Tested in the Latest Mario Kart 8 Commercials

The Piranha Plant and a "Crazy Plunge" Tested in the Latest Mario Kart 8 Commercials

Advertising with some bite

Over the past week we've shared a few Mario Kart 8 30-second commercial that have been doing the rounds, incorporating some fun live-action sequences with game footage. Nintendo's now uploaded a couple more examples, covering the Piranha Plant — an excellent new item in this entry — and showing a "crazy plunge" that's...

News: Monster Hunter Team Discusses Continuing Evolution and Growth of the Franchise

Monster Hunter Team Discusses Continuing Evolution and Growth of the Franchise

"Games that ‘expand’ need all kinds of preparations"

Capcom's recent financial results referred to the "explosive popularity" of Monster Hunter 4, with the 3DS title contributing much to the company's profits. The upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will expand on the original and aim for double-dip success in Japan, but will also arrive in the...

News: Heart Forth, Alicia Successfully Hits Wii U Kickstarter Target

Heart Forth, Alicia Successfully Hits Wii U Kickstarter Target

3DS version still on the cards

Successful Kickstarter project Heart Forth, Alicia, a '90s-inspired 'Metroidvania' RPG, has hit its Wii U stretch goal of $200,000 and will now be coming to the system. Wii U owners will have the opportunity to play the mystical retro-flavoured game about a young wizard on her journey to stop an evil Spirit from...

Video: This "Upside-Down Test" Mario Kart 8 Commercial is a Bit Awesome

This "Upside-Down Test" Mario Kart 8 Commercial is a Bit Awesome

"It's Flipping Fun"

Nintendo has expressed its desire to heavily promote Mario Kart 8 in the coming weeks and months, no doubt hoping to tempt a lot of gamers on the fence regarding the Wii U to take the plunge. In-store ads and a Mario Kart TV web app will play roles, though we should expect the company to spend some marketing money on good-old TV...

News: Here Are Five New Retail Titles Coming to Wii U

Here Are Five New Retail Titles Coming to Wii U

BOOM

We have a confession to make. There are five new retail games coming to the Wii U and (probably) its eShop, but here's an advance warning. Lower your expectations. Push them down so low so all that remains is a jaded, cynical gamer that trusts no-one and nothing. Have you done that? Good. Now, in fairness, the five games on the way have their...

News: Pokémon Art Academy Confirmed for European Release on 4th July

Pokémon Art Academy Confirmed for European Release on 4th July

Will draw you in

Update: Nintendo of America has now issued its own press release confirming this title for the region, but has only provided a release window of "this fall". Original article: Not long ago it was confirmed that Pokémon Art Academy is arriving in Japan on 19th June as a retail title on 3DS. We speculated that a release in the...

News: Kosuke Yabuki Explains That Every Mario Kart is Made "From Scratch"

Kosuke Yabuki Explains That Every Mario Kart is Made "From Scratch"

Explains retro course design and Battle mode's lack of arenas in MK8

Mario Kart 8 is now just a few weeks away, and the secrets of its modes and design have been stripped away in favour of anticipation as Wii U owners become keen to get their hands on the latest racer in the series. In a mini-interview with EDGE magazine, Kosuke Yabuki took the...

Interview: Yanim Studio on its Kickstarter-Funded Wii U Adventure, Red Goddess: Inner World

Yanim Studio on its Kickstarter-Funded Wii U Adventure, Red Goddess: Inner World

"Nintendo's audience will love what this game has to offer."

On Tuesday we reported on Red Goddess: Inner World, a beautiful new Kickstarter-funded Metroidvania-style title headed to Wii U, PS4, PS Vita, and PC next year if the campaign reaches its funding goal. If you haven't checked it out yet, take a gander at the Kickstarter trailer:...

News: Nintendo Apologises "For Disappointing Many People" Over Tomodachi Life Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Nintendo Apologises "For Disappointing Many People" Over Tomodachi Life Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Potential future entry to be "more inclusive" and representative

Nintendo has this week been making headlines over the absence of same-sex marriages in upcoming 3DS Mii-sim Tomodachi Life. Following a social media campaign called Miiquality, Nintendo issued a response to explain its reasoning. As well as extensive coverage in the gaming media,...

News: Moon Chronicles Lands on the 3DS eShop in North America on 15th May

Moon Chronicles Lands on the 3DS eShop in North America on 15th May

First episode to cost $8.99

Moon Chronicles, the enhanced and episodic remake of Renegade Kid's DS retail title Moon, will make its 3DS eShop début on 15th May in North America. As previously revealed this will be released in four parts, with the opening section costing the most and including a sizeable chunk of the storyline. It is a "season",...

Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profiles: Koopalings Galore

Mario Kart 8 Character Profiles: Koopalings Galore

Our profile series concludes with the new MK8 contestants

With Mario Kart's ever-expanding roster of eligible drivers, it can be tough to keep track of them all. When you're out there on the crowded raceway, how are you supposed to tell your Birdos from your Koopa Paratroopas? Have no fear: Nintendo Life is here to help you with handy character...

News: First Footage of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire To Air In Japan This Weekend

First Footage of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire To Air In Japan This Weekend

Who wants to see it?

This week's announcement of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS caused plenty of excitement, with many of you sharing your views on the news. The Pokémon Company stated that the "new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world", and Satoru Iwata said in his...

News: Little Orbit Bringing Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom to 3DS

Little Orbit Bringing Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom to 3DS

WayForward reporting for developer duty a third time

Little Orbit has announced plans to bring Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom to Nintendo 3DS this November. WayForward will once again be handling development, bringing its total number of games featuring the Adventure Time property to three. The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom...