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News: Bravely Default Demo Hits European eShop Today

Bravely Default Demo Hits European eShop Today

North American release on 7th February

With a lot of buzz around Bravely Default, today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts brought positive news regarding an early chance to play for Europeans, as well as a release date for North America. In the European broadcast Satoru Shibata confirmed that a demo for the title will be released on the eShop today,...

Video: Nintendo Unleashes New The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds TV Commercials

Nintendo Unleashes New The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds TV Commercials

UK and Nintendo of America release contrasting efforts

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is surprisingly close to release, arriving in North America and Europe on 22nd November. While a number of dedicated Zelda fans have probably already decided to put down the cash, Nintendo is continuing its marketing offensive to hype the game; we've...

News: Wii Fit U Retail Release Delayed a Week in Europe

Wii Fit U Retail Release Delayed a Week in Europe

A bit of a stretch

Wii Fit U is already available as a free trial on the Wii U eShop, with a synchronised Wii Fit Meter then allowing that download to become a permanent purchase. Naturally Nintendo is accommodating those that prefer a disc copy or didn't pick up the original Wii software and balance board with retail releases, which are due in...

News: Bosses From Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Shown Off as Extras in Bravely Default

Bosses From Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Shown Off as Extras in Bravely Default

Get connected

While the proof will be in the playing, there's some anticipation within the Nintendo Life team for Bravely Default, with the updated For the Sequel version — as it'll be known in Japan — arriving in Europe on 6th December and North America in 2014. Square Enix has provided details on tweaks to improve the gameplay and balancing,...

News: WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

In Japan, naturally

Earlier this year we told you about WonderFlick, a new RPG from Level-5 that will be coming to a host of platforms, including smartphones and the Wii U. The unique selling point of this title is an effort to directly correlate and connect progress on smartphones and consoles, with the developer aiming to go "beyond the...

News: Senran Kagura Burst Will Brawl Its Way Onto the North American eShop on 14th November

Senran Kagura Burst Will Brawl Its Way Onto the North American eShop on 14th November

It's a download-only release in the region

Fans of anime brawlers have no doubt been keeping an eye on Senran Kagura Burst, which includes the Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows and the opposing Senran Kagura: Crimson Girls storylines in one package. As is almost standard for the genre, it's also attracted attention for its busty young protagonists...

Interview: Dakko Dakko on Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Clever Cats and Utilising the Wii U

Dakko Dakko on Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Clever Cats and Utilising the Wii U

"We’re making an interesting hybrid of some of our favourite games"

While the Wii U eShop has a fair number of download-only projects on the way, it's a relatively modest number that are exclusive to the platform. That's unsurprising, as development tool such as Unity — combined with supportive low cost-of-entry platforms — allow smaller...

News: Dakko Dakko Cautiously Shares Sources of Inspiration for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

Dakko Dakko Cautiously Shares Sources of Inspiration for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

"It’s very arcade-like, very quick, fast and runs really smoothly"

In terms of upcoming Wii U eShop games that we're keen to play and learn more about, Dakko Dakko's Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is certainly on the list. It's a relatively rare example of an exclusive, too, in an age where so many small developers are using flexible tools...

News: Super Mario 3D World Director and Producer Discuss Content Choices

Super Mario 3D World Director and Producer Discuss Content Choices

Cats, maps, and the absence of Yoshi

With the release of Super Mario 3D World creeping up on little cat feet, producer Yoshiaki Koizumi and director Kenta Motokura recently sat down with IGN to talk about some of the more noticeable inclusions and omissions in the game. The increasingly iconic Cat Suits were the natural first stop in questioning...

News: Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo Discuss Their Involvement with Super Mario 3D World

Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo Discuss Their Involvement with Super Mario 3D World

There's plenty of high notes

In a recent interview with Destructoid, Nintendo composers Mahito Yokota and the legendary Koji Kondo revealed a number of new details regarding their work on upcoming Wii U title, Super Mario 3D World. In terms of how involved each composer has been involved with the game, Yokota acted as sound director and main...

Video: Nintendo Unleashes New Trailer for Bravely Default

Nintendo Unleashes New Trailer for Bravely Default

Oh, the sweet music

We don't always have the opportunity to celebrate the localisation of a Japan-based and developed RPG to the West, so the news earlier this year that Bravely Default — from Square Enix — would step out of Japan was sure to please 3DS fans. It hits Europe on 6th December — along with a lovely collector's edition packed...

News: Pre-Order Super Mario 3D World At GAME And Receive These Purr-fect Gifts

Pre-Order Super Mario 3D World At GAME And Receive These Purr-fect Gifts

This keyring and Cat Sleeve could be yours

GAME has let the cat out of the bag by revealing its pre-order bonus for those looking to purchase Mario's upcoming Wii U adventure, Super Mario 3D World. If you place your order with the retailer you'll bag yourself a keyring featuring Mario's transformation as a cat, which no doubt will claw its way onto...

Interview: Rain Games Tells Us About Teslagrad, Envisioning a Series and the Excitement of Working with Nintendo

Rain Games Tells Us About Teslagrad, Envisioning a Series and the Excitement of Working with Nintendo

Working on Nintendo hardware "makes you feel legit"

While we're yet to quite see the promised influx of games onto the Wii U eShop, the lengthy list of projects in development is certainly exciting for download gamers. Small and independent developers could play an integral role in how attractive Nintendo's platform is to its adopters, and one...

News: Tappingo! Details Puzzle Their Way Into View

Tappingo! Details Puzzle Their Way Into View

Picross-ing over to the 3DS eShop

A good while ago the main man behind Goodbye Galaxy Games, Hugo Smits, confirmed that his first 3DS eShop title would be Tappingo, a puzzle title that aims to incorporate popular ideas in a fresh way. The game maker has now been in touch with further details and screenshots, saying the following. Solve pixel art...

Video: Nintendo Gets Literal in TV Commercial for Super Mario 3D World

Nintendo Gets Literal in TV Commercial for Super Mario 3D World

Cat outfit with over-sized paws + Wii Remote = many deaths

With Super Mario 3D World now less than a month away from release, it's surely time for Nintendo to crank up the hype machine. As a title aiming to incorporate a range of gamers, its unsurprising that Nintendo of America's recently released TV commercial focuses on the theme of playing the...

Video: This IronFall Tech Demo is Rather Impressive

This IronFall Tech Demo is Rather Impressive

Hopefully the game itself will match up well

Recently we've brought you some coverage of IronFall, a third-person shooter from developer VD-Dev that's making its way to the 3DS eShop. It's a project with plenty of ambition, including a goal of running at a silky smooth 60 frames-per-second. While screens and bold declarations have brought some...

News: Nintendo Reveals More Details for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo Reveals More Details for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Hero mode, new items and a tease at a hidden secret

As the weeks whizz by in the remainder of 2013, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on the 3DS gets ever closer — it arrives in Europe and North America on 22nd November. Nintendo, for its part, has been firing up the hype train, and a press release has now been issued with a number of...

News: Male Wii Fit Trainer Revealed as Latest Smash Bros. Challenger

Male Wii Fit Trainer Revealed as Latest Smash Bros. Challenger

He should Fit right in

Back at E3 2013, it was revealed that the female Wii Fit Trainer would be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It looks like she'll be in good company; series producer Masahiro Sakurai sent a post to Miiverse earlier today, indicating that her male counterpart would indeed be...

News: SEGA Confirms Western Release Dates and Details of 3D Classics Range

SEGA Confirms Western Release Dates and Details of 3D Classics Range

Rejoice, retro fans!

We've been aware of the 3D range of retro remakes from SEGA for a good while, splashing the cash on our Japanese unit while waiting for their eventual localisation. Of course, that's not an option for everyone, so the pleasing news is that SEGA has now confirmed release details for both Europe and North America, with a total...

News: F1 Race Stars Aims To Scratch Your Mario Kart Itch On Wii U This Christmas

F1 Race Stars Aims To Scratch Your Mario Kart Itch On Wii U This Christmas

Cartoon racer is exclusive to the eShop in Europe and North America

Codemasters has revealed that F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition will be racing onto the Wii U eShop this December in both Europe and North America. The title was announced many months ago and was assumed to be getting a retail release, but it then mysteriously dropped off the radar...