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Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart 8 Character Profiles - The Veterans

Mario Kart 8 Character Profiles - The Veterans

It's a Mario (Kart) Party!

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 Petey Piranhas from your Ludwig von Koopas? Have no fear: Nintendo Life is here to help you with handy character profiles on every racer in...

News: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Comes To Wii U But Not Wii

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Comes To Wii U But Not Wii

All the details inside

Disney Infinity has done impressively this year. From a standing start it sliced a sizeable portion of the toy-meets-video-game market for itself. While some would suggest this was predictable with such a rich array of household favourite characters to draw on, Avalanche Software still needed to execute an enjoyable game that...

News: Parking Star 3D swerving on to the North American 3DS eShop 8th May

Parking Star 3D swerving on to the North American 3DS eShop 8th May

What do you do if you see a space, man?

It’s time to fill that empty space on your SD card as Parking Star 3D will soon be heading to the 3DS eShop. EasyTech and CIRCLE Entertainment have today announced that their parking simulator will be released in North America on 8th May, although there’s currently no word on a European release date. The...

News: Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a Free Wii U Game

Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a Free Wii U Game

Choice of 10 in Europe, 4 in North America

After what were undoubtedly constant requests from fans — referenced directly by Satoru Iwata — Nintendo has unleashed new Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct broadcasts to reveal more about the upcoming Wii U blockbuster. Though regional variations were generally minor, there were subtle differences such as a...

News: Cosmochoria Confirmed for Wii U Release

Cosmochoria Confirmed for Wii U Release

Another eShop game via Kickstarter

One project that's been covered in our recent Kickstarter campaign summaries is Cosmochoria, originally a PC title that saw a worryingly large Wii U stretch goal drastically reduced once the developer learned of the relative potential ease of porting to Nintendo's system. As of our last update at the weekend it...

News: Infinity Runner Heading To Wii U eShop

Infinity Runner Heading To Wii U eShop

Includes multiplayer support for up to 32 players

Award winning game studio Wales Interactive have informed us that they’ll be bringing their latest title, Infinity Runner, to the Wii U eShop this Summer. Described as Mirror’s Edge meets Mass Effect, the sci-fi action running game is currently in development for Wii U, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, Mac...

News: Nintendo To Market Mario Kart 8 Through The End Of The Year

Nintendo To Market Mario Kart 8 Through The End Of The Year

Year of the Mario Kart

Nintendo UK has announced that the company's marketing campaign for Mario Kart 8 will run throughout the remainder of this year. A social media programme is already underway, which is designed to evoke old-school Mario Kart nostalgia; this will lead up to TV and online marketing campaigns that will launch when the game is...

News: Shu Takumi and Shintaro Kojima Shed Some Light On The Great Ace Attorney

Shu Takumi and Shintaro Kojima Shed Some Light On The Great Ace Attorney

Meiji-era setting helped developers focus on mystery

Earlier this week, Phoenix Wright fans got a sneak peek at the newest entry to the fan-favourite Ace Attorney franchise. In an interview with Famitsu, series creator Shu Takumi and producer Shintaro Kojima shed some light on the upcoming 3DS title The Great Ace Attorney, and why the development...

News: Abyss Confirmed to be Venturing to Europe on 8th May

Abyss Confirmed to be Venturing to Europe on 8th May

A week after North America

It's not always easy for small developers and publishers to secure simultaneous releases across both North America and Europe, though EnjoyUp Games has been able to minimise the delay. Previously confirmed for 1st May in North America, gamers on the opposite side of the Atlantic will be able to dive into Abyss on the Wii U...

News: Mega Man Battle Network 3 Headed to the Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man Battle Network 3 Headed to the Wii U Virtual Console

So says the Australian ratings board

This week's arrival of Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island on the Wii U Virtual Console drew to a close the initial run of confirmed Game Boy Advance titles in the West. With more confirmed for Japan, however, we're simply awaiting formal details on what's next for those of us outside of Nintendo's homeland...

News: The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll Hits North America and Europe on 8th May

The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll Hits North America and Europe on 8th May

Demo next week, progress transferred to full game

Earlier this year we shared the news that Genius Sonority was bringing The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll to the West, the third entry in the quirky but rather excellent augmented reality RPG series. It was previously announced that there'd be a demo in May, and the developer wasn't kidding —...

News: Super Toy Cars Announced for the Wii U eShop

Super Toy Cars Announced for the Wii U eShop

A game described as "Mario Kart meets Micro Machines"

Spanish developer Eclipse Games has recently announced that its “tabletop arcade combat” racer, Super Toy Cars, will be zooming on to the Wii U eShop in the near future. According to the developer, the title hopes to capture the essence of classic racing games such as Micro Machines, Super...

Video: New Child of Light 'Making Of' Focuses on Main Character and Narrative

New Child of Light 'Making Of' Focuses on Main Character and Narrative

"A modern fairy tale"

The Ubisoft Montreal team behind Child of Light has not been hiding their game under a bushel, no, but letting aspects of their project shine all the way up to its coming release. Not that any opportunity to gawk at the game's remarkable visuals is unwelcome. The latest "Making Of" video takes a few minutes to discuss Aurora,...

News: Capcom Unsheathes An Announcement Trailer For The New Ace Attorney Title

Capcom Unsheathes An Announcement Trailer For The New Ace Attorney Title

A new dawn for the law has arrived

Earlier in the week Famitsu teased the latest instalment in the Ace Attorney series, and the return of creator Shu Takumi as Director. Now Capcom has stepped up with an official announcement trailer to give further testimony on the intriguing Meiji era setting. Confirming suspicions, Dai Gyakuten Saiban -...

News: Stick It To The Man Will, Erm, Stick It To The Wii U on 1st May

Stick It To The Man Will, Erm, Stick It To The Wii U on 1st May

It looks insane, of course

You may remember news earlier this year of Stick It To The Man being confirmed for the Wii U. It's a peculiar-looking title that involves puzzle-solving, some stealth and platforming, along with mind reading. All standard stuff. It's previously been released on PC, PS3 and Vita, but developer Zoink Games told us that, for...

News: Amazon Comes in Low With Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Price, Awesome GamePad Skins on the Way

Amazon Comes in Low With Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Price, Awesome GamePad Skins on the Way

Nintendo UK store has impressive Mario Kart 8 bundles, too

You may have already seen the news that Nintendo of Europe has confirmed the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U Hardware Bundle for the region, and we expect that a North American announcement is just a matter of time. As anticipated it's a 32GB system with a disc copy of...

News: Nintendo Confirms The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U Hardware Bundle

Nintendo Confirms The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U Hardware Bundle

Peach and Yoshi Wii Remote Plus controllers coming to Europe, too

Update: Nintendo of Australia has now confirmed the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition bundle, with the same details; it's stated the recommended retail price in the region will be AU$429.95. Original Article: Not so long ago there was a rumour of a Mario Kart 8 Wii U...

News: German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for Wii U and 3DS

German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for Wii U and 3DS

An out of this world announcement!

The wonderfully-named Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle, Germany's software ratings board, has leaked ratings for Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition, a re-release of French designer Éric Chahi's iconic 1991 action-platforming title ("23rd Anniversary Edition" doesn't have quite the same ring to it)...

News: Hex Heroes Hacks Up Kickstarter Goal

Hex Heroes Hacks Up Kickstarter Goal

Their real time strategy for funding paid off

Prismatic Games' Wii U-centric, asymmetrical, party real time strategy game Hex Heroes reached its $80,000 Kickstarter goal with less than a day to spare, bringing the world one step closer to knowing what a Wii U-centric, asymmetrical, party real time strategy game is. Prismatic thanked backers in a...

Interview: MixedBag on Bringing forma.8's Mysterious Adventure to the Wii U eShop

MixedBag on Bringing forma.8's Mysterious Adventure to the Wii U eShop

"I think there's a lot of untapped potential in the GamePad"

Earlier this year Italian developer MixedBag caught the attention of Wii U gamers by teasing an announcement for the system; this turned out to be forma.8, an exploration game with a stylish visual approach. The studio's announcement reserved particular praise for Unity, Nintendo and...

News: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Announces Free And Paid-For DLC Tracks

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Announces Free And Paid-For DLC Tracks

Yuffie joins in too!

The Curtain Call news just keeps coming this week! Not only do we now have a confirmed western release, but in Japan the first wave of additional DLC tracks have been announced — including two tracks that are free for a limited period. The full line up is as follows: Final Fantasy V Battle 2 (BMS) - Free until the 8th of...

News: Bandai Namco Announces Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for Wii U and 3DS

Bandai Namco Announces Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for Wii U and 3DS

Pac Attack!

Hot on the heels of last year's Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures based on the television show of the same name, Bandai Namco has revealed an announcement trailer for Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2, set for release this year on Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. If you've ever wanted to see Pac-Man skyboarding, you're in...