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News: Eiji Aonuma Launches a Majora's Mask 3D Art Academy Contest on Miiverse

Eiji Aonuma Launches a Majora's Mask 3D Art Academy Contest on Miiverse

May have had a PA write the post, we'll never know

We're well aware that a good number of the Nintendo Life community are rather talented artists, or perhaps enjoy looking at others' masterpieces, so it's worth noting that one of the best Art Academy: SketchPad contests to date is underway. As you can see in the entry above it's based on The Legend...

Review: Frenchy Bird (Wii U eShop)

Frenchy Bird (Wii U eShop)

Avian aggravation

From the title alone, it's pretty easy to tell that Frenchy Bird is yet another in the line of Flappy Bird imitators released on the Wii U eShop. Yet whereas some of its competitors have been content to merely replicate the feel of the original, Frenchy Bird makes the bold move of replicating it with personality. Goofy music,...

Video: The Latest Trailer For RIVE Will Dent Your Resolve And Melt Your Eyeballs

The Latest Trailer For RIVE Will Dent Your Resolve And Melt Your Eyeballs

"There's fun in failure"

Two Tribes' upcoming Wii U eShop shooter RIVE has been on our radar since it was first announced, and the studio has now released another trailer which celebrates that thing we all try to avoid: failure. The new footage - shown below - was, according to Two Tribes' Collin van Ginkel, inspired by observing players at gaming...

Nintendo Download: 5th February (North America)

5th February (North America)

MH4U demo, Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask DLC, Moon Chronicles and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings a popular demo for an upcoming Capcom blockbuster, concluding episodes from Renegade Kid, some fun hack-and-slash Zelda DLC, a pre-purchase and download on a Wii U retail...

News: Curve Digital Confirms OlliOlli Release Window on Nintendo Consoles

Curve Digital Confirms OlliOlli Release Window on Nintendo Consoles

Grinding onto Wii U and 3DS mid-March

We reported late last year that 'sick' indie skateboarding title OlliOlli would be making an appearance on Nintendo consoles in early 2015, and now the hype is real. Publisher Curve Digital, the same company that brought indie hits such as The Swapper and Thomas Was Alone to Nintendo platforms, has confirmed t

Review: Citizens of Earth (Wii U eShop)

Citizens of Earth (Wii U eShop)

Citizens, Unite Up!!

ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS OF THIS FINE, BLUE PLANET WE CALL EARTH! Permit me a moment and I'll show you that role playing games don't all have to be about swinging swords and finding mystical artifacts. They don't have to use that tired old fantasy setting we've grown so used to, or even star a typical protagonist! Here, your...

News: Ubisoft Launches Yet Another Massive eShop Sale in North America

Ubisoft Launches Yet Another Massive eShop Sale in North America

Watch Dogs! Rayman Legends! ZombiU! More good (and rubbish) games!

Ubisoft may not be throwing games at Nintendo systems any more, but it sure is happy to run eShop discounts on its older titles. Every few months we see plenty of price reductions, and the latest promotional batch has now been announced for North America. Available now and running...

Nintendo Download: 5th February (Europe)

5th February (Europe)

Shantae's back, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo, Zero 2 and more

It's the morning after the late night watching the Super Bowl, or just a normal Monday depending on your preferences, but nevertheless Nintendo of Europe's been so kind as to issue its Download Update details. It's an enticing week, with WayForward's third Shantae game finally hitting...

Review: Breezeblox (Wii U eShop)

Breezeblox (Wii U eShop)

Breezy

One of a growing number of indie titles appearing on the Wii U eShop, Breezeblox is a block-rolling puzzle game from début developer Brennan Maddox that, on first glance, seems to owe more than a little to mobigame's cube-based classic EDGE. Beyond the minimalist aesthetic and Cartesian conceit, however, they're very different games, and...

News: Sega's Wonder Boy Lives On In Monster Boy, And He Could Be Coming To Wii U

Sega's Wonder Boy Lives On In Monster Boy, And He Could Be Coming To Wii U

Made in collaboration with series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa

Sega's Wonder Boy series - produced with the now defunct Westone - is one of those classic 8 and 16-bit franchises which tragically never made the transition to 3D, and as a result has faded into memory in recent times. However, things are looking up for fans. While we're not exactly...

Review: Midnight (Wii U eShop)

Midnight (Wii U eShop)

A decent par

Atmosphere holds a lot of weight to a game's appeal. Case in point: for all the popularity of gritty military shooters and edgy, hyper-realistic open world games today, there seems to be a sizeable demographic of players wearied by the very thought of jumping into these genres. Beyond disinterest in their gameplay, their lack of...

News: Dolphin Up Splashes Onto The North American Wii U eShop February 5th

Dolphin Up Splashes Onto The North American Wii U eShop February 5th

From the sea to the skies

Dolphin Up was expected to wash up on the Wii U eShop last year, and in the end, never arrived. After being lost at sea for several months, the title’s publisher, Rawkins Games, has now revealed Dolphin Up will be released in North America next month, on 5th February. As originally reported, Dolphin Up for Wii U is a...

News: Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Live in North America

Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Live in North America

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Mario Kart 8, Mario Golf: World Tour and more

In a move poised to please Metroid fans and ruin bidding wars for some, Nintendo has graciously released the Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii U eShop. Spearheading the third week of the North American "Throwback Sale," the beloved trilogy is available for a whopping 50% off its...

Nintendo Download: 29th January (North America)

29th January (North America)

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Gunman Clive 2, Code Name S.T.E.A.M. demo and more

Nintendo of America was particularly late with its Download Update details today, so as a result we initially produced a provisional list; thankfully the official details have now been issued. As expected there's a much anticipated Wii download on the Wii U eShop, a top-notch...

News: Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutant Mudds Super Challenge For Wii U & 3DS

Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutant Mudds Super Challenge For Wii U & 3DS

Prepare for pain!

Fans of Mutant Mudds rejoice, indie studio Renegade Kid has announced via the game's official Twitter account the development of a brand new Mutant Mudds title for the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Mutant Mudds Super Challenge first teased on Twitter, will be further detailed in the upcoming issue of Nintendo Force magazine. The new entry...