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News: Splatoon Splats Top 10 NPD Position in June as Hardware Momentum Stays Positive

Splatoon Splats Top 10 NPD Position in June as Hardware Momentum Stays Positive

Combined Wii U and 3DS sales 20% up on last year

As is the norm for the middle of any month, we have NPD sales results to consider; these account for the US physical retail market and don't include second hand sales, eShop downloads and so on. Nevertheless, they provide a little insight into what's performing well in the country. The June results...

News: The Great Ace Attorney and Yo-Kai Watch Lead The Way for 3DS in Japan

The Great Ace Attorney and Yo-Kai Watch Lead The Way for 3DS in Japan

3DS still number one in hardware

It's a Wednesday, which means it's Media Create chart results day in Japan. This week brought some notable new releases, with the 3DS faring particularly well while the Wii U hangs on to five figure hardware sales. Kicking off with software, Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad - an action spin-off...

Review: LEGO Jurassic World (Wii U)

LEGO Jurassic World (Wii U)

Fun but lacking InGen-uity

A whole lot of chaos has ensued on the islands of Isla Sorna and Isla Nublar. Since 1993 we've seen two state-of-the-art theme parks abruptly go defunct and two rescue missions disastrously unfold on these isolated chunks of land. The crazy thing is, we relish in the spectacle that results from these unfortunate events...

News: Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America U-Turn on Publishing Devil's Third

Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America U-Turn on Publishing Devil's Third

Lots of whispers make a lot of noise

Today we've shared our first impressions of Devil's Third, which aren't particularly positive. Focused solely on the single player campaign for now, we've highlighted concerns with performance, design and a range of factors. In some respects it's silly fun, but there are a number of issues hindering our enjoyment...

News: Prime Day Brings a Few Deals for Nintendo Fans in the UK

Prime Day Brings a Few Deals for Nintendo Fans in the UK

Including a Wii U bundle

If you've missed the marketing from Amazon around 'Prime Day', we salute you. Essentially an Amazon-only attempt at a mini Black Friday, it's being promoted as a tempter for the company's Prime service, which costs a decent amount of money in exchange for free and quick deliveries and access to Prime Instant Video. Of...

News: 2D Action-RPG Dark Flame Has A Chance Of Coming To Wii U eShop If Nintendo Fans Show Interest

2D Action-RPG Dark Flame Has A Chance Of Coming To Wii U eShop If Nintendo Fans Show Interest

Kickstarter assisting the process

The creator of the Metroidvania-style 2D Action-RPG, Dark Flame, has tweeted the title has a chance of a release on the Wii U eShop if Nintendo fans show their support. Dark Flame's creator is looking at taking his project to Kickstarter in hope of gaining funds to hire a few professionals and further polish the...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring Devil's Third to Region

Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring Devil's Third to Region

"We are excited to bring the game to Wii U"

Nintendo of America has broken its silence on Devil's Third, and has confirmed plans to bring the action title to its region. A tweet on the subsidiary's official account acknowledged that fans are eager for news on the title, stating it'll share details 'soon'. This follows an extended silence,...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Devil's Third Apparently Not Being Published by Nintendo in NA, SEGA Apologises to Fans

Devil's Third Apparently Not Being Published by Nintendo in NA, SEGA Apologises to Fans

A bucketload of goodness

Update: There's an update on Devil's Third right here, with Nintendo of America tweeting confirmation that it'll be sharing news on its released in the region soon. Original Article: A week is a long time on Nintendo Life, and due to the sheer volume of content it's easy to miss some super-important info. That's why we've...

Video: Brace Yourself for these Top Five Most Exciting Intro Cutscenes in Gaming

Brace Yourself for these Top Five Most Exciting Intro Cutscenes in Gaming

Five alive

Intro cutscenes are generally the first real bit of a game you get to experience beyond the menu, so it's pretty important that they hook you as quickly as possible. We at Nintendo Life have coupled together five of what we feel are the most exciting examples, whether it be because of atmosphere, dialogue, or just downright awesomeness...

News: Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

"If I had my way, we’d be on everything"

While the absence of a number of major multi-platform franchises and IPs from Nintendo hardware can be easily explained, the fact that Minecraft has never come to the Wii U or 3DS remains surprising. While technical limitations would hold a 3DS version back to being a lighter / smart device port, the Wii U...

Interview: Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi On His Best Weapon, Mastering Gyro Controls And The Future Of Nintendo's Freshest IP

Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi On His Best Weapon, Mastering Gyro Controls And The Future Of Nintendo's Freshest IP

"I want to grow Splatoon as an IP"

Splatoon was a bit of a risk for Nintendo - it was a new IP in a genre that the company has little experience in. However, the title has proven to be a sizeable critical and commercial smash hit all over the world, repaying Nintendo's faith in a young and creative development team. We were lucky enough to sit down...

News: Devil's Third Will Be Released In North America, Just Not By Nintendo

Devil's Third Will Be Released In North America, Just Not By Nintendo

The rumours appear to be true

Yesterday we brought you the shock news that Devil's Third has been canned by Nintendo of America in the U.S. due to concerns about the final quality of the product. We noted that an alternative publisher will have to be found if Devil's Third is ever going to see the light of day in America. It appears that the rumour...

News: Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

"​I see these as spin-offs"

In the general trend of E3 delivering Nintendo franchises in unexpected forms, Animal Crossing amiibo Festival on Wii U joined the previously announced Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer as an unexpected update to the series. Aya Kyogoku, the series director, has been speaking to U

News: "Moray Towers" Stage Coming to Splatoon Today

"Moray Towers" Stage Coming to Splatoon Today

Towers above the rest

Nintendo UK, Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe have all tweeted confirmation that we will be seeing the new stage, "Moray Towers" dropping as the latest DLC stage for Splatoon today and early tomorrow. As the name would suggest, Moray Towers is set upon a skyscraper-like structure, set looming above all other...

Rumour: Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third To North America

Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third To North America

An alternative publisher may need to be found for the Wii U exclusive

Remember Devil's Third? An action title from the creator of the more recent Ninja Gaiden games - Tomonobu Itagaki - it was first announced a few years ago for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but when publisher THQ went under the game was left in limbo. Nintendo shocked everyone by picking...

News: Nintendo Official UK Store Throws in a Neat T-Shirt With Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

Nintendo Official UK Store Throws in a Neat T-Shirt With Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

You can choose yellow, yellow, or yellow

Super Mario Maker pre-orders have been available in the UK for a short while, but the Nintendo Official UK Store has taken its time, sauntering in fashionably late. It is fashionable though, as its pre-orders come with a neat yellow t-shirt, below. In terms of price, the t-shirt is a free extra, with the...