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News: Miiverse Update Adds Post Embed Option, Activity Feed Customisation and More

Miiverse Update Adds Post Embed Option, Activity Feed Customisation and More

Say "meh" to Yeahs

Nintendo's ever-evolving Miiverse social network has had another update today, tweaking the experience in customising your Activity Feed, improving the browser-based User Page and adding an option to embed posts on websites. The latter option is a simple button at the end of a post that gives you some embed code, though it should...

News: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developers Aiming to Bring Areal to Wii U

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developers Aiming to Bring Areal to Wii U

Blasting towards crowdfunding target

For Wii U gamers hoping for a shooter on the system that also aims to innovate the genre and provide a compelling post-apocalyptic atmosphere, Areal should perhaps be on their radar. It's a project by West Games, comprised of team members that worked on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and Metro: Last Light. Presented...

News: Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique Approach, and Learning From Nintendo

Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique Approach, and Learning From Nintendo

"I had this opportunity to learn about Nintendo culture"

Devil's Third was a major surprise at E3; the Valhalla project formerly in the works for PS3 and Xbox 360 was announced as a Wii U exclusive. Its absence from the the Nintendo Digital Event was hardly a surprise considering its tone and genre, but it did raise eyebrows and will stand as one of...

Talking Point: New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The Key for Nintendo

New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The Key for Nintendo

Splatoon and Code Name S.T.E.A.M are joined by Captain Toad, after all

Earlier today we reported on an interview given by two of the developers behind upcoming Wii U third-person shooter Splatoon, in which they outlined the creative process that brought us human / squid hybrids rather than macho men with guns, with existing brands such as Mario...

News: Developers Outline The Creative Process for Crafting Splatoon as a New IP, Working Towards Retail Release

Developers Outline The Creative Process for Crafting Splatoon as a New IP, Working Towards Retail Release

"We had robots, different animals, macho men, and Mario"

Of all its announcements at E3, Splatoon was arguably the biggest hit for Nintendo, perhaps aside from obvious blockbuster efforts such as The Legend of Zelda. It generated a lot of hype, seemingly caught the imagination of the Nintendo Life community and has been praised in numerous previews...

Video: Impa Shows Off Some Impressive Moves in the Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Impa Shows Off Some Impressive Moves in the Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Call that a sword? THIS, is a sword

Tecmo Koei and Nintendo have been busy in recent days and weeks to make sure that gamers know all about Hyrule Warriors, both also doing their utmost to convince us that this is a title we simply must have on Wii U. This Dynasty Warriors mash-up will certainly be a diversion for the much-loved franchise, at least...

News: Nintendo Confirms Appearance, With Wii U and 3DS Titles, at HYPER JAPAN 2014 in London

Nintendo Confirms Appearance, With Wii U and 3DS Titles, at HYPER JAPAN 2014 in London

Will take part in "a number of showcases on the main stage"

HYPER JAPAN is a yearly event in London that, if you hadn't already guessed from the title, celebrates Japanese culture. It incorporates interests such as music, fashion, food & drink, sports demonstrations, technology and, of course, video games. Nintendo's been a consistent supporter...

News: Agitha, of Twilight Princess Fame, Confirmed as Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors

Agitha, of Twilight Princess Fame, Confirmed as Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors

New character Lana also playable, villains from Twilight Princess to appear

Update: Subsequent reports from this leaked Famitsu article explain that Lana (referenced below) is a new character, The White Witch, who uses a magical book of spells to combat enemies. Agitha can attack with a parasol and summon bugs, Link will have his iconic...

First Impressions: Taking Sonic Boom for a Spin on Wii U and 3DS

Taking Sonic Boom for a Spin on Wii U and 3DS

Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)

Back in May 2013 Nintendo announced that it had entered into a partnership with Sega to bring a series of three Sonic games exclusively to its systems. Sonic Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games were the first products of that arrangement, and the upcoming Sonic Boom games...

News: Awesome New Hyrule Warriors Trailers Show Link Rocking the Fire Rod and Some Serious Swordplay

Awesome New Hyrule Warriors Trailers Show Link Rocking the Fire Rod and Some Serious Swordplay

No mercy

It may turn out to be slightly mindless button mashing action, but Hyrule Warriors will be mindless button mashing action in The Legend of Zelda's world; we suspect that fact alone will be enough to excite plenty of players. It arrives in September on Wii U, of course, and with that release — along with an earlier arrival in Japan —...

News: Eiji Aonuma Hints at The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Being "More Than Just a Single-Player Experience"

Eiji Aonuma Hints at The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Being "More Than Just a Single-Player Experience"

More playable characters to be revealed for Hyrule Warriors

The Legend of Zelda is a franchise that's dabbled with multiplayer in the past, most notably with the Four Swords titles across GameCube, Game Boy Advance and DSiWare re-release The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition. The definition of 'multiplayer' can be stretched in this...

Video: Watch Our Handy Highlight Video To See How Nintendo Silenced Its Critics At E3 2014

Watch Our Handy Highlight Video To See How Nintendo Silenced Its Critics At E3 2014

Zelda! Amiibo! Splatoon!

It's fair to say that many people in the industry who are deemed to be "experts" didn't give Nintendo much of a chance at this year's E3. The company's decision to not hold a traditional press conference for the second year running — coupled with the well-publicised struggles of the Wii U — resulted in many dire...

Talking Point: Nintendo Should Beware the Slippery Slope of Sponsored DLC

Nintendo Should Beware the Slippery Slope of Sponsored DLC

A harmless way to make money, or guaranteed alienation of fans?

This week Nintendo confirmed the inevitable, and that was Mercedes DLC coming to Mario Kart 8 in the West, after it had previously been announced for the Japanese market. It'll be free in Nintendo's homeland and, we expect, everywhere else in the world, though Nintendo's refusal to use...

News: Nintendo Open To Minecraft on Wii U and 3DS, and Expanding Its Popularity in Japan

Nintendo Open To Minecraft on Wii U and 3DS, and Expanding Its Popularity in Japan

Shigeru Miyamoto teases, "maybe we're meeting with them!"

Minecraft is everywhere, and it's a phenomenon. It's on a significant number of platforms, with releases confirmed to be on the way for PS4 and Xbox One, while its PS3 and Xbox 360 versions continually rest in the top 10 of sales charts in major territories such as the US. A social, creative...