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Video: These Charming Japanese Commercials Highlight Festive Wii U Bundles

These Charming Japanese Commercials Highlight Festive Wii U Bundles

Splatoon and Mario Maker get a big push

Christmas is an important time of year when it comes to selling video game hardware and software, and over in Japan Nintendo is giving the Wii U a festive push with special bundles. The company has given recent hits Splatoon and Super Mario Maker their own hardware bundles, and has rolled out some TV...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Developers on Baby Mario's Exclusion and Creating the Yoshi Designs

Yoshi's Woolly World Developers on Baby Mario's Exclusion and Creating the Yoshi Designs

It's so fluffy!

Though it's been out for a while in Europe, Yoshi's Woolly World is still sort of new over in North America. The adorable and colorful new entry in the Yoshi's Island series is certainly a worthwhile experience; we awarded it a 9/10, praising the visual design and creative gameplay. In order to learn a bit more about the game's...

Feature: Reflecting On Three Years With The Wii U - Part One

Reflecting On Three Years With The Wii U - Part One

The Nintendo Life team talks about the current-gen gem

The Wii U is - at the time of writing - about to turn three years old, and despite its young age some are already looking to the next generation from the big N. That seems a pity in light of the strengths of the system, especially as it's delivered so many wonderful games and memories, so to...

News: Tune In Today For a Nintendo UK Super Mario Maker Broadcast With Comedian Imran Yusuf

Tune In Today For a Nintendo UK Super Mario Maker Broadcast With Comedian Imran Yusuf

Mario Maker chuckles

Nintendo UK is still waving the flag for Super Mario Maker and will be doing another Twitch broadcast today for viewers eager to see more of this excellent game. This time the guest appearance will be from none other than comedian Imran Yusuf. Who is Imran you ask? Aside from being a Edinburgh Festival Best Newcomer Nominee and...

News: Hover: Revolt of Gamers Will Be "Properly" Recreated For Wii U

Hover: Revolt of Gamers Will Be "Properly" Recreated For Wii U

A fusion of Jet Set Radio and Mirror's Edge

After a successful Kickstarter campaign and an Early Access release on Steam earlier this year, Hover: Revolt of Gamers is now looking towards a release on consoles – including Nintendo's system, the Wii U. Drawing inspiration from the likes of SEGA's Jet Set Radio series and EA DICE game Mirror's Edge,...

News: You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Characters In The Western Version Of Xenoblade Chronicles X

You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Characters In The Western Version Of Xenoblade Chronicles X

Busted

Xenoblade Chronicles X launches in the west soon, and is shaping up to be quite the experience - as you'll know if you've already read our hands-on impressions with the final code. However, fans have expressed some concern at the localisation changes made by Nintendo so far. First up was the fact that majo

News: Nintendo Breaks Out the Bubbly Following More Patent and Anti-Piracy Wins in the Courts

Nintendo Breaks Out the Bubbly Following More Patent and Anti-Piracy Wins in the Courts

"We are very pleased with this decision" heard over party poppers

Nintendo and its legal teams have some cause for celebration today, especially the latter once they submit their billable hours. Nintendo of America has announced another patent victory in California, while Nintendo of Europe has been tackling mod-chips and 'game copiers' in Italy...

Parent Trap: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Goes Where Other Wii U Games Don't

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Goes Where Other Wii U Games Don't

We also break down the amiibo card mini-games

Families come in all shapes and sizes, we say that often, but then we expect a handful of popular games to work with all of them. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival breaks the mould in both its form and structure, in doing so it caters for a brand new type of audience and introduces them to the world of...

Video: Check Out Cloud Strife's Marvellous Super Smash Bros. Moveset

Check Out Cloud Strife's Marvellous Super Smash Bros. Moveset

Let me be your (final) fantasy

Last week's Nintendo Direct broadcast had a few neat surprises for fans, but the biggest shock of all was the revelation that Final Fantasy VII's protagonist Cloud Strife is joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. The trailer showed plenty of footage of the new fighter in action, and unsurprisingly...

News: Brunswick Pro Bowling Is Aiming For A Strike On Wii U

Brunswick Pro Bowling Is Aiming For A Strike On Wii U

Will this rare third party retail release bowl you over?

A recent ESRB rating has revealed that Brunswick Pro Bowling is heading to the Wii U, and the accompanying box art (shown below) suggests that it is getting a physical retail release. The original game was released in 2008 and was ported to practically every system of the era, including the...

Video: Here's How Much Those Data Packs for Xenoblade Chronicles X Speed Things Up

Here's How Much Those Data Packs for Xenoblade Chronicles X Speed Things Up

Gotta go fast

It's hard to believe, but Xenoblade Chronicles X is now only a few weeks away from launching in the West. The main setting of the game - Planet Mira – supposedly boasts one of the largest open worlds ever and all of its different environments are said to be seamlessly interwoven, with next to no loading screens. This would be quite a...

Video: Did You Know Gaming? Dives Into Super Mario Maker History

Did You Know Gaming? Dives Into Super Mario Maker History

New episode details game’s origin, facts, and easter eggs

A new video in the popular YouTube series Did You Know Gaming? recently premiered sharing many neat details surrounding Super Mario Maker, such as the game's origins and technical secrets. This episode touches on many details such as amiibo easter eggs, cancelled levels, and origins of...

Video: Nintendo Makes a Holiday Pitch for Wii U 'Magical Nights'

Nintendo Makes a Holiday Pitch for Wii U 'Magical Nights'

Warm and cozy

In recent weeks Nintendo of America has rolled out its Holiday adverts for 3DS, utilising its biggest franchises to pitch the portable to the public. It's now issued a TV commercial for Wii U, and we rather like its approach. The general pitch is of 'magical nights', with some CG Nintendo effects in a family's home before they pop...

Video: See the Differences Between Star Fox Zero at E3 and Now

See the Differences Between Star Fox Zero at E3 and Now

All systems go

Among the many things brought up in the recent Nintendo Direct, Star Fox Zero was given a new trailer and some new footage. Indeed - after the initial E3 presentation - a common concern brought up about the game was its perceived lacking in the visuals department. Whether or not this was an entirely valid complaint depends upon the...

News: Take a Look at Nintendo's Game Awards 2015 Nominees

Take a Look at Nintendo's Game Awards 2015 Nominees

Super Mario Maker is up for GOTY

As we reported on a little less than a week ago, The Game Awards will soon be taking place on 3rd December. The up and coming award show will employ a board of industry veterans from a wide array of game companies and backgrounds to decide which of this year's games were the cream of the crop. The nominations for...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12th November

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12th November

Surprises, omissions and a Smash Bros. shock

Well, it had been a while. For a variety of reasons 12th November brought the first global Nintendo Direct broadcasts in quite some time. Overall the presentations stuck to familiar styles and approaches, with Nintendo of Europe playing it fairly straight and Nintendo of America even indulging in a little...