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News: Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely Skipping Wii U

Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely Skipping Wii U

Despite the confirmation of Xbox 360 and PS3 versions

Despite the fact that last year's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare skipped Nintendo's current home system, there were hopes that Black Ops 3 - the next entry in Activision's yearly shooty-shooty-boom-boom franchise - would still arrive on Wii U. Slim hopes admittedly, but hopes all the same. It's...

News: PolyKid's Indie 3D Platformer Poi Is Coming To Wii U

PolyKid's Indie 3D Platformer Poi Is Coming To Wii U

Inspired by the classics

Indie developer PolyKid has announced its 3D platformer, Poi, is coming to the Wii U. The team behind Poi are drawing inspiration from the classic platformers they grew up with including the likes of Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie and even Super Mario Sunshine on the Nintendo GameCube. In Poi, players take control of a child...

Video: Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Hung, drawn, & water-coloured

Nintendo's latest foray into its Art Academy series will no doubt appeal to the arty and the creatively-minded, but that's not the only audience that can benefit from Art Academy: Atelier (known as Art Academy: Home Studio in North America). This reporter has barely touched an art supply in ten years, and has never...

News: Latest Wii U System Update Removes TVii On European Consoles, Piles On Stability Elsewhere

Latest Wii U System Update Removes TVii On European Consoles, Piles On Stability Elsewhere

TVii, we hardly knew ye

Wii U system update 5.4.0 has just gone live worldwide, and for most of the planet, it's all about that luscious stability - basically, there's very little else to talk about. However, if you're in Europe then you'll find the update hammers the final nail into the coffin of TVii. The service - which was heavily-promoted at...

News: Nintendo Announces a Special Video Presentation for Super Smash Bros., Hosted by Masahiro Sakurai

Nintendo Announces a Special Video Presentation for Super Smash Bros., Hosted by Masahiro Sakurai

Let the E3 hype begin

Nintendo has made clear before now that it would have some broadcasts running before this Sunday's Nintendo World Championships, and we can get excited as details on one such presentation have been revealed; this one's for Super Smash Bros. fans. It's confirmed that a 'Special Video Presentation' from Masahiro Sakurai will be...

Video: This Fan-Made Zelda Sketch Shows What Happens When Link Runs Out Of Loose Change

This Fan-Made Zelda Sketch Shows What Happens When Link Runs Out Of Loose Change

High-res rupees

Fan creations are always something that spark a lot of interest, as they allow fans to see what could've been without them having to wait for it to actually happen from the official source - if ever. Take Project M for example - a modified version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl created by dedicated members of the Smash community - which...

News: Splatoon Holds Onto Top 5 Territory in the UK Charts

Splatoon Holds Onto Top 5 Territory in the UK Charts

Only trailing The Witcher 3 in the single format battle

Following its high-profile launch we shared the news that Splatoon secured second place in the UK charts on début, a strong effort from the Wii U exclusive. In positive news it's held a top five position in its second week, and that's despite a 50% drop on launch sales (a fall off that's...

News: ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Smashes Past $3.5 Million, More Stretch Goals Announced

​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Smashes Past $3.5 Million, More Stretch Goals Announced

Less than a week to go!

It's pretty safe to say that the Kickstarter for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been a massive success. The spiritual successor to the Castlevania series will now be coming to nearly every current-gen console and the money still keeps rolling in, practically guaranteeing that this will be the gothic Metroidvania to end...

Review: Art Academy: Atelier (Wii U)

Art Academy: Atelier (Wii U)

Magnum opus

By its very nature, inspiration often strikes when we least expect it to. A random walk through city streets might spark the idea that forms an entire novel, just as the sound of rain lashing against a bedroom window could help to shape the mood of a composition. The Art Academy series has always respected and encouraged the creative...

News: ​There's Already a Splatoon Inspired Minecraft Mod

​There's Already a Splatoon Inspired Minecraft Mod

Where there's a will, there's a way

It seems like there's a mod for just about anything in Minecraft. The extremely open ended and modular nature of the core game leaves the door wide open for just about any type of game to be created within it, from platformers to shooters to racers. Granted, there's usually an absurd amount of complicated...

Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do You Stand?

We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do You Stand?

Awesome collectibles, source of frustration, a bit of both?

As we approach the 'expo we cannot name' - oh alright, E3 - we can't help but wonder how many times Nintendo will mention amiibo. Will we learn more about the amiibo cards that'll accompany Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer? Will there be more blasted Smash Bros. waves that we'll...

News: Nintendo UK Confirms Its Community's Top 10 Wii U Games

Nintendo UK Confirms Its Community's Top 10 Wii U Games

All highly recommended

Not so long ago Nintendo UK put a call out to its social media followers to vote for their favourite Wii U games, with any title on the platform being eligible. The top 10 has now been announced, and consists of retail games that are developed or at least published by Nintendo - releases such as ZombiU and Rayman Legends made...

Video: We Get Artistically Destructive With The Splatoon Inkbrush

We Get Artistically Destructive With The Splatoon Inkbrush

Not exactly Art Academy

It may be ink that we're splatting around in Splatoon, but with those bright colours and various paintball references it certainly has a painterly quality. The new Inkbrush certainly plays into that, which brings its own spin to the 'Roller' set of weapons. It can be used for quickly inking territory, but in much narrower...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Possibility of Pokémon amiibo Cards, Monster Hunter X (Cross)

Possibility of Pokémon amiibo Cards, Monster Hunter X (Cross)

All the reviews, releases, and top news from the past week

We're nothing if not hard working here at Nintendo Life, and in order to help you digest seven days word of news, releases, and reviews, we've bundled it all together into a video to make your life easier. This week we look at the possibility of Pokémon amiibo cards sucking all the cash...

News: That's No Moon, It's The Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Rise Against The Empire Play Set

That's No Moon, It's The Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Rise Against The Empire Play Set

The Force is strong in these fresh assets

Disney has just revealed another play set for the forthcoming Disney Infinity 3.0, and this time around it's based on everyone's favourite Star Wars trilogy - the original one. The Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set takes key moments from Episodes IV to VII, placing you in the shoes of Luke...

News: Splatoon Practically Sold Out at Launch in Japan, With Over 100,000 amiibo Also Sold

Splatoon Practically Sold Out at Launch in Japan, With Over 100,000 amiibo Also Sold

It's popular, then

Since release there's been a strong sense that Splatoon has been a hit launch on Wii U, and evidence is starting to support that assumption. There'd been social media chatter of stock being low in Japan, for example, and earlier this week it emerged that it'd stormed to top spot in the Japanese charts. We now have a clearer...