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News: SNES Inspired 'Super World Karts GP' Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

SNES Inspired 'Super World Karts GP' Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

Mode-7 inspired kart racer adds Wii U funding goal to Kickstarter campaign

With Mario Kart 8 on the horizon, you wouldn't be judged for wiping away a lone tear when thinking of some of the many great kart games of yesteryear. But as with any retro-binge, we are sometimes faced with a terrible realisation after a race down memory lane – these...

News: Nintendo Confirms That Smash Bros. Isn't Lined Up for Spring

Nintendo Confirms That Smash Bros. Isn't Lined Up for Spring

Denied

Yesterday we reported a rumour of a Spring release date for the new Super Smash Bros, though urged plenty of caution and pointed out the dangers of misquoted executives. It all came about from Nintendo Germany's Bernd Fakesch tying the release of the new fighting game in the same window as Mario Kart 8 on Wii U; the racing game has been...

News: Wii U Hardware Sales Take a Significant Leap in Japan

Wii U Hardware Sales Take a Significant Leap in Japan

A new Dragon Quest X release certainly helps

The Wii U has enjoyed an upward trend of sales in Japan in the last couple of weeks, a welcome respite from troubling figures and disappointing news. This week gives even more cause for optimisim, as Nintendo's home console achieved the sort of numbers we haven't seen since its launch weeks in late 2012;...

News: Side-Scrolling Cyberpunk RPG Dex Is Hacking Into The Wii U eShop

Side-Scrolling Cyberpunk RPG Dex Is Hacking Into The Wii U eShop

Kickstarter campaign reaches Wii U stretch goal with a day remaining

Indie developer Dreadlocks has confirmed that its 2D Cyberpunk RPG Dex has successfully met the Kickstarter stretch goal which secures a Wii U eShop version. The side-scrolling title needed £14,000 of funding initially, and has now reaching almost £27,000 at the time of writing...

News: Sonic Lost World Gets Patched Up On Wii U

Sonic Lost World Gets Patched Up On Wii U

100 rings finally grants an extra life

It's fair to say that we didn't think all that much of Sonic Lost World when it arrived on the Wii U a short while ago. However, you have to give Sega credit for trying to improve things after release, as the company has released a patch which aims to fix some of the title's many problems. Here's the full list...

News: Lobodestroyo Kickstarter Funded, Festival Of Magic Campaign Postponed Until New Year

Lobodestroyo Kickstarter Funded, Festival Of Magic Campaign Postponed Until New Year

Victory and retreat

We report on the latest Kickstarter happenings quite often here at Nintendo Life, and it's great to see so many great projects reach their funding goal purely on the basis of fan interest and support. It's not a guaranteed success for everyone though, so today we have some good news, bad news, and a rescheduling. First off is a...

Rumour: Smash Bros. Heading for a Spring 2014 Release

Smash Bros. Heading for a Spring 2014 Release

Lost in translation?

There have been rumours bouncing around for a few weeks that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS may arrive during the Spring of 2014, mainly based on retail listings. They've been loose rumours at best, but an interview given by Nintendo Germany's Bernd Fakesch has prompted speculation that Sakurai-san's hotly anticipated...

News: Refurbished Wii Remote Plus / Nunchuk Combos Discounted at Nintendo Online Store

Refurbished Wii Remote Plus / Nunchuk Combos Discounted at Nintendo Online Store

Hagglin' for some wagglin'

Need an extra Wii Remote Plus? Don't want to be caught woefully lacking when friends show up to play Super Mario 3D World? Nintendo's online store has a new price on used but working Remote-and-Nunchuk combos that may interest you. The store has temporarily reduced the price on its refurbished combos from $30 to $20 for...

Review: Ben 10 Omniverse 2 (Wii U)

Ben 10 Omniverse 2 (Wii U)

Big bad Ben

With a plucky, wise-cracking kid hero, a host of supporting characters with funny and unique personalities and abilities, a surprisingly deep mythos and aliens to beat up, the Ben 10 franchise is rife with potential for great video games. Unfortunately, D3Publisher and developer High Voltage Software completely miss the mark with Ben 10...

Video: The LEGO Movie Game Unleashes Its Début Trailer

The LEGO Movie Game Unleashes Its Début Trailer

Batman appears because, why not?

In future years we may look back at this as an era of many things in gaming, but LEGO will surely get an honourable mention. LEGO games are everywhere, with the latest being LEGO Marvel Super Heroes; 2014 is already gearing up to deliver even more. One of these is The LEGO Movie Videogame which, unsurprisingly, is...

News: Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in Second Week

Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in Second Week

Link Between Worlds is top Nintendo game in 19th place

Last week brought the PS4 to Europe, which made life rather difficult for Super Mario 3D World on its UK charts début. While it had been hoped that the staying power of the franchise may see it enjoy a strong second week in the UK market, today's all-format charts haven't produced the desired...

News: Genius Sonority Reconsidering Denpa Men Direction After Underwhelming Sales In The West

Genius Sonority Reconsidering Denpa Men Direction After Underwhelming Sales In The West

Studio also eyeing a move into Wii U development

Genius Sonority president Manabu Yamana has been speaking to Nintendo Everything about the critically-acclaimed Denpa Men series, and has revealed that the games haven't sold as well in the west as was previously expected — forcing a rethink for the entire franchise: Both “The Denpa Men: They...

News: Super Mario 3D World Picks Up Best Nintendo Game VGX Award

Super Mario 3D World Picks Up Best Nintendo Game VGX Award

Animal Crossing: New Leaf wins Best Casual Game

As a nominee, if not the ultimate winner, of the VGX Game of the Year award, there's an air of inevitability to the news that Super Mario 3D World has scooped the Best Nintendo Game VGX prize. Mario's latest adventure was up against some strong competition from other Wii U releases, in the forms of...

News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Picks Up Best Handheld Game VGX Award

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Picks Up Best Handheld Game VGX Award

Disappointment in the Best RPG and GoTY categories

The VGX Awards have finished for another year, in which Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that Cranky Kong will be playable in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, while also giving the Wii U title an Americas release date of 21st February 2014. It was also an awards ceremony...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Confirms Playable Cranky Kong and Release Date for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Reggie Fils-Aime Confirms Playable Cranky Kong and Release Date for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Talks up positive Super Mario 3D World sales

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has made his appearance on the VGX Awards, and despite heavy prompts from Geoff Keighley didn't deliver a killer reveal that many would expect. What he did do, however, is confirm Cranky Kong as the fourth playable character in Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze...

News: Digital Foundry Heaps Praise on Super Mario 3D World

Digital Foundry Heaps Praise on Super Mario 3D World

"It [Nintendo] clearly understands what it takes to produce a classic"

Super Mario 3D World has been critically acclaimed, may become a commercial success story in the coming weeks, months and years, and has already played a role in switching up perceptions around what the Wii U can offer gamers. We're yet to see how substantial that impact will be...

Review: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Wii U)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Wii U)

Super studs

There was really no way to predict it so long ago, but the modern series of LEGO franchised games are undeniably great. When the first LEGO Star Wars game hit store shelves in 2005, it’s probably safe to assume that Traveller’s Tales didn’t foresee the growth that the franchise would go on to enjoy. Eight years and more than 10...