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News: Epic Vice President Mark Rein Remains Unconvinced By Second Screen Gaming

Epic Vice President Mark Rein Remains Unconvinced By Second Screen Gaming

“I think we’ve yet to see the real value of the second screen idea"

The Wii U has taken quite a beating in the last few days — first being outsold by Xbox One and PS4 — and then Super Mario 3D World under-performing at retail despite critical acclaim. With the PS4 and Xbox One currently doing rather well, what exactly is the Wii U doing...

Rumour: Cranky Kong to be Fourth Playable Character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Cranky Kong to be Fourth Playable Character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Joining the young whippersnappers

With much noise around the Wii U currently focused on Super Mario 3D World, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is coming in early 2014, given a release period of February for North America. Considering it's the follow up to the outstanding Donkey Kong Country Returns and...

Video: Batman: Arkham Origins Initiation DLC Trailer Shows Off Challenge Maps With Story Elements

Batman: Arkham Origins Initiation DLC Trailer Shows Off Challenge Maps With Story Elements

Video game Bruce Wayne has a better beard than Christian Bale

It was only days ago that we were reporting on new DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins, with Skins and a Challenge Pack released. They were to keep players busy until the arrival of the Initiation DLC, which is a set of Challenge Maps with story elements, taking in the early days of Bruce...

News: GAME's Wii U Cyber Monday Console Deals Should Shift Some Units

GAME's Wii U Cyber Monday Console Deals Should Shift Some Units

Hurry up!

We've had to share some relatively grisly UK Wii U sales news today, but there's nothing like a Cyber Monday promotion to push some buttons and shift some units. Retailer GAME is offering the following bundles for £199.99. Black 32GB The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD bundle — this includes the rather attractive limited edition...

News: PS4 and Xbox One Surpass Wii U Lifetime Sales in the UK

PS4 and Xbox One Surpass Wii U Lifetime Sales in the UK

Back to square one

We don't always have the opportunity to share happy news here on Nintendo Life, so let's just suck it up and say it — the PS4 and Xbox One have already surpassed the lifetime Wii U sales in the UK. It was already reported last week that the Xbox One's launch weekend sales of 150,000 units had almost taken it past the Wii U's...

Poll: Nintendo and the Wii U Fight For Your Attention in This Busiest of Gaming Months

Nintendo and the Wii U Fight For Your Attention in This Busiest of Gaming Months

Will Nintendo's platform and games succeed this December?

We're now approaching — or in some places have reached — the end of the madness of the Black Friday shopping weekend, an annual fixture in North America and to a lesser extent elsewhere. Of course, the Holiday shopping gig isn't up, and as we enter December we kick off a vital few weeks...

News: Super Mario 3D World Sells 57% of Its Initial Shipment in Japan

Super Mario 3D World Sells 57% of Its Initial Shipment in Japan

Roughly 175,000 copies shipped at launch

Last week we reported that Super Mario 3D World had sold 99,588 copies in its first week in Japan, making it the lowest debut for a 3D Mario platformer, although this does not take into account eShop download sales. The game came in at number 2 in the Japanese charts behind Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy...

News: Nintendo Launches New Wii U Christmas Advertising In Japan

Nintendo Launches New Wii U Christmas Advertising In Japan

'Tis the season to be jolly

Although Nintendo's advertising in various regions arguably took a while to ramp up, a fresh campaign in Japan appears to tick all the right boxes. It promotes the fun of Wii U with friends and family, as well as some of the exclusive first-party titles on offer this holiday season. The “Atsumareba” advertising...

News: Here Are Some Attractive Black Friday Nintendo Deals in North America

Here Are Some Attractive Black Friday Nintendo Deals in North America

Are you joining the crowds online and in stores?

Earlier today we posted some Black Friday deals available in the UK that also have shipping to Europe, so we thought we'd cover some enticing options available in the homeland of this shopping madness, North America. Below are some of the most attractive Nintendo-centric deals set to do the rounds...

News: Nintendo Recreates Super Mario 3D World Through Shadow Hand Puppetry

Nintendo Recreates Super Mario 3D World Through Shadow Hand Puppetry

Shadow Play

Super Mario 3D World has finally arrived in Europe, with the outstanding 3D platformer gracing retail shelves today. After its North American release last week this is a culmination of a heavy marketing campaign, helped along by the fact it's a terrific game, to try and make it and the Wii U the must-have combination this Holiday season...

News: Black Friday Madness Arrives in the UK, Too

Black Friday Madness Arrives in the UK, Too

Plenty of Nintendo options to consider

Black Friday used to be a single insane shopping day mainly limited to North America, potentially causing bemusement in other parts of the world seeing footage of enormous crowds fighting over discounted nappies. But still, like all things that make retailers and companies lots of money it's expanded, to the...

Video: You'll Need Swift Feet To Conquer Super Mario 3D World's Pretty Plaza Panic

You'll Need Swift Feet To Conquer Super Mario 3D World's Pretty Plaza Panic

Watch the clock

If you're pushed for time, don't worry — today's Super Mario 3D World level is short and sweet, but just as exciting as any of the other stages we've covered so far. Pretty Plaza Panic gives you 100 seconds to make your way to the flagpole, but places plenty of distractions and challenges in your path. Super Mario 3D World...