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Video: The Just Dance Unlimited Subscription Service Gets a Quirky Trailer

The Just Dance Unlimited Subscription Service Gets a Quirky Trailer

Pay to dance

It's an annual tradition here at Nintendo Life to live stream Ubisoft's always-bizarre E3 live conference, mainly so we can marvel at clunky scripts and joke about the big reveal of Nintendo systems getting another Just Dance game. That happened again this year with Just Dance 2016, though there was the pleasing announcement that the...

Video: Terraria Shines on Wii U and 3DS

Terraria Shines on Wii U and 3DS

The wait is almost over

There were a load of indie games to try out at EGX this year, and many of those were on the Nintendo stand. One title with firm indie roots, although now outgrown its stable, is Terraria. As you no doubt know this is the 2D side scrolling Minecraft-a-like that actually has much more going for it than simplified block...

News: GAME Sends Out £10 Gift Cards and Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Order Issues

GAME Sends Out £10 Gift Cards and Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Order Issues

"We made a mistake"

When Super Mario Maker arrived on 11th September, some UK gamers that pre-ordered the title with GAME experienced serious issues. The major problem was that some were charged up to seven times for the order and saw hundreds of pounds deducted from their bank accounts; this took quite a few days to resolve fully. It was...

News: Star Fox Zero Delayed To Achieve a "Platinum Feel" in Quality

Star Fox Zero Delayed To Achieve a "Platinum Feel" in Quality

Pretty smooth flying, Fox

We're still reeling from the news that Star Fox Zero will be missing its Holiday 2015 launch, but this delay to Q1 2016 might end up making the game worthy of doing a barrel roll after all. In a recent interview with GameSpot, Platinum Games' Yusuke Hashimoto reiterated that Star Fox Zero is still running at an impressive...

Nintendo Download: 1st October (North America)

1st October (North America)

Freedom Planet! Pumped BMX+! Chronus Arc! More!

It's that time, North American gamers, to cast your eye over the new downloadable eShop treats that are available this week. There are diverse offerings, including a highly anticipated and delayed action platformer, a creation tool, BMX stunt action and more; some discounts are also rather tempting...

News: Nintendo Attempts to Show the Fun Side of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival as amiibo Bundles Are Confirmed

Nintendo Attempts to Show the Fun Side of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival as amiibo Bundles Are Confirmed

Arriving in Europe on 20th November

Update: It's now been confirmed that amiibo Festival will arrive in North America on 13th November. Original Article: Nintendo's showing at E3 this year didn't exactly receive universal acclaim, and many Wii U fans in particular didn't react favourably to the reveal of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, which...

Video: Catch Up With a Special Super Mario Maker Episode of GameCenter CX

Catch Up With a Special Super Mario Maker Episode of GameCenter CX

GameMaker CX

When it comes to Japanese TV culture and gaming, GameCenter CX is well known and fondly regarded by plenty of viewers in the country and around the world. Host Shinya Arino and the show's unique style are familiar to many, so fans may want to take a look at a recent episode featuring Super Mario Maker. Nintendo has released two videos,...

News: Nintendo of Japan's Website Reveals Four More Animal Crossing amiibo

Nintendo of Japan's Website Reveals Four More Animal Crossing amiibo

Could there be even more on the way?

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is a very interesting entry in the beloved Animal Crossing series. Not only is it a significant break from series convention, but it was met by some admittedly cold reception when it was announced and a certain degree of uncertainty has surrounded the game ever since. Like it or...

News: Splatoon 'Octoling' Modder Could Cause Save Data Problems

Splatoon 'Octoling' Modder Could Cause Save Data Problems

Wrapping their tentacles around your game

Throughout the Summer there have been efforts in data mining and adding skins to Splatoon, notably with 'playable Octolings' based on messing around with in-game data and settings. It seems, though, that more players beyond the original hacker are starting to manipulate data in Splatoon to play as Octolings...

News: Super Mario Maker Back on Top in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Sales Increase

Super Mario Maker Back on Top in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Sales Increase

Building blocks for success

The Japanese Media Create chart results are out once again, and despite an absence of major new releases this time around there's good news for Nintendo. New releases in Japan have been on Vita, PS4 and PS3, though none have shifted significant numbers. In fact Nintendo system exclusives occupy the top three places, with...

First Impressions: Taking A Shot At Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water

Taking A Shot At Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water

"I like it here...She's calling me."

The Fatal Frame series, known as Project Zero in Europe, has had an inconsistent presence in the West for quite some time now. Though several installments made their way onto Nintendo consoles - most notably the Wii - fans outside of Japan have grown accustomed to importing in order to get the latest spooky...

News: Super Mario Maker Passes One Million Sales

Super Mario Maker Passes One Million Sales

Over 2.2 million levels played nearly 75 million times

Super Mario Maker has now been available for around three weeks, keeping Wii U owners busy as they play and create clever, bizarre and fiendish 2D Mario levels. Nintendo has now issued some updated statistics on the title which make happy reading for Wii U fans. The game has now passed one...

Video: Ryan Craddock Performs His Super Mario Maker Song 'Mix It Up' Live On Stage At EGX 2015

Ryan Craddock Performs His Super Mario Maker Song 'Mix It Up' Live On Stage At EGX 2015

Clap your hands!

Nintendo Life was in attendance at this year's EGX - officially the UK's biggest gaming event - and while we were there we got the chance to help out on the Nintendo UK stand, running live sessions on stage and our very own daily Splatoon tournaments. A highlight of the event was Nintendo Life tune-smith Ryan Craddock performing...

Video: Super Mario Maker and Wind Waker Star in Super Smash Bros. DLC

Super Mario Maker and Wind Waker Star in Super Smash Bros. DLC

Super Mario Waker

Super Mario Maker continues to bring joy to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, but now you can experience this custom Super Mario experience in a somewhat more violent manner. Released today, the Super Mario Maker stage is available to buy for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS, and alongside this new offering on...

News: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Will Be Served Up in North America on 20th November

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Will Be Served Up in North America on 20th November

Charging the net in the Holiday season

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is lined up to be a key Holiday title for the Wii U, and Nintendo of America has confirmed its release date in the territory. As you can see in the tweet below it'll arrive on 20th November in the region. In the next few months the sporting sequel will be joined in the region -...

Feature: Looking at the Building Blocks of LEGO Dimensions

Looking at the Building Blocks of LEGO Dimensions

We catch up with TT Games to learn more

Toys to life is now a well-worn term in gaming, rising to prominence when Skylanders started to take over the world. Employing simple NFC technology that had long been part of the lives of daily commuters with travel cards, for example, it turned figurines into vital video game accessories - making stacks of...