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News: Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo Looks On

Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo Looks On

Is the big N missing the boat?

Earlier this year China formalised its plans to allow dedicated game consoles to be manufactured and sold in the country, opening the door for conventional systems in a marketplace that had previously consisted of black market goods and legal plug-and-play workarounds; Nintendo has successfully utilised the latter with...

News: Adam West Dusts Off His Bat-Vocals for LEGO Batman 3

Adam West Dusts Off His Bat-Vocals for LEGO Batman 3

Burt Ward else matters?

In true LEGO style, the lightheartedness of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has been pushed further yet with an increased character roster and — most importantly — with Adam West joining the cast of well-known stars who will be lending their voices to the game. Veterans of the series will be getting a bit of old-school love...

Video: Darunia Rolls and Pounds His Way Through Enemies in Hyrule Warriors

Darunia Rolls and Pounds His Way Through Enemies in Hyrule Warriors

Princess Ruto opts for a little more elegance

Hyrule Warriors is now less than two months away, and Koei Tecmo continues to build hype through new character reveals, screenshots and trailers. Last week brought confirmation of Ocarina of Time stages along with Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto, and the latest trailer shows the Goron leader in action,...

News: Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

3DS title and MK8 outside all-format top 10

With a quiet release schedule and long spell of hot weather, the UK games market endured its second lowest week of unit sales in 2014, and the worst in revenue. Not a great time for retailers, then, and Nintendo has a mix of good and bad news to consider. The positive news comes in the single-format...

Live: Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Aiming for the podium

It's that time again, dear readers, for us to be humiliated by far faster racers by playing Mario Kart 8 live on Twitch. Anthony Dickens and Tom Whitehead will be joining in (12 races) for a tournament we're currently running — with prizes courtesy of Official Nintendo UK Online Store — in the UK. Once we've completed a run...

Play & Win: UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

eShop funds up for grabs

Earlier this week we told you about a special Mario Kart 8 tournament we're running for UK racers. The day is here, in which participants have six hours to complete 12 races in a battle for some lovely eShop funds. Details are below, so good luck! What:: Nintendo Life is holding a one-off regional Mario Kart 8 Online...

News: Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title The Swapper To The Wii U eShop

Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title The Swapper To The Wii U eShop

Space, man

Curve Studios has revealed that it is bringing Facepalm Games' space-puzzle title The Swapper to the Wii U eShop. The game — which is already available on PC and is also coming to the PS3 this August — places you in the shoes of a spaceman exploring a seemingly derelict space station. You are armed with a gun which can create up to...

News: Rivyd Announces Kenji: Rise Of A Hero For Wii U eShop, November Launch Expected

Rivyd Announces Kenji: Rise Of A Hero For Wii U eShop, November Launch Expected

Team aiming to create "one of the most difficult games for the Wii U"

Indie studio Rivyd Incorporated has revealed that it is producing a platform title exclusively for the Wii U eShop by the name of Kenji: Rise of a Hero. The title is expected to launch on November 25th, and is being billed as a title for "advance players, or beginners that want...

News: Devil's Third Will Feature Chicken Gathering, Sports And An Epic Struggle To Liberate North America

Devil's Third Will Feature Chicken Gathering, Sports And An Epic Struggle To Liberate North America

"The game isn't just a simple shooter"

Devil's Third was one of the big shocks of E3 2014. The brainchild of former Team Ninja head Tomonobu Itagaki, it was previously announced for the PS3 and 360 but is now a Wii U exclusive. Speaking to Famitsu, Itagaki has revealed a few more details regarding the game's story, gameplay modes and the process of...

News: Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Awesome but strange

With the Skylanders series enjoying impressive levels of success over the past few years, publisher Activision is no doubt hoping for more of the same from Skylanders Trap Team. The franchise has often performed well on the Wii, particularly, and Nintendo would love to see the Wii U become one of the top-selling platforms, too...

News: Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Official box art also released

Though we've known for a good while that the Sonic Boom games would come during Q4 to join an animated show, toy range and comic book series, official release dates have been held back. Sega's now lifted the lid. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric — developed by Big Red Button — will arrive on the Wii U on 18th November,...

News: Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

More risk, more reward

While Bayonetta 2 — like its predecessor — looks to be another high-intensity single player action experience, the Wii U exclusive is also set to include some online play through its two-player co-op "Tag Climax" mode. While it may not be integrated a great deal with the single player adventure, it seems like a potential...

News: Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spell On The Wii U Later This Year

Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spell On The Wii U Later This Year

Uses the Trine 2 game engine

Finnish studio Frozenbyte has revealed that the original Trine will be launching on the Wii U eShop later this year under the title Trine Enchanted Edition. An updated version of the first title which uses the Trine 2 game engine, Enchanted Edition will boast improved visual effects and mid-level saving. You'll also be...

News: Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina of Time Stages, Sheik, Darunia, Princess Ruto and More

Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina of Time Stages, Sheik, Darunia, Princess Ruto and More

Nostalgia overload with 50 screens

Earlier this week it was revealed that Ocarina of Time was joining Hyrule Warriors with Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto, along with stages and other elements to fit in with the game. As has been the case with previous Hyrule Warriors reveals, an initial magazine exclusive has rapidly made way for a deluge of...