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News: Princess Daisy Costume Confirmed For Bayonetta

Princess Daisy Costume Confirmed For Bayonetta

Dressing up is fun

Nintendo has previously revealed that you'll be able to use Samus, Peach and Link costumes in Bayonetta on the Wii U, but eagle-eyed fans have spotted that screenshots show a fourth costume selection slot. Given the colours and flower design used in the mystery icon, some had predicted that it would be an outfit for Princess...

News: Nintendo Supported Our Vision The Most, Says Devil's Third Maker Valhalla Game Studio

Nintendo Supported Our Vision The Most, Says Devil's Third Maker Valhalla Game Studio

"As far as boundaries go, there was nothing they told us we couldn’t do"

Devil's Third was perhaps one of the biggest surprises of Nintendo's E3. Previously announced by THQ as a PS3 and 360 title, its future was thrown into doubt when the publisher went under. Nintendo was the company which picked it up, and now the game will be hitting the Wii U...

News: Pier Solar HD Delayed, Wii U Version Will Now Come With Built-In Achievements

Pier Solar HD Delayed, Wii U Version Will Now Come With Built-In Achievements

Certification process throws up some issues

WaterMelon's rebooted 16-bit RPG Pier Solar and the Great Architects HD was due for release earlier this year, but the developer has now revealed that a last-minute snag in the certification process has resulted in a minor delay. Apparently it's Microsoft which is kicking up a stink — it rejected the...

Parent Trap: Amiibo Charts A Fresh Course In The Toys To Life Sector

Amiibo Charts A Fresh Course In The Toys To Life Sector

Wallets are going to suffer this Christmas

Seen one toy-video-game craze and you’ve seen them all, right? Counter to first impressions Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Angry Birds Telepods each offer a distinct experience. Nintendo’s amiibo characters offer another new way to combine toys and video-games, but how different is it to these other...

News: The Results Of Nintendo Games Seminar Show Innovation And Imagination

The Results Of Nintendo Games Seminar Show Innovation And Imagination

Last year’s four games available for free on the Japanese Wii U eShop

We recently reported on Nintendo of Japan's Nintendo Games Seminar and commented on what a great opportunity it looked like for young Japanese developers who wanted to make a name for themselves. Every year selected teams of college students are given classes on game...

Hands On: Bewitching Bayonetta 2 Brings Action Gaming To A Climax On Wii U

Bewitching Bayonetta 2 Brings Action Gaming To A Climax On Wii U

We spend some time with Bayonetta 1 and 2

It’s hard to overestimate just how much buzz Bayonetta 2’s Wii U exclusivity garnered back when it was announced in 2012; the first game in the series - from Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya - was critically acclaimed and a big hit with fans, though since it only ever appeared on the Xbox 360 and PS3,...

News: Thank Goodness, The Burning Mystery Of Bayonetta 2's New Haircut Is Finally Explained

Thank Goodness, The Burning Mystery Of Bayonetta 2's New Haircut Is Finally Explained

"I think her shorter hair gives her a generally more masculine look."

By now you’ve probably seen the new look for everyone’s favourite modern witch, Bayonetta. But did you ever wonder why she had such a drastic haircut for the Wii U exclusive sequel Bayonetta 2? Thankfully Mari Shimazaki — freelance designer over at Platinum Games — is at...

News: Mario Kart 8 Speeds Past The Two Million Copies Sold Barrier In Less Than A Month

Mario Kart 8 Speeds Past The Two Million Copies Sold Barrier In Less Than A Month

Wii U hardware sales are up, too

During Nintendo's 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders it has been revealed that Mario Kart 8 has shifted an impressive two million copies in the month it has been on sale. In addition to this welcome news, it has also been stated that Wii U hardware sales are on the rise too — although this presumably...

News: Bayonetta 2 Director Eager to "Nurture" the Series With Nintendo Again in the Future

Bayonetta 2 Director Eager to "Nurture" the Series With Nintendo Again in the Future

"There's a lot that we learned from Nintendo"

Bayonetta 2 is getting increasingly close to its arrival on Wii U, and when you throw in the inclusion / release of an updated Bayonetta, albeit in different deals per region, it could be enough to keep Nintendo gamers busy for a good while from October onwards. It's easy to forget, too, how big an...

Video: Nintendo Game Developers 'Sing' About Their Upcoming Wii U Releases

Nintendo Game Developers 'Sing' About Their Upcoming Wii U Releases

Splatoon! Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker! Star Fox! More!

So, we admit, that's a cheeky headline, though we trust the 'Sing' and image have tipped you off to what's really going on here. Nintendo has released a rather funny video of its big-name developers singing songs about their current Wii U projects... in Tomodachi Life. One of this game's...

News: Hyrule Warriors Downloadable Costume Sets Feature Twilight Princess Outfits for Link and Zelda

Hyrule Warriors Downloadable Costume Sets Feature Twilight Princess Outfits for Link and Zelda

Screens for Agitha, Lana, Zant and Argorok also released

Though we have release dates for Hyrule Warriors in the West, one area that's yet to be outlined is whether there'll be multiple retail editions with additional costume sets, as is the case in Japan. At present the official website outlines three offerings, with details as follows. A...

News: Pokémon Art Academy Sneaks Top Spot in Japanese Charts as Console Sales Dip

Pokémon Art Academy Sneaks Top Spot in Japanese Charts as Console Sales Dip

3DS still top, Wii U remains as number one console

It's time once again for the Media Create Japanese chart results, and this week tells a tale of modest sales across the board. Though the numbers are low Nintendo still has plenty to cheer. Pokémon Art Academy makes its début this week and sneaks into top spot, narrowly out-selling more...

News: Miiverse Update Adds Post Embed Option, Activity Feed Customisation and More

Miiverse Update Adds Post Embed Option, Activity Feed Customisation and More

Say "meh" to Yeahs

Nintendo's ever-evolving Miiverse social network has had another update today, tweaking the experience in customising your Activity Feed, improving the browser-based User Page and adding an option to embed posts on websites. The latter option is a simple button at the end of a post that gives you some embed code, though it should...

News: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developers Aiming to Bring Areal to Wii U

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developers Aiming to Bring Areal to Wii U

Blasting towards crowdfunding target

For Wii U gamers hoping for a shooter on the system that also aims to innovate the genre and provide a compelling post-apocalyptic atmosphere, Areal should perhaps be on their radar. It's a project by West Games, comprised of team members that worked on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and Metro: Last Light. Presented...

News: Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique Approach, and Learning From Nintendo

Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique Approach, and Learning From Nintendo

"I had this opportunity to learn about Nintendo culture"

Devil's Third was a major surprise at E3; the Valhalla project formerly in the works for PS3 and Xbox 360 was announced as a Wii U exclusive. Its absence from the the Nintendo Digital Event was hardly a surprise considering its tone and genre, but it did raise eyebrows and will stand as one of...

Talking Point: New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The Key for Nintendo

New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The Key for Nintendo

Splatoon and Code Name S.T.E.A.M are joined by Captain Toad, after all

Earlier today we reported on an interview given by two of the developers behind upcoming Wii U third-person shooter Splatoon, in which they outlined the creative process that brought us human / squid hybrids rather than macho men with guns, with existing brands such as Mario...

News: Developers Outline The Creative Process for Crafting Splatoon as a New IP, Working Towards Retail Release

Developers Outline The Creative Process for Crafting Splatoon as a New IP, Working Towards Retail Release

"We had robots, different animals, macho men, and Mario"

Of all its announcements at E3, Splatoon was arguably the biggest hit for Nintendo, perhaps aside from obvious blockbuster efforts such as The Legend of Zelda. It generated a lot of hype, seemingly caught the imagination of the Nintendo Life community and has been praised in numerous previews...

Video: Impa Shows Off Some Impressive Moves in the Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Impa Shows Off Some Impressive Moves in the Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Call that a sword? THIS, is a sword

Tecmo Koei and Nintendo have been busy in recent days and weeks to make sure that gamers know all about Hyrule Warriors, both also doing their utmost to convince us that this is a title we simply must have on Wii U. This Dynasty Warriors mash-up will certainly be a diversion for the much-loved franchise, at least...

News: Nintendo Confirms Appearance, With Wii U and 3DS Titles, at HYPER JAPAN 2014 in London

Nintendo Confirms Appearance, With Wii U and 3DS Titles, at HYPER JAPAN 2014 in London

Will take part in "a number of showcases on the main stage"

HYPER JAPAN is a yearly event in London that, if you hadn't already guessed from the title, celebrates Japanese culture. It incorporates interests such as music, fashion, food & drink, sports demonstrations, technology and, of course, video games. Nintendo's been a consistent supporter...