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News: Here Are Some Handy Tips for Viewing Splatoon Online Rankings, Statistics and Map Schedules

Here Are Some Handy Tips for Viewing Splatoon Online Rankings, Statistics and Map Schedules

Inking in plans

Splatoon is a weekly - even daily - treat for plenty of Wii U owners, and with its glut of items, weapons and maps there's plenty on offer. It turns out there's also a neat resource for viewing online rankings alongside others on your Friend List, statistics on weapon usage and gear, and even the next few cycles of available maps...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Included in 'Hexathlon' to Find eSports UK Champion

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Included in 'Hexathlon' to Find eSports UK Champion

Winner of gaming Hexathlon to be crowned at EGX

If you're a regular reader of the site, you'll probably know we really love EGX (formally Eurogamer Expo). This year's expo has moved from its old location at Earls Court, London, which has sadly been demolished to make way for residential apartments; this year from 24th-27th September EGX will be in...

News: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water's Limited Edition Bundle Now Up for Pre-Order From Nintendo's Official UK Store

Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water's Limited Edition Bundle Now Up for Pre-Order From Nintendo's Official UK Store

Snap it up

As announced last week, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water - better known as Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden in North America - will only have a limited edition available at retail in Europe. In what's a potentially smart move for a relatively niche release, this release will be joined by a free-to-download version on the

News: Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innovation This Console Cycle, But We Didn't Showcase It Well Enough 

Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innovation This Console Cycle, But We Didn't Showcase It Well Enough 

"That's our real secret sauce"

The Wii U may not have gained the same commercial success as the original Wii, but it terms of innovation it arguably does more than its next-gen rivals, thanks largely to the potential of its GamePad controller. That's certainly the opinion of Nintendo of America's Executive VP of Sales Scott Moffitt, who has been...

News: CoroCoro Reveals Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version For Wii U

CoroCoro Reveals Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version For Wii U

A Level-5 & Ubisoft collaboration

After selling millions and becoming a cultural phenomenon in Japan, it has been revealed the popular Yo-Kai Watch series will receive a Just Dance spin-off. The latest issue of Japan’s CoroCoro Magazine explains Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version is on the way to the Wii U courtesy of a surprising...

News: Core Console Market Bigger Than Ever, Despite The Impact Of The "Wii Bubble" 

Core Console Market Bigger Than Ever, Despite The Impact Of The "Wii Bubble" 

Bodes well for Nintendo NX

EEDAR VP of Insights Patrick Walker has pointed out that the core home console market is bigger than ever, citing impressive launch sale figures for the PS4 and Xbox One systems. The news flies in the face of claims that the rise of smartphones and tablets has put the console market in danger. However, sales data points...

News: Splatoon Data Mining Brings More Weapons, a New Stage and Even 'Playable Octolings'

Splatoon Data Mining Brings More Weapons, a New Stage and Even 'Playable Octolings'

Would ruin the Kid / Squid song

As often now happens with a major update to a Nintendo title, pre-prepared future DLC gets data-mined and shared with the world. It's happened, notoriously, with Super Smash Bros.;as a result die-hard fans knew most of the title's pre-E3 reveals before they actually happened. This means, of course, that if you don't...

Poll: We Want Your Views on Splatoon Version 2.0

We Want Your Views on Splatoon Version 2.0

Splatfests, Private Matches, being both a kid and squid

Splatoon changes every week, but the most recent update was one of the biggest yet. It threw in much demanded private matches and the opportunity to team up with friends, while also adding a big batch of new gear, some extra music and boosted level caps. When you add the latest Splatfest round...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Xenoblade Chronicles Arrives on Wii U eShop in Europe

Xenoblade Chronicles Arrives on Wii U eShop in Europe

Now it's Shulk time

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you seems to end up doing everything you don't want to do and end up missing out on all the latest Nintendo happenings? Well we at Nintendo Life have once again slavishly compiled all of the week's doings into one easy to handle video just for you. This week we take a look at a double...

Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off The Best Facebook Super Mario Maker Hackathon Levels

Nintendo Minute Shows Off The Best Facebook Super Mario Maker Hackathon Levels

Including the winner, 'Ship Love'

Not too long ago Nintendo headed to Facebook's headquarters for a Super Mario Maker Hackathon, in which employees of the company tackled the game to try and create their own levels. The winner, 'Ship Love', will be included with the final game when it's released on 11th September. Nintendo Minute's latest video...

News: Nintendo Scoops Three Gamescom Awards

Nintendo Scoops Three Gamescom Awards

Mario and Legend of Zelda do the trick

Gamescom is now entering the chaotic weekend days, in which a dizzying number of gamers descend on Cologne. Though the event isn't over, a week of industry events has nevertheless culminated in the official Gamescom awards; Nintendo of Europe, which is out in force at the expo, has a few wins to celebrate...

Review: Legend of Kay Anniversary (Wii U)

Legend of Kay Anniversary (Wii U)

Legendary or just o-Kay?

Having never actually owned a Sony console besides a PSP that has rarely seen the light of day, this writer had never heard of Legend of Kay before this new HD re-release, so this review is coming with absolutely no expectations. Can it still hold the attention of a complete stranger a decade after its release? If you tried...

News: Rayman’s Creator Is Designing One Of The 60 Levels In Super Mario Maker

Rayman’s Creator Is Designing One Of The 60 Levels In Super Mario Maker

As if we weren’t already excited enough

Following reports last month Super Mario Maker would include 100 pre-made courses, the official UK game site was updated earlier this week to read the upcoming Wii U title will feature "dozens of sample courses" to help inspire players to create their own levels. The latest news surfacing via Nintendo of...

Talking Point: Fatal Frame's Trial Version and Limited Edition Highlight Nintendo's Shifting Approach to Retail

Fatal Frame's Trial Version and Limited Edition Highlight Nintendo's Shifting Approach to Retail

The eShop can be key for smaller retail releases

In the glut of Gamescom announcements earlier this week, Nintendo of Europe confirmed interesting details for the launch of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water, known as Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden in North America; we'll opt for Fatal Frame as our preferred title. Given a

News: Nintendo Showcases Art Academy: Home Studio's YouTube Upload Feature and Launches Contest

Nintendo Showcases Art Academy: Home Studio's YouTube Upload Feature and Launches Contest

For all you North American artists

No doubt helped along by strong ties to Google, Nintendo has been making integrated YouTube uploads a key part of some Wii U games. The option is particularly neat in Art Academy: Home Studio - Art Academy: Atelier in Europe - as uploads consist of time-lapse animations of your masterpieces. We're big fans of Home...

Guide: Get Competitive with 1v1 Online Matches in Splatoon

Get Competitive with 1v1 Online Matches in Splatoon

No items, Final Destination

Splatoon's big update to version 2.0.0 means that we can now play custom games online with friends, allowing us to dictate map, game mode, and even the number of players. This means that the much-sought after possibility of 1v1 matches online in Nintendo's ink-em-up is finally a reality, and they're a massive improvement...

News: Nintendo UK's Summer Tour Kicks Off This Month With Super Mario Maker And Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash In Tow

Nintendo UK's Summer Tour Kicks Off This Month With Super Mario Maker And Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash In Tow

Coming to shopping centre near you

Nintendo UK has confirmed the dates and locations of its 2015 Summer Tour, where it will show off its latest games to hordes of shoppers up and down the country. The tour kicks off on 12th August and runs until 13th September. Forthcoming titles like Super Mario Makerand Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash will rub...