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News: Wii U Emulator, Cemu, Runs Games Like Super Mario Maker and Mario Kart 8 in Version 1.3.0

Wii U Emulator, Cemu, Runs Games Like Super Mario Maker and Mario Kart 8 in Version 1.3.0

Low performance but fast progress

Towards the end of last year we shared some updates on Cemu, a prospective emulator for the Wii U. Though likely a significant amount of time away from delivering the kind of performance that Dolphin has with Wii and GameCube, it's proving to be an intriguing project for those involved and following it - once you...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X and Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Are On the Way

Xenoblade Chronicles X and Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Are On the Way

Just four hours this time around

On a regular basis Nintendo needs to take some online services down to give the servers a bit of a spit and polish, depriving us of valuable Splatoon time, or general online time, for that matter. There's a bit of maintenance on the way to be aware of, so let's break it down. First of all, Xenoblade Chronicles X...

News: Splatoon Update to Prompt Server Maintenance and Brief Downtime

Splatoon Update to Prompt Server Maintenance and Brief Downtime

Not for too long, thankfully

Version 2.5.0 of Splatoon goes live soon, and the official Tumblr page for the game has advised that implementing the update will necessitate a bit of downtime that'll prevent online play. It's not a lengthy break, but is worth noting for North American gamers planning some evening matches. The following downtime is on...

Rumour: Details of amiibo Features in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Emerge

Details of amiibo Features in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Emerge

Items and buffs ahoy

Recent revelations of amiibo-specific features in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD have caused a stir among fans of the game, and now some more information appears to have come to light. It's worth noting that we've marked these as rumours simply due to the nature of the source material - translations from a Famitsu...

News: Splatoon's Next Update Is On Target For Launch Tomorrow

Splatoon's Next Update Is On Target For Launch Tomorrow

Version 2.5.0 clamps down on shortcuts

Nintendo continues to make changes and amendments to its ink-based online shooter Splatoon, with the latest lot of fixes coming on Wednesday January 20th - otherwise known as "tomorrow". These include the closing off of various shortcuts and a few fixes to environmental features. There are also some...

News: ​Eiji Aonuma and Malo Begin Talking About The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

​Eiji Aonuma and Malo Begin Talking About The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Expect art, discussions, and more information

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is only a couple months away from releasing, but most details surrounding the remaster are still unknown. After the initial Nintendo Direct where it was revealed, most new information has only come by way of rumours, with nothing being set in stone yet. It...

Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Bayonetta 1 & 2

Why We're Still Playing... Bayonetta 1 & 2

Tom Whitehead on why nearly dislocating his thumbs is fun

When Bayonetta was confirmed as the final character in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, I couldn't help but be amused. Here's a character that's spent two games torturing and spanking (literally, at points) angels from heaven and demons from hell. When a combo move is achieved her outfit...

Review: Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Wii U)

Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Wii U)

Super Kung Fu Smash Panda Bros.

Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends takes the movie franchise's core themes of kung fu, lovable characters and comedy, throws it into a 2.5D brawler and leaves you with a feeling of being satisfied but ultimately wanting something else. With the game being crafted by those at Vicious Cycle, the team behind...

Reaction: Nintendo Titles Miss the UK Top 40 Once Again

Nintendo Titles Miss the UK Top 40 Once Again

For the third week in a row

Every week we check the UK chart results, and typically Nintendo has a few titles scrapping away - at the very least - in the bottom half of the top 40. Yet this is now the third consecutive week where not a single Wii U or 3DS exclusive has made it into the all-format top 40. What's going on? It's worth starting out...

News: Gunman Clive HD Collection Has Sold 9000 Copies But Has Still Made A Profit

Gunman Clive HD Collection Has Sold 9000 Copies But Has Still Made A Profit

About 10 times the sales of Gunman Clive 2 on Steam

Gunman Clive HD Collection is one of the more recent indie gems on the Wii U eShop, and pulls together the two 3DS titles in a single, high-definition package. Given that many Nintendo fans will have played the two games in their handheld forms previously, it's perhaps unsurprising to learn that...

News: A Digital Code for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Will Be $50 in North America

A Digital Code for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Will Be $50 in North America

Perhaps matching the eShop price?

In just a couple months, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will launch, hopefully bringing the definitive version of the game to the masses. While most concrete specifics as to what's been changed this time around still remain a mystery, it seems that this version will feature a larger wallet, more...

Video: The Cape Escape is the Next Super Mario Maker Challenge from Panga

The Cape Escape is the Next Super Mario Maker Challenge from Panga

Falling with style

We rather enjoy being level tourists in Super Mario Maker, though in some cases stages are best left to the most dedicated and skilful of players. Those created by 'Panga' definitely fit that category. We've covered Panga in the past, as he's established a fan-base creating ludicrously tough levels that many are happy to watch...

Random: Take a Look at These Unused Alternate Sonic Boom Logos

Take a Look at These Unused Alternate Sonic Boom Logos

Dudes vs. Evil?

The Sonic Boom franchise is definitely one that's divided opinions. While it may be that the TV show is fairly well liked, the games left something to be desired. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is still set to release sometime this year, opting to follow in the footsteps of the slightly better received portable entry in this sub-series...

Random: Eager Super Mario Maker Creator Shares Mario's Lost World, a 38 Stage Extravaganza

Eager Super Mario Maker Creator Shares Mario's Lost World, a 38 Stage Extravaganza

Time for an overworld feature, perhaps?

Super Mario Maker may have now been around for roughly four months, but many thousands of gamers are still logging on regularly to play and create stages. There's been some disquiet around stages disappearing with little explanation since the New Year - though the reasoning is likely 'low popularity' or...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Twilight Princess HD amiibo Dungeon, Pokémon Yellow 2DS

Twilight Princess HD amiibo Dungeon, Pokémon Yellow 2DS

Model business

Another week, another look back and round-up in the form of a video. If you've been caught up in the tide of nonsense that many are currently calling January, you may well have missed some important Nintendo news. Thankfully, we've got the solution! This week we look at the rumour surrounding a new dungeon in The Legend of Zelda:...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders for Twilight Princess HD's amiibo Bundle and Standalone Game

Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders for Twilight Princess HD's amiibo Bundle and Standalone Game

No standalone Wolf Link amiibo, yet

Through various retailers across different countries it's become clear that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and its Wolf Link amiibo will be available in various ways, and now the Official Nintendo UK Store has pitched in with its pre-order promotions, though it's not offering every option we expected...

News: Pokkén Tournament Will be Picking Fights on 18th March

Pokkén Tournament Will be Picking Fights on 18th March

Huzzah!

Update: This 18th March release is for both Europe and North America, which is excellent news. Original Article: It's the season for silly game delay rumours, and thankfully one can now be put to bed with a nice cup of cocoa. Pokkén Tournament is confirmed to be coming to Europe on 18th March, making it a welcome addition to the first...

News: Super Mario Maker Joins Elite List of Wii U Games to Pass One Million Sales in the US

Super Mario Maker Joins Elite List of Wii U Games to Pass One Million Sales in the US

Making dollars

While the big picture and overall sales history may not be kind to the Wii U in generations to come, the qualities of the system and some of its exclusive games have ensured that fans have happily picked up some titles in significant numbers. Super Mario Maker, Nintendo's fantastic level creation tool of 2015, has now joined a list of...