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Video: Brace Yourself for these Top Five Most Exciting Intro Cutscenes in Gaming

Brace Yourself for these Top Five Most Exciting Intro Cutscenes in Gaming

Five alive

Intro cutscenes are generally the first real bit of a game you get to experience beyond the menu, so it's pretty important that they hook you as quickly as possible. We at Nintendo Life have coupled together five of what we feel are the most exciting examples, whether it be because of atmosphere, dialogue, or just downright awesomeness...

News: Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

"If I had my way, we’d be on everything"

While the absence of a number of major multi-platform franchises and IPs from Nintendo hardware can be easily explained, the fact that Minecraft has never come to the Wii U or 3DS remains surprising. While technical limitations would hold a 3DS version back to being a lighter / smart device port, the Wii U...

Interview: Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi On His Best Weapon, Mastering Gyro Controls And The Future Of Nintendo's Freshest IP

Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi On His Best Weapon, Mastering Gyro Controls And The Future Of Nintendo's Freshest IP

"I want to grow Splatoon as an IP"

Splatoon was a bit of a risk for Nintendo - it was a new IP in a genre that the company has little experience in. However, the title has proven to be a sizeable critical and commercial smash hit all over the world, repaying Nintendo's faith in a young and creative development team. We were lucky enough to sit down...

News: Devil's Third Will Be Released In North America, Just Not By Nintendo

Devil's Third Will Be Released In North America, Just Not By Nintendo

The rumours appear to be true

Yesterday we brought you the shock news that Devil's Third has been canned by Nintendo of America in the U.S. due to concerns about the final quality of the product. We noted that an alternative publisher will have to be found if Devil's Third is ever going to see the light of day in America. It appears that the rumour...

News: Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

"​I see these as spin-offs"

In the general trend of E3 delivering Nintendo franchises in unexpected forms, Animal Crossing amiibo Festival on Wii U joined the previously announced Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer as an unexpected update to the series. Aya Kyogoku, the series director, has been speaking to U

News: "Moray Towers" Stage Coming to Splatoon Today

"Moray Towers" Stage Coming to Splatoon Today

Towers above the rest

Nintendo UK, Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe have all tweeted confirmation that we will be seeing the new stage, "Moray Towers" dropping as the latest DLC stage for Splatoon today and early tomorrow. As the name would suggest, Moray Towers is set upon a skyscraper-like structure, set looming above all other...

Rumour: Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third To North America

Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third To North America

An alternative publisher may need to be found for the Wii U exclusive

Remember Devil's Third? An action title from the creator of the more recent Ninja Gaiden games - Tomonobu Itagaki - it was first announced a few years ago for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but when publisher THQ went under the game was left in limbo. Nintendo shocked everyone by picking...

News: Nintendo Official UK Store Throws in a Neat T-Shirt With Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

Nintendo Official UK Store Throws in a Neat T-Shirt With Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

You can choose yellow, yellow, or yellow

Super Mario Maker pre-orders have been available in the UK for a short while, but the Nintendo Official UK Store has taken its time, sauntering in fashionably late. It is fashionable though, as its pre-orders come with a neat yellow t-shirt, below. In terms of price, the t-shirt is a free extra, with the...

Video: Doctor Who Joins The Cast In LEGO Dimensions

Doctor Who Joins The Cast In LEGO Dimensions

Step into the TARDIS and save the world

LEGO Dimensions is shaping up to be something special featuring an ever-expanding cast of characters from a wide range of notable franchises. Unbelievably, the toys-to-life title coming to Wii U on 27th September is now even more impressive with the reveal the Doctor from Doctor Who will be fighting alongside...

Video: Prepare Your Creative Appetite with these Top Five Things to Make in Super Mario Maker

Prepare Your Creative Appetite with these Top Five Things to Make in Super Mario Maker

A fistful of favourites

Super Mario Maker is just a few months away, and in order to keep those creative juices flowing we've compiled a super concise list of five things we feel you absolutely must create in this stand-out creation game. Of course you no doubt have your own ideas as to what your creative fingers will be most keen to create first,...

News: Video: Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Gets Some Proper Footage and Looks... Alright

Video: Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Gets Some Proper Footage and Looks... Alright

Coming to Wii U and 3DS

Back in April we brought you the announcement of Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, which is coming to a whole load of systems including Wii U and 3DS. Confirmed for 'Fall', the reveal was bizarrely accompanied by a 20-second proof-of-concept video that demonstrated how the popular duo would look in a fully 3D...

Video: This Official Art Academy Timelapse of Mario and Luigi Should Warm Up Your Summer

This Official Art Academy Timelapse of Mario and Luigi Should Warm Up Your Summer

Luigi needs swimming lessons

Though the market for a relatively pricey drawing app from Nintendo may not be as sizeable as it was in the DS glory days, we're big fans of Art Academy: Atelier - Art Academy: Home Studio in North America - as it incorporates the hefty touchscreen of the Wii U GamePad with some nice home console features. One neat...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Leads Japanese Charts Alongside Rhythm Heaven and Splatoon

Fire Emblem Fates Leads Japanese Charts Alongside Rhythm Heaven and Splatoon

3DS still dominates in hardware, too

With another passing week we have the latest Media Create charts out of Japan, and the focus this time is on momentum and solid sellers, with no major new releases arriving to shake up the results. From Nintendo's perspective the news is positive, with its releases showing decent numbers and hardware holding...