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News: Masahiro Sakurai Teases Trophy Rush Mini-Game For Super Smash Bros.

Masahiro Sakurai Teases Trophy Rush Mini-Game For Super Smash Bros.

"Quite a bit different from Coin Launcher in Super Smash Bros. Brawl."

With its arrival now confirmed to be around three and a half months away, we can expect more firm details on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS to filter through in the coming weeks. We'll get a sense of how fully featured it is in comparison to its eventual Wii U partner, though to date...

Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Wii U)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Wii U)

Needs a bit more training

How to Train Your Dragon 2, developed by Australian studio Torus Games and published by Little Orbit, is a throwback to movie tie-ins of yore. Most big action films these days opt for cheaper, often microtransaction-based game tie-ins on mobile devices, like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and

News: Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is Already In Development

Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is Already In Development

More improvements coming to the Wii U

It's fair to say that the last Wii U System Update was a bit special. The Quick Start menu is fantastic, offering the chance to get into your games with less waiting time. It was certainly encouraging to see Nintendo thoughtfully augment the abilities of the console and add something that is of genuine benefit...

News: Free Copy of Bayonetta Comes as a Separate Disc With Bayonetta 2 in Japan

Free Copy of Bayonetta Comes as a Separate Disc With Bayonetta 2 in Japan

Let's be having you, physical media fans

An E3 announcement from Nintendo that flashed by but nevertheless raised eyebrows in the Nintendo Life office was confirmation that a Wii U version of Bayonetta will be included with copies of Bayonetta 2, a welcome bonus that'll give Nintendo gamers the opportunity to jump into the sequel with all the...

News: Developers Weigh In On The Way Forward For Wii U

Developers Weigh In On The Way Forward For Wii U

"The system plays host to a bunch of great, very unique games"

Following Nintendo's E3 exploits, we now have a greater idea of what content is coming to the Wii U in the remainder of 2014 and beyond. It was an event with some genuine surprises, combined with expected details, and laid out the path for the system — GamePad included — for the...

News: Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life Hold Firm in UK Charts

Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life Hold Firm in UK Charts

There's this thing called the World Cup, it apparently affects sales

The latest UK chart results are in, and they bring reasonable news for Nintendo's two main entries in the top 40, reflecting a quiet spell for game sales but also early signs of hope for the company's current plucky, yet bizarre, 3DS title. To start at the top end, Mario Kart 8,...

News: FIFA 15 Is Lacing Its Boots For A Wii And 3DS Appearance, But Is Skipping The Wii U

FIFA 15 Is Lacing Its Boots For A Wii And 3DS Appearance, But Is Skipping The Wii U

Foul play

EA has revealed that it is releasing a stripped-down version of FIFA 15 for the Wii and 3DS, but won't be bringing its best-selling soccer series to the Wii U. FIFA 15 will hit next-generation machines with a host of new features, but the publisher has stated that versions for older systems won't come with the same amount of content: A...

News: Mii Swordfighter Characters Show Off Their Moves in Super Smash Bros.

Mii Swordfighter Characters Show Off Their Moves in Super Smash Bros.

Shurikens of Light! Chakrams! Gale Strikes!

The first reveal from Nintendo in its E3 Digital Event was Mii characters for Super Smash Bros., an inclusion that means — in theory — almost anyone can be a challenger. You want to fight as Reggie Fils-Aime or Satoru Iwata? Import or create their Mii characters onto your system, and they're good to...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines His Work Routine and Highlights Splatoon Development Team

Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines His Work Routine and Highlights Splatoon Development Team

Also says Virtual Reality gives him "quite a bit of pause"

Shigeru Miyamoto's role at Nintendo has changed a great deal in recent years, with the legendary game designer now one of the most senior managers in the company and responsible for far more than developing a game or two a year. Rumours of retirement a couple of years ago transpired to be a...

News: Eiji Aonuma Plans To Shake Up the Puzzle Formula in The Legend of Zelda for Wii U

Eiji Aonuma Plans To Shake Up the Puzzle Formula in The Legend of Zelda for Wii U

"I wanna kinda rethink or maybe reconstruct the idea of puzzle-solving"

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U was probably, for quite a few devoted Nintendo fans, the highlight of the company's E3 Digital Event. Series producer Eiji Aonuma presented a vision of a large, open world before we were treated to a highly stylised action sequence. Finding a blend...

First Impressions: Solving the Puzzle of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Solving the Puzzle of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Toad Captain! My Captain!

Sometimes games play host to smaller experiences so fun they could easily stand as full-fledged titles of their own. Kirby games are famous for this, of course, with Kirby Fighters & Dedede’s Drum Dash on offer in the pink puffball’s latest outing, though Mario’s also been known to get in on the act — Super...

Feature: Catch Up With Ten of the Nintendo Treehouse E3 Demonstrations

Catch Up With Ten of the Nintendo Treehouse E3 Demonstrations

Essential viewing

Nintendo's multi-faceted approach to E3 this year did much to earn praise, as it ignored convention and produced a series of videos and events that played up to its strengths. The Digital Event was stylish, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational was raucous fun, and there were two roundtable events that generated plenty of buzz. That...

First Impressions: Enjoying the Craft of Yoshi's Woolly World

Enjoying the Craft of Yoshi's Woolly World

A purled gem

For fans who have been anxiously awaiting news of Yarn Yoshi since it was first announced in January 2013, seeing Nintendo’s Takashi Tezuka and Good-Feel’s Etsunobu Ebisu walk into a yarn shop during the E3 Digital Event was enough to send hopeful hearts flutter-jumping in anticipation. Now sporting a new name and a launch window...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Hints at Star Fox for Wii U Structure, Explains Background of Mario Maker

Shigeru Miyamoto Hints at Star Fox for Wii U Structure, Explains Background of Mario Maker

Potential link between Project Guard and Star Fox

Now that the E3 LA extravaganza is finished, we're starting to learn a little more about projects that were shown by Nintendo during the event. Shigeru Miyamoto has been doing the rounds, for example, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly has given a little more context for his GamePad...

News: Here's Another Huge Batch of Hyrule Warriors Screens to Enjoy

Here's Another Huge Batch of Hyrule Warriors Screens to Enjoy

Spare no-one

Hyrule Warriors is no longer a Japanese title that we hope to eventually see in the West, as Tecmo Koei's extravagant Dynasty Warriors / Zelda mash-up has been confirmed for a September arrival. It'll be all about wiping out hundreds of enemies, taking on a boss, and then doing that all over again, all within a world full of...