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News: Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will Be "Limited-Time" Offers

Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will Be "Limited-Time" Offers

Gotta catch 'em all!

It's not long until we can get our grubby mitts on Nintendo's attractive looking range of amiibo figures. If you are something of a collector however you might want to hit that preorder button now, as some amiibos may quickly become quite rare. During a recent investors briefing Nintendo's Satoru Iwata spelt out clearly that...

News: "Pre-Download" Service to Kick Off With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

"Pre-Download" Service to Kick Off With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Download most of the game in advance

While the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores have taken great strides in bringing Nintendo towards current-day standards in digital retail, there are still various areas of improvement. Just recently Nintendo has begun to sell retail downloads online that can, by purchasing from the official website in North America...

Video: Super Smash Bros. Announcer Xander Mobus Talks About His Role in the Franchise

Super Smash Bros. Announcer Xander Mobus Talks About His Role in the Franchise

The man behind the powerful voice...

YouTube channel Super Mario's Channel has posted a 25-minute interview with the announcer of the latest instalments in the Super Smash Bros. series, Xander Mobus; known for his work on Eve of October OVA1, some may be left scratching their heads once they discover the face behind the epic Smash 4 voice. He...

News: Tournament Players Pass Judgement On 8-Player Super Smash Bros.

Tournament Players Pass Judgement On 8-Player Super Smash Bros.

Could we see 8-player matches in professional events?

Nintendo recently confirmed that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will showcase 8-player battles, and the reaction from fans was predictably positive. However, it's worth considering how will this addition will impact professional Smash tournaments. Could we see chaotic 8-player matches...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Rushes Towards 2 Million Sales, New 3DS Continues to Sell Well

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Rushes Towards 2 Million Sales, New 3DS Continues to Sell Well

A monster success in sight

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is utterly thwarting its competition with nearly 2 million physical copies sold, even with new Sony-system titles being released thick and fast such as the acclaimed The Evil Within. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS drops down a good number of places, but this is largely due to the fact that...

Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excitebike Arena Footage From Mario Kart 8's DLC

Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excitebike Arena Footage From Mario Kart 8's DLC

Very excite

It's not long now until Mario Kart 8 gets its first helping of DLC, and to keep you keen Nintendo has released a video which shows off the amazing Excitebike Arena course — inspired, of course, by the NES game Excitebike. The course is packed with bumps which are perfect for trick boosts, and even features a massive status of the...

News: You'll Be Able To Explore The Artistic Imagination Of An 8-Year-Old In Wii U Title Child's Mind

You'll Be Able To Explore The Artistic Imagination Of An 8-Year-Old In Wii U Title Child's Mind

The result is "Marble Madness meets Jetpack Joyride"

Christian Sanders has an 8-year-old son, and like so many children of this delicate age, he loves to doodle. However, the crude creations committed to paper by Sanders' offspring are destined for a greater purpose than simply being stuck on the wall — they form the basis of Child's Mind, a title...

Video: An Introduction To The Wild And Wacky Cast Of Bayonetta 2

An Introduction To The Wild And Wacky Cast Of Bayonetta 2

Don't know your Loki from your Lumen Sage? Watch this

Bayonetta 2 is finally out, and as Nintendo fans, it may be highly possible that you haven't played the original game and therefore may be a little confused about who all these characters are. We've sorted you out with a short primer on who's who in this unusual world of Demons, Angels, Witches...

News: Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts

Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts

55% of Just Dance sales on Wii and, no, we didn't forget a U

Bayonetta 2 arrived on Wii U last week, and it appears to have enjoyed a solid start in the UK market. The chart results released today confirmed that the brilliant Platinum Games action title was the most successful new release; it managed 7th place in the all-format chart and an...

Video: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Opening Cinematic Revealed

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Opening Cinematic Revealed

The start of something beautiful...

The opening cinematic to a new game is something that can give gamers the butterflies, and the crème de la crème of anticipated intros has finally been revealed by Nintendo — via IGN. The new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U opening movie, as expected, has us greeted by a host of Nintendo all-stars showing off...

Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience or Battling for Copies in Stores?

Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience or Battling for Copies in Stores?

Many stores apparently selling out

Bayonetta 2 has now arrived on Wii U, available on the eShop and, of course, in stores. Yet a quick look on social networks suggests that plenty are struggling to get hold of the game in high street stores, with various retailers apparently selling out of stock. What's going on? It can mean multiple things...

News: Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and Co in The Wonderful 101

Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and Co in The Wonderful 101

Move over, Konami

We're big fans of Platinum Games here at Nintendo Life, even to the point that we praised its Wii U legacy just recently. While many may be enjoying its latest release — Bayonetta 2 — on Wii U, some cool unlockable details for The Wonderful 101 may have some going back to the bonkers-yet-brilliant action game released in 2013...

Feature: Breaking Down Over 50 Must-See Things in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Breaking Down Over 50 Must-See Things in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Step by glorious step

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct delivered what it promised — 50 'Must-See Things'. In fairness to the 'New Things' wording deployed on multiple occasions by Nintendo of America, meanwhile, it wasn't far off that target either, even if that would require a little more slack and an absence of cynicism...

News: Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Have a Bayonetta 1 & 2 eShop offer explanation as a bonus

In recent weeks we've emphasized — in some editorials and general articles — that Nintendo needs to start building more awareness of amiibo with understandable, interesting promotions, videos and so on. We're starting to see that process get underway, with the company following up its...

News: Slender: The Arrival Is Stalking Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Slender: The Arrival Is Stalking Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Cult survival horror title is being published by Majesco

A PEGI rating has revealed that Majesco is publishing the Blue Isle Studios title Slender: The Arrival on the Wii U eShop. The game originally launched on PC and Mac back in 2013 and has since become something of a cult classic. It features the iconic Slender Man, a faceless antagonist who...

Guide: Tips And Tricks To Get You Started In Bayonetta 2

Tips And Tricks To Get You Started In Bayonetta 2

Struggling to climax? Follow our advice

Bayonetta 2 is out today, and while there are difficulty options that accommodate players of all skill levels, that doesn't mean that you can't benefit from some pointers to help get you started. Below is a guide that should help provide you with an understanding of how to approach even the most-challenging...

Guide: How To Find Every Umbran Crow In Bayonetta 2

How To Find Every Umbran Crow In Bayonetta 2

Catch 'em all to unlock stamps for Miiverse

Umbran Crows are evasive little creatures. Twenty of these dodgy birds are hiding throughout the world of Bayonetta 2, and it's up to you to catch 'em all. Not only can locating each one be a task in itself, but possessing the requisite speed and skill to scoop them up before they're alerted to your...