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Video: Watch As A Gaggle Of Oldies Are Exposed To The Joys Of Mario Kart 8

Watch As A Gaggle Of Oldies Are Exposed To The Joys Of Mario Kart 8

"I'd prefer Poker"

Mario Kart 8 is a game with almost universal appeal, effortlessly able to transcend the boundaries of gender, race and - as the video below proves - age. Yup, the world-famous React YouTube channel has taken a group of old people, parked them in front of a Wii U playing a copy of Nintendo's famous racing title and shoved...

News: First Run Wii U Copies of Rodea the Sky Soldier Will Include the Wii Version in Western Release

First Run Wii U Copies of Rodea the Sky Soldier Will Include the Wii Version in Western Release

Two birds with one stone

It's rather hard to believe, but Rodea the Sky Soldier is finally on the home stretch to getting released. The previously vaporware game from Yuji Naka, of Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS fame, is set to release sometime this Fall after a touch and go development cycle of over three years. Based around the concept of flying,...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 in Japanese Charts

New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 in Japanese Charts

Can't win 'em all

Nintendo's enjoyed plenty of dominance in the Media Create Japanese charts in recent years, but major releases on rival systems have seen it lose out in recent weeks. The big N will no doubt be considering the cost of key franchises being released elsewhere, as Sony enjoys a week on top. To start with software, the major story is...

Video: Many Crates Were Harmed in the Making of This Little Mac KO Punch Video

Many Crates Were Harmed in the Making of This Little Mac KO Punch Video

Ain't no boxes high enough

It's obvious you don't want to be on the receiving end of Little Mac's KO punch in Super Smash Bros., but not everyone has had a chance to see how determined the glove can be to hit its mark. Probably because not everyone creates scenarios as ridiculous as this. YouTube account Master0fHyrule took to training mode in the...

News: Nintendo of America Suggests That Fans Hoping for a Gold Mario amiibo Should Head to Walmart Stores on 20th March

Nintendo of America Suggests That Fans Hoping for a Gold Mario amiibo Should Head to Walmart Stores on 20th March

"Preorders are just a part of the Mario amiibo Gold Edition story"

The Super Mario amiibo Gold Edition has been the latest desirable Nintendo product to sell out rapidly online, with pre-orders disappearing almost as fast as they appeared. That may have led some in North America that want the limited edition amiibo to give up or consider over-priced...

News: Nintendo Unleashes Commercials and Minigame Videos for Mario Party 10

Nintendo Unleashes Commercials and Minigame Videos for Mario Party 10

Let's get it started...

The arrival of Mario Party 10 on 20th March is the end-result of one of this generation's inevitabilities; the fact we're onto number ten says all we need to know about how prolific this series has been on Nintendo's home consoles since the Nintendo 64 days. We may not all clamour to pick these titles up when they arrive, but...

Site News: A New Readership Survey Has Appeared

A New Readership Survey Has Appeared

Would you mind if we asked you a few questions?

We don't take it for granted that nearly 100,000 people visit Nintendo Life every day, yet you probably know a lot more about us than we know about you. Therefore our partners at Gamer Network have put together a readership survey so we can get to know our audience a little better. Nintendo Life is...

News: Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Presentation Coming On Friday

Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Presentation Coming On Friday

Battles will be the focus

Xenoblade Chronicles X is hitting the Wii U in Japan this April, and to build up a little more hype Nintendo is running a Japanese video broadcast on Friday. The video will focus on the game's battle system, which is shaping up to be even more inventive as the one seen in the Wii original - and its recent New Nintendo 3DS...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Still Set for May as Online eShop Purchases are Offered in Japan

Mario Kart 8 DLC Still Set for May as Online eShop Purchases are Offered in Japan

Mario Kart.tv now linking to an eShop portal

Nintendo's taken notable strides in recent times with its online services and the eShop, particularly in the area of improving convenience for those buying download games when away from their console. In North America it's now possible to buy a decent collection of games via the company's official website...

Video: This Unlockable Character in Hyrule Warriors Shouldn't Be Missed

This Unlockable Character in Hyrule Warriors Shouldn't Be Missed

Taking the term Easter Egg to a new level

Warning: spoilers below Hyrule Warriors isn't a game that takes itself too seriously; take the plot, for example, which blends saving the world with a somewhat tenuous concept that ties multiple generations of Legend of Zelda characters together. It's all about the action, and whether you're playing as Link...

Video: Wreak Havoc as Ganon In Hyrule Warriors' Boss Pack DLC

Wreak Havoc as Ganon In Hyrule Warriors' Boss Pack DLC

We send off the DLC for Hyrule Warriors in style...

It seems like Hyrule Warriors was released a long time ago, but the game has had a consistent stream of downloadable content - well worth the cost of the readily available Season Pass. This final piece of DLC is an absolute stonker, adding two new Challenge modes - Boss Challenge and Ganon Play...

Video: Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

I always wanted you to go into space, man

Affordable Space Adventures - a forthcoming collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas - is on a crash-course with the Wii U eShop, and we've been lucky enough to have a mess around with the latest build of the title. As you can see from the footage below - which, be warned, contains somewhat unrelated...

News: LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Capcom Should Have Given Us Already

LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Capcom Should Have Given Us Already

Developer is already in early talks with Nintendo

Indie studio Pirana King has just launched an announcement trailer for LastFight, a new brawling title which calls to mind Capcom's amazing - but sadly dormant - Power Stone series. The footage contains chunky characters, frantic action and the ability to use nearby objects against your opponent -...

News: Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U For Its Fun Factor And Kid-Friendly Nature

Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U For Its Fun Factor And Kid-Friendly Nature

Nielsen's latest consumer survey shows driving factors behind console sales

Stat company Nielsen has conducted a US-based survey to discover what the five key factors are behind people buying a modern home console, and in Nintendo's case, it's a rather unsurprising list of points. According to the study, the top reason for purchasing a Wii U is...

News: Woah Dave! Getting Free Deluxe Update On 3DS, Also Coming To Wii U

Woah Dave! Getting Free Deluxe Update On 3DS, Also Coming To Wii U

New levels and characters promised

Woah Dave! developer Choice Provisions has revealed that the game is getting a "Deluxe" update on the 3DS. Woah Dave! Deluxe - which has just hit Steam - features two new levels, a host of new characters, boss battles, fresh enemy types, UFOs you can ride, a "classic" mode which returns everything to how it was in...

News: Saints Row Design Director Was Working On An Open-World Wii U Game

Saints Row Design Director Was Working On An Open-World Wii U Game

Nintendo apparently pulled the plug one day before production

Unseen64's Liam Robertson - an expert at digging up cancelled gaming projects - has uncovered another interesting piece of into regarding an open-world adventure title that was in development for the Wii U. Chris Stockman - who served as Design Director on the original Saints Row - was...

News: Former Rare Developers Will Show Off Their New Game In March

Former Rare Developers Will Show Off Their New Game In March

Playtonic Games to present their first project at this year's EGX Rezzed

Earlier this month, we reported on the news that fledgling studio Playtonic Games - made up of former Rare employees - is currently hard at work on a spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series. It has now been confirmed that the as-yet-unnamed release will be getting its...

News: Amazon UK and Tesco Now Flogging Wii U Premium Pack Bundles for £189

Amazon UK and Tesco Now Flogging Wii U Premium Pack Bundles for £189

Cheap 2DS and 3DS options, too

With Wii U hardware sales generally struggling, certainly in comparison to fellow 'current gen' rivals PS4 and Xbox One, we've often seen retailers slashing prices to shift stock. This certainly happens a lot in the UK, where brief promotions offer tempting opportunities for those yet to take the plunge. In a year...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Mario Party 10, amiibo and Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off Mario Party 10, amiibo and Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars in Japan

Bowser wearing glasses, that is all...

We're big fans of Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel, for the simple reason that it often publishes relatively long videos of upcoming releases and - more importantly - awesome TV commercials. The latest batch includes a man with glasses transforming into Bowser, still wearing glasses; is that possibly the...

News: Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Title Emerges Online

Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Title Emerges Online

What could it be?

It would appear that Disney is working on an as-yet unannounced Wii U title. Freelance character artist and 3D modeller Cari Mayle has posted artwork from the game on her personal site - with permission, of course - which shows various fantasy characters. The characters include a Death Knight, Ranger, Assassin, Thief, Barbarian...