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Video: Digital Foundry Tackles the Native Resolution and Framerate in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Digital Foundry Tackles the Native Resolution and Framerate in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Yep, native 1080p

There's been plenty of chat about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD this week, with Nintendo's embargo lift meaning we could share our full preview of the title. In that preview we wrote of a "crisp and clear presentation" along with a "buttery smooth" framerate, but the key questions of the actual native resolution, in...

Rumour: New Splatoon Mini-Game Arriving Soon with Fresh amiibo Figures in Tow

New Splatoon Mini-Game Arriving Soon with Fresh amiibo Figures in Tow

And this time there's evidence

After the tide of free content updates in Splatoon was stemmed many fans of the game wondered whether there might yet be more on the horizon for Nintendo's colourful shooter. Recent rumours from data miners regarding references to potential new amiibo figurines got tongues wagging once again, and now even more secrets...

News: Mario Kart Flashmob Surprises And Potentially Terrifies UK Shoppers

Mario Kart Flashmob Surprises And Potentially Terrifies UK Shoppers

The UK's own Coconut Mall

We love a good flashmob here at Nintendo Life Towers - unless it's threatening to make us late for our train ride home, of course. The crazy thrill seekers on YouTube channel Base37 certainly know how to do a flashmob in style, as they recently descended on London's Westfield Shopping Mall armed with motorised go-karts in a...

News: Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Keep determined

Yesterday, we reported on the news that Undertale developer Toby Fox was open to the idea of his unique RPG coming to Nintendo systems, with the caveat that he'd need outside assistance to create the port. Undertale - a critically-acclaimed PC release built entirely with Game Maker - would need to be re-written from scratch, and Fox...

Video: See How Far The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has Come Since the Wii & GameCube

See How Far The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has Come Since the Wii & GameCube

Things can only look better

If you were in any doubt that the visuals in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD surpass those of the original Wii and GameCube versions, let us clarify that the visuals have indeed surpassed those of the original Wii and GameCube versions. If you need further proof of just how much tastier things are in this...

News: Undertale Creator Open To Nintendo Port, But Wouldn't Be Able To Code It Himself

Undertale Creator Open To Nintendo Port, But Wouldn't Be Able To Code It Himself

"I actually already talked to Nintendo about a port months ago"

Yesterday, there were rumours swirling around the internet about a Nintendo port of Toby Fox's critically acclaimed indie RPG Undertale. These were triggered by a Nintendo staffer attempting to get in touch with Fox via Twitter, and after the predictable reaction online, Fox has posted...

Video: Reliving the Memories of the Original Announcement for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Reliving the Memories of the Original Announcement for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Out of time, into Twilight

With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD just around the corner we thought it was about time we looked back at the fantastic reveal that the original game received. Much controversy surrounded the art direction of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and many people wanted a more realistic Zelda game...

Preview: Looking for the Light in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Looking for the Light in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

We sense a true adventure

This has been the generation of The Legend of Zelda remasters, with two Nintendo 64 titles on 3DS and one GameCube HD release. Following The Wind Waker HD we now have GameCube / Wii title The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which has the tricky task of kicking off the 30th Anniversary of the franchise. It's also...

Nintendo Download: 4th February (North America)

4th February (North America)

Smash DLC! Resident Evil 4! Shütshimi! FreezeME! More!

Here we are once again, North American gamers, with the Nintendo Download Update. This week seems like another good 'un, with the final batch of Super Smash Bros. DLC, a corking Wii download from Capcom, some highly promising download-only games and some discounts. Phew, let's get to the...

Video: Check Out Pikachu And Lucario's Fancy Moves In This New Pokkén Tournament Clip

Check Out Pikachu And Lucario's Fancy Moves In This New Pokkén Tournament Clip

Plus a brief look at the next Pokémon movie

A new video has just gone live which shows of the basic movesets of Pikachu and Lucario in the forthcoming Wii U brawler Pokkén Tournament. Due for release worldwide on March 18th, the game is being co-developed by Tekken creator Bandai Namco and will see various characters from the Pokémon universe...

Video: See Bayonetta & Corrin Smash it up in Super Smash Bros.

See Bayonetta & Corrin Smash it up in Super Smash Bros.

Smashing

The final batch of DLC for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS is finally out, bringing with it the Umbra Witch Bayonetta and the dragon warrior Corrin. It's a bittersweet moment for many fans, but no doubt this isn't the end of Super Smash Bros. as we know it. In the video below we look at both of these new characters as well...

Rumour: Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother 3 This Year

Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother 3 This Year

UPDATE: More sources step foward

UPDATE: We've since had more confirmation from Nintendo Life contributor Liam Robertson, who has posted the following on Twitter. It seems that Emily wasn't the only person who knew about this, but she might have let the cat out of the bag prematurely: https://twitter.com/Doctor_Cupcakes/status/695051531800944640...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Will Have Its Own Manga

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Will Have Its Own Manga

Shackled to a Japanese app for now

Those who like their legends unfolding from right to left might be happy to learn that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be the next game in the Zelda series to receive its own official manga. A pair of artists who go by the combined name Akira Himekawa will take up their inks for the project once again,...

News: Sony Hardware and Exclusives Dominate in Japanese Charts as Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Has a Decent Start

Sony Hardware and Exclusives Dominate in Japanese Charts as Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Has a Decent Start

Media Create serves up disappointing Wii U and 3DS results

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means - we're at the half way point of another gruelling week! Actually, it means Media Create Japanese chart results, though it could also mean the first thing; in truth, the results are rather grisly this time for Nintendo, but considering its strong...

News: Wii U Sales Show Promising Growth Courtesy of Splatoon and Super Mario Maker Success

Wii U Sales Show Promising Growth Courtesy of Splatoon and Super Mario Maker Success

Splatoon continues to beat Mario Kart 8 sales momentum

While current 3DS sales are rather disappointing, Nintendo's most recent financial reports did bring good news for the Wii U, with the system on track for its targets and outperforming the equivalent sales of the year before. In Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima's briefing one game's role...

News: A Professor E. Gadd Costume is Coming to Super Mario Maker

A Professor E. Gadd Costume is Coming to Super Mario Maker

*Cackles*

It's been several since we've seen the last new Super Mario Maker costume added to the game, but the drought has finally been broken. Following on the heels of the long anticipated Princess Daisy, we will soon have access to a Professor E. Gadd costume. Professor E. Gadd is most notable for the part he's played in the Luigi's Mansion...

News: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Leaks Ahead Of Official Announcement

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Leaks Ahead Of Official Announcement

Coming to a Wii U or 3DS near you this June

Warner Bros recently mentioned that it had a huge announcement to make regarding "two of the world's most popular entertainment brands". Whatever plans the company may have had, the guys over at the Xbox Store have thrown a spanner in the works by accidentally revealing the game in question - and it...

News: Nine Nintendo Titles Pass One Million Sales For This Financial Year

Nine Nintendo Titles Pass One Million Sales For This Financial Year

The green and the evergreen

With Nintendo having shared its financial reports for Q3, therefore covering the first nine months of the financial year, we can get an idea of the year's notable successes, especially as these sales figures cover the all-important Holiday period. Overall Nintendo can point to nine of its games that have sold over one...

News: The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Gets Its 2016 Release Window Back, as Project Guard Slips to 'TBC'

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Gets Its 2016 Release Window Back, as Project Guard Slips to 'TBC'

We believe

Nintendo's latest financial results have been published, with a generally mixed outcome, and its usual reports for the nine month period have included some interesting information. As always there's an updated release line-up, too, which on this occasion mostly keeps its powder dry. The one change that's immediately apparent relates to...

Video: Chandelure Looks Predictably Weird in Pokkén Tournament Footage

Chandelure Looks Predictably Weird in Pokkén Tournament Footage

Light 'em up

When Chandelure was confirmed for Pokkén Tournament little blame could be apportioned to those who responded by scratching their head. Sure, it's Pokémon so anything goes, but this is a fighting game - a primary question was how this particular 'mon would dish out some hurt. This writer's not big on Pokémon, admittedly, and the idea...

Feature: Five Key Details That May Emerge From Nintendo's Financial Reports and Briefings

Five Key Details That May Emerge From Nintendo's Financial Reports and Briefings

Mobile plans, release details and hints for the next generation

This week will bring Nintendo's Q3 financial results, a presentation briefing from company President Tatsumi Kimishima and a Q & A with investors. Now, that may not be very exciting on paper, but this particular set of results comes at an interesting point, as it'll be the first...

News: Create Your Own Super Mario Maker Wallpaper Through This Official Website

Create Your Own Super Mario Maker Wallpaper Through This Official Website

Random but cool

Super Mario Maker is a fantastic creative tool for fans of the franchise, and Nintendo's promoted it through limited editions, plenty of marketing and neat extras like the pixel-style amiibo, along with New 3DS cover plates in Japan and PAL territories. It's not quite done yet, though. As plenty of fans around the web have...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers Achieves Respectable UK Sales as LEGO Marvel's Avengers Leads the Way

Final Fantasy Explorers Achieves Respectable UK Sales as LEGO Marvel's Avengers Leads the Way

Some success for 3DS

The UK charts have been rather grim for Nintendo so far in 2016, but this week has thankfully brought some positive news with two new releases making their mark on the top 40. First of all let's look at Final Fantasy Explorers, the Square Enix spin-off that's exclusive to 3DS. Packed with fan service, it's managed to secure...

Gallery: These Fan-Made Splatoon Weapons Are Pretty Fresh

These Fan-Made Splatoon Weapons Are Pretty Fresh

Tools of the trade

The Game Party Japan 2016 event has just hosted the Japanese National Splatoon Championship, giving fans of the game the chance to test their skill against like-minded individuals. It also gave the truly dedicated the opportunity to show off their creative talents, as there was a booth which showcased fan-made versions of the...

News: Splatoon Producer Hints at More Content Being Added in the Future

Splatoon Producer Hints at More Content Being Added in the Future

"I'm starting to wonder if we can't organize a little something else."

Splatoon had an admirable amount of post release support, with new game modes, maps, clothes, and weapons, being regularly added to the game via free updates. While it was inevitable that there would come to be an end to all the free goodness, the question of more, paid DLC has...