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News: A Major Pokkén Tournament Announcement is Coming on 10th December

A Major Pokkén Tournament Announcement is Coming on 10th December

A new fighter and new support character are inbound

Pokkén Tournament is really beginning to drum up some hype, now that it's been officially confirmed to be coming West. The Tekken-inspired Pokémon fighting game certainly appears to be blast; with vibrant visuals and fast-paced, dynamic action, it's certainly a game that Pokéfans will happily...

News: Mario Kart 8 to Feature in Competitive TV Show on 5th December

Mario Kart 8 to Feature in Competitive TV Show on 5th December

Will be broadcast on the Disney big grin channel

Nintendo of America's marketing campaigns for the Holiday season take various forms, and one seems to be a partnership to promote one of the Wii U's biggest hits. This will be through "Clash of Karts: Mario Kart 8", a show that'll be broadcast on Disney XD this coming weekend. In essence it's going...

News: The Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Leads the Way in UK Cyber Monday Deals

The Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Leads the Way in UK Cyber Monday Deals

Some decent game discounts, too

The shopping madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday ends soon to be replaced by the vagaries of Christmas shopping. Yep, it's all one big spending bonanza. The themed occasions like Cyber Monday can throw up some decent deals, however, and what started out as an article pointing out a tasty Wii U bundle discount in...

News: A Decent First-Person Avengers Game Could Have Graced the Wii U

A Decent First-Person Avengers Game Could Have Graced the Wii U

Instead we got Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth - boo...

It's only natural that a number of promising game projects bite the dust - sometimes an artistic vision doesn't come together, another idea is pursued or the money runs out. The latter apparently ended a cool-sounding project at THQ, a publisher that fell into financial problems and had to...

News: Wii U Named as "The Top Selling Item on Target.com" In Black Friday Sales

Wii U Named as "The Top Selling Item on Target.com" In Black Friday Sales

Bundle power

The 'Black Friday' craze is almost at an end, with the hectic shopping weekend finishing and 'cyber Monday' still to come. Nintendo will naturally have been hoping that its bundles and promotions will have boosted sales; the good news is that its deals seem to have had a bit of impact. In a press update issued earlier this weekend -...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Hi-Def NES Gaming, Replacement GamePads, Facial Hair Battles and More

Hi-Def NES Gaming, Replacement GamePads, Facial Hair Battles and More

Mario's moustache won't back down

With all the fun and games of the week with Thanksgiving in the US and Black Friday madness around the world, it's been another busy seven days. As is now tradition we've decided to make life easy for you, collating the best news of the week as well as all of the releases and reviews you've come to expect of...

Video: The Latest Xenoblade Chronicles X Survival Guide Maps Out How to Use the GamePad

The Latest Xenoblade Chronicles X Survival Guide Maps Out How to Use the GamePad

Pay attention...

With Xenoblade Chronicles X rapidly approaching release there'll be a distinct buzz for Wii U owners that enjoy Monolith Soft's brand of immersive RPGs. Promising a huge amount of content to support an enormous game world, it looks set to keep players busy through the Winter months. It's a complex game, however, with a lot of...

Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Two

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Two

Bernhard Wodok on its technology and a surprise DS cameo

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre that's been long-neglected on Nintendo...

Feature: The Twilight Princess HD Fan Project That's Taking On Nintendo At Its Own Game

The Twilight Princess HD Fan Project That's Taking On Nintendo At Its Own Game

"Let's just say the project will finish one way or another"

It's fair to say that this month's Twilight Princess HD announcement left hardcore Zelda fans on different sides of the fence. Some were happy to see such a title receive a HD makeover, while others were distraught at the arguable lack of a visual overhaul. Although the game's aesthetics...

News: Get Sloshed With Splatoon's Sloshing Machine This Weekend

Get Sloshed With Splatoon's Sloshing Machine This Weekend

Might help you clean up your act

These are happy times for Splatoon addicts, as some weeks are actually bringing two new weapons. The second new weapon to arrive this week looks set to arrive at the normal time of 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern / 3am UK / 4am CET on Friday / Saturday, and looks a bit like a portable washing machine. It's the Sloshing...

News: NES Remix Event And Frog Mario Costume Hop Into Super Mario Maker

NES Remix Event And Frog Mario Costume Hop Into Super Mario Maker

No, not THAT Toad

A special NES Remix event has been added to Super Mario Maker, with the reward for completion being the Frog Mario costume from Super Mario Bros. 3. The course is designed to mimic the creative chaos of the NES Remix series, offering a fresh view on familiar features. Here's the official overview: Become the world's greatest NES...

Feature: Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving - 2015 Edition

Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving - 2015 Edition

Lift the roof off with some multiplayer games

It's Thanksgiving in the US, a major celebration in the country and the predecessor to discount shopping shenanigans. With the Holiday season approaching it's also a useful reminder that this can be a time of year best enjoyed with family and friends. For gamers it can be a great opportunity for some...

Nintendo Download: 26th November (North America)

26th November (North America)

Cyber Deals! A jumping Platypus! Konami Racing! More!

It's Nintendo Download Update time in North America, which also doubles as a Thanksgiving update in the US. This week's big draw is the glut of discount prices from the eShop Cyber Deals; these are below if you missed our original article. Beyond that we have a quirky Wii U eShop release...

News: Dragon Quest X Compilation of All Three Versions Heading to Wii U in Japan

Dragon Quest X Compilation of All Three Versions Heading to Wii U in Japan

The rest of the world says hi, Square Enix

Until recently Western Nintendo fans of the Dragon Quest series had to either gaze longingly at the Japanese release slate or resort to importing the various titles that have arrived on Wii U and 3DS. Thankfully Dragon Quest VII and VIII on 3DS were both confirmed recently for localisation in the most...

News: A Play Set Based on The Force Awakens is Coming to Disney Infinity 3.0 on 18th December

A Play Set Based on The Force Awakens is Coming to Disney Infinity 3.0 on 18th December

Also, a couple new figures and a Power Disc pack

The next installment in the Star Wars Franchise is mere weeks away from release and it's already poised to smash box office records. Indeed, it already has broken records in pre-order sales alone, with sites such as Fandango and Movietickets actually crashing when the tickets were put on sale. It's...

News: Two Wii U Hits Are Included in TIME's Top 10 Games of 2015

Two Wii U Hits Are Included in TIME's Top 10 Games of 2015

About time too

'Tis the season for lists. 2015 is approaching its end and there'll be plenty of lists to outline the year's best, worst and most innovative games, and the Wii U has cause for celebration in one of the first high profile 'top 10' articles to appear. TIME is out of the blocks early with its own top 10 list of games for the year, and...

News: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Has Modest Impact in Japan as 3DS Sales Improve

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Has Modest Impact in Japan as 3DS Sales Improve

Wii U is still comfortably in five figures

The latest Media Create Japanese chart results are in and bring a mix of good and bad news for Nintendo. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival has, unsurprisingly considering the trends elsewhere, struggled to achieve notable sales; the Wii U title shifted just 20,303 units in its first week, well down on the...

News: Europeans Will Be Able To Download Xenoblade Chronicles X's Data Packs Early Next Week

Europeans Will Be Able To Download Xenoblade Chronicles X's Data Packs Early Next Week

Get prepared

Xenoblade Chronicles X is now so close we can practically taste it, and there's good reason to get excited - the game boasts one of the biggest open worlds yet seen on a Nintendo console. A world that size means that loading times can be an issue, so Nintendo has kindly provided players who plan to purchase the disc version of the...

News: Level-5 CEO Talks About Bringing the Company's Games to Wii U and NX

Level-5 CEO Talks About Bringing the Company's Games to Wii U and NX

Perhaps a home console Yo-Kai Watch is on the horizon?

Yo-Kai Watch has been out for a couple weeks now and has fared pretty well in the West, though it certainly doesn't seem to be the massive success that it was in Japan. Nonetheless, the franchise has established itself now and we'll likely be seeing the various sequels and spinoffs that the...

News: Xenoblade X Developers Talk About the Game's Complexity and Why The "Xeno" Appears in the Name

Xenoblade X Developers Talk About the Game's Complexity and Why The "Xeno" Appears in the Name

A game for the fans

Xenoblade Chronicles X is only a couple weeks away from release in the West now, and most JRPG fans couldn't be happier. The follow up to 2011's excellent Xenoblade Chronicles promises to feature a world significantly bigger and more complex than the already staggering world of its predecessor, with seemingly hundreds of hours of...

News: Guitar Hero Live to Add 34 New Tracks on 25th November

Guitar Hero Live to Add 34 New Tracks on 25th November

With popular bands like Cinderella and Five Finger Death Punch

Guitar Hero Live on Wii U may not have stormed the charts as successfully as versions on other platforms, but Nintendo's system is still getting the full works of new songs and content additions. New tracks have gradually been added to the online GHTV and related areas, even if you're...

Video: Let This Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle Trailer Get Your Blood Pumping

Let This Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle Trailer Get Your Blood Pumping

Attack, attack, attack

Xenoblade Chronicles X is extremely close to release, a cause for celebration for Monolith Soft and RPG fans with a Wii U. With many, many hours of content it's sure to keep players busy into 2016, and it takes many of the mechanics from its Wii predecessor and shakes them up - the Skell mechs are a big part of that,...