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News: Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Leads in Japan as 3DS Tops Hardware Sales

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Leads in Japan as 3DS Tops Hardware Sales

Xenoblade Chronicles X holds firm in fourth

It's the week after Golden Week in Japan, which typically brings a drop-off in sales as the public holiday becomes a fading memory. With that in mind, and in the absence of new releases, the latest Media Create sales for the country bring positives for Nintendo. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros...

News: Newly Confirmed Guitar Hero Live Tracks Bring The Spandex And Poodle Perms

Newly Confirmed Guitar Hero Live Tracks Bring The Spandex And Poodle Perms

"Got any Priest, mate?"

Activision is releasing the full track list for its forthcoming Guitar Hero Live in batches, and it has just announced the second helping of songs. While some fans expressed disappointment at the first drop, this week's offering should get classic rock fans more excited as it includes Pantera, Rage Against the Machine and...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

That'll be three New Super Mario Bros. games playable on Wii U

About a month ago, Nintendo finally got around to expanding its Virtual Console service by fulfilling its promise to add Nintendo DS games to the catalogue. The titles announced for the launch have all since released, but Nintendo has since remained silent on what we can expect to arrive...

News: Sit Tight, Nintendo Will Announce Its E3 2015 Plans Tomorrow

Sit Tight, Nintendo Will Announce Its E3 2015 Plans Tomorrow

Get your tickets for the hype train

Can't wait to hear more about what Nintendo has planned for this year's E3? Well you don't have to wait too much longer, as Nintendo of America has confirmed that it will be revealing a some additional info tomorrow. Last year the company used a similar approach to outline its plans, and even produced an amusing...

News: Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Will Launch Before April 2016 

Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Will Launch Before April 2016 

Expect some big news at E3

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed to investors that the company is working on "unannounced" Wii U titles which will see release before April next year. We already know about certain forthcoming Wii U games, but Nintendo traditionally saves something a little special for E3. Super Mario 3D World was announced...

News: Acro Storm Fuses F-Zero With Extreme-G, And It's Racing To The Wii U eShop

Acro Storm Fuses F-Zero With Extreme-G, And It's Racing To The Wii U eShop

Hoverbikes ahoy

Look, we all want a new F-Zero game - that's a given. But until Nintendo actually announces it, we'll just have to make do with titles inspired by the famous racer - titles like Acro Storm, which is currently being developed by Indie studio Blue Comet Games. Built using Unity and featuring 16 different futuristic tracks, Acro...

News: Shapes of Gray Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop May 21st

Shapes of Gray Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop May 21st

“Hotline Miami meets WarioWare”

Described by Secret Tunnel Entertainment as “Hotline Miami meets WarioWare”, Shapes of Gray is set to arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 21st May. As previously noted, Shapes of Gray is an aesthetically simple 2D title that takes players through 10-second battles within small game environments...

News: ​Playtonic Confirms Post-Release DLC as the Next Stretch Goal for Yooka-Laylee

​Playtonic Confirms Post-Release DLC as the Next Stretch Goal for Yooka-Laylee

"When – and only when – we've finished and shipped the full version"

It's pretty safe to say that Yooka-Laylee is shaping up to be a massive success. After meeting its initial funding goal in less than forty minutes, Yooka-Laylee went on to become the fastest Kickstarter game to pass the $1 million mark. Evidently, gamers around the world really

News: ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods on Club Nintendo in North America Have Been Reduced

​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods on Club Nintendo in North America Have Been Reduced

Some are as much as 50% off!

As most of you are aware, Club Nintendo's days are numbered. About a month ago, Nintendo announced that a new loyalty program would be replacing it later this year, with Club Nintendo set to shut down for good on 30th June. Shortly after the announcement was made, Nintendo made a plethora of new downloadable games and...

News: Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U and 3DS, not Smart Devices or NX

Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U and 3DS, not Smart Devices or NX

NX still set for 2016 reveal

Following its annual financial results in this past week, Nintendo hosted a Q & A with investors. The Japanese-language transcript has now been published, though we'll need to wait longer for the official English translation - nevertheless, fans in the region have been interpreting key parts for the web to consider...

Video: Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo and an Awesome Japanese Trailer

Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo and an Awesome Japanese Trailer

All four weapons and both stages shown off

If you're unaware of the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo then you've clearly not been reading Nintendo Life. We're well aware that it's the dominant story right now, but that's probably because it's such darn fun. There's just one round of online play left, and that's at noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm UK...

Live: Splatoon Global Testfire - Round 1 With Nintendo Treehouse

Splatoon Global Testfire - Round 1 With Nintendo Treehouse

It's time for battle

Splatoon is nearly here, and in a surprising move this week Nintendo's set up time-limited online sessions in a free demo; there are three one hour windows lined up. This is the first of these online sessions, and we're live streaming the Nintendo Treehouse while live blogging our experiences with the demo. Join us#Splatoon

News: Nintendo Share Value Increases With Profits and Smart Device Gaming on the Agenda

Nintendo Share Value Increases With Profits and Smart Device Gaming on the Agenda

Nintendo pushes back system plans for developing countries

Whether by design or simply coincidence, Nintendo managed to bury its financial results behind a Splatoon Direct, though for the first time in a few years the reports were actually positive. Nintendo made a larger than expected profit despite missing some sales targets, and expects improved...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X and Dragon Quest Help Wii U to Top Spot in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles X and Dragon Quest Help Wii U to Top Spot in Japan

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition tops software results

In recent weeks the Media Create Japanese charts have shown Sony systems and its releases nicking ahead of Nintendo's offerings, so with that in mind this week brings happier news for the big N. The company and supportive third-parties have topped the software and hardware results to...

News: Nintendo UK Hosting Splatoon Global Testfire Twitch Stream Tomorrow

Nintendo UK Hosting Splatoon Global Testfire Twitch Stream Tomorrow

Splat attack

Today sees the launch of the Splatoon Global Testfire, and Nintendo UK is hosting its own Twitch stream tomorrow. The first testfire session takes place at 4AM BST tonight, which understandably makes it less than ideal for UK gamers - unless you're planning on stocking up on caffeine and pulling an all-nighter, of course. Instead,...