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Play & Win: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 4 - Sunday 14th September

Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 4 - Sunday 14th September

The Final Lap!

As we hope you're aware, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three in each of those Tournaments then progressing to the live final...

News: Falcon and Yondu Join the Fight in Disney Infinity 2.0

Falcon and Yondu Join the Fight in Disney Infinity 2.0

Even more to Marvel at

Fans of Marvel comics will be pleased to hear that two more characters have been announced for Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, namely Falcon and Yondu From the press release: Pararescue veteran Sam Wilson, codename Falcon, soars into Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. As Captain America's closest ally,...

News: Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hyrule Warriors Costume Pack Promotion

Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hyrule Warriors Costume Pack Promotion

In a slightly different way

It's been known for a long time that Nintendo's Club Nintendo system does not perhaps stretch as far across the world as many would like, and many territories in Europe often feel as though they are being left out. Thankfully for Hyrule Warriors, customers in Scandinavia aren't being left out in the cold. Nintendo has...

News: Miiverse Update Improves Filtering, Saved Posts and the Web Version's User Profile

Miiverse Update Improves Filtering, Saved Posts and the Web Version's User Profile

Favourite posts also larger, because why not?

Miiverse continues its quest for social networking perfection today, as Nintendo has applied updates to the service on Wii U, 3DS and web browsers. As is always the case the changes are immediate, so you don't have a pesky update download and installation waiting for you on your gaming hardware of...

News: Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed

Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed

Hopefully it won't be a ruff port

After Ubisoft Mexico let the dog(?) out of the bag, the publisher has now officially confirmed release dates for Watch Dogs on Wii U — it hits North America on 18th November and Europe on 21st November. The development studio responsible for the port is Ubisoft Montreal, which also brought us the Wii U versions...

Feature: Meet The Playable Cast Of Hyrule Warriors

Meet The Playable Cast Of Hyrule Warriors

Which one will you choose?

Hyrule Warriors isn't your typical Zelda title — the name should be a dead give-away — and nowhere is this more obvious than in the massive roster of playable characters. There are plenty of fan-favourites, not-so-fan-favourites and totally new characters to master here, with each one boasting their own play style...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wii U Sales Remain Average, 3DS Drops

Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wii U Sales Remain Average, 3DS Drops

Microsoft adds a third home console to the mix

The Japanese charts show that Yokai Watch 2 can't be put down for long as it rises back to the coveted number one position. Even with the release of the Xbox One in Japan, the game simply cannot be shaken, it seems. Elsewhere in the software charts things are looking a bit grim for Nintendo, only two...

News: Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Time Confirmed

Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Time Confirmed

A late night for European fans

Earlier this week Nintendo of America confirmed that The Treehouse will host an 8-hour live broadcast, confirming that the final build of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be a main part of the event along with other upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. Initially we were only given a date, 12th September, but NoA has...

News: This New Fatal Frame Trailer Highlights the GamePad's Functionality

This New Fatal Frame Trailer Highlights the GamePad's Functionality

Send those ghouls packing

We've known for a long time that the new title in the Fatal Frame series would be using the GamePad as though it were a real camera, but this is the first good look at how it plays out within gameplay. The trailer shows the player battling numerous ghosts and spirits with the GamePad by taking photographs of them, rotating...

News: Watch Dogs Stares at a November Release Date on Wii U, According to Ubisoft Mexico

Watch Dogs Stares at a November Release Date on Wii U, According to Ubisoft Mexico

Throw us a bone, Ubisoft

Watching for Watch Dogs has become a bit of a hobby here at Nintendo Life HQ, taking up the tactic of our canine friends that if you stare at someone — in this case Ubisoft — long enough they'll give in and fetch you that sandbox shooting / hacking game you always wanted. The publishing giant likes to tease before giving...

News: North America is Getting the Limited Edition of Hyrule Warriors

North America is Getting the Limited Edition of Hyrule Warriors

About time

It's been a long time coming, but the special edition version of Hyrule Warriors will be hitting the US. Here's the original tweet: There' same small downside to the whole scenario though, this version will only be available at the Nintendo World Store and pre-ordering is not an option. When release day comes the copies will be sold on...

Talking Point: The Growing Role of The Treehouse Gives Nintendo More Personality

The Growing Role of The Treehouse Gives Nintendo More Personality

A human touch

It's not so long ago that The Treehouse at Nintendo of America's HQ was a mystery, a department with a rather charming door behind which delights could be found. It was tempting to think of it as a smaller game-related version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, with Oompa Loompas in Mario hats singing songs and playing games. Of...

Weirdness: Here's What DuckTales Would Look Like With Real Ducks

Here's What DuckTales Would Look Like With Real Ducks

Someone call PETA

DuckTales has a special place in the heart of Nintendo fans not just because it was a superb early-morning cartoon romp, but because it also spawned some amazing games on the NES and Game Boy, the first of which was recently remastered for the Wii U eShop. What we're about to show has only the tenuous link to these amazing games,...

News: The Wonderful 101 Gets a Wonderful Soundtrack Release

The Wonderful 101 Gets a Wonderful Soundtrack Release

Wonderful

Music fanatics, prepare your eardrums. Platinum Games announced today that the complete soundtrack of 127 tracks from its excellent title The Wonderful 101 is getting a digital release. Split into two volumes, the soundtrack would supposedly have needed five CDs in order to have a physical release, so our shelves can breathe a sigh of...

News: Rock Zombie Is Bringing Hard Rock And Side-Scrolling Combat Action To The Wii U

Rock Zombie Is Bringing Hard Rock And Side-Scrolling Combat Action To The Wii U

The dance of the undead

EnjoyUp Games has announced that it will be publishing Quaternion Studio's Rock Zombie on the Wii U eShop. Billed as a tribute to classic arcade combat titles like Final Fight and Golden Axe, Rock Zombie features three playable characters — all members of a female rock group — who have to brawl their way through hordes...

News: Mario Kart TV Update Allows You To Check Up On Friends, Tournament Videos and More

Mario Kart TV Update Allows You To Check Up On Friends, Tournament Videos and More

Take a look on your phone or PC

Mario Kart 8 is the ultimate evergreen title for Wii U, and is likely to retain that crown over the coming years. It's not just evergreen in terms of sales, either, but also through its ability to keep players coming back week after week; that's largely driven by the online options. Mario Kart TV is a part of this,...

News: Nintendo Treehouse Confirms 8 Hour Twitch Broadcast on 12th September

Nintendo Treehouse Confirms 8 Hour Twitch Broadcast on 12th September

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS final build to feature

Earlier today we brought you the news that there's a special NicoNico Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS broadcast taking place on 12th September, during which it seems there'll be some final reveals ahead of the title's release in Japan. An announcement from Nintendo of America suggests that...

News: Rejoice, Little Orbit's Penguins Of Madagascar Video Game Is A Nintendo Exclusive

Rejoice, Little Orbit's Penguins Of Madagascar Video Game Is A Nintendo Exclusive

Waddling to Wii U, 3DS and Wii this November

Little Orbit will be bringing a game based on the Dreamworks movie Penguins of Madagascar to Nintendo platforms later this year, it has been announced. Bandai Namco will be handling the publishing duties in Europe. The Wii U, Wii and 3DS will all be getting a version of the game, which launches on...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Four

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Four

All-Star Mode! Outfit Colours! Smash Run running! More!

Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS is now just days away in Japan, so it's a short matter of time before full — official — details around the roster, stages and modes are available. Masahiro Sakurai is likely to remain the source of some final reveals, with the Director's Room Miiverse...