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E3 2014: Nintendo Won't Bring Live Twitch Streaming to Wii U as it Lacks 'Fun'

Nintendo Won't Bring Live Twitch Streaming to Wii U as it Lacks 'Fun'

Reggie Fils-Aime also addresses the issue of the YouTube affiliate program

For those of you following our E3 2014 coverage here on Nintendo Life, or indeed on Nintendo's official channels, you've likely seen a lot of Twitch. Our Nintendo Digital Event reaction video was initially a live broadcast, and Nintendo's rolling Treehouse show through E3 has...

First Impressions: Taking Aim With Nintendo's New Online Shooter IP, Splatoon

Taking Aim With Nintendo's New Online Shooter IP, Splatoon

Colour us ink-pressed

Whatever your expectations for Nintendo's Digital Event at E3 this year, it's safe to say that they probably didn't include squid-girls flinging ink at each other across a cityscape in team-based battles. A surprise in every sense of the word, Splatoon came out of nowhere to significant fanfare as one of Nintendo’s flagship...

E3 2014: Hyrule Warriors Not Part of Zelda Timeline, More Like an Avengers Spin-Off

Hyrule Warriors Not Part of Zelda Timeline, More Like an Avengers Spin-Off

Oh Aonuma-san, we love you

With a Western release confirmed for 26th September, Hyrule Warriors is likely to be on plenty of Wii U owners' radars. The mashup of Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors with Nintendo's iconic franchise is fairly close, then, and is creating plenty of buzz with the sheer range of playable characters and the level of fan-service...

E3 2014: Launch Sales of Mario Kart 8 Outperform Mario Kart 7 Figures in North America

Launch Sales of Mario Kart 8 Outperform Mario Kart 7 Figures in North America

An 18% attach rate in just three days

We already know that Mario Kart 8 enjoyed an exceptional launch, selling 1.2 million copies worldwide in its opening weekend. In an analyst meeting behind closed doors, it seems that the title has seized the honour of, initially at least, outperforming its 3DS predecessor. Senior Research Analyst David Gibson...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Innovative E3 Approach is a Breath of a Fresh Air

Nintendo's Innovative E3 Approach is a Breath of a Fresh Air

Going its own way

As this article goes live Nintendo's Treehouse team will be well into its second day of live demonstrations, showing off projects and titles revealed in the Nintendo Digital Event. It's an approach from Nintendo to offer rolling coverage and continually seize attention, while the company has fulfilled an obligation for a major...

E3 2014: Quickfire Shigeru Miyamoto Video Focuses On His Three GamePad Projects

Quickfire Shigeru Miyamoto Video Focuses On His Three GamePad Projects

Watch a player's face as they play Star Fox...

Nintendo is slowly waking up for day two of E3, and has released a snappy video featuring Shigeru Miyamoto that's focused on his GamePad-centric projects. It was formally stated to investors in January that the Director and lead designer would be tasked with developing experiences to accentuate the...

E3 2014: Three Different Modes Detailed for Star Fox Wii U

Three Different Modes Detailed for Star Fox Wii U

An outside developer may be enlisted to hit 2015 release target

The reveal of Star Fox for Wii U has been a relatively extraordinary occurrence so far at E3, as it was inadvertently leaked by TIME and then, peculiarly, not considered ready for demonstration in the Nintendo Treehouse broadcast. As a result, there's no useful footage — the screen...

E3 2014: PDP Shows Off its New GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U and Wii

PDP Shows Off its New GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U and Wii

More ways to smash

PDP has taken the golden opportunity that is E3 2014 to show off its upcoming Wired Fight Pad for Wii U and Wii, and they're bound to turn the heads of many long-time Nintendo fans. Clearly designed to capitalise on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's impending release, these remodelled versions of the Classic Controller (not to be...

Feature: All Of The Vital Super Smash Bros. Roundtable Details, As Pac-Man Joins The Fight

All Of The Vital Super Smash Bros. Roundtable Details, As Pac-Man Joins The Fight

Our man at E3 on Mii customisation, Amiibo and more

Below is a detailed summary from the recently held Super Smash Bros. roundtable, presented by Masahiro Sakurai, as we highlight the most important details and question answers. Once Masahiro Sakurai took to the stage to begin the roundtable, it didn't take long for him to drop the biggest news...

E3 2014: Time for Another Blowout of Nintendo Videos

Time for Another Blowout of Nintendo Videos

Because we don't want to miss anything

It's been a manic day so far, yet Nintendo has unveiled some footage and trailers that's not appeared in its Digital Event or follow-up articles. Clearly it's time to resolve that. There are a host of additional trailers to enjoy, covering retail and download titles on both Wii U and 3DS. Without further ado,...

E3 2014: Zelda Wii U Looks So Great You Really Should Put It On Your Desktop

Zelda Wii U Looks So Great You Really Should Put It On Your Desktop

Wallpaper ahoy!

If you're like us then you're probably still recovering from that gorgeous Legend of Zelda Wii U footage shown off during Nintendo's E3 Digital Event. The forthcoming game looks amazing, but 2015 feels so far away — so what better way to make the wait a little less painful than to furnish your desktop with one of these beautiful...

E3 2014: Wii U eShop Version of Bayonetta 2 Does Not Come with the First Game

Wii U eShop Version of Bayonetta 2 Does Not Come with the First Game

Two-player online multiplayer also confirmed

A small disclaimer found at the bottom of the Bayonetta 2 official website has revealed that the Nintendo eShop version of the game will not include the Wii U port of the original title that was released back in 2010. Before you reach for your pitchforks, it's worth noting that the text may simply be...

E3 2014: New Mario Vs. Donkey Kong Title Marching For Wii U In 2015

New Mario Vs. Donkey Kong Title Marching For Wii U In 2015

Share puzzles and reward creators on Miiverse

There's a mini-puzzle revolution headed for Wii U next year, as the ever-popular Mario Vs. Donkey Kong series makes its home console debut. The latest entry currently goes by the working title of Mario Vs. Donkey Kong, and will feature the same charming toy characters as always with a little extra HD...

E3 2014: Nintendo Rolls Out New Kirby Game Trailer For Wii U

Nintendo Rolls Out New Kirby Game Trailer For Wii U

From canvas to clay

As a surprise announcement slipped in between the vast Hyrule Warriors and the mighty Xenoblade Chronicles X during today's Digital Event, Nintendo showed us a glimpse at Kirby's next outing set to take place on Wii U. Stylus at the ready! Following Yoshi's Woolly trend of creative new art styles, the adventure seems to be set...

E3 2014: Nintendo Confirms New 'Retro' GameCube Controller and Adapter Pricing

Nintendo Confirms New 'Retro' GameCube Controller and Adapter Pricing

Special Super Smash Bros. bundle to also launch

Following its Digital Event at E3, Nintendo has released additional details into the wild, with exciting news for Super Smash Bros. fans with a love for the GameCube controls. Nintendo revealed the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U just recently, and has now also announced that it'll arrive (with...

E3 2014: Devil's Third Confirmed As Wii U Exclusive

Devil's Third Confirmed As Wii U Exclusive

Ex-Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki is now working with Nintendo

Former Team Ninja boss and Ninja Gaiden chief Tomonobu Itagaki has revealed to IGN that his next game is coming to the Wii U as an exclusive release. Being developed by Valhalla Game Studios and running on the same game engine as Darksiders II, Devil's Third is an action title whi