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Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Devours Time and Pushes Boundaries

12 Days of Christmas - Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Devours Time and Pushes Boundaries

Wii U and 3DS cross-play brings Hunters together

Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii was a standout not just for its epic scale and unique style, but for its ability to bring owners of the system together in a solid, cohesive online component; that was a rarity. With honourable exceptions such as Mario Kart Wii, many titles on Nintendo's last-gen system...

Video: LEGO The Hobbit Prepares Us For Adventure in Its Début Trailer

LEGO The Hobbit Prepares Us For Adventure in Its Début Trailer

One Ring to rule... ah, wrong one

Not too long ago we brought you the happy news that LEGO The Hobbit has been confirmed for 2014, with the Wii U and 3DS included in its release lineup. It'll cover events from the first two films of the film trilogy, An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug, and like those movies will probably take enough...

News: Wii U Version Of How To Survive Will Be Reanimated Next Year

Wii U Version Of How To Survive Will Be Reanimated Next Year

Zombie title launched on other formats in October

Remember How to Survive, the zombie-infused action title which hit Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Windows in October? The game was due to see release on the Wii U eShop as well, but we've heard nothing about it since then. Thankfully, publisher 505 Games hasn't totally forgotten about the...

News: Nintendo Titles Fail to Infiltrate the UK All-Format Top 20

Nintendo Titles Fail to Infiltrate the UK All-Format Top 20

Super Mario 3D World does finally beat Knack, though

Monday morning means that it's UK game charts time, with the all-format results — perhaps unintuitively — making better reading for Nintendo at the present time. This is due to the charts being packed with multi-platform games, in particular, with single-platform titles placing higher when not...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Pikmin 3 Finally Ended the Long Wait

12 Days of Christmas - Pikmin 3 Finally Ended the Long Wait

A more than welcome return

When considering Nintendo's most treasured franchises it can be humbling to consider how many began in the 8-bit NES era or even, in more primitive forms, in Arcade cabinets before then. It can be argued as a wonderful strength or as an area of concern, depending on an individual's opinion or whichever way Nintendo's...

News: Reggie Cuts North America's Biggest Wii U Fans A Sweet Pizza Hut Deal

Reggie Cuts North America's Biggest Wii U Fans A Sweet Pizza Hut Deal

Club Nintendo members, rejoice

Pizza and gaming — they go hand-in-hand. Since the early days, Nintendo gamers have sat on their couch alongside family and friends with a box of pizza, the latest Mario Kart, and multiple greasy controllers. It's the natural order of things. Now, to further this relationship between pizza and gamers, Nintendo of...

Video: Nintendo Serves Up Another Batch of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf Adverts

Nintendo Serves Up Another Batch of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf Adverts

Ace

Over the past couple of months Nintendo has released a number of TV commercials featuring tennis legends Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf. Unsurprisingly, Wii Sports Club: Tennis was one of the first games to be promoted in the series of adverts, which saw Agassi get beaten at his own game by a little girl. The latest batch of trailers starring the...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - The Legend of Zelda's Legacy Continues

12 Days of Christmas - The Legend of Zelda's Legacy Continues

Plenty to enjoy for 3DS and Wii U owners

The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's most powerful and iconic brands, a franchise capable of exciting a legion of fans with little more than a subtle hint of a teaser. In pure sales numbers it doesn't always match up to the mighty Mario, but its impact has arguably been as great as the plumber's in...

News: Marty Reminds 3DS Users What Not To Do On Miiverse

Marty Reminds 3DS Users What Not To Do On Miiverse

Now be responsible!

Nintendo of Europe's Marty has issued a new announcement via Miiverse regarding Code of Conduct and the sharing of Friend Codes on the 3DS and Wii U social network service. This timely reminder slots in with the recent Miiverse update for the 3DS, and has likely been issued to inform first-time Nintendo Network ID users about...

News: NPD Results Deliver a 3DS Milestone And Modest Wii U Sales

NPD Results Deliver a 3DS Milestone And Modest Wii U Sales

3DS contributes towards NPD's best November hardware sales on record

After some speculation over performance during the Black Friday period, the NPD sales results — which cover the U.S. market — have begun to emerge. Nintendo has issued its press release to give its version of events that paint a particularly positive picture for the 3DS, while...

Talking Point: Miiverse Can Promote System Unity And Serve As A Powerful Wii U Advertisement

Miiverse Can Promote System Unity And Serve As A Powerful Wii U Advertisement

Tens of millions of Nintendo fans can now interact

This week Nintendo finally delivered Miiverse, along with the Nintendo Network ID and shared eShop fund support, to the 3DS. While it has its flaws — which we'll cover to some degree this weekend — that's to be expected with any launch, especially one such as this that fundamentally shakes up...

News: Aussie Pirate Sued For Illegally Sharing New Super Mario Bros. Gets Ganon Statue From Nintendo

Aussie Pirate Sued For Illegally Sharing New Super Mario Bros. Gets Ganon Statue From Nintendo

"I do still love Nintendo even after being sued"

Those of you with especially good memories may recall the story of Australian gamer James Burt, who was successfully sued by Nintendo in 2010 to the tune of $1.5M AUD (around $1.3M USD, or £839K) for illegally copying New Super Mario Bros. Wii and making it available for download on the web. It...

Video: Family Gamer TV Is Putting Wii Fit U Through Its Paces This Christmas

Family Gamer TV Is Putting Wii Fit U Through Its Paces This Christmas

Fight the flab

With Christmas approaching and the excess that goes with celebrating the season appropriately, our thoughts will soon be turning to reclaiming our former vigour. Don’t worry though — Wii Fit U is at hand, and what’s more you can try it for free for a month (up to January 31st). If you like it you can then get the full game by...

News: Devil May Cry's Dante And Lady Are Crossing Over To Monster Hunter Frontier G

Devil May Cry's Dante And Lady Are Crossing Over To Monster Hunter Frontier G

Cool new costumes and weapons for the online monster-slaying epic

Capcom has revealed that Monster Hunter Frontier G — the MMORPG version of its popular beast-killing franchise — is getting some Devil May Cry-related content. Dante’s costume is for sword users of level seven or higher, and offers two different blades: Rebellion I and...

News: Platinum Games Producer Hates "Pedantic Port-Begging" Regarding Bayonetta 2

Platinum Games Producer Hates "Pedantic Port-Begging" Regarding Bayonetta 2

"We heard you. We get it."

Platinum Games Creative Producer JP Kellams has taken to Twitter to voice his displeasure at people who continue to ask when Bayonetta 2 is coming to a Sony or Microsoft console. Bayonetta 2 is currently a Nintendo exclusive, and is likely to remain that way as Nintendo itself has invested money in its development...

News: SNES Inspired 'Super World Karts GP' Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

SNES Inspired 'Super World Karts GP' Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

Mode-7 inspired kart racer adds Wii U funding goal to Kickstarter campaign

With Mario Kart 8 on the horizon, you wouldn't be judged for wiping away a lone tear when thinking of some of the many great kart games of yesteryear. But as with any retro-binge, we are sometimes faced with a terrible realisation after a race down memory lane – these...

News: Nintendo Confirms That Smash Bros. Isn't Lined Up for Spring

Nintendo Confirms That Smash Bros. Isn't Lined Up for Spring

Denied

Yesterday we reported a rumour of a Spring release date for the new Super Smash Bros, though urged plenty of caution and pointed out the dangers of misquoted executives. It all came about from Nintendo Germany's Bernd Fakesch tying the release of the new fighting game in the same window as Mario Kart 8 on Wii U; the racing game has been...

News: Wii U Hardware Sales Take a Significant Leap in Japan

Wii U Hardware Sales Take a Significant Leap in Japan

A new Dragon Quest X release certainly helps

The Wii U has enjoyed an upward trend of sales in Japan in the last couple of weeks, a welcome respite from troubling figures and disappointing news. This week gives even more cause for optimisim, as Nintendo's home console achieved the sort of numbers we haven't seen since its launch weeks in late 2012;...

News: Side-Scrolling Cyberpunk RPG Dex Is Hacking Into The Wii U eShop

Side-Scrolling Cyberpunk RPG Dex Is Hacking Into The Wii U eShop

Kickstarter campaign reaches Wii U stretch goal with a day remaining

Indie developer Dreadlocks has confirmed that its 2D Cyberpunk RPG Dex has successfully met the Kickstarter stretch goal which secures a Wii U eShop version. The side-scrolling title needed £14,000 of funding initially, and has now reaching almost £27,000 at the time of writing...

News: Sonic Lost World Gets Patched Up On Wii U

Sonic Lost World Gets Patched Up On Wii U

100 rings finally grants an extra life

It's fair to say that we didn't think all that much of Sonic Lost World when it arrived on the Wii U a short while ago. However, you have to give Sega credit for trying to improve things after release, as the company has released a patch which aims to fix some of the title's many problems. Here's the full list...

News: Lobodestroyo Kickstarter Funded, Festival Of Magic Campaign Postponed Until New Year

Lobodestroyo Kickstarter Funded, Festival Of Magic Campaign Postponed Until New Year

Victory and retreat

We report on the latest Kickstarter happenings quite often here at Nintendo Life, and it's great to see so many great projects reach their funding goal purely on the basis of fan interest and support. It's not a guaranteed success for everyone though, so today we have some good news, bad news, and a rescheduling. First off is a...

Rumour: Smash Bros. Heading for a Spring 2014 Release

Smash Bros. Heading for a Spring 2014 Release

Lost in translation?

There have been rumours bouncing around for a few weeks that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS may arrive during the Spring of 2014, mainly based on retail listings. They've been loose rumours at best, but an interview given by Nintendo Germany's Bernd Fakesch has prompted speculation that Sakurai-san's hotly anticipated...