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News: Next Splatoon Patch Drops October 20th, Rapid Blaster Pro Arrives Tomorrow

Next Splatoon Patch Drops October 20th, Rapid Blaster Pro Arrives Tomorrow

No sign of any Octolings

Nintendo's squid shooter Splatoon will very soon be receiving even more content to help users stay fresh. Starting from tomorrow, a new weapon called the Rapid Blaster Pro will be available to purchase from Sheldon's Weapon Shop. This weapon will be released at the following times: 7 PM PT 10 PM ET 3 AM in the UK...

Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Would be No Surprise, as Nostalgia Rules for Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Would be No Surprise, as Nostalgia Rules for Nintendo

We're buying, Nintendo's selling

Rumours around a re-release / remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess have been swirling for quite some time, occasionally a reflection of fan desires rather than any solid evidence. It wasn't so long ago that there was talk of it as a potential New Nintendo 3DS remake, taking the lead of Xenoblade...

Nintendo Download: 15th October (North America)

15th October (North America)

Yoshi! Momonga! SmileBASIC! WiiWare! More!

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update. This week brings an exceptional retail release on the Wii U, some interesting home console downloads, a promising 3DS programming app, a load of discounts and even a WiiWare download. Yes, really! Let's get to it. Missed the...

Random: Check Out These Awesome Splatoon Plushies from Japan

Check Out These Awesome Splatoon Plushies from Japan

So fresh

Gaming paraphernalia can be a wonderful way to casually introduce elements of your favorite franchises into an environment. Be it an amiibo to be kept on a desk, a Yoshi plush toy to sit on your kitchen counter, or a replica of the Master Sword to be mounted over a fireplace; a simple object can act as a nice reminder of the things that...

News: SEGA’s GBA Version Of ChuChu Rocket! Arrives On The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console This Month

SEGA’s GBA Version Of ChuChu Rocket! Arrives On The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console This Month

The Dreamcast port returns

Around the turn of the millennium when Sonic Team was in its prime with releases such as Sonic Adventure and Phantasy Star Online, Nintendo's Game Boy Advance was fortunate enough to receive a port of the Dreamcast title, ChuChu Rocket! Released in 2001 alongside the launch of Nintendo's latest portable system at the...

Video: We Want Your Super Mario Maker Levels for Our New YouTube Series

We Want Your Super Mario Maker Levels for Our New YouTube Series

Levels that require button inputs, preferably

For quite a while now we've been asking for your Super Mario Maker levels on our own dedicated page, with many of you joining in. We've also had some Nindies share and explain their designs to, hopefully, pass on some useful tips. We're now stepping up our efforts to share your creations on YouTube,...

News: Classic Sega Saturn Puzzler Baku Baku Animal Is Getting A Spiritual Successor

Classic Sega Saturn Puzzler Baku Baku Animal Is Getting A Spiritual Successor

Please DO feed the animals

The Sega Saturn may have resided in the shadow of the Sony PlayStation during its short lifespan, but the system was still home to some incredible games, one of which was Baku Baku Animal. A puzzle title which involved matching animals with their preferred item of food, it was something of a cult classic back in the '90s...

Rumour: Dataminers Dig Up eShop Listings For Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Skyward Sword And Metroid: Other M

Dataminers Dig Up eShop Listings For Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Skyward Sword And Metroid: Other M

Following in the footsteps of Twilight Princess HD

We recently reported on a rumour which seemed to suggest that Nintendo is currently working on a HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Wii U. Since then, dataminers have discovered references to other titles, including Super Mario Galaxy,

News: Proof of Functioning Wii U Emulator, Cemu, Emerges Online

Proof of Functioning Wii U Emulator, Cemu, Emerges Online

Still very early days

For as long as there are consoles there'll be hackers and programmers attempting to reverse engineer them for emulation. Due to all of the work platform holders put into closing off their systems it proves to be difficult, and it took quite some time for the infamous 'Dolphin' emulator to make Wii games playable on PC. It's a...

Rumour: Data Miner Uncovers Evidence Of Twilight Princess On Nintendo's Wii U eShop

Data Miner Uncovers Evidence Of Twilight Princess On Nintendo's Wii U eShop

The salt is on standby

When The Legend of Zelda: Twlight Princess was simultaneously released on the Nintendo GameCube and Wii in 2006, it was praised for being the mature Zelda title fans had always dreamed of. To this day, it remains a favourite – so how would you feel about it making a return? The proven data miner who operates under the...

Super Nindie Maker: Curve Digital's P-Switcheroo and Déja Boo

Curve Digital's P-Switcheroo and Déja Boo

Throwing a curveball

As you may have seen by now, we really want you all to share Super Mario Maker levels with each other; to achieve that we've set up a special level sharing page with some neat features - just for you. We're also teaming up with some 'Nindies' to share some levels from established and highly respected developers such as

Video: New Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water Trailer Is Not For The Faint-Hearted

New Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water Trailer Is Not For The Faint-Hearted

Or Fatal Frame, if you're in North America

Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (known as Fatal Frame in North America) launches in Europe on October 30th, and Nintendo has just exclusively given us an early look at a fresh trailer which not only divulges a little more of the story, but also shows how the Wii U GamePad is used to enrich the famous...

News: Takashi Tezuka Gives His Opinion on Hard Levels Made with Super Mario Maker

Takashi Tezuka Gives His Opinion on Hard Levels Made with Super Mario Maker

"You need to take into consideration a wide range of users."

Super Mario Maker has been out for a while now and a nearly limitless amount of levels are already available to all players around the world. One popular trend among the countless armchair level designers is creating controller-throwingly difficult courses. More often than not, these...

Video: Learn About Alternate Costume Origins In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Learn About Alternate Costume Origins In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

It ain't just a pretty wardrobe...

Alternate character costumes in the Super Smash Bros. series have always been a fun way to distinguish players from one another. These variants aren't just simple palette-swaps either, for characters such as Bowser Jr. and Olimar have alternate characters instead of a simple makeover like most fighters do. But you...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Skull Kid Confirmed as Playable on Wii U Hyrule Warriors, Pokémon Lawsuit Flip-Flop and More

Skull Kid Confirmed as Playable on Wii U Hyrule Warriors, Pokémon Lawsuit Flip-Flop and More

Prepare for a terrible fate

Although in terms of news it's been a little on the quiet side in the old Nintendosphere this week, what has happened has been fairly meaty. If you've not managed to keep up you needn't fear, as once again we've compressed all the good stuff into video for you. The big topic this week is the confirmation that Skull Kid...

News: It's Cats Against Dogs in the Next European Splatfest

It's Cats Against Dogs in the Next European Splatfest

Playing catch-up

While Splatoon gamers in North America and Japan have Splatfest battles to enjoy this weekend, the European equivalent was unexpectedly delayed. The good news is that Nintendo of Europe has confirmed the region's next contest for 17th October. It'll be catching up with one of the early Splatfests enjoyed in North America, as cats...

News: Octodad: Dadliest Catch Has Been Delayed, Release Date Should Be Announced Soon

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Has Been Delayed, Release Date Should Be Announced Soon

Developer had some tentacle difficulties to work out

It may have fallen to the back of many gamers' minds, but Octodad: Dadliest Catch is still due to receive a port on Wii U. The popular Indie PC game follows the adventures of an octopus masquerading as a typical suburban father and his attempts to hide his true identity from his family. Players...

Video: Check Out Splatoon's Custom E-litre 3K Scope & Custom Range Blaster in Action

Check Out Splatoon's Custom E-litre 3K Scope & Custom Range Blaster in Action

Customised to your needs (maybe)

Splatoon's the game that just keeps on giving, and this week we get to feast our Inkling eyes on the Custom E-litre 3K Scope and the Custom Range Blaster! The Custom E-litre 3K Scope is a scoped variant on the Custom E-litre 3K, allowing more precise aiming at the price of reducing your field of view whilst aiming...

News: Speculation of Playable Octolings in Splatoon Triggered by Splatfest and SplatNet Updates

Speculation of Playable Octolings in Splatoon Triggered by Splatfest and SplatNet Updates

The squid vs. octopus battle intensifies

For quite a while eager Splatoon fans have followed the exploits of data miners and a more mischievous modder causing save data problems - the subject? Playable Octolings. For some they're an inevitability and we're just waiting for their arrival. Are more clues afoot? Our very own Alex Olney - who's not...

News: Minecraft Game Engine Could Be Ported To Wii U Thanks To Minecraft: Story Mode 

Minecraft Game Engine Could Be Ported To Wii U Thanks To Minecraft: Story Mode 

"Everything that looks like Minecraft is actually built in Minecraft"

Edit: Given the confusion that the original title caused, we've altered it slightly and are currently seeking clarification from Telltale regarding the game engine that Story Mode will run in. Original Story: Minecraft: Story Mode has been confirmed for release on Wii U, and...