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News: Twili Midna Joins The Battle In Upcoming Hyrule Warriors DLC Pack

Twili Midna Joins The Battle In Upcoming Hyrule Warriors DLC Pack

Twilight Princess fans, rejoice

Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma has today revealed new information via The Legend of Zelda Miiverse community about the upcoming Twilight Princess DLC, coming soon to Hyrule Warriors. The second pack from Koei Tecmo will include Midna's true form, Twili Midna, as a playable character according Aonuma's latest post: This...

News: Captain Toad Producer Says Nintendo Never Fully Considered Gender with Toads

Captain Toad Producer Says Nintendo Never Fully Considered Gender with Toads

This sort of thing is best left to the Internet, obviously

The physiology of Toads is not well established, nor was it likely ever meant to be. But when you take the faithful Mushroom Retainers and start throwing in ones with names like "Toadette" that look decidedly more feminine than the original model, we as human beings begin to ask questions...

Video: Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Have a EMP Indie event video as a bonus

Earlier this year YouTube announced that it'd update its service to finally support 60 frames per second (FPS) videos, which means that footage can be silky smooth and delicious for our eyeballs; that update went live at the end of October. The standard performance is 30 FPS, and if you're unsure of how...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

A chance to play the latest Wii U and 3DS games

Nintendo has announced that it is bringing its range of Wii U and 3DS titles to shopping centres all over the United States. From November 24th to December 21st, 16 different venues will benefit from hands-on play time with some of the company's most popular titles, including the forthcoming Super...

News: Resolution Doesn't Matter With 2D Games, Says Hyper Light Drifter Developer

Resolution Doesn't Matter With 2D Games, Says Hyper Light Drifter Developer

"I don’t think anybody actually cares about this with 2D games"

Wii U owners might not be quite so concerned with the subject of what resolution their games are running in, but for Xbox One and PS4 fans it's an ongoing concern. With certain cross-platform titles running at a higher resolution on one machine than the other, the topic is constantly...

Video: Nintendo Minute Unboxes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo

Nintendo Minute Unboxes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo

Look away collectors, boxes get ripped

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now less than a week away from release in North America, which is a sentence sure to delight many and slightly irritate those in PAL regions and Japan that need to wait a little longer. With release so close there are no doubt plenty of Wii U owners getting ready to receive their...

Feature: Our Predictions For The Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Our Predictions For The Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Vehicles and tracks up for grabs

Earlier this week, ahead of the launch of the first Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack, we let our imaginations — and hopes — run free in creating more DLC packs that we want to see. It was certainly fun for us, though a common complaint was that they weren't realistic. Forgetting the fact that predicting Zelda DLC a year...

News: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Evolved From a Zelda Concept

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Evolved From a Zelda Concept

"We like to think that Mr. Miyamoto finally realized the vision"

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker may be a Wii U title that'll sit in a few North American stockings this Holiday — it arrives on 2nd January in Europe — with a combination of a reduced retail price and a charming aesthetic. It takes cute to a new level, while its brand of challenging...

News: Loot Crate amiibo Details and Pricing are Confirmed

Loot Crate amiibo Details and Pricing are Confirmed

Costs as much as a 3DS

Earlier this week it was announced that there would be a Loot Crate amiibo subscription package — it's a service where you pay monthly in return for regular deliveries of goodies. This is a Nintendo of America partnership, and details have now been confirmed for the amiibo subscription deal; it's limited to the US only,...

Video: Watch The Mario Kart 8 × Zelda DLC Running In Silky-Smooth 1080p 60fps

Watch The Mario Kart 8 × Zelda DLC Running In Silky-Smooth 1080p 60fps

A Link To The Fast

The excellent first piece of paid-for DLC was released for Mario Kart 8 on Thursday, and it truly is a wonderful download, worthy of your hard earned money. We've waved lyrical about how great it is, but if for some reason you aren't yet convinced, allow us to push you off the fence with this video of Link, Tanooki Mario &...

Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?

Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?

For Smash Bros. training, more games and picnics

Nothing says it's Friday like some nice, relaxing polls, so we thought we'd take one of the big topics of the week — amiibo — and gauge how you'll be enjoying — or not as the case may be — the upcoming range of toys. It's all very well looking at the attention Nintendo's directing towards...

Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter

Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter

Party like it’s 2001

The GameCube controller has become the community gold-standard for playing Super Smash Bros. So much so that Nintendo has wheeled out an adapter to make the controller released in 2001 compatible with its home console released in 2012. All for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The adapter is about as thick as two retail game cases...

Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia Part Two: Shell Cup 150cc Challenge

Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia Part Two: Shell Cup 150cc Challenge

150cc or bust

Not so long ago I tested my skills at Mario Kart 8's 150cc Mushroom Cup, and as promised, I'm back to take on the Shell Cup. Have my skills improved in the time that has passed since I gunned for Mushroom Cup glory? Have I mastered my racing lines and become more adept at blasting back-markers with red shells? You'll have to watch to...

Video: Relax With This Collection of Mario Kart 8 DLC Videos

Relax With This Collection of Mario Kart 8 DLC Videos

Music! Comparisons! More Music!

It's Friday, which means the youthful among you may be planning a weekend full of fun and frolics, while those of us that are a tad older may be planning to sleep and catch up on our reading time — with pipe and slippers to hand, of course. Whatever the case for you, it can be nice to just relax and bask in the glow...

Play: Get Racing In Our Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Life DLC GP

Get Racing In Our Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Life DLC GP

All new tracks, all the time

Today has brought us the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack, which is no doubt being eagerly played around the world already. With tracks, characters and vehicles incorporating F-Zero, The Legend of Zelda and Excitebike alongside other fun new tracks, it delivers a terrific expansion to the racer. Naturally plenty will be...

News: GameStop to Host Preview Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Events on 14th November

GameStop to Host Preview Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Events on 14th November

3 hours of Smash

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a little over a week away in North America — spare a thought for those of us that are waiting longer in PAL regions and Japan — and a number of Wii U owners are no doubt awaiting their pre-orders or even pre-downloads. Nintendo's stepping up marketing, particularly in North America, through...

Weirdness: Zac Efron Issues "Settle It In Smash" Ultimatum As Nintendo Enlists Celebrities To Promote Wii U Brawler

Zac Efron Issues "Settle It In Smash" Ultimatum As Nintendo Enlists Celebrities To Promote Wii U Brawler

Famous faces rolled out to hype Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

If modern consumerism has taught us anything it's that there's no better way of selling something that getting someone famous to have their photo taken whilst holding said product, or at least standing next to it. Nintendo is clearly aware of this golden rule and has turned to celebrities...

News: Pokémon Star Pikachu Is Getting His Own GameCube Controller Just In Time For Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Pokémon Star Pikachu Is Getting His Own GameCube Controller Just In Time For Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Mellow yellow

Japanese peripheral manufacturer Hori is releasing some pretty cool GameCube controllers to coincide with the launch of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, and it has added another one to the mix which is sure to appeal to seasoned Pokémon fans. The bright yellow Pikachu pad plugs into the Wii Remote and comes with a three-speed turbo...

Video: Mercedes Releases Two New Real-Life Mario Kart 8 Commercials

Mercedes Releases Two New Real-Life Mario Kart 8 Commercials

We’ll also file this one under the ‘weirdness’ tag

Whether you like it or not, the free Mercedes DLC for Mario Kart 8 is here to stay. Whilst the initial announcement raised much discussion – and concern – about licensed content within Nintendo’s video game franchises, Mercedes-Benz has since cunningly naturalised the concept with the...

News: Mario Kart 8 Software Update and DLC Available Now

Mario Kart 8 Software Update and DLC Available Now

Rev up the Master Cycle

While there are some blockbuster titles arriving in stores this week, we suspect we're not alone in looking forward to one thing above all else — Mario Kart 8 DLC. The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 includes eight tracks, three characters and four vehicles, and we think it's an absolute treat. The good news is that it's...