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Video: Catch Up With a Special Super Mario Maker Episode of GameCenter CX

Catch Up With a Special Super Mario Maker Episode of GameCenter CX

GameMaker CX

When it comes to Japanese TV culture and gaming, GameCenter CX is well known and fondly regarded by plenty of viewers in the country and around the world. Host Shinya Arino and the show's unique style are familiar to many, so fans may want to take a look at a recent episode featuring Super Mario Maker. Nintendo has released two videos,...

News: Nintendo of Japan's Website Reveals Four More Animal Crossing amiibo

Nintendo of Japan's Website Reveals Four More Animal Crossing amiibo

Could there be even more on the way?

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is a very interesting entry in the beloved Animal Crossing series. Not only is it a significant break from series convention, but it was met by some admittedly cold reception when it was announced and a certain degree of uncertainty has surrounded the game ever since. Like it or...

News: Splatoon 'Octoling' Modder Could Cause Save Data Problems

Splatoon 'Octoling' Modder Could Cause Save Data Problems

Wrapping their tentacles around your game

Throughout the Summer there have been efforts in data mining and adding skins to Splatoon, notably with 'playable Octolings' based on messing around with in-game data and settings. It seems, though, that more players beyond the original hacker are starting to manipulate data in Splatoon to play as Octolings...

News: Super Mario Maker Back on Top in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Sales Increase

Super Mario Maker Back on Top in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Sales Increase

Building blocks for success

The Japanese Media Create chart results are out once again, and despite an absence of major new releases this time around there's good news for Nintendo. New releases in Japan have been on Vita, PS4 and PS3, though none have shifted significant numbers. In fact Nintendo system exclusives occupy the top three places, with...

First Impressions: Taking A Shot At Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water

Taking A Shot At Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water

"I like it here...She's calling me."

The Fatal Frame series, known as Project Zero in Europe, has had an inconsistent presence in the West for quite some time now. Though several installments made their way onto Nintendo consoles - most notably the Wii - fans outside of Japan have grown accustomed to importing in order to get the latest spooky...

News: Super Mario Maker Passes One Million Sales

Super Mario Maker Passes One Million Sales

Over 2.2 million levels played nearly 75 million times

Super Mario Maker has now been available for around three weeks, keeping Wii U owners busy as they play and create clever, bizarre and fiendish 2D Mario levels. Nintendo has now issued some updated statistics on the title which make happy reading for Wii U fans. The game has now passed one...

Video: Ryan Craddock Performs His Super Mario Maker Song 'Mix It Up' Live On Stage At EGX 2015

Ryan Craddock Performs His Super Mario Maker Song 'Mix It Up' Live On Stage At EGX 2015

Clap your hands!

Nintendo Life was in attendance at this year's EGX - officially the UK's biggest gaming event - and while we were there we got the chance to help out on the Nintendo UK stand, running live sessions on stage and our very own daily Splatoon tournaments. A highlight of the event was Nintendo Life tune-smith Ryan Craddock performing...

Video: Super Mario Maker and Wind Waker Star in Super Smash Bros. DLC

Super Mario Maker and Wind Waker Star in Super Smash Bros. DLC

Super Mario Waker

Super Mario Maker continues to bring joy to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, but now you can experience this custom Super Mario experience in a somewhat more violent manner. Released today, the Super Mario Maker stage is available to buy for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS, and alongside this new offering on...

News: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Will Be Served Up in North America on 20th November

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Will Be Served Up in North America on 20th November

Charging the net in the Holiday season

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is lined up to be a key Holiday title for the Wii U, and Nintendo of America has confirmed its release date in the territory. As you can see in the tweet below it'll arrive on 20th November in the region. In the next few months the sporting sequel will be joined in the region -...

Feature: Looking at the Building Blocks of LEGO Dimensions

Looking at the Building Blocks of LEGO Dimensions

We catch up with TT Games to learn more

Toys to life is now a well-worn term in gaming, rising to prominence when Skylanders started to take over the world. Employing simple NFC technology that had long been part of the lives of daily commuters with travel cards, for example, it turned figurines into vital video game accessories - making stacks of...

Weirdness: Just Dance 2016 Will Include An Exclusive Song About Stepping On A Chihuahua

Just Dance 2016 Will Include An Exclusive Song About Stepping On A Chihuahua

Boasting the vocal talents of Japanese singer Reni Mimura

Ubisoft has created a unique song for the forthcoming Just Dance 2016 and it's totally and utterly bonkers. Composed by the Just Dance team alongside Tom Salta and Japanese singer Reni Mimura, "Chiwawa" is all about a girl who steps on her Chihuahua by accident: Chiwawa is the surprising...

Video: This Splatoon Glitch Makes Rainmaker Very One-Sided on Hammerhead Bridge

This Splatoon Glitch Makes Rainmaker Very One-Sided on Hammerhead Bridge

One fish, two fish, blowfish, blue fish

Every game comes with its fair share of glitches, and it seems even Splatoon isn't exempt from this fact regardless of all the updates it's received over its short life. This latest glitch discovered by YouTuber Ryanator allows you to get out of bounds on the most recently released map Hammerhead Bridge, and...

News: Deep Silver And Comcept Confirm Launch Date For Mighty No. 9

Deep Silver And Comcept Confirm Launch Date For Mighty No. 9

Physical and digital versions coming at the same time

Publisher Deep Silver - along with Mighty No. 9 developer Comcept - has confirmed that the physical and digital editions of the game will launch in North America on February 9th and the rest of the world on February 12th. This revised release date was down to the game slipping from its expected...

Weirdness: Mario Kart 8's Yoshi Bike Found In Japan

Mario Kart 8's Yoshi Bike Found In Japan

Well, kind of...

Those familiar with the latest instalment in the Mario Kart series will know that one of the available vehicles is the 'Yoshi Bike' - a motorbike shaped as Mario's long-time dino companion, obviously. As cool as it looks in the game (if that's the kind of thing that floats your boat), it looks even better in real-life. Twitter...

Reminder: There's Only One More Week Left To Vote In The Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

There's Only One More Week Left To Vote In The Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

Who's it gonna be?!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS has been a game that's kept on giving, with its consistent DLC of new characters, stages and Mii Fighter costumes. However, on April 1st 2015, Nintendo went one step further and announced the Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot in one of its Directs - a voting system where players can submit...

News: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Tops Japanese Charts as Wii U Beats PS4

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Tops Japanese Charts as Wii U Beats PS4

Super Mario Maker claims second place

The Media Create Japanese chart results have been later than normal this week, but the eventual outcome certainly has some positives for Nintendo. For starters, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon has claimed top spot in its début week, with the 3DS title sneaking past 150,000 sales. Super Mario Maker claims second...

News: Analysts Wonder If Super Mario Can Save Nintendo 

Analysts Wonder If Super Mario Can Save Nintendo 

"I do think that Super Mario will be a driver for mobile revenue"

American business publication Fortune has recently asked the big question 'Can Super Mario save Nintendo from itself?' and to answer that question has consulted the wisdom of several analysts including Nintendo Life reader favourite Michael Pachter. With Super Mario Maker seemingly...

News: New Assault Android Cactus Trailer Shows Fast, Fun & Frenetic Blaster Action

New Assault Android Cactus Trailer Shows Fast, Fun & Frenetic Blaster Action

Charge and unleash

If you’re a fan of frantic sci-fi bullet-blasters, the upcoming title Assault Android Cactus for Wii U eShop may be one game worth keeping an eye on. Featuring a vibrant art style, slick frame rate, funky tunes, 1-4 player co-op and fast & frenetic twin-stick shoot em’ up gameplay, the title looks to take the concept of...

Weirdness: Bowser Bummed by Skylanders amiibo Tie-in

Bowser Bummed by Skylanders amiibo Tie-in

GAME store has a cheeky time of it

Anatomically, Bowser's nose can be considered to have two primary purposes. First, it provides something to breathe through when he has a mouth full of hot, fiery death to spit. Second, its presence keeps him from looking like a total goober. Case in point, one GAME store seems to have come across a Hammer Slam...

News: Nintendo Partnering with Green Man Gaming for Digital Offerings

Nintendo Partnering with Green Man Gaming for Digital Offerings

Another place to buy magical games made of air

Following up on a digital partnership with Amazon in North America, Nintendo has teamed up with Green Man Gaming to offer downloadable titles through the UK-based seller. According to Green Man CEO Paul Sulyok in a story on GamesIndustry, game offerings will be for both the 3DS and Wii U, including...

Event: Splatoon EGX Team Championships 2015

Splatoon EGX Team Championships 2015

This Thursday through Sunday at EGX 2015

The UK's biggest games event EGX kicks off tomorrow and as usual Nintendo Life will be on the Nintendo UK stand running special tournaments throughout the four days. Two years ago we hosted the StreetPass Zone and held 3DS-focused competitions, while last year it was the UK Mario Kart 8