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News: Acro Storm Fuses F-Zero With Extreme-G, And It's Racing To The Wii U eShop

Acro Storm Fuses F-Zero With Extreme-G, And It's Racing To The Wii U eShop

Hoverbikes ahoy

Look, we all want a new F-Zero game - that's a given. But until Nintendo actually announces it, we'll just have to make do with titles inspired by the famous racer - titles like Acro Storm, which is currently being developed by Indie studio Blue Comet Games. Built using Unity and featuring 16 different futuristic tracks, Acro...

News: Shapes of Gray Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop May 21st

Shapes of Gray Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop May 21st

“Hotline Miami meets WarioWare”

Described by Secret Tunnel Entertainment as “Hotline Miami meets WarioWare”, Shapes of Gray is set to arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 21st May. As previously noted, Shapes of Gray is an aesthetically simple 2D title that takes players through 10-second battles within small game environments...

News: ​Playtonic Confirms Post-Release DLC as the Next Stretch Goal for Yooka-Laylee

​Playtonic Confirms Post-Release DLC as the Next Stretch Goal for Yooka-Laylee

"When – and only when – we've finished and shipped the full version"

It's pretty safe to say that Yooka-Laylee is shaping up to be a massive success. After meeting its initial funding goal in less than forty minutes, Yooka-Laylee went on to become the fastest Kickstarter game to pass the $1 million mark. Evidently, gamers around the world really

News: ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods on Club Nintendo in North America Have Been Reduced

​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods on Club Nintendo in North America Have Been Reduced

Some are as much as 50% off!

As most of you are aware, Club Nintendo's days are numbered. About a month ago, Nintendo announced that a new loyalty program would be replacing it later this year, with Club Nintendo set to shut down for good on 30th June. Shortly after the announcement was made, Nintendo made a plethora of new downloadable games and...

News: Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U and 3DS, not Smart Devices or NX

Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U and 3DS, not Smart Devices or NX

NX still set for 2016 reveal

Following its annual financial results in this past week, Nintendo hosted a Q & A with investors. The Japanese-language transcript has now been published, though we'll need to wait longer for the official English translation - nevertheless, fans in the region have been interpreting key parts for the web to consider...

Video: Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo and an Awesome Japanese Trailer

Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo and an Awesome Japanese Trailer

All four weapons and both stages shown off

If you're unaware of the Splatoon Global Testfire Demo then you've clearly not been reading Nintendo Life. We're well aware that it's the dominant story right now, but that's probably because it's such darn fun. There's just one round of online play left, and that's at noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm UK...

Live: Splatoon Global Testfire - Round 1 With Nintendo Treehouse

Splatoon Global Testfire - Round 1 With Nintendo Treehouse

It's time for battle

Splatoon is nearly here, and in a surprising move this week Nintendo's set up time-limited online sessions in a free demo; there are three one hour windows lined up. This is the first of these online sessions, and we're live streaming the Nintendo Treehouse while live blogging our experiences with the demo. Join us#Splatoon

News: Nintendo Share Value Increases With Profits and Smart Device Gaming on the Agenda

Nintendo Share Value Increases With Profits and Smart Device Gaming on the Agenda

Nintendo pushes back system plans for developing countries

Whether by design or simply coincidence, Nintendo managed to bury its financial results behind a Splatoon Direct, though for the first time in a few years the reports were actually positive. Nintendo made a larger than expected profit despite missing some sales targets, and expects improved...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X and Dragon Quest Help Wii U to Top Spot in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles X and Dragon Quest Help Wii U to Top Spot in Japan

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition tops software results

In recent weeks the Media Create Japanese charts have shown Sony systems and its releases nicking ahead of Nintendo's offerings, so with that in mind this week brings happier news for the big N. The company and supportive third-parties have topped the software and hardware results to...

News: Nintendo UK Hosting Splatoon Global Testfire Twitch Stream Tomorrow

Nintendo UK Hosting Splatoon Global Testfire Twitch Stream Tomorrow

Splat attack

Today sees the launch of the Splatoon Global Testfire, and Nintendo UK is hosting its own Twitch stream tomorrow. The first testfire session takes place at 4AM BST tonight, which understandably makes it less than ideal for UK gamers - unless you're planning on stocking up on caffeine and pulling an all-nighter, of course. Instead,...

Feature: The Key Details on Splatoon, Nintendo's Shot at a New Wii U Hit

The Key Details on Splatoon, Nintendo's Shot at a New Wii U Hit

Modes, guns, 8-bit games and amiibo

This week brought us Splatoon Direct, Nintendo's quirky pitch for its upcoming ink-based arena shooter. It's a game that's justifiably been talked up a fair deal, with a blend of intuitive and clever GamePad controls, bright visuals and a whole lot of gameplay potential. While large sections reiterated information...

Weirdness: Former My Chemical Romance Frontman Can't Get Enough Of Zelda: Wind Waker

Former My Chemical Romance Frontman Can't Get Enough Of Zelda: Wind Waker

"I play Zelda with my daughter now"

When Activision announced its plans to relaunch Guitar Hero recently, ex-My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way was one of the artists it recruited to promote the move. Way has since been talking to UK newspaper Metro about gaming in general, and has revealed that he's a big fan of The Legend of Zelda - and the...

Out Now: Kirby And The Rainbow Paintbrush

Kirby And The Rainbow Paintbrush

The drawn out release is here!

As you may have noticed we've been going kooky for Kirby this week, as the round, pink protagonist's latest adventure, Kirby And The Rainbow Paintbrush, has finally come to European shores. It's been a few months since the game's North American release, so you may already know quite a bit about it, a game we called "a...

News: Iwata Reveals a Bit More Information on Nintendo's Upcoming Integrated Membership Service

Iwata Reveals a Bit More Information on Nintendo's Upcoming Integrated Membership Service

Tracks past purchases and gameplay records

A point of contention for many years now has been Nintendo's rather deliberate approach to implementation of online services, but with the launch of the Nintendo Network and the eShop, Nintendo has made great strides in the past few years towards offering an increasingly more streamlined and modern online...

News: Mega Man & Bass Kickstarts "Mega May" On Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man & Bass Kickstarts "Mega May" On Wii U Virtual Console

Dr.Wily's least favourite time of year

Last month, Capcom announced that their "Mega May" event was back in full force for 2015, focused on bringing classic GBA Mega Man titles to the Wii U Virtual Console. Now that the month is here and we're already panicking about how fast time is slipping by, these weekly releases have launched into action, with...

News: Don't Worry Colour-Blind Gamers, Splatoon Has Got Your Back

Don't Worry Colour-Blind Gamers, Splatoon Has Got Your Back

Ink-lusive to a fault

Being colour-blind is no laughing matter, especially if you're a keen gamer. Those of us fortunate enough not to suffer from the problem take it for granted just how many games rely on accurate colour perception; such titles are tricky to play if you can't tell one colour from another, and as a result, many colour-blind players...

Reaction: The Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Is a Clever Nintendo Direct Highlight

The Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Is a Clever Nintendo Direct Highlight

Stress tests servers, creates and 'event' and builds hype all at once

Nintendo isn't quite as old-fashioned as some like to pretend; it is, after all, a multi-billion dollar entertainment company that manufactures and sells consoles. In recent times it's signalled a serious intent to tackle the smart device market, shake up its customer loyalty...