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Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Fashion, Octolings and Guns

Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Fashion, Octolings and Guns

Some short videos are even inked in

Arriving in May, Splatoon is one of our most-anticipated Wii U games in the coming months, even if we're still awaiting a final release date - with single player, local multiplayer and online multiplayer all included, it should offer plenty of content along with its quirky approach to third-person arena shooting...

News: Next Level Games Employee Suggests He's Working on a Wii U Title, Then Stealth Edits the Post

Next Level Games Employee Suggests He's Working on a Wii U Title, Then Stealth Edits the Post

You cannot hide on the internet

It's no secret that Next Level Games, though it's an independent company, is currently committed exclusively to Nintendo projects - that was stated in early 2014, and nothing since has suggested any change. We'd like to think it's an ambitious project, too, as little has been heard from the company since Luigi's...

News: A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the Wii U eShop in 2016

A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the Wii U eShop in 2016

We added the apostrophe

When one gets right down to it, there aren't a lot of notable Wild West-themed games currently, on any platform; it's a rather puzzling omission. In an industry that's absolutely obsessed at the moment with open world adventure games, one must wonder why more developers don't follow in the footsteps of titles such as Red Dead...

News: Nintendo of America Store Offering Refurbished Super Mario 3D World Wii U Bundle at a Handsome Price

Nintendo of America Store Offering Refurbished Super Mario 3D World Wii U Bundle at a Handsome Price

Mario Kart 8 for $33, too

While Nintendo of America is yet to offer an online store as substantial as in the UK, its rather low key store does nevertheless occasionally offer great deals on refurbished goodies. At the moment Wii U fans in North America have some decent options, including a few select games. A notable option is a 32GB Black Wii U...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off Level Creation in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and, Weirdly, a Sing-Along in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Nintendo Shows Off Level Creation in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and, Weirdly, a Sing-Along in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Nintendo Minute debates Super Metroid vs Metroid Prime, too

Nintendo has some major releases landing at the moment in North America, with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars out this week on Wii U and 3DS, and Code Name S.T.E.A.M. on the way as a 3DS retail arrival in the coming week. Naturally Nintendo of America is using YouTube to promote these...

Feature: A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle Presentation

A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Battle Presentation

Full video and details on combat skills, customization and party members

Nintendo and Developer Monolift Soft have made it their goal to show Japanese gamers just about everything Xenoblade Chronicles X has to offer through 30 minute online presentations; it's an admirable endeavour, even if there are no English subtitles. The last video took a...

Japan Weekly: Famitsu Outlines More Details on Splatoon's 'Hero' Mode and More

Famitsu Outlines More Details on Splatoon's 'Hero' Mode and More

Etrian Mystery Dungeon details, quirky Japanese games, reviews and more

Can't wait to hear more about games like Splatoon and Etrian Mystery Dungeon? As Japan's primary gaming magazine, Famitsu receives exclusive previews and reviews of Nintendo games well before the same coverage sees the light of the day elsewhere in the world. The 4th March...

News: Harmonix Explains Why Rock Band 4 Isn’t Coming to Wii U, But Doesn't Rule it Out

Harmonix Explains Why Rock Band 4 Isn’t Coming to Wii U, But Doesn't Rule it Out

Bringing on the heartbreak

As some of you may be aware, Harmonix has announced that the Rock Band franchise will be making a comeback this year with the fourth numbered entry. The rhythm based franchise sees players bashing away on various expensive peripherals that resemble instruments popular to typical rock bands, covering a massive variety of...

Video: Watch As A Gaggle Of Oldies Are Exposed To The Joys Of Mario Kart 8

Watch As A Gaggle Of Oldies Are Exposed To The Joys Of Mario Kart 8

"I'd prefer Poker"

Mario Kart 8 is a game with almost universal appeal, effortlessly able to transcend the boundaries of gender, race and - as the video below proves - age. Yup, the world-famous React YouTube channel has taken a group of old people, parked them in front of a Wii U playing a copy of Nintendo's famous racing title and shoved...

News: First Run Wii U Copies of Rodea the Sky Soldier Will Include the Wii Version in Western Release

First Run Wii U Copies of Rodea the Sky Soldier Will Include the Wii Version in Western Release

Two birds with one stone

It's rather hard to believe, but Rodea the Sky Soldier is finally on the home stretch to getting released. The previously vaporware game from Yuji Naka, of Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTS fame, is set to release sometime this Fall after a touch and go development cycle of over three years. Based around the concept of flying,...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 in Japanese Charts

New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 in Japanese Charts

Can't win 'em all

Nintendo's enjoyed plenty of dominance in the Media Create Japanese charts in recent years, but major releases on rival systems have seen it lose out in recent weeks. The big N will no doubt be considering the cost of key franchises being released elsewhere, as Sony enjoys a week on top. To start with software, the major story is...

Video: Many Crates Were Harmed in the Making of This Little Mac KO Punch Video

Many Crates Were Harmed in the Making of This Little Mac KO Punch Video

Ain't no boxes high enough

It's obvious you don't want to be on the receiving end of Little Mac's KO punch in Super Smash Bros., but not everyone has had a chance to see how determined the glove can be to hit its mark. Probably because not everyone creates scenarios as ridiculous as this. YouTube account Master0fHyrule took to training mode in the...

News: Nintendo of America Suggests That Fans Hoping for a Gold Mario amiibo Should Head to Walmart Stores on 20th March

Nintendo of America Suggests That Fans Hoping for a Gold Mario amiibo Should Head to Walmart Stores on 20th March

"Preorders are just a part of the Mario amiibo Gold Edition story"

The Super Mario amiibo Gold Edition has been the latest desirable Nintendo product to sell out rapidly online, with pre-orders disappearing almost as fast as they appeared. That may have led some in North America that want the limited edition amiibo to give up or consider over-priced...

News: Nintendo Unleashes Commercials and Minigame Videos for Mario Party 10

Nintendo Unleashes Commercials and Minigame Videos for Mario Party 10

Let's get it started...

The arrival of Mario Party 10 on 20th March is the end-result of one of this generation's inevitabilities; the fact we're onto number ten says all we need to know about how prolific this series has been on Nintendo's home consoles since the Nintendo 64 days. We may not all clamour to pick these titles up when they arrive, but...

Site News: A New Readership Survey Has Appeared

A New Readership Survey Has Appeared

Would you mind if we asked you a few questions?

We don't take it for granted that nearly 100,000 people visit Nintendo Life every day, yet you probably know a lot more about us than we know about you. Therefore our partners at Gamer Network have put together a readership survey so we can get to know our audience a little better. Nintendo Life is...

News: Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Presentation Coming On Friday

Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Presentation Coming On Friday

Battles will be the focus

Xenoblade Chronicles X is hitting the Wii U in Japan this April, and to build up a little more hype Nintendo is running a Japanese video broadcast on Friday. The video will focus on the game's battle system, which is shaping up to be even more inventive as the one seen in the Wii original - and its recent New Nintendo 3DS...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Still Set for May as Online eShop Purchases are Offered in Japan

Mario Kart 8 DLC Still Set for May as Online eShop Purchases are Offered in Japan

Mario Kart.tv now linking to an eShop portal

Nintendo's taken notable strides in recent times with its online services and the eShop, particularly in the area of improving convenience for those buying download games when away from their console. In North America it's now possible to buy a decent collection of games via the company's official website...

Video: This Unlockable Character in Hyrule Warriors Shouldn't Be Missed

This Unlockable Character in Hyrule Warriors Shouldn't Be Missed

Taking the term Easter Egg to a new level

Warning: spoilers below Hyrule Warriors isn't a game that takes itself too seriously; take the plot, for example, which blends saving the world with a somewhat tenuous concept that ties multiple generations of Legend of Zelda characters together. It's all about the action, and whether you're playing as Link...

Video: Wreak Havoc as Ganon In Hyrule Warriors' Boss Pack DLC

Wreak Havoc as Ganon In Hyrule Warriors' Boss Pack DLC

We send off the DLC for Hyrule Warriors in style...

It seems like Hyrule Warriors was released a long time ago, but the game has had a consistent stream of downloadable content - well worth the cost of the readily available Season Pass. This final piece of DLC is an absolute stonker, adding two new Challenge modes - Boss Challenge and Ganon Play...

Video: Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

I always wanted you to go into space, man

Affordable Space Adventures - a forthcoming collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas - is on a crash-course with the Wii U eShop, and we've been lucky enough to have a mess around with the latest build of the title. As you can see from the footage below - which, be warned, contains somewhat unrelated...

News: LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Capcom Should Have Given Us Already

LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Capcom Should Have Given Us Already

Developer is already in early talks with Nintendo

Indie studio Pirana King has just launched an announcement trailer for LastFight, a new brawling title which calls to mind Capcom's amazing - but sadly dormant - Power Stone series. The footage contains chunky characters, frantic action and the ability to use nearby objects against your opponent -...