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News: Multiplayer Sci-Fi Alien Shooter Hive Jump Coming to Wii U

Multiplayer Sci-Fi Alien Shooter Hive Jump Coming to Wii U

Not for the faint hearted

Undoubtedly drawing inspiration from classic sci-fl horror flicks such as Ridley Scott’s Alien, indie game developer Graphite Labs has revealed via Twitter that it will be bringing its own video game adaption of this classic genre to the Wii U. Thanks to Nintendo’s “open arms” towards indie development, Hive Jump...

News: German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for Wii U and 3DS

German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for Wii U and 3DS

An out of this world announcement!

The wonderfully-named Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle, Germany's software ratings board, has leaked ratings for Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition, a re-release of French designer Éric Chahi's iconic 1991 action-platforming title ("23rd Anniversary Edition" doesn't have quite the same ring to it)...

News: Latest Project CARS Trailer Shows Off Stunning In-game Footage, Locks In November 2014 Release

Latest Project CARS Trailer Shows Off Stunning In-game Footage, Locks In November 2014 Release

This racing sim can't come soon enough for Wii U motoring euthusiasts

Touted as a serious contender to the likes of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo series, and the Microsoft Xbox-exclusive – Forza Motorsport, Slightly Mad Studios’ Project CARS aims to be the most authentic, beautiful and technically-advanced racing game ever released. It’s...

Talking Point: Nintendo Must Take Careful Steps Into Paid DLC and Free-to-Play

Nintendo Must Take Careful Steps Into Paid DLC and Free-to-Play

The balance seems reasonable, so far

As more first-party games arrive on the Wii U and 3DS, we may need to stop thinking of paid DLC and free-to-play models as exotic rarities on Nintendo systems. To an extent they still are, in that there's a degree of surprise whenever either emerges in a Nintendo title, but it's quickly becoming the norm, with...

News: Yo-kai Watch Returns to the Japanese Chart Summit as Hardware Sales Dip Again

Yo-kai Watch Returns to the Japanese Chart Summit as Hardware Sales Dip Again

3DS systems reclaim number one spot

It's been a tough month in the Japanese charts, with few notable winners setting the tills alight. This week continues that trend, though it brings good news for Level-5 and a return to the top for the 3DS systems. On the software side of things it was a quiet week, with new entries to the charts failing to shift...

News: Miiverse Update Imposes Restrictions on Posting Comments

Miiverse Update Imposes Restrictions on Posting Comments

Mario says it's not a chat room, right?

Nintendo has today announced a fresh update for Miiverse across the web and Wii U / 3DS versions. The positive change is that the web version will now have the same community search functionality as the console equivalent, as well as a "Posts from Verified Users" tab that acts as a shortcut to authorised...

News: Bandai Namco Announces Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for Wii U and 3DS

Bandai Namco Announces Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for Wii U and 3DS

Pac Attack!

Hot on the heels of last year's Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures based on the television show of the same name, Bandai Namco has revealed an announcement trailer for Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2, set for release this year on Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. If you've ever wanted to see Pac-Man skyboarding, you're in...

News: Ubisoft Has Dispatched 73 Million Assassin's Creed Games Since 2007

Ubisoft Has Dispatched 73 Million Assassin's Creed Games Since 2007

Just Dance franchise has shifted an impressive 48 million, too

Ubisoft is a company with plenty of history behind it — it was founded way back in 1986 — but surprisingly its most popular franchises have only come recently. The French publisher has recently revealed sales figures for its key titles, with Assassin's Creed topping the list at an...

News: New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Franchise Coming To Wii U

New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Franchise Coming To Wii U

A match made in heaven...or hell!

A new entry in Tecmo Koei's Fatal Frame horror series is coming to Wii U with collaboration from Nintendo, Famitsu reports today. No release date or final title have been revealed, but this announcement alone is enough to send Fatal Frame fans into a tizzy. The last entry in the series, Grasshopper Manufacture's...

News: NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U Struggles

NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U Struggles

Fingers crossed for May and June

The latest NPD results covering U.S. physical retail sales are now out in the wild, and they bring mixed news. Hardware sales are up, being driven by PS4 and Xbox One, software is down but, overall, total sales of $1.03 billion represent a 3% increase over the equivalent month last year. Nintendo hasn't issued an...

News: Ubisoft Expects Watch_Dogs To Be One Of The Biggest Selling Titles Of 2014

Ubisoft Expects Watch_Dogs To Be One Of The Biggest Selling Titles Of 2014

Watch out Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed

Watch_Dogs may have taken its sweet time getting to market but publisher Ubisoft is confident that the game will be a resounding commercial success — and that it will challenge the traditional big-sellers this year. Speaking to MCV, Ubisoft's Wayne Greenwell said: Excitement for the product remains...

News: DuckTales: Remastered Digital Soundtrack Coming to Amazon

DuckTales: Remastered Digital Soundtrack Coming to Amazon

47-track album to go on sale later this month

Capcom has announced that the official game soundtrack for DuckTales: Remastered will be available to download from Amazon's MP3 store from 29 April. With 47 tracks and clocking in at around the 90-minute mark, the album will include both Jake Kaufman's remixes for the recent re-release, as well as...

News: Nintendo Involved In Patent Dispute Over Wii U's Dual Screen Capabilities

Nintendo Involved In Patent Dispute Over Wii U's Dual Screen Capabilities

It's that time again

Nintendo is no stranger to patent cases, and it has been revealed that the company is involved in yet another — this time relating to the Wii U's selling point: its ability to display two screens at once. Nintendo Co. Ltd., Nintendo of America, Inc. and several other companies — including retailers who sell the system in...

News: Big Deez Productions Discusses Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and Why It's a Beat 'em Up

Big Deez Productions Discusses Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and Why It's a Beat 'em Up

"I don't think anyone would have really cared about a Shaq shooter"

Matt Karch, CEO of Big Deez Productions, recently sat down for an interview with Red Bull to shed light on the potential Indiegogo-funded Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. He discussed the direct involvement of basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, and made sure to distance A Legend Reborn...

Video: Here's a Comparison of Mario Kart's Donut Plains 3 from SNES to Wii U

Here's a Comparison of Mario Kart's Donut Plains 3 from SNES to Wii U

Generations apart

Comparison videos of retro tracks in Mario Kart 8 are certainly doing the rounds at the moment, and popular YouTube channel GameXplain has created a nifty split-screen video comparing the classic Super Mario Kart track Donut Plains 3 to its reimagining in the upcoming Wii U title. Check it out below: Nintendo EAD and its...

Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warning for Console Heavyweights

Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warning for Console Heavyweights

Unlikely to kill consoles, but its successors may try

When the Ouya was successfully crowdfunded, its executives talked it up as a revolution in living room gaming, promising a wonderland of fun experiences available for free or costing less than a cup of coffee; the world would move on from pricier game consoles flogging retail priced games. Like...

Rumour: Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On The Way

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On The Way

Seems feasible, salt on standby

Update: We've been advised by Nintendo that it has "nothing to announce at this time" regarding this rumour. You can take that to mean whatever you want, but that's the line we've been given. Original Article: We do enjoy juicy console bundle rumours here at Nintendo Life — the sensible ones, at least. A fresh...

News: Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playable at WonderCon

Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playable at WonderCon

If you're in California, play some Mario Kart 8 this weekend

We're getting into the season of expos now, and Nintendo of America has confirmed its attendance at WonderCon, which takes place this weekend (18th-20th April) in Anaheim, California. The big N will have five games on show, including those recently released and on the way soon; one is a...

News: Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Scream bloody murder

Next week's Japanese Wii U Virtual Console titles have been confirmed, and fans of Konami and Capcom should be pretty pleased with what's on offer. Arguably the most notable release is Castlevania: Dracula X (known as Akumajou Dracula XX in Japan and Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss in Europe), the SNES port of the PC Engine classic...

News: Upside-Down Dimensions Could Be Coming To Wii U

Upside-Down Dimensions Could Be Coming To Wii U

Currently listed as "proposed"

Spanish developer Hydra Interactive Entertainment has announced Upside Down Dimensions, an action RPG that combines hack 'n slash, stealth, puzzles and platforming elements – drawing inspiration from games such as Paper Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon. The title has a launch window of 2015 for PC, Mac, PS...

Weirdness: Now You Can Transform Your GamePad Into A Racing Wheel

Now You Can Transform Your GamePad Into A Racing Wheel

Well, why not?

With Mario Kart 8 on the way, it should come as no great surprise to see peripheral makers attempt to capitalize on the renewed interest in racing titles, but Japanese firm CyberGadget has come up with the most unusual idea yet. Its Handle Stand fixes to your desk and allows you to clamp the GamePad in place, effectively turning it...