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News: Mario 3D World And Zelda: Link Between Worlds Honoured At The New York Video Game Critics Awards

Mario 3D World And Zelda: Link Between Worlds Honoured At The New York Video Game Critics Awards

Both scoop best game accolades

If you're a Nintendo fan, then you'll obviously be aware that both Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds were two of 2013's best video games. However, it's always nice to see the wider world recognise this fact, which is precisely what happened at the 3rd annual New York Video Game Critics...

News: These Super Smash Bros. Home-Run Bat Screens May Brighten Your Day

These Super Smash Bros. Home-Run Bat Screens May Brighten Your Day

Out of the park

Masahiro Sakurai doesn't often reveal new challengers or arenas in his daily posts on the Miiverse Director's Room for the new Super Smash Bros. entries on Wii U and 3DS, but he does often show-off individual moves, mechanics and items. Today may not send shock waves around the world, but could be a fan-favourite. As you can see...

Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demonstrates That Major Third-Parties Are Walking Away

The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demonstrates That Major Third-Parties Are Walking Away

How important that is for the system is up for debate

Before the Wii U was launched Nintendo made the right noises about third-party support — here was a powerful system with backing from major players like EA, Activision and Ubisoft, we were told, and the innovative new controller would encourage unique, multi-screen experiences. Of course,...

News: Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U

Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U

Grim numbers

Confirmation that Watch_Dogs has been delayed again on Wii U, and will arrive later than on other platforms, is certainly a hot topic. While debates around the reasons, justification and ramifications for the game's sales will spin around, there are key statistics that highlight just why Ubisoft isn't exactly busting a gut to deliver...

News: GameChops releases Club Kong: A Modern Jazz Remix of Donkey Kong Music

GameChops releases Club Kong: A Modern Jazz Remix of Donkey Kong Music

Sit back, relax and enjoy

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Donkey Kong Country, video game remix record label GameChops has released a six track remix of music from the game. The album, aptly named Club Kong, is best described as a Donkey Kong electronic jazz club infusion; it comes at a perfect time as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze...

News: Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive on the System After Other Platforms

Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive on the System After Other Platforms

Ubisoft screws the pooch

There have been plenty of rumours and counter-rumours around Watch_Dogs in recent weeks, yet now we have some solid news from the company itself; it's not pleasing from a Wii U perspective. In its financial results today, and the investor call that followed, Ubisoft confirmed that the title would arrive on PC, PS3, PS4,...

News: Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise According To Academic Research

Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise According To Academic Research

Includes all other forms of active gaming

Australians love being recognised globally for their sporting achievements. Be it their recent win over England in the Ashes, or Aussie golfer Adam Scott and his rise to number 2 in the world. It’s always a thrill to see a country of such a small population competing both fiercely and passionately on the...

News: You Can Now Play Free HTML5 Games on the Wii U Web Browser

You Can Now Play Free HTML5 Games on the Wii U Web Browser

If you really want to

Just recently a website launched to provide links to dozens of free HTML5 games playable on the PS4 web browser, and the same group has now launched an equivalent Wii U website to give you easy access to these games. Similar resources existed for the Wii, in which pointer controls — for example — were supported. With this...

Play: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo Life - The First Hunt

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo Life - The First Hunt

It's on

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate may have been available for nearly a year on the Wii U and 3DS, but there are still plenty of gamers that enjoy going on the hunt on a regular basis. Quite a few of us at Nintendo Life fall into that category, which is why we announced the first community hunting night earlier this week. Those beasts are strutting...

News: Nintendo Canada Announces an Awesome Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Contest

Nintendo Canada Announces an Awesome Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Contest

Where's Rain Man when we need him?

Calling all Canadian Nintendo Lifers! Nintendo of Canada Ltd. is currently running a special contest for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The contest, aptly named "Banana Mania," is open only to Canadian residents and offers one Grand Prize and five second place prizes, both including a copy of Retro Studios'...

News: Nintendo Scoops Two Awards at D.I.C.E

Nintendo Scoops Two Awards at D.I.C.E

Well, it's better than none

Earlier this year we reported that Nintendo games had picked up multiple nomination in the D.I.C.E Awards, which act as the closing event of the summit with the same name — it stands for Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain. In total five Nintendo games were nominated across seven different categories; the awards...

News: Ubisoft's Updated Line-Up Still Includes Watch_Dogs as an Upcoming Release on Wii U

Ubisoft's Updated Line-Up Still Includes Watch_Dogs as an Upcoming Release on Wii U

Due in Spring, but after 1st April

Ubisoft's bold new IP, Watch_Dogs, is having a tricky route to release. Originally planned to make a splash in 2013, development progress appeared to slow down — playable demos weren't appearing as we'd expect at gaming events and expos — and the title was pushed back to allow extra development time. There was...

News: Sonic Lost World Sales Reached 640,000 in 2013

Sonic Lost World Sales Reached 640,000 in 2013

In just over two months

Sonic Lost World was one of a small batch of major Holiday season releases to push the Wii U in the retail market, though the Nintendo-exclusive title was also available on the 3DS. Both games were different experiences — as is likely to also be the case with Sonic Boom and its separate development teams — and Sega...

News: Sega Has "No Plans" To Release Sonic Boom In Japan, Sonic Team Will Continue To Work On The Franchise

Sega Has "No Plans" To Release Sonic Boom In Japan, Sonic Team Will Continue To Work On The Franchise

Sonic veteran Takashi Iizuka speaks out

Sonic Boom is the big news in the world of Nintendo at the moment, with Sega's new plan of attack covering TV, toys and games — the latter of which will be exclusive to Wii U and 3DS. Thrusting its most prized possession into the hands of a western developers is risky, and Sega's move has had many fans...

News: Big Red Button's Bob Rafei Spills More Details On Sonic Boom For Wii U And 3DS

Big Red Button's Bob Rafei Spills More Details On Sonic Boom For Wii U And 3DS

Reveals Sonic Team is involved and explains THOSE new character designs

Yesterday's news that Sega's next Sonic title would be a cross-media extravaganza complete with re-imagined characters, CGI cartoon series and Nintendo-exclusive video game outings sent the web into overdrive, with the reaction from fans ranging from delighted to highly...

News: Mother Brain Revealed As An Enormous Super Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Mother Brain Revealed As An Enormous Super Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Mother NO!

If Samus in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. is ultimately going to be heavily influenced by the design from Metroid: Other M, then perhaps she'll be less the silent and deadly hunter from the Metroid Prime Trilogy and more prone to flashbacks, fearing the past and generally being full of angst. The latest assist trophy may, then, send our...

News: Nintendo Publishes a "New to Wii U?" Guide

Nintendo Publishes a "New to Wii U?" Guide

Links galore

With Nintendo preparing to push the Wii U throughout 2014, promising major releases, system updates and features to boost the role of the GamePad, it's only natural that newcomers will seek out some advice and tips for making the most of the system. Nintendo of Europe is doing its part with a new guide article to point readers towards...

News: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Slide Down With a 30% Discount in Europe

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Slide Down With a 30% Discount in Europe

A 'cool' offer on the eShop? (We're so sorry)

The snappily titled Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games may have been released on the Wii U last year, but the actual event it's licensed for is only now getting ready to kick off. To celebrate Nintendo of Europe is running a 30% discount on the Wii U eShop from tomorrow (7th...

Play: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo Life

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo Life

Grab your weapons

Some games are more fun when played with others, and just recently we revived the Mario Kart 7 community event, which will return for more laps in the not-too-distant future. Naturally we like a bit of variety in our online multiplayer, however, so we're delighted to confirm the first Nintendo Life Hunting Expedition — it'll be...