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Video: This Is The Effect Wii Party U Has On Excitable Children

This Is The Effect Wii Party U Has On Excitable Children

Ain't no party like a Wii U party, y'all

Perhaps the best way to assess the impact of Wii Party U — along with our in-depth review, of course — is to see it in action. This new release is designed for families to play together in the same room so to test this out, we eavesdropped on one family as they played — with permission, of course...

News: Mario & Luigi Premium Wii U Bundle Confirmed For North American Release

Mario & Luigi Premium Wii U Bundle Confirmed For North American Release

Retail price of $299.99, available November 1st

Nintendo of America has confirmed that the Mario & Luigi Premium Pack which was recently confirmed for Europe is also getting a release state-side. The bundle — which comprises of a 32GB Wii U with New Super Mario U and New Super Luigi U on a single disc — launches November 1st and will retail...

News: This Is How Much Space Super Mario 3D World Will Gobble Up On Your Wii U

This Is How Much Space Super Mario 3D World Will Gobble Up On Your Wii U

Perhaps not as much as you'd expect

Super Mario 3D World is just around the corner, and we can reveal how much space the game will take up if you opt for the digital download route. The eagerly-awaited platforming epic clocks in at 1702MB, which isn't too bad when you consider that Sonic Lost World was a 8475MB download. How has Nintendo managed...

Video: This Japanese Super Mario 3D World Trailer Is Six Minutes Of Pure Platforming Bliss

This Japanese Super Mario 3D World Trailer Is Six Minutes Of Pure Platforming Bliss

Update: An English language version has now surfaced

Update: There is now an English version of the trailer that features the phrase "cat's pyjamas". It can be found below the Japanese one. Enjoy! Original Article: The excitement level in the Nintendo Life office for Super Mario 3D World is reaching fever pitch, but this new Japanese trailer may...

News: Cypronia Reveals New Wii U eShop Games, Including "Physics-Based Demolition" Title Angry Bunnies

Cypronia Reveals New Wii U eShop Games, Including "Physics-Based Demolition" Title Angry Bunnies

UPDATE: Angry Bunnies also confirmed for 3DS eShop release

Slovakian developer and publisher Cypronia has announced four new titles for the Wii U eShop. These include puzzler Color Zen, art package My Style Studio: Notebook and "hairdressing app" My Style Studio: Hair Salon. However, the most interesting release has to be An

First Impressions: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!

(More) Adventure Time with Finn and Jake!

D3Publisher, which published last year’s Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?, attended this year’s New York Comic Con with the next title in the growing series. Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! — developed by WayForward — will be released this...

News: Just Dance Kids 2014 Features Over 30 Tracks And A Dance Director Mode On Wii U

Just Dance Kids 2014 Features Over 30 Tracks And A Dance Director Mode On Wii U

The kids are on the dance floor

Just Dance 2014 was released earlier this month and its younger sibling Just Dance Kids 2014 has now joined the party as well. It's available on both Wii U and Wii and as the title suggests this one is aimed mainly at children and therefore features appropriate songs and content. The tracklist boasts more than 30...

Soapbox: The Wii Changed The Face of Gaming, Before The Console Industry Promptly Forgot Its Lessons

The Wii Changed The Face of Gaming, Before The Console Industry Promptly Forgot Its Lessons

Tom Whitehead believes that the Wii's good work has, in part, been wasted

This week the Nintendo Japan website updated the status of Wii production, officially bringing it to an end. We'd previously argued that Nintendo could have ruled the micro console market with Wii and the company, potentially, missed a trick; it seems to be a decision made...

News: Nintendo Unleashed Details Revealed for MCM London Comic Con

Nintendo Unleashed Details Revealed for MCM London Comic Con

The last stop for the 2013 tour

As part of a sustained campaign to raise awareness of the Wii U and 3DS libraries, Nintendo UK has been taking its Nintendo Unleashed tour to various expos, events and locations, including a major presence at the recent Eurogamer Expo. The company has now confirmed its lineup for this week's MCM London Comic Con (25th...

Video: Holy PR Hype! It's a 17 Minute Batman: Arkham Origins Gameplay Walkthrough

Holy PR Hype! It's a 17 Minute Batman: Arkham Origins Gameplay Walkthrough

Batman does his usual bat-like stuff

Late last week the news that Batman: Arkham Origins and Blackgate are delayed on Wii U and 3DS in Europe made some Nintendo Life staffers roll their eyes so vigorously that medical attention was required. Of course, North American gamers don't appear to have such a delay, so Europeans will probably be told to...

News: Nintendo States That "Additional Games" Are In Development to Utilise Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Nintendo States That "Additional Games" Are In Development to Utilise Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Console wars ahoy!

In recent weeks and months we've seen a few projects emerge that utilise multiplayer between Nintendo systems and others from Sony, Microsoft, iOS and Android. One example on the market is Disney Infinity, but in the download-only stakes we have upcoming titles Pure Chess and Cubemen 2, titles that'll boost their online...

News: Bewitching Adventure Knite & The Ghost Lights Is Confirmed For Wii U eShop Release

Bewitching Adventure Knite & The Ghost Lights Is Confirmed For Wii U eShop Release

"We're really excited about this and have been waiting to announce it"

Knite & The Ghost Lights is one of the most unique looking titles we've seen on Kickstarter yet, and its creators are aiming to release a Wii U port "close to launch". Developed by Mobot Studios — which is also behind Paper Monsters — the game offers a mixture of...

News: Sonic Can't Quite Dash Into the UK All-Format Top 10

Sonic Can't Quite Dash Into the UK All-Format Top 10

Both Pokémon titles drop below the multi-format Skylanders SWAP Force

UKIE has issued its update of the latest comings and goings in the UK software all-format charts, and there are some positives and negatives for Nintendo to consider. At the higher end of the scale we have Pokémon X & Pokémon Y in fourth and fifth place respectively, both...

News: Wii U Isn't Getting Need For Speed: Rivals Thanks To Low Sales Of Most Wanted

Wii U Isn't Getting Need For Speed: Rivals Thanks To Low Sales Of Most Wanted

"I’d love for it to be way bigger than it was"

The Wii U version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted is arguably the definitive version, adding in new features which are exclusive to Nintendo's console. However, it didn't sell as well as expected — which seems to be a key reason why we're not getting Need for Speed: Rivals. The Six

News: 3DS Tops NPD Hardware Charts Once Again, As Wii U Sales Increase More Than 200%

3DS Tops NPD Hardware Charts Once Again, As Wii U Sales Increase More Than 200%

Nintendo talks up momentum for both systems

It's NPD results time for US video game sales, and though the numbers are often debated due to their focus on physical retail, they nevertheless provide some useful data to gauge Nintendo's performance in such an important market. Nintendo has taken the opportunity to rush out of the gate to reveal its...

News: Reboot Of Gross 16-bit Platformer Boogerman Could Be Coming To Wii U

Reboot Of Gross 16-bit Platformer Boogerman Could Be Coming To Wii U

Boogerman 20th Anniversary: The Video Game is getting Kickstarted

16-bit cult classic Boogerman could be getting a HD remake for PC, Mac OS, PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U — should it successfully meet its Kickstarter goal of $375,000. The campaign is being run by original creators Mike Stragey and Chris Tremmel, who produced Boogerman 20 years ago when...

Weirdness: UK Tabloid Reports on Fictional Deus Ex "Eyeball Implant"

UK Tabloid Reports on Fictional Deus Ex "Eyeball Implant"

Journalistic research triumphs again

British tabloid The Sun has been on our radar at Nintendo Life in the past, most notably for its ludicrous 'medical' coverage of the dangerous effects of the 3DS, in which a journalist played in 3D while walking down the street and then complained of feeling ill. The paper also published articles at the time...

News: Mario & Sonic At Sochi 2014 Winter Games Confirmed For November 8th Release In Europe

Mario & Sonic At Sochi 2014 Winter Games Confirmed For November 8th Release In Europe

New modes detailed, too

Nintendo has today confirmed that Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games will launch in Europe on November 8th — the same as the North American release date that was previously revealed and then denied back in September. The game will feature 12 event based on real-life Winter Olympic sports, with another 8...

News: Nintendo Applies Minor Update to the Wii U Version of Miiverse

Nintendo Applies Minor Update to the Wii U Version of Miiverse

Don't get too excited

Miiverse has evolved a fair bit since its launch with the Wii U in November 2012. It may not feel that way, but the network was certainly more restricted and less intuitive than its current day version, not to mention the fact that it's now available on any web browser. It's also a service that Nintendo has been able to update...

News: Pokémon X & Y Pass 1.8 Million Retail Sales to Top Japanese Charts

Pokémon X & Y Pass 1.8 Million Retail Sales to Top Japanese Charts

Monster Hunter 4 in third, Wii U hardware sales drop further

When it comes to confirming the software number one in this week's Japanese Media Create software charts, it's a predictable task. Pokémon X & Y has stormed to the top spot with over 1.8 million sales at retail, just beating the week one sales of Monster Hunter 4. Capcom's title has...

News: Wii Party U Gets It Started With a Relatively Hefty File Size

Wii Party U Gets It Started With a Relatively Hefty File Size

That'll explain why the Basic Bundle has a disc copy...

Wii Party U may not have been blessed with excessive hype in recent weeks, but it's getting rather close to its European and North American release on 25th October. It's sure to be a notable part of Holiday Wii U adverts targeting families, too, especially with the hardware bundle confirmed...