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Play: It's The Second Nintendo Life Community GP in Mario Kart 8 - Live!

It's The Second Nintendo Life Community GP in Mario Kart 8 - Live!

Hit A on the 2...

Just recently we announced the second Nintendo Life Community GP competition, and it's now open. Mario Kart 8 has been with us for over a month now and players are getting rather good at it, so this is a chance to show just how good you are. This one is a code-based tournament, to give it that community feel, so below are...

First Impressions: Throwing Down in Shigeru Miyamoto's Mech Maker, Project Giant Robot

Throwing Down in Shigeru Miyamoto's Mech Maker, Project Giant Robot

A robot riot

At the very end of Nintendo’s Digital Event at this year’s E3, Shigeru Miyamoto made a brief appearance to announce that he’s been hard at work creating new games that use the Wii U’s dual-screen setup in innovative ways. One of these works-in-progress was Project Giant Robot, an experimental venture that lets players build...

Video: Watch Samus, Mario And Link Duke It Out In Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U

Watch Samus, Mario And Link Duke It Out In Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U

The gloves are off

If you read our impressions of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U yesterday then you'll be aware of the fact that it's shaping up to be pretty special indeed. To confirm this a little more, allow us to present some off-screen footage captured at Nintendo UK's recent post-E3 event in London, England. In it, you'll see plenty of cartoon...

News: Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Back Of The Starting Grid

Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Back Of The Starting Grid

Delayed until 2015

Bandai Namco has confirmed today that the Wii U version of Project CARS won't see the light of day until next year. The Nintendo version was expected to launch alongside the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions in November, but developer Slightly Mad Games has so far shown no footage of the game running on Wii U — although...

Talking Point: Nintendo Rewrote the E3 Rulebook With a Focus on Children

Nintendo Rewrote the E3 Rulebook With a Focus on Children

Sharing the experience

With their online press conferences and fan events Nintendo has been doing E3 differently for a couple of years now. This year, though, it broke one of the golden rules of show business — never work with children. A Kid’s Corner initiative brought some hand-picked children into E3 to try out the new games and experience...

News: Miiverse Update Allows You To List Favourite Game Genres and Add Lines To Posts

Miiverse Update Allows You To List Favourite Game Genres and Add Lines To Posts

Because it's mine, I write with lines

Have you ever been writing a post on Miiverse and thought, "darn it, why won't it let me share my message in multiple, perfectly placed lines"? Or perhaps you're wanted to share with the world that you love puzzle games and platformers above all else? If either of those wishes applies to you, then you're in...

News: 3DS On Top As Wii U Remains Highest Selling Home Console in Japan

3DS On Top As Wii U Remains Highest Selling Home Console in Japan

Mario Kart 8 passes half a million physical retail sales

The latest Media Create chart results for Japan are in, and they continue the trends established over recent week in terms of hardware and software. There are certainly yet more positives for Nintendo, albeit against a backdrop of modest overall industry sales in the company's homeland. The...

News: The Wii U Version Of Tengami Is Complete, Age Ratings And Lot Check Still Pending

The Wii U Version Of Tengami Is Complete, Age Ratings And Lot Check Still Pending

Looking good on paper

The Wii U version of puzzle adventure title Tengami is now complete and ready to be submitted to Nintendo's Lot Check process, according to developer Nyamyam. The news was posted on the studio's official blog: The version is finished (yay!!!) and we are preparing to go into Lotcheck, Nintendo’s certification process that...

News: Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins

Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins

Invaluable positive press for the system

We don't often reference editorial opinion from major websites as news, but as we're forever seeking silver-linings and positivity for the rather marvellous Wii U, we're going to make an exception. Kotaku, one of the most influential — we're talking top three — gaming sites in the world, has upgraded its...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Five

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Five

Rosalina! Mega Man! New 3DS stage! More stuff!

Super Smash Bros. is still coming, yes it is. We may be approaching a half century of these features, which is bordering on insanity, but Nintendo keeps assuring us that the games are coming, and that it's not all a mass-hallucination as part an experiment for the mysterious Quality of Life platform...

News: Aussie Rating Outs Wii U Virtual Console Release Of Capcom's Onimusha Tactics

Aussie Rating Outs Wii U Virtual Console Release Of Capcom's Onimusha Tactics

Game Boy Advance strategy spin-off is getting a second chance

Thanks to a rating on the Australian Board of Classification, we can reveal that Capcom's 2003 Onimusha spin-off Onimusha Tactics is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. Based on the popular Onimusha series of action titles, this Game Boy Advance release takes place on a grid-based...

News: Fi Confirmed For Hyrule Warriors Along With Skyward Sword Costumes For Link And Zelda

Fi Confirmed For Hyrule Warriors Along With Skyward Sword Costumes For Link And Zelda

Oh, and that ball and chain weapon from Twilight Princess

Japanese magazine Famitsu has confirmed that Fi from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be a playable character in the forthcoming Hyrule Warriors. The publication has also revealed that both Link and Zelda will be able to wear their costumes from Skyward Sword, and that the huge ball...

News: Tomonubu Itagaki Thinks Gamers Will Buy A Wii U Just For Devil’s Third

Tomonubu Itagaki Thinks Gamers Will Buy A Wii U Just For Devil’s Third

"I feel that ultimately gamers are the ones who make the future"

Devil's Third isn't your typical Nintendo-published title — it's loaded with guns, swords, gore and lady's bottoms. Given the family-friendly nature of the Wii U, you might assume that creator Tomonubu Itagaki would be a little worried that this new title will struggle to find an...

First Impressions: Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, But Not As We Know It

Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, But Not As We Know It

Button-mashing with the Hero of Time

On paper, Nintendo's decision to ally Zelda with the Dynasty Warriors franchise makes perfect sense; Koei Tecmo's series is incredibly popular in its native Japan and Wii U owners are simply dying for another Hyrule-themed adventure to embark upon. However, almost immediately after the announcement of Hyrule...

News: Report Suggests Bayonetta 2 Will Come With Original Bayonetta on a Separate Disc in North America

Report Suggests Bayonetta 2 Will Come With Original Bayonetta on a Separate Disc in North America

Download copies come with free original via the eShop, naturally

Nintendo's E3 announcement of Bayonetta 2 including a Wii U-enhanced edition of the original Bayonetta was pleasing; it's terrific news for Nintendo gamers, as those yet to enjoy the original can now enjoy both titles in the correct order, with the original even having new outfits and...

News: Retail Promotions Prompt Tomodachi Life to Continue Climb in UK Charts

Retail Promotions Prompt Tomodachi Life to Continue Climb in UK Charts

Life in the old Mii yet

Tomodachi Life made a modest UK chart début when it launched in early June, not exactly shaming itself but struggling to make a significant impact. Since then, however, Nintendo of America has been making positive noises about its performance in its region and, in the UK charts at least, the Mii-sim has not only seen a...

Video: Midna's Unique Fighting Style Brings Extra Chaos to Hyrule Warriors

Midna's Unique Fighting Style Brings Extra Chaos to Hyrule Warriors

Link is the star again, sort of...

Koei Tecmo has been steadily releasing new videos of Hyrule Warriors to show the various playable characters in action, though curiously has been slow to release its Midna equivalent. It's been a slightly odd omission as the Twilight Princess star was revealed as playable a good time ago. Yet still, we now have...