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Video: Level-5's Wii U RPG Wonder Flick Gets A Gameplay-Laden Trailer

Level-5's Wii U RPG Wonder Flick Gets A Gameplay-Laden Trailer

Next-gen role playing with old school sensibilities

We revealed recently that Level-5's next big project is an RPG for the Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and PS Vita. Wonder Flick is due in Japan next year and will feature connectivity with a mobile application for smartphones and tablets. Level-5's Akihiro Hino insists that this link "goes beyond the...

News: Sonic Lost World Will Dash Away With Plenty of Memory on Wii U and 3DS

Sonic Lost World Will Dash Away With Plenty of Memory on Wii U and 3DS

We've got both file sizes for you to check out

With Sonic Lost World now powering up a spin dash for its October release on the Wii U and 3DS, those most interested in a purchase have the usual choice of sticking with a retail disc — old skool — or opting for an eShop download instead. Those considering the eShop route may want to know that...

News: SEGA: Sonic Titles Perform "Really, Really Well on Nintendo Platforms"

SEGA: Sonic Titles Perform "Really, Really Well on Nintendo Platforms"

The design philosophy behind parkour controls is explained

Amidst a sizeable contingent of first party software this Holiday season, the arrival of Sonic Lost World on the Wii U and 3DS is certainly a cause for some third-party optimism. Our own first impressions were full of praise, and we're hopeful that the final product will deliver on the...

Developer Interview: Xander Davis on Astrogun, Indie Potential and the Wii U

Xander Davis on Astrogun, Indie Potential and the Wii U

"Gamers are dreamers, I think we all care deeply about realizing the dream"

Earlier this summer a story that caught the imagination of the Nintendo Life community revolved around Xander Davis, an independent developer that declared himself to be a Wii U believer — he'd previously dismissed the system prior to its launch. It was a case of going...

News: Wii U Family Hardware Bundles Revealed in Japan

Wii U Family Hardware Bundles Revealed in Japan

Mario, partying, fitness and karaoke all in one box

When it comes to the Wii U, Nintendo is undoubtedly working hard to line-up offers and deals to make an impression on the market. We've recently seen a special bundle for The Wind Waker HD in North America — which is also coming to Europe — and more bundles are rumoured, such as one featuring...

News: New Sonic Lost World Trailer Reveals A Slight Delay to North American Release

New Sonic Lost World Trailer Reveals A Slight Delay to North American Release

European remains unaffected for the time being

The latest trailer for Sonic Lost World for the Wii U and 3DS reveals that the hotly anticipated release is due to suffer a delay across North America. The Deadly Six extended trailer, which features Sonic encountering each member of his evil enemies, confirms that the upcoming SEGA title won't reach...

News: New Splinter Cell Blacklist Maps Creeping Onto Wii U

New Splinter Cell Blacklist Maps Creeping Onto Wii U

More action from the Billionaire’s Yacht and Dead Coast maps

With great stealth, a tweet from the official Splinter Cell Twitter account has revealed that two new maps will soon become available for download in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist. The new areas, named Billionaire’s Yacht and Dead Coast, will be attainable on all platforms,...

News: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games is Sliding Onto Wii U This November

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games is Sliding Onto Wii U This November

Wear your gloves, it's going to get nippy

Back in May, a SEGA-themed Nintendo Direct broadcast revealed Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, becoming the first Mario & Sonic title on the Wii U and bringing with it a new set of events for Nintendo's current home console. A release date was yet to be confirmed for Mario and...

News: 5th Cell Producer Reveals Why Scribblenauts Was Mixed With The DC Universe

5th Cell Producer Reveals Why Scribblenauts Was Mixed With The DC Universe

Keeping things fresh for fans of the series

5th Cell announced Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure back in May, spicing up the popular Scribblenauts series with the chance to create objects and scenarios with some of DC's most famous characters. In a recent interview with Nintendo Everything, senior producer Caleb Arseneaux explains why...

Developer Interview: Eric Carter on Skylanders: SWAP Force for Wii U

Eric Carter on Skylanders: SWAP Force for Wii U

Producer discusses UI differences and developing on Wii U

At the time of writing, the launch of Skylanders: SWAP Force, the third instalment in the highly successful Skylanders game series, is just a few short weeks away. In preparation for its release, we were generously invited to tour Vicarious Visions headquarters in Albany, NY to learn a...

Video: Watch Two People Unbox The Zelda: Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle

Watch Two People Unbox The Zelda: Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle

Their faces are beaming!

The release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is upon us, and to mark the occasion Nintendo has launched a limited edition bundle which includes a digital copy of the game, a digital version of Dark Horse's Hyrule Historia book and a fancy GamePad with Zelda-style detailing. To be honest, only the GamePad is of any...

Hands On: Skylanders: SWAP Force

Skylanders: SWAP Force

We visit Vicarious Visions HQ to check out Skylanders: SWAP Force

It’s difficult to believe that the Skylanders franchise — a series that has sold millions of copies worldwide and has spawned a multitude of sequels and spin-offs — is only just turning two years old. Since the 2011 release of the series debut, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure,...

Reaction: Nintendo Reminds Us of the Wii's Glory Days With Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club

Nintendo Reminds Us of the Wii's Glory Days With Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club

Inexpensive upgrade options are vital for attracting the Wii generation

This week Nintendo didn't so much surprise us with a Nintendo Direct, but left it outside the door unannounced and ran away giggling. Again apparently relying on the rapid influence of word of mouth, or perhaps acknowledging that much of the target audience aren't Nintendo...

News: Shin'en: If Developers Can't Make Great Looking Games On Wii U, It's Their Own Fault

Shin'en: If Developers Can't Make Great Looking Games On Wii U, It's Their Own Fault

A bad workman blames his tools

Let's be honest — the Wii U is going to be left in third place in technical terms when the PS4 and Xbox One release later this year. Nintendo's system simply isn't as powerful as Microsoft and Sony's machines, so it's reasonable to expect something of a graphical disparity between the platforms — just as was the...

News: Miyamoto: Retro Studios is High on The List of Candidates For A New Metroid Game

Miyamoto: Retro Studios is High on The List of Candidates For A New Metroid Game

Discusses Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and the future of Samus

The UK Official Nintendo Magazine published its 100th issue this month, which is a pretty impressive milestone, and to celebrate it sat down with Shigeru Miyamoto and spoke about several things, including Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Metroid. During the interview,...

News: System 3 Confirms James Pond: Codename Robocod Reboot For 3DS And Wii U

System 3 Confirms James Pond: Codename Robocod Reboot For 3DS And Wii U

UPDATE: IP owner Gameware comments on the news

Update: Gameware's PJ Belcher has gotten in touch to clarify the ownership of the Pond name: Gameware owns the full IP to Pond, but to help keep the brand alive it has be licensing the rights to Robocod (specifically) for other developers to bring him to new platforms. This was true of the DS, GBA PS1...

Out Today: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (North America)

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (North America)

Sailing off with your hard drive space

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is here, if you're happy to download and live in North America. While many of us count the days until 4th October, this HD remaster / remake / whatever you want to call it has docked in the North American eShop ahead of time. It coincides with an official Wii U price cut in...

News: New Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! Screenshots Come into View

New Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! Screenshots Come into View

Finn and friends are going on an adventure

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! is being released very soon according to D3Publisher. It's the follow up to the equally bizarrely named Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!, which was on 3DS and DS. This time round Finn, Jake, Marceline, Cinnamon Bun and...

News: SoulCalibur II HD On Wii U "Isn't Out Of The Question", Says Series Producer

SoulCalibur II HD On Wii U "Isn't Out Of The Question", Says Series Producer

Could Link cross swords once more?

Namco Bandai's weapons-based brawler SoulCalibur II may be getting a HD remaster for the PS3 and 360, but the game still has a chance of coming to Wii U, according to series producer Masaaki Hoshino. When asked if there was any chance of the title hitting Nintendo's machine, Hoshino replied that it "wasn't out of...

News: Iwata Asks Explores The Origins of Toon Link and The Process Behind Making The Wind Waker HD

Iwata Asks Explores The Origins of Toon Link and The Process Behind Making The Wind Waker HD

Satoru Iwata takes to the Great Sea to find out more

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is tantalisingly close to being released on Wii U. It emerges in North America and Europe on 4th October and will even have its own special limited edition console bundle for those who haven't embarked on their Wii U adventure yet. With the release date...