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News: Monster Savings To Be Had On Nintendo UK's Online Store, But You'll Want To Be Quick

Monster Savings To Be Had On Nintendo UK's Online Store, But You'll Want To Be Quick

Update: Prices are now back to normal

UPDATE: And that's that. In a matter of minutes, Nintendo UK appear to have fixed many of the prices. If you got in before that happened, let us know if your download code has been honoured. Original story: Nintendo's online store has gone discount-crazy, with many leading 3DS and Wii U games being sold for...

News: Nintendo Is Sorry That The Wii U's TVii Service Hasn't Launched In The UK Yet

Nintendo Is Sorry That The Wii U's TVii Service Hasn't Launched In The UK Yet

Please understand

While Wii U owners in North America and Japan have been enjoying Nintendo TVii for the best part of a year, it still hasn't launched anywhere else in the world as yet. The internet television and on-demand entertainment service was due to launch in Europe in 2013, but that obviously didn't happen — and Nintendo UK has publicly...

News: No Game Content "Hostile to China" Will Make It Through As Ban Lifts

No Game Content "Hostile to China" Will Make It Through As Ban Lifts

The size of the market means most will likely play along

Last year the Chinese government confirmed that it'd lift its video game console ban, with news that last week's implementation of that promise contributed to a boost in Nintendo share value; this prompted speculation of the Kyoto company diving into the region. We shouldn't expect Wii U and...

News: Nintendo Software Continues to Lose Momentum in UK Charts

Nintendo Software Continues to Lose Momentum in UK Charts

Titles such as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze can't come soon enough

In recent weeks there hasn't been much to tell about the UK game charts from a Nintendo perspective, with the usual suspects maintaining familiar positions, from 3DS games such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf hanging around near the top 20 to Super Mario 3D World residing in the...

News: Capcom Claims Its New Panta Rhei Game Engine Can Be Adapted To Any System

Capcom Claims Its New Panta Rhei Game Engine Can Be Adapted To Any System

And that means Wii U and 3DS

Capcom's MT Framework game engine was pretty adaptable — it powered Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D on the 3DS as well as providing the horsepower for the company's home console titles — and the Japanese studio has gone on record to confirm that its successor will be just as versatile. Panta Rhei is Capcom's...

News: A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Inside Story of Working on Wii U

A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Inside Story of Working on Wii U

"We would be lucky to make back all the money that we had invested"

One regular topic that can worry or frustrate Wii U owners is the issue of third-party support, particularly with retail content. While the Wii struggled to maintain third-party parity with its rivals — albeit with some excellent exclusives over its years — there was some hope...

Feature: Nintendo Games We'd Love to See in 2014

Nintendo Games We'd Love to See in 2014

Newcomers and some triumphant returns

If you cast your minds back to this time in 2013, it would have been tempting to wonder what games were coming for the rest of that year and into 2014. Long-term line-ups were a mystery, though educated guesses could be made, and then Nintendo blew away some of the obscuring smoke in a January Nintendo Direct...

News: King Dedede to Wield the Mallet as the Latest Challenger in New Super Smash Bros.

King Dedede to Wield the Mallet as the Latest Challenger in New Super Smash Bros.

Plenty of screens to enjoy

King Dedede has been confirmed as a challenger in the new Super Smash Bros. titles on the Wii U and 3DS, the latest in a number of recent additions as the roster fills out. His appearance was always on the cards after his role in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with his weight and ready-to-use weapon making him a useful...

News: Nintendo Titles Secure Multiple GDC Awards Nominations

Nintendo Titles Secure Multiple GDC Awards Nominations

The results have to wait until 19th March

The Game Developers Conference will take place in San Francisco from 17th-21st March, with the "expo" part of the week running from 19th-21st March. It's always an interesting event to learn more about projects underway and wider issues within the development community, while also being notable for the Game...

Feature: Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Four

Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Four

Games, system updates, more games...

We've looked back at the first nine months of Nintendo's 2013 to date, an eventful period full of reveals, positives, negatives and outright weirdness. The final leg is typically one of the busiest for game companies, as the scramble for momentum into the busiest shopping season of the year becomes a messy blur...

News: Monolith Soft Lists "Urgent" Job Postings, Including Requirements in Network Implementation

Monolith Soft Lists "Urgent" Job Postings, Including Requirements in Network Implementation

Online play in 'X', please

As a subsidiary of Nintendo, Monolith Soft has been involved in a number of supporting roles — including some work on A Link Between Worlds — but is best known in recent years for its outstanding Wii title Xenoblade Chronicles. It's understandable, then, that there's some hype about its Wii U project, codenamed X and...

Feature: Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Three

Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Three

Pokémon goes Mega, 2DS, Wii U price cut and other shenanigans

We've so far covered the first six months of Nintendo in 2013, taking in various 3DS successes, ups and downs for the Wii U and some E3 madness. As is also the norm, there were weird moments, as well as the near-monthly delight of Nintendo Direct broadcasts. We now cover the latter...

News: Pokémon X & Y Return to Top of Japanese Charts as 3DS Leads in Hardware

Pokémon X & Y Return to Top of Japanese Charts as 3DS Leads in Hardware

Wii U sales drop to 60,548

Update: Our original Japanese Charts post cited Media Create results from 4Gamer, but these appear to be incorrect. Our apologies for the error, and as an alternative below are the latest results from Famitsu. Earlier this week we found out how Nintendo had performed over the festive period in Japan, with 3DS and Wii U...

News: Kensuke Tanabe Highlights Potential Return of 3D Donkey Kong Games

Kensuke Tanabe Highlights Potential Return of 3D Donkey Kong Games

Retro Studios used the Metroid Prime engine for Returns on Wii

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze arrives on 21st February, and combines the established skills of Retro Studios with many of the outstanding foundations laid down in Donkey Kong Country Returns on Wii. It may not be the game or franchise that some of the most vocal of Nintendo fans...

News: Sega Has No Plans To Bring Alien: Isolation To The Wii U

Sega Has No Plans To Bring Alien: Isolation To The Wii U

Game over, man

Yesterday, Sega dropped the news that The Creative Assembly is working on Alien: Isolation, a new title in the long-running series of games based on the famous movie franchise. The title has been leaked several times recently and focuses on Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda. It has been confirmed for PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and...

News: Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D World To Deliver The "NES" Experience

Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D World To Deliver The "NES" Experience

Keeping things local

Remember the days before online gaming when you used to huddle around the NES, SNES or N64 with friends and relatives for a competitive multiplayer session? Being able to test your skills against people all over the world is all well and good, but you can't beat the experience of playing someone who is within punching distance...

Feature: Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Two

Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Two

Some highs, lows, and E3 madness

Yesterday we brought you the first part of our 2013 summary, which contained the thrills and spills of three Nintendo Direct broadcasts and a handful of major game releases. We did miss out on the story of Ubisoft delaying Rayman Legends in order to facilitate a multi-platform release, as was correctly pointed out to...

News: Pokemon X and Y Come Out on Top in Japanese Software Rankings for 2013

Pokemon X and Y Come Out on Top in Japanese Software Rankings for 2013

Hardware figures for 3DS and Wii U also revealed

Famitsu is reporting that Nintendo didn't just dominate the Japanese Christmas charts, but it almost cleaned up the entire year too, taking nine out of the top ten total sales spots for the year. The only game to break that hold over Japanese gamers was Grand Theft Auto V on Playstation 3, and even...

News: Flavoured Cats Is Inspired By Super Mario 3D World, And Is Stalking Its Way To The Wii U

Flavoured Cats Is Inspired By Super Mario 3D World, And Is Stalking Its Way To The Wii U

Could this be a purrrfect platform adventure?

If you liked Super Mario 3D World's feline transformation then you'll be like the cat who got the cream when you hear about CW Games' new title. The indie studio has revealed that it is bringing its furry 3D adventure Flavoured Cats to the Wii U eShop, a game inspired by Super Mario 3D World and Super...

Feature: Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part One

Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part One

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

We're already looking forward to the coming year here at Nintendo Life, picking some of our most anticipated Wii U and 3DS of 2014, while hoping for good times and another year of excellent gaming. Yet still, part of looking forward is understanding what's happened before, and as is our yearly...