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Reaction: Nintendo Titles Miss the UK Top 40 Once Again

Nintendo Titles Miss the UK Top 40 Once Again

For the third week in a row

Every week we check the UK chart results, and typically Nintendo has a few titles scrapping away - at the very least - in the bottom half of the top 40. Yet this is now the third consecutive week where not a single Wii U or 3DS exclusive has made it into the all-format top 40. What's going on? It's worth starting out...

News: Gunman Clive HD Collection Has Sold 9000 Copies But Has Still Made A Profit

Gunman Clive HD Collection Has Sold 9000 Copies But Has Still Made A Profit

About 10 times the sales of Gunman Clive 2 on Steam

Gunman Clive HD Collection is one of the more recent indie gems on the Wii U eShop, and pulls together the two 3DS titles in a single, high-definition package. Given that many Nintendo fans will have played the two games in their handheld forms previously, it's perhaps unsurprising to learn that...

News: A Digital Code for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Will Be $50 in North America

A Digital Code for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Will Be $50 in North America

Perhaps matching the eShop price?

In just a couple months, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will launch, hopefully bringing the definitive version of the game to the masses. While most concrete specifics as to what's been changed this time around still remain a mystery, it seems that this version will feature a larger wallet, more...

Video: The Cape Escape is the Next Super Mario Maker Challenge from Panga

The Cape Escape is the Next Super Mario Maker Challenge from Panga

Falling with style

We rather enjoy being level tourists in Super Mario Maker, though in some cases stages are best left to the most dedicated and skilful of players. Those created by 'Panga' definitely fit that category. We've covered Panga in the past, as he's established a fan-base creating ludicrously tough levels that many are happy to watch...

Random: Take a Look at These Unused Alternate Sonic Boom Logos

Take a Look at These Unused Alternate Sonic Boom Logos

Dudes vs. Evil?

The Sonic Boom franchise is definitely one that's divided opinions. While it may be that the TV show is fairly well liked, the games left something to be desired. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is still set to release sometime this year, opting to follow in the footsteps of the slightly better received portable entry in this sub-series...

Random: Eager Super Mario Maker Creator Shares Mario's Lost World, a 38 Stage Extravaganza

Eager Super Mario Maker Creator Shares Mario's Lost World, a 38 Stage Extravaganza

Time for an overworld feature, perhaps?

Super Mario Maker may have now been around for roughly four months, but many thousands of gamers are still logging on regularly to play and create stages. There's been some disquiet around stages disappearing with little explanation since the New Year - though the reasoning is likely 'low popularity' or...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Twilight Princess HD amiibo Dungeon, Pokémon Yellow 2DS

Twilight Princess HD amiibo Dungeon, Pokémon Yellow 2DS

Model business

Another week, another look back and round-up in the form of a video. If you've been caught up in the tide of nonsense that many are currently calling January, you may well have missed some important Nintendo news. Thankfully, we've got the solution! This week we look at the rumour surrounding a new dungeon in The Legend of Zelda:...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders for Twilight Princess HD's amiibo Bundle and Standalone Game

Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders for Twilight Princess HD's amiibo Bundle and Standalone Game

No standalone Wolf Link amiibo, yet

Through various retailers across different countries it's become clear that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and its Wolf Link amiibo will be available in various ways, and now the Official Nintendo UK Store has pitched in with its pre-order promotions, though it's not offering every option we expected...

News: Pokkén Tournament Will be Picking Fights on 18th March

Pokkén Tournament Will be Picking Fights on 18th March

Huzzah!

Update: This 18th March release is for both Europe and North America, which is excellent news. Original Article: It's the season for silly game delay rumours, and thankfully one can now be put to bed with a nice cup of cocoa. Pokkén Tournament is confirmed to be coming to Europe on 18th March, making it a welcome addition to the first...

News: Super Mario Maker Joins Elite List of Wii U Games to Pass One Million Sales in the US

Super Mario Maker Joins Elite List of Wii U Games to Pass One Million Sales in the US

Making dollars

While the big picture and overall sales history may not be kind to the Wii U in generations to come, the qualities of the system and some of its exclusive games have ensured that fans have happily picked up some titles in significant numbers. Super Mario Maker, Nintendo's fantastic level creation tool of 2015, has now joined a list of...

News: Pokkén Tournament Modes and Details Emerge

Pokkén Tournament Modes and Details Emerge

Details of online, offline and LAN are revealed

Pokkén Tournament is due this Spring and looks set to be a key Wii U release for the first half of the year. When you combine Pokémon with the first fighting game of its style on the system since Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - or so it seems - you have the potential ingredients for a success story. In...

News: ​The Custom Hydra Splatling, Splatoon's Last Update Weapon, Goes Live on 15th January

​The Custom Hydra Splatling, Splatoon's Last Update Weapon, Goes Live on 15th January

The end of an era

We all knew that this day would be coming, but it's still a bittersweet time. The end of the free Splatoon weapon updates has come, and it will be marked by the launch of the final weapon: Custom Hydra Splatling. The Custom Hydra Splatling is, erm, a custom Hydra Splatling, with the main difference here being that it uses the...

Talking Point: Considering amiibo Features and the Reality of 'Physical DLC'

Considering amiibo Features and the Reality of 'Physical DLC'

The evolution of amiibo, locked content and why some hate it

Courtesy of Famitsu screens and Amazon France continuing its impressive record of product page blunders, some details have dribbled out recently for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Much of the information has been relatively minor, but one potential detail - let's consider it...

News: Bayonetta 2 to Have a Standalone North American Release on 19th February

Bayonetta 2 to Have a Standalone North American Release on 19th February

Will set you back $29.99

Bayonetta 2 remains one of the finest exclusive releases on Wii U, though back in October 2014 it had an interesting, and slightly muddled, release. After flip-flopping on details following its initial E3 reveal, Nintendo's regional subsidiaries ended up taking different approaches when publishing the PlatinumGames title. In...

Nintendo Download: 14th January (North America)

14th January (North America)

Metroid: Zero Mission! Space Hulk! Slice It! Discounts! More!

It's Nintendo Download Update time once again, with this week's North American offerings bringing a mix of old and new treats. The Wii U Virtual Console catches up with a long-demanded Game Boy Advance title, while there's also some strategy, gallery shooting and more coming to the home...

Rumour: Twilight Princess HD to Feature Special amiibo Dungeon, Hero Mode and Touchscreen Inventory

Twilight Princess HD to Feature Special amiibo Dungeon, Hero Mode and Touchscreen Inventory

Zelda-series amiibo to help with extra hearts, arrows etc

When it comes to early game leaks, Amazon France is certainly on the shortlist as one of the most prolific sources. That seems to be the case once again, with a listing for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD spilling the beans on some new features in the HD remaster. Some of the...

News: Nintendo's European Sites Give Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympics An August Release Date

Nintendo's European Sites Give Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympics An August Release Date

That's during the actual Olympics

Nintendo recently confirmed that the 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was coming out in North America in March, but wouldn't give a solid release date for the Wii U version of the game. However, some of Nintendo's European regional sub-sites - including

News: Skylanders Superchargers Nintendo Combo Packs Are Exclusive To Smyths Toys In The UK

Skylanders Superchargers Nintendo Combo Packs Are Exclusive To Smyths Toys In The UK

£24.99 a pop

Donkey Kong and Bowser were surprise additions to the Skylanders Superchargers line-up, and have recently been re-launched independently from the starter packs they were originally bundled in, making it easier than ever for amiibo collectors to get their hands on them. The packs are now available in the UK, and are exclusive to Smyths...

News: ​The Princess Daisy Costume is Finally Coming to Super Mario Maker

​The Princess Daisy Costume is Finally Coming to Super Mario Maker

It's actually happening

Costume updates for Super Mario Maker are a fairly regular occurrence nowadays, it seems a new one pops up almost every week. Sure, none of them actually do anything special, but it can be much more satisfying to occasionally play through a Mario stage as a pigeon instead of just Mario. Nintendo of America just revealed the...

Rumour: You Can Hold More Rupees in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

You Can Hold More Rupees in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Deep pockets

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will be releasing in less than two months now, though what changes it will be making to the original are still mostly a mystery to us. Considering how The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD tweaked and adjusted various aspects of gameplay to bring it more in line with modern gameplay standards,...

Poll: Are You Optimistic About Nintendo's 2016?

Are You Optimistic About Nintendo's 2016?

It's a big year for the company

With 2016 now well underway many thoughts are on what will be a vital 12 months for Nintendo. In this year alone it'll reveal - and potentially release - its next generation of gaming hardware with the NX, it'll launch its first smart device apps and the My Nintendo / Nintendo Account services. Throw in the annual...

Gallery: Have a Gawk at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD's Boxart

Have a Gawk at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD's Boxart

There may be less tears of light to collect, too...

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is one of the most notable releases in the first half of this year, bringing the GameCube / Wii title into the high-definition era with some amiibo support thrown in. It should provide a decent start to the year's 30th Anniversary celebrations for the...

News: Satoru Iwata to Receive Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at D.I.C.E.

Satoru Iwata to Receive Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at D.I.C.E.

Splatoon and Super Mario Maker among award nominees

With a summit in the days before, details have now been issued for the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards on 18th February; this is a prestigious annual event hosted by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Nintendo picked up a few awards in late 2015 for key releases such as Splatoon and Super Mario...