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Poll: We Want Your Views on Splatoon Version 2.0

We Want Your Views on Splatoon Version 2.0

Splatfests, Private Matches, being both a kid and squid

Splatoon changes every week, but the most recent update was one of the biggest yet. It threw in much demanded private matches and the opportunity to team up with friends, while also adding a big batch of new gear, some extra music and boosted level caps. When you add the latest Splatfest round...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Xenoblade Chronicles Arrives on Wii U eShop in Europe

Xenoblade Chronicles Arrives on Wii U eShop in Europe

Now it's Shulk time

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you seems to end up doing everything you don't want to do and end up missing out on all the latest Nintendo happenings? Well we at Nintendo Life have once again slavishly compiled all of the week's doings into one easy to handle video just for you. This week we take a look at a double...

Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off The Best Facebook Super Mario Maker Hackathon Levels

Nintendo Minute Shows Off The Best Facebook Super Mario Maker Hackathon Levels

Including the winner, 'Ship Love'

Not too long ago Nintendo headed to Facebook's headquarters for a Super Mario Maker Hackathon, in which employees of the company tackled the game to try and create their own levels. The winner, 'Ship Love', will be included with the final game when it's released on 11th September. Nintendo Minute's latest video...

News: Nintendo Scoops Three Gamescom Awards

Nintendo Scoops Three Gamescom Awards

Mario and Legend of Zelda do the trick

Gamescom is now entering the chaotic weekend days, in which a dizzying number of gamers descend on Cologne. Though the event isn't over, a week of industry events has nevertheless culminated in the official Gamescom awards; Nintendo of Europe, which is out in force at the expo, has a few wins to celebrate...

News: Rayman’s Creator Is Designing One Of The 60 Levels In Super Mario Maker

Rayman’s Creator Is Designing One Of The 60 Levels In Super Mario Maker

As if we weren’t already excited enough

Following reports last month Super Mario Maker would include 100 pre-made courses, the official UK game site was updated earlier this week to read the upcoming Wii U title will feature "dozens of sample courses" to help inspire players to create their own levels. The latest news surfacing via Nintendo of...

Talking Point: Fatal Frame's Trial Version and Limited Edition Highlight Nintendo's Shifting Approach to Retail

Fatal Frame's Trial Version and Limited Edition Highlight Nintendo's Shifting Approach to Retail

The eShop can be key for smaller retail releases

In the glut of Gamescom announcements earlier this week, Nintendo of Europe confirmed interesting details for the launch of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water, known as Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden in North America; we'll opt for Fatal Frame as our preferred title. Given a

News: Nintendo Showcases Art Academy: Home Studio's YouTube Upload Feature and Launches Contest

Nintendo Showcases Art Academy: Home Studio's YouTube Upload Feature and Launches Contest

For all you North American artists

No doubt helped along by strong ties to Google, Nintendo has been making integrated YouTube uploads a key part of some Wii U games. The option is particularly neat in Art Academy: Home Studio - Art Academy: Atelier in Europe - as uploads consist of time-lapse animations of your masterpieces. We're big fans of Home...

Guide: Get Competitive with 1v1 Online Matches in Splatoon

Get Competitive with 1v1 Online Matches in Splatoon

No items, Final Destination

Splatoon's big update to version 2.0.0 means that we can now play custom games online with friends, allowing us to dictate map, game mode, and even the number of players. This means that the much-sought after possibility of 1v1 matches online in Nintendo's ink-em-up is finally a reality, and they're a massive improvement...

News: Nintendo UK's Summer Tour Kicks Off This Month With Super Mario Maker And Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash In Tow

Nintendo UK's Summer Tour Kicks Off This Month With Super Mario Maker And Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash In Tow

Coming to shopping centre near you

Nintendo UK has confirmed the dates and locations of its 2015 Summer Tour, where it will show off its latest games to hordes of shoppers up and down the country. The tour kicks off on 12th August and runs until 13th September. Forthcoming titles like Super Mario Makerand Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash will rub...

News: Oddworld Inhabitants Is No Longer Working On Wii U Stranger's Wrath, But It's Not Canned 

Oddworld Inhabitants Is No Longer Working On Wii U Stranger's Wrath, But It's Not Canned 

"It's not on our radar right now"

Oddworld Inhabitants may have confirmed that New 'n' Tasty is still coming to the Wii U this year, but it would appear that the studio's port of Stranger's Wrath has been put on ice. Responding to a story posted on GoNintendo, the firm pointed out that while the game isn't "cancelled", it is no longer being worked...

News: Retailer Listing Suggests That Telltale's Acclaimed Walking Dead Series Is Shuffling To Wii U

Retailer Listing Suggests That Telltale's Acclaimed Walking Dead Series Is Shuffling To Wii U

Out in October, apparently

UK retailer GAME has listed Telltale's The Walking Dead series for the Wii U. The "combo pack" features Season 1 and Season 2 and is priced at £29.99. The pre-order page has the release date set for 30th October. The episodic series started over three years ago, and since then has come to a wide range of platforms,...

News: Splatoon's Massive New Update, to Version 2.0.0, is Now Live

Splatoon's Massive New Update, to Version 2.0.0, is Now Live

Squad Battles! Private Battles! New Level Cap! Fashion! More!

It's finally arrived. One of the biggest updates - to version 2.0.0 - for Splatoon is now live, bringing with it a whole load of enhancements; it should automatically download when you next boot up the game. There are some balancing tweaks, of course, but it's the arrival of greater match...

News: Mighty No. 9 Delayed Until Early 2016

Mighty No. 9 Delayed Until Early 2016

Bugs and online issues to blame

Mighty No. 9 has had an interesting history. Its Kickstarter campaign was a spectacular success, with the desire for a spiritual successor to Mega Man and the leading role of Keiji Inafune causing a huge buzz. As it stands now, however, it's had a visual redesign that's been criticised by some, and now its release has...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Dominates Japanese Charts, Boosts 3DS Sales

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Dominates Japanese Charts, Boosts 3DS Sales

Wii U sales increase, too

It's that time of the week, once again, for the Japanese Media Create sales charts. Pleasingly for Nintendo a spin-off for one of its most successful franchises has had a strong start, allaying fears that it would struggle to grab attention. That title is Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, which launched with various...

News: Just Dance 2016 Gets The Party Started With New Showtime Feature And Tracks

Just Dance 2016 Gets The Party Started With New Showtime Feature And Tracks

It's showtime!

Who says the Wii U does't get any third party games? Each year it's almost guaranteed to get the latest instalment of Ubisoft's dance series behemoth, and in October you'll be able to strut your funky stuff with Just Dance 2016. Today, at Gamescom, Ubisoft announced nine new tracks for Just Dance 2016 and revealed a new lip-syncing...

News: Nintendo Confirms Full Gamescom Line-Up

Nintendo Confirms Full Gamescom Line-Up

Including Shovel Knight's 'Plague of Shadows' DLC

Nintendo has been keen to ahead of Gamescom opening to the public with a range of announcements for Europe, covered in other articles, and has also outlined its plans for the show itself. If you are heading along to the world's biggest gaming expo this weekend in Cologne, Nintendo is keen to keep you...

News: LEGO Marvel's Avengers Will Assemble in January 2016

LEGO Marvel's Avengers Will Assemble in January 2016

Pre-order at GameStop and get a Silver Centurion Iron Man LEGO mini figure

If you're a fan of LEGO games and The Avengers, then you are in for a treat as LEGO Marvel's Avengers is getting ready to assemble on the Wii U and 3DS on 29th January 2016 in Europe and on 26th January in North America; this is perhaps a little later than expected, though...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Dated, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water to Have Free and Limited Edition Versions

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Dated, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water to Have Free and Limited Edition Versions

Try the horror for free in Europe

Update: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will arrive in North America on the same date as in Europe - 23rd October. Original Article: Nintendo has used its pre-Gamescom set of announcements to reveal a couple of key retail game release dates, and an intriguing approach for a much anticipated Wii U title in...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Bundle and Special Edition Confirmed for Europe, Wii Original on the eShop Now

Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Bundle and Special Edition Confirmed for Europe, Wii Original on the eShop Now

Oh my...

Update 2: Nintendo of America has confirmed that there'll be a special edition for the game in the region, but isn't announcing details yet: Update: Nintendo of Europe has now tweet an image of the Wii U bundle and special editions coming to the region for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Original Article: Take a deep breath, Monolith...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Game Updates and DLC Are Fantastic, Albeit Starved of Attention

Nintendo's Game Updates and DLC Are Fantastic, Albeit Starved of Attention

Key Wii U titles have evolved a great deal

It's easy to be a little blasé and spoilt as gamers, but it's been striking once again that, with a combination of economic savvy and a clear love for its products, Nintendo is making the most of key releases on the Wii U. Three of the system's biggest games have transformed since launch with a mix of...

Video: Players React to Splatoon and Star Fox Zero at Hyper Japan in London

Players React to Splatoon and Star Fox Zero at Hyper Japan in London

Kids talking about being a squid, now

Hyper Japan was nearly a month ago in London, a major expo that brings together various aspects of Japanese culture. Nintendo UK has been a big supporter of the event and had a booth on hand, also giving attendees what was - at the time - the first opportunity for the European public to go hands on with Star Fox...