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News: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Is Basically Mario Party With KK Slider And Company

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Is Basically Mario Party With KK Slider And Company

Coming later this year with 4 amiibo in tow

Those of you expecting a fully-blown Animal Crossing game at this year's E3 may be disappointed, as Nintendo has announced Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival - a board-game style game which brings to mind the Mario Party series. The four amiibo leaked previously will launch alongside the game. Animal...

Video: LEGO Dimensions Opens a New Valve in E3 Trailer

LEGO Dimensions Opens a New Valve in E3 Trailer

Crossover craziness

LEGO Dimensions is likely to be one of the year's biggest releases, bringing the hugely profitable toy franchise into the toys-to-life market. Thankfully the Wii U will have a version, too, so Nintendo fans won't miss out on the new franchise and crippling debts it'll entail. We've already seen a little of LEGO Dimensions in the...

News: Two More Splatoon Weapons Are About to Arrive

Two More Splatoon Weapons Are About to Arrive

We can expect them today / tomorrow

Update: It's now confirmed that, as normal with these updates, these weapons will arrive at 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern today, which is 3am UK / 4am CET on 17th June in Europe. Because one new weapon just doesn't seem like enough, the L-3 Nozzlenose is being added to the ink gun arsenal today at 7 PM PT! This...

Talking Point: Super Mario Maker Stole the Show at the Nintendo World Championships 2015

Super Mario Maker Stole the Show at the Nintendo World Championships 2015

A game changer for the franchise

The Nintendo World Championships 2015 was an event that had various similarities to the Super Smash Bros. Invitational from E3 2014 - it was charming, had some flat moments, the occasional hiccup, yet managed to seize momentum at key moments to keep us watching. It was a lengthy event that actually started rather...

News: YouTube Replays And Tourney Mode Coming To Super Smash Bros. Later This Year

YouTube Replays And Tourney Mode Coming To Super Smash Bros. Later This Year

Both for free, too

Nintendo has confirmed two new features that are coming to Super Smash Bros. later this year. The first is Tourney Mode, which will launch as a free update in August. This is made up of two modes - Community Tourneys let players complete for the highest points in a certain amount of time, while Regular Tourneys have more detailed...

News: Smash Bros. Presentation Confirms Ryu and Mii Fighters amiibo, New Batch Arrives This September

Smash Bros. Presentation Confirms Ryu and Mii Fighters amiibo, New Batch Arrives This September

All playable characters in Smash will eventually have corresponding amiibo

After much speculation, Nintendo's pre-E3 Super Smash Bros. video presentation today revealed Mii Fighters will be receiving their very own amiibo line. When used in the game, the Mii Brawler, Swordfighter and Gunner amiibo characters can be configured with custom faces and...

News: Eager Splatoon Players Aim to Make Sense of the Inkling Language

Eager Splatoon Players Aim to Make Sense of the Inkling Language

Only linguist enthusiasts and big fans need apply

Anyone that's been playing Splatoon has likely noticed the symbols scattered around in the environment and collectable log files, while some characters talk in what many will assume is gibberish. Keen fans, however, have spent recent times attempting to decipher and translate this language, employing...

News: Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Roy Found In Super Smash Bros. Patch Code

Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Roy Found In Super Smash Bros. Patch Code

Set to be officially revealed tomorrow?

Remember that rumour we reported on some time ago that Ryu and Roy could be coming to Super Smash Bros.? Well, it seems to be getting more real, as the character has been found in game patch data in the Japanese version of the game. Unseen64's Liam Robertson found the footage, which has been posted in...

News: Best Buy Canada Message Suggests a Mario Maker Release Date of 11th September

Best Buy Canada Message Suggests a Mario Maker Release Date of 11th September

Makes sense...

Nintendo confirmed a September release for Mario Maker back in its April Direct, and now an over-eager Best Buy community manager appears to have outed the release date for Canada. It seems pretty legitimate, falling on a Friday and within that anticipated month - the date given is 11th September. This potential reveal - and we think...

News: New Yoshi's Woolly World Video Shows Off Fluffy Cuteness and Confirms Splatoon amiibo Support

New Yoshi's Woolly World Video Shows Off Fluffy Cuteness and Confirms Splatoon amiibo Support

Ink-redible news (we have no shame)

With Yoshi's Woolly World just two weeks from release in Europe and all set for a Fall arrival in North America, we're seeing more videos and hype building for the soft-natured platformer. It's big on cuteness, and the latest video from Nintendo UK is no different. Rather like a recent Japanese video showcase...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Hyrule Warriors on 3DS, New Splatoon Content, and More

Hyrule Warriors on 3DS, New Splatoon Content, and More

A big week before E3

Despite the week before E3 typically being a quiet one, there have been a number of developments that are well worth squeezing down into a concentrated video format. This week focuses on Hyrule Warriors accidentally being announced for 3DS, a new weapon arriving in Splatoon extremely shortly, as well as the usual roundup of...

Video: This LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Made Our Glass of Water Move

This LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Made Our Glass of Water Move

Hold onto your butts

LEGO Jurassic World is out today on Wii U and 3DS, bringing the latest batch of LEGO madness to both Nintendo systems. That's the case in North America, at least, as in Europe only the 3DS version has arrived today in some territories, with the Wii U version pushed back to 19th June in some countries and later in others. That...

News: Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as amiibo Leads Toys-to-Life Sales

Splatoon Grabs Fifth Place in NPD Results as amiibo Leads Toys-to-Life Sales

Smash Bros. also breaks back into top 10

Following its late May release Wii U exclusive Splatoon has returned multiple positive results in different charts - in the UK it made its début in 2nd place and claimed fourth in its second week, while it's been top of the Japanese Media Create charts for two weeks running. We now have the May NPD results,...

News: There's Another New Weapon Coming To Splatoon Today

There's Another New Weapon Coming To Splatoon Today

Or tomorrow, depending on where you are in this crazy world of ours

Nintendo sure isn't letting up when it comes to Splatoon content - we've already had a new map this week, and today we'll be getting a brand new weapon as well. https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/status/609285216981483520 Bing's handy translation feature gives us this in English:...

News: Shovel Knight Digs His Way Into Bloodstained As Kickstarter Campaign Strides Towards The $4.5 Million Mark

Shovel Knight Digs His Way Into Bloodstained As Kickstarter Campaign Strides Towards The $4.5 Million Mark

Third playable character and prequel mini-game also confirmed

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is already Kickstarter's most successful video game campaign ever, and with just over a day remaining on the clock the momentum shows no signs of dropping - in fact, the total is getting dangerously close to the $4.5 million mark. New stretch goals...