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News: High-Speed Action Platformer Spark The Electric Jester Seeking Support On Kickstarter

High-Speed Action Platformer Spark The Electric Jester Seeking Support On Kickstarter

Inspired by classics such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man X

Modern games inspired by classic 16-bit titles from the 90s are all the rage as of late. With the release of Freedom Planet for the Wii U eShop just around the corner, it appears a new game of a similar variety, titled – Spark the electric jester – is next in line for a potential...

Video: Enjoy the Glitchy Glory of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric in This Summer Games Done Quick Speedrun

Enjoy the Glitchy Glory of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric in This Summer Games Done Quick Speedrun

Don't forget to tune in all this week

As per the reminder we gave at the weekend, Summer Games Done Quick is currently providing round-the-clock entertainment with speedruns and competitions, covering classic games both old and relatively new. At the time of writing it's already raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the Doctors Without...

News: PewDiePie Fans May Recognise "Coolest Puzzle Game Ever" Dreii, Which Is Coming To Wii U Soon

PewDiePie Fans May Recognise "Coolest Puzzle Game Ever" Dreii, Which Is Coming To Wii U Soon

Connecting people with cross-platform multiplayer

You'd be forgiven for having not heard about indie game Drei yet, but we hate to break it to you - it's kind of a big deal. YouTube megastar PewDiePie declared it the "coolest puzzle game ever", so there you go! A new version of of the award-winning puzzler by the marginally longer name of Dreii...

News: Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August

Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August

Private lobbies, tag team matches and more

Update: Nintendo as issued a press release which gives a few more details. The following will all be included in this update: Squad Battle - Set up in your own teams with friends in Ranked Battles Private Battle - Set up your own custom rooms with any team combinations up to 8 players, with options for...

News: Mario Kart 8 Soundtrack CD Club Nintendo Reward Powerslides Into View

Mario Kart 8 Soundtrack CD Club Nintendo Reward Powerslides Into View

The perfect driving accompaniment

Club Nintendo might be about to close soon in Europe (it's already finished in North America), but in the meantime Nintendo is still being generous with the goodies on offer for dedicated Stars collectors in the region. For only 3000 Stars in Europe (2000 in Australia) you can now grab the Mario Kart 8 Original...

News: Tomonobu Itagaki Outlines His Goals With Devil's Third and the Determination to Finish the Long-Running Project

Tomonobu Itagaki Outlines His Goals With Devil's Third and the Determination to Finish the Long-Running Project

"I believe it's going to take shooters to the next level"

Devil's Third is now roughly one month from release in PAL territories, with its Japanese release also coming in August. It's been a source of plenty of debate, with various early previews being critical of the title, yet there's naturally hype and excitement around the action experience...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo & Facebook Partner Up for Super Mario Maker

Nintendo & Facebook Partner Up for Super Mario Maker

If you've ever found yourself unable to keep up with all the hustle and bustle in the world of Nintendo you can find yourself in some pretty sticky situations; that's why we've once again compiled all the biggest and best news, reviews, and releases into one easy video. This week we look at the surprise partnership between Nintendo and Facebook as...

Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated Poorly By The Third-Party Retail Scene, But The System Still Brings Joy

Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated Poorly By The Third-Party Retail Scene, But The System Still Brings Joy

Project Cars is one of the last to bite the dust

A few years from now the Wii U will have surely become 'last gen', following the Wii in having occasional Just Dance titles and being available at throwaway prices for those curious about the system. An excellent console it is too, with a retail library full of absolute gems and an eShop that's...

News: Super Smash Bros. Battles Its Way Into US Top 10 for the First Half of 2015

Super Smash Bros. Battles Its Way Into US Top 10 for the First Half of 2015

The only game on Nintendo systems among NPD elite

Sales results are often interesting, either for confirming expectations or defying them. Some information on the top selling games in the US for the first six months of the year - based on physical retail sales via NPD - are worth a look then, even if there's only one Nintendo title in the top 10...

News: Players Reached Splatoon's Level Cap So Fast That Nintendo Worried About Their General Well-Being

Players Reached Splatoon's Level Cap So Fast That Nintendo Worried About Their General Well-Being

​"We worried that they're still sleeping and eating!"

Splatoon co-director Tsubasa Sakaguchi has revealed to Eurogamer that he and the rest of the team were surprised at how quickly players reached the game's level cap. As you'll be aware if you've already played Nintendo's excellent online shooter, Splatoon features an experience point system...

News: Splatoon's Camp Triggerfish Map Opens For Business Tomorrow

Splatoon's Camp Triggerfish Map Opens For Business Tomorrow

Happy camper

Nintendo has confirmed via its Facebook page that the Camp Triggerfish map will go live tomorrow morning in the UK. This new map has a tribal feel which sets it apart from the levels we've seen so far - it's like a wooden assault course, complete with squid-like totem poles. The stage is unique in that it features floodgates which - in...

News: ESL Announces Tentative Move Into Competitive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournaments

ESL Announces Tentative Move Into Competitive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournaments

eSports for EU, initially

ESL - Electronic Sports League - is undoubtedly a big deal in the world of eSports, serving as a major global hub for online and venue events. Its most popular events are typically based around franchises such as Call of Duty and League of Legends, but it's now dipping its toes into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. We are...

News: Japanese Devil's Third Site Details Online Modes, Microtransactions And File Size

Japanese Devil's Third Site Details Online Modes, Microtransactions And File Size

New gameplay videos also revealed

Devil's Third launches in Japan and Europe next month and as a result we're seeing plenty of fresh information relating to Tomonobu Itagaki's forthcoming action title. The official site for the game has just gone live in Japan, and contains plenty of interesting data. For example, the game's online mode is...

News: EVO Players Loved Hyperkin's New GameCube-Inspired ProCube Pad

EVO Players Loved Hyperkin's New GameCube-Inspired ProCube Pad

"Every single person loved how comfortable the controller is"

We recently reported that Hyperkin was demoing a new GameCube-inspired Wii U controller at this year's EVO event. Aimed at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U players, the wireless pad has the added benefit of working with all Pro Controller games. According to Hyperkin's Chris Gallizzi, the...

Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mario Maker Making a Commercial Splash This September

Assessing the Odds of Super Mario Maker Making a Commercial Splash This September

Anniversary-busting August may have been better

We're still waiting for a North American announcement - which we hope is just a matter of time - but we were rather pleased about confirmation today of a Super Mario Maker Wii U hardware bundle. It's coming to Europe on the same day as the game (a simple but important requirement) and certainly...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

3DS retains overall hardware lead despite PS4 boost

The latest chart results have been released out of Japan and bring a mix of good and middling news for Nintendo. To begin with software, the results bring us the début of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U, and its impact has been fairly underwhelming; the title sold 31,158 units in its first week...