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  • Site News How was 2013 for Nintendo Life?

    Killed it

    Whilst 2013 might not go down in history as a vintage year for Nintendo, it draws to a close with Wii U sales seemingly on the increase and 3DS still holding its firm dominance of the handheld market. For us, here at Nintendo Life, 2013 has been a fantastic year - our best yet. If I had to choose a single highlight of running a gaming...

  • Competition Win The Prima Official Game Guide The Legend of Zelda: Box Set

    A treasure trove

    Santa may have been and gone for the year 2013, but in our opinion it's still the season for giving. With this in mind Nintendo Life is thrilled to bring you a very special competition this Christmas courtesy of the lovely folks at Prima Games, who earlier this year released the exceptional The Legend of Zelda: Box Set of Prima...

  • Video This New Kirby: Triple Deluxe Footage is Rather Marvellous

    Oh my giddy Aunt

    Kirby: Triple Deluxe on 3DS has had an odd but brief existence, revealed with a short trailer earlier in the year and with its name recently announced as an afterthought. Considering so little has been revealed and shown to date, it's surprising to think that this arrives in Japan on 11th January; we hope the Western release won't...

  • Weirdness Wii Love This Nintendo Polar Bear

    Fashioned entirely from Wii controllers

    Christmas is fast approaching, soon you'll see that Coca-Cola advert on TV, but what better way to get into the festive spirit than a Nintendo polar bear made from 142 pieces of Nintendo gaming history? John Lewis, famed for its lavish Christmas advertisements and decorations, has a new display at its flagship...

  • Artwork Increase Your Desktop Awesomeness With These Pokémon X & Y Wallpapers

    It's Super Effective, catch 'em both and so on...

    Not so long ago we provided you with a rather attractive wallpaper for The Wonderful 101, which was downloaded over 1000 times. As so many of you clearly like having a high-res and snazzy wallpaper of an awesome game, it makes sense to do the same for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The two releases have...

  • Wallpaper Pokémon X (3DS)

    Xerneas!

  • Wallpaper Pokémon Y (3DS)

    Yveltal!

  • Out Today The Wonderful 101 (Europe)

    101 reasons to download a new wallpaper, today!

    Every generation there are great games that seem to be overlooked and don't translate into sales success, so is The Wonderful 101 heading for the same end result? Over the past few weeks we've heard rumours of The Wonderful 101 having limited distribution of 30,000 units to retailers in Japan, while...

  • Wallpaper The Wonderful 101 (Wii U)

    Team Unite!!

  • Competition Animal Crossing Signed T-Shirt Giveaway!

    What's in your house?

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf is one of the biggest 3DS games of the year, and to celebrate its release we've teamed up with Nintendo UK to give away a once-in-lifetime prize: an Animal Crossing T-shirt signed by none other than producer Katsuya Eguchi and co-director Aya Kyogoku. To be in with a chance of bagging this amazing...

  • E3 2013 Nintendo Direct Live Stream

    We bring you everything, as it happens.

    Get your collective bodies ready, because we'll be bringing you complete coverage of today's E3-flavoured Nintendo Direct broadcast. Here you can post your own comments and watch our reaction to events as they unfold. Grab yourself a cold drink and get comfortable...

  • Competition #3DSreasons: Tell us your reason and Win a copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf!

    What's your reason?

    To celebrate Nintendo's #3DSreasons campaign we're giving you the chance to win a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf for your 3DS, courtesy of Nintendo UK There's never been a better time to own a Nintendo 3DS — with exclusive features, great downloadable content and an amazing line up of software, there really is something...

  • Competition Winners Nintendo eShop Credit

    Are you one of the lucky few?

    If you're a Nintendo Life regular you'll know we ran a couple of Nintendo eShop Credit competitions over the past few weeks; all the votes have been counted and we've greased up our supercomputer to randomly select the winners, and they are: Competition 1) Win £100 of Nintendo eShop Credit! Winner of £100:...

  • Competition Another Chance to Win £100 of Nintendo eShop Credit!

    Plus 10 runners-up each snagging £15 too.

    Fancy getting your hands on some free eShop credit for your 3DS or Wii U? We've joined forces with Nintendo UK once again to give away a whopping £100 of eShop credit to one lucky winner, plus £15 to ten runners-up. All you have to do to enter this fantastic competition is answer the question below. Good...

  • Video This Is The Star Fox Movie We Want Hollywood To Make

    Behind the scenes on a fan-made masterpiece

    We've already seen how Nintendo games can get the Gritty Reboot treatment, but this latest fan-made video is going for a truly epic feel — and makes us wish that Pixar and Nintendo could join forces to make Star Fox: The Movie with Joe Morrisseau, George Hernandez, Jesus Martinez, Jeff Barruga and Jeremy...

  • Ninterview Anna The Red

    The Amazing Bento Lady!

    We've always been told that you shouldn't play with your food, but we'll make an exception for the art of Bento. For the uninitiated, Bento is kind of like a Japanese packed lunch - it's a single-portion meal which is often arranged in a visually appealing manner. In Japan, mothers often spend a large amount of time creating...

  • Competition Win £100 of Nintendo eShop Credit!

    Plus 10 runners-up each snagging £15 too.

    Want the chance to win some free eShop credit for your 3DS or Wii U? Of course you do — who wouldn't, right? Well now you've got a chance. We've teamed up with Nintendo UK to offer £100 of eShop credit to one lucky winner, plus £15 to ten almost-as-lucky runners-up. All you have to do to be in with a...

  • Play Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo UK

    Bob-ombs at the ready!

    Grab your race suit and join Nintendo UK in a special Mario Kart 7 community event happening right now. The event has been arranged via the official Nintendo 3DS UK Facebook page and is due to last until 4PM GMT. "The special Mario Kart 7 Community event code is 28-7591-1601-9148. The event is now open, good luck to all...

  • Competition Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    Win a copy of the game plus a poster signed by Konami's Dave Cox!

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate launches exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS & 3DS XL this March, and is shaping up to be one of the most intense and exciting instalments in the long-running franchise. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we've teamed up with Nintendo...

  • News Plenty Of Room For Rupees In These Awesome Nintendo Wallets

    Look cool and keep all your golden coins safe at the same time

    Whether it be pounds, dollars or even rupees, everyone needs a wallet, so why not show your love for Nintendo with a video-game offering? If you're looking for suitable options, our friends over at Wicked Wallets might be able to assist. They've kindly sent us some of their finest...

  • Ninterview Cosplayer Regina "RikkuGrape" Marie

    We speak to a seriously talented Zelda cosplayer

    It's been a while since we ran a Ninterview, but we're back with our first of 2013. This time, we're speaking to cosplayer Regina Marie, better known as RikkuGrape. She's dressed up as a wide variety of different characters, but we're most interested in her amazing replications of individuals from The...

  • News The Big Wii U Survey

    So, what do you think of Wii U?

    Chances are, if you're a dedicated Nintendo fan then you already own a Wii U console. Nintendo's latest hardware has a lot to live up to - its predecessor the Wii is one of the best-selling pieces of gaming hardware ever - but we personally think it's off to a good start, with some unique features, a great online...

  • Guide Getting Started With Your Wii U

    Nintendo provides some how-to guides for your new console

    Unlike most readers at Nintendo Life, not everyone who buys a Wii U will know everything about it before they've even opened the box. Hardware launches such as this are a great time for companies to attract new users, with that in mind Nintendo has released a series of handy videos to get...