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  • 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...

  • Competition Winner Win a Wii U at Eurogamer Expo

    One lucky winner

    Nintendo Life attended's annual Eurogamer Expo in late September, the first ever public showing of the Wii U console in the UK. We had a great time meeting gamers, filling up our 3DS puzzle pieces and running rather intense competitions in the Nintendo Life StreetPass Zone. You can get a taste of what it was all about...

  • Watch First US Wii U Advert Appears

    How U Will Play Next

    In just 17 days' time, on 18th November, Nintendo will release Wii U across the Americas. Up until now its marketing machine hasn't really kicked into gear, but that's all about to change. Nintendo today unveiled what it described as "our brand new US Wii U advertising campaign" via its Wii U page on Facebook. Lots of bright...

  • News Miiverse To Be Detailed In An Upcoming Nintendo Direct

    "Sometime" before launch

    Nintendo has been worryingly quiet on what the Wii U dashboard and online functionality might entail on its new console. One thing we do know is that it plans to have a "social network" style presence with Miiverse, a place where gamers can see what games one another is playing and help each other progress through particular...

  • News Super Mario 3D Land Shortlisted for GameCity Prize

    Probably won't win though

    A squirreled-away secret panel has whittled down a long-list of 18 games to a shortlist of just seven for this year's GameCity Prize. The GameCity Prize was launched as part of GameCity6 in October 2011. Minecraft, the open world building title and phenomenal success from Mojang founder Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, was the...

  • News Unity Engine comes to Wii U in Major License Deal

    Wii U-nity

    It has been revealed that Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, has entered into a worldwide license agreement with Nintendo to provide a version of Unity which supports deployment to the Wii U. Unity is popular game creation engine highly-regarded in the mobile sector, and whilst it has...

  • Round Up Wii U Launch Window Games

    Wallets at the ready

    Nintendo's Wii U "Launch window" is defined as the period beginning when the console is released, and ends on March 31, 2013. We've trawled through the information we have to provide you with the following details of confirmed launch day and launch period games; where necessary we've indicated a specific region. Nintendo itself...

  • News Wii U ZombiU Premium Pack Confirmed for EU


    During today's European Wii U Preview it was announced that a limited edition bundle would be available at launch along side the standard and deluxe bundles. The special "Wii U ZombiU Premium Pack" includes the black Wii U and GamePad, as well as both the ZombiU game and a black Wii U Pro Controller; all in, we expect, a horrifyingly cool...

  • News Nintendo announce Nintendo Network Premium

    For those loyal subjects

    During today's Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation Nintendo introduced a new dimension to their online offering, called Nintendo Network Premium. It's a loyalty program similar to "PlayStation Plus" offered on PSN. It is believed that this is only available with the Premium Wii U package, which also benefits from 32GB of...

  • Ninterview Super Famicom Guy

    You can call me Stu

    Welcome to a new regular feature on Nintendo Life: the "Ninterview". Once a month we'll be taking the time to talk to someone who has a special affinity to Nintendo, and our first subject is Stu Brett - who also goes by the moniker Super Famicom Guy. Stu, a 33 year old designer from Scotland, is such a huge fan of Super Famicom...

  • News Whoever said Penélope Cruz, You Were Right!

    Unlikely moustache wearer

    In the latest of a long line of celebrity tie-ups, Penélope Cruz has joined forces with her sister, fellow actress Mónica Cruz, to star in a new campaign for New Super Mario Bros. 2. Nintendo teased us yesterday with a picture of the star without revealing who it might be. Our readers had lots of good guesses including...

  • Competition New Super Mario Bros. 2 Sparks Coin Rush!

    There be gold in them hills!

    It's not long until New Super Mario Bros. 2 hits both the digital and retail stores, out on Friday (Aug 17th) Mario's latest adventure is set to be coin-crazy. To celebrate Mario's love for coins Nintendo UK has unveiled "Coin Rush", a competition where, just like in New Super Mario Bros. 2, it’s up to you to collect...

  • Talking Point Why is Nintendo Not at Gamescom?


    One of the biggest gaming events in Europe and Nintendo is nowhere to be seen, but why? Over the years the company has had a somewhat sporadic attendance of events, often speculated within the media: a strength of character and desire to do its own thing, or perhaps it's due to a lack of games to show. This year is important for Nintendo,...

  • Introducing Damien McFerran

    Welcome back to the stage of history

    Any avid reader of Nintendo Life will know that for the past couple of years we had James Newton installed as editor, which came to an end earlier this month as he swanned off to Nintendo. Starting today we have a new man who will be taking on the role full-time; the undisputed, heavy-weight, retro gamer of the...

  • News Eurogamer Expo 2012 Expecting Sell-out Crowd

    20,000 tickets sold to date

    The UK's premier consumer game show, Eurogamer Expo, returns to London's Earls Court from 27th-30th September 2012 and is expected to welcome over 50,000 gamers through its doors. With over two months until the show starts have reported current ticket sales in excess of 20,000 ahead of forecasts based on...

  • News So, you think Nintendo Life is pretty neat?

    If so, then nominate us for a Games Media Award

    Nintendo Life has come a long way since it's inception. We've grown from a small personal project into a leading worldwide resource for all things Nintendo. We've seen the site cover every single WiiWare title, break through the 1 million monthly visits barrier and even appear in the 3DS eShop with our...

  • Site News James Finds a Warp Zone

    Going up to the mother ship

    Current Nintendo Life editor James Newton is to bid farewell to the site this week. James has been a part of Nintendo Life since way back in January 2008 when he came on board to plug the enormous gap in the site's coverage of Harvest Moon and Sonic games. Over the coming months he started taking on other duties, soon...

  • News Google Maps 8-bit for NES


    It's that time of year again folks, Google have put something together which should please every single Nintendo Life reader - Google Maps for NES. Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to and clicking "Quest"...