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News Limited Run Games Is Publishing SNES And Virtual Boy Retrospective Books
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Well, this is a surprise. Limited Run - the company known best as a physical game distributor - has announced it will be publishing two retro gaming books. Both are by Jeremy Parish and will be available to pre-order on 10th August. Super NES Works Vol. 1 Hardcover Book Super NES Works Vol. I looks back at the early days of...
Feature Fire Emblem And 8 Other Nintendo Franchises That Need A TV Series
Lights, camera, action!
Recently, we’ve spent the last who knows how long, re-playing Pokémon Blue, Red, and Yellow on the 3DS Virtual Console, and bingeing the original Pokémon animated series on Netflix alongside this, and what a time I’ve been having! Netflix is rumoured to be planning on making a live action Pokémon series, too, and this...
News Five Years Later, Nintendo's Lawsuit Against 'White Cat Project' Has Finally Been Settled
Nintendo initially asked for $40m in damages
Colopl's White Cat Project In a new statement (Japanese), Nintendo has confirmed that its patent infringement lawsuit filed against Colopl and its 'White Cat Project' mobile game has now been settled, with Colopl agreeing to pay an undisclosed figure. If you need a quick catch up, the case can be traced...
Random Reggie (Kind Of) Reveals The Secret Character In His Signed Retro Studios Artwork
This might be the most insight we get...
Around the same time Reggie Fils-Aimé stepped down from his role as Nintendo of America, he showed off some gifts he had received from co-workers as well as the company's studios. One gift that generated a lot of speculation online (at the time) was a signed and framed piece of artwork from Retro Studios...
News Former Nintendo Of America President Reveals His New Book
Update [Tue 3rd Aug, 2021 00:55 BST]: Pre-orders for Reggie's book have now gone live on Amazon. A hard cover version will set you back $27.99 USD and the Kindle version is priced at $14.99 USD. The current release date is still 24th May 2022. Original article [Sat 17th Jul, 2021 02:00 BST]: In April 2019, Reggie Fils-Aimé stepped...
News Scrapped Wii "Bulletin Board Channel" Uncovered In Nintendo Gigaleak
And a look at the Wii Shop Channel prior to release
By the time we get our hands on consoles, games, and even apps, there have already been multiple revisions during the design stages. Often, we'll see these concepts shared by the developers in various ways later down the line, but in this particular case, it's via a leak. Yes, the Nintendo...
News What Pokémon Will You Be Using In The Diamond And Pearl Remakes? Nintendo Wants To Know
A classic adventure is about to unfold
Over the past few days, Nintendo has been using social media to remind Switch owners about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. These titles are remakes of the Nintendo DS classics and will be arriving later this year on 19th November. In its latest tweet, the company has now asked Pokémon trainers
News Report Outlines Cancelled Plans For Nintendo's Role In Tokyo Olympics Ceremony
Shigeru Miyamoto had been extensively involved
The Tokyo Olympic Games are currently well underway, with thousands of athletes competing at the highest level in empty arenas due to current public health concerns in the city. It's been a contentious event, with various polls suggesting low support for the Games in Japan, and on the business side...
News Nintendo Is Shutting Down Dr. Mario World For Mobile
Service will end on 1st November 2021
Nintendo has announced it will end the Dr. Mario World mobile game service on the 1st of November this year. In a message over on the official game website, Nintendo thanked players for their continued support since the service began on 10th July 2019 and mentioned how "diamond" sales (premium currency) would...
News 3DS System Update 11.15.0-47 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
The stability is over 9000!
Update [Wed 28th Jul, 2021 02:00 BST]: Following on from the first system update for the 3DS in 2021, Nintendo has now released the official patch notes. As expected, it's more "stability" improvements and some other minor adjustments to improve the overall experience. Here are the official patch notes, courtesy of...
News Nintendo Reminds Us Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Are Coming To Switch
You remember, right?
The Switch releases are in full swing at the moment and there's no sign of things slowing down, either - with games like Sonic Colors Ultimate, WarioWare: Get It Together! and Metroid Dread to follow. One other release to look out for is Pok
Poll Box Art Brawl #88 - F-Zero: GP Legend
Check with your GP
Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our series of retro box art polls where we all decide the best regional variants from two or more territories. It's been a while since we witnessed the last Box Art Brawl — an East vs. West duel between a pair of Metroid: Zero Missions, if we recall. Looking back we can see that it was a very even...
Rumour Nintendo To End Submissions For New Wii U And 3DS eShop Games
"Effective from 1st April 2022"
Nintendo could be preparing to wind down 3DS and Wii U eShop game releases, according to a new rumour. YouTube channel Impact Game Station has supposedly "received a message from someone" about Nintendo's European branch ceasing the acceptance of submissions for new eShop releases on the 3DS and Wii U by early next...
Random Possibly The Rarest Nintendo e-Reader Card Ever Has Been Found
Update: 1st Place promo Kirby card sold for over $10K
Update #2 (Fri 23rd Jul, 2021): After a full week on ebay, bidding finally closed on the auction and the card sold for a whopping $10,600USD. Nintendo destroyed any 'winning' Kirby promo cards at E3 2002, so this incredibly rare 1st place survivor was always going to suck in some high bids. Five...
Video How To Play Rare And Expensive Nintendo Games On A Budget
Zion shares some handy advice
The retro game market is booming right now. As you might have seen, a copy of the original Legend of Zelda game on the NES sold for $870,000 USD recently - making it the most expensive video game auction purchase of all time. The trend of paying top dollar for classic games, unfortunately, extends to th
News Retro's Cancelled Zelda Game Starring Sheik Resurfaces In Nintendo Gigaleak
A link to the past...
Back in 2020, we shared a story about an axed Legend of Zelda project by the Metroid Prime team, Retro Studios. It was supposedly an action/JRPG game that was going to star Sheik and would have been a story set within the "bad ending" of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - exploring the journey of the last Sheikah while...
News Early Wii Remote Concepts Have Been Uncovered In The Nintendo Gigaleak
The leaks are back, baby
Last year, as you might recall, Nintendo was the victim of a massive "Gigaleak" - revealing the company's past secrets, source code, unused assets, characters that had never been seen before, and much more. Now, more than a year later, it seems new findings are still being made and today we present you with an image of some...
Guide Games Within Games - The Best Video Games In Other Video Games
Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Not long after the arrival of polygons on the video gaming scene, many developers began placing 'Easter Eggs' in their big 3D games that contained references to their older 2D work and even included entire games on occasion. In an age where companies have wised up and realised gamers will...
News Nintendo's Directors Receive Increased Pay After The Past Year's Success
Still modest executive income compared to Western contemporaries
Nintendo has enjoyed a very successful year, with the Switch and various key titles excelling in 2020 and so far in 2021 - the company was able to maintain strong production of hardware, while titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold huge numbers as increasing numbers of players...
News Zelda & Loftwing amiibo Impacted By "Unforeseen Shipping Delays" In America
Additional shipments will arrive next month
Today marks the arrival of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on the Nintendo Switch. Alongside it, Nintendo has released a special Zelda & Loftwing amiibo, which allows you to fast travel between land and sky. If you haven't already got hold of this amiibo, and happen to be located in the US, you...
Random The Switch On Phil Spencer's Shelf Was A Gift From Nintendo
Remember the Nintendo Switch that showed up on Phil Spencer's shelf a while ago? Well, the Head of Xbox has now revealed it was actually present from Nintendo of America's president, Doug Bowser, and the rest of the team. Phil revealed this information during a recent appearance on the Kinda Funny Gamescast. As we all know, Microsoft...
News Switch OLED Upgrades Reportedly Cost Nintendo "Around $10 More Per Unit"
System will retail for $50 more than the original model
It's always interesting when a new and slightly improved system is announced to see just how much it will cost compared to the existing model which does much the same. In the case of the Switch OLED, it's going to be $50 more than the price of the original hybrid model - bumping the total...
News Nintendo's Record On Conflict Minerals Is Praised, But With An Important Catch
Avoids rather than confronts problem areas
Just recently Nintendo released its corporate social responsibility report; there were various positives in its various policies, albeit there is always room for improvement. One area that's tackled, in manufacturing, is the sourcing of key resources with the desire to avoid 'conflict minerals' from mines...
Soapbox Nintendo Is More Collaborative And Open Than Ever, Which Benefits Us All
Everyone's a winner
Nintendo is a company that has never been particularly good at communication. But it is a company that is good at learning from their errors. You remember that infamous Skyward Sword demo at E3 2010, right? The one where Miyamoto walked out onstage, waggled his controller around, and couldn’t get it to work (that sounded...
Feature Nintendo Hardware Refreshes Through The Ages
Nintendo's lineage of console updates and revisions
Mid-cycle hardware refreshes may sometimes feel like a relatively recent development, but console manufacturers have been releasing revised versions of their consoles since video gaming first entered the home. You might associate Nintendo hardware refreshes mostly with handheld consoles thanks to...
Book Review Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Legendary CEO
A wonderful insight into Iwata-san, and Nintendo itself
This book review was originally published on 17th April, and we've republished it on 11th July 2021, marking six years since Satoru Iwata passed away. It's been said often that Satoru Iwata wasn't just a CEO of a hugely successful company, he was far more. That sentiment is frequently...
News Nintendo Highlights "Smoother Play Experience" In The Opening Hours Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
It seems the game's camera has also been improved
There's less than a week to go until The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD arrives on the Switch. Nintendo has been reminding us about this Wii game's return non-stop since it was announced, and ahead of its release, it's promoted yet another quality of life improvement. In the Switch version, there...
News This Ultra-Rare Copy Of The Original NES Zelda Just Sold For $870,000
It's now the most expensive video game collectable ever
Update [Sat 10th Jul, 2021 07:30 BST]: Well, it's official - a week later the same Legend of Zelda NES cartridge has now sold for $870,000 USD. This not only surpasses the amount Super Mario Bros. sold for, but also makes it the highest-priced video game that has ever been sold at an auction...
News Yep, Nintendo Is Teaming Up With 'Edible' For Mario Kart Snack Gifts
Sure, why not...
Nintendo of America seems to be on a quest to team up with various food products and services in recent months, because people like to eat and also play games, we suppose? In any case, a new partnership has been born with 'Edible', serving up some rather tenuous ties to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. For those unaware, Edible is a company...
Random That Guy Playing The Switch OLED In His Hallway Is Driving Social Media Bonkers
"Realistically, he’d be on a toilet"
Nintendo revealed its Switch OLED with another one of those lifestyle commercials - showing people playing it in real life. It starts off with a guy spending some time with Metroid Dread on the couch (believable), a woman by the pool enjoying the new Zelda title (again, yeah...it could happen), and then we get...
News Switch OLED Trailer Shows Tweaked Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Footage
Now sporting more detail and a lower camera angle
Officially revealed back in February this year, the chibi-style pair of remakes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are scheduled for release on Switch on 19th November. While many fans were delighted to see these games return on Switch, it's fair to say that a portion of the Pokémon...
Poll What's The Best Metroid Game?
The reveal and upcoming release of 'Metroid 5', better known as Metroid Dread, has had many of us going back to either revisit games in the franchise or catch up on ones we missed first time round. We compiled our personal ranking of the best Metroid games long ago, but we thought it was time to update that list and let Nintendo Life...
News Miyamoto Discusses Minions Producer's "Outside Director" Role At Nintendo
"Chris's input... will be of great help to us in the future"
The translation of Nintendo's recent Q&A meeting with shareholders has been published and shows the official translation of comments from company president Shuntaro Furukawa and representative director and fellow Shigeru Miyamoto on the appointment of Chris Meledandri as an...
News Mario's Creator Shigeru Miyamoto Is Still "Hooked" On Pokémon GO
"It's a dream come true"
Even after five years, Niantic's augmented reality game Pokémon GO remains popular as ever. It's not just avid trainers who are still obsessed with the game though. During Nintendo’s 81st annual General Meeting of Shareholders, the heads of the company were asked what their favourite games were, and it seems in recent...
News Grab The Master Sword Early With This Incredibly Easy Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch
Campfire + Mash 'A' = Voilà
When it comes to Zelda weaponry, the old 'uns are generally the best 'uns in our book. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild might give you a wealth of cool swords and spears and glowing Guardian blades to experiment with, but once you get your mitts on the Master Sword — the series' sacred blade — it can be hard...
Soapbox Super Metroid Showed Me I Had The Right To Exist
Samus & Me
My first experience with the Metroid series was relatively unremarkable: I just bought Super Metroid for my SNES, back when a brand new SNES game was something you could just walk into a local shop and buy. I took its oversized box home, flipped through the glossy Player’s Guide, and noticed something odd — Samus Aran, the...
Rumour There's Supposedly A New Donkey Kong Animation In Development
"DK is being taken seriously at the big N again"
Donkey Kong has been missing in action since the port of Tropical Freeze arrived on the Nintendo Switch in 2018. More recently though, there have been rumours about Nintendo EPD (the team behind Super Mario Odyssey) working on a new video game entry in the DK series. Leaker Zippo
News Nintendo UK Celebrates Summer With A 30-Day Switch Accessory Competition
Find out how you could win
To celebrate the arrival of summer, Nintendo UK is holding a contest where it'll be giving out a Nintendo Switch accessory each day from now until the end of the month, courtesy of the My Nintendo Store. Entrants are required to be residents of Great Britain and must be 16 years or over. You can go in the draw by simply...
News 16mm Film From Nintendo's 1974 Wild Gunman Arcade Cabinet Has Been Found
Reach (very carefully) for the sky
As highlighted by @katewillaert on Twitter, Ben Solovey (thefairshot on instagram) has managed to uncover two reels of 16mm film that were originally part of Nintendo's Wild Gunman arcade cabinet from 1974. While Nintendo console gamers will probably be more familiar with the NES port of this light gun shooter (or
News Industry Veteran "Zoid" Retires And Reminisces About A Conference Call With Miyamoto
Call me by my (nick)name
Blizzard's most senior software engineer David "Zoid" Kirsch has announced his retirement from the company and the games business. The industry veteran has an enviable list of credits to his name, having worked for some of the biggest companies in the business and some of the biggest games of the last 20 years, including...
News Nintendo Has Started A New 'Ask The Developer' Interview Series
Volume one focuses on Game Builder Garage
During Satoru Iwata's time as Nintendo president, he had a special series known as "Iwata Asks" - where he spoke to people like Shigeru Miyamoto and EarthBound's creator Shigesato Itoi about the company's hardware, series and games. His book 'Ask Iwata' was recently localised and now Nintendo has started a...
News Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Update 1.1.0 Adds New Mario Cup, Three New Environments And A Yoshi Kart
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Well, here's some surprising news, the latest update for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has added some brand new content to the game. It's entirely free and includes a new "Mario Cup", three new courses/environments, a "Gate" to use in course creation, and a new Yoshi kart. Here are the full patch notes for Version 1.1.0, courtesy...
News Nintendo Bosses Reveal Their Favourite Games At The Latest Shareholder Q&A
Lots of Famicom Disk System love
When it comes to Nintendo shareholder Q&As you generally get a mixture of very dry queries about sales performance or exchange rates, the rare juicy question and an occasional left field, bat crap question which has you wondering how these people got in the building in the first place. The latest shareholder...
News Nintendo President Quizzed By Shareholders On Switch 'Pro' And Classic Mini Consoles
NSO improvements and more serious topics, too
Nintendo has published the transcript of its latest shareholder Q&A, part of the company's 81st Annual General Meeting which took place on yesterday, Tuesday 29th June, 2021. While the official English translation is yet to be published on Nintendo's Japanese website, that hasn't stopped people like...
News Nintendo Fears A Popular ROM Website Could Make A Comeback
Asks court to reconsider decision
Nintendo has voiced concerns over the website RomUniverse making a possible return in the future. The company's legal representation recently spoke to the founder of the website, Matthew Storman, who apparently hasn't ruled out a comeback - even after being ordered to pay Nintendo $2.1 million in damages earlier...
Deals Legend Of Zelda's Revali Lands On The Nintendo UK Store In Fine Form
Add some swagger to your shelf
If you've played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you've almost certainly got your favourite Champion. You know, the four warriors who helped out Link during the Calamity and whose spirits occupy the Divine Beasts used to fight Ganon? We got to spend a lot more time with them in Hyrule Warriors: Age of...
News Nintendo Has Added Another GBA Course To Mario Kart Tour
Update: Here's a first look
Update: Summer has officially arrived in Mario Kart Tour. Daisy (Swimwear) debuts alongside the new Sunny Surf Sailer and Cheep-Cheep Island. Here's a first look: Nintendo's mobile title Mario Kart Tour will soon be getting another content update. Ahead of the launch, it's been revealed as a new (but old) track -...
News Nintendo Underlines Its Commitment To Diversity And Inclusivity
And details its new Partnership System
As part of its newly-published Corporate Social Responsibility report, Nintendo has clarified its stance on diversity and inclusivity, detailing the ways in which it aims to "create a work environment that supports and empowers each and every one" of its employees. A two-page spread in the annual report...
News Nintendo Offers A Snapshot Of Its Global Employee Numbers In New Report
Where does your uncle work?
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility report, Nintendo has given an overview of its global operations and staff numbers in a handy infographic. Page three of this annual report shows a world map with all of Nintendo's global offices and staff numbers as of the end of March 2021, as well as a percentage breakdown...
News Nintendo Outlines Manufacturing And Environmental Policies In CSR Report
Cites efforts to improve production and environmental impacts
As part of the annual process of approving accounts, electing board member and completing its shareholder AGM, Nintendo has now issued its CSR (corporate social responsibility) report that aims to highlight the company's policies across a broad range of areas. The basic presentation is...