Red rings to maximum
The Nintendo Switch reveal trailer was chock full of enticing scenes; from enjoying Skyrim on the plane to playing Mario Kart in a van that clearly didn't pass its last MOT (it's a British thing), it was exciting stuff. Not satisfied with all we saw first-off, however, we dusted off our fine-toothed combs and set about running...
In the comments of our recent preview of Star Fox Guard certain comparisons were made to a popular independent video game series. Being the responsible and mature professionals that we are, we decided that these parallels were worth taking one step further. Check out our trailer for Star Fox Guard below with a heavy dose of artistic...
Dungeon crawl with your pocket monsters
The upcoming release of Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon promises to take the now long-running series to new heights with a more extensive game experience than ever before – with enhancements such as randomly generated dungeons that change each time a player enters, and the chance to battle alongside both...
And we thought it had been forgotten about
Square Enix has confirmed that Monster Hunter-wannabe Final Fantasy Explorers is coming to the west next year. The company has released an announce trailer - shown below - which lists the release date as January 26th 2016. Given that Square had gone quiet on the title during most of 2015, many had assumed...
Lock n' load with new paint bucket and mini-gun weapons
Since its release at the end of May, Nintendo’s third-person squid shooter, Splatoon, has received several updates enhancing the overall game experience – with new content arriving on a regular basis. It appears more free DLC is now on the way, with a new Japanese Splatoon trailer...
psysing up the opportunities
Burlington, North Carolina-based Actos Games, the creator of APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat, has returned with the recently announced Wii U exclusive psyscrolr, a platformer that features a strong narrative, epic boss battles and mini-epic mid-boss battles with integrated puzzle mechanics. Players take on the role of...
Reaching for more stars?
Notorious indie title The Letter has had a storied history at Nintendo Life, being something of a poster child for quality control on the Wii U eShop and the recipient of a rare if not prestigious single star rating, with the major complaint being that there wasn't much to do, and what content there was ultimately didn't add...
Rock around the Christmas tree with K.K.
What better way to spend Christmas morning than snuggle up by the fireplace, grab a delicious glass of egg nog, and load up a game of Animal Crossing: New Leaf on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS? Nintendo is hoping that consumers will decide to do just that, as it's advertising the game again this holiday season...
That ponytail has so many uses
During last week's Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been pushed back slightly to a February 2014 release to ensure the developer Retro Studios can deliver the optimum gaming experience. However, to ease the pain a li
Set to shine in Q1 2014
Towards the end of last year indie developer WaterMelon ran a successful crowdsourcing campaign to bring its 2010 Sega Mega Drive (Genesis in the US) title Pier Solar and the Great Architects into high definition on a range of systems including Wii U. It's set to release into the eShop in the first quarter of 2014 and...
Robin, hand me the fly repellent Bat Spray!
Anyone following the official Batman: Arkham Origins Twitter account will have noticed Warner Bros. Montreal has been teasing several images and promising a big reveal at Gamescom. The close up screenshots seemed to suggest Firefly would be making an appearance in the upcoming game and the studio has now...
He's more than just a hacker
Watch_Dogs is one of many titles Ubisoft currently has in the works and it will be hacking its way onto several platforms, including the Wii U, at some point in 2013. A new trailer has now emerged for the game and anyone who watched the PlayStation 4 reveal event may find it a little familiar. The action found in the...
Fighting crime and free running
LEGO City Undercover is a major Wii U title that's now roughly a month from arrival in North America and Europe, bringing a new franchise to the popular series of games. Ahead of its release (18th March in North America and 28th March in Europe), Nintendo is stepping up its marketing to introduce the City franchise...
Building some hype
LEGO City: Undercover arrives in North America and Europe in March, so naturally more footage of GTA LEGO — as we've taken to calling it — has started to emerge. Previous videos have shown some zany and movie-based jokes, though the latest trailer focuses on more of the storyline and game footage. You can check it out, in all...
Journey to a faraway land
The highly anticipated Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan will be available in North America on February 26th 2013 in both packaged form and digitally through the 3DS eShop. Atlus, the game’s developer, has now revealed a new English teaser trailer for your viewing pleasure. The game sees you venture off to an...
Braving the elements
The Wii U eShop has gained a fair amount of support already from developers. One such developer is Broken Rules, which has brought the vibrant Chasing Aurora along to the virtual store for launch. Already available in North America, Chasing Aurora will be available in Europe on the same day Wii U launches – that’s November...
Broken Rules' indie title finally flies the nest
Broken Rules has released a launch trailer for its Wii U indie game Chasing Aurora, which is available now on the Wii U eShop in North America. Featuring up to five-player asynchronous multiplayer and glorious vector art, Chasing Aurora is a 2D aerial action game where players battle it out as birds...
Great balls of fire!
With the Wii U launch just days away in North America, Tomorrow Corporation has released a new trailer for its upcoming Wii U eShop title Little Inferno. This bizarre new title from Kyle Gabler (World of Goo) and Kyle Gray (Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure) provides the player with an "entertainment fireplace". Players...
Dress up as Sheik, Captain Falcon and Toad
Last month, Namco Bandai announced that gamers would be able to dress up as certain Nintendo characters in Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition; including big N's mascot Mario. New outfits have been added to the wardrobe, with players be able to dress characters up as Sheik (Zelda), Captain Falcon...
Spot the references
Retro City Rampage arrives on PC and PS Vita today, which may draw some envious glances from Wii owners that were promised this title so long ago. The good news is that developer VBlank has already confirmed that the title is rampaging onto WiiWare later this year, so the wait is hopefully not going to be too long. On the plus...
The music works on us
New Super Mario Bros. U is potentially the biggest day one Wii U title, though it does have competition and has to fight against Mario fatigue. There seem to be two distinct camps of gamers at the moment: those that can't get too much of Mario's platforming antics, and those that feel they've played quite enough Mario for one...
The dust is starting to settle on Wii U day and we're catching our breath, so we thought it may be a good time to catch up on some juicy new footage of Nintendo's launch day titles, New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land. As part of what's looking like an increasingly encouraging launch line-up day, these titles represent Nintendo's...
The guided tours seem to have been cancelled
Ubisoft's ZombiU hype machine is well and truly underway, with some new footage just released after its debut at PAX. It's a title that, in concept and use of the GamePad if nothing else at this stage, has us rather intrigued. The latest video takes place within Buckingham Palace, which is looking a bit...
It's sport, apparently
Teyon has today confirmed that Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D arrives in the North American eShop tomorrow, priced at $3.99. It's an arcade shooting game with the goal of bringing the "thrilling excitement of becoming a hunter" to 3DS through 35 missions, with over 30 guns and accessories thrown in for good measure. Of course,...
Wii U exclusive Tokidex confirmed
We've known for a little while that Two Tribes is bringing Toki Tori 2 to Wii U as a download title, and the developer has today released a new trailer and news on one way the GamePad will be used. The trailer shows off some of the puzzles and the use of a stomp move, which can manipulate creatures as items as well...
Get a load of that music
Just yesterday we posted a feature arguing that the 3DS eShop deserves big franchises, and that providing a variety of bite-sized download titles with recognisable names or neglected series could be a good thing for the platform. On the flip-side, however, Nintendo has used the store to introduce new characters and IPs to...
30 seconds of familiar Mario action
With 3DS XL officially arriving in stores tomorrow, Nintendo UK has released a short promotional trailer to celebrate the fact. The footage used appears to be recycled from the announcement trailer broadcast on Nintendo Direct a little over a month ago, showing the original and larger model side-by-side, with some...
UPDATE: Release dates confirmed
Activision has now confirmed the release dates for Skylanders: Giants, set to arrive on Wii and 3DS on 19th October in Europe and 21st October in North America. Original article Skylanders: Giants, the sequel to the rather successful original, is confirmed for 3DS, Wii and Wii U. That means whatever your console of...
It's all so dramatic
The latest trailer for The Last Story has arrived, introducing the main group of characters and showing off some dramatic moments. There are a lot of grand set-pieces, clashing swords and even a dragon packed into the second half, suggesting that Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi hasn't held back in the storyline. The...
Square Enix's announcement of Dragon Quest X certainly ignited discussion among Nintendo fans: the news it will strongly rely on online multiplayer split players, but considering the popularity of multiplayer in Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies it should be at least worth a look. Now the publisher has released a fresh set of...
WiiWare adventure Bobby Carrot Forever is coming along at a fair old clip now, having spent a few years in the WiiWare wilderness. The latest updates comes in the form of a new trailer and confirmed gameplay details too. Apparently the game will offer 15 hours of gameplay across more than 70 levels, with further levels to be made...
Pow pow pow
Teyon has just released a new trailer for its upcoming WiiWare title Heavy Fire: Black Arms, a light-gun shooter that puts you in the jungles of South America where you'll take on the illegal arms trade. It follows the previous release Heavy Fire: Special Operations, which debuted in North America last July. You can rock out to the trailer below and check back at Nintendo Life for a..
Two player 2D action on the way
Wii's Sonic Colours (or Sonic Colors if you're of that persuasion) is set to feature a multiplayer game where two hedgehog fans can team up to overcome specially-designed levels. But why do the characters have antennae on their heads? They're part of Dr Eggman's Sonic Simulator, of course. This new gameplay trailer...
Resident Evil: Mercenaries, Super Monkey Ball and more
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Final Fantasy: Chocobo Tales, Super Monkey Ball and more all combine to make this 3DS software trailer a pretty tasty affair. Plenty of 3D games make their motion debuts, as well as with Capcom's Resident Evil: Revelations and recently announced Resident...
Video shows off new features
So far Nintendo has announced the Virtual Console for 3DS as well as the ability to transfer DSiWare to 3DS, but it has a few more things to show off. This video shows the console's Mii Creator in more detail, with a photo used to create the basis of your Mii character. It also delves a little deeper into the Tag Mode...
Dream collaboration looking fantastic
Since we reported that Ni No Kuni is coming to North America we've kept an eagle eye on the team-up between legendary animators Studio Ghibli and Professor Layton powerhouse Level-5. Now Tokyo Game Show has given us a new animated trailer to gawp at, and gawp we must. There's no in-game footage shown, but there...
See the mouse become the epic hero he was always meant to be
Disney has just announced that their hotly anticipated Wii title Disney Epic Mickey will hit store shelves in the United Kingdom on November 26th and North America on November 30th. You can also watch their new trailer below. Warren Spector, general manager and creative director of Disney...
Edgeworth returns, of course
It was only a few days ago that Famitsu revealed the first details of Ace Attorney Investigations 2, then the first screenshots followed a short while later, and now we have the first trailer for the game. With this video being produced for Tokyo Game Show it won't surprise you it's all in Japanese, but it still shows off a little of what you can expect in the upcoming..
In a world where one mouse can make a difference...
Are we tired of Disney Epic Mickey yet? No, we're not. Although Nintendo's latest release schedule didn't pin down the mouse for a solid release date, this first part of the game's introductory movie should take out the sting a little. Showing the mouse in full mischief mode, the video shows how...
Mistwalker RPG in motion at last
The Last Story has been one of the Wii's most-teased titles this year, with only the tiniest of details creeping out of Hironobu Sakaguchi's Mistwalker studio. Now we finally have the first footage of the game in action in this Japanese trailer, and it's an absolute stunner. Even from this brief footage it's clear The Last Story has a sense of spectacle and scale..
Warner Bros is bringing sketchy back
We already know that Warner Bros' sequel to last year's Scribblenauts lets you use adjectives to customise your world, so here's a few to customise this E3 trailer: shiny, new, luscious. With promises of fixed controls, new challenges and even more words to be added, there's good reason to be hopeful that this...
A reason to never say never again, or a golden lie?
According to Kotaku late yesterday, IGN put the video up and ever so swiftly removed it. Someone got a hold of it and uploaded it to YouTube, but it wasn't long before Activision removed it for copyright violation. At E3 we will know for sure, but for now we can only hope that
North Pole level looks ice cool
Now we know there's only a few weeks left until Jett Rocket's finished form lands on WiiWare we're all the more eager to take it for another spin following our recent First Impressions preview. Understandably unable to speed up the passage of time, Shin'en Multimedia has instead sent over a new video of the title to...
Game pushed back for surprising reason
We reported yesterday that Sega's great white Sonic hope, WiiWare 'hog platformer Sonic the Hedgehog 4, has been pushed back from its Summer release date to a late 2010 date now instead. Why is that? It turns out that Sega wants the extra time to take onboard fan feedback about the game, though predictably it...
Shinen boldly goes where WiiWare has never been
We know that some WiiWare games look good. Some might even look really good, but so far there hasn't been a game that looks quite as eye-popping as Shin'en Multimedia's Jett Rocket. Until now, that is. You've already seen screenshots and the first teaser, and like us you were probably wondering exactly how all the shiny reflections and cutesy..
New trailer reveals Cosmic Guide, cutesy power-ups and Starship Mario
It might seem a long way off, but Super Mario Galaxy 2 is just one month away for lucky North American gamers, whilst European players can pick it up on June 11th. Nintendo has just released a new trailer and screenshots showing off the return of Rosalina, the introduction of...
Shows off all the gameplay footage you ever wanted... wrapped inside a nightmare
Ubisoft recently premiered a new trailer for the next iteration in its popular Prince of Persia series, The Forgotten Sands, scheduled for release on May 18th. Monsters, magic, captivating narration and some brief bubble-riding are just a few of the things you'll see in the new video, posted at the bottom of this..
New story details, screenshots and trailer released
Mega Man 10 has been confirmed for a WiiWare release in March of this coming year, and it's looking to be absolutely ace. We're able to divulge a few of the details on the game's story fresh from today's press release: "The year is 20XX and a suspicious outbreak of Roboenza, a Robot Flu, has broken out. It spreads through the world like..
Tolkien fans upset: initial trailer well under four hours long
Even though the final Lord of the Rings film was well over five years ago, the movie trilogy obviously sparked a furious lusting for Middle Earth-related games, something EA did their best to capitalise on with mixed results. Now the licence is back with studio Warner Bros., who just...
First look at the special events of Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games
Sega Europe has released a trailer that details the "Dream Events" featured in the forthcoming Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games. As fans of the original game will tell you, these events are a little bit on the zany side, and as a result they're often more fun than the more "normal"..
The first trailer is online now, and it looks rather tasty...
We're big fans of A Boy and His Blob here at Nintendo Life - in fact, you may remember a recent podcast featured an exclusive interview with creators WayForward! - so we were very excited to see the first trailer metamorphasise into view. As you can see, the game's 2D animation is...
Footage of WiiWare sequel hits the net
The original LostWinds was rather good, by all accounts. For the record, we absolutely adored it and it quickly became WiiWare's first "must have" download. Therefore it should come as no surprise to learn that we're rather excited about the upcoming sequel, Winter of the Melodias. The recent unveiling of the official teaser trailer has done nothing..
First proper look at High Voltage's blood-soaked Roman epic
Website IGN has the first trailer of High Voltage's highly promising fighter Gladiator A.D. The clip lasts just over a minute and sets the scene quite nicely with some well-scripted narration (from Liam Neeson, if our ears don't deceive us). It ends with two burly blokes fighting to the...
What do you get when you put a fat guy in pink braces, a monkey with maracas and a bored family all in the same room?
The best trailer in the world of course. After the terrible SEGA Bass Fishing trailer, SEGA has finally earned our respect back.
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