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  • News Nintendo Of America Wishes Xbox A Happy 15th Birthday

    That's nice

    Unless you live under a rock you will no doubt be aware that yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of the Microsoft Xbox. Launched as a rival to the PS2 and GameCube, the system laid down the foundations for the incredibly successful Xbox 360 and the Xbox One, Microsoft's current home console. While Xbox and Sony fans are regularly at...

  • News You Can Now Post Pokémon All Over Your Twitter Photos

    A dream come true?

    To mark the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon on the 3DS Twitter has released some new Pokémon stickers which can be added to photos posted on the popular social network. Rowlet, Litten, Popplio and a Poké Ball are the options available at present, and...




  • News Pokémon Launches a Fresh Twitter Account for UK and Ireland

    Moving into new regions

    The word Pokémon is going to appear a lot in the next few days. Pokémon, Pokémon, Pokémon. Editing tools will have the accented 'e' programmed, and there'll be plenty to keep 'mon fans happy. We have a Pokémon Direct, the releases of the generation 1 originals on the 3DS Virtual Console, and the fact it's the series'...


  • News Sony Wishes The NES A Happy 30th Via Twitter

    "Thanks for paving the way"

    As we reported yesterday, the NES is now 30 years old. Nintendo's 8-bit console is arguably one of the most important video game hardware releases of all time, as it laid down the third party software licensing framework that still exists today and resorted consumer faith in a console market which had been all but...


  • News HAL Laboratory Finally Joins Twitter

    Work on those Japanese lessons

    Nintendo and its closest partners have gradually become more accustomed to the busy world of social media. Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and various others have been picked up by Nintendo in various regions, and are often used to reveal release dates, special editions and all manner of announcements. HAL...







  • News Twitter Hashtag Brings Bunches of Well Wishes for Recovering Satoru Iwata

    He'll never have a potassium deficiency

    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has had to take it easy lately after a recent surgery to remove a growth from his bile duct. Twitter users have been taking to the feeds to wish the Nintendo head the best as he recovers but, as this is Twitter, they've been doing so by honoring Iwata's iconic, fruit-based pose...

  • News Everyone Was Talking About Nintendo At E3 2014

    Setting social media alight

    It's fair to say that Nintendo had a pretty successful E3, winning over gamers with its Digital Event, Treehouse sessions and a raft of exciting announcements. As if to illustrate this fact, social media intelligence analytics provider Crimson Hexagon has released stats which show just how much chatter Nintendo generated...



  • Feature Baby Mario's Global Adventure Through Twitter

    More social networking hijinks from Nintendo

    During February Cranky Kong took over Nintendo of America's Twitter account for a day in order to promote Wii U release Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Nintendo had made much of the character's inclusion in the game, even officially revealing him at the VGX Awards, and took the opportunity to have a...

  • News Nintendo Australia Gets Social on Facebook and Twitter

    Keeping you informed Down Under

    With a global business as large as Nintendo's, we're more than used to variations between Nintendo of America, Nintendo of Europe — itself split into smaller divisions — and Nintendo Japan. We also have Nintendo Australia, of course, and that group has now joined its contemporaries in hitting up the biggest social...




  • News Sony's Indie Maestro Has Respect And "Deep Love" For Nintendo

    Isn't it better when everybody gets along?

    Like so many industries, video gaming inspires some rather competitive behaviour at times. We often see top-ranking executives partaking in very public spats in a misguided attempt to make their respective brand look better than its rivals. However, there are a lot of people in the industry which have an...


  • News Platinum's Hideki Kamiya Claims He Doesn't Own A Wii U

    Also takes to Twitter to confirm The Wonderful 101 Nintendo Direct

    Platinum's Hideki Kamiya is the kind of guy who probably shouldn't be allowed a Twitter account. He's made some pretty strong statements in the past and seems to delight in winding up people who send him inane comments on the popular social network site, often forcing fellow Platinum...





  • News Zen Pinball 2 Release Date Arriving "Any Day Now"

    Don't panic, it's still coming

    Zen Pinball 2 developer Zen Studios has taken steps to assure fans that the Wii U version of the game is still on course for release. Originally expected back in December, the launch slipped to January - but there's still no sign of the game as yet. We know what you're thinking - delays of this kind can only mean one...


  • News Sony's President of Worldwide Studios Has A Wii U

    Shuhei Yoshida gets his game on

    Although most rabid fanboys would love to think that Sony and Nintendo's employees loathe each other so much that they can't even bring themselves to look at a system created by their rival, that obviously isn't the case. Just like common gamers, individuals within these two great companies will have access to a...


  • Competition Win escapeVektor: Chapter One [EU, NA and AUS]

    15 copies to give away

    We know you love great games, and we know you love competitions, but we bet you love both of them together even more. We've teamed up with Nnooo to give away 15 copies of WiiWare gem escapeVektor: Chapter 1 to readers around the world. We have five copies for North America, five for Europe and five for Australia and New Zealand. Can't say fairer than that, can we? To enter,..





  • News If You Cross Mario with Twitter, You Get Super Twario

    Cutesy client makes Twitter a game

    We can all agree that Super Mario Bros. has made a big influence on gaming, but social networking? Not so much. Until today that is, with a new Mario-inspired Twitter application now on the iPhone. The bunny-hopping Super Twario client launched on the App Store today, turning the social messaging site into a...


  • News Now You Can Follow Shantae Wherever You Are

    Via Twitter, that is

    The wait for Shantae: Risky's Revenge is proving too much to bear for some. If you're one of those folks desperate to get their hands on the genie's goods, you might want to direct some of your enthusiasm and impatience to the official Shantae Twitter account. As you'd expect, the genie's first tweets have been explaining...


  • News The Nintendo Era is Over, Tweets Former Final Fantasy Scribe

    Ex-Square writer says the iPad marks the beginning of the end for Nintendo's handheld dominace

    Although Nintendo's position in the home console market has been contested numerous times over the past few decades, it has always held court over one sector of the video game industry: the humble handheld. With the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy...

  • News Lords of Shadow to Feature Classic Nintendo Castlevania Music

    Super Castlevania IV's brilliant soundtrack is coming back from the dead

    Castlevania producer David Cox has tweeted that the upcoming PS3/360 title Lords of Shadow is to feature classic tunes from older instalments of the series - more specifically the fourth title, which appeared on the SNES in 1991. Here's the tweet: Today I heard the waterfall music from Super Castlevania 4 fully orchestrated..

  • News Cave Story Confirmed for Australia

    Spelunker down under

    Attention: Australians! Put that boomerang away and throw some shrimp on the barby! Cave Story was just confirmed by its developer / publisher Nicalis via their Twitter feed. Also, apparently the company thinks that your country is a part of Europe. According to their post: Australia WILL have Cave Story on WiiWare along with...


  • News Rage of the Gladiator Coming to Europe on Friday

    And there's even a fun contest to go along with it!

    Ghostfire Games has just announced that their WiiWare fighting release Rage of the Gladiator will be coming to the European WiiWare service this Friday. To further sweeten things up a bit, they're even going to be giving away a free copy of the game to one lucky European gamer each and every day to celebrate the release. You can check out the..

  • News Rage of the Gladiator Giveaway

    Win your very own copy of the game

    Ghostfire Games have just announced that they're running a contest to give 15 lucky gamers a free copy of their newest WiiWare release Rage of the Gladiator. All you have to do is Twitter their account with your Wii Code and one winner will be chosen each day to receive a copy of the game. You can check out the...


  • News Dave Perry May Know Truth About 3DS

    Industry veteran hints he's familiar with new tech

    File this strictly under "rumour," but industry stalwart Dave Perry, famous for Earthworm Jim, has dropped a hint on Twitter that he may know something we don't regarding the mysterious Nintendo 3DS. Perry recently tweeted that he was: Excited about the Nintendo 3DS. I've got the Fuji 3D...


  • News David Jaffe Inspired by Zelda

    God of War producer would like to re-design his flagship series with more “Zelda 64” elements

    David Jaffe, producer of the hit PlayStation-exclusive series God of War has revealed on his Twitter account that if he were to remake the series now he would like to include more elements inspired by “Zelda 64.” If I were to do GOW now, I would do GOW meets ZELDA 64 structure. Much more..

  • Competition Get Your Name in Furry Legends

    Developer Gamelion extends Twitter competition

    Gamelion have extended their online competition - which offers one lucky gamer the chance to have their actual, real-life name inserted into their upcoming WiiWare title Furry Legends - into the New Year. To enter, just follow the development team on Twitter and come January 31st they'll randomly select...

  • News Join the Official Nintendo Life Facebook Group!

    Spread the love...

    Yes, it’s true that we’re a bit late to jump on the Facebook bandwagon (only by three years!) but that’s cool – due to popular demand we finally got around to creating our very own Facebook page. If you're a Facebook fan then this will be a good place to chat to other Nintendo Life readers, the staff and even developers. If Facebook isn’t your thing, then it’s worth..


  • Rumour New Mario In the Works?

    Charles Martinet reckons so...

    A Twitter account purporting to belong to one Charles Martinet - none other than the wonderful voice of our favorite plumber - has recently been posting about an as-yet unspecified new Mario title. Read this tweet from a few days ago: Mama Mia!!!! I'm going to Seattle this week to record a new Mario game! Followed by this one two days later: Big day tomorrow!..


  • News Professor Layton And The "Grand Smash Tournament"?

    Twitter shenanigans drop sequel hints and rumors

    Let's slap a big ol' "Rumor" disclaimer on this one before we go any further, shall we? Just like the rest of the world, Professor Layton has gone and gotten himself an official Twitter account, where probably some intern over at Nintendo posts riddles and other assorted intellectual...

  • Competitions Twitter Fun Winner

    We could only pick one!

    So our recent Twitter-based competition has come to an end and we can announce that ejamer has been crowned the winner and will find 2000 lovely Nintendo Points heading his way shortly. Here's the winning entry in all its chucklesome glory: Thanks to everyone who took part! Don't forget to follow nintendolife on Twitter if...

  • Competitions More Twitter Fun

    Win 2000 Nintendo points by giving nintendolife a shout out!

    Here’s an easy competition that could win you 2000 Nintendo points to spend on downloadable games of your choosing. Simply follow us on Twitter and tweet the following phrase to your personal Twitterverse: "Follow @nintendolife because they ................." Obviously you fill...


  • Competitions Twitter Joke Winner

    So who made us chuckle the most?

    Our recent ‘send us a joke on Twitter’ competition seems to have been very popular as a quick Twitter search will demonstrate. The jokes ranged from very funny to plain awful. We certainly admired the persistence of some readers such as BulbasaurusRex, but didn’t anyone ever tell you that less is more? :-p...

  • Competitions Follow nintendolife on Twitter

    Tell us a joke and be in for a chance to win 2000 Nintendo points.

    Here’s an easy competition for all you crazy kids who are down with Twitter. Simply follow nintendolife and tweet us with a funny joke using no more than 140 characters. The tweet which makes us chuckle the most will win the prize – it couldn’t be simpler! We promise to follow...

  • News Car Jack Streets Coming To DSiWare?

    iPhone GTA clone could be making the jump to Nintendo's handheld

    Mobile phone developer Tag Games has posted an entry on its Twitter account which reveals that its Car Jack Streets title is coming to the Nintendo DSi. The Grand Theft Auto clone - which has previously appeared on mobile phones and the iPhone, to much critical and commercial acclaim - would be a pretty good fit for DSiWare, although..


  • News Klonoa 3? Depends On Wiimake's Sales

    Series creator has ideas for sequel but needs financial incentive.

    Cartoony platformer Klonoa's Wiimake has enjoyed critical success, which must make Namco pleased as punch over the decision to resurrect the series. So does that mean sequels are imminent? That one falls under a big fat "maybe," as the series creator, Hideo Yoshizawa, told...