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Sonic Colors Remaster Leaked by Voiceover Studio
Sonic Colors Remaster Leaked by Voiceover Studio
A German voiceover studio has listed work on Sonic Colors Remastered, leading to speculation that a new version of the 2010 Wii and DS game is in development.
Feature: Zelda: Twilight Princess' Flipped World On Wii Made Me Go A Little Cucco
Feature: Zelda: Twilight Princess' Flipped World On Wii Made Me Go A Little Cucco
Flip reverse it. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games.
Hello Games' The Last Campfire adds 20% more puzzling in free new update
Hello Games' The Last Campfire adds 20% more puzzling in free new update
Hello Games' charming narrative puzzler The Last Campfire is getting a free new update today on all platforms, adding new puzzles, performance improvements, and more. The Last Campfire, if you've not yet had the pleasure, follows the adventures of "a lost Ember trapped in a puzzling place, searching for meaning and a way home". It's the work of a small team within Hello Games, which includes Steven Burgess and Chris Symonds, respectively the lead designer and lead artist on Frontier Development's fondly remembered Wii platform adventure LostWinds - a title which The Last Campfire's delicate ambience and exploratory puzzling brings to mind. Read more
Review: Cozy Grove - A Great-Looking But Flawed Animal Crossing-Alike, With Ghosts
Review: Cozy Grove - A Great-Looking But Flawed Animal Crossing-Alike, With Ghosts
Animal Crossing over to the other side. Back in the Wii and DS era, Nintendo tried something new: telling its players to take breaks.
The Last Cube Is A Dramatic Name For An Interesting Puzzle Adventure
The Last Cube Is A Dramatic Name For An Interesting Puzzle Adventure
Game³. Back in the 3DS and Wii U eShop days there was a re-release of a Two Tribes classic called EDGE, in which you 'rolled' a cube around and solved puzzles.
Random: Take Yunobo Anywhere In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild With A Simple Exploit
Random: Take Yunobo Anywhere In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild With A Simple Exploit
Yu-no-it. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now four years old, and its impact helped the Nintendo Switch establish itself as a must-have system (and gave a fond farewell on Wii U, let's not forget).
Nintendo Appears To Have Already Terminated Super Mario Maker's Bookmark Website
Nintendo Appears To Have Already Terminated Super Mario Maker's Bookmark Website
Page now shows a 503 error. When Mario's 35th anniversary comes to a close next week, the online services for Super Mario Maker on the Wii U also end - meaning players will no longer be able to upload their own courses. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
A Look Back at Bully – A True Rockstar Gem
A Look Back at Bully – A True Rockstar Gem
The 2006 action-adventure title is still one of Rockstar's best games to date.
This 1999 Interview Suggests Miyamoto Was Thinking About The Wii During The N64 Era
This 1999 Interview Suggests Miyamoto Was Thinking About The Wii During The N64 Era
"Games are becoming unfriendly for beginners". Nintendo is a company that famously doesn't play by the rules.
Random: Did You Know You Can 'Steal' Your Friends' Clones In Super Mario 3D World?
Random: Did You Know You Can 'Steal' Your Friends' Clones In Super Mario 3D World?
Naughty, but effective. The original Super Mario 3D World on Wii U introduced the Double Cherry, a brand new power-up that creates a clone of your character, essentially allowing players to control two or more versions of themselves at the same time.
Skyward Sword HD Motion Controls Should Be Better Than on Wii
Skyward Sword HD Motion Controls Should Be Better Than on Wii
Nintendo claims Skyward Sword HD's (optional) motion controls will be "smoother" and "more intuitive" than they were on Wii.
Get Ready For Zelda: Skyward Sword HD's
Get Ready For Zelda: Skyward Sword HD's "Smoother And More Intuitive" Controls
Another reason to buy it (again). Since announcing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Switch, Nintendo has been continually reminding fans on social media that this version of the game will be a better experience than the original Wii release. In its latest post on Twitter, it notes how the controls in the game have been recreated and are now "smoother and more intuitive" than the 2011 release.
Switch Is Now Nintendo's Second Best-Selling System In The US, In
Switch Is Now Nintendo's Second Best-Selling System In The US, In "Tracked History"
The Wii is still out in front. The latest NPD data has revealed "total lifetime dollar sales" of Switch hardware in the US has now surpassed the Nintendo DS. This apparently makes the system the second "best-selling" Nintendo platform "in tracked history" within the country.
You Can Now Play Zelda: Breath Of The Wild In First-Person Thanks To This Newly Discovered Glitch
You Can Now Play Zelda: Breath Of The Wild In First-Person Thanks To This Newly Discovered Glitch
Open your eyes, Link. Sure, we might be eagerly waiting for Nintendo to give us the next proper update about the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but there's still plenty to discover in the original 2017 Wii U and Switch release. Following on from a glitch that makes Link invincible and allows him to walk underwater, a "simple glitch" has now been uncovered - allowing you to play the open-world entry from a first-person perspective.
Random: The Next Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Speedrun Challenge? Trying To
Random: The Next Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Speedrun Challenge? Trying To "Blue Yourself"
Yo, listen up here's a story. We're approaching four years since Mario Kart 8 Deluxe first came out – seven if you count the Wii U version – and fans are seeking out new challenges.
EA Job Listing Suggests Madden Could Be Coming To Switch
EA Job Listing Suggests Madden Could Be Coming To Switch
Madden hasn't appeared on Nintendo platforms since 2012. Madden NFL used to be a regular face on Nintendo platforms, but we've not seen it for nearly a decade after Madden NFL 13 on Wii U.
Indie Dev Shares 'The Last Levels', 36 Super Mario Maker Courses To Play Before Servers Are Shut Down
Indie Dev Shares 'The Last Levels', 36 Super Mario Maker Courses To Play Before Servers Are Shut Down
The end of an era. With Super Mario Maker's servers being completely shut down on 31st March (the original Wii U game, that is, not Super Mario Maker 2 on Switch), one indie developer has decided to give it a mighty send-off. That send-off arrives in the form of a 36-course feast courtesy of Ultra Dolphin Revolution, a developer which has been wonderfully dedicated to the Wii U throughout its life and beyond.
Nintendo Plugs Skyward Sword HD With
Nintendo Plugs Skyward Sword HD With "Elements" Later Adopted In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
"features like a stamina gauge". The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword might not necessarily be everyone's favourite entry in the Zelda series, but according to Nintendo, it put a lot of foundations in place for the Wii U swan song and Switch launch title, Breath of the Wild. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Video: Ten 3DS Exclusives That Could Be Better On Nintendo Switch
Video: Ten 3DS Exclusives That Could Be Better On Nintendo Switch
Potentially perfect ports. With the likes of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe making the jump to Switch, it's pretty commonplace to see fans talking about which other titles could transition from the Wii U to Nintendo's latest system.
NIS Classics Volume 1 Brings Retro JRPGs Phantom Brave and Soul Nomad To Switch This Summer
NIS Classics Volume 1 Brings Retro JRPGs Phantom Brave and Soul Nomad To Switch This Summer
Over 60 hours of gameplay, plus a swanky limited edition release. Did you ever play Phantom Brave: We Meet Again on the Wii, or Soul Nomad & The World Eaters on PS2? If you did, then you'll be pleased to know that they're both coming to Nintendo Switch as a package - and if you didn't, now's your chance to catch up on some of Disgaea developer Nippon Ichi's earlier work. Known collectively as "Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1", the game includes Phantom Brave and Soul Nomad, plus all previously released content for both. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
There's a new system update for... Wii U
There's a new system update for... Wii U
Nintendo has today released a new firmware update for...
Nintendo Plugs Zelda: Skyward Sword HD With New
Nintendo Plugs Zelda: Skyward Sword HD With New "Button-Only" Control Scheme
Says it's "perfect" for Switch Lite players. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii was originally built from the ground-up for motion controls. As a result, there's a lot of swinging involved, and well, if you played back in 2011, you might recall how it was quite a workout.
Wii U Receives Its First System Firmware Update Since 2018
Wii U Receives Its First System Firmware Update Since 2018
You can probably guess what's been improved. Well, here we are in 2021 - production of the 3DS has been discontinued and the focus is now entirely on the Switch, which is almost four years old.
Internet Unites For Amazing Wii Shop Channel Jam Session
Internet Unites For Amazing Wii Shop Channel Jam Session
Composer, musician, and YouTuber Alex Moukala let loose a funky, bass-tastic remix of the Nintendo Wii theme music on Twitter yesterday and then invited other artists to do the same.
This Wii Sports Glitch Lets You Golf From Out-Of-Bounds Locations
This Wii Sports Glitch Lets You Golf From Out-Of-Bounds Locations
Wii love to see it. We didn't think we'd be writing about new Wii Sports discoveries in 2021, but even the oldest games retain dedicated communities.
Mario Kart Tour's Snow Tour Event Brings Back A Classic Mario Kart Wii Circuit
Mario Kart Tour's Snow Tour Event Brings Back A Classic Mario Kart Wii Circuit
DK Summit returns on 23rd February. Mario Kart may have been absent in the latest Nintendo Direct, but Mario Kart Tour is still receiving regular updates.
Random: WandaVision's Latest Episode Sneaks In Some Nintendo References
Random: WandaVision's Latest Episode Sneaks In Some Nintendo References
A trip back in time. We've seen a Nintendo Switch in the new Karate Kid series Cobra Kai, and now we've got GameCube controllers and Wii Remotes in Marvel's new show WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Skyward Sword Has A Neat Workaround For Its Motion Controls
Skyward Sword Has A Neat Workaround For Its Motion Controls
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword, bless it for trying, was a Zelda game on the Wii that went all in with its motion controls, making ports to systems that aren’t the Wii a tricky proposition. Read more...
Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Hits Switch This July Alongside Themed Joy-Con
Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Hits Switch This July Alongside Themed Joy-Con
Reach for the skies. Nintendo has just revealed that it is bringing the Wii title Zelda: Skyward Sword to the Switch this year. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will boast revised controls which not only allow you to replicate the motion interface of the original, but also permit the use of buttons and sticks for control – a vital point when you consider the existence of the Switch Lite. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Mario Golf Super Rush Swings Onto Switch June 25
Mario Golf Super Rush Swings Onto Switch June 25
One of Mario’s most satisfying side-activities makes its Switch debut on June 25 with the release of Mario Golf Super Rush.
Rumour: Hidden File Suggests Toadette Was Planned As A Playable Character In Super Mario 3D World
Rumour: Hidden File Suggests Toadette Was Planned As A Playable Character In Super Mario 3D World
Datamine effort reveals all. With Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury now available on Nintendo Switch, plenty of new players are enjoying the Wii U classic for the first time.
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Launch Sales Are 190% More Than The Wii U Version
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Launch Sales Are 190% More Than The Wii U Version
2021's fastest selling release yet. We never doubted Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury would be successful.
Switch Just Recorded The Strongest January Sales Of Any Games Console Since The Wii In 2010 (US)
Switch Just Recorded The Strongest January Sales Of Any Games Console Since The Wii In 2010 (US)
Another strong month for Switch. Just in case there was any doubt, the Switch is still doing the absolute business when it comes to sales; Nintendo's hybrid machine sold better than its industry rivals to be the best-selling system across the US in January. Not content with simply outselling the PS5 and Xbox Series X, the Switch actually sold more units in the US last month than any games console has managed since the Wii way back in 2010.
Video: Here's Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Looking Stunning In 4K, 60FPS
Video: Here's Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Looking Stunning In 4K, 60FPS
Switch Pro when? Last year's release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a bundle including modern re-releases of classic Mario titles to celebrate the franchise's 35th anniversary, has left plenty of us wondering whether Zelda's 35th anniversary – which just so happens to be this year – will receive similar treatment. A package containing remasters of games like Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, or maybe new versions of Twilight Princess HD and Wind Waker HD from the Wii U would no doubt go down a treat, and thanks to the video below shared by YouTube user Brian Tate, we can see just how the former could look if it were released today. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Poll: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Poll: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Double-dipping? First time? Cast your votes. The latest Wii U port has landed on Switch, and this one's a biggie: the excellent Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is out today. A rerelease of the original Wii U game, but with some subtle yet welcome improvements, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury offers lots of fantastic gameplay for single players or co-op fans.
Video: How Pokémon Snap Replaced Its Blockbuster Collaboration On Wii & Wii U
Video: How Pokémon Snap Replaced Its Blockbuster Collaboration On Wii & Wii U
Next slide please, professor. With New Pokémon Snap on the horizon, we can be sure many of you are itching to share the various photos you take around the new Lental region, but things weren't always so simple in the olden days. The original Pokémon Snap had quite a marketing campaign when it launched in 1999; in collaboration with Blockbuster Video, Nintendo introduced 'Pokémon Snap Stations' in participating Blockbuster stores around the world, allowing players to print their favourite shots from the Nintendo 64 game.
As Switch Hits The
As Switch Hits The "Middle Of Its Life Cycle", Nintendo Is Confident It Will Overtake The Wii
"We are aiming to continue this momentum". Saying Nintendo did well last year would be putting things mildly.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury tech analysis: classic port meets experimental showcase
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury tech analysis: classic port meets experimental showcase
First released back in 2013 on Wii U, one of the ill-fated platform's greatest games has transitioned across gracefully to Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo discusses Switch growth plans as console enters "middle of its lifecycle"
Nintendo discusses Switch growth plans as console enters "middle of its lifecycle"
Platform holder says multi-system households, back catalogue sales and US/Europe growth will be key to surpassing Wii sales
Unseen E3 2006 Demo Footage Showcases Early Gameplay For Super Mario Galaxy And More
Unseen E3 2006 Demo Footage Showcases Early Gameplay For Super Mario Galaxy And More
Wii Series was also prominently featured. E3 2006 was a big event for Nintendo.
Cactus Props At Super Nintendo World Appear To Be Based On A Fan Game
Cactus Props At Super Nintendo World Appear To Be Based On A Fan Game
It appears someone working on the cacti props at the Super Nintendo World theme park in Universal Studios Japan might have inadvertently built them to look just like some cacti that appear in a New Super Mario Bros Wii fan mod.
Nintendo Is
Nintendo Is "Rigorously Responding" To Demand For Multiple Switch Consoles Per Household
Investors believe the Switch could overtake the Wii's lifetimes sales. We've gotten a few pieces of information about Nintendo's recent financial results this week.
Exclusive: Nyamyam On Bringing The Award-Winning
Exclusive: Nyamyam On Bringing The Award-Winning "Game Sitcom" Astrologaster To Switch
"The Switch version will get the 'sitcom' element across the best". Those of you with very good memories might recall the UK studio Nyamyam, which was responsible for the gorgeous Tengami on Wii U.
Random: These 3D-Printed Stands Allow The GameCube To Be Treated As The Work Of Art It Is
Random: These 3D-Printed Stands Allow The GameCube To Be Treated As The Work Of Art It Is
We're absolutely here for this. We know the GameCube didn't get the love it deserved when released, and these days, many players going back to Nintendo's older library use their Nintendo Wii instead.
Video: 5 Special Wii U Virtual Console Games Not on Switch
Video: 5 Special Wii U Virtual Console Games Not on Switch
These games went above and beyond simple preservation. For years the Virtual Console allowed us to relive our fondest memories in gaming.
Nintendo Is
Nintendo Is "Replacing Its Multiplayer Server System" Dating Back To The Wii U And 3DS Era
A long time coming. Let's be real, Nintendo's online service hasn't always been the best.
Remember Castaway Paradise, The Animal Crossing-Meets-Farming Game? It's Finally Coming To Switch
Remember Castaway Paradise, The Animal Crossing-Meets-Farming Game? It's Finally Coming To Switch
A fake worthy of Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler. The last time we wrote about Castaway Paradise, the free-to-play Facebook and iOS game that combines elements of Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, we said that the game might come to Wii U.
Nintendo Switch Lite Is About To Outsell Wii U
Nintendo Switch Lite Is About To Outsell Wii U
Nintendo has revealed that the Nintendo Switch Lite has nearly outsold the lifetime sales of the Wii U, as of December 2020.
Mario Kart 8 Overtakes Mario Kart Wii As Best-Selling Series Entry
Mario Kart 8 Overtakes Mario Kart Wii As Best-Selling Series Entry
Combining Wii U and Switch sales, that is. Having published its latest quarterly financial results, it appears Nintendo is doing all right — if you define selling software by the truckload as Switch outperforms 3DS lifetime sales less than four years into its lifespan 'all right'. One of the secrets to Nintendo's success is the evergreen appeal of its catalogue, with early 2017 releases such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe both featuring in the first-party best-sellers list, with sales of over 4 million and 8.6 million respectively in the April-December 2020 period. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Nintendo Switch Has Overtaken 3DS Lifetime Sales In Just Four Years
Nintendo Switch Has Overtaken 3DS Lifetime Sales In Just Four Years
Switch Lite has almost outsold the Wii U on its own. Nintendo's latest financial report – for the nine months ending December 31st 2020 – has revealed that the Switch has overtaken the lifetime sales of the 3DS in the space of just four years. 79.87 million Switch consoles have now been shipped worldwide.
Review: Tadpole Treble Encore - A Must-Buy For Fans Of Rhythm Games
Review: Tadpole Treble Encore - A Must-Buy For Fans Of Rhythm Games
Still pretty sharp. In August of 2016, the rapidly-declining Wii U eShop was graced by the release of a neat little indie game called Tadpole Treble.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Frame Rate And Resolution Detailed
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Frame Rate And Resolution Detailed
How does it hold up? Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is the first major Nintendo Switch release of the year and it's arriving on 12th February. While we've already heard how 3D World will run much faster compared to the original Wii U release, it seems a number of outlets have now shared information about the frame rate and resolution players can expect across both games. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Reggie Admits Switch Was A
Reggie Admits Switch Was A "Make Or Break Product" For Nintendo After Poor Performance Of Wii U
"luckily it was a hit". Nintendo of America's former president, Reggie Fils-Aimé, recently appeared on a New York Gaming Awards Twitch stream alongside industry counterparts Jack Tretton (Sony) and Robbie Bach (Microsoft). Reggie was asked what his defining achievement was during his time at Nintendo and touched on the company's transition - as a collective - from the Wii U generation to the Switch.
New Christmas Game Appears On The eShop - But Only On Wii U, And In January
New Christmas Game Appears On The eShop - But Only On Wii U, And In January
Launching "super early for 2021 holidays". Launching almost as far away from the upcoming holiday season as is possible, a brand new Christmas-themed game has appeared on the Nintendo eShop today.
Hands On: We've Played Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, And Here's What We Think So Far
Hands On: We've Played Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, And Here's What We Think So Far
Cat's entertainment? When it started to become clear that Nintendo was porting many of its Wii U games to the Switch, a lot of fans naturally hoped that Super Mario 3D World would be one of the games making the jump.
Feature: 6 Huge Video Game Franchises Missing From Nintendo Switch
Feature: 6 Huge Video Game Franchises Missing From Nintendo Switch
They've all played with power in the past. Unless you've been living on a deserted island for the past four years (hey, lucky you — wish you'd stayed there now, right?), it's hard to miss how Switch has taken Nintendo back to the sort of mainstream success is achieved with the Wii two console generations ago.
Super Mario 3D World's Platforming Will Be
Super Mario 3D World's Platforming Will Be "Snappier" On Switch, Gyro Support Included
New improvements will "spice up" the adventure. We're only a few weeks away from the launch of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury on Switch, and while the Bowser's Fury expansion might be the biggest selling point for those who already own the Wii U original, the base game will be receiving some very welcome tweaks, too. On its official website, Nintendo has gone into a little more detail on the platforming present in the main game, specifically highlighting how the new Switch release will enhance the original's already impressive gameplay.
Pokkén Tournament Producer Katsuhiro Harada Up For A Sequel, But Says It's Not Bandai Namco's Decision To Make
Pokkén Tournament Producer Katsuhiro Harada Up For A Sequel, But Says It's Not Bandai Namco's Decision To Make
It rests with "Nintendo and Pokémon Co., Ltd.". One game that deserves some more love is the Bandai Namco developed Switch, Wii U and arcade title, Pokkén Tournament. It was well-received on all three occasions but since then fans of this unique fighter have been wondering if there'll be any future follow-ups.
Video: 13 Great Wii U Games Still Not on Switch
Video: 13 Great Wii U Games Still Not on Switch
Still some survivors aboard. It's no secret that Switch has nabbed a large chunk of Wii U's biggest titles such as Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World and many, many more...but there's still a number of games that remain exclusive to Wii U.
Get Another Look At Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury In These New Japanese Commercials
Get Another Look At Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury In These New Japanese Commercials
Not long to go now. The first big release of the year for the Nintendo Switch is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The game is made up of two parts - the existing Wii U game, and a new add-on where Mario and Bowser Jr.
Feature: Best Wii U Games
Feature: Best Wii U Games
As ranked by you. Despite our affection for the the console, there's no denying that Wii U had its share of issues.
After Four Years Away, The Man Behind Devil's Third Is Ready To Make Another Video Game
After Four Years Away, The Man Behind Devil's Third Is Ready To Make Another Video Game
"Now I feel like I want to make a game again". Tomonobu Itagaki, the man behind the Dead or Alive and modern-era Ninja Gaiden titles, is ready to get back in the game after four years away. With his flowing hair and ever-present sunglasses, Itagaki is one of Japanese gaming's most recognisable characters, but he hasn't produced a video game since the release of the Wii U exclusive Devil's Third in 2015. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Is Officially The Best-Selling Entry In The Series In Japan
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Is Officially The Best-Selling Entry In The Series In Japan
Beating the original game. Pikmin has never been one of Nintendo's major franchises in terms of units sold, but it's nice to know that the most recent entry – Pikmin 3 Deluxe – has found some degree of commercial success in Japan. Total physical sales of the game – which is an update of the Wii U original – in Nintendo's homeland now stand at 513,225 copies, which means the Switch title has out-sold the original GameCube Pikmin, which achieved 502,996 sales during its entire lifespan but was later re-issued on the Wii. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Super Mario 3D World's Captain Toad Stages Have Received A Multiplayer Revamp On Switch
Super Mario 3D World's Captain Toad Stages Have Received A Multiplayer Revamp On Switch
A very welcome change. As if the awesome-as-heck Bowsertron 5000 wasn't enough to get us hyped for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Nintendo has revealed that the Captain Toad levels featured in the game will now support multiplayer. Of course, you might remember that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker actually started out as a series of isometric minigames found inside Super Mario 3D World on Wii U.
Nintendo Switch: 2020 Sees the Second-Highest Annual Dollar Sales in US Console History
Nintendo Switch: 2020 Sees the Second-Highest Annual Dollar Sales in US Console History
Nintendo Switch was the number one console in the US in 2020, for both units sold and dollars made – and had the second-best year for dollar sales in US console history, only trailing the Wii's spectacular 2008.
After 13 Years, Mario Kart Wii's Rainbow Road Finally Gives Up Its
After 13 Years, Mario Kart Wii's Rainbow Road Finally Gives Up Its "Impossible" Ultra Shortcut
Fancy a 22-second lap? Mario Kart Tour and Home Circuit might be Nintendo's focus these days (We still love you too, Deluxe), but there remains a dedicated player base out there for Mario Kart Wii.
How Much Faster Is Super Mario 3D World On Switch Compared To The Wii U Original? This Much
How Much Faster Is Super Mario 3D World On Switch Compared To The Wii U Original? This Much
A (3D) world of difference? Information has been coming in fast about Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury these last few days.
Yes, Bowser's Fury Really Is Its Own Standalone Mode In Super Mario 3D World On Switch
Yes, Bowser's Fury Really Is Its Own Standalone Mode In Super Mario 3D World On Switch
Fur real. If you've already played Super Mario 3D World many years ago on the Wii U or just want to jump straight into the new content (Bowser's Fury), thankfully there's a mode select option in the Switch release. Yes, according to Nintendo's Super Mario Twitter account, there'll be an option on the start screen to choose which adventure you want to play.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury File Size Revealed
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury File Size Revealed
Bigger than ever. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is obviously a bigger game than the original Wii U title, so what's the file size like? Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Was France's Best-Selling Game Of 2020
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Was France's Best-Selling Game Of 2020
The first game to do so since Mario Kart Wii in 2008. Saying Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a tremendous success for Nintendo would be an understatement.
3DS And Wii U Software Discounts Have Been Removed From My Nintendo
3DS And Wii U Software Discounts Have Been Removed From My Nintendo
Can we get some Switch ones now? It seems 3DS and Wii U software discounts on My Nintendo are officially a thing of the past, at least in certain parts of the world. My Nintendo users located in North America have noticed the removal of this icon from the store - meaning you'll no longer be able to get discounts for games associated with these systems.
Guide: Where To Pre-Order Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Guide: Where To Pre-Order Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Are you feline it? Announced during September's Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct broadcast, it may have taken a few years, but one of the Wii U's finest titles is finally making its long-awaited leap to Switch.
Brawl In The Family Creator's Award-Winning Music Game Tadpole Treble Is Coming To Switch
Brawl In The Family Creator's Award-Winning Music Game Tadpole Treble Is Coming To Switch
Time for an encore. Matthew Taranto – creator of the webcomic Brawl in the Family – released a music action title by the name of Tadpole Treble on Wii U not so long ago, scoring a 9/10 review from this very site. The game is now coming to Switch in an enhanced form under the title Tadpole Treble Encore.
Video: So, Are People Still Playing 3DS Games Online?
Video: So, Are People Still Playing 3DS Games Online?
We put a variety of games to the test. Recently, we shared a video in which we booted up several Wii U titles to see if people were still playing them online.
LEGO City: Undercover Games Removed From Wii U And 3DS eShops
LEGO City: Undercover Games Removed From Wii U And 3DS eShops
In what's becoming a worryingly common trend. Just days after it was discovered that a number of DSiWare games had vanished from the eShop, and following the confirmation that Netflix will soon be discontinued across Wii U and 3DS, it's now come to our attention that two LEGO City: Undercover games have also been entirely removed from Nintendo's digital store. Both LEGO City: Undercover (Wii U) and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo 3DS) have been delisted from their respective stores, meaning they're no longer available to purchase.
Netflix Service on Wii U and 3DS Winding Down This Year - and There's Still No Sign of a Switch App
Netflix Service on Wii U and 3DS Winding Down This Year - and There's Still No Sign of a Switch App
Nintendo has revealed that it is shuttering Netflix functionality on the Wii U and 3DS, but there's still no sign of the service on Nintendo Switch.
Netflix to shut down on 3DS, Wii U
Netflix to shut down on 3DS, Wii U
Netflix will discontinue its service for both 3DS and Wii U on 30th June.
Netflix Is Winding Down Its Services On Wii U And 3DS
Netflix Is Winding Down Its Services On Wii U And 3DS
Will be discontinued as of 30th June. Nintendo has now removed Netflix's video application designed for the Wii U and 3DS from both eShops. As of 31st December 2020, it can no longer be downloaded by new users.
Think You've Got What It Takes To Beat Nintendo's Pikmin 3 Quiz?
Think You've Got What It Takes To Beat Nintendo's Pikmin 3 Quiz?
What kind of Pikmin are you? After a couple of months away, Nintendo's back with a brand new edition of its 'Do You Know Your Nintendo?' video series. This latest episode focuses on Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the recent Switch remake of the real-time strategy series' third entry that first appeared on Wii U, and serves up three questions that are sure to test your knowledge.
Turns Out Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's NPCs Share A Common Bond With The Humble Mii
Turns Out Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's NPCs Share A Common Bond With The Humble Mii
Facing facts. Switch launch title Zelda: Breath of the Wild continues to throw up cool secrets even today, and Twitter user @HEYimHeroic has just unearthed another: the NPCs in the game use an updated version of the Mii face creation tool which first appeared when the Wii was released in 2006. It makes sense that Nintendo would use an existing tool to streamline the process of creating characters for the game, but it's still somewhat surprising that a system created 15 years ago is still being used in Nintendo's AAA software. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Random: Dust Off Your Wii U, It's Time For Some Banjo-Kazooie And Blast Corps
Random: Dust Off Your Wii U, It's Time For Some Banjo-Kazooie And Blast Corps
According to a really odd listing on Nintendo's website. It's nearly the end of the year and to go out with a bang, Nintendo is listing whatever games it wants on its official website. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Best Of 2020: Super Mario Galaxy 2 - 10 Years Of Nintendo's Straightest, Greatest Sequel
Best Of 2020: Super Mario Galaxy 2 - 10 Years Of Nintendo's Straightest, Greatest Sequel
So much more than Wii DLC. Over the holiday season we'll be republishing a series of Nintendo Life articles, interviews and other features from the previous twelve months that we consider to be our Best of 2020.
The Wii U's Getting A New Game Today, Just In Time For Christmas
The Wii U's Getting A New Game Today, Just In Time For Christmas
Although it's not exactly 'new'. Loading up the Wii U eShop doesn't tend to result in many new games or exciting updates these days, but thanks to a release arriving on the system's digital shelves today, owners of Nintendo's discontinued system can finally get stuck into something new. Well, we say new, but the game in question is Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition, a title that launched on Switch earlier this year and one that was already a remake of a DOS game from the '90s.
Random: Among Us On Wii? Sounds Kinda Sus
Random: Among Us On Wii? Sounds Kinda Sus
Impostor-ble! Dust off your nunchucks and grab your wrist straps, because it's time to get suspicious old-school style: Among Us is on the Wii! Well, sort of. "I got Among Us working on the Nintendo Wii," declares Reddit user BurritoSOFTWARE on the unofficial Among Us subreddit, along with a video proving his claim: he is, indeed, playing Among Us on the Nintendo Wii.
Video: Are People Still Playing Wii U Games Online? Let's Find Out
Video: Are People Still Playing Wii U Games Online? Let's Find Out
Can you still get games on Smash, Splatoon and more? It's December 2020, almost four whole years since the Wii U was discontinued due to poor global sales and the incoming Nintendo Switch, but we have one burning question on our minds: are people still playing this thing online? Yes, our newest lovely YouTube star Jon has taken the Wii U and its good old clunky GamePad for a 2020 test drive, all in a bid to see just how popular its online games are today.
Someone has got Among Us working on a Nintendo Wii
Someone has got Among Us working on a Nintendo Wii
Since coming out in June 2018, Among Us has been made available on PC, mobile, and more recently the Nintendo Switch.
Random: Nintendo Extracts Customer's Missing Wedding Ring From Their Wii U
Random: Nintendo Extracts Customer's Missing Wedding Ring From Their Wii U
My precious. A Twitter user has shared a story about Nintendo repairing a Wii U that had a missing wedding ring lodged in it. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
It looks like No More Heroes 1 and 2 are coming to PC
It looks like No More Heroes 1 and 2 are coming to PC
No More Heroes 1 and 2 look set for PC after both games popped up for the platform on the Entertainment Software Rating Board's website (thanks, Gematsu). Suda51's action game No More Heroes came out on the Wii back in 2007, and was followed by a 2010 sequel, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle.
Kemco Discounts Ten RPGs Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS In Latest Sale
Kemco Discounts Ten RPGs Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS In Latest Sale
And a bonus game, too. Serial RPG publisher Kemco has announced a brand new sale on Nintendo Switch, Wii U and 3DS which discounts ten role-playing titles (and a bonus rhythm game) for your consideration. The sale is live across the North American, European and Australian Nintendo eShops, with discounts reaching as high as 50% off for a limited time.
Nintendo's Share Value On Tokyo Stock Exchange Hits Highest Level Since The Wii's Glory Days
Nintendo's Share Value On Tokyo Stock Exchange Hits Highest Level Since The Wii's Glory Days
Switch demand pushes stock to highest level since December 2007. Despite the arrival of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, demand for the Switch is higher than ever – and it has caused Nintendo's share value to jump to the highest level since December 2007 – a period when the Wii was king of the living room. Nintendo's share value rose 6.6% on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today, a spike which has much to do with the incredible demand for the Switch console, which has sold 68.30 million units as of September 30th this year. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Nintendo and Sony share prices rise to record highs
Nintendo and Sony share prices rise to record highs
Switch and PlayStation 5 drive stock high enough to surpass Wii and PlayStation 2 levels
Get Festive With Rosalina's
Get Festive With Rosalina's "Starry Skies And Icy Planets" Update For Mario Kart Tour
Lovely Luma. Hands up, who's still playing Mario Kart Tour on their smartphone? If the answer is 'nope', then it just might be time to revisit the mobile version of the world's premier kart racing series as the Rosalina Tour is now live. We all know and love Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy of course, now playable on Switch in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection if you missed the character's series debut back on Wii.
Just When You Thought 2020 Couldn't Get Any Weirder, WaterMelon's Paprium Is Finally Finished
Just When You Thought 2020 Couldn't Get Any Weirder, WaterMelon's Paprium Is Finally Finished
And now it wants you to buy its next game without even seeing it. Despite its rough edges, we're still fans of WaterMelon Games' faux-retro RPG Pier Solar here at Nintendo Life, having followed the development of the game from its release on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive all the way up to its eventual launch on the Wii U eShop.
Random: Holiday-Themed Game Seasonal Assistant Coming To The Wii U eShop Early On In 2021
Random: Holiday-Themed Game Seasonal Assistant Coming To The Wii U eShop Early On In 2021
It's a Christmas miracle. Did you know games are still being released on the Wii U? In fact, early next year, there'll be a special holiday-themed game launching on the system's eShop for $3.99 / € 3.59. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Fans hit back at Nintendo's recent wave of soundtrack takedowns
Fans hit back at Nintendo's recent wave of soundtrack takedowns
Nintendo fans have hit back at a recent decision to block the soundtracks of a number of its biggest games, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, and Mario Kart Wii, by trolling the company on social media. As spotted by Screenrant (thanks, Nintendo Life), fans noticed the soundtracks had been pulled a few days back.
Deals: Fight The Flab This Christmas With Nintendo UK's Ring Fit Adventure Switch Bundle
Deals: Fight The Flab This Christmas With Nintendo UK's Ring Fit Adventure Switch Bundle
Remember when you couldn't get Ring Fit for love nor money? Nintendo's official UK store has had several bundle deals on offer over the past few weeks, and the latest one should help you fight back against all those rich meals and indulgences of the festive season. Ring Fit Adventure mixes the fitness focus of Wii Fit with RPG-style turn-based battling to great effect and it has been a hot item since launching last year.