Guide: All You Need to Know on Mario Kart 8 Characters and Kart Customisations – Wii U News @ Nintendo Life


Mario Kart 8 is now well-established on the Wii U, shifting plenty of copies and attracting a sizeable and dedicated online audience.

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The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago – Retro News @ Nintendo Life


We are Family (Computer) 31 years ago today, Nintendo Co., Ltd. released the Famicom console in Japan, an event which would herald the beginning of the firm’s wildly successful relationship with home video games.

Read the full article: The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago – Retro News @ Nintendo Life

Here’s What Metroid’s Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character – Nintendo Life


Ever wondered what kind of appearance famed bounty hunter Samus Aran would sport if she’d been designed by Hanna-Barbera instead of Nintendo? Allow famed UK artist Wil Overton — formerly of Super Play and Rare fame — to show you.

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Australian Bayonetta 2 bundle deals confirmed, two discs at retail, seperate digitally

Nintendo Australia has filled us in on just how the bundling of Bayonetta 2 and the original game will happen here in Australia and New Zealand. While some countries are getting two different physical SKUs at stores, Australia and New Zealand will just be getting one.

Read the full article: Australian Bayonetta 2 bundle deals confirmed, two discs at retail, seperate digitally

Nintendo wins three E3 Game Critics Awards


Coming out of E3, Nintendo has earned several awards from media for the games shown. Overall, Nintendo has earned more than 120 awards and more than 200 nominations. The biggest winners include Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Splatoon, Mario Maker and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

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Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U – Rejoicing Begins – Wii U News @ Nintendo Life


We don’t often reference editorial opinion from major websites as news, but as we’re forever seeking silver-linings and positivity for the rather marvellous Wii U, we’re going to make an exception.

Read the full article: Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U – Rejoicing Begins – Wii U News @ Nintendo Life

A history of videogame hardware: Sony PSP


Much of the PlayStation 2’s ubiquitous success could be attributed, not to its games or graphics, but to the fact that the machine doubled as an inexpensive and stylish DVD player. In 2004 convergence was the new slogan in video game hardware manufacturing and marketing.

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Project Cars Coming November, Distributed By Bandai Namco

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Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Games. today proudly announced a worldwide distribution agreement with Slightly Mad Studios on Project CARS, coming on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U and PC starting November 2014.

Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.
Crowd-funded by a passionate community that has been involved in the development process throughout to create their ultimate racing experience, Project CARS allows you to create a driver, pick from a huge variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and ultimate recognition in the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events – sometimes for real-world prizes.

Featuring the largest track roster of any recent racing game with a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system…

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Here’s A Good Look At The Charming Yoshi’s Woolly World On Wii U

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Eurogamer recently had the opportunity to test out the playable build of Yoshi’s Woolly World at a recent Nintendo event in London. The video showcases the earlier levels in the game which are beautiful, but appear to be rather easy. Yoshi’s Woolly World launches exclusively on the Wii U sometime in 2015.

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Research Firm Says Nintendo Amiibo Figures Are Among The Most Desired Smart Toys In US, Europe

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Jason Coston, research manager at Interpret, says that even before Nintendo revealed Amiibo figures at last month’s E3 event they were among the most desired smart toys in the US, Europe and Brazil. The study produced by Interpret says that there are over 72 million children interested in smart toys around the world. The Amiibo figures will be introduced by Nintendo later this year.

“We tested interest in an extensive list of current and potential smart toy brands and even prior to the Amiibo announcement, smart toys based on Nintendo characters were among the most desired smart toys in the US, Europe and Brazil,” added Jason Coston, research manager at Interpret.

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