Meet “The Galaxy’s Greatest Heroes” In Gorgeous Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Trailer

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is out very, very soon — it’s nearly October, after all! And in preparation, we’ve got a brand new trailer that shows off some of the game’s gorgeous visuals, but in cutscenes and in gameplay. Who are “the galaxy’s greatest heroes” though? … Read more

We Take The Fan-Created ‘Super Mario Bros. 5’ For A Spin

Image: Nintendo Life Although Nintendo seems to have largely forgotten about it, Super Mario Maker 2 still has its fans. Indeed, so it should; it’s a remarkably accessible creative tool for users to turn the Mario levels of their dreams into a reality with an incredibly intuitive UI and toolkit that built on the foundation … Read more

Illumination’s Super Mario Movie Reconfirms Release Date, Teaser Coming Next Month

Image: Nintendo Update: We originally reported that the Super Mario Bros. animated movie had not received an official release date prior to New York Comic Con’s announcement. However, Nintendo revealed back in April 2022 that the film will launch on 7th April 2023 in North America and 28th April in Japan. Original article: Illumination’s upcoming … Read more

Newly Translated Interviews Reveal “Serious Debate” Over FLUDD In Super Mario Sunshine

Image: Nintendo Shmuplations has translated two interviews from 2002 on the development of the then-upcoming Super Mario Sunshine, and both reveal some rather interesting details about how the game’s FLUDD mechanic, and Mario’s short-sleeved look, came to be (thanks, Time Extension!). The first of these interviews appeared in Nintendo Dream and is between Mario creator … Read more

Random: Unseen Screens Of Cut Super Mario 64 Stage Found In 1996 Nintendo Report

Image: Nintendo / Forest of Illusion Always ready to unpack a little more of Nintendo’s history, a collaboration between preservation site Forest of Illusion, @Render_Archive and @Nintoid has amounted in the upload of a long sought-after Nintendo Company Report from 1996. The edition includes a wealth of nostalgic gaming material from sales reports to upcoming … Read more

Shigeru Miyamoto Accidentally Trolled Nintendo Direct Fans

Screenshot: Nintendo / Kotaku Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct was a much-hyped affair, with a whopping 40 minutes dedicated to the Japanese company’s portable console and its games. Most people kept their expectations somewhat in check for this, because Nintendo said that the event would largely focus on products coming out this holiday season. But that still … Read more

Illumination Website Updates Super Mario Movie Release Date To Holiday 2023

Image: WildBrain (via YouTube) Following a rumour earlier this week about the Mario movie’s official title, it seems there have been a few more developments. As spotted by GoNintendo, the Illumination Studios Paris website has actually made some adjustments since Monday. Firstly the name has now been changed to Super Mario Bros. Animated Film – … Read more

Get Ready For A Mario + Rabbids Update At Ubisoft Forward Later This Week

Image: Ubisoft If you’re eager to get an update on the upcoming Switch game Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft has now confirmed it will be featuring the game at its upcoming ‘Ubisoft Forward’ event. Yes, following on from the news of the broadcast’s September 10th return, the company has now provided some additional … Read more

Rumour: The Mario Movie’s True Title Probably Won’t Shock Anyone

Image: Nintendo It’s been a long time since we last heard news of Illumination’s Mario movie. After taking the internet by storm with its, shall we say, interesting lead cast, we heard in April that the plumber’s return to the big screen was to be pushed back to 2023. A cause for celebration for some, … Read more

Video: Masahiro Sakurai Breaks Down ‘Risk And Reward’ In Games

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube Masahiro Sakurai has posted his latest video on the process of creating games, this time focusing on the concept of “risk and reward” and how this forms part of a game’s “core essence”. Needless to say, if you’re someone who’s interested in game development, it sounds like a pretty … Read more