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News: Professor Layton and the Last Specter Trailer

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Trailer

Still life in the DS dog yet

Professor Layton isn't done with DS yet, as his fourth DS outing Professor Layton and the Last Specter is coming to North America later this year. To gear up for the genius and his boy companion's next outing, we've got a trailer showing what you can expect from the final 2D outing in the series. Will you be picking this one up?

News: The DS is About to Enter the Super Fossil Fighters Age

The DS is About to Enter the Super Fossil Fighters Age

Dino-fighting returns this holiday season

The Vivosaurs are far from extinct as Nintendo announces the return of the Fossil Fighters series with the upcoming Super Fossil Fighters on the DS. In the RPG sequel, players continue to find and clean up various fossil pieces and by using them to create and revive the Vivosaurs, enter them into the fossil park-sanctioned tournament. Much like the gameplay..

News: Here's Your List of DS Games Due Out This Year

Here's Your List of DS Games Due Out This Year

Slim pickings

We knew there wouldn't be much on show for DS this year at E3, but Nintendo has managed to scoop the last few remaining titles together and sculpt them into a release schedule for the coming year. There are a few notable releases in there, mainly Professor Layton and the Last Specter and Kirby: Mass Attack, but it's understandably light on major titles. Still, there's some games worth..

News: Professor Layton and the Last Specter Out This Fall on DS

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Out This Fall on DS

Professor still has puzzles to solve

Level 5's multi-million selling Professor Layton series is still going on DS, with Nintendo set to publish the fourth chapter, Professor Layton and the Last Specter, later this year. Expect more puzzles, more mysteries, more animated cut scenes and shedloads more dodgy Cockney accents when the game launches on DS in Fall 2011.

News: Kirby's Next Handheld Outing is Kirby: Mass Attack

Kirby's Next Handheld Outing is Kirby: Mass Attack

Tough name for a cute game

DS owners, don't think you were forgotten at E3 — Nintendo is rewarding your love of the non-3D dual screen console with a brand new Kirby, called Kirby: Mass Attack. The game sees multiple Kirbies used to overwhelm your enemies, as the press release describes. A New Twist on a Pink Hero One day, an evildoer with a magic cane appears and splits Kirby™ into 10 pieces..

Reaction: Nintendo's Complete Press Release

Nintendo's Complete Press Release

Soak it in

Nintendo's Upcoming Wii U Console Features Controller with 6.2-inch Screen Nintendo 3DS Continues its Evolution with Mario Kart, Super Mario and the Nintendo eShop as Nintendo Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda NOTE: Multimedia available hereLOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At the E3 Expo, Nintendo introduced a new paradigm for video games and home entertainment: Wii..

News: Activision and SEGA Toying with Wappy Dog DS for Christmas

Activision and SEGA Toying with Wappy Dog DS for Christmas

Take that, Nintendogs

A virtual dog that lives inside a console? It's been done. A robot dog controlled by a video game, though? Now that's exciting. That's the basic idea behind Wappy Dog, a new venture from Activision and SEGA TOYS that's set to mark its territory at Christmas. A combination of DS software and real-life toy, the virtual pet supposedly grows and evolves whether played with at home..

News: DS Lite Drops to $99 in US, Mario DS Games Go Red

DS Lite Drops to $99 in US, Mario DS Games Go Red

Curious time for a price drop

Like an end of level boss that refuses to be beaten, the DS Lite is still available brand new in the US, where its recommended retail price is about to drop to $99.99. The best-selling console will see its cost cut this Sunday, 5th June, just two days before Nintendo's E3 press conference. It's not the only DS-related happening this Sunday: six Mario DS games will be..

News: Capcom Announces Live Action Ace Attorney Movie

Capcom Announces Live Action Ace Attorney Movie

Wait until you see Edgeworth

Japan's appetite for all things Ace Attorney continues, as Capcom and director Takashi Miike announce a joint project to bring the offbeat detective series to the silver screen. The appointment of Miike as director is an interesting choice, as his past work spans everything from Yatterman to the severely gory Ichi the Killer. With Ace Attorney Investigations 2 not..

News: Professor Layton and the Last Specter Coming to America

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Coming to America

Trademark application revealed

So far, Professor Layton and the Spectre's Flute has been Japan-only, but a recently-unearthed trademark application shows that the DS adventure will come to North America. Level-5 registered the trademark Professor Layton and the Last Specter recently, spotted by Siliconera, which all-but confirms the fourth DS game is coming to the West later this year. We'll bring..

News: Jason Rohrer Tackles Blood Diamonds with New DS Game

Jason Rohrer Tackles Blood Diamonds with New DS Game

Indie developer returns

DSi owners might already be familiar with Jason Rohrer's off-beat games, with Primrose and the Jason Rohrer Anthology offering some of the most unique experiences on DSiWare. Publisher Zoo Games just announced the next game from the developer coming to DS later this year: Diamond Trust of London. Maintaining his reputation for sticking to unexpected inspirations, the game..

Review: Nanda's Island (DS)

Nanda's Island (DS)

The rain in this game falls mainly on the lame

The water-based puzzler is an interesting breed – the replication of aquatic physics necessitates a more innovative approach than your average thinking game, the majority of which build on or clone an accepted model like Tetris or Bejeweled. The recent Fluidity is proof that this subgenre can spawn some truly special and unique releases with the..

Review: TINcan! Escape (DS)

TINcan! Escape (DS)

Rockin' robot or CPUke?

Innovative puzzle games are few and far between, and TINcan! Escape is up there with some of the more interesting concepts we've seen. While it rests on a quality foundation, however, some uneven spots and lacklustre presentation make this rolling robot wobble on its wheels. Two rival scientists compete to have their design become the next model in production, the more..

News: Nintendo's Art Appreciation UK Tour Kicked Off Today

Nintendo's Art Appreciation UK Tour Kicked Off Today

Do Brits love art?

Nintendo's Create Britain tour kicked off today by the banks of the River Thames with an Art Academy lesson hosted by artist Pam Glew. Passers-by were invited to get involved with the DS art package, with a local primary school also stopping by to try their hand at recreating Canaletto's famous painting of Westminster Bridge. While not everybody's efforts were quite as..

News: LEGO Onslaught Continues With LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

LEGO Onslaught Continues With LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

The excitement is building

Fact: LEGO video games sell well. Fact: Harry Potter tie-ins sell well. Fact: Nintendo consoles sell well. Can you see where this is going? Yes, Warner Bros. has announced the official video game of the tail end of the Harry Potter saga, with LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 coming to all current Nintendo formats this year. Wii, DS and 3DS owners will be able to join in the..

News: Max & the Magic Marker Relaunching on Wii and DS

Max & the Magic Marker Relaunching on Wii and DS

Hoping to draw more gamers in, surely?

Easy Interactive has announced its Q2 line-up of upcoming releases, one of which is a WiiWare title that's on its way to getting a retail release. Max & the Magic Marker originally launched on the download service last year and will soon be available to purchase on-disc for the Wii as well as the DS when they launch next month. The game requires players to..

News: Kirby's New DS Game Has a July Date with Japan

Kirby's New DS Game Has a July Date with Japan

So we Gather

The pink puffball's next appearance is locked down for Japan: Atsumete! Kirby — which roughly translates to Gather! Kirby — is coming to DS on 7th July. Last month we brought you the first Atsumete! Kirby gameplay details, which revealed the player will control multiple Kirbies and use their combined power to overcome puzzles and enemies. Should a Kirby die, it floats up to heaven..

Review: LEGO Battles: Ninjago (DS)

LEGO Battles: Ninjago (DS)

Half RTS, half adventure, halfway fun

2009 saw the release of LEGO Battles to complement the action orientation of the main series titles, with a second iteration now aiming once more to provide a light and accessible real time strategy experience within the LEGO world. Unfortunately, LEGO Battles: Ninjago tries to spread its shallow formula too far...

News: Nintendo Kicks Off Create Britain with Art Academy Class

Nintendo Kicks Off Create Britain with Art Academy Class

Brush with fame

Bundling DSiWare titles Art Academy: First Semester and Art Academy: Second Semester onto a cartridge and releasing it under the name Art Academy was a stroke of genius on Nintendo's part, with the game now having sold over 1.9 million copies since launch. Now Nintendo UK wants to use the game to launch its new Create Britain campaign with an art class this week. The event takes..

Review: Chronicles of Mystery: The Secret Tree of Life (DS)

Chronicles of Mystery: The Secret Tree of Life (DS)

A pleasant, if stumpy, puzzler

Many puzzle games that originated on the PC have made a successful transition to the DS; following their lead is City Interactive's latest handheld release, a scaled down version of Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life from 2009. Especially in the case of one that's as well-crafted as this, there's nothing wrong...