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News: Pokémon Black & White 2 Owners Can Catch Deoxys In May

Pokémon Black & White 2 Owners Can Catch Deoxys In May

From the comfort of your own Wi-Fi

Legendary DNA Pokémon Deoxys will be made available to English language copies of Pokémon Black & White 2 from 8th May until the 31st May. Players will be able to snag Deoxys in all its Level 100 glory through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Once acquired, Nacrene City will be the place to alter Deoxys between...

Rumour: Ni no Kuni Could Yet See A Western Release, According To Publisher Namco Bandai

Ni no Kuni Could Yet See A Western Release, According To Publisher Namco Bandai

DS role-player could find a new lease of life on the 3DS

You might be familar with Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch from its recent release on the PlayStation 3, but the origin of the series actually stretches back to a Nintendo DS game, released in Japan in 2010. Ni no Kuni: The Jet-black Mage shares...

News: LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey Begins This Summer

LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey Begins This Summer

Coming to 3DS and DS

Today seems to be LEGO day, with the fresh screens of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes now being followed up by the announcement of a new title coming to both 3DS and DS, LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey; it's also on the way to the PlayStation Vita. The 3DS release is set for the Summer, with the DS version pegged for Autumn,...

News: Renegade Kid Open To Idea Of Moon Sequel

Renegade Kid Open To Idea Of Moon Sequel

IP rights present an issue, however

Renegade Kid recently announced its new FPS, Cult County, which is to be released on the 3DS eShop episodically later this year and into next year. Speaking to Nintendo Force magazine about the horror-themed shooter, co-founder Jools Watsham made reference to his studio's DS horror series Dementium and the...

News: Ghostlight May Yet Bring Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 To Europe

Ghostlight May Yet Bring Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 To Europe

Publisher is considering its options

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked will finally be released in Europe on 29th March. It's being published by Ghostlight, which took up the task due to Atlus only localising it for North America. Attention has now switched to the game's sequel Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

News: The Nano Soundtrack Collection is Blowing Up Speakers Right Now

The Nano Soundtrack Collection is Blowing Up Speakers Right Now

Shin'en delivers a gift to the fans

After confirming the imminent arrival of Nano Assault EX on the 3DS eShop last week, Shin'en Multimedia stated that it had a much-requested surprise on the way for fans of the series — that new treat is The Nano Soundtrack Collection. As anyone who's played any of the "Nano" titles — from DS to Wii U — will...

News: The Nintendo DS Celebrates its 8th Birthday in Europe Today

The Nintendo DS Celebrates its 8th Birthday in Europe Today

Blow into the mic to put out the candles

Eight years ago today, Europe became the last major territory to get its hands on the original DS, that now known as the "phat". It can be easy to forget that it was a handheld that truly innovated the concept of mainstream handheld gaming, incorporating a clamshell two screen design famously pioneered in the...

Review: Puzzler World 2013 (DS)

Puzzler World 2013 (DS)

A puzzling affair

There are a number of reasons why the Puzzler World series continues to see new life on DS. For one, it's still a bestselling series, which is no doubt partly down to the DS's impressive install base around the world. However, it's also the fact that the titles' word and logic puzzles — which historically have been restricted to...

Feature: Series Reboots That Have Divided Gamers

Series Reboots That Have Divided Gamers

They did WHAT with [insert treasured franchise name here]?

There are some undeniable truths in life, death and taxes being two examples, and the video game industry has its own rules and obligations that can never be avoided. One of these revolves around reboots of treasured franchises — if you're going to "re-imagine" a popular character or...

News: Scribblenauts Collection Out Now in North America

Scribblenauts Collection Out Now in North America

Both DS instalments on one handy cartridge

North American gamers have been pleasantly enjoying Scribblenauts Unlimited on Wii U and 3DS for a while now, while Europe is still waiting to get its deprived mitts on it. It looks as though Europeans will have more reasons to be jealous now, as Warner Bros. has released Scribblenauts Collection on the DS...

News: Mythical Pokémon Meloetta Available at GameStop in March

Mythical Pokémon Meloetta Available at GameStop in March

Music to our ears

Pokémon fans in North America are to receive a special treat in March, as the mythical Meloetta will become available to download onto your Pokémon Black and White or Pokémon Black and White 2 cartridges at GameStop. Meloetta is a Normal Pokémon that can double up to become either a Psychic or a Fighting type during an actual...

Hardware Classics: Nintendo DS Lite

Nintendo DS Lite

This is how you redesign a console

Let's be brutally honest here — the original DS design was ugly. Quite what Nintendo's designers were thinking when they came up with it we'll never know, but the dumpy, two-tone casing hardly got pulses racing, even back in 2004. It felt like a system that was rushed out of the door purely to meet a deadline,...

News: "Emergency Maintenance" Planned For Nintendo Online Services on 26th February

"Emergency Maintenance" Planned For Nintendo Online Services on 26th February

Don't get too excited

It seems we have a monthly trend of service maintenance kicking into effect with Nintendo online functionality, as more "Emergency Maintenance" is on the way in major territories next week. There was a round of downtime on various platforms on 28th January, and a similar period is on the way from 26th February, or very late on...

News: Legendary Pokémon Meloetta Distribution Date Announced

Legendary Pokémon Meloetta Distribution Date Announced

This one's a real fighter

Good news Pokémon fans! Starting 4th March, the mythical Pokémon Meloetta will be distributed by participating GameStop stores across North America for Pokémon Black & White and Pokémon Black & White 2, for a limited time only. Meloetta is the very first Pokémon able to change its Forme and type during a...