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Podcast: NLFM Episode 21: Curse of the Halloween Hootenanny

NLFM Episode 21: Curse of the Halloween Hootenanny

Fear the reaper!

Since it's not only the single best month of the year and because we had so much fun last time [citation needed], the NLFM Halloween Hootenanny has returned! More spooky, more sinister and more deathly, this episode is best listened to in a dark castle dungeon while eating raw pumpkins. Failing that, anywhere else will do. 1. Hip Tanaka, Keiichi Suzuki — Giygas Battle..

News: Nintendo Takes New Titles to New York Comic Con

Nintendo Takes New Titles to New York Comic Con

Mario, Zelda and more on hand

If you want to get your hands on some of Nintendo's biggest upcoming titles and you're heading to New York Comic Con, you're in luck — Nintendo has revealed a 15-strong line-up of games playable at the event next week. Comic Con runs from 13th to 16th October at Manhattan's Javits Center, and sees hands-on time for...

News: Can Fossil Fighters: Champions Make Cleaning Fun?

Can Fossil Fighters: Champions Make Cleaning Fun?

It's going to have a good try

The DS has had more games about cleaning dinosaur fossils than we ever imagined: Dinosaur King, Fossil Fighters and the upcoming Fossil Fighters: Champions to name three. Now, to get you really excited, Nintendo has released a video showing exactly how to clean fossils in its upcoming DS adventure. The trailer below...

News: The World Ends With You Lives On, Says Tetsuya Nomura

The World Ends With You Lives On, Says Tetsuya Nomura

What's being worked on?

DS RPG The World Ends With You is one of the most beloved games on the system, but in opposition to Square Enix's love of doling out Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest updates like they're going out of fashion, we've seen neither hide nor hair of Neku and friends since the original game released. Does that mean the series has been killed off? Not necessarily. Although you may..

News: How Many Kirbys Can You Fit on a DS Box?

How Many Kirbys Can You Fit on a DS Box?

The pinkest box you'll ever see

While gamers across North America can now wrestle with Kirby Mass Attack, European DS owners must wait until 28th October to get another dose of pink sugary fun. Nintendo Europe wants to put that right at the forefront of your mind, as the game's Euro box art clearly shows. Ignoring the rather more action-oriented cover adorning boxes in North America, PAL gamers get..

News: Nintendo Europe Dropped London Life to "Avoid Delays"

Nintendo Europe Dropped London Life to "Avoid Delays"

Can you Adam and Eve it?

North American gamers, you hold the trump card on this one; your copies of Professor Layton and the Last Specter contain the bonus RPG Professor Layton's London Life. Anyone who buys the European version of the game — titled Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call — will not get this extra mode. Reader SoulSilverIV...

Podcast: NLFM Episode 20: It's Alive!

NLFM Episode 20: It's Alive!

Thanks for hanging on to those RSS feeds

Had you going there for a while, didn't we? Weekly. Ha! Sorry for the absence, fearless listeners, but Nintendo Life's chip and game music podcast NLFM is back on track after a too-long hiatus. And boy do we have some doozies for your ears! 1. Shiryu — The Goddamn Batman (Shiryu’s Arcade vol. 4)2. Yoko Shimomura, Manami Kiyota, Yasunori Mitsuda —..

News: Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call Gets EU Release Date

Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call Gets EU Release Date

DS owners rejoice

There is some good news for Professor Layton fans in the EU with confirmation that the series prequel, Professor Layton and the Last Specter, now has a confirmed release date of 25th November in UK and Europe. It will launch with the alternate title Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call. The game will have been out in Japan for just shy of two years when it arrives, so good..

News: Nintendo Plans a Rosy Future for DSi XL

Nintendo Plans a Rosy Future for DSi XL

Metallic Rose colour to premiere this month in North America

Have you found yourself wishing that you could finally buy that DSi XL if it only were available in your favourite colour? If that colour is metallic pink, you're in luck, as Nintendo recently announced its plans to release such a device on 18th September. The DSi XL, of course, is like...

News: Solatorobo Goes Gold, Gets NA Release Date

Solatorobo Goes Gold, Gets NA Release Date

Touted RPG finally coming to North America

European gamers have been enjoying Solatorobo: Red the Hunter for over two months now, but XSEED has just announced that the game has not only gone gold, but it's also been set for a September 27th release in North American territories. If by some miracle you're still undecided about the game, you can check...

News: Get a Venusaur C-Gear Skin with Exclusive Code

Get a Venusaur C-Gear Skin with Exclusive Code

Give your gear a makeover

Pokémon Black & White has plenty to keep you going, so if you're still playing the game then Nintendo wants to reward you with some new looks for your all-important C-Gear. By using the special code below and the Pokémon Global Link website, you'll be able to add an exclusive Venusaur theme to the C-Gear. It doesn't end there though: Nintendo will release new skins..

News: GAME and Rising Star Team Up for Artwork Giveaway

GAME and Rising Star Team Up for Artwork Giveaway

Become a cropper

The limited edition Harvest Moon artwork giveaway announced last week was, let's face it, rather confusing. Now we have the full picture on how you'll be able to get three sets of PAL-exclusive, limited edition Harvest Moon-themed artwork. The first set of art cards will be included with every copy of Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar. The second set will be available to customers who..

News: Kirby Delivers Ice Cold Snacks to US Cities

Kirby Delivers Ice Cold Snacks to US Cities

Is one of them near you?

To promote the launch of Kirby Mass Attack this month, Nintendo is taking demos of the game across America. But how to transport Kirby and feed players at the same time? With Kirby Snack Attack Trucks, of course. Nintendo's plan is to travel the country — realistically three cities — with frozen fruit snacks and DS...

News: Marvel at Kirby Mass Attack's Minigames

Marvel at Kirby Mass Attack's Minigames

Mini RPG mode revealed

Kirby Mass Attack's enormous army of pink... things is just around the corner, so Nintendo is taking the time to show off some of the bonus games packed into the DS cartridge. As well as the platform antics there are several minigames available, including pest-whacking Field Frenzy, mini RPG Kirby Quest and the pinball-like Kirby Brawl Ball. All that extra content alongside a..

News: Rising Star Harvests Limited Edition Artwork for New Titles

Rising Star Harvests Limited Edition Artwork for New Titles

Collect 'em all

Natsume, publisher of the Harvest Moon series in North America, has made a bit of a name for itself by offering plush toys as incentives for customers to pre-order new entries in the series: cute, admittedly, but European counterpart Rising Star Games has something a little classier to offer. The publisher has announced the commission of 30 pieces of limited edition artwork,..

News: Professor Layton's Last Specter Out in October

Professor Layton's Last Specter Out in October

London Life mode revealed

There's something inexplicably thrilling about getting a new game, but how about getting two new games in one? We bet you're giddy already. The next announcement might just tip you over the edge: Professor Layton and the Last Specter is coming to North America on 17th October and contains a bonus game. Layton's had bonus games before of course, but nothing on this scale..

News: Aliens Infest North America on 11th October

Aliens Infest North America on 11th October

Earlier in Europe, though

WayForward's homage to the Aliens series should be showing up on your motion trackers soon, as SEGA has announced the game will release in North America on 11th October, with a European release slightly earlier on 30th September. The 2D action shooter boasts WayForward's usual quality artwork, but can the company turn its...

News: Inazuma Eleven Finally Makes it to UK Today

Inazuma Eleven Finally Makes it to UK Today

Taking its time

The DS football RPG from the developers of Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven finally reaches UK shores today after a huge delay. On-the-ball readers may remember it was mistakenly released in small quantities back in January, but it was always Nintendo's plan to release the game properly alongside the cartoon series which just began airing in the Sceptred Isles. You can check out our..

News: Kirby Wii Officially Renamed Kirby's Adventure Wii for Europe

Kirby Wii Officially Renamed Kirby's Adventure Wii for Europe

And out in December

Kirby is back to suck at Christmas again, as Nintendo has announced that Kirby's Adventure Wii will reach Europe in December. The game previously known as Kirby Wii and alternatively Kirby's Return to Dream Land is set to pinkify the continent before 2012 arrives. It's part of a two-pronged Kirby attack on Europe, as Kirby Mass Attack is scheduled for release on DS on 28th..

News: Download More New Solatorobo DS Quests Now

Download More New Solatorobo DS Quests Now

And in the coming weeks, too

If you've been enjoying Solatorobo: Red the Hunter over the past few weeks, you might have had chance to try out its free download content. There's more to come too, as Nintendo outlines the next month's quests available only via download. There's a new quest every week, with today's being the Air GP Pharaoh Cup for all those Grand Prix lovers, with future content..

News: Kirby Mass Attack Trailer Storms the Stronghold of Your Brain

Kirby Mass Attack Trailer Storms the Stronghold of Your Brain

Duck and cover

The adorable pink ball of whatever-he-is, Kirby, is coming back to DS for one last appearance with Kirby Mass Attack. Nintendo has just shot over a hot slice of video footage and some screenshots too, which you can find below. We played the game in July, so if you want to know more you can hurl yourself into our Kirby Mass Attack preview. Kirby reaches North America on 19th..

News: de Blob Developer Blue Tongue Shuts Up Shop

de Blob Developer Blue Tongue Shuts Up Shop

This is sad

Australian studio Blue Tongue Entertainment — creators of the ludicrously enjoyable de Blob games — has been closed by owner THQ. The original Wii-exclusive adventure was critically and commercially well-received — it scored an 8/10 in our de Blob review — and the team moved on to produce a sequel for Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360. de...