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News: Game & Watch Gifts Added to European Club Nintendo

Game & Watch Gifts Added to European Club Nintendo

Get 'em while they're hot

The European Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue gets just received two new rewards, but they probably won't be around for long. 7,500 Stars gets you a replica of Game & Watch: Ball, the very first Game & Watch game ever produced all the way back in 1980. It's already been offered to Japanese and North American Club Nintendo members, so it's nice to see Europeans getting..

News: 3DS Heading for Bigger First Year Sales Than DS

3DS Heading for Bigger First Year Sales Than DS

Picking up steam

After its well-publicised troubles earlier this year, the price drop and extra colours seem to be having the desired effect on Nintendo's 3DS, with the console's sales increasing at such a rate it could overtake the first-year sales of its predecessor, the Nintendo DS. While an indication of the 3DS's improved sales, it's also a...

Podcast: NLFM Episode 22: Mascots and Mixes

NLFM Episode 22: Mascots and Mixes

New digs for old friends

Our chip and game music podcast rears its lovely head this month with a collection of Nintendo mascot sounds new and old, from that new Kirby game to Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Metroid remixes. Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando — Cookie Country (Kirby’s Return to Dreamland)The Greatest Bits — Fear Factory (Donkey Kong Co

News: Giana Sisters DS Sneaks Into North America

Giana Sisters DS Sneaks Into North America

It's finally here!

Well the wait has been lengthy, but Giana Sisters DS is finally available to North American gamers. While there was little (actually none whatsoever) fanfare for the release, the game is now available at various Walmart stores. And if you can't find the game locally, NewEgg has it in stock for $19.99, a far cry from the $70+ the European version has fetched in recent years. If..

News: DS Family Nears 150m Worldwide Hardware Sales

DS Family Nears 150m Worldwide Hardware Sales

Still going strong

After celebrating 50 million DS consoles sold in the United States, Nintendo's venerable dual-screened handheld is closing in on another milestone: 150m units sold around the globe. The company's latest financial results show the system sitting on 149m consoles sold since its release in 2004 to the end of September 2011. Software sales have been similarly impressive, of course:..

News: Nintendo America Creates New DSi XL Bundles For You

Nintendo America Creates New DSi XL Bundles For You

We hope you like Mario

Just because 3DS is out doesn't mean the DSi XL is totally dead: Nintendo knows it's onto a good thing with the giant-sized handheld, and has put together two new hardware bundles for North America for the holidays. The packs are available in Metallic Rose or Midnight Blue and both come with a free copy of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!, as well as three..

News: DS Tops 50 Million Sold Across United States

DS Tops 50 Million Sold Across United States

That's a lot of lost styluses

The 3DS just grew its sales again, but it's got a long way to go to prove itself a potent sales successor to the Nintendo DS, which just passed a whopping 50 million consoles sold in the U.S. We all know that the DS hardware sells well, but games have been its big success too, with Nintendo on hand to reel off some...

Feature: Resident Evil's Nintendo History

Resident Evil's Nintendo History

Undead on the big N, past, present and future

The claustrophobic darkness. The creeping undead. The hideous monsters. The Resident Evil series has brought such thrills and chills to our TVs since 1996, and it’s taken quite a unique path when it comes to Nintendo consoles. With the month of All Hallows’ Eve upon us, we decided to take a look at...

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 , 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...

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,..