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News: New Kirby Game Details Gathered, Now Absorb Them

New Kirby Game Details Gathered, Now Absorb Them

A gang of Kirbies embark on their latest DS adventure

Since Nintendo announced the development of a new Kirby game at a conference it held last September, things have been rather quiet until now. As reported by 1UP, Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has detailed some initial game info on Atsumete! Kirby (roughly translated as Gather! Kirby.) Fruit will be dotted across the stages and as players con

Interviews: TT Games - LEGO Battles: Ninjago (DS)

TT Games - LEGO Battles: Ninjago (DS)

We talk about ninjas and studs

LEGO Battles: Ninjago is bringing its own brand of Spinjitzu to North America and Europe this week. TT Games producer Vince Grogan appeared in a puff of smoke, so we hurled shuriken-sharp questions in his direction until he fled. Nintendo Life: What's the first thing we should know about LEGO Battles: Ninjago? Vince Grogan: LEGO Battles: Ninjago is the sequel to the..

News: Europe, Your Q2 Release Line-Up is Waiting

Europe, Your Q2 Release Line-Up is Waiting

Lots to look forward to

Here's hoping you have plenty of coins in that wallet if you're intending to see most of the games this year has to offer, as Nintendo Europe has released an overview of the games coming to Wii, 3DS and DS in the next three months. Further down the line will see European releases of Wii Play: Motion with a Red Wii Remote Plus controller, Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave..

News: These Games Are Coming to You Before June is Over

These Games Are Coming to You Before June is Over

What lies in store?

Nintendo's list of games to be released on Wii, DS and 3DS in the next three months contains a few surprises — we already reported on Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D's launch date — but let's not forget the third-parties who continue to support Nintendo consoles. The list below is an overview of the games on the way to North American shops between now and the start of July, so..

News: Europe Takes On Dragon Quest VI on 20th May

Europe Takes On Dragon Quest VI on 20th May

Start the reverie

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation launched on Valentine's Day in North America, but with the slushy holiday out of the way it's coming to Europe on the less puntastic date of 20th May. Receiving a name change to Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie — that's "absentminded dreaming while awake", linguaphiles — this DS version is the first time the sixth entry in the..

News: Nintendo to Release Solatorobo: Red the Hunter in Europe

Nintendo to Release Solatorobo: Red the Hunter in Europe

Update: 1st July release confirmed

Update: Nintendo has revealed the game will launch in Europe on 1st July. It seems like only last week we asked what's going on with Solatorobo: Red the Hunter?, and now we have the answer: Nintendo will release the Namco Bandai game in Europe later this year. As in similar deals for Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Nintendo will..

News: Masuda: Playing Pokémon is All About Being Heroic and Fair

Masuda: Playing Pokémon is All About Being Heroic and Fair

Gaining membership at Team Rocket just got tougher

As fun as it might sometimes be to play as the antagonist, Pokémon is one franchise where that prospect seems unlikely according to the series director. Official Nintendo Magazine caught up with Junichi Masuda recently and asked whether there would ever be a game where players could take on the role of Team Rocket, the infamous organisation that..

News: Capcom Objects to Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Translation Costs

Capcom Objects to Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Translation Costs

(Not) Coming to America

Capcom's spiky-haired Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney has enjoyed considerable critical success since his first DS appearance several years ago, but it seems the latest outing for his nemesis/friend Miles Edgeworth won't see the light of day in the Western world. Capcom's corporate officer Christian Svensson recently revealed the publisher had decided not to localise the game..

News: Research Firm Predicts 12m 3DS Sales by 2012, 70m by 2015

Research Firm Predicts 12m 3DS Sales by 2012, 70m by 2015

But won't beat the DS

IHS Screen Digest has predicted the 3DS will sell well in the coming years but believes the original DS line will still reign supreme as the top-selling Nintendo handheld. The company's research suggests 3DS will shift 11.6m units worldwide by the end of 2011, compared to the DS's first-year sales of 13.1m. Screen Digest estimates the new handheld will sell 70m machines across..

News: Sony CEO Refers to Nintendo Handhelds as "Babysitting Tools"

Sony CEO Refers to Nintendo Handhelds as "Babysitting Tools"

Don't get him started on the issue of self-respect

Some Sony executives have positive things to say about the company's rivals, and some don't. Sony president and CEO Jack Tretton is without doubt a person that falls into the latter category. Speaking to Fortune, Tretton refers to Nintendo's handheld offerings as the "Game Boy experience",...

News: n-Space Has Three 3DS Games Up its Spacious Sleeves

n-Space Has Three 3DS Games Up its Spacious Sleeves

And a DS game too

Studio n-Space has had a hand in all sorts of games over the past 15 years, from Geist right up to GoldenEye 007 and Call of Duty: Black Ops on DS. It's proven itself extremely adept at handling the DS architecture, so the news that the team has a trio of 3DS games under wraps should please some. The official n-Space blog recently featured a post from its founder and president Dan..

News: Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns Coming to DS and 3DS

Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns Coming to DS and 3DS

Double farming joy

Natsume, the house that Harvest Moon built, has announced plans to bring Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns over to North America for both Nintendo DS and 3DS, according to a Facebook post. While the company explained this isn't the 3DS Harvest Moon game originally announced at E3 2010, leaving us to wonder if the mention of 3DS...

News: What's Going On With Solatorobo: Red the Hunter?

What's Going On With Solatorobo: Red the Hunter?

Trademarks and ratings emerge

As if screaming "don't forget about me!", the humble Nintendo DS has given gamers a glimmer of hope that at least one more intriguing title will make it to the handheld; in Europe, at least. Namco Bandai recently trademarked Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, presumably a localised version of its currently Japan-only adventure game Solatorobo. Don't go getting too..

News: DS Has Outsold Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP Combined in Europe

DS Has Outsold Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP Combined in Europe

Prepare for big numbers

DS is Europe's undoubted sales champion, according to recent data from GameStop and technology research firm IDG. In fact, such is the console's success, its sales are more than triple any other non-Nintendo console on the market. With an estimated 114m current generation consoles in homes around Europe, the Nintendo DS makes...

Competition Winners: Signed Monster Tale and Soundtrack

Signed Monster Tale and Soundtrack

Were you the lucky one?

We recently gave you the chance to win a signed copy of Monster Tale and soundtrack, and we were overwhelmed by the response, with countless entries flooding into the Nintendo Life Twitter account. We tossed all the qualifying entrants into an empty 3DS box and drew a single winning name... Congratulations to NRLegge! Thanks to everyone who entered the competition and stay..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 19: DS Swan Songs

NLFM Episode 19: DS Swan Songs

Not with a whimper, but a bang!

So 3DS is out in places other than Japan now, hooray! But just because its successor is stealing the spotlight, that doesn't mean the DS is content with resting on its two-dimensional laurels. Why, it's not even April yet and it's already seen at least five fantastic games this year with some fantastic music to go along with them. In this episode, we celebrate those..

News: Warner Bros. Announces Green Lantern as Its Debut 3DS Title

Warner Bros. Announces Green Lantern as Its Debut 3DS Title

The Silver Age is returning

Last summer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that it would be bringing video game adaptations of the new Green Lantern film to the Wii and DS. Now it seems there's a slight change of plan as Warner Bros. has revealed that the 3DS will also be getting its own instalment, making it the company's debut title on the system. Green Lantern: Rise of the..

News: Summon Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 this Summer

Summon Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 this Summer

Atlus' RPG sequel is almost complete

In the latest issue of Famitsu, details have emerged on the upcoming sequel to the 2009 tactical role-playing game, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 is currently under development for the DS by Atlus and once again features a 7-day attack on Earth by an outside force; if the threat isn't neutralised within a week, the game..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 18: Rageful Streets and Happy Dinosaurs

NLFM Episode 18: Rageful Streets and Happy Dinosaurs

Missed weeks? What?

Remember when we said NLFM was going to be weekly? Well, we kind of fudged that for the past couple of weeks. Sorry! But we're back with a fiery fever in this episode, where gangsters are punched, pianos diddled and dinosaurs remembered. 1. MONSTER! MONSTER! — Penny Arcade2. Yuzo Koshiro — Go Straight (Streets of Rage 2, Genesis/Mega Drive) 3. Naoki Kodaka — Aflorious..

News: Win a Signed Copy of Monster Tale and Soundtrack (North America)

Win a Signed Copy of Monster Tale and Soundtrack (North America)

Get tweeting!

DS adventure Monster Tale is available in North America now, so we've teamed up with publisher Majesco to bring you an exclusive contest for DreamRift's outing. Created by the key leads behind superlative DS puzzle-platformer Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, the game merges a top-screen platformer with a pet-raising simulator on the touch screen. To celebrate the launch of..

News: See Pokemon Come to Life on the Wall of a Shopping Centre

See Pokemon Come to Life on the Wall of a Shopping Centre

Don't use Rock Smash

Pokémon games work best in the palm of your hand: built for portable gaming, they're suited to the small screen, but that doesn't mean we can't see the creatures on a much grander scale. Over at Berlin's Wilmersdorfer Arcaden shopping centre, the pocket monsters broke free of the confines of the small screen to terrorise passers-by with a light projection display. The..

News: Art Academy Helps Students Brush Up Their Creative Skills

Art Academy Helps Students Brush Up Their Creative Skills

A bit of class

DS paint programme Art Academy has been out for a good while now, starting off on DSiWare as Art Academy: First Semester and Art Academy: Second Semester, and now Nintendo is bringing the cartridge compilation to select schools across North America to help students express their creative side. In conjunction with the National Art Education Association, art teachers in some schools..

News: 1 Million Copies of Pokémon Black and White Sold in Europe

1 Million Copies of Pokémon Black and White Sold in Europe

European Pokémon install base grows to a monster number

We recently learnt of the successful launch of the Pokémon Black and White games in the United States, and it seems they haven't been doing too badly in Europe either. Since both Black and White versions of the latest Pokémon adventure were released into the European wilderness on 4th March, the games have sold over 1 million copies in just..

News: Wii is the Fastest Console in U.S. History to Shift 35 Million Units

Wii is the Fastest Console in U.S. History to Shift 35 Million Units

Several Nintendo titles reach new milestones

If you need proof that the Wii is still going strong, you only need to look at the month of February as Nintendo shifts another 5 million consoles in the United States in less than a year, with several games breaking new milestones to boot. Having sold 30 million Wii consoles back in August, Nintendo has now broken the 35 million barrier in the U.S..

News: Mario Kart Without Items Isn't Mario Kart, That Includes the Blue Shell

Mario Kart Without Items Isn't Mario Kart, That Includes the Blue Shell

Hideki Konno explains the importance of its inclusion

We can't expect franchises to stay the same forever, but when the crowd-dividing Blue Shell was introduced to the Mario Kart series back in Mario Kart 64, maybe not all of us expected it to stay through to the modern day instalments. Hideki Konno is one of the main players behind the series, having served as director for Super Mario Kart and..