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News: Meet Snivy, Oshawott and Tepig, Pokemon Fans

Meet Snivy, Oshawott and Tepig, Pokemon Fans

Official names for Black and White starters

Regardless of how you feel about Pokémon Black and White's starter Pokémon, at least you now have official names you can call them instead of Smugleaf, Hamferno and The Water One. Yesterday, the names of the monsters who'll accompany you through thick and thin when the game reaches the Western world next...

News: This Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Trailer is Bursting with Psynergy

This Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Trailer is Bursting with Psynergy

Through the fire and flames

There's not too long to wait until Golden Sun: Dark Dawn materialises on North American shores, so now's as good a time as any to take a look at the new Psynergy powers the Adepts will be using on their journey. Most of the spells on show in this new trailer will be familiar to gamers who've played previous titles in the series, but with the DS's 3D abilities they've..

News: Limited Edition Orange and Green DSis Spice Up Black Friday

Limited Edition Orange and Green DSis Spice Up Black Friday

New colours abound (now with press release)

It's one of the biggest shopping days of the year, so it's no surprise Nintendo has chosen to launch new DSi colours on Black Friday, according to this Gamestop catalogue. The new orange and green machines will go on sale from Friday with Mario Party DS, selling for $149.99 whilst stocks last. Nintendo News: Nintendo Adds Color to Black Friday with..

News: Price Slashing Helps Sonic Colours Jump to UK Top 20

Price Slashing Helps Sonic Colours Jump to UK Top 20

That's better

Whilst the first week of sales for Sonic Colours on DS and Wii resulted in a disappointing 36th place for the hedgehog's latest outings, his second week on sale has seen significant gains, breaking into the UK Top 20 at number 18. Whilst we like to think our Sonic Colours DS review and Sonic Colours Wii review helped boost his sales figures, the truth

News: Shopping Malls to Bring Gamers Together as Part of Nintendo's Tour

Shopping Malls to Bring Gamers Together as Part of Nintendo's Tour

Sample some of the top Wii and DS games of the year

With Christmas only a few weeks away, shopping malls are already getting crammed with people wearing a ridiculous amount of layers and all rushing about, reluctantly spending an amount of money that's even more ridiculous. Well, if you want to take a break from all that gift-buying, or even if you have nothing else to do, why not see if there's a..

News: Dive Into Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Next Year

Dive Into Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Next Year

TT Games raids Davy Jones' Locker

Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Batman: some of the world's biggest film franchises have received the Lego treatment, and now it's time for Disney's popular pirates to walk the bricky plank, as Disney announces Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game out next year. Heading to Wii and DS as well as other current-gen platforms – i.e. everything except..

News: WiiWare Developers Take On WarioWare: DIY

WiiWare Developers Take On WarioWare: DIY

Big and little names lined up

If you've hit a plateau with your game-making inspiration in WarioWare: DIY for DS, Nintendo's next series of downloadable minigames might put the spark back into your ideas. A string of WiiWare developers will be bringing their ideas to life in the coming weeks, kicking off on Friday with a game from Max and the Magic...

News: This Jedward Dragon Quest Promotion is Getting Too Much

This Jedward Dragon Quest Promotion is Getting Too Much

Bonkers video inside

Part of Jedward's joint role as face of Nintendo UK is, naturally, to draw attention to the company's fantastic line-up of games from users who might not normally be into gaming. This video below is a perfect example. At a recent canvassing event for Dragon Quest IX, the talented twins took to the stage dressed as their Dragon Quest characters to the sound of screaming teenage..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 10: Fear Your Tears

NLFM Episode 10: Fear Your Tears

From Kirby to 80's synthpop chip covers, this month's episode is all encompassing

Variety is the spice of life, and thanks to the insane variety of this 10th episode of our chip and game music podcast NLFM you'll be feeling that spice for hours after consumption. It's so spicy that we think we've got flavor for every mood, whether you're in the market for bathroom fisticuffs, looking to revisit the..

News: Nintendo Expecting Consumers to Buy Ho-Ho-Hardware This Christmas

Nintendo Expecting Consumers to Buy Ho-Ho-Hardware This Christmas

NPD sales figures show Nintendo's dominance in the U.S.

It's approaching the season of giving but, for the most part, that giving requires some buying at some point and the President at Nintendo of America is confident that consumers will be buying a lot of Nintendo hardware this Christmas as the Holiday season is more important to the company than its rivals. Apparently. Speaking at the BMO..

News: Sega Creates an Animal Crossing to Promote Sonic Colours

Sega Creates an Animal Crossing to Promote Sonic Colours

Wordplay!

Okay, so Sega isn't really creating an instalment in Nintendo's happiest franchise Animal Crossing, but the blue and white company did create a safe hedgehog crossing point in London to promote this Friday's release of Sonic Colours for Wii and DS. With 50,000 hedgehogs a year lacking the speed to cross British roads safely, Sega dedicated a stretch of London asphalt to educating the..

News: First Retail DS Karaoke Game Instructs Players to Just SING!

First Retail DS Karaoke Game Instructs Players to Just SING!

December could become noisier

Engine Software is clearly not happy with just providing karaoke games on the DSiWare service; no, it wants to provide the first retail karaoke game on the DS too. After last year's Just Sing! Christmas Songs, and the relatively-recent Just Sing! National Anthems, the Just SING! series is making its cartridge form debut next month when it launches in Europe on 3rd..

News: GoldenEye's Return Sells Twice As Well As HD Bond Outings

GoldenEye's Return Sells Twice As Well As HD Bond Outings

Still only debuts at number 13

It's not very often a Nintendo-exclusive title outsells a similar game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the GoldenEye name clearly still carries appeal for UK gamers as the game comprehensively outsold HD 007 outing James Bond 007: Blood Stone. Although the Wii and DS game landed outside the UK Top Ten at number 13, it sold around twice the number of copies as Blood..

News: Okamiden Gives Europe Reason to be Cheerful in March

Okamiden Gives Europe Reason to be Cheerful in March

US on March 15th, EU on March 18th

Capcom's wolf goddess 'em up Okamiden has just received a confirmed European release date of March 18th 2011, as well as final – and very oriental – box art. Capcom has also announced a new competition on the official Okami Facebook page, inviting entrants to draw their own "goblin face" to win a 3DS, copy of the game, plush Chibiterasu toys and much..

News: DS to Have Life After 3DS, says Nintendo

DS to Have Life After 3DS, says Nintendo

Company will still bring big games to DS

If you're not caught up in the whirlwind of excitement surrounding the 3DS and want to stick with your trusty DS, you'll be glad to hear that Nintendo still wants to bring major titles to the machine even after the 3DS is available. Satoru Iwata stressed the importance of quality software for the machine's...

News: Nintendo & Capcom Team Up to Spook European Gamers With Ghost Trick

Nintendo & Capcom Team Up to Spook European Gamers With Ghost Trick

Phantom detectives to start their investigations from 14th January

Nintendo has confirmed that it has signed a distribution deal with Capcom for its upcoming European release of Ghost Trick Phantom Detective on the DS. It's not the first time Nintendo has stepped in to help out a third-party title; the most recent collaboration between the two was Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~) on the Wii, which went on..

News: Buying Ivy the Kiwi? Helps Save Real Kiwis

Buying Ivy the Kiwi? Helps Save Real Kiwis

10p donated to Save the Kiwi Trust

You don't see many video games about kiwis, though this is Rising Star Games' second game to feature the flightless bird following DS romp New Zealand Story. The lack of kiwi-based games might be due to the increasing danger of extinction faced by its real-life counterpart, but if you want to do something about that – and we know you do – there is something..

News: First Plants vs. Zombies DS Trailer Sprouts and Shambles

First Plants vs. Zombies DS Trailer Sprouts and Shambles

Popcap title in motion

We broke the news of Plants vs. Zombies coming to DS in August, but now Popcap has released the first trailer ahead of the game's release in January. With new achievements, a two-player versus mode and four brand new minigames, the trailer should allay fears that the game wouldn't justify its full retail price tag. It also contains footage of a unicorn with a zombie face,..

News: UK Dragon Questers Unite at These HMV Events

UK Dragon Questers Unite at These HMV Events

Exclusive events for Celestrians

If you haven't experienced Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies in its multiplayer mode, you're missing out. UK residents keen to leap into the game's social side can do so at selected HMV Gamerbase stores in collaboration with Nintendo of Europe. Attendees can take on Estark, nab an exclusive slime and enjoy playing the game with like-minded gamers. What..

News: Fils-Aime: Nintendo's Biggest Current Threat is Apple

Fils-Aime: Nintendo's Biggest Current Threat is Apple

Could Nintendo be taking Sony and Microsoft too lightly, or over-reacting to Apple?

It's strange that Nintendo would see Apple and its range of iOS devices as more of a threat than Sony or Microsoft and their stake in the home console and handheld markets. Reggie Fils-Aime, President at Nintendo of America has echoed the concerns of Satoru Iwata and...

News: Professor Layton Unwinds in UK Chart Top Five

Professor Layton Unwinds in UK Chart Top Five

Lost Future found

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future made its way to UK shores last Friday and enjoyed a strong launch weekend as the second-highest new entry in the chart at number 4. Wii Party slipped a pair of places to number 6, sandwiching Just Dance 2 at number 5. Super Smash Bros. Brawl made a surprise re-entry in the charts at number 26, just one place behind high-profile new entry DJ..

News: Tell Nintendo Europe a Story and Win a Trip to Kyoto

Tell Nintendo Europe a Story and Win a Trip to Kyoto

Share your love in video form

If you're a European Club Nintendo member and you want to share your love of Nintendo games with the world, you might want to grab your video camera and create a piece for Tell Your Nintendo Story, a new competition from Nintendo itself. You can record a video straight from your webcam or upload any pre-recorded video on your PC about any game or system you've..

News: THQ Expects Wii & DS Markets to Have a Strong Christmas Performance

THQ Expects Wii & DS Markets to Have a Strong Christmas Performance

Publisher to offer "Great Games, Great Value"

THQ recently showed its support for Nintendo's upcoming 3DS but it's not forgetting about the Wii or the DS in doing so. Jon Rooke, THQ's UK Managing Director has told GamesIndustry.biz that the company is confident that the Wii and DS market will bounce back from slumps in sales with a strong Christmas season this

News: Nintendo's DS Line Out-Sells Competition in Mid-October

Nintendo's DS Line Out-Sells Competition in Mid-October

Gotta buy 'em all!

Japanese shoppers are still snapping up Nintendo's portable hardware more than any other range of systems as sales figures for the week ending 17th October shows the various DS models are top of the pile. Although Sony's PSP sold the most on an individual basis with 37,127 units, a total of 47,101 units of the Nintendo DS and all...

News: New Golden Sun Trailer Light on Talk, Big on Excitement

New Golden Sun Trailer Light on Talk, Big on Excitement

Summons, battles and... Kraden?

With Golden Sun: Dark Dawn around six weeks away from the Western world, there isn't long left until we can get to grips with Camelot's newest RPG, its first in seven years. This trailer might just make that wait a little harder to bear, showing off as it does some of the new Summons, Psynergies and a returning character from the previous games. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn..