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News: Bask in the Supernatural Aura of this Ghost Trick Trailer

Bask in the Supernatural Aura of this Ghost Trick Trailer

Detecting new phantoms inbound

We had a short but enjoyably bizarre hands-on session with Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective a month ago, and the curious DS puzzler continues to take shape under the direction of Phoenix Wright mastermind Shu Takumi. With Gamescom currently tearing up Cologne, Capcom has released a new trailer for Ghost Trick to show off more of the ghostly gameplay players can expect..

News: Nintendo's Q4 Schedule Outs BIT.TRIP FATE

Nintendo's Q4 Schedule Outs BIT.TRIP FATE

Plus dates for Kirby, DK and more

Gaijin Games let the first detail of its upcoming BIT.TRIP title slip last week with the revelation it'll be playable with the Wii Zapper, but a new Nintendo press release has confirmed the name as BIT.TRIP FATE with a release date pencilled in for this Fall. The press release also gives vague "holiday season" release dates for Super Meat Boy and the..

News: Insanity Grips the DS in Upcoming Shutter Island Game

Insanity Grips the DS in Upcoming Shutter Island Game

DiCaprio in your pocket

Movie fans who enjoyed Martin Scorsese's nailbiting thriller, Shutter Island will soon be able to stroll off the boat into insanity themselves on the DS as revealed by a recent ESRB rating: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game, based on the movie Shutter Island, in which players assume the role of U.S. marshals who investigate odd occurrences in the Ashercliffe Hospital for..

News: Art Academy Paints a Pretty Picture Inside UK Top Five

Art Academy Paints a Pretty Picture Inside UK Top Five

It's obviously drawing people in

DSi owners will be familiar with Art Academy: First Semester and Second Semester, the artistic tools designed to help users discover their innate artistic talents. Recently released in cartridge form, the latest UK charts show it sitting inside the All-Formats Top 5, having jumped from 28th place in the previous week. First-week sales were dogged by poor stock..

News: What's the World DS-Playing Record This Month?

What's the World DS-Playing Record This Month?

Congratulations if you said 659

Two months ago, 586 people at the London MCM Expo all played DS games simultaneously, setting a new Guinness World Record in the process. Last month, 659 people did exactly the same thing, only in Bradford instead of London. Guinness World Records' Gaming Editor Gaz Deaves was on-hand to verify the attempt: It was a great event, the atmosphere was incredible. Seeing..

News: Contain Your Surprise as Nintendo Outsells Competition in July

Contain Your Surprise as Nintendo Outsells Competition in July

650,000 units makes Big N the top dog

The monstrous machines at the NPD Group have crunched the numbers for July and spat out an unsurprising statistic: Nintendo sold more hardware than its competition. Shifting 400,000 DS machines and 254,000 Wii consoles, the company outsold Microsoft and Sony comfortably, though with 440,000 units sold of the Xbox 360 Microsoft came out on top with the..

News: Etrian Odyssey III Bonus Poster Revealed

Etrian Odyssey III Bonus Poster Revealed

Nearly drowned out by sound of Atlus back-slapping

You may have forgotten about Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City in the crowd of top-drawer RPGs on the way to DS this year, but publisher Atlus wants you to remember this press release about another upcoming bonus for purchasers. As well as the existing pre-order incentive of a 60-page artbook, gamers who pick up the title on launch day can also..

News: Brighten Up Your Dull Desktop with Super Scribblenauts Wallpaper

Brighten Up Your Dull Desktop with Super Scribblenauts Wallpaper

Get daring, bright, bold and so on

So you're wearing your Scribblenauts rooster hat, thinking about wearing your Super Scribblenauts pre-order headphones, and you want to know exactly how you can express your excitement for Warner Bros.'s upcoming wordy epic. How about with some wallpaper? Good answer. Being Super Scribblenauts however, this isn't just any wallpaper – it features a zombie in a..

News: Get a Double Dose of CSI Later this Year

Get a Double Dose of CSI Later this Year

More murder mystery from Ubisoft

Just as the Crime Scene Investigation television series show no signs of running out of steam, so Ubisoft's video game adaptations continue to find fresh corpses and accompanying mysteries to solve. This year is no exception, with both Wii and DS receiving new titles before Christmas rolls around. Along with PS3 and 360, the Wii will play host to CSI: Fatal..

News: Archie Writer Reveals Sonic Colours Comic, Hints at New Characters

Archie Writer Reveals Sonic Colours Comic, Hints at New Characters

Hints as subtle as a Dr Robotnik creation

Sonic the Hedgehog stars in the world's longest-running video game comic (it's true), so it shouldn't be a surprise that the Archie Comics team is already beavering away on a set of new stories to complement the upcoming Sonic Colours for Wii and DS. Comic writer Ian Flynn spoke to First Comics News about the upcoming adaptation, which will begin in issue..

News: Help Professor Layton Find the Lost Future on October 22nd

Help Professor Layton Find the Lost Future on October 22nd

European release date and name change confirmed

It's a double-whammy of release date announcement news for Europeans today, as Nintendo also rubber-stamps the next Professor Layton game for a release on October 22nd. Changing its North American name from Professor Layton and the Unwound Future to Professor Layton and the Lost Future, the game still includes all the dialogue, animated sequences and..

News: These Fuzzy Super Scribblenauts Headphones Can Be Yours

These Fuzzy Super Scribblenauts Headphones Can Be Yours

If you preorder at Gamestop, of course

The original Scribblenauts came with an infamous rooster hat for those who preordered, so can Warner Bros. top that with an even better incentive second time around? How about with a pair of plush headphones that actually work? Bad luck if you said no, as that's exactly what's happening. Coming in three colours, grey, polka-dot and camouflage, these are sure..

News: These Fuzzy Super Scribblenauts Headphones Can Be Yours

These Fuzzy Super Scribblenauts Headphones Can Be Yours

If you preorder at Gamestop, of course

The original Scribblenauts came with an infamous rooster hat for those who preordered, so can Warner Bros. top that with an even better incentive second time around? How about with a pair of plush headphones that actually work? Bad luck if you said no, as that's exactly what's happening. Coming in three colours, grey, polka-dot and camouflage, these are sure..

News: Europeans Can Farm Frantically this Autumn

Europeans Can Farm Frantically this Autumn

Potatoes and puzzles courtesy of Rising Star

It may have been available on North American shores for nearly twelve months – in fact, our first and only news story about this game was almost exactly one year ago – but European gamers are yet to sample the sweet taste of Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming, but Rising Star Games is set to rectify that by launching the handheld title this Autumn..

News: Intellivision Lives! Thanks to a DS Revival This September

Intellivision Lives! Thanks to a DS Revival This September

Get ready for the iconic spaceships, sharks and robots to take over your DS

If compilations of classic games are your thing, then you'll be glad to know that Intellivision Lives! for the DS will be getting its retail release this September, and what a wait it's been! Since its announcement back at E3 2005, all the potential publishers have taken a...

News: Tetsuya Nomura Wants to Make The World Ends With You 2

Tetsuya Nomura Wants to Make The World Ends With You 2

Nothing to do with Bono

Square Enix's The World Ends With You is, let's face it, pretty sensational: innovative, individual and impossibly stylish, it's received critical acclaim since launch. Like many great games, however, the question of a sequel looms over it like an irritating Noise: Tetsuya Nomura, the game's designer, wants to see a sequel, and he's not afraid to say so. I’m really happy..

News: Brush Up with Art Academy on October 25th

Brush Up with Art Academy on October 25th

Creative compilation coming to North America

DSiWare Donatellos will already be aware of the Art Academy series, with Semester One and Semester Two already available for download, but Nintendo wants to get everybody involved in the class, even that annoying kid at the back. That's why it's combining both downloads into a single retail release, called Art Academy, and releasing it on October 25th in..

News: Sonic Colours Breaks Sonic Cycle, says Producer

Sonic Colours Breaks Sonic Cycle, says Producer

Sonic Boom heard everywhere

Takashi Iizuka is a man of great experience in the games industry, having worked on Sonic titles since 1994's 16-bit send-off Sonic & Knuckles. Now head of Sonic Team, he's the man charged with glugging the poisoned chalice of reviving the blue hedgehog to his former glory, with Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 and...

News: iPhone Success Angry Birds to Peck DS

iPhone Success Angry Birds to Peck DS

Even Hitchcock would be scared

If you've got an Apple device you might have engaged in a bit of Angry Birds, the fastest-selling game on the Apple Store having sold over 5 million copies in six months. If you haven't got an Apple device, there's no need to grab one just to play this game as it's on the way to DS. In an interview with completely respectable British newspaper The Sun – yes, really..

News: Nintendo Posts 43 Percent Revenue Drop

Nintendo Posts 43 Percent Revenue Drop

For the first time in two years, the Big N posts a quarterly loss

There has been many-a-meme relating to the DS “printing money,” but now a quarterly earnings report from Nintendo suggests the handheld's printer may be running out of ink. According to the earnings report, which covers the second quarter of fiscal year 2010/2011 running from April 1 through June 30, 2010, demand for the DS has..

First Impressions: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Glory be to Camelot!

This truly is a rich time for DS RPGs: Dragon Quest IX, Final Fantasy the 4 Heroes of Light and of course Golden Sun: Dark Dawn should ensure we remember 2010 as the Year of the RPG, and Golden Sun could emerge as the best of the bunch. The demo offered two available modes: adventure and battle, and we had time to try both. The...

News: Get Briefed on the New Features Implemented in Call of Duty: Black Ops

Get Briefed on the New Features Implemented in Call of Duty: Black Ops

A portable companion to the regiments on the home front

With first-person shooters often making more of an impact on home consoles, n-Space is working hard to offer DS gamers something that can be enjoyed as well when Call of Duty: Black Ops launches later this year on 9th November. The company previously brought three other titles in the series to the system, including Modern Warfare, Modern..

News: High Court Outlaws Flash Carts in UK

High Court Outlaws Flash Carts in UK

Piracy? But that's not all they R4!

The R4 flash cart has been the bane of Nintendo's handheld existence for years now, with the device widely being used to play illegally downloaded DS ROMs. Rampant piracy has made it especially difficult for third-party developers to reach projected sales marks, and is also the reason non-Japanese-speaking gamers...