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E3 2010: Your Chance to Salute the Best of E3

Your Chance to Salute the Best of E3

Reader's vote returns!

So E3 is over for another year, now a distant memory as we look to the future to anticipate when we might all be able to join Corbie in appreciating the 3DS for ourselves. It's not time to forget just yet; in fact, quite the opposite: it's time to celebrate the best of E3 in our imaginatively titled Nintendo Life Best of E3 Awards! Not only will the staff here at Nintendo..

News: Iwata: Nintendo Looking to Improve Online Efforts

Iwata: Nintendo Looking to Improve Online Efforts

Company is "not satisfied" with current functionality

When it comes to online functionality, Nintendo doesn't rank particularly high among developers – and they know it. Earlier, Shigeru Miyamoto expressed the company's need to rethink it's online strategy on a macro level. Now, in an investor Q&A session held during E3 last week (via Kotaku), CEO Satoru Iwata explained t

E3 2010: Interviews: Okamiden - Capcom

Interviews: Okamiden - Capcom

Okamiden producer answers a few of our questions

Okamiden has remained under the radar for the most part as of late, so it was nice to see the game on display at E3 2010. After spending a bit of time with the game, it's clear that it continues the tradition of beautiful oriental-style artwork and scenery, not to mention the same unique gameplay of the original Okami release. Since the game is being..

Nintendo Download: 21st June 2010 (North America)

21st June 2010 (North America)

Spin some tentacles, strategize against dinsoaurs, and puzzle puzzle puzzle

Nintendo hopes you like puzzle games, because that's five of the eight games released this week across WiiWare and DSiWare. To nobody's surprise, the Virtual Console has yet again been left out on a hill to die or something. But look, puzzlers! WiiWareArt Style: Rotozoa (Nintendo, 600 Points) – This entry in the Art Style..

E3 2010: First Impressions: Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light

First Impressions: Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light

Something old and something new

With so many great games on the E3 show floor, it was difficult to find the time to get in some solid playing time on them all. But of all the titles I was fortunate enough to get to play during the E3 show, it was Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light that I found myself going back to time and time again whenever I had a free moment in between booth visits. I think I..

News: Secret of Mana On the Way to iPhone, Not DSi

Secret of Mana On the Way to iPhone, Not DSi

Square classic misses DS transfer

It's a classic entry in the pantheon of RPGs: Square's Secret of Mana for Super Nintendo is widely regarded as one of the finest games in the genre, even after all these years, but other than the less well-received Children of Mana and Heroes of Mana we haven't seen the series reach the DS. It looks as though that injustice isn't about to be rectified any time..

E3 2010: Okamiden Trailer

Okamiden Trailer

Brush with destiny

The focus might be on 3DS at this year's E3, but that doesn't mean the DS's life is about to reach an abrupt end. With Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective and Super Scribblenauts, the mac

E3 2010: Super Scribblenauts Trailer

Super Scribblenauts Trailer

Warner Bros is bringing sketchy back

We already know that Warner Bros' sequel to last year's Scribblenauts lets you use adjectives to customise your world, so here's a few to customise this E3 trailer: shiny, new, luscious. With promises of fixed controls, new challenges and even more words to be added, there's good reason to be hopeful that this second helping of wordplay can fulfil the idea's..

E3 2010: More Clues to the Inner-Workings of Ghost Trick Phantom Detective

More Clues to the Inner-Workings of Ghost Trick Phantom Detective

New trailers introduce us to a mysterious man

This year's E3 event saw Capcom unveiling some anticipated titles, as well as revealing some new and unexpected ones. A game that has grabbed our attention is the ghostly puzzle game known as Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective for the DS and the company has recently released the third episode video, along with a gameplay trailer. Not a lot more has been..

E3 2010: Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs for the DS

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs for the DS

Protect the region of Oblivia from all those thieves

Want a change from all the stress of catching Pokémon? Well, now you can look forward to the third title in the Pokémon Ranger series as players once again take on the role of a ranger, this time tasked with looking after everything living in the Oblivia region. Watch out for those pesky Pokémon Pinchers, though. Pokémon Ranger: Guardian..

E3 2010: Nintendo's Press Conference Highlights

Nintendo's Press Conference Highlights

Miss the show? Catch the highlights reel

We brought you live text updates from Nintendo's press conference, but sometimes there's excitement only seeing things in motion can bring. Now you can live – or relive – all those cherished memories of times gone by with this highlights compilation from the show. From Satoru Iwata showing off the 3DS to Shigeru Miyamoto jumping onstage to unveil Legend..

E3 2010: DS's Upcoming Line-up

DS's Upcoming Line-up

What's in store for Nintendo's current handheld hardware?

We've seen a few big-name DS titles at this year's E3, most notably Golden Sun: Dark Dawn and Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, but they're not the only titles coming to DS in the coming months and beyond. Nintendo's current schedule for DS contains the above highlights as well as Sonic Colours, Super Scribblenauts and Okamiden

E3 2010: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

The heroes return only on DS! Updated with trailer!

It's taken seven years for the franchise to return, but last year saw the announcement of Golden Sun DS. Today at Nintendo's E3 press conference we saw plenty more on the game, now officially titled Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. Following the heroes Matthew, Kans and Terrell, it looks set to deliver more of the puzzle, battle and town-based gameplay that..

E3 2010: Two New Professor Layton Mysteries On the Way

Two New Professor Layton Mysteries On the Way

One for DS and one for 3DS from Level 5 (updated with trailer)

The first Professor Layton was a huge crossover hit all over the world, bringing non-gamers to the DS in droves, enchanted by its blend of puzzle and adventure in a rather whimsical shell. Last year's Pandora's Box was every bit as good, and now the saga continues with two more mysteries...

E3 2010: Mario vs Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem

Mario vs Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem

The struggle between apes and plumbers continues

You'd have thought these two could have settled their differences by now, but the long-standing rivalry between Mario and Donkey Kong continues to boil, with Mario vs Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem for DS the latest title to pit the two against each other. With the promise of user-generated content and plenty of puzzle action it doesn't look like this..

E3 2010: Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS

All the news, all the facts straight from E3. UPDATED: Corbie's thoughts in!

UPDATE: Corbie, our man at E3, has just been in touch with his first thoughts on the 3DS: Played the 3DS in person and it's unreal. The level of depth and clarity on the screen is incredible. And the graphics potential has to be at least on par with Wii, maybe even better. Analog stick was smooth and responsive. I can't..

E3 2010: Nintendo's 3DS line-up

Nintendo's 3DS line-up

What Nintendo is bringing to 3DS might just blow you away

What games are coming to the 3DS, the console we just so lovingly talked you through? Here's Nintendo to describe some of the titles on their way to the console with its latest press release: Nintendo Introduces Glasses-Free 3D Gaming, and Unleashes the Industry’s Best Franchises in Entirely New Ways A Dream Lineup: Nintendo 3DS, Zelda,..

E3 2010: Ubisoft's Michael Jackson Dance Game Moonwalking to a Console Near You

Ubisoft's Michael Jackson Dance Game Moonwalking to a Console Near You

King of Pop returns to video games

Wrapping up his company's E3 2010 press conference, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed yet another dance game — this time they're bringing out the big guns. Known only as Michael Jackson, the game is light on confirmed details so far. We do know that it will feature the "most famous tracks" from the late King of Pop, including Billie Jean and Beat It;..

News: More Pokemon Black & White Monsters Revealed

More Pokemon Black & White Monsters Revealed

Certainly prettier than the first lot

We've seen the three Pokémon you'll choose from at the start of your adventure, as well as the legendary monsters you'll look to snag nearer the end, but in-between there's dozens of new Pokémon to discover. Japanese magazine CoroCoro has obliged by revealing details and images of six brand new monsters and a few new areas too. Our favourite of the new bunch..

News: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Teaser Trailer

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Teaser Trailer

Check out the latest trailer for the upcoming DS RPG.

The kind folks at Nintendo were kind enough to send over the latest teaser trailer for the upcoming Square-Enix RPG Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. While there's not a lot of actual gameplay footage in the trailer, there is some very cool animated sequences that should get you prepared for the upcoming North American and European..

News: Nintendo Sits Us Down for an Art Academy Compilation

Nintendo Sits Us Down for an Art Academy Compilation

Another one? The ink pot's deeper than we thought

With the nature of the DS touchscreen and stylus input, it's no wonder developers have tried to emulate the process of putting pen to paper in more ways than one. Whether it's drawing the path in which Link's boomerang will travel in, or more art-orientated implementations, it's certainly a fun and inventive method to play around with. We just got..

News: Ivy the Kiwi? to be a Rising Star in Europe

Ivy the Kiwi? to be a Rising Star in Europe

Home of Japanese Games picks up Yuji Naka's latest

You've probably only just wiped away your tears of sadness following yesterday's introduction to the story of Ivy the Kiwi?, but you may now start weeping tears of joy with the announcement that Rising Star Games is bringing the title to Europe this Autumn. Developed by former Sonic Team head honcho Yuji Naka's studio PROPE, Ivy the Kiwi? for Wii..

E3 2010: DS Predictions

DS Predictions

What’s in store for Nintendo’s current gen handheld?

We all know the buzz around Nintendo’s announcement of the 3DS is reaching fever pitch, but it would be foolish to write off its current DS hardware: DSi is barely a year old, so there’s bound to be a lot of titles to convince DS owners not to abandon the system just yet. Returning franchises are expected to be the mainstay of DS from now..

News: Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Gets E3 Trailer

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Gets E3 Trailer

Showing the user interface, game environments and enemies

When Square Enix announced that Western gamers will be sampling the delights of the latest Final Fantasy game built for the DS, we could hear the dusting-off of robes and the clunking of armour from continent to continent. Now, we have a bit more to share with you as we take a look at the official E3 trailer. Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of..

News: Ivy the Kiwi? Story Might Make You Cry a Bit

Ivy the Kiwi? Story Might Make You Cry a Bit

Poor little lost bird

You may have heard Nintendo Life staff James Newton and Corbie Dillard discuss this title in the latest episode of the podcast, and Ivy the Kiwi? continues to gain momentum with new screenshots and details about the tiny bird's story hitting the 'net from US publisher XSEED Games. Developed by Let's Tap developer PROPE, headed up by ex-Sonic Team man Yuji Naka of course, Ivy..