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News: Get Your DSi XL in Sultry Midnight Blue, North America

Get Your DSi XL in Sultry Midnight Blue, North America

New colour launches on July 11th

Last week Nintendo announced three new DSi XL colours for Japan in the form of bright green, yellow and blue, and it's safe to say opinion was divided. Nintendo of America thinks you'll appreciate its new colour rather more, announcing the machine will soon be available in Midnight Blue. Slinking into stores across North America on July 11th for a recommended retail..

News: Capcom CEO Thinks 3DS Could Learn from Apple

Capcom CEO Thinks 3DS Could Learn from Apple

Business model the key with upcoming handheld

Although nobody expects Nintendo to ignore boxed retail games with its 3DS handheld, the smart money is on the company announcing a greater focus on download titles than before. Capcom CEO Haruhiro Tsujimoto believes the system has the potential to introduce a new business model to the hardware landscape. Speaking to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Mr..

Rumour: 3DS Could Rival PS3 and 360 in Power Stakes

3DS Could Rival PS3 and 360 in Power Stakes

Unnamed source talks power and internal chips

You could fit everything we currently know about the 3DS into a flea's rucksack, so when tantalising rumours come along it's our duty to report them, even when they seem too good to be true. IGN has recently posted an article referencing several unnamed developers that claim the console outstrips the Wii's graphical capabilities, stating it's closer to..

News: First Sonic Colours Details Emerge

First Sonic Colours Details Emerge

And the first "return to form" claim is right behind

The announcement of Sonic Colours for Wii and DS was a bit of a bolt from the blue (pardon the pun), with just a rendered trailer and short press release to go on. Now with the cat out of the bag the first proper information is starting to trickle through, with a Nintendo Power interview with Sonic honcho Takashi Iizuka revealing plenty about the..

News: Rising Star to Bring Rune Factory 2 and More to Europe in Autumn

Rising Star to Bring Rune Factory 2 and More to Europe in Autumn

My World, My Way and Eldar Saga on the way too

European publisher Rising Star Games is responsible for bringing across some of the more original critically-acclaimed titles, localising feudal side-scrolling slasher Muramasa: The Demon Blade, monarchic masterpiece Little King's Story and most of the Harvest Moon series in recent years. Just before E3 the company has put out a short press release..

News: Hudson Announces E3 Lineup

Hudson Announces E3 Lineup

To include mysterious secret title...

Hudson Entertainment recently announced the list of games that it'll be showing off at the upcoming entertainment exposition which we know as E3. Their Wii lineup will feature BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion – Battle Fortress, Deca Sports 3, Oops! Prank Party and Lost in Shadow while for DS it'll be presenting BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion. Additionally, there's to be a..

News: Nintendo of America has No Comment on DS Price Cut

Nintendo of America has No Comment on DS Price Cut

European and Japanese drops still happening

Yesterday we revealed that the trade price of DS consoles is due to drop in the UK following a similar announcement for Japan, so naturally we were curious whether Nintendo of America would follow suit. Sadly it seems that, if they are, we won't be hearing about it just yet. A Nintendo of America representative issued a statement that "we have..

News: This DS Game Includes Bespoke Cheese and Wine Guides

This DS Game Includes Bespoke Cheese and Wine Guides

Only team-up with ELLE à Table makes that headline possible

With E3 just a matter of weeks away, all eyes are on Nintendo to see what innovative and exciting titles the company has planned for the next year and beyond. It's safe to say that nobody ever expected the company to announce a game that includes cheese and wine guides, but here we are on that auspicious day. Called 1000 Cooking Recipes..

News: Kapow! New Batman Trailer is Both Brave and Bold

Kapow! New Batman Trailer is Both Brave and Bold

Holy hand-drawn animation!

Time to dig out that cape and tiny pants, readers: this new trailer for upcoming Batman adventure The Brave and the Bold is sending out the Batsignal into the night sky. Despite sounding like an American daytime soap opera, Batman: The Brave and the Bold is based on the cartoon series, putting players in control of the...

News: UK DS Prices Could Tumble as Nintendo Cuts Trade Cost

UK DS Prices Could Tumble as Nintendo Cuts Trade Cost

No new colours on the way, sadly

Earlier today we reported that Nintendo is set to launch new DSi XL colours over in Japan, accompanied by a decent price cut on all DS lines. Now Nintendo UK has announced it'll be chopping down the asking price of every DS unit it sells to retailers, leaving the door open for cheaper consoles across the country. Predictably Nintendo didn't mention the size of the..

News: DSi XL Brightens Up with Three New Colours

DSi XL Brightens Up with Three New Colours

Blue, yellow and green to reach Japan

With its enormous screens and somewhat muted colour palette, the DSi XL is very much aimed at the more distinguished gamer. What about a slightly brighter take on the portable, though? Well, Japan is about to get the first wave of new colours for the XL as these pictures show. Sticking to simple blue, yellow and green, these new colours put us in mind of the..

News: 586 People Playing DS Earns Them a World Record

586 People Playing DS Earns Them a World Record

London's MCM Expo made history

What's the largest number of people you've ever seen playing DS at one time? Four? Ten? Thirty? Then this video will blow your mind. Okay, not really. Last weekend's MCM Expo in London was home to a Guinness World Record attempt by gamers to smash the record of "Largest Handheld Game Console Party", held by Australia since 2007 with a group of 381 DS gamers..

News: Accio! Two Games Conjured from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Movies

Accio! Two Games Conjured from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Movies

Last wizard adventure to come in two parts

We haven't yet had Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 to 4 but fans of the boy wizard and whichever-of-his-friends-you-still-think-is-alive needn't worry about getting short-changed on the magic happenings this year, with EA and Warner Bros. announcing two new Potter titles are on the way. Based on the final two films in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly..

Feature: The Great and the Good in WarioWare DIY

The Great and the Good in WarioWare DIY

Get some inspiration for your creations

We love WarioWare: DIY here at Nintendo Life Towers: its ample array of game creation tools is enough to inspire even the most stunted imagination to create a gameplay masterpiece. When placed in the hands of the truly talented, however, some unbelievable microgames are possible: here's a selection of some of our favourites, taking in everything from..

News: Get Ready for More 3D Sonics: Sega Will Invest Heavily in 3DS

Get Ready for More 3D Sonics: Sega Will Invest Heavily in 3DS

Console is "landmark hardware" says Sega top man

Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham recently spoke out saying he believed Western third-parties would get behind the 3DS after being put off by the lack of success on DS and now, from the other side of the world, Japanese giant Sega has confirmed its intentions to support 3DS fully. Speaking to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Sega's CCO Naoya Tsurumi pledged the..

News: Lucky Australians, You Get Mega Man Zero Collection Before Europe

Lucky Australians, You Get Mega Man Zero Collection Before Europe

Only a day earlier, though

The great Gods of Australian game releases are a picky bunch: with one hand they taketh away Bejeweled 2, with the other they giveth Mega Man Zero Collection on June 10th. Yep, Capcom is bringing the Z-busting compendium over just two short days after the North American release and one day before its European launch, far from the typical waiting period of weeks or even..

News: Embark on a New Adventure With Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light

Embark on a New Adventure With Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light

The DS has an entirely new chapter of the Final Fantasy saga to conquer

With the HD consoles getting the main series in the Final Fantasy franchise and the with the Wii having its own Crystal Chronicles series to tuck into, DS owners might be getting a bit tired of getting old ports and updated versions of past Final Fantasy games. Well, now you can stop cursing at the skies because Square Enix has..

News: First Details of de Blob: The Underground Revealed

First Details of de Blob: The Underground Revealed

Nintendo Power gets first look at sparkly sequel

De Blob was pretty special: smart design, a great atmosphere and a huge amount of fun mark it out as one of the Wii's finest titles. When THQ announced it would be bringing the title back for a release in 2011 we all had a smile on our collective faces, and now the first small details have surfaced we're even happier. In development for Wii as well..

News: Lufia Returns to DS with Curse of the Sinistrals

Lufia Returns to DS with Curse of the Sinistrals

Natsume bringing RPG over later this year

It's been a long old time since we last played a translated Lufia game on a Nintendo platform: around seven years ago, in fact. Natsume's never been one to let a good IP lay dormant though, announcing it's going to bring the latest title, Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, to North America later this year. Not unlike the recently-confusing third DS Fire Emblem..

News: Sonic Colours to Brighten Up DS and Wii

Sonic Colours to Brighten Up DS and Wii

New hog outing announced!

We at Nintendo Life Towers had mixed feelings recently when Sega announced it was delaying the promising Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 for WiiWare as we were looking forward to getting stuck into the hog's latest. Still, always one to bounce back from his disappointments – let's face it, he's had enough practice – Sonic's next adventure has just been announced by..

News: Nintendo of Australia Sends DS to School But Don't Get Any Ideas

Nintendo of Australia Sends DS to School But Don't Get Any Ideas

"We're not Santa", they may have said

Here's a heartwarming story for you: a young girl, frustrated at not being bought a DS console by her parents, wrote a letter to Nintendo as part of a school project, praising the company and explaining her situation. Signing off with a polite – if somewhat cheeky – request for a console, she was...

News: Marth Returns as New Fire Emblem for DS Announced

Marth Returns as New Fire Emblem for DS Announced

Looks like a remake of the third title

Tactical battling on the go is a big win for us here at Nintendo Life Towers: many's the hour we've spent on Advance Wars and Fire Emblem, so the opportunity to get more of either is something we welcome with open arms. We already knew about a new Advance Wars, but today the Japanese Fire Emblem site has been updated with a new trailer showing the game's..

News: Renegade Kid Excited by 3DS's Potential for Original Games

Renegade Kid Excited by 3DS's Potential for Original Games

Dementium developer thinks new machine could reignite third parties

When it comes to creating superb DS-exclusive titles, nobody rivals Nintendo: we know this, you know this and developers certainly know this, resulting in a marked decrease in DS boxed releases as publishers look to distribute their funds elsewhere. Jools Watsham, founder of...

News: Play the Spook in Capcom's Ghost Trick Phantom Detective

Play the Spook in Capcom's Ghost Trick Phantom Detective

Latest gameplay video shows a mother and daughter conversation interrupted by strangeness

You may remember when Capcom announced that its DS-exclusive puzzle game; Ghost Trick Phantom Detective was in development, its description was attention-grabbing. Since then, game details have slowly been released and the screenshots have undoubtedly marked this game as one to look out for. If you're after..