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News: Nintendo's 3DS Announcement Wasn't Supposed to Happen Like That

Nintendo's 3DS Announcement Wasn't Supposed to Happen Like That

Analyst: early reveal was meant to prevent further leaks

When a company announces new hardware, especially the successor to a massively popular one, it's usually done with much more pomp than what happened with Nintendo's recent 3DS announcement. The fanfare of the two-sentence press release was only slightly less than if Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata mumbled it to a half-empty room, shrugged and..

News: Suda51 Keen on Making Game With Nintendo

Suda51 Keen on Making Game With Nintendo

Would be "very interested" if the opportunity arose

When you think about it, Nintendo games are ****ing crazy insane. You've got foxes and amphibians piloting starships, pink shapeshifting blobs, and space bounty hunters more focused on eradicating entire species and blowing up planets than collecting bounties. Not to mention Italian plumbers from Brooklyn who eat "power" mushrooms to do..

News: April 15th - Australian DSi XL Retails for AU$299.95

April 15th - Australian DSi XL Retails for AU$299.95

Aussies still not PALs with Nintendo on pricing

The good news is that our friends down under don't have to wait too much longer for the DSi XL, however they're going to have to pay more than any other region. Currently you can pick-up a DSi XL in the US for $189.99 ( ~£125), in the UK for as low as £139.71 and Europeans for around €166 ( ~£149)...

News: Wii & DS Become Guardians Of The Great Ga'Hoole Tree

Wii & DS Become Guardians Of The Great Ga'Hoole Tree

Fantasy book series gets video game treatment to coincide with film release

With several anticipated Summer blockbuster films ahead of us, we can expect to see video game spin-offs to start appearing our consoles and handhelds if they haven't already. Krome Studios and Tantalus Media, two companies that have given us video game adaptations of Star Wars and Cars are currently working on another..

News: DS Successor To Offer 3D Gaming

DS Successor To Offer 3D Gaming

No specs required

Our own Sean Aaron has already demonstrated 3D gaming without the need for goofy glasses in the DSiWare title Rittai Kakushie Attakoreda, but now Nintendo is apparently ready to take it a step further with the revelation the next DS, currently titled 3DS, may offer full 3D effects with no accessories required. Coming out of a PDF...

News: Famous Developers to Create WarioWare D.I.Y. Microgames

Famous Developers to Create WarioWare D.I.Y. Microgames

Even more microgames to download!

It seems fans will not be the only ones to get in on creating their own micrograms using Nintendo's upcoming WarioWare D.I.Y. release on Nintendo DS. Nintendo has just announced that some big name video game developers are getting involved and creating some brand new microgames that fans with a wireless broadband connection will be able to download and play. You..

Interviews: Steve Lycett - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Steve Lycett - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Sumo Digital's executive producer talks karts and characters

Since the release of OutRun 2 back in 2004, Sumo Digital has gone on to become somewhat of a bedfellow with SEGA, having produced several games based on key IP. Following on from the release on Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, we caught up with Steve Lycett, Sumo Digital's executive producer, to chat about the latest game developed for..

News: WarioWare D.I.Y. Tutorial Videos 1 & 2

WarioWare D.I.Y. Tutorial Videos 1 & 2

Learn how to create your own micro games!

The folks at Nintendo were kind enough to send over two brand new WarioWare D.I.Y. Tutorial Videos to help you gain a better understanding of how to create your own micro games using the game's intuitive interface. This title is really shaping up to be a great addition to the series and with the ability to create and share your own micro games, what's not..

News: Top DS Toilet Timewasters

Top DS Toilet Timewasters

Short spurt gaming at its best

Portable gaming and toilets go hand-in-washed-hand: there’s no better time to get some uninterrupted gaming going than when sat atop the porcelain throne. With the DS turning five years old in Europe today, we're celebrating some of the machine's golden titles: those games that make us wish there was a way to charge...

News: Netflix Survey Suggests DS Video Streaming

Netflix Survey Suggests DS Video Streaming

DSi XL to replace drive-in movies

Wii owners will soon be able to stream video to their machine via Netflix, but what if you want to watch a video in a room that’s not the living room? Well, a new Netflix survey hints at the possibility of the DS being turned into a portable video device in future. Although at the moment the survey is only enquiring about the potential audience for such a..

News: Scribblenauts 2 Springs to Life

Scribblenauts 2 Springs to Life

New adjectives system keeps things grammatical

This morning we received confirmation that developers 5th Cell are indeed working on a follow up to last year's successful Scribblenauts, a veritable dictionary of a game that allowed you to conjure just about any object you could imagine out of the ether. The aim was to use these objects to solve puzzles and acquire Starites, but frankly all that fell..

News: Contra 4 Soundtrack Gets Metal Megamixed

Contra 4 Soundtrack Gets Metal Megamixed

Rocked 'n' reloaded

Since nothing is more metal than some shirtless machismo dudes shooting aliens and robots in the face with big guns, it's with much delight but little surprise to see the Contra 4 soundtrack get the metal total conversion it deserves. The remix album is directed by Andreas "SnappleMan" Kotsamanidis with Tony...

News: Taz's Appetite Expands Onto The DS

Taz's Appetite Expands Onto The DS

Developed by WayForward Technologies, take control of The Tasmanian Devil in dual modes of play.

Looney Tunes is one of those franchises where the roster of characters is so large and diverse, there's one for everyone. Whether you share personality traits, or you just like the way they walk and talk, you just can't help but associate yourself with...

Podcast: Episode 13 - Happy 5th Birthday, DS

Episode 13 - Happy 5th Birthday, DS

Get out the party hats and streamers

In the beginning, there was no DS. Now we've had our little chum for half a decade, as the DS hits its fifth birthday in Europe on March 11th. With that in mind, this is a DS special, looking at some of the memories that make this machine so special to gamers everywhere. Jon Wahlgren tells us about his path to buying a DS, James Newton looks into his dusty box..

News: DSi XL Release Dates Announced

DSi XL Release Dates Announced

No time like the present

Confirmation of the release dates for the upcoming DSi XL for Europe, North America and Australia, have come out of Nintendo’s back pocket and into our hands. Europeans will be first to the party when the handheld hits the streets on March 5. Nintendo will then set sail across the pond for a North American entrance March...

News: Nintendo European Media Summit 2010 Round-up

Nintendo European Media Summit 2010 Round-up

All the big news from the big day

Earlier today, two of Nintendo Life's UK editorial team attended Nintendo's European Media Summit in London's swanky O2 Arena, which was filled with transparent plastic chairs and surrounded with projection screens showing upcoming titles. Although many of the major announcements were made at the US summit yesterday, today marked the day that gamers in Europe would..

News: WarioWare: Do It Yourself - April 30th

WarioWare: Do It Yourself - April 30th

The latest game coming in the WarioWare series on Nintendo DS, WarioWare: Do It Yourself, launches on April 30th

Ever wanted to be a game designer? To see your friends and family playing games that you created? Well, now’s your chance! WarioWare: Do It Yourself, featuring over 90 fantastic microgames to play and, best of all, the ability to create and share your own! Using the Nintendo Wi-Fi..

News: Nintendo to Publish Dragon Quest IX in North America

Nintendo to Publish Dragon Quest IX in North America

Set to hit stores this summer!

Nintendo and Square-Enix have just announced that Nintendo will be publishing the much-anticipated Dragon Quest IX in North America. The game is set for a summer 2010 release and is looking to be one of the biggest DS releases of the year, especially for eager RPG fans who've been waiting to get their hands on the game. You can check out the press release snippet..

News: Nintendo Patents Touch Screen Rumble Feature

Nintendo Patents Touch Screen Rumble Feature

No news of a new Star Fox to go with it

Nintendo have recently filed a patent for touch screen rumble feedback. The patent reveals a tactile feature, wherein rumble feedback is applied through the touch screen consequent to the user’s interaction. The patent confirms that the hardware to which the technology relates to consists of two screens, with one being a display screen and one a touch..

News: The Nintendo DS in Breakfast Form

The Nintendo DS in Breakfast Form

Now five years old, the DS is looking a bit crusty

In the world of cuisine, the first bite is supposedly via the presentation. Following that rule of thumb, the creator of this "DS toast" has obviously gone for a flavour that Nintendo fans will enjoy. Presumably created by a fan rather than a famous chef, the crunchy console takes its form from the DSi, possibly even resembling the DSi XL..

News: ONM Cross-Examines Capcom on Ace Attorney

ONM Cross-Examines Capcom on Ace Attorney

Gamers get their questions answered

Coinciding with Friday's European launch of the fifth game in the series, a recent ONM Asks session saw Shu Takumi (Creative Director of the Ace Attorney series) and Motohide Eshiro (Producer of Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth) answering some questions on the popular quirky courtroom puzzle games. It's always interesting see when initially standalone..

News: Mario & Sonic's Winter Olympics Outing Shifts 6M

Mario & Sonic's Winter Olympics Outing Shifts 6M

Quite possibly more profitable than the actual Olympics

The real Winter Olympics in Vancouver may be watched and beloved the world over, but you know what else is beloved all across the globe? Video games, and especially ones starring Mario and Sonic. Combine that with the Olympics and hoo-boy is there money to be made. Sega and Nintendo would like to remind everyone just how much money they're..

News: Tetris Party Deluxe Dropping Into Wii and DS

Tetris Party Deluxe Dropping Into Wii and DS

New modes, Wii Speak support and more blocks than the entire 8-bit era

You may have thought Tetris Party on WiiWare had exhausted all variants on the classic puzzler, but you'd be wrong. Very wrong. Hudson Soft, Tetris Online and Majesco have announced today that they've found even more kitchen sinks to throw into the mix for the retail release that...

News: DS2 Rumour Is Rumour No More

DS2 Rumour Is Rumour No More

According to The Pokemon Company

Did you scoff at the recent rumours of a DS2 development kit doing the rounds? Well get ready to wipe that smirk off your smug face because according to CVG the machine is very real. The website has been told by an employee at The Pokemon Company that they have indeed received DS2 development kits - although the tech...