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News: Bowser's Inside Story Gets a DSi Bundle

Bowser's Inside Story Gets a DSi Bundle

Pick up a white DSi and the game from April 25th

You've hopefully already bought Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Nintendo's superb portable RPG, but if you were waiting until it was hard-bundled with a white DSi to take the plunge then do we have news for you. Starting on April 25th, gamers in North America will able to pick up a white DSi and Bowser's Inside Story for $169.99. Sadly it..

News: Jam With the Band Calls Europe on Stage on 21st May

Jam With the Band Calls Europe on Stage on 21st May

"About time", say hecklers

It's been a long old time since Daigasso! Band Brothers DX was launched in Japan, but Nintendo seems to be taking a "better late than never" approach by announcing a European release for May 21st 2010. With an extensive track listing including gamer favourites such as Chariots of Fire, Walking On Sunshine and...

News: Black and White are the Next Gen of Pokemon Games

Black and White are the Next Gen of Pokemon Games

Coming to Japan this fall

Not-Japan may have just gotten their hands on the excellent remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver, but that doesn't mean the Pokemans are taking a break. Far from it, in fact, as the names of the first 5th generation of games has been revealed: Black and White. It's certainly been a while since we've seen brand-new Pokémon...

News: 50,000 Hearts and Souls Poured into Australian Homes

50,000 Hearts and Souls Poured into Australian Homes

A tremendous first week for the Pokemon franchise down under

Live in Australia? Like Pokemon? Apparently you do, because the new series releases Heart Gold and Soul Silver, have already sold more than 50,000 copies. That makes up approximately 0.2% of the population, which as small as it sounds, is quite an achievement for only one week on sale. The Pokemon train seems to be going as strong as..

News: Nintendo UK Wheels Out Spring Wii, DS Line-Up

Nintendo UK Wheels Out Spring Wii, DS Line-Up

Few surprises, but No More Heroes 2 coming sooner than expected

In case you were wondering what would be hitting Wii and DS this spring in the UK, Nintendo's little ol' list right here will come in handy. The dates of big games like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Monster Hunter 3 Tri were already confirmed, so there are few surprises for notable game dates here. That isn't to say there aren't any:..

News: Manga to Release Professor Layton Film in the UK

Manga to Release Professor Layton Film in the UK

Perhaps the Professor can crack the code for a good game movie

The only thing worse than a video game based on a movie is a movie based on a video game, right? Sure, some are so bad they're good, but in our opinion, there really hasn't been a true high-quality game-to-film adaptation to date. Perhaps, though, just perhaps, someone may have solved the cinematic adaptation puzzle. Professor Layton,..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 5: Dark Side of the Mario

NLFM Episode 5: Dark Side of the Mario

Shake your plumber bootie

It's been a while, space cats, but NLFM is back with another mighty handsome selection of the finest chip and game music around. This time we're going to listen in on what makes Mario groove, go East/West (who knows?!) with the Kusagari and see just how epic one man can make the NES. NLFM generally focuses on music from games playable on Nintendo consoles and handhelds,..

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..