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News: Japanese Import Ban on R4 Cartridges Becomes Law

Japanese Import Ban on R4 Cartridges Becomes Law

Only years too late

So, R4 cartridges. These are the devices that allow gamers to circumvent the security measure on a DS to run custom code — often referred to as homebrew — and illegally download copies of games. While the former reason often provides the grounds for defence of these cards, there are also a lot of people who used them to...

News: CyberConnect2 Confirm Interest In Solatorobo Sequel

CyberConnect2 Confirm Interest In Solatorobo Sequel

The quest for a new adventure has begun

CyberConnect2 boss Hiroshi Matsuyama has revealed at a Namco Bandai event in Barcelona that his company would love to do a sequel to Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. Matsuyama was questioned about the possibility of a sequel, in which he expressed his desire for a new title and confirmed that they are already...

News: Pokémon Comic Gives You Even More Black & White 2

Pokémon Comic Gives You Even More Black & White 2

Patience with those page turns, young Trainer

Pokémon Black and White 2 has now been in Western stores for a couple of weeks, and we have little doubt that quite a few of you are still building super effective teams at this very moment. Many of you are undoubtedly veterans of the Pokémon scene and know the intricacies and tricks of the game, but...

News: Pokémon Black and White 2 Catches a Strong UK Chart Début

Pokémon Black and White 2 Catches a Strong UK Chart Début

Both versions in the top five

Pokémon Black and White 2 may be getting played on a lot of 3DS systems at the moment, but we shouldn't forget that it probably represents the last big hurrah for the humble DS. It's a big release for fans of the series that Nintendo no doubt hopes will perform well, and early indications in the UK charts are certainly...

News: Pokémon Video Game Autumn Regional Championship Details For North America

Pokémon Video Game Autumn Regional Championship Details For North America

Your journey to Victory Road begins this weekend

It's just a little over a week since Pokémon Black & White 2 released across the US, and already the Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships will take place this weekend. That's right fellow trainers, the Championships begin in North America this Sunday, October 14th. The Autumn Regionals are...

News: Thundercats Let Loose On DS October 30th

Thundercats Let Loose On DS October 30th

Feel the magic, hear the roar

An official trailer for Thundercats has finally put a release date in place for the DS action epic. The game had previously been scheduled for a North American release September this year, but was pushed back a month. The side-scrolling action game follows the first six episodes of the rebooted Thundercats series where...

News: Activision Releases New Trailer For Transformers Prime

Activision Releases New Trailer For Transformers Prime

Planes, trains and Autobots

Based on the award-winning animated television show produced by Hasbro Studios, Transformers Prime lets you play as your favourite Autobot character and embark on an action-packed adventure to save the earth from the evil Megatron and his new secret weapon. Get a preview glimpse of the Wii U version in the video below,...

News: PETA Targets Pokémon Black & White 2 in Latest Campaign

PETA Targets Pokémon Black & White 2 in Latest Campaign

Opportunism or a fair moral case?

Last year, with the arrival of Super Mario 3D Land, PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — launched a campaign against Mario, on the grounds that his Tanooki suit encouraged the wearing of furs. It was a widely criticised move, as it disregarded the sheer fantasy of obtaining the suit from a...

News: Hotel Transylvania Coming To Europe On Nintendo DS And 3DS

Hotel Transylvania Coming To Europe On Nintendo DS And 3DS

Embark on a spooktacular journey with Hotel Transyvania this Halloween

Avanquest Software Publishing has today announced the release of Hotel Transylvania for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, with a release date of October 26th 2012 for DS and November 9th on 3DS across Europe. The game is being released to tie in with Sony Pictures Animation’s...

News: 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Gets A Reprint

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Gets A Reprint

With new cover art to boot!

To celebrate the newest installment in the Zero Escape series, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, Aksys Games is reprinting 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors with redesigned cover art. Ben Bateman, who served as an editor on the game, explains the last minute change. For “Zero Escape” we wanted to create a...

Feature: Diamonds in the Rough - Dementium: The Ward

Diamonds in the Rough - Dementium: The Ward

Worth a scare

Whenever we look back at a console’s lifespan, the first thing we nearly always do is remember the good stuff. We remember the Marios, the Zeldas, the hordes of Pokémon, and maybe even the odd Kirby game depending on your level of pink puff-ball persuasion. But we’re often so caught up in remembering what’s great that we very...

News: Ever Wonder Why Pokémon Black And White 2 Isn't On The 3DS?

Ever Wonder Why Pokémon Black And White 2 Isn't On The 3DS?

It's all about the numbers, baby

When you're trying to sell as many units as possible of your latest console, you might assume that its simply best practice to ensure that all your strongest games are released for that system. Common sense, right? Not quite. Take Pokémon Black And White 2, for example. It's coming out on the Nintendo DS and not...

News: More Playable Titles Announced for EB Games Expo Sydney 2012

More Playable Titles Announced for EB Games Expo Sydney 2012

Pokemon Black & White 2 playable, special appearances announced

The team at EB Games Australia has announced the next string of playable games and presentations that can be experienced at its October expo in Sydney. We can't help but feel the event still needs a bit of Wii U in there, however, as only Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 has been confirmed...

News: Diamond Trust of London Now Available to Buy

Diamond Trust of London Now Available to Buy

Limited numbers, so don't wait too long

Diamond Trust of London, which is actually called Jason Rohrer with Music by Tom Bailey: Diamond Trust of London, is notable as the first successfully player-funded DS title. As we reported back in May, Diamond Trust of London hit its Kickstarter funding target, meaning that game designer Jason Rohrer was able...

News: Escape The Virus: Shoot 'Em Up! Infecting NA DSiWare August 30th

Escape The Virus: Shoot 'Em Up! Infecting NA DSiWare August 30th

Going viral

Escape The Virus: Shoot 'Em Up! has already made its European debut but publisher Teyon has today confirmed that North American players will be able to download the DSiWare shooter from 30th August. It will cost 200 DSi points. From the horse's mouth: Escape the Virus, an action puzzle series, is back with totally new game-play modes...

News: No Sequel From The World Ends With You Teaser

No Sequel From The World Ends With You Teaser

The end of the world?

A week ago we brought you the news that Square Enix had launched a teaser website that strongly suggested a project related to DS title The World Ends With You, which was enough to get some people rather excited about a potential sequel. As the countdown on the site continued a worrying story spread around the web that this was...

News: Pick Up Keldeo For Free in Pokémon Giveaway

Pick Up Keldeo For Free in Pokémon Giveaway

Off to the shops with you

Pokémon Black and White 2 is getting ever closer, and we can expect the hype machine to continue kicking into gear. One tactic seems to be to remind you that you should really still be playing the original Pokémon Black and White, and one way to get you back into the action is to run a legendary 'mon giveaway. Between...

Hands On: Learn With Pokemon: Typing Adventure

Learn With Pokemon: Typing Adventure

Gotta type 'em all

On Saturday, Nintendo Life was lucky enough to get a sneaky preview of Nintendo and Genius Sonority's most bizarre upcoming release, Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure. The version we demoed was the Japanese version, Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS, complete with the Japanese Bluetooth keyboard add-on. The aim of Pokémon...

News: Square Enix Teaser Looks Awfully Like The World Ends With You

Square Enix Teaser Looks Awfully Like The World Ends With You

Don't forget to take a breath

Video games are a funny business, as some titles that don't necessarily achieve record-breaking sales or popular acclaim often become something else: critically-acclaimed titles with a legion of devoted, loving fans. These are often titles that won't necessarily grab the attention of the majority of gamers, but become a...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Finishes Second in UK Charts

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Finishes Second in UK Charts

Letting Sleeping Dogs lie

New Super Mario Bros. 2 hit UK stores last Friday, and today's all-format chart shows the plumber's latest platforming adventure making its debut at number two. While we may instinctively wonder why it didn't make it to number one, that placing actually matches the performance of the original New Super Mario Bros on DS. It...