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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...

Feature: DS Games We Want on Wii U

DS Games We Want on Wii U

Two screens, only much bigger

Seven years and over 150 million sales have passed since Nintendo surprised the world by releasing its dual screen handheld back in 2004, introducing true touch screen gaming to the masses for the first time. The concept proved such a success that Nintendo has now implemented it in its next home console, Wii U, via a...

News: Pokémon World Championships Results Are In

Pokémon World Championships Results Are In

All hail Trainer Rizzo

After worldwide heats and the occasional unpleasant controversy, the Pokémon World Championships finals have taken place in Hawaii, with a new group of champions securing a prestigious trophy and scholarship prizes. With over 30 countries represented, it was undoubtedly a hard-fought contest, with six division champions...

News: Nintendo Confirms Its Holiday Hits in North America

Nintendo Confirms Its Holiday Hits in North America

Paper Mario, art, freaky formees and a famous professor

We've already brought you the disappointing news that Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is pushed back to 2013 in North America, but we do have details on some games that most assuredly are confirmed for 2012. In fact, looking at the schedule suggests that Luigi may have been given a breather so that...

News: 3DS Hardware Dominates Japanese Charts

3DS Hardware Dominates Japanese Charts

Demon Training has a modest start

We already know that 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 have been able to boast of big launch sales in Japan, but we now have access to the full charts for a wider picture. The Enterbrain software figures (via Andriasang), show that six of the top ten games are found on Nintendo systems, though Demon Training only...

News: Matte Red and Matte Blue DSi Models Hit North America This Week

Matte Red and Matte Blue DSi Models Hit North America This Week

Why wait?

The 3DS XL may have arrived in Europe and Japan merely weeks after it was announced, but it's got nothing on the new Matte Red and Matte Blue DSi systems hitting North America. Set to start hitting stores this week, the colours look remarkably similar to the 3DS XL equivalents, suggesting that Nintendo may have had a bulk discount and...

News: Check Out This Beautiful Okami Papercraft

Check Out This Beautiful Okami Papercraft

Godly beauty

We've seen some impressive game-related art over the years, but surely if two games are ideally suited to artistic recreations they're Okami and Okamiden. Both of these titles were designed to actually look like watercolour paintings in motion, but one set of artistic creations opts for a different approach. The attached image (click...

News: Female Ace Attorney Production Hits the Stage in Japan

Female Ace Attorney Production Hits the Stage in Japan

Take that!

Japanese theatre company Takarazuka Revue is currently readying a musical spin-off production of Capcom's Ace Attorney franchise, which will be held in January 2013. The show will be made up of an all-female cast complete with plenty of hair gel, and will be performing its second production based from a Phoenix Wright game, the first of...

Feature: Olympics Fever on Nintendo Systems

Olympics Fever on Nintendo Systems

Button mashing for gold

If you’ve been living in a cave and isolated from the world for the past couple of weeks, then you may not have been bombarded with coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games. It’s now well under way, and thousands of athletes are running, cycling, swimming and more in the name of winning a shiny gold medal. None of the...