DS - Timeline

Sunday8th Dec 2019

Thursday21st Nov 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo DS Games

    As voted for by you

    Today is the 15th anniversary of Nintendo DS' launch and in honour of the occasion we're bringing back this reader-voted list of the 50 best Nintendo DS games, originally published back in August. Remember, this ranking is governed by Nintendo Life User Ratings and even now it can change depending on the scores. Feel free to rate...

Thursday14th Nov 2019

  • Music Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Are Getting A Fanmade Orchestral Makeover

    A Gen 4 remake at last!

    For years now, Pokémon fans have been desperately hoping for a remake of the series' fourth generation games, Diamond and Pearl. While we can't offer you that, we do have news of the next best thing. Pokémon fan and musical marvel Braxton Burks is back with another orchestral take on the beloved franchise, this time with a...

Thursday31st Oct 2019

Friday9th Aug 2019

Wednesday7th Aug 2019

  • Reminder Vote For Your Favourite Nintendo DS Games

    We need your help to rate the finest Dual Screen games

    Update: A big thank you to everybody who has already voted when this went live over the weekend - to anyone who missed it, feel free to dive in below and help us rank the top 50 Nintendo DS games ever. Carry on! Later this year we'll be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Nintendo DS, a...

Tuesday18th Jun 2019

Sunday5th May 2019

Thursday25th Apr 2019

Wednesday24th Apr 2019

Thursday11th Apr 2019

Wednesday20th Feb 2019

Wednesday31st Oct 2018

Tuesday18th Sep 2018

Thursday26th Jul 2018

Saturday9th Jun 2018

Tuesday22nd May 2018

Friday27th Apr 2018

  • News Jin Fujisawa, The Director Of Dragon Quest IX, Leaves Square Enix

    He's now working for a different, undisclosed firm

    One of the Dragon Quest franchise's most influential developers has parted ways with the publisher. Jin Fujisawa, who worked on nine entries on the series (from Dragon Quest VII on PS1 to Dragon Quest X Online) has moved onto pastures new and is now working with a different company on an...

Monday23rd Apr 2018

Monday22nd May 2017

Friday19th May 2017

Tuesday21st Mar 2017

  • News Atlus Launches a Teaser Site Hinting at a New Radiant Historia

    Yes, please

    Relatively late in the life of the Nintendo DS, Atlus released a fascinating RPG called Radiant Historia which was quite well received. Borrowing heavily from Chrono Trigger, Radiant Historia similarly revolved around time travel, with the main draw being that you could travel along the timeline and cause different effects which resulted...

Friday23rd Dec 2016

  • Retro Check Out These Early Prototype Pictures of the Nintendo DS

    The start of a new era

    The Nintendo DS represented a bold new direction for Nintendo, kicking off an extremely lucrative period for the company's handheld line; this "third pillar" to Nintendo's strategy wasn't originally supposed to replace the Game Boy line, but it ended up doing so anyway. The original "Phat" model was rather hideous in...

Thursday15th Sep 2016

  • News EA Had Plans To Create Its Own Pokémon Competitor

    PokEAmon?

    Even long before Pokémon GO, rival games companies looked on enviously at the Pokémon franchise and wanted to get a slice of the action for themselves. Who can forget Invizimals on the Sony PSP? OK, bad example! Australian indie developer Nic Watt, from Nnooo which has published multiple Nintendo eShop titles, recently revealed on the...

Wednesday24th Aug 2016

Thursday21st Jul 2016

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    Wii U eShop / DS

    Review Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs

    New features and more circle-capture adventures

    The Oblivia region has tidy beaches, clear seas and lots of sunshine; it's a pleasant place to be whether a human or one of the many free-roaming Pokémon. Things have changed recently, however, with many Pokémon abducted by a villainous gang known as the Pokémon Pinchers (no, really) and it's up to...

Monday20th Jun 2016

Monday13th Jun 2016

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    Wii U eShop / DS

    Review Mario Hoops 3 on 3

    Going for a slam dunk

    From his first venture into Karting through to competing in the Olympics, Mario has been spending plenty of time taking part in activities other than Princess saving. In 2007 (European release) Mario and his mates tried their hands at shooting a few hoops on Nintendo DS in Mario Slam Basketball (aka Mario Hoops 3-on-3 in the...

Monday30th May 2016

Monday16th May 2016

  • Anniversary New Super Mario Bros. is Now a Decade Old

    Forever 'New' thanks to clever (or not) branding

    When you put 'New' in the name of something, it's inevitable that around a decade later someone will smarmily say "it's not new any more", and you just have to accept that putting an adjective like that in a name isn't a long term solution. Yet, when New Super Mario Bros. was released on DS it was...