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Nintendo Download: 31st August & 1st September 2010 (Japan)

31st August & 1st September 2010 (Japan)

VC Tennis for the Wii and three new DSiWare titles next week in Japan

Virtual ConsoleMario Tennis 64 (1000pts N64 - Nintendo) — The original 3D Nintendo tennis experience and, (in the opinion of many) the best, is the final Virtual Console title of the month. Read our Mario Tennis review to get the full story! DSiWareAction Puzzle Rabi x Laby (200pts - Silver Star Japan) — A platforming puzzler..

News: Inchworm Animation Could Beat Flipnote at its Own Game

Inchworm Animation Could Beat Flipnote at its Own Game

The DSiWare animation wars commence!

Flipnote Studio is one of the best reasons to own a DSi – endless flipbook-style animations are possible, and you only have to browse Flipnote Hatena to see the tool's potential in the hands of talented artists. If you're a fan of Flipnote, you want to look out for Inchworm Animation, on the way to DSiWare...

News: Blackwire Brings Episodic Adventures to DSiWare

Blackwire Brings Episodic Adventures to DSiWare

Black and white and full of mystery

If you're a gamer who baulks at the mere mention of "episodic", here comes a promising DSiWare project that may convince you to look past that off-putting adjective. Blackwire is a mix of adventure, puzzle and mystery, set during the 1950s in the midst of the space race and Western fears of the spread of Communism. Promising a gameplay system that..

Nintendo Download: 27th August (Europe)

27th August (Europe)

A slightly lower amount of releases this time

It's the first time in a few weeks that Europe has to make do without a new Virtual Console game, but you can't really complain too much: we've had some great titles recently and we'll be getting another game in the form of Samurai Shodown III next week. Hopefully an excellent WiiWare platformer and some other stuff will tide you over until then..

News: Cosmos X2 Blasts DSiWare Next Monday

Cosmos X2 Blasts DSiWare Next Monday

500 Point shooter inbound

Following the announcement of Cosmos X2 for DSiWare in June, the team at Saturnine Games has been in touch to let us know the game is set to blow up the service on Monday for 500 Points. With a choice of weapons to upgrade, six stages and three bonus modes, this could be a tidy buy at 500 Points. We'll bring you a full review in a week's time, and check back before then..

News: Guilty Gear Spin-Off Side-Scrolling Its Way to DSiWare

Guilty Gear Spin-Off Side-Scrolling Its Way to DSiWare

A new Chimaki adventure from Arc System Works

Spin-offs by their nature usually offer something recognisable yet in different surroundings, but it seems Arc System Works has taken a very different approach for the Guilty Gear spin-off title it has coming up. Arc Style: Furo Jump!! Guilty Gear Gaiden!? is a new entry into the side-scrolling platform genre and is a long way from the cult beat 'em ups..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 8: Have You Heard Captain Falcon's Theme Song?

NLFM Episode 8: Have You Heard Captain Falcon's Theme Song?

If you haven't then you're in for a real treat

Some video game themes are so iconic that it's impossible to not recognize where they're from, even if you haven't touched the game in years. Tetris. Super Mario Bros. Captain Falcon? While we're not saying his theme song is up there in the annals of game music legend, after this episode of NLFM, we're pretty confident that you won't look at the..

News: European Developers get Their Games Nominated for Milthon Awards

European Developers get Their Games Nominated for Milthon Awards

The 4th Milthon Awards has selected four titles on Nintendo systems across four categories

With the BAFTA Video Game Awards done and dusted, gamers hoping to see their favourite titles get some sort of golden trophy need only wait a few more weeks as this September marks the fourth annual Milthon Awards; recognising European video game studios and the art production that goes into their respective..

Nintendo Download: August 23rd (North America)

August 23rd (North America)

Anticipated games arrive and the Virtual Console returns!

With Rytmik, And Yet It Moves and Ufouria: The Saga all in one day, this week's download fares better than previous outings. The debut of the G.G Series, a classic puzzle game and farming on the go round out this week's line-up. WiiWareAnd Yet It Moves (1000pts, Broken Rules) – This paper-based puzzle platformer is certainly one of the..

News: Animal Boxing Looking for New Contenders on DSiWare

Animal Boxing Looking for New Contenders on DSiWare

Another retail-to-download re-release

It seems the Nintendo download services are options publishers can take when trying to reintroduce old games to new audiences, and Gammick Entertainment is no stranger to that notion; having already brought Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ to the DSi Shop a year after its 2008 DS release, the Spanish publisher is preparing for another retail-to-download..

News: Nintendo Download 25th August 2010 (Japan)

Nintendo Download 25th August 2010 (Japan)

The Wii takes a break with just two new DSiWare games as the only downloads next week

Apparently Nintendo has nothing new up their sleeve for the Wii at the end of August – odd, considering the 2nd week of the month was a holiday and we still haven't seen Mario Tennis published, which was previously announced for release this month. In any event, Japanese DSi owners have the following two games..

News: Interplay Moulds Us Some ClayFighter DSiWare Screenshots

Interplay Moulds Us Some ClayFighter DSiWare Screenshots

Morph is nowhere to be seen

The more seasoned gamers amongst our readership may remember the 16-bit ClayFighter from its original release back in 1993, or perhaps from its more recent outing on the Virtual Console. Those yet to discover the game's moulded delights will soon be able to see what they make of it when ClayFighter launches on DSiWare in the coming months, and we've just received a..

First Impressions: myDiary

myDiary

Are you trying to read myDiary?

We recently reviewed the application myNotebook Carbon, Pearl and Tan, now out in America and soon to hit the virtual European shelves, and were quite impressed with it. Now the focus is on Nnooo's next release, myDiary for DSiWare. What can we expect from the next instalment of the myLifeCollected series? Our man Brad Long spills the beans from his visit into Nic..

News: myNotebook: Carbon and Pearl Team Up in PAL Regions Next Week

myNotebook: Carbon and Pearl Team Up in PAL Regions Next Week

Dual release for complimentary colours

We brought you our myNotebook: Carbon, Pearl and Tan review earlier this week based on the Carbon coloured edition, but we've just heard that gamers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand can expect to find the Carbon and Pearl flavours in the DSi Shop from next Friday, August 27th. With four times as many pages as its predecessor, plus the ability to export..

Nintendo Download: 20th August (Europe)

20th August (Europe)

More VC and a bunch of WiiWare and DSiWare

As we reported earlier this week, Europe gets yet another Virtual Console title to continue the streak. It's accompanied by another bunch of catch-up titles on WiiWare and DSiWare of which we've already reviewed all but one. WiiWareFurry Legends (1000pts, Gamelion Studios) – A platformer that's been in development for quite a while. It didn't turn out..

Nintendo Download: 16th August 2010 (North America)

16th August 2010 (North America)

Monsters and Space on WiiWare; Mahjong, Reflections, Singing and Notes on DSiWare; nothing on VC

Another week, another round of "Where's My Most Anticipated Game?" with the Nintendo Download. There's no Shantae and no Virtual Console release, but don't be glum: there's still Quark Dispellers, Astro Maggots, Divergent Shifts and all manner of other bizarre word couplings to be downloaded..

News: Official Shantae: Risky's Revenge Site Updated

Official Shantae: Risky's Revenge Site Updated

Could this mean a release is coming soon?

Wayforward has completely updated their Official Shantae: Risky's Revenge Site for all of you Shantae fans to check out. It was actually one of our members that discovered the site a few weeks back, but now the site has a bit more content on it, including the game's official gameplay trailer. We'll keep you...

News: Reflection Flips Name to Divergent Shift Before Release on Monday

Reflection Flips Name to Divergent Shift Before Release on Monday

Konami's next DSiWare game inbound

It's been a long time since we've heard anything of Reflection, and from now on we won't hear another thing about it, as its name has changed to Divergent Shift ahead of its DSiWare debut on Monday. Developer Intrinsic Games broke the news on its official Twitter account, though there's no word yet on pricing or a release across the pond in Europe. Described as a..

Nintendo Download: 13th August (Europe)

13th August (Europe)

Cowboys, card games, racing and more

As we already reported earlier this week, the Virtual Console is keeping up its streak of weeks with a new game a bit longer, with today's new retro release easily being the most interesting new title this week. All five of this week's games have already been released elsewhere, so you don't have to wait for any reviews. WiiWareHoopWorld: BasketBrawl (1000pts,..

News: Take Note, myNotebook Carbon is Released on Monday

Take Note, myNotebook Carbon is Released on Monday

500pts for enhanced DSi book-simulator

The original myNotebook is still a popular download for DSi, but those who thirst for a little more from their digital paper may want to check out the enhanced versions on their way to DSiWare, with the first making its way to North America on Monday for 500 Points. Boasting 128 pages, the ability to export to an SD card and new icons to indicate battery life..

First Impressions: myNotebook Pearl, Carbon and Tan

myNotebook Pearl, Carbon and Tan

All the way from Nnooo HQ

Recently we had Brad Long, one of our very own Nintendo Life reporters visit the studios of Nnooo, the lovable blokes behind Pop and the myLifeConnected series. Dr. Nnooo himself, Nic Watt showcased a few of their upcoming titles for DSiWare, including the latest myNotebook apps, Pearl, Carbon, and Tan. First of all the most obvious difference that becomes apparent from..

Nintendo Download: 9th August 2010 (North America)

9th August 2010 (North America)

Aquariums and Massages for Wii; ABC123, Rhythm, Chess and Lost Artifacts for DSiWare; no VC game.

If you're a Wii owner looking for a relaxing experience, this week's download is enough to send you into nirvana, with massages and fish-staring ahoy. DSi owners receive some rather more cerebral offerings, with chess, puzzles, music and even a learning game. No Virtual Console title this week, sadly..

First Impressions: DOT MAN

DOT MAN

Classic Atari rip-off does the business

Silver Star Japan has decided to do with DOT MAN what Atari don't: put one of their 8-bit console classics on the DS. In this case it's the classic 2600 game Dodge 'Em. For the uninitiated, Dodge 'Em had a pretty basic concept: two cars racing in opposite directions around a box-shaped track consisting of nested lanes with one trying to collect all the dots..

News: Did It Myself Brings ABCs and 123s to DSi

Did It Myself Brings ABCs and 123s to DSi

DSi's first early years game lands Monday

Life is full of struggles, but few have such a cheery outcome as the one between Powerhead Games' Jason Schreiber, his son and a mobile phone. Whilst the youngster mashed the keys on his dad's phone to see the pretty lights, Mr Schreiber Snr had the idea of creating an early childhood game for DSiWare: that game is Did It Myself ABC123. Having already..