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News: Satoru Iwata Interview: "I HEART Apple"

Satoru Iwata Interview: "I HEART Apple"

Nintendo's president speaks about the Wii's success and why he wants his company to be more like the creator of the ipod

President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata has recently taken part a somewhat interesting interview with Japanese site Asahi.com. In it he explains why he thinks the Wii has been such a success (it’s because of the interface and NOT because of graphics or storylines) and why he admires..

News: Samba De Amigo Wii - Gearbox Speaks

Samba De Amigo Wii - Gearbox Speaks

The FPS expert is bringing the Dreamcast classic bang up to date, so dust off your maracas, people

Brothers in Arms developer Gearbox Software may not be a name that instantly springs to mind when considering which software house should be tasked with updating the Sega classic Samba de Amiga, but the company has nevertheless been awarded that opportunity and recently spoke to Kotaku about the..

News: Sega Hint At More Wii-based NiGHTS Titles

Sega Hint At More Wii-based NiGHTS Titles

After waiting over a decade it seems that Sega are willing to milk the franchise for all it's worth

It may not have lived up to the expectations of many fans, but Sega’s NiGHTS: Journey into Dreams has obviously performed well enough at retail for its developers to be considering future titles and it would appear that the Wii is the favoured platform to receive them. In a recent interview Takashi..

News: Retro Talk About Metroid Prime

Retro Talk About Metroid Prime

Highly respected American developer spills the beans

American developer Retro Studios has broken its silence about working with Nintendo on the critically acclaimed Metroid Prime franchise. The Texas-based company worked closely with the Japanese giant to craft what many gamers regard as being one of the finest FPS adventure series in existence. In a recent interview with Next Gen, company..

Interview: InLight Talks Teenage Zombies

InLight Talks Teenage Zombies

Recently we got the chance to put our questions to Darren McGrath, VP Creative Development at InLight Entertainment about their upcoming DS title, Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingies!

Putting up the rotting, decaying questions for NintendoLife.com was was our very own zombie slayer, Damien "Ghoulash" McFerran. How did you come up with the concept for the game?I’ve..

News: Press Day: NiGHTS

Press Day: NiGHTS

On Friday the 30th of November 2007 Nintendo Life were invited to SEGA of Europe’s head offices in the UK for a press day.

The day was in aid of the much anticipated NiGHTS sequel, Journey of Dreams, a Nintendo Wii exclusive game. Ant asked me to go down on behalf of Nintendo Life, and this is a report on the day! The day was a chance for Takashi Iizuka and his team to spread the word of their..

Interview: Takashi Iizuka Talks NiGHTS

Takashi Iizuka Talks NiGHTS

Last Friday we were invited back down to SEGA HQ for a press session with NiGHTS Directory, Takashi Iizuka, for those interested we have a full transcript of the Q&A session.

Nintendo Life: When did development for Journey of Dreams start?Takashi Iizuka: The idea came about 2 Years ago. Development began 1 and a half years ago Nintendo Life: Years ago rumors came about, for a game called Air..

News: The Road To Super Mario Galaxy

The Road To Super Mario Galaxy

Nintendo developer, Yoshiaki Koizumi, has given a keynote speech at The Montreal Games Summit including explaining the steps that were taken to design Super Mario Galaxy.

So in 2005, a spec sheet was created for “Super Mario Revolutions”. Koizumi explained, "The concept was to play with Mario running around on spherical objects – something Miyamoto had come up with 5 years before, and..

News: Iwata Asks About Super Mario Galaxy

Iwata Asks About Super Mario Galaxy

The head honcho of Nintendo talks to the developers of Super Mario Galaxy in a series of interviews.

Following on from the 'Iwata asks' series of interviews around the launch of the Wii, the top dog of Nintendo talks to the developers of Super Mario Galaxy about the latest Mario game. Here's a short extract: Shimizu:So we had quite a few members of the public play test Super Mario Galaxy, and in a..

News: No Wii Hard Drive. Period. (For Now?)

No Wii Hard Drive. Period. (For Now?)

Since the launch of the Wii there have been concerns of memory shortages and most of the Internet community seems to have expected the announcement of a hard drive for some time now.

Nintendo have today squashed the rumours once again however, talking with Play.tm they said: “The way that we look at it is, we really don’t want people storing every single game they buy on their drive,”..

News: Reggie Promises More Wiis

Reggie Promises More Wiis

A lot more units are being manufactured but will there be enough?

At the Wii launch we all had problems obtaining the motion-sensing console which left desperate parents paying over the odds trying to get their loved ones a shiny new Wii. Unfortunately, it looks like to be more of the same towards the end of this year. In an interview with Mercury News Reggie Fils-Aime answered questions about the..

News: Iwata Talks Development, Miyamoto & Wii Sports 2

Iwata Talks Development, Miyamoto & Wii Sports 2

Nintendo's leader talks shop with one of his friends.

Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo, recently had an informal chat come-interview with Japanese site 1101.com. The discussion reveals many aspects of game development from Iwata himself and from stories of how Miyamoto has influenced him. At times throughout the talk such wise discussion takes place that it's hard to believe that is was..

News: Nintendo Franchise Defence

Nintendo Franchise Defence

Miyamoto still looks towards creating new ideas and characters, Nintendo doesn't solely run on Mario and Zelda.

Things seem to have changed alot at Nintendo over the past 5 years, but they still come under fire for recycling the same brands over and over. Personally I don't have a big issue with this, you might aswell have a different brand for each genre of game and stick to what works, just..

News: Miyamoto Is Wired

Miyamoto Is Wired

Nintendo grand master was recently quizzed by the Wired news crew, talking Mario Galaxy, WiiFit and WiiWare and others.

A Miyamoto interview is always something to saver and study, its not often the genius spills his thoughts with the media, Wired recently got a dose of his current brain activity and quizzed him with the general post-E3 questions we were all wondering. Excerpt regarding Super Mario..

News: Metroid Prime 3 - Not Online?

Metroid Prime 3 - Not Online?

Retro Studios have been quoted as saying there will be no online play in the forth coming Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Doh.

Interviewed by GamePro, Retro Studios CEO Michael Kelbaugh told the website that his studio's upcoming title Metroid Prime 3: Corruption will not feature online multiplayer. "It's something we talked about early on, but we only have so many resources. We opted to devote those..

News: Takashi Iizuka Talks NiGHTS

Takashi Iizuka Talks NiGHTS

Early this month Takashi Iizuka spoke to NGamer magazine, his interview has now been published on the CVG website for all to enjoy.

"CVG: First of all, just to relax the diehard fans, will the Wii version of NiGHTS be following the fundamental game mechanics of the original? Takashi Iizuka: For those loyal fans that have waiting 11 years for NiGHTS to return, I felt the need to keep the game..

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Comments On Sony Home And 360

Shigeru Miyamoto Comments On Sony Home And 360

Sony announced their "Home" service recently, a system that allows you to take control of an interactive human and interact in a digital world.

Shigeru Miyamoto said: “Nintendo years ago considered and rejected the type of approach Sony is now taking. Clearly Nintendo’s Miis have become a cultural phenomenon in their own right, appealing well beyond the traditional core gamer audience, and the..

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Address Game Developers Conference

Shigeru Miyamoto Address Game Developers Conference

Today Nintendo-san Miyamoto shared his "Creative Vision" as he gave his Keynote speech at the 2007 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Miymoto started off by announcing that his speech would be "a very different kind of keynote, a personal experience" and boy was he right, he even showed a bunch of his own photos using the Photo Channel on the Wii console, first off showing his very own..

News: Reggie Talks Apple Merger

Reggie Talks Apple Merger

The stuff dreams are made of for all the shiny white plastic manufacturers around the world.

It's been a soft rumour for quite a while now, ever since we saw the first pictures of the gleaming white Wii console, Nintendo merging with Apple, Apple buying Nintendo, Steve Jobs appearing on the Nintendo stage at E3... alas its all pure geek speculation. Aussie Nintendo have reported on an interview..

News: Japanese Only Games Could Get Worldwide VC Launches

Japanese Only Games Could Get Worldwide VC Launches

Finally Nintendo make some kind of hint that we may see Japanese only Nintendo classics put out for worldwide release.

For a few weeks now the word on then street has been that import favourites will not see a release on the Virtual Console due to problems with translation and such. However, speaking with Wired, Nintendo senior Vice President George Harrison revealed: “We are aware that there are..

News: Reggies Talks Shortages And Metroid

Reggies Talks Shortages And Metroid

Talking to MTV Reggie had some interesting stuff to say about the Nintendo Wii and DS consoles.

Firstly he apologised for the lack of Wii and DS units being made readily available. "We apologize that it continues to be a difficult problem to get your hands on [a Wii]," he said. "The fact is, we manufactured 4 million Wii consoles by the end of the calendar year. Our challenge was..

News: Fight Night Could Be Coming To Wii...

Fight Night Could Be Coming To Wii...

... and when I say "could" I mean it's pretty much inevitable that we can expect several boxing games on the Wii this year, right?

In an interview with doghouseboxing.com, producer of the Fight Night series David Blank stated: "We're talking about it right now. We're contemplating and we definitely feel there are some exciting things we can do with the Fight Night franchise and the Wii. When..

News: Knowing Me, Knowing You

Knowing Me, Knowing You

Ah ha! Upcoming gaming blog Game People interview Nintendo Life founder on life, games and blogging.

Were you ever curious about who made Nintendo Life? I doubt it - but If you were, now you have a chance to find out about our founding member courtesy of Andy from Game People. Andy approached me last week and told me all about a new regular interview feature on his site called "Blogging People"..

News: Reggie Acts Cool Again

Reggie Acts Cool Again

Now lets get this straight from the start: everything Reggie Fils-Aime says is cool. Got that? Right, then I'll carry on telling you what he says about the Wii hardware sales.

The Nintendo of America president has said today that Nintendo are on track to ship 4 million Nintendo Wii units by the end of the year - and could even exceed that figure. Speaking at the Reuters Media Summit he said:..

News: Nintendo Originally Planned $100 Wii

Nintendo Originally Planned $100 Wii

BusinessWeek Tokyo correspondent Kenji Hall recently talked with two members of the development team, Shigeru Miyamoto and veteran designer Ken'ichiro Ashida, about developing the Wii.

The two Japanese veterans were quizzed about various aspects of the Wii development cycle, here's a selection of answers that are of significant interest. "Miyamoto: We started work on the Wii around the time..