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News: Penélope Cruz Has the Answer in Professor Layton Advert

Penélope Cruz Has the Answer in Professor Layton Advert

Cruz control

Movie star, Oscar winner and one-time moustache-wearer Penélope Cruz has returned for another stint at Nintendo advertising, this time turning her considerable talents to Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. During a break in filming, Ms Cruz and her sister Monica are playing the latest entry in Level 5's puzzle series. Penélope...

News: Bridgestone Responds to Sony's "Kevin Butler" Lawsuit

Bridgestone Responds to Sony's "Kevin Butler" Lawsuit

All because of a game of Mario Kart Wii

Yesterday we picked up on the news of an ongoing court case between Sony and the actor behind Kevin Butler or, to be completely accurate, the actor's production company and Bridgestone. Sony's basic complaint was that the actor Jerry Lambert, so commonly known for his work as fictional Sony executive Kevin...

News: Kevin Butler Seen Near a Wii Console... Apocalypse Confirmed

Kevin Butler Seen Near a Wii Console... Apocalypse Confirmed

You do know he's a fictional character, right?

A story is starting to spread around the internet about a marketing betrayal that strikes a blow for Nintendo in the console wars. Or it's an actor doing his job for another company, but that's a lot less fun. Actor Jerry Lambert is regarded as an excellent comedic actor in the U.S., and has appeared...

News: Whoever said Penélope Cruz, You Were Right!

Whoever said Penélope Cruz, You Were Right!

Unlikely moustache wearer

In the latest of a long line of celebrity tie-ups, Penélope Cruz has joined forces with her sister, fellow actress Mónica Cruz, to star in a new campaign for New Super Mario Bros. 2. Nintendo teased us yesterday with a picture of the star without revealing who it might be. Our readers had lots of good guesses including...

News: Dragon Quest X Advert is a Call to Arms

Dragon Quest X Advert is a Call to Arms

In Japanese

Dragon Quest X will no doubt storm the Japanese charts with or without any advertising, but that hasn't stopped Square Enix putting together a cutesy trailer showing off the enemies and action in store. Japanese players can pick up the MMO from 2nd August, with a particularly snazzy black Wii Dragon Quest X bundle on sale too. The game...

News: Prepare for Celebrity Overload in Nintendo's Christmas Campaign

Prepare for Celebrity Overload in Nintendo's Christmas Campaign

It doesn't stop at Jedward

Nintendo of Europe is very fond of having familiar faces present its campaigns: Ant and Dec represented the brand for years, and Irish nightmare twins Jedward were recently brought on board for the coming Christmas period. That's only the tip of the superstar iceberg however, with the full range of personalities now unveiled. Top of the bill is twinkly-eyed Irish charmer..

News: Seth Green Gives Sartorial Advice Using Dragon Quest

Seth Green Gives Sartorial Advice Using Dragon Quest

A headline we never thought we'd run

It's wall-to-wall Dragon Quest IX for DS at the moment as Nintendo's marketing machine is running at close to full speed, with a slew of adverts and the chance to meet the series creator in New York this weekend. Last week we brought you the first commercial starring Seth Green in which he gave a group of girls dating advice – stay with us – and now he's..

News: Dragon Quest IX Gets a Little Help from Seth Green

Dragon Quest IX Gets a Little Help from Seth Green

Contains potentially fatal amounts of geek

Just when you thought your anticipation levels for Dragon Quest IX couldn't get any higher, along comes Nintendo with a new celebrity endorsement to kick your excitement up just another little notch. It may not be quite Beyoncé Knowles advertising Rhythm Paradise, but Seth Green's comical turn in this advert for the upcoming DS RPG may convince a few..

News: WiiWare Phoenix Wright Makes Most Of Wii Remote

WiiWare Phoenix Wright Makes Most Of Wii Remote

Shouting "Objection" never felt so natural

While some might be grumbling about the fact that the upcoming WiiWare editions of Capcom's Phoenix Wright series are little more than straight ports of the DS/GBA originals, one element is likely to bring a smile to the face of pretty much every fan. As this zany Japanese TV commercial illustrates, it's possible to use the Wii Remote to object to things..

News: New Zelda Advert Takes Different Track

New Zelda Advert Takes Different Track

Not what you'd expect from a Spirit Tracks commercial

Nintendo has just been in touch with a video of the extended version of the Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks commercial being run in the US currently, and it's certainly not your average Zelda commercial. Staying away from the cutesy cartoon characters that typify the game itself, it takes place in...

News: Wii Sports Resort To Feature Golf, Table Tennis

Wii Sports Resort To Feature Golf, Table Tennis

Nintendo double-dipping for next 50 million-seller

It's official: Minigame compilations on Wii have become so numerous that Nintendo themselves have no new sports to exploit. Over at the official Japanese Wii Web site via GoNintendo there's a bunch of new TV spots advertising Motion+ and Wii Sports Resort, revealing two more minigames sure to set the world ablaze. Well, not new in the strictest..

News: Wario Destroys YouTube

Wario Destroys YouTube

Nintendo's latest advert for Wario Land: Shake It! literally shakes and breaks YouTube, check it out.

Wario receives an antique globe and telescope that allow him to travel to the once-idyllic Shake Dimension, now conquered by the tyrannical pirate, the Shake King. With the assistance of his longtime rival, Captain Syrup, he must rescue the Merfles, denizens of the Shake Dimension imprisoned by the..