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News: The Hidden Finds Its Way to the 3DS This October

The Hidden Finds Its Way to the 3DS This October

Augmenting reality, paranormal-style

The 3DS has shown gamers how they can manipulate what they see via the system's external cameras thanks to the built-in Augmented Reality applications, and Majesco Entertainment's recent announcement shows that the publisher also wants a slice of the proverbial AR pie. The Hidden is in development for the 3DS by 1st Playable Productions, the studio that's behind..

News: Nintendo Announces 3DS Instalment in the Super Mario Series

Nintendo Announces 3DS Instalment in the Super Mario Series

First screenshots inside

Today's been a good day for 3DS news. Along with Nintendo's live feed of Satoru Iwata's keynote presentation at GDC 2011, the company has also made several new announcements regarding the upcoming 3DS. Following Iwata's rather short but sweet hint at a new Mario game for the 3DS, it's been announced that the handheld console will be getting a new instalment in the Super..

News: Nnooo Returns to WiiWare with escapeVektor: Chapter 1

Nnooo Returns to WiiWare with escapeVektor: Chapter 1

Arcade action

Australian developer Nnooo has made a name for itself with its DSiWare titles, including myDiary, myNotebook and the upcoming augmented reality game Spirit Hunters Inc. The studio has just announced its first WiiWare title since 2008's Pop in the form of escapeVektor: Chapter 1. The game is set inside the Wii, with players hoping to help Vektor escape the CPU's clutches. Progr

News: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Collects 4 BAFTA Nominations

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Collects 4 BAFTA Nominations

Whereas DS games dominate the Handheld category

We recently brought you word that Super Mario Galaxy 2 was nominated for the GAME Award of 2010 at this year's British Academy Video Game Awards. As the only category voted by the public, our readers showed a lot of support for the rotund plumber which should hopefully help him snag the recognition. If you haven't already, make sure you head over to..

News: EA Weed-Whacks Gardens from Production

EA Weed-Whacks Gardens from Production

Looks like you'll have to go outdoors after all

It sure looked pretty, but EA announced at a recent event in New York City that they have cancelled production of their bucolic horticulture simulator Gardens, once slotted as one of EA's 3DS launch titles. While those who were looking forward to a more relaxing handheld experience will certainly...

News: Playboy Slip Cases Looking to Sexy Up Nintendo Handhelds

Playboy Slip Cases Looking to Sexy Up Nintendo Handhelds

We wonder how many of these can be found inside the mansion

We'll soon be seeing plenty of rabbits on the upcoming 3DS ― the crazy ones anyways ― but by way of iMP, supplier of video gaming accessories, we'll also be seeing bunnies of the sexier kind in the form of limited edition handheld cases. Officially licensed Playboy slip cases for the DS Lite, DSi and 3DS have been announced by iMP, and..

Competition Winners: Mario Sports Mix (Global)

Mario Sports Mix (Global)

Were you one of the lucky ones?

We recently ran a contest for Mario Sports Mix in conjunction with Gamesbasement, and now's the time to find out if you were one of our lucky winners. We had well over 600 entries, and the three winners drawn from our special MySQL database-in-a-hat were... MasterGraveheartEnry84Smashbro99 Congratulations from everyone at Nintendo Life. You'll soon be contacted to..

News: EnjoyUp's 99Bullets Blasting DSiWare, Retro Style

EnjoyUp's 99Bullets Blasting DSiWare, Retro Style

8-bit bang

DSiWare has a decent array of shooters, ranging from bizarre baby blaster Paul's Shooting Adventure to classic outing X-Scape, and EnjoyUp Games wants to get a piece of the gunplay action with its own handheld take on the genre: 99Bullets. There's a definite retro feel to the game that'll be familiar to players reared on arcade shooters, but the game's innovation is set to come from the..

News: Australia Gets 3DS on March 31st for $349

Australia Gets 3DS on March 31st for $349

Last again...

The launch date calendar for 3DS is now complete, with the announcement that gamers in Australia will be able to buy the console from March 31st for AUS$349, around £220 / $356 USD. The system will be available in Cosmos Black and Aqua Blue, but Nintendo of Australia has not yet announced the official launch line-up for day one. However, it will likely be similar to Europe's 3DS..

News: Nintendo Reveals New Kirby Platformer for Wii in 2011

Nintendo Reveals New Kirby Platformer for Wii in 2011

Kirby sucks again

Europe hasn't even had a chance to tangle with Kirby's Epic Yarn yet, and already Nintendo of Japan has revealed the second proper Wii outing for the pink puffball in a new video on its Japanese website. Developed by HAL Laboratories, the game looks like a more traditional Kirby adventure than its string-based predecessor, with...

News: Liight Approved for WiiWare

Liight Approved for WiiWare

Finally, there will be a Liight in the darkness of everybody's life [Updated with trailer]

A while back, we showed you Liight, a puzzler from Studio Walljump that involves illuminating targets of various colours using the base elements of red, green and blue light in various combinations. It looked quite exciting, but we hadn't heard anything about...

News: Learn the Art of Spinjitzu with LEGO Battles: Ninjago

Learn the Art of Spinjitzu with LEGO Battles: Ninjago

Strategy sequel coming this spring

In conjunction with the launch of LEGO's Ninjago construction sets, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that a sequel to the 2009 strategy game LEGO Battles is in the works and should reach DS gamers this spring. Developed by Hellbent Games and produced by TT Games, LEGO Battles: Ninjago allows gamers to choose whether they want to play the..

News: Enter The Masters Tournament in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12

Enter The Masters Tournament in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12

Golf franchise makes a return with some new features

EA Sports President, Peter Moore, made it clear that he was disappointed with the sales performance of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the Wii, even though it was a critically-acclaimed title. Whatever the cause of the sales numbers was, it was evident that EA Sports would have to do something special if interest is to bounce back up on the golfing..

News: Gamelion Bringing the Boom Boom to DSiWare

Gamelion Bringing the Boom Boom to DSiWare

New title on the way next year

WiiWare's Furry Legends may not have quite lived up to all our expectations, but Gamelion clearly thinks the characters and setting is a recipe for success, as it's using elements of its rolling platformer in upcoming DSiWare game Boom Boom Squaries. Currently awaiting approval at Nintendo, with a release expected for early 2011, Boom Boom Squaries is a chain-reaction..

News: Level-5's Time Travelers to Materialise on the 3DS

Level-5's Time Travelers to Materialise on the 3DS

Shots accompany a company announcement

Level-5 sure knows how to tease, doesn't it? First there was the rather cryptic announcement that a new game had started development. Then there was the webpage that contained a single piece of artwork that only raised more questions than it provided answers. When will we actually get some kind of solid details on the mysterious suspense title Time Travelers?..

News: Fans to Have Direct Input in Mega Man Legends 3 Project

Fans to Have Direct Input in Mega Man Legends 3 Project

Capcom reveals what this "project" entails

When Capcom announced that they were working on a Mega Man Legends 3 project for 3DS, we took this to mean that the name of the upcoming game had yet to be decided. It's now been revealed that the word means much more; as Capcom's website explains, "'Project' is in the title for a reason." As explained at the recent New York City Comic Con by..

News: Redbox Rental Kiosks to Begin Distributing Wii Games

Redbox Rental Kiosks to Begin Distributing Wii Games

Just $2 a night expanding to more cities this month

While online rental services like GameFly, Netflix and LoveFilm have largely taken the place of the in-person video store, viewers who've missed the quick fix of an instant pick-up have seen their needs met in part by services such as Redbox, which offers a small variety of DVDs and, recently, Blu-Ray discs via computerised vending machines..

News: Capcom Reveals Virtual Console Arcade Support in the West

Capcom Reveals Virtual Console Arcade Support in the West

Finally some more arcade classics

It took a while, but Capcom has finally revealed that, yes, it is also planning to release a bunch of its arcade titles on the Virtual Console outside Japan. We already discovered some of the titles a while ago, but it's now added one more game to the list. Listed on a small poster in Capcom's booth at the Comic-Con in New York are a total of six titles it plans to..

News: October is Spook Month on Nintendo Life

October is Spook Month on Nintendo Life

Frightful Fridays and Scary Saturdays ahead

As we all know, October 31st is All Hallows Eve, popularly known as Halloween. It's a night when some of you will dress up in your favourite fear-inducing garb and haunt the town, others will dress up as well but instead go to screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and others still will stay home and watch Ernest Scared Stupid. It's also a month..