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News: Japanese DS Sales Spike Last Week in Mysterious Circumstances

Japanese DS Sales Spike Last Week in Mysterious Circumstances

Whatever could be the driving force?

Of course, Pokémon Black & White saw their Japanese release last week, with hardware sales more than doubling across the country. Previous week's DS sales stood at a respectable 39,749 across all models, with last week's figures passing 85,000 units sold across the entire week. In fact, the DS range outsold every other console combined, testament to the..

News: Sonic Colours Gets Special Edition Figures in PAL Regions

Sonic Colours Gets Special Edition Figures in PAL Regions

Grab a batch of toys with the game

North American hedgehog fans will be able to keep their heads warm with this pre-order Sonic hat, but gamers Down Under are heading towards a warmer time of year. What will they get to honour the release of Sonic Colours? Some figurines, that's what. EB Games Australia lists special editions for both the Wii and DS versions of Sonic Colours, both of which include..

News: Watch Out for this Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Bonus

Watch Out for this Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Bonus

It's a watch!

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a graphic adventure developed by Chunsoft, described by publisher Aksys as: A game that simulates life, or at least it would if your life was about being trapped on a sinking ship and forced to complete a series of incomprehensible puzzles before your practically inevitable death. As if that weren't enough to brighten your Monday, sticking your..

News: Ni No Kuni Trailer Shows Stunning Animation Chops

Ni No Kuni Trailer Shows Stunning Animation Chops

Dream collaboration looking fantastic

Since we reported that Ni No Kuni is coming to North America we've kept an eagle eye on the team-up between legendary animators Studio Ghibli and Professor Layton powerhouse Level-5. Now Tokyo Game Show has given us a new animated trailer to gawp at, and gawp we must. There's no in-game footage shown, but there is a giant cat wearing a crown, so that should..

News: Rising Star Games Talks About PANG and Localisation Grapples

Rising Star Games Talks About PANG and Localisation Grapples

Gamers will have to continue to wait for certain games to get localised

Gamers old enough to remember destroying bouncing balloons in the 1989 two-player arcade game Pang might also be aware that due to its popularity, instalments on the SNES and Game Boy were eventually released, and Rising Star Games is continuing to entertain gamers by launching PANG: Magical Michael on the DS today. In a recent..

News: TGS Okamiden Trailer Shows Plenty More Gameplay

TGS Okamiden Trailer Shows Plenty More Gameplay

Familiar characters brush with new skills

Capcom is making a big noise about Okamiden, its DS-bound sequel to well-regarded escapade Okami, and with good reason. These new screenshots and fresh trailer from the Tokyo Game Show show the game looks set to maintain the quality level set by the original. Familiar characters Susano, Kushi and more return in the video, as well as a wealth of new bosses..

News: Ghost Trick Trailer Shows the Park is Susceptible to Strange Events

Ghost Trick Trailer Shows the Park is Susceptible to Strange Events

More gameplay footage from Capcom's puzzle game

The Tokyo Game Show has landed and everyone has a lot to show off. Capcom is continuing its steady release of episodic gameplay trailers for the upcoming mystery adventure game, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, and we can tell you that something strange is happening at the park. The game fuses logic puzzles with humour and if the presentation looks..

Review: Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (DS)

Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (DS)

A fitting send-off from Cing

Throughout its lifespan, the DS has been a popular medium for graphic adventure games, many of which have become very successful. 2007 saw one such example in the form of Hotel Dusk: Room 215. Developed by Cing, also well known for the Trace Memory/Another Code series and published by Nintendo, it was a hit among gamers so it's no surprise to see that three years later,..

News: Raise Your Objections with this Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Trailer

Raise Your Objections with this Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Trailer

Edgeworth returns, of course

It was only a few days ago that Famitsu revealed the first details of Ace Attorney Investigations 2, then the first screenshots followed a short while later, and now we have the first trailer for the game. With this video being produced for Tokyo Game Show it won't surprise you it's all in Japanese, but it still shows off a little of what you can expect in the upcoming..

News: Sakamoto Wishes to Start Metroid Dread From Scratch

Sakamoto Wishes to Start Metroid Dread From Scratch

Metroid co-creator might not even be involved with it

With the revelation that a Metroid game was close to materialising on the Nintendo 64, it's almost a mirror image of the elusive Metroid Dread that's supposed to be on the DS. Series co-creator, Yoshiro Sakamoto, has recently shed some light on it and we could be back to square one before we've...

News: Familiar Abilities Return in New Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Trailer

Familiar Abilities Return in New Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Trailer

Puzzles and battles in action

The anticipation for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn ramps up with each new video and droplet of information, but this latest trailer will be calmly reassuring to gamers who've experienced and loved Camelot's portable series over the past few years. Showcasing the game's Psynergy spells in both battle and dungeon sections, fans...

News: European DSi XL Palette Gets Three More Splashes of Colour

European DSi XL Palette Gets Three More Splashes of Colour

Yellow, green and blue, to be more specific

With Japan already enjoying its array of bright additions, Australia set to launch its own similar colours and North America receiving its Midnight Blue model, Europeans might be justified in feeling a little left out with the current available DSi XL colours. Not for long, as Nintendo has announced that it is to launch the DSi XL in gr

News: Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock to Expand Wii and DS Connectivity

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock to Expand Wii and DS Connectivity

Now with double the cross-platform players

It seems Vicarious Visions and Activision are trying to add a much-needed key-change to the Guitar Hero melody, and as if a new story mode isn't enough, the creators are expanding the connectivity between Wii and DS players with a selection of play modes and multiplayer functions. The Roadie Battle mode from Guitar Hero 5 makes a beefier return for DS..

News: Suda51 Talks About No More Heroes 3, 3DS Game Ideas and More

Suda51 Talks About No More Heroes 3, 3DS Game Ideas and More

Find out what qualities are important to him as a game designer

When you have an unorthodox game designer like Goichi Suda and a wonder machine like the 3DS that's sure to ignite a few sparks in developers' creative minds, we as consumers could very well be in for a treat. The CEO at Grasshopper Manufacture, more commonly known as Suda51, recently spoke to Revogamers about ideas he's considering..

Review: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS)

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS)

Yet another engaging adventure

After the success of the first two Professor Layton releases on the DS, it should come as no surprise to see Nintendo localising the third. Its unique blend of mystery storytelling and brain-teasing puzzles somehow forms one of the most unique and engrossing gaming experiences available for the system and a style that's already captured the hearts of gamers the world..

Review: Shanghai DS (DS)

Shanghai DS (DS)

Sticking to the basics

Whilst many will think of 8-bit classics like Blaster Master when they hear the Sunsoft name, one of their biggest brands has been Shanghai, with new editions for every handheld and console over the past decade or so. Preceding Shanghai Wii by two years, the handheld and console titles have little in common beyond the same classic solitaire tile-matching game whose use of..

News: Sega Emits a Spectrum of Sonic Colours Information

Sega Emits a Spectrum of Sonic Colours Information

Little flecks of detail

From manoeuvres that the little blue hedgehog can perform, as showcased in an early gameplay trailer, to hints of new characters, information on Sonic Colours for the Wii and DS has slowly been released from Sega's grasp, although all will not be mentioned in your typical news articles. In similar fashion

News: Pokémon Black & White to Explore New Territory

Pokémon Black & White to Explore New Territory

Iwata Asks about the game setting and Pokémon design

With Pokémon Black & White's upcoming Japanese release of September 18th fast approaching, the Nintendo president has taken part in another Iwata Asks with Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO at The Pokémon Company, as well as Pokémon Black & White director Junichi Masuda and 2D art director Ken...

News: Nintendo Shows Who's Boss of the August Sales Chart

Nintendo Shows Who's Boss of the August Sales Chart

It's them, taking ten of the top U.S. spots

The month of July saw Nintendo dominating the U.S. sales charts, shifting more machines than its competition and moving over 192,000 happy homes for copies of Super Mario Galaxy 2. Additionally, nearly 142,000 copies of Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 to 4 were sold, making it the top-selling handheld title. So how was the month of August? Once again, Mario's..