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News: Down Under's DSi XL Range Gets Colourful Next Month

Down Under's DSi XL Range Gets Colourful Next Month

Grab yellow, blue and red on September 23rd

Colour-conscious Japanese gamers gained three more colour choices in June when yellow, blue and green DSi LL consoles launched, and North America received the midnight blue console last month. PAL regions have been disappointingly short-changed in the XL colour stakes – until now. On September 23rd Australia and New Zealand are set to have their..

News: Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Gets 3 Bonuses

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Gets 3 Bonuses

Posters and gift cards up for grabs

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light looks like being another strong addition to the DS's stable of RPGs, but Square Enix isn't taking any chances when it comes to getting fans to stick down their money in advance, with two separate pre-order incentives up for grabs, as well as a bonus poster available to all who purchase the game at launch. Everyone who picks up..

News: Doctor Who to Land the TARDIS on Wii & DS

Doctor Who to Land the TARDIS on Wii & DS

Allons-y!

Like bowties and time travel? Then you should be excited to hear that the hit BBC programme Doctor Who is zooming to the DS and Wii with Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth for the former and Doctor Who: Return to Earth for the latter, both set for release in the coming months from Asylum Entertainment. The program stars The Doctor, a 907 year old Time Lord who, with his companion, winds up in..

News: Natsume Brings New Voice Actors to Lufia and Rune Factory Series

Natsume Brings New Voice Actors to Lufia and Rune Factory Series

Possible plush pre-order too

Natsume announced Rune Factory 3 a few months back, with the promise of new features including a multiplayer mode, and Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is set to arrive from Natsume before 2010 is history. Both games will arrive with a sparkling audio overhaul, courtesy of a new voiceover company bringing the scripts to life. Natsume's Vice President of Operations, Graham..

News: Latest Pokemon Titles Top One Million Preorders in Japan

Latest Pokemon Titles Top One Million Preorders in Japan

Pokémon goes platinum before launch

Out in Japan next month, Pokémon Black and White are destined to destroy all opponents in a storm of sales, with pre-orders for the titles having already smashed the million mark. The most impressive part? Stores only started taking pre-orders on July 31st, making the feat a new record for the DS, with the Pokémon Company expecting the total figure to top 1.5m..

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..

Review: Ivy the Kiwi? (DS)

Ivy the Kiwi? (DS)

Absolutely di-vine

After spending years helping Sega create some of its most popular console releases during the Mega Drive and Saturn eras, Yuji Naka decided it was time to form his own development studio. His main goal was to create gaming experiences that appealed to a much broader audience. No better title could sum up this goal more perfectly than his newest creation Ivy the Kiwi?. Not only..

News: Plants vs. Zombies Eyes Up DS, Licks Rotting Lips

Plants vs. Zombies Eyes Up DS, Licks Rotting Lips

2011 date for Popcap's classic

The DS keeps providing shelter for all kind of miscreants: Angry Birds was recently announced for a DS release, and now Popcap's similarly world-dominating strategy title Plants vs. Zombies is getting ready to infect the console next year. Plants vs. Zombies is tower defence done differently: there are no towers, for a start. The trailer below makes more sense, though..

News: Charity to Provide Nintendo DS Systems for Young Cancer Patients

Charity to Provide Nintendo DS Systems for Young Cancer Patients

Local charity holding its inaugural Footsteps in Faith 5K and Fun Walk

When Genre Baker, then eight years old, from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania was in hospital receiving treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), there was one little machine in the form of a Nintendo DS that made the stays more bearable and now a year older, he is the inspiration for the provision of these portable..

News: New Sonic Wisp Power-Ups Help Sonic Hover and More

New Sonic Wisp Power-Ups Help Sonic Hover and More

Green and pink Wisps unveiled

With generally positive impressions of Sonic Colours for DS following E3, Sega isn't about to let you forget about Sonic Colours for Wii, announcing two new power-ups for the game this week. The first is the Pink Wisp, which galvanises Sonic's spikes to allow him to stick to walls and ceilings, allowing him to explore new routes in certain levels of the game. Exclusive..

News: Watch Dr. Wily's Between-Game Preparations, D.I.Y.-Style

Watch Dr. Wily's Between-Game Preparations, D.I.Y.-Style

WarioWare creations guide him through the evil lair setup process

Oh, that Dr. Wily, always up to no good with his evil Robot Masters and his bushy eyebrows. With the amount of smackdowns he's had from Mega Man, you'd think he'd give up the ghost on his crazy plans for world domination sooner or later. Instead, Wily is like clockwork cartoon evil, and NeoGAF poster jarosh has captured the doc..

News: Let the Warm Glow of this Golden Sun Trailer Brighten Your Day

Let the Warm Glow of this Golden Sun Trailer Brighten Your Day

The future's bright

It's been three long weeks since we got chance to play Camelot's upcoming RPG Golden Sun Dark Dawn, and our First Impressions only left us wanting more. This new Japanese trailer for the game has exactly the same effect. With more Psynergies, Summons and simply stunning graphics than before, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn looks like it...

Review: Art Academy (DS)

Art Academy (DS)

Your only limit is your creativity

To DSi owners, Art Academy will be a familiar sight. Last year we saw Art Academy: First Semester and Second Semester, a set of artistic tools by Nintendo. While First Semester received positive reviews, Second Semester was criticized for being “less of the same”, resembling an overpriced expansion pack rather...

News: Get a Feel for Okamiden with New Screenshots and Gameplay Video

Get a Feel for Okamiden with New Screenshots and Gameplay Video

Puzzles, combat and dialogue all in one place

Capcom's Okamiden is shaping up to be one of the DS's biggest titles of 2011, as these new screenshots and gameplay video from Gamescom in Cologne show. Taking in more of the paint-and-brush gameplay from its predecessor Okami, the extra precision offered by the DS stylus opens up new opportunities for Celestial Brushwork, as the trailer shows the..

News: Bask in the Supernatural Aura of this Ghost Trick Trailer

Bask in the Supernatural Aura of this Ghost Trick Trailer

Detecting new phantoms inbound

We had a short but enjoyably bizarre hands-on session with Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective a month ago, and the curious DS puzzler continues to take shape under the direction of Phoenix Wright mastermind Shu Takumi. With Gamescom currently tearing up Cologne, Capcom has released a new trailer for Ghost Trick to show off more of the ghostly gameplay players can expect..

News: Nintendo's Q4 Schedule Outs BIT.TRIP FATE

Nintendo's Q4 Schedule Outs BIT.TRIP FATE

Plus dates for Kirby, DK and more

Gaijin Games let the first detail of its upcoming BIT.TRIP title slip last week with the revelation it'll be playable with the Wii Zapper, but a new Nintendo press release has confirmed the name as BIT.TRIP FATE with a release date pencilled in for this Fall. The press release also gives vague "holiday season" release dates for Super Meat Boy and the..

News: Insanity Grips the DS in Upcoming Shutter Island Game

Insanity Grips the DS in Upcoming Shutter Island Game

DiCaprio in your pocket

Movie fans who enjoyed Martin Scorsese's nailbiting thriller, Shutter Island will soon be able to stroll off the boat into insanity themselves on the DS as revealed by a recent ESRB rating: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game, based on the movie Shutter Island, in which players assume the role of U.S. marshals who investigate odd occurrences in the Ashercliffe Hospital for..

News: Art Academy Paints a Pretty Picture Inside UK Top Five

Art Academy Paints a Pretty Picture Inside UK Top Five

It's obviously drawing people in

DSi owners will be familiar with Art Academy: First Semester and Second Semester, the artistic tools designed to help users discover their innate artistic talents. Recently released in cartridge form, the latest UK charts show it sitting inside the All-Formats Top 5, having jumped from 28th place in the previous week. First-week sales were dogged by poor stock..

Review: Star Fox Command (DS)

Star Fox Command (DS)

Return to glory for team Star Fox

The Star Fox series is one which holds a special place in the hearts of many gamers. Featuring a colourful cast of anthropomorphic animals led by Fox McCloud across the Lylat system, it all began back in 1993 on the Super Nintendo with the original Star Fox. The game was a huge hit and has since seen four sequels...

News: What's the World DS-Playing Record This Month?

What's the World DS-Playing Record This Month?

Congratulations if you said 659

Two months ago, 586 people at the London MCM Expo all played DS games simultaneously, setting a new Guinness World Record in the process. Last month, 659 people did exactly the same thing, only in Bradford instead of London. Guinness World Records' Gaming Editor Gaz Deaves was on-hand to verify the attempt: It was a great event, the atmosphere was incredible. Seeing..