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News: Nintendo's European Release Schedule Offers Few Surprises

Nintendo's European Release Schedule Offers Few Surprises

Unless you love Scooby-Doo

The news of Last Window: The Secret of Cape West heading to Europe is just one nugget from the latest Nintendo Europe press release outlining its schedule from now until the end of September. While this means that there's no sight of its big 2010 titles like Kirby's Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, it's

News: Last Window Coming to Europe in September

Last Window Coming to Europe in September

Hotel Dusk sequel picked up for localisation

It's been a long wait to see if Last Window, developed by the sadly bankrupt Cing, would be heading to Western shores, but Nintendo has revealed the game will be coming to Europe in September. Players take the role of detective Kyle Hyde, returning from Hotel Dusk: Room 215, for another mystery-packed...

News: Live Video Chat Could Come to Pokemon Black & White

Live Video Chat Could Come to Pokemon Black & White

Live Caster feature for DSi and 3DS only

Pokémon Black & White is shaping up to be a big push forward for the series: as well as a revamped graphical style, three-on-three battling and more, the latest information suggests it will allow DSi and 3DS owners to use video chat in local and WiFi Connection play. Pokémon website par excellence Serebii has posted scans of a Japanese promotional..

Review: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS)

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS)

It's slime time!

You'd be hard-pressed to find a video game series more influential to the Japanese RPG genre than Dragon Quest. Although the constantly-evolving Final Fantasy titles have generally remained more popular over the years, the former has stayed a favourite among long-time fans for its uncanny ability to retain the old-school console RPG...

News: Aksys Calls 999 for Western Translation

Aksys Calls 999 for Western Translation

Japanese adventure heading Westward, ho!

These are good times to be a DS-owning fan of rich adventures, with RPGs falling into your lap every five minutes. What about a less battle-oriented title, though? Aksys may have just the thing, as it's announced it will be translating Chunsoft's adventure title 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors. A combination of text adventure, puzzle and room escape, 999..

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: Level 5 Draws Ni No Kuni to North America

Level 5 Draws Ni No Kuni to North America

Inazuma Eleven on the way, too

A combination of Professor Layton-developers Level-5 and Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli sounds like a winning mix, and Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madōshi (or "Second Land: The Jet-Black Mage") is certainly shaping up to be another strong addition to the DS's stable of RPGs. Level-5 President Akihiro Hino has some good news for Western gamers..

News: UK DSi Price Goes Down, UK DSi Sales Go Up

UK DSi Price Goes Down, UK DSi Sales Go Up

40% increase every week since cut

About a month ago Nintendo announced it was dropping the cost of DS consoles to retailers, with retailers lowering the cost to consumers. It seems the move has paid off handsomely, as Nintendo has revealed the machine's sales have increased 40 per cent every week since the trade price was cut. A primetime advertising campaign didn't hurt sales either, but being..

News: Dragon Quest IX Event Wants to Tag You With a Special Map

Dragon Quest IX Event Wants to Tag You With a Special Map

Get to Gamestop, get a map

There are just a few more days to go until North American fans can bash slimes all over again in Dragon Quest IX, and within a few weeks GameStops up and down the country will be hosting an event to grant gamers a Special Event Map. To get involved it's very simple. Head to a participating store on the 31st of July between 1pm and 4pm to take part; just make sure you've..

E3 2010: Best of E3 Awards

Best of E3 Awards

Nintendo Life honours the great and the good

The most recent episode of the Nintendo Life podcast revealed the winners of the Reader's Best of E3 Awards, and in case you've not caught the show yet here they are: Reader's Awards: Best Wii Game – Donkey Kong Country Returns.Best Handheld Game – Kid Icarus: Uprising.Best Overall Game –

News: Aussie Child Uses DS to Save Mother's Bacon

Aussie Child Uses DS to Save Mother's Bacon

Nintendo's dual-screen wonder to the rescue

Next time you're in a potentially life-threatening situation you might want to make sure you have a handheld console nearby. A quick-thinking Australian schoolchild - credited only as "Christopher" - found a use for his DS that didn't involve training pocket monsters or defeating Bowser; when his family's car overturned after an attempt to avoid..

News: Prepare Yourself for GoldenEye's "Epic" Tank Level

Prepare Yourself for GoldenEye's "Epic" Tank Level

Bond brings big bangs

We all remember the tank level from the original GoldenEye: the feeling of destructive power at your fingertips was brilliantly realised, and with the recently-announced GoldenEye for Wii on the way Activision is looking to revive this classic level in a big fashion. In a recent interview with the UK's Official Nintendo Magazine, Activision's Tim Coupe describes the tank level..

News: Metacritic Midyear Report Shows Nintendo Consoles Still Rocking

Metacritic Midyear Report Shows Nintendo Consoles Still Rocking

DS had no "bad games", Wii receives best-reviewed game of the year so far

However you feel about Metacritic's methods and impact, it's hard to deny the statistics it generates can make for some interesting reading. With the first six months of 2010 now behind us, the site has released its midyear report, showing how each console stacks up against the opposition. Quality titles see the DS top the..

News: Freddie Flintoff Hits DS for Six

Freddie Flintoff Hits DS for Six

First cricket game heading to the handheld

Last year's Ashes Cricket 2009 on Wii was a huge success for Codemasters, but the lack of a DS version disappointed fans who wanted a bit of leather-on-willow on the move. Thankfully UK developer Fuzzy Frog Games has stepped in to fill the gap with Freddie Flintoff's Power Play Cricket on the way to DS in August. Taking an arcade-style approach to the..

News: Meet the Dragon Quest Creator at this DQIX Launch Event

Meet the Dragon Quest Creator at this DQIX Launch Event

Also featuring a Dragon Quest ice cream truck

Nintendo's desire to get the name Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on everyone's lips gathers apace. Fresh from the appointment of Seth Green in a series of adverts the Big N has just announced a launch event at Rockefeller Plaza on Saturday July 10th. Guest of honour for the event will be Yuji Horii, creator of the Dragon Quest series,..

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: Triple Trouble in this New Pokemon Black & White Trailer

Triple Trouble in this New Pokemon Black & White Trailer

Three-on-three battles could mean 50% increase in strategy

Making two captured monsters fight each other is passé: one of the new features of Pokémon Black and White is the ability to take three monsters into battle for even more tactical fighting. Not only does the trailer show off a sextet of battling monsters, it also leaves tantalising hints at a web-based Poképortal for trading monsters, as..

Guides: How to Get Your Musical Creations Off Your DS

How to Get Your Musical Creations Off Your DS

With a lack of Export feature for most music software on the handheld, we show you how to preserve and share your masterpieces

DS-owning music enthusiasts have quite a few tools at their disposal for composing their latest and greatest, laying down that melody that came out of nowhere for use later or just plain old messing around with bleeps and...

Nintendo Download: 28th June 2010 (North America)

28th June 2010 (North America)

Jett Rocket and Mario Tennis N64 headline this week's 10 releases

Mario and Camelot breathe some life into the Virtual Console's N64 offerings, Shin'en shows the power of WiiWare and DSiWare keeps up its flood of titles. WiiWareJett Rocket (Shin'en, 1000 Points) – This platformer from the creators of the excellent Art of Balance blasts onto WiiWare this week, bringing some of the sharpest..