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News: More Pokemon Black & White Monsters Revealed

More Pokemon Black & White Monsters Revealed

Certainly prettier than the first lot

We've seen the three Pokémon you'll choose from at the start of your adventure, as well as the legendary monsters you'll look to snag nearer the end, but in-between there's dozens of new Pokémon to discover. Japanese magazine CoroCoro has obliged by revealing details and images of six brand new monsters and a few new areas too. Our favourite of the new bunch..

News: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Teaser Trailer

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Teaser Trailer

Check out the latest trailer for the upcoming DS RPG.

The kind folks at Nintendo were kind enough to send over the latest teaser trailer for the upcoming Square-Enix RPG Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. While there's not a lot of actual gameplay footage in the trailer, there is some very cool animated sequences that should get you prepared for the upcoming North American and European..

News: Nintendo Sits Us Down for an Art Academy Compilation

Nintendo Sits Us Down for an Art Academy Compilation

Another one? The ink pot's deeper than we thought

With the nature of the DS touchscreen and stylus input, it's no wonder developers have tried to emulate the process of putting pen to paper in more ways than one. Whether it's drawing the path in which Link's boomerang will travel in, or more art-orientated implementations, it's certainly a fun and inventive method to play around with. We just got..

News: Ivy the Kiwi? to be a Rising Star in Europe

Ivy the Kiwi? to be a Rising Star in Europe

Home of Japanese Games picks up Yuji Naka's latest

You've probably only just wiped away your tears of sadness following yesterday's introduction to the story of Ivy the Kiwi?, but you may now start weeping tears of joy with the announcement that Rising Star Games is bringing the title to Europe this Autumn. Developed by former Sonic Team head honcho Yuji Naka's studio PROPE, Ivy the Kiwi? for Wii..

E3 2010: DS Predictions

DS Predictions

What’s in store for Nintendo’s current gen handheld?

We all know the buzz around Nintendo’s announcement of the 3DS is reaching fever pitch, but it would be foolish to write off its current DS hardware: DSi is barely a year old, so there’s bound to be a lot of titles to convince DS owners not to abandon the system just yet. Returning franchises are expected to be the mainstay of DS from now..

News: Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Gets E3 Trailer

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Gets E3 Trailer

Showing the user interface, game environments and enemies

When Square Enix announced that Western gamers will be sampling the delights of the latest Final Fantasy game built for the DS, we could hear the dusting-off of robes and the clunking of armour from continent to continent. Now, we have a bit more to share with you as we take a look at the official E3 trailer. Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of..

News: Ivy the Kiwi? Story Might Make You Cry a Bit

Ivy the Kiwi? Story Might Make You Cry a Bit

Poor little lost bird

You may have heard Nintendo Life staff James Newton and Corbie Dillard discuss this title in the latest episode of the podcast, and Ivy the Kiwi? continues to gain momentum with new screenshots and details about the tiny bird's story hitting the 'net from US publisher XSEED Games. Developed by Let's Tap developer PROPE, headed up by ex-Sonic Team man Yuji Naka of course, Ivy..

Rumour: We May See a 3DS Animal Crossing Next Week

We May See a 3DS Animal Crossing Next Week

Chug chug chug goes the E3 rumour mill

You know the deal by now: until we have this confirmed, please treat the following as a rumour. Robot-worshipping games website Destructoid recently posted an intriguing piece of news, suggesting that one first-party launch title for the 3DS could be the next instalment in Nintendo's Animal Crossing franchise. According to the site's unnamed inside source,..

News: Kingdom Hearts Returns to DS with Re:coded

Kingdom Hearts Returns to DS with Re:coded

Square Enix and Disney collaboration continues

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days was released less than a year ago but Square Enix is already shouting about its next entry in the series, with Kingdom Hearts Re:coded heading to DS. Here's the official press release containing what little information we have: Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd./h.a.n.d. Inc.Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.Platforms: Nintendo..

News: Nintendo Points the Finger at the Wii for the Drop in Handheld Sales

Nintendo Points the Finger at the Wii for the Drop in Handheld Sales

Lack of big sales due to big games?

With handheld sales in the UK reaching the lowest level in the last four years, the European MD at Nintendo, Laurent Fischer, has pointed the finger at a rather unexpected culprit. Fischer feels the Wii is responsible for the drop in DS sales, with its range of big releases hogging the limelight. Speaking to MCV, the managing director states that: Whilst..

News: Third Parties May Reveal Their Own 3DS Games at E3

Third Parties May Reveal Their Own 3DS Games at E3

Nintendo apparently giving thumbs-up to proceed

So far we've heard plenty of talk from third parties about how interesting the 3DS looks but naturally nobody's been able to say "look at our game, it's three-dimensional." The general expectation was that Nintendo would announce the 3DS and its own titles but that third-party games may take a while to surface, but according to the latest..

News: EA CEO Has Seen 3DS, Confirms It Is Cool

EA CEO Has Seen 3DS, Confirms It Is Cool

Take that, watertight NDA!

As the head of one of EA, one of the world's largest publishers, John Riccitello is very much an Important Man in the games industry. That said, it's no surprise he's been able to have a look at Nintendo's upcoming 3DS, nor that he's unable to say much about it. What he can tell you, though is that it's cool. It’s like one of these things here where with Nintendo where..

News: 3DS Will Supposedly Not Use NVIDIA's Tegra Technology

3DS Will Supposedly Not Use NVIDIA's Tegra Technology

Digital Foundry's sources 'corroborates' what was claimed by IGN's insiders

When rumblings of a new generation of handheld from Nintendo were first felt last year, there were reports of industry insiders leaking information on the 3DS hardware architecture. Claims of NVIDIA's Tegra chip being used in the 3DS are now being contradicted by Digital Foundry's sources, who claim that a Nintendo/NVIDIA..

News: Rune Factory 3 Will be Harvested for DS Later This Year

Rune Factory 3 Will be Harvested for DS Later This Year

Natsume announces third part of Harvest Moon spin-off

Whilst our European readers are still waiting to play the second handheld instalment in the farming-and-fighting series Rune Factory – though Rising Star Games is bringing it to Europe in the coming months – Natsume has gone and jumped the gun by announcing the third entry, smartly titled Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon, will be..

News: Get Your DSi XL in Sultry Midnight Blue, North America

Get Your DSi XL in Sultry Midnight Blue, North America

New colour launches on July 11th

Last week Nintendo announced three new DSi XL colours for Japan in the form of bright green, yellow and blue, and it's safe to say opinion was divided. Nintendo of America thinks you'll appreciate its new colour rather more, announcing the machine will soon be available in Midnight Blue. Slinking into stores across North America on July 11th for a recommended retail..

News: Capcom CEO Thinks 3DS Could Learn from Apple

Capcom CEO Thinks 3DS Could Learn from Apple

Business model the key with upcoming handheld

Although nobody expects Nintendo to ignore boxed retail games with its 3DS handheld, the smart money is on the company announcing a greater focus on download titles than before. Capcom CEO Haruhiro Tsujimoto believes the system has the potential to introduce a new business model to the hardware landscape. Speaking to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Mr..

Review: Dementium II (DS)

Dementium II (DS)

A demented good time

Dementium II, the sequel to 2007’s Dementium: The Ward, has many characteristics spawning from a mixture of the Resident Evil-style survivor horror sub-genre and a first-person shooter. You control your character in a first-person perspective through many creepy, unsettling locales, but it’s not your ordinary shooter: it has many elements that are seen in your typical..

Rumour: 3DS Could Rival PS3 and 360 in Power Stakes

3DS Could Rival PS3 and 360 in Power Stakes

Unnamed source talks power and internal chips

You could fit everything we currently know about the 3DS into a flea's rucksack, so when tantalising rumours come along it's our duty to report them, even when they seem too good to be true. IGN has recently posted an article referencing several unnamed developers that claim the console outstrips the Wii's graphical capabilities, stating it's closer to..

News: First Sonic Colours Details Emerge

First Sonic Colours Details Emerge

And the first "return to form" claim is right behind

The announcement of Sonic Colours for Wii and DS was a bit of a bolt from the blue (pardon the pun), with just a rendered trailer and short press release to go on. Now with the cat out of the bag the first proper information is starting to trickle through, with a Nintendo Power interview with Sonic honcho Takashi Iizuka revealing plenty about the..

News: Rising Star to Bring Rune Factory 2 and More to Europe in Autumn

Rising Star to Bring Rune Factory 2 and More to Europe in Autumn

My World, My Way and Eldar Saga on the way too

European publisher Rising Star Games is responsible for bringing across some of the more original critically-acclaimed titles, localising feudal side-scrolling slasher Muramasa: The Demon Blade, monarchic masterpiece Little King's Story and most of the Harvest Moon series in recent years. Just before E3 the company has put out a short press release..