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News: Renegade Kid Excited by 3DS's Potential for Original Games

Renegade Kid Excited by 3DS's Potential for Original Games

Dementium developer thinks new machine could reignite third parties

When it comes to creating superb DS-exclusive titles, nobody rivals Nintendo: we know this, you know this and developers certainly know this, resulting in a marked decrease in DS boxed releases as publishers look to distribute their funds elsewhere. Jools Watsham, founder of...

News: Play the Spook in Capcom's Ghost Trick Phantom Detective

Play the Spook in Capcom's Ghost Trick Phantom Detective

Latest gameplay video shows a mother and daughter conversation interrupted by strangeness

You may remember when Capcom announced that its DS-exclusive puzzle game; Ghost Trick Phantom Detective was in development, its description was attention-grabbing. Since then, game details have slowly been released and the screenshots have undoubtedly marked this game as one to look out for. If you're after..

News: What Does Suda51 Want to Make for the 3DS?

What Does Suda51 Want to Make for the 3DS?

New handheld giving the unconventional game designer plenty of ideas

Goichi Suda, the crazy person responsible for killer7, No More Heroes and Flower, Sun and Rain, welcomes the unconventional with open arms. He's got some stuff brewing in the back of his mind for the Vitality Sensor, and now, with another mysterious and unconventional piece of Nintendo hardware on the horizon, his mind must be..

News: Hey Everyone, Get Your Dragon Quest IX On This July

Hey Everyone, Get Your Dragon Quest IX On This July

Nintendo announces release dates for Europe and North America

Those waiting breathlessly for news of when Square Enix's upcoming DS epic Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies will be arriving on Western shores can stop turning blue now, as Nintendo has announced that the game will be hitting on July 11 in North America, exactly one year after the game debuted in Japan, and will saunter..

News: Microsoft Manager Gives 3DS the Thumbs Up

Microsoft Manager Gives 3DS the Thumbs Up

Takashi Sensui also reveals Microsoft's own preparations for the 3D realm

It's always professional of rival companies to give credit where it's due, but it's even more respectable when it seems genuine. It seems that Nintendo's first steps into the 3D gaming world have garnered positive comments from a Microsoft big-cheese. Speaking to the Nikkei...

News: Odenis Studio Shows Interest in Returning to Its Glory Days

Odenis Studio Shows Interest in Returning to Its Glory Days

Hoping to turn those award nominations into wins

There's something quite appealing about playing strategy games on a handheld. Maybe because they're on a portable format and resemble more of what a high-tech 'battle device' might feel like in the hands of a war general. Maybe it's something else. Either way, DS owners might want to ready themselves for a potential return to odenis Studio's strategy..

News: Nintendo Trademarks 3DSWare, DSMovie and Other Intriguing Phrases

Nintendo Trademarks 3DSWare, DSMovie and Other Intriguing Phrases

But why, when the 3DS name isn't final?

One day it's possibly leaked testing hardware, the next it's a list of trademarks: the Internet Rumour Mill is operating at full steam ahead these days. According to a list discovered by forum members over at NeoGAF, Nintendo has registered trademarks including DSMovie, DSMagazine and DSCinema. The most interesting of these is of course 3DSWare, which points..

News: Scribblenauts Sequel is Officially Super

Scribblenauts Sequel is Officially Super

First images of the duper sequel show further shenanigans

So, 5TH Cell's fun but flawed DS game Scribblenauts is getting a sequel. Makes sense after selling 1.1 million copies across the globe. Slapping a "2" on the end of the name would be all well and good, but hardly the most creative way to show off how much improved the new game is. No, for the true game naming connoisseur there is..

Rumour: Curious DS Motherboard May Reveal 3DS Widescreen

Curious DS Motherboard May Reveal 3DS Widescreen

Hold those horses, however

Vague registrations for patents, trademarks and age ratings power the Internet Rumour Mill, particularly when there's a big announcement around the corner, and a recent filing over at the Federal Communications Commission may have the first photograph of a 3DS test kit. Why jump to the 3DS conclusion when the image title refers to the plain old "DS"? Well, for..

News: See the New Pokemon Starters in Bright, Beautiful Motion

See the New Pokemon Starters in Bright, Beautiful Motion

Hamferno, Smugleaf and the other one in action

We initially said the new starter Pokémon for the upcoming Black and White releases probably aren't the prettiest monsters we've ever seen, but in light of this first footage of them in battle we may have to chow down on our words. With fully animated monsters and new camera effects the battles are looking better than ever, though that's perhaps..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 6: Epic

NLFM Episode 6: Epic

Space, monsters and boss battles, oh my

It's been a while, space cats, but NLFM is back with another mighty handsome selection of the finest chip and game music around. This time we're splitting chip tunes and swirling epics right down the middle, with equal parts fantastic on both sides. NLFM generally focuses on music from games playable on Nintendo consoles and handhelds, which, thanks to the..

News: Pokémon Black & White Set in Megalopolis Where Nature and Man Co-exist

Pokémon Black & White Set in Megalopolis Where Nature and Man Co-exist

See the game's protagonists and where their adventure will take place

A couple of days ago, we showed you a glimpse of the weird and wonderful creatures that gamers will encounter in Pokémon Black & White as images of the starting-three made their way to Coro Coro Magazine. The Pokémon Company has now updated the game's site with additional information on this trio, as well as the region the..

News: Nintendo Swashes Even More Pirates' Buckles

Nintendo Swashes Even More Pirates' Buckles

After giving them fair warning, too

Nintendo filed a lawsuit on May 11th against the owner of Queens-based NXPGAME, the company behind a website that gave its customers access to illegally copied DS and DSi software. Not that the Big N didn't give them a chance - after repeated communications between their legal department and the defendant, the crooks shut down their website, only to swiftly..

News: Nintendo Ranked World's Most Bankable Game Studio

Nintendo Ranked World's Most Bankable Game Studio

Miyamoto rumoured to plan purchase of monocle, cane

Up from last year's runner-up ranking on the Develop 100 list of the most successful game developers, Nintendo this year took the top spot while former titleholder Blizzard Entertainment plummeted to number 80. The current champ's most profitable release this past year was Wii Fit. Eating the big N's pixellated dust are the rest of the top ten..

News: Pokémon Black and White Starters are Disappointingly Ugly

Pokémon Black and White Starters are Disappointingly Ugly

Faces only a trainer could love

Want to see the Pokémon who'll be accompanying you on your next journey to become the world's greatest trainer? If the answer is "no", look away now. Revealed in Coro Coro Magazine, the three starters do not yet have Western names but are known to fit into the well-established fire, water and grass triumvirate that has held up the series for over a decade..

News: Monster Tale Picked Up and Swung Around by Majesco

Monster Tale Picked Up and Swung Around by Majesco

Henry Hatsworth team's new game gets a publisher

There aren't enough DS games with "monster" in the title, so when Project Monster was revealed our ears pricked up in anticipation of more news. Now it has arrived in the form of Monster Tale, a 2D platform adventure game from most of the team behind everyone's favourite bemonocled gentleman Henry Hatsworth, due to be published by Majesco..

News: Don't Get Too Attached to 3DS Name, says Iwata

Don't Get Too Attached to 3DS Name, says Iwata

Real name still under wraps

Even though the name seems to fit the upcoming console like a snug glove, apparently 3DS isn't the formal name for Nintendo's next handheld. No, it seems Iwata and company have an official title all lined-up, presumably waiting to unleash it at E3 in just over one month's time. As we can't think of anything that would...

News: Capcom Will Give You 22 Games Before April

Capcom Will Give You 22 Games Before April

16 for DS, 6 on Wii

Capcom's had a pretty good start to this financial year, with Monster Hunter Tri for Wii and Super Street Fighter IV and Lost Planet 2 on the HD consoles. Hopefully you haven't had enough of the blue-and-yellow publisher yet, as they have a boatload of titles for you over the next year. Aiming to bring half a dozen Wii titles to gamers and 16 to DS owners, the company's sales..

News: Software Pirates Beware: No 3DS Booty For You

Software Pirates Beware: No 3DS Booty For You

Security tougher than a chastity belt... maybe

Nintendo takes a hard stance on piracy, using cartridge-based games for its systems way past their use-by-date. Whilst more difficult to produce illegal copies of their intellectual products, it also imposes a certain limit to how much data the console had access to. With the upcoming 3DS, Nintendo is well aware of the modern age with its p2p mentality..

News: These Games Sold Over a Million Copies Last Year

These Games Sold Over a Million Copies Last Year

But which sold more, Mario or Nintendogs?

Crunching numbers from financial reports isn't just for accountants and financial consultants: when a company like Nintendo releases its figures, even the humble gamer sits up to take notice. A list of the top-selling Nintendo games for the past financial year, then, is like sweet nectar to numeric nerds. The top-selling DS game from Nintendo last year, to..