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  • News 3DS Exclusive Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Slips Into Next Year

    Delayed to give a "stronger, more enjoyable experience"

    As Shigeru Miyamoto famously said "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.", with this in mind perhaps we should be thankful that SEGA has decided to delay the release of upcoming 3DS platformer Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice to next year. In a recent blog post on...

  • News Release Of Wii U Exclusive Typoman Postponed

    A bad spell

    Publisher Headup Games has gotten in touch to reveal that the release of its Wii U eShop exclusive Typoman has been postponed. No reasons are given for the delay, but the publisher is keen to stress that it's only a minor setback and that the development process is progressing well. The game was due to launch this week in North America...

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July2013

  • News Still No Word On Scribblenauts Unlimited EU Release, Despite Unmasked Announcement

    Will Europe ever see the game?

    Yesterday we reported on Scribblenauts Unmasked, the next instalment in 5th Cell's popular series. Its prequel, Scribblenauts Unlimited, remains unreleased in Europe following its last-minute delay back in February. The game has been available in North America since last year. Following the announcement of Unmasked,...

  • News Spin The Bottle Delayed Until August

    The party won't be started just yet

    Spin the Bottle developer KnapNok Games has announced that the Wii U eShop title has been delayed until August. The delay appears to be related to Nintendo's quality assurance testing the various elements of the gameplay, which involves using the various Wii U control options is somewhat unusual ways. KnapNok...

May2013

  • News Jett Rocket II Delayed To Add Free-Roaming 3D Levels

    And it will still run at 60fps

    Shin’en’s Manfred Linzner has told Nintendo Everything that Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai has been pushed back into Q3 in order to add "true" 3D levels. The 3DS adventure was originally due out early this year. The delay will allow Shin’en to add in free-roaming 3D levels, similar to the ones seen in the

April2013

March2013

  • News Aliens: Colonial Marines Seems To Have Been Abducted From The Wii U

    Oh alien, where art thou?

    Aliens: Colonial Marines is one of those games that nobody seems to know anything about. We reported last month that it was scheduled for release in the Wii U launch window, which technically ends on the 31st March — Sunday week, to be exact. But where is it? A representative for SEGA was questioned on the game's...

  • News LEGO City Goes A Little Too Undercover At North American Retail

    Copies hard to find, retailers expecting stock later this week

    LEGO City: Undercover launched in North America this week, but reports are coming in that finding the game isn't as easy as it possibly should be. Just as happened with Fire Emblem: Awakening a while back, it would seem that there's been some kind of shipping problem, as US stores are...

  • News Disney Infinity Pushed Back To August

    "It gives us a little more time to add bells and whistles"

    Disney Interactive has revealed that its Disney Infinity video game and toy range will be launching in August instead of June, as was originally planned. August 18th is the proposed launch date in North America, with other regions getting the game two days later. Speaking to The New York...

February2013

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September2012

  • News Rodea the Sky Soldier Still Has No Release Plans

    Former Sonic man is keen to work on Wii U

    Do you remember Rodea the Sky Soldier from Yuji Naka's PROPE studio, the man who many credit with creating Sonic the Hedgehog? It's supposed to be released on Wii and 3DS, with the handheld version being handled by another developer, Kadokawa Games, the same organisation in charge of publishing the Wii...

May2012

  • News Heroes of Ruin Pushed to 17th July in North America

    Still on course for Europe

    Promising 3DS action adventure Heroes of Ruin's North American release date just took heavy damage, skulking off to 17th July. Developer n-Space didn't give any reason for the delay — which only affects North America — simply saying on its Facebook page: A note to our valued Heroes of Ruin fans and supporters... We...

March2012

  • News Rhythm Thief Slides Back to July in North America

    Those who wait

    SEGA's stylish Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure is out next week in Europe, but 3DS owners in North America have to wait another three months to get their groove on. The official SEGA blog confirmed the new release date for the game as 10th July. The publisher didn't give any explanation for the delay. Look for our review in...

  • News Rayman Origins 3DS Delay Goes Worldwide

    Now everyone has to wait

    We recently found out that Ubisoft was delaying the 3DS version of Rayman Origins until 8th June in Europe and we've now been told that the game's delay will be worldwide. According to the company, Rayman Origins 3DS is now scheduled for a worldwide release in June with the PC release still set for 29th March in North...

  • News Rayman Origins 3DS Pushed Back in Europe

    Summer date

    Ubisoft's pushed the 3DS version of Rayman Origins back to June for Europe. The platformer was originally supposed to be released today but instead Ubi's now put an 8th June release date on the platformer. No reason for the delay has been given. Over in North America, Nintendo.com still lists the game for 20th March but there's no...

February2012

  • News RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D Hits the Skids

    Indefinite hold

    Atari's revealed that RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D is on hold. A representative from the publisher confirmed to Nintendo World Report that it has no immediate plans to release the game, despite earlier claims we'd see the game in March this year. Atari's not revealed why it's deciding not to release the game but hopefully we'll see it...

January2012

  • News CRUSH 3D Delayed Again in North America

    Now due in March

    Poor old CRUSH 3D. SEGA's layer-squashing puzzle title was originally supposed to release in September last year, then was delayed until January 2012 to give the 3DS a chance to build up some sales steam. Now the machine's done just that, it's time for Cru... oh. It's been delayed again. GameStop now lists the game with a 6th March...

December2011

  • Rumour GBA Ambassador Games Delayed to 2012

    Ruh-roh

    Update: Nintendo UK has stated the 3DS GBA Ambassador games will still release this year. After the delay of the 3DS system update we've got another digital delay rumour: according to Nintendo Spain, the Game Boy Advance Ambassador games won't be available until 2012. The site says "disponibles a partir del

November2011

  • News 3DS System Update Due Before 8th December

    A little delayed

    The much-anticipated 3DS system update has suffered a minor delay, and will now be available before 8th December. The update — previously thought to be available on 30th November — is now in the final stages of testing and will see launch within the next ten days. Once available, the update adds 3D video recording, the 3DS system transfer ability and new games for the..

September2011

  • News Kid Icarus: Uprising Suffers Worldwide Delay

    Pit's wings clipped until 2012

    Kid Icarus: Uprising had already got pushed back to 2012 in Europe but looked to be on course for a Japan and North America release this holiday season. Sadly, that doesn't appear to be the case anymore. During today's 3DS Conference in Japan, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced that the game has been pushed back in...

  • News Intrinsic Pushes Amoebattle Back to 2012

    Another project to be revealed soon

    Intrinsic Games has revealed its upcoming DSiWare real-time strategy title Amoebattle has been delayed until 2012. Intrinsic president Hersh Choksi announced the delay is necessary to overcome some development difficulties and ensure the game is a noteworthy release on DSiWare: We hit some major development...

July2011

  • News Kid Icarus Definitely Slips to 2012 in Europe

    Still on course for 2011 elsewhere

    Just as we reported three weeks ago, flagship 3DS title Kid Icarus: Uprising has overshot and will reach Europe in early 2012. The most up-to-date Nintendo release schedule pegs Project Sora's first 3DS game for the first quarter of calendar year 2012, so Pit should shoot in any time between January and March next year. The game is scheduled for a holiday release..

  • News Metal Gear Solid 3D Delayed to 2012 in Australia

    Maybe elsewhere too

    Kotaku Australia is reporting that Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D has been pushed back from its expected late 2011 release date to next year. It's worth pointing out that this is based on a comment from an Australian Konami representative, and the most recent release schedule for Europe and North America pegged the game for a 2011 release. However, Konami's current..

  • News Just Why Is La-Mulana Taking So Long?

    Explained inside

    La-Mulana on WiiWare: it's not a myth, it's a real thing. Despite believing the game would be out months — if not years — ago, we're still waiting on the adventure game here, even with its recent appearance in Japan. What's the hold up? It seems the game has fallen foul of the ratings boards here in the West, according to the...

  • News Shinobi on 3DS Remains Hidden Until November

    SEGA producer reveals the game's influences

    SEGA has found itself pushing back the releases of two upcoming 3DS titles lately: CRUSH3D from Zoë Mode and the other being Shinobi from Griptonite Games. The latest press release from the publisher states the new release date as 11th November ― two months later than what was previously planned. Shinobi for the 3DS puts players in the role of Jiro..

  • News Hopes for CRUSH3D to Launch This Year Have Been Crushed

    SEGA announces new release date

    Brighton-based Zoë Mode studio head Paul Mottram recently pointed to the lower-than-expected success of the 3DS as the reason for pushing back the release of the studio's upcoming puzzle game CRUSH3D. Now publisher SEGA has stepped in and announced the revised European release date. CRUSH3D has now been scheduled with a release date of 17th February, 2012. Five..

  • News Crush 3D "Delayed Due to Success of 3DS"

    Or lack of it?

    British developer Zoë Mode is behind upcoming 3DS puzzler CRUSH3D, and studio head Paul Mottram recently revealed the game was delayed for a somewhat unusual reason: not because it was going through development difficulties, but because of the console's impact, or perhaps lack of it. Citing the fact that there are now so many game...

  • Rumour Kid Icarus: Uprising to Miss 2011 in Europe

    Pit overshoots

    It seems 3DS owners in Europe might have to keep waiting for Pit's long-awaited return: Kid Icarus: Uprising might not see release this year. Nintendo Life reporter Marcel Van Duyn attended a Nintendo preview event today, where Kid Icarus: Uprising was marked down for a "Q1 2012" release, meaning it would miss the lucrative...

May2011

  • News Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion Knocked Back to June

    On the way at $40

    3DS brawler Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion was due for release on 24th May, but publisher Crave Games has dropped us a line to let us know it'll now be released on 21st June. Your $40 will get you an impressive line-up of Cartoon Network characters, details of which can be found at the newly-launched Cartoon Network Punchtime Explosion website, or checked out in the brand..

December2010

November2010

  • News Super Meat Boy Will Miss November Launch Window

    Game proving tricky to tenderise below 40MB

    Team Meat's bloody platformer Super Meat Boy has well and truly caught gamers' attention, stacking up rave reviews and selling well on its Xbox Live Arcade debut. Sadly the studio has just announced the game won't launch on WiiWare in November as originally proposed: attention internets, the wii version...

September2010

August2010

  • News Robotube's Bloktonik Drops to 2011 on WiiWare

    Delay for boxy puzzler

    WiiWare may not be short on quality puzzle games featuring cubes, what with You, Me, and the Cubes, Art of Balance, Art Style: Cubello and more, but Robotube's Bloktonik won't be beefing up the service's line up this year as it's slipped to 2011. In a post on the company's blog, founder Jason Cirillo said: I’ve gotten a lot of emails asking where Bloktonik Wii is… and I..

July2010

  • News Kirby's Epic Yarn Unravels to 2011 in Europe

    Predictably, it sucks

    We've had chance to play Kirby's Epic Yarn in both single-player and co-operative multiplayer, and both occasions only served to increase our thirst for the newly-knitted one's next adventure. Whilst North American gamers can look forward to getting hands-on with the game this Christmas, the bad news for European gamers is that...

  • News Furry Legends Delayed in North America

    WiiWare roll 'em up simply "coming soon"

    Those of you expecting to download Furry Legends: Chapter One on Monday might want to put those Nintendo Points away for a short time as the game has been delayed. Developer Gamelion Studios has said that Nintendo has changed the game's release date to "coming soon", and that they expect the new release date to be announced next week. Nintendo of..

May2010

  • News Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Speeds Past Summer Release Date, Into Late 2010

    Delay for WiiWare platformer for extra polish

    Nobody likes being made to wait, especially Sonic himself, but Sega has just announced its upcoming return to the hog's 2D roots, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, is going to miss its Summer release slot and will now be available in "late 2010." SEGA has decided to extend the development of the game, and will now release Sonic The Hedgehog 4..

December2009

  • News Monster Hunter 3 Tri Delayed In North America

    Capcom pushes major titles into next fiscal year

    That T-Rex America planned on hunting ran a little bit further away today as Capcom has announced that it'll be pushing Monster Hunter 3 Tri's release date back into the next fiscal year. Monster Hunter 3 is among four titles Capcom has pushed, the others being PS3- and Xbox 360-bound Lost Planet 2,...

November2009

  • News Nintendo Life Podcast: Time Extension!

    Next episode due on Friday

    Tomorrow was the scheduled release of the ninth episode of our podcast, but due to time constraints it simply isn't going to be ready, but don't fret! It'll be only be delayed by a few days until this coming Friday, November the 6th. This gives you plenty of time to let us know what you think about Nintendo's latest announcement: the DSi XL, due to hit Western shores next..

June2009

  • News Conduit Release Date Slips in EU

    Expected 10 July.

    The Conduit, everyone's favourite fantastic-looking first-person shooter featuring the All-Seeing Eye, was due to be released next Friday, completing a triumvirate of top Sega titles within the next ten days with Virtua Tennis 2009, Let's Tap, but sadly it's just been pushed back until Friday, July 10th. Apparently the delay is due to localisation issues, although Sega reported to..

May2009

  • News Sony Deal Pushes Wii And DS Ghostbusters Further Back into '09

    Euro PS3, PS2 and PSP versions in June, other formats later in the year

    It has been revealed that Sony has signed a deal with Atari which will allow the company to publish Ghostbusters: The Video Game on its PS3, PS2 and PSP formats. The release of the PS3 and PS2 versions will tie-in with the Blu-ray 25th anniversary release of the original 1984 movie. It has also been confirmed that the agreement..

April2009

  • News The Conduit Slips, Multiplayer Gets Downsized

    High Voltage’s ambitious FPS gets some fine-tuning

    The Conduit is easily one of the most egarly awaited Wii titles of 2009 but it looks like we’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to get our hands on it. Sega has confirmed that the game has been pushed back from Spring to Summer. This might be related to the fact that developer High Voltage is downsizing the multiplayer mode from 16..

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