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News: Kirby Casts On a Disappointing UK Chart Debut

Kirby Casts On a Disappointing UK Chart Debut

Did delay hurt sales?

Kirby's Epic Yarn finally made its way to Europe last week, having been available in North America since the end of October, but its first weekend of sales in the UK don't make a strong case for the delay helping sales. The game completely failed to dent the all-formats top 40, landing in the Wii-specific charts at number 9, behind Donkey Kong Country Returns and one place..

News: No, You Cannot Fight as Samus in Dead or Alive: Dimensions

No, You Cannot Fight as Samus in Dead or Alive: Dimensions

Hopes, crushed

That video of Samus Aran appearing in Dead or Alive: Dimensions? Awesome, and more than enough to kickstart the rumours of the intergalactic bounty hunter being able to kick ninja rump as a playable character. That rumour, awesome though it may be, is totally false. Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi explained to Eurogamer that the Nintendo heroine would not be playable this time: So..

News: MUDDS Won't Be Making a Splash on DSiWare After All

MUDDS Won't Be Making a Splash on DSiWare After All

Renegade Kid campaign falters

You might remember that last month we brought you news of a campaign to get Maximilian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds on DSiWare, where developer Renegade Kid asked for 1,000 comments on a blog post to see if the game had an audience on the download service. Regrettably, one month later, the campaign has ended without fruition, with 452 gamers lending their support..

Rumour: The D in DSi May Soon Stand for "Discontinued"

The D in DSi May Soon Stand for "Discontinued"

From two screens to zero

Nintendo has already announced plans to continue to support the DS once the 3DS is released. Some disquieting information from a Japanese retailer, however, suggests that the Big N is already discontinuing one popular incarnation, the DSi, which hit store shelves there in fall of 2008. The source states that the Nintendo DSi seems to be out of production and that some..

News: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Blocked Marvel vs Capcom 3's Wii Attack

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Blocked Marvel vs Capcom 3's Wii Attack

One VS game only, please

It's a pretty one-sided fight, but even so Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is by far the Wii's greatest fighting game. The main hope for competition came from Capcom's upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which regrettably is not heading to Wii. Why? Let Capcom's Christian Svensson explain all. Why isn't MvC3 coming to the Wii? Svensson: The...

News: Don't Expect Announcements From Nintendo at CES 2011

Don't Expect Announcements From Nintendo at CES 2011

What exactly is the purpose of attending, then?

First, there was the exciting news that Nintendo would be attending the Consumer Electronics Show for the first time in 16 years. Then, there was the disappointing mix-up that mistakenly listed Nintendo as an exhibitor with a public display. Now, hopes of announcements ― even behind closed doors ― have also been dashed as Nintendo officially..

News: Nintendo's CES Presence is All Behind Closed Doors

Nintendo's CES Presence is All Behind Closed Doors

Sorry, general public!

The recent news that Nintendo would return to CES after a 16-year hiatus caused many to jump for joy, but sadly the truth isn't quite so exciting, with the Consumer Electronics Association announcing the company will not have a public booth at the show. It seems Nintendo will be utilising meeting rooms at the Las Vegas conference but won't have any public presence, putting a..

News: Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary is 50Hz Only

Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary is 50Hz Only

Bad news for Europe

If you've been crossing your fingers for Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition in the expectation of it receiving a PAL-optimised conversion, you can unbend them and start using them to type vitriolic comments now – the package will not be 60Hz compatible. Below is the response reader XD375 received when enquiring with...

News: Sonic Colours Barely Breaks into UK Top 40

Sonic Colours Barely Breaks into UK Top 40

Disappointing figures for 'hog's latest

Sonic Colours for DS and Wii have been garnering positive reviews all over the globe – don't worry, we're working on our reviews too – and launched in the UK on Friday with a somewhat unconventional marketing approach. Whilst there once was a time a Sonic game on Nintendo platforms would be eaten up by the games-buying public, Colours has performed very..

News: La-Mulana Fails Nintendo Approval Process

La-Mulana Fails Nintendo Approval Process

Unlikely to make it this year

When we heard that La-Mulana was finished, submitted and out this year we did a little jump for joy at the prospect of playing the underground adventure before 2011 rolls around. Now that seems unlikely, as the game has failed Nintendo's submission process. LA-MULANA was said “No good” by Nintendo, then it has...

News: Broken Rules Feels Let Down by Nintendo's Online Strategy

Broken Rules Feels Let Down by Nintendo's Online Strategy

Co-founder Felix Bohatsch explains the issues he has with the Wii Shop Channel

Let's face facts: Nintendo could have implemented a more robust online service for the Wii. If not only for the gamers, then at least for developers and itself. Ironically, limitations are probably what encourages alternative gaming concepts but no one wants to work with...

News: Don't Expect Any 3DS Titles From Epic Games Anytime Soon

Don't Expect Any 3DS Titles From Epic Games Anytime Soon

The VP thinks the system is less technically capable than a iPhone

During an online Game Developers Conference interview with Joystiq Mark Rein, the vice president at Epic Games, didn't sound too keen on the technical specifications of the 3DS. Declaring that the studio isn't working on any upcoming titles for the Nintendo handheld, he explained that: It's below our [minimum specifications], from..

News: WayForward Not Working on A Boy and His Blob for 3DS After All

WayForward Not Working on A Boy and His Blob for 3DS After All

But is another studio?

Back in June, when the 3DS was revealed, Nintendo released a long list of games on their way to the system, with Majesco's A Boy and His Blob right at the top of the list (alphabetically speaking, anyway). Now developer WayForward has confirmed it's not currently working on the title, and that the announcement of the game was...

News: Rising Star Games Talks About PANG and Localisation Grapples

Rising Star Games Talks About PANG and Localisation Grapples

Gamers will have to continue to wait for certain games to get localised

Gamers old enough to remember destroying bouncing balloons in the 1989 two-player arcade game Pang might also be aware that due to its popularity, instalments on the SNES and Game Boy were eventually released, and Rising Star Games is continuing to entertain gamers by launching PANG: Magical Michael on the DS today. In a recent..

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

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 the title will now miss its Christmas 2010..