Europe - News

August2011

  • Nintendo Download 18th August 2011 (Europe)

    Stretching the word "classic"

    Europe gets its third 3D Classic this week, letting console owners indulge in a little three-dimensional fighting in the street. Elsewhere there's a bit of air traffic control, some Asian farming and extreme off-roading. Come with us, but look out for any manholes. 3DS eShop: 3D Classics: Urban Champion (Nintendo, €5)...

  • News 3D Classics: Urban Champion Coming to Europe Next Week

    Raise your fists

    The 3D Classics series will receive its third instalment next week when 3D Classics: Urban Champion launches in Europe. The 3DS eShop was updated today with the release date and a new 3D trailer for the game, which still depicts two men fighting in front of a snack bar but with all new 3D graphics. It's quite something to behold,...

  • News Let's Play Xenoblade Chronicles Channel Reaches YouTube

    Rubbing it in some more

    European Wii owners can buy Xenoblade Chronicles next week. They can play it on their Wii consoles, without modification or anything like that: just put the disc in, pick up a pad, off they go. North American gamers though... well, they're not so lucky. You know what would take some of the sting out of that, though? How about an official Let's Play channel for the game,..

  • Nintendo Download 11th August 2011 (Europe)

    Back with a vengeance

    A small download this week with four titles reaching European shores. Wii owners get nothing sadly, with the Wii Virtual Console drought stretching to two months now. 3DS Virtual ConsoleAvenging Spirit (Game Boy, JALECO, £2.70/€3) — You play a murdered gangster out to rescue his girl. Luckily your ghostly form can inhabit other characters to help you along the way: think..

  • News Europe, Your Spirit Will Avenge on 3DS VC Soon

    Get your dollface

    Jaleco's Avenging Spirit is the next 3DS Virtual Console game to hit Europe; its spectre will inhabit the service and start knocking things over on 11th August. For £2.70/€3,00 you'll be able to relive the story of a murdered mobster out for revenge in ghostly form, taking hold of 20 different creatures as you try to rescue your...

  • Nintendo Download 4th August 2011 (Europe)

    Wakka wakka wakka

    The maze craze comes to 3DS with the world's most famous yellow pill-muncher landing on Virtual Console this week. Elsewhere there's a catch-up on DSiWare and a new WiiWare game, though sadly Wii Virtual Console is left lacking again. 3DS Virtual ConsolePac-Man (Game Boy, Nintendo, £3.60/€4) — The ever-hungry blob is back again, revisiting his Game Boy outing from the early..

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..

  • Nintendo Download 28th July 2011 (Europe)

    Go on, let's golf

    After a long wait we finally have the first new game to buy in Nintendo's 3DS software (download) category, as well as plenty of other downloadable content too. Let's see what's coming to Europe this week. 3DS eShop: Let's Golf! 3D (Gameloft, €6 / £5.40) — This isn't the first tee-off for Gameloft's sporting series, as we've...

  • News Rune Factory 3 Sprouts in Europe in September

    Third DS instalment due

    Rising Star Games has just announced its line-up for the rest of the year, and DS RPG Rune Factory 3 is coming to Europe in a few months' time. The third and final DS instalment in the series released in North America last year, bringing with it several big features: co-operative play for up to three players, the ability to bring villagers into battle with you and even..

  • News European 3DS Price to Drop by a Third, says Nintendo

    Free eShop games too

    Europe isn't being spared from the latest Nintendo 3DS price drops, as a Nintendo representative has told Eurogamer the machine's price will drop by around a third later this year: Nintendo of Europe will be reducing the European trade price of Nintendo 3DS to retailers by around a third from 12th August 2011, as part of a global trade price reduction initiative. This would..

  • News Catch Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 in October, Europe

    Nearly slime time

    We originally thought that Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 was going to make it next month, but now Nintendo Europe has dashed those hopes by announcing a release date of 7th October. The monster-catching spin-off from the main Dragon Quest series communicates with the most recent DS releases, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies and Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation,..

  • News You'll Get Your First 3DSWare Game Next Week

    What will it be?

    Let's Golf! 3D will be the first new downloadable game for 3DS, and it's out next week. Gameloft's 3D version of a good walk ruined launches in Europe on 28th July for £5.40, with six courses, eight characters and two player modes confirmed too. Will this be a swing and a miss or a great teeing-off point for the future of...

  • Nintendo Download 21st July 2011 (Europe)

    3D Classics Xevious is here!

    Now everyone's had their fill of the first game in the 3D Classics series, the NES favourite 3D Classics: Excitebike, it's time to kick it into second gear with the next instalment. Elsewhere there's a 3DS VC game and a trio on DSiWare, though WiiWare and the Wii Virtual Console take the week off. 3DS eShop: 3D Classics:...

  • News Hunt Down New Solatorobo Quests Every Week

    Learn how inside

    By now you've hopefully read our Solatorobo: Red the Hunter review, and if the 20-hour story mode isn't long enough for you there's good news: it doesn't end there. Nintendo has just given more details about the game's free downloadable quests that keep the action going after the credits roll. The first quest, available today, puts the canine Red Savarin in full-on Lassie mode,..

  • Nintendo Download 14th July 2011 (Europe)

    Will you pick up Picross?

    North America is revelling in a delight of digital downloads today, but let's see what European Nintendo fans can spend those funds on this week. 3DS Virtual Console: Mario's Picross (Game Boy, Nintendo, £3.60/€4) — Mario's first foray into the world of picture crosswords, this is developed by Jupiter, the team behind...

  • News Nintendo Video Application Live in Europe Right Now

    It's waiting for you

    Fed up of waiting for the Nintendo Video application, Europe? Then wait no longer — it's available now. It should have its own little space on the 3DS eShop main screen, but if not it'll turn up if you simply search for "video". It appears different countries will receive unique videos, so content available in your...

  • 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...

  • Nintendo Download 7th July 2011 (Europe)

    A double 3DS delight

    Frustrated that Japan is getting all the 3DS Virtual Console games before Europe? The comeback starts here, with two games released on the portable's download retro service this week, as well as a pair of DSiWare games and even a WiiWare adventure too. Read on. 3DS Virtual ConsoleFortified Zone (Jaleco, €3/£2.70) — A spot of run-and-gun action in this third-party 3DS..

  • News European eShop Updated with More 3D E3 Trailers

    Collect them all!

    After all that waiting for 3D E3 trailers to hit the European 3DS eShop, Nintendo has made good and uploaded the second batch of videos, bringing the total number available to 10. You can now download to your 3DS videos for: Paper Mario Animal Crossing Luigi's Mansion 2 Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Kid Icarus: Uprising

June2011

  • News Wii Has a Barren Summer Ahead in Europe

    Barebones

    Nintendo of Europe's just finished updating its release schedules for 3DS, DS and Wii, and the company's home console still has a few interesting titles on the way. Chief among them is hotly-anticipated RPG Xenoblade Chronicles, out on 2nd September including an exclusive red Classic Controller Pro. Nintendo's other big Wii releases for 2011 — Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Kirby..

  • News European 3DS eShop Gets 3D Trailers Tomorrow

    Rejoice!

    Earlier this month we invited you to share your thoughts on Europe's 3DS eShop content, particularly the disparity between North American video content and that available across Europe. As always you did not disappoint and your voices were heard, as from tomorrow you'll be able to watch 3D game footage on the eShop. The trailers will be...

  • News European DS Fans, These Are Your Big Games of 2011

    Another release list incoming

    While the 3DS is receiving most of the limelight, there are still a few interesting titles heading to DS in Europe over the coming months, as Nintendo Europe's most up-to-date release schedule shows. The machine's upcoming catalogue offers a blend of popular and niche projects, from Solatorobo: Red the Hunter to the...

  • News Europe Will Get Mario's Picross, 3D Xevious and More

    Your upcoming treats

    Nintendo of Europe just sent out an updated release schedule for the next three months, and there are a few pleasant surprises on there. 3DS eShop frequenters will be able to download Mario's Picross next month, alongside the next in the 3D Classics range Xevious. The eShop will also get its first genuinely new content in the...

  • Nintendo Download 23rd June 2011 (Europe)

    No Sonic in sight

    Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, but Europe's not getting into the spiky spirit in the eShop at least. Nintendo has just sent over the list of games you can expect to play form this weekend, so let's see what lucky European guys and girls can download. 3DS Virtual ConsoleDouble Dragon (Game Boy, €3) — Join Billy and Jimmy in this portable conversion..

  • News Mystery Case Files Investigates Europe on 9th September

    Get your magnifying glass and deerstalker

    European Wii owners, you're getting a dose of object finding in September. Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident is an exclusive Wii instalment in the popular hidden object series, and it's coming to Europe on 9th September. While the game launches in North America on 27th June, so Europeans have a bit of a wait ahead to open the case of mystery files..

  • News Kirby Gets His Own TV Channel in Europe Tomorrow

    Pink all over your TV

    The Nintendo Download for Europe dropped earlier, but there was no mention of an extra special feature awaiting tomorrow: a free download of Kirby cartoons. The Kirby TV Channel on Wii will offer over 50 episodes, though only four will be available for streaming at any one time. New episodes will become available on Monday and...

  • News European Ocarina of Time Soundtrack Offer Extended

    You have until 30th June

    The weekend rush of Club Nintendo members registering their copies of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D resulted in errors for many, denying Zelda fans the limited edition orchestral soundtrack CD. Now Nintendo Europe has responded, and it's good news. Some members who registered their game between Friday 17th June and...

  • News Europe, Expect Star Fox 64 3D on 9th September

    Fox and friends land on 09/09

    Star Fox 64 3D lands in North America on 11th September, but European gamers will receive the game just a few days earlier according to the Nintendo Europe website. The site's upcoming games list pegs the 3D revamp of Lylat Wars (as it was known in Europe) for 9th September, which would mean Fox — like Link —...

  • News Nintendo Europe Site Returns to Full Capacity

    Security beefed-up

    Last week reported that the European Nintendo website may have been a victim of a phishing scam, with Nintendo closing down certain sections of the site for security reasons. Now the site is back up and fully operational. This means if you're picking up Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D today, you'll have to be quick to register it on Club Nintendo for a chance to win one of..

  • Nintendo Download 16th June 2011 (Europe)

    What's new today?

    The European Nintendo Download is now live too, so let's see what's ready and waiting for you right now. 3DS Virtual ConsoleDonkey Kong (Game Boy, UK: £3.60, EU: €4) — The classic story of a gorilla and a plumber retold once again in this Virtual Console revisitation of the game also known as Donkey Kong '94. Expect our review very shortly. DSiWareThe games below are..

  • News Regional eShops Will Continue to Offer Different Content

    Your voice matters

    With a global community such as the one here at Nintendo Life, discrepancies between regional offerings may seem severe. Such is the case now that the eShop is here, offering 3D trailers to users in North America while those in other regions languish without. We contacted Nintendo of Europe, who sought to clarify the issue...

  • News Connect Your Club Nintendo and eShop Accounts for Benefits

    You'll be seeing Stars

    You've been able to link your Club Nintendo account to Nintendo's downloadable offerings for some time now, so it's no surprise that the upcoming eShop will offer the same option, with Nintendo Europe announcing a bonus 100 VIP Stars for users who link their accounts. The connection can only be made once the eShop goes live...

  • News Europe, This Is Your eShop Launch Day Line-Up

    What's on offer on 7th June

    The speculation can cease: Nintendo of Europe has announced the games you'll be playing next week when the eShop launches. As we reported the other day, European 3DS users will be able to download the free Pokédex 3D application, which takes players through the 150 new monsters in Pokémon Black & White in glorious 3D. Users will also get a free download of..

May2011

  • Nintendo Download 27th May 2011 (Europe)

    Let's go FAST

    The wait for F-Zero to hit Wii may be never-ending, but the next best thing is about to arrive in the shiny ship shape of Shin'en's latest WiiWare outing. Elsewhere there's intergalactic planetary action and more English words with an education-loving vampire. Only on the Nintendo Download. WiiWareFAST - Racing League (Shin'en Multimedia, 1000pts) — Shin'en's combination of Ikaruga..

  • Nintendo Download 20th May 2011 (Europe)

    Chrono Trigger finally reaches Europe!

    There's only one headline game this week: the long-awaited European arrival of another legendary Super NES RPG from Square. Virtual ConsoleChrono Trigger (Square, Super NES, 900pts) — Today is an auspicious event: the first time Square's time-travelling epic has landed on the Super NES in Europe. Our Chrono Trigger review explains why this is considered one..

  • News Resi: Mercenaries Goes Gunning for Europe on 1st July

    Clips at the ready

    Now we know the starting cast for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, with Barry Burton rounding-off the cast, and now we know when Europeans will be able to get their hands on the game: 1st July. We played the game back in January, so be sure to read our First Impressions: Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Capcom's sho

  • News Chrono Trigger Hits European Virtual Console on Friday

    Not long to wait now

    Legendary Super NES RPG Chrono Trigger was never released on the system in Europe, so its impending Virtual Console release on Friday is cause for much celebration. As the game was never officially released in Europe its VC appearance carries a small premium, selling for 900 Nintendo Points instead of 800, but what's an extra 100 Points between friends? The game also hits North..

  • News Nintendo Wants You to Pick Xenoblade's Alternative Cover

    Inside-out art drawn up

    Reversible cover art is a great way to show your fans you appreciate their devotion: an extra bonus so secret 90% of people would never think to look for it, with RPG Xenoblade Chronicles set to receive the dual art treatment in Europe. Nintendo of Europe wants your help in picking the inside cover for the game, with a new...

  • Nintendo Download 13th May 2011 (Europe)

    Adventure returns to the island

    There's only one game headline-worthy this week: the long-awaited return of Master Higgins on Virtual Console, with two titles for DSiWare and a blank on WiiWare. Here's the line-up: Virtual ConsoleSuper Adventure Island (Super NES, 800pts) — Unofficial Hudson mascot Mr Higgins returns in the first Super NES entry in the Adventure Island series, skateboarding and..

  • News SEGA Announces More Virtual Console Titles for Wii

    Includes Virtual Console Arcade

    Even after all these years, SEGA's still committed to supporting the Virtual Console, and its European arm has just announced two new titles coming to the service. Alongside the already-revealed Monster World IV for Genesis/Mega Drive comes Virtual Console Arcade title Wonder Boy in Monster Land, set to become the sixth VCA game from SEGA. We already have Wonder Boy..

  • News Nintendo to Distribute Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D in Europe

    Keeps signing those deals

    Nintendo pledged to give more support to third party publishers on 3DS, signing European distribution and marketing deals for Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Dead or Alive: Dimensions. Now you can add Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D to that list, as Nintendo of Europe has signed on to bring the game to Europe. In a...

  • News Rising Star Setting Out a Grand Bazaar for European Farmers

    Due to sprout in 2011

    Rising Star Games has been bringing Harvest Moon games to European Nintendo fans for years, and the publisher has just confirmed it's continuing this tradition by releasing Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar across Europe this year. The game was released in North America last year, so read through our Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar review to get the lowdown on what to expect from the..

  • News Start Your Engines for FAST - Racing League's Release Date

    Europe first past the post

    Shin'en's past WiiWare output has been pretty solid — both Art of Balance and Jett Rocket sit near the top of their genres — so hopes are high that upcoming racer FAST — Racing League can continue the studio's hot streak. The developer has just been in touch to let us know the game's European release date is locked in for 27th May 2011 at a price of 1,000 Nintendo..

  • News Nintendo Changes Club Nintendo Privacy Policy

    Accept or lose your rewards

    Nintendo of Europe has revised the privacy policy of its respective websites, asking users to login and accept the changes or risk losing those hard-earned VIP Stars. To keep using the site, users must login and accept the changes before 31st May 2011. If users reject the changes, they can still continue using the site...

  • Nintendo Download 6th May 2011 (Europe)

    Plants, pirates and pianos

    Puzzle fans are typically well catered-for in this week's update, so let's get down and see what's available tomorrow. DSiWarePlants vs. Zombies (PopCap Games, 800pts) — Essentially a cut-down version of the recent retail release, this is still brimming with horticultural strategy and is well worth your 800 Points. Read our Plants vs. Zombies review for more. Ikibago..

  • News Europe Gets New Wii Bundle and Budget Range Too

    Console price drop incoming

    The Wii is dropping to $149.99 in North America soon, but Europe's not being left out of the fun, as Nintendo of Europe has announced its own line-up of cheap Wii treats. From 20th May, the Wii will drop to £129.99 / €144.99 (approximately) with the launch of a new bundle that removes Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort...

April2011

  • Nintendo Download 29th April 2011 (Europe)

    WiiWare MIA

    After several months of finding out the download days in advance, it's back to a wait and see approach this week, so let's see what's available for you to buy right now. Virtual Console: The Ignition Factor (Jaleco, Super NES, 900pts) — A top-down firefighting game, this is one of a kind on Virtual Console, so look out for our full...

  • News Europe Has a Date with Wii Play: Motion on 24th June

    Minigames detailed too

    The announcement of new MotionPlus-toting minigame collection Wii Play: Motion came out of the blue for many, but it's very real and heading to Europe on 24th June, Nintendo has announced. The game will be packaged with a red Wii Remote Plus across Europe, marking the first opportunity for gamers to get their hands on the crimson controller since the red Nintendo Wii console..

  • News The Ignition Factor Lights Up Virtual Console on Friday

    Feeling hot hot hot

    Jaleco is a hotbed of Virtual Console support these days, with Brawl Brothers, Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force and more under the publisher's belt, a belt which just got a little bigger with the upcoming release of The Ignition Factor on Friday. The firefighting game was never released in Europe so it'll carry the appropriate...

  • Nintendo Download 22nd April 2011 (Europe)

    Is it a good Friday?

    It's certainly a quiet Friday, with one new title for WiiWare and a pair for DSiWare. Read on to find out what's vying to take your Nintendo Points away from you this week. WiiWareUbongo (Korner Entertainment, 800pts) — The popular board game comes to WiiWare courtesy of Korner, the same team that brought you Fireplacing. With support for four players and various game modes..

  • News Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D's European Box Art is Simply Beautiful

    Beats the gold standard

    We thought the golden cover art for Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D in North America was good, but this artwork for the European version trumps it. Showing Link and Epona on one of many gallops across Hyrule, it may not be quite as classy as North America's cover but it's certainly more colourful. Check out that attention...

  • Nintendo Download 15th April 2011 (Europe)

    Head back to Adventure Island

    Hudson hero Master Higgins resurfaces on Virtual Console in Adventure Island II, alongside new titles from Ludia and Tivola. Virtual ConsoleAdventure Island II (Hudson, NES, 500pts) — Master Higgins is back with his trusty axe, four dinosaurs and an evil witch to take down. This NES platformer brings back fond memories for many, so we'll bring you a full and honest..

  • News Europe, Your Q2 Release Line-Up is Waiting

    Lots to look forward to

    Here's hoping you have plenty of coins in that wallet if you're intending to see most of the games this year has to offer, as Nintendo Europe has released an overview of the games coming to Wii, 3DS and DS in the next three months. Further down the line will see European releases of Wii Play: Motion with a Red Wii Remote Plus controller, Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave..

  • News European Virtual Console Gets Chrono Trigger in Quarter 2

    Should be here before July

    We hereby christen today "Good News Tuesday". Not only have we discovered the release dates for countless titles — Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and plenty more — we've also had confirmation from Nintendo that classic Square RPG Chrono Trigger will see the light of day on Virtual Console in Europe. The game is slated..

  • News Europe Takes On Dragon Quest VI on 20th May

    Start the reverie

    Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation launched on Valentine's Day in North America, but with the slushy holiday out of the way it's coming to Europe on the less puntastic date of 20th May. Receiving a name change to Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie — that's "absentminded dreaming while awake", linguaphiles — this DS version is the first time the sixth entry in the..

  • News Zelda: Ocarina of Time Reaches Europe on 17th June

    Two day head start

    Hey, Europeans, your good luck when it comes to getting 3DS-related things before North Americans continues, as Nintendo of Europe has announced that Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will reach Europe on 17th June, two days before its North American launch. The game has been localised into five languages: English, French, German and Spanish and Italian for the very first time,..

  • News Nintendo to Release Solatorobo: Red the Hunter in Europe

    Update: 1st July release confirmed

    Update: Nintendo has revealed the game will launch in Europe on 1st July. It seems like only last week we asked what's going on with Solatorobo: Red the Hunter?, and now we have the answer: Nintendo will release the Namco Bandai game in Europe later this year. As in similar deals for Super Street Fighter IV 3D...

  • News Rejoin Master Higgins with Adventure Island II on Friday

    First of three on the way

    We know that there are three Adventure Island games coming to Virtual Console, and the trio of island-bound adventures kicks off this Friday with Adventure Island II for 500 Points. Hudson hero Master Higgins still has his faithful axe as well as the ability to join forces with four dinosaurs, each with unique abilities that come into play as he adventures across land,..

  • Nintendo Download 8th April 2011 (Europe)

    One of the most unique weeks ever

    WiiWare has seen some odd releases over the years — step forward Muscle March, Tomena Sanner and Fireplacing — but the bar has been raised with this week's download. Read on in astonishment. WiiWare: Physiofun: Pelvic Floor Training (Kaasa, 1000pts) — Pelvic floor exercises are designed to help strengthen the...

  • News 3DS is the Fastest-Selling Nintendo Handheld in Europe, Too

    Cue global hootenanny

    Nintendo of America was quick to shout when the 3DS had the best first-day sales of any Nintendo handheld, and now Nintendo of Europe has joined in the sales trumpeting by confirming that it too has enjoyed record-breaking sales. According to the press release, 303,000 3DS consoles were sold across Europe in the first weekend of availability, citing figures from a Nintendo..

March2011

  • News DS Has Outsold Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP Combined in Europe

    Prepare for big numbers

    DS is Europe's undoubted sales champion, according to recent data from GameStop and technology research firm IDG. In fact, such is the console's success, its sales are more than triple any other non-Nintendo console on the market. With an estimated 114m current generation consoles in homes around Europe, the Nintendo DS makes...

  • Nintendo Download 1st April 2011 (Europe)

    Will you be an April fool?

    This week's North American Nintendo Download was underwhelming to say the least, and its European counterpart absolutely blows it out of the water. Let's see what treats await. Virtual Console: Brawl Brothers (JALECO, Super NES, 800pts) — We've already got Rival Turf on Virtual Console, and now its successor reaches the...

  • News Xenoblade Chronicles Heading to Europe This Year

    At long last!

    Fans of Japanese RPGs have been gazing longingly at Xenoblade for a long time now, but those soppy eyes are about to cheer up as Nintendo of Europe announces the game will find release there under the name Xenoblade Chronicles. Featuring new English voiceovers as well as the original Japanese actors, the game will also include English,...

  • News Nintendo Europe Beating Up Dead or Alive Dimensions in May

    The great fight begins

    Nintendo Europe clearly has faith in the fighting skills of its 3DS handheld: not only is it taking care of marketing and distribution for Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, it's going to do the same thing for Tecmo Koei's Dead or Alive Dimensions in May. While Tecmo Koei will maintain publishing privileges, Nintendo's...

  • News 1 Million Copies of Pokémon Black and White Sold in Europe

    European Pokémon install base grows to a monster number

    We recently learnt of the successful launch of the Pokémon Black and White games in the United States, and it seems they haven't been doing too badly in Europe either. Since both Black and White versions of the latest Pokémon adventure were released into the European wilderness on 4th March, the games have sold over 1 million copies in just..

February2011

  • News Nintendo Europe Stars Catalogue Gets Fans, Bags, Points

    Oh, and sun visors in February

    It's not quite as cool as the Game & Watch Ball that Club Nintendo members in North America can pick up, but the European VIP Stars Catalogue just got an update containing folding fans, sun visors and, oddly, Nintendo Points cards to the value of 100 Points. For 7000 VIP Stars you can pick up a nylon laptop bag...

  • News Europe Gets the Chance to Take Home Victini

    Only early birds need apply

    We recently reported about how North American gamers can get their hands on Victini in Nintendo's upcoming Pokémon Black and White, but fear not European gamers: you'll get your chance too. In an almost identical fashion to the North American Victini parade, trainers who pick up the new games between 4th March and 22nd...

  • News Nintendo Europe Announces Q1 Release Dates for Wii and DS

    Any surprises?

    We know 3DS is just over a month away, but don't forget the Wii and DS are both set to receive more great games this year, with plenty of gems tucked away in Nintendo's Q1 release schedule. Wii owners across Europe can finally get to grips with Kirby's Epic Yarn on February 25th, followed by THQ's innovative uDraw Studio on March 4th...

  • News Shantae Finally Reaches Europe Next Friday for 1200 Points

    You can soon exhale

    Fed up of waiting for Shantae: Risky's Revenge to reach Europe? Circle this date on your calendar, then: Friday, February 11th, and put aside 1200 DSi Points for the game as well. In case the whole Shantae excitement has passed you by, be sure to read our Shantae: Risky's Revenge review to find out why this is the only DSiWare...

January2011

  • News 3D Dino Fighting Detailed in Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D

    Take a trip to a land that time forgot

    You may not be keen on Ubisoft's Combat of Giants franchise, the three DSiWare incarnations of which – Mutant Insects - Revenge, Dinosaurs - Fight for Survival and Dragons - Bronze Edition – each scored a 5/10 in our reviews, but hopefully things will improve with Ubisoft's next entry in the series, the 3DS title

  • News 3DS Launches in Europe on March 25th

    All the details inside!

    At long last, Nintendo has announced the European release date for its new 3DS console. The machine will launch on Friday March, 25th. NoE is yet to announce a final price for the UK and the rest of Europe, however most retailers are reporting £229.99 / EUR 249. It will be available in Aqua Blue and Cosmos Black. The following games have all been confirmed, with Nintendo..

  • News Watch the 3DS Europe Event Live Online

    Nintendo brings the stream

    We'll be bringing you updates of Nintendo's European 3DS press event throughout the day on Wednesday, but if you really have to see things for yourself you'll be pleased to know Nintendo will be streaming the entire event online. Simply bookmark the 3DS Europe live broadcast and check back on Wednesday from 3pm CET / 2pm...

  • News Monochrome Pokemon Come to Europe on March 4th

    Before the US? What's going on?

    Clear your diaries for March, European Pokéfans: Pokémon Black and White will launch across the continent on March 4th, Nintendo has announced. The next instalment in the freakishly popular monster-catching series gets to European shores a whole 48 hours before its North American release, an unexpected but no doubt...

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  • News A Duo of Doctor Who Titles Regenerate in November

    One on Wii, one on DS

    The announcement of new Doctor Who games on Wii and DS brought more than a ripple of excitement to the gaming world, and now we have official release dates for both games. Fans of the time-travelling Doctor will be able to get their hands on Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth for DS and Doctor Who: Return to Earth for Wii on November 12th. Both titles feature the likeness of current..

  • News UK Retailer HMV Tickled Pink About Upcoming 3DS Launch

    Doubts regarding retail price remain, however

    We can all agree that the 3DS is going to be a pretty huge deal; glasses-free 3D in the palm of your hand from the company that brought you the DS, a console so ubiquitous it's a wonder that they're not giving it away free with packs of cereal these days. However, as excited as you may be, chances are you're not as pumped as HMV UK & Ireland CEO and..

September2010

July2010

  • News Poképark Wii Coasts into Europe on 9th July

    Get your Corn Houndooms ready

    While it may not be the full-fledged console Pokémon adventure that fans are after, Poképark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure promises a unique adventure the likes of which the Pokéworld hasn't seen. We'll let the Big N explain things further. 6th July: Jump into an incredible new adventure on Wii as you take control of Pikachu and discover the boundless fun waiting for..

June2010

  • News 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..

May2010

  • News 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..

April2010

  • News Zombie Panic in Wonderland Rising Soon in Europe

    Make 'em dead again this Friday

    It's not unusual for a WiiWare game to be eternally delayed, and Spanish developer Akaoni Studio's Zombie Panic in Wonderland has fallen into that trap. Once set for a worldwide December 2009 release, it then slipped into March 2010, but here we are in April and most of us still don't have our hands on it. It looks like that's about to change soon, though. According..

  • News Europe to Struggle Desperately in Late May

    Travis Touchdown will have his revenge on Santa Destroy

    Rising Star Games has announced that they're lining up Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for an Old World release on May 28. That's smack-dab in between Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies' early May release and Super Mario Galaxy 2's early June date. Desperate Struggle takes place three years after Travis..

February2010

  • News Metroid: Other M Denied Set Release Date in Europe

    North American gamers rejoice, Europeans will have to wait longer for Other M, currently scheduled for "Q3" release.

    Metroid™: Other M, the incredible new Metroid game developed for Wii through a collaboration by Nintendo and the world-renowned Team Ninja, launches June 27 (North America). The game looks at the classic franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is reminiscent of 2-D..

  • News They're Coming - 23rd April for Monster Hunter Tri in Europe

    Europe gets two special bundles, one with black classic pro, one with black classic pro and WiiSpeak.

    The rumble of approaching monsters grows louder by the day and on 23rd April 2010, Wii owners will get to taste the game that has been a phenomenon in Japan, when Monster Hunter Tri roars into life across Europe. To further whet your monstrous appetite, Nintendo can reveal today that the new game..

  • News WarioWare: Do It Yourself - April 30th

    The latest game coming in the WarioWare series on Nintendo DS, WarioWare: Do It Yourself, launches on April 30th

    Ever wanted to be a game designer? To see your friends and family playing games that you created? Well, now’s your chance! WarioWare: Do It Yourself, featuring over 90 fantastic microgames to play and, best of all, the ability to create and share your own! Using the Nintendo Wi-Fi..

  • News Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies for Europe May 7th

    Nintendo have confirmed that Europeans will be getting the Sin and Punishment treatment before North America

    All-action shooting comes to Wii on 7th May 2010 when Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies launches across Europe. With relentless waves of attacks from violent creatures from the fourth earth and projectiles to destroy, this is a true power play from the Japanese developer Treasure..

  • News Super Mario Galaxy 2 Hits Europe June 11th

    Europe not too far behind North America, you'll be playing Mario Galaxy 2 before Wimbledon!

    Super Mario Galaxy 2, the sequel to the smash-hit galaxy-hopping original, embraces the gravity-defying, physics-based exploration from the first game, but is loaded with entirely new features including new galaxies to challenge and delight players. On some stages, Mario can pair up with his dinosaur friend..

  • News Dark Void Zeroes In on European Release

    Capcom Twitter feed spills the beans

    Dark Void in HD may have been something of a stinker, but the "long-lost" 8-bit prequel Dark Void Zero smelled quite lovely. Europe hasn't been able to smell its retro roses so far, but that's all about to change soon. Capcom Europe community manager Chiara Woolford revealed on her Twitter feed that the retro prequel will be hitting the European DSi..

January2010

  • News Pink DSi Slinks Into Nintendo's Europe Release Schedule

    New console colour complemented by new games

    In a move that nobody saw coming, Nintendo today announced the release of a pink DSi console in Europe, available from February 12th. Packaged with Style Boutique (known as Style Savvy in the US), the console is set to win over macho hearts and minds in just a few weeks. That's not all the hardware news Nintendo's latest press announcement has to shout..

  • News US Holiday Wii Sales Top 3 Million

    Nintendo systems no slouches in Europe either

    Official NPD numbers for December aren't revealed until January 14, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata from tooting the company's money-making horn. According to Iwata, Nintendo managed to sell over 3 million Wii's last month in the US, beating last year's 2.15 million and toppling the previous home console record held by the PlayStation..

December2009

  • News Look out Europe! Picross 3D Coming to Swallow Up Your Time

    3D chiseling goodness due on February 5th

    Picross 3D was released all the way back in March for our Japanese friends. Since then Nintendo announced it for more Western shores during E3 in June, and then things went a bit quiet on the block-chiseling front. However, now Nintendo of Europe have piped up saying Picross 3D is now due for Europe on February 5th. The puzzler will feature over 350 new 3D..

  • News UK Stars Catalogue Update: Game and Watch Collection and Animal Crossing KK Soundtrack

    Also contains Pokemon Platinum t-shirts and waterballs

    Nintendo Life readers may remember the Game and Watch Collection which made the rounds on the Japanese Club Nintendo and then the newly opened American Club last year. Well, now at long last it's available to European Club Nintendo members! Game and Watch Collection was reviewed by Nintendo Life a while back and we didn't think it was too bad..

October2009

  • News Nintendo Announces Wii Line-Up For THE WORLD

    North America, Europe and Japan get tentative release schedules

    In case you were wondering about a release window for Metroid: Other M or any other Nintendo-published title, lo and behold, we have a list. Read with your eyes (or voice software) and mark your calendar with your hand (or voice software). Hey look, Japan is getting a Kirby game. North AmericaNew Super Mario Bros. Wii – Nov. 15,..

  • News DSi LL Coming To Europe First Quarter 2010

    New console to be rebranded as the "DSi XL"?

    Wondering if the recently confirmed DSi LL is coming to Europe? Wonder no longer. Website VG247 has pressed Nintendo Europe for an answer regarding this hot question and the company has confirmed that the new machine will be hitting The Old World in the first quarter of 2010. Nintendo Europe has also hinted that the console will be called DSi XL here..

September2009

  • News French Government Lobbied To Establish Retro Gaming Museum

    Now there's an idea we can all agree with!

    MO5 - a group of retro video gaming fans - has lobbied the French government to start up a retro video game museum. More specifically, it's after a "National Institute of Digital Sciences", where visitors can view - and play - classic systems. MO5 members between them currently own around 30,000 games and 1,500 different game systems. They have..

  • News Here Are Those 3 New DSi Colours You Wanted

    Nintendo gives European gamers a splash of colour with new DSi models

    From October 23rd lucky European DSi fans will be able to get their grubby hands on not one but THREE new shades of their favourite console. Perfectly complimenting the current black and white editions, the new DSi colours are Metallic Blue, Light Blue and Red. What's more, the...

  • News New Add-On Content Released For FFIV: The After Years

    When they say "final," they never really mean it

    Square-Enix has announced that an add-on pack for their mobile-turned-WiiWare title Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is now available for download in PAL territories. Called The Crystals "The Planet Eater," the add-on will run you 800 spacebucks and 17 blocks, and you've gotta stop the world from a lightbulb apocalypse or something: As..

  • News Pluck A Plush Pikmin From Club Nintendo EU

    Take over the world one garden at a time

    Club Nintendo in Europe is on top of things. Stuff may be relatively expensive, but the variety and timeliness of gifts is usually much better than its American counterpart. Case in point: for 2000 stars, you can snag your very own blue Pikmin doll. The stuffed buggers are 24 cm, which isn't even close to life-size; kinda makes you wonder whether some sort..

August2009

  • News Square Enix Drops Some Darklord DLC On Its PALs

    Available now, evil ones.

    Got some extra Wii points burning a hole in your digital pocket, PAL gamers? Square Enix has proposed a solution: buy FFCC: My Life as a Dark Lord DLC! First up is the Darklord Special Forces pack, which takes up 2 blocks and 500 space bucks. Included are six monsters: a melee Ogre, ranged Ahriman, magical Sahagin, some generic Coeurl and Chimera and healer Lamia. For 300..

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