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September2012

  • Round Up Wii U Launch Window Games

    Wallets at the ready

    Nintendo's Wii U "Launch window" is defined as the period beginning when the console is released, and ends on March 31, 2013. We've trawled through the information we have to provide you with the following details of confirmed launch day and launch period games; where necessary we've indicated a specific region. Nintendo itself...

May2011

  • Rumour Nintendo to Launch "Wii Select" Budget Range

    Coincides with console price drop

    Last month we reported that the Wii may drop to $150 this month, but according to the latest rumour it's not just the console dropping in price, as Nintendo is set to introduce a budget line of software along the lines of its past Player's Choice lines. According to Kotaku, this month will see a new range of $19.99...

March2010

  • News Shin'en Introduce Jett Rocket for WiiWare

    Shin'en announce their next WiiWare project, taking to the skies with Jett Rocket

    Jump and run and fly! Let Jett Rocket explore the beautiful planet of Yoroppa and find out why it has been attacked by the evil 'Power Plant Posse'. Ride the ocean on your Jet Boat, parachute from giant cliffs, speed through arctic regions on your Jet Snowboard or skyrocket with your Jet Pack. Just be Jett Rocket in..

  • News Cosmonaut Take The Plunge With "Dive"

    Dive: The Medes Islands Secret will be the second WiiWare title from Spanish developer Cosmonaut Games (5 Spots Party)

    “It was in the Great Medes Monastery, in 1412, where Martin I “The Human”, leader of an Order of the Temple and long-time resident of the island, was buried. The secrets of the Order were also buried with him, where they would be sealed in the same crypt and kept through the..

August2009

  • News Ashes Cricket 2009 Still On The Cards For an NTSC Release?

    Codemasters is aware of international interest; release outside of PAL territories is 'being discussed' internally

    We've had countless emails over the past month or two from readers asking when Ashes Cricket 2009 will be released in their local territory. Whilst the majority of messages have been from readers in the United States we've also had...

July2009

  • Interviews Red Steel 2 Developer Videos

    Ubisoft throw us a bone with some excellent insight videos into the upcoming Red Steel 2 for Wii.

    If you're a regular to Nintendo Life you'll already know our newly married James Newton has already visited Ubisoft to play their upcoming Red Steel follow up. Well now we've got some lovely new videos to show you detailing more of the 'behind the scenes' action that makes Red Steel 2 possible. The..

  • News Beat the Aussies from August 7th!

    No-one takes Cricket more seriously than the English and Australians, decide the outcome of the Ashes with Codemasters Ashes Cricket 2009 set for release on August 7th.

    Set to deliver all the drama of the nPower Ashes Series at the five official grounds, Ashes Cricket 2009 will also feature Test matches, One Day Internationals and 20 over games to give a complete recreation of the sport. The high..

May2009

  • News Introducing Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

    SEGA to try their hand at Mario Kart with Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing powering our way in early 2010 on Wii, DS, PS3 and Xbox 360.

    In a frantic battle to the chequered flag, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in mediaeval castle ramparts, lush rainforests and bustling cities, all taken from the...

  • News Wii To Finally Line Up At The Crease

    Codemasters announce a long awaited Wii Cricket game in the form of Ashes Cricket 2009 will be released later this year.

    Ever since the initial Wii release we've heard countless sports fans in the UK want a Cricket game for Wii and we're glad to report that Codemasters has finally fulfilled this dream with Ashes Cricket 2009. The game is currently set for release on PC, XBOX 360 and PS3 this summer..

April2009

  • News Oh my, LEGO Rock Band!

    Warner, TT Games and Harmonix join forces to bring you the latest in the new cross-over genre of LEGO and music - LEGO Rock Band!

    Players will become rockers as they embark on a journey to stardom that the whole family can enjoy as they work their way through local venues, stadiums and fantasy locations on Earth and beyond, that mimic the imaginative settings that the LEGO world offers. Also..

March2009

  • News The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

    Earlier today at GDC 2009 Satoru Iwata announced a brand new Zelda game for the DS, Spirit Tracks.

    The new The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks game that Iwata announced will utilize the intuitive touch control of Phantom Hourglass in an all new adventure that will please longtime Zelda™ fans while keeping the game accessible to all DS owners. The concept behind this Zelda game includes..

  • News Rising Star Games: 2009 Line-up Revealed

    Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga, Steal Princess, Avalon Code and more dated for European release.

    Rising Star Games, publisher of such games as Rune Factory, No More Heroes and Bomberman in Europe, has unveiled its full release line-up for 2009. Included in the eleven-game line-up are a whopping ten releases for the Nintendo Wii and DS platforms, hand-picked from the Japanese market for localisation..

  • News New Info Surfaces On Punch-Out!! Wii

    Nintendo reveals more details as Punch Out!! prepares to enter the ring

    Nintendo of Europe has released a few scant details on the upcoming Punch-Out!! sequel for the Wii: The title, developed by Next Level Games (Mario Strikers), will reportedly feature a new two-player mode in which Little Mac can square off against himself. NOE also confirmed...

  • News British Tabloid Blasts Sega For Gory MadWorld Marketing Campaign

    Sensationalist garbage from The Sun? I know, I'm as shocked as you are!

    UK's The Sun, the world's most highly-circulated tabloid, has attacked Sega's latest marketing stunt promoting the release of Platinum Games' Wii-exclusive stylised gorefest MadWorld which saw bloodied prosthetic limbs scattered across London. The prosthetics, coloured to match the game's signature monochromatic style and each..

  • News Pokémon Platinum Makes its U.S. Arrival Well Known

    Pokémon Platinum hits U.S. shelves March twenty-second. Does Nintendo have any special preparations for this next installment? You sure can bet they do!

    Believe it or not, March twenty-second marks the launch of Pokémon Platinum. It doesn't seem that long since Diamond and Pearl arrived, or is it just me? In Platinum, expect a plethora of features and locations, from the new Distortion world,..

  • Out Today Sonic & The Black Knight

    SEGA unleash Sonic in 3D yet again across Europe from today, but is it any good? Early reports suggest not...

    Created by Sonic Team in Japan, this innovative game takes Sonic into a medieval world and arms him with a sword to aid in his effort to save the day. Sonic and the Black Knight will provide Sonic fans with an irresistible cast of characters and teach them all what it takes to be a true..

  • News Capcom confirm Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles & "Classics" line

    Confirmation of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and also remakes of Gamecube titles, Resident Evil and Resident Evil Zero all Wii bound.

    Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced its plans for a big comeback of its multi-million-selling franchise, Resident Evil® to the Wii™ video game system this year. Resident Evil®: The Darkside Chronicles,..

  • News Super Mario Galaxy scoops BAFTA "Best Game"

    More awards for Mario but on the whole not a fantastic night for Nintendo and the Wii

    The GAME British Academy Video Games Awards which took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane, were hosted by games aficionado Dara O'Briain who described these times as a 'Golden Age' for video games. Consoles like the Wii, and handheld devices like the PSP, DS and iPhone have revolutionised the gaming world..

  • News We Rock Soundtrack

    505 Games announce the soundtrack for the upcoming play-the-drums-without-drums We Rock: Drum King, scheduled for release on April 9th.

    Unlike similar music titles, We Rock: Drum King requires no extra peripherals to play. Two Wii remotes and the ability to keep time are all you need to stay in the game. Beginners can start on a simple two-drum setup with automatic bass drum to find their rhythm,..

  • Out Today Big Bang Mini

    Exploding onto stores across the UK is SouthPeak Games' fireworks shooter, Big Bang Mini.

    In Big Bang Mini, your objective is to destroy wave upon wave of enemies, which in turn lights up the night sky with bursts of colorful fireworks. Use the stylus to dodge enemy fire and debris while collecting stars. Specifically designed with the Nintendo DS Touch Screen in mind, Big Bang Mini packs a..

February2009

  • News Rock Band 2 released April 24th

    EA confirm Rock Band 2 for Wii a month or so after the PS3/PS2 versions,

    Rock Band 2 revolutionizes music gaming with the ability to export most of the songs from the original Rock Band disc , Online World Tour, daily Battle-Of-The Band Tournaments, No Fail Mode, and a real Drum Trainer. Rock Band 2’s massive list of innovations also includes the ability to export your in-game band avatar to the..

  • News Nintendo announces Excitebots: Trick Racing

    Another new game in the Excitebike series, this time it's Excitebots and apparently it's got lots of tricks.

    Excitebots™: Trick Racing has elements that make it one of the more unique racing games on the market. It launches April 20 and lets everyone in the family use the Wii Wheel™ accessory in unique and changing environments, play fun minigames and perform crazy tricks in a game that builds..

  • News Out Today - Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop

    US gamers can now get their hands on the slightly unfavourable Dead Rising Wii port from today.

    Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, is pleased to announce that Dead Rising™: Chop Till You Drop ships today for the Wii™ home video game system. Taking advantage of the same proven technology that brought Resident Evil® 4 so successfully to Wii, Dead Rising: Chop..

  • News The Conduit development trailers

    High Voltage Software have released some new videos showcasing some of the features from the game.

    The two videos detail different parts of the game and walk through a lot of the more technical features of the game, the first video guides you through these: The second video compares the current build of the game to a very very early one: Some huge differences there, the early build looks terrible..

  • News Resident Evil 5 developer wants to make new Wii RE title

    Masachika Kawata has openly admitted to EuroGamer his interest in making another new Resident Evil game for Wii

    With work now wrapped up on the PS3 and 360 instalment, Resident Evil 5 producer Masachika Kawata has told us he wants to make a brand new Resi game for Wii. Thanks to the magic of translation, Kawata-san hinted to Eurogamer TV that Nintendo fans shouldn't despair that their console isn't..

  • News Climax working on new Wii title for Konami; Silent Hill?

    Possible, but we simply don't know at this stage, however Climax have announced on their official website that they are indeed working on a new Wii title.

    "Climax has a great history with recent titles such as Silent Hill Origins on both PSP and PS2, and Viva Pinata for Games for Windows, but the future is even more exciting with Overlord Dark Legend, on Wii and DS, for Codemasters and two new..

  • News SEGA introduce Project_RINGO

    Scare details on another new Wii game from SEGA of Japan, further details to be announced tomorrow?

    We've no idea what's going on here, you can see a teaser flash animation on the SEGA.jp website which seems to introduce a character. Very Sonic in style, but clearly not Sonic, SEGA seem to be announcing Wii games left right and center at the moment. At the end of the animation is "2.24"..

  • News Headstrong to revitalise Virtua Cop aswell?

    Not yet, but they'd like to. Headstrong show interest in working with SEGA again, possibly on another on-rails shooter, Virtua Cop.

    In a recent interview with The House of the Dead: Overkill producer Neil McEwen, he admitted that the team at developer Headstrong Games would be interested in doing a Wii sequel to another Sega franchise, Virtua Cop. With Virtua Cop 3 having last been seen in arcades..

  • News MadWorld producer working on new IP

    It has been revealed that Platinum Games producer, Atsushi Inaba, is already working on a new IP, possibly for Wii.

    Develop Mag: What are you ambitions for the studio and the Japanese games market in 2009? Atsushi Inaba: We have been developing games since we started this company. We've got big titles coming out this year, MadWorld releasing very soon and Bayonetta later this year, and we hope..

  • News Virtua Tennis serves onto Wii

    SEGA have confirmed that Virtua Tennis will appear on Wii for the first time with Virtua Tennis 2009.

    Virtua Tennis 2009 was unveiled earlier this month for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Now SEGA has said Wii owners will be able to give it a go too with a version that has all the same features and arcade action. That means a playing roster that includes Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams, Roger Federererer and..

  • News Sonic The Percival

    Sonic and the Black Knight gets another trailer, scheduled for release in Europe for March 13th.

    Sonic returns to the Wii to take a wild ride through the storybook world of Camelot in his all-new adventure Sonic and the Black Knight. Designed exclusively for the Wii, Sonic and the Black Knight brings a new twist to Sonic gameplay by combining Sonic’s legendary speed with frenetic swordplay..

  • News Dead Space Extraction

    EA reveal that Dead Space Wii will infact be a prequel to the famed "Dead Space" and in fact be an "on-rails" shooter.

    Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game released in 2008. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person..

  • News MadWorld gear available in the UK

    SEGA announce that you'll be able to get your hands on some niffty MadWorld goodies here in the UK.

    We know how you guys love our merchandise, so allow me to present to you some nice bits of MADWORLD merch that are available when you pre-order the game at various outlets in the UK. If you pre-order MADWORLD at HMV you can get the soundtrack CD for free. This is a 20-track CD full of kick-ass beats..

  • Out Today House of the Dead: OVERKILL

    They came for brains, you'll give them bullets! SEGA horror-thon House of the Dead: OVERKILL is out today.

    Survival horror as it’s never been seen before! A pulp-style take on the classic SEGA light-gun shooter series. Back when the famous Agent G was still fresh out of the academy, he teamed up with hard-boiled bad-ass Agent Washington to investigate stories of mysterious disappearances in..

  • Hands On MadWorld

    We've played the gorefest MadWorld from Platinum games, but is it all about the visuals?

    MadWorld is a game that I've been wanting to play ever since I saw the first trailer. The "Sin City" comic book style is jawdroppingly cool, I wasn't sure what it'd be like in the flesh but it looks great. Having read other previews I'd heard of people complaining about the fact that the majority of..

  • Hands On The Conduit

    The much hyped The Conduit has been making headlines left right and centre, but is it the FPS saviour for the Wii?

    Maybe. Thanks to SEGA we managed to have a quick sneak-peak play of The Conduit yesterday. Let me start by saying that I do have some pre-conceptions about this title, casting our minds back to "Red Steel", we saw a shed load of good press and impressive artwork coming out of..

  • News Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

    SEGA announce the second helping in the Mario & Sonic series, this time our heroes do battle in the Winter Olympics!

    Developed by SEGA of Japan, under the guidance of Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games will take players to lifelike Olympic venues where they can choose from a legendary cast of playable characters, including new faces to the series to be revealed later..

  • News Design your own OVERKILL wallpaper

    SEGA want you to be bad, create your own House of the Dead: OVERKILL wallpaper and share it with the world.

    Get ready for the release of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL™ on Friday the 13th by creating your own OVERKILL-inspired shock-horror film poster with The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Movie Poster Wallpaper Creator You can save your masterpiece as a desktop wallpaper so you are constantly..

  • News New "The Conduit" Details

    Details have surfaced during New York's Comic Con, the game should be out in June (US) and won't include local multi player.

    According to Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer, there'll be a lack of spilt screen multiplayer, but still having strong online features. Apparently the team tried to enable multiplayer play using LAN, but Nintendo wouldn't have it. The game is currently penned for a June..

  • News Bored today? Try Cheerleading with We Cheer!

    505 Games announce that Namco's We Cheer is out today in UK/Europe, apparently the girls of "Sheffield Storm All-star Team" are dead impressed.

    “We’re more than happy to be involved with a game which will hopefully give more publicity to our sport, which is always growing in popularity in this country,” commented Coral Head, Storm All-stars founder. “I’m a bit of a gamer myself but this..

  • News House of the Dead: OVERKILL gets positive first reviews

    The monolith EuroGamer gives SEGA horror rebirth a respectable 8/10 in one of the first reviews around, not bad eh?

    Combined with the occasionally grating script, these moments of weakness and imbalance can cause The House of the Dead: Overkill to feel flat at times. But that's only because they're thrown into stark relief by the rest of the game's frankly amazing quality, attention to detail and..

  • News SEGA dates Sonic and the Black Knight

    Hot on the heels of Sonic Unleashed, Sonic and the Black Knight is scheduled for March, worldwide.

    Created by Sonic Team in Japan, this innovative game takes Sonic into a medieval world and arms him with a sword to aid in his effort to save the day. More Details » Sonic and the Black Knight will provide Sonic fans with an irresistible cast of characters and teach them all what it takes to be a..

  • News New Play Control! Metroid Prime is HOT.

    Trailers for the "new" Wii version of Metroid Prime start hitting the internet, prepare excited Metroid fans.

    It might be true that Nintendo are just re-releasing a game, it's true that we've all paid for it before Metroid Prime was probably my favourite Gamecube game - ever. When Metroid Prime 3 came to Wii it completely reinvented the controls, the Wiimote and Nunchuck, in my opinion, were..

  • News Natsume to offer something reely abit fishy...

    Natsume to offer a more "realistic" fishing game when "Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream" launches this year.

    Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream will fulfill the need of every gamer who has fished or who has wanted to cast their first line. Featuring a magnificent 3D fishing engine, lifelike fish and soothing environmental sounds, Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream will put players on the banks of pristine lakes,..

  • News EA announce Nerf N-Strike

    EA just can't stop making "casual" Wii games, here's the latest, Nerf N-Strike.

    EA Casual Entertainment and Hasbro bring the action and chaos of the popular NERF brand to the digital world. In a world specifically created to be the perfect landscape for NERF pandemonium, players can wreak havoc and perfect their blasting skills or challenge friends to clashes. With the brand new SWITCH SHOT EX-3..

  • News EA: Dead Space heading to Wii

    It seems Electronic Arts have confirmed that Dead Space will be heading to Wii this year.

    Edge Online have today reported that EA have confirmed that Dead Space will be heading to Wii, the following was posted on their site: EA CEO John Riccitiello said that his company will be bringing games based on mass market Hasbro and Sims properties to the Wii, but also core properties that "have..

  • News LucasArts announce Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings

    No LEGO in sight for this new Indy game, set to be all very interactive and wonderful, new story, new name.

    Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings features completely interactive environments, where players need to call upon their wits and daring to make each spring-loaded environment a weapon in order to dispense of foes in clever and unexpected ways. Also, embark upon thrilling action sequences..

  • News Out Today - Tenchu: Shadow Assassins (US)

    US gamers can now get their hands on the new Tenchu game, Tenchu: Shadow Assassins developed exclusively for Wii.

    Tenchu: Shadow Assassins continues the saga of elite ninjas, Rikimaru and Ayame, who must use their lethal skills to keep the peace in feudal Japan. Playing as both stealthy Rikimaru and aggressive and acrobatic Ayame, players will fight their way through more than 10 missions and 50..

  • News World Goes Mad, March 10th

    SEGA confirm the US release date for new gore-fest MadWorld as March 10th, Europe to follow in Spring.

    MADWORLD, is an inventive third-person action game exclusively for Wii. Produced by Atsushi Inaba, MADWORLD has a unique black and white style, depicting an incredibly sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3D worlds. As players battle opponents, they must master the use of various..

  • News Boom Blox Sequel Confirmed

    EA confirm that Steven Speilberg puzzler Boom Blox will get another outing, Boom Blox Bash Party.

    January 29, 2009 - Get ready for the ultimate blox-busting action as Electronic Arts Inc. today announced BOOM BLOX™ Bash Party for Wii™, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed BOOM BLOX™ game for Wii. EA’s collaboration with director and producer Steven Spielberg continues with BOOM BLOX Bash..

  • News SEGA say, Let's Tap!

    Strange things occur in the minds of the Japanese, this latest game by SEGA you don't even need to hold the controller, no joke!

    Let’s Tap, a game that is blazing new ground in Nintendo Wii control design. Developed by Prope, the studio that Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka established in 2006, Let’s Tap is the first product from the new studio to be released to in North America and Europe..

  • Podcast Episode 1

    Nintendo Life steps into the world of Podcasting, our very first episode is available now, presented by our very own James Newton.

    In our first ever podcast episode James takes a look back at 2008, looking specifically at three outstanding Wii titles, Zack & Wiki, Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Next on the agenda is 2009, where we take a look at Wii games Punch Out!!, Wii Sports..

  • News EA breaks up Need For Speed

    The constantly wonky world of Need For Speed is to be split into three distinctly styled games, SHIFT, Nitro and World Online.

    We've never shied away from Need For Speed, every year we give it another chance and every year we feel let down, we'll agree that Wii and DS aren't really the natural choice for driving sims, but EA keep on churning them out year after year. Every release seems to be a..

January2009

  • News Big Bang Mini Demo available on the Nintendo Channel

    Just in case you couldn't wait another two weeks, SouthPeak games have throw up a demo of their latest game, Big Bang Mini, onto the Nintendo Channel.

    SouthPeak Games is pleased to announce that a demo of Arkedo Studio’s Big Bang Mini for Nintendo DS™ is now available as a free download via the Nintendo Channel on Wii™. The explosive demo gives players a first taste of the unique..

  • News Nintendo's 2009 Release Schedule... Hmm

    We're a little worried at the moment, Nintendo only seems to have a couple of titles down for 2009, and they aren't even that special.

    Gaming nerds at Kotaku are worried too, they posted the proposed release schedule: North AmericaWii NEW PLAY CONTROL! MARIO POWER TENNIS 2009/3 NEW PLAY CONTROL! PIKMIN 2009/3 Wii Sports Resort CY2009 First half Half Punch-Out!!(Temp.) CY2009 First half Sin and..

  • News SEGA goes OVERKILL, Uncut

    Just in case we haven't mentioned the game enough, SEGA release another trailer, this time with all the naughty, gory, swearing bits intact - a true taste of things to come.

    The latest trailer for The House of the Dead: OVERKILL is out. This time rookie agent G teams up with bad-ass cop Washington for some hardcore mutant mayhem. This trailer is UNCUT and contains all the nasty bits some people may..

  • News Papa's Palace of Pain

    SEGA feeds us more information about the looking-great House of the Dead: OVERKILL, first mission details, it's Papa’s Palace of Pain.

    The first mission of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL is also Special Agent G’s first mission. He has been dispatched by his agency, the secretive AMS, to investigate Papa Ceasar’s connection to a host of mysterious disappearances. At the exact moment G..

  • News SEGA announce Phantasy Star Ø

    SEGA will be developing another Phantasy Star game, this time on the DS - apparently its already one of the "most highly anticipated DS titles of 2009", read this press release from SEGA:

    Phantasy Star Ø is one of the most highly anticipated DS titles coming out in 2009, and will feature an innovative touch screen based Visual Chat interface, addictive action-RPG gameplay, impressive visual..

  • News Dead Rising goes GaGaGa SP

    To help promote the latest Dead Rising game for Wii Capcom have teamed up Japanese punk band GaGaGa SP to create a specially themed music video.

    Infecting gamers and completing Capcom’s list of releases for February is Dead Rising Chop Till You Drop, scheduled for release for the Nintendo Wii™ on the 27th of the month. Based on the Xbox 360™ title, which to date has sold over one million..

November2008

  • News Out Today - Sonic Unleashed

    We didn't know he was leashed, but Sonic is finally Unleashed, ready to stop Dr Eggman one more time!

    Sonic Unleashed will launch players on a revolutionary high-speed adventure through a world torn by chaos. Powered by the all-new “Hedgehog Engine,” Sonic Unleashed merges classic Sonic gameplay with the latest in next-generation innovation. It launches players on a journey across the globe and..

  • News SEGA to offer "prelude to an OVERKILL" Graphic Novel

    Pre-orders of the "adult-only" collectors edition of House of the Dead: Overkill to include an exclusive graphic novel, PAL only.

    SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced the red hot Collector’s Edition for The House of the Dead: OVERKILL™ for release in PAL territories. This premium edition of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL arrives encased in an exclusive collector’s slipcase and is accompanied by..

  • News Out Today - Tomb Raider Underworld

    Lara Croft returns because there are yet more tombs to raid, out today across Europe on all formats.

    Tomb Raider: Underworld™ seamlessly blends exploration, grand scale puzzle solving and combat, taking players on an archeological journey to the ancient netherworlds of the Mediterranean, Thailand, Mexico, the Arctic Sea and more. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft, gamers uncover proof of the..

October2008

  • News Sonic: Night Of The Werehog

    Sonic goes to Hollywood - well not quite. SEGA's little blue ball to star in a short movie tied to Sonic Unleashed coming next month, trailer inside.

    Happy Hallowe'en! Coming in November Sonic is to star in his first 3D animated short "Sonic: Night Of The Werehog". As you can gather, this ties in with the events of Sonic Unleased. Here's the trailer to tease you:

  • News It's Official SEGA to publish The Conduit

    SEGA couldn't keep that cat in that bag for very long, it's all confirmed, its all official its all true, SEGA to publish the conduit.

    SEGA of Europe Ltd. and SEGA of America, Inc. today announced a worldwide partnership with High Voltage Software to publish and distribute the Wii™ home video game system-exclusive title, The Conduit. The first-person shooter garnered multiple awards at E3 2008,..

  • News SEGA To Publish The Conduit?

    Leaked press memo suggests that SEGA will be confirmed as the publisher for High Voltage Software's Wii FPS, The Conduit.

    Whilst the rumours have been flying all week we've received word that SEGA should very shortly be confirmed as the publisher for this hot looking (potentially) Wii game, developed by High Voltage Software. The game has received alot of attention since it's first unveiling,..

  • News Miyamoto - Not Deterred By Unfavourable Wii Music Reviews

    Shiggys has responded to some of the harsh critique his latest game, Wii Music, has incurred on the Internet, basically explaining that the typical reviewer, the hardcore gamer, probably doesn't get the point of the game.

    There’s two ways I can talk about that. One is, I think — you point out the IGN review in particular. And my guess is that rather than it being an instance that the individual..

  • News Manhunt 2 finally breaks free this Halloween

    Rockstar finally get their way, Halloween cometh, Manhunt 2 releaseth. The illusive game goes on sale Oct 31st across the UK.

    UK gamers will finally be able to buy Manhunt 2 for Playstation 2, PSP, and Wii on 31 October. Originally released in the US over a year ago, the game was refused a certificate by the British Board of Film Certification in June 2007. Following multiple appeals and changes to..

  • News Time to stop cooking, its Gardening Mama time!

    505 announce a new game in the Mama series the non-cooking based Gardening Mama, scheduled for DS Spring next year.

    Gardening Mama sees Mama heading into the great outdoors to turn an empty garden into a tranquil paradise. Green-fingered players use the touch screen to dig holes, plant seeds, mix fertiliser and ultimately grow a range of fruits, flowers and vegetables. Just like Cooking Mama saw..

  • News SEGA reveal MadWorld Cover

    Ultra gore-fest MadWorld now has some cover artwork, its pretty cool, but will this game ever get released?

    MADWORLD is an inventive third-person action game exclusively for Wii. Produced by Atsushi Inaba, MADWORLD has a unique black and white style, depicting an incredibly sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3D worlds. Questions have surrounded this game of late, whilst we think it'll..

  • News Naruto Brings the Fight Back to Wii

    Atlus announce the release of Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 in the US,

    NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 is set to provide players with quality fighting game mechanics and a fast-paced gameplay experience on Wii. Set after Sasuke leaves the Hidden Leaf Village to gain more power from Orochimaru, the title offers a slew of playable characters, including those developed especially for the..

  • News Sonic and those nasty Black Knights

    SEGA's working Sonic hard this year, he's gotta finish two major Sonic titles with one of them exclusive to Wii, Sonic and the Black Knight.

    Created by Sonic Team in Japan, this innovative game takes Sonic into a medieval world and arms him with a sword to aid in his effort to save the day. Sonic and the Black Knight will provide Sonic fans with an irresistible cast of characters and teach them all..

  • News Remember the Amazing Rolo and his Wii Loop Machine?

    Nutty digital artist Yann Seznec popped up on popular British TV show, Dragons Den, looking for investors for his Wii Loop Machine business.

    We featured the Wii Loop Machine sometime last year, it looked like a pretty good idea at the time and clearly the developer is trying to move things along. Look out, Miyamoto. A Scottish independent games developer has devised some Wii software that trumps..

  • News Play On Wii - European Update

    Eurogamer have uncovered some more titles, with Nintendo UK suggesting Metroid Prime 1 & 2 are to get the make over.

    Nintendo UK has told Eurogamer that Wii reworkings of GameCube titles Pikmin 1 and 2, Metroid Prime 1 and 2 and Mario Tennis will all be released in Europe next year. Also on the cards for remake treatment are Chibi Robo and Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat, although both are currently TBC..

  • News Wario Destroys YouTube

    Nintendo's latest advert for Wario Land: Shake It! literally shakes and breaks YouTube, check it out.

    Wario receives an antique globe and telescope that allow him to travel to the once-idyllic Shake Dimension, now conquered by the tyrannical pirate, the Shake King. With the assistance of his longtime rival, Captain Syrup, he must rescue the Merfles, denizens of the Shake Dimension imprisoned by the..

  • News Nintendo Announce 5 New Wii Games

    Nintendo's Conference did have a few nice announcements, not all for the DS. Sin & Punishment returns... finally.

    The following five games were all announced for the first time at last weeks Nintendo Conference, being a Japanese shin-dig details are still quite thin on the ground, but here's what we know: Sin & Punishment 2 (Nintendo) 2009The...

  • News Play On Wii Selection

    Nintendo also announce that a number of original Gamecube games are to be re-developed with Wii specific controls and re-released on Wii.

    Furthermore, we are completely redesigning seven GameCube titles so that, starting from the end of this year, we will launch them as Wii titles. Our research has revealed that, due to the fact that the GameCube hardware had not sufficiently penetrated into the..

  • News Puzzler Kororinpa gets another outing

    HUDSON decide that we've not had enough of Kororinpa and decide that a sequel is the only way to fix the problem, due next spring.

    The sequel to Kororinpa: Marble Mania, Marble Saga: Kororinpa is full of new levels for gamers to explore, 4-person multiplayer gameplay, tons of customization features, the ability to connect and compete online and the use of the Wii Balance Board™ as features..

  • News European DS Winter Lineup

    Nintendo of Europe also announce a list of DS games that should arrive before the end of the year.

    Wipe your eyes again, drink some red bull because its another long list: Hell’s Kitchen (Ubisoft) 25th September 2008 Make 10: A Journey of Numbers (Nintendo) 26th September 2008 Shaun the Sheep (D3 Publisher of Europe) 26th September 2008 SimCity Creator (EA) 26th September 2008 8 Ball Allstars..

  • News European Wii Winter Lineup

    Nintendo of Europe release an updated list of release dates for the games we'll all be playing until the end of the year.

    Wipe your eyes, this might take a while to read: Runaway the Dream of the Turtle (Focus Home Interactive) 25th September 2008 Wild Earth: African Safari (Majesco / Codemaster) 25th September 2008 Family Trainer (Namco Bandai) 26th September 2008 Wario Land: The Shake Dimension..

  • News Wii Music primed and dated

    Nintendo announce that Wii Music will hit the stage this October in the US and November in Europe.

    Creating fun for all the family, this fall will see the arrival of Wii Music. Whether you are a music maestro or taking your first musical steps, this new title for Wii will have the whole family creating unique musical performances together with over 60 different instruments to choose from. Perhaps..

  • News Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City; Hitting Europe this December

    Another Nintendo game with a slightly different title in Europe (why do they do that?) which is currently scheduled for a Christmas release this coming December.

    Pack your bags and take a trip to the city as Animal Crossing comes to Wii! In a new instalment to the hugely popular series, Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City not only allows players to create their own perfect life in the country,..

September2008

  • News Amigo, Amigo.. Samba, Samba!

    SEGA today release the updated Wii incarnation of the Dreamcast original maraca madness known as Samba de Amigo across Europe.

    The samba-inspired rhythm music game made popular in the arcades is shaking its way onto the Wii™! Keeping the beat with over 40 songs on a Samba-inspired sound track, players shake the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ like maracas and compete with friends to see who has the..

  • News Ubisoft announce Tenchu in US/EU

    Although we knew about the Japanese game, Ubisoft have now confirmed the western version coming early next year.

    Today Ubisoft announced Tenchu™ 4, the newest addition to the Tenchu™ franchise exclusively for the Wii™ system, will launch in North America and Europe in early 2009. The development team behind the original Tenchu, Acquire, brings a fresh new look, feel and motion to the Tenchu..

  • News Rapala declares Fishing Season open!

    Activision's slippery fishing game is out now in the US, coming with a spiffy fishing rod attachment.

    Activision has worked closely with developer Fun Labs and Rapala, the world's largest manufacturer of fishing lures and #1 fishing brand in the world, to create an angling title that appeals to fishermen and gamers of all abilities. Rapala Fishing Frenzy represents an evolution of the perennially..

  • News Disaster: Day of Crisis IS ALIVE!

    As Hurricane Gustav batters America Nintendo announces the re-birth of Disaster: Day of Crisis, horray!

    Survive nature’s most devastating catastrophes in Disaster: Day of Crisis, a panic inducing survival game for Wii. In a devastatingly short period of time, an unprecedented wave of natural disasters has pummeled the United States. On top of this inexplicable series of disasters, a rogue special..

August2008

  • News Need for Speed: Undercover, Uncovered.

    EA explain the reasons why they will release yet another Need for Speed game, but this one is undercover.

    Need for Speed Undercover has players racing through speedways, dodging cops and chasing rivals as they go deep undercover to take down an International crime syndicate. The new game heralds the return of high-intensity police chases and introduces the all-new ‘Heroic Driving Engine’ -- a..

  • News Behind the scenes with the new Lara Croft

    EIDOS show some behind-the-scenes footage of Alison Carroll as she becomes the latest incarnate of Lara Croft.

    Meet Alison Carroll – actress, gymnast and arguably the greatest living embodiment of Lara Croft so far. There have been several memorable real-life incarnations of England’s first lady of adventure over the last decade, but few have managed to capture what Lara embodies with quite so..

  • News Wii Samba fun re-dated

    SEGA celebrate the announcement of the final release date for Samba de Amigo by throwing you an online mini-game.

    The Samba-inspired rhythm music game made popular in arcades and on the Dreamcast is shaking its way exclusively onto the Wii! Grab your friends and shake the Wii controllers like maracas to the beat in a variety of crazy environments full of zany characters and colorful single and..

  • News GC: Rapala’s Fishing Frenzy

    New fishing game from Activision with its own brand spanking new Fishing rod controller, class.

    Utilizing an all new, limited edition Rod and Reel peripheral designed exclusively for the Wii, players will become more immersed in the fishing experience than ever before. With their hands on authentic gear, players will use an actual rod as they cast and reel in fish hooked on their lines. They can..

  • News GC: Activision announce new Pitfall game

    Pitfall: The Big Adventure will be the first Pitfall game on Wii, Activision decide to tease us with only a few screenshots.

    Pitfall: The Big Adventure for Wii is in development at Edge of Reality and will swing onto shelves this Fall. With more than 10 million Pitfall titles sold to date, Pitfall: The Big Adventure will introduce the franchise to a new generation of gamers while bringing a fresh..

  • News GC: Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip Update

    Ubisoft issue us with some new screenshots, trailer and an updated fact sheet for the upcoming snowfest.

    Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip takes the action-sports genre to a whole new level. For the first-time ever, feel the rocky weight of the mountain push up against your toes in your very own living room, ¬with the revolutionary Wii Balance Board™. Whether you’re coasting down bunny..

  • News GC: Monkey Madness

    Ubisoft announce a new virtual pet title aimed at the younger gamer, Monkey Madness Wii.

    Monkey Madness Wii targets kids ages 6 to 8 years. The game allows you to build a strong relationship with a full family of funny monkeys. Thanks to the unique cross-breeding system, you will be able to create unique species by mixing the different breeds available in the game. Play with your monkeys, interact..

  • News GC: Rayman TV Party Update

    Ubisoft issue an updated fact sheet at this years GC event along with a trailer and new screenshots.

    First they invaded the world and, now your TV! The Rabbids have taken over almost every channel you can imagine, from music to movies – even TV ads! Help the Rabbids destroy all our daily viewing and drive Rayman crazy. In Story Mode, play through a week of television, with each day bringing new..

  • News SEGA show new MadWorld trailer at GC

    One of the most talked about Wii titles this month has been ultra-violent gore-fest MadWorld, SEGA have released a new trailer for the game with even more gameplay footage than before - it looks fantastic.

    MADWORLD is an inventive third-person action game exclusively for Wii. Produced by Atsushi Inaba, MADWORLD has a unique black and white style, depicting an incredibly sharp backdrop that..

  • News EA to bring new Tennis game to Wii (with MotionPlus)

    Publisher giants EA announce a new Tennis franchise for Wii using MotionPlus and other platforms using normal (boring) controllers.

    An all-new tennis videogame is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver under the EA SPORTS™ brand. The EA SPORTS tennis franchise will be available first for the Wii™ in 2009, followed by other platforms, and it will be the first EA SPORTS game that uses..

  • News The Conduit going on show at PAX 2008

    Hot property The Conduit will be featured by Nintendo at this years Penny Arcade Expo taking place in Seattle on August 29th through 31st

    High Voltage Software (HVS) has announced that The Conduit, a fast paced action-shooter game currently in development for the Wii™ console, will be featured by Nintendo at this year’s PAX convention. The Conduit is a First Person Shooter (FPS) where players..

  • News House of the Dead: OVERKILL - Awesome.

    SEGA surprise us with the announcement of a brand spanking new House of the Dead game, exclusive for Wii coming early next year.

    The House of the Dead: OVERKILL uncovers the ugly, terrifying, red hot secrets behind the House of the Dead; the daddy of all over-the-top shooters. While staying true to the classic gameplay this hugely successful SEGA series is getting a new retro look, with..

  • News Oh dear, The Daily Mail has found out about MadWorld

    British newspaper attacks violent "MadWorld" a good nine months before it's even released!

    A new computer game tipped to be the most violent ever is being released exclusively on the so-called 'family friendly' Wii console. Nintendo will dramatically transform Wii's image with the release of ultra violent video game MadWorld which, 'revolves around the themes of brutality and exhilaration',..

  • News Fatal Frame IV Update + Screenshots

    The latest in the Fatal Frame survival horror games hits Wii in Japan, but when will we get a US/EU release?

    The player controls the character of either Ruka, Misaki, Madoka, or Choushiro, and uses the Camera Obscura to photograph and fight off ghosts. The player explores the various buildings present on Rougetsu Island. On the main screen there is a sensor bar that indicates if a ghost is present..