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Round Up: Wii U Launch Window Games

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...

Rumour: Nintendo to Launch "Wii Select" Budget Range

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...

News: Shin'en Introduce Jett Rocket for WiiWare

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"

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..

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

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...

Interviews: Red Steel 2 Developer Videos

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!

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..

News: Introducing Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

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

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..

News: Oh my, LEGO Rock Band!

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..

News: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

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

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

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 that the title will boast 13 playable fighters --..

News: British Tabloid Blasts Sega For Gory MadWorld Marketing Campaign

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 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

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

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"

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

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

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..