Games - News

August2008

  • News Nintendo 'camp' things up with Captain Rainbow

    Finally a game for the people of San Francisco, Captain Rainbow emerges from the people that brought you Chibi-Robo and GiFTPiA.

    The main character "Nick" is able to transform into "Captain Rainbow" a tokusatsu-styled superhero wielding a yo-yo, with a wish to restore his lost popularity. To restore his popularity, Nick ventures to Minmin Island; an island where wishes are said..

  • News Disaster: Day of Crisis coming later this year?

    One of the games that never was, "vaporware" if you will, has been rated in Australia and all set for release this year?

    Originally announced at E3 two years ago Disaster: Day of Crisis was one of a few games that we've heard little about since. Developed by Monolith Soft the game is set to be some kind of adventure/survival game where the player must survive a number of natural disasters integral..

  • News Eidos bring us another new face of of Lara Croft

    Alison Carroll, a 23-year-old professional gymnast from south London has been unveiled as the new face of Lara Croft.

    Alison Carroll will promote the new Tomb Raider: Underworld game which is due out in November. Alison told BBC Newsbeat: "It's an amazing opportunity. Lara is strong, athletic, confident and independent so it's a huge responsibility to take on her role." After quitting her..

  • News Introducing the wonderful, whimsical world of "KORE"

    Snap Dragon Games unveil their latest work in the form of KORE.

    With three zany, kooky crackpots sharing a cybernetic K.O.R.E suit, insane action is guaranteed. After all, the suit enhances the wearer's abilities beyond imagination. Pixie becomes a pro at climbing, Madboy gains an iron fist, and the dog Rex develops astonishing senses of hearing and smell. And these super powers they will..

  • News Deer Drive - dumbest game of the year?

    It must be an American thing, who else would think running around with guns shooting at Deer is cool?

    Video game publisher Mastiff announced today that they have teamed up with developers SCS Software and Kouyousha to bring the award-winning arcade- style, multi-player hunting series, Deer Drive, to Wii TM this fall. Deer Drive meshes hunting simulation with arcade style pick-up-and-play action and..

  • News Wii Fussball Anyone?

    505 Games announce the launch of more sports related budgetware for Wii, this time in the format of Table Football.

    To celebrate the start of the football season, 505 Games is pleased to announce that Table Football for Nintendo Wii™ is heading on to the pitch today. Table Football uses the motion-sensing abilities of the Wii Remote to make it feel just like you’re playing a fast-paced game of..

  • News Celebrity Sports Showdown - What?

    EA announce another "we-simply-can't-get-them-out-the-door-fast-enough" title, sports mini game pack: Celebrity Sports Showdown.

    Celebrity Sports Showdown features 12 outdoor sports games and is the ultimate party game to play with people of all ages. Play as your favourite celebrities, with featured stars including singers Fergie and Avril Lavigne, and athletes like Paul Pierce and Mia Hamm, to..

  • News Harvest Moon DS goes gold, out next week

    Fans of Harvest Moon in the US will next week be able to get their hands on the latest addition to the DS series.

    Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness brings the largest portable Harvest Moon experience ever to the Nintendo DS.Starting off with an abandoned farm, a handful of seeds, and the determination to start a new life, it's up to the player to develop a mysterious, abandoned island into a..

  • News Red Steel 2 with MotionPlus due in 2009

    Ubisoft recently let things slip that they will follow up the somewhat let-down-of-the-year Red Steel early next year.

    "Red Steel 2 has been in development for many months now, and this new device will help us be even more precise in what we do with the product. The Red Steel brand is strong - I think we released it on year one, and that people understood that it was a first try on new..

July2008

  • News The Conduit Gathers Momentum

    High Voltage are cooking up a storm with this title with many gamers putting their faith in the future of FPS games on Wii.

    High Voltage Software, developer of the highly anticipated first-person shooter The Conduit, has garnered acclaim and attention across the web. In a limited showing throughout the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Media and Business Summit, The Conduit has managed to earn..

  • News Ubisoft hire new "talent" to promote Imagine series

    Never short of marketing ideas Ubisoft have announced that Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotten to promote a new range of video games.

    Today Ubisoft announced a partnership with two of television’s most popular celebrities, Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton, to promote Imagine™, a new range of video games available on Nintendo DS™. The new range of games for girls aged 6-12 years will roll out..

  • News Eidos convinced that more Tomb's need Raiding

    Lara Croft's latest instalment isn't far away now as Eidos release a new "teaser" trailer which is merely designed to "tease".

    Tomb Raider: Underworld sees Lara undertake her riskiest mission yet, descending to the depths of the underworlds. For generations, stories have been told of the fearsome weapon of the Norse god, Thor. Legend has it that he who wields the hammer has the power to smash..

  • News Capcom confirms Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop

    Based on the accliamed Xbox version, the new Wii version will exploit the unique controls only the Wii can offer.

    Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop is in development for the Wii™ home video game system. Based on the critically acclaimed Dead Rising™, which has sold in excess of one million units since its..

  • News Sonic and the Black Knight is SEGA's new Wii exclusive

    SEGA all set to release a follow-up to Sonic and the Secret Rings with Sonic and the Black Knight set for release in early 2009.

    SEGA today announced Sonic™ and the Black Knight, an all-new Wii-exclusive adventure. Part of the storybook series of games that began with Sonic and the Secret Rings, this new title brings Sonic into the world of Arthurian legend and offers the worlds most infamous..

  • News Capcom's Dead Rising to resurface on Wii

    Another one of Capcom's zombie-filled death-toll games, Dead Rising, is set for re-release on Nintendo's Wii console, get.

    And the string of old games Capcom is porting to the Wii continues. Dead Rising, the Xbox 360 zombie fest, is being repackaged for the Wii. This follows remakes Resident Evil 4 and Okami. Dead Rising Wii appears to be a direct port of the existing game, not something new (and,..

  • E3 2008 Castlevania Judgement

    Konami's first ever Castlevania title for Wii is the fighter subtitled Judgment, some new info and screens available today.

    The battle between good and evil continues with Castlevania Judgment, the first Castlevania title for the Wii. Castlevania Judgment brings together the many generations of heroic vampire hunters, including the fearsome Belmont clan, as well as Dracula’s most formidable..

  • E3 2008 Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2

    Konami invite you round for another sweat-fest in DDR Hottest Party 2, exclusively for Wii.

    DanceDanceRevolution® celebrates its 10th anniversary with an all-new game for the Wii! The hottest selling dance game returns, with an entirely new soundtrack, game modes and interactivity. DanceDanceRevolution® Hottest Party 2 enhances the series’ trademark interactive gameplay by combining the..

  • E3 2008 Wii Music

    Nintendo's latest game from the original "Wii" series will be available this Christmas, designed by the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto and aims to put a new twist on music games.

    Create a musical masterpiece with up to four players. Anyone can play the huge selection of instruments in Wii Music with simple motions—like strumming and drumming. It’s easy to play improv jams. Musicians in your band..

  • E3 2008 Wii Sports Resort

    The follow up game to Wii Sports will use the new MotionPlus Wiimote addon announced yesterday, designed to mimic your exact movements on-screen with 1:1 motion capture.

    Wii Sports™ Resort is not just a simple sequel to one of the world’s most popular console games, Wii Sports. It is the first title to make use of another Nintendo advance, the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which plugs into the base..

  • E3 2008 Animal Crossing: City Folk

    Nintendo bring "creativity" and "community" together in the upcoming socially apt Animal Crossing for Wii set to be released by Christmas.

    This holiday season, Animal Crossing®: City Folk lets players move into a fun community populated by quirky animals. Players can improve their community, chat with Nintendo Again Redefines Game Control, Puts Spotlight on Community Building the locals or just..

  • E3 2008 New Mario & Zelda Games in development for Wii

    Nintendo President Iwata confirms that both a new Mario and a new Zelda game is currently in development and will arrive in Wii's life cycle.

    Both games have been rumoured but it now seems official that we should see both new games within the next couple of years. Sadly Nintendo confirmed no other details about the games at this years E3, I guess we'll have to wait another year to find out more..

  • E3 2008 Mario Super Sluggers

    Nintendo set to bring next level baseball action in the latest Mario Sports title, Mario Super Sluggers.

    Let the Wii Remote™ controller be your bat as you join Mario™, Luigi™, Peach™ and the rest of the gang in a rocking, socking baseball extravaganza. Newcomers to gaming or sports titles will be up and running on Mario Super Sluggers in no time. Simply swing the Wii Remote to smack a home..

  • E3 2008 Wario Land: Shake It!

    Nintendo shake Wario into action once again in a brand new adventure for Wii

    Wario™, Nintendo’s greedy, uncouth and rude anti-hero, returns to his roots. The Wario Land series is where Wario first appeared, and it’s back in all its side-scrolling, platform-jumping glory. With the Wii Remote™ controller turned sideways, veterans and newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through..

  • E3 2008 Three new DS titles from SEGA

    SEGA detail three more DS titles, Infinite Space, BLEACH: Dark Souls and Dinosaur King.

    Dinosaur King on the Nintendo DS portable handheld system brings exciting new twists to the traditional role playing game genre, with 3D battling systems and multiplayer fighting action via Wi-Fi. Playing as Max or Rex, otherwise known as the D-Team, players will collect over 100 dinosaurs, each with its own..

  • E3 2008 Tomb Raider Going Underworld in November

    Eidos announce Tomb Raider Underworld will be released this coming November in Europe, the first designed specifically for the current gen of consoles.

    Tomb Raider: Underworld marks the first game in this flagship series that is designed specifically for next generation consoles. Lara Croft uncovers proof of the existence of the mythical hammer of the Norse God Thor, a weapon rumored to have the..

  • E3 2008 What's Cooking? with Jamie Oliver

    Clearly the current fad in the games world is cooking games my old mucker, check out this propa pukka game, whack it in your DS and your cookin' like a cockney geezer!

    What's Cooking? with Jamie Oliver walks players through virtual and real-life cooking situations, from shopping to chopping, dressing the dish to serving up meals. The portability of Nintendo DS means Jamie Oliver is with you every..

  • E3 2008 Fishing Master World Tour from Hudson

    Hudson announce a follow up gaming in the Fishing Master series for Wii, one play and your hooked!

    The new FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR offers over 200 different types of fish to catch and enables players to catch fish in their native waters around the world in the first ever global fishing game on the Wii. Players now have over forty different locations to fish from in seven different regions. Fish..

  • E3 2008 Activision Line Up

    Activision tell us that Call of Duty 5, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Quantum of Solace and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows will all make an appearance at this years E3.

    Call of Duty®: World at War (Wii) – Building on the Call of Duty®4: Modern Warfare engine, Call of Duty: World at War thrusts players into the ruthless and gritty chaos of WWII combat like never before and challenges them to band..

  • E3 2008 Konami to start a Rock Revolution

    Music games are all the rage, Konami think the started it all and enter a new challenger into the genre.

    Konami is arguably the originator of the ‘rhythm action’ genre, with ground-breaking titles such as the ever-popular Dancing Stage series, plus classic music-themed titles as Karaoke Stage, Beatmania and Guitar Freaks. The publisher has now returned to the genre it pioneered with the most..

  • E3 2008 EA Introduce Sim Animals For Wii & DS

    Only a few new games from EA this E3, yet another game from the "Sims" series is set for release early 2009.

    Now, for the first time players can engage with the wild world of animals in their natural surroundings in an immersive and tactile way. In this game you are challenged to engage, touch, move and try to control a wide range of animals as you journey deeper and deeper into the forest. You..

  • E3 2008 Tecmo Games Wii/DS Bound

    Temco announce three titles for this years E3 show, SPRay for Wii, Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff and ROBOCALYPSE for DS.

    SPRAY™ (Wii / Holiday 2008) Tecmo has signed an agreement with Eko Software for the exclusive North American publishing rights to SPRay, an action-adventure game developed for the Wii that features a unique gameplay mechanic involving the use of several liquids that are sprayed onto the..

  • News Natsume To Show Off New Harvest Moon Games At E3 2008

    Natsume have announced that they will be showcasing both new Harvest Moon titles (DS and Wii) at next week's E3 expo.

    Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness (DS):In the largest portable Harvest Moon experience ever, Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness for the Nintendo DS tasks players with building their own paradise as they find themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island. Starting off with an abandoned..

  • News Konami Set To Release Castlevania Fighting Game On Wii

    Konami have today announced the development of Castlevania Judgment, a fighting game.

    Castlevania Judgment, the first Castlevania title in the fighting game genre, is currently in development exclusively for Wii™. Developed by legendary Castlevania series producer Koji "Iga" Igarashi, Castlevania Judgment bridges the past with the present as it pits several generations of the Belmont..

  • News Boogie, SuperStar!

    Electronic Arts set to release another game in the Boogie franchise, this comes as wonderful news to our resident musical type, get2sammyb.

    For any girl who has ever dreamed of being a star, the Casual Entertainment Label of Electronic Arts Inc. brings future stars one step closer today with the announcement of Boogie SuperStar. Combining the hottest music hits from around the world with the..

June2008

  • News Brawl Finally Smashes Into Europe

    For European gamers today has been a very long time coming as Super Smash Bros. Brawl was finally released across Europe.

    This action-packed fighting game features a ridiculous number of characters that have appeared on Nintendo platforms, from Mario to Link to Pikachu ... to Solid Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog! As they square off in famous locales drawn from the rich history of Nintendo, literally..

  • News Nintendo Euro Release Dates

    Nintendo announce a number of new release dates for Wii and DS titles, most notably "Wario Land: The Shake Dimension" coming September 26th.

    Hold on to your sun hats as the Wii summer line-up kicks off with the return of the Brawl in the latest super-charged generation of Super Smash Bros. Brawl! Unleashed on 27 June, Mario, Bowser, Zelda and numerous other Nintendo and third-party gaming heroes..

  • News Play Alone, In The Dark, Today

    Atari's latest incarnation of Alone in the Dark is released today across Europe on Wii, hurray.

    The versions for Wii and PS2 have been developed in parallel specifically to take full advantage of each console’s capabilities. Both games push the hardware hard, incorporating many of the gameplay features found in the Xbox 360 version. On the Wii, the control system is specially adapted to make full..

  • News Ubisoft Invite You To A Sports Party

    Super casual Ubisoft announce a first title "Sports Party" from their new "PLAY ZONE" label, out next month.

    "Today Ubisoft announced that it will launch a new Wii exclusive party-games range under the label PLAY ZONE. The PLAY ZONE titles will provide immediate entertainment & recreation thanks to original and numerous mini-games to be shared by all family members and friends. “With..

  • News Wii Gets Lightsaber Duels

    LucasArts announce a new Star Wars Clone Wars simply titled, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels.

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a state-of-the-art computer-animated motion picture and television series that bridges the gap between Episode II and Episode III feature films. Under the supervision of George Lucas, Star Wars: The Clone Wars brings a fresh new look to the timeless saga of one of..

  • News Tenchu 4 Announced

    FromSoftware and Aquire are set to release Tenchu 4, the latest game in the long running Ninja series on Nintendo's Wii console later this year.

    There is little known, in English, about this latest game in the series which first emerged 10 years ago, but from the debut trailer in Japan it seems likely that the game is indeed a Wii exclusive, probably because of the Ninja-friendly controls offered..

  • News Call Of Duty Back On Wii

    After being missed in the last cycle, Call of Duty 4, the Wii will be included on the very latest iteration of the popular franchise, Call of Duty 5: World at War.

    This news comes via a videogaming247 reader, who spotted the info in a recent edition of gamesTM magazine. "There will be co-op for the first time in a Call of Duty. Also there will be vehicles and squad-based elements to the..

  • News Alone In The Dark Wii Trailer

    One of the most famous brands of yester-year is set for release on all next gen consoles this month, but will the Wii version live upto the others?

    Central Park is hiding a secret. Over the course of one apocalyptic night trapped in Manhattan’s vast parkland, hero Edward Carnby must fight the unimaginable to survive and uncover the earth-shattering truth. New York will never be the same again..

  • News Mario Kart JS

    Some people are both brilliant and have too much time on their hands, he's done it again, Mario Kart (Javascript Edition).

    That's right, not content with just having Mario Bros. ported to Javascript we've now got Mario Kart (SNES version) to mess about with at work. So far, it's just racing. No weapons or any of that fancy stuff. At the moment, you can choose from 3 different drivers (Mario, Luigi..

  • News Summer Of Sonic

    SEGA & Sonic nerds are set to meet up this summer to play some hedgehog starring games, all supported by the lovely people at SEGA Europe.

    Welcome to the Summer of Sonic 2008! This is an event held by the British Sonic the Hedgehog online community to get fans together from all over the country (and even the world)! Meet your online friends in person, chat about your favourite characters, draw some..

  • News SNK Just Went Old Skool

    Ignition set to publish a 16 title "SNK Arcade Classics Vol 1" collection for Wii later this year.

    ‘In the Arcade, the addictive quality of these games ensured that the money in your pocket didn’t last long’ Says Peter Rollinson, Product Manager, Ignition Entertainment ‘Now the only difficulty is deciding which game to play first’. Taking...

  • News You're Almost Alone In The Dark

    The "wait" is almost over, Atari announce that the new Alone In The Dark title will be launched later this month in Europe and US.

    Atari today announced that development is complete on the highly anticipated action survival game Alone in the Dark, and the game is on track to ship 20 June in Europe and 24 June in North America for Xbox 360 game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC, Wii and..

May2008

  • News Wario Land Shake - New Info: No Balance Board!

    It was originally thought that one of the eleven games that Nintendo developed for the Balance Board would be a Wario game. With the announcement of Wario Land Shake many thought there might be some kind of incorporating of the Board but sadly it doesn't seem to be the case.

    According to new information we've scooped up from MyWii.com.au the game will not feature the Balance Board but will be..

  • News Capcom Say No To A Wii Street Fight

    As awful as it looks from an art perspective, many Nintendo Wii owners were praying their favourite fighting game would get some Wii love. Sadly Mr. Capcom has just ruined their plans.

    The new Street Fighter, the 4th in the series and a return to it's roots, will be developed for Playstation 3, XBOX 360 and PC. No Wii version has been announced and it is unlikely Capcom will do a U-turn and release..

  • News Wario Land Shake - Balance Board Compatible? Blimey!

    The rumoured Balance Board compatible Wario game has been given credibility, but, (shock horror!) it's not a WarioWare title as many forum-goers suspected.

    Originating from a link our friends over at Cubed3 told us about, Nintendo's Japanese release dates list the following items: 7月10日 DS伝説のスタフィー たいけつ!ダイール海賊団 4,800円7月24日 Wiiワリオランド..

  • News Nintendo Give Back At Wii Fit Launch

    It's not difficult to realise that Nintendo are going to make a fortune with Wii Fit, thankfully for the global economy they decided to give some back at this weeks launch event.

    To celebrate the launch of Wii Fit, Nintendo held an interactive release party for the public in the southwest corner of New York's Central Park, near the Merchants' Gate. "We're looking for everyone to 'get on board'..

  • News Wii Fit Goes Racing

    Okay, we know the Americans don't quite understand the quality of F1, but they have done something pretty special this weekend in both NASCAR and Indy 500.

    Wii Fit will become a part of racing history when the Wii Fit-branded cars race in both the Indy 500 and the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 this Memorial Day weekend. NASCAR: Chip Ganassi Racing's number 40 Dodge, jointly sponsored by Nintendo and Target,..

  • News Guitar Hero: World Tour Adds Drum Support

    Activision announce the latest incarnation of Guitar Hero, this time titled "World Tour" and will feature various new features most notably the addition of a drum kit!

    Guitar Hero World Tour will transform music gaming by marrying Guitar Hero’s exhilarating guitar gameplay, with a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless instruments with revolutionary new online and..

  • News Sega Announce PictoImage

    New creative drawing game from the Sega boys, promises three different modes and upto eight player support.

    PictoImage is a pick up and play puzzle game in which players to take turns drawing the image of a word, while competitors race against the clock to guess the word first. The words are generated at random and can be anything from an apple, to a waterfall or a butler! Even if art is not your..

  • News Best Trailer Ever: Samba De Amigo

    What do you get when you put a fat guy in pink braces, a monkey with maracas and a bored family all in the same room?

    The best trailer in the world of course. After the terrible SEGA Bass Fishing trailer, SEGA has finally earned our respect back.

  • News Sam & Max Heading To Wii

    Announced last month, Telltale has revealed that the infamous Sam & Max franchise will be coming to Wii in the form of Sam & Max: Season One, containing all 6 episodes released so far on the PC counterpart.

    The Wii console is a perfect fit for the Sam & Max games. The series' story-driven gameplay and episodic structure has often been favorably compared to TV sitcoms. The new Wii version will..

  • News MadWorld: Light-hearted Brutality

    SEGA's recently announced worldwide partnership with with PlatinumGames is all set to bring "MadWorld" to Wii, a black & white ultra stylish third person action game.

    Described on its own website as "Light-hearted Brutality" PlatinumGames' MadWorld sounds like winner, players are set to master the use of various weapons found within their environment, such as chainsaws and street signs,..

April2008

  • News New And Improved Wii Picross

    The people over at wiipicross.com have updated their site and want you to come back for another play.

    Wii Picross is a top ranking destination for curious and dedicated logic art puzzlers alike, with over 1.3 million puzzles already served in a wide variety of difficulties. Continuing with Quest Engine's friendly, 'free to play', 'user driven content' approach, you can now become a Wii Picross..

  • News Wii Cheerleading Videos

    Remember the news about a Wii Cheerleading game?

    Here are some videos: We have one thing to say: Namco, where are the hot chicks?

  • News F-Zero Wii Hint In Mario Kart?

    Maybe we're reading way too much into things but we like to get ourselves excited.... I mean-?! SPOILERS.

    As self indulgent gamers from across the world start posting videos of themselves playing Mario Kart Wii onto the interweb - one particular unlockable kart has caused a bit of Internet babble. Depicted in the video above is the "Blue Falcon" - best known for it's appearances in the..

  • News "The Most Powerful Engine Available For Wii"

    It's been a bit "will it, won't it" with Nibris' psychological thriller "Sadness" ever since it was announced in April 2006 but according to Official Nintendo Magazine the game is running on "the most powerful engine available for [the] Wii". Blimey.

    After the new screenshot which emerged last week we've all been waiting for the next twist in the...

  • News Mario Kart Wii Available In Europe Now!

    The morning has been a good one for most of us Europeans as we all (hopefully) got to grips with the latest in the Mario Kart series and Nintendo's new "Wii-Wheel" controller extension.

    With (what I deem to be) the first major Nintendo Wii title to feature online gaming (and let me tell you now - it works very well) I thought it was prime time for the members of NintendoLife.com to get togther and..

  • News Sonic Is Unleashed

    Earlier this week SEGA officially announced the next game in the Sonic series, Sonic Unleashed, which will appear on all the major consoles.

    Sonic Unleashed is built on a powerful new “Hedgehog Engine”, which introduces seamless 3D to classic 2D camera transitions, whilst delivering a rich and expansive world with multiple paths to choose from. Under development for three years, the Hedgehog..

March2008

  • News Pass Your Driving Test With Atari

    Atari UK set to publish a new DS "training" game entitled "Driving Theory Training" which will be officially licensed by the DSA.

    Available in Summer 08, Driving Theory Training will feature the full driving theory questions and answers officially licensed by the DSA (Driving Standards Agency). In addition to a full theory test based on the real life exam, learners can benefit from revision,..

  • News Oh Noez! Ninjabread Man Is Coming To The TV!

    Data Design Digital has today revealed plans of their new television advertising campaign in Europe.

    The campaign aimed to promote the Popcorn Arcade series will run throughout Easter showcasing their lineup of "affordable" (£19.99) Wii games. Included in the adverts will be: Kawasaki Quad Bikes Mini Desktop Racing Ninjabread Man Billy Wizard and more. The adverts will run on the kids..

  • News Cheerleading Comes To The Wii!

    No joke.

    In a move that has thrilled Nintendo Life, THQ CEO Brian Farrel has announced that a cheerleading game is in development for the Wii which takes full advantage of the Balance Board. No further details were given but we presume it will work in a similar style to games like Dance Dance Revolution but involving chants and short skirts (or tight tights for the boys). According to Kotaku Farrel..

  • News Umbrella Chronicles Hits 1 Million/Zero Coming To EU?

    Given the success of the Resident Evil games on Wii so far it's no wonder that Capcom are swaying their decision on the Wiimake of Resident Evil 0 being Japan only.

    Capcom have announced today that their on-the-rails shooter, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles (8/10) has shipped a million copies worldwide. Umbrella Chronicles is the second game in the series to top a million units with Resident..

  • News Wii Fit Haters: Read This

    Kotaku.com, probably one of the harshest gaming blogs in the world, have written a very balanced, fair and glowing report for Nintendo's new venture.

    The report (which can be read here compliments the fun that can be had from some of the minigames, how well the yoga exercises work and also considers that while Wii Fit's software may not do a great deal to make you fitter, it helps you become more..

February2008

  • News No Resident Evil Zero. Darn You Capcom!

    Eurogamer.net have been informed there will be no European release for Resident Evil 0 on the Wii.

    Following on from our story yesterday, Capcom have sent out this heartbreaking email: "We currently have no plans to bring the Wii version of Resident Evil 0 that you saw in Famitsu yesterday to either US or Europe at this point in time," a magical mystery spokesperson told the site..

  • News Family Ski Japanese Advert - Balance Board Compatible

    Family Ski is Namco's attempt to bring all the fun of skiing - to the Wii.

    Four player racing and Wii Balance Board support will be the highlight of the game although there is no official word when (or if) the game will make it to British shores. If it does we're expecting some kind of budget release. Now please hurry up and announce you're working...

  • News Worst Trailer Ever: SEGA Bass Fishing

    Usually trailers try to lure us all into subconsciously deciding we can't do without a certain game. SEGA Bass Fishing's trailer has the opposite effect.

    Reasons why this trailer is so, so bad: The two people sitting in a boat are poorly "stuck" onto a video game background. Why? The annoying country "cock" rock pisses me right...

  • News Mario Kart Wii Will Have Text Chat But No Voice Chat!

    Which means you don't get a bunch of rowdy Americans asking if you're "Australian" or if you've "brushed your teeth today"?

    You will not be able to chat in the actual games themselves (well you wouldn't be able to anyway unless you had 15 arms right?) but you will be able to create "lobbies" in which you can chat amongst your mates while you wait for other racers. Pretty cool? USB..

  • News Resident Evil 0 Is Coming To Wii?

    Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen might be gearing up for a Wii release according to a report from Japanese "Bible" Famitsu.

    Resident Evil 0 was an exclusive title for the GameCube way back in 2003 and filled in the events that happened before the "mansion incident" in Resident Evil (1). It follows the disappearance of the Bravo team and implemented a co-op style of play with Rebecca and..

  • News Everyones Pokemon Channel

    Previously known as Pokemon Ranch, Nintendo's Pokemon WiiWare release has been renamed.

    According to information translated by the genius behind GoNintendo.com the ranch will be owned by Yukari, a friend of Bebe from Pokemon Diamond/Pearl. You'll be able to upload Pokemon from your DS into the Wii, storing up to 1,000 in the ranch. You can then also take photos of them and send them to the Wii..

  • News Update: Nintendo Puts Things Straight On European Brawl Release

    It seems that 1up's recent podcast suggesting Brawl has been delayed until Autumn in Europe isn't exactly true.

    While recounting some of the info that I learned from Nintendo of America's President & COO, Reggie Fils-Aime, I implied that the European release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl had been moved to the fall of 2008...that's not quite accurate, as neither NOE nor Reggie has announced any..

  • News Reggie: "No European Brawl 'Till Autumn"

    Cue: disgruntled, spoiled British gamers stating "Nintendo Wii is teh shite" because we get Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit early to compensate.

    In a recent interview with Reginald "Better Than Microsoft's Shane Kim" Fils-Aime on 1-UP.com's podcast he stated: Interviewer: "In terms of us [North America] getting Wii Fit and Mario Kart after Europe, we're like, what's that about?" GOD..

  • News SEGA Recruit Sonic Fans Help

    SEGA need your help, instead of making all the decisions themselves they are turning to you loyal Sonic fans to help influence the upcoming Sonic RPG on DS, The Dark Brotherhood.

    SEGA Europe today revealed that they are to allow fans the chance to help name one of the all new enemy races in the highly anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog RPG adventure, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood™..

  • News Super Mario Galaxy - SNES Edition

    Oh how we love people with too much time on their hands, check out this impressive vision of what Super Mario Galaxy would of looked like if it was developed for the SNES, brilliant!

    http://blip.tv/play/hVaqkCg[/flash] Nintendo take note, the SNES still has legs! This excellent video was brought to you via those nerdy Nintendo Wii Fanboys. Brilliant.

  • News Out Today - Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

    Sonic's latest Wii adventure blasts onto our screens in the form of Sonic Riders sequel, Zero Gravity.

    "In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Sonic takes on to futuristic-inspired tracks and travels as far as outer space to push the limits of speed even further. Two new unique gravity control moves will allow players to outrace opponents while navigating walls, drops, and hairpin turns. Innovative..

  • News Five GameCube Games That Should Come To Wii

    Wiivival

    Given the GameCube's wonderful back-catalogue, here are five games we'd love to see come to the Wii. The PlayStation 2 had already run away with the “console war crown" a good year or so before the GameCube's launch and Nintendo's box never really packed any kind of punch worthy enough of denting Sony's dominance. With Microsoft...

  • News Mario Kart, Wii Fit And Smash Bros. Dated

    Deciding to get their arse into gear for once Nintendo of Europe actually made some announcements the people wanted to hear.

    Mario Kart will be released on April 11th in Europe, one day after the Japanese version gets a release. The game will take the Mario Kart series onto Nintendo Wi-Fi for the second time (Mario Kart DS being the first to feature online play). Including in this iteration of the..

  • News DJ Hero In The Pipeline? Chica-chica.

    Activision are planning a spin-off to their ridiculously popular series, Guitar Hero.

    According to CVG Activision have filed a trademark for a game titled "DJ Hero". The trademark reads: "Computer game software and related instruction manual sold together as a unit; interactive video game programs; computer game discs; downloadable software for use in connection with computer games;..

  • News Wii "Nerf" Blaster

    EA have teamed up with Hasbro to create a new Wii and DS game called "Nerf N-Strike".

    Nerf N-Strike claims to be "the first Nerf blaster action game" whereby "players can wreak havoc and perfect their blasting skills or challenge friends to clashes with both single and multi-player game modes". Not very exciting then? Wrong. Coupled with this game (and uncovered from a secret EA..

  • News Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tops A Million

    The highly anticipated Nintendo game Super Smash Bros. Brawl has gone platinum after just 11 days of being on sale.

    With a massive collection of Nintendo (, SEGA and Konami) characters aswell as a load of (almost kitsch) unlockables and extras, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is pretty much the Nintendo faithfuls wet-dream. It's no wonder it's selling so well. Brawl now holds the record for the fastest..

  • News Ninjabreadman 2 Is Confirmed...

    Our very own Anthony Dickens' absolute favourite Wii game is to get a sequel.

    Here's the press release: Guide Ninjabread man through Candy Land on his mission to rescue his girlfriend ‘Treacle Tart’ from the evil clutches of ‘Emperor Sly’ Fox and his three Fox Cub Overlords. NinjaBread Man: Blades of Fury will be a combat and exploration...

  • News Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition OUT NOW!

    The genius' behind the Guinness Book Of Records have compiled a gamer's edition containing a host of facts, figures and information about all your favourite games.

    Written in the same style as the Guinness Book Of Records this volume contains hundreds upon thousands of facts and trivia related to the game industry. Did you know that Lego Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy holds the record for..

  • News Mii In Mario Kart?

    Some new scans from "Japanese-games-press-giant" Famitsu show Mii compatibility in the new Mario Kart game.

    You will be able to import your Mii into your game and then take them online thanks to Nintendo Wi-Fi which is a really awesome touch in my opinion. It's all well and good having an avatar and gamertag in XBOX Live but how about having your whole crafted persona actually sitting in the..

  • News The Secret Of The NiGHT(S)

    According to a (not-so) shocking revelation from SEGA - there is secret content on NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams that updates itself every month.

    According to 1-Up, it is tucked away in the "My Dreams" section where you raise A-Life (artificial life) creatures. January saw Nightopians bring in the new year with a fireworks display every hour...

January2008

  • News Pro Evo 2008 Wii Details

    Konami have revealed detailed information about the control scheme for upcoming Wii version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008.

    Created specifically to make full use of the Wii’s unique control system, PES 2008 brings all the realism of Pro Evolution Soccer to the Nintendo machine, but with a more ‘team-orientated’ control system. The Wii game mirrors the real sport’s use of open space and the..

  • News Wii Chess Anyone?

    No joke, Nintendo Europe is releasing Wii Chess on the 18th of January to the unsuspecting Wiipublic.

    Now we'd actually expect a "Wii Chess" title to appear on something like WiiWare, but a full game?! Nintendo Europe might be losing the plot a little and perhaps cashing in on Wii's success, can there really be enough legs for people to buy another chess game? Details are thin, but..

December2007

  • News Europe: Stars = Wii Points

    Nintendo Europe have finally relaunched their website, its looking nice and tidy and has one special new feature you've all been waiting for...

    It’s the news that our most loyal members have been waiting for, and today we are happy to announce that we can finally unveil the eagerly awaited Wii Points Card Shop! The Wii Points Card Shop is the place where Club Nintendo members can swap Stars for..

  • News Mario & Sonic Win Gold!

    Last week saw Mario & Sonic at the Olympic games the number 1 selling game across all systems in the UK, what a Christmas present for SEGA!

    In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, players will compete in events that take place in environments based on the official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Using a supporting cast of characters from the amazing worlds of both Mario and Sonic,..

  • News Give Virtual Console Games As Gifts

    Nintendo have announced a new feature of the Wii Shop channel, allowing users to buy VC games as presents for friends registered via the friend code system.

    Later in the day on Monday, Nintendo will make your holiday shopping just a little bit easier. If some people on your gift list have visions of classic video games dancing in their heads, you're in luck. Starting this week, Wii Shop Channel..

  • News The Masked Queen Coming Spring 2008

    The Wii game with the longest title ever, Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is scheduled for release in Spring 2008 across Europe.

    Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that DRAGON QUEST® SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors® for Wii™, will be released..

  • News Reflex Your Inner Ninja

    EA wants everyone to limber up and test their Ninja Reflexes in the amusingly named "Ninja Reflex" coming next spring.

    Ninja Reflex uses a series of martial arts challenges to test gamers’ reflexes and measure their reaction times with millisecond precision. As players develop their ninja skills, they will strive to earn a black belt from their own personal Sensei. Players can also compete for..

November2007

  • News Who You Gonna Call?

    Ghostbusters! Vivendi Games set to release a brand new game based on the movies, voice talent from the original cast to be included.

    As reported by Variety, all four of the movie's main cast members - Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis - have agreed to allow their likenesses to appear in the game and will supply voice-overs. Other cast members getting involved include William..

  • News NiGHTS: Into Dreams Port?

    Rumours surface of a possible a remake/port of the original Saturn classic "NiGHTS: Into Dreams" is heading to the... PS2.

    Picked up by EuroGamer earlier today, IGN have done some poking around and seem to think they've stumbled upto a secret - however SEGA Europe is refusing to comment on the matter. SEGA Europe has offered no comment over reports that a remake of Saturn game NiGHTS: Into Dreams..

  • News Out Today - Trauma Center: New Blood

    Scrub up its time to play doctors and nurses for the second time on Wii, Atlus release the sequel to hospital-tastic Trauma Center: Second Opinion.

    At a remote hospital in Alaska, Dr. Markus Vaughn quietly toils, a surgeon who has forsaken the politics and power struggles of his former ward. He is content to use the power he has discovered within himself, the Healing Touch, to positively affect..

  • News Out Today - Ghost Squad

    SEGA's first Arcade-to-Wii-Zapper translation hits the stores today in the form of "Ghost Squad".

    Set in a world overrun with terrorism where the U.N. has been forced into creating the Global Humanitarian-Operation and Special Tactics Squad aka “Ghost Squad.” This team of elite soldiers comprise of the best of the best from both domestic and foreign military and special operations forces..

  • News DS Gets Invited To Mario's Party

    Nintendo release "Mario Party DS" the first portable version of the popular Mario Party series of games.

    The latest installment in the wildly popular Mario Party game series introduces five new boards and more than 70 awesome minigames, playable for the first time ever on the super-portable Nintendo DS. It's a great value, since up to four DS owners can compete via local wireless using only one..

  • News Wii're Zapping With Link's Crossbow Training

    Nintendo's Wii Zapper is out now allowing for arcade shooting action in your living room... well almost.

    Nov. 19, 2007 – Today, Nintendo's new Wii Zapper™ brings the precision and thrill of arcade-style targeting games right into your home. Made exclusively for Nintendo's Wii™ system, the Wii Zapper houses a Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ to provide a better feel in games where pinpoint..

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