Buzz around Mario and a certain logo help the cause
Check out two of the latest videos of the upcoming DS RPG in action!
Nintendo was kind enough to send us over two brand new videos of their upcoming DS RPG Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story in action. You can check out the Bowser Gameplay and Belly Laughs videos below for a taste of what you can expect from the game when it hits store shelves this fall. As usual, we'll have more information..
Hear Bowser's Inside Story on October 9th!
Some exciting news here: Nintendo has just confirmed that Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story will be in your hands on Friday, 9th of October. The third in the respected Mario and Luigi RPG series, Bowser's Inside Story revolves around a mysterious infection called "The Blorbs" taking over the Mushroom Kingdom, causing Toads to inflate to..
It'll come as no surprise to know that the recently released Wii Sports Resort is selling by the bucket load. Today, Nintendo has revealed that the game has now broken the million mark in sold copies across Europe. In case you didn't know, Wii Sports Resort is a collection of sports games that showcases the Wii MotionPlus peripheral; it's also the sequel to the best selling game ever,..
Check out the winners of the Flipnote Studio - Amazing Giveaway.
To coincide with the release of the painfully addictive Flipnote Studio on DSiWare, we teamed up with our good friends at Nintendo UK to offer lucky Nintendo Life readers the opportunity to win some great prizes. After carefully going through the very hefty amount of submissions for the contest, we all got together here at Nintendo..
Hatena launches Flipnote Studio website too...
Many of our readers have eagerly been anticipating the release of Flipnote Studio for DSiWare. For those not in the know this is a FREE application that allows you to create your own notepad style animations and upload them for others to see on the web. The good news is for North American DSi owners is that is it available for download NOW! Go check..
Can you dig it?
Nintendo will launch their newest DS title today in North American with the release of Fossil Fighters. Not only do you get to search for and dig up tons of fossils, but you also get to clean them and revive them for use in battle. Your vivosaur's strength depends on how well you clean the fossil, not to mention how many of the various body parts you're able to locate for each..
Head honcho admits Nintendo needs to improve their media briefings
E3 for Nintendo this year was seen by most people as far better than last year's effort, but despite showcasing Super Mario Galaxy 2 and revealing Metroid: Other M, Satoru Iwata feels that there is still room for improvement. As for the media briefing at E3, of course we had many internal discussions after that. Honestly speaking,..
Check out the new eye candy for the upcoming trilogy release.
Nintendo has just sent over a bunch of new Metroid Prime Trilogy artwork and we have to admit, the more we see these Metroid Prime Trilogy goodies, the more we want to get our hands on the game. You can check out all of these new pieces of artwork below and as usual, we'll have more information on Metroid Prime Trilogy as it becomes..
Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto has urged fans to keep the faith
In an interview with Mercury News, Miyamoto has reasserted that the company has plenty of ideas with the much-maligned Wii Vitality Sensor. For those of you that don't know, the Vitality Sensor is a fingertip pulse oximeter sensor that connects through the Wii Remote and was announced...
Big N's designers admit that MH3 is visually stunning
It was clear when the first few screenshots of Monster Hunter 3 emerged that the game was stunning, and even Nintendo's best have spelt that out for us. In an 'Iwata Asks' the team behind Zelda said that they really felt the pressure after seeing Monster Hunter 3 in motion; Capcom apparently put...
Check out the latest videos of the game in action!
Nintendo were kind enough to send us over two brand new gameplay videos of their upcoming DS release Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story in action. As you can see in the videos below, the game looks absolutely amazing. The first video is Mario & Luigi Gameplay and shows off the two Mario bros. working as a team to take out enemies in the..
Developer loves Nintendo's machine, actually
Despite the fact that one of the company's staff is of the opinion that the iPhone is more powerful than the Wii, Telltale's design director has insisted that he thinks Nintendo's platform is a perfect fit for their games. We think the Wii audience is perfect for the kinds of games we make, orientated towards story and characters and casual play - a..
VP of Epic has admits that a more powerful Wii would interest him
Do you like Epic Games? Sure you do. Do you want them to make games for the Wii? Well tough. At the moment the Wii just isn't powerful enough to handle the Epic's Unreal Engine, according to Mark Rein, VP of the company. Rein recently spoke about the difficulties of porting the engine to Nintendo's machine: You'd just be stretching..
Available via the European Stars Catalogue in the autumn
Nintendo are releasing a special Animal Crossing CD for the European Stars Catalogue in the Autumn which will feature 39 tracks. As of June fans have been voting for their favorite songs in the series. As a result 23 tracks have been selected by the fans for the CD. All these tracks feature K.K Slider, the guitar-playing dog in the series..
Nintendo explains the tradition of why their characters rarely speak.
Nintendo's heroes such as Mario, Link and Samus rarely ever speak, aside from the old 'Wahoo' and other grunts. It is rare to find a Nintendo game with recorded speech; however Punch-Out!! on the Wii had it. The game's producer, Nintendo's Kensuke Tanabe had this to say:...
Revive the vivosaurs and battle it out on DS!
Many of you have already seen this E3 trailer for Fossil Fighters, but we thought we'd go ahead and put it up for those who might have missed it. There's also a little bit of information taken from the official press release below to give you a better idea of what you can expect from this unique DS dinosaur adventure. Fossil Fighters blends the..
MotionPlus off to a good start.
Another month, another Nintendo sales win for the U.S. Despite declining overall hardware sales by 38 percent year-over-year, Nintendo still managed to carve out over half of console and portable sales for the month of June, with Wii moving around 374,000 units and the DS family raking in a bazonga 766,500 handhelds. Observe: All three home consoles saw modest..
It's time to let Nintendo know what games you want to see on the Virtual Console.
The Virtual Console release schedule has tapered off quite a bit lately, but we can't help but think that there are still quite a few games that could and should see a release on the service at some point. Nintendo's become one of the most popular game developers in...
Head over to NYC and don't forget your bucket & spade!
Nintendo will be transforming New York’s famed Military Island in Times Square into an urban island getaway to celebrate the launch of Wii Sports Resort for the popular Wii video game console. On July 23, anyone who visits this Manhattan landmark will be able to take a mini “vacation” courtesy of Nintendo, complete with a sandy beach,..
Take a look at the delicious Collector’s edition
Our good pals over at Nintendo just sent over some sweet images of the box art for the upcoming Metroid Prime Trilogy: Collector’s Edition which you can see in our gallery below. Exclusive bonus content includes: Collector’s edition metal packaging Special Metroid Prime Trilogy art booklet 16x9...
Remember to pick up a copy of the game when it launches in Europe this Friday.
For those currently unaware, the sequel to Another Code: Two Memories (Trace Memory in North America), Another Code R: A Journey Into Lost Memories, lands in European stores later this week. Set two years after the events of the original, a now sixteen-year-old Ashley is invited by her father to visit the campground of..
Releases shows Japanese keen to buy friends
It may have taken awhile to be released, but Nintendo's highly-anticipated Tomodachi Collection had a great first day opening in Japan. Out of the 76,000 units that were shipped, 38,000 were sold on the game's first day on the market, which equates to a 50% sell-through rate. That's pretty impressive seeing as the top game last week sold only 38,000 units..
Necklaces, keyrings, dolls, Lego and... wine charms?!
Let's face it - over the years, Mario has been pretty well merchandised. Chances are if you can buy it, you can buy it with Mario's grinning face on it. Even so, there's a booming trade developing of unique, hand-crafted Nintendo items available online that span all kinds of items you'd never imagined. A lot of them are on the popular crafter..
Find out which Starfy avatar we voted as the best in show!
Well the time has come to announce the winner of "The Legendary Starfy Avatar Contest" we recently held. We want to first thank everyone for the overwhelming response to the contest. I don't think any of us actually thought we'd see this many unique avatar entries into the contest...
Your Legendary Starfy avatar could win you a copy of the game!
We here at Nintendo Life have decided to give away one brand spanking new The Legendary Starfy DS game to one lucky reader who can impress us with their own unique Legendary Starfy avatar. Now the avatar doesn't have to be Starfy himself, but it does have to be related to the game in...
Amazing DS sales force Nintendo to reconsider plans for new handheld system.
Gamers waiting for the true successor to the DS system might be waiting a bit longer than once thought. According to an IGN news article, Nintendo had already completed work on the new handheld, but given the rampant success of the DS system over the past few years, they've decided not to release this new portable game..
Finally, the white Wii's monopoly is over!
When the Wii was first revealed all those years ago, Nintendo showed off a wide range of colours you'd be able to buy the machine in, ranging from fire red to vomit green. Sadly when it came to launch only the white console was available, but Nintendo Japan are finally ready to deliver on some of that early pigmentary promise by releasing their popular..
Nintendo looks to show off some of their first-party DSiWare titles.
Nintendo didn't want to ignore their new DSiWare service at E3, so they put together a promo video to show off some of their upcoming first-party DSiWare titles. Now a few of these games have already seen a release on the DSiWare service, but the video does show a bit of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! as well as the..
Check out Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy 2 in action!
One of the biggest announcements to come out of the Nintendo camp at E3 had to be the announcement that Super Mario Galaxy 2 was coming to the Wii in 2010. Most of us assumed a new Super Mario game was coming, but it took some of us off guard a bit that it was an actual Super Mario Galaxy sequel...
Check out Team Ninja's upcoming Metroid title in action!
While we don't have much to go on, we were able to get our hands on the official E3 trailer for Team Ninja's very own Metroid: Other M Wii title. We've also uploaded three promo screenshots of the game in action as well. Below is a snippet taken from the official Nintendo press kit for the...
Check out Starfy's second commercial running in theaters.
The guys at Nintendo were once again kind enough to send us over a second commercial for their Legendary Starfy DS game that hits store shelves on June 8th. This commercial features a little bit of actual Legendary Starfy footage at the end of the spot. The commercial is set to run in movie theaters as an advertisement before Pixar's new..
Check out Starfy's brand new TV commercial.
The guys at Nintendo were kind enough to send us over the brand new commercial for their Legendary Starfy DS game that hits store shelves on June 8th. While there's not any actual Legendary Starfy footage, the commercial is still worth a look. Don't forget to check out the interview with Nintendo/TOSE about the game, as well as our Starfy 101 feature that..
We take Nintendo's new DS fitness title for a walk.
We recently got in the upcoming DS title Personal Trainer: Walking and we've had a chance to spend a little time with it and we think gamers who want to increase their fitness level are in for a treat with this interesting new DS game package. Inside the package you basically get the DS game, two Activity Meters, and two clips for clipping the..
Check out the upcoming DS platformer in action!
We just got in the official game play trailer for the upcoming DS release The Legendary Starfy. As you can see in the trailer, there's plenty of platforming action and underwater puzzle-solving elements to go around. You can also get a glimpse into some of the amazing boss fights the game features. Don't forget to check our interview with the..
The Legendary Starfy developers talk about their upcoming DS platformer.
We were fortunate enough to be invited to take part in a teleconference with several developers of the upcoming DS title The Legendary Starfy today. While there was a Q & A session, it turned out to only be yours truly and one other guy who fired one question and then disappeared. Of course that left the majority of the..
A little history lesson on Nintendo's adorable platforming star.
Since many gamers outside of Japan are not terribly familiar with the Densetsu no Stafi series of games, not to mention the fact that The Legendary Starfy is set to be released in North American on June 9th, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the history of the series complete with some fun facts that might surprise even..
Mario and Luigi return to the DS in their third humorous adventure.
Mario and Luigi have been to some pretty bizarre places, but none as weird as where they end up in Mario and Luigi RPG 3. You see, a mysterious epidemic is raging through the Mushroom Kingdom, causing people to inflate many times their normal size. The residents of the kingdom decided to unite in order to confront the disease, only..
Blizzard overtakes as 2008's most bankable game studio
Develop Magazine's annual list of studios' brilliance at taking all of our money has been released, and Nintendo has lost their 2007 top spot to World of Warcraft devs Blizzard. The top studio jumped up an astonishing 46 places from last year's list, mostly due to their $100 million revenue per...
Lifetime sales data by region revealed
Nintendo's sales statistics this gen have been impressive across the board (except for Wii Music, which the company admits underwhelmed at retail), but this one is a doozy. The company has released lifetime sales data for the mighty DS, covering all three iterations, and market penetration in the US and Europe hovers just below the 10% mark. In Japan, the DS..
Doc Louis steps into the ring for a second live-action commercial.
A second live-action commercial for the upcoming Punch-Out!! game has surfaced, centred this time on long-time coach Doc Louis. Played by Isiah Whitlock Jr. (best known for his role as Clay Davis on HBO's The Wire), Doc demonstrates the game's motion controls and take a pummelling...
Conclusive proof that pink jumpsuits make everything cooler.
Nintendo have released a hilarious new live-action commerical for the upcoming Punch-Out!! game on Wii, featuring real-life professional boxer Paulie Malignaggi in the role of Little Mac. Maybe it's the lack of a focus-group-approved family montage talking, but I'm almost positive that...
Nintendo wants Wii fans to get ready to rumble!
You might remember that we reported on this Punch-Out!! Challenge earlier this week, but Nintendo has issued a press release that contains a wealth of new information regarding the event. You can check out the full press release below for more details on the event, complete with time, date, and...
Mystery game doing the press rounds
To avoid a crapfest of an E3 show, tons of companies are doing pre-event events to show off their wares to the gaming press. Activision's got one, EA has one coming up, and apparently Nintendo has a card up its sleeve on this front too. According to the latest IGN Nintendo Voice Chat podcast, editor Craig Harris is supposed to be shown a "mystery game"..
Buy your copy early and watch arcade pugilism at its finest
Finally, a reason to get out of the house! Fake boxing gets serious at the NYC Nintendo World Store from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, as the shop will host a Punch-Out!! tourney. Thirty-two competitors will duke it out for the World Video Boxing Association title and custom trophy,...
With the release of Punch-Out!! rapidly approaching, new details are starting to emerge.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Punch-Out!! is the next big title from Nintendo. With its May release date fast approaching, new details are starting to emerge. With that, our friends at Nintendo Pad have compiled a list of noteworthy data that may appeal to you...
Interesting new game design patent appears
The Nintendo DS certainly has had its share of unique RPGs, but Miyamoto's take on the genre is certainly one of the best. In another Miyamoto patent that popped up recently, we see another game idea that Nintendo has to use. An RPG idea for the DS in which enemies appear on the touch screen, and players have to tap them to beat them. The enemies move..
Despite the somewhat lackluster first month sales of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Take-Two is going to continue supporting Nintendo's handheld.
It seems as though almost everybody is disappointed with the first month sales of Take-Two's Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. We reported earlier this week that the game managed to shift a tame 88,000 units in the month of March, significantly lower..
Sega's latest hardcore Wii title didn't exactly open with the sales many expected.
While MadWorld certainly has received a lot of praise from the media and many gamers, Sega's latest hardcore Wii title didn't exactly open with the sales many expected. The NPD has confirmed that for the month of March, MadWorld managed to sell 66,000 units, a disappointing return for highly-anticipated hardcore..
For those who are a little confused as to what to expect with the latest WarioWare title, Nintendo has released plenty of videos to help explain things a little better.
Over the past week, we've done plenty of coverage on Made in Ore and its WiiWare counterpart, Asobu! Made in Ore. Thoiugh we've given you plenty of details on these upcoming titles, we haven't exactly been able to show you any..
New Play Control: Chibi-Robo, New Play Control: Metroid Prime 2 Echoes, and Friend Connection have all been given June release dates by Nintendo.
Late last year Nintendo of Japan started re-releasing Nintendo Gamecube games on Wii with motion controls, and in some cases, special features. On June 11th though, the New Play Control line will officially come to an end with the release of New Play..
Could a slowing market and a boost in "core" game sales have us swimming in great releases this year?
Wii and DS sales are slowing down in Japan causing an uncomfortable disturbance in the force that is Nintendo's cash flow. This has also highlighted a boost in “hardcore” game sales there. Does this mean that to get the more “hardcore” titles here in the NA and EU regions we need to just..
No longer just a rumour!
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata today announced during his address to The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan that Wii Sports Resort would be released in Japan in June, with an overseas release in July. The sequel to Nintendo's hugely successful pack-in title uses the enhanced motion-sensing capabilities of the Motion-Plus peripheral to accurately simulate activities such..
Want some new Wii Punch-Out screenshots? We've got a few!
We were able to get our hands on a group of brand new Punch-Out screenshots for the upcoming Wii release. As you can see, the game is shaping up quite nicely and looking like the Punch-Out game Wii fans have been hoping for. The screens show King Hippo, Von Kaiser, Disco Kid, and Glass Joe...
Nintendo caters to Japanese fans via Takt of Magic.
With Nintendo focusing on their new line of New Play Control titles, many thought that their release schedule for original Wii titles would come to a halt. Though those individuals were correct, that period seems to be over - or at least in Japan. According to the latest Shounen Jump, Takt of Magic, a first-party Wii game, is set to launch on May..
The Australian DSi Shop is open for business. Could its contents hint at identical launch titles for EU and NA?
Just a quick run-through of the launch titles that Australia is now able to access and download on their brand-spankin'-new DSi units! Not really a very surprising launch as very similar rumors have been circulating for the past week or so, but this may be an indication of what other..
Nintendo will be holding a DSi launch party in LA, which of you mad cats will be attending this sweet scene?
Nintendo’s DSi launches in the United States April fifth. Hold your suspense, yes, that’s this week. If you’ve got your calendar set on this event, and if you also happen to be in Los Angeles, you’ll have the chance to attend a launch party hosted by none other than Nintendo. The..
Two new WiiWare releases from Nintendo as well as six releases for the new Virtual Console Arcade
What's been widely reported is that the Japanese Virtual Console Arcade got six releases today compared to the four released in the rest of the world (Return of Ishtar, Gaplus, Emeraldia, Space Harrier, Star Force and Solvalou). What's not been widely noted is that the Japanese also got two WiiWare..
The beginning of April will see the release of the DSi in three regions, and a whole load of new releases in a fourth.
The good news: Japan is getting six releases at once, which might (underline might) suggest that DSiWare won't suffer as easily from the one-per-week schedules that sometimes affect WiiWare and the Virtual Console. Perhaps the smaller files and lower price points are encouraging..
It finally looks like we have unofficial confirmation of the DSi's virtual console.
Check out Kombo for the whole story, but the highlight --as we can all agree, is the revelation that the DSi will allow you to download Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games. Yes, you read that right. But feel free to go back and read it another few times; this news is that good. Also nice the news that the DSi lets..
Bungie's third iteration in its console-profiling Halo series has recently been 1upp-ed in sales by Nintendo's calorie-zapping Balance Board title.
As well as topping the NPD charts for last month in the U.S of A for what seems like the gazillionth time, Wii Fit has also reached the milestone selling amount of six million (that's a lot of flab dancing about right now). In comparison, the XBox 360's..
A recent hands-on event for the DSi yielded some interesting tidbits; who's up for downloadable Game Boy & GBA games to play on the go?
The event was aimed primarily at Gold and Platinum Club Nintendo Members, and a few details on Nintendo's third DS iteration have been re-confirmed; 0, 500, or 800 Nintendo Point costs for games and applications; A...
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...
Another DSiWare game is coming to Japan this spring, and it looks...interesting.
Kuukiyomi is the name of the game, although it seems more like an interactive etiquette course than a proper game. That's not to say it's a bad idea; watch the trailer. It's positively fascinating. And if they can actually make the lessons in good manners fun (it's tough to tell from the trailer, but certainly it can..
Great news for snowboarding fans today as Hudson’s Snowboard Riot is up for grabs for 1000 Wii points. This game looks like it has it all, racing action, weapons to slow down your opponents, Balance Board support and most importantly online competition! We think it looks like potentially one of the most exciting WiiWare games of the year, but you’ll have to wait for our review in a couple of days to discover if this is really the case. Until then why not check out the official site to help you decide if you want to take a chance on it before our review?
Seemingly following up to last week's rather sub-par VC update, this week doesn't really bring many exciting games to WiiWare! There's just one lone new game available today - The first WiiWare update since WiiWare launched to only have one game.
That game is Lonpos, which has been available in Japan since WiiWare launched for them! Lonpos is yet...
We've already seen Sony and Microsoft dip their toes into video distribution on their Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, so it seems only natural to see Nintendo following suit.
Starting in the Spring of 2009, Nintendo will kick off its own brand of video distribution in Japan. But instead of offering movies and television shows, as Sony and Microsoft have done, Nintendo will instead offer..
With only one week to go until Christmas, it seems that Nintendo are full of festive cheer and have prepared the mother of all WiiWare updates to ensure your holiday season kicks off with a bang.
First up with have the sublime World of Goo, what more can be said about this great game which hasn’t already been said? If you been living in a cave or...
Nintendo has once again shown some serious love to European Wii owners today with the release of a whopping four WiiWare titles.
That's right; if you're a Euro Wii owner then you have Art Style: Rotohex, Bang!, Pit Crew Panic!, and Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 to choose from. You lucky ducks! We’ve already covered Art Style: Rotohex, Pit Crew Panic!, and Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque..
Nintendo clearly has the hots for the European continent today because it has unleashed not one, not two, not three but FOUR new WiiWare titles for download!
That’s right; if you’re a Euro Wii owner then you have Art Style: Cubello, Cue Sports: Snooker vs Billiards, Strong Bad Episode 3 and Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam to choose from. You lucky things! We’ve already covered Cubello, Yummy Yummy..
Not much surprises today - Both released games were pretty much confirmed to be coming!
Strong Bad Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands is the third installment of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. After Strong Bad's beloved Fun Machine breaks down, he can't play his cool new Limozeen game, so he takes it to Bubs for repairs - The problem is that he asks one big sack of cash as fee, so..
At a press conference in Japan today, not only did Nintendo announce a barrage of new DS/Wii games and a new DS, they also announced something Wii fans have been wanting for a long time - A storage solution!
Sadly, it's not a hard drive like many people assumed. Instead, you'll be able to directly download games to SD cards. At the moment, the only way to get games on SD cards is to download them..
Good news for North America this week as Bomberman Blast is finally up for grabs. The gameplay probably doesn’t need much an introduction, but if you are curious to know how the WiiWare version stacks up then you can check out our Bomberman Blast review from when it came out in Europe a few weeks ago.
A game which does require a bit of an introduction is Nintendo’s Art Style: Orbient. This is..
Fans of Pokémon who have already purchased Pokémon Platinum (An update of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl), which was released in Japan a few days ago, may have noticed something - It's not compatible with My Pokémon Ranch.
Not to worry however, as Nintendo has already announced that they'll fix this. They will soon release an update for My Pokémon Ranch that will allow it to be linked to Platinum,..
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