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April2011

  • News Redbox Game Rentals Go Nationwide in June

    $2 a night across the U.S.

    Last October, when we announced that Redbox was beginning to expand their video game rental service, including Wii titles, to a much greater market, many of you asked, "When will it come to me?" Now we have the answer, if your Redbox is one of more than 21,000 locations – June 17th. Redbox offers dvd, Blu-Ray...

January2011

December2010

  • News Dream Trigger Will Blow 3DS Up with its Sonar Attacks

    Sounds, good

    If there's one genre the DS never got quite right it's the humble shoot 'em up: while Nanostray and sequel Nanostray 2 were decent outings, they were merely stars in a dark night. 3DS might not suffer the same fate if D3Publisher has its say, as the company announces Dream Trigger 3D for 3DS. An arcade-style shooter that lets players...

September2010

June2010

  • E3 2010 Nintendo's 3DS line-up

    What Nintendo is bringing to 3DS might just blow you away

    What games are coming to the 3DS, the console we just so lovingly talked you through? Here's Nintendo to describe some of the titles on their way to the console with its latest press release: Nintendo Introduces Glasses-Free 3D Gaming, and Unleashes the Industry’s Best Franchises in Entirely New Ways A Dream Lineup: Nintendo 3DS, Zelda,..

May2010

  • News Experience Cowboy Antics on WiiWare

    Western adventure game coming soon to Wiiware

    No, we're not talking about our reviewers; rather developer Revistronic has just informed us about its upcoming WiiWare debut The Westerner, the latest entry in a series of adventure games that got its start on the PC over a decade ago. This isn't the first time an adventure game franchise has made the leap from PC to WiiWare and it will be interesting..

April2010

  • News Nintendo's Upcoming U.S. Release Schedule Gets Updated

    Metroid: Other M and Sin & Punishment: Star Successor get pushed back

    Summer is slowly on its way and with it, brings the annual wave of big releases. Sadly though, the pace at which the tip of this wave is arriving is rubbing off on some highly anticipated games. Nintendo has just informed us that whilst some titles have been marked with release dates for the first time, some titles have also been..

  • News Jam With the Band Calls Europe on Stage on 21st May

    "About time", say hecklers

    It's been a long old time since Daigasso! Band Brothers DX was launched in Japan, but Nintendo seems to be taking a "better late than never" approach by announcing a European release for May 21st 2010. With an extensive track listing including gamer favourites such as Chariots of Fire, Walking On Sunshine and...

January2010

  • News Unleash Your Inner DJ With Rytmik

    Music creator coming to DSiWare

    If you're like us then there's a non-stop party going on in your head that you want the world to hear. Czech developers Cinemax want to help get that party out with their upcoming DSiWare music creation tool Rytmik. With over 170 loops and samples of varying instruments and plenty of fiddling options, Rytmik sounds like it could be a lot of fun for transcribing that..

  • News Mega Man Zero Collection Aims Westward

    Z-Busting North America in early summer

    We knew it was happening at some point, but now Capcom has announced that the upcoming DS release Mega Man Zero Collection is officially on its way out of Japan. The compilation will bring together all four of the GameBoy Advance Mega Man Zero games for "a great price" early this summer in North America. Check out the new screenshots of old games in..

  • News Get Your Game Faceez On

    DSiWare title revealed, screenshots reveal silliness

    We're all for a little visual mischief here at Nintendo Life, so when Neko Entertainment wanted to bend our ear about their upcoming download title Faceez we had a devilish little grin on our collective face. Here's what their press release has to say for itself: Neko Entertainment, a leading...

  • News Get In The Groove With Kung Fu Funk

    Kicking for the Kung Pow of WiiWare party games

    Be patient, young grasshopper, for in time you too will be able to get funky with the best of them. Yaks will sing, moves will be danced and parties will be had when Stickmen Studios unleashes Kung Fu Funk upon WiiWare. We've got no screens or a release date outside of "the near future," but what we do have is a press release, artwork and..

  • News Hubert the Teddy Bear Gives WiiWare a Hug

    Cutesy Winter sports ahoy!

    The UK may finally have shaken off most of its snow, but there's still time to have some Winter fun, as Teyon announces Hubert the Teddy Bear: Winter Games is heading to WiiWare in the near future. Here comes their press release, rolling down a snowy hill, skating over an icy pond and pirouetting gracefully into view. Your Winter fun is not over! Enter a frosty..

  • News Gaijin Games Wants To RUN With Your Art

    Open call for fan art for next TRIP

    Want your art to be featured in a popular video game but lack a game job? Well, you might be able to weasel your way in yet as developers Gaijin Games are taking fan art submissions for use in the upcoming fourth series entry, BIT.TRIP RUNNER. According to Gaijin's Web site, the art in question should be...

  • News Wii, DS Have Record-Breaking Year In US

    Hojillions and hojillions served

    According to the NPD sales numbers for December, Nintendo sold more than double the hardware as all of their competitors combined, totaling around 7 million Wii and DS units sold. That's a spicy meatball, but certainly not the only one on top of the company's pile of money-shaped spaghetti that was 2009. In fact, the DS and its various incarnations managed to sell..

  • News EA Makes NBA Jam Wii Officially Official

    From downtown, etc!

    'Twas but one week ago a little birdie told ESPN that NBA Jam would be making a comeback, so color us not-so-surprised to hear that EA has made it official that they've got a new Jam in the pipes for this year. Apart from the obvious graphical overhaul, which is said to bring "visible player emotion" to the table (e.g. eye popping), expect new modes and characters on..

  • News Capcom Reaffirms Wii Commitment

    Press release puts worrywarts at ease

    We reported a few days ago that Capcom isn't too pleased with the performance of their hardcore titles on Wii, and may be focusing more on the HD consoles in the coming year. Naturally we Wii owners became a little anxious, but it appears we needn't have worried, as the company has issued a press release to assure us everything's okay. Further to comments made..

  • News Ubisoft Announces Racquet Sports for Wii

    Get into the swing of things!

    Ubisoft has just announced that they'll be releasing a brand new title for North American Wii owners called Racquet Sports. The game will be targeted at families looking to enjoy a little Wii playing time together by allowing them to take part in five different racquet sports games. You can check out a snippet from the...

  • News Wii Getting Attacked By Movies In 3D

    You know, the kind with glasses

    Ever seen a movie in 3D and wished you could shoot the crap out of everything on screen? Developed for Wii by Panic Button Games and published by Majesco, Attack of the Movies 3D wants to put you right in the thick of the action of your favorite types of movies. Want to shoot aliens? Boom! Fight the machine army? Ka-pow! Battle underwater critters? Torped-ouch! It..

December2009

  • News Glory of Heracles Coming to DS in January

    Here comes the Greek squad!

    Nintendo's upcoming RPG Glory of Heracles has flown under the radar for the most part, but with the game's upcoming January 18th release in North America, we thought it might be time to get some information up on the unique title. You can check out the official press release below for a little more information on the game and we'll have more screenshots and some video of..

  • News Square Enix to Publish LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias in Japan

    Impressive British downloadable title keeps the attention of the big guns of Japanese RPGs.

    The LostWinds WiiWare games from Frontier have gotten loads of praise around the gaming industry and are two of the strongest selling titles on WiiWare. Noteworthy for containing boatloads of character, great design and compelling play mechanics which take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Wii..

  • News Solve the Mystery of Whiterock Castle for Christmas!

    New WiiWare title lands on Christmas Day

    If your Christmas Day preparations look like they're missing a certain je ne sais quoi that can only be provided by an enchanting medieval adventure, you may just be in luck. We've just received the latest news from Playtainment that their upcoming hidden object game The Mystery of Whiterock Castle will be hitting the European WiiWare servers on December..

  • News Sunsoft To Release Telenet Titles On Virtual Console

    Resurgent publisher confirms acquisition of defunct company's catalogue

    If the recent news of Sunsoft's glorious return to the west has whipped you into a frenzy then you might want to take a deep breath before reading the press release below. The company has confirmed that it has bought up the rights to Nihon Telenet's software library. While younger gamers might not recognise the name, veterans..

  • News Virtual Console Blaster Master To Spearhead Sunsoft Revival

    Famed Japanese developer confirms impending release of 8-bit classic

    It would seem that Japanese developer Sunsoft is about to support the Virtual Console in a big way. Former Working Designs big wig Victor Ireland is currently making big noises over at NeoGAF about some interesting projects he's involved with, and Sunsoft's resurgence would appear...

  • News Rooms: The Main Building Coming to Wii and DS

    Hudson announce their brand new point & click adventures.

    Hudson has just announced a brand new point & click adventure for the Wii and DS systems called Rooms: The Main Building. Combining unique puzzle-solving elements with the point & click controls of the Wii and DS systems, the game offers gamers an immersive experience unlike any other. You can check out the full press release below..

  • News Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: Rush Coming to Euro WiiWare This Friday

    North American release to follow on the 14th

    We've just been informed that Rubik's Cube-inspired puzzler Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: Rush is coming to European WiiWare (and presumably other PAL territories) this Friday (11th). The North American launch is scheduled for 14th. We'll naturally be reviewing this as soon as possible but in the meantime here's the full press release as well as a link to a new..

  • News Ball Fighter Coming to DSiWare on Monday

    More puzzler action coming.

    Teyon have just announced that their upcoming DSiWare title Ball Fighter will be coming to the North American DSiWare service on December 7th for 500 Nintendo Points. You can check out the official press release below and we'll have a full review of the game next week. Teyon announced that starting from Monday December 7 its Nintendo DSiWare™ title, Ball Fighter will..

  • News myNotebook Huge Hit on DSiWare Service

    It seems Nnooo has quite a hit on their hands.

    Nnooo has just announced that their myNotebook Blue DSiWare application has reached #3 on the US, UK, AU, and CA DSiWare charts, which makes it the top-ranked non-free release on the service. You can check out the official press release below for more information on the title, along with the release dates of the two forthcoming color variations of the..

  • News Wii Becomes Fastest Selling Console In UK History

    Six million Brits served since 2006

    Nintendo has proudly revealed that the Wii has shifted six million units in three years, making it the fastest selling home console in the history of the UK video game industry. Since its launch in December 2006, the popular system has entertained and enthralled countless stiff-upper-lipped Brits and made its way into living rooms up and down The Sceptered Isle..

  • News Flowerworks Blasts Onto US WiiWare Monday

    Flowers and fireworks, unite!

    Nocturnal has announced that they've lit the fuse on their WiiWare release Flowerworks, now set to launch on Monday in the United States. Take control of Follie, a friendly (but confused!) alien who crash lands on a strange planet. Help her rebuild her confidence, shake remotes at gnomes and transform the planet from...

November2009

  • News 101 Minigolf World Coming to DSiWare

    DSiWare's first true 3D minigolf title

    Teyon has just announced that their brand new 3D miniature golf title 101 Minigolf World is on its way to Nintendo's DSiWare service. You can take a look at the official press release snippet below for more information on the game, as well as four brand new screenshots of the game in action. 101 MiniGolf World is the first ever“true 3D” miniature golf for..

  • News Onteca Announces Monsteca Corral For WiiWare

    Herd monsters away from danger that is more dangerous than monsters

    British developer Onteca yesterday announced their new WiiWare game, Monsteca Corral, and it will be hitting sometime in January. The game puts players in the shoes of a Monster Herder, whose job is to control a herd of monsters called Sdompe's and keep them away from danger and tomfoolery. Onteca said Monsteca Corral incorporates..

  • News Christmas Clix Coming to WiiWare

    JV Games announce their newest WiiWare title.

    JV Games has just announced that they'll be bringing a unique Christmas-themed puzzler to the WiiWare service on December 7th called Christmas Clix. That means everyone out there in Nintendo Land will have something to play with their families during the Christmas holidays. You can check out the full press release below, along with a host of brand new..

  • News Easy Piano DS With Keyboard Peripheral Announced

    Pretend you're Beethoven on the bus next year

    Publisher Valcon Games has announced that they'll be bringing Game Life's new music game Easy Piano to the DS, complete with a 13-key, full-octave keyboard peripheral. The game hopes to be an introductory teaching tool for playing the real piano, similar to how Art Academy wants to teach you how to draw fruit bowls. There's also a mode that prompts you..

  • News Stop Stress: A Day of Fury Coming Soon to WiiWare

    Abylight's newest title is on the way.

    The folks at Abylight have just officially announced that their upcoming WiiWare release Stop Stress: A Day of Fury is nearing release. They were also kind enough to send us over a group of new screenshots and gameplay video as well. You can check out the new screenshots below along with the official gameplay trailer showing the game in action. The most..

October2009

  • News Konami Announces Tomena Sanner For North America

    Dancing onto WiiWare next year

    Konami is just full of download announcements today, this time with one for North America. Previously released in Japan, Tomena Sanner is bringing its odd dance party to us other NTSC gamers early next year. The game has players take on the role of businessman Hitoshi Susumu who is behind schedule and won't stop running until he gets to his ULTIMATE DANCE PARTY. As..

  • News Yoga for Wii Stretches Out

    But slowly, to avoid pulling a muscle

    Publisher JoWood may be best known for adventure games like the Sam & Max Collection and Agatha Christie titles - the latest of which they've just announced for DS - but they're taking a step into the expanding world of fitness gaming with the launch of Yoga for Wii. Vienna, Austria, October 20th 2009; The world’s first 100% Yoga gaming experience is to..

  • News ABC Murders Investigates DS Next Month

    Work with Poirot to solve the mystery!

    JoWood Entertainment AG, a European publisher and distributor with a global presence, has announced a new adventure game based upon a novel by renowned mystery scribe Agatha Christie for the Nintendo DS: Vienna, Austria, September 14, 2009; Agatha Christie’s A.B.C Murders tells the story of Captain Hastings and Hercule Poirot as they attempt to solve a..

  • News Frogger Returns Coming To WiiWare

    Twelve times the size of the original game, says Konami

    Frogger, the little amphibian who has been trying to cross roads with varying success since the early 80's, is coming back for another go this fall. Frogger Returns, slated for a fall release, is being developed by Konami for PlayStation Network and WiiWare. New for this time around are time travel, invincibility and time freeze power-ups and..

  • News LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Coming to North America on Monday

    It seems the wait for a North American release wasn't as long as expected.

    Frontier has just announced that their brand new WiiWare sequel LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias will be released on the North American WiiWare service on Monday, October 19th for 1000 Wii Points. You can check out the official press release detailing the game's release below for more information. Frontier Developments..

  • News Hudson Bringing Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem to WiiWare

    Prehistoric shooting action set to hit the WiiWare service.

    Hudson Entertainment has just announced that they'll be publishing Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem on Nintendo's WiiWare service. You can check out the official press release below for more information on this upcoming WiiWare shooter release. You can also check out the screenshots of the game in action below as well. Wii™ owners will..

  • News Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures Coming to DSiWare

    Mastertronic announces their new DSiWare puzzler.

    European publisher Mastertronic has just announced that their new title Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures will be coming to Nintendo's DSiWare service this winter. You can check out the press release snippet below for more information on the game. Mastertronic have announced the development of Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures for Nintendo DSiWare™..

  • News Snakenoid Coming to DSiWare

    Cinemax announces yet another new DSiWare title.

    No sooner did Czech independent game developer announce their first DSiWare release, they're now announcing yet another DSiWare title in the works called Snakenoid. You can check out the official game description below for a bit more information on this unique DSiWare release. Snakenoid is an unique blend of the "Snake" and..

  • News Sokomania Coming to DSiWare

    Cinemax announces their first DSiWare release.

    Czech independent game developer Cinemax have just announced that their upcoming DSiWare release Sokomania will be coming to the European DSiWare service sometime in November 2009. You can check out a snippet of information from the official press release along with screenshots and a gameplay trailer of the game in action below. Sokomania is a..

September2009

  • News Legendo Takes to the Skies with Pearl Harbor Trilogy

    Episodic air combat series is making the transition to WiiWare

    Legendo has confirmed that it is set to release its Pearl Harbor series on WiiWare, with the first episide - entitled Red Sun Rising - expected to touch down on the service this Winter. The games will be developed by Slovakian studio Arcade Moon and are based on the PC versions, which...

  • News Bomberman Coming to DSiWare

    Hudson brings their Bomberman series to DSiWare!

    Over the years we've seen the Bomberman series make appearances on just about every video game system around, and now Hudson are bringing their hit multiplayer series to Nintendo's DSiWare service with the announcement of Bomberman Blitz! Below is a snippet of information from the official press release you can take a look at for more information on..

  • News Bomberman Blast: Battlefest Coming to WiiWare

    More Bomberman action set to hit the WiiWare service.

    Hudson has also just announced that the sequel to Bomberman Live will be hitting Xbox Live Arcade this fall and will land on the Playstation Network and WiiWare services in 2010. The WiiWare version is tentatively titled Bomberman Blast: Battlefest. You can check out the official press information below for a taste of what you can expect from..

  • News Bonk Headbutts His Way Onto WiiWare

    Hudson officially announces their new WiiWare Bonk title.

    We found out yesterday that Hudson was bringing their prehistoric hero to Nintendo's WiiWare service, but there was very little information made available at the time. Hudson has just sent out the official press release announcing Bonk: Brink of Extinction today and it looks like Hudson has...

  • News Frontier Officially Announces LostWinds Sequel

    A wealth of new information on the highly-anticipated WiiWare sequel.

    We just recently featured news on the upcoming LostWinds sequel LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, but Frontier have decided to unleash a barrage of new information on the upcoming title, including some gameplay and story line information that you can check out in the official...

  • News New DSi and Wii Remote Colors Announced

    Nintendo adds a bit of color to the holiday shopping season.

    For those gamers who've been wishing for new DSi colors to be released in North America, it looks like your wish is about to come true. Not only is Nintendo bringing out two brand new DSi system colors, but they're also bringing an all-new black Wii Remote and Nunchuk to go along with it. You can check out a snippet of information from..

August2009

  • News Metroid Prime: Trilogy Now Available for Wii

    Acclaimed first-person adventure series gets updated Wii Remote controls.

    Metroid Prime Trilogy hits North American store shelves today and now is your chance to experience these amazing classics again, two of them with completely updated Wii motion controls and 480p presentation. You can check out the official press release below for more information and a taste of what you can expect from this..

  • News Professor Layton Unravels Another Mystery

    Professor Layton is back and this time with 150 new puzzles to solve.

    Nintendo's Professor Layton & the Diabolical Box hits North American store shelves today and promises to be everything the original release was and more. You'll even be able to unlock hidden content in the original release by using this sequel. You can check out the official Nintendo press release for the game below for a bit..

  • News Konami and Hudson To Build The Tower of Shadow On Wii

    A new platformer from the House of Higgins

    The title may not be nailed down quite yet, but we know this much: Hudson's new game, The Tower of Shadow (working title), is going to be published by Konami. It's a platformer where you climb some huge tower for mysterious reasons. Oh, and you're a shadow. Somehow. It's all in progress, really. Check out the press release below. Remember, this could all..

  • News Earthworm Jim Squiggling Onto WiiWare

    Hitting later this year.

    Party like it's 1994: Gameloft has announced a new Earthworm Jim game for mobiles and all three console's downloadable stores. We're not sure if it's an all-new adventure, as the wording of the press release seems to imply a remake of the first title. Let's hope for a new one, as the Genesis/Mega Drive original is already available on Virtual Console (and soon possibly on..

  • News Flipnote Studio available for download in North America NOW!

    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..

  • News Wii Sports Resort Already Sold Over 500K Units In North America

    Not bad for nine days on sale.

    I haven't picked up Wii Sports Resort yet, but based on figures released by Nintendo today, certainly a lot of you did. Between the game's release on July 26 and August 3, a whopping nine days, the sequel to the most significant pack-in game this side of Tetris managed to sell more than half a million units. To put it in perspective against other titles in the Wii..

  • News Rage of the Gladiator Coming to WiiWare

    Ghostfire Games announces their brand new WiiWare title.

    Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games, has just sent over the official announcement of their brand new WiiWare title Rage of the Gladiator, along with a whole host of goodies to go along with it. See below for the trailer showing footage of the game, along with lots of screenshots. You might...

  • News Monster Hunter 3 Formally Announced For US, EU

    Slated for early 2010.

    Just released in Japan, Capcom's Monster Hunter 3 Tri is set to tear up the homeland in a big, big way. So when do the rest of us get a chance at hacking away at a swarm of giant ants? Looks like North America and Europe will be able to get in on the action sometime in early 2010, Capcom announced today. We all knew it was coming, but now it's official and, well, still kinda..

  • News Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes Announced

    Silent Dreams announce their brand new WiiWare strategy RPG title.

    Silent Dreams has just announced their brand new tactical strategy RPG title Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes that will be coming to the WiiWare service later on this year. You can check out the full press release below which gives loads of details on this new title and what you can expect from it. Fans of roleplaying and strategic..

July2009

  • News La Mulana Announcement and Trailer

    See the WiiWare version of La Mulana in action!

    You might remember that Nigoro and Nicalis recently announced their new partnership. Well, these two companies have now officially announced their new WiiWare title La Mulana and have released the first trailer showing the game in action. You can check out the brand new trailer below, along with the official press release announcing the game. Nigoro,..

  • News Wii Sports Resort Tropical Escape

    Play Nintendo's newest Wii release in a tropical setting.

    Nintendo of America is kicking off a series of events across the US to celebrate the release of their brand new Wii release Wii Sports Resort. You can check out all of the details along with a complete schedule of the various events below. Sounds like a lot of fun for those who reside in these areas. On July 26, Nintendo invites everyone to..

  • News Nicalis and Nigoro Join Forces

    Cave Story and La Mulana publishers form a partnership!

    You might remember that we ran a news story yesterday on the indie platformer La Mulana coming to the WiiWare serice. Well, we now know who's going to be responsible for bringing this amazing game to WiiWare. It seems that these two indie companies have joined forces to co-develop and publish the same La Mulana title we wrote about yesterday..

  • News The Mystery of Whiterock Castle coming to WiiWare soon

    Can you solve the mystery within?

    We just received a press release from German publisher RTL Playtainment along with two screenshots about a new WiiWare game by the name of The Mystery of Whiterock Castle. It appears to be a medieval version of ‘Where’s Wally’ (Waldo), where the player has to search for items in the landscape. The pedantic among you may have picked up on the bold claim “The..

  • News Fossil Fighters DS Trailer

    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..

  • News Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 Takes to the Field in Autumn

    What new features and updates are planned? Read on!

    Although the Pro Evolution Soccer games have lost major ground to EA Sport's juggernaut FIFA franchise in recent years, Konami's flagship sporting series has shown remarkable form when turning out for Nintendo's Wii, with 2008 and last year's 2009 release showing off some pretty moves. The only real downside has been the long wait between the..

  • News Incoming! Coming to WiiWare in July

    JV Games' strategy-combat game headed to WiiWare soon.

    JV Games Inc., creators of Frat Party Games Pong Toss, are getting set to release their second WiiWare title onto the service in July. Incoming! will make its North American WiiWare debut sometime in July. You can check out the official press release below for more information on this interesting WiiWare title. JV Games Inc. is pleased to..

  • News Triangle Studios Announces Heron: Steam Machine for WiiWare

    Another Dutch WiiWare developer has appeared!

    Triangle Studios today announced that they are developing Heron: Steam Machine exclusively for WiiWare. The game seems to be inspired by the classic Pipe Dream and Pipe Mania games, in which you have to move and turn pipeline sections in order to make water or another fluid move from one spot to another. That's really all there is to it here as well, it..

  • News Renegade Kid's Moon Finally Getting UK Release

    First person blaster hitting Europe this month

    Renegade Kid may be working on new projects but the developer's highly rated DS FPS Moon is only now getting a European release, thanks to publisher Rising Star Games. American DS owners had the chance to enjoy this technically-advanced game back in January. Shamefully we've yet to review the game here on Nintendo Life but we intend to remedy this..

June2009

  • News Carnival King Coming to WiiWare

    A good old-fashioned carnival shooting gallery!

    Incredible Technologies, developers of Target Toss Pro: Bags, has just announced their brand new WiiWare title Carnival King. If you've ever wanted to experience the thrill of an old-fashioned carnival shooting gallery, this is the game for you. You can take a look at the official press release below, along with a brand new gameplay video showing the..

  • News Magnetis WiiWare Trailer

    Check out Magnetis in action.

    The folks at Yullaby were kind enough to send over the official trailer for their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Magnetis along with a press release for the game below. Yullaby is proud to introduce a video trailer and three new images for its new game, Magnetis, which demonstrates combo mechanics for advanced players. Magnetis is a multiplayer arcade puzzler with a very..

  • News Flipper Coming to DSiWare

    GoodbyeGalaxyGames announce their destructive DSiWare title.

    We've just received word that GoodbyeGalaxyGames are bringing their Flipper title to Nintendo's DSiWare service. The game is built around destruction, and as you can see from the screenshots below, the game has a very old-school, pixelated look to it. You can check out the official press...

  • News 5 Spots Party Coming to WiiWare

    Spot the difference in this WiiWare puzzler.

    Cosmonaut Games has just announced that they are bringing a game called 5 Spots Party to Nintendo's WiiWare service. The basic premise of the game is spotting differences between various photos. You've likely seen these challenges in various magazines over the years, but this time the game can even be played with up to four other players in a competitive..

  • News Chronos Twins DX Coming to WiiWare

    EnjoyUp announces their brand new WiiWare title.

    From the makers of Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ, comes a brand new WiiWare title called Chronos Twins DX. You might remember a European release of Chronos Twins on the Nintendo DS back in 2007. How exactly this game ties in, we're not quite sure of yet. While we have very little information on this title currently, we are in the process of..

  • News HISTORY Great Empires: Rome Coming to DS

    Valcon Games announces their new strategy title for Nintendo's DS system.

    Valcon Games has just announced their newest title HISTORY Great Empires: Rome for Nintendo's DS system. The game is a turn-based strategy title that will feature many realistic historical elements and game play options. Below is a copy of the official press release announcing the game, which gives some good insight into what..

  • News Lead the Meerkats Coming To WiiWare

    New WiiWare title to simulate the life of the Meerkat.

    Lapland Studio and Inaria Interactive have just announced that their new title Lead the Meerkats is on its way to Nintendo's WiiWare service. A snippet from the official press release can be found below, along with the official trailer for the game. Inaria Interactive® today revealed Lead The Meerkats(TM), the first game to simulate the..

  • News Turtles In Time Remake No Longer Coming To WiiWare?

    Latest press release neglects to mention Wii version

    Konami recently announced that it was updating the SNES classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time for modern consoles, with the XBLA version being displayed to all and sundry. A WiiWare version also seemed to be on the cards, but a recent press release from Ubisoft (which is working...

  • News Bplus Announces Bit Boy!!

    Are you ready to get Bit?

    Bplus has just sent out an official press release announcing their brand new WiiWare title Bit Boy!!. You'll get to take control of Kubi as he traverses through the various generations of video games in an attempt to rescue his fellow pixel pals. Below is the official press release which gives some more information and insight into this new WiiWare release. You can also..

May2009

  • News Alien Havoc Coming to DSiWare

    Creat Studios announce their first DSiWare title.

    Creat Studios have just announced their first DSiWare title Alien Havoc that's due for a summer 2009 release. The guys at Creat Studios were kind enough to supply some screenshots of the game in action along with the official press release. Below is the official press release that gives a bit more information about the upcoming DSiWare title. Creat..

  • News Teyon Announces Two DSiWare Puzzlers

    Polish development studio bringing new puzzlers to DSiWare.

    Polish game development studio Teyon has just announced that their two brand new puzzle titles, Robot Rescue and Ball Fighter, are headed to the DSiWare service. Below is a snippet taken from the press release announcing the two games, along with the official promotional media for both...

  • News The Munchables Ships to Retailers

    Namco-Bandai's new Wii title hits North American store shelves tomorrow.

    We've just received word that Namco-Bandai's new Wii title The Munchables has just shipped to North American retailers. That means the game should be on store shelves by tomorrow morning. The game looks to continue to wacky tradition of the Katamari Damacy series with it's...

  • News Ghostwire Coming To DSiWare

    Swedish game studio bringing ghost hunting adventure to DSiWare.

    Already an award-winning title on mobile devices, Ghostwire brings the ghost hunting adventure to your very own surroundings in a very wild, and unique DSi adventure title. Using the DSi touchscreen, you can scan around your surroundings in search of ghosts. Only when you locate these...

  • News Tecmo Announces Family Fun Football for Wii

    Party in the end zone with friends and family.

    Tecmo has just announced their brand new Family Fun Football title for Nintendo's Wii console. If you're looking for Tecmo Bowl, you've come to the wrong place with Family Fun Football. This game has animals, aliens, and robots and isn't your typical pigskin experience. Below is the official press release for the game that provides a little insight..

  • News Two Tribes Announces Toki Tori Contest

    Find a cool way to promote the game and win a buttload of Wii Points

    Nintendo Life favorite Toki Tori is turning one year old. Hooray! In honor of the plump bird's anniversary and the game's impending iPhone release, Two Tribes and Chillingo have teamed up for a contest to get Tori fans to do all the marketing. To compete, come up with a snazzy way...

  • News Don't Toss Those Old Controllers Yet

    Adapter announced that will allow you to use your old Nintendo pads on Wii

    Sometimes, you come across a Virtual Console game that you just don't think fits snugly onto a Classic controller or a GameCube pad. I've had this problem with Sin and Punishment myself; I hate the Cube controller for it, and the Classic feels weird to me with it's too-close...

  • News It's My Birthday: Casual Gaming Hits a New Low

    It's my party and I'll cry if I want to

    The 'casual gaming' debate is likely to flare up again with the confirmation that 2K Games is planning to release It's My Birthday for the Nintendo Wii in June of this year. Best described as a 'Birthday party simulator', this title is being billed as a 'party in a box', with support for up to 12 different brats. Now call us old fashioned, but surely the..

  • News Gun-shaped Wiimote Announced

    Soon you can play all your games gangsta-style

    Peripherals! Between the Wii Wheel, Balance Board, Perfect Shot and those useless plastic bits you snap onto the Wiimote to make playing Wii Sports even more embarrassing in front of a crowd, Nintendo's casual-friendly console can't seem to get enough. For those big into lightgun games and that arcade feeling, or if you want to pretend to shoot Pikmin..

April2009

  • News Nintendo UK Set To Attend GameOn! London

    More than 20,000 gamers expected to visit the UK-based 'eSport' event

    Nintendo UK has confirmed it will be joining the lineup at this year's GameOn! event in London. The two-day show takes place at London’s Olympia National hall and will be attended by more than 20,000 people. As well as witnessing various 'eSport' events such as UKeSA (United Kingdom eSports Association) Season One Grand Finals..

  • News Konami Announces Driift for WiiWare

    Konami's fourth WiiWare game is an eight-player overhead racing game.

    Driift seems to be similar to the classic top-down racer Super Off Road, featuring tracks which are only one screen big. The racers all compete for the number one spot and will not just have to use driving skills, but also items to help them achieve that. More from Konami's press release: Konami Driifts on to WiiWare..

  • News Tetris Party Tournament No. 4 Details

    If you want another chance to win free Wii Points with your Tetris skills the time has arrived once again.

    Tetris Online's press release sums it all up nicely: WHAT: Tetris Party Tournament No. 4 is the final opportunity for Tetris Party players around the world to win Wii Points™ by demonstrating their competitive Tetris skills. The top 100 eligible participants from each region (North America..

  • News Mini Ninjas Set To Invade DS and Wii

    Hitman developer trains assassins of diminutive stature

    IO Interactive – the studio behind the best-selling Hitman series of video games – has allowed its latest venture to spring from the shadows. Mini Ninjas is a cute-looking action title that features – yes, you’ve guessed it – vertically-challenged ninjas. It marks something of a radical departure for IO; the company has gained its..

  • News Nintendo Backs Edinburgh Interactive Festival

    2009 event shaping up to be one of the highlights of the year

    Nintendo has confirmed that it will be the supporting this year’s Edinburgh Interactive Festival, which takes place in the UK (Scotland, to be exact) in August. The event is part of the Edinburgh Festival, which is the biggest gathering of its kind in the world. Here’s the press release for you to digest with your hungry, hungry..

  • News Robocalypse - Beaver Defense Coming to WiiWare

    Robocalypse - Beaver Defense offers madcap weaponry and uproarious destruction in a "tower defense" style game.

    Vogster Entertainment has just announced their new upcoming title Robocalypse - Beaver Defense that will be coming to the WiiWare service this summer. You can check out the official press release below for more information on the game as well as some of the unique features the game will..

  • News Gameloft Announces Real Soccer 2009 for DSiWare

    Gameloft looks to bring the authentic soccer experience to DSiWare with the announcement of their first DSiWare title Real Soccer 2009.

    Gameloft has just sent out a press release for their upcoming DSiWare title Real Soccer 2009. Combining realistic soccer elements with the unique DS touchscreen controls, the game hopes to produce not only a true-to-life soccer experience on DSiWare, but also one..

  • News Equilibrio Available on WiiWare Today in North America

    Gripping, Gyrating Ball Puzzler That Tests the Old Grey Matter played with either the Wii Remote or Wii Balance Board.

    There were whispers of the WiiWare action puzzler, Equilibrio coming out today in North America over the weekend, but we thought we’d wait until we could show you the full press release. For Balance Board owners this looks set to be a great purchase at the keen price of 500..

  • News New WiiWare Game: Fish'em All

    Get your nets out and prepare to catch yourself some fish for dinner!

    Another day, another WiiWare game to announce to the world! Spanish developers Abylight recently got in touch giving us an exclusive look at their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Fish'em All. As you will see from the screenshots in our gallery below, it certainly looks very nice. We don’t know too much more yet, other than what is..

  • News Curve Officially Announces Explodemon!

    Although we posted a news article yesterday about Curve's upcoming WiiWare action/platformer, it's finally been made official with today's press release.

    For those of you who have seen the gameplay trailer for Explodemon, it would seem that this is just the type of game the WiiWare service has been in need of lately. Curve has just sent out the...

March2009

  • News XSEED Games Announces Drill Sergeant Mindstrong for WiiWare

    Ever wanted to play a game in which you get to be ordered around and ridiculed at will?

    If so XSEED's unique new WiiWare entry Drill Sergeant Mindstrong might be just what you've been waiting for. While we don't currently have much information on the game, we did manage to get our hands on XSEED's official press release for the game that you can check out below for a little more insight into this..

  • News Square-Enix Announces Two New Final Fantasy WiiWare Titles

    Final Fantasy fans are in for a real treat with the announcement today from Square-Enix that they have not one, but two new Final Fantasy titles headed to the WiiWare service later this year.

    Below is the announcement from the official press release handed out at the Game Developers Conference. Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) announced today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the..

  • News Hudson Entertainment Announce Three New WiiWare Titles

    Hudson Entertainment USA have been busy, it seems. There are now three more WiiWare titles to look out for!

    By far the biggest announcement is a new installment in the Military Madness series (Also known as Nectaris). As you might know, the games are quite a bit like Nintendo's "Wars" series, with turn-based combat involving military units. This new version of the game will not only..

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