Release Dates - News

February2011

  • News Nintendo Europe Announces Q1 Release Dates for Wii and DS

    Any surprises?

    We know 3DS is just over a month away, but don't forget the Wii and DS are both set to receive more great games this year, with plenty of gems tucked away in Nintendo's Q1 release schedule. Wii owners across Europe can finally get to grips with Kirby's Epic Yarn on February 25th, followed by THQ's innovative uDraw Studio on March 4th...

  • News Shantae Not Coming to Australian DSiWare Next Week

    Down, under, over and out

    The other day we reported on Shantae's European release date but we were unsure if that release date applied to Australia. Now we are sure: it doesn't. The official Shantae Twitter account broke the bad news that the game will not reach Australia on Friday, February 11th, the date the download hits European download stores...

January2011

  • News Australian 3DS Event Set for February 8th

    Release date and price likely to be revealed

    Nintendo Australia has announced that they'll be holding an event on February 8th in Sydney to discuss their launch plans for Nintendo's upcoming 3DS system. While no specifics of the event have been detailed so far, speculation points to an Australian release date and price point being revealed to the...

  • News 3DS Launches in Europe on March 25th

    All the details inside!

    At long last, Nintendo has announced the European release date for its new 3DS console. The machine will launch on Friday March, 25th. NoE is yet to announce a final price for the UK and the rest of Europe, however most retailers are reporting £229.99 / EUR 249. It will be available in Aqua Blue and Cosmos Black. The following games have all been confirmed, with Nintendo..

  • News 3DS Hits North America on March 27 for $249.99

    Games, prices, details - all inside!

    Nintendo of America just confirmed its new 3DS console will launch on March 27 for $249.99, available in Cosmo Black or Aqua Blue. Nintendo claims 30 games will accompany the console on or near (before the end of June) launch. The list of titles confirmed as in development for 3DS includes: Nintendo: Animal Crossing (Nintendo) Kid Icarus Uprising..

  • News Monochrome Pokemon Come to Europe on March 4th

    Before the US? What's going on?

    Clear your diaries for March, European Pokéfans: Pokémon Black and White will launch across the continent on March 4th, Nintendo has announced. The next instalment in the freakishly popular monster-catching series gets to European shores a whole 48 hours before its North American release, an unexpected but no doubt...

October2010

  • News chick chick BOOM Blows Up WiiWare Next Week

    Costs 800 Points

    It looks like chick chick BOOM is just about ready to hatch, as developer tons of bits has announced the game will take flight on WiiWare next Friday, October 29th, for 800 Points. To celebrate the announcement, there's a brand new trailer showing off the game's ship environment including a giant enemy crab, making it a winner in our book. If you want to know more about the game,..

  • News BIT.TRIP FATE Coming October 25th

    CommanderVideo fires up for fifth entry in the series

    The nice folks at Gaijin Games have just announced that their fifth entry in the popular BIT.TRIP series BIT.TRIP FATE will be hitting the North American WiiWare service on October 25th and will only set you back a paltry 800 Wii Points. "BIT.TRIP FATE is like the Empire Strikes Back of the...

September2010

  • News Nintendo Release Schedule Outs Mario Party 2, Super Bonk and More

    Virtual Console still twitching

    It's very rare to get any kind of heads-up for what's coming to Virtual Console, but this release schedule from Nintendo's Netherlands office contains a few surprising treats for the year ahead. N64 party game Mario Party 2 is set to launch in December, just in time for the party season, with Super Bonk for Super NES landing on Virtual Console in December too..

  • News 2011 Release for 3DS is a Move to Avoid Stock Shortages

    Seems a smart decision

    The pre-conference buzz around 3DS was for a release in Japan late this year, with Nintendo's share price jumping hugely at a rumour the machine would launch in October for ¥18,000 (around $215/£136/€157), though that news turned out to be the Mario edition DSi XL. It turns out the original plan was to launch the machine in 2010, but Nintendo realised it would never be..

  • News 3DS Details Unleashed at Japanese Press Event

    Nintendo releases 3DS information

    For those of you who don't already know, Nintendo is holding a special news conference to release details on their plans for the upcoming 3DS system. We'll be posting tidbits of information in this article as they announce them. 3DS will be released in Japan on February 26, 2011 and will retail for 25,000 yen...

  • News Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Races to WiiWare on October 11th

    WiiWare gets it before XBLA and PSN

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode One will come to WiiWare on Monday October 11th with a European release to follow on Friday October 15th. The game will cost 1500 Points, as previously claimed by Nintendo Power. WiiWare will also receive the game before Xbox 360 and PS3 owners, if only by a matter of days. Our...

  • News Shantae: Risky's Revenge Coming October 4th

    The much-anticipated platformer is on its way

    WayForward has just announced that its brand new DSiWare platformer Shantae: Risky's Revenge is headed to the DSiWare service in North America on October 4th. We'll keep you posted on any news on the title and we'll have a full review shortly after its release early next month. We've also got an...

  • News Disney Announces Epic Mickey Release Dates, Delivers New Trailer

    See the mouse become the epic hero he was always meant to be

    Disney has just announced that their hotly anticipated Wii title Disney Epic Mickey will hit store shelves in the United Kingdom on November 26th and North America on November 30th. You can also watch their new trailer below. Warren Spector, general manager and creative director of Disney Interactive Studios’ Junction Point in Austin,..

  • News myDiary Hits Europe on Friday

    Nnooo's newest application makes its debut

    The folks at Nnooo have just announced that their myDiary application is headed to the European DSiWare service on September 17th for 200 Nintendo Points. You can check out the full press release below for more information and we'll have a full review of the application shortly after its release on Friday. Nnooo announces the launch date of myDiary™ for..

  • News myNotebook Tan Release Dates Announced

    Newest colour soon to be available

    Nnooo has just announced that myNotebook Tan will be coming to Europe/Australia/New Zealand on September 10th and in North America on September 13th. The application will cost 500 Nintendo Points in all regions. For those of you still on the bubble, you can check out our full review of the title to help you decide. You can also check out the official site for more..

August2010

  • News Sid Meier's Pirates! Walks the Wii Plank on October 8th

    Anchors aweigh and all that

    Although the popularity of pirates took a sharp increase with the Pirates of the Caribbean films, discerning gamers will know it was cool to be a pirate way as far back as 1987 with the release of Sid Meier's Pirates!. Earlier this year, Wii owners danced a merry jig at the announcement that the game is on the way to their favourite machine, and the revelry can continue..

  • News Sonic Colours Gets Release Dates

    New Sonic titles in time for Christmas

    Sega has just announced North American and European release dates for their upcoming Sonic Colours Wii and DS releases. The games will hit European territories first on November 12th, followed by North American retailers four days later on November 16th. Experience non-stop action as Sonic, with the new Color...

  • News Ivy the Kiwi? Gets Release Date

    Unique platformer is on the way

    XSEED Games have just announced that their upcoming Wii and DS releases of Ivy the Kiwi have officially gone gold and are set to be released at North American retailers on August 24th. Ivy the Kiwi is a unique platforming title created by legendary Sonic creator Yuji Naka along with his Prope Studio developers and is set to retail for $29.99 for the Wii version and..

July2010

  • News 3DS Coming to Japan by October

    Gamespot backtracks on 3DS release window report

    Gamers interested in Nintendo's new 3D portable might want to start saving a little sooner. It seems that Nintendo has just confirmed to Bloomberg Japan that their new 3DS system will indeed launch in Japan by October of this year, according to a recent article on Gamespot. We've already heard about Nintendo's upcoming announcement on September 29th,..

  • News Match Up! Tests DSiWare's Memory! From Monday!

    Flipping fun for 200 Points

    Not content with offering you all the card and word games your DSi can muster, Digital Leisure is bringing its seventh downloadable title to the machine on Monday. Called Match Up!, the game sounds like a variant on the classic memory game pairs, with shapes, colours and hidden bonuses to be uncovered, and explosive cards...

  • News You Can Enjoy Your Massage from August 9th

    Get your relaxation on, North America

    We got our first sight of Enjoy Your Massage! with an ESRB rating last month, and now we have the first screenshots, trailer and a release date for this upcoming downloadable relaxation-puzzle game. Coming to North American WiiWare on August 9th for an as-yet unspecified price, Enjoy Your Massage! puts you in the position of an apprentice masseur at a popular..

  • News Skyward Sword Swinging For Early 2011 Release

    At least it's not late 2011

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's release being pushed back to 2011 might have been a disappointing pill to swallow, but soldier on we must. Whilst not making it in-time for this year's Christmas wish list, the release window for Link's latest adventure is materializing. Speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Skyward Sword producer Eiji Aonuma had this to say..

  • News Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Jumps a Week Closer to the Present

    North America hits 88 and skips a week

    With the recent announcement of a Professor Layton game on the 3DS, let's not forget the platform on which the popular series made its debut. In a truly time-puzzling manner, Nintendo has confirmed that Professor Layton and the Unwound Future will be launching a week earlier than previously announced, now on September 12. According to a recent press release..

  • News Metroid: Other M Launches Across Europe on 3rd September 2010

    Not long for Samus fans to wait now!

    Good news Euro friends, we’ve just had word from the Big N that Metroid: Other M will be launched across Europe on 3rd September. Only a few days behind the North American release date of 31st August which is nice. Not much longer to wait now! To whet your appetite for Team Ninja’s 2.5D reboot of the Metroid saga, why not check out our hands on impressions..

  • News Poképark Wii Coasts into Europe on 9th July

    Get your Corn Houndooms ready

    While it may not be the full-fledged console Pokémon adventure that fans are after, Poképark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure promises a unique adventure the likes of which the Pokéworld hasn't seen. We'll let the Big N explain things further. 6th July: Jump into an incredible new adventure on Wii as you take control of Pikachu and discover the boundless fun waiting for..

June2010

  • E3 2010 Wii's Upcoming Line-up

    If we said it looked half as good as 3DS's, we'd be telling half the truth

    With all the excitement about the upcoming 3DS and all the amazing titles lined up for it – again, Contra is coming – let's just take a moment to remind ourselves that the Wii is still very much alive and kicking. Nintendo has kindly put out a release schedule for the machine but those expecting to find hidden treasures..

  • News Jett Rocket Comes into Land Soon for 1000 Points

    June 28th for North America, July 2nd in Europe

    Yesterday we brought you the latest part of the Jett Rocket developer's blog and soon we'll have our First Impressions of the title, but until then tide yourself over with the news that the game is due for a release within the next few weeks for 1,000 Nintendo Points. Reaching North America on June...

May2010

  • News Hey Everyone, Get Your Dragon Quest IX On This July

    Nintendo announces release dates for Europe and North America

    Those waiting breathlessly for news of when Square Enix's upcoming DS epic Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies will be arriving on Western shores can stop turning blue now, as Nintendo has announced that the game will be hitting on July 11 in North America, exactly one year after the game debuted in Japan, and will saunter..

  • News Mario's Second Galaxy Romp Coming to Australia in July

    Bringing along the helpful DVD as well

    We just got word from Nintendo of Australia that gamers in the land down under will have to wait a little bit longer for their dose of Super Mario Galaxy 2 goodness. Instead of hitting store shelves on June 10th, the game will now make its Australian debut on July 1st. The good news is that the helpful DVD that Europe and Japan are getting is coming along for..

  • News Nintendo's 2010 Release Schedule is Predictably Vague

    Zelda, Golden Sun for 2010, Famicom Wars DS 2 and Kirby there too

    Some of the recent doom and gloom surrounding Nintendo's recent and projected sales results may have put some fans in a melancholic state, but the company's upcoming release schedule should provide a welcome bit of optimism, though as always it's tempered with calls for caution. Big...

April2010

  • News Rage of the Gladiator Coming to Europe on Friday

    And there's even a fun contest to go along with it!

    Ghostfire Games has just announced that their WiiWare fighting release Rage of the Gladiator will be coming to the European WiiWare service this Friday. To further sweeten things up a bit, they're even going to be giving away a free copy of the game to one lucky European gamer each and every day to celebrate the release. You can check out the..

  • News AiRace Jets In on April 12th

    Aerial racer is go go go for launch

    There's not enough plane racers on any format: we know this, you know this. Thankfully the void will be shrinking by one on Monday, as QubicGames is set to release AiRace in the US DSi Shop. Along with the launch announcement comes some new screenshots and a trailer, which you can check out underneath. Time to get...

  • News Nintendo UK Wheels Out Spring Wii, DS Line-Up

    Few surprises, but No More Heroes 2 coming sooner than expected

    In case you were wondering what would be hitting Wii and DS this spring in the UK, Nintendo's little ol' list right here will come in handy. The dates of big games like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Monster Hunter 3 Tri were already confirmed, so there are few surprises for notable game dates here. That isn't to say there aren't any:..

  • News myPostcards Release Dates Announced

    Find out when the application hits DSiWare.

    Our good friend Nic Watt has just informed us that Nooo's newest application in the myLifeCollected series myPostcards will be hitting North America on April 19th and in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on April 23rd for 200 Nintendo Points. You can check out the full press release below for more information on the appliation. Nnooo are pleased to..

  • News Zombie Panic in Wonderland Rising Soon in Europe

    Make 'em dead again this Friday

    It's not unusual for a WiiWare game to be eternally delayed, and Spanish developer Akaoni Studio's Zombie Panic in Wonderland has fallen into that trap. Once set for a worldwide December 2009 release, it then slipped into March 2010, but here we are in April and most of us still don't have our hands on it. It looks like that's about to change soon, though. According..

  • News Europe to Struggle Desperately in Late May

    Travis Touchdown will have his revenge on Santa Destroy

    Rising Star Games has announced that they're lining up Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for an Old World release on May 28. That's smack-dab in between Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies' early May release and Super Mario Galaxy 2's early June date. Desperate Struggle takes place three years after Travis..

March2010

  • News Monster Hunter Tri Gets Australian Release Date

    Two different bundles available.

    It was revealed to us last night at the Monster Hunter Tri event in Sydney last night that Monster Hunter Tri will be coming to Australian shores on the 29th of April, 2010 as a standalone game, or in a bundle with the newly released black Classic Controller Pro. One of the best games visually on the Wii, Monster Hunter Tri contains an ecosystem where humans..

  • News Gangstar 2: Kings of LA Coming to DSiWare

    Get ready to rumble!

    Gameloft has just announced that their upcoming DSiWare title Gangstar 2: Kings of LA will be released on the European DSiWare service on March 26th and on the North American service on April 5th. A release in Japan is set for July 2010. Below are the features list from the official press release along with a collection of screenshot artwork that tells a bit more about the game..

  • News Rage of the Gladiator to Cost 1000 Wii Points

    The game goes on sale before it's even released!

    You might recall that we posted an article about the upcoming release of Ghostfire Games' Rage of the Gladiator WiiWare title being released on March 15th and costing 1500 Wii Points. Well Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games has just told us that they've spoken to Nintendo and managed to convince them to drop the price down to 1000 Wii Points when the..

  • News Bass Coming to Mega Man 10

    New playable character is on the way

    Capcom has just announced that a new playable character for Mega Man 10 will be available for download on April 5th for 200 Wii Points. The game already has Mega Man and Proto Man available as playable characters, but those looking for a little something else can drop 200 Wii Points and add a whole new edge to...

  • News Rage of the Gladiator Coming March 15th

    Get your gladiator gear ready!

    Ghostfire Games has just announced that their upcoming WiiWare fighter Rage of the Gladiator will be released on the North American WiiWare service on March 15th for 1500 1000 Wii Points. We'll keep you posted on any new developments with the game and of course we'll have a full review of the title shortly after its release. Update: Ghostfire Games has spoken to..

February2010

  • News DSi XL Release Dates Announced

    No time like the present

    Confirmation of the release dates for the upcoming DSi XL for Europe, North America and Australia, have come out of Nintendo’s back pocket and into our hands. Europeans will be first to the party when the handheld hits the streets on March 5. Nintendo will then set sail across the pond for a North American entrance March...

  • News Metroid: Other M Denied Set Release Date in Europe

    North American gamers rejoice, Europeans will have to wait longer for Other M, currently scheduled for "Q3" release.

    Metroid™: Other M, the incredible new Metroid game developed for Wii through a collaboration by Nintendo and the world-renowned Team Ninja, launches June 27 (North America). The game looks at the classic franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is reminiscent of 2-D..

  • News They're Coming - 23rd April for Monster Hunter Tri in Europe

    Europe gets two special bundles, one with black classic pro, one with black classic pro and WiiSpeak.

    The rumble of approaching monsters grows louder by the day and on 23rd April 2010, Wii owners will get to taste the game that has been a phenomenon in Japan, when Monster Hunter Tri roars into life across Europe. To further whet your monstrous appetite, Nintendo can reveal today that the new game..

  • News WarioWare: Do It Yourself - April 30th

    The latest game coming in the WarioWare series on Nintendo DS, WarioWare: Do It Yourself, launches on April 30th

    Ever wanted to be a game designer? To see your friends and family playing games that you created? Well, now’s your chance! WarioWare: Do It Yourself, featuring over 90 fantastic microgames to play and, best of all, the ability to create and share your own! Using the Nintendo Wi-Fi..

  • News Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies for Europe May 7th

    Nintendo have confirmed that Europeans will be getting the Sin and Punishment treatment before North America

    All-action shooting comes to Wii on 7th May 2010 when Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies launches across Europe. With relentless waves of attacks from violent creatures from the fourth earth and projectiles to destroy, this is a true power play from the Japanese developer Treasure..

  • News Super Mario Galaxy 2 Hits Europe June 11th

    Europe not too far behind North America, you'll be playing Mario Galaxy 2 before Wimbledon!

    Super Mario Galaxy 2, the sequel to the smash-hit galaxy-hopping original, embraces the gravity-defying, physics-based exploration from the first game, but is loaded with entirely new features including new galaxies to challenge and delight players. On some stages, Mario can pair up with his dinosaur friend..

  • News Metroid: Other M Hits June 27th

    Team Ninja's take on the series almost ready for take-off – UPDATED: Hear Samus speak (we think)!

    Metroid fans had better brace themselves, as Nintendo has just announced that Metroid: Other M, their brand new collaboration with Team Ninja, is set to hit North American store shelves on June 27th. Metroid™: Other M, the incredible new Metroid game developed for Wii through a collaboration by..

  • News Capcom Reveals Everything You Want To Know About Monster Hunter 3

    Free online play, WiiSpeak support and more

    Among all the other tidbits and release dates coming out of Nintendo's American Media Summit today, Capcom confirmed the hopes and dreams of Western monster hunters by announcing a whole slew of things about Monster Hunter 3 Tri. The game has been given a solid release date of April 20 with a demo disc hitting GameStops across the country on March 8. Wii..

  • News Nintendo to Publish Dragon Quest IX in North America

    Set to hit stores this summer!

    Nintendo and Square-Enix have just announced that Nintendo will be publishing the much-anticipated Dragon Quest IX in North America. The game is set for a summer 2010 release and is looking to be one of the biggest DS releases of the year, especially for eager RPG fans who've been waiting to get their hands on the game. You can check out the press release snippet..

  • News Sin & Punishment 2 Coming June 7th

    Sequel to Nintendo 64 classic is on its way

    Nintendo and Treasure have just announced that the sequel to the cult classic Nintendo 64 shooter will be hitting North American store shelves on June 7th. Sin and Punishment: Star Successor will use the Wii Remote to create an unprecedented level of play control and interaction within the game. You can check out the official press release information..

  • News Super Mario Galaxy 2 Hits May 23

    Nintendo's newest Mario adventure is not far away!

    Nintendo has just announced that Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be hitting North American store shelves on May 23. That gives Nintendo fans exactly 3 months to save up for what is sure to be one of the biggest releases of 2010 and a much-anticipated sequel for Wii owners. So get that money saved, as this Summer could be a wallet-busting frenzy for..

  • News Cave Story Coming March 22nd

    The long-awaited WiiWare release is finally dated!

    Cave Story fans can now breath a sigh of relief as Nicalis has just announced that Cave Story will be released in North America on March 22nd. It seems the wait is finally over. You can check out the official press release below for more information and we'll have some new screenshots up soon...

  • News Dark Void Zeroes In on European Release

    Capcom Twitter feed spills the beans

    Dark Void in HD may have been something of a stinker, but the "long-lost" 8-bit prequel Dark Void Zero smelled quite lovely. Europe hasn't been able to smell its retro roses so far, but that's all about to change soon. Capcom Europe community manager Chiara Woolford revealed on her Twitter feed that the retro prequel will be hitting the European DSi..

  • News GhostSlayer Slicin' and Dicin' WiiWare Next Week

    Gevo Entertainment has revealed to Nintendo Life that its upcoming supernatural slasher GhostSlayer has been given a North American release date. Players will be able to go blade-to-ectoplasma with the ancient spookies on February 22nd. Players take on the role of a GhostSlayer to fight off the hordes of the Ghost Queen in this MotionPlus-enabled rail sword-fighter. Until then we've got a new..

  • News Fragile Dreams Come True in March

    Mark your calendar for the 19th of next month

    If you're a fan of subtle Japanese pseudo-supernatural survival adventure RPGs, today is your lucky day. Not as lucky as Friday, March 19th though, as that's when Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is confirmed to launch across Europe. We've already spent a good few hours with the game and were undeniably intrigued by what we played, so there's..

  • News Mega Man 10 Coming March 1st

    Capcom's latest retro-fest is almost here.

    Capcom has just announced that their upcoming WiiWare release of Mega Man 10 will be hitting North America on March 1st for 1000 Wii Points. In a new blog entry on Capcom's Unity Blog, you can check out all of the new Mega Man moves detailed complete with screenshots and artwork. Or if you'd rather just...

  • News Oscar in Movieland Filming Soon

    Coming to the Americas on February 8

    We have just received word from our good friends at Virtual Playground that the follow up to their first DSiWare game, Oscar in Toyland, will be out on the DSiWare service in North America on the 8th of February for 800, with Europe and Australasia getting the game later on in the month. The game will employ a similar gameplay style to the original, except for..

January2010

  • News Nintendo of Japan Outlines What It's Up To This Year

    Metroid: Other M, Xenoblade, Last Story and new Pokemon in the cards

    At an investors meeting in Tokyo today, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata was nice enough to outline what the company intended to do with all those funds this year. Included in the outline were Wii RPGs The Last Story from Mistwalker and Nintendo as well as Xenoblade, formerly known as Monado, from Monolith Soft (behind Disaster: Day of..

  • News Excitebike Screeches to Europe Next Friday

    The wait is just about over

    Lucky US gamers have been carving up the dirt in Excitebike World Rally for months now, but there's now a confirmed date for European gamers to join the fray - February 5th. With Eco-Shooter 530 releasing tomorrow and now Excitebike (newly subtitled World Challenge in Europe), it's a good time to be a WiiWare fan. Here's Nintendo's take on the matter: Pull a wheelie,..

  • News Red Steel 2 Shoots and Slashes in March

    March 23rd for North America, 26th in Europe

    Ubisoft's sales predictions for Red Steel 2 may not be as lofty as they were, but gamers worldwide will have a chance to exchange their hard-earned money for blades and bullets in late March. The game is due to hit North American stores on March 23rd, with the European release date a few days later on the 26th. As well as confirming these release dates,..

  • News Heart Gold/Soul Silver Aussie Release Date Announced

    Later than America, sooner than Europe! Pokewalker included

    Nintendo Australia have made the announcement that they will be releasing Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver on March 25th - a whole day before Europe gets it! They've also given the Australians a reason to go out and walk as it's recently been confirmed that the Pokewalker peripheral will indeed come packaged with the game. For those not..

  • News AiRace: Tunnel coming to DSiWare next week

    Plane-racing action hits the US download store Monday

    Like planes? Like racing? Like combining two of your favourite things? Then you might just want to check out QubicGames' AiRace: Tunnel when it hits the US DSiWare store next week. The game promises to blend puzzle game sensibilities with aerial action for a mere 200 points. For those of us who remember, watching the trailer is very reminiscent..

  • News Pink DSi Slinks Into Nintendo's Europe Release Schedule

    New console colour complemented by new games

    In a move that nobody saw coming, Nintendo today announced the release of a pink DSi console in Europe, available from February 12th. Packaged with Style Boutique (known as Style Savvy in the US), the console is set to win over macho hearts and minds in just a few weeks. That's not all the hardware news Nintendo's latest press announcement has to shout..

  • News Muscle March Coming to WiiWare on Monday

    The excruciating wait is finally over.

    Namco Bandai has announced that its quirky WiiWare title Muscle March will be hitting the North American WiiWare service on Monday, January 18th. As if this amazing news wasn't enough, the 800 Wii Point price tag of the Japanese release has been dropped by 300 Points to a very manageable 500 Wii Points. If you...

  • News Max & the Magic Marker Coming to Europe January 22

    The wait is almost over.

    Press Play have just announced that their unique WiiWare platformer Max & the Magic Marker will be hitting the European WiiWare service on January 22 at a cost of 1000 Wii Points. Of course, North American gamers need not worry, as a NA release should be coming up shortly thereafter. Players wanted to find out a little more about the game can even try out the free..

  • News Endless Ocean 2 Comes Up For Air in February

    Europeans get to dive again on February 5th

    You won't have to hold your breath too much longer for Nintendo's next dive 'em up, as Nintendo announce the game will see a release across Europe on February 5th, 2010. Promising new features over the acclaimed original, including Wii Speak support and a new Pulsar gun that sounds like it was made for multiplayer deathmatches, Endless Ocean 2: Adventures..

  • News Keep Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' with Sushi Go Round

    Upcoming Wii and DS food-'em-ups get March release dates

    Sushi rolling might not seem like the most obvious premise for a video game, but throw in some time-management gameplay and some frantic score-beating action and developers Asylum Entertainment might just have cooked up something rather tasty. We're only a few months away from finding out for sure, as Southpeak games have announced a North..

  • News New Zelda for Wii Confirmed for Release in 2010

    Dust off your tunic, you'll be playing a new Zelda game on your Wii before the year is out.

    You are now less than 365 days away from a new console Zelda game. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata confirmed to Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily today that the Wii Zelda sequel, first revealed at last year's E3, will be released this year. Truth be told we weren't sure...

  • News Shadows Come Out To Play Next Monday

    Deep Fried Entertainment gives MotionPlus its first WiiWare appearance

    MotionPlus hasn't seen a whole lot of support since it launched last summer; we can count on one disfigured hand how many games out actually use it. Even though the peripheral is supported in a few big names coming down the pipeline, those don't help you now. But Deep Fried Entertainment's upcoming WiiWare release ShadowPlay..

December2009

  • News Early 2010 WiiWare and DSiWare Lineup

    First quarter looking strong for download services.

    Nintendo recently released their list of early 2010 North American releases for their Wii and DS systems and we covered most of the upcoming retail releases, but now it's time to show some love to the downloadable titles that are on the horizon. As great as the retail side of things is looking, Nintendo's download services are looking fairly..

  • News Look out Europe! Picross 3D Coming to Swallow Up Your Time

    3D chiseling goodness due on February 5th

    Picross 3D was released all the way back in March for our Japanese friends. Since then Nintendo announced it for more Western shores during E3 in June, and then things went a bit quiet on the block-chiseling front. However, now Nintendo of Europe have piped up saying Picross 3D is now due for Europe on February 5th. The puzzler will feature over 350 new 3D..

  • News NOA Show They Care with Pink and Blue Remotes for Valentines: Includes Early 2010 Lineup

    Endless Ocean 2, Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver and Warioware D.I.Y dates and more!

    What with all the Christmas rush and such, things have been a little hectic here at Nintendo Life Towers recently. In our eagerness to get the tree and tinsel up we plumb forgot about the New Year and Nintendo of America's early 2010 lineup, but we found it in the end underneath the baubles! Colour fans among..

  • News Magic Obelisk Raises Up on December 28th

    Just 500 Points for GameArts' latest

    A couple of months ago we brought you First Impressions of a cute and very cool WiiWare title called Shadow Walker, but at the time there was uncertainty of whether it would reach Western shores. Well, thanks to the latest press release from GameArts, we can confirm it's heading to the US On December 28th, under...

  • News Mega Man 10 Set for March 2010

    New story details, screenshots and trailer released

    Mega Man 10 has been confirmed for a WiiWare release in March of this coming year, and it's looking to be absolutely ace. We're able to divulge a few of the details on the game's story fresh from today's press release: "The year is 20XX and a suspicious outbreak of Roboenza, a Robot Flu, has broken out. It spreads through the world like..

  • News New Sky Crawlers Screens Promise High-Flying Adventure

    Developers XSEED Games set their sights on the Western market

    Although it's been out for over a year in Japan, The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Ages for the Wii has so far failed to drum up much excitement over on Western shores. However, with a North American release date now set for January 5th 2010 and a European release planned for February, that could all be about to change. Looking at these latest..

  • News DSiWare Dragon's Lair Hits US Next Week

    Dirk still as daring after over twenty years

    You can't keep a good animated game down, as Digital Leisure proves with its upcoming release of the genre-defining Dragon's Lair, out on DSiWare in North America on December 21st. A handheld port of the arcade game, Dragon's Lair promises to be a faithful translation of the knight's original escapade before all that 3D nonsense took over. We'll have a..

  • News See in the New Year with Happy Hammerin'

    January 1st is the date for some sweet, sweet hammering

    New Year's Day is traditionally the only day all year everyone truly commits to New Year's resolutions, and if your aim for 2010 is to play a WiiWare game featuring a squeaky hammer then it just might be your year. Gamebridge has just let us know that the European release date for Happy Hammerin' is confirmed as being January 1st 2010, so you..

  • News Diatomic Lands on US WiiWare Next Week

    Not long to go for Grendel Games' latest

    Those lovely chaps over at Grendel Games have just been in touch to let us know that their upcoming WiiWare title Diatomic has had a final spit and polish and is ready to head out into US Wii consoles everywhere from Monday, December 14th. If you're not sure what Diatomic actually entails, a picture paints a thousand words, so observe this YouTube trailer..

  • News Pallurikio Release Dates Announced

    Action-platformer arrives on WiiWare service in time for the holidays.

    Playstos Entertainment has just announced that their action platformer Pallurikio is coming to the European WiiWare service today for 1000 Wii Points. They've also announced that the game will be hitting the North American WiiWare service at that same price point on December 21st. You can check out the official gameplay trailer..

  • 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 Magnetis Coming to North America on Monday

    Better get those puzzler skills warmed up.

    The folks over at Yullaby have just announced that their WiiWare puzzler Magnetis will finally be released in North America on December 7th for 500 Wii Points. You might remember that the game was released in Europe back in September on the WiiWare service. If you're still on the fence about this interesting puzzler, you can check out our full review of..

November2009

  • News Christmas Clix Coming November 30th

    Christmas comes early!

    You might remember that we recently reported that JV Games' new holiday puzzler Christmas Clix would be hitting the North American WiiWare service on December 7th. Well there's been a change of plans. JV Games today announced that Nintendo has bumped up the release of Christmas Clix one week to November 30th in North America. JV Games Inc. is pleased to announce that..

  • News Super Mario Kart Hits Virtual Console on Monday

    The wait is finally over.

    Well Super Mario Kart fans have waited long and hard for the Super Nintendo classic to make an appearance on the North American Virtual Console service, but it seems the wait is finally about to be over. Gamespot has just announced that Nintendo has confirmed to them that Super Mario Kart will be released on the North American Virtual Console service on Monday, November 23..

  • News BIT.TRIP VOID Coming This Monday

    Don't avoid the Void!

    Well all of you BIT.TRIP fans can rejoice now, as Gaijin Games has just Tweeted that their newest entry in the series, BIT.TRIP VOID will be hitting the North American WiiWare service on Monday, November 23 for 600 Wii Points. How's that for good news? You can check out the official press information on the game below, as well...

  • News Copter Crisis Gets Release Dates

    WiiWare helicopter sim is on its way.

    Digital Leisure has just announced that their Copter Crisis WiiWare title will be coming to Europe on November 27th and North America on November 30th. You can check out the official game description below for a taste of what you can expect from this unique helicopter title. You're in the pilot seat now! Copter Crisis puts you in the pilot’s seat! As a..

  • News Muramasa Knocked Back by Week Delay

    November 27th the new date for Europeans

    We've just spoken to Rising Star Games's Yen Hau, who's confirmed that the firm's upcoming release of Muramasa: The Demon Blade has been pushed back by a week to launch next Friday, November 27th. Considering this week sees the European launch of New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Lego Indiana Jones 2 - among other high-profile, non-Nintendo releases - it makes..

  • News myNotebook Applications Get Release Dates

    Different release dates for different colors.

    Nnooo has just announced that their myNotebook DSiWare applications have been approved for release by Nintendo and each have their own individual release dates for each of the three different colors. You can check out the contents of the press release below for the exact release dates along with some interesting information about the applications..

  • News Hudson Soft Releasing My Zoo in Europe This Week, Shootanto Next Week

    It's been a while since the last Hudson WiiWare game, but now there will be two of them in two weeks.

    Hudson's My Aquarium has seen continuous success - Almost every single week, it is among the top WiiWare downloads. Obviously, they've taken note of that, because this week, they'll be releasing a sequel to it! And to top it off, next week, they'll be releasing a game North America already got a..

  • News BIT.TRIP VOID Coming to North America November 23rd

    The third release in the Bit.Trip series coming for Thanksgiving.

    Gaijin Games has just announced that their BIT.TRIP VOID WiiWare title will be available in North America on November 23rd, just in time for Thanksgiving! The game will cost you 600 Wii Points and should give everyone something to do after stuffing down some turkey and dressing. You...

October2009

  • News Nintendo Announces DS Line-Up For THE WORLD

    Release dates and windows for Europe, North America and Japan announced

    Since the Wii release list was such a hit, Nintendo has followed up with a sequel in the form of a DS release list for the near future. There has been some fan backlash to this new list, with certain gamers upset that Nintendo has dared release a new list so shortly after the...

  • News Nintendo Announces Wii Line-Up For THE WORLD

    North America, Europe and Japan get tentative release schedules

    In case you were wondering about a release window for Metroid: Other M or any other Nintendo-published title, lo and behold, we have a list. Read with your eyes (or voice software) and mark your calendar with your hand (or voice software). Hey look, Japan is getting a Kirby game. North AmericaNew Super Mario Bros. Wii – Nov. 15,..

  • News Carnival King Coming to WiiWare on Monday

    Carnival shooting gallery action comes to WiiWare.

    We've just got word from Incredible Technologies that their upcoming WiiWare release Carnival King will be hitting the North American WiiWare service on Monday, November 2nd and will cost 700 Wii Points. Carnival King is an all-ages target shooting game that combines exciting 3D graphics and an enticing carnival sound track to create a fast-paced..

  • 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 Manic Monkey Mayhem Swings in on October 30th

    The monkey madness is about to begin!

    Code Monkeys has just announced that their brand new WiiWare release Manic Monkey Mayhem will be hitting the European WiiWare service on October 30th. You can check out the official press release below for more information on the title, along with a batch of brand new screenshots on the game page. The Code Monkeys, an independent videogame development studio,..

  • News LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Blows in on 9th October

    Frontier's latest opus set to become the 100th WiiWare release!

    We've just received word from Frontier that their follow-up to the critically-acclaimed LostWinds, subtitled Winter of the Melodias, will become the 100th game to launch on the WiiWare service when it hits on October 9th. Here's the official press release letting you know all about the upcoming windy goodness. David Braben,..

  • News Gravitronix Hits WiiWare October 12th

    Hopefully this release date will stick this time.

    Well you might remember that last week Medaverse Studios announced that there would be a slight delay with the release of their upcoming WiiWare title Gravitronix due to some paperwork snafu. Well they've just informed us that the game has a new release date and will be available on the North American WiiWare service on October 12th for 500 Wii..

  • News LIT Arrives in Europe on October 30th

    European gamers will get the game just in time for Halloween.

    Wayforward has just announced that their WiiWare horror title LIT will be released on the European WiiWare service on October 30th for 800 Wii Points. The wait has been long, but European gamers will finally get the opportunity to experience the spooky title for themselves. You can check...

  • News Gravitronix Release Date Slips

    Developer expecting an up to two-week delay.

    All dressed up for its long-awaited arrival on the WiiWare service, Medaverse Studios' action battler Gravitronix looks like it won't be hitting its predicted October 5th release in North America. Jesse Lowther, the game's lead designer, told Nintendo Life that a minor clerical error has caused the game's release to be delayed what they believe will be..

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