Release Dates - News

May2008

  • News World of Goo - New info and screenshots

    I recently caught up with the guys from 2D Boy, the creators of World of Goo, which is one of the more interesting and original games coming to WiiWare to see how it was all going. Our regular readers may remember that way back in February we playtested a early build of World of Goo and the first impressions were excellent. If you think of Tim Burton’s art style mixed with the gameplay of Lemmings and Loco Roco then you won’t be far off the mark.

    Anyway, we are all interested to know when we can expect to see this promising game on WiiWare. Sadly the answer is not for a little while yet. Their aim is to finish development on the Wor..

  • News Dr Mario WiiWare Pulling A Sickie?

    From the very moment a Dr Mario game was announced for WiiWare we’ve been eagerly anticipating its arrival. Whether we’re supposed to call it Dr. Mario Online RX or Dr. Mario & Germ Buster, it doesn’t matter to us; we just want to play it already! It was a surprising move for Nintendo to not make this available for the North American WiiWare launch last Monday, but now it looks like we may have to wait a little longer still.

    With only Star Soldier R and Konami’s Critter Round-Up having been confirmed for this Monday’s batch of WiiWare games it is sta..

April2008

  • News German Stores Selling Mario Kart Wii Early?

    Our humourless European friends get to play it first

    A poster on respected forum NeoGAF has claimed that some German stores are selling copies of Mario Kart Wii early, and has posted a photo to prove it. It would appear that the game comes packaged in an oversized cardboard box in order to accommodate the Wii Wheel, so you'd best make some extra room available on your shelf. The poster has also..

February2008

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

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

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

  • News Wii Fit Confirmed For April Release

    Nintendo Europe have this morning announced that Wii Fit will be launching Europe on April 25th.

    Nintendo’s new, unique and innovative application for Wii, which is hoping to get all across Europe moving their whole bodies - Wii Fit, is set to launch across Europe on April 25th 2008. Since its launch in Japan on December 1st 2007, Wii Fit has...

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

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

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

  • News Mario Kart Wii To Hit Europe On April 25th?

    Online store seems to think so

    Online retailer Play.com has sparked a shockwave of excited fanboy chatter by listing Mario Kart Wii’s European release date as April 25th. Nintendo’s previous date for the game was the somewhat vague “Q2 2008”, and a spokesperson for the company has insisted that Play.com is merely guessing at a possible launch date. However, we’re not totally convinced..

November2007

  • News Out Today - Super Mario Galaxy

    Today see's the launch of Mario's first solo outing on the Wii, believe the hype, go and buy this game.

    "Become Mario™ as he traverses gravity-bending galaxies, traveling in and out of gravitational fields by blasting from planet to planet. Players experience dizzying perspective shifts as they run upside down through wild alien worlds that need to be seen to be believed. Whether you're surfing..

  • News Wii'll Be Zapping By Christmas

    Nintendo set to release Wii Zapper in Europe and the UK on December 7th and should cost around £20 or 30 EUROs.

    "Nintendo’s Wii Zapper will be available across Europe in time for Christmas, the company said today. The white, double-handed, machine gun peripheral will ship on 7 December, bundled with the Link’s Crossbow Training game. Additional titles are promised, including Resident Evil:..

October2007

  • News Okami Wii-Bound

    The criticly acclaimed PS2 game has been confirmed as an upcoming Wii title.

    Do you back in February when we posted an article about the possibility of Okami coming to the Wii? Well it has been confirmed by Capcom themselves and the rumour mill can finally be closed. The Wii seems a perfect platform for the game and Capcom could not resist turning the Wiimote in to a magical paintbrush it seems..

  • News EuRoPEaN NiGHTS In January

    Sega Europe confirm the delay of NiGHTS in Europe, pushing the game back nearly 3 months.

    SEGA® of Europe Ltd. today announced that NiGHTS™: Journey of Dreams for the Wii™ video game console will ship January 2008, in Europe. The title, a sequel to the critically-acclaimed hit NiGHTS, will allow players to take flight, unleash incredible airborne maneuvers, and explore seven magnificent..

  • News Nintendo Conference Fall 2007

    Nintendo update us with the latest information from Japan, the big news being Super Smash Bros. has been delayed until Feb 2008 in the US.

    On October 10th in Japan, Nintendo Company Ltd. president Satoru Iwata unveiled new products and initiatives for the world's best selling game systems, the Nintendo DS and Wii. Among the headlines are full online battling for Super Smash Brothers Brawl,..

  • News Big Long List Of Upcoming Games

    Nintendo have released a list of upcoming games this year and beyond, dates included.

    Here are both Wii and DS games with release dates, although subject to change (such as SSB:B). There are a fair amount of games here so I'm sure there will be a few that interest. We included all of October in case you have missed any this month. Major publishers worldwide are making games for Wii and Nintendo..

  • News Super Smash Bros. Brawl Delayed

    A major title that many have been looking forward to sadly has it's scheduled December release date slip to next year.

    The US release date is now 10th February 2008 and the for Japanese the 24th January 2008. The reason; more development time is needed needed to complete the stuffed beat em' up. With the amount of features already boasted it makes us wonder what else they have to add unless we are..

  • News Plunge Into The Endless Ocean

    Nintendo set to release the very fishy "Endless Ocean" in Europe on November 9th, but what is it all about?

    Have you ever wanted to explore the bottom of the ocean or learn more about aquatic life? Now you can from the comfort of your living room with Endless Ocean on Wii! Discover the beauty of the sea and take part in various activities such as swimming, exploring marine life or cataloguing..

  • News Out Today - The Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

    October 1st marks the US release of Link's first proper adventure on the DS, The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass.

    The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker closed with Link and Tetra setting sail for waters unknown ... but their story was just beginning, and it continues on the Nintendo DS. When a mysterious fog waylays their band of pirates and leaves Link alone on an unfamiliar island, a new..

September2007

  • News EA Get Boogying On DS (and PS2)

    EA Montreal have been confirmed as making a DS version of the recently released Wii game Boogie. Release set for November: Gimmicks included...

    Electronic Arts, in their wisdom, have confirmed that a DS version of the recently released Wii title Boogie is currently in development at it's Montreal studios. Pop legends such as Kool and the Gang and current favourites like the Black-Eyed Peas are..

  • News Super Mario Galaxy To Release Nov 16th In UK/Europe

    Nintendo UK's brand new "Assets Library" website, confirms that Super Mario Galaxy is set for a UK/Europe release of November 16th.

    After the announcement that US gamers would get Super Mario Galaxy on November 12th, alot of European gamers felt their hearts sink as it seemed unlikely that they would see the game this side of Christmas. This has all changed, hurrah! Apparently this news was slipped..

  • News Master Fishing In September

    Hudson all ready to cast their latest Fishing experience on Wii from September 18th.

    Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for Hudson Soft, today announced Fishing MasterTM has gone to gold master. Published by Hudson and distributed in North America by Konami Entertainment, Inc., Fishing MasterTM will be available in stores on September 18, 2007 for $39.99 exclusively for the..

  • News Neo Geo Hits VC Japan

    Neo Geo fans in Japan will finally get the chance to start downloading some classics over the Virtual Console system.

    It's been quite a wait, but after the universal excitement that Neo Geo would be coming to VC, Nintendo have announced that the following three games will be available this month in Japan. World Heroes Magician Lord Fatal Fury We'll have to wait alittle longer in the US and..

  • News Table Tennis Release Date

    Rockstar have been back in the headlines recently, but something we kinda missed was the Table Tennis release date.

    "Ever since we released Table Tennis, fans have been asking us to create a Wii version," said Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. "By bringing Table Tennis to the Wii and utilizing the motion-sensitive Wii Remote™, a new audience can now experience a game..

August2007

  • News Manhunt 2 Gets US Release

    Take Two have secured a "M" rating from the ESRB which allows them to release Manhunt 2 on both Wii and PS2 this coming Halloween.

    The saga ends with, in my opinion, the correct outcome. The game will be released, but it has been "modified" to suit the bigwigs at ESRB. It could be a victory for freedom of speech or a victory for censorship.. you decide. Manhunt 2 is the debut title from the newly..

  • News New DS Lite Colour Bundle

    Nintendo have announced that a new "Crimson/Oynx" DS Lite flavour will be bundled with latest insanely popular Brain Age game.

    "The top half of the new Nintendo DS sports a smooth, glossy Crimson, reminiscent of a dangerous shade of lipstick or a cherry-red sports car. The bottom is a matte black – an Onyx yin that complements the Crimson yang." It's certainly a bold new colour scheme, somewhat..

July2007

  • E3 2007 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Another release date set for the US, Super Smash Bros. Brawl will be released on December 3rd in North America.

    Reggie announced that there will be plenty of new announcements on the Super Smash Bros. Brawl official website over the next coming months. Reggie claimed the game to be the "best in the series". The December 3rd US release date means us UK gamers are unlikely to see the game before..

  • E3 2007 Super Mario Galaxy

    Reggie was telling the truth, Super Mario Galaxy Will launch in the US on November 12th, its confirmed.

    "The ultimate Nintendo hero is taking the ultimate step ... into space. Become Mario™ as he traverses a galaxy of gravities, traveling in and out of gravitational fields by blasting from planet to planet. Players experience dizzying perspective shifts as they run upside down through wild..

  • E3 2007 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    Metroid Prime 3 will ship in August for USA and October for Europe, however there won't be any online multiplayer options.

    Truly feel what it is to be the bounty hunter behind the visor. Players become Samus with the Wii controls. By moving around with the Nunchuk™ and aiming Samus’ gun with the Wii Remote™, players do more than look through the eyes of Samus – they experience a quantum..

  • E3 2007 European Wii Release Dates

    Metroid to be released in October, Mario Galaxy by the end of the year and Smash Bros Brawl in 2008.

    With the usual flood of information at E3, we've learnt that Metroid Prime 3, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Galaxy will all see a release in the US before Christmas, sadly this isn't the case for European gamers, here's the latest release list from Nintendo Europe. Big Brain Academy for Wii..

June2007

  • News Gore Prevails, Resident Evil 4 Out Today

    Violence fans rejoice, whilst your waiting for Manhunt 2 you can get your paws on Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition in the US from today.

    "Resident Evil® 4 is one of the highest rated games on Game Rankings.com and Metacritic.com, garnering dozens of awards and nominations for its amazing game play and incredible re-invention of the “survival-horror” genre. This celebrated game now comes to the..

  • News Boogie Dated

    EA announce that music/dance-em-up will launch on August 31st across Europe, including free microphone!

    "Shake it. Sing it. Create it. Electronic Arts announced today that Boogie™ – an all new intellectual property in development at EA Montreal will be released for the Wii™ on 31st August 2007 in Europe. The game will ship to retail stores with a packed-in karaoke microphone peripheral and..

May2007

  • News Mario Charged Football Out Today

    Europeans get a small treat for missing out on Super Paper Mario, the remixed Mario Strikers Charged Football is out today across the UK and Europe.

    "Precision passing, skilful saves and phenomenal goals are not all that make up the beautiful game as Mario Strikers: Charged Football adds that little bit extra to one of Europe’s favourite sports. All the rules are gone, as Nintendo introduces a..

  • News EU Virtual Console Releases - 25th May, 2007

    Nintendo this week add Super Mario Bros 2, Mach Rider and Blazing Lazers into the European Virtual Console service.

    "This week sees NES classic Super Mario Bros. 2™ hop onto the Virtual Console. In this 1989 classic, Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad go for a picnic which doesn’t quite go to plan when they end up in the mysterious land of Subcon. Obliged to save it from the curse of filthy frog..

  • News Prime 3 To Launch In August

    Nintendo have today announced the summer line-up in the US, the big news is that Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is all set for a August 20th release date, bada-bing!

    "Whether you're a longtime gamer who likes classic franchises or a newcomer aiming to keep your brain sharp, Nintendo's summer lineup of games has something for you. Nintendo's offerings are anchored by key Wii™ games like Metroid..

  • News Mario Gets Charged This Week

    Nintendo are all set to release Mario Charged Football this week in Europe, backing the game with a large TV ad campaign.

    "Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips line up against Mario and Co. as the stars of the Mario Strikers Charged Football campaign which goes live across terrestrial TV from 19th May featuring in major sports events such as the upcoming Champions League and FA Cup finals and more..

  • News Iwata To Satisfy Hardcore Gamers

    GameDaily BIZ have translated the fiscal press conference, Nintendo's President has stated that Hardcore gamers will be happy by the end of the year with 3 key releases.

    "So when can we expect some of Nintendo's "AAA" first-party games? According to Iwata, Nintendo will be able to satisfy the hardcore gamers this year. " when we will fulfill the hard-core gamers' titles lineup: It will be from..

April2007

  • News US Virtual Console Releases - 30th April 2007

    Nintendo adds Castlevania, Legend of the Mystical Ninja and Shockman to the US Virtual Console service.

    "Castlevania (NES®, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Step into the shadows of the deadliest dwelling on Earth. You've arrived at Castlevania, and you're here on business: to destroy the curse of the Evil Count, once and for all. Make your way through six monstrous floors filled with bats, ghosts,..

  • News EU Virtual Console Releases - 27th April, 2007

    Nintendo adds Final Fight, Mighty Bomb Jack and Battle Lode Runner to the Virtual Console service.

    "This week Virtual Console allows you to take on the street thugs of Metro City. Based in the same universe as the Street Fighter games, Final Fight is a much loved side-scrolling beat-em up, originally released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Following the exploits of the Mayor of Metro..

  • News Wario Set Loose On June 1st

    Wario: Master Of Disguise launches across Europe on Nintendo DS on 1st June 2007.

    Grab your copy in alittle over a month, for now here's a reminder of what its all about. "After watching a TV show featuring the thieving master of disguise, Count Camoli, Wario has the idea of stealing treasure from TV shows- the perfect way to make his fortune! Players join him as he dives through the TV screen and..

  • News Sega Boosts Its VC Library

    Sega have announced 4 new titles to be available soon on the Virtual Console service, all costing 800 Wii points.

    "Streets of Rage 2 - To celebrate their defeat of the syndicate exactly one year before, Blaze, Adam and Axel met for drinks. The next morning, Axel received a frantic phone call from Eddie 'Skate' Hunter, Adam's younger brother, whom he was living with on the edge of the city. Blaze..

  • News Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition In June

    Nintendo to publish the Capcom developed game in Europe on June 29th.

    Reported by WiiWii (via British Gaming Blog) we've learnt of the release date for Europe. "Nintendo has confirmed that they are distributing the upcoming Resi Wii games in Europe, not really news that, but what is news is that we know 1 release date. It’s been confirmed that Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition will hit European..

  • News Swing With Style!

    Nintendo set to publish European edition of Tecmo developed "Super Swing Golf" on the 8th June 2007.

    "Aim for the fairway as a new but fully-fledged style of golf is set to hit Wii! Get ready to experience greens with a difference as players embark on the golfing experience of a lifetime. From tropical islands to snow valleys, Pangya! Golf With Style launches players into a world of precision and..

  • News US Virtual Console Releases - 16th April 2007

    Nintendo announce 3 new games for the US virtual console, Punch Out, Virtua Fighter 2 and Bonk's Adventure.

    "Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the channel every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week's..

  • News Metroid 3 Delayed To Late 2007

    Reggie explains that Retro want the game to be "perfect" before it hits the stores, certainly won't be released before the 2nd half of the year.

    "Nintendo has confirmed that Metroid Prime 3: Corruption won't be released in the first half of 2007 because Nintendo and developer Retro Studios want to make sure it's "perfect"." I'm not one to argue with Reggie, but wasn't Metroid Prime 3: Corruption..

  • News Wii/DS European Release Dates Q2 2007

    Nintendo UK have today unleashed a massive long list of releases dates spanning the next few months.

    "Leading Nintendo’s Wii line-up for the period is the highly anticipated Mario Strikers Charged Football which allows you to play football like you have always dreamt of -with no rules! Mario Strikers Charged Football will also be the first European Wii title to utilise the Nintendo Wi-Fi..

  • News Mario Strikers Charged Goes Online In May!

    Nintendo have today announced that "Mario Strikers: Charged Football" will be online multiplayer and released on May 25th in Europe!

    Get your reading glasses ready, because today's press release is rather long! "Now’s your chance to bend it like Beckham, score like Shevchenko and hit it like Henry or, failing that, floor the opposition with a well aimed Blue Shell! What’s more, with Mario..

  • News US Virtual Console Releases - 2nd April 2007

    Hotness, Star Fox 64 (N64), TMNT (NES) and Dragon's Curse (TG16) all added to the US virtual console today.

    Star Fox 64 - Nintendo 64 (1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points):Players take the controls of their Arwing and complete 15 missions to reach the final objective: a showdown on Venom, the home planet of the interplanetary tyrant, Andross. Throughout the adventure, players have to accomplish..

  • News Wii Looks Good To Firm With G1 Jockey

    PS2 fans rejoice, as Japanese horse racing game is set to launch in Europe on June 29th.

    In a somewhat unexpected move, Koei have decided to release its G1 Jockey Wii title in Europe, there I was thinking this would never be released outside of Japan, this is no April fool! “Throughout the history of this series we have tried to make G1 Jockey feel as close to the real thing as possible. Thanks..

March2007

  • News EU Virtual Console Releases - 30th March, 2007

    Nintendo announce that Punch Out (NES), Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES) and Dragons Curse (TG16) all join the VC line up.

    "This week’s Wii Virtual Console™ line-up looks set to be a knockout! Nintendo is releasing three epic games from days gone by, starting with the comical boxing game Punch Out!!®. The player assumes the role of a rookie trying to make it in the boxing world by working..

  • News US Virtual Console Releases - 23rd March 2007

    Sega throw some mega classics (get it?) onto the Virtual Console, the infamous Alex Kidd!

    "The Wii Shop Channel continues to be a great avenue for gamers who want instant access to classic SEGA Genesis titles,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America. “Virtua Fighter 2, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, and Wonder Boy in Monster World, are all great titles..

  • News Final Opera Wii Version In April

    Nintendo announce that the final version of the Opera Web Browser for Wii will launch next month and be free until the end of June.

    "Since late December, Wii owners have been able to download a trial version of the Opera Internet browser. After receiving substantial and helpful feedback from consumers, friends and family members, Nintendo developers have made a number of improvements to the final..

  • News EU Virtual Console Releases - 23rd March 2007

    Nintendo finally throws The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past into the Virtual Console.

    "This week, the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™ for Super Nintendo is making its way to the Virtual Console for you to download. In this medieval fantasy adventure, players assume the role of Link, a young boy who receives a telepathic cry for help from Princess Zelda..

  • News US Virtual Console Releases - 19th March 2007

    Three more classics heading your way this weekend, Excite Bike (Nes), Beyond Oasis (Genesis) and Splatterhouse (TG16)

    Excitebike(NES®, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Face crazy curves, hairpin turns, and daredevil jumps as you race toward the checkered flag and the Excitebike championship. Race against the clock or challenge an opponent. You must keep your bearings as you fly through the air and avoid..

  • News EU SSX Blur Out Today

    Electronic Arts release their latest SSX game to the masses, grab your copy today.

    Whilst we're still reserving our judgement on the game (yes, that means a review will come along soon) we noticed that EuroGamer.net didn't think to much to it, they today published their review. "All of which is a shame, really, because it's clear that these chaps could do a very good Wii snowboarding game from..

  • News EU Virtual Console Releases - 16th March, 2007

    Ice Climber (NES), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) and Splatter House (Turbografx) all added to the catalog.

    Nintendo release info on this weeks VC games. Some cult classics return this week with all the games coming from over 10 years ago! Here's what Nintendo have to say about them: Nintendo fans will remember the charms of Ice Climber™ from the Nintendo Entertainment System. Players take..

  • News Final Fantasy III Hits Europe In May

    The long wait for FFIII is almost over for Europeans, DS game will launch on May 4th, 2007.

    Square seem rather happy with themselves for this release, let me hand you over to John Yamamoto, President and CEO of Square Enix. “The arrival of FINAL FANTASY III on Nintendo DS showcases the power of the hardware and proves that no compromise has to be made in order to create an adventure of this..

  • News Final Fantasy DS In May For Europe

    Square announce that Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales will launch in May 2007.

    "CHOCOBO TALES is a magical adventure for all ages that takes place in a fun and enchanting world filled with loveable characters from the FINAL FANTASY series. Players will challenge over 40 minigames and microgames as they embark on a journey to rescue their lost friends and restore peace to the land. Featuring..

  • News Upcoming Summer Release Dates For DS & Wii

    Nintendo have revealed a selection of release dates for the coming few months at today's Game Developers Conference.

    Little something to get you excited today, some release dates for the US... hopefully we'll get some EU release dates shortly. "Pokémon Battle Revolution will be joined by Super Paper Mario™, the first Mario™ game for Wii; Mario Party® 8, a multiplayer party game; and Big..

  • News Nintendo's GDC Line Up

    Nintendo shows off some of its latest games at the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco.

    Reggie and co have six new titles on show for the attendees. Four for Wii and two for DS, here's some information about the titles and when they expect them to be released in the US. Big Brain Academy 15 new activities challenge brains in five categories: memory, analysis, number crunching, visual..

  • News Wario, The Master Of Disguise

    New Wario outing launches for DS today in the US, European version coming soon.

    Just when you thought you were safe, Nintendo have launched another Wario game exclusively for the DS. The new game uses both classic platform action and unique touch screen drawing elements. "Having your identity stolen can be serious business - unless Nintendo's greedy guy Wario™ is involved. Through the years,..

  • News Virtual Console Updates From Sega

    Sega announce six new virtual console titles in the US & Europe including the legendary Streets of Rage.

    All six titles are available in the US and Europe from today for 800 Wii Points. This weeks releases sees something Megadrive fans have been waiting for: Streets of Rage! One of thee classic titles, this comes highly recommend! Streets of RageA top secret crime organization has taken over what..

  • News Diddy Kong To Hit Europe In April

    Nintendo announce Diddy Kong Racing DS to launch on April 20th in Europe.

    One of the best N64 titles has already been transmodularised into a new DS game and launched in the US is now set to launch in Europe in a few months time. We've played the US version and first impressions are good, expect a full review this weekend. In the meantime here's some more information about the game for us..

  • News Sonic Unleashed On Wii

    Sega's latest Sonic offering, Sonic and the Secret Rings is out today for Nintendo Wii in Europe.

    Sega promise that Sonic and the Secret Rings has been under development for a significant amount of time and could well be classed as the first game in the "second wave" of Wii games after the consoles launch late last year. Sonic is easily one of the biggest franchises in the video games industry so..

February2007

  • News Diddy Kong Racing DS Launches Stateside

    Today marks the release of the DS remake Diddy Kong Racing DS which expands upon the classic N64 title.

    Possibily the finest karting game of its generation, Diddy Kong Racing was one of the many classic titles that came out of Rare in the late 90's. Nintendo have teamed up once more with Rare to bring this 10 year old classic to the portable DS console. "Racing games have always been a popular..

  • News Super Paper Mario, Wii, April

    NintendoPower sets the record straight, Super Paper Mario now confirmed on Wii.

    Another catch-up article, if you didn't already know Super Paper Mario has now been confirmed as a Nintendo Wii title by the NintendoPower magazine published by Nintendo in the USA. "Nintendo Power (lest we forget, the official publication of Nintendo of America) is reporting that Super Paper Mario is destined to..

January2007

  • News You Say Elebits, I Say Eledees

    A mysterious name change for the Konami game.

    Elebits has been available in the US and Japan for a while now and has had many positive reviews. It has settled in under the moniker of Elebits very comfortably but now as it comes to Europe in February it will come with a new name; 'Eledees'. The reason behind the change has not been told nor can the reason be worked out, as there was nothing wrong..

  • News Japan Virtual Console Gets Mario Kart 64

    Nintendo set to release another classic onto the Virtual Console, only in Japan for now though.

    IGN.com have reported on some new releases appearing on the Japanese Virtual Console this month and they are right to be annoyed! "The Japanese Virtual Console lineup has the American and European ones squarely beaten, and it keeps on getting better! Today, Nintendo Japan announced part of its..

  • News Wii Schedule 2007

    Nintendo Europe outline release dates for Q1 2007 for the ever popular Wii.

    For those lucky enough to have a PAL Wii console this holiday season, you better save your Christmas money as theres a whole host of new Wii titles on the way over the next few months. "Mini-game fanatics will be delighted by Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (Nintendo), a zany and exciting take on the classic series and the..

  • News DS Schedule 2007

    Nintendo Europe reveal a bumper release list of games appearing in the early part of 2007.

    Just when you thought you had alot of Wii games to buy, more and more DS games will be hitting the shelves this coming year, your gonna need another credit card to keep up! Owners of Nintendo DS have a magnitude of titles to excite and inspire them in 2007 including Actionloop, Mario Slam Basketball, Pokémon..

December2006

  • News Nintendo's Christmas Presents

    New Virtual Console titles available on Christmas morning, no freebies though. Sadly.

    Just in case you missed it the first time around, Nintendo will be unleashing Super Mario Bros. onto the Virtual Console from Christmas morning, what a treat! The classic game will make Christmas morning extra special, just as it did more than two decades ago. Super Mario Bros. reigns as perhaps the best-known and..

  • News EU Excite Truck In February

    Nintendo announce that racer Excite Truck will launch 16th February 2007 in Europe.

    Along with the release data announcement Nintendo also included a host of information about the upcoming Wii racer. "As Nintendo’s first racing title for the innovative Wii console, Excite Truck sets the standard for motion-sensitive racing, a challenge that this game happily accepts. To control their trucks..

  • News Wario Ware Debut Set For January

    Nintendo announce that Wario Ware: Smooth Moves will be released on the 12th of January 2007.

    It seems the Wii will have plenty of multiplayer party games, we've had confirmation that Wario Ware will ship in just under a month. "Get ready for the ultimate party game extravaganza! Wario Ware: Smooth Moves will have you and your friends competing in a series of wild and wonderful challenges as..

  • News Just Another Virtual Monday

    Monday has come round again and that means new VC games.

    Today four new games are to be released on the Virtual Console, in the US anyway. Nothing for Europe has been confirmed yet. Here are the four straight from the horses mouth: Ice Hockey (NES®, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Ice Hockey is hard-hitting, fast-action competition that re-creates all the excitement of the sport from faceoffs to..

  • News Next Monday's Virtual Console Games

    The new set of Virtual console games will be released on Monday but we have found out ahead of time what these will be.

    If you go in to the Wii Shop at the start of the week (4th December) you will be able to buy four new games if you have the points needed. With these new additions the total will be at 21 games available on the Virtual Console, hosting a varied choice. The new games are: Donkey..

October2006

  • News Updated DS Release Dates

    Nintendo publish a bunch of release dates for DS games in Europe for the next few months.

    Obviously we think the majority of people will be much more interested in Wii releases at the moment, but we can't go forgetting our faithful DS. "This Christmas gamers will be filled with seasonal cheer by a selection of exciting first party games for the Nintendo DS. Owners of the Nintendo DS and..

September2006

  • News European Wii Launch Details

    Europe gets the Wii a little later and more expensive than everywhere else.

    Here is what we in Europe have been waiting for. The Wii will launch on the 8th December 2006 at an estimated retail price of £179 (249 Euros), bundled with Wii Sports. At launch there will be "around" 20 software titles so check the Launch Game News Article for those. There will also be about 15 Virtual Console titles in..

  • News 20 US Launch Games Confirmed

    The best console launch in history? You can count on it!

    Here are the 20 games confirmed to be available as the Wii launches on the 19th of November in the US: Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Call of Duty 3 Elebits Excite Truck Far Cry: Vengeance GT Pro Series Madden NFL 07 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Monster 4x4: World Circuit Need for Speed: Carbon Open Season Rapala Tournament Fishing Rayman..

  • News Metroid Prime 3 Delayed Until 2007

    Retro Studios have not been able to complete Metroid Prime 3 in time for the Wii launch.

    However, they have tweaked the control scheme to include a sensitivity option for the controller. The sensitivity option not only speeds up the controllers responsiveness, but reduces the 'dead-spot' in the center area of the screen, allowing more natural turning; a much requested feature after playing the..

  • News US And Japanese Wii Launch Details

    The Wii will launch in North and South America before Japan!

    Nintendo have announced launch plans for most of the world, with the PAL territories to follow in the Nintendo Europe conference tomorrow. Wii will launch in the US on the 19th of November and on the 2nd of December in Japan Wii will cost $250 US in America (about £133) In Japan the console will be priced at 25,000 Yen in Japan (about..

  • News PAL PlayStation 3 Launch Delayed Until March 2007

    Due to Blu-Ray production problems, Sony have decided to hold fire on the European, Australasia, Russia, the Middle East and African PlayStation 3 release.

    Originally set for a worldwide release across the space of a week, Sony have had to reduce shipments to Japan and America and hold back on the European release for another 4 months. People in the PAL territories are not the only ones affected,..

July2006

  • News Nintendo European Release Dates

    Nintendo Europe announce some new dates for the remaining months in 2006.

    Nintendo Europe decide to celebrate the summer and tell us things we probably already knew, here's some new release dates. Nintendo DS Browser wasn't listed although it was mentioned! "Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite owners will be able to enjoy fantastic games like Yoshi’s Island 2 (tentative name), Pokémon Mystery..

May2006

  • News NOA Summer Line Up

    Nintendo release this summers North American release schedule, including Super Paper Mario and Star Fox DS

    Yesterday, Nintendo of America unveiled a chunk of Summer 2006 release dates. The new titles are mainly for Nintendo DS but also a couple of Gamecube titles, most notable being Star Fox DS and Super Paper Mario. Nintendo DS™June 5: Big Brain Academy™June 5: Magnetica™June 11: Nintendo..

  • News Wii Will Launch Under $250

    Nintendo throw a statement out into the open with an estimated Wii price and how many units will be available.

    Today, Nintendo announce a statement containing some information about the Wii retail price and how many units they expect to be available. Following its overwhelming debut at E3 2006, Nintendo today announced the current fiscal year unit shipment forecast for its new home game system,..

  • News Harvest Time Hop And Fly Please Spider

    Shin'en announce the release of a new DS title, aimed towards the younger spectrum of gamers.

    Shin'en today have announced the release of their second DS game, Miss Spider - Harvest Time Hop and Fly. But whats the big idea? “Miss Spider – Harvest Time Hop and Fly” was especially developed for a younger audience to take full advantage of the special capabilities of the Nintendo DS system..

  • News Nintendo Europe's Summer Line Up

    Nintendo announce a bumper pack of release dates for upcoming Nintendo DS and Gamecube titles.

    As if the World Cup wasn't enough Nintendo Europe have got the sun tan ready and want to be part of your summer, today they announce a nice big list of games that will be released over the next quarter. "Nintendo DS fans will be delighted by a plethora of offerings to keep their stylus busy..

  • News Mario To Miss Out On Wii Launch

    Nintendo bigwig Shigeru Miyamoto has said Mario will only launch roughly six months after Wii launch

    Reported from an after hours press event, IGN.com have quoted the legendary Mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, saying that the next Mario installment, Super Mario Galaxy, will not be available at launch. " is progressing along quite well, but it's often said that when I get involved in a project..

  • News Sony To Release PlayStation 3 Worldwide In November

    Sony have today announced that the PS3 will ship on November 17th starting at $499 USD.

    Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that it would launch PlayStation 3 in "Clear Black" in North America on November 17, 2006, as part of a worldwide simultaneous launch. The machine will come in 2 flavours, a 20GB model and a 60GB model, priced at $499 USD (€499 EUR) and $599 USD (€599 EUR)..

  • News DS Lite Confirmed For 11th June US Launch

    Nintendo have today announced that the DS Lite will be available from June 11th 2006 for $129.99 in the USA.

    European's still left out as Nintendo announce launch details for the sleeker DS, DS Lite in the Americas. "Millions of people around the world already enjoy playing Nintendo DS™, and the system's future looks even brighter. On June 11, Nintendo DS™ Lite joins Nintendo's video game..

April2006

  • News DS Lite To Launch June 1st?

    Could the DS Lite be launching on June 1st for North America?

    According to the Barnes and Noble website, the DS Lite will be launching June 1st in North America. I'm not exactly sure if this is true or not, and Nintendo has not yet confirmed it, but this does sound like a good date. Gam

  • News Lost Magic Details

    Ubisoft have released another snippet of information for the upcoming "Lost Magic" title for Nintendo DS.

    Today, Ubisoft have published a fact sheet overview of its upcoming "Lost Magic" game for Nintendo DS set to release on April 28th. In a world after the "Creator" has passed away… He left humans 6 types of magic (earth, water, fire, wind, darkness and light) and 7 wands. The Sages..

  • News Nintendo Spring EU Line Up

    Nintendo announces EU release dates for Nintendo DS, Gamecube and GBA.

    Nintendo have today updated its Spring 2006 launch line-up for Nintendo DS, Gamecube and Gameboy Advance. Nintendo DS owners are spoilt for choice with the selection of games to choose from, including the eagerly anticipated Metroid Prime Hunters which is Wi-Fi enabled and allows players to utilise unique Voice Over IP..

  • News Dead & Furious For DS Owners

    French company Dream On Studio to release DS title this year under Spanish Virgin PLAY publisher

    Today, Virgin PLAY has announced its partnership with the game developer Dream On Studio to release "Dead & Furious" for Nintendo DS later this year. Apparently both parties are very happy about it. Benjamin Yoris, CEO from Dream On Studio is very pleased to announce his partnership with Virgin Play..

  • News Tetris Grows Up

    Tetris DS is coming soon, classic gameplay with added Touch Control and Wi-Fi enabled.

    Nintendo hype up the revamped "Tetris DS" with a press release, the game is set to feature 6 themed gaming modes and of course, online multiplayer action. Launching across Europe on 21st April, Tetris is ready to re-capture the hearts of millions once again. Combining the world famous falling block puzzle with..

March2006

  • News Animal Crossing: Wild World Released In Europe

    Nintendo have today released the totally alternative game; Animal Crossing on the Nintendo DS.

    As always the Europeans get the latest games games latest, Nintendo have released Wild World on the DS, the latest in the Animal Crossing line. If your frustrated by the amount of violence and restrictions in today's video game, maybe Animal Crossing is for you, here's what Nintendo have to say about it..