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  • Rumour 3DS Tech Specs Revealed

    Specifications, not spectacles

    The technical specifications for Nintendo's upcoming wonder machine, the 3DS, have found their way online, IGN reported recently. An anonymous source has divulged to them that the hardware will feature two 266MHz ARM11 CPUs, a 133MHz GPU, 4MBs of dedicated VRAM, 64MBs of RAM, and 1.5GBs of flash storage. Other devices using ARM11 include the Zune HD, some Android..

  • News Retail Rumour Pegs 3DS for April Launch Across America

    The mill gears are grinding again

    We know you're impatiently waiting for September 29th, when Nintendo will finally announce the release date and pricing for its upcoming 3DS handheld, but if this rumour turns out to be true you could be waiting impatiently for the console a little longer than first thought. An anonymous retail source – your Scepticism Meter is probably exploding around now –..

  • Rumour Nintendo Japan Celebrating Mario's Birthday with Super Mario Collection

    Super Mario All-Stars may be Wii-bound after all

    It's a source of constant frustration to Virtual Console fans that Super Mario All-Stars isn't available on the download platform: the inability to enjoy some of Mario's greatest adventures with improved Super NES graphics and sound has annoyed many, but fear not, for an end to the frustration may be...

August2010

  • Rumour Nintendo Developing Two Titles for uDraw GameTablet

    But what could they be?

    Nintendo and THQ teamed up to create the uDraw GameTablet, the upcoming peripheral for Wii that offers gamers and families the chance to draw on their Wii. Currently only THQ has announced solid software plans, with Pictionary and Dood's Big Adventure confirmed for the peripheral, but there are already rumours surfacing that Nintendo is hard at work at software itself..

  • Rumour Wii 2 to Feature Blu-ray Drive, Out Next Year

    Grab a handful of salt

    Last week, analyst Piers Harding-Rolls suggested a Wii 1.5 was on the way in 2012, but a new rumour points to a revamped machine on the way before 2011 is out. According to Girl Gamers Suck, an anonymous "bashful but reliable source" inside Nintendo – get that salt ready – has confirmed the machine will launch...

July2010

  • News 3DS Could Feature 3G Connectivity

    If cryptic interview is to be believed

    We know that Nintendo is keen to do more with the connectivity features of its upcoming 3DS, with the ability to download new content automatically via WiFi. Now a rumour has surfaced that the machine could also feature 3G technology to offer an always-on Internet connection. Ryuji Yamada, President at Japanese wireless company NTT DoCoMo, revealed in a recent..

June2010

  • E3 2010 Rumour: 3DS May Allow Game Installs

    Off the cart, on the move

    Japanese paper Nikkei, a source of many rumours that have been true in the past, is reporting that one new feature of the 3DS will be the ability to copy software from game cartridges onto the 3DS's internal memory, opening up the possibility of a console packed with games and no more lost cartridges. Of course, this raises...

  • E3 2010 Trailer of Wii-Exclusive Activision GoldenEye Remake Leaks

    A reason to never say never again, or a golden lie?

    According to Kotaku late yesterday, IGN put the video up and ever so swiftly removed it. Someone got a hold of it and uploaded it to YouTube, but it wasn't long before Activision removed it for copyright violation. At E3 we will know for sure, but for now we can only hope that

  • Rumour Retro Bringing Back Donkey Kong

    Maybe he's finally coming back to kick some tail

    Most famous for its Metroid Prime series of course, Retro Studios has been rather quiet since completing work on Samus's first person odyssey, with nary a snifter of information slipping from its Texan headquarters. Here's an intriguing rumour courtesy of IGN, however: the studio is working on...

  • News Nicalis Drops Hints at Further Pixel Ports

    Updated website includes a few clues

    Cave Story is still yet to be released outside of North America, but Nicalis has already started putting out a few hints that it may have further collaborations with Japanese super-talent Pixel. The site's latest blog entry shows an intriguing image of two characters from Pixel games Ikachan and Guxt. Like Cave Story before, these are both freeware games..

  • Rumour Metroid: Other M to Reach Europe on September 24th

    Just a few weeks after Japan

    We fully expect to hear more about Samus Aran's Wii-bound adventure Metroid: Other M next week, but Spanish site Pikmin Squad has just posted a rumour stating the game may be on its way to Europe before the end of September. Citing an unnamed Nintendo distributor, the site claims that September 24th is the date gamers...

  • Rumour We May See a 3DS Animal Crossing Next Week

    Chug chug chug goes the E3 rumour mill

    You know the deal by now: until we have this confirmed, please treat the following as a rumour. Robot-worshipping games website Destructoid recently posted an intriguing piece of news, suggesting that one first-party launch title for the 3DS could be the next instalment in Nintendo's Animal Crossing franchise...

  • Rumour 3DS Could Rival PS3 and 360 in Power Stakes

    Unnamed source talks power and internal chips

    You could fit everything we currently know about the 3DS into a flea's rucksack, so when tantalising rumours come along it's our duty to report them, even when they seem too good to be true. IGN has recently posted an article referencing several unnamed developers that claim the console outstrips the...

May2010

  • Rumour Curious DS Motherboard May Reveal 3DS Widescreen

    Hold those horses, however

    Vague registrations for patents, trademarks and age ratings power the Internet Rumour Mill, particularly when there's a big announcement around the corner, and a recent filing over at the Federal Communications Commission may have the first photograph of a 3DS test kit. Why jump to the 3DS conclusion when the image title refers to the plain old "DS"? Well, for..

  • News Super Mario Galaxy 2 Gets Bundled

    Edge magazine gives 10/10, UK preorder bonus too

    Despite pretty much universal acclaim for the first Super Mario Galaxy, it wasn't the biggest-selling game in the Wii's library, its sales eclipsed very early on by New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Clearly Nintendo thinks the upcoming sequel will shift more units, as stories have appeared on the Internet...

April2010

  • News Black Wii Could Hit North America in May

    According to several "in the know"

    It's been a long time since we first got our hands on a black Wii here at Nintendo Life's European office, but our dear North American cousins are still waiting for the chance to mucky these onyx beauties. According to a new rumour, the wait may soon be over. Allegedly due to arrive in May 9th in the US and two weeks later over the border in Canada, it's set to..

March2010

  • News DS Successor To Offer 3D Gaming

    No specs required

    Our own Sean Aaron has already demonstrated 3D gaming without the need for goofy glasses in the DSiWare title Rittai Kakushie Attakoreda, but now Nintendo is apparently ready to take it a step further with the revelation the next DS, currently titled 3DS, may offer full 3D effects with no accessories required. Coming out of a PDF...

February2010

  • News DS2 Rumour Is Rumour No More

    According to The Pokemon Company

    Did you scoff at the recent rumours of a DS2 development kit doing the rounds? Well get ready to wipe that smirk off your smug face because according to CVG the machine is very real. The website has been told by an employee at The Pokemon Company that they have indeed received DS2 development kits - although the tech...

  • News Developer Allegedly Has DS2 Kit

    Could this be Nintendo's big reveal?

    As Nintendo’s Media Summit approaches, rumours about what exactly the big announcement will be are starting to surface. According to French web site Gamekult, it could well be the unveiling of a DS successor. Developer sources close to the website are said to have revealed that some

  • News Sonic Playable in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

    Will Sonic be touring space with his old rival?

    UK magazine Ngamer has posted an interesting tweet on Twitter this afternoon, making a rather bold claim that not only comes right out of the left field and has left us all a bit dazed and confused here at Nintendo Life Towers. We should stress this is currently deep in the realms of rumour territory...

January2010

  • News Luigi's Mansion to Get Sequel?

    Nintendo files new trademark

    The Internet rumour mill is whirring up a notch today following the news that Nintendo has filed a new trademark for Luigi’s Mansion. Currently the two most popular theories are that either a sequel of the Gamecube launch title is being made for the Wii or that the game is being re-released as part of the New Play Control! series. Either way, we’re quite excited at..

  • News Analyst: Nintendo DS2 to be Launched Next Year

    According to research firm EEDAR, we could have our hands on the next handheld by April 2011

    With the Wii smashing sales last month, it is no surprise to hear that Nintendo is planning on revamping its handheld market. According to EEDAR, a new version of the DS could be available by April 2011. Jesse Divinch, who is the director of the analyst...

  • News Near Five Year Development Cycle for Zelda Wii?

    2010's most anticipated game has reportedly been in production since 2006

    According to Zelda Informer, the highly anticipated Zelda Wii has been in production since early 2006, meaning that if released in 2010 as promised it will have had nearly a five year development cycle. The previous record of three years held by

  • News Netflix Might Make It To Wii Yet

    CEO says movie-streaming service has an "excellent" chance of appearing on a Nintendo console

    In his answer to an on-stage question at CES in Las Vegas, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings stated that the popular online-streaming service for movies has an "excellent" chance of coming to a Nintendo console. Rumours of such a tie-in have been flying around for several months now, and this seems to..

  • News Konami Readying Castlevania Collection For Wii?

    Listen to them - the children of the net. What rumours they make

    This is probably one to file under “rumour” for the time being but we’ve gotten wind from an anonymous source that Konami is currently working away on a Castlevania collection, which apparently will be released on the Wii and Sony PSP this year. Details are predictably sketchy...

December2009

  • News Viral Survival: NIS America's Next WiiWare Project?

    ESRB listing reveals what could be another downloadable gem from the highly-esteemed firm

    NIS - or Nippon Ichi Software to close friends - is no stranger to WiiWare. The company, which is famous for the best-selling Disgaea series, has already dipped its toe in the WiiWare waters with the bizarre Let's Hitchhike, which is out in Japan now. However, more downloadable goodness could be on its way..

November2009

  • News Aonuma: Prepare for Zelda Surprise Next Year

    Zelda big boss sets up E3 revelation

    For a few years now, Eiji Aonuma has been promising something of a reimagining of the Legend of Zelda series. Twilight Princess was touted as the last Zelda "as we know it", and now Mr Aonuma has spoken to the UK's Official Nintendo Magazine about some of the developments in the next title. "It is something we used to talk about with Mr Miyamoto,..

  • News Nintendo To Bring 3G Connectivity To The DS?

    Big N considering an "always on" connection for its popular handheld

    While Nintendo has always maintained that it doesn't want to compete with mobile phone manufacturers, the company has revealed that it is considering the notion of adding some form of online data connection to its DS console. Chatting to the Financial Times, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata mentioned that he was attracted by the..

October2009

  • News Japan to Receive Widescreen DSi

    Another variant of the console heading to Japan soon

    Just as we were reporting on the possible development of an nVidia-powered DSi successor, Japanese website Nikkei has published a news story claiming Nintendo are ready to launch another variant of the console's current iteration, the DSi. According to the report, the console will boast screens...

  • News DSi Speak Channel On the Way?

    Rumours and leaks surround DSi voice chat channel!

    We know the Wii Shop Channel was updated yesterday to allow those who'd bought the Internet Channel to claim their free NES game, but the DSi Shop Channel was updated as well, bringing with it rumours of a future launch of a DSi voice chat channel. According to Kotaku, those quick enough to access...

  • News IGA Involved With Castlevania: Rebirth; Next Project Top Secret

    Don't fret - Koji Igarashi is still alive and well, Konami confirms

    When Konami revealed its Castlevania series reboot Lords of Shadow at this year's E3, the absence of Koji "IGA" Igarashi raised some eyebrows. The legendary producer - who has been the Castlevania franchise head man since the days of Symphony of the Night - didn't seem to...

September2009

  • News More Metroid Prime in the Pipeline?

    Developer interview hints that the series is far from over

    When Retro Studios put the finishing touches to Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, it stated that it would be the final game in the series. The announcement of Metroid: Other M - which is being handled by Tecmo's Team Ninja - seemed to confirm this, despite the recent repackaging of all three Prime games in Metroid Prime Trilogy. However, in a..

May2009

  • News Capcom Looking To Port More Games To Wii?

    Could we be getting Resident Evil 5: Chop Till You Drop edition?

    Let's be honest, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop was a bit of let down. Rather than bringing the zombie-slaying brilliance of the 360 original to the Wii, all the port did was give us less zombies, some pointless waggle and some dodgy visuals. However, the failure of the game hasn't stopped Capcom from looking at more Wii ports. When..

  • News UPDATE! New Features Rumored For Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

    Online mode may be added for western versions; European release also confirmed!

    That issue of Nintendo Power that spilled the beans on Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's US release still has a few tricks up it's sleeve, if articles do in fact have sleeves. According to producer Ryota Niitsuma, new stuff is going in. Hooray! Stuff like possible new characters, a tentative release window (winter-ish) and the..

  • News Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles Spoilers Leaked?

    Fake or for real? Either way, this game is getting more and more interesting

    We usually avoid posting groundless speculation here at Nintendo Life but a recent post on the GameFAQs forum was just too good to ignore. Posted by forum member GameSpoilerX, the thread in question features information regarding Capcom's upcoming Resident Evil: The Darkside Chonicles game for the Wii. GameSpolierX..

  • News Capcom: 'Keep Hope Alive' for Tatsunoko

    Second tease in a week hopefully means something's a-brewin'

    The saga in localizing the Wii-exclusive fighter Tatsunoko vs. Capcom continues! Over at the Capcom Unity blog, a new post urges fans to "keep hope alive" for the fighter, and includes a video from Chicago's "Frosty Faustings" tournament using the Japanese version and featuring Viewtiful Joe, Chun Li and Karas, which..

  • News Glimmer Of Hope For Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom?

    Capcom rep says news might come in "a couple weeks."

    Japan-exclusive Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom may be 13 companies away from at least a US release, but goshdarnit if Capcom aren't trying. IGN got a word in with Christian Svensson, Capcom's vice president of strategic planning and business development, about the possibility of a state-side release and, well, didn't exactly get a "nope." Said..

  • News Modern Warfare 2 Wii-bound?

    Amazon listing may have spilled the beans

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was big. Huge. It also never saw the light of day on Wii, unfortunately. Of course, Activision likes money, and it likes porting games to every platform imaginable, which is why this Amazon UK listing for Modern Warfare 2 Wii doesn't seem so crazy. World at War sold great on...

  • News Rampant Speculation: What's Nintendo Showing Off?

    Mystery game doing the press rounds

    To avoid a crapfest of an E3 show, tons of companies are doing pre-event events to show off their wares to the gaming press. Activision's got one, EA has one coming up, and apparently Nintendo has a card up its sleeve on this front too. According to the latest IGN Nintendo Voice Chat podcast, editor Craig Harris is supposed to be shown a "mystery game"..