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Rumour: 3DS Tech Specs Revealed

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

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

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 in sight. Nintendo of Japan held a retailer..

Rumour: Nintendo Developing Two Titles for uDraw GameTablet

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

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...

News: 3DS Could Feature 3G Connectivity

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..

E3 2010: Rumour: 3DS May Allow Game Installs

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...

Rumour: Retro Bringing Back Donkey Kong

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

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

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 across Europe can expect to get their Power Cannons..

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

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. According to the site's unnamed inside source,..

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

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 Wii's graphical capabilities, stating it's closer to..

Rumour: Curious DS Motherboard May Reveal 3DS Widescreen

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

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 today regarding a pack-in bundle. Containing..

News: Black Wii Could Hit North America in May

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..

News: DS Successor To Offer 3D Gaming

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...

News: DS2 Rumour Is Rumour No More

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

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?

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 for now, with no confirmed word from Sega or..