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Rumour: Nintendo May Cut Wii Price to $150 Next Month

Nintendo May Cut Wii Price to $150 Next Month

Swinging the cost cleaver

Should you have held off from buying a Nintendo Wii for cost reasons, you may get your time next month if this latest rumour is to be believed. Engadget has claimed a "trusted source" has informed them the Wii will drop to $150 on 15th May as an attempt to improve the console's fortunes in North America. The website also hints that evergreen hit Mario Kart Wii..

News: Mysterious Teaser Image Hints at BIT.TRIP 3D

Mysterious Teaser Image Hints at BIT.TRIP 3D

CommanderVideo to return?

It's pretty certain that Gaijin Games is developing for 3DS, but the team isn't yet ready to share any concrete details. However, this mysterious teaser image just arrived in our inbox here at Nintendo Life, pointing to a possible 3D excursion for CommanderVideo. Bear in mind that as with most things posted today there's...

Rumour: Pro Evolution Soccer a 3DS Launch Game in Europe

Pro Evolution Soccer a 3DS Launch Game in Europe

Konami present at event

In just 48 hours we will know when the 3DS will be available, how much it'll cost and its launch line-up in full, but for now rumours will have to do. Here's one to take with a small-to-moderately sized pinch of salt: Pro Evolution Soccer will be launching alongside the 3DS in Europe. Nintendo has several developer interviews lined-up for the press event on Wednesday, among..

News: Roll Up, Roll Up For the UK 3DS Price Rumour Round-Up

Roll Up, Roll Up For the UK 3DS Price Rumour Round-Up

The greatest show on Earth

Rumours are great: all the fun of information with none of the hassle of facts. With Nintendo sticking to its January 19th event to reveal the official details of the 3DS's launch price and release date, several UK retailers have jumped the gun with their own guesses, varying from the optimistic to the greedy. UK site...

Rumour: The D in DSi May Soon Stand for "Discontinued"

The D in DSi May Soon Stand for "Discontinued"

From two screens to zero

Nintendo has already announced plans to continue to support the DS once the 3DS is released. Some disquieting information from a Japanese retailer, however, suggests that the Big N is already discontinuing one popular incarnation, the DSi, which hit store shelves there in fall of 2008. The source states that the Nintendo DSi seems to be out of production and that some..

News: Cross Everything and This Monster Hunter 3DS Rumour May Come True

Cross Everything and This Monster Hunter 3DS Rumour May Come True

Wait and see

Monster Hunter's spiritual home is on the PSP, where its many incarnations have sold countless millions in Japan, and far fewer copies elsewhere in the world. Last year saw its first appearance on a Nintendo console with the formidable Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri), a critical success, and since the revelation of the 3DS fans of the series have been insisting Capcom bring the series to..

Rumour: Sonic 20th Birthday Pack Not Just Selling 16-Bit Memories

Sonic 20th Birthday Pack Not Just Selling 16-Bit Memories

Best of Sonic in glorious 3D... wait, come back!

It's a rich old time for fans of classic side-scrolling platformers: Super Mario Bros. celebrated its 25th anniversary recently, and next year – June 23rd, to be precise – is the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. With Nintendo having pushed the boat out to commemorate its iconic hero's 25th...

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,..