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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..

News: Luigi's Mansion to Get Sequel?

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

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?

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 Ocarina of Time

News: Netflix Might Make It To Wii Yet

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?

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...

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

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..

News: Aonuma: Prepare for Zelda Surprise Next Year

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?

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..

News: Japan to Receive Widescreen DSi

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?

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: More Metroid Prime in the Pipeline?

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..

News: Capcom Looking To Port More Games To Wii?

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

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"..