Rumours - News

January2008

  • News Retro Studios Working On New Zelda?

    Rumour mill enters overdrive

    We must stress this is a rumour with a capital ‘R’, but a story has come to our attention that suggests that US development house Retro Studios, better known as the chaps behind the successful Metroid Prime trilogy, is currently working on a new Zelda title that could be announced as early as E3. It’s probably unwise to comment either way at this stage but given..

  • News Factor 5 Working On Kid Icarus Sequel?

    American developer could be putting Pit back in the limelight

    We’ve only just had confirmation that Factor 5 is once again working with Nintendo and the first rumours regarding the company’s next project have already begun to flood the net. According to news site Kombo, a ‘credible source’ has broken the news that Kid Icarus is the franchise Factor 5 will be turning its attention to:..

  • News “No More Heroes Is Like The Arctic Monkeys”

    Game creator makes a surprising comparison and reveals sequel is a possibility

    No More Heroes isn’t available in the West yet but creator Goichi Suda (AKA Suda-51) is already thinking about producing a follow up. I'm really willing to make a sequel version and right now I'm asking if it can be made...I think No More Heroes is a great game, there's no other action game like it for the Wii. If it..

  • News New Duck Hunt Coming to WiiWare?

    This could be a fake, but we'll leave you to decide!

    It seems that the son of a Hudsonsoft employee recently stumbled upon a disc containing an updated edition of Duck Hunt for the Wii, and then made a video of someone playing it. Our first question would be why did someone at Hudsonsoft have the disc when you would assume this to be a first-party Nintendo game, and secondly, this would surely be a..

  • News More Wii Colours On The Way?

    US store Target's internal stock control system may indicate so

    When the Wii was first announced Nintendo practically bombarded the general public with tantalizing product imagery, the most striking of which was the promise of different coloured Wii consoles. More than a year later and we’re still stuck with the bog-standard (but admittedly lovely) white version. So what happened to the black,..

  • News Sam And Max Hit The Wii

    Retail distributor lets it slip in latest press release - adventure fans go wild

    Point and click adventure fans should prepare to get very animated indeed – it would appear that everyone’s favourite crime-busting animal duo Sam and Max are coming to the Wii. For those of you that don’t know, Sam and Max are a detective dog and psychopathic rabbit respectively. Created by Steve Purcell in..

  • News Smash Bros Brawl Delayed Yet Again?

    Mario and company might not be kicking ass as soon as you expected

    Those of you looking forward to the release of Super Smash Bros Brawl (that's pretty much everyone, then) will no doubt be upset to know that rumours are currently doing the rounds that the game has been delayed yet again. SPOnG reports: GameFly, a games rental service in the States, now has the game's release date down as..

  • News Goldeneye NOT Virtual Console Bound?

    Xbox site Xbox Evolved has posted a rather worrying story regarding the N64 classic Goldeneye. According to the site, Rare is gearing up to publish the game on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade service.

    Rare apparently has already started to seek the permission of current Bond licence holder Activision. Other classic Rare titles such as Perfect Dark and...

  • News Goldeneye Not Coming To Virtual Console After All?

    N64 fans, look away now

    Since the Virtual Console appeared there's been one game that Nintendo fans have called for at the very top of their voices. Rare's Goldeneye is rightly seen as a classic N64 title and, for a while at least, it seemed like the chances of it appearing on the download service were actually quite good. Until now, that is. A leading Xbox fansite has recently posted a story that..

  • News No Rock Band For Wii?

    For the time being, it would appear not

    EA’s Rock Band has been thrilling music loving gamers on the PS3, PS2 and 360, but EA doesn’t seem too keen on bringing the game to the Wii – at least not yet, anyway. Back in April 2007, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos got everyone’s hopes up with a series of comments that seemed to indicate Rock Band was Wii-bound. He said in one interview: We will, at..

November2007

  • News NiGHTS: Into Dreams Port?

    Rumours surface of a possible a remake/port of the original Saturn classic "NiGHTS: Into Dreams" is heading to the... PS2.

    Picked up by EuroGamer earlier today, IGN have done some poking around and seem to think they've stumbled upto a secret - however SEGA Europe is refusing to comment on the matter. SEGA Europe has offered no comment over reports that a remake of Saturn game NiGHTS: Into Dreams..

June2007

  • News The E3 2007 Rumour Mill

    The new slim-line E3 should still provide us with a wealth of new information, but what exactly should we expect?

    Thankfully the guys over at Gaming Target have compiled an interest list of predictions regarding E3, here's the ones that caught our eye. "It should be noted that these are all educated guesses based entirely on available information as of today. I have no inside knowledge concerning..

  • News Stop The H.A.M.M.E.R Time?

    Rumours surround Nintendo's forgotten Project H.A.M.M.E.R, has it been canned? No-one knows!

    A number of reports have surfaced this week that Nintendo has cancelled Project HAMMER, a game that was demoed at E3 in 2006 in which we've heard nothing since. "Insiders close to development studio NST allege to IGN that the software company's Wii action title, tentatively titled Project H.A.M.M.E.R., has..

  • News Wii Hard Drive Rumour

    There's a fair whiff of a rumour, posted last week by fellow UKers, Wii-UK, its possible we'll see a hard drive from Nintendo as early as E3.

    According to our friends GoNintendo, the latest episode of the IGN podcast hints rather strongly that Nintendo may be making some announcement regarding a hard drive attachment for Wii at this year's E3 games exposition. Apparently the reasoning behind it is..

May2007

  • News New Smash Bros. Brawl Info Tomorrow

    Nintendo is set to re-launch the offical "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" tomorrow, according to the big count down thingy.

    One of the better websites for a an "in development" game was the SmashBros.com aka "Smash Bros Dojo" website. Nintendo used the site to unveil all the characters and a few secret ones, the site hasn't been updated in quite a while with a message from the games producer saying "we'll..

April2007

  • News Wii Keyboard Rumours

    Game Informer magazine has suggested that a Wii Keyboard could be on the cards.

    "With the news this week that Logitech is going to provide peripherals for Nintendo's Wii console, this latest tidbit of information coming from the May 2007 issue of Game Informer has a bit more credibility than we would normally give it." It certainly makes sense, whilst the Internet Channel is nice it would be..

  • News The Excite Truck 2 Hoax

    Details emerge from an unknown source of a online enabled follow up to Nintendo's Excite Trucked, excited? Don't be, its all pollycock.

    A number of online gaming sites were duped this week as a fake press release (complete with screenshots) emerged online telling gamers about the new features to expect from Excite Truck 2. "The sequel to Nintendo's Wii launch game will include six-player online..

  • News Interesting Wii Music And Wii Health Rumours

    Nintendo's Greek distribution CEO George Katrinakis has shed some light upon upcoming Wii titles Wii Music and Wii Health.

    Wii Music was seemingly unveiled at last years E3 whereby the gamer uses the Wii Remote as a baton in order to conduct an orchestra of Mii characters. Interestingly a stripped down form of this gameplay was seen in Wario Ware Smooth Moves. In Wii Music gamers will be able to..

  • News NiGHTS Still Not Confirmed

    It's been almost two weeks since we first saw "hints" of a new NiGHTS title for Wii, problem is, there is still no dice.

    Sega have refused to give any "official" comment on the existence of the game, a sequel to arguably the most popular Sega Saturn game ever made. Just to confuse matters even more, a German SEGA representative has stated that the game has been in development since May 2006 - just..

March2007

  • News Banjo Kazooie A Virtual Console Possibility?

    Virtual Console Archive have quoted Rare saying that "its possible".

    One of the most exciting parts of the Virtual Console is the ability to play Nintendo 64 games, when this was first announced we all drooled over the idea of playing all the classics, even the Rare titles. Sadly this dream was short lived as we all started to remember that Rare is now Microsoft owned and therefore unlikely to..

February2007

  • News Japanese Only Games Could Get Worldwide VC Launches

    Finally Nintendo make some kind of hint that we may see Japanese only Nintendo classics put out for worldwide release.

    For a few weeks now the word on then street has been that import favourites will not see a release on the Virtual Console due to problems with translation and such. However, speaking with Wired, Nintendo senior Vice President George Harrison revealed: “We are aware that there are..

  • News Wii Is HD Afterall?

    Either that or TheInquirer.net are seriously in need of some hits to their site this week.

    Anyway, according to a post on their website the Wii is in fact capable of High Definition graphics. It's just hidden. Or something. The original article states: It is amazing what you can get out of a drunk Nintendo executive. Who would have thought Nintendo knows anything about CPUs and GPUs? The bit I got..

  • News Okami Heading To Wii?

    IGN.com have today reported that Okami may well be heading to the Nintendo Wii system.

    According to a "reliable industry insider" Capcom are seriously considering bringing their beautiful Okami title, a game which requires you to control an innovative magical paintbrush, to the Wii. While the game would fit perfectly hand in hand with the Wii's motion sensing a Capcom UK representative said on the..

  • News Starfox 2 Footage Hits The Net

    The unreleased sequel to Starfox has had a number of bits of footage floating around on the Internet just lately and I thought you might like to share it with me.

    Whether this is old news or not I'm not totally sure but I wasn't even aware of a Starfox 2. I'm sure the geeks will be flying over here to set me straight on the record but I'll just be on Youtube drooling over the footage I have never..

December2006

  • News Unannounced Hudson Title Coming To VC?

    Previously unannounced TurboGrafx title Alien Crush is likely to make a release on the Virtual Console this Monday.

    In a post on Hudson's company website an employee teased: "Stay tuned! This upcoming Monday Dec 11th, there will be a new TurboGrafx game coming to your Virtual Console on the Nintendo Wii! It's a new one, which has not been announced yet. Best of all, it's one of the most..

  • News Sony Patents Wii Remote Style Device

    So we're not one for rumours here at NintendoLife.com but here's something you may (or may not) be interested in.

    Sony - who suffered some harsh press from hardcore gamers when they announced the tilt sensors in their PS3 remote may be about to enrage Nintendo fanboys and the general gaming press once again. A recent patent filed by Sony states: An input device providing users with a pointing..

November2006

  • News Red Steel 2 Rumoured

    Watch out - Internet forums are in a frenzy because someone translated Ubisoft's website. Oh god.

    According to a loose translation from Ubisoft France's website the following has been revealed: "Game Designer Senior Production/Development; The Studio of Production of Paris seeks Game Designer for the continuation of the Red Steel project. You will assist the Person in charge Game design for..

October2006

  • News Wii Bundled With A Strange Disc

    The backside of the Wii box reveals a strange disc called "Wii startup disc" that we haven't heard of before.

    The release of Nintendo's upcoming home console is getting closer and closer, and the lack of informative and interesting stuff to write about makes rumours spread like fire in dry grass. The latest rumour was set loose by the guys over at wiixors.com, who managed to grab a few pictures of..

September2006

  • News Virtual Console Launch List

    The gaming site Play-Nintendo have posted a list of games that they claim is the 26 launch titles for the Virtual Console for the Wii.

    The virtual console will let people download games from old consoles, from NES to Nintendo 64, and play them on their Nintendo Wii. This is very cool of course, with titles like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64, we are guaranteed a lot of..

  • News Latest Wii Rumours By MCV

    The british publication MCV has published an article where they claim to know details regarding Wii's price and release date. Can we trust them, or is this just yet another Wii rumour?

    According to MCV, Nintendo's new console will hit retail by November 24th in the UK, it will be priced at £149 and stock will be plentiful.They also says that Nintendo will be shipping around six million consoles,..

August2006

  • News Nintendo Wii For $170?

    According to Nikko Citigroup, the Nintendo Wii could be available at launch for only $170, which is less than most people expected.

    Tokyo-based Nikko Citigroup has said that the Wii could cost around 19,800 yen, which would be around $170 with current exchange rates, however, the consoles price tag will probably be around $200 when it launches in the US. Nikko Citigroup has earlier stated that the..

  • News Latest Wii Date & Price Rumours

    IGN & SPOnG both publish articles suggesting release date of Nov 2nd or Nov 12th for $229

    It's been a little while since someone said they knew the Wii date & price. It seems sources have told IGN that the elusive date will be either November 2nd or November 12th - possibly depending on region. "A number of big-name publishers are set to release their Wii games in mid-to-late October,..

  • News Mario Smash Football For Wii?

    IGN report rumours of a Wii incarnation of the crazy Gamecube football game Super Mario Strikers.

    According to a article posted by Matt Casamassina, sources have told IGN that Nintendo plan to unveil the title later this month. "Sources close to Nintendo of Europe tell IGN that the company is underway with a sequel to the hit GameCube sports title Super Mario Strikers. Furthermore, insiders..

July2006

  • News Wi-Fi Wii Details Accidentally Leaked?

    Thats what the current rumor is, thanks to a number of people who stumbled onto a "hidden" page of Nintendo's Wii website.

    This page contained some interesting news regarding online play and a couple of the games. The biggest news surrounded the two games that were mentioned to have online play. They were Super Smash Brothers Brawl (referred to as Super Smash Brothers Dojo) and Tony Hawks Downhill..

  • News Wii Connect 24 - Slight Chance Of UK Problem

    Earlier at this years E3 it was unveiled that the Nintendo Wii would "always be on", this may be stopped in UK.

    Last week the UK government had its energy review and decided serious cutbacks need to be taken to reduce the levels of energy consumption. The potential threat for Nintendo is from the governments want to ban the standby feature on many household appliances, which include DVD's &..

June2006

  • News Latest Wii Rumours

    More rumours appear on Nintendo's messages boards about the "remaining secret" of the Wii

    Forum junkies may think they've unearthed the final secrets from Nintendo Wii, sadly we're not so sure. Posted to Nintendo's very own message board is an article claimed to be sourced from the next issue of Game Informer magazine (those guys that had the Red Steel exclusive). "This article from the..

May2006

  • News Wii May Have Launch Date & Games Price

    Information is slipping out around the web about the launch window for the Nintendo Wii.

    Cubed3 managed to talk to an unnamed inside source, who revealed that Nintendo does indeed have a planned launch date. "At the moment Nintendo are aiming to launch the Wii on November 6th... Nintendo aren't going to have an exact date in mind until they are sure they can meet the deadlines... they are very..

  • News Rumored Wii Lineup

    Speculated Wii launch list has been uncovered, although unconfirmed by Nintendo

    This lineup is based on internet speculation. This is the Wii starting launch lineup...erm, rumored launch lineup. This is not official. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii Sports Red Steel Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam Madden NFL 2007 Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower..

  • News Resident Evil G.S.

    Mysterious Japanese magazine scan suggests what we could expect from Resident Evil Wii

    After Capcom's announcement that we'll be getting an exclusive Resident Evil title for Wii the minds of the gaming elite have been at work. Capcom restrained themselves and told us nothing about the game. Would it play like Resident Evil 4? Would it be like Dead Aim? Would it be like Gun Survivor? The truth is,..

  • News GBA2 Canned Due To DS Success

    According to the article posted in Reuters earlier today, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is having second thoughts on the GBA2

    The question we have to ask here is; "Does this really come as such a surprise?". The Nintendo DS has been going from strength to strength and it has been proven in this years E3 with what is a stunning array of games lined up for the rest of the year. To cite the Reuters..

  • News New Smash Brothers Controls?

    An interview over at Eurogamer gives some interesting hints at the direction Smash Bros Brawl will take when it comes to controls.

    Most reading this will know and appreciate the Smash Brothers franchise, it has been called the best Nintendo multiplayer by many fans. So it comes as no surprise that there now is official confirmation of a Wii version in development and the game should be with us some..

  • News Duck Hunt Wii?

    The current E3 rumors seem to indicate that Nintendo may well be revealing a Wii version of the classic Duck Hunt.

    Duck Hunt seemed one of the most logical games to have on the Wii, in fact all scope games would work well. It's not known whether this is the original working on the Wii controller or a brand new game entirely. I am sure more details on this title will emerge later in the day and lets..

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

March2006

  • News Revolution To Support External Hard Drive?

    CNNMoney.com report comments made by Iwata indicating the support of external hard drives in additional to SD cards.

    With recent news regarding Revolution's "Virtual Console" people have began to question what storage method the console will support. We're already aware that SD cards will be supported, its a very affordable solution and provides pretty good capacity. In an interview with..

February2006

  • News Rumours Surround European DS Lite Launch

    EuroGamer uncover some information surrounding the release of the new Nintendo DS in Europe.

    After reports from serveral German retail outlets suggesting the DS Lite wouldn't ship until August in the European Union, sniffer dogs EuroGamer have information that says otherwise. "Nintendo has declined to address online reports that DS Lite will launch in Europe on August 16th priced EUR 129.99,..

  • News Revolution Details In March?

    Rumours circulating around indicate that Ninty may reveal the Revolution details before E3...

    Well at least that’s what website MCV (who are renowned for their weekly trade magazine) reckons: MCV understands that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is set to unveil some key details regarding the enigmatic next-gen Revolution console at the Games Developers Conference in March. It seems that these..

January2006

  • News New Sonic Title For Revolution?

    Recent reports suggest Sonic Team to work on Exclusive Sonic title for Nintendo Revolution.

    It's already reported that Sega are working on a "next gen" edition of Sonic for Xbox 360 and PS3, but new IGN.com suggest they're working on another title exclusive for Nintendo Revolution. This, we expect, would be something to do with the unique controller Nintendo have designed. There have been countless..

  • News Resident Evil To Embrace The Revolution?

    Capcom producer Minoru Nakai talks the possibility of a Resident Evil title on Revolution.

    Resident Evil has been one of the strongest brands in recent years in the video games industry. First appearing on the original PlayStation, Capcom have announced a 5th outing set to be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Currently there is no announcement for Resident Evil 5 to appear on a Nintendo..

  • News Nintendo Dismiss DS Redesign

    Shhtop. Although there is one in the pipeline, it's not ready yet.

    We recently reported the rumour of a redesigned Nintendo DS to emerge this week. The rumour was based on an article over at Lik-Sang.com - It seems the rumour was only that. Nintendo have now commented on the story, via GamesIndustry.biz and the alleged "reveal" date has passed. "But a Nintendo spokesperson has dismissed the..

  • News Revolution's Virtual Console Survey

    Nintendo hire a marketing company to issue a survey about the Revolutions "Virtual Console" feature.

    Nintendo of America recently got Zanthus, a marketing company, to issue a survey on their behalf about the Revolution's "Virtual Console". This survey featured some mock-up screen shots, I know these are ugly but none of it is official so don’t get...

  • News Metroid Spin-Offs On The Way?

    Nintendo look to extend the Metroid franchise with the new "Hunters".

    Metroid Prime Hunters, set to finally release on Nintendo DS early this year (March 20th if you have your diary to hand) might spark a few spin-off titles according to various sources. The eagerly awaited DS title will feature 6 new "bounty hunters" - no, not the chocolate bars - each with their own story and background..

  • News National Geographic Kids Stir Revolution Rumours

    The magazine prints lots of "facts" about the upcoming console, all made up of course.

    There was a blogging frenzy after National Geographic Kids magazine prints an article about the ways you can play certain games on the new Revolution controller. "National Geographic Kids Magazine was invited by the Big N to test out the top-secret Revolution controller in Tokyo. The Revolution will be..

  • News Nintendo Dismisses Zelda & Revolution Controller Rumour

    Sad but true, Nintendo deem the previously reported article as "pure speculation".

    We've already reported that possibility of playing The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess on your Revolution console using the freehand controller, this however has today been dismissed by Nintendo as not the case. In a response to EuroGamer.net the big N squashed the rumours with the following statement..

December2005

  • News Rumours Of Revolution Going "Gold".

    No, not in colour, but in the respect of it being ready for mass production.

    Today the industry grape-vine is tasting a little bitter as lots of rumours fly around about the possibility of the upcoming Revolution console "going gold". This industry term, usually used for software, indicates when a piece of software is complete and ready for mass production. "Thus, according to gamemag.ru, who..

  • News Play Zelda: Twilight Princess With Revolution Controller

    Rumours surface that the "extra" features being put into Twilight Princess might be Revolutionary features.

    With us all wondering how long its going to take for us to get our greasy paws on both Nintendo Revolution and Zelda: Twilight Princess some news appears involving both. According to UK based NGC Magazine the upcoming Zelda title will be compatible with the unique Revolution controller,..

  • News Classic Sega To Be Part Of The Revolution?

    Sega are officially "intrigued" by the virtual console in the upcoming Revolution console. Does that mean classic Sega games will make an appearance?

    One of the unique selling points of Revolution will be the "Virtual Console". The software will emulate our old favourites from the NES, Snes and N64 allowing us to re-live all those magic moments. We've had little response as to how exactly the..

  • News IGN "Reveal" Revolution Technical Specifications

    IGN.com today have posted details of what they think, from various sources, the Revolution technical specification might be.

    Two lengthy news article on the IGN site over the past couple of days have indicated what we could expect from the upcoming Revolution console. The articles are sourced by asking a handful of developers what information they...