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Site News: James Finds a Warp Zone

James Finds a Warp Zone

Going up to the mother ship

Current Nintendo Life editor James Newton is to bid farewell to the site this week. James has been a part of Nintendo Life since way back in January 2008 when he came on board to plug the enormous gap in the site's coverage of Harvest Moon and Sonic games. Over the coming months he started taking on other duties, soon...

News: SEGA Europe Closes Five Offices, Shifts Focus to Digital

SEGA Europe Closes Five Offices, Shifts Focus to Digital

Sea change

SEGA Europe has closed regional offices in Spain, Germany, France, Benelux and Australia as it changes focus from retail to digital. SEGA Europe will now shift its priorities to developing new and existing digital content while its retail games will stick to established IP like Sonic the Hedgehog, Aliens, Football Manager and Total War,...

News: Iwata: Wii U Won't Repeat 3DS Price Mistake

Iwata: Wii U Won't Repeat 3DS Price Mistake

Breaking: Pope commits to Catholicism

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata assured everyone looking forward to the Wii U launch that it won't be a repeat of the 3DS's high-priced launch debacle. As we all remember, 3DS sales stalled at its original price point, with the system's fortunes only improving after a significant price drop in August 2011...

Feature: The Potential of Wii U and Amazon

The Potential of Wii U and Amazon

More than a games console

Nintendo has been busy with Wii U promotion in recent weeks, with E3 at the core of a number of interviews and reveals about the system and what it will offer on the day it hits stores. Satoru Iwata has spoken about the console and its GamePad controller becoming the centre of the family living room. An image of four...

E3 2012: Miyamoto's Small Game is Under Wraps For Now

Miyamoto's Small Game is Under Wraps For Now

Maybe next year

Shigeru Miyamoto's talked in the past about working on smaller projects, but the only project of his we saw at E3 2012 was Pikmin 3. He's assured Joystiq he is still working on something but we probably won't see it until next year. People like to ask me if I want to do a small project with a small team. I do like working with a...

News: Ubisoft Wants to Be Top Dog on Wii U

Ubisoft Wants to Be Top Dog on Wii U

Sound familiar?

Ubisoft will stick to its tactic of big launch support for new consoles when Wii U launches later this year. Last year Ubi launched six games alongside 3DS and, back in 2006, released half a dozen games on the same day as Wii. That plan helped it become the biggest third-party publisher on both formats — though Ubi's Wii success...

News: Shin'en Licensed to Develop for Wii U

Shin'en Licensed to Develop for Wii U

Rocket start

German developer Shin'en Multimedia is licensed to develop for Wii U. The team behind WiiWare hits Art of Balance, FAST Racing League, Jett Rocket recently updated its home page with the following message: Welcome to Shin'en's web-site. If you're interested in our services and productions, you've come to the right place. Shin'en was...

News: Capcom Open to More 3DS Resident Evils

Capcom Open to More 3DS Resident Evils

Might take a while, though

After Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and Resident Evil Revelations both hit 3DS within the machine's first year on sale, Capcom's keen to keep the survival horror series juggernaut going on 3DS. Series producer Masachika Kawata spoke to IGN about the possibility of more 3D entries in the franchise, and signs are looking...

News: Gearbox Wants As Much Wii U Power As Possible

Gearbox Wants As Much Wii U Power As Possible

More power

Gearbox Software's Aliens: Colonial Marines is in the works for Wii U, and president Randy Pitchford has urged Nintendo to make the machine as powerful as it can afford. Speaking to Nintendo-Gamer, Pitchford said: Our hope at Gearbox is that the final specification for the hardware is much more powerful than the current competitive...

News: WayForward: "eShop a Major Part of Our Plan"

WayForward: "eShop a Major Part of Our Plan"

3DS downloads the way forward

WayForward has a rare knack for delivering enjoyable download games for Nintendo formats, with its DSiWare Mighty games and, of course, Shantae: Risky's Revenge helping the company make a profit on DSi downloads. The studio's now moved onto 3DS eShop titles, with its latest title Mighty Switch Force! getting it off to a...

News: Ex-Rare Staff Talk Nintendo, Microsoft and Where It All Changed

Ex-Rare Staff Talk Nintendo, Microsoft and Where It All Changed

Going places

Many long-standing Nintendo fans have a special place in their hearts for Rare, the British developer responsible for Banjo Kazooie, GoldenEye 007, Jet Force Gemini and more. In 1994 Nintendo bought a 49% stake in the developer, guiding it to create hit after hit, but in 2002 the studio was bought outright by Microsoft, spelling the end...

News: THQ Could Lose Stock Market Listing

THQ Could Lose Stock Market Listing

That's bad, by the way

Not long ago we revealed the positive news that THQ has two secret Wii U titles in the works, with Darksiders II and Metro: Last Light already unveiled for the new console way back at E3 2011. While that's the good news, unfortunately the developer is enduring some serious financial issues. As reported by Gamasutra, THQ is in danger of being delisted from the Nasdaq stock..

News: Nintendo May Not Call Wii U a Home Console

Nintendo May Not Call Wii U a Home Console

A rose by any other name

When we saw Wii U at E3, we were pretty certain it was a console. We even saw people playing it in a home-style setting. So it's a home console, right? Wrong. Talking to investors after the latest financial results, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata suggested the company won't refer to it as a traditional home console: As for...

News: THQ Has Two Secret Wii U Titles In the Works

THQ Has Two Secret Wii U Titles In the Works

Maybe more

THQ's Danny Bilson was one of the first talking heads pictured when the Wii U's third-party games were confirmed, announcing that Darksiders II and Metro: Last Light are both coming to Wii U. They may not be the publisher's only games for the console in the works, though. The LinkedIn profile of THQ senior producer Evan Icenbice lists two...