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April2011

  • News Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Utilises Home Console Assets

    Capcom the Re-Animator

    The arrival of the Resident Evil series on the 3DS is the bearer of two gifts: an anticipated return to the series' exploration roots by way of Resident Evil Revelations, and online cooperative action in spin-off title Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Two titles offering two different zombie-related experiences, but both wil

  • News Shift Your Continuum with BlazBlue 3DS on 31st May

    Tune into BB:CS 2

    Here's a fun game: count all the fighting games on DS. After that, with your free hand, scroll down to look at the new trailer for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II for 3DS, confirmed for a North American launch on 31st May. While Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Dead or Alive: Dimensions might be scrapping it out for the crown of "Best 3D Fighter" but Arc System Works'..

  • News MDK 2 Shoots for 1000 of Your Nintendo Points on 9th May

    WiiWare's next big title

    Dreamcast adventure MDK 2 was very well regarded in its day for its unique combination of action and puzzles, and is still fondly remembered for introducing many to the joys of sniping. Now Interplay's tale of three unlikely heroes has received a date for WiiWare: 9th May. For 1,000 Points players can jump into the tale of...

  • News See Samus in Action in Dead or Alive: Dimensions

    Team Ninja becomes Team Bounty Hunter

    We've known for some time that Samus Aran will appear in Dead or Alive: Dimensions as a non-playable character, but if you're the sort of person who likes to see things with their own eyes then this video will please you no end. The footage accompanies a new press release from Nintendo that reconfirms the game's 20th May release date — a date we revealed..

  • News Zelda 3D Developed by Grezzo Co, Not Nintendo EAD

    Secret of Mana director's studio in charge

    Until now, we had assumed that Nintendo EAD, responsible for most Zelda games, would develop the hotly anticipated 3DS title The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, but an OFLC rating has revealed that the honour instead belongs to little-known Japanese studio Grezzo Co. Grezzo is helmed by Koichi Ishii, who worked on the Final Fantasy series all the way..

  • News Europe, Your Q2 Release Line-Up is Waiting

    Lots to look forward to

    Here's hoping you have plenty of coins in that wallet if you're intending to see most of the games this year has to offer, as Nintendo Europe has released an overview of the games coming to Wii, 3DS and DS in the next three months. Further down the line will see European releases of Wii Play: Motion with a Red Wii Remote Plus controller, Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave..

  • News Europe Takes On Dragon Quest VI on 20th May

    Start the reverie

    Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation launched on Valentine's Day in North America, but with the slushy holiday out of the way it's coming to Europe on the less puntastic date of 20th May. Receiving a name change to Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie — that's "absentminded dreaming while awake", linguaphiles — this DS version is the first time the sixth entry in the..

  • News Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust Rounds Out a Busy June

    27th June date unearthed

    Wii Play: Motion launches on 13th June and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D isn't far behind, but there's a third Nintendo title on the way in June: Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust on 27th June. The first Wii entry in the super-successful series, this makes use of the console's multiplayer features to allow gamers to team up or face off to hunt for hidden objects in a..

  • News Rejoin Master Higgins with Adventure Island II on Friday

    First of three on the way

    We know that there are three Adventure Island games coming to Virtual Console, and the trio of island-bound adventures kicks off this Friday with Adventure Island II for 500 Points. Hudson hero Master Higgins still has his faithful axe as well as the ability to join forces with four dinosaurs, each with unique abilities that come into play as he adventures across land,..

  • News Work Out With Your Own UFC Personal Trainer This June

    In a video game, that is

    Ultimate Fighting Championship-licensed video games have traditionally been combat-based, but THQ's latest UFC title will be a multi-platform health and fitness game, focusing on providing high-intensity workouts. UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System features some of the world's most renowned mixed martial arts trainers like Mark DellaGrotte, Greg Jackson, and..

  • News Zoonies - Escape from Makatu Breaks Out on 29th April

    Zoological platformer for DSiWare

    Kiloo Games just got in touch to announce the European release date for Zoonies - Escape from Makatu, a new puzzle-platformer for DSiWare. Leo the lion will touch down on 29th April for 500 Nintendo Points. After bailing out of his crashed plane deep in the jungle, Leo finds himself hunted down by the Tuba tribe and its evil leader Makatu. Players must use the..

  • News Ubisoft's Petz Fantasy 3D Contains Lethal Levels of Cuteness

    Oh gaudy

    After a glorious two weeks on shelves around North America and Europe, the 3DS has convinced many it's not just a souped-up Nintendo DS: it's got no Petz games for a start. Well, that honeymoon period is about to end, as Ubisoft has announced Petz Fantasy 3D for release in June. Animals including unicorns and red pandas hatch from giant...

  • News Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions Includes Modern Remakes

    Including Championship Edition

    The new motion-controlled games in Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions aren't the only versions of the Namco classics you'll be able to play when the compilation launches in May, as Famitsu (via Andriasang) has revealed there are a further four games included on the cartridge. As well as the original arcade versions of Pac-Man and Galaga, the game will also come with the..

  • News Outbreak of Resident Evil Revelations Planned for 2012

    Biohazard fans have a while to wait

    It's no surprise that Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will be launching before Resident Evil Revelations does on the 3DS, but it appears the two won't be launching in the same year; with the former scheduled for a June release, we may have to wait a while longer for the latter. According to the official Resident Evil Facebook page, Capcom is planning to release..

March2011

  • News Xenoblade Chronicles Heading to Europe This Year

    At long last!

    Fans of Japanese RPGs have been gazing longingly at Xenoblade for a long time now, but those soppy eyes are about to cheer up as Nintendo of Europe announces the game will find release there under the name Xenoblade Chronicles. Featuring new English voiceovers as well as the original Japanese actors, the game will also include English,...

  • News We'll be Forever Collecting Carrots with Bobby Carrot Soon

    Game submitted for lotcheck

    It's been a long road for FDG Entertainment in getting Bobby Carrot Forever ready for release on the WiiWare service, and the end of that road is finally in sight. We've brought you exclusive screenshots of the latest instalment in the puzzle series, which also launched on iOS devices, we then brought you the trailer and

  • News Deca Sports Extreme Survives and Gets Rated by the ESRB

    Any more Hudson titles on the way?

    Following the news of the North American arm of Hudson disbanding last month leaving the future of its titles uncertain, Konami ― the publisher into which Hudson will be absorbed ― later clarified what the official situation was regarding Hudson's projects. Speaking to Wired, a Konami spokesperso

  • News Jill Valentine and Albert Wesker Both on Mercenary Duties

    Four just became more

    When Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D producer Masachika Kawata hinted that the game will contain secret content that he thought fans would enjoy, that was enough to make many of you vocalise which Resident Evil characters you would like to see appear as unlockables. Looks like some of you may get your wish granted. As...

  • Interviews Electronic Arts - Madden NFL Football (3DS)

    The development team tackles our tough questions

    Sports and video games go together like quarterbacks and cheerleaders, and that's why we at Nintendo Life are excited that Madden NFL, one of the longest-running and most popular American football franchises, is among the 3DS launch line-up. We've been tossing the pigskin back and forth across the office to get ourselves pumped, and our first-string..

  • News Kawata Hints at Fan-Favourite Unlockables in The Mercenaries 3D

    Will it have anything to do with bean curd?

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D might not be the full Resident Evil experience that Resident Evil Revelations will be, but producer Masachika Kawata assures us that fans of the series won't be disappointed with the unlockables that Capcom has planned. Speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine, when asked...

  • News Get Fired Up Over This Conduit 2 Weapons Preview

    What will gamers pack next month?

    It's a shame that Conduit 2 from High Voltage Software has been plagued by several delays, but if in-game improvements come as a result, then it's probably worth it. While we wait for the first-person shooter sequel to hit both sides of the Atlantic next month, producer Keith Hladik and six-year veteran at HVS releases a brief preview of weapons that will be at..

  • News Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove Will Now Be Spooking Gamers in 3D

    Leaving the physical DS world and entering the 3DS realm

    Originally announced for the DS last summer at E3, Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove ― Natsume's rhythm adventure game ― will now instead launch on the 3DS, utilising the stereoscopic effects to make the ghostly apparitions really jump out at you. Known for its Lufia series and more recently, for bringing Rune Factory 3 to the DS, Natsume has..

  • News Who Dares to Release We Dare in the UK? Not Ubisoft!

    That's two regions now not getting the game

    Remember that announcement trailer of We Dare from Ubisoft? No? You know... the one with all the suggestive flirting and bottom-spanking? Yeah, now you remember. Well, despite all the attention that the kinky party game received, it seems the French publisher is very selective in which regions the game...

  • News Tenchu Developer is Working on an RPG for the 3DS

    Everything's rather stealthlike at the moment

    Japanese developer Acquire is keeping itself busy with a plethora of unannounced titles that are underway across the majority of current platforms. Although nothing seems to be in the works for the Wii or the DS, a PDF file containing corporate information that was shared at the Game Developers Conference this year reveals that something is cooking on..

  • News Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About the Wii, Don't Worry

    More titles to be elaborated on in the coming weeks

    Gamers might be forgiven to assume the DS is reaching the end of its lifespan since the 3DS is almost available worldwide, but perhaps we should be a bit more optimistic about the Wii? In terms of titles that are developed or published by Nintendo, things are looking rather quiet for this coming year; with Europe finally getting Kirby's Epic Yarn..

  • News Walk the Plank with this LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Trailer

    Plastic Captain Jack in action

    If you're a fan of a popular film franchise, you can bet that sooner or later, TT Games will make a slapstick-infused LEGO video game adaptation of it. The next scheduled to receive the treatment is Disney's blockbusting, swashbuckling series in LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean for 3DS, Wii and DS. The game will feature all four films including the upcoming On Stranger..

  • News Liight Finally Shines on WiiWare on 14th March

    Just 500 Points

    It's been a long time coming, but WiiWare puzzle game Liight is finally coming to WiiWare on 14th March for 500 Points. We first heard of the game way back in September 2008, after which we interviewed Studio Walljump, but now years later the colour-matching game is on the way to WiiWare. You can read our Liight First Impressions from June 2010 to get

  • News Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 Likely to have a Bigger Budget

    First episode success gives developer more gold rings

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 marked the welcome return of the blue spiky one's 2D home console adventures after a long hiatus, and now, four months after the release of the debut title in the latest episodic adventure, talk is starting to flow on what we can expect from Episode 2. Brand Manager Ken Balough has been participating in the..

February2011

  • News Europe, Blow Up with Bomberman Hero on Friday

    North America, you have to wait

    As we reported last week, Hudson's 64-bit single-player Bomberman Hero was recently rated by the ESRB, but the title will make its first appearance in Europe this week for the price of 1000 Points. The game was originally released in 1998 and is most well-known for being a totally single-player adventure, with not...

  • News Rev Up for Remote Racers on DSiWare Next Monday

    Vroom vroom indeed

    QubicGames, the team behind AiRace and sequel AiRace: Tunnel, is bringing a land-based racer to DSiWare next week in the form of Remote Racers. The official PR calls it "the greatest 3D racing game in some time", which isn't necessary a tough feat on DSiWare considering the last racing game to hit the shop was Ferrari GT...

  • News Blow Up the 3D Puzzle Bobble Universe from April 22nd

    Forever blowing up bubbles

    Soon you can stop having to imagine all the wonderful ways a third dimension would benefit the classic bubble-bursting gameplay of the Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble series, as Square Enix announces Bust-a-Move Universe will head to 3DS in Europe on April 22nd. The game's feature list doesn't sound like there's a lot of significant changes to the classic formula, with a brief..

  • News Teyon Plots an Arctic Escape for DSiWare on Monday

    500 Point penguin puzzler

    Picture the scene: you want to set out on an exciting journey with zany penguins, but international law prohibits you entering the animals' habitat, even if it is in order to lead them safely through 100 frosty levels by issuing commands such as walking, jumping or waiting. You know that without you they have no chance of...

  • News Shantae Finally Reaches Europe Next Friday for 1200 Points

    You can soon exhale

    Fed up of waiting for Shantae: Risky's Revenge to reach Europe? Circle this date on your calendar, then: Friday, February 11th, and put aside 1200 DSi Points for the game as well. In case the whole Shantae excitement has passed you by, be sure to read our Shantae: Risky's Revenge review to find out why this is the only DSiWare...

  • News Hip Hop King Brings the Beats Back on February 11th

    800 Points for Rytmik 3

    Rytmik covered dance, Rytmik: Rock Edition was – you guessed it – based on rock, and the third entry in the series has a similarly self-explanatory name. Rytmik: Hip Hop King is set to drop on European DSiWare on February 11th, for 800 Nintendo Points, with a North American release to be announced. Like previous releases,...

January2011

  • News Launching This Spring is Nintendo's Secretive Title, Pandora's Tower

    It's about death, or something...

    During Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata's presentation at the company's Third Quarter Financial Results Briefing, a new Nintendo title for the Wii was announced and should be hitting Japan in the first half of 2011. Not much is known about the game at the moment, with the most solid of facts being the game will carry the title of Pandora's Tower. Iwata revealed that the..

  • News 101 Dolphin Pets to Make "African-Style" Dolphins Possible

    Teyon does it again

    You may have played 101 Shark Pets on DSiWare, but if you prefer your pets a little less man-eating Teyon has just the thing up its flipper: 101 Dolphin Pets, a simulation game with a twist. As well as the usual array of pet-training exercises, minigames, dressing-up and all-around dolphin care, you'll be able to alter your...

  • News Kiloo Games Announces Zoonies for DSiWare

    You can't hide those lion eyes

    Cute animal-based platformers used to be ten-a-penny in the olden days, but with the advent of more powerful consoles the genre has noticeably diminished. Thankfully the portable nature of the DSi combined with the console's download service means fans of big-eyed animals collecting things can still be entertained,...

  • News Xbox Live Arcade's Antipole Flipping to DSiWare

    Saturnine Games returns

    Xbox Live Arcade title Antipole attracted plenty of attention with its gravity-flipping gameplay, and soon DSi owners will be able to get their hands on the innovative platformer as developer Saturnine Games has announced it'll be bringing the title to DSiWare. The game is said to be progressing well, with several stages already completed, but it's not yet at a stage where..

  • News LucasArts Assembles the Facts on LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars for 3DS

    Use the 3D force!

    From Indiana Jones to Harry Potter and more, many beloved franchises have gotten the LEGO twist and been featured in idiosyncratically silly video game adaptations, and one of the first was Star Wars. The saga will continue on the 3DS with LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, and LucasArts has given us all the facts on this upcoming adventure. The game will span more than ten..

  • News Burst Bubbles Like Never Before in Bust-a-Move Universe

    Or Puzzle Bobble, if you prefer

    3DS is receiving its fair share of massive-selling, action-packed franchises – we've already played Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries and Pro Evolution Soccer – but what about something a little more sedate and thoughtful? Square Enix is lining up just the thing

  • News 3D Dino Fighting Detailed in Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D

    Take a trip to a land that time forgot

    You may not be keen on Ubisoft's Combat of Giants franchise, the three DSiWare incarnations of which – Mutant Insects - Revenge, Dinosaurs - Fight for Survival and Dragons - Bronze Edition – each scored a 5/10 in our reviews, but hopefully things will improve with Ubisoft's next entry in the series, the 3DS title

  • News 3DS Rabbids Elaborated

    Ubisoft tells the wacky facts on Travel in Time 3D

    Last week we reported on Rabbids Travel in Time 3D, a side-scrolling take on the Raving Rabbids' mini-gaming time-travelling exploits on Wii, and now Ubisoft has revealed more information on the upcoming title. Due for release during the first quarter of 2011, Rabbids Travel in Time 3D features 60...

  • News Ubisoft Hits and Runs with Driver Renegade 3D Details

    Take out the five kingpins in this action driving game

    Ubisoft is revving up Driver Renegade 3D for release on the 3DS this spring, and they've just delivered some high-speed details on what they're claiming to be the first action driving game on the system. Taking place between the events of Driver and Driver 2, the new game will follow John Tanner...

  • News Ubisoft Lays Out its Tom Clancy 3DS Arsenal

    Three-dimensional stealth

    Ubisoft has announced plans to bring two Tom Clancy titles, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D, to the 3DS this year, and the company has just revealed more information about both games. Shadow Wars will put you in command of the Ghosts, the most elite fighting squad in the world, as they disable secret Soviet era "Dead Hand"..

  • News Rayman 3D Details Revealed

    Will adapt Dreamcast classic Rayman 2

    When Rayman 3D showed up on the ESRB and OFLC websites, speculation ran wild over what form the adventure would take. Ubisoft has just answered that question, revealing that it would adapt the Dreamcast version of the armless wonder's first 3D adventure, Rayman 2. It's expected to ship during the first quarter of this year. From Ubisoft's press release: Rayman..

  • News Ubisoft Behind the Wheel of Asphalt 3D's Western Release

    Start your engines!

    Since it was announced last year that Asphalt 3D would be burning rubber to make it in time for the 3DS's launch window, the game has got itself a publisher outside of Japan, where it is published by Konami, and is now being brought to the Western hemisphere courtesy of Ubisoft. Developed by Gameloft, Asphalt 3D will feature 17 different locations where you can race..

  • News James Noir's Hollywood Crimes Mixes Murder With Game Shows

    Ubisoft's interactive 3D movie hoping to win big

    Several developers have puzzle games already lined up for the 3DS, and Ubisoft isn't about to miss out on the party. James Noir's Hollywood Crimes (formerly known as Hollywood 61) sets itself apart from the rest of the 3DS's puzzle repertoire by presenting itself as an interactive 3D movie... with puzzles, of course. Set within a TV game show,..

  • News Doctor Lautrec Might Not be Your Typical Puzzle-Solving Hero

    Clues as to what Konami's 3DS puzzle game is all about

    With so many video game franchises out there, there are bound to be some that contain characters that look alike, no? Be it a simple case of coincidence, or what is supposedly the simplest form of flattery, Konami has revealed a little bit more on its upcoming puzzle-solving protagonist that isn't a million miles away from a certain Level-5..

  • News Keep DodoGoing with DodoGo! Robo

    A third egg in the DSiWare omelette

    In 2010 we enjoyed the innovative DSiWare puzzler DodoGo! and its sequel DodoGo! Challenge, which tasked players with guiding the last remaining dodo eggs to safety. Well, it appears that the titular bird still isn't quite extinct as the third instalment, DodoGo! Robo, has just been rated by the ESRB. From the ratings summary: This is a puzzle game in which..

  • News Feel the G-Force With New FAST - Racing League Screenshots

    Shin'en Multimedia pushing the capabilities of WiiWare once again

    Last September, we brought you word on Shin'en Multimedia's upcoming racing title FAST - Racing League, and with the German developer's track record of producing visually-compelling titles, this racing game doesn't seem to deviate from that reputation at all. The game's website has...

  • News Be the Hip Hop King in Cinemax's Third Rytmik Release

    ... to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat

    With two Rytmik titles already under its belt, Czech developer Cinemax is getting ready to launch the third instalment in the franchise, and following Rytmik: Rock Edition, musically-creative gamers can look forward to something with a little more Hip to the Hop. The Rytmik: Hip Hop King user-interface will instantly look familiar to users well-versed in..

  • News Plain Sight to Show its Self-Destructive Side on WiiWare

    Suicidal robots aren't something you see very often

    When characters die in video games it usually evokes a negative reaction, but Beatnik Games has other ideas. In its upcoming WiiWare version of Plain Sight, players will be required to kill themselves if they want to rack up the points needed to progress. Don't worry, it's not as morbid as you think. Plain Sight is a multiplayer arcade game where..

  • News Boom Boom Squaries Goes Bang on January 28th

    200 Points for animal puzzler

    Gamelion's Boom Boom Squaries is an off-shoot of its Furry Legends series, heading to DSiWare in Europe on January 28th. An animal-themed puzzler, your 200 Points net you four gameplay modes, with 26 classic mode levels and 40 challenges to pit your wits against. Rather than matching objects you must blow up Squaries with Furries, which despite sounding like something..

  • News Big Blue Bubble Bursting Onto the 3DS Scene with Two Upcoming Titles

    A fiery puzzle game and an alternate reality late 1800's side-scrolling hack and slash

    Big Blue Bubble has had mixed results with past releases on Nintendo platforms. From home improvement, to digital slapshots, to overweight men throwing metal sticks, the company is surely hoping for a more successful critical response from its upcoming releases on the 3DS. First up is the port of a hugely popular..

  • News QubicGames Serving Up My Little Restaurant: All Welcome on DSiWare

    AiRace publisher getting into the culinary business [UPDATED, including new screens]

    QubicGames, known to DSiWare players for AiRace and AiRace: Tunnel as well as the upcoming Remote Racers, just had a title of a different sort rated by the ESRB: My Little Restaurant: All Welcome. Already available for iPhone and iPod Touch, the game lets you run your own restaurant, choosing betwe

  • News Live Out Your Glory Days on January 17th for 200 Points

    Ten-hut!

    odenis studio has a reputation for quality portable titles at cheap, cheap prices, having released 500 Point racer Pop Island and follow-up Pop Island: Paperfield for 200 Points. Its next release, Glory Days - Tactical Defense, is built on the same principles: silky smooth 60fps gameplay and a cheap price, and it's coming to North America on January 17th for 200 Points. Rather than release..

  • News Enter The Masters Tournament in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12

    Golf franchise makes a return with some new features

    EA Sports President, Peter Moore, made it clear that he was disappointed with the sales performance of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the Wii, even though it was a critically-acclaimed title. Whatever the cause of the sales numbers was, it was evident that EA Sports would have to do something special if interest is to bounce back up on the golfing..

  • News Planetary Body Spotted and Named by Renegade Kid

    Developer wants to bring a conversion of an existing game to the 3DS

    Another year, another cycle for our dear old planet Earth, and, in true planetary fashion, co-founder of Renegade Kid Jools Watsham has revealed that a 3DS game is in the works. It's possible as well that for fans of Moon, the title might seem quite familiar indeed. Speaking on his...

  • News Surfacer+ Cropping Up on DSiWare Next Week

    Crossbreeding skill with strategy

    French developer Lexis Numérique has announced that it will be bringing a version of its iPhone game Surfacer to the DSiWare download service. Players must create and control the size of flowers by using the stylus and use them to fill up the screen. Enemies will appear from both sides of the screen and gamers must avoid them by using special combos and prevent..

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  • News Conduit 2 Ready for Action in February 2011

    Sega makes a date

    The news of Conduit 2's delay until 2011 was met with more understanding than usual: any time spent polishing the promising FPS should be welcomed. Now Sega has announced the game will make its big entrance in February 2011, with support for PDP's Headbanger headset alongside a dual analogue control scheme for Classic Controller users. Let's hope the extra development time means..

  • News You Can Soon Tickle the Ivories in Music On: Playing Piano

    Friday for Europe, Monday in North America

    Having already learnt the instrument in Music On: Learning Piano, now you can enjoy simply playing it in Music On: Playing Piano. Out in Europe tomorrow and reaching North America on Monday, your 200 Points earns you fifteen songs and knowledge of the necessary notes to play them yourself. The press release...

  • News Enter Miffy's World for 1000 Points this Friday

    Cute little bunny gives WiiWare a hug

    That lovable white bunny Miffy is about to give us a glimpse into what life's like as an adorable children's character when Miffy's World comes to WiiWare this Friday for 1000 Nintendo Points. Players control Miffy, of course, undertaking a range of errands including delivering party invitations, building a bird house and more. There's also a number of puzzles..

  • News We May See More Undead DS Shooters Thanks to ZombieZ Seeker

    7 Raven Studios is bucking the trend

    The majority of first-person shooters might require gamers to shoot at soldiers but Zoo Games is bucking the trend with its upcoming zombie-orientated on-rails shooter for the Nintendo DS. The creator of relatively low-key Wii and DS games has an upcoming handheld title called ZombieZ Seeker which has been rated by the ESRB. It's one of the few FPS games out..

  • News A Duo of Doctor Who Titles Regenerate in November

    One on Wii, one on DS

    The announcement of new Doctor Who games on Wii and DS brought more than a ripple of excitement to the gaming world, and now we have official release dates for both games. Fans of the time-travelling Doctor will be able to get their hands on Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth for DS and Doctor Who: Return to Earth for Wii on November 12th. Both titles feature the likeness of current..

  • News Rune Factory 3 Sprouting Across North America in November

    November 9th, to be precise

    Whilst budding European horticulturists wait to get their green fingers on Rune Factory 2, due out tomorrow, North American farmers can look forward to the third instalment, the cleverly entitled Rune Factory 3, arriving on November 9th. As well as the usual mixture of farming and fighting, Rune Factory 3 is the first multiplayer title in the series, allowing you and two..

  • News Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe Chooses Champions from October 15th

    DSiWare noughts-and-crosses inbound

    Gamelion's Extreme Hangman caused quite a stir when it landed on DSiWare, quickly becoming one of the best-selling games on the service, so the Polish publisher is hoping lightning strikes twice when its next portable outing launches across Europe on Friday October 15th for 200 Points. Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe is, as...

  • News Extinguish DSiWare Fires in Go! Go! Island Rescue!

    Exclamation! Marks! Aplenty!

    We're used to seeing ports from mobile phones to DSiWare – take a bow, Gameloft – but when the subject matter in question is an acclaimed puzzler our curiosity is aroused. Connect2Media is about to make its break into the DSiWare arena with its upcoming title Go! Go! Rescue Squad! later this month. Taking the role of Robbie the firefighter your job is to protect the..

  • News Multiplayer Brawling Comes to DSiWare with Cosmo Fighters

    Download Play battling from Abylight

    Taking a break from its array of musical titles, Spanish developer Abylight is bringing some old-fashioned fighting action to DSiWare with its upcoming title Cosmo Fighters. The title's focus is on sharing the game with friends, with Download Play allowing up to four players to face off against each other using...

  • News Nordcurrent Joins the Monster Buster Club on DSiWare

    Animated series coming to download

    Nordcurrent is best known for its 101-in-1 Party Megamix and Ninja Captains, but the publisher is making strides into digital territories with its first release, Monster Buster Club, due for release later this year. The publisher describes the title as "mini-games", so don't expect it to deviate too much...

  • News Feast Your Eyes on 3DS's Launch Line Up in Japan

    Updated: Not necessarily day one titles

    Update: It's come to our attention this is only a list of titles for the console's launch window, not necessarily those titles that will be available at launch. Some will, some will follow weeks later.* February 26th is the date those lucky Japanese get to buy their very own 3DS, but what good is a new console without new software? Judging from the console's..

September2010

  • Interviews Hudson - Oops! Prank Party

    We talk with producer Yukihiro Kobayashi about the new Wii title

    While party games are relatively common today, the one that put the genre on the map is undeniably Hudson's Mario Party, released a little over a decade ago on the Nintendo 64. Now the company's making another foray into the party business with the devious Oops! Prank Party, set for release in the United States on October 5th. We had..

  • News Nintendo of Japan Shows Off Upcoming DS Games

    New Kirby title and more (now with video!)

    As part of its recent conference, Nintendo's released screen shots of six upcoming DS titles including a new Kirby adventure, a Pokémon typing-based game and the next entry in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, Mini-Land Mayhem. There are some friendly dogs and fearsome dinos to see as well, not to mention some new screens from Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, so..

  • News Nintendo of Japan Showcases Wii Line-up in New Video

    Includes footage of (presumably) a new Rhythm Heaven game

    As part of their recent conference, Nintendo of Japan's just released a video showcasing some hotly anticipated games in the upcoming Japanese Wii line-up. Everything from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to Super Mario Collection Special Pack and Mario Sports Mix

  • News Capcom Announces Franchise 3DS Titles

    Mega Man Legends 3 project and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

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  • News Thorium Wars Blasts European DSiWare After Twelve Month Wait

    Better late than never

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    These images are worth investigating

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