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May2011

  • News There's Nothing Sneaky About Snake Eater 3D's 2011 Release

    Metal Gear Solid assigned with a 3DS release this year

    In Hideo Kojima's latest podcast, a new segment sees the Metal Gear series creator simply answering "Yes" or "No" to various rumours that are currently floating about, one of which pertains to the release of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D. One of the rumours that Kojima's co-host read out: "MGS 3DS will go on sale by..

  • News Customise Your Skills in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

    Find out why Barry is in the game and Leon isn't

    When the playable characters in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D were revealed with Barry Burton being the eighth and final member; some were left wondering why other characters were left out, in particular, Resident Evil 2 protagonist Leon Kennedy. Speaking to

  • News FIFA 12 Wants to Get the Fundamentals Right First

    Not all 3DS features have made it into the first-team

    We already know what's going to be included in FIFA 12 on the 3DS, now it's time to find out what's been left out of the game and why. With the Pro Evolution Soccer and FIFA brands leading the way in football (or what is known as soccer in the U.S.) games, it's interesting to see what FIFA 12 is willing to provide considering Pro Evolution..

  • News DSiWare Owners, Prepare to Cut the Rope

    Gaming in a snip

    Chillingo's portable sales hit Cut the Rope is on its way to DSiWare, according to DS-X2. Last year we reported that Chillingo and Rovio were in the process of bringing Angry Birds to DS and WiiWare too, hopefully joining their rope-snipping brethren on the download services later this year. We'll bring you more news of when you can expect Cut

  • News Max & the Magic Marker Relaunching on Wii and DS

    Hoping to draw more gamers in, surely?

    Easy Interactive has announced its Q2 line-up of upcoming releases, one of which is a WiiWare title that's on its way to getting a retail release. Max & the Magic Marker originally launched on the download service last year and will soon be available to purchase on-disc for the Wii as well as the DS when they launch next month. The game requires players to..

  • News Barry Burton Rounds Off The Mercenaries 3D Cast Members

    He doesn't know what it is

    Capcom has released some new screenshots of upcoming Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and with them, confirms the last of the eight characters we'll be playing as in the game. As you can see, the newest member of the mercenaries team is Barry Burton, one of the original characters from the first Resident Evil game...

  • News Kirby's New DS Game Has a July Date with Japan

    So we Gather

    The pink puffball's next appearance is locked down for Japan: Atsumete! Kirby — which roughly translates to Gather! Kirby — is coming to DS on 7th July. Last month we brought you the first Atsumete! Kirby gameplay details, which revealed the player will control multiple Kirbies and use their combined power to overcome puzzles and enemies. Should a Kirby die, it floats up to heaven..

  • News Up to 20 SEGA Games Could be Available on 3DS by Next March

    Financial statement reveals supportive pledge

    When a publisher declares to have up to 20 titles on a games console by the time it celebrates its first birthday, most can agree that's a pretty ambitious goal to set for yourself. In SEGA's financial statement for the fiscal year ending 31st March 2011, it is stated that the interim plan is to release up to 9 titles on the 3DS by the end of the..

  • News Chrono Trigger Hits European Virtual Console on Friday

    Not long to wait now

    Legendary Super NES RPG Chrono Trigger was never released on the system in Europe, so its impending Virtual Console release on Friday is cause for much celebration. As the game was never officially released in Europe its VC appearance carries a small premium, selling for 900 Nintendo Points instead of 800, but what's an extra 100 Points between friends? The game also hits North..

  • News Ubisoft Goes Out on a Limb to Bring Rayman Origins to Wii

    Old no-arms is back

    Last year at E3, Ubisoft announced a new 2D platformer starring the hair-helicopter himself, Rayman. Called Rayman Origins, the game was originally only supposed to see the light of day on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Store, but after a long period of silence it's been revealed the game is heading to retail — and Wii. After...

  • News Online Play Not Showing Up on the Radar of Star Fox 64 3D

    The only thing not taking to the skies are Wi-Fi signals

    Those of you hoping to blast it out with friends on Star Fox 64 3D, can, but you'll all have to be in the same room to do so. During the retailer meetings in Japan this week, people in attendance were treated to playable 3DS titles such as the aforementioned Star Fox game, and an attendee from the Tsutaya retailer in Shibuya has shared some..

  • News Chrono Trigger Does the Virtual Console Time Warp on Monday

    Ready your Points

    Good things come to those who wait, as Virtual Console fans can attest: Square Enix has just announced that Super NES classic Chrono Trigger will launch on Virtual Console in North America on Monday 16th May. The 16-bit classic will sell for 800 Nintendo Points, a steal whichever way you slice it. Come back next week for our review, an abridged version of which might read..

  • News You Must Finish Ocarina of Time 3D to Take On the Master Quest

    Locked in the box

    Expecting to pick up Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and rush straight into the Master Quest mode? Hold your horses, as the harder difficulty won't be available from the start. Players must finish the regular quest before being able to take on the tougher enemies, dungeons and puzzles of the Master Quest mode, which will either delight or frustrate those intending to pick up..

  • News Egypt: Engineering an Empire Taking Over WiiWare and DSiWare

    Two more strategy games headed to Nintendo's digital stores

    Originally announced for the DS, Egypt: Engineering an Empire will now be launching on two different platforms. Based on a documentary from The History Channel of the same name, Egypt: Engineering an Empire is a turn-based strategy game from Bloober Team and is already available on iOS devices, PC and the PSP Mini range with releases on..

  • News Ace Combat Flies Into the 3DS Danger Zone

    Top Gun high-fives all around

    Namco Bandai has announced its action-packed aerial combat series Ace Combat is coming to 3DS. The news came at the same Dubai conference that confirmed Tales of The Abyss 3DS is going global. Developed by series stalwarts Project Aces, little is known about the game yet, other than that the idea of shooting down planes in three dimensions is undeniably appealing, and..

  • News First FIFA 12 3DS Screenshots and Details Score

    EA sticks the boot in

    EA was always going to follow Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D with its own football game, so it's no surprise the smartly named FIFA 12 is coming to 3DS later this year. Where Pro Evo claimed the title of "first 3D football game", FIFA 12 nabs the slightly less auspicious "first 3D street football mode" award, bringing FIFA Street-like gameplay to the..

  • News Start Your Engines for FAST - Racing League's Release Date

    Europe first past the post

    Shin'en's past WiiWare output has been pretty solid — both Art of Balance and Jett Rocket sit near the top of their genres — so hopes are high that upcoming racer FAST — Racing League can continue the studio's hot streak. The developer has just been in touch to let us know the game's European release date is locked in for 27th May 2011 at a price of 1,000 Nintendo..

  • News 3DS Joins the World Rally Championship This Year

    Here's mud in your eyes

    3DS has already proven itself capable of handling accomplished racing games, with Ridge Racer 3D a highlight of the console's launch line-up, and Ubisoft is preparing its own four-wheel outing with World Rally Championship 2011. The game will be the first fruit of Ubi's recent acquisition of the WRC licence, meaning a full array of real-life cars, drivers and courses all..

  • News Naruto Shippuden Trailer Looks Less Than Ninja-Like

    Target: Locked on

    When it was announced popular ninja anime series Naruto Shippuden would receive a 3DS makeover fans were thrilled, but judging from the trailer below some may be disappointed at how the game is shaping up. Although the game's subtle cel-shaded graphics do a decent job of capturing the series' artistic style, there's a few rough...

  • News New Elements Planned for Mario Kart on the 3DS

    Is this what you were hoping?

    With the exact release date of Mario Kart on the 3DS still undetermined, we can at least take solace in that fact that when it does launch, we'll be experiencing a somewhat refreshed franchise. In an interview conducted by Nintendo Power magazine, 3DS producer Hideki Konno spoke about how Nintendo wants to introduce...

  • News Gear Up for Solatorobo's Launch with New Videos

    Publicity push planned

    Namco Bandai's furry mech RPG Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is due to attack European DS consoles on 1st July, courtesy of Nintendo. The publishing team-up has just announced a plan to bring new videos and details on the game every other week as its release date approaches. For the uninitiated, Solatorobo is an action RPG title that strays ever-so-slightly from the usual genre..

  • News Not Konami's Intention to Make Lautrec Look Like Layton

    Producer talks about sequel possibilities

    There's a reason why there are similarities between Level-5's Professor Layton games and the upcoming Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights from Konami, as the game's producer Noriaki Okamura explains. Speaking to Planet3DS, Okamura acknowledges superficial similarities such as the main character's top...

  • News Tales of the Abyss Could Be Europe-Bound Next Year

    Long wait on the cards

    Dear European readers. Remember how left out you felt when we revealed that Tales of the Abyss is coming to North America? You can wipe those tears from your eyes now, as according to NGamer (via 3DS Tribe) the game is heading to Europe. The bad news, however, is that Tales of the Abyss might not make it to European shores...

April2011

  • News Antipole Contains a Surprise for Cosmos X2 Owners

    Submitted to lotcheck now

    Topsy-turvy DSiWare outing Antipole is on its way to the download service in the coming months, as developer Saturnine Games has announced the game's submission to Nintendo's lotcheck. Any players who've picked up Saturnine's DSiWare shooter Cosmos X2 can expect a special surprise too, with a bonus mode included that's only available to owners of both games. Antipole is..

  • News Need for Speed: The Run Races to 3DS and Wii in November

    Start your engines

    Last year's Wii version of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit didn't go down brilliantly with gamers, but hopefully EA can atone for its errors with this year's entry Need for Speed: The Run on Wii. It's not just Wii getting a look in though, as Need for Speed: The Run is coming to 3DS as well. Promising "immersive storytelling" the game will see players racing across the..

  • News BIT.TRIP SAGA to Bring Entire Series to 3DS

    Acclaimed WiiWare franchise returning this summer

    The BIT.TRIP series is a favourite around here, with the 8/10-scoring CORE, the 9/10 BEAT, VOID, FATE and FLUX and the perfect 10 RUNNER. Aksys and Gaijin h

  • News New 3DS Cartoon Network Fighter Screenshots Punch Out

    How's it looking?

    Who would win in a fight between Dexter and Samurai Jack? How about between Ben 10 and the Powerpuff Girls? Soon you can put an end to these globally-recognised debates with Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion, a new fighting game heading to 3DS on 24th May. Crave Entertainment sent over a group of new screenshots that show the characters' unique abilities in action, including..

  • News Tales of the Abyss 3DS Coming to North America

    Modern RPG classic heading Westward

    Back in September, we learned that Namco Bandai planned to port the popular 2006 PlayStation 2 RPG Tales of the Abyss to the 3DS, fully updated with 3D graphics. We've just learned from the most recent issue of Nintendo Power that the game would see release in North America as well. The full page teaser reads:...

  • News Europe Has a Date with Wii Play: Motion on 24th June

    Minigames detailed too

    The announcement of new MotionPlus-toting minigame collection Wii Play: Motion came out of the blue for many, but it's very real and heading to Europe on 24th June, Nintendo has announced. The game will be packaged with a red Wii Remote Plus across Europe, marking the first opportunity for gamers to get their hands on the crimson controller since the red Nintendo Wii console..

  • News Japanese Virtual Console list - May 2011

    Five games for this year's fifth month

    Normally, Nintendo reveals its Japanese Virtual Console plans for the upcoming month on the last Friday of the month, but this time we have it a day early. Next month sees a bit of a Neo Geo resurrection, with three new games being released for the system. Japan will also get the fifth NES outing of the Blue Bomber, as well as a SNES fighter already released..

  • News Mighty Milky Way Takes to the Stars on 9th May

    800 Points at the ready

    WayForward's next DSiWare title is Mighty Milky Way, and it's coming to North America on 9th May for 800 Nintendo Points. The new game from the creators of the acclaimed Shantae: Risky's Revenge is a sequel of sorts to Mighty Flip Champs, as the game's director Sean Velasco explained in our Mighty Milky Way interview: Mighty Milky Way and Mi

  • News Star Fox 64 3D is a Newly-Arranged Classic with Motion Controls

    ETA: This summer

    As part of Satoru Iwata's presentation at Nintendo's Financial Results Briefing, the CEO spoke about the upcoming Japanese release of Star Fox 64 3D and what gamers can expect from Fox McCloud's stereoscopic return. Launching in Japan on 14th July, the reworked version of the classic scrolling shooter is described as: ... a newly-arranged version of "Star Fox 64," the..

  • News The Ignition Factor Lights Up Virtual Console on Friday

    Feeling hot hot hot

    Jaleco is a hotbed of Virtual Console support these days, with Brawl Brothers, Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force and more under the publisher's belt, a belt which just got a little bigger with the upcoming release of The Ignition Factor on Friday. The firefighting game was never released in Europe so it'll carry the appropriate...

  • News Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove Does the Monster Mix on WiiWare

    Groove to the beat next month

    Considering the overwhelming success of Wii dancing games at retail, it's a wonder that next month's Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix will be one of a select few when it launches next month. Natsume's spooky-themed rump-shaker will land on the download front next month, bringing multiplayer support for four dancers as well as unlockable content as players dance..

  • News Ocarina of Time 3D Gets Boss Rush Mode and Helpful Videos

    Take on the baddest of the bad

    We already know that Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will feature the revamped Master Quest too, but gamers who want more action can check out the new Boss Challenge mode, likely to the the new content Satoru Iwata mentioned recently. The new feature is unlocked at a certain point during Link's adventures in Hyrule...

  • 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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