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News: DS XL Promo Footage Shows Off Generous Proportions, Family-friendly Nature

DS XL Promo Footage Shows Off Generous Proportions, Family-friendly Nature

Fun for the entire family

The DS XL - known as the DS LL in Japan - is something of a monster. Want proof? Check out this official promotional video, which has been released by Nintendo to advertise the impending Japanese launch of the console. The footage shows an almost unbearably happy Japanese family fawning over their new DS LL, and gives a good impression of just how chunky the new console..

News: DSi XL Footage For Your Viewing Pleasure

DSi XL Footage For Your Viewing Pleasure

See the monster handheld rolling

The Nintendo DSi XL (known as the Nintendo DSi LL in Japan) is the newest edition in the DS family and is slated for release in Japan on November 21st 2009. Europe and North America are to follow in the first quarter of 2010, with pricing still to be confirmed. The new console - which is essentially a bigger version of the DSi - hasn't had the best of receptions,..

News: Feast Your Eyes On This Castlevania: ReBirth Footage

Feast Your Eyes On This Castlevania: ReBirth Footage

Video of the first few levels hits the net, looks fang-tastic

As you may already be aware, Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth came out in Japan recently. The Western release is still up in the air, so while you're waiting you might want to take a look at this footage, which has been posted up on YouTube by user jodecideion. Be warned - this may spoil your enjoyment of the game if you're the kind of..

News: Epic Mickey Character Designs Surface

Epic Mickey Character Designs Surface

Hand-drawn artwork for new Disney enemy

Game Informer is primed to reveal a bunch of new Epic Mickey details in its November issue but in the meantime the magazine's website has some interesting video content for you to digest. It's a three-minute time-lapse video (shortened from a half-hour) and showcases a rather traditional-looking Mickey facing off against one of his new enemies - an evil robot..

News: Frank West Confirmed For Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Frank West Confirmed For Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Zombie killer channels Mega Man

Looks like that leaked list of new Tatsunoko vs. Capcom characters is spot-on in at least one regard, as Capcom has revealed at the Tokyo Game Show that Frank West has been added to the Western and Japanese rerelease of the fighter. West made his first appearance in Capcom's Xbox 360 game Dead Rising, which later received a bland Wii port. His fighting moves seem to..

News: Wii PlayOn Beta Begins

Wii PlayOn Beta Begins

Service allows you to watch Hulu, Netflix and Youtube content on your console.

The Wii has a pretty poor track record when it comes to streaming media outside of Japan. No video rental services for us, no downloads, just the Nintendo Channel and its somewhat hokey delivery of promo videos. That is, unless you're the fiddly type, in which case you may have tried to get Orb up and running. Fiddly..

News: Monster Hunter 3 Gets Seriously... Cute?!

Monster Hunter 3 Gets Seriously... Cute?!

Claymation shows softer side of lethal Wyverns

It may be one of the most anticipated hardcore releases for Wii this year, but Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~) isn't afraid to show its sillier side, with the latest video from Capcom introducing would-be Hunters to their new best friend - Chacha (yes, really.) The short claymation video shows the little acorn-headed Chacha exploring the world and hunting down..

News: Japan Gets Wii Movie Rental Service

Japan Gets Wii Movie Rental Service

Stream Tom Cruise into your living room.

Video services are breaking through on consoles in the West: Netflix is up and running on Xbox 360 in the US, with SkyTV coming soon for the UK, and Sony has their own iTunes-like video store. Nintendo? Not so much over here, but in the company's homeland it's a totally different story. In addition to the Nintendo's own quirky Wii no Ma service, Fuji Soft..

News: New Endless Ocean 2 Videos and Screens Surface

New Endless Ocean 2 Videos and Screens Surface

The sequel to 2007's swim 'em up looking mighty fine.

With all the excitement of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M, you may well need a bit of a sitdown and some relaxation, which is handy really as Nintendo have just released a batch of new screenshots and a freshly caught video of Endless Ocean 2: Beautiful...

News: Exclusive Red Steel 2 footage

Exclusive Red Steel 2 footage

Get your eyes on the real-time opening for Ubi's new title.

If you've read our exclusive hands-on preview of Red Steel 2, you'll know I came away very impressed by the game's cel-shaded graphics. Nothing beats the ability to watch them in action yourself though, and earlier today Ubisoft revealed the game's opening scene to the public. Until the fade-to-black this is all in-game footage, with the..

News: Mecho Wars Confirmed For WiiWare and DSiWare Release

Mecho Wars Confirmed For WiiWare and DSiWare Release

Luc Bernard spills the beans in drunken video preview

It's been a while since we heard from our old mate Luc Bernard but then he has been a pretty busy chap lately. He's moved to the US, founded his own development studio and is currently putting the finishing touches to the iPhone title Mecho Wars. The game is shaping up nicely and owes a massive debt to the Nintendo classic Advance Wars, which is..

News: Watch Contra ReBirth In Action

Watch Contra ReBirth In Action

Explosions, shooting and hilarious-looking storyline accounted for

Announced mere days ago, the wait for Contra ReBirth could hardly be described as excruciating for owners of a Japanese Wii. Everyone else, on the other hand, will have to make due with excited air-punches and YouTube videos to get their fix until the title is unleashed in their region. Speaking of which, here's a YouTube video of..

News: First Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver footage appears

First Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver footage appears

Japanese television show debuts in-game footage of the upcoming DS remakes.

Viewers of the Japanese television show Pokémon Sunday were greeted with a welcome surprise yesterday - new, exclusive in-game video of the recently-announced Pokémon games, Heart Gold and Soul Silver! Along with the announcement that the games were in development and due for a fall release, the audience was also treated..