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June2012

  • News What? The Pokémon Global Link Website is Evolving!

    Hum the music

    Popular Pokémon destination Pokémon Global Link has just received a new lick of paint and brand new features, ahead of the release of Pokémon Black & White 2 later this year. The site now includes a Global Trade Station for observing Pokémon trades and new statistics for you to pore over, such as which country is home to the...

February2012

  • News The Last Story Gets New Site and Iwata Asks

    Getting nearer

    Europe's just 18 days away from The Last Story, and Nintendo wants to get you geared up with a new website and Iwata Asks interview. The official The Last Story website has sections dedicated to explaining the multiplayer, item customisation and combat, but an obvious highlight is the music section which contains seven tracks from the game. The limited edition includes a seven-track..

  • News Push Square is Open for Business!

    Our PlayStation site is alive!

    Our quest for world domination took a giant step forward today with the much anticipated launch of Push Square, our new PlayStation-oriented news and reviews site. When we launched Movemodo back in 2010, many of you asked "why not do a full-on PlayStation site? I would totally dig that," so we've teamed up with long-time PlayStation writer — and Nintendo..

January2012

  • Rumour GAME User Accounts Compromised

    Update: Not really

    Update: GAME has responded with the following statement: At GAME we guard our customers' details very carefully. We have thoroughly investigated the hacking claims made today by the website Pastebin, and can confirm that they are entirely false. The published email addresses are not registered users of GAME.co.uk, and there has been no breach of our database security. We would..

December2011

  • News Nintendo Japan's Website Has Swapnote Videos

    You should watch them

    Swapnote — aka Nintendo Letter Box — is the 3DS messaging service, and it's out in Japan today. Nintendo Japan's website has videos of the application in motion, and now we have a better understanding of how it'll work. You can create notes of up to four pages long to be sent to a friend over the Internet (i.e. SpotPass) or...

November2011

  • News Send Your Friend a Mario Kart 7 Item to Brighten Their Day

    Here comes Bullet Bill!

    Mario Kart 7 is out next week, and to get you geared up (sorry) Nintendo has revamped the game's official website with new videos, information and social features. By visiting the items page you can send any of your Facebook friends an item from the series, so why not be the best friend ever and send them a Spiny Shell? We're...

  • News More Mario Kart 7 Courses Revealed

    Dare you discover them?

    If you want to find out some of the retro courses that have made the grade in Mario Kart 7, the latest update to the game's official Japanese website might throw some light on the situation. The game's Shell, Banana and Leaf Cup courses and six battle arenas have now been unveiled, with selections from Mario Kart 64, Mario...

  • News Cinemax Puts Together Rytmik Website Mix Tape

    Back-to-back hits

    Cinemax's Rytmik series is about to welcome its fourth release with Rytmik Retrobits in the near future, so the studio's put together a website showcasing the DSiWare music app's various flavours. The Rytmik Collection site also contains links and videos of some of the highest rated songs created by users of DSiWare downloads Rytmik, Rytmik: Rock Edition and

October2011

  • News Metroid Database Needs Your Help with Series Bestiary

    Get artsy

    Long-running fansite Metroid Database needs your help compiling an in-depth record of every creature that inhabits the series' enormous universe. With so many games in the Metroid series the site needs help from artists and knowledgeable veterans to bring the catalogue to completion. In its current incomplete stage it's still a fascinating record of Samus Aran's opponents over the years,..

  • News Pix'n Love Updates Site, Puts New Books Up for Pre-Order

    Turning over a new leaf

    Pix'n Love Publishing, the company behind the rather good History of Nintendo: Volume 1, has just overhauled its website and put up a stack of new books to pre-order. Top of the list is the next issue in the series, titled The History of Nintendo: Volume 2 — Game & Watch, which goes through the development of Nintendo's classic LCD gaming devices. If it's half as good..

  • News PassID Takes StreetPass To the Web

    Spacial profiling

    The 3DS's StreetPass function is nice to have, but the 16 character limit restricts any real information being shared, with no option to enter a Friend Code either. There have been numerous website workarounds, with the latest being PassID. Visitors can sign up for a profile displaying their Mii, Mii QR code, Friend Code and a...

  • News If You Like Storage and Nintendo We Have Just the Site for You

    New life for old friends

    To many retro gamers, cartridges are hallowed things: plastic shrines that hold the sacred texts within. They're also really handy things for sticking hard drives and portable storage in too, of course. Crafts website Broodr has some of the more ingenious options we've seen so far, with everything from Game Boy Advance carts...

  • News Nintendo UK Launches New WiiWare Portal

    See what you're missing out on

    WiiWare, it's safe to say, hasn't had quite the impact some would have hoped. Its problems have been well-documented — not least on this site — but Nintendo UK is throwing more weight behind the service with a new online portal called We are WiiWare. Designed to showcase some of the best games and the teams...

September2011

  • News Finally, Nintendo Owns SuperMario.com

    Squatters stomped

    Super Mario turned 25 last year, but Nintendo's only just got around to wresting control of the all-important domain SuperMario.com from a nefarious Internet squatter. Until 25th September, SuperMario.com offered free Mario games playable over the Internet, but domain snooping shows it now belongs to Nintendo of America. The page...

August2011

  • News Zelda Anniversary Site Launches, Has Awesome Wallpaper

    Pick your favourite

    The Zelda 25th anniversary celebrations are in full swing now, what with the Zelda symphony London tickets on sale now, and Nintendo has just launched an official website for the shindig too. There's a graphical depiction of how Link's design has changed over the years, along with links to all his main-series appearances to date:...

July2011

  • News Nintendo UK's Metroid Hub is Open to Visitors

    Come in, take a seat

    As if to prove that Nintendo hasn't forgotten about the 25th anniversary of Metroid that kicks off early next month, the company's UK wing has just launched an official hub to celebrate Samus's space adventures. The Metroid Portal contains information on most of Miss Aran's adventures, with the only omission being Game Boy outing Metroid II: Return of Samus, most likely as it's..

  • News Introducing VitaGamr for PlayStation Vita!

    Our network expands once more

    By now you'll be familiar with our PlayStation Move website Movemodo and KINECTaku for Kinect news and reviews, but we'd like you to meet the newest member of the Nlife network: VitaGamr. VitaGamr will be heaven to anyone interested in PlayStation Vita, bringing you news, reviews, interviews and features about Sony's...

June2011

  • News Nintendo Europe Site Returns to Full Capacity

    Security beefed-up

    Last week reported that the European Nintendo website may have been a victim of a phishing scam, with Nintendo closing down certain sections of the site for security reasons. Now the site is back up and fully operational. This means if you're picking up Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D today, you'll have to be quick to register it on Club Nintendo for a chance to win one of..

  • News Nintendo Buys Up Domains for WiiUWare, Wii U Sports and More

    It's all coming up Wii U

    The best thing about Nintendo's new console being called Wii U is it's easy for the company to think up domain names. The latest batch below show the Big N has gone all-out to register several high-profile domains, and although they're not all likely to be used there are some interesting registrations. WiiUWare.com is one of the more interesting names, particularly as..

  • News Nintendo Website May Be Victim of Phishing Scam

    Nothing to do with overpaying for haddock

    Nintendo's European website may be the victim of a phishing scam as investigations are underway to determine the severity of the situation. Until further notice, certain parts of the site have been shut down while Nintendo investigates. Taken from the online notice that's posted on the website, Nintendo...

May2011

  • News Nintendo UK Launches Official Zelda Portal

    Ready for Ocarina

    This is a big year for Zelda fans: not only does the series celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, we'll also receive Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword both out before the 2012 calendars go up. With that in mind, Nintendo UK has wisely launched its official Zelda portal, covering all things Hyrule. The site links to Link's outings on Virtual..

April2011

  • News Nintendo Buys Up TheLastStory.com, Points to Nintendo.com

    Announcement on the way?

    Japanese RPG The Last Story has attracted more than a few envious glances from transatlantic gamers eager to delve into Mistwalker's Wii roleplayer, but so far Nintendo has made no concrete announcements about the game heading to the West. Now there's a little glimmer of hope for fans in North America. The domain name TheLastStory.com was recently registered by Nintendo and..

March2011

  • News Retro Handheld Games Now Digitised on the Internet

    Game & Watch titles included

    Fans of the old handheld games like the ones in the Game & Watch series are in for a treat when they find that several in said series ― as well as others not related to Nintendo ― have been "digitised" and put on the Internet for all to enjoy. Games like Donkey Kong Jr., Mickey & Donald, Merry Cook (also known as Chef), and Space Bridge are just a..

  • News 3D Sound Adventure Nazo Waku Yakata Gets Sited

    Websited, that is

    Yesterday we reported on Capcom's 3D sound adventure Nazo Waku Yakata, and now the publisher has opened a website to show off the game's graphical side too. The official website contains a few small screenshots showing some of the strange situations you'll find in the mystery mansion: bees, matches and old crones feature, though no sign of the already notorious "bathing suit..

January2011

  • News Got Move or Kinect? Then Check Out Our Other Sites!

    A whole world of gaming out there

    2010 was a fantastic year for Nintendo Life, and as we head into 2011 we'll continue to bring you 100% review coverage of WiiWare, Virtual Console and DSiWare games, as well as all the Nintendo news and features you could ask for. If you also own a 360 or PlayStation 3 and own Kinect or PlayStation Move, you might...

September2010

  • News Nintendo Declares Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Website Open

    Due to be updated in coming weeks

    First a logo, then a collector's edition pack; now the Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary celebrations get even wilder, with Nintendo of America rolling out website for the portly plumber's quarter-century. At the moment there's not really a lot to see other than a trailer and some pixel art, but Nintendo promises to make the website the centre of information for..

April2010

  • News Go 8-bit Over the Official BIT.TRIP CORE Soundtrack

    Retro gamers get your wallets out

    Fans of the BIT.TRIP series not only enjoy the retro gameplay courtesy of Gaijin Games, but the audio design is some of the best the genre has to offer. Following on from the release of the BIT.TRIP BEAT soundtrack, the BIT.TRIP CORE soundtrack is also now available to purchase. The BIT.TRIP CORE soundtrack features...

  • News Time Travellers Webpage Up, Debut Artwork

    Level-5 updates website with its new "suspense themed time-travel" game

    Following on from Akihiro Hino and Jiro Ishii's rather mysterious announcement of Level-5's new video game with a time-travel theme, we have the first piece of artwork of Time Travellers (via AndriaSang). The company has also updated its website with the game page although further details seem to be l

  • News New Rytmik Web Site Will Have You Nodding To Its Freshness

    Cinemax teases with a new trailer

    It's been almost two years since AQ Interactive laid down the beats on the Nintendo DS in the form of Korg DS-10; a music sequencer based on Korg's MS-10 synthesiser. While the bar was set admirably high, the developers came back with Korg DS-10 Plus earlier this year, giving DSi users double the amount of tracks to play with. With AQ Interactive being the main..

December2009

  • News No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Web Site Launched

    It's official: Henry wears "a right natty vest"

    Here at Nintendo Life we’re very excited about the imminent release of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle and it seems Ubisoft have been reading our Christmas wish lists as they have now launched a dedicated web site (not to be visited by those who are easily offended!) The site is really rather good if a little low on content just yet though..

August2009

  • News Official La-Mulana Site Goes Live

    Now you can check out all things La-Mulana!

    We've just received word from Nicalis that their brand new official La-Mulana Website is now live and ready for you to check out! There you'll find everything from the official gameplay trailer to screenshots and even an ongoing blog that will keep you up-to-date on all La-Mulana happenings. The beloved...

June2009

  • News Official Nostalgia Website Launches

    The official site for Nostalgia is now online.

    The official Nostalgia website has now gone live and has some great information about the game, not to mention some great music from the game's official soundtrack. You can also follow Nostalgia on Twitter or check out the Nostalgia Facebook page if you'd like to get a bit more involved in the...

  • News Another Hint at a New Tingle Game: Teaser Website

    Tingle's next adventure looks to be a sequel to his previous DS outing.

    Nintendo of Japan has launched a teaser website for what is now pretty much confirmed to be an upcoming new Tingle game for DS. There's really not much to do on it yet - You can get Chiko's mum (A character from Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland) to tell you your fortune by shuffling some cards and then picking one,..

April2009

  • News Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Official Website Goes Live

    Square Enix opens the window to one of their latest Wiiware offerings...

    If you're a fan of the Super Nintendo classic, Final Fantasy IV, then prepare to bask in a deep bowl of nostalgia soup. Square Enix's Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is soon to arrive on WiiWare services around the globe, and for a sip of this rich classic gaming stew you can visit the newly launched website dedicated to the..

  • News Hudson Launches Official Adventure Island: The Beginning Website

    Hudson's official Adventure Island: The Beginning website is now open for business.

    It seems the wait for Hudson's upcoming WiiWare title Adventure Island: The Beginning might be just about over. Hudson has just announced that their Official Adventure Island website is now live. You can check out the site for some new tidbits of information on the game and don't forget to check out our exclusive..

March2009

  • News Adventure Island: The Beginning - First Video

    It was only a few days ago that we revealed our exclusive interview with Takahashi Meijin about Hudson’s upcoming WiiWare game Adventure Island: The Beginning. He told us we could expect to get our hands on the game in May, but it looks like Japan will get it sooner as the official website has now launched, and it lists their release date as "April".

    In the game you can collect special..

January2009

  • News Hudson Launches Official Snowboard Riot Website

    Hudson has just launched the official site for their upcoming WiiWare title Snowboard Riot. The game takes place on a volcanic island that is covered in snow almost all year round and pits up to four snow boarders against each other in race after thrilling race.

    The game will offer up wi-fi online battles as well as Wii Balance Board support for that authentic snowboarding feel. The game also..

December2008

  • News Wayforward Launches Official LIT Web Site

    The official LIT website is now live for all to check out. You might even find a link to a certain interview that one utterly amazing WiiWare website recently conducted. There are also quite a few screenshots of LIT in action as well as some really cool conceptual artwork from the game's developers.

    You can also check out the brand new LIT gameplay...

November2008

October2008

  • News Official Cave Story Site Goes Live

    It's only been a few days since the game's announcement, but the official site for Cave Story is now live.

    At the moment, the site includes some screenshots, wallpapers, information, and even a blog which will be updated regularly with news about Cave Story and other things. The game's creator, Pixel, even responds to some of the blog posts in Japanese! The game is expected to be launched on..

July2008

  • News Japanese Mega Man 9 Site Now Live

    Some good news today as the official Japanese Mega Man 9 site has gone live. We had a quick flick through the pages and whilst we can’t understand any of the text, there is some cool content there.

    We hope Capcom USA launch a translated version of the site. If you click on the third option you can see all the Japanese box art for all the Mega Man (Rockman) games released to date. A little Mega..

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