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January2012

  • News Do You Want to Be a Record Breaker?

    Dedication's what you need

    Gamers who get down to London next week can try their hand at joining the Guinness Book of World Records at a special event in association with Nintendisco. A Guinness World Records adjudicator will be on hand to officiate record attempts, which kick off with a speed run on Super Mario World's World 1-1. It also looks like being a great opportunity for StreetPasses, if..

  • News Game Expo East Kent GEEKs Out in February

    Their words, not ours

    The UK retro gaming meet-up scene is thriving, with Game Expo East Kent — GEEK — the next event on the 2012 calendar. Taking place from 15th – 19th February in sunny Margate, attendees can take part in tournaments on classic games like Super Mario Kart and meet like-minded gamers, while the Queen's Hall will hold industry...

  • News Nintendo Reveals More Dates for Zelda Concert Tour

    Is it coming to your town?

    Nintendo has added several new dates to its Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour across North America, taking in Ontario, Seattle, San Francisco and more. Here's the list of dates, with more still to be announced, so don't be too disheartened if it's not stopping near you. 10th January — Dallas14th March —...

  • News Zelda Symphony Tour Gets Four More Dates

    Updated: make that six

    Update: Orlando and Denver added. Ticketmaster has revealed four six more dates for the Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses orchestral tour. The tour will take in Vancouver and Atlanta and stop in Phoenix twice. An Orlando date was added and then removed, then added again. 14th March — Vancouver, BC7th April — Denver, CO20th April — Phoenix, AZ21st April — Phoenix,..

December2011

  • News European Pokémon Championships Dated and Detailed

    You could go to Hawaii

    If you want to be the very best — and live in Europe — here's how to get there. The Pokémon Company International just announced European dates and details for the upcoming Pokémon Video Game National Championships, starting next year. From 3rd March to 1st April 2012, Pokémon Black & White players can step up to the challenge in one of five European cities:..

  • News Nintendo Life Takes the Podium at Mario Kart 7 Launch Event

    We're number... two!

    Mario Kart 7 is out now around the world, and to celebrate the release of Mario's latest racing outing Nintendo UK shelled out on a launch party at London's Sports Café this past Wednesday. Nintendo Life editor James Newton was there. The café's interior was decked out in Mario Kart livery, with stacked tyres and plenty of 3DS systems set up to demonstrate the latest MK..

November2011

  • News West Coast Customs Creates Real Life Mario Karts

    If only they were street legal

    Just as we guessed when Nintendo announced its presence at the LA Auto Show, the company's team-up with West Coast Customs is all in aid of Mario Kart 7. West Coast Customs — best known for its appearances on Pimp My Ride of course — created two life-size Mario Karts to promote the upcoming 3DS racer, out in early...

  • News 100 Link Lookalikes to Get Free Copies of Skyward Sword

    UK launch event revealed

    We're just two days away from the European release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and Nintendo UK has a plan to give away 100 copies of the game to the most committed fans at the official launch event. From 9am this Friday at GAME Oxford Street, the first 100 customers dressed as Link will each receive a free copy of the legendary hero's next adventure. It's a touch..

  • News Reggie Pimps Nintendo's Ride at LA Auto Show

    Unlikely but true

    Here's a partnership we didn't see coming. At the LA Auto Show on 17th November, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime will stand on stage with West Coast Customs CEO Ryan Friedlinghaus to announce an exclusive collaboration between the two companies. If it's not Mario Kart 7-related, we'll eat our red hats. From 18th to...

  • News Atlanta, You're On Mario's Touring Itinerary Too

    He gets around

    Atlanta, Georgia is the next stop on Mario's tour of the United States to promote Super Mario 3D Land. The plucky plumber is taking in the unique sights of the Atlanta Underground this Friday, 11th November, with a surprise performance by a gang of Marios in Tanooki tails and ears. ATLANTA ON ALERT FOR MASS MARIO SIGHTING AT ATLANTA...

  • News Zelda Concert Tour Kicks Off in Dallas on 10th January

    Updated: tickets on sale now

    The recent Zelda 25th Anniversary concerts in Los Angeles and London were just tasters ahead of the main course: a full tour that kicks off in 2012. The newly renamed The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses starts in Dallas, Texas on 10th January before touring the United States. Tickets for the Dallas show will go on sale via the Dallas Symphony, starting at $19..

  • News Chicago, Mario is Coming to See You Too

    He gets everywhere

    Mario visits the Windy City next week to promote upcoming 3DS release Super Mario 3D Land, appearing at the John Hancock Center on 9th November. As with his other events in Austin, TX, New York City and San Diego, there'll be an army of Tanooki Marios making an appearance for a surprise performance. What city do you think will be next? CHICAGO ON ALERT FOR MASS MARIO SIGHTING AT..

  • News Austin, Texas Gets In On the Mario Launch Love

    Spreading far and wide

    After San Diego and New York, where else can Nintendo go to spread the word about Super Mario 3D Land? How about Austin, Texas? On 7th November Nintendo will take a host of Tanooki Marios to the Republic Square Park in Austin, TX for an impromptu (as in "extremely rehearsed") performance of a surprise nature. Still...

October2011

  • News Super Mario 3D Land Launch Spreads to San Diego

    Nothing in between

    Mario mania isn't just taking in New York, as Nintendo has revealed San Diego California can expect a Mushroom Kingdom-themed party next week to celebrate the launch of Super Mario 3D Land. This Friday, "sometime between 12pm - 1:30pm" according to Nintendo, dozens of Marios in Tanooki ears and tails will race through the Westfield Horton Plaza in what the press release..

  • News Explore Super Mario's 3D Land at New York Launch

    Tanooki tails mandatory

    For the North American launch of Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendo is going all-out by turning Times Square into a real-life rendition of the Mushroom Kingdom. From 12th November, fans will be able to pick up their very own Tanooki tail and ears to wear while leaping through Mario's world: green pipes, coin jumps and even the...

  • Feature Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert Report

    London, Eiji Aonuma, Koji Kondo, Zelda Williams, legendary

    After a successful first show at the Pantages theatre in Los Angeles, The Legend of Zelda 25th anniversary symphony took in London's Hammersmith Apollo with a sold-out show that celebrated the series' captivating music. Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma took to the stage to introduce the concert, the audience lapping up his every sentence,..

  • News Nintendo Holding Online 3DS Press Conference on Friday

    Learn more about Mario Kart

    Nintendo of Japan has announced an online press conference for 3DS taking place this Friday at 8pm Japanese time. Dubbed the "Nintendo 3DS New Information Internet Presentation", the event will be a pre-recorded video of Satoru Iwata going over some of the information that couldn't fit into the company's pre-Tokyo Games Show press event. We expect to find out..

  • News Nintendo Takes New Titles to New York Comic Con

    Mario, Zelda and more on hand

    If you want to get your hands on some of Nintendo's biggest upcoming titles and you're heading to New York Comic Con, you're in luck — Nintendo has revealed a 15-strong line-up of games playable at the event next week. Comic Con runs from 13th to 16th October at Manhattan's Javits Center, and sees hands-on time for...

September2011

  • News UK Retro Computer Museum Hosts Gaming Weekend in November

    Will you be there?

    As much as we love to look forward to the future of Nintendo, it's important to acknowledge the company's past too. The UK's Retro Computer Museum is doing just that with a weekend of retro gaming scheduled for late November. Held at Snibston Discovery Park in Leicestershire, the show will celebrate 35 years of gaming from all companies including Nintendo, SEGA, Commodore and..

  • Events Eurogamer Expo 2011

    22nd to 25th September, Earls Court, London

    Now in its fourth year, the Eurogamer Expo is the UK's biggest dedicated video games event, brought to you by the people behind Eurogamer. Unlike media and trade-only events like E3, Eurogamer Expo is aimed at gamers, with playable versions of the most anticipated games for this Christmas and beyond. The world's most talented developers also drop by to..

  • News Kirby Delivers Ice Cold Snacks to US Cities

    Is one of them near you?

    To promote the launch of Kirby Mass Attack this month, Nintendo is taking demos of the game across America. But how to transport Kirby and feed players at the same time? With Kirby Snack Attack Trucks, of course. Nintendo's plan is to travel the country — realistically three cities — with frozen fruit snacks and DS...

  • Rumour Yoshi 3DS, Super Mario 3D Land Demo and More

    Pick up your salt at the door

    An astronomical amount of attention surrounds any Nintendo press event, particularly one where the company announces it'll be revealing new products. Next Tuesday's "3DS new product conference" is just such an occasion, and once again we have a fresh batch of rumours about exactly what'll be shown off at the conference and during the following Tokyo Games..

  • Rumour Monster Hunter Tri G To Be Revealed Next Week

    It's that time again

    Every man and his dog is predicting a Monster Hunter reveal for 3DS soon: Mizuho Security pegged it for TGS 2011, and now another rumour has reared its monstrous head, claiming we'll see the game shown off next week. The source of the rumour is an anonymous Internet poster claiming to work for the Computer Entertainment...

  • News A New Dragon Quest Announcement Approaches

    Prepare to battle

    Square Enix has announced a press conference on Monday to reveal a new entry in the Dragon Quest franchise. While we know that the company is developing Dragon Quest for 3DS, it's more likely the show will bring us our first look at the much anticipated Dragon Quest X on Nintendo Wii, a game that's been in development for years...

  • News Replay Expo Expands to Celebrate More Nintendo History

    Now twice the size

    The annual Replay Expo in Blackpool, England has become a highlight of the gaming year for many retro enthusiasts: featuring plenty of classic and obscure games from Nintendo, SEGA, Atari and more, it's a gamer's dream. This year's show is promising to be better than ever, with a second ballroom added to accommodate twice as many attendees and more consoles, computers and..

  • News Expect New Product Announcements at 3DS Conference

    What could they be?

    Nintendo will host a 3DS conference in Japan on 13th September, the company has confirmed. Kicking off at 12:00 midday Japan time, it's being billed a "Nintendo 3DS new product announcement" event, more likely referring to the revelation of new 3DS software than any new hardware. Unlike previous conferences the show...

August2011

  • News Nintendo Brings Big Name Games to PAX This Week

    Mario, Zelda and more on show

    If you're on your way to PAX in Seattle this week, there's good news: you'll be able to get your hands on some of the biggest games heading to Nintendo consoles later this year. Attendees will be able to play Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 among others. Saturday August 27th will see a Star Fox 64 3D tournament between 7pm and 10pm,..

  • Rumour Nintendo Readying Big Announcement Next Month

    What could it be?

    According to a collection of rumours rounded-up by Andriasang, Nintendo will make a big announcement on 13th September. A Japanese analyst told Bloomberg that Nintendo share prices had increased on the back of reports of a 3DS-related event to take place on 13th September, two days before the Tokyo Games Show where Nintendo once...

  • News These Pokémon World Champions Are the Very Best

    Like no one was before

    Last weekend saw the Pokémon trading card game and video world championships in San Diego, and now the winners have been crowned it's time to shower them in golden Internet glory. Each game was split into three age categories: Junior, Senior and Master, with the Pokémon video game master crowned as American Ray Rizzo. His...

  • News Zelda Symphony Concert Hits London on 25th October

    Europe's only show

    Nintendo's Legend of Zelda anniversary celebrations reach Europe with a symphony concert in London on 25th October. This is the only Zelda concert that will reach Europe, so if you want to see Zelda music played live, you need to get to London in October. Tickets start from £33.75 (plus booking fees) and will be available from 8th August. Will you be attending? NINTENDO..

  • News You Can Buy Your Zelda Symphony Tickets Today

    You know, if you want to

    The Zelda 25th Anniversary tribute concerts kick off in Los Angeles later this year, and tickets for the LA show are on sale today. There are three tiers of tickets: the bog-standard ticket at $35, the next level at $125 and a set of 200 VIP packages at $128.50. It's worth pointing out that none of these include booking...

July2011

  • Preview The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Hands-on once more with the Hero of Time

    In all the Wii U commotion at E3 this year, Link's next and final outing on Wii was rather lost, but we were able to reconnect with the Hero of Time at a recent preview event in the UK. Three levels in total were playable: an aerial bird race, a dungeon and a face-off against Lord Ghirahim. With Wii Remote...

  • News Nintendo Returns to Comic-Con with Multiple Playable Games

    18 titles spread across Wii, 3DS and DS

    Nintendo is set for its return to Comic-Con in San Diego this year and among other activities, the special Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be set up so that attendees can stop by and try out some of the latest releases. As well as Nintendo's booth (#5135) at Comic-Con, the Nintendo Gaming Lounge situated in the...

  • First Impressions Rhythm Heaven (Wii)

    Tapping never felt so good

    At last week's Nintendo press event in the Netherlands, we played several games, but one which has oddly not seen much coverage around the web yet is the latest entry in the Rhythm Heaven series. Scheduled for release in Japan next week, the demo Nintendo had on offer was completely untouched by translators, and was thus completely in Japanese. However, this is Rhythm..

  • News Will You "Stop the Swarm!" When It Hits Your City?

    The Mercenaries 3D event spreads like a virus

    Blasting monsters in the face sure is fun, which is why the StreetPass Network has a Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D event lined up where gamers can get together and enjoy Capcom's third-person action game. The independent group has set up a worldwide list of locations where 3DS owners can bring their consoles along and get involved in the event which..

June2011

  • News Nintendo 3DS Playable at Vans Warped Tour '11

    Music, sports and video games

    The Vans Warped Tour '11 has already kicked off and attendees won't only be enjoying the live music and sports as Nintendo has something of its own that people will be able to experience too. As a sponsor of the music and extreme sports festival, Nintendo will have its own interactive demo areas on-site. If in need of a break from live acts like Pepper, Less Than Jake,..

  • News This GameStop Really, Really Loves Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

    The best merchandising ever?

    In recent years, midnight launches have become the preserve of the "mature" gamer, which the likes of Call of Duty, Halo, Gears of War and more packing in crowds desperate to get their hands on the latest shooters; with the exception of hardware, it's rare to hear of a midnight launch for a Nintendo game, but...

  • E3 2011 Corbie on the Show Floor - Day 3

    The end of the road

    We've had a stellar three days at E3 this year with revelation after revelation, but today it all comes to an end. The fun isn't over yet though: Corbie Dillard, our man who can, is still taking in as many games as possible from booths including THQ, Natsume, Tecmo Koei and more. Corbie's opinions will automatically appear below...

  • E3 2011 Corbie on the Show Floor - Day 2

    Drop it like it's hot

    After the excitement of the first day of E3 there's still plenty to see and do in Los Angeles. Today Corbie will be pounding the floors of the Convention Centre to visit booths from Namco Bandai, NIS America, Warner Bros., Nintendo and more. Keep this page open and Corbie will keep updating it with fresh information and opinions throughout the day..

  • E3 2011 Corbie on the Show Floor - Day 1

    Drop it like it's hot

    So you've heard all the announcements from Nintendo's news conference, but now you're waiting to hear exactly how these games look and play in the flesh. Our man Corbie Dillard is live in Los Angeles and will be updating this page frequently with his thoughts on Nintendo's new console, the games available to play and the whole E3 experience. Keep your browser locked here and..

  • E3 2011 Nintendo News Conference Live Text

    Get all your news here

    Today's the day Nintendo unveils its new home console for the first time, and we'll be reporting on it all live right here. There's no need to refresh: the page will update automatically, so sit back and let us take you through the most exciting event of the gaming year. Following the press conference — also broadcast live at Nintendo's E3 site — we'll continue to feature..

  • News WayForward Founder Speaking at Westwood College on 25th June

    Voldi leads the Way

    WayForward is one of the most prolific producers of games for Nintendo handhelds, from licensed titles like Thor on DS to downloadable gems like Shantae: Risky's Revenge and Mighty Milky Way. The studio's founder and Tyrannical Overlord, Voldi Way, is set to speak at California's Westwood College on 25th June, and all for free. The "3rd Annual Gathering of Video Game..

  • News Nintendo of America Announces National StreetPass Day

    Finally finish Find Mii

    While some users in big cities and built-up areas are racking up StreetPass hits, others are less fortunate, denied the joy of a blinking green light. Of course, Nintendo wants to change this, so it's kicking off a new initiative with StreetPass Day on 25th June. That's the date Nintendo is using to encourage 3DS owners to organise their own meet-ups and social gatherings,..

  • News Canadian 3DS Summer Tour Details

    Join in the fun

    Nintendo is about to kick off its 3DS Summer Tour this month in Canada, allowing attendees to try out the console and sample a variety of new titles. Trucks kitted out with 3DS consoles will be stopping by Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario where gamers can have a go on the 3DS built-in software like Face Raiders, the AR games and the Mii Maker. Games such as Pilotwings..

May2011

  • News Nintendo's Art Appreciation UK Tour Kicked Off Today

    Do Brits love art?

    Nintendo's Create Britain tour kicked off today by the banks of the River Thames with an Art Academy lesson hosted by artist Pam Glew. Passers-by were invited to get involved with the DS art package, with a local primary school also stopping by to try their hand at recreating Canaletto's famous painting of Westminster Bridge. While not everybody's efforts were quite as..

  • Hands On The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

    Link's past and future in one evening

    Last year's E3 conference was full of 3DS announcements, but one moment that still sticks in the memory after a year is the revelation of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for the console. With less than a month until the game hits shelves worldwide, Nintendo UK invited Nintendo Life to a special preview event to take Link's remastered adventure for a spin..

  • News Masa Futagami Performing Live at Japan Underground this Month

    Video game violinist supporting Bentley Jones in London

    Promotional organiser Japan Underground returns to London this month to bring its eclectic mix of live music and Japanese culture to the capital's nightlife. Japan Underground at The Kingpin Suite at Bloomsbury Lanes, London on 28th May will be headlined by British J-Pop star Bentley Jones, the first British artist to be signed to a major..

  • News Nintendo Kicks Off Create Britain with Art Academy Class

    Brush with fame

    Bundling DSiWare titles Art Academy: First Semester and Art Academy: Second Semester onto a cartridge and releasing it under the name Art Academy was a stroke of genius on Nintendo's part, with the game now having sold over 1.9 million copies since launch. Now Nintendo UK wants to use the game to launch its new Create Britain campaign with an art class this week. The event takes..

  • News Alabama Hotel Transforming Into a Nintendo Theme Park

    Taking the warp pipe

    Nintendo fans who've always dreamt of becoming their favourite 8- and 16-bit characters may have their wishes granted soon, as a hotel in Alabama is preparing to combine a theme park with cosplay in July. The Radisson hotel in Huntsville, AL will play host to the strictly unofficial "attraction experience" during PersaCon, a cosplay convention taking place between..

  • News Nintendo Confirms E3 2011 Conference Details

    Where will you be?

    One of the most exciting days in the gaming calendar is just four weeks away, as Nintendo has announced the date, time and location of its E3 press conference. The big event kicks off on Tuesday 7th June at 9am Pacific Time at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. As always, Nintendo Life will be bringing you all the news live — we'll have the first playtest of the new Nintendo..

April2011

  • News 3DS UK Tour Keeps Rolling On with New Dates Confirmed

    StreetPass opportunities galore

    Nintendo's UK arm keeps on bringing the 3DS to punters up and down the country, with more dates confirmed over the coming months. The press release mentions the thrill of playing new releases before anyone else, including games that aren't even available in this country, though there's no specific titles mentioned. We were to don our speculation caps (which with all..

  • News UK Museum Celebrates Handheld Gaming with New Exhibition

    Full disclosure: it's in Swindon

    Nintendo fans have a better grasp on handheld gaming than many, but Swindon Museum of Computing in England is about to plot the history of the portable with a new exhibition. The new 'Gaming on the Go' exhibition charts 35 years of handheld history, starting with Mattel's 1976 Auto Race, a game running on a reprogrammed calculator chip with 21 LEDs for a display..

  • News Sega Teases Sonic Anniversary Announcement for 7th April

    Hold onto your sneakers

    Last year was the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., and there was much rejoicing, but this year Sega's jumping for joy over Sonic the Hedgehog reaching 20 years old. While Sonic's official birthday is 23rd June, the celebrations kick off on Thursday 7th April at the official Sonic the Hedgehog Facebook page. The Sonic...

March2011

  • Podcast Episode 21 - 3DS Launch Spectacular!

    Grab your headphones and take a journey into sound

    It's here: the day the whole of Europe has been waiting for since way back in June. Nintendo 3DS goes on sale at 00:01am on Friday 25th March, and who better to talk you through the machine's launch than Nintendo Life's very own experts Corbie Dillard and James Newton. This special commemorative episode of the Nintendo Life podcast is packed with..

  • News This is Your Chance to Dragon Punch Street Fighter's Producer

    Or Hadouken, if you prefer

    We told you about the official UK 3DS midnight launch the other day, with your chance to step up on stage and battle other players, but Nintendo has just revealed one of the opponents is none other than Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition producer Yoshinori Ono. Ono will attend to sign copies of the game at the official UK...

  • News Game Group Giving Away 482 3DS Consoles at Midnight Events

    Will you be one of the lucky ones?

    Of the 1,200 UK 3DS midnight launches, just over one-third of those will be operated by the Game Group, with 482 GAME and gamestation stores opening from tomorrow night to let gamers get their machines first. If you're not sure about going down to a midnight event, perhaps this will change your mind: every single GAME and gamestation store will be giving away a..

  • News 1,200 UK Stores to Open for 3DS Midnight Launches

    Special VIP event details inside

    The Nintendo 3DS's major North American launch event is this Saturday night at Best Buy New York, but in the UK gamers have a bit more choice when it comes to the big events. The official launch will take place at HMV's flagship Oxford Street store, where the first 500 people to buy the console will be able to claim...

  • News Best Buy in New York to Host the Big 3DS Launch Event

    Food, fun and freebies

    It's less than one week until you can get your very own Nintendo 3DS, but if the concept of waiting even a few more hours is enough to turn your guts to jelly you might want to turn up to the Best Buy in New York's Union Square this Saturday night to attend the console's official launch party. Nintendo promises music and giveaways, as well as the real reason anyone goes to..

  • News Canadian 3DS Launch Event Split Between Two Cities

    The ears of Toronto and Vancouver are burning

    Ahead of its North American launch on 27th March, Canadian gamers can experience the 3DS at one of two venues as part of Nintendo's official 3DS launch event. On Saturday, 26th March from 6:00pm to 12:00am; Toronto, Ontario, and Vancouver, British Columbia will be hosting the special occasion where gamers can spend some quality time with the handheld..

  • News Nintendo Begins Its U.S. 3DS Demo Tour This Weekend

    Four major cities playing host

    Ahead of the North American launch of the 3DS on 27th March, Nintendo has announced details on its United States demo tour where members of the public can try the system out and experience its unique 3D effects. Demo Pods and mobile Demo Squads will be spread across 40 locations in cities across the U.S. starting from...

February2011

  • News New York's Pokemon Launch Takes Over Rockefeller Center

    Get your Passport to Unova

    UK gamers can meet the Pokémon creators next week, but they still have to wait until launch day to get the game. North American trainers eager to pick up Pokémon Black & White can grab it from 5th March — a day before its release across the territory — by heading over to the game's official launch at New York's...

  • News Kirby, Your New Game Deserves Better Than This

    UK launch is... underwhelming

    It's been out in North America for what seems like forever, but today is Europe's chance to take home Kirby's Epic Yarn, and to celebrate Nintendo went all-out to recreate the game's sugary-sweet atmosphere in London's beautiful Elephant and Castle area. The official press invite promised: For one day only Elephant and...

  • News Meet the Pokemon Game Designers at UK Launch

    But be quick

    Next week sees the long-awaited launch of Pokémon Black & White across the Western hemisphere, and eager trainers who can make it down to the game's official UK launch in London could meet two of the men who made the game possible. Ken Sugimori and Junichi Masuda will be there at GAME's London Oxford Street store next Friday, 4th...

  • News UK Gamers Get to Celebi at GAME Stores this Month

    Gotta attend 'em all

    Pokémon Black and White events are full-steam ahead, with Nintendo throwing a range of legendary monsters at trainers across the world. Aspiring champions from the UK just received a little boost as Nintendo has announced a Celebi event tour across the country, kicking off tomorrow in Sheffield. Attendees will be able to download a Celebi to previous Pokémon DS games as well..

  • News Here's the Dates for Nintendo's Nationwide 3DS UK Tour

    Starts 24th February

    If you live in the UK and haven't yet been able to clap your eyes on a 3DS unit, Nintendo really, really wants you to see the machine before its launch. That's why it's putting together a national tour to bring the machine to your doorstep, or rather, a shopping centre located a convenient distance from your doorstep. The tour...

January2011

  • News If You Know Dragon Quest Trivia, You Could Meet the Creator

    Not as ominous as it sounds

    Nintendo's agreement to promote Square Enix's upcoming Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation on DS proves both companies are eager to capitalise on the success of last year's Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. Last year, series creator Yuji Horii attended the DQIX launch to meet fans, but this year you'll have to earn your right to meet him by taking part in..

  • News The Official 3DS UK Tour Starts Next Month

    Four cities announced so far

    You have to see it to be believe it. That's what Nintendo thinks consumers ought to do with the upcoming 3DS anyways, and if that's the ethos that Nintendo is going by, then what better way is there to let the public know about the 3DS than a nationwide UK tour? That's exactly what Nintendo has up its sleeves and to date, the company has announced the first four dates..

  • Live Text 3DS Events in Amsterdam and New York

    All the updates here, live!

    Today on January 19th, at 9am EST / 2pm GMT / 3pm CET, Nintendo is hosting two conferences: one in New York, one in Amsterdam, at which the company will announce the release plans for its Nintendo 3DS console. Nintendo Life's Jonathan Wahlgren (@jonwahlgren) is our man in New York and James Newton (@DaddyNewts) will be...

  • News 3DS Launches in Europe on March 25th

    All the details inside!

    At long last, Nintendo has announced the European release date for its new 3DS console. The machine will launch on Friday March, 25th. NoE is yet to announce a final price for the UK and the rest of Europe, however most retailers are reporting £229.99 / EUR 249. It will be available in Aqua Blue and Cosmos Black. The following games have all been confirmed, with Nintendo..

  • News 3DS Hits North America on March 27 for $249.99

    Games, prices, details - all inside!

    Nintendo of America just confirmed its new 3DS console will launch on March 27 for $249.99, available in Cosmo Black or Aqua Blue. Nintendo claims 30 games will accompany the console on or near (before the end of June) launch. The list of titles confirmed as in development for 3DS includes: Nintendo: Animal Crossing (Nintendo) Kid Icarus Uprising..

  • News Watch the 3DS Europe Event Live Online

    Nintendo brings the stream

    We'll be bringing you updates of Nintendo's European 3DS press event throughout the day on Wednesday, but if you really have to see things for yourself you'll be pleased to know Nintendo will be streaming the entire event online. Simply bookmark the 3DS Europe live broadcast and check back on Wednesday from 3pm CET / 2pm...

  • News Nintendo's 3DS Events - We Want Your Questions!

    What do you want to know?

    On Wednesday January 19th Nintendo is holding two press events: one in Amsterdam, one in New York, to kick off simultaneously at 9am EST / 2pm GMT / 3pm CET. Nintendo Life's Jonathan Wahlgren and James Newton will be present at the North America and European events respectively, and they'll be perfectly placed to bring you...

  • News Grab Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded in New York this Sunday

    Can't wait? Get it early

    It's under a week until Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded reaches North America, but if you're absolutely desperate to get your hands on the latest Disney/Square-Enix crossover you can get it early at a special Nintendo World Store event this Sunday. Hosted at the Nintendo World Store in New York, the first 300 people to get in will also walk home with Kingdom Hearts artwork, with a..

  • News Grab a Shiny Legendary Trio of Pokemon at Gamestop

    No preorder required

    Excited about Pokémon Black and White? Of course you are, and what better way to boost that excitement than with a monster-themed giveaway at Gamestop? Trainers who visit participating stores will receive the legendary trio of Raikou, Entei and Suicune in their super-rare Shiny forms for their Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver games. Transfer the glittering beasts over to..

December2010

  • News Nintendo's 3DS Preview Events Scheduled for 19th January

    One in Amsterdam, one in New York City

    Nintendo's presence at this year's Consumer Electronics Show will unfortunately be missed, certainly on the show floor at least. However, that doesn't mean Nintendo is ignoring western gamers' thirst for 3DS details because the company has scheduled two press events to take place in the United States and Europe early next year. On 19th January, previews will..

  • News Nintendo Takes Wii Party Out and About with American Tour

    West coast only, though

    If you live on the West coast of North America and fancy playing a bit of Wii Party, Nintendo has you covered with the Wii Party Airstream West Coast Tour. Get down to San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles or Seattle this month and you can indulge in some party action, with the chance to win a brand new Wii and a copy of the...

November2010

  • News Japanese Public Get to Play the 3DS at Nintendo World 2011

    Might a similar demo event be planned for the West?

    With the 3DS only months away from release, Nintendo of Japan has announced its upcoming Nintendo World 2011 event where members of the public can finally get their hands on the handheld system and see the wonder machine in all its glory. The Japanese site has launched and reveals the demo event will run from 8th January to 10th January 2011 in..

  • News Shopping Malls to Bring Gamers Together as Part of Nintendo's Tour

    Sample some of the top Wii and DS games of the year

    With Christmas only a few weeks away, shopping malls are already getting crammed with people wearing a ridiculous amount of layers and all rushing about, reluctantly spending an amount of money that's even more ridiculous. Well, if you want to take a break from all that gift-buying, or even if you have nothing else to do, why not see if there's a..

  • News Miyamoto and Reggie Honour Mario's 25th with Amazing Cake

    So emotional even the cake was in tiers

    Nintendo's flagship New York store recently re-opened with a brand new Mario-themed design in honour of Super Mario Bros.'s 25th anniversary, and to celebrate it hosted a huge party with two very special guests. Reggie Fils-Aime and Shigeru Miyamoto made appearances at the event to meet fans, cut the cake and revel in the atmosphere only a plumber's birthday..

October2010

  • News UK Dragon Questers Unite at These HMV Events

    Exclusive events for Celestrians

    If you haven't experienced Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies in its multiplayer mode, you're missing out. UK residents keen to leap into the game's social side can do so at selected HMV Gamerbase stores in collaboration with Nintendo of Europe. Attendees can take on Estark, nab an exclusive slime and enjoy playing the game with like-minded gamers. What..

  • News Mew Returns to Pokemon in HeartGold and SoulSilver

    Catch the psychic one at last

    Remember when you first played Pokémon and your friend showed you the amazingly rare Mew, Pokémon #151 when 150 was a big deal? Now you can relive those glorious days again in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver as you'll be able to catch the cutesy Psychic-type monster from Friday. Mew is being released to commemorate...

  • News Find Chibiterasu in New York, Win a Chibiterasu Plush

    Missing: legendary god in wolf form. Reward: toys.

    Anyone in the New York area who fancies a bit of a treasure hunt may want to keep their eyes peeled for this poster of a missing Chibiterasu, star of Capcom's Okamiden, for the chance to win a plush keyring of the lupine goddess. The first three people to find the poster, take a photo of themselves next to it and share it via the official Okami..

  • News Retro Computer Museum Event Incoming

    UK-based retro gamers take note

    Those of you with above-average memories will recall that we attended a Retro Computer Museum event a while back, and were blown away by the sheer magnitude of the vintage gaming hardware on display. If you gazed upon our coverage with envy, you'll be pleased to learn that another event is taking place at the end of this month. The venue is once again the sleepy..

September2010

  • News Buy Advance Copies of the Game at the Super Scribblenauts Event

    Get them signed too while you're at it

    It's not long now before 5th Cell releases Super Scibblenauts, the sequel to 2009's Scibblenauts, and in conjunction with the game's launch GameStop will be holding a special event where gamers can take part in a costume contest and even buy copies of the game ahead of its scheduled retail release. The GameStop store on Sunset and Vine in Los Angeles,..

  • News European Club Nintendo Members Invited to Wii Party Event

    Hang out with Jedward!

    The upcoming Christmas sales steamroller Wii Party is gathering momentum as it prepares to crush all in its path, and Nintendo wants to get you in the party spirit early with an exclusive event at UK theme park Chessington World of Adventures. As well as free access to the entire park including the zoo and Sea Life Centre,...

  • News Catch a Live Stream of Symphonic Legends This Thursday Evening

    Orchestral arrangements of classic Nintendo games

    If you've not got any plans this Thursday night, then be sure to tune into a live stream of Symphonic Legends' orchestral renditions of classic video games. Produced by Thomas Boecker with Jonne Valtonen taking lead composer duties, the WDR Radio Orchestra will be performing at the Cologne...

  • News It's Dangerous to Go Alone, But the Zeldathon Raises Rupees Regardless

    Take this press release

    Nintendo charity marathons are all the rage these days: Mother/Earthbound and Mario have both had successful marathons, with Zelda set to join the titles from December 27th. The team at Zeldathon got in touch to spread the word about its upcoming money-raising efforts. The press release below contains all the information you need. Pennsylvania Teens to use Video Games to..

  • News Nintendo Takes a Walk

    Upcoming Start! Heart Walk events announced

    Nintendo kicked off the first of five Start! Heart Walks with the American Heart Association on September 11th in Dallas with more events planned in the coming weeks. Events currently scheduled will be held in San Francisco (9/17), Chicago (9/24), Seattle (10/2), and Atlanta (10/30) for anyone looking to join in on the fun. Nintendo was kind enough to..

August2010

  • News Wii Games: Summer 2010 Competitors Reach the Final Stage

    No final boss, but we're sure a fair amount of pride is at stake

    Since Nintendo kicked off its first ever nationwide Wii tournament last month, we're steadily approaching the final round of the competition, and The Big N has announced further details of the closing event that will crown the winning teams as the best of the best. During the first weekend of September, the Wii Games 2010 National..

July2010

  • First Impressions Wii and DS Round-Up from London

    Get the lowdown on Okamiden, Super Scribblenauts and more!

    Ace Nintendo Life reporters James and Darren were recently invited to attend a special preview event in London to get hands-on with the 3DS as well as Nintendo's upcoming Wii and DS line-up. We've already posted our impressions of the 3DS and its games, so let's cast our eye to the wider...

  • News Metroid: Other M & Dragon Quest IX to Take Centre Stage at Nintendo Unleashed

    Sample a present masterpiece and some future fun

    The Nintendo Unleashed tour will be starting this weekend as The Big N gives fans the opportunity to play the latest and biggest titles before they hit the shops. The tour takes its first steps at the London Film and Comic Con on the 17th and 18th of July, where attendees will be able to get their hands on games like Metroid: Other M and Dragon Quest..

  • News Abylight Tuning Up Music On: Acoustic Guitar

    Latest in DSiWare music series on the way

    We've already had the chance to tinkle the DSiWare ivories with Music On: Electronic Keyboard and Retro Keyboard, but developer Abylight isn't limiting itself to black-and-white keys and is branching out into stringed instruments with Music On: Acoustic Guitar on the way to the service in the near future...

February2010

  • News Nintendo European Media Summit 2010 Round-up

    All the big news from the big day

    Earlier today, two of Nintendo Life's UK editorial team attended Nintendo's European Media Summit in London's swanky O2 Arena, which was filled with transparent plastic chairs and surrounded with projection screens showing upcoming titles. Although many of the major announcements were made at the US summit yesterday, today marked the day that gamers in Europe would..

  • Live Text European Gamers Summit 2010

    We're LIVE from London for Nintendo's European Gamers Summit 2010

    From 10am onwards we'll be live-blogging from Nintendo European Gamers Summit 2010 at the O2 Arena, London. What will Nintendo have in store for us? Mario Galaxy 2? Sin & Punishment 2? Or perhaps a shock announcement, like Pilotwings Wii or Pikmin 3? There's no need to refresh...

  • News Upcoming Media Summit Promises Surprises, Hype

    What will Nintendo reveal in a few days?

    Whenever there's a Nintendo press event, everyone goes bananas predicting what will be unveiled: new hardware, new entries in long-running series, Virtual Console Handheld. Well, with not one but two three Media Summits scheduled for this week, you can bet there'll be some interesting announcements in the coming days. And you know what? Nintendo Life is..

January2010

  • News Pikachu-Coloured Pichu Westward Bound

    US and UK get a chance to nab rare ’mons

    Way back when Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver was announced in Japan it also turned out a special Pichu was being released for Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum owners to download. The li’l fella is transferable to HeartGold and SoulSilver and will trigger an event to unlock another special Pichu in those remakes, due out in March. Now it’s been..

November2009

  • News Britain's Best Nintendo Gamer 2009 - Report!

    Who walked away with the crown?

    Our UK readers will probably have seen our adverts for Britain's Best Nintendo Gamer a month or so ago - in fact, some of you may even have competed at a GAME or Gamestation store - but we left you hanging on who emerged from the competition victorious. Well, hang no more - all can be revealed! Well, almost all. Sadly, because of an unavoidable delay to the Nintendo..

  • News Crystal Mario Surfaces Down Under

    Melbournians, show your NSMB Wii chops to win!

    The Nintendo Experience, EB Games of Swanston St, Melbourne are hosting the only launch event for New Super Mario Bros. Wii in Australia. From 9pm onwards on November 11th, everyone is invited to join in on the fun and have a chance to play the game with others before taking their own purchased copy home. They'll also be hosting competitions with the..

  • News Rare Pokémon Found at US Toys 'R' Us Stores

    Get your Arceus down there!

    Those of you Pokémon Platinum owners in the US who can haul off to a Toys 'R' Us before November 14th can snag themselves the ultimate Pokemon of all: Arceus. Those who receive this rare beast will discover it has already been levelled up to lvl.100, and has some pretty unique stats that can only be found on this version. This Arceus will come with a Classic Ribbon,..

October2009

  • News Nintendo Shows Off Its History at Kyoto Cross Media Event

    Lots of cool retro gear on display

    This weekend the Kyoto Cross Media Experience 2009 took place in - you guessed it - Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo was in attendance and had plenty of goodies for avid gamers to ogle at. As well as showing off new games for the Wii and DS, the video game veteran had a massive display which illustrated the company's long and proud gaming history. Machines on show included..

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