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  • Deals A Guide To The Finest Pokémon Sun And Moon Preorders

    Gotta pre-order em all

    This article was originally published on 1st November, and with release now just one week away in North America (and slightly longer in Europe) we thought we'd share it with you once again. In case you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you'll most likely be aware that Pokémon Sun and Moon will finally be...

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September2012

  • News Wii U Pre-Order Guide

    Price and retailer round-up

    So we've all had a day to think about and digest the Wii U launch details, and a number of us have probably decided that we can't resist buying the system. After a rather erratic first few hours following Nintendo's announcements, retailers are today settling down with an initial round of prices and pre-order incentives...

August2012

April2012

  • News Pre-Order Kingdom Hearts 3D, Get Free AR Cards

    Eat your heart out

    Pre-order Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance ahead of its summer release and you'll get some augmented reality cards to use in-game. The AR cards unlock exclusive Dream Eaters, though retailers haven't specified whether the cards unlock evil Nightmare Dream Eaters to battle or helpful Spirit Dream Eaters to recruit and...

  • News Pre-Order Theatrhythm, Get a Stylus and Stickers

    Hard to beat

    Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is out in North America in July, but if you're the kind of person who likes to get an order in early rather than wait and see, the game's pre-order bonus might be right up your alley. At the moment only available via Amazon but likely to reach our retailers soon, pre-order customers get a gripped stylus and a...

February2012

  • News Atlus Reprints Radiant Historia, Due Next Month

    Historic

    Like most Atlus games, critically acclaimed DS RPG Radiant Historia only had a limited print run upon its release last year, leaving many interested customers unable to find the game at retail. Now, nearly a year after its first release, Atlus is readying another production run. The next round of games will drop in late March, with Atlus...

January2012

  • News The Last Story Limited Edition Officially Confirmed

    Out February

    After the retailer leak of The Last Story's special edition, Nintendo has confirmed the limited edition of the game will be available from 24th February. The limited edition comes with a steelbook case — Nintendo's first in Europe — a seven-track Premium Soundtrack CD and an art booklet titled The Illustrations. It's available to pre-order now at select retailers. PRE-ORDER THE..

November2011

  • News The History of Nintendo Volume 2 Out on 15th December

    Pre-orders open

    The History of Nintendo: Volume 1 spanned the company's beginnings up until the creation of the Game & Watch, setting things up nicely for the second volume, which deals exclusively with Gunpei Yokoi's LCD wonder. The History of Nintendo: Volume 2 — 1980-1991: The Game & Watch games, an amazing invention to give its rather lengthy title, has just been given a 15th December..

  • News GAME and Gamestation Give Away Mario 3DS Pouches

    But only if you pre-order

    With Super Mario 3D Land out next week and Mario Kart 7 hot on its heels two weeks later, GAME and Gamestation are stepping up their pre-order initiative with two giveaways. Pre-order customers will receive a 3DS pouch bearing artwork from the relevant game when they purchase their game. Neat giveaway items, but as we'd bet many 3DS owners will buy both titles it's a bit..

September2011

  • News GameStop Has Tanooki Mario Keychains For Your Pre-Order

    Don't leave them hanging

    Super Mario 3D Land is one of the most anticipated games of the year, but if you haven't yet got your pre-order down then GameStop is hoping to change that pretty quickly. The retailer is offering an exclusive Tanooki Mario keychain when you pre-order and buy the game, either in-store or online. There's no image of it yet,...

June2011

May2011

  • News A Closer Look at UK's Pre-Order Ocarina 3D Bonus Gift

    Gold and shiny video

    Readers who follow our own James Newton on Twitter may have seen this Tweet last weekend, which implied our hard-working and handsome News Editor (Okay, that's enough — Ed) was already in possession of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. As it happens, the mystery box in his hand was not Link's upcoming four-dimensional...

  • News Okay Australia, Your Zelda 3DS Pre-Order Bonus Beats the Rest

    Music to your ears

    While a golden sleeve and poster is an acceptable way to celebrate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, what every gamer really wants is an actual ocarina. If you live in Australia — or intend to import from Down Under — your prayers have been answered.

  • News UK Pre-Orders Bag a Gold Sleeve and Poster for Ocarina 3D

    Shiny

    North American 3DS owners may be frustrated by the lack of pre-order bonuses for Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, but fans in the UK will be able to pick up a limited edition golden sleeve and double-sided A2 poster when they pre-order and purchase Link's 3D adventure. GAME and Gamestation stores are both offering the bonuses to early birds, with the poster depicting Link in battle on one..

March2011

  • News UK 3DS Pre-Orders Double Nintendo's Previous Record

    Twice as popular as Wii

    3DS is Amazon's most pre-ordered console ever, and now Nintendo has confirmed the console has twice as many pre-orders as the Wii back in 2006. While Nintendo UK hasn't announced the number of pre-orders taken for the console, rumours point to around 185,000 units for launch in the UK this Friday, a large proportion of which...

  • News Amazon Preorders Make the 3DS King of the Jungle

    Most preordered console in the history of Amazon.co.uk

    3DS preorders have not only been record-breaking for Nintendo, because that kind of impact filters down to retailers too. With about a week left to go until the 3DS launches outside of Japan, online retailer Amazon.co.uk has announced that the system has become the most pre-ordered console of...

  • News The 3DS Breaks... Nintendo's UK Preorder Record, That Is

    Hopes for Wii-scale success

    With Japan's hugely successful launch of the 3DS, it's now only a matter of weeks before the system hits the rest of the world, and preorders in the U.K. are coming in thick and fast. CVG reports that Andy Yates, Sales Director at Nintendo UK revealed the 3DS is approaching 100,000 preorders ahead of its European launch on 25th March. Speaking to trade publication MCV on..

November2010

October2010

  • News This Plush Donkey Kong Can Be Yours Down Under

    For a price, of course

    Live in Australia? Excited about Donkey Kong Country Returns? Of course you are. If you want your excitement rewarded in the form of a cuddly Donkey Kong plush, it might be time to visit your nearest GameTraders and plonk down a pre-order. Yes, soon you can gaze wistfully into the ape's eyes, though how soon we do not know as...

  • News Gamers Can Now Pre-Order the Limited Edition Red DSi XL

    If value for money had a colour, could it be red?

    Earlier this week we brought you news that in celebrating the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo will be bringing the limited edition red DSi XL to Europe and now we have word of how much it will set back euro gamers too. Asides from the pre-installed A Little Bit of... Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: Arts Edition and

September2010

  • News Have a Banana When You Pre-order Donkey Kong Country Returns

    Slip your controller in there

    If you were to pre-order Super Scribblenauts, Sonic Colours and Nine Hours, Nine Doors, Nine Persons from Gamestop you'd have enough items of clothing to walk the streets as a headphone-wearing Sonic the Hedgehog with a metal watch. If that's not your idea of value for your pre-order money, Gamestop has something a bit...

  • News Watch Out for this Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Bonus

    It's a watch!

    Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a graphic adventure developed by Chunsoft, described by publisher Aksys as: A game that simulates life, or at least it would if your life was about being trapped on a sinking ship and forced to complete a series of incomprehensible puzzles before your practically inevitable death. As if that weren't enough to brighten your Monday, sticking your..

August2010

  • News Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Gets 3 Bonuses

    Posters and gift cards up for grabs

    Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light looks like being another strong addition to the DS's stable of RPGs, but Square Enix isn't taking any chances when it comes to getting fans to stick down their money in advance, with two separate pre-order incentives up for grabs, as well as a bonus poster available to all who purchase the game at launch. Everyone who picks up..

  • News Latest Pokemon Titles Top One Million Preorders in Japan

    Pokémon goes platinum before launch

    Out in Japan next month, Pokémon Black and White are destined to destroy all opponents in a storm of sales, with pre-orders for the titles having already smashed the million mark. The most impressive part? Stores only started taking pre-orders on July 31st, making the feat a new record for the DS, with the Pokémon Company expecting the total figure to top 1.5m..

  • News These Fuzzy Super Scribblenauts Headphones Can Be Yours

    If you preorder at Gamestop, of course

    The original Scribblenauts came with an infamous rooster hat for those who preordered, so can Warner Bros. top that with an even better incentive second time around? How about with a pair of plush headphones that actually work? Bad luck if you said no, as that's exactly what's happening. Coming in three colours, grey, polka-dot and camouflage, these are sure..

July2010

  • News Preorder Sonic Colours to Fulfil Your Sonic Dress-Up Ambitions

    Gamestop offering Sonic hats for all

    Annoyed by some of Sonic's recent outings and feel you would put the 'hog back on track if you could? Well, Gamestop is offering you the chance to do just that, sort of. Preorder Sonic Colours for Wii or DS with the chain and you'll also grab a Sonic hat, letting you complete your hedgehog ensemble and race around cities and forests grabbing golden rings and..

May2010

  • News Australia, Only You Can Own this Awesome Travis Touchdown T-Shirt

    The rest of the world will stare on enviously

    Suda51's No More Heroes 2 is hands-down one of the most stylish titles on any format, and our lucky antipodean readers can clothe themselves in a little bit of that style with this awesome t-shirt. Preorder Travis Touchdown's new adventure over at GAME and you can grab this Bizarre Jelly t-shirt as worn by Travis in-game. It doesn't get much cooler than..

  • News Preorder Sin and Punishment, Get Bonus Points and Poster

    That's a sweet deal

    Although Treasure fans the length and breadth of Europe are already enjoying the company's latest blasterpiece, those of you across the pond in North America are probably cursing Nintendo's decision to delay to Sin and Punishment: Star Successor. It might be time to reconsider however, as Gamestop is giving not one but two bonuses to preorder customers. As with Monster Hunter..

  • News Buy Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar, Take Home a Horse

    Enticing deal for all

    There's a couple of Harvest Moon fans on the Nintendo Life team in Europe, now staring enviously at their counterparts across the pond as the latest plush toy preorder giveaway has been revealed for the upcoming Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar. If you preorder the title at GameStop you'll receive a lovely horse toy as a memento of...

  • News Super Mario Galaxy 2 Gets Bundled

    Edge magazine gives 10/10, UK preorder bonus too

    Despite pretty much universal acclaim for the first Super Mario Galaxy, it wasn't the biggest-selling game in the Wii's library, its sales eclipsed very early on by New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Clearly Nintendo thinks the upcoming sequel will shift more units, as stories have appeared on the Internet...

March2010

  • News Rathalos Figurine Swoops in on Monster Hunter Preorders

    More information on the limited edition, too

    If, like us, you're busy counting down the days and stitching up your armour in anticipation of the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri), you’ll probably be interested in the announcement of a European preorder incentive in the form of a Rathalos head figurine. Not only that, the final piece of the European-exclusive limited edition pack is revealed as a..

  • News Order Your Limited Edition Monster Hunter 3

    Comes in the best-looking box you have ever seen

    It's one thing to own what is surely going to be one of the top games of 2010, but it's quite another to buy it in a limited edition bundle that comes with every peripheral you'll need to get the most out of the game. If you are not familiar with the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~), be sure to check out our first impressions when Luke Westaway..

January2010

  • News US Pokémasters: Preorder Now, Get Ho-Oh or Lugia Figures

    Legendary Pokémon spotted at US retailers

    The hype machine for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver is certainly kicking into action now, with the news that select US retailers are offering Ho-Oh and Lugia figurines to preorder customers. If you want Ho-Oh, put your name down for HeartGold. Lugia fan? SoulSilver is the one for you. Here's what Cammie Dunaway had to say about the figurines: These..

November2009

  • News Zelda Tin Switches Tracks to GAME

    Limited preorder bonus still available

    You may remember a few weeks ago we reported that Gamestation was stocking a limited edition figurine and tin set for Zelda: Spirit Tracks, but that they quickly sold out. Well, it seems they sold out because all the rest of the stock went to their parent company GAME. Yes, the pink-hued retailer are offering the figurines of Link and the Phantom as well as..

October2009

  • News Want More C.O.P.? Preorder at GameStop!

    US retailer offering bonus levels to new Recruits

    Ubisoft's forthcoming adventure C.O.P. The Recruit is already getting some people all hot under the collar - yes, it's an open world game on DS! - but some of you may need a little prod in the direction of which retailer to grab the game from. Well, here comes GameStop to save you the brain-ache with the announcement it's offering exclusive in-game..

September2009

August2009

  • News Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles Gets Zapped

    Peripheral to be bundled in PAL regions.

    Chalk it up to either Nintendo's tight relationship with Capcom or an abundance of product, but Capcom has announced that their upcoming zombie blaster Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles will be available in a Zapper bundle in Europe. This marks the first time Nintendo has allowed the plastic popgun be...

July2009

  • News Scribblenauts GameStop Preorder Bonus For The Birds

    Hint: It's a rooster hat.

    If you planned on picking up 5TH Cell's type-em-up DS game Scribblenauts, you might want to consider putting in your preorder now at GameStop. If you want a rooster hat, that is. Between this and the Mario hat available to Platinum-level Club Nintendo members, Nintendo gamers may have the next two Halloweens in the bag. So far, the hat is only available for online and..

June2009

November2008

  • News SEGA to offer "prelude to an OVERKILL" Graphic Novel

    Pre-orders of the "adult-only" collectors edition of House of the Dead: Overkill to include an exclusive graphic novel, PAL only.

    SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced the red hot Collector’s Edition for The House of the Dead: OVERKILL™ for release in PAL territories. This premium edition of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL arrives encased in an exclusive collector’s slipcase and is accompanied by..