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News: Young Justice to Clean Up Wii and DS

Young Justice to Clean Up Wii and DS

Holy licensing, Batman

For those of you in North America that enjoy some cartoons on a Saturday morning, you may be looking forward to the upcoming second series of the Young Justice series, which follows teenage superheroes and sidekicks from the DC Universe as they fight crime. A series like this is also ripe for a video game, and it seems that...

Review: The Last Story (Wii)

The Last Story (Wii)

A memorable tale

As the Wii prepares to be usurped by its successor, you could argue the console's getting some exceptional adventures in its twilight. European gamers had the pleasure of working through epics such as The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Xenoblade Chronicles in 2011, with North America due to receive the latter soon. For those...

News: Nintendo Japan Hosts Nintendo Direct Tomorrow

Nintendo Japan Hosts Nintendo Direct Tomorrow

Why tomorrow..?

Nintendo Japan will host another of its Nintendo Direct internet broadcasts tomorrow at 8pm Japan time (11am GMT / 6am EST / 3am PST). Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will discuss the latest Wii and 3DS developments, so you never know what we might see. The last broadcast, on 27th December, showcased Fire Emblem: Kakusei and Kid...

Feature: Hironobu Sakaguchi's BAFTA Presentation

Hironobu Sakaguchi's BAFTA Presentation

Final Fantasy creator speaks up

Last night Nintendo Life editor James Newton attended a presentation by Final Fantasy creator and The Last Story director Hironobu Sakaguchi at London's BAFTA HQ. The famous developer reflected on his 25+ years of industry experience and his latest project, answering questions from the packed-out audience. The night...

Review: Rhythm Heaven Fever (Wii)

Rhythm Heaven Fever (Wii)

Fever pitch

Rhythm Heaven games are the kind whose sole purpose is to make you smile. You might even say that it's a lot like a not-terrifying clown at a kid's party, actually: colourful and light, uncomplicated and wacky yet determined in its mission to entertain the masses. With Rhythm Heaven Fever marking the series' home console debut, Rhythm...

News: BIT.TRIP Collections Come to Europe on 16th March

BIT.TRIP Collections Come to Europe on 16th March

Quicker than we thought

Rising Star Games has revealed it's accelerating the release of BIT.TRIP COMPLETE and BIT.TRIP SAGA by seven Earth days. The compilations will now reach European shores on 16th March 2012 instead of the widely advertised 23rd March release date. If you're not sure which game to get, try out BIT.TRIP SAGA review paired with...

News: Hulu Plus Arrives on Wii

Hulu Plus Arrives on Wii

Two weeks free for non-subscribers

There has been plenty of focus on the potential arrival of Hulu Plus on 3DS, though details of a launch date have been in short supply. It seems that the Wii has snapped up the service first, with a new app appearing today on the Wii Shop Channel in the U.S. Subscribers to Hulu Plus can start streaming TV shows and...

News: Wii Sensor Bar Works Using Heat, Claims UK Newspaper

Wii Sensor Bar Works Using Heat, Claims UK Newspaper

WTF mode: engaged

UK newspaper Metro is renowned for its loose grip on reality — who can forget its 2010 story video gaming leads to surge in rickets? — but it's excelled itself again today. The paper reports an 8-year old boy suffered "severe burns" from two tea light candles. Hardly newsworthy in itself, but the boy was attempting to...

News: New Trailer for The Last Story Teams Up for Battle

New Trailer for The Last Story Teams Up for Battle

Magic and swords galore

There's now little over a week until The Last Story is released in Europe, and Nintendo has released a new trailer to show off some of the game mechanics. After an introduction to Lazulis City, an important location in the game, the action quickly moves to battle mechanics: a variety of enemies and attack strategies are...

News: Pandora's Tower Reaches Europe on 13th April

Pandora's Tower Reaches Europe on 13th April

Action a-go-go, baby

Nintendo Europe just confirmed it'll release Japanese action RPG Pandora's Tower in just under two months' time The action game with a dark heart will launch across Europe on 13th April, giving you plenty of time to finish The Last Story, which is released on 24th February. The announcement also came with this rather delightful...

News: 3DS Software Struggles in UK Charts

3DS Software Struggles in UK Charts

Hot in Japan, winter chills in old blighty

While we've been happy to report the continuing resurgence of 3DS sales in Japan, it looks like success in the UK is proving to be more difficult to achieve. In the latest software charts published by UKIE only one 3DS exclusive, Mario Kart 7, has managed to steer its way into the top 20, sneaking in at...

Feature: Zelda and Link's Romance in Skyward Sword

Zelda and Link's Romance in Skyward Sword

Zelda likes the silent type

It’s that time of year again, when couples around the world buy each other chocolates and tacky heart shaped gifts. Soon it will be Valentine’s Day, the most loved-up day of the year, and it’s got us thinking about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: a worrying indication that our priorities aren’t matching the...

News: Skyward Sword Up for BAFTA Game of 2011

Skyward Sword Up for BAFTA Game of 2011

You can make it happen

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has been nominated for the BAFTA GAME Award 2011, the only award determined by a public vote. Link's latest is the only Nintendo-exclusive game on the shortlist, but if you want to support it you can vote for Skyward Sword. You don't even need to be a UK resident, so go nuts. Here's the...

News: Fee Fi Fo Fum, Activision Announces Skylanders Giants

Fee Fi Fo Fum, Activision Announces Skylanders Giants

Out this fall

After the runaway success of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure it's no surprise Activision is already planning another instalment, revealing Skylanders Giants at the American International Toy Fair. The next game — fully compatible with previous toys, kids — features figures twice the size of their predecessors that light up. You know...

News: Vote Now for Xenoblade Chronicles' Reversible Cover

Vote Now for Xenoblade Chronicles' Reversible Cover

Inside out

Xenoblade Chronicles is just two months from finally reaching North America, and Nintendo wants you to choose the art displayed on the reverse of the game's cover. Nintendo of Europe held a similar campaign last year, but Nintendo of America has opened up the vote over on its Facebook page. Head over to

Review: Back to the Future: The Game (Wii)

Back to the Future: The Game (Wii)

Make like a tree and read this review

They say that if you were to travel back a million years and step on a butterfly, you could wipe out an entire species and change the world forever with that one seemingly infinitesimal move. When Marty McFly took a shorter excursion, back three decades to 1955, he almost erased his own existence in a similar...

Review: Wicked Monsters Blast (Wii)

Wicked Monsters Blast (Wii)

Monster mash

Cute cartoon creatures; simplistic shooting; a mixture of mini-games. Wicked Monsters Blast is a kids game by-the-numbers, but its charm and heavy nods towards arcade classics such as Point Blank could have youngsters going crackers for these animals despite a slim number of levels. Wicked Monsters Blast is easy to pick up, with scant few concepts to remember. Racing against the clock,..

News: The Last Story Gets New Site and Iwata Asks

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: Mario & Sonic London Olympics Sprints to 2m Sales

Mario & Sonic London Olympics Sprints to 2m Sales

Going for gold

SEGA's latest — perhaps last — Wii game, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games has sold over two million copies since its November release. The mediocre outing reached 2.39m sales in the last quarter, easily dwarfing sales of the far superior Sonic Generations on PS3, 360, PC and stablemate Sonic Generations on 3DS: across all four versions, Generations managed a..