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News: Dragon Quest X Wii Lands in Japan on 2nd August

Dragon Quest X Wii Lands in Japan on 2nd August

Wii U version still a secret

Square Enix will release its online RPG Dragon Quest X in Japan this August. The Wii game lands on 2nd August in two editions: the standard game costs ¥6,980, or you can buy it with a USB memory card for ¥8,980. If you buy the solus game, you'll need to provide your own USB memory stick with at least 16GB capacity,...

Feature: Nintendo Banks on Its Old Money Makers

Nintendo Banks on Its Old Money Makers

If in doubt…

Nintendo is set to announce its latest financial results that will cover the past year, and it’s anticipated that, for the first time in its history, the company will record a yearly loss. It’s an obvious blow for Nintendo, particularly as the past five to six years have brought staggering success. Even the results for 2010-2011...

News: Nintendo Dominates UK's All-Time Top 10

Nintendo Dominates UK's All-Time Top 10

Mario Kart on the podium

Trade and industry magazine MCV has posted a top ten of the biggest-selling single SKUs of all time, and Nintendo's on top. An SKU is a "stock-keeping unit" — a product with a unique barcode — and is used to separate the same game on multiple formats. MCV's list looks at the biggest-selling SKUs in UK history,...

News: Europe, What Do You Make Of Your Beat the Beat Box Art?

Europe, What Do You Make Of Your Beat the Beat Box Art?

It's certainly... yellow

The North American release of Rhythm Heaven Fever has one of the most deliriously colourful box arts we've ever seen, but Nintendo of Europe has taken a very different approach with its cover, as you can see. Art for the European version — known as Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise — tones down the golden theme of the...

News: Pikmin 2 Finally Reaches North American Wiis Soon

Pikmin 2 Finally Reaches North American Wiis Soon

About time

Hey, New Play Control! Pikmin 2 — what took you so long? The latest issue of Nintendo Power claims the motion-controlled strategy game is finally going to reach North America later this year, presumably to tide you over until Pikmin 3 and remind gamers who Olimar and Louie actually are. The enhanced Pikmin 2 originally hit Europe...

News: Konami Announces PES 2013 for Wii and 3DS

Konami Announces PES 2013 for Wii and 3DS

No PES for U

Konami's confirmed its next football feast, PES 2013, will, reach Wii and 3DS later this year. Wii's had some pretty good versions of the beautiful game over the years and PES has already had two run-outs on 3DS, so fingers crossed for a quality soccer sim later this year. The press release doesn't mention a Wii U version, which is a...

News: Real Life Skyward Sword Controls Don't Work

Real Life Skyward Sword Controls Don't Work

Though kids have better luck

We rather liked The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, stating that it's 'as good a Zelda game as we've ever played' in our perfect 10 review. We simply felt that everything blended beautifully, including the immersive MotionPlus controls. Not everyone felt the same about the control scheme, however, with some complaining...

News: UK Chart Results Are Less Than Golden for Nintendo

UK Chart Results Are Less Than Golden for Nintendo

Not flying off the shelves

Each week we have two sets of charts to bring you. On the one hand Nintendo's Japanese hardware and software sales are always through the roof and dominating its competitors, while the UK software charts often give a very different impression. Regular hardware sales for the UK aren't provided, but this week's software top...

News: Nintendo UK Launches Repair Website

Nintendo UK Launches Repair Website

One stop shop

Nintendo console owners in the UK have a new resource at their disposal: Nintendo Service Centre. The website offers troubleshooting tips and also allows users to book in consoles for repair. Video tutorials also talk you through things like setting up parental controls, spending Nintendo Points and browsing digital stores. So there...

News: Sing Along to Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise in July

Sing Along to Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise in July

Better late than never

Great news, music fans — the latest edition of the musical equivalent of WarioWare, Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise is bringing the party to Europe on 6th July. It's been out in North America since February under the slightly snappier name Rhythm Heaven Fever. Perhaps to make up for the late release, Nintendo has prepared an...

News: Kirby Gets 20th Anniversary Compilation for Wii

Kirby Gets 20th Anniversary Compilation for Wii

Dream land

The pinkest hero around, Kirby, celebrates 20 years of sucking this year. To celebrate with him, Nintendo's putting together a 20th anniversary compilation of his most popular adventures for Wii. Granted, Nintendo hasn't specified which of Kirby's games will feature on the disc — is it too much to hope for Kirby Air Ride? — but...

News: Titanic Mystery Sails Onto Wii and DS

Titanic Mystery Sails Onto Wii and DS

What else?

Just recently, as some of you may be aware, the 100 year anniversary has passed for the maiden voyage and sinking of the RMS Titanic, a tragedy that has been re-told in television documentaries, a number of books and most notably in one of the most successful Hollywood movies of all time. The centenary hasn't completely passed gaming by,...

News: Miyamoto to Show Wii U Mario at E3

Miyamoto to Show Wii U Mario at E3

But in what form?

Update: A Nintendo spokesperson has confirmed to Eurogamer.net that Nintendo will show off a Super Mario Bros. game for Wii U at E3. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, we'll see the first Super Mario game for Wii U at E3 this year. A translation of the original story sees Shigeru Miyamoto telling the news

News: Pandora's Tower Sneaks into UK Software Chart

Pandora's Tower Sneaks into UK Software Chart

A lot of climbing to do

There was one high profile retail release on Nintendo systems last week, with Pandora’s Tower arriving on Wii. Unlike Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, which failed to break into the software top 40 in its debut week and missed out again this week, the final title in the so-called 'Operation Rainfall Trilogy' has...

Feature: The Odd One Out in Operation Rainfall

The Odd One Out in Operation Rainfall

Time to open Pandora’s Limited Edition box?

Friday 13th April saw the final part of the Operation Rainfall JRPG trilogy hit European shelves, with Pandora’s Tower following in the footsteps of Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story. Pandora’s Tower does feel like a rather odd member of what has become, in the eyes of most, a linked trio of...

News: The U.S. Sales Results are in for Nintendo

The U.S. Sales Results are in for Nintendo

Not bad, not brilliant

While Nintendo, or to be precise 3DS, continues to dominate in Japan, it's always interesting to see how the company is performing outside its homeland. In the UK our only regular insight is the weekly software chart, and courtesy of the NPD Group we now have our monthly insight into how the big N is performing in the U.S. In...

News: Nintendo Back in the GAME with Pandora's Tower

Nintendo Back in the GAME with Pandora's Tower

Back to business

Pandora's Tower is the first Nintendo-published game to come back to the newly reformed GAME. The Wii action RPG is available online for £49.99, with GAME claiming it's "very limited and the last print run." GAME hasn't stocked a Nintendo-published or distributed title since Resident Evil Revelations way back in January,...

News: Club Nintendo Europe Gives Coins for JRPG Trilogy

Club Nintendo Europe Gives Coins for JRPG Trilogy

Commemorative coins, we mean

With Pandora's Tower out in Europe today, the so-called Operation Rainfall trilogy is complete. Register all three games — Pandora's Tower, Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story — in Club Nintendo and you could get a nice surprise. Nintendo Lee (no relation) states Nintendo Europe is offering a commemo

News: Pandora's Tower Inspired By Lunch on a Train

Pandora's Tower Inspired By Lunch on a Train

Don't eat the sandwiches

The final part of Nintendo's RPG trio, Pandora's Tower, reaches Europe this Friday. Developer Ganbarion recently spoke to Official Nintendo Magazine about the game's creation and revealed the inspiration for its disgusting monster meat system. Director Toru Haga revealed the idea came to him while eating his lunch on the...