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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...

Out Today: Xenoblade Chronicles (North America)

Xenoblade Chronicles (North America)

About time

After a lot of campaigning and complaining, Monolith Soft's epic Xenoblade Chronicles makes it across to North America today. The mammoth RPG is available to buy from GameStop or Nintendo's online store. The regular version is $49.99, while the 'enhanced package' with black Classic Controller Pro will set you back $64.99 (plus tax, of...

News: Men in Black: Alien Crisis Confirmed for Wii

Men in Black: Alien Crisis Confirmed for Wii

The good guys dress in black, remember that

Another summer blockbuster, another video game spin-off. Many of these movie-based games are of questionable quality, and it's slightly concerning that we're only now finding out about Men in Black: Alien Crisis for Wii, to be published by Activision. This title will be released on 25th May, the same day...

News: Musical Epic Mickey 2 "Won't Make You Sing"

Musical Epic Mickey 2 "Won't Make You Sing"

Good to know

As Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two was unveiled by legendary game designer Warren Spector, comments that it would be a 'musical' game raised some eyebrows. While some assumed that this simply meant the inclusion of songs in the storytelling, others interpreted that description as meaning that the game would include singing and,...

News: Kid Icarus: Uprising Fails to Fly in UK Charts

Kid Icarus: Uprising Fails to Fly in UK Charts

Pit's wings burn up

While Kid Icarus: Uprising has flown high in the Japanese charts and won the prestigious Nintendo Life Game of the Month award for March, it's dropped out of the top ten in the latest UK charts. Pit's latest adventure comes in at number 14 in the chart in its second week, a drop from seventh in its debut week but the...

News: Nintendo UK Pushes Wii RPGs with New Trailer

Nintendo UK Pushes Wii RPGs with New Trailer

Wii's legacy?

With a shade over two months until we hit the Wii U information motherlode at E3, Wii's time is just about over. While the mainstream will likely remember it for introducing motion control and kickstarting the party and fitness game crazes, Nintendo UK wants you to think fondly of its contributions to the adventure and roleplaying...