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News: Wii Motion Gaming Won't Guarantee Better Fitness

Wii Motion Gaming Won't Guarantee Better Fitness

According to research in the U.S.

Since the arrival of Wii in 2006 the concept of motion gaming has not only became mainstream, but has arguably dominated the so-called 'casual' gaming scene. Not to be distracted by the term, it's safe to say that a fair proportion of Wii sales can be attributed to families and people new to gaming who have been...

News: Sakaguchi's The Last Story Launch Trailer is In

Sakaguchi's The Last Story Launch Trailer is In

Director has the final say

The Last Story is out today in Europe and creator Hironobu Sakaguchi has co-directed a trailer to get you even more excited. The trailer below gives you an idea of the scale you can expect from Sakaguchi's latest Wii RPG, which by our reckoning is rather good. Don't believe us? Our The Last Story review is pretty...

News: Now GAME Pulls The Last Story Completely

Now GAME Pulls The Last Story Completely

No stock at all

Yesterday we reported that GAME won't stock The Last Story limited edition but now it's dropped the game completely. A Nintendo Life reader received this email about his pre-order: Unfortunately we are no longer stocking The Last Story on Wii. If you return to the store they will be happy to refund your £5.00 deposit. I apologise...

News: Mega Man X the Highlight of Europe's Wii Schedule

Mega Man X the Highlight of Europe's Wii Schedule

Notable absences, though

Capcom will finally release Super Nintendo classic Mega Man X in Europe next month, nearly a whole year after its North American début in April 2011. The 16-bit blaster isn't the only Virtual Console game present in Nintendo's release list for early 2012 — while there's no Strider or Super Street Fighter II with online...

News: Watch the US Nintendo Direct Here

Watch the US Nintendo Direct Here

We've got it all

Reggie Fils-Aime's Nintendo Direct is up on YouTube now and you can watch it all right here. Why not share your comments with our other users in the discussion section below? Talk about the latest release dates, revelations and more with fellow 3DS and Wii fans.

News: Pandora's Tower to Get Limited Edition Release

Pandora's Tower to Get Limited Edition Release

Everyone's in on the act

Nintendo's finally cottoned on that limited editions of games are definitely A Good Thing. Following the limited edition releases of Xenoblade Chronicles and upcoming The Last Story, April's big Wii game Pandora's Tower will also get a limited edition release. Like The Last Story, Pandora's Tower will come with a steel book...

News: Project Zero 2: Wii Edition Confirmed for Europe

Project Zero 2: Wii Edition Confirmed for Europe

Spooky goings-on

After what seems like an age of "will it, won't it?" Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that Project Zero 2: Wii Edition will come to Europe. Nintendo UK revealed the news through its new official Twitter account, also confirming that Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir will come to the continent in 2012. So that's one more Wii...

News: Reggie Also Presenting Nintendo Direct Tomorrow

Reggie Also Presenting Nintendo Direct Tomorrow

Time for some fevered speculation

Earlier today we reported that Nintendo Japan is hosting Nintendo Direct tomorrow, but it transpires that this will be a triple act, with Europe and North America in on the act too. As some have already pointed out in the previous article, Reggie Fil-Aime will be hosting his own presentation tomorrow after Satoru...

News: Nintendo Japan Drops Wii no Ma Service

Nintendo Japan Drops Wii no Ma Service

No ma no more

With plenty of development ongoing for 3DS and the all-important task of preparing for the launch of Wii U, Nintendo has plenty of work on its plate. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that it will be Wii that loses focus, the latest example being the decision by Nintendo to drop the Japan-exclusive Wii no Ma service, with it...

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...

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...

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

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..