We're on fire with another fabulous competition for our readers - your chance to win a copy of Academy of Champions and a Wii to play it on!
Together with Ubisoft we're celebrating this week's launch of Academy of Champions for Wii with a very special competition: you can win yourself a Nintendo Wii complete with Academy of Champions to play on it! In addition to the main prize, we'll also be..
Nintendo adds a bit of color to the holiday shopping season.
For those gamers who've been wishing for new DSi colors to be released in North America, it looks like your wish is about to come true. Not only is Nintendo bringing out two brand new DSi system colors, but they're also bringing an all-new black Wii Remote and Nunchuk to go along with it. You can check out a snippet of information from..
Find out when you can pick up the sequel to the popular Wii Fit.
After months of speculation, Nintendo has finally announced the release date for their upcoming Wii Fit Plus package. North American consumers will be able to purchase the newest Nintendo fitness release on October 4th at a cost of $99.99. You can check out the official press release information below for more information on the..
Can you ever really have too much of a good thing?
Ignition Entertainment insists on torturing us with all of this breathtaking footage of their upcoming Wii release Muramasa: The Demon Blade, but we have to admit, we just can't seem to get enough. The guys at Ignition were kind enough to send over yet another new gameplay trailer of the game in...
How five guys blasted the series' haunting soundtrack into a whole different genre - without sucking
The trouble with covering beloved music is that it’s so easy to lose something in the translation. Successfully capturing the original work’s intent and mood is atypical; what most often happens when things go south is the heart and soul of the piece are mangled with good intentions. It’s not..
To celebrate the release of Nintendo's stellar Metroid Prime Trilogy we're giving you the chance to win a Nintendo Wii and a copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy to play on it!
Gaming fans around the world rejoice: bounty hunter Samus Aran makes her return to Wii this Autumn with Metroid Prime Trilogy, a deluxe collectors package that includes all three epic Metroid first-person action titles Metroid..
Here's the second of two new videos of the game in action!
Ignition Entertainment was kind enough to end over two more brand new gameplay videos of their upcoming 2D action/side-scroller Muramasa: The Demon Blade in action. This article highlights the second trailer aptly titled "Massive Attack" and shows you some of the effective attack...
Check out the first of two brand new videos of the game in action!
Ignition Entertainment was kind enough to end over two more brand new gameplay videos of their upcoming 2D action/side-scroller Muramasa: The Demon Blade in action. This article highlights the first trailer aptly titled "Chop-Chop" and shows you some of the vicious attacks...
We get our claws into Nordcurrent's latest
As much as it dents our hardcore gamer image to say it, we love a good minigame compilation here at Nintendo Life. When we're not blasting through Space Pirates or springing to the rescue of princesses for the thousandth time, you'll often catch us waggling away to a batch of minigames, so it was with great excitement we placed our preview copy of Ninja..
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...
Check out the latest video and screens of Spyborgs in action.
Capcom has just released these brand new exclusive Spyborgs screenshots and video to a select group of sites for posting this morning and we thought we'd share them with you guys. For those who don't yet know, Spyborgs is being created by a new development team comprised of former members of Insomniac Games and High Impact Developers..
American football, that is.
Nintendo's R&D department can be called many things, but no one can rightly label them as boring. The inflatable horseback riding peripheral revealed a few weeks ago made Nintendo look like it was on the brink of insanity, but this new patent (also discovered by Siliconera) seems to indicate that they're taking at least half of their prescribed anti-crazy pills: it's..
Ignition releases yet another striking video of their 2D side-scroller in action!
To be honest, we just can't get enough of seeing Muramasa: The Demon Blade in action. Not only is it one of the most striking 2D titles we've ever seen, but it just seems to keep getting better and better with every new gameplay video we receive. You can check out the...
Hudson releases final teaser trailer for their upcoming Wii sports package.
You might remember the game as Sports Island 2, which was released in Europe back in May. Well Hudson is getting set to release the game in North America under the name Deca Sports 2. Hudson has just released the third and final teaser trailer for the game that you can check below along with a snippet of information setting..
It'll come as no surprise to know that the recently released Wii Sports Resort is selling by the bucket load. Today, Nintendo has revealed that the game has now broken the million mark in sold copies across Europe. In case you didn't know, Wii Sports Resort is a collection of sports games that showcases the Wii MotionPlus peripheral; it's also the sequel to the best selling game ever,..
A must-play anthology
It took eight years, a group of Texans and a whole new perspective for Samus Aran, space bounty hunter extraordinaire, to return to consoles after Super Metroid. Seven years and three acclaimed games later, Metroid Prime Trilogy puts Samus' Phazon encounters in one slick anthology that newcomers shouldn't miss, but does it...
Known by two different names, and it's already out in America!
Hey - remember that really big Wii game Sean Brennan, managing director of Bethesda Europe, mentioned back in May? No? Well anyway, it's recently been revealed as a racing game developed by Awesome Play. Called Wheelspin (Speed Zone in America, and that version is published by Deten8 games) features a variety of tracks set in the future..
Acclaimed first-person adventure series gets updated Wii Remote controls.
Metroid Prime Trilogy hits North American store shelves today and now is your chance to experience these amazing classics again, two of them with completely updated Wii motion controls and 480p presentation. You can check out the official press release below for more information and a taste of what you can expect from this..
You call this archaeology?
Filled with cut scenes and swashbuckling action sequences, The Staff of Kings has the feel of an actual Indiana Jones movie. There are a lot of concepts included here that, if fully realized, could have made for a spectacular movie-style game. Sadly, as it turns out the imagination of the game’s developers exceeded...
Check out this Medieval mini-game collection in action!
We just got in a brand new video of the upcoming Wii mini-game collection Medieval Games showing the game in action. The game will feature 30 unique Medieval mini-games that include sword fighting, archery, jousting, and catapulting. It will also feature three different game boards to play through. You can check out the gameplay trailer below..
Codemasters is aware of international interest; release outside of PAL territories is 'being discussed' internally
We've had countless emails over the past month or two from readers asking when Ashes Cricket 2009 will be released in their local territory. Whilst the majority of messages have been from readers in the United States we've also had...
Trains explode too, all in new gameplay video
No Wild West meets feudal Japan first-person shooting game would be complete without some deadly ninjas appearing, would it? That's obviously the thinking of those clever guys at Ubisoft, who recently revealed some brand new screenshots of their upcoming MotionPlus-demanding title Red Steel 2 showing off the devious little chaps in action. The..
If the first one sells like hotcakes, that is
People have been questioning why Activision is bringing a port of the first Modern Warfare game, despite the second being released very shortly on pretty much every other platform under the sun (including the DS!). Activision, speaking at GamesCom, stated that if Modern Warfare sells well on Wii, we could be playing Modern Warfare 2 on our white waggle..
And it's exclusive!
Good news, everyone! Rugby League 3 is in development for Wii by games developer Sidhe, a company with years of rugby game experience under their belt. Here's what the press release had to say: “We are extremely pleased to be publishing a new Rugby League title with such fresh features, content, and innovations across the...
Scribblenauts devs to move towards consoles.
With their hotly awaited type-'em-up Scribblenauts less than a month away from a North American release, 5TH Cell look to have a big, turkey hat-shaped hit on their hands. In October, Drawn to Life will be getting a DS sequel too. But then what? Speaking to GameSpot, studio cofounder and creative director Jeremiah Slaczka thinks their future shall lead..
A new platformer from the House of Higgins
The title may not be nailed down quite yet, but we know this much: Hudson's new game, The Tower of Shadow (working title), is going to be published by Konami. It's a platformer where you climb some huge tower for mysterious reasons. Oh, and you're a shadow. Somehow. It's all in progress, really. Check out the press release below. Remember, this could all..
Developers like the idea of it for Western versions.
Excited for the localized release of Monster Hunter 3 Tri? Capcom are considering turning that excitement up a notch. Speaking to Spanish site Revogamers (via GoNintendo), producer Tsujimoto Ryozo revealed that Capcom has considered a few additions to the non-Japanese versions. We love the idea of voice chat and we know that it is a minimum for..
One for Wii, one for DS.
Because there's never enough Tetris to go around, Majesco and Tetris Online, Inc. today announced two new falling block puzzlers, one for Wii and one for DS. The involvement of Tetris Online seems to indicate that the titles will be downloadable, considering the company is behind WiiWare's Tetris Party and XBLA's Tetris...
Bringing the full online experience, a new co-op mode and Zapper compatibility.
Three months from release, Activision is starting to unravel what exactly it plans on doing with the Wii version of it's mammoth success story Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. As it turns out, they have quite a lot planned for it. Treyarch, the developer behind Call of Duty: World at War, will be handling the port duties..
Check out the brand new Muramasa video!
We were lucky enough to get our hands on the brand new Muramasa: The Demon Blade - Locations Trailer and we have to say, this game looks better and better each time we see new video of it in action. If you're a fan of 2-D action/side-scrollers then you should start getting very excited about this upcoming Wii...
Tough economic climate results in price hike for Brits
We reported a while back that UK retailers were looking into increasing the RRP of the Nintendo Wii in light of the weak value of the Pound. Nothing seemed to happen for a while and it looked as if the situation had changed, but we've just been tipped off that the price increase IS coming, and...
Japanese TV show compares the current consoles to four-wheeled vehicles for no good reason
Wii owners are used to being told by their PS3 and 360-owning buddies that their console is underpowered, but such insults usually backfire thanks to the fact that Sony and Microsoft's machines don't have anything as awesome as Super Mario Galaxy. It also helps that Wii is outselling its competitors and..
You'll never guess what comes in last place...
A recent poll in Game Informer revealed that out of 5,000 people surveyed, only 6.8 percent of Wii owners had experienced a failure in their Wii console, a stark contrast compared to the 54.2 percent of XBox 360 owners reporting faults, and even lower than the 10.6 percent of broken Playstation 3...
EA's forthcoming horror-shooter shaping up to be a monster hit
Nintendo might not have a high-profile presence at the happening-as-we-type GamesCOM in Cologne, but that doesn't mean other companies aren't willing to show off a little something to the seemingly always announcement-hungry Nintendo fandom, with EA having recently beamed a set of new Dead Space: Extraction screenshots over for your..
Famous catchphrase kept him out.
Attorney Phoenix Wright, legendary Capcom character prone to much waving and dramatic poses, was originally considered for Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom. Speaking to NGamer, Ryota Niitsuma, producer of the game, explained that the developer really wanted the character in, but that he really only had one move:...
Release dates, new trailer unveiled
Eidos and IO Interactive's Wii and DS game Mini Ninjas, a cartoony take on the tiniest of warriors, has a few very important dates. Release dates, that is! (Cue rimshot) North Americans, you get your tiny turn on September 8. PALs, you're up on Sept 11. Unless you're in Germany or France, then you have to wait until October 9. Mini Ninjas is an adventure game..
Sorry guys - your old Metroid Prime 3 save files won't work
Developer Retro Studios confirmed that save files from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption will remain incompatible with the forthcoming space bounty hunter epic Metroid Prime Trilogy. The studio had this to say: Due to the way the game data is allocated for production and the changes that we made in the source code, we were unfortunately unable..
Is Capcom's mega-hit running out of steam?
The Monster Hunter series is massive in Japan. Stupidly massive. The Japanese simply cannot seem to get enough of it...or so we thought. Latest reports from the Land of the Rising Sun appear to indicate that Monster Hunter 3 - which saw release earlier this month - has stalled at retail. The game sold a staggering one million copies in its first week and..
Nintendo of Europe offers a free VC game to those quick to the punch.
Two years ago, the original Metroid was made available on the Virtual Console in order to generate some hype for the release of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption a few months later. It seems only fitting that there is now yet another promotion featuring the original NES game, as Metroid Prime Trilogy will be released in Europe early..
Platinum and gold members, hop to it!
Oh, the decisions US Platinum-level Club Nintendo members have to make. Mario hat or Doc Louis' Punch Out!!? If you're a Gold member, the decision is much easier since you only get the option of a 2010 Animal Crossing-themed calendar. Still, if you're eligible and haven't cashed in on this yet, you might want to get on that as today is the last day to do so. So..
Well, this was unexpected. A European patent held by Nintendo (discovered by Siliconera) shows the company isn't content with just having peripherals like the Balance Board, Vitality Sensor, Zapper, Wheel, MotionPlus and the Nunchuck. No, Nintendo wants to peripheralize your badonkadonk as well. An inflatable horse saddle is the latest innovation patented by the company. The seat would have be..
Still a bunch of records left wide open.
Twin Galaxies, the premiere keeper of video game records since anyone bothered to keep track of such things, recently began a record hunt for Nintendo's latest über-hit Wii Sports Resort. A few days later, the hunt has yielded some impressive results, but more are still needed! Most of the records set are...
Got a spare £100?
Tony Hawk RIDE will be released for Wii on the 20th November, Activision have announced. RIDE will come with a special skateboard peripheral and cost a whopping £99.99. According to Activision, the new wireless controller will let players feel what it's really like to skate, allowing them to pull of all the tricks professionals like Tony Hawk can do. You'll be tilting,..
History? Sort of. Horrible? YES!
If you live in the UK you're probably familiar with the Horrible History series of books from author Terry Deary; featuring illustrations by Martin Brown. They're books aimed at children (mainly boys) between the ages of 8-12 which try to make history fun by discussing the nastier bits of it; using humourous illustrations and a light-hearted style to increase..
Koei's latest Warriors game is Wii-exclusive and includes a Nintendo-related bonus mode.
If you're not familiar with Koei's popular franchise you shouldn't be too surprised - The only game released on a Nintendo platform, Samurai Warriors: Katana, was a spin-off which was not that well received. All is forgiven with Koei's latest announcement however - The newest game in the series, Samurai..
Not bad for nine days on sale.
I haven't picked up Wii Sports Resort yet, but based on figures released by Nintendo today, certainly a lot of you did. Between the game's release on July 26 and August 3, a whopping nine days, the sequel to the most significant pack-in game this side of Tetris managed to sell more than half a million units. To put it in perspective against other titles in the Wii..
Check out the newest screens from the wacky Sega sports title.
Sega's just released a brand new batch of screenshots for their upcoming Wii sports release Wacky World of Sports that you can check out below along with a bit of information from the press release. The craziest, wackiest sports on Earth come to the Wii™ with collection of 10 over-the-top mini games. Choose from variety of unique..
Check out Sega's upcoming Balance Board party game in action!
We just got in five brand new screenshots of Sega's upcoming Wii release Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll in action. Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll makes use of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board to offer up an all-new party game experience for the Wii console. You'll have to tilt and...
Activision bringing huge hit to our white wonder waggle box
Those of you who've dabbled in a spot of other console gaming over the past few years may have tried a somewhat unheard-of game known as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It launched on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC - heck, even the DS got its own version, but Wii owners were left totally lacking. Until this November, that is. Yes, almost two years..
Check out the new eye candy for the upcoming trilogy release.
Nintendo has just sent over a bunch of new Metroid Prime Trilogy artwork and we have to admit, the more we see these Metroid Prime Trilogy goodies, the more we want to get our hands on the game. You can check out all of these new pieces of artwork below and as usual, we'll have more information on Metroid Prime Trilogy as it becomes..
Not enough big Wii games on shelves, admits Iwata
The more business-savvy amongst you will be aware that the Wii isn't selling as well as it has been previously. At a recent Nintendo investor's meeting, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was asked during a Q&A whether a price drop would be coming for the Wii. He replied: It's not the case of the...
Slated for early 2010.
Just released in Japan, Capcom's Monster Hunter 3 Tri is set to tear up the homeland in a big, big way. So when do the rest of us get a chance at hacking away at a swarm of giant ants? Looks like North America and Europe will be able to get in on the action sometime in early 2010, Capcom announced today. We all knew it was coming, but now it's official and, well, still kinda..
Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto has urged fans to keep the faith
In an interview with Mercury News, Miyamoto has reasserted that the company has plenty of ideas with the much-maligned Wii Vitality Sensor. For those of you that don't know, the Vitality Sensor is a fingertip pulse oximeter sensor that connects through the Wii Remote and was announced...
Big N's designers admit that MH3 is visually stunning
It was clear when the first few screenshots of Monster Hunter 3 emerged that the game was stunning, and even Nintendo's best have spelt that out for us. In an 'Iwata Asks' the team behind Zelda said that they really felt the pressure after seeing Monster Hunter 3 in motion; Capcom apparently put...
LucasArts speaks about the Lego Indy sequel.
The sequel to Lego Indy will apparently be an all-new experience, however, similar to the first game, it will feature action from the original adventures. "Nothing is recycled for LEGO Indy 2," said project lead Kellam Eanes. According to Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Traveller's Tales has gone about re-telling the original adventures while..
Service allows you to watch Hulu, Netflix and Youtube content on your console.
The Wii has a pretty poor track record when it comes to streaming media outside of Japan. No video rental services for us, no downloads, just the Nintendo Channel and its somewhat hokey delivery of promo videos. That is, unless you're the fiddly type, in which case you may have tried to get Orb up and running. Fiddly..
Official Twitter feed teases rumored "amazing new features."
Acticivision's Guitar Hero franchise has gotten some sweet love on Wii; Legends of Rock took the series online in a surprisingly solid way, and World Tour had it's own Mii-enabled mode and brought downloadable content as well, something still not widely done on the system. Now, with the fifth entry set to drop on Sept. 1 in the U.S., the..
Design studio shows off unused box and promotional art.
SEGA's House of the Dead: Overkill took the franchise in a whole new art direction, pushing a cheesy grindhouse aesthetic to the limit. The box art and in-game posters reeked of 70's exploitation movies, strengthening the game's much-needed personality. Fluidesign, the studio behind all the tacky posters, logos and box art, have posted a..
High demand wagered for Saturday's Japan release.
Monster Hunter 3 Tri isn't even out yet, but Capcom is already bracing itself for massive sales figures. So massive, they've already shipped 1 million copies of the game in Japan According to the publisher, that's the highest pre-release shipment for a third-party Wii game in Japan. Considering the...
Developer loves Nintendo's machine, actually
Despite the fact that one of the company's staff is of the opinion that the iPhone is more powerful than the Wii, Telltale's design director has insisted that he thinks Nintendo's platform is a perfect fit for their games. We think the Wii audience is perfect for the kinds of games we make, orientated towards story and characters and casual play - a..
Telltale Games seem to think so!
Monkey Island hasn't even been out a week yet, and already a storm's brewing over the game's choppy framerate. When a fan complained on the Telltale Games forums about the Wii versions' framerate, a Telltale programmer went on record to say: ..The Wii is just not a powerful console. An iPhone is much more powerful...
Funding sought for numero dos.
It's just out of the gate and from a company reeling over low sales, but the creators of the critically acclaimed Little King's Story want more. Do you want more? Speaking to Siliconera, LKS producer Yoshiro Kimura hopes that you do. We are planning to make a sequel to Little King’s Story, like Super Little King’s Story, but we’re still in the process idea..
"Are you finished? Save your speeches for Hell!"
This is the fourth in a series of stealth-based action games which have often met with mixed reviews due to control and camera issues. After watching the atmospheric sepia-toned montage of game cut-scenes scored with Japanese opera and playing the game, fans and those new to the series will find that...
...but don't expect a straight sequel
Punch Out!! Wii was pretty sweet, so news of a sequel is welcome indeed. Bryce Holliday of Next Level Games - the developer behind the pugilistic masterpiece - has gone on record saying that he'd love to create a follow up, but those of you expecting a traditional sequel which merely updates the fighter roster...
VP of Epic has admits that a more powerful Wii would interest him
Do you like Epic Games? Sure you do. Do you want them to make games for the Wii? Well tough. At the moment the Wii just isn't powerful enough to handle the Epic's Unreal Engine, according to Mark Rein, VP of the company. Rein recently spoke about the difficulties of porting the engine to Nintendo's machine: You'd just be stretching..
Available via the European Stars Catalogue in the autumn
Nintendo are releasing a special Animal Crossing CD for the European Stars Catalogue in the Autumn which will feature 39 tracks. As of June fans have been voting for their favorite songs in the series. As a result 23 tracks have been selected by the fans for the CD. All these tracks feature K.K Slider, the guitar-playing dog in the series..
Nintendo explains the tradition of why their characters rarely speak.
Nintendo's heroes such as Mario, Link and Samus rarely ever speak, aside from the old 'Wahoo' and other grunts. It is rare to find a Nintendo game with recorded speech; however Punch-Out!! on the Wii had it. The game's producer, Nintendo's Kensuke Tanabe had this to say:...
Unfinished business, says chief producer.
Before Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles was announced, rumors and speculation bandied about the Internets about a new, RE4-styled Wii game, possibly a remake of Code Veronica. Then the announcement came, and that game style was obviously not picked, despite being massively popular. Why is that? In a Q&A session with Capcom Europe, Masachika..
Ubisoft's sword-swinging sequel bumped into next year.
Well Red Steel fans will be getting a lump of coal in their stockings this Christmas with word from Ubisoft that their upcoming Wii sequel Red Steel 2 will now be delayed into 2010. Red Steel 2 was originally going to be released sometime this holiday season, but according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, that's just not going to happen..
Play Nintendo's newest Wii release in a tropical setting.
Nintendo of America is kicking off a series of events across the US to celebrate the release of their brand new Wii release Wii Sports Resort. You can check out all of the details along with a complete schedule of the various events below. Sounds like a lot of fun for those who reside in these areas. On July 26, Nintendo invites everyone to..
Ubisoft throw us a bone with some excellent insight videos into the upcoming Red Steel 2 for Wii.
If you're a regular to Nintendo Life you'll already know our newly married James Newton has already visited Ubisoft to play their upcoming Red Steel follow up. Well now we've got some lovely new videos to show you detailing more of the 'behind the scenes' action that makes Red Steel 2 possible. The..
Check out the announcement trailer in action!
Sega has just released the official announcement trailer for their upcoming Wii title Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll. The game is currently on tap for an early 2010 release and will center around the Wii Balance Board peripheral. Are you ready to roll? Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll makes use of the Wii Balance Board in an all-new party game for..
Shows a cartoony look for scrapped port.
Last fall, DICE's Mirror's Edge turned out to be a fairly divisive title for 360/PS3/PC gamers; some applauded it's new take on first-person gameplay by utilizing parkour elements, others found it to be an exercise in disorienting trial-and-error frustration. You know what else is divisive in gaming? Wii ports. EA, the title's publisher, was apparently keen..
A solid straight-up Mahjong game for fans of the real deal.
This is the latest in a series of Mahjong Tournament games which have appeared on previous consoles and handhelds. These are single player games (as with card games Mahjong player have hidden hands, so multiplayer with one screen wouldn't work too well) with virtual opponents; online play would have been welcome, but isn't included in..
Play on the day to win a family beach holiday of a lifetime
To celebrate the launch of the biggest game this year, Wii Sports Resort, Nintendo is recreating a tropical party island for all the family at four easily accessible locations across the UK & Ireland. Everyone will be treated to a ‘Wii Sports Resort Beach Party’, complete with fantastic giveaways, beach party tunes plus the..