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: "Objection!" So the developers crafted an attack where..
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 monstrous success of the series in Japan, its black..
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 than a Wii, even. Later on this programmer was..
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..
Sunsoft brings the classic match-two game to Wii.
Shanghai is the name Activision gave to series of simple matching games featuring patterns of stacked mahjong tiles on the Apple Macintosh and later Wintel PCs (other companies have sold the same game with various other names; the game is generically known as "mahjong solitaire" or "mahjong" though it has nothing to do with..
It does indeed invoke hysteria, but not the good kind.
Hysteria Hospital: Emergency Ward is the latest treat from Oxygen Games for Wii and in a sense it truly does replicate how a hospital nurse must at times feel; overworked, frustrated and at times more than a little tired. The game begins with the player deciding upon the gender and name of their freshly graduated nurse. The action then shifts..
Is Wii Sports Resort the worthy sequel fans of the original have been waiting for?
When Nintendo needed a showpiece for the unique motion control system of their upcoming Wii console, their developers came up with the original Wii Sports title that was eventually packed in with the system. Needless to say, it's become one of the most beloved titles...
Does High Voltage's much touted FPS manage to live up to the hype?
The Conduit has been hyped for quite a while. Announced over a year ago, the game saw delay after delay, did not get a publisher until late last year and suffered a few other minor problems. After all this time you'd expect the game to be fantastic, but is it really? The Wii doesn't...
MotionPlus off to a good start.
Another month, another Nintendo sales win for the U.S. Despite declining overall hardware sales by 38 percent year-over-year, Nintendo still managed to carve out over half of console and portable sales for the month of June, with Wii moving around 374,000 units and the DS family raking in a bazonga 766,500 handhelds. Observe: All three home consoles saw modest..
Wii Remote key component in free CPR training tool.
After the game system itself has proved to be useful in physical therapy the Wii Remote is also enjoying status as a standalone medical aid. In this case it is the active component in a CPR training tool dubbed Wii CPR by the students who created it as part of the completion of a course in biomedical engineering at the University of Alabama at..
Along with the 4.1J Wii system update, Japanese Wii owners have also received an updated Nintendo Channel!
The Nintendo Channel has long been a mixed bag: it provides Nintendo with a gateway into player's play habits (though you'd have thought this would be possible from the basic system given that the Wii has built-in networking capability) and also provides players with game trailers, short..
No-one takes Cricket more seriously than the English and Australians, decide the outcome of the Ashes with Codemasters Ashes Cricket 2009 set for release on August 7th.
Set to deliver all the drama of the nPower Ashes Series at the five official grounds, Ashes Cricket 2009 will also feature Test matches, One Day Internationals and 20 over games to give a complete recreation of the sport. The high..
Eidos releases two new videos of Futo in action!
Eidos was kind enough to send over two brand new videos of their upcoming Wii action title Mini Ninjas for everyone to enjoy. Below is the snippet of information that came with the videos that sets up the action taking place in each of them. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eidos have released new videos for the September 8th release..
For the time being, at least.
So that totally cool black Wii that's set to release on August 1 in Japan? You know, the one bundled with Monster Hunter 3 Tri and a Classic Controller Pro? Yeah, it looks like it (officially) won't be coming Stateside any time soon. Speaking to GameDaily, a Nintendo America rep confirmed that they have "no plans to have other colors of Wii in the U.S." Awww..
Fixes some behind-the-scenes stuff
A blue light special has hit North America and Europe, courtesy of our entertainment overlords at Nintendo. No new features have been added to the Wii console repertoire, instead providing "behind-the-scenes fixes" to improve overall system performance. No further details than that have been provided, but we'd wager it has something to do with the Wii..
Something from Eidos that isn't Tomb Raider or Championship Manager and SURPRISE, it's actually good.
Gamers from the PlayStation era may recall Tecmo's answer to Pokémon, Monster Rancher. Creating a monster to send into gladiatorial combat and doing jobs with the chance of getting special items to use was good fun, so seeing a similar game which takes the same concept but provides a better..
Exclusively available at JB Hi-Fi on August 27.
Hey Australia, Nintendo here. How's it going? We've got some great news for you today! We understand if you feel like you keep getting the shaft on new releases, like with our nostalgia-party Punch-Out!! that people seem so enamored with. Hey, did you see North American Club Nintendo members that...
Up from the depths thirty stories high, breathing fire his head in the sky -- Godzilla! Godzilla! Godzilla!
Godzilla Unleashed is the latest in a string of Godzilla games from developer Pipeworks, the same folks that brought us Rampage Total Destruction, another giant-monsters-smash-everything game that is squarely targeted at the Kaiju-loving crowd. The previous Godzilla on the Gamecube, Godzilla..
Head over to NYC and don't forget your bucket & spade!
Nintendo will be transforming New York’s famed Military Island in Times Square into an urban island getaway to celebrate the launch of Wii Sports Resort for the popular Wii video game console. On July 23, anyone who visits this Manhattan landmark will be able to take a mini “vacation” courtesy of Nintendo, complete with a sandy beach,..
Denser city to mix up the formula a bit.
The open-world aspect of the original No More Heroes received its fair share of slamming from players, as it was a whole lot of show and a whole lot of empty. Suda51, the series' punk-rock luchador mastermind, has heard the cries and stated sequel Desperate Struggle will be better about that stuff. He didn't really say how, though. Speaking to Nintendo Power..
Casual developer expanding its console line-up.
PopCap Games, best known for their beyond-successful Peggle and Bejeweled series', are one of the biggest names in so-called casual gaming. So far, though, their console support has been limited to only a handful of releases on DS and Xbox Live Arcade (and some iPhone stuff), curiously lacking any releases for the world's current most popular home..
Another case of some things best left animated.
Santa Monica-based artist Greg de Stefano is, like many others, a fan of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He also seems to be a fan of scaring the willies out of you, if his latest work is any indication. Taking things a bit deeper than the uncanny valley, the off-kilter ensemble cast of the mascot basher is the subject of de Stefano's mildly perturbing new..
Still Rampaging after all these years...
This game is the latest in a series of Rampage games from Midway stretching back to the mid-80s when Rampage was released in the arcades as the first (and practically only) example of the Giant Monsters Wreaking Havoc genre of video games. To many who grew up watching Godzilla, Ultraman and any number of...
Something classic, something new, Namco we love you!
In recent years purveyors old arcade games have seen fit to repackage them into "Greatest Hits" collections. Namco first had their Museum series on the original PlayStation in a series of six volumes (cleverly one for each letter of the name "Namco" and then a Japanese-only...
Check out the upcoming Wii survival horror title in action!
For those of you who don't already know, Hudson is currently working on a new survival horror game called Calling. The first screenshots of the game in action have just been released and as you can see, it's looking pretty creepy. The game is currently on schedule for a Spring 2010 release, so it's still a ways off. You can check out the..
Drink Pepsi and make a virtual bank for your Wii or DSi!
I'm sure some of you have noticed MTV Games' Rock Band franchise has recently teamed up with Pepsi for a new summer promotion across the US. For those who haven't, the promotion is fairly straightforward: look under the cap of specially-marked bottles of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max and other Pepsi products for a special code, enter it at the..
There's a whole lot of blasting going on, but how does it all work?
User-generated content in games goes all the way back to titles like Bill Budge's Pinball Construction set on 8-bit home computers and first-person shooters like Doom and Quake, but it's not something that's ever really been prominent in console games due to both system storage...
Marvel heroes trapped in a Wiirld they never made!
As the title suggests, this is the ultimate game featuring Marvel super heroes. The storyline resembles many classic Marvel title-spanning events: Doctor Doom has assembled The Masters of Evil to undertake an audacious gambit to assume ultimate power in the universe. Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., has assembled the greatest team of heroes the..
Europeans finally have the chance to get their hands on The Conduit as it releases across the continent today, July 10th.
To celebrate the release of the fantastic The Conduit we've teamed up with SEGA to give away some wonderful The Conduit goodies. One lucky reader will receive the 1st prize of a Signed conduit poster, Concept art book, Portable MP3 speakers and Pocket torch and then two runners..