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News: A Dragon Quest Collection for Wii Draws Near!

A Dragon Quest Collection for Wii Draws Near!

25 years young

2011 is a busy year of anniversary celebrations: Sonic the Hedgehog reaches 20 and both Legend of Zelda and Metroid turn 25. While SEGA and Nintendo are sure to have some birthday plans in the works, Square Enix doesn't want you to forget about the 25th anniversary of Dragon Quest, as it's releasing a commemorative pack in its native Japan. Containing the 8-bit versions of Dragon..

News: Wait, Did Majesco Just Announce the First Wii 2 Game?

Wait, Did Majesco Just Announce the First Wii 2 Game?

Strange goings-on afoot

Update: PR firm Reverb Games has responded, clarifying that the second platform is already available. Project Café jets: powering down. Zumba Fitness currently sits atop the UK all-formats chart in the UK, out-selling every other game available, mostly thanks to its recent release on the Wii. The announcement that publisher Majesco is bringing a second instalment to the Wii..

News: Wii Price Cut Could Bring About the £99 Wii

Wii Price Cut Could Bring About the £99 Wii

Retailers optimistic

After four years on the market, Nintendo Europe recently dropped the trade price on the Wii, which will allow retailers to offer the console at around £129.99. Naturally many chains are pleased at this new price reduction, with some looking to offer the machine even cheaper at just £99.99. MCV claims retailers may look to offer the machine at the sub-£100 mark either at the..

News: Europe Gets New Wii Bundle and Budget Range Too

Europe Gets New Wii Bundle and Budget Range Too

Console price drop incoming

The Wii is dropping to $149.99 in North America soon, but Europe's not being left out of the fun, as Nintendo of Europe has announced its own line-up of cheap Wii treats. From 20th May, the Wii will drop to £129.99 / €144.99 (approximately) with the launch of a new bundle that removes Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort...

News: Nintendo Drops Wii to $149.99 and Launches Budget Games

Nintendo Drops Wii to $149.99 and Launches Budget Games

It's all coming true

After some heavy speculation, Nintendo has officially announced Wii is dropping to $149.99 starting on 15th May. The pack-in title will change from Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort to Mario Kart Wii with a Wii Wheel, though the bundle still includes a Wii Remote Plus. Not only that, the Wii Select budget range we revealed yesterday is real: called "Nintendo Selects",..

Rumour: Nintendo to Launch "Wii Select" Budget Range

Nintendo to Launch "Wii Select" Budget Range

Coincides with console price drop

Last month we reported that the Wii may drop to $150 this month, but according to the latest rumour it's not just the console dropping in price, as Nintendo is set to introduce a budget line of software along the lines of its past Player's Choice lines. According to Kotaku, this month will see a new range of $19.99...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles Rated by OFLC

Xenoblade Chronicles Rated by OFLC

The highly anticipated RPG is headed down under

The OFLC, Australia's ratings classification board, has just rated Xenoblade Chronicles, awarding the title an M for fantasy violence. With this news, it's likely that an announcement of a North American release will be next, and you can rest assured that we'll keep our eyes peeled on the ESRB's new...

News: Iwata: "Kinect Has Made Little Impact on Wii Sales"

Iwata: "Kinect Has Made Little Impact on Wii Sales"

Buttons still in fashion

Last year saw the release of Microsoft's button-free Kinect, and many analysts predicted the sensor would bring an end to Wii's sales dominance in the West. That's not how Nintendo president Satoru Iwata feels however, as revealed at the recent goldmine of information that is the company's end of financial year results...

News: Vitality Sensor Will Be Released When Everyone Can Enjoy It

Vitality Sensor Will Be Released When Everyone Can Enjoy It

Or 99% of people anyway

Nintendo recently assured everyone that the Vitality Sensor is still in development, but if you've been wondering what's taking so long, let Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explain. Speaking at a recent financial results briefing, Iwata clarified that the sensor is still on the way but won't reach the market until it's suitable for everyone. This is a totally new type of..

Rumour: Xenoblade Voice Actors Out September EU Date, North American Release

Xenoblade Voice Actors Out September EU Date, North American Release

The truth, or a goof?

It wouldn't be the first time that a voice actor has revealed a game's localisation plans. Apparently Xenoblade Chronicles is headed to the U.S. after all, according to the official website of voice actor Peter Dickson, who is cast in the English translation of the upcoming highly anticipated title. Additionally, his Twitter, as well as the tweets of other Xenoblade actor Adam..

News: Redbox Game Rentals Go Nationwide in June

Redbox Game Rentals Go Nationwide in June

$2 a night across the U.S.

Last October, when we announced that Redbox was beginning to expand their video game rental service, including Wii titles, to a much greater market, many of you asked, "When will it come to me?" Now we have the answer, if your Redbox is one of more than 21,000 locations – June 17th. Redbox offers dvd, Blu-Ray...

News: Need for Speed: The Run Races to 3DS and Wii in November

Need for Speed: The Run Races to 3DS and Wii in November

Start your engines

Last year's Wii version of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit didn't go down brilliantly with gamers, but hopefully EA can atone for its errors with this year's entry Need for Speed: The Run on Wii. It's not just Wii getting a look in though, as Need for Speed: The Run is coming to 3DS as well. Promising "immersive storytelling" the game will see players racing across the..

News: You Won't Get a Nintendo Console with a Buttonless Controller

You Won't Get a Nintendo Console with a Buttonless Controller

That satisfyingly soft click is here to stay

With the introduction of touchscreens and motion controls, the cynical gamer might think it's a matter of time before Nintendo abandons the use of buttons all together. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata assures us that that's not what the company has planned. During an Analyst Meeting earlier this week, Iwata was asked what his opinions of touch control devices..

News: Europe Has a Date with Wii Play: Motion on 24th June

Europe Has a Date with Wii Play: Motion on 24th June

Minigames detailed too

The announcement of new MotionPlus-toting minigame collection Wii Play: Motion came out of the blue for many, but it's very real and heading to Europe on 24th June, Nintendo has announced. The game will be packaged with a red Wii Remote Plus across Europe, marking the first opportunity for gamers to get their hands on the crimson controller since the red Nintendo Wii console..

News: No Waggle Needed to Master Rhythm Heaven on Wii

No Waggle Needed to Master Rhythm Heaven on Wii

It's all about buttons

Nintendo's reluctance to reveal much of anything about the tentatively-titled Rhythm Heaven on Wii is a cause of much consternation, but one nugget we can share should enough happiness to unfurrow your brow. Due in the summer, the game will be playable entirely with buttons, meaning no need to use your Wii Remote as a fork,...

News: Iwata: Wii has More to Offer, Unannounced Games on the Way

Iwata: Wii has More to Offer, Unannounced Games on the Way

Life in the old dog yet

Just because Nintendo is nearly ready to show off a new console doesn't mean incumbent home console the Wii is dead and buried. President Satoru Iwata is keen to keep the console alive, telling investors there are new games on the way every month of this year, with some unannounced titles too. In Japan, Nintendo has only...

News: Nintendo's Profits Show a Significant Drop, This Year Should Improve

Nintendo's Profits Show a Significant Drop, This Year Should Improve

Decreases in sales explained, and Nintendo's forecast for this fiscal year

Although Nintendo has claim to notable achievements with its hardware ― the DS has proved to be the best-selling handheld ever and global Wii sales have surpassed the 86 million mark, the company's profit numbers for the fiscal year ending 31st March 2011 show a significant drop. Net sales totaled 1,014.3 billion yen,..

Interviews: High Voltage Software - Conduit 2

High Voltage Software - Conduit 2

We go deep inside the Wii's newest FPS

A little under a week ago saw the release of the first person shooter Conduit 2, the highly anticipated sequel from High Voltage Software. To take a closer look at the development of the game (as well as a possible hint at future 3DS outings), we went behind the scenes with Kevin Sheller, a senior producer at...

News: Over 2 Million Players Bought Mario's 25th Anniversary Game

Over 2 Million Players Bought Mario's 25th Anniversary Game

Joins a long list of million sellers

It may have just been a glorified Super NES game, but that didn't stop Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition from doing the business at retail, selling 2.24 million copies around the world since its release. Other Nintendo-published Wii titles hitting the million sales mark in the past twelve months were the lovable Kirby's Epic Yarn, Retro reboot party..

News: Relax, the Vitality Sensor is Still in Development

Relax, the Vitality Sensor is Still in Development

Nothing to get worked up about

The Wii Vitality Sensor made waves at E3 2009 as one of the most bizarre Nintendo add-ons of recent times, then all-but disappeared from gaming radars as Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and the 3DS drew all the focus in last year's show. The sensor's invisibility caused many to suggest Nintendo had quietly ditched the device, but president Satoru Iwata has confirmed..

News: Wii and 3DS Harbouring a Centipede: Infestation this Autumn

Wii and 3DS Harbouring a Centipede: Infestation this Autumn

The trailer has already burrowed deep inside

Atari has just announced its partnership with developer WayForward Technologies in bringing gamers the return of an old arcade classic from the '80s, beginning with Centipede: Infestation. The gameplay in Centipede: Infestation has been updated from the original but one thing remains: players will have to...

News: Mario & Sonic to Face Off Again at London 2012 Olympics

Mario & Sonic to Face Off Again at London 2012 Olympics

Wii and 3DS on the podium

Sonic Generations may not be heading to Nintendo platforms but fans of the spiky one won't be without a new game to buy this year, as SEGA has announced Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for Wii and Nintendo 3DS. The game will contain 50 Olympic-themed events, some of which will be familiar from past entries — table tennis, athletics and aquatic sports all..

Rumour: Retro Studios Working on Game for Wii Successor

Retro Studios Working on Game for Wii Successor

And relax

Ready for another batch of Wii 2/"Project Café" rumours? Of course you are. The latest round comes from Gameolosophy — no, us neither — who have gone all-out with claims of fan-favourite developers, third-party loving, storage solutions and more. The most interesting nugget of a rumour hidden at the bottom of the story is that Retro Studios is already working on a game for..

News: 3DS UK Tour Keeps Rolling On with New Dates Confirmed

3DS UK Tour Keeps Rolling On with New Dates Confirmed

StreetPass opportunities galore

Nintendo's UK arm keeps on bringing the 3DS to punters up and down the country, with more dates confirmed over the coming months. The press release mentions the thrill of playing new releases before anyone else, including games that aren't even available in this country, though there's no specific titles mentioned. We were to don our speculation caps (which with all..