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Reaction: Nintendo's Complete Press Release

Nintendo's Complete Press Release

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Nintendo's Upcoming Wii U Console Features Controller with 6.2-inch Screen Nintendo 3DS Continues its Evolution with Mario Kart, Super Mario and the Nintendo eShop as Nintendo Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda NOTE: Multimedia available hereLOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At the E3 Expo, Nintendo introduced a new paradigm for video games and home entertainment: Wii..

E3 2011: Nintendo News Conference Live Text

Nintendo News Conference Live Text

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Today's the day Nintendo unveils its new home console for the first time, and we'll be reporting on it all live right here. There's no need to refresh: the page will update automatically, so sit back and let us take you through the most exciting event of the gaming year. Following the press conference — also broadcast live at Nintendo's E3 site — we'll continue to feature..

E3 2011: Ubisoft Announces Rayman Origins for Wii

Ubisoft Announces Rayman Origins for Wii

The hairy hero returns

It's been a long time since Rayman appeared in an original platformer — around 15 years, in fact — so it's very welcome news that he's coming back to Wii in Rayman Origins. The game will feature four-player co-operative play over 60 brand new side-scrolling stages, harking back to the floppy-haired hero's original adventures. The video below shows the on-stage..

News: Thundering Typhoons, Details Regarding Tintin: The Game

Thundering Typhoons, Details Regarding Tintin: The Game

Ubisoft brings the adaptation to the Wii and 3DS

If Tintin fans think the upcoming animated film is all they have to look forward to this year, think again. Along with with Steven Spielberg's motion picture adaptation of Hergé comic books featuring Belgium's favourite reporter, fans should also prepare themselves for The Adventures of Tintin: The Game. Ubisoft has unveiled some game details from..

News: Winter Stars Brings More Winter Sports to Wii

Winter Stars Brings More Winter Sports to Wii

Deep Silver just chillin'

The top competitor in the winter sports division on the Wii may well be the Mario and Sonic Olympic Games, but publisher Deep Silver has plans to represent itself in the winter games, so to speak, with its upcoming motion-controlled sports title. Winter Stars is scheduled for a Q4 release this year, and features 11 winter disciplines: biathlon, freeride skiing, snowboard..

News: Wii and 3DS Hunted Down by Jaws: Ultimate Predator

Wii and 3DS Hunted Down by Jaws: Ultimate Predator

We've got a boat and the size is perfect

It's probably not surprising to see old franchises being resurrected on the 3DS, nor is it to see classic films getting the video game adaptation treatment, the latter of which is exactly what Majesco Entertainment has up its sleeve. The publisher has announced that a new game based on the 1975 Steven Spielberg film Jaws is in the works, due to be released..

Talking Point: Should Nintendo Try to Recapture 'Hardcore' Gamers?

Should Nintendo Try to Recapture 'Hardcore' Gamers?

What is hardcore anyway?

In recent weeks the internet has been overloaded with rumours about Nintendo’s next home console, the successor to the phenomenally successful Wii. The rumours followed the usual pattern; anonymous sources said it was coming, speculation raged, ideas about the console started to find a level of consistency, and finally...

News: How Retro Studios Achieved Backing from Nintendo

How Retro Studios Achieved Backing from Nintendo

Simple in theory, anything but in practice

Nintendo has a brand image that's as solid as a rock, so what does it take for an independant studio to get backing from the company and the opportunity to develop games based on its IPs for its consoles? Retro Studios president Michael Kelbaugh highlights a few qualities needed to do just that. During a Gamasutra interview, Kelbaugh spoke about how Retro..

News: TT Games: "Disney Universe Rips Us Off"

TT Games: "Disney Universe Rips Us Off"

LEGO boss not happy

TT Games, which includes the studio Traveller's Tales, is best known for its LEGO games, which all started in 2006 with LEGO Star Wars and went on to sell countless millions worldwide. The series has undoubtedly influenced plenty of modern games too, but it seems TT Games design director Jon Burton believes the newly-unveiled Disney Universe goes too far. On his Twitter account,..

News: Disney Universe to Blend Worlds on Wii This Fall

Disney Universe to Blend Worlds on Wii This Fall

Will your favourite characters make the cut?

Disney Interactive Studios has just announced their next release, Disney Universe, an action/adventure game headed to Wii as well as multiple other platforms this Fall. The fast-paced action/adventure title will feature over 40 classic and contemporary Disney and Pixar characters in costume form. One to...

News: Check Out The First Hour of Pandora's Tower

Check Out The First Hour of Pandora's Tower

Enter the Tower

While Nintendo may be gearing up for the big E3 reveal of its Wii successor, the company still has a few aces up its sleeve for its little-white-box-that-could. While the Wii hasn't housed the most robust selection of RPGs over the years, Nintendo has been playing some serious catch up with games like Mistwalker's The Last Story,...

News: Wii Just Couldn't Handle Sonic Generations

Wii Just Couldn't Handle Sonic Generations

Not up to the task

Sonic Generations is coming to 3DS, and there was much rejoicing, but Wii owners are still nursing the disappointment that theirs is the only current home console not set to receive the spiky speedster's 20th anniversary celebration game. In an interview in this month's Nintendo Power, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka reveals why:...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles' Alternative Cover has been Decided

Xenoblade Chronicles' Alternative Cover has been Decided

Is it the one you chose?

It's a shame that companies don't decorate games with alternative sleeve covers more often as it's a great way to introduce more artwork and a level of customisation to gamers. It's a good thing that Nintendo and Monolith Soft are into that sort of thing. Nintendo of Europe recently supplied four pieces of artwork for gamers...

News: We Found a Trailer for Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident

We Found a Trailer for Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident

It was beneath the bookcase

Wii find 'em adventure Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident (formerly known as Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust) is out in a month, but you can gear yourself up for the hidden object action with the game's opening video. The story centres on Malgrave Island, home to a "magically powerful dust", with two players able to team up to find the objects hidden..

News: High Voltage Responds Badly to Scathing Conduit 2 Review

High Voltage Responds Badly to Scathing Conduit 2 Review

Empty pram – toys everywhere

Conduit 2 received some pretty unfavourable review scores, including a 5/10 in our own Conduit 2 review, but Joystiq was especially venomous, their reviewer T. Michael Murdock giving the game a 1/5 score. High Voltage's response will shock you. The studio has admitted it advised staff to write reader reviews of Murdock's book The Dragon Ruby on Amazon, the page..

News: Strap Yourself In for Exclusive E3 Content at Nintendo E3 Site

Strap Yourself In for Exclusive E3 Content at Nintendo E3 Site

Watch it all happen live

We're just two weeks away from the cavalcade of announcements that is E3, and we here at Nintendo Life will be reporting on everything as it happens: the revelation of Nintendo's new console, new games and everything else that goes down. Nintendo will be helping out too, live streaming its press conference and making plenty of extra content on the Nintendo Network too. For..

News: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Sequel Unlikely to Hit the Wii

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Sequel Unlikely to Hit the Wii

Wasted opportunity or forward-thinking?

With the impending arrival of Nintendo's next home console, could we expect to see a lower number of sequels turning up on the Wii and see them launching on the Wii's successor instead? Perhaps. What we do know is if there's one sequel that's going to get developed that won't see a release on the Wii, it's the...

News: As Predicted, Wii Drops to £99 in UK Today

As Predicted, Wii Drops to £99 in UK Today

Will low price = higher sales?

From today, the Nintendo Wii will be available across the UK in two varieties: white with Mario Kart Wii and a Wii Wheel, or black with Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. The console's price has changed too, dropping to around £129.99, but many retailers are taking the chance to sell the machine even more cheaply. As...

News: LEGO Onslaught Continues With LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

LEGO Onslaught Continues With LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

The excitement is building

Fact: LEGO video games sell well. Fact: Harry Potter tie-ins sell well. Fact: Nintendo consoles sell well. Can you see where this is going? Yes, Warner Bros. has announced the official video game of the tail end of the Harry Potter saga, with LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 coming to all current Nintendo formats this year. Wii, DS and 3DS owners will be able to join in the..

News: Max & the Magic Marker Relaunching on Wii and DS

Max & the Magic Marker Relaunching on Wii and DS

Hoping to draw more gamers in, surely?

Easy Interactive has announced its Q2 line-up of upcoming releases, one of which is a WiiWare title that's on its way to getting a retail release. Max & the Magic Marker originally launched on the download service last year and will soon be available to purchase on-disc for the Wii as well as the DS when they launch next month. The game requires players to..

News: Sail the Tides of Destiny with New Rune Factory in 2011

Sail the Tides of Destiny with New Rune Factory in 2011

Natsume makes waves

Following the acclaimed Rune Factory: Frontier, Natsume is preparing to bring the second instalment in the Wii farming roleplayer to North America, announcing Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny. As well as the series' now-established combination of real-time battle, crop harvesting and animal husbandry, players will be able to take control of Ymir, an enormous golem with mysterious..

News: Are We Nearing the End of Consoles? Nintendo Thinks Not

Are We Nearing the End of Consoles? Nintendo Thinks Not

Nintendo's director of PR thinks consoles are too unique to die off

Fox News recently ran a story in which it suggests the traditional home console may soon be losing its place in our home as consumer demands evolve and smartphones provide deeper gaming experiences . Well, it starts off with a rather bold statement claiming that "the end is near" for games consoles, which is immediately..

News: Mario and Sonic 2012 Screens Blow Minds, Collapse Worlds

Mario and Sonic 2012 Screens Blow Minds, Collapse Worlds

Can a hedgehog ride a horse?

Though many are still processing the raw emotions that comes with such an alliance, Mario and Sonic are friends now: Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and its summery counterpart Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games showed the plumber and hedgehog could put aside their differences for the sake of sporty minigames and making everyone lots of money. With..