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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..

Features: Re-Examining Zelda: Twilight Princess

Re-Examining Zelda: Twilight Princess

Playing it safe, or changing the game?

You can tell a lot about a game from its opening scene. In the first few minutes of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time we're shown a sweeping, first-person view of the Kokiri Forest, as Navi flies frantically to awake a hero-to-be. In Zelda: The Wind Waker we're shown, in a beautifully minimalist art style, an...

News: Nintendo Wants You to Pick Xenoblade's Alternative Cover

Nintendo Wants You to Pick Xenoblade's Alternative Cover

Inside-out art drawn up

Reversible cover art is a great way to show your fans you appreciate their devotion: an extra bonus so secret 90% of people would never think to look for it, with RPG Xenoblade Chronicles set to receive the dual art treatment in Europe. Nintendo of Europe wants your help in picking the inside cover for the game, with a new...

News: Iwata Asks About the Music of Xenoblade Chronicles

Iwata Asks About the Music of Xenoblade Chronicles

Scoring an epic

Nintendo is localising Xenoblade Chronicles for Europe at least, and players anticipating the game's score might want to read the latest Iwata Asks about the game. Producer Tetsuya Takahashi reveals the reasons behind asking renowned composer Yasunori Mitsuda to write the final track, but it's veteran game musician Yoko Shimomura who...

News: Pandora's Tower Trailer is Very Japanese in A Good Way

Pandora's Tower Trailer is Very Japanese in A Good Way

Chains of love

Wii adventure Pandora's Tower may be Japan-only for now, as neither Nintendo's American or European arms have revealed any plans to bring the game to the West. Whether or not the game stays in Japan, the trailer below is too good not to share. Key to Pandora's Tower is hero Ende's chains, which can be used to attack enemies, scale...

News: Wii Play Motion Screens Show Spooks, Stones and Lots of Smiles

Wii Play Motion Screens Show Spooks, Stones and Lots of Smiles

Just a touch whimsical

The MotionPlus-enhanced Wii Remote Plus has plenty of potential uses: as a sword in Red Steel 2 or Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, or any number of sporting implements in Wii Sports Resort, but it's about to get a real workout in Wii Play Motion. Nintendo has published the first screenshots, available below, that reveal a little more about how the controller will be used:..

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..