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News: Your First Look at Pandora's Tower is Below These Words

Your First Look at Pandora's Tower is Below These Words

Open the box

Nintendo's financial report in January this year unearthed all sorts of interesting bits of news, including Pandora's Tower on Wii. The game stayed hidden atop a lofty tower until now, as Nintendo has released the first trailer for its Wii adventure. The game appears to be a story-driven action game, with cutscenes spliced between footage of the heroine smashing enemies together with..

News: Nintendo Buys Up TheLastStory.com, Points to Nintendo.com

Nintendo Buys Up TheLastStory.com, Points to Nintendo.com

Announcement on the way?

Japanese RPG The Last Story has attracted more than a few envious glances from transatlantic gamers eager to delve into Mistwalker's Wii roleplayer, but so far Nintendo has made no concrete announcements about the game heading to the West. Now there's a little glimmer of hope for fans in North America. The domain name TheLastStory.com was recently registered by Nintendo and..

News: After Nine Years, Retro Studios Thinks Like Nintendo

After Nine Years, Retro Studios Thinks Like Nintendo

Two companies "share a vision"

While many of us would love to work 10,000km away from your boss, when you're creating new instalments in some of Nintendo's best-loved series, it's not ideal. That's the situation at Texas-based Retro Studios, but after years of working with Nintendo's Japanese headquarters the developer has learnt a valuable skill:...

News: Captain America and Thor Trailers Power-Up Wii Together

Captain America and Thor Trailers Power-Up Wii Together

Sega's Marvel-lous double team

Cards on the table here: Sega's comic book movie tie-ins have not been fantastic. Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk; none of these games have set the world of Wii alight. But hey, we have new trailers for Thor: God of Thunder and Captain America: Super Soldier to make things better. Both tie-ins for upcoming Marvel movies to be released this summer and both..

News: Xenoblade Chronicles Heading to Europe This Year

Xenoblade Chronicles Heading to Europe This Year

At long last!

Fans of Japanese RPGs have been gazing longingly at Xenoblade for a long time now, but those soppy eyes are about to cheer up as Nintendo of Europe announces the game will find release there under the name Xenoblade Chronicles. Featuring new English voiceovers as well as the original Japanese actors, the game will also include English,...

News: Fils-Aime: Next Home Console Unlikely to be 3D

Fils-Aime: Next Home Console Unlikely to be 3D

Are you bothered?

Nintendo's taken handheld gaming by the ankles and slung it into the 3D pool, so it's long been a question whether the successor to the Wii will also be capable of pumping out 3D visuals too. According to the president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime, it doesn't look likely. Speaking to CNN, 3DS producer Hideki Konno spoke about Nintendo's efforts in 3D gaming..

News: New Patents Reveal Balance Board Motorcycle Game

New Patents Reveal Balance Board Motorcycle Game

New patents unearthed

It's been a while since we saw a Nintendo-published game that uses the Balance Board, surprising considering the number of boards sat in living rooms around the world, but a new patent filing has revealed a motorcycle game could be in the works at Nintendo Software Technology. The application shows a first-person motorcycle...

News: Warner Bros. Announces Green Lantern as Its Debut 3DS Title

Warner Bros. Announces Green Lantern as Its Debut 3DS Title

The Silver Age is returning

Last summer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that it would be bringing video game adaptations of the new Green Lantern film to the Wii and DS. Now it seems there's a slight change of plan as Warner Bros. has revealed that the 3DS will also be getting its own instalment, making it the company's debut title on the system. Green Lantern: Rise of the..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 18: Rageful Streets and Happy Dinosaurs

NLFM Episode 18: Rageful Streets and Happy Dinosaurs

Missed weeks? What?

Remember when we said NLFM was going to be weekly? Well, we kind of fudged that for the past couple of weeks. Sorry! But we're back with a fiery fever in this episode, where gangsters are punched, pianos diddled and dinosaurs remembered. 1. MONSTER! MONSTER! — Penny Arcade2. Yuzo Koshiro — Go Straight (Streets of Rage 2, Genesis/Mega Drive) 3. Naoki Kodaka — Aflorious..

News: Enjoy the Sights in this Conduit 2 Environments Trailer

Enjoy the Sights in this Conduit 2 Environments Trailer

Where will Agent Ford's mission take him?

We've been treated to a brief weapons preview in High Voltage Software's first-person shooter Conduit 2, now it's time to take a peak at the in-game environments that we'll be utilising said weapons in via SEGA's new trailer. At just over a minute in duration, the trailer is indeed a short one but long enough to show some of the exotic places gamers will be..

News: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wins BAFTA for Best Gameplay

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wins BAFTA for Best Gameplay

The only award that counts

Nintendo's jewel in its Wii crown, Super Mario Galaxy 2, was honoured at the BAFTA Video Games Awards last night, taking home the award for Best Gameplay. The plumber beat competition from Heavy Rain, God of War III, Mass Effect 2 and more, though Mario's space sequel lost to BioWare's space sequel in the Best Game category. Regrettably Mario lost out in the Best Original..

News: Get Fired Up Over This Conduit 2 Weapons Preview

Get Fired Up Over This Conduit 2 Weapons Preview

What will gamers pack next month?

It's a shame that Conduit 2 from High Voltage Software has been plagued by several delays, but if in-game improvements come as a result, then it's probably worth it. While we wait for the first-person shooter sequel to hit both sides of the Atlantic next month, producer Keith Hladik and six-year veteran at HVS releases a brief preview of weapons that will be at..

News: Wii is the Fastest Console in U.S. History to Shift 35 Million Units

Wii is the Fastest Console in U.S. History to Shift 35 Million Units

Several Nintendo titles reach new milestones

If you need proof that the Wii is still going strong, you only need to look at the month of February as Nintendo shifts another 5 million consoles in the United States in less than a year, with several games breaking new milestones to boot. Having sold 30 million Wii consoles back in August, Nintendo has now broken the 35 million barrier in the U.S..

News: Mario Kart Without Items Isn't Mario Kart, That Includes the Blue Shell

Mario Kart Without Items Isn't Mario Kart, That Includes the Blue Shell

Hideki Konno explains the importance of its inclusion

We can't expect franchises to stay the same forever, but when the crowd-dividing Blue Shell was introduced to the Mario Kart series back in Mario Kart 64, maybe not all of us expected it to stay through to the modern day instalments. Hideki Konno is one of the main players behind the series, having served as director for Super Mario Kart and..

News: Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About the Wii, Don't Worry

Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About the Wii, Don't Worry

More titles to be elaborated on in the coming weeks

Gamers might be forgiven to assume the DS is reaching the end of its lifespan since the 3DS is almost available worldwide, but perhaps we should be a bit more optimistic about the Wii? In terms of titles that are developed or published by Nintendo, things are looking rather quiet for this coming year; with Europe finally getting Kirby's Epic Yarn..

News: Walk the Plank with this LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Trailer

Walk the Plank with this LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Trailer

Plastic Captain Jack in action

If you're a fan of a popular film franchise, you can bet that sooner or later, TT Games will make a slapstick-infused LEGO video game adaptation of it. The next scheduled to receive the treatment is Disney's blockbusting, swashbuckling series in LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean for 3DS, Wii and DS. The game will feature all four films including the upcoming On Stranger..

News: Nintendo has 3D Demos of Wii Sports and Super Mario Galaxy

Nintendo has 3D Demos of Wii Sports and Super Mario Galaxy

Part of experiments

Nintendo's experiments with 3D go right back in time: there was 3D Hot Rally on the Famicom Disk System, a 3D GameBoy Advance SP and every GameCube has 3D-capable circuitry inside it. Despite the company's dabbling, not everyone was convinced that the new 3DS would be a success, so Nintendo set about changing their minds. 3DS hardware head Hideki Konno spoke to

News: Zelda Music Project Raises $19,000 for Twilight Princess Album

Zelda Music Project Raises $19,000 for Twilight Princess Album

More than a few rupees

Last year saw the release of Zelda Reorchestrated's Ocarina of Time album, and now the pioneering group has moved onto the most recent home console Link adventure: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The project has so far raised over $19,000, which will be used to record the game's soundtrack with a live Hollywood-calibre choir. The Zelda Reo

News: Skyward Sword Combat Trailer Shows Plenty of MotionPlus

Skyward Sword Combat Trailer Shows Plenty of MotionPlus

It's not just for combat, you know

This year's Game Developers Conference might yield some tasty pieces of information about the 3DS, but let's not forget about the titles that are bound for our home consoles. One prime example is the upcoming and anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. A combat trailer was showcased at GDC 2011 and it shows some interesting ways that MotionPlus has been..

News: Iwata Talks 3DS Expectations and Wii Successor

Iwata Talks 3DS Expectations and Wii Successor

Both systems sure to have plenty riding on them

With the 3DS having just launched in Japan, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has expressed the company's hopes for the handheld system and the stance Nintendo is taking towards the eventual successor to the Wii. During an interview conducted by Yomiuri Online (as translated by AndriaSang), Iwata hopes that the 3DS userbase will be greater than that of the..

News: Nintendo Names Cynthia Gordon New Corporate Affairs VP

Nintendo Names Cynthia Gordon New Corporate Affairs VP

Denise Kaigler's replacement commences next month

As Nintendo's range of hardware expands, so too does its family of employees. The company has announced the hiring of Cynthia Gordon, a strategic communications professional with over two decades of consumer-brand experience, as Nintendo of America's Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Gordon will officially start her new role on 14 March,..

News: Kirby Casts On a Disappointing UK Chart Debut

Kirby Casts On a Disappointing UK Chart Debut

Did delay hurt sales?

Kirby's Epic Yarn finally made its way to Europe last week, having been available in North America since the end of October, but its first weekend of sales in the UK don't make a strong case for the delay helping sales. The game completely failed to dent the all-formats top 40, landing in the Wii-specific charts at number 9, behind Donkey Kong Country Returns and one place..

News: Kirby, Your New Game Deserves Better Than This

Kirby, Your New Game Deserves Better Than This

UK launch is... underwhelming

It's been out in North America for what seems like forever, but today is Europe's chance to take home Kirby's Epic Yarn, and to celebrate Nintendo went all-out to recreate the game's sugary-sweet atmosphere in London's beautiful Elephant and Castle area. The official press invite promised: For one day only Elephant and Castle will be decked out in a colourful array of..

News: Ubisoft's Brand Spanking New Party Game is a Sexy Shocker

Ubisoft's Brand Spanking New Party Game is a Sexy Shocker

A new wave of adult Wii games?

When thinking of multiplayer games on the Wii, one might go for the easy examples of Wii Sport Resort, and Wii Party as they're enjoyable and played by many. Or, you might go for the obscure ones that are best left forgotten. Either way, you probably weren't thinking of Ubisoft's upcoming party game: We Dare. Developed by Ubisoft Milan, We Dare features a selection of..