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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..

Feature: Retrofitting Your Console for the HD Age

Retrofitting Your Console for the HD Age

How to give your Wii and classic hardware a new lease of life

While the relentless march of progress ensures that modern gaming consoles — and the televisions upon which they are played — are able to offer pin-sharp HD picture quality, it's worth sparing a moment to consider where this leaves older machines, as well as the humble Wii — which has yet to break through the 480p barrier, much to..

News: WayForward Drawing Up Spongebob Game for uDraw and 3DS

WayForward Drawing Up Spongebob Game for uDraw and 3DS

No more Mr Squarepants

THQ's uDraw GameTablet is causing quite a stir in North America where it's proved hard to find for many, and it's sure to sell bucketloads more once THQ's next title for the tablet, SpongeBob Squigglepants hits the shelves. Developed by WayForward – A Boy and His Blob, Shantae: Risky's Revenge and so on – the game will take a WarioWare Smooth Moves-esque approach,..

News: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Collects 4 BAFTA Nominations

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Collects 4 BAFTA Nominations

Whereas DS games dominate the Handheld category

We recently brought you word that Super Mario Galaxy 2 was nominated for the GAME Award of 2010 at this year's British Academy Video Game Awards. As the only category voted by the public, our readers showed a lot of support for the rotund plumber which should hopefully help him snag the recognition. If you haven't already, make sure you head over to..

News: Wii Unlikely to Catch a Traditional Pokemon RPG Title

Wii Unlikely to Catch a Traditional Pokemon RPG Title

Home consoles are better for other things

As part of Nintendo's Q3 Financial Results Briefing last month, it was revealed that the company has several Pokémon projects planned for handheld systems DS and the 3DS, as well as the home console Wii. Exactly what sort of game the latter will be is unclear at the moment, but according to Junichi Masuda,...

Podcast: NLFM Episode 17: Love Fest 2011

NLFM Episode 17: Love Fest 2011

Love is in the air for this Valentine's Day special

Ho ho ho! Happy Valentine's Day, citizens of Earth! Let Nintendo Life be your love muffin this year with a very special NLFM dedicated to all things lovey-dovey-goo-goo. If the music of this episode doesn't melt your ice-cold heart even a little then we'll only be hurt just a tad. 1. Shōgo Sakai — Theme of Love (Mother 3, GBA)2. Sam Hart —..

News: Super Mario Galaxy 2 up for BAFTA Game of the Year

Super Mario Galaxy 2 up for BAFTA Game of the Year

As the only Nintendo platform game up for nomination, do your bit and vote now!

It's that time of the year again, when gamers have the opportunity to vote which title should win the GAME Award 2010 recognition at the annual British Academy Video Game Awards. The GAME Award is the only category that's open to public voting, so you better make the...

News: Nintendo Europe Announces Q1 Release Dates for Wii and DS

Nintendo Europe Announces Q1 Release Dates for Wii and DS

Any surprises?

We know 3DS is just over a month away, but don't forget the Wii and DS are both set to receive more great games this year, with plenty of gems tucked away in Nintendo's Q1 release schedule. Wii owners across Europe can finally get to grips with Kirby's Epic Yarn on February 25th, followed by THQ's innovative uDraw Studio on March 4th...

News: Heavy Fire Heads to Retail with Heavy Fire: Afghanistan

Heavy Fire Heads to Retail with Heavy Fire: Afghanistan

WiiWare series gets boxed-in

So far on WiiWare we've had Heavy Fire: Special Operations and the upcoming Heavy Fire: Black Arms from Teyon, but the series is heading to retail in the form of Heavy Fire: Afghanistan. Publisher Mastiff Games will be bringing the game Stateside, with the official description reading thus: Enemy Contact. Open fire! Defend the base. Lock down the streets of the local..

Competition Winners: Mario Sports Mix (Global)

Mario Sports Mix (Global)

Were you one of the lucky ones?

We recently ran a contest for Mario Sports Mix in conjunction with Gamesbasement, and now's the time to find out if you were one of our lucky winners. We had well over 600 entries, and the three winners drawn from our special MySQL database-in-a-hat were... MasterGraveheartEnry84Smashbro99 Congratulations from everyone at Nintendo Life. You'll soon be contacted to..

News: Rising Star Releases Little King's Story Concept Art Online

Rising Star Releases Little King's Story Concept Art Online

For your eyes ONI

Wii adventure Little King's Story was a critical, if not commercial success, with countless gamers falling in love with it since it went on sale two years ago. European publisher Rising Star Games realises the game still carries a loyal following, and has released some concept art exclusively for members of its Hoshi club. The art depicts dragons, mushrooms, snails and more, all..

News: Activision Disbands Guitar Hero Business, No Entry in 2011

Activision Disbands Guitar Hero Business, No Entry in 2011

DJ Hero suspended this year as well

There used to be three certainties in life: death, taxes and at least one annual entry in Activision's Guitar Hero franchise, but now that list is back down to two, as the company announces its Guitar Hero business unit is officially disbanded. The announcement came in an earnings report in which Activision...

News: Nintendogs Nearly Went for a Wii in Your Living Room

Nintendogs Nearly Went for a Wii in Your Living Room

But went outside instead

DS mega-hit Nintendogs has sold millions of copies worldwide, shifting more DS units than you can shake a stick at, so the revelation that series creator Shigeru Miyamoto considered bringing the series to Wii shouldn't really be a surprise. The latest Iwata Asks finds Miyamoto and colleague Hideki Konno discussing the abandoned attempt to transport the cute creatures over..