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News: Nintendo Takes Wii Party Out and About with American Tour

Nintendo Takes Wii Party Out and About with American Tour

West coast only, though

If you live on the West coast of North America and fancy playing a bit of Wii Party, Nintendo has you covered with the Wii Party Airstream West Coast Tour. Get down to San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles or Seattle this month and you can indulge in some party action, with the chance to win a brand new Wii and a copy of the game. If you're interested, the dates are posted..

News: New Study to Investigate Benefits of Wii for Parkinson's Sufferers

New Study to Investigate Benefits of Wii for Parkinson's Sufferers

£35,000 grant to fund research

Can playing Wii games help to combat Parkinson's? That's the question being asked by Queen's University Belfast's Dr Cathy Craig, who's just received a grant of nearly £35,000 to investigate the console's possible benefits to sufferers of Parkinson's. In a recent survey of Parkinson's sufferers, 68% of respondents claimed they felt the console helped them manage..

News: First Thor Wii Screenshot Takes the Bull by the Horns

First Thor Wii Screenshot Takes the Bull by the Horns

Or whatever you'd call that creature

Sega's Thor: God of Thunder is the next title in the Japanese publisher's collaboration with Marvel Comics, following previous tie-ins for The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, with the game heading to Wii and DS next year. Sega has just revealed the first screenshot of the game showing the God of Thunder tackling an enormous beast, so it's business as usual in..

News: Unravel Kirby's Epic Yarn in Europe on February 25th

Unravel Kirby's Epic Yarn in Europe on February 25th

Nearly three months to the pink fluffy one

While fortunate North American gamers have been digging into Kirby's Epic Yarn since October 17th, European Wii owners could only cast jealous glances across the Atlantic as the game languished without a release date. Now Nintendo of Europe has spoken: February 25th 2011 is the day Kirby comes to Europe. That's four weeks after Mario Sports Mix hits Wii,..

News: You Can Buy Donkey Kong Country Returns with Bananas

You Can Buy Donkey Kong Country Returns with Bananas

Strange but true

Gamers in the UK wanting to get Donkey Kong Country Returns for a steal might want to head down to selected Gamestation stores this Friday where the game will cost them... a bunch of bananas. The first 20 customers in line at Game Oxford Street, Game Merry Hill or Gamestation Hull can exchange a bunch of the yellow fruit for a brand...

News: Japanese Retailer Sells Wii & Entire Games Catalogue Dirt Cheap

Japanese Retailer Sells Wii & Entire Games Catalogue Dirt Cheap

Although some will be second hand copies

Ever wondered what it would be like to own a console and every single game available for that system? Sankei News has reported that Japanese retailer Enterking will be making that a reality for someone as part of the fukubukuro tradition this New Year's. Fukubukuro is a custom in Japan where retailers offer mystery bags to customers, filled with random..

News: Pre-Order the Midna & Wolf Link Statue From Next Tuesday

Pre-Order the Midna & Wolf Link Statue From Next Tuesday

The second model in the Twilight Princess "Master Arts" series

About two months ago, First 4 Figures released the first model from the Twilight Princess "Master Arts" series in the form of a 1/4th scale statue of Zant ― the antagonist from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Now, the officially-licensed maker of video game figures has announced that the second model will soon be..

News: New Conduit 2 Trailer Heavy on Talk, Light on Action

New Conduit 2 Trailer Heavy on Talk, Light on Action

A little less conversation, a little more action, please

Whilst previous trailers for Conduit 2 have focused on the game's massive amounts of bullets, bangs, booms and bombs, this latest trailer shows off the game's cinematic leanings. New voice actors take up the story after the final events of The Conduit, with Agent Ford drawn deeper into the conspiracy that threatens to topple the world's..

News: Mario Sports Mix Serves, Sets and Spikes Europe in January

Mario Sports Mix Serves, Sets and Spikes Europe in January

Make your own ball jokes inside

Sport and Mario is a classic combination, so we have high hopes for Square Enix's Mario Sports Mix, which just received a confirmed European release date of 28th January 2011. Update: The UK release is set for Friday, February 4th. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini Land Mayhem is also due for release on the same day, making it a double whammy for Mario fans. Here's the E3..

News: Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary is 50Hz Only

Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary is 50Hz Only

Bad news for Europe

If you've been crossing your fingers for Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition in the expectation of it receiving a PAL-optimised conversion, you can unbend them and start using them to type vitriolic comments now – the package will not be 60Hz compatible. Below is the response reader XD375 received when enquiring with...

News: Price Slashing Helps Sonic Colours Jump to UK Top 20

Price Slashing Helps Sonic Colours Jump to UK Top 20

That's better

Whilst the first week of sales for Sonic Colours on DS and Wii resulted in a disappointing 36th place for the hedgehog's latest outings, his second week on sale has seen significant gains, breaking into the UK Top 20 at number 18. Whilst we like to think our Sonic Colours DS review and Sonic Colours Wii review helped boost his sales figures, the truth

News: The DK Rap Isn't the Greatest Donkey Kong Song Any More

The DK Rap Isn't the Greatest Donkey Kong Song Any More

If it ever was, in fact

Lucky American readers can get their simian fingers on Donkey Kong Country Returns today, but to give your gaming thumbs a rest have a listen to this Donkey Kong song. Put together by Chad Nikolaus and Angie Griffin, the song takes more than a bit of inspiration from Taio Cruz's Dynamite but with a distinctly DK twist. It's a fun watch so watch and enjoy, and check out our..

News: Black Wii Fit Plus Bundle Steps Up to UK on December 3rd

Black Wii Fit Plus Bundle Steps Up to UK on December 3rd

Another week, another bundle

Nintendo's already released or announced limited edition Wii consoles in red and black, but if you bet on the next package announced being red you just lost your chips. Launching in the UK on December 3rd, this new package includes a black Wii, Wii Fit Plus and an exclusive black Balance Board as well as Wii Sports. The controller is also the new Wii Remote Plus,..

News: Shopping Malls to Bring Gamers Together as Part of Nintendo's Tour

Shopping Malls to Bring Gamers Together as Part of Nintendo's Tour

Sample some of the top Wii and DS games of the year

With Christmas only a few weeks away, shopping malls are already getting crammed with people wearing a ridiculous amount of layers and all rushing about, reluctantly spending an amount of money that's even more ridiculous. Well, if you want to take a break from all that gift-buying, or even if you have nothing else to do, why not see if there's a..

News: Dive Into Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Next Year

Dive Into Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Next Year

TT Games raids Davy Jones' Locker

Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Batman: some of the world's biggest film franchises have received the Lego treatment, and now it's time for Disney's popular pirates to walk the bricky plank, as Disney announces Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game out next year. Heading to Wii and DS as well as other current-gen platforms – i.e. everything except..

News: Ant and Dec's Jungle Romp Kick Starts Donkey Kong Campaign

Ant and Dec's Jungle Romp Kick Starts Donkey Kong Campaign

In multiplayer they're both Diddy

Diminutive Geordie rascals Ant and Dec have been a staple of Nintendo's advertising campaigns for a while now, so it's no surprise to see them turn up again to promote Donkey Kong Country Returns with a series of web videos. With the latest series of jungle-based endurance test (for all concerned) I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here having just started the tiny..

News: Wii Speak's Time is Officially Over

Wii Speak's Time is Officially Over

Update: or is it?

Update: Nintendo UK has contacted Eurogamer to state that, in fact, Wii Speak has not been discontinued. Nintendo's Wii Speak room microphone may not have been the most well-supported of peripherals in its time on the market, and now the machine has an official headset it seems the time to lay Wii Speak to rest is at hand. According to Amazon's listing for the

News: GoldenEye's Success "Proves Core Games Sell on Wii"

GoldenEye's Success "Proves Core Games Sell on Wii"

Bond does the business

GoldenEye 007 had a strong start to its campaign across the UK, selling twice as many units as Blood Stone, and naturally Nintendo is quick to champion the game as proof that core games can succeed on Wii. Rob Saunders, Nintendo UK's head of communications, spoke to MCV about the game's success, saying: The sales of GoldenEye...

News: Lots of Monkey Business in New Donkey Kong Country Returns Trailer

Lots of Monkey Business in New Donkey Kong Country Returns Trailer

Ape escapade

It's not long until Donkey Kong Country Returns bashes its way into the paths of Wii owners, riding their hearts like a minecart through a cave filled with nostalgic memories. This new trailer should help to stir up recollections of those 16-bit glory days, filled as it is with 2D platforming capers, catchy music and the series' trademark spirit. North America rolls out the barrel for..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 10: Fear Your Tears

NLFM Episode 10: Fear Your Tears

From Kirby to 80's synthpop chip covers, this month's episode is all encompassing

Variety is the spice of life, and thanks to the insane variety of this 10th episode of our chip and game music podcast NLFM you'll be feeling that spice for hours after consumption. It's so spicy that we think we've got flavor for every mood, whether you're in the market for bathroom fisticuffs, looking to revisit the..

Competition Winners: Rabbids Sleep Over (UK)

Rabbids Sleep Over (UK)

Chickens, eggs, arcades and cake

To celebrate the release of upcoming Raving Rabbids In Time for Wii Ubisoft and Nintendo Life were proud to present a very special competition, with three sets of tickets available, each set lets one winner plus two friends and a parent to attend a special Rabbids sleep over in the Science Museum. Contestants had to answer the following question: Where would you..