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News: Aya and the Cubes of Light Defies WiiWare Laws of Gravity

Aya and the Cubes of Light Defies WiiWare Laws of Gravity

What's up?

Gravity's everywhere these days: Super Mario Galaxy 2 made it an artform, but WiiWare developer Object Vision has a few tricks up its sleeve in the upcoming release Aya and the Cubes of Light. Little is known about the title so far, with the game's official website presenting only a cryptic log-in screen and nothing else, but from the trailer below the game seems to offer a combination..

News: Get the Lowdown on And Yet It Moves with this Series of Videos

Get the Lowdown on And Yet It Moves with this Series of Videos

Rotating puzzler explained

WiiWare puzzle platformer And Yet It Moves is a curious beast: with graphics inspired by paper cut-outs and hamsters with horns, it's truly unlike anything on the format so far. Maybe that's why developer Broken Rules wants to give you a headstart before the game's release next week with a series of helpful instructional videos. Detailing everything from controls to..

News: Angry Birds Making Their Nest on WiiWare

Angry Birds Making Their Nest on WiiWare

It seems a DSiWare release isn't enough for Chillingo

You may remember we reported on the possibility that the fastest-selling game on the Apple Store was likely to make its appearance on the DSi Shop earlier this month. Well now it seems Angry Birds could be flying over to the Wii Shop Channel too as an ERSB rating suggests. If you're not familiar with Chillingo's humorous puzzle game, here's a..

Nintendo Download: 16th August 2010 (North America)

16th August 2010 (North America)

Monsters and Space on WiiWare; Mahjong, Reflections, Singing and Notes on DSiWare; nothing on VC

Another week, another round of "Where's My Most Anticipated Game?" with the Nintendo Download. There's no Shantae and no Virtual Console release, but don't be glum: there's still Quark Dispellers, Astro Maggots, Divergent Shifts and all manner of other bizarre word couplings to be downloaded..

First Impressions: Lilt Line

Lilt Line

Gaijin gets ready to beat us up again

WiiWare fans already know to associate the Gaijin Games name with a series of top drawer titles, all with unique retro stylings and a heavy emphasis on music. Now the developer has turned publisher, having picked up A Different Cloth's iPhone title Lilt Line for a transition to the big screen. We recently sat down with an early WiiWare build courtesy of the..

News: Gaijin Games Tease Fifth Game in BIT.TRIP Series

Gaijin Games Tease Fifth Game in BIT.TRIP Series

Facebook post outs new instalment...and Wii Zapper support?

Gaijin Games, the team responsible for creating the retro-styled BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare, is spilling the bits on its latest game. Recent updates on its official facebook page have been dropping cryptic clues as to what is coming next in the series, partially revealing the title of the game as "BIT.TRIP F_ _ _" and hinting..

Nintendo Download: 13th August (Europe)

13th August (Europe)

Cowboys, card games, racing and more

As we already reported earlier this week, the Virtual Console is keeping up its streak of weeks with a new game a bit longer, with today's new retro release easily being the most interesting new title this week. All five of this week's games have already been released elsewhere, so you don't have to wait for any reviews. WiiWareHoopWorld: BasketBrawl (1000pts,..

News: Monsters Smash Robots in Monsteca Corral from August 16th

Monsters Smash Robots in Monsteca Corral from August 16th

500pts for WiiWare strategy

We played an early version of Monsteca Corral in February of this year, and we knew then it had a long time left before release. Now it doesn't, as it's due to invade WiiWare in North America on August 16th, with a European release following just days later. Coming to the end of its two-year development cycle with a new subtitle, Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots..

First Impressions: Gods vs. Humans

Gods vs. Humans

Tower power

Fresh from the first footage of in-game action, a preview build of Gods vs. Humans arrived at Nintendo Life HQ for us to get to grips with. Taking in several stages as the Egyptian God Osiris, the demo offers a sneak peek at what to expect from the finished product. Despite some similarities to Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord, Gods vs. Humans plays very diffe

Nintendo Download: 9th August 2010 (North America)

9th August 2010 (North America)

Aquariums and Massages for Wii; ABC123, Rhythm, Chess and Lost Artifacts for DSiWare; no VC game.

If you're a Wii owner looking for a relaxing experience, this week's download is enough to send you into nirvana, with massages and fish-staring ahoy. DSi owners receive some rather more cerebral offerings, with chess, puzzles, music and even a learning game. No Virtual Console title this week, sadly..

News: My Aquarium 2 Website Makes a Splash

My Aquarium 2 Website Makes a Splash

Dive into new information

Just released in Japan, My Aquarium 2 is due to ride the waves to the Western world within the near future, so it's a good job Hudson has opened the information floodgates by launching the game's website. As well as the option to use the Forecast Channel to update the in-game weather and the revelation that your fish will do a dance on your birthday, there will also be..

News: Dress Up and Throw Down in These Hoopworld Clothes

Dress Up and Throw Down in These Hoopworld Clothes

Hoodies, t-shirts and sneakers for sale

Hoopworld has been shooting from downtown for a few weeks now, plenty long enough for fans of the game to have decided if they would or wouldn't spend $65 on some branded basketball shoes. If you're in the camp who would pay for them, today is your lucky day, as Virtual Toys and Streamline Studios have announced a line of merchandise available through the..

Nintendo Download: 17th & 18th August (Japan)

17th & 18th August (Japan)

A break for the Virtual Console and a mini-update for the DSi next week in Japan

All good things must come to an end - weekly Virtual Console releases in Japan, for example. Ah well, it's summer, so people should be playing outside anyway! WiiWareItem Sagashi ★ Yōsei to Fushigi no Tō (500pts - Ateam Inc.) -- More party games centred around finding objects from the folks who last brought us..

Nintendo Download: 6th August (Europe)

6th August (Europe)

Sand and chess on WiiWare; Aero 2 on VC; Links, chess and puzzles on DSiWare

To call this a catch-up week would be a slight understatement: several of these games have been out for months, with one game reaching European shores after over a year and a half. Enough history, let's get on with it. WiiWareSandy Beach (500pts, Konami) – This sandy simulator was released in North America in January..

News: Gods vs Humans Smites You with In-Game Teaser

Gods vs Humans Smites You with In-Game Teaser

WiiWare deities on the move

There are plenty of tower defence games on WiiWare, but Zallag's upcoming Gods vs. Humans is a twist: it's a tower attack game. You play a God, benevolent and kind, but you're troubled when humans begin building a tower to heaven. How can you stop them from reaching you? By destroying the tower, of course. With a range of...

News: Furry Legends Softens Up Europe on August 20th

Furry Legends Softens Up Europe on August 20th

Rolling rolling rolling

The victim of a spate of delays, Furry Legends finally landed on WiiWare last month, and the delays were to enable the game to launch in all territories as closely together as possible. Now Europeans can finally stop gazing out the window and wondering, as the game will launch across the continent on August 20th. If you're unsure whether this is a WiiWare game worth getting..

News: BIT.TRIP RUNNER Soundtrack Now Available

BIT.TRIP RUNNER Soundtrack Now Available

More BIT.TRIP beats to jam to!

So you say you want to listen to the amazing musical tracks from the BIT.TRIP RUNNER release but don't know where to turn? Well the nice guys over at Gaijin Games have just announced that the game's soundtrack can now be yours for a mere $5.99. Check out the official press release below for all of the information you need to get those wonderful BIT.TRIP chip tunes..

News: And Yet It Moves Tears Up North America on August 23rd

And Yet It Moves Tears Up North America on August 23rd

Updated: 1000 Points

And Yet It Moves hit many people's radars with our First Impressions of the title back in February, and it's been a long wait to see when the game would finally be available to download. Now, thanks to an update to Nintendo of America's site, we have a date: August 23rd. Updated: official PR confirms pricing of 1,000 Points. The highly anticipated puzzle platformer for..

Podcast: Episode 18 - 3DS Report and Gaijin Games!

Episode 18 - 3DS Report and Gaijin Games!

Take another journey into sound

Another month, another Monday: that can only mean a brand new episode of the Nintendo Life podcast. James Newton will be talking more about the 3DS following his 3DS First Impressions, as well as waxing lyrical about promising party title Wii Party and more. Zach Kaplan returns with a leaner version of This Nintendo Life and Sean Aaron interviews Chris Osborn from..

Nintendo Download: 2nd August 2010 (North America)

2nd August 2010 (North America)

Chibi fighters, dogzzzz and slots

There's something for everyone in this week's Nintendo Download. Or is that nothing for everyone? Something for no one? Anything for nothing? Everything or Nothing? Wouldn't that be something. WiiWare: Fantasy Slots: Adventure Slots (Big John Games, 700 Points) — A whole mess of themed slot machines, including...

Nintendo Download: 3rd & 4th August (Japan)

3rd & 4th August (Japan)

Fish and VC goodness for the Wii; the DSi gets the usual bumper crop of new titles

WiiWareBlue Oasis: Michi naru Shinkai (500pts - Hudson) — People in the know will recognise Blue Oasis as the Japanese name for Hudson's perennially popular virtual fish tank, My Aquarium. Apparently not satisfied with what has to be one of the best-selling WiiWare titles of all time, more than two years on Hudson..

News: Nintendo Posts 43 Percent Revenue Drop

Nintendo Posts 43 Percent Revenue Drop

For the first time in two years, the Big N posts a quarterly loss

There has been many-a-meme relating to the DS “printing money,” but now a quarterly earnings report from Nintendo suggests the handheld's printer may be running out of ink. According to the earnings report, which covers the second quarter of fiscal year 2010/2011 running from April 1 through June 30, 2010, demand for the DS has..

Nintendo Download: 30th July 2010 (Europe)

30th July 2010 (Europe)

A bit of a catch-up week

The Virtual Console takes another expected break to focus more on WiiWare and DSiWare this week, with five releases total spread across the both of them. All of them have already been released elsewhere, including a few in North America only a few days ago, so you can expect reviews for them all very shortly. WiiWareDive: The Medes Islands Secret (Cosmonaut Games, 1000pts)..

Nintendo Download: 26th July 2010 (North America)

26th July 2010 (North America)

Diving and Firing for WiiWare; Acrobats for VC; a bumper crop for DSiWare

A big week for DSiWare with five titles arriving, WiiWare receiving two very different titles and Aero the Acrobat tumbles gracefully onto Virtual Console. WiiWareDive: The Medes Islands Secret (Cosmonaut Games, 1000pts) – This underwater adventure takes a few leaves from the book of Samus Aran, promising a mixture of..