April2011

February2011

January2011

  • News Pac-Man Returns to Our TV Screens Via Unscripted Series

    Game show tie-in, come on down!

    Remember all those old TV shows based on your favourite video game franchises? Whatever happened to those? Oh, wait. They disappeared into the mist of time either because they were instantly forgettable, or television networks grew tired of them. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of one of video gaming's most...

  • News See Yourself in Ridge Racer on the 3DS

    Reiko Nagase won't be the only pretty face in-game

    Last October, we brought you the list of launch window titles for the Japanese release of the 3DS sytem, and although not every title will have a guaranteed spot next to the handheld when it launches on 26th February, racing fans will be greeted at some point with Namco Bandai Games' Ridge Racer, of...

December2010

  • News Documentary About Muscle March's Creator Explains So Much

    Learn about his inspirations

    Muscle March is still probably the oddest game on WiiWare, to the extent you probably wouldn't want to meet its creator in a dark alley. But a short documentary? Sure, that's harmless enough. Shinya Satake, the game's producer, and Keita Takahashi of Katamari fame both feature in this short documentary called Electric...

October2010

September2010

  • News Tales of the Abyss Coming to 3DS

    3DS port in the works for Japan

    Namco Bandai has just announced that their Playstation 2 RPG Tales of the Abyss will be making its way to Nintendo's new 3DS system in Japan. They've also stated that the game will be an updated port in full 3D glory. We've seen speculation and rumors in the past about the game coming to various platforms, but it...

August2010

  • News Gunpei Yokoi Gets The Legacy Treatment

    The father of handheld gaming gets remembered in a hands-on tribute

    Gunpei Yokoi pretty much created the handheld gaming market. His line of Game & Watch systems eventually paved the way for Nintendo's full-fledged portable gaming system, the Game Boy, also created by Yokoi. Before making video games though, he created a slew of toys that helped...

June2010

April2010

March2010

  • News Mr Driller to Burrow Into DSiWare

    Drill Till you Drop, chums

    We love a bit of drilling action here at Nintendo Life – in fact, we recently called Mr Driller Drill Spirits one of our favourite ever ways to pass time on the big white throne. Well, soon you'll be able to get your drill on with no cartridge required, as the previously Japanese-only title Drill Till You Drop for...

  • Interviews Namco Bandai Games - Fragile Dreams

    Some interesting insights into the unique Wii release.

    With Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon recently released in North America and hitting Europe today, we thought it would be a good time to get in touch with some of the guys at Namco Bandai in order to find out a little more information about this rather unique Wii title. Kentaro...

January2010

December2009

  • News Ultraman Fights his Way onto the Wii

    "Here he comes from the sky!" -- Namco Bandai are planning to release a new Ultraman fighting game on the Wii in 2010.

    Ultraman is the silver-suited hero who stars in the television program: Ultra Q: Ultraman: Special Effects Fantasy Series, which was a spin-off of the television series Ultra Q. Due to its initial popularity in Japan the show has...

May2009

  • News XSeed Picks Up Fragile For US Release

    Post-apocalyptic adventure game slated for this winter.

    Well, it wasn't looking very good for a while there, with Namco Bandai saying plans for a stateside release were nonexistant, but Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon has now been confirmed for a US release courtesy of XSeed Games. Jun Iwasaki, president of XSeed, told IGN: We have received...

  • News The Munchables Ships to Retailers

    Namco-Bandai's new Wii title hits North American store shelves tomorrow.

    We've just received word that Namco-Bandai's new Wii title The Munchables has just shipped to North American retailers. That means the game should be on store shelves by tomorrow morning. The game looks to continue to wacky tradition of the Katamari Damacy series with it's...

  • Nintendo Download 26 May 2009 (Japan)

    Four for WiiWare

    A little bit of madness and some exciting Arcade Classic surprises coming to the Japanese Wii next week, whilst the Japanese DSiWare service comes out of a dry spell. On the WiiWare front we have four titles coming out next Tuesday: Muscle March from Namco Bandai for 800 points features body builders and a...polar bear...trying to...

April2009

  • News Namco Bandai Turns Up The Heat With Cook Or Be Cooked

    A realistic Cooking Mama?

    'Casual' gaming on the Wii is currently big business so we probably shouldn't be surprised that Namco Bandai - along with Ghostbusters developer Red Fly Studios - is working on a 'serious' cooking title. Food Network: Cook or be Cooked contains a fully-stocked kitchen and will attempt to give a more true-to-life...

  • News Klonoa Remake Coming to US Next Week

    The remake of the classic Playstation platformer is coming to Wii

    Playstation fans might remember that Klonoa: Door to Phantomile first made its appearance back on the original Playstation console in 1998. The game was a 2.5D side-scrolling platform title that featured a floppy-eared protagonist named Klonoa. The game featured some beautiful polygon...

April2008

February2008

  • News Family Ski Japanese Advert - Balance Board Compatible

    Family Ski is Namco's attempt to bring all the fun of skiing - to the Wii.

    Four player racing and Wii Balance Board support will be the highlight of the game although there is no official word when (or if) the game will make it to British shores. If it does we're expecting some kind of budget release. Now please hurry up and announce you're working...

January2008

July2007

  • E3 2007 SoulCalibur Legends

    Legendary

    Namco show off the new direction for its SoulCalibur franchise, this time the action adventure title Legends. "SoulCalibur, the unparalleled weapon based fighting game franchise, reinvents itself as Soulcalibur Legends, a 3rd person action adventure, exclusively for the Nintendo Wii console. Soulcalibur Legends follows the 16th century...

  • News Oh Beautiful Katamari

    Wii've been dumped

    IGN reports that Namco have dumped the PS3 version of Katamari Damacy sequel, Beautiful Katamari, in favour of a brand new Wii version. "Namco Bandai revealed earlier this year that it was developing the next-generation Katamari Damacy sequel, Beautiful Katamari, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Up until recently, the developer...