Tag: Disappointment - Page 4

  • News Don't Expect Announcements From Nintendo at CES 2011

    What exactly is the purpose of attending, then?

    First, there was the exciting news that Nintendo would be attending the Consumer Electronics Show for the first time in 16 years. Then, there was the disappointing mix-up that mistakenly listed Nintendo as an exhibitor with a public display. Now, hopes of announcements ― even behind closed doors ―...

  • News Nintendo's CES Presence is All Behind Closed Doors

    Sorry, general public!

    The recent news that Nintendo would return to CES after a 16-year hiatus caused many to jump for joy, but sadly the truth isn't quite so exciting, with the Consumer Electronics Association announcing the company will not have a public booth at the show. It seems Nintendo will be utilising meeting rooms at the Las Vegas conference but won't have any public presence, putting a..

  • News 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 Sonic Colours Barely Breaks into UK Top 40

    Disappointing figures for 'hog's latest

    Sonic Colours for DS and Wii have been garnering positive reviews all over the globe – don't worry, we're working on our reviews too – and launched in the UK on Friday with a somewhat unconventional marketing approach. Whilst there once was a time a Sonic game on Nintendo platforms would be eaten up by the...

  • News La-Mulana Fails Nintendo Approval Process

    Unlikely to make it this year

    When we heard that La-Mulana was finished, submitted and out this year we did a little jump for joy at the prospect of playing the underground adventure before 2011 rolls around. Now that seems unlikely, as the game has failed Nintendo's submission process. LA-MULANA was said “No good” by Nintendo, then it has...

  • News Super Meat Boy Will Miss November Launch Window

    Game proving tricky to tenderise below 40MB

    Team Meat's bloody platformer Super Meat Boy has well and truly caught gamers' attention, stacking up rave reviews and selling well on its Xbox Live Arcade debut. Sadly the studio has just announced the game won't launch on WiiWare in November as originally proposed: attention internets, the wii version...

  • News Telltale's Back to the Future Not Coming to Wii

    Neither disc nor download planned

    We've been keeping you up to date with the development videos of Telltale's Back to the Future games, but a recent press release got us worried when it omitted Wii as a platform. We contacted Telltale and just received word that will upset many Wii-owning fans of Marty McFly's adventures. Alan Johnson, Telltale's...

  • News Broken Rules Feels Let Down by Nintendo's Online Strategy

    Co-founder Felix Bohatsch explains the issues he has with the Wii Shop Channel

    Let's face facts: Nintendo could have implemented a more robust online service for the Wii. If not only for the gamers, then at least for developers and itself. Ironically, limitations are probably what encourages alternative gaming concepts but no one wants to work with...

  • News Don't Expect Any 3DS Titles From Epic Games Anytime Soon

    The VP thinks the system is less technically capable than a iPhone

    During an online Game Developers Conference interview with Joystiq Mark Rein, the vice president at Epic Games, didn't sound too keen on the technical specifications of the 3DS. Declaring that the studio isn't working on any upcoming titles for the Nintendo handheld, he explained that: It's below our [minimum specifications], from..

  • News WayForward Not Working on A Boy and His Blob for 3DS After All

    But is another studio?

    Back in June, when the 3DS was revealed, Nintendo released a long list of games on their way to the system, with Majesco's A Boy and His Blob right at the top of the list (alphabetically speaking, anyway). Now developer WayForward has confirmed it's not currently working on the title, and that the announcement of the game was...

  • News Rising Star Games Talks About PANG and Localisation Grapples

    Gamers will have to continue to wait for certain games to get localised

    Gamers old enough to remember destroying bouncing balloons in the 1989 two-player arcade game Pang might also be aware that due to its popularity, instalments on the SNES and Game Boy were eventually released, and Rising Star Games is continuing to entertain gamers by launching PANG: Magical Michael on the DS today. In a recent..

  • News Harvest Moon 64 Will Not Sprout on Virtual Console

    Bad news for farm fans

    There have been countless Harvest Moon games over the years, but only one currently resides on Virtual Console: the original Harvest Moon for Super Nintendo. The 64-bit follow-up Harvest Moon 64 is an oft-requested addition, but according to Natsume's Vice President of Operations Graham Markay, you won't be digging it up in...

  • News Kirby's Epic Yarn Unravels to 2011 in Europe

    Predictably, it sucks

    We've had chance to play Kirby's Epic Yarn in both single-player and co-operative multiplayer, and both occasions only served to increase our thirst for the newly-knitted one's next adventure. Whilst North American gamers can look forward to getting hands-on with the game this Christmas, the bad news for European gamers is that...

  • News MundoRare Shuts Down After Losing Faith in Rare's New Direction

    Operators of long-running fan community saw no other choice

    When you have a fan community website that has been up and running for almost a decade, you'd think that it would stick by the developer through thick and thin, right? Apparently not, if that developer is Rare. It appears that MundoRare has run out of reasons to support the creator of such...

  • News Reggie Confirms 3DS is Coming Next Year

    Barely audible over a million hearts breaking

    The discussion of whether Nintendo's 3DS will reach one of the Western territories before Christmas has been a back-and-forth affair. Will it, won't it, will it, won't it? Well, it won't. On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as well as showing the world his incredible skill at Donkey Kong Country Returns,...

  • News Marvelous Stops Working on New IP to Stay in Business

    Japanese company wants to avoid aping Cing's fate

    In a gaming climate where there arguably aren't enough new intellectual properties (IPs) hitting consoles, it's a shame to hear that a talented developer has to scale back its new ideas simply to stay alive, but that's the situation at Japanese company Marvelous. The company's last notable IP was the...

  • News Rare Confirms It is Not Working on Activision's Rumoured GoldenEye Game

    Not what fans want to hear

    Rare was undoubtedly one of the brightest stars back in the Nintendo 64 era and with two top-quality first-person shooters alone tucked under its belt, a selection of compelling 3D platformers and of course, the much-loved Donkey Kong 64; it must have been difficult for Nintendo to let go and eventually sell its stake in the company. It must have been even more difficult..

  • News Monster Hunter 3 Online is Staying Region Locked

    Capcom producer Ryozo Tsujimoto breaks the bad news

    Recently we got chance to interview Monster Hunter Tri's producer Mr Ryozo Tsujimoto and had to ask him about the continent-specific servers that prevent monster hunters from opposite sides of the Atlantic from playing with each other. Although there was initially hope that the region lock-out...

  • News Monster Hunter Tri, Sin and Punishment Nowhere to Be Seen in UK Charts

    Disappointing results for great white hopes

    Although it got off to a flyer with a top-five position in its first few days on sale, Monster Hunter Tri is sadly absent from the latest UK sales charts. More disappointing – though of absolutely no real surprise to anybody – is the total lack of Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies, failing to...

  • News Nintendo Hardware Sees Significant Sales Slump in UK

    Wii sold 45% less than previous year, DS down 36%

    We already know that Nintendo's profits were down last year – although it's worth repeating it was still the company's third most profitable year ever – but one surprising fact is just how much British hardware sales dropped off compared to the previous year. The biggest dip was Wii, which saw a...

  • News Game Sales in UK Hit Lowest for Four Years

    Lack of releases, good weather blamed

    Those Brits love a good game, but lately it seems they don't like buying them so much: the week ending April 23rd was the slowest sales week the UK's seen in four years. That said, there was still £13.5m ringing through British tills, which some might say is quite a decent amount, though it represents a 23%...

  • News Earthworm Jim Creator Says "Hey Wait, That's Not What I Said"

    Earthworm Jim 4 not coming to Wii. Or is it?

    Colour us confused. Earlier today, it seemed that Earthworm Jim 4 was coming to Wii judging by a reported conversation between creator Doug TenNapel and website 34th Dimension. Now, Mr TenNapel has gone on-record to say that's not what he said. Here's what he had to say: In our early discussions about the game, we had tentatively brainstormed ideas for..

  • News Cing Goes Bankrupt

    Over ¥200m owed by Hotel Dusk developer

    Gloomy economical times have led to the early check-out of Hotel Dusk developer Cing, who recently filed for bankruptcy having amassed debts of over ¥200m (approximately $2.2m or £1.3m.) Despite releasing several critically-acclaimed titles, including Hotel Dusk follow-up Last Window and the Another Code...

  • News Mario & Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Almost Considered a Possibility

    Unsurprisingly, Wii DLC is also out

    In a recent Q&A about Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing with The Kartel, producers Omar Woodley, Dan Gallardo were popped the million-dollar question: was Mario ever considered for the race? Everything is a possibility. It definitely was discussed way early on in development, but just the fact that we have...

  • News XBLA Perfect Dark Getting GoldenEye Maps and Weapons

    Another nail in the coffin of Virtual Console GoldenEye?

    Although it's pretty obvious to all but the most blinkered Rare fans that the N64 game GoldenEye has about as much chance of hitting the Wii Virtual Console as Tiger Woods keeping his club to himself, there's always been a part of us that held out hope. However, Microsoft's Ken Lobb (the...

  • News Nintendo Power Unwittingly Reveals Wii 2

    ...only to discover that it has fallen foul of a cheap Photoshop trick

    Those of you lucky enough to get Nintendo Power magazine on a regular basis may have been shocked to see an image in the latest issue bearing the Wii 2 logo. The photo of a Wii Remote - which was used to illustrate an item regarding Netflix - seemed to confirm the impending arrival of Nintendo's latest home console. However,..

  • News Dead Space Extracted From Wii?

    Full HD version rumoured for XBLA and PSN

    Dead Space Extraction was one of 2009's unexpected gems, offering tense action and a polished production values. Sadly the game sold very poorly at retail, which might be why EA is apparently investigating ways of delivering this on-rails blaster to a wider audience. Kotaku has reported on a survey for "possible incentives" for unlockables in Dead..

  • News Capcom Growing Less Keen on Wii?

    Company focusing on HD consoles in future

    Capcom have developed some of the greatest games on Wii - Resident Evil 4, Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure, Okami and more - but they haven't always been greeted by the sales they deserve. Sadly it seems Capcom may be growing tired of underwhelming returns on their products, if a recent interview...

  • News Broadmoor Inmates Receive Wiis

    Inmates of UK-based Broadmoor Hospital receive Wii consoles and games to aid their rehabilitation

    As gamers we’re well aware of the bad press our hobby often receives from the mainstream media but you can’t help but laugh at The Sun’s recent headline “Resident Wii-vil” and their accompanying picture caption “Yorkshire Ripper… Bowling Fun”. The story relates to Broadmoor Hospital,..

  • News Club Nintendo Australia Left Behind

    No new rewards in the foreseeable future

    A few of our Australian readers have noticed a lack of updates in regards to the Australian Club Nintendo reward scheme, despite the new offers that the European and North American loyalists are now getting. In response we did our usual probing, firing some questions at the nice people from Nintendo...

  • News DS and Wii "Year's Worst Platforms"

    According to review aggregator Metacritic, that is

    For all the talk of fantastic games released on Nintendo formats this year - including, y'know, Little King's Story - keeper of the review scores crypt Metacritic claims that the DS and Wii had the worst all-around software of 2009. Collating review scores from hundreds of sources on countless games...

  • News Electronic Arts Less Than Happy With Wii Sales

    Veteran publisher laments "weak" third party sales performance on Nintendo's console

    In case you hadn't noticed, EA is pruning its workforce with gay abandon at present, hacking away 1500 jobs in order to reduce its running costs. The fact that many of its Wii titles have underperformed (Dead Space Extraction has reportedly sold a pitiful 9,000...

  • News Official: DSiWare Purchases Cannot Be Transferred to a New Console

    Nintendo of Australia reveal DSiWare policy

    A common question we get asked here at Nintendo Life (and especially since the new DSi colours were announced) reads something like this: "If someone were to buy a different coloured DSi, can DSiWare purchases be taken from the original DSi and transferred to the new one?" Well we did a bit of...

  • News Rare: Fate Was Against Us With Goldeneye

    UK developer sees little chance of a Virtual Console release

    A while back we got rather excited about the prospect of seeing the N64 classic Goldeneye on the Virtual Console. Such enthusiasm was perfectly understandable - it's still one of the best FPS games you're ever likely to play - but sadly legal wrangles between Nintendo, Microsoft and...

  • News Phoenix Wright Was Considered For Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom

    Famous catchphrase kept him out.

    Attorney Phoenix Wright, legendary Capcom character prone to much waving and dramatic poses, was originally considered for Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom. Speaking to NGamer, Ryota Niitsuma, producer of the game, explained that the developer really wanted the character in, but that he really only had one move:...

  • News Brutal Legend Wii Cancelled

    No rockin' sauce for you

    It is with a heavy heart that we have to report that the Wii version of Brutal Legend - the Jack Black-starring rock epic from the guy who did Full Throttle - has been cancelled. Terminated. Buried. DESTROYED. According to Destructoid, the plug was pulled "due to quality and technical concerns". While little solid information exists about the Wii version - it..

  • News Conduit Release Date Slips in EU

    Expected 10 July.

    The Conduit, everyone's favourite fantastic-looking first-person shooter featuring the All-Seeing Eye, was due to be released next Friday, completing a triumvirate of top Sega titles within the next ten days with Virtua Tennis 2009, Let's Tap, but sadly it's just been pushed back until Friday, July 10th. Apparently the delay is due to localisation issues, although Sega reported to..

  • News Nintendo Fandom Downcast At Revelation That Miyamoto Is "Not God"

    Iwata urges us to find another deity to worship

    Bad news, Nintendo fans. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has dropped a bombshell at the company's recent financial results briefing: Shigeru Miyamoto is NOT God. During the meeting Iwata was quizzed about some of Nintendo's more questionable choices had ultimately had no option but to break the hearts...

  • News Nintendo Has No European ExciteBots Plans

    For now, at least, the racer's release is up in the air.

    Well, this is disappointing for impatient European fans of arcade racing and shenanigans. German game site Videogames Zone has received word from Nintendo that they have no plans for an Excitebots: Trick Racing release on the continent. While this doesn't sound very promising, keep in mind that just because there're no plans for a release yet..