News Be Quick And Snag A SNES Classic, Nintendo Official UK Store's Pre-Order Is Live
Update: 20 minutes have passed, therefore it is now out of stock. We'll update this article should things open up again. Original Article: The UK pre-orders for the eagerly anticipated Super NES Classic Edition predictably sold out in next to no time when they surfaced on Amazon UK, GAME and ShopTo yesterday. At that time...
News Rodea The Sky Soldier Special Edition Now Available For Pre-Order On Nintendo UK Store
Wii version included, huzzah!
Although recently being delayed, Rodea The Sky Soldier is now available to pre-order on Nintendo's UK Store for both the 3DS and the Wii U version, the latter of which comes bundled with a Wii copy of the game as well. Strangely the only version that's available for each console is the limited edition that comes with...
News You Won't Need An Adult's Wallet To Get This Adorable Young Link Nendoroid
Lasts longer than three days
Not content with releasing a single Link Nendoroid figurine Good Smile Company has seen fit to produce another adorable Hero of Time. This Link won't be saving Hyrule though as it's modelled after his appearance in Majora's Mask and comes complete with Goron, Zora, and Deku masks. Not only that but should you feel brave...
News First 4 Figures Opens Pre-Orders For Its New Wind Waker Range
Kicks-off with the toon King of Evil
As you may know by now, First 4 Figures is a well known entity responsible for creating amazingly-detailed figures, covering an array of game franchises from Super Mario to Worms. It recently announced the latest instalment to its collection, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker series, and has began this lighter...
News GAME's Zelda: Majora's Mask Pre-Order Bonus Is Going To Go Down Well With Office Workers
Paperweight being given away free with the standard edition
UK store GAME has revealed an exclusive pre-order bonus for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, and if you happen to work around a lot of paper, then you're going to be very pleased indeed. Supplied free of charge with the standard version of the game — not the Special Edition, sadly...
Weirdness Best Buy Offers "Gas Cash" Promotion for Mario Kart 8
$10 of real-life gasoline to "rev up your Kart"
According to this site linked to Best Buy's Mario Kart 8 page, the company has an interesting promotion for customers in the United States. If you pre-order and purchase Mario Kart 8 at your local Best Buy, you'll get $10 in "gas cash" to fuel your real-life ride using a special code online. Specific...
News Limited Edition Zelda Statue Available For Pre-Order From First 4 Figures
Only 2,500 figures at $350 to be released worldwide
First 4 Figures has announced the release of a limited-edition figurine of Princess Zelda for $350. She will be dawning her dress and overall appearance from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and joining other figures previously released from that title. The official page states that the...
News Pre-Order Super Mario 3D World At GAME And Receive These Purr-fect Gifts
This keyring and Cat Sleeve could be yours
GAME has let the cat out of the bag by revealing its pre-order bonus for those looking to purchase Mario's upcoming Wii U adventure, Super Mario 3D World. If you place your order with the retailer you'll bag yourself a keyring featuring Mario's transformation as a cat, which no doubt will claw its way onto...
News Fire Emblem: Awakening Getting The Pre-Order Bonus Treatment In The U.S.
GameStop has limited edition character art books to give away
The highly anticipated 3DS strategy RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening will finally become available in North America on 4th February 2013. The game sees you take control of Lord Chrom and the Shepherds as they endeavour to rid the land of a new evil. To celebrate the release GameStop is...
News Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Has a Pre-Order Bonus In The U.S.
Exclusive to GameStop
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is set to be released in early 2013 on 3DS, so Konami and GameStop have cooked up a little treat for those who pre-order the game in the United States. Yes, if you head down to your local GameStop and pre-order the game you'll receive a nice little case for your trusty 3DS -...
Price and retailer round-up
So we've all had a day to think about and digest the Wii U launch details, and a number of us have probably decided that we can't resist buying the system. After a rather erratic first few hours following Nintendo's announcements, retailers are today settling down with an initial round of prices and pre-order incentives...
News Natsume Reveals Harvest Moon: A New Beginning 15th Anniversary Edition
More importantly, it includes a 12-inch cuddly cow
Today Natsume Inc. has announced that a 15th Anniversary Edition of the upcoming 3DS title, Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, will be heading to North America on 6th November. We recently reported that those who pre-order the normal version of the game through GameStop or Natsume's online store will...
News Pre-Order Kingdom Hearts 3D, Get Free AR Cards
Eat your heart out
Pre-order Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance ahead of its summer release and you'll get some augmented reality cards to use in-game. The AR cards unlock exclusive Dream Eaters, though retailers haven't specified whether the cards unlock evil Nightmare Dream Eaters to battle or helpful Spirit Dream Eaters to recruit and...
News Pre-Order Theatrhythm, Get a Stylus and Stickers
Hard to beat
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is out in North America in July, but if you're the kind of person who likes to get an order in early rather than wait and see, the game's pre-order bonus might be right up your alley. At the moment only available via Amazon but likely to reach our retailers soon, pre-order customers get a gripped stylus and a...
News Atlus Reprints Radiant Historia, Due Next Month
Like most Atlus games, critically acclaimed DS RPG Radiant Historia only had a limited print run upon its release last year, leaving many interested customers unable to find the game at retail. Now, nearly a year after its first release, Atlus is readying another production run. The next round of games will drop in late March, with Atlus...
News The Last Story Limited Edition Officially Confirmed
After the retailer leak of The Last Story's special edition, Nintendo has confirmed the limited edition of the game will be available from 24th February. The limited edition comes with a steelbook case — Nintendo's first in Europe — a seven-track Premium Soundtrack CD and an art booklet titled The Illustrations. It's available to...
News The History of Nintendo Volume 2 Out on 15th December
The History of Nintendo: Volume 1 spanned the company's beginnings up until the creation of the Game & Watch, setting things up nicely for the second volume, which deals exclusively with Gunpei Yokoi's LCD wonder. The History of Nintendo: Volume 2 — 1980-1991: The Game & Watch games, an amazing invention to give its rather...
News GAME and Gamestation Give Away Mario 3DS Pouches
But only if you pre-order
With Super Mario 3D Land out next week and Mario Kart 7 hot on its heels two weeks later, GAME and Gamestation are stepping up their pre-order initiative with two giveaways. Pre-order customers will receive a 3DS pouch bearing artwork from the relevant game when they purchase their game. Neat giveaway items, but as we'd bet...
News GameStop Has Tanooki Mario Keychains For Your Pre-Order
Don't leave them hanging
Super Mario 3D Land is one of the most anticipated games of the year, but if you haven't yet got your pre-order down then GameStop is hoping to change that pretty quickly. The retailer is offering an exclusive Tanooki Mario keychain when you pre-order and buy the game, either in-store or online. There's no image of it yet,...
News Xenoblade Chronicles Bundle Pack is Beautiful
Even more incentive to pre-order now
Deciding whether to buy a Classic Controller Pro? Planning on getting Xenoblade Chronicles? Nintendo might have made your purchasing decisions a little easier to make. With the RPG getting its European retail release on 2nd September, gamers will be able to buy a special pre-order bundle pack that comes with a...
News A Closer Look at UK's Pre-Order Ocarina 3D Bonus Gift
Gold and shiny video
Readers who follow our own James Newton on Twitter may have seen this Tweet last weekend, which implied our hard-working and handsome News Editor (Okay, that's enough — Ed) was already in possession of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. As it happens, the mystery box in his hand was not Link's upcoming four-dimensional...
News Okay Australia, Your Zelda 3DS Pre-Order Bonus Beats the Rest
Music to your ears
While a golden sleeve and poster is an acceptable way to celebrate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, what every gamer really wants is an actual ocarina. If you live in Australia — or intend to import from Down Under — your prayers have been answered.
News UK Pre-Orders Bag a Gold Sleeve and Poster for Ocarina 3D
North American 3DS owners may be frustrated by the lack of pre-order bonuses for Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, but fans in the UK will be able to pick up a limited edition golden sleeve and double-sided A2 poster when they pre-order and purchase Link's 3D adventure. GAME and Gamestation stores are both offering the bonuses to early...
News UK 3DS Pre-Orders Double Nintendo's Previous Record
Twice as popular as Wii
3DS is Amazon's most pre-ordered console ever, and now Nintendo has confirmed the console has twice as many pre-orders as the Wii back in 2006. While Nintendo UK hasn't announced the number of pre-orders taken for the console, rumours point to around 185,000 units for launch in the UK this Friday, a large proportion of which...
News 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...
News UK Gamers, Choose Your Donkey Kong Pre-Order Bonus Now
T-shirts, figures, in-store credit and more
North America gets a banana, whilst Australian gamers receive a plush DK, but UK gamers have the luxury of choice when it comes to their free pre-order item. Stick your name down against Donkey Kong Country Returns at
News We Love this Michael Jackson Wii Glove, It's So Bad
Step aside, Power Glove: there's a new ultimate glove-based peripheral in town. When Michael Jackson: The Experience ships later this month, dedicated King of Pop fans can pick up the special edition containing the game and a single white sparkly glove. That's right: you can finally live out your ultimate Michael Jackson fantasies in your...
News This Plush Donkey Kong Can Be Yours Down Under
For a price, of course
Live in Australia? Excited about Donkey Kong Country Returns? Of course you are. If you want your excitement rewarded in the form of a cuddly Donkey Kong plush, it might be time to visit your nearest GameTraders and plonk down a pre-order. Yes, soon you can gaze wistfully into the ape's eyes, though how soon we do not know as...
News Gamers Can Now Pre-Order the Limited Edition Red DSi XL
If value for money had a colour, could it be red?
Earlier this week we brought you news that in celebrating the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo will be bringing the limited edition red DSi XL to Europe and now we have word of how much it will set back euro gamers too. Asides from the pre-installed A Little Bit of... Dr. Kawashima's...
News Have a Banana When You Pre-order Donkey Kong Country Returns
Slip your controller in there
If you were to pre-order Super Scribblenauts, Sonic Colours and Nine Hours, Nine Doors, Nine Persons from Gamestop you'd have enough items of clothing to walk the streets as a headphone-wearing Sonic the Hedgehog with a metal watch. If that's not your idea of value for your pre-order money, Gamestop has something a bit...
News Watch Out for this Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Bonus
It's a watch!
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a graphic adventure developed by Chunsoft, described by publisher Aksys as: A game that simulates life, or at least it would if your life was about being trapped on a sinking ship and forced to complete a series of incomprehensible puzzles before your practically inevitable death. As if that...
News Buy Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar, Take Home a Horse
Enticing deal for all
There's a couple of Harvest Moon fans on the Nintendo Life team in Europe, now staring enviously at their counterparts across the pond as the latest plush toy preorder giveaway has been revealed for the upcoming Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar. If you preorder the title at GameStop you'll receive a lovely horse toy as a memento of...
News Super Mario Galaxy 2 Gets Bundled
Edge magazine gives 10/10, UK preorder bonus too
Despite pretty much universal acclaim for the first Super Mario Galaxy, it wasn't the biggest-selling game in the Wii's library, its sales eclipsed very early on by New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Clearly Nintendo thinks the upcoming sequel will shift more units, as stories have appeared on the Internet...
News Order Your Limited Edition Monster Hunter 3
Comes in the best-looking box you have ever seen
It's one thing to own what is surely going to be one of the top games of 2010, but it's quite another to buy it in a limited edition bundle that comes with every peripheral you'll need to get the most out of the game. If you are not familiar with the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~), be sure to check...
News Yes, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Will Have A Preorder Bonus
Series soundtrack available through GameStop
Another game, another preorder bonus. This time, it's for your ears! Plunking down some of your hard-earned (or stolen) dollar bills at GameStop towards Konami's new non-combative reimagining of Silent Hill will net you a a nifty CD. Said CD will presumably have 18 of "your favorite tracks" from...
News Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles Gets Zapped
Peripheral to be bundled in PAL regions.
Chalk it up to either Nintendo's tight relationship with Capcom or an abundance of product, but Capcom has announced that their upcoming zombie blaster Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles will be available in a Zapper bundle in Europe. This marks the first time Nintendo has allowed the plastic popgun be...
News GameStop's Muramasa Pre-Order Bonus Is Simply Marvelous
It's a wall scroll. No, wait, it's cool.
The beautiful Muramasa: The Demon Blade is set for a North American release this fall. Huzzah! If you've been on the fence about making it a Day 1, maybe this little nugget'll help tip the scales. Over in Japan, pre-order patrons could net themselves a pretty stellar five-foot scroll of character and stage...