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News New Rhythm Heaven Fever Trailer Makes No Sense
And that's why we love it
Of course the new video for Rhythm Heaven Fever defies explanation: that's a series trademark by now. Dancing lobsters, on-stage baseball and a cryptic message in the final frame all make this one of those trailers you'll tell the grandkids about. North America, you get the game on 13th February.
News North American Resident Evil Packaging is Wrong
Scary spelling error
Update: A Capcom spokesperson has acknowledged the error in a statement to Eurogamer: It has come to our attention that there was a misspelling on the Resident Evil: Revelations packaging. We apologise for the mistake, which will be corrected for subsequent productions of the game. We are working on a solution to provide...
News Yet Another Zelda Timeline Proposed
An alternative perspective
Late last year it emerged that Nintendo had finally produced an official timeline for The Legend of Zelda series, though the final result didn't necessarily make sense to everyone. Any timeline that splits three ways is always going to cause plenty of debate. An artist called Zac Gorman decided that, official timeline or...
Feature Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life - Volume 4
Merry Christmas, everyone
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and in the spirit of gift-giving we've got a sackful of incredible, baffling and downright idiotic emails, all sent to Nintendo Life (or our sister sites) throughout the past few months. If you've missed a previous instalment in the series, consider them stocking fillers before the...
News That Zelda Timeline Makes a Bit More Sense Now
But not much more
Brace yourselves folks: your grey matter and perception of time is about to get seriously twisted. Again. New Nintendo has a fuller translation of the Legend of Zelda timeline we posted the other day. This has been translated from the Hyrule Historia art book, but as usual remember it's a fan translation so don't take it as 100%...
News Miyamoto Sure Has Some Weird Game Ideas
Baby-raising and family struggles
Shigeru Miyamoto's ideas come from all angles. Pikmin came from gardening; Wii Fit from his wife bringing home a new set of bathroom scales. We're almost afraid to ask about the inspiration of an idea revealed in a recently translated discussion all the way from 1989 (thanks to Siliconera.) The discussion in...
Feature The Most Bizarre Nintendo Life Search Results
You won't believe your eyes
We get around 300,000 referrals from search engines every month, but while you won't be surprised by the most popular searches — turns out around 50,000 people find it hard to remember the address nintendolife.com — some of the bottom-ranked searches will certainly raise your eyebrows. Here — in the spirit of our...
News Nintendo Reacts to PETA's Tanooki Campaign
Yesterday's controversial PETA campaign against Mario's Tanooki suit certainly stirred up some heated discussion about the power-up's inclusion in Super Mario 3D Land. Now Nintendo has responded to PETA's claim that the Tanooki suit encourages people to wear fur with an official statement to Eurogamer: Mario often takes the app
News PETA Launches Campaign Against Mario
We're not kidding
If there was any doubt that Super Mario 3D Land is a high-profile game release, that has now been banished. It has emerged today that PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — has launched a campaign against Mario. The complaint revolves around the Tanooki suit, with the PETA website stating the following: When on a...
News Super Mario Galaxy Orbits London 2012 Olympic Games
It'll make sense
Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games takes inspiration from all corners of both companies' history: screenshots have reminded us of Yoshi Story, Sonic Adventure and more. But we've just received more screenshots showing the most universe-shaking crossover yet. Despite earlier rumours that Sonic would appear in
News A Video of Link Rapping on a Beach
What more do you need?
You want to make a rap video for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, but you haven't got access to a world above the clouds or a nearby volcano. What do you do instead? You dress up as Link, go down to the beach and film it there. The video below might not be the most faithful tribute to the series we've ever seen, but it's...
News Zelda: Skyward Sword Bundle Costs $115 in Japan
So be thankful
Want that awesome gold-but-not-gold Wii Remote Plus with your Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword? Of course you do. Bet you don't want to shell out $115 for it, though. That's the reality facing Japanese gamers, as Nintendo has unveiled the special controller and game will launch for ¥8,800 — that's $114 / £73 / €84. The game alone...
News Inflatable Wii Karts Finally Blow Up In Europe
What you've been missing!
Oh, Nintendo. When you created the Wii Remote and wowed us with its universal applications — a tennis racquet! A chopping knife! A fishing rod! — did you have any idea you'd just opened the Pandora's Box of appalling accessories? In the years Wii has been on the market we've seen exercise bikes, lightsaber holsters and...
News There's Nothing Suggestive About This Video At All
It's quite normal
Have you heard of Senran Kagura? It's a new 3DS game from Japanese developer Marvelous, best-known for its Harvest Moon games of course. It's going for a slightly different market than the super-family friendly farming series with its newest title, though. The hack-and-slash game was announced back in April, but now we have a new...
News Capcom Blames the Fans for Mega Man Legends 3 Cancellation
With fans still wondering why Capcom cancelled the fan-based Mega Man Legends 3 project and prototype, Capcom Europe has an answer: lack of an audience. Responding to one user via the Capcom Europe Twitter, the company commented: it's a shame the fans didn't want to get more involved :-( if we saw there was an audience for MML3 people...
Features Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life - Volume 3
In which the world continues not to make sense
Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life and its world-beating sequel Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life — Volume 2 exposed some of the provocative, embarrassing and downright idiotic emails we receive on a daily basis here. From readers confusing us with the real, actual Nintendo to banned users...
News RE Mercenaries 3D Save Data Will Not Die
Lives on and on like so many zombies
Once you progress in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, out tomorrow in the US and on Friday in UK/EU, the way you play will forever be changed. That's because the game does not allow you to reset your save data. That's right – if you buy the game used or from a friend, you'll forever remain stuck with the...
News After 1980s Valet Parking Comes 1950s Lawn Mower Kids
We're not making this up
DSiWare's one and only valet parking game, Valet Parking 1989, certainly doesn't lack style: set in a world of big hair, shoulder pads and neon lights, it's like nothing on DSiWare. Where do you go from there? The world of grass-cutting in the 1950s, of course. 1950s Lawn Mower Kids — which we're not entirely sure isn't a...
News Dead or Alive: Dimensions Pulled from Sale in Australia
Game knocked out
So far Dead or Alive: Dimensions hasn't had the best luck: the game was banned in Scandinavia in a child pornography furore, the game has now had its classification revoked in Australia, effectively banning it from sale. The Australian Classification Board removed the game's PG rating after media reports focusing on the game's...
News Nintendo Announces Picture Lives! for 3DS eShop
Picture Lives! is like the attic-dwelling child of Scribblenauts and Spore, a strange combination of monster creator, animation tool and the rejects of Monsters Inc.. The downloadable title — Nintendo is still yet to use the term 3DSWare, though we'll be using it — will find its way to the 3DS eShop later this year.
News Activision and SEGA Toying with Wappy Dog DS for Christmas
Take that, Nintendogs
A virtual dog that lives inside a console? It's been done. A robot dog controlled by a video game, though? Now that's exciting. That's the basic idea behind Wappy Dog, a new venture from Activision and SEGA TOYS that's set to mark its territory at Christmas. A combination of DS software and real-life toy, the virtual pet...
News Games Do More Damage Than Passive Smoking, says Doctor
Excuse us while we smoke a Wii Remote
Despite the best efforts of Nintendo to turn gaming into a healthy pastime, the potential link between poor health and video games will be mined for countless years to come, with one such study claiming the negative effect of video games are more widespread than first thought. Craig A. Anderson, PhD's article...
News Child Pornography Law TKOs DOAD Release in Sweden, Denmark and Norway
Much of the world is currently enjoying the hot new 3DS fighter Dead or Alive: Dimensions, but thanks to a child pornography scare, fans in Sweden, Denmark and Norway are forced to miss out. Nintendo of Europe's official explanation for not releasing the game in Sweden, made jointly with official distributor Bergsala, is as follows:...
News High Voltage Responds Badly to Scathing Conduit 2 Review
Empty pram – toys everywhere
Conduit 2 received some pretty unfavourable review scores, including a 5/10 in our own Conduit 2 review, but Joystiq was especially venomous, their reviewer T. Michael Murdock giving the game a 1/5 score. High Voltage's response will shock you. The studio has admitted it advised staff to write reader reviews of...
News Hideous Yellow Glasses Reduce 3DS Fatigue, Apparently
But make you uglier in the process
We've all read — and most likely ignored — the many safety warnings that come with the 3DS, but if you're suffering from headaches or eye strain from using your device you may want to check out these phenomenally tasteful new glasses from Newbie Gaming. The special yellow lenses contained in the ClearOptix...
News This NES Pad is the Biggest Game Controller in the World
Forget sore thumbs
The trend for steadily increasing variants of the iconic NES controller is approaching critical mass, as Dutch students have just set a new record for the largest functioning game controller with an NES pad measuring nearly four metres wide. The pad measures 3.6 metres by 1.6 metres, which is around 11.8 feet by 5.2 feet, which...
News Alabama Hotel Transforming Into a Nintendo Theme Park
Taking the warp pipe
Nintendo fans who've always dreamt of becoming their favourite 8- and 16-bit characters may have their wishes granted soon, as a hotel in Alabama is preparing to combine a theme park with cosplay in July. The Radisson hotel in Huntsville, AL will play host to the strictly unofficial "attraction experience" during...
News Ever Seen Professional Ice Skaters Do a Super Mario Routine?
You can soon
Do not underestimate the impact of Super Mario Bros. — it's inspired beatboxers, flautists, orchestras, artists and plenty more in its 25 year history, but it's rarely hit the limelight for its influence on the world of professional ice skating. Today, that injustice ends. Top skaters Tatiana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov took to the...
News Nintendo Refutes Claims of Widespread 3DS Headaches
Responds to refunds, too
Lynchpin of tabloid sensationalism The Sun has recently kicked up a fuss over the Nintendo 3DS, claiming thousands of users have suffered headaches and dizziness as a result of using the machine, but have been refused refunds at retailers. Now Nintendo UK has stepped in to respond, a spokesperson stating: Recent reports are...
News WiiWare Gets Weirder with Pelvic Floor Training on Friday
Last year Kaasa released Physio Fun Balance Training to help rehabilitate patients following hip, leg or foot surgery. Many readers rubbed their eyes in disbelief, but you've seen nothing yet. This Friday sees the release of Physiofun: Pelvic Floor Training for 1,000 Nintendo Points. Pelvic floor exercises are chiefly used to help...
News Kirby, Your New Game Deserves Better Than This
UK launch is... underwhelming
It's been out in North America for what seems like forever, but today is Europe's chance to take home Kirby's Epic Yarn, and to celebrate Nintendo went all-out to recreate the game's sugary-sweet atmosphere in London's beautiful Elephant and Castle area. The official press invite promised: For one day only Elephant and...
News Push Your Parking Skills to the Limit in Valet Parking 1989
We're not making this up
Monday sees the release of Remote Racers, a 3D racing game on DSiWare that joins the likes of Asphalt 4: Elite Racing, Ferrari GT Evolution and more in bringing speed to the service. If you're one of the few gamers who thinks you'd have more fun parking cars than driving them, hold onto your Nintendo Points until Valet...
News Curl Up Around this Cosy Fire on Friday, Europe
It's another fireplace simulator
WiiWare's already had log burning simulator Fireplacing, but if that wasn't enough to satiate your desire to pretend to stoke a virtual fire you're in luck, as Cosy Fire is landing on WiiWare this week. Boasting a whopping six types of fire, realistic PhysX-powered physics and "cosy fireplace sounds", the...
News New Pokemon DS Game Comes With... A Keyboard?
Or Pokéboard, if you will
The "games that teach you to type" genre has made one notable contribution to the gaming world: Typing of the Dead, Sega's bizarre typing/zombie title from the Dreamcast days. Right at the opposite end of the zombie spectrum comes this next title, Nintendo's Battle Get! Pokémon Typing for DS. "How can you...
News Pachter: Nintendo Should Charge More for 3DS
$250 is just too cheap
Industry analyst Michael Pachter's already thrown his weight behind 3DS to defeat Sony's forthcoming PSP2 in the next generation of the handheld wars, but he'd certainly feel happier about the machine if it were, you know, just a little more costly. In an interview with Industry Gamers, Pachter stated he believes Nintendo is...
News 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 We Want Skinless Mr Science to Reach the Western World
DS's oddest game ever
You don't need to have a very vivid imagination to guess what a skinless chap named Mr Science might look like, and you'd probably be right. Japanese TV show Tobidase! Kagaku-kun features the muscular man going on adventures and teaching kids about science, the perfect basis for a DS game, of course. Roughly translated as Fly...
News This Jedward Dragon Quest Promotion is Getting Too Much
Bonkers video inside
Part of Jedward's joint role as face of Nintendo UK is, naturally, to draw attention to the company's fantastic line-up of games from users who might not normally be into gaming. This video below is a perfect example. At a recent canvassing event for Dragon Quest IX, the talented twins took to the stage dressed as their Dragon...
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...
Features Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life - Volume 2
Back once more!
Our previous article, Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life was such a hit that we raided our email archives to find even more oddball requests, ranting users and people mistaking us for the Big N. The vast majority of these emails were sent before we published our previous article, to weed out any fame-seeking impostors. Read on and...
Features Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life
Ashes to oddball requests
You may have used the Contact form to appeal for a name change on the site, to alert us to an issue or just to start a conversation. These are all completely normal uses compared to some of the emails we get sent on a daily basis, mostly from users confusing us with Nintendo. Below is just a small selection of some of the...
News Hey WiiWare, Enjoy Your Massage
New muscle manipulation game inbound
Whilst we have a pretty good handle on Nintendo's download front these days, sometimes a company throws a curveball from so far out of left field it stuns even us, and it doesn't get much crazier than a massage game from the publisher of mobile pseudo-erotic title Emmanuelle Erotic Massages. Titled Enjoy Your...
News Note: How Not to Play Sonic & Mario at the Olympic Winter Games
Watch out if there's a camera behind you!
The 7pm Project (an Australian comedic take on the news) have noticed something strange about the way that the hosts of another certain popular Australian show were showcasing the controls of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. Judge for yourself! Let this be advice to all of you aspiring...
News Merry Christmas from Nintendo Life
A festive treat for our loyal readers, in which a young boy gets a Wii from Santa
Picture the scene: it’s Christmas morning and you’ve sat through the socks and questionable knitwear from your granny and mastered the “oh thanks, that’s great” response. It’s been worth it though, because next up is the family gift… It takes a couple of...
News We Pray - Coming To A Console Near You?
Wii is getting cross...
File this one under "Huh?", "What?", and...you know what? Let's not file this one at all. We Pray is set to be the motion-controlled minigame-based church simulator to end all motion-controlled minigame-based church simulators. If, of course, it really exists... Check out the trailer below. According to...
News Pixmania: Wiimote Tech Is "Endangered"
Death by Natal?
UK electronics retailer Pixmania has compiled a list for The Daily Telegraph of what it deems are "endangered" technologies that "will be lucky to survive by the end of next year," and Nintendo's game-changing Wii Remote is sitting pretty in 6th place. According to them, Microsoft's upcoming motion-sensing,...
News Nintendo Patents Inflatable Horseback Riding Peripheral
Well, this was unexpected. A European patent held by Nintendo (discovered by Siliconera) shows the company isn't content with just having peripherals like the Balance Board, Vitality Sensor, Zapper, Wheel, MotionPlus and the Nunchuck. No, Nintendo wants to peripheralize your badonkadonk as well. An inflatable horse saddle is the latest...
News Namco's Muscle March Possibly Most Bizarre WiiWare Game Yet
Burly musclemen break through walls in speedos. You read that right.
Here's one to skyrocket to the top of your most-wanted WiiWare games. We don't know much about Muscle March other than it was announced today, it's from Namco, and it's a Japan-exclusive WiiWare title (for the time being). And it's weird. Oh, and there's an inexplicable polar bear...