Thursday 13 April 2006
Mario and Luigi return to DS this summer in New Super Mario Bros, complete with a selection of minigames for some four-player WiFi action - and we've come up with some brand new screens to show you what to expect.
There's also a bunch of new images showing the single-player game, with underwater levels, Bowser boss battles and super-sized Mario powerups. Just navigate your eyes to the top of this page and click the image tab to see the pretty
Tuesday 11 April 2006
Nintendo's Revolution console will launch with around 20 games and will be cheaper than Xbox 360, that's the latest news from around the Nintendo camp fire according to company bigwig, George Harrison.
Harrison, who is Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications, has indicated that Revolution will probably have around 20 games available when the console launches and that "maybe a third" of those will be in-house Nintendo
Wednesday 5 April 2006
It's official: Japan gets all the coolest stuff. If you need confirmation, just tilt your head and check out the image below. Yup, it's a sheet of Super Mario Bros stamps that our lucky Japanese friends will soon be able to lick and stick or - more likely - covet and cherish for all time.
As if the sheet of 10 stamps inspired by the SNES classic weren't desirable enough on their own, they also come in a special Super Mario Bros case. It's like a tiny papery Christmas
Thursday 30 March 2006
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has voiced his concerns over the high prices that publishers are charging for the first wave of next-gen games, and claims he doesn't envision the same steep price tag being carried by Nintendo's titles for its GameCube successor, Revolution.
Speaking specifically about the US market, Iwata offered his belief that next-gen games would "cost an awful lot" - US gamers generally pay around $60 for an Xbox 360 game, which translates to
Thursday 30 March 2006
The finalised tech specs of Revolution have been confirmed and fall in line with the console's mooted low-tech nature, according to development sources. Indeed, if reports are to be believed, very little has changed about the details Nintendo released at last year's E3 event.
Revolution's silicon guts really aren't that far removed from that of GameCube, revolving around a pair of processors known as 'Broadway' (CPU) and 'Hollywood' (GPU).
The processing speed of the
Tuesday 28 March 2006
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has stated that Revolution, Nintendo's incoming next-gen console, won't be receiving a global launch. "We don't think it's necessary to do the simultaneous worldwide launch simply because others are doing this," said Iwata in an interview with Bloomberg.
It's hardly a surprise, and not just because Nintendo has a history of taking its time with regards to western releases of both hardware and software. Global launches are a massively
Nintendo has revealed that its next-generation machine, still codenamed Revolution, will offer gamers a back catalogue of classic titles from Sega Mega Drive and Hudson/NEC TurboGrafx consoles as part of Revolution's Virtual Console download network.
This news, announced today by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata at the Game Developers Conference, means that even more downloadable retro games will be available for Revolution; Nintendo revealed at last year's E3 that NES and Super NES titles
Sorry, no groundbreaking news on Revolution. That's what you wanted to know, right? Other than the Virtual Console announcement, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's keynote speech at the Game Developers Conference offered no screens, no movies and no further revelations concerning the one piece of hardware that's boggling minds on a daily
An entire generation of kiddies has grown up, graduated high school and moved on to careers since Mario and Luigi last graced the world with their platforming presence. The Super NES' pack-in game, Super Mario World, dropped in 1991 and remains the "newest" original title of the Bros. resume ... until May 15 that is.
Nintendo's slipped out some shiny new screens of New Super Mario Bros. that show off some of the single-player areas Mario will tread through. They all look familiar in frozen,
Nintendo's Revolution will definitely be online-ized, but how involved will superstar game designer Shigeru Miyamoto be in the games that take advantage of it?
"I am a game designer myself and what I want to do is make a variety of new games," Miyamoto told The Guardian. "If we have an online title I will have to spend all my time looking after one game.
"There are a lot of hurdles to be crossed to run an online game but we have fixed some of these, such as ease of connection and security.