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999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Port Underway To “Other Platforms”

Aksys Games has announced that they are porting 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors to “other platforms.” The news came as part of the publisher’s Anime Expo 2016 panel, where creator Kotaro Uchikoshi spoke about the series, his influences and the latest instalment, Zero Time Dilemma. The game originally launched on Nintendo DS in Japan and North America, before an iOS port...

Tetsuya Nomura Still Open To The World Ends With You Sequel

The World Ends With You producer and artist Tetsuya Nomura was recently interviewed by Famitsu at E3 2016 last week. The weekly Japanese magazine had touched on the Nintendo DS title, to which Nomura admitted that it had a particularly large following in western audiences. He is aware of continuous requests that a sequel be developed, and, while that won’t be an easy task, the possibility st...

Chrono Trigger Director Wants To See “High-End” Remake

Chrono Trigger remains one of the most beloved role-playing games that has ever graced the industry, but it also remains a property that Square Enix has largely left dormant. If game director Takashi Tokita had his way, he “would love to see a high-quality, high-end version.” Now, we don’t know if that could ever become a reality, but he certainly won’t be alone in such tho...

Nintendo DS Repairs To End On April 30th

Nintendo has announced that they will no longer accept any original Nintendo DS systems for repair beyond Saturday 30th April 2016. While apologising for any inconvenience caused, Nintendo reasoned that it has become far more difficult to secure the parts necessary to make their repairs. Which is to be expected, given that the Nintendo DS first launched across North America way back in November 20...

Rumour: Nintendo DS Game Card Production Discontinued

Nintendo has reportedly discontinued production of Nintendo DS Game Cards worldwide, calling time on their most successful handheld approaching 12 years after it first launched in Japan. The Game Cards were developed by Nintendo, SanDisk and Macronix, and have a capacity that ranges between 8-512MB. Macronix manufactured the mask ROM chips that Nintendo chose to use for them, with the company now ...

Nintendo DSi Shop Closes In March 2017

Nintendo has announced their plan to close the Nintendo DSi Shop next year, which will see Nintendo DSiWare content become unable to purchase beyond 31st March 2017. The digital storefront has been available on Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL since it launched in November 2008, and had allowed users to buy Nintendo DSiWare games and applications – eventually building a catalogue that sat at...

Honest Game Trailers Covers Pokémon Black & White

More than five years may have passed since they saw release on Nintendo DS, but Smosh Games has been inundated with requests to cover Pokémon Black and White in their Honest Game Trailers. Their quips are directed toward the unbearable tutorials, that the experience remains the same beneath a new coat of paint, and that new additions are simply signs that the series is creatively stagnant. Adding ...

Nintendo Games Secure 6.6 Percent UK Market Share In 2015

Nintendo were the sixth largest publisher by market share in the United Kingdom last year, attributed to 6.6 percent of physical software units sold at retailers across the country. That positioned them ahead of their platform holder rivals Microsoft (5.9 percent) and Sony (5.7 percent), but demonstrated the weight that third-party publishers continue to carry in driving their consoles. Electronic...

Daily Deals strike Nintendo Official UK Store in 24 Days of Christmas promotion

The Nintendo Official UK Store is looking to spread some festive cheer, having launched their own 24 Days of Christmas promotion. These daily deals see games, clothing and accessories temporarily discounted, with today presenting some outrageous bargains for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. Customers can secure SiNG PARTY with two microphones (£9.79), Pokémon Art Academy (£7.49), Learn with Po...

Scheduled Nintendo Network maintenance to affect Nintendo eShop

Nintendo has scheduled Nintendo Network maintenance to take place next week, which will see their digital stores affected for a brief four-hour window. Users will find that access to the Nintendo eShop, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop will be unavailable from 9pm BST on Tuesday 8th September, with the service restored in the early hours of Wednesday. Super Mario 3D World and Wii Karaoke U b...

Nintendo wins patent case filed against them by Quintal Research Group

Nintendo of America have won another patent case, after Quintal Research Group asserted in a dispute filed on 27th February 2013 that the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance systems had infringed upon their patent. Leapfrog’s Leapster Explorer and Sony’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) were also previously targeted, but on 17th July 2015 judge Saundra Armstrong rule...

Nintendo Software Technology’s involvement in the Metroid series explored

Having lifted the veil of secrecy surrounding Project H.A.M.M.E.R.’s unexplained cancellation, Unseen 64‘s Tamaki has now shared insight gleaned from developers that had worked on Nintendo’s most recent Metroid titles. That takes us from Metroid Prime Hunters, which had been originally pitched as a strictly single-player experience that would look to replicate the success that Re...

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