Nintendo Reveals Launch Date for the 3DS

While us Westerners were sleeping, Nintendo finally revealed when the world would be able to get the company’s hotly-anticipated handheld. Details were made public during the Nintendo Conference held at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center, which is also the site of the Tokyo Game Show.

(More on Techland: Made in Japan: Highlights

New Wii Remote Plus on the Way?

Nintendo’s got a history of rolling out new accessories or add-ons with new game releases. Think back to 1997 and the vibrating Rumble Pak bundled in with Star Fox 64. More recently, they’ve done the same thing with the Wii Zapper and Link’s Crossbow Training and have included the Wii Wheel with Mario Kart Wii.

Now, it seems like …

Super Mario Bros. Turns 25 Today

He may have gotten his start as Jumpman in Donkey Kong, but it was really the release of Super Mario Bros that made Nintendo’s mascot the icon that he is today. The Mario Bros. game were out in 1983, but it wasn’t until Super Mario Bros. came out that Princess Peach’s boyfriend got, well, super. The 8-bit classic came out 25 years ago …

Nintendo Drops Price on DSi Models

If you’re one of the dozen people in the world who don’t yet have Nintendo’s ultra-popular DS handheld gaming systems, then you’ll be able to get one cheaper than ever. The Japanese gaming giant’s dropping the price on every iteration of their second-generation dual-screen portables by $20. This means that the price tag on the DSi goes …

Metroid Goes Live-Action in Latest Trailer

Metroid, one of Nintendo’s most storied franchises, makes its return to the console on August 31 with Metroid: Other M and in the last week they’ve released two trailers that are the complete opposite of what Nintendo normally does. First, Samus speaks and, second, Samus is one HOPA in her skintight Zero Suit. We applaud …

Batman: The Brave and the Bold Goes Cross-platform

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold is going cross-platform on the Nintendo Wii and DS.

The game launches September 7 for both the DS and Wii, and if someone happens to be playing on the DS alongside someone playing on the Wii, the DSer can jump into the Wii version by controlling …

E3 2010: Techland Interviews Nintendo President Satoru Iwata

When Peter and I got to the Nintendo meeting rooms behind the Japanese gaming giant’s huge E3 booth, Satoru Iwata was pecking away at one of Apple’s Macbook Pro laptops. He folded it shut and quickly stood up to greet us, but I found it telling that the president of Nintendo’s worldwide operations would be using a Cupertino-built …

E310: PlayStation Move Pwns Microsoft Kinect

Let’s get this out of the way – Sony will dominate the next generation motion control wars.

Calm down, fanboy. I’ve been a long-time supporter of Microsoft’s Xbox platform, so it pains me to say that. But I’ve seen a few things the public haven’t been privy to and spent extensive time with both platforms. While Sony …

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