Nintendo DS Archive

20 February 2019

8 January 2019

7 August 2018

29 July 2018

23 April 2018

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The unlikely origin of StreetPass and a Mario DS game you never knew about

"This is something CEO Iwata wants to tell you personally..."

3 January 2018

19 December 2017

6 December 2017

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FeatureInside the Pokémon black market

We speak to the breeders, genners and hackers who trade in perfect Pokémon.

14 November 2017

18 September 2017

3 September 2017

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Digital FoundryTech Evolution: 25 years of Super Mario Kart

Nine games analysed across nine consoles: Digital Foundry charts the evolution of the classic series.

24 August 2017

30 May 2017

26 February 2017

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FeatureThe case for a video game musical

Here's to the fools who dream.

18 February 2017

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FeatureAll work and no play

In praise of video game rest.

25 January 2017

8 January 2017

6 December 2016

30 November 2016

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Pokémon Sun and Moon are Nintendo's biggest UK launch of all time

UPDATE: 3.5m sold in Europe and Japan already.

21 November 2016

9 November 2016

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Diddy Kong Racing's second canned sequel unearthed

Back in 2004 Climax pitched Diddy Kong Racing Adventure.

1 November 2016

21 October 2016

22 August 2016

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Japan's Prime Minister just rocked up to the Olympics dressed as Mario

Shadow the Hedgehog, meanwhile, was nowhere to be seen.

5 August 2016

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Buzz! developer Relentless shut down

All employees let go today.

21 July 2016

28 April 2016

16 April 2016

17 March 2016

15 March 2016

9 March 2016

19 February 2016

16 February 2016

8 February 2016

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon on Wii U Virtual Console this week

Plus a Bravely Second demo, and Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty.

7 February 2016

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FeatureA brief history of one of gaming's greatest studios

Infinite climax action: Rich Stanton celebrates Platinum Games on its 10th anniversary.

13 January 2016

4 December 2015

13 November 2015

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Sonic Twitter account taken over by Dr. Eggman

"That intolerable blue hedgehog has been running amok on Twitter long enough!"

26 October 2015

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Don Bluth launches Dragon's Lair movie Kickstarter

Needs $550k to make a pitch video for a $70m film.

16 September 2015

2 September 2015

9 August 2015

17 July 2015

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Thousands of Nintendo fans pay respects at Satoru Iwata funeral

Late president's influence "will make people around the world smile".

14 July 2015

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Earthbound director Shigesato Itoi pays tribute to Satoru Iwata

"We'll meet again. After all, we're friends."

13 July 2015

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FeatureSatoru Iwata: a gentle revolutionary

"It would have been more frightening to take the conventional path."

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away at 55

UPDATE: Miyamoto "surprised and saddened", remains committed to Nintendo's "development policy".

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Tributes pour in for Nintendo's Satoru Iwata

Contemporaries and competitors unite.

29 June 2015

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The World Ends With You is back on iOS

After a four month absence.

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Zelda: Ocarina of Time on Wii U eShop this week

Plus Advance Wars 2, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.

17 June 2015

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FeatureThe E3 Bulletin: Wednesday

Puppets! Starfox! JRPGs! DayZ!

22 April 2015

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Bill Paxton to play Jack Thompson in BBC GTA drama

UPDATE: BBC confirms plot, Daniel Radcliffe to star.

9 April 2015

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Daniel Radcliffe in talks to play GTA producer Sam Houser

In BBC drama helmed by Black Mirror and Misfits director.

27 January 2015

16 December 2014

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Dementium series is getting remade on 3DS

Will feature a new save system, aiming for 60fps.

12 December 2014

27 November 2014

31 October 2014

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de Blob IP purchased by Nordic Games, could see a comeback

"We will evaluate opportunities with the existing games, as well as potential sequels.”

23 September 2014

18 September 2014

17 September 2014

29 August 2014

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Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime completes the Ice Bucket Challenge

But doesn't nominate anyone else, thus completing the cycle.

4 August 2014

9 July 2014

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It's Donkey Kong's 33rd birthday today

Someone buy that ape a tie!

27 June 2014

13 June 2014

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Nintendo's first DS title for Wii U is Brain Training

UPDATE: Now available free in the UK for limited time.

9 June 2014

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Census says UK games industry back on track

Employment its highest since 2008.

28 May 2014

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THQ sure left a lot of cool stuff in its former HQ

As shown by man whose work relocated there.

30 April 2014

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Red Dead Redemption, GTA4 affected by GameSpy server shutdown

Rockstar saving some services, other titles retired.

29 April 2014

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Why so serious? Nintendo explains angry Western Kirby

"We know there is a serious side to Kirby as well."

22 April 2014

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GameSpy servers to shut down next month

UPDATE: Borderlands PC, Civ 3 & 4 will migrate to Steamworks.

18 April 2014

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Cave Story will finally reach the European 3DS eShop in May

This definitive version is also coming to Australia.

16 March 2014

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FeatureThe story behind Nintendo's detective

How Level-5 got Luke and Layton together.

11 March 2014

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999 is coming to iOS without puzzles

But it will feature better graphics and a flow chart.

10 March 2014

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HMV is ditching pre-owned video game sales

And discounting stock to clear shelves.

7 March 2014

27 February 2014

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Nintendo terminating Wii and DS online services

Mario Kart, Smash Bros. Brawl, Animal Crossing affected.

7 February 2014

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Renegade Kid's FPS Moon to receive episodic 3DS remake

UPDATE: And here's how it looks in motion.

6 February 2014

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Call of Duty series enters three-year dev cycle

Sledgehammer Games will round out the dev trio.

30 January 2014

8 January 2014

2 January 2014

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Nintendo sorry for Christmas eShop hiccups

Postpones release of Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter.

18 December 2013

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FeatureMyth-busting the murky world of video game trade-ins

Plus five top tips that will make you a savvy shopper.

17 December 2013

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Dementium 2 HD checks in on Steam

While Mutant Mudds Deluxe hits PS3 & Vita in North America.

16 December 2013

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UK chart: COD, it's Ghosts town

Gran Turismo 6 still off the pace.

13 December 2013

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Pokémon Bank app launches this month

Consolidate and transfer up to 3K Pokémon across six games.

8 December 2013

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FeatureThe Super Mario Bros. Story

From the archive: a series retrospective.

29 November 2013

22 November 2013

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Various US airlines now let you play games during takeoff

Includes: Virgin, Delta, JetBlue, American Airlines, United, Southwest and more.

17 November 2013

4 November 2013

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UK chart: Assassin's Creed 4 beats Battlefield 4

But neither sell as strongly as their predecessors.

15 October 2013

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Pokémon X and Y sales hit four million in two days

The fastest-selling titles 3DS titles to date.

12 October 2013

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WayForward shows off its cancelled Silent Hill DS game

And its original vision for Silent Hill: Book of Memories.

9 October 2013

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Doodle Jump leaps onto 3DS and oldschool DS this year

With Doodle Jump Adventures and Doodle Jump Journey.

2 September 2013

6 August 2013

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FeatureClash! The story behind an all-time classic

How Capybara made Clash of Heroes, the game that changed the studio forever.

1 August 2013

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UK publisher asks for help releasing Devil Survivor 2

Cult DS RPG needs 1800 pre-orders before it gets manufactured.

1 July 2013

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