Europe

European Trademark For Fantasy Life Surfaces, Could North America See It Too?

Level-5 Studio and Brownie Brown (Now known as 1-UP Studios) released Fantasy Life in 2012.  Its popularity was immortalized when high sales made the game virtually impossible to find.  Released near the end of 2012, it has gone on to sell almost 250,000 in sales.  Did I mention this is a new IP? Due to the fantastic sales, 1-UP Studios and Level-5 filed a European Trademark on March 12th.  Obviou...

Wii Mini Coming To Europe

Despite its puzzling existence, Nintendo has decided to launch the Wii Mini in Europe on March 22nd, 2013.  The no frills console does not feature internet access, CameCube compatibility, or an SD slot. I imported a Wii Mini shortly after the Canadian launch (Really, just to add it to my console/handheld collection-I think I am at 44 right now), and although I have not actually connected it to my ...

Wii U Sells 40,000 Units In First 48 Hours In The UK

Within the first 48 hours of launch, he United Kingdom purchased 40,000 Wii U Units.  The Deluxe model was the favorite amongst the buyers.  Stock issues seemed to plaque the market as many retailers sold out quickly.  As with the North American launch, stock levels are expected to replenish throughout the holiday season and level out after the new year. With the successful launch, there was a bit...

David Yarnton to Leave Nintendo UK

He may not be as well known as Reggie or Miyamoto,but for the past 20 years David Yarnton has been an integral part of Nintendo’s UK branch.  From 1995 to 2003, Yarnton served as Director of Sales.  In 2003 he accepted the position of General manager.  An exact reason has not been given for his leave,. however Nintendo has released the following statement.

Nintendo Zone Launches in Europe

  If you live in Europe, and own a Nintendo 3DS, then today is your lucky day!  You can now take advantage of the Nintendo Zone!  The Nintendo Zone will allow 3DS owners to access exclusive product information, game trailers, screenshots, video clips, and even demos.  To use the feature you will need to have WiFi connectivity, but with over 25,000 hot spots it shouldn’t be to hard.  Act...

Last Window: The Secret of Cape West

According to a recent article by IGN about Metroid Other M, some small but titillating info was released on the fate of CINGS follow up to Hotel Dusk. While only a small bit of information given, what we do know is that the game will be called “Last Window: The Secret of Cape West” and will be released in Europe on September 17th. Which means the game will be getting an English translation. Th...

Europe avenged, World of Goo to WiiWare

European gamers, often unfairly overlooked by the games industry, have gotten want they wanted. And all they had to do was ask. World of Goo developer 2D Boy has announced the game will release in Europe via WiiWare for “most likely” the same $15 American price. “Ever since we realized releasing World of Goo as a retail game in Europe is unfair to those on the other side of the A...

Animal Crossing dated, renamed for Europe

Nintendo has announced the Wii version of Animal Crossing will release in Europe this December. The company has also given the game a fresh new European subtitle; the North American “City Folk” tag has been dropped in favor of “Let’s Go to the City” for Europe. Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City will release in Europe less than one month after reaching North ...

Super Mario RPG released on Europe/Australia VC

Multiple Wii owners in Europe and Australia have confirmed Friday’s VC update which includes one of the most underrated SNES role-playing-games…Super Mario RPG! Expect the classic to hit the United States possibly Monday, or soon after. Have any of our Euro/Aussie readers downloaded this yet? If so, how is it?

Wii Hacked to be Region Free

Apparently WiiBrew dev “Crediar” has released a Wii menu hack that allows you to edit some of the internal settings of the Wii. (Which could prove to be very dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing.)  You could say this is similar to the DVD Hack that was seen a few days ago, where you could play and watch DVDs on your Wii. However, Starfall is a hack that unlocks many of...

Wii needs Commodore 64 on Virtual Console in North America

Our Nintendo loving brothers and sisters in the EU have been regularly seen delays with game releases in their territory. Occasionally they’ll get something that North America doesn’t (like Tingle’s RPG). One of those EU specific joys they currently get to experience are Virtual Console games for the Commodore 64.

Nintendo Channel launches in Europe and Australia

Just a reminder to our friends across the pond…The Nintendo Channel has finally been released in both Europe and Australia. You should have gotten the glowing blue beacon this past Friday, but if you missed it be sure to download this info packed channel and get to rating your games (woo, what fun!). Not only does each country receive different DS demos, but each internal region gets a diffe...

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