Rumors

Nintendo rep. spills rupees on Skyward story

They’ve kept a strictly professional relationship for decades, but Link and Princess Zelda may soon have their Jim and Pam moment. Men don’t explore dungeons for nothing. According to the fan site Zelda Universe, the plot in the upcoming Zelda title Skyward Sword includes an openly romantic relationship between the two main characters, a first for the long-running franchise. Zelda Univ...

Is “Project Café” the codename of the successor to Wii?

More news about ‘Wii 2’ continues to flood the interwebs this week as French news website 01net is reporting that Nintendo’s next home console will be codenamed Project Café and the console’s input device will feature a six inch single input touch screen. 01net cites unnamed sources, but keep in mind that they were the same site that first broke the news of the Sony NGP. T...

Rumor alert: Wii price drop incoming

Wii sales have seen better days. At this time last year, North American Wii sales were second only to Nintendo’s own handheld the DS. Currently,Wii sales have dropped slightly and it seems Nintendo has taken notice. According to trusted sources over at Engadget, the little white box is about to get a $50 price drop starting May 15th. If true, the price drop may help to put Wii consoles into...

No more Retro Donkey Kong?

If you enjoyed last year’s revival of the Donkey Kong Country franchise, this may be sad news to you. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Retro Studio’s CEO Michael Kelbaugh told the magazine “I wouldn’t say we won’t do a sequel [for Donkey Kong Country Returns], but we don’t have anything planned at this time.” This surely isn’t an outright confirmation that Donkey Kong Coun...

Report: 3D Nintendo handheld sports widescreen and 4:3 displays

A wifi filing and leaked images appear to confirm that Nintendo’s unnamed portable, now codenamed “CTR” in a FCC filing, will have both a 3D stereoscopic widescreen display and a traditional 4:3 ratio one when it launches later this year (or next?). The use of CTR is significant. Previous DS versions, like the DSi and XL, went by codenames TWL and UTL, respectively. The use of CT...

Black Wii consoles headed to U.S. this May, sources say

U.S. gamers could have their hands on a black Wii console to match their black Wii controllers as early as May, according to several retail folks who know such things. As for an exact date, retail moles at Target, GameStop and Future Shop all hinted the console variant could be on their store shelves by May 9, with a Canadian release on May 23. The console would be sold as part of a Wii Sports Res...

Wait…What’s Left?Looking Forward to E3

Before the dust settles after this morning’s press event, I am already thinking about E3.  With almost all of Nintendo’s loose ends tied up this morning, that leaves me thinking about what they didn’t tell us: the second half of the year.

Rumor: No More Friend Codes?

According to Craig Harris of IGN on a recent Nintendo Voice Chat Podcast, Nintendo may be getting rid of having friend codes for each individual game on your system. “I’ve heard rumors that friend codes are going away. It’s going to be a universal system code but its still going to be a code…There’s no online account, it’s just your system has the number.”...

DSi Speak Application hinted by NOA Support

According to the blog Kolma.info, which was apparently support ticket diving for apparently no reason, came across support number 206602. This number had some interesting info which isn’t on the site Nintendo’s support site anymore, but it apparently said this… To redeem a Nintendo DSi Download Ticket number, such as for the Nintendo DSi Speak Channel, enter the number off the Ni...

Rumor: Pink and White DSi’s Coming soon?

Thanks a bunch Nintendo I was so waiting for a Pink DSi. Anyone else picking this up day one? [Via Kotaku]

Rumor: Netflix streaming coming to Wii, iPhone very soon

A quick confession: I watch more TV shows and movies on my Xbox 360 than I play games. I don’t know why this is exactly. I guess I can only play a game where I’m shooting things so many times before I realize, hey, I’m still playing games where I’m shooting things. But anyway. More seriously, and more apt for this site, Netflix is rumored to be eyeing both the iPhone and th...

Rumor: Mirrors Edge heading to the Wii

While checking out some news articles this morning before I headed off to school, I stumbled upon what some websites are calling a prototype for the Wii. Apparently, EA Games has asked Backbone Entertainment to develop a small demo of Mirror’s Edge for the Wi, DS, and other Portable consoles. It is unknown if this will hit the ground running and jumping over hurdles. but some concept art has...