Earthworm Jim Remake Coming to DSiWare

March 17, 2010 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, Nintendo

Gameloft announced today that the iPhone remake of Earthworm Jim (there’s an iPhone remake? Damn, I’m going to have to check that out) will be released on DSiWare.

The remake includes updated graphics and audio; with redrawn sprites, brighter colours, improved audio and remixed tunes. There’s also an easy mode with hints and tips, plus a bonus mode where you repeat Jim’s various expressions into the DSi camera.

Gameloft hopes to stay as true to the original as possible whilst also making it easy enough for anyone to finish.

Pricing details are yet to be announced, so stay tuned for those in the near future.

(Via Nintendo Life)

New, Bigger DSi Announced

October 29, 2009 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Nintendo

The new, much bigger DSi LL/XL

The new, much bigger DSi LL/XL

Nintendo has recently confirmed it’s latest modification of it’s insanely popular handheld. The new DSi LL, as it is currently being called over in Japan, features a 4.2 inch screen (1.3 times bigger than the DSi screen), improved battery life and a jazzy new “Dark Brown” paint job.

Penned for a November 21 release in Japan at a price of 20,000 Yen it will come with three free DSi-ware games including two Brain Age titles. It is apparantly targetting a more mature audience that prefer their handhelds to be larger (with a weight of 314 grams it is hardly suitable to fit in a young child’s pocket).

If you feel like upgrading to the latest DS yet again then you won’t have too long to wait as Nintendo have slated a Quarter 1 2010 release in Europe as the DSi XL. Some may say it is too soon, and also argue that bigger is not necessarily better for a handheld, but the bigger screen will certainly be exciting for some…

New DSi Colours For Europe

September 22, 2009 by Rob Callery  
Filed under News, Nintendo

DSI_colours

Nintendo has announced that three new DSi colours will be available across Europe from the end of October. The metallic blue, light blue and red consoles will be released on October 23rd and will come pre loaded with Flipnote Studio and features that allow you yo upload photos direct to Facebook.

In addition, users that access the DSi Shop with their DSi before March 31 2010 will receive 1000 Nintendo DSi Points for free.

The DSi is currently only availabe in black or white accross europe, altho other versions have been released in Japan and the US.