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Art Academy will turn your Wii U GamePad into a canvas

Art Academy is coming to the Wii U, with a multitude of new features designed to take advantage of the system's unique controller. Virtual virtuosos will be able to record and playback their artistic process, and subsequently hang their completed works in a digital gallery. The game will also...

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Club Nintendo swaps downloadable games, adds Mario Party 2, Art Academy

With a new month comes a new selection of downloadable games for which you can exchange your Club Nintendo Coins. The new lineup is half as varied as those of previous months, offering only one DSiWare download and one Wii Virtual Console game. For 150 Coins each, you can choose Art Academy: First...

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Dead Space 2 holds off FIFA to stay atop UK charts

Dead Space 2 became 2011's first repeat #1 in weekly UK software sales last week, according to Chart-Track, as it beat out a resurgent FIFA 11 (which began the year at #1) to stay atop the charts in its second week at retail. The week's new releases failed to crack the top ten, however, as the...

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Best of the Rest: Andrew's picks of 2010

DJ Max Portable 3 I blame myself for not pimping out PM Studio's excellent DJ Max Portable 3 more this year. The Korean music game is quite possibly the only music game you'll ever need on a handheld, thanks to its seemingly endless soundtrack, varied modes, rewarding progression, beautiful...

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Confused Joystiq writer immortalized in Art Academy promotion

The review copy of Art Academy sent to me by Nintendo included a bit of example art saved in its gallery. Specifically, this portrait....

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Video: Art Academy makes drawing as easy as 1,2,3,4,5

There are ten lessons included on the retail version of Art Academy. At a Nintendo event, I was able to go through one of them on a DSi XL. As you'll see in the video after the break, Art Academy breaks down the process of drawing a tree into five "simple" steps. What isn't evident in the video...

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Art Academy in session on DS October 25

Nintendo is bundling its two DSiWare Art Academy apps, developed by Headstrong Games (yes, that Headstrong Games) into a single cartridge, for budding artists who appreciate beautiful objects like DS cartridges. Art Academy features all the lessons from both downloadable releases, new "Mini Lessons"...

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Van Gogh, Caravaggio paintings reproduced in Art Academy

An expanded retail version of Nintendo's DSiWare Art Academy art trainer and creator is being released in Europe next week. To mark the occasion, Nintendo Spain has produced a series of four videos showing famous works being reproduced on a DSi XL. Watch them all after the break....

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Hotel Dusk sequel and ... Face Training announced for DS in Europe

[GAME Watch] In a press release announcing its European lineup for the next three months, Nintendo made sure to include a couple of surprises. Last Window: The Secret of Cape West, the DS sequel to Hotel Dusk (developed by the now-bankrupt CING), will bring the first game's unique style of sketchy...

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European Nintendo downloads: Rollway Puzzle, Shadow Dancer

Hidden among a bunch of fairly low-profile releases (although we love Shadow Dancer, and Stop Stress developer Abylight is super nice) is something really cool: a new tilt-controlled DSiWare game. And it's not the one shown off yesterday, nor the wacky one released in Japan. Like Engine...

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