May 22, 2007

Smash Bros. Website Relaunches Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:49 am PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: Smash Bros. Dojo

Site launches with an impressive list of music talent; daily updates promised.

The countdown is over. The Smash Bros. Dojo has finally relaunched and is promising daily weekday updates from this point forward. There aren't any new character announcements or videos to accompany the reopening, but there is an insight into the game's music team. Its very large, star-studded music team. Before getting to that, though, here's a rundown of what the blog-structured site has updated with.


May 21, 2007

Capcom Dumps Flagship Name

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: GameSpot

The name will be gone, but the team behind the recent Game Boy Zelda and Kirby games will still be at Capcom.

Much like the closure of Clover Studio, Capcom has decided to put its Flagship team back under the Capcom umbrella of developers. GameSpot reports that no one will be laid off in this studio "closure," and that the only thing that will change is "the company name on [Flagship's] business cards." It is unclear if the team will stay together, or if its members will be distributed where needed on various projects.


Disney Announces Pirates DS Downloads at Theme Parks DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 6:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Landlubbers can bring the At Worlds End game and a DS to Disneyland or Disney World and download some exclusive booty.

Pirates of the Caribbean Fans with a Nintendo DS™ Can Search for Hidden Treasure at Disney Parks

Disney Interactive Studios Announces Exclusive Content for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Through Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ First-Ever Wireless Initiative

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May 17, 2007

Capcom Speaks on Downloadable Wii Games

by Steven Rodriguez - 1:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Gamasutra

Capcom is ready to offer them but is waiting for Nintendo to get its act together.

Talking in a Q&A with game industry news site Gamasutra, Capcom's Senior Director of Strategic Planning & Research Christian Svensson let loose a little bit of his company's plans for the future. The discussion touched on downloadable games for all platforms, including what it will take to get it to happen on Wii.


Europe Gets Chocobo Tales Soon DS

by Lasse Pallesen - 4:37 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Square Enix gives you the chance to prepare for the epic Final Fantasy VI remake with the somewhat less epic Chocobo Tales.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales Release Date Announcement

London (May 17th 2007) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the release of FINAL FANTASY® FABLES: CHOCOBO TALES (CHOCOBO TALES) on May 25th exclusively on Nintendo DS™.


May 15, 2007

Impossible Mission Remake Available as a Download? RumorWii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 1:59 pm PDT
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Nintendo Power says yes. The publisher says not so fast.

Impossible Mission is a platform game with puzzle elements where players assume the role of a secret agent who must infiltrate the facility of an evil genius in order to stop his destructive plans. Last year, System 3 acquired Epyx's assets to bring 80s-era game franchises such as California Games... Read more...

Karous Coming to a Nintendo Console Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 1:30 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: O3 Entertainment

Another Milestone shooter is ported from Dreamcast.

Karous (Crows) is the most recent vertical shoot-em-up by Milestone and the last game published on the Sega Dreamcast, releasing only two months ago. The game, originally released on the Sega NAOMI arcade platform, is now being ported to a Nintendo system, according to O3 Entertainment.

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May 14, 2007

Tomb Raider Anniversary Wii-Bound Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: IGN

Lara Croft's original adventure is sure to waggle your Wiimote.

IGN has learned that Tomb Raider: Anniversary Edition, a 10th anniversary reworking of the original PlayStation game, will be coming to the Wii sometime this year. An interview with Eidos president and CEO Bill Gardner confirms the news.

Details on how the game will work on the Wii are scarce,... Read more...

Details on Crystal Chronicles Games DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 2:18 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Ring of Fates hitting Japan in August; Chocobo Tales sequel also announced.

The release below is shortened version of the full press release. To see the original, click here.

SQUARE ENIX PARTY Press Conference Announcement

Upcoming Releases Revealed for Popular Franchises and New IP

LOS ANGELES, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan,... Read more...

Square Enix Announces Three for Nintendo DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 2:11 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy games coming to America are now confirmed.

Square Enix Allies DRAGON QUEST and IVALICE For North America

Two Blockbuster Franchises Contain Four Exciting Titles Spanning Three Different Platforms

LOS ANGELES, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America,... Read more...


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