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September 24, 2007

Nintendo Second Largest Japanese Company

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Reuters

NCL is now only behind Toyota in overall Japanese market value.

The Wii-sponsored car finishing in second was an appropriate event given this new information out of Japan: Nintendo is now the second largest company in all of Japan.

Due to a 2.6% increase in Nintendo's stock prices at the close of Tuesday's trading on the Osaka Stock Exchange, the company... Read more...

Wii-Sponsored Car Takes Second Place

by Jon Lindemann - 6:46 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

It looks like the only place Wii takes second is on a NASCAR track.

As NASCAR fans already know, Greg Biffle and his No. 16 Wii-sponsored Ford Fusion raced to a solid second-place finish Sunday at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware.

Finishing just behind Carl Edwards, the win moved Biffle up to fifteenth place in the overall Nextel Cup standings. More importantly, he made Wii owners and Nintendo fans proud.


Pokemon Download at Toys "R" Us DS

by Karlie Yeung - 8:35 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Pokemon Official Site

The special Pokemon Manaphy, not usually found in the Diamond and Pearl DS games, will be available from hotspots this Saturday.

For the first time in the US, a Pokemon download will be available from hotspots in Toys ''R'' Us stores. To get the legendary water Pokemon, Manaphy, you will need a DS with an English version of Diamond or Pearl with at least the first Pokedex obtained, meaning you can't buy a copy of the game at... Read more...

X-OOM Software To Launch Media Center Software For Wii Wii

by Brad Mosbacher - 8:24 am PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Press Release

X-OOM Media Center for Wii is priced at GBP 29.99 and will be available from www.X-OOM.com and Amazon.co.uk

X-OOM Software Launches New Media Centre For Wii


X-OOM Software, part of bhv Software, a leading publisher of digital media software for media devices, will be releasing... Read more...

September 22, 2007

Smash Bros. Dojo Updates Wii

by Mike Gamin - 11:14 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: SmashBros.com

An item, a Pokemon, and a character we already knew about were all announced this week.

This week's news was topped off by a three announcement Friday about Snake's presence in the game. Also, on top of the normal Dojo announcements, keep reading for some bonus tidbits from Konami's Metal Gear 20th anniversary presentation.

New Item: Golden HammerComing right out of Wrecking...

September 21, 2007

Wii Sports Sequel Not Coming Any Time Soon Wii

by Michael Flynn - 2:52 pm PDT
Total comments: 24 Source: Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun

This and more revealed in an interesting conversation between Nintendo's president and Earthbound's developer.

Earlier this year, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and famous Japanese essayist/game designer Shigesato Itoi sat down for dinner. Itoi recorded the conversation, and has recently posted it on his website in 11 installments. While the talk mainly centered on the philosophical, there were some topics discussed that might interest Nintendo fans. Here are some highlights:


Sega Brings Two DS Games to America DS

by Jonathan Metts - 12:08 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Sega

The Japanese-developed titles from TGS include another Mystery Dungeon game and something called Dinosaur King.


Japan Developed SEGA Titles Destined for North American Release

SAN FRANCISCO (September 20, 2007) - SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced

three titles to be released in North America that will be added to its

release roster coming out in 2008. These titles are:


More Bomberman for America Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 12:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Hudson

The Wii game first shown at E3 2006 is finally coming in January, along with a DS sequel. No mention of online modes.


Experience Triple The Fun With 3 Full Fledged Game Modes

REDWOOD CITY, Calif – September 20, 2007 – Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, today announced Bomberman... Read more...

September 20, 2007

Glitch Discovered in European Version of Super Paper Mario Wii

by Zachary Miller - 1:32 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo of Europe

European gamers may meet with a game-freezing glitch. Nintendo of Europe is offering an exchange.

European gamers may want to avoid a certain gameplay situation in Super Paper Mario if they want to avoid a game freeze.

In Chapter 2-2, a character named Mimi will tell you to go and meet another character named Merlee. Enter that room, press the green switch, and a spiked ceiling will drop... Read more...

North American Publisher Revealed for No More Heroes Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 7:47 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: IGN Wii

Grasshopper Manufacture's stylish Wii game is finally on its way stateside.

Speaking to IGN on Wednesday, Ubisoft revealed that it would be localizing Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes on Wii. Saying that, "Ubisoft is excited to be bringing Suda 51's latest adventure to gamers in North America," VP of Publishing Jay Cohen assured fans that the United States would be able to play the game in February.


September 19, 2007

Club Nintendo Adds New Items

by James Charlton - 9:41 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Club Nintendo

Nintendo's Japanese games-for-goods redemption program has stocked up with some new swag.

Good news for people who happen to live in Japan: there are more goodies to spend your Club Nintendo points on.

If you’re unfamiliar with Club Nintendo, there are cards packaged in every Nintendo-published game that include a long number to input into the Club Nintendo website. Unlike the North American counterpart, you can actually use these points to redeem them for real, Nintendo branded goods.


WalMart.com Offers Phantom Hourglass Pre-order Bonus DS

by Mike Gamin - 9:34 am PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: WalMart.com

Pre-order the upcoming Zelda DS game on WalMart.com and get some free swag!

WalMart's online store has a interesting little pre-order bonus for DS Lite owners interested in Phantom Hourglass. Place your order on its website and you'll get a skin for your DS Lite and a new stylus. As you can see below, the skin includes a sticker for the top of the DS that features art similar... Read more...

Steve Davis Promotes World Snooker Championship in Europe DS

by Lasse Pallesen - 5:51 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

World Snooker Champion Steve Davis has signed with Koch Media to promote the upcoming DS game.

Snooker Legend picked to promote the pocket-sized potter

Steve Davis signs with Koch Media UK to promote World Snooker Championship

Basingstoke, England – 19th September 2007 – Koch Media UK is pleased to announce signing the snooker legend and six-time World Snooker Champion, Steve Davis, to promote the forthcoming World Snooker Championship™ Season 2007-08 game, which releases on Nintendo® DS on 26th October 2007.


September 18, 2007

TimeSplitters 4 Bound for Wii?

by Mike Thomsen - 8:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 27 Source: Game Informer Online

Free Radical’s David Doak discusses the possibility.

In the massive build-up of anticipation surrounding the release of Halo 3 next week, it’s easy to forget that FPS gaming on consoles was originally kicked into hyperdrive on the Nintendo 64 with Rare’s 007 Goldeneye. David Doak, one of the original team members on Goldeneye, has since moved on... Read more...

Star Wars Coming to Wii Next Year Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 5:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: LucasArts

Yes, you use the Wii Remote as a lightsaber. No, it's not a trap.

LucasArts to Unleash the Force on the Wii in Spring 2008

Star Wars™: The Force Unleashed™ Coming to Nintendo’s Platform with Exclusive Duel Mode

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2007 – LucasArts today revealed that Star Wars™: The Force Unleashed™ will come to the Wii™... Read more...

Sonic Rush Adventure Ships to Retailers DS

by Michael Flynn - 3:37 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Press Release

Insert speed-related pun here.

SEGA’s SONIC RUSH ADVENTURE for Nintendo DS Speeds Into Stores

DS Gamers are invited on a high-seas adventure on September 18

SAN FRANCISCO (September 18, 2007) – SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Sonic Rush Adventure™, created exclusively for the Nintendo... Read more...

Majesco Ships Nancy Drew for DS DS

by Jonathan Metts - 2:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

You too can be Nancy Drew. Woo-hoo!

The Teen Super Sleuth Makes Her Nintendo DS™ Debut as Majesco Entertainment Ships ‘Nancy Drew™: The Deadly Secret of Olde World Park’

EDISON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games and digital entertainment products for... Read more...

Wi-Fi Battles Re-Confirmed for SSB Brawl Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 12:08 am PDT
Total comments: 59 Source: Smash Bros. DOJO!!

The new Smash Bros. game will support up to four players online, and you can play with either friends or strangers.

The official blog of Super Smash Bros. Brawl has finally squashed the fears of many fans, confirming online play for the full complement of four players, well over a year after the feature was last mentioned by anyone at Nintendo.

The two main online options are "With Friends" and "With Anyone".... Read more...

September 17, 2007

Multiplayer for NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams Confirmed Wii

by Brad Mosbacher - 4:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Press Release

We all knew it was coming, but with the confirmation comes a few more details about the game.

SEGA Reveals New Details on NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

SEGA Europe Limited today announced that NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed hit NiGHTS, will feature a two-player mode and network support at launch. SEGA also unveiled plans to reawaken the Artificial Life (A-Life)... Read more...

Konami, Nestle Team Up to Promote Dewy's Adventure Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 3:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

Sweepstakes prizes to include trip to Costa Rica, copies of game.

Konami and Nestle Waters North America Announce the ''Green with Envy'' National Promotion for Dewy’s Adventure™ Video Game for the Wii™ Home Video Game System

National Promotion with Nestle Waters’ Aquapod™ Bottled Water and Dewy’s Adventure™ Video Game Offers Grand Prize Trip to Costa Rica and Other Prizes



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