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September 30, 2005

Frogger Games Ready for the Picking GC

by Daniel Bloodworth - 10:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Konami Press Release

Frogger: Helmet Chaos for DS and Frogger: Ancient Shadow for GameCube now at retail.

KONAMI SHIPS TWO NEW TITLES FROM ITS BELOVED FROGGER FRANCHISE TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE

Frogger Helmet Chaos Jumps To The PSP System And Nintendo DS

While Frogger: Ancient Shadow Hops Onto PlayStation 2, Xbox, And Nintendo GameCube

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Lost in Blue Hits Stores DS

by Daniel Bloodworth - 10:18 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Konami Press Release

Build, hunt, eat, and find your way off a deserted island.

KONAMI SHIPS LOST IN BLUE TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE

Konami Releases Innovative Survival RPG For The Nintendo DS(tm)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - September 27, 2005 Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment,... Read more...

Lunar: Dragon Song in Stores DS

by Daniel Bloodworth - 10:12 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Ubisoft Press Release

The DS sequel has been released in North America.

UBISOFT'S LUNAR: DRAGON SONG FOR NINTENDO DS SHIPS TO RETAILERS

SAN FRANCISCO September 27, 2005 Today, Ubisoft announced that Lunar: Dragon Song for Nintendo DS is releasing and will be available at North American retailers this week.

Lunar: Dragon Song is the first original game from... Read more...

September 28, 2005

G4 Interview with Iwata Reveals New Details Wii

by Michael Cole - 2:00 am PDT
Total comments: 246 Source: G4tv.com

Nintendo is proposing ideas to publishers? Revolution will be targeted as a secondary system to hardcore gamers? Iwata spills the beans on these topics and more in G4's twenty minute interview.

On Tuesday G4 ran an interview with Satoru Iwata, conducted by Geoff Keighley during Tokyo Game Show 2005. The aired interview was severely edited and came across as mostly useless; fortunately G4 has posted a lengthy unedited version on its website. While much of what Iwata discusses about Nintendo DS and Revolution is familiar, he does add a few surprising (and troubling) comments on the Revolution and the company's strategy.

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September 27, 2005

PGC Hiring Announcement

by Jonathan Metts - 8:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 4

PGC is looking for a few good men or women…no prior experience necessary, but we're looking to fill specific positions. Details inside!

The Planet GameCube staff is made up of hard-working volunteers who love Nintendo. Many of us had nothing else to go on when we first joined the website; we learned the rest along the way. Now many of us have been at it for years and have gained tremendous experience in all aspects of the website’s operation. It’s time for some fresh blood to learn the ropes and kick up the energy level – and that means you!

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September 23, 2005

Official Castlevania Website Goes Live DS

by Karl Castaneda - 7:48 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Konami

Check out the latest information of your favorite Konami franchise!

Can't get enough Castlevania? Do you hunger for more info on the latest iterations of the series as well as the classics? Feel the need to check up on the latest screens and videos for Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow? Want a place to discuss the franchise with other fans? Well, all of your problems have now been solved; Konami has just reported that The Official Castlevania Website is now live!

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September 22, 2005

Miyamoto to Visit New York This Sunday! DS

by Michael Cole - 12:38 am PDT
Total comments: 20

The famous video game creator will be signing autographs and playing with Nintendogs at the Nintendo World Store in New York!

To promote Nintendogs, Shigeru Miyamoto (of Mario and Zelda fame) will make a special appearance in New York on Sunday to sign autographs, meet fans and let his Nintendog play.

The event takes place from 11am to 1pm, and the first 200 fans in line are guaranteed an autograph. The first ten will... Read more...

September 21, 2005

Prince of Persia The Two Thrones GC

by Robert Graves - 7:16 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Ubisoft Press Release

Struggle with the boundaries of good and evil once more in December 2005.

Prince of Persia The Two Thrones

Ubisoft reveals the official title for the third installment in the Prince of Persia® franchise

London, UK -21st September, 2005 - Today, Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced the official subtitle for the next video game in... Read more...

September 19, 2005

True Crime: New York City Voice Cast Announced GC

by Robert Graves - 9:11 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Activision Press Release

Yes, they are talking to you.

An Arresting Line Up of Voiceover Talent Brings Activision's True Crime®: New York City to Life

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept 19, 2005: Further bringing True Crime®: New York City's authentic cop drama to life, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has signed on a cast of seasoned actors to lend their... Read more...

Battalion Wars Rolls Out GC

by Robert Graves - 9:01 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo Press Release

Real-time strategy marches into town and orders you to bring freedom to the nation.

Battalion Wars for Nintendo GameCube Features Thrilling Real-Time Strategy

With more than 20 elite missions, Battalion Wars(TM) for Nintendo GameCube(TM) truly tests a player's ability to improvise and maneuver troops. A single button press summons the soldiers, while a second press sends them off to fight. But think twice: Crafty AI enemies will adapt to every move.

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September 16, 2005

Jim Merrick Revolution Controller Interview Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 10:03 am PDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Eurogamer

The Nintendo Europe executive gives new details about the controller's development and potential, and he explains how we'll be able to play multiplatform games.

In an interview with Eurogamer (link above), Jim Merrick, Senior Director of Marketing for Nintendo Europe, talks in depth about the newly revealed Revolution controller. Some of his comments include brand new information. Here are a few samples:

Eurogamer: So how long has the controller been in development?

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September 15, 2005

Publisher Reactions to Revolution Controller Wii

by Daniel Bloodworth - 10:23 pm PDT
Source: Nintendo

Nintendo offers a few quotes from Western publishers.

Nintendo passed out a few quotes from Western publishers with tonight's Revolution news. See their reactions below:

THQ

"Nintendo has long been a trailblazer, and this controller design reinforces that reputation," said Brian Farrell, president and CEO of THQ. "We enthusiastically support... Read more...

Official Release on Revolution Controller Wii

by Daniel Bloodworth - 8:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: Nintendo

See what Nintendo has to say about Iwata's speech and the Revolution.

UPDATE: A webcast of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's keynote address at the Tokyo Game Show will be available Friday morning, September 16, 2005 at the following address:

http://www.irwebcasting.com/050916/03/index.html

NINTENDO REVEALS 'REVOLUTION'-ARY CONTROLLER IN KEYNOTE SPEECH

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Revolution Controller Revealed Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 8:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 66 Source: TGS

Looks like a remote control, held in one hand, has attachments such as an analog stick, detects movement and tilting.

Reports are flowing in from TGS, as Satoru Iwata has finally revealed the Revolution controller to the masses.

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Sega Teams Up With Bizzare Creations

by Karl Castaneda - 6:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Together, the two will create a new next-gen franchise.

SEGA PARTNERS WITH BIZARRE CREATIONS TO CREATE NEXT-GENERATION FRANCHISE

Developer of Project Gotham Racing to Drive SEGA Growth

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (September 15, 2005) – SEGA Europe Ltd. and SEGA of America, Inc. today announced a partnership to create a next-generation franchise... Read more...

Book Bonus for Berenstein Bears GBA

by Karl Castaneda - 6:25 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

There are a lot of B's in that headline.

Buy The Video Game And Get A Free Book-- Namco Adds Scary Bear Book To The Berenstain Bears(TM) And The Spooky Old Tree Package

Action-Packed Berenstain Bears Adventure for Game Boy(R) Advance To Ship With A Mini Version of The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat Book Included

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Free Pink Stylus for Kirby Canvas Curse Owners DS

by Mike Sklens - 9:43 am PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Nintendo.com

Who says that only Japan gets all the cool goodies?

Upon the release of Kirby: Canvas Curse in Japan, the first copies of the game came with a special pink Kirby stylus. A lot of gamers were upset that the same was not offered outside the country. Well, it looks like things have changed. Nintendo of America is now giving away pink styli, presumably the same ones the Japanese got, to anybody who has registered their copy of Kirby: Canvas Curse on their website.

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EA Releases NBA Live 06 Song List GC

by Robert Graves - 1:32 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: EA Press Release

Come on in - 'explore' the sound of Hip-Hop for a while.

NBA LIVE 06 IN-GAME SOUNDTRACK Explores New SOUND OF HIP-HOP

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., - September 13, 2005 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the 16 songs that make up the in-game music soundtrack for the multi-platinum basketball game, NBA LIVE 06. The song list delivers an eclectic mix of up-tempo beats and lyrics.

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September 14, 2005

Monolith Software Title Blowout! DS

by Zosha Arushan - 5:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Famitsu

Xenosaga I & II, Baten Kaitos II, oh my!

This weeks Famitsu reveals that three new Monotlith Software games are coming to Nintendo systems near you.

Baten Kaitos gets the prequel treatment as Nintendo decides to publish Baten Kaitos II for the GameCube. Asides from being set twenty years prior to the events in Baten Kaitos, not much is known about the title. The kicker is that the game is supposed to come out December 2005.

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D3PA Announces DS Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi DS

by Robert Graves - 1:32 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: D3PA Press Release

If you're looking for a 'Rock 'n' Roll Brawler', you've come to the right place.

Puffy AmiYumi say 'Hi Hi' to Nintendo DS

In New Game From D3Publisher of America, Inc.

Title set for release in Q1 2006 is D3PA's 1st Nintendo DS game

LOS ANGELES - Sep. 13, 2005 - D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software today announced its first game for the Nintendo DS will be based on Cartoon

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