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May 30, 2007

Japan Gets Two New DS Lite Colors DS

by Jonathan Metts - 8:55 am PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Nintendo Co. Ltd.

To boost sluggish sales of the handheld, Nintendo falls back to the time-honored tradition of releasing new colors.

Nintendo Co. Ltd. has revealed two new shell colors for their ubiquitous DS Lite system. Metallic Rose looks almost identical to the Noble Pink color released a year ago, but Gloss Silver stands out a bit more.

These new colors would no doubt increase demand for the system beyond current levels, if that were even possible within the physical laws of the universe.

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May 29, 2007

Harrison Talks Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 2:47 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Wired Game|Life

Nintendo thinks Wii "could get over 50%" of the North American console market.

As part of the Nintendo Media Summit festivities, Wired's Chris Kohler talked with George Harrison, NOA's veep of marketing and corporate communications. If you're inclined to see everything the two chatted about, you can do so here. If you're lazy (and we bet you are!) you can simply check out some of the highlights below.

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Mario Party 8 Released for Wii Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 10:46 am PDT
Total comments: 22 Source: Press Release

It's time to party.

NINTENDO'S MARIO PARTY 8 BRINGS THE CARNIVAL TO TOWN

Nintendo is bringing the carnival to town, and this time the party is going to get players up and moving. Mario Party® 8 is the first Mario Party game for Wii™ from Nintendo, and the first in the series to incorporate motion controls.

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Midway Ships Mortal Kombat: Armageddon for Wii Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 10:41 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

Prepare to kreatively kill klassic kharacters on your favorite Nintendo konsole.

Midway Ships Mortal Kombat®: Armageddon™ For Wii™

Midway’s Top-Selling, Award-Winning Fighting Franchise Comes to the Wii™

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that Mortal Kombat®:... Read more...

May 28, 2007

Japanese VC Releases for June Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 2:11 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Nintendo

Highlights include all the major mascots: Paper Mario, Sonic 2, and Bonk 3.

The Japanese Virtual Console lineup for June has been announced on Nintendo's website. As usual, select RPGs command a premium price. Paper Mario's appearance here is no surprise since its US counterpart was announced recently by Nintendo Power. The full list of eighteen games is found below.

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May 24, 2007

Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 Announced Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:32 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Press Release

One of the more popular Wii launch titles is getting a sequel that's even more zany.

Ubisoft Announces Rayman Raving Rabbids™ 2 Exclusively For Nintendo® Systems

Those Crazy Bunnies Are Back and Ready to Invade Planet Earth!

London, United Kingdom – 24 MAY 2007 – Yesterday, Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced Rayman Raving Rabbids™... Read more...

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Announced

by Mike Sklens - 10:19 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Gamesutra

Now Han Solo can beat up Jar Jar!

It's been rumored for awhile now, but LucasArts and Traveller's Tales have now officially announced the next in the series of Lego Star Wars games. Titled "Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga", the game features all the content from both of the original Lego Star Wars games, plus additional new content.... Read more...

May 23, 2007

Guitar Hero 3 Details Revealed Wii

by Mike Sklens - 7:09 am PDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Activision Press Release

Wireless guitars, and the first songs revealed!

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Come Out, the Third Installment of Guitar Hero Rocks to a Whole New Level

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 23 - After warming their amps in the basement garage to rocking sold out shows at Stonehenge, fans of Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) wildly popular Guitar Hero(TM)... Read more...

May 22, 2007

Reggie Speaks at NOA Press Event Wii

by Mike Sklens - 8:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: IGN

The big guy talks a lot of numbers, but a couple of news bits slip out along the way, including news of an online mode for Big Brain on Wii.

Though most coverage of Nintendo's media event held today is under embargo, the curtain has been lifted slightly. Thanks to a few outlets reporting news from Reggie's "keynote", Nintendo has allowed everybody to post information from the speech.

The downside is that Reggie didn't actually say... Read more...

Geometry Wars Coming to Wii and DS Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 7:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Power

Geometry Wars: Galaxies arrives on Nintendo's platforms this fall.

The July issue of Nintendo Power has revealed that the hugely popular Xbox Live Arcade shooter Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is on its way to Wii and DS as Geometry Wars: Galaxies. It is reportedly being developed by "the dev team responsible for Battalion Wars", which we can only assume is Kuju Entertainment.

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