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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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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.

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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.

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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

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS... Read more...

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.

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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™.

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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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