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June 29, 2007

Virtual Console Releases for July Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 11:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Nintendo/Hudson/OFLC/ESRB

Take a peek at what's in the VC pipes for July worldwide.

Today, Nintendo updated their Japanese Virtual Console release list with the upcoming games for July. Star Soldier, Flappy, The Super Shinobi II, and Splatterhouse arrive on July 3rd. The full list of nineteen games are listed below. In addition, the two announced MSX games have been given a price, but have also been delayed to an ambiguous summer release date. Eggy will cost 700 points and Aleste will cost 800 points.

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Smash Bros. Dojo Updates Wii

by Mike Gamin - 9:35 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: SmashBros.com

Some more info trickled out of the blog this week.

While there were no huge announcements this week, a couple assumptions were confirmed regarding a new character and player profiles.

New Character: ZeldaZelda was officially announced as playable, making her the first character that wasn't previously revealed in a trailer to be announced on the... Read more...

June 28, 2007

Midway Announces Five Nintendo Exclusives Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 3:15 pm PDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Press Release

Cruis'n sequel for Wii, Ultimate Mortal Kombat for DS on their way.

Midway Announces Five Exclusive Titles for

Nintendo Systems

Custom Designed Games Include Cruis’n™ and Game Party for Wii™ and Ultimate Mortal Kombat® and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends for Nintendo DS™

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading... Read more...

Pet Alien Comes to Europe DS

by Lasse Pallesen - 11:30 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press release

Play as weirdly named creatures such as Gumpers, Dinko, and Swanky on 14th September.

RESCUE TOMMY IN THE CRAZIEST ALIEN ADVENTURE THIS YEAR

Pet Alien - Nick Toons' sensational CGI animated comedy lands on Nintendo DS from 14th September

Chertsey, United Kingdom – June 28 2007: Prepare yourselves for an alien invasion! The Game Factory today announce that Pet Alien - exclusive to Nintendo DS - will be taking over shelves across the UK from 14th September 2007.

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June 26, 2007

Details on WiiWare Games Coming Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Level Up

Tomorrow, Nintendo will reveal its plans for original downloadable games ... that won't be available until next year.

N'Gai Croal and his Level Up news blog has got the scoop on Nintendo's new downloadable gaming service. As of right now, WiiWare only has non-game software available, but soon it will be the launchpad for the original games Nintendo has promised are coming. Nintendo will announce its future WiiWare gaming plans to the general public tomorrow (or today, if you're reading this on Wednesday).

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Harry Potter Ships to Stores Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 8:52 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: EA/Warner Bros.

Allow yourself to be whisked off to the magical world of England by a teenage boy with a heart of gold.

EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Videogame Ships Today!

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™... Read more...

Community Hot Topic and Forum Roundup

by Ty Shughart - 8:05 pm PDT
Total comments: 1

King of the forum, king of the forum!

Last week, the Hot Topic was about Wii's 3rd party support. The poll results were split evenly between it being good and bad, but really, it's a lot more complicated than that. Our forum users lay it out; head on down the page to check out what they have to say, and maybe you'll want to throw in your two cents in the forum, too. Or maybe you'd rather hear about this week's hot topic!

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June 25, 2007

Nintendo Surpasses Sony in Market Value

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Bloomberg

Thanks to the Wii and DS, the total value of Nintendo stock is now higher than that of its Japanese rival.

Word from Japan is that Nintendo's total market value has surpassed that of Sony. (Market value refers to the number of total company shares held by all investors times the value of each share, or simply, the sum of all the money invested in a company.) According to a Bloomberg report, Nintendo's value is 6.57 trillion yen ($53.2 billion), while Sony has a value of 6.48 trillion yen ($52.5 billion).

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Touchmaster Ships for DS DS

by Jonathan Metts - 2:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Collection of touch screen games, or sequel to The Beastmaster? You be the judge.

Midway Masters Nintendo DS with the Release of Touchmaster™

Collection of Classic Touchscreen Games Touches Down in Retail Stores Nationwide

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

Pokemon Battle Revolution is Shipping Now Wii

by Mike Gamin - 6:11 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Press Release

This Wii games marks a lot of firsts for North America, as pointed out in this press release.

ONLINE GAMING STORMS ONTO WII WITH POKÉMON BATTLE REVOLUTION

Epic Franchise Reaches Several Firsts

REDMOND, Wash., June 25, 2007 - Today's launch of Pokémon® Battle Revolution heralds a number of firsts for Nintendo's hot-selling Wii™ video game system. Pokémon Battle Revolution is:

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June 24, 2007

Nicole Kidman To Promote More Brain Training DS

by Mike Sklens - 4:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: MCV

The Aussie star will be helping to promote Brain Training to the UK market.

Trying to prove that smart is sexy, and spending a hell of a lot of money in the process, Nintendo Europe has hired Oscar-winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman to be a spokeswoman for Nintendo's line of Brain Training games. The superstar will be appearing in both print and television ads across... Read more...

June 22, 2007

Smash Bros. Dojo Updates Wii

by Mike Gamin - 10:12 am PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: SmashBros.com

Here's a summary of everything that was announced this week at the official Smash Bros. blog.

There were several new announcements made over at the official Smash Bros. DOJO!! blog this week. Sadly, none of them were especially earth rattling, but for those of us who are salivating for the release of Brawl, there are a few tidbits to drool over.

Link's final smash was officially... Read more...

Aksys Announces New Guilty Gear for Wii Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 9:09 am PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: Press Release

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core promises 2 "reinvented" fighters, 5 different game modes, and exclusive Wii Remote controls.

GUILTY GEAR XX ACCENT CORE FIGHTS ITS WAY TO THE PLAYSTATION®2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND Wii™ THIS FALL

Heaven or Hell! Let’s Rock!

Torrance, CA (June 22, 2007) – The newest incarnation of the popular fighting game franchise, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core, comes to the PlayStation®2... Read more...

June 21, 2007

Video Games Live DVD and CD Announced

by Aaron Kaluszka - 9:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Video Games Live PR

You probably couldn't make it to their show in Brazil, but soon you'll have a chance to watch and listen to it.

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES DVD & CD RELEASE

Recorded From Award-Winning Sold Out Performances in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Los Angeles, CA - Video Games Live, The #1 video game touring concert in the world, announced today that they will be releasing a DVD & CD from their award-winning sold out performances recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last year.

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Virtual Console Fridays: June 22, 2007 Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 8:45 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

Only two games this week for Europe and only one for Australia, but a big one it is.

This week's lineup for Europe is sparse with only two games newly available for download. The first is China Warrior, a side-scrolling Turbografx beat-em-up starring a Chinese Kung Fu protagonist, which was originally released in 1987 by Hudson Soft.

Also from 1987 is Mega Man, the side-scrolling... Read more...

Details on Race Driver's Track Editor DS

by Jonathan Metts - 9:08 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Codemasters

This DS racing game has a custom track editor and online play, so your friends can play on your crazy tracks.

Codemasters' Race Driver: Create & Race Redefines Racing Boundaries on Nintendo DS™

Nintendo DS Stylus Can Be Used To Design Unique Custom Circuits

Up To Four Players Can Compete using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

Burbank, CA - June 21, 2007 - Racing official high-performance cars... Read more...

Sonic RPG? From BioWare? On DS? DS

by Jonathan Metts - 8:54 am PDT
Total comments: 46 Source: Sega of America

Welcome to the strangest news of the week, or maybe of the year.

SEGA ANNOUNCES BIOWARE WILL CREATE SONIC ROLE PLAYING GAME FOR THE NINTENDO DS

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (June 21, 2007) -- SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd., and Canada-based developer studio BioWare® Corp. today announced a partnership to create a new video game based on the classic SEGA flagship icon Sonic The Hedgehog. The exact name of the game is undetermined, and it will ship in 2008.

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Elite Beat Agents Visit Japan DS

by Aaron Kaluszka - 8:17 am PDT
Total comments: 24 Source: Nintendo

A limited time Ouendan 2 downloadable creates series crossover.

For two weeks from June 28th through July 11th, Ouendan 2 owners in Japan will be able to take their DS cards to in-store DS Stations and download new characters into their games. These characters are none other than iNiS's other DS mascots, the Elite Beat Agents.

Once downloaded, an Elite... Read more...

June 20, 2007

Konami Announces Contra 4 for Nintendo DS DS

by Jonathan Metts - 1:49 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Konami of America

It's being developed by WayForward Technologies and is due out this year.

KONAMI ANNOUNCES CONTRA 4 FOR NINTENDO DS™

Explosive Action Series Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Unique Dual Screen Presentation, New Gameplay Elements and Cooperative Multiplayer Mayhem

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 20, 2007 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced Contra... Read more...

June 19, 2007

Community Hot Topic and Forum Roundup

by Ty Shughart - 6:00 pm PDT
Total comments: 11

The journey to internet superstardom begins with a single post. This week: win a Decepticon!

Last week, we asked our readers if they used the Virtual Console. The results are in - according to the poll, a little over half of the forum posters do, even if only a little bit. Our posters posted a lot of words about this, too. You can mosey on down the page to have a look-see, but first, maybe you'd like to hear about this week's hot topic and prize!

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