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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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