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August 31, 2007

Resident Evil 4 Wii: 750k Served Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 4:22 pm PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: Capcom

Capcom sets another milestone for its survival-horror masterpiece.

At the same time Capcom announced it would be publishing Wii Love Golf for Camelot, the granddaddy publisher also revealed that it has shipped out 750,000 copies of Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition to retailers worldwide. This is an impressive figure, considering that it's only been available for about three months.

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ESRB Virtual Console Updates Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 2:56 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: ESRB

The ESRB rates a few more games ahead of their official announcements.

Continuing today's Virtual Console information flow, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board updated their ratings list. The update included a couple new Virtual Console games. The first is Vegas Stakes, a casino simulator that Europe and Australia received today. It received an E with a notice... Read more...

Smash Bros. Dojo Updates Wii

by Mike Gamin - 10:51 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: SmashBros.com

The blog is still releasing new details every weekday!

There weren't any huge announcements this week, but there weren't any major duds either. The week ended with an extremely cool new stage!

New Item: Superspicy CurryA brand new normal item was announced on Monday. The Superspicy Curry, coming right out of the Kirby universe, engulfs players... Read more...

September Virtual Console Releases for Japan Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 10:49 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

Virtual Console news just keeps coming in.

It's been a Virtual Console morning with news trickling in about various releases from around the world. We now have the full picture for The Land of the Rising Sun as Nintendo has updated their Japanese site with a list of September releases. Battle City, Mach Rider, Golden Axe III, Legend of Hero Tonma, and Override all debut next Tuesday, September 4th. The full list of nineteen games is found below.

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Virtual Console Fridays: August 31, 2007 Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 10:01 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NOE

PAL gamers can download Bonk 3 and Vegas Stakes.

Gamers in Europe and Australia get a paltry two games this week. The first is HAL-developed Vegas Stakes for SNES. The game includes several Vegas-style games, including Roulette, Blackjack, and seven card stud. Players can bet in an attempt to win virtual millions.

The second game is Bonk... Read more...

Sin & Punishment Heading to Virtual Console Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 7:45 am PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Nintendo

...in Japan!

For years, gamers in the States have been rallying for Treasure's N64 shooter, Sin & Punishment, to receive a release in North America. There seemed to be some hope back in February, when George Harrison said that previously Japan-only games might have a chance of crossing over on Virtual Console.

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TurboGrafx-16 Virtual Console Releases for September Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 6:20 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Hudson VC-PCE

Soon we'll see Bonk 3, Neutopia II, and more.

As usual, Hudson has announced the TurboGrafx-16 lineup for the month in advance. First up in September is Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure, which comes out in Europe and Australia today. It will see an American release on Monday. The final Bonk game on the Turbo platform introduced candies that make players grow to gigantic and miniscule sizes. The game is relatively rare and sells for fairly high prices on eBay, so a VC release is welcome.

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Neo Geo Comes to Virtual Console in September Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 5:46 am PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: SNK Playmore PR

Three games debut next month, at least in Japan.

After first announcing that Neo Geo was coming to Virtual Console back in February, SNK Playmore has now revealed the first three games to be released for the service. The standard price for Neo Geo games is set at 900 Wii points.

The first game, Garou Densetsu, better known as Fatal Fury in... Read more...

August 30, 2007

Retro Studios Taking a Break From Metroid Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 11:47 am PDT
Total comments: 42 Source: Yahoo! Games

With the Prime trilogy complete, what's next for the Austin-based developer?

Though Retro Studios had some other projects in mind during the early days of the GameCube, ultimately, they were destined to only release Metroid titles. Now that the third iteration of the Prime subseries has been released, however, are they leaving Samus behind?

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Worms: A Space Oddity Announced for Wii Wii

by Michael Flynn - 8:16 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

Online multiplayer, unique controls await fans of the classic franchise.

Battle Through Space in THQ’s Worms: A Space Oddity for the Wii™

Challenge Up to Four Friends Anywhere in the World with New, Intuitive Controls Designed Specifically for the Wii Remote™

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Worms: A Space Oddity,... Read more...

August 29, 2007

Wii Love Golf Revealed Wii

by Michael Cole - 8:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Famitsu Weekly

Famitsu reveals a new Camelot golf game…and guess who isn't publishing it!

Amongst the fray of reviews and video game tidbits, Famitsu Weekly revealed the first information about Wii Love Golf, another golf game from the folks who brought you Mario Golf and Mario Tennis in its various incarnations.

Considering Nintendo's success with Wii Sports and Camelot's prior PC... Read more...

August 28, 2007

No NWR Metroid Review Today or Soon Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 10:19 pm PDT
Total comments: 41

You'll have to wait to hear our thoughts. Here's why.

You may have seen reviews for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption going up at some of the major websites yesterday and today. Unfortunately, Nintendo has decided that we and many other major websites are not worthy of joining the chorus of early praise for this game. You see, final review copies of the... Read more...

Metroid Prime 3 Prompts System Update Wii

by Mike Gamin - 12:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 38 Source: Metroid Prime 3 Disc

Actually playing the game won't be the first thing you do when you put the disc in your Wii.

There are probably plenty of people out there putting Metroid Prime 3: Corruption into their Wii for the first time and noticing a strange message. The first time you go to the disc channel a message will come up asking you to install a system update directly from the disc before playing. Thankfully this update happens very quickly so it won't delay the experience too much.

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August 27, 2007

Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution - Gameplay Video Wii

by Brendan Gallagher - 6:46 pm PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: D3Publisher of America

New gameplay trailer of the next Naruto game for Wii.

Naruto's US publisher showed of Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution over the weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo, and in conjunction released this gameplay video. For impressions of how this game plays, check out our E3 coverage.

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Dragon Quest IX Delayed to 2008 DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:07 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Game Watch

The high-profile handheld RPG needs some more work done before it is unleashed to Japan.

Square Enix has announced that its highly anticipated Nintendo DS game, Dragon Quest IX, has been delayed in Japan until some time in 2008. Originally scheduled for a late 2007 release in the country, Square Enix explained that it needs more time to improve the game's quality. With this release date push back, it's extremely likely that North America will not see DQIX until next holiday season.

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August 26, 2007

Smash Bros. Dojo Updates Wii

by Mike Gamin - 7:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: SmashBros.com

It was an exciting week over at the Dojo!

This week was very interesting! We got to see a brand new character as well as some more insight into the story mode of the game. Master Hand won't be the only boss in Brawl!

New Special Moves: Link's Complete SetOn Monday Link became the first character to have his entire roster of special moves unveiled (assuming there isn't a new game mechanic that will add more possibilities). They are as follows:

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August 24, 2007

NBA Live 08 Gesture Controls Video Wii

by Brendan Gallagher - 10:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Electronic Arts

A short video demonstrating how NBA Live 08 uses gesture control to shoot, block and steal.

This one minute video clip provided by Electronic Arts outlines the use of motion controls to pull off various basketball moves. Jump shots are taken by pulling back and tilting forward again while dunks are performed by swiping to the side. Curiously, layups seem to use the same motion control as... Read more...

Touch Detective 2 1/2 Website Launched DS

by Karlie Yeung - 2:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Atlus

Begin your pointing and tapping with the Touch Detective 2 1/2 promotional website.

The "Official Touch Detective 2 1/2" website launched today. Presented with the artwork the game is known for, Detective Mackenzie roams a corridor.

Behind a series of doors in a hallway there are screenshots, game details, character descriptions, and wallpapers for download. The latest trailer is also available.

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Activision Announces Shrek: Ogres and Dronkeys DS

by Karlie Yeung - 12:22 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Just a short message to let you know the fourth Shrek game for DS arrives this fall.

ACTIVISION ANNOUNCES SHREK®: OGRES AND DRONKEYS™

EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE NINTENDO DS™

Santa Monica, CA – August 24, 2007 – The Shrek® family of games is growing with the announcement that Shrek®: Ogres and Dronkeys™ is due this fall from Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI).... Read more...

Metroid Prime 3 Coming to a TV Near You Wii

by Karlie Yeung - 10:19 am PDT
Total comments: 89 Source: NOA

The television commercial is ready, but watch it here if you can't wait.

Keeping up with the same theme and sound of the other Wii ads, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is presented in much the same way however this time our businessmen have taken the game into airports. People demonstrate the game and the Wii remote and nunchuck controls with their arms held hight and the crowds behind them.

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