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September 30, 2007

Smash Bros. Dojo Updates Wii

by Mike Gamin - 7:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: SmashBros.com

Things came in pairs this week at the dojo.

The announcements over at the Dojo this week have been a bit strange. Two game modes were described in some detail, two final smashes were revealed, and an Animal Crossing themed assist trophy was revealed to round out the week.

New Game Mode: TrophiesWe already know that we'll be collecting... Read more...

Hayter Voicing Snake in SSBB Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:57 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: http://www.david-hayter.com/

The same actor responsible for Snake's lines in the MGS games will be reprising his role in Nintendo's all-star brawler.

David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake and Big Boss from the Metal Gear Solid series, will be lending his voice to Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

This revelation did not come to us via the Smash Bros. Dojo, but instead was confirmed through David Hayter's personal website. The actor and writer lists SSBB as one of the games he has worked on as the voice of Snake in the "Metal Gear/Solid Snake" section of his site.

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September 28, 2007

Square Enix Looking to Expand Proportion of Overseas Sales

by Karlie Yeung - 3:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Press Release

Square Enix are looking to expand their global sales and increase overseas revenue from the current 50% of the total to 75% within the next three to five years.

A Financial Times article from last week announced Square Enix's intention to find US and European partner publishers in order to boost overseas sales. Within this, was a statement that their current overseas revenue was around 10 to 20 percent of the company total and they were looking to increase... Read more...

European Virtual Console Releases Wii

by Lasse Pallesen - 3:54 am PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: Press Release

The wait for Sin and Punishment is finally over.

Hanabi Festival Finishes Off With A Big Bang!

28th September, 2007- As the “Hanabi Festival" on the Virtual Console draws to a close, Nintendo is having a blast releasing a pair of action packed games which have previously never been released in Europe: Sin And Punishment and Gradius™ III.

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September 27, 2007

Retro: Dread Reference in Prime 3 a 'Coincidence' Wii

by Mike Thomsen - 10:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 24 Source: MTV Multiplayer Blog

Move along, this isn’t a hint about the 2D Metroid you’ve been looking for.

Metroid fans everywhere have been abuzz for the last several weeks with the tantalizing tease of the fabled Metroid Dread game found tucked away in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Meticulous players quickly found an out-of-the way computer panel in the second half of Prime 3 that offered the following... Read more...

SEEDS Announces Merger, New Name

by Mike Thomsen - 10:51 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: http://www.seeds-inc.jp/

The ambitious studio will now be known as Platinum Games.

Earlier this year, the dream team developers from Capcom’s shuttered Clover Studios joined forces to create SEEDS, an ambitiously independent development studio. Atsushi Inaba (Viewtiful Joe), Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil), and Hideki Kamiya (Devil May Cry) formed the 51-person company with a mandate... Read more...

September 26, 2007

Beth Llewelyn Leaving Nintendo

by Mike Thomsen - 9:56 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: GameSpot

Nintendo’s Senior PR Director won’t be making the move to San Francisco this fall.

Beth Llewelyn, Nintendo’s Senior Director of Public Relations, confirmed today that she will be leaving the company at the end of this week. In an e-mail to Gamespot, Llewelyn wrote, “after nearly 12 years with Nintendo, I will be leaving the company at the end of this week." She further elaborated... Read more...

EA Reveals Need for Speed ProStreet Soundtrack Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 2:47 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

EA gives you musical racing fuel.

EA Goes Full-Throttle with Need for Speed ProStreet Soundtrack

New Installment of Top-Selling Race Game Fueled by Explosive International Styles Plus Original Score by Junkie XL

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today the complete soundtrack... Read more...

Sega Reveals Details For Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Wii

by Brad Mosbacher - 9:21 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Gamers will perform the actions in each Olympic event by making appropriate movements with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

SEGA UNVEILS DETAILS FOR MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES

SAN FRANCISCO (September. 26, 2007) – SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd, today revealed details of the exciting holiday blockbuster title Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Published by SEGA across Europe and... Read more...

September 25, 2007

Ghosts on Film

by Zachary Miller - 9:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: http://www.1up.com/do/new

Tecmo brings their photophile horror series, Fatal Frame, to the Wii

Tecmo announced at this year's Tokyo Game Show that the fourth entry in their Fatal Frame series will appear on the Nintendo Wii. The game will be developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, who is currently busy with No More Heroes. The Wii's motion controls should work in the context of the Fatal Frame... Read more...

September 24, 2007

Nintendo Second Largest Japanese Company

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Reuters

NCL is now only behind Toyota in overall Japanese market value.

The Wii-sponsored car finishing in second was an appropriate event given this new information out of Japan: Nintendo is now the second largest company in all of Japan.

Due to a 2.6% increase in Nintendo's stock prices at the close of Tuesday's trading on the Osaka Stock Exchange, the company... Read more...

Wii-Sponsored Car Takes Second Place

by Jon Lindemann - 6:46 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo

It looks like the only place Wii takes second is on a NASCAR track.

As NASCAR fans already know, Greg Biffle and his No. 16 Wii-sponsored Ford Fusion raced to a solid second-place finish Sunday at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware.

Finishing just behind Carl Edwards, the win moved Biffle up to fifteenth place in the overall Nextel Cup standings. More importantly, he made Wii owners and Nintendo fans proud.

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Pokemon Download at Toys "R" Us DS

by Karlie Yeung - 8:35 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Pokemon Official Site

The special Pokemon Manaphy, not usually found in the Diamond and Pearl DS games, will be available from hotspots this Saturday.

For the first time in the US, a Pokemon download will be available from hotspots in Toys ''R'' Us stores. To get the legendary water Pokemon, Manaphy, you will need a DS with an English version of Diamond or Pearl with at least the first Pokedex obtained, meaning you can't buy a copy of the game at... Read more...

X-OOM Software To Launch Media Center Software For Wii Wii

by Brad Mosbacher - 8:24 am PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Press Release

X-OOM Media Center for Wii is priced at GBP 29.99 and will be available from www.X-OOM.com and Amazon.co.uk

X-OOM Software Launches New Media Centre For Wii

NINTENDO Wii NOW A FULLY FLEDGED PERSONAL ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM USING BUILT IN WI-FI TO ACCESS DIGITAL MEDIA FILES ON PC

X-OOM Software, part of bhv Software, a leading publisher of digital media software for media devices, will be releasing... Read more...

September 22, 2007

Smash Bros. Dojo Updates Wii

by Mike Gamin - 11:14 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: SmashBros.com

An item, a Pokemon, and a character we already knew about were all announced this week.

This week's news was topped off by a three announcement Friday about Snake's presence in the game. Also, on top of the normal Dojo announcements, keep reading for some bonus tidbits from Konami's Metal Gear 20th anniversary presentation.

New Item: Golden HammerComing right out of Wrecking... Read more...

September 21, 2007

Wii Sports Sequel Not Coming Any Time Soon Wii

by Michael Flynn - 2:52 pm PDT
Total comments: 24 Source: Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun

This and more revealed in an interesting conversation between Nintendo's president and Earthbound's developer.

Earlier this year, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and famous Japanese essayist/game designer Shigesato Itoi sat down for dinner. Itoi recorded the conversation, and has recently posted it on his website in 11 installments. While the talk mainly centered on the philosophical, there were some topics discussed that might interest Nintendo fans. Here are some highlights:

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Sega Brings Two DS Games to America DS

by Jonathan Metts - 12:08 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Sega

The Japanese-developed titles from TGS include another Mystery Dungeon game and something called Dinosaur King.

SEGA OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW UPCOMING TITLES

Japan Developed SEGA Titles Destined for North American Release

SAN FRANCISCO (September 20, 2007) - SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced

three titles to be released in North America that will be added to its

release roster coming out in 2008. These titles are:

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More Bomberman for America Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 12:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Hudson

The Wii game first shown at E3 2006 is finally coming in January, along with a DS sequel. No mention of online modes.

HUDSON ENTERTAINMENT BLASTS BOMBERMAN LAND ONTO WII™, Nintendo DS™, AND PSP® system

Experience Triple The Fun With 3 Full Fledged Game Modes

REDWOOD CITY, Calif – September 20, 2007 – Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, today announced Bomberman... Read more...

September 20, 2007

Glitch Discovered in European Version of Super Paper Mario Wii

by Zachary Miller - 1:32 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo of Europe

European gamers may meet with a game-freezing glitch. Nintendo of Europe is offering an exchange.

European gamers may want to avoid a certain gameplay situation in Super Paper Mario if they want to avoid a game freeze.

In Chapter 2-2, a character named Mimi will tell you to go and meet another character named Merlee. Enter that room, press the green switch, and a spiked ceiling will drop... Read more...

North American Publisher Revealed for No More Heroes Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 7:47 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: IGN Wii

Grasshopper Manufacture's stylish Wii game is finally on its way stateside.

Speaking to IGN on Wednesday, Ubisoft revealed that it would be localizing Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes on Wii. Saying that, "Ubisoft is excited to be bringing Suda 51's latest adventure to gamers in North America," VP of Publishing Jay Cohen assured fans that the United States would be able to play the game in February.

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