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October 30, 2009

Romancing SaGa Coming to Virtual Console

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:51 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Silicon Era

In honor of the series' 20th anniversary, Square Enix will re-release the classic game on Virtual Console.

Square Enix has announced that in honor of the SaGa series' 20th anniversary they will release Romancing SaGa, a Super Nintendo title, on Virtual Console next month in Japan. As with most other SNES games on the Virtual Console service, it will be priced at 800 Wii Points.

This original SNES... Read more...

October 29, 2009

Capcom Announces Shipping Date for Resident Evil Zero Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 6:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Capcom

The Wii remake of the GameCube classic will invade homes just in time for the holidays.

Capcom has announced the shipping date for Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero. The Wii version of the GameCube title will be available on December 1, 2009, priced at $29.99.

Resident Evil Zero is a prequel to Resident Evil that explores the origin of the T-Virus. S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team... Read more...

Konami Announces Tomena Sanner for WiiWare Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 6:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Konami

Play as a businessman that runs, dances, and avoids obstacles in this strange WiiWare title.

Konami has announced Tomena Sanner, a WiiWare title known for its weird concept. The game has players taking on the role of businessman Hitoshi Susumu as he dashes to get to the ultimate dance party.

Each colorful 2D stage has the player dashing to get to the finish line, but there are many obstacles... Read more...

Nintendo Unveils the Nintendo DSi LL/XL DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 6:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 28 Source: Nintendo

The new handheld features larger screens, a bigger stylus, and three pre-installed DSiWare titles.

At a press event in Tokyo, Nintendo officially announced the Nintendo DSi LL, a new DSi model that features larger screens. Rumors of the handheld's impending release surfaced earlier this week.

To be released on November 21, 2009 in Japan, the Nintendo DSi LL will have two 4.2-inch screens... Read more...

October 28, 2009

THQ Plans to Extend Their WWE Licensing Agreement

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Gamasutra

Despite a slight delay, THQ hopes to continue working with the wrestling giant.

A THQ representative told Gamasutra that despite facing a slight delay, THQ plans on extending their licensing agreement with World Wrestling Entertainment.

In an e-mail message, THQ VP of investor relations and corporate communications Julie MacMedan stated that, "We have the option to extend our video game relationship with the WWE through 2014 and we plan to do so".

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Square Enix Offers Pre-Order Bonuses for Crystal Bearers Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 8

Pre-order The Crystal Bearers and you can receive one of many store-exclusive bonus.

Square Enix announced that they will be offering different pre-order bonuses for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers.

The bonuses will differ according to the store where the pre-order is made. Players who choose GameStop will receive a special $5 discount when they purchase... Read more...

More Epic Mickey Details Surface Wii

by Andy Goergen - 6:41 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: ONM UK

The new Disney game was originally for the high definition consoles, but was switched to Wii during development.

Disney Interactive revealed more details about the Wii-exclusive Epic Mickey, including the fact that it was once in development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, at an event in London.

"The reality is that we started Wii development in 2008, but before that we were a PC, PS3, and... Read more...

October 27, 2009

Miyamoto Talks Star Fox's Dwindling Sales

by Andy Goergen - 9:11 pm PDT
Total comments: 82 Source: MTV Multiplayer

The Nintendo legend discusses how Star Fox's appeal has changed over the years.

In an interview with MTV Multiplayer, legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto expressed disappointment that the Star Fox brand seemed to be losing its appeal in recent years.

When asked about games that didn't have the public support he expected, he replied "I tend to forget those games [laughs].... Read more...

Rayman Returning on DSiWare? DS

by Jon Lindemann - 8:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: GamerBytes

Your favorite limbless hero looks to be back in portable form.

Germany's USK rating board recently posted a listing for a DSiWare Rayman title from Ubisoft. Little is known about the game at the present time, but a new title in the Rayman series is certainly a welcome addition to the Nintendo DSi's downloadable library.

The last handheld Rayman game (aside from the Raving Rabbids spin-off series) was 2005's Rayman DS, a port of the Nintendo 64 title Rayman 2: The Great Escape.

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Harvest Moon: Animal Parade Has Gone Gold Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:39 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Natsume is bringing the parade to Wii on November 10.

Natsume announced today that Harvest Moon: Animal Parade has gone gold and is ready for a November 10 release.

They also revealed a pre-order bonus that will net players who pre-order at GameStop a limited edition plush duck.

"Harvest Moon: Animal Parade continues the Harvest Moon series with imaginative new characters, a huge variety of fun pets, and exciting new challenges, " said Hiro Maekawa, president and CEO of Natsume.

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