December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

by Jon Lindemann - 3:05 pm PST
Total comments: 8

Nintendo World Report wishes you a safe and happy 2010.

2009 was another busy year at Nintendo World Report. I took over as Director in January, and as a site we celebrated our tenth anniversary on the web. And of course, keeping up with all of the Nintendo news this year was a round-the-clock labor of love.

2010 is shaping up to be another exciting...

Namco Bandai Files New Trademarks

by Jared Rosenberg - 1:04 pm PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Siliconera

The publisher of Klonoa and We Cheer recently filed two new potential game titles for the great continent of Europe.

Over the course of December, Namco Bandai has filed numerous trademarks with The Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union. The latest filings to become public knowledge are trademarks for "Joint Assault" and "Voyage of the Planet."

"Joint Assault" may join a long line...

Dark Spirits Heading to DSiWare in Japan DS

by Andy Goergen - 11:18 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Siliconera

The mobile download service will get a healthy dose of the side-scrolling shooter.

Genterprise is developing a new DSiWare game in their G.G Series called Dark Spirits, a side-scrolling shooter, to be released in Japan this January. The gameplay features the use of four familiars, who each can be powered up individually. The game will release on January 6th in Japan, and like other games in the G.G Series will cost 200 Nintendo DSi Points.


December 30, 2009

Aonuma Wants Link's Crossbow Training Sequel Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:48 pm PST
Total comments: 25 Source: Now Gamer

The Zelda producer wants to create a sequel to the Wii Zapper title with emphasis on multiplayer.

In an interview with Games Magazine, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma confessed that he wishes to create a sequel to Link's Crossbow Training, a title included for free with the Wii Zapper. In the interview he expressed his desire to expand what the team created with the first title, explaining that "I thought that we should do something more and better in the field of the first person shooter, based on our experience of the first game."


Namco Bandai Announces Ultraman Title for Wii Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:17 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Silicon Era

The entire franchise will be represented in the upcoming fighting game.

Namco Bandai has announced a new Ultraman title for Wii called Daikaiju Battle Ultra Coliseum DX: Ultra Senshi Daishuketsu.

The title is a fighting game that will feature Ultraman characters from various series, up to the movie Great Kaiju Battle Ultra Galaxy Legend. The following characters have been confirmed to be in the game:


Ogre Battle 64 Headed to Virtual Console in Japan

by Andy Goergen - 12:10 pm PST
Total comments: 25 Source: Siliconera

The rare gem will be available in January.

Ogre Battle 64 has been announced for release on Virtual Console in Japan. The game, which was originally released in Japan in 1999 and North America in 2000, is one of the rarer Nintendo 64 games. It is also one of the most critically acclaimed games on the system.

The game was originally...

December 29, 2009

Heron: Steam Machine Arrives in North America Next Monday Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 11:40 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The upcoming puzzle game for WiiWare will feature pipe-spinning action, rubber duckies, and local multiplayer for up to four.

In October a quirky pipe-filled puzzle game, Heron: Steam Machine, was released for the European WiiWare service and the iPhone. Triangle Studios recently announced that Heron: Steam Machine for WiiWare will finally make its North American debut on Monday, January 4, for 500 Wii Points.

In Heron:...

December 28, 2009

Speed Demos Archive Plans Charity Marathon

by Jon Lindemann - 8:39 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: MAGfest

SDA members will congregate at MAGfest to raise money for CARE.

This weekend's MAGfest video game and music festival will host a charity gaming marathon conducted by Speed Demos Archive. All proceeds will be donated to CARE, an organization dedictated to combating global poverty.

What makes a Speed Demos Archive marathon different is how the games themselves... Read more...

Nintendo: Top Software and Hardware Seller in 2009 in Japan

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:42 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Adria Sang

Wii and DS software dominate the ASCII's best-seller list for 2009.

Japanese publisher ASCII Media Works have released their list of the top 30 best-selling games in 2009. The list shows that Nintendo software dominates the charts, with DS and Wii titles from Nintendo and third parties.

Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX for the DS is the top-selling title for the... Read more...

Aonuma's Twilight Princess Regrets Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:53 am PST
Total comments: 38 Source: Edge Online

With Twilight Princess as a starting point, Aonuma promises "sheer grand scale" for the next Zelda title.

In an interview with Edge Magazine, Zelda director Eiji Aonuma details his experiences working with the franchise and explains what we can expect in future Zelda titles. When asked about Twilight Princess and its reception, the director explains that their intentions were to create a realistic game... Read more...

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