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July 31, 2009

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Gameplay Videos Revealed DS

by Nick DiMola - 12:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Nintendo has revealed two new videos detailing gameplay as both Bowser and the Italian brothers.

Nintendo has just revealed two brand new gameplay videos from the upcoming Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. The title is the third in the Mario & Luigi handheld RPG series.

Players will control both Mario and Luigi as in past titles from within Bowser. Bowser will also be a playable character and players will have the ability to switch between each of the characters and their stories at will.

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July 30, 2009

The Returners to Host a Final Fantasy Marathon

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:10 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: The Returners

The expansive RPG saga will be explored in a 120-hour charity event.

Just as The Speed Gamers successfully completed their Final Fantasy Marathon, The Returners have announced their own marathon of the popular RPG series. The Returners are a fundraising organization that collects money for various causes through videogame marathons that are streamed lived through the... Read more...

July 29, 2009

Dragon Quest IX Sells Over Three Million Copies DS

by Chuck Jose - 12:15 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Edge Online

Holy cow, this thing is selling like hotcakes.

The ninth installment of the hugely popular Japanese RPG series Dragon Quest has found itself already selling over 3 million copies during its first three weeks on shelves. The research firm Enterbrain Inc. announced that the game has sold 3.2 million copies between its release on July 11 and July... Read more...

July 28, 2009

Wii Sports Resort Videos Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 11:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

Watch the latest Wii Sports Resort gameplay videos and footage from the launch party in New York City.

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The Conduit Vulnerable to Online Hacking Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 9:56 pm PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: The Wiire

Hackers can exploit the game’s cheats in online mode.

In an interview with The Wiire, a programmer has confirmed that The Conduit can be easily hacked, giving players the opportunity to cheat their way into victory across the game’s various online modes. A coder named "hetoan2" was able to discover The Conduit’s infinite health and ammo cheats, in... Read more...

Red Steel 2 Delayed Until Next Year Wii

by Chuck Jose - 8:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 35 Source: G4

Ubisoft needs the extra time to polish the game even further.

If the upcoming selection of big Wii titles for 2009 seems slim, prepare for it to get even slimmer. Ubisoft has just announced the delay of Red Steel 2. The sequel to their launch title Red Steel, Red Steel 2 had hopes of slicing and shooting its way to Wii owners during the third fiscal quarter of 2009, but ended up being pushed into the fourth - ultimately giving it a 2010 release.

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Japan Gets New Club Nintendo Rewards

by Lukasz Balicki - 7:05 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Club Nintendo

Nintendo has unveiled eight new items for their Club Nintendo rewards program in Japan.

Recently, Nintendo added eight new rewards to their Club Nintendo program in Japan. The items feature designs of various Nintendo characters, and are similar to other promotional rewards that Nintendo has released in the past.

The first item is the Kirby Flying Disc, which is made out of nylon and sponge and has Kirby's face prominently displayed. Safe for gamers of all ages, the disc is available for 350 Club Nintendo points.

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La-Mulana Officially Confirmed for WiiWare Wii

by Lukasz Balicki - 4:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 8

The remake of an indie platformer has been confirmed for WiiWare.

Nigoro has officially announced that they are co-developing WiiWare title La-Mulana with Nicalis. Nicalis is also assuming publishing duties. NWR recently reported that the two companies had joined forces to co-develop and publish future titles.

In La-Mulana you play as Dr. Lemeza Kosugi, an... Read more...

Band Hero DS Instruments Revealed DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:04 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Activision

Activision reveals the instruments for the DS version of the title.

The whole Band Hero experience will be fully represented on the DS, thanks to some unique implementations of the game's features.

Vocals will be performed through the DS’s microphone, while drums and guitar will feature peripherals. Band Hero will introduce a Drum Grip to simulate the... Read more...

July 27, 2009

DJ Jazzy Jeff to Be a Playable Character in DJ Hero Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 11:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

Fresh Prince’s loyal DJ will make a playable appearance in Activision’s latest Hero title.

Activision has announced that turntablist DJ Jazzy Jeff will be a playable character in DJ Hero, joining fellow artists Grand Master Flash, DJ AM, and DJ Shadow.

DJ Jazzy Jeff is best known for his collaborations with The Fresh Prince, a.k.a. Will Smith, during their early hip- hop days as well... Read more...

Resident Evil Series Might See a Re-Imagining Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 3:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: IGN

The horror-survival epic could re-invent itself in the next game in the series.

In a panel at the San Diego Comic- Con, Capcom Producer Jun Takeuchi mentioned that he would like to see the Resident Evil series re-imagined in the next generation of the franchise when asked if the series would see a drastic change after the release of Darkside Chronicles on the Wii. Takeuchi further... Read more...

Dead Space Extraction to Receive Comic Book Treatment Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 2:39 pm PDT
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The Dead Space spin-off will receive a comic book thanks to Image Comics.

Electronic Arts has announced that they have partnered up with Image Comics in the creation of a comic book based on the next game in the Dead Space saga, Extraction. . Illustrator Ben Templesmith and writer Antony Johnston reunite after their successful collaboration on last year’s Dead Space Comics.

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This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Nick DiMola - 12:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Press Release

This surprisingly thin week reveals three new WiiWare titles and a mere single DSiWare offering.

This week in Nintendo Downloads brings us another week devoid of a single Virtual Console offering. Three new titles have been added for WiiWare alongside a single DSiWare title.

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 is the first entry in the Tales of Monkey Island WiiWare and PC series. Players... Read more...

July 26, 2009

Wii Remake of Harvest Moon Magical Melody Confirmed Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Silicon Era

The Wii version of the GameCube title will be a Gamestop exclusive.

Natsume has confirmed that the Wii version of Harvest Moon: Magical Melody is coming to North America as a Gamestop exclusive title. Set for a late August release, Magical Melody features motion controls for many of the activities, including fishing, mining, and foraging, but eliminates the option... Read more...

July 25, 2009

SouthPeak Games Announces Music on DS DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 9:28 pm PDT
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Master the universal language of music courtesy of the DS.

SouthPeak Games has announced that they will be publishing Music, an educational music title, headlined by renowned composer and author of “Anybody Can Read Music,” Shiro Tsuji. Music will feature an encyclopedia with over 400 musical terms, mini-games, and a variety of lessons and musical quizzes.

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Mega Man Battle Network Remake Announced for DS DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:00 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Capcom

The first game in the Battle Network will be reborn on the DS.

In celebration of Mega Man’s upcoming 25th anniversary, Capcom will remake the first game in the Mega Man Battle Network series, known as Rockman EXE in Japan. The remake will be titled “Rockman EXE: Operate Shooting Star.”. According to series producer Ken Horinouchi, it will be the first game in the Battle Network franchise since the series ended 3 years ago.

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Independent Developers Nicalis and Nigoro Form a Partnership Wii

by Lukasz Balicki - 11:33 am PDT
Total comments: 2

The developers behind Cave Story and La Mulana create a co-development and publishing partnership.

Recently, Nicalis and Nigoro confirmed that they have forged a co-development and publishing partnership. This deal allows games from both companies to be published and distributed in North America, Japan, and Europe.

Currently, Nicalis is developing Cave Story and Night Game for WiiWare, while Nigoro is responsible for independent games such as Rose & Camellia, Miracle Witch, and La Mulana.

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July 24, 2009

Tales of Monkey Island Will Hit WiiWare Next Monday Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Telltale Games

Players won’t have to wait long to experience Guybrush’s newest adventure.

TellTale Games confirmed through their official blog that the first episode of Tales of Monkey Island, titled “Launch of the Screaming Narwhal”, will hit the WiiWare service on July 27 at 1,000 Nintendo Points ($10).

No date has been set for the European release, but TellTale Games promises to have information very soon

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Wii Fit Plus Receives Budget Price in Japan Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:55 am PDT
Total comments: 16 Source: GMstar.com

Japanese players won't have to pay much for the title.

Japanese retailers have begun accepting pre-orders for Wii Fit Plus, offering two versions of the title.

The Balance Board Bundle will set players back 9,800 Yen (approximately $105). The stand alone version, however, will cost 2,200 Yen (approximately $22), which makes the release one of the few times Nintendo has priced a new title that cheap.

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July 23, 2009

Need for Speed NITRO Release Date Announced Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:58 pm PDT
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The Wii and DS exclusive title will hit store shelves just in time for the holiday shopping season.

Electronic Arts has announced that the next entry in the Need for Speed series, Need for Speed NITRO, will be released on November 17, 2009.

In time for the holiday shopping season, Need for Speed NITRO continues the series’ tradition of high speed gameplay. The title has been developed... Read more...

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