August 31, 2009

Wii Fit Plus Dated For America, New Wii Remote and DSi Colors Unveiled

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 18

The GameStop Manager Conference brings about news about Wii Fit Plus and new colors for Wii Remotes and the DSi.

At the GameStop Manager Convention in Las Vegas, Nintendo announced the release date and final price for Wii Fit Plus. Wii Fit Plus will be released for $19.99 and hit stores on October 4. In addition to the stand alone version a version that includes the Balance Board will replace the current Wii Fit package and will retail at $99.99.


Two New Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Videos DS

by Aaron Kaluszka - 9:41 pm PDT
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Nintendo releases two new trailers with perspectives inside and outside of Bowser.

The game's already out, but a Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box release trailer can be found here.


Thorium Wars Announced for DSiWare DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 3:27 pm PDT
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War is officially declared in September.

Big John Games has announced a new DSiWare titled named Thorium Wars. A futuristic vehicle shooter, Thorium Wars has the player defending a devastated world from the Thorions, a race of powerful machines fueled by Thorium fuel cell technology. The goal of the title is to develop the right strategies in order to drive off the Thorions from the conquered lands.


This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Nick DiMola - 8:51 am PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Press Release

The Tales of Monkey Island series continues alongside one new offering for each of the other services.

This week in Nintendo Downloads brings players a total of four new titles: two for WiiWare, one for DSiWare, and one for the Virtual Console.

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2 is this week's headlining title. Guybrush returns for more adventures, and in this case he must defend the innocent Mer-people... Read more...

August 29, 2009

Edge Confirms LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Wii

by Lukasz Balicki - 6:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 18 Source: N-Europe

Though no official release date has been announced, a variety of new details have been revealed.

When WiiWare launched, LostWinds stood out because of its beautiful graphics, well-designed puzzles, and excellent use of the Wii Remote. Shortly after the game launched, Frontier confirmed that they had started work on a sequel.

The latest issue of Edge revealed that the sequel, LostWinds: Winter... Read more...

August 28, 2009

Furry Legends Invade DSi in 2010 DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 9:37 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Gamelion

The legend goes portable next year.

With their WiiWare title Furry Legends nearing completion, Gamelion has announced on their official blog that the property will also be hitting DSiWare in 2010. The DSiWare version will be a prequel to the WiiWare title, taking place long before the invasion of the Squaries. It will be a 2D platformer with puzzle and action elements, along with hand-drawn graphics and realistic physics.


August 27, 2009

ColorZ Release Date Announced Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 3:12 pm PDT
Total comments: 1

The colorful WiiWare adventure is coming out in September.

Exkee Games has announced that their WiiWare title, ColorZ, will hit the North American WiiWare service on September 7 and will be priced at 700 Nintendo Points ($7). The game has been available on the European WiiWare service since July 24.

ColorZ takes places in a colorful world invaded by a terrible virus that has created thousands of microbes. Players will take control of UFOs who try to rid the world of this threat once and for all.


August 26, 2009

Check Out An Exclusive Spyborgs Trailer Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:58 am PDT
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This trailer for Capcom's brawler features a new environment and enemies.

Capcom released a new trailer for Spyborgs today. In it, Clandestine and Bouncer take on enemies on a pier. It shows off new enemies, and one of the cooperative attacks.


August 25, 2009

And Yet It Moves On Its Way to WiiWare Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:47 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo Life

A puzzle-platformer set in a unique world made out of paper comes to WiiWare.

Broken Rules has announced that their PC/Mac game And Yet it Moves will be coming to WiiWare.

This puzzle-platforming game allows the player to inhabit a world made out of ripped paper. In order to explore the 17 stages and solve puzzles, players can rotate the level 90 degrees and uncover new passages. Walls become floors and passage ways become slides when turning the game's world on its side.


Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles Gets A Release Date Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 12:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Capcom

Capcom's on-rails shooter sequel is hitting stores on November 17.

Today, Capcom announced a November 17 release date for Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles.

The game, a sequel to 2007's Umbrella Chronicles, is a cooperative rail-shooter that features levels based off of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica.

For more information, you can check out the game's official website, follow Leon S. Kennedy's and Claire Redfield's Twitter pages, or read the Resident Evil Nostalgia Diaries.


Nintendo to Publish Sonic Rush Adventure in Korea DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 11:45 am PDT
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Nintendo's partnership with Sega goes one step further.

Nintendo has announced that they will be publishing Sega's Sonic Rush Adventure in Korea. The DS game will be handled as a full-fledged Nintendo title.

There is a Sega of Korea, and there is currently no word as to why the Korean division will not be handling the game.

This, however, isn't...

Nintendo Patents Wii Football Controller

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:28 am PDT
Total comments: 32 Source: SiliconEra

The controller aspires to bring a new level of interactivity to football games.

Shortly after the discovery of a horse saddle patent, Silicon Era has discovered yet another Nintendo controller patent. The patent is for a soft football controller recently filed by Howard Cheng, Vice President of Research and Development at Nintendo of America.



August 24, 2009

New TrackMania Details from Gamescom Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 2:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Revogamers

Revogamers sits down with the developers of the title and discuss the series' potential on Wii.

The Spanish website Revogamers talked to the developers of TrackMania at Gamescom and discussed the upcoming Wii release of the game.

The team feels that TrackMania for Wii was a logical choice due to its accessible, arcade feel involving toy cars racing through impossible tracks, which is vastly different from the realistic racers seen on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


Nintendo to Revise Their DSiWare Royalty Plans DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:19 pm PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Pocket Gamer

The new initiative hopes to attract more independent developers to DSiWare.

Nintendo has announced that they will revise their DSiWare royalty plans as a way to inspire more independent game developers to create games for their DSiWare service through an easier method.

While the current prices will remain intact, Nintendo will have some control over the prices by charging... Read more...

Gamescom Premieres Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Trailer Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:19 am PDT
Total comments: 1

The CG trailer shows off Silver and Bowser Jr.

While the trailer doesn't show real time gameplay footage, it does confirm some of the new characters and events that will be featured in the highly anticipated title.

From the Sonic side, we have Silver, a time-traveling hedgehog first showcased in 2006's Sonic the Hedgehog, participating at a curling event.


New Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing Trailer from Gamescom Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:36 am PDT
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Sonic and friends hit the tracks in the latest trailer featuring new characters and gameplay footage.

Sega's upcoming kart racer, Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing, will feature some of Sega's biggest characters from past and present games, with Sonic and friends taking the starring role.

The newest trailer from Gamescom reveals that Alex Kidd, Amigo (Samba de Amigo), Billy Hatcher, and AiAi (Super Monkey Ball) will be joining the already colorful cast as they race through wacky and stylized tracks and unleash deadly attacks on each other.


This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Nick DiMola - 7:29 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

A meager three games are offered across all of Nintendo's platforms this week.

This week in Nintendo Downloads brings us a single title for each of the download services, including the second entry in the Super Star Wars series.

Super Empire Stikes Back for the Virtual Console is the follow-up to the recently released Super Stars Wars on the Super Nintendo. Players will... Read more...

August 23, 2009

Vicarious Visions Discusses Guitar Hero 5 on Wii Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 11:17 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Karthik Bala

Vicarious Visions talks about revamping the online code, getting rid of friend codes, and including DS/Wii connectivity in Guitar Hero 5.

In 1991, Karthik and Guha Bala formed the development studio Vicarious Visions. The developer first gained notice in the gaming community with their technically impressive port of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 for the Game Boy Advance. In recent years, Vicarious Visions has become well-known for their... Read more...

August 22, 2009

Two Tribes' Next WiiWare Title Revealed

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Life

The creators of Toki Tori have their eyes set on Rubik's Cube.

Two Tribes, best known for their WiiWare launch title Toki Tori, has revealed their next WiiWare project. The title will be in reality a series of games based around Rubik's Cube.

The first title under the Rubik's Cube banner will be called Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy-Rush, a mini game collection featuring the famous puzzle cube. While little information has been given, an official siteis live with a teaser trailer for the release.


Tetris Online and Majesco Team Up to Bring More Tetris to Wii, DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:17 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

The two companies are getting ready to release two new Tetris games next spring.

Majesco and Tetris Online have announced that they will be joining together to bring two new Tetris games for Wii and DS to North America in spring 2010.

Minoru Arakawa, former Nintendo of America president and current president and CEO of Tetris Online, is happy with the team-up. "Majesco was... Read more...

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