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November 30, 2010

Final Bit.Trip Game Named Wii

by Karlie Yeung - 5:30 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: http://www.destructoid.com/-more-bit-trip-runner-i..., (Destructoid)

The game is finished but not expected for a release this year.

Details have emerged for the final installment of the Bit.Trip series, titled Bit.Trip FLUX. The game is complete and is likely to be released in early 2011, Gaijin Games programmer Chris Osborn told Destructoid. He also mentioned that the game is not meant to be Wii Zapper compatible, unlike the previous game in the series; it would be possible, but difficult to play using that control scheme.

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November 29, 2010

EA Games Supports New IPs, Not Licensed Games

by Neal Ronaghan - 4:09 pm PST
Total comments: 12 Source: http://www.develop-online.net/features/1065/A-Fran..., (Develop)

"If you want to make a hit, you have to give a game time to get to quality," says company president. 

EA Games is not keen on licensed games anymore, according to President Frank Gibeau in an interview with Develop.

"The days of licensed-based, 75-rated games copies are dead like the dinosaur," Gibeau said.

He specifically called out the James Bond franchise, which EA worked with last generation,... Read more...

Professor Kawashima Confirms Brain Age 3 DS

by Karlie Yeung - 3:21 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: (andriasang.com), http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/11/29/kawash...

Even more Brain Training coming to a Nintendo platform.

In his book, Saraba Nou Game (Farewell Brain Games), Professor Ryuta Kawashima confirms that the next Brain Age game is in development. At the time the book was written, the game's release was expected by the end of 2010. As the Nintendo 3DS was previously expected to be released this year, it is possible that the 3DS is the target platform. A Brain Training tech demo for 3DS was shown at E3 2010.

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Nintendo has Healthy Thanksgiving Week Sales WiiDS

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:35 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/31746/Nintendo_..., (Gamasutra)

Holiday shoppers eat up Wii and DSi systems.

During Thanksgiving week, beginning November 21, Nintendo sold 900,000 DSi units, while the Wii managed to move 600,000 units according to Nintendo's internal sales data. These sales include the recently released bundles for both systems -- the limited edition Super Mario 25th Anniversary red Wii... Read more...

This Week in Nintendo Downloads Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:19 pm PST
Total comments: 12

Cave Story explores the DSiWare service, and its WiiWare counterpart receives a demo.

Headlining this week is Cave Story, Nicalis's indie sensation. Starting life as a free PC game by Pixel, the game received a WiiWare update, which was released on March 22, 2010. Today, a demo of the WiiWare version has been added to the demos section of the Wii Shop Channel. In addition, a DSiWare version was released today. For 1,000 DSi Points ($10), players will get to experience Mimiga Village and uncover the plot behind their existence.

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November 24, 2010

Nintendo World Returns to Japan in 2011

by Karlie Yeung - 8:26 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n10/nw2011/, (Nintendo)

Public 3DS showcase will take place in January.

Nintendo's previously announced Japanese Nintendo 3DS demo event, where the public will be able to try the Nintendo 3DS for the first time, will take place in Tokyo on January 8-10, 2011. The venue is the Makuhari Messe convention center and admission is free.

The last time Nintendo World took place was in 2006, focusing on Wii following the reveal at E3 that year.

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Inazuma Eleven Coming to Europe DS

by Karlie Yeung - 6:08 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: (Nintendo Sweden), http://www.nintendo.se/arkivet/nyheter/inazuma-ele...

Level-5's soccer RPG series is being translated for release in Europe.

The first of Level-5's Inazuma Eleven games for Nintendo DS will be released in Europe under distribution by Nintendo. The release date is set for January 28.

Initial screenshots show that the game will keep its Japanese title, rather than using the translated name - Lightning Eleven. This is the first time the soccer RPG series, from the company that brought us Professor Layton, has been announced for a release outside of Japan.

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Nintendo Exhibiting at CES 2011

by Karlie Yeung - 6:06 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: (CEA Press Release), http://www.marketwatch.com/story/2011-ces-gaming-s...

Update: Announcement was made in error, Nintendo will have no show floor presence.

Update: A press release from the planners of CES, the Consumer Electronics Association, states that the announcement that Nintendo of America would be exhibiting at the show was made in error. Nintendo has meeting rooms booked only.

Nintendo have been announced as an exhibitor at CES 2011, the... Read more...

November 22, 2010

This Week in Nintendo Downloads Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 2:02 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: (Press Release)

WiiWare demos reign supreme in this week's update.

As announced by Nintendo last week, WiiWare demos return to the Shop Channel. The first four demos are And Yet it Moves from Broken Rules, BIT.TRIP Fate from Aksys Games, Jett Rocket from Shin'en Multimedia, and Thruspace from Nintendo. All of these demos are free and will be available for a limited time. New demos will be added in the coming weeks.

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New Super Mario Bros. Tracks, Mini-Games Revealed for Taiko Drum Master

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:58 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/11/22/taiko_..., (andriasang.com)

Mario and friends invade Namco's latest drum master game.

The third Japan-only Taiko Drum Master game for the Wii will include a track from New Super Mario Bros. Wii, among other video game songs. When playing the game, the background will feature Mario and Luigi dancing along with other characters such as the Koopa Kids.

Other video game cameos in the... Read more...

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