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February 27, 2010

Metroid: Other M Intro Cutscene Leaked Online Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 2:26 pm PST
Total comments: 46 Source: The Examiner

Nobody was supposed to film any footage of Samus' next adventure, but hey, this is the Internet.

The Examiner has posted some leaked footage of Metroid: Other M, recorded at last week's Nintendo Media Summit.

The footage seems to be a recreation of the end of Super Metroid, when a baby Metroid gives its life to Samus in order to allow her to defeat Mother Brain. In a continuation of the story, Samus wakes up in a quarantine unit of a hospital, and some rather uninspired voice acting ensues.

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Art Style: Rotozoa Hands-On Footage Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 8:40 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

NWR takes a look at Skip's upcoming WiiWare game.

NWR's Aaron Kaluszka recently had a chance to take Skip's Art Style: Rotozoa for a spin at the Nintendo Media Summit.

Reminiscent of titles like flOw and Electroplankton, Rotozoa is looking like it could be interesting.

Nintendo has Art Style: Rotozoa set for a Spring release on WiiWare.

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X-Scape Hands-On Demo Video DS

by Jon Lindemann - 8:37 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Q-Games

Upcoming DSiWare title X-Scape is explained to us by Dan Owsen, who was involved in the creation of its predecessor 18 years ago.

Nintendo's Dan Owsen gave us a great demo of their upcoming DSiWare title X-Scape at the recent Nintendo Media Summit. Dan provides a very detailed explanation of the first-person space tank shooter, so the video pretty much speaks for itself!

X-Scape is set for a Spring release in North America.

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Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver Hands-On Footage DS

by Jon Lindemann - 8:29 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Man, why does this video make me want to buy yet ANOTHER Pokemon game? Sigh.

NWR recently had a chance to try out the newest entry in the Pokemon series, Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver, at the Nintendo Media Summit.

As you can see from this video, it's look great from a visual standpoint. We also get a nice demo from the NOA representative.

Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver is scheduled for a March 14 release in North America.

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Chris Kohler: Man About Town

by Jon Lindemann - 8:22 am PST
Total comments: 7

His name is Chris, and he's about kicking ass and playing games.

NWR's good buddy Chris Kohler (Wired.com) was up to his usual shenanigans at this week's Nintendo Media Summit. Here we present some of his finer moments, in a series we call "Chris Kohler: Man About Town".

Here, Chris uses his best material on NOA's David Young (himself an owner of one of the best tattoos ever), in a shameless attempt to become a Nintendo Jedi.

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Picross 3D Hands-On Footage DS

by Jon Lindemann - 8:07 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

It looks like Nintendo has another winning puzzler on it hands.

Our own Aaron Kaluszka had a chance to play the upcoming DS puzzle game Picross 3D at Nintendo's Media Summit this week.

Here he plays through some simple puzzles, showing off the game's unique 3D puzzle-solving gameplay.

Picross 3D is scheduled for a May 2010 release in North America.

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Sin & Punishment 2 Hands-On Footage Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 8:02 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

If you want hardcore shooter action, look no further.

One of the most highly-anticipated Wii games amongst the Nintendo hardcore is Sin & Punishment 2: Star Successor. We had a chance to go hands-on with the title at Nintendo's recent Media Summit, and we think Aaron's hands are still smoking from the experience.

The first part of the video shows of some frenetic side-scrolling shooter action.

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Max & the Magic Marker Direct-Feed Footage Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 7:55 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

If you don't know about this WiiWare game, now you do. And it's awesome. And you should buy it on March 8.

NWR had a chance to go hands-on with Press Play's incredibly cool upcoming WiiWare title Max & the Magic Marker. Reminiscent of Scribblenauts, you draw objects on the screen with your Wii Remote, and they appear exactly as you draw them. It easier to show than describe, so on to the direct-feed footage!

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Tetris Party Deluxe DS Hands-On Footage DS

by Jon Lindemann - 7:37 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Tetris Online, Inc.

Aaron plays Tetris and flexes his trivia muscles.

Shortly after Nintendo's Media Summit, we had a chance to visit with the team from Tetris Online, Inc., developers of upcoming DS title Tetris Party Deluxe.

The gameplay here is interesting, but also listen to the conversation between Aaron and the Tetris Online representative. Aaron again shows why he's the Nintendo trivia master, offering them a tidbit of information about Tetris in Japan that even they didn't know!

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Disney Guilty Party Hands-On Footage Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 7:34 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Disney Interactive

We step into the shoes of a detective with this hands-on video footage.

This week NWR had a chance to play Disney Guilty Party at Nintendo's Media Summit. Here's some hands-on footage of Wideload's upcoming Wii detective game.

First we take a look at the sketching of a suspect, and the bribe mechanic.

Next we had a chance to see some of the game's humorous cutscenes.

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