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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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Media Summit Interview with Team Meat Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 7:25 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Team Meat

We catch Team Meat on the floor of the Nintendo Media Summit, and they have us on the floor, comedically speaking.

NWR's roving reporting reporter Aaron Kaluszka ran into Team Meat, creators of Super Meat Boy, at the Nintendo Media Summit this week. He cornered them and forced them into a no-holds-barred interview in which the team described their stalking of Reggie Fils-Aime.

Thanks to Team Meat for letting NWR shove a camera in their faces!

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Super Meat Boy Direct-Feed Footage Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 7:19 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

Meat + buzzsaw = messy.

NWR had some hands-on time with Super Meat Boy at Nintendo's Media Summit, and we managed to snag some direct feed footage.

In this first video, we take a look at the game's unique platforming. Wow, that meat really splatters when it hits a buzzsaw.

This second video shows some later levels, in which Meat Boy is engulfed in shadows. Scary!

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Monster Hunter Tri Hands-On Video Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 7:00 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

This is even better than Wild Kingdom.

Our own Aaron Kaluszka got some hands-on time with Monster Hunter Tri at Nintendo's recent Media Summit, and he brought along his camera. He was brave enough to get this footage of a monster hunter's exploits in the wilderness!

The first part of his video shows him picking a character and going after some low-level beasties.

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February 24, 2010

Video Round-Up: Media Summit Edition

by Jared Rosenberg - 3:13 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: Nintendo

Check out trailers and gameplay footage for Sin and Punishment: Star Successor, Art Style: Rotozoa, X-Scape, WarioWare D.I.Y., and more.

Nintendo revealed a number of trailers at this morning's media summit.

Watch trailers for Tetris Party Deluxe, Sin and Punishment: Star Successor, Art Style: Rotozoa, X-Scape, WarioWare D.I.Y., Art Style: light trax, Metal Torrent, Photo Dojo, America's Test Kitchen: Let's Get Cooking, Disney Guilty Party, and more below.

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Super Mario Galaxy 2 Trailer Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 2:51 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Mario, Yoshi, and paragoombas appear in this new trailer for the beautiful 3D platformer.

Nintendo unveiled a new trailer for Super Mario Galaxy 2 at the Nintendo Media Summit. In the trailer, Mario deals with a number of familiar foes like paragoombas and boos. Yoshi is also shown swinging around the levels using his tongue.

Update: Now with higher quality footage and a gameplay video that features a remix of a Mario World tune.

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Nintendo Reveals Upcoming Release Schedule

by Jared Rosenberg - 11:52 am PST
Total comments: 29 Source: Press Release

The release dates for a slew of upcoming games were announced at the Nintendo Media Summit.

At this morning's Nintendo Media Summit in San Francisco, Nintendo announced the release dates for a number of highly anticipated games.

In addition, Nintendo revealed that it will be publishing Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies when it hits North America this summer.

Here are the upcoming releases:

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Nintendo Reveals New Club Nintendo Rewards DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:46 am PST
Total comments: 10

Mario posters, Game & Watch Collection 2, and Grill Off! with Ultra Hand are heading to North America.

Club Nintendo users will soon be able to get new Mario posters, Game & Watch Collection 2 for DS, and Grill Off! with Ultra Hand for WiiWare, according to Nintendo of America at today's media summit.

The Mario posters will feature original artwork. Both of the other items are already available... Read more...

Monster Hunter Dated, Free Online Play for North America Wii

by Andy Goergen - 10:26 am PST
Total comments: 23 Source: Nintendo

Nintendo also reveals an upcoming demo disc for the huge release. UPDATED with Press Release.

Monster Hunter Tri is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated Wii games of 2010. Capcom has avoided giving it a set release date for a while, but at today's Media Summit Nintendo confirmed a North American launch date of April 20.

More importantly, Nintendo finally addressed the question... Read more...

Metroid: Other M Launches June 27 Wii

by Andy Goergen - 10:26 am PST
Total comments: 21

The next chapter in the Metroid saga hits early this summer.

Metroid: Other M, the latest entry in the storied franchise, will launch in North America on June 27 2010.

The game, which is being co-developed by Nintendo and Tecmo's Team Ninja, will focus on Samus' character. At their Q1 Media Summit, Nintendo said, "When you finish playing this, you're going to feel like you know Samus in a way you've never known her before".

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Cave Story Hits WiiWare on March 22 Wii

by Andy Goergen - 10:03 am PST
Total comments: 7

Get ready for the indie darling this March.

Today at the Q1 Media Summit, Nintendo unveiled the release date for Cave Story, the adventure-platformer developed by Nicalis, to be March 22 2010.

The game features retro-style graphics, and RPG-style game mechanics, but takes place in a side-scrolling overworld similar to the Metroid games.... Read more...

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