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March 31, 2010

Dead Space Extraction May Release on Natal and Move Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:11 pm PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: EDGE

The exclusive Wii title could see a multiplatform release in the near future.

In a segment of G4TV, EA executive producer Steve Papoutsis expressed his thoughts on a possible Dead Space: Extraction port for Microsoft's Natal and Sony's Move. "It's definitely something that sounds pretty cool... That's all you can really say about that."

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Just Dance Sells Two Million Copies Worldwide Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Gamasutra

The dance party title has now become the fastest selling new IP from a third party on Wii.

Ubisoft announced that their Wii title Just Dance, first released last November and developed by Ubisoft Paris, now sold more than two million copies worldwide.

Just Dance finally debuted in the NPD top 10 last January, with 192,000 copies sold. The title sold even more in February, with a total... Read more...

Larry Bird and Magic Johnson Confirmed for NBA Jam Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:00 pm PDT
Total comments: 16 Source: MTV

The legendary players will make an appearance in the upcoming NBA Jam for Wii.

EA Sports Creative Director Trey Smith confirmed the return of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson as a special team in NBA Jam, according to MTV Multiplayer.

Bird played on the Boston Celtics in the 1980s, and Johnson, a star on the Los Angeles Lakers, played during the same era. The duo was well... Read more...

Metroid: Other M Japanese Gameplay Trailer Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 1:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Nintendo

New and old scenes combine to form the Japanese trailer.

We saw a new trailer for Other M yesterday, but Nintendo has updated the Japanese Metroid site with their own version. While much of the trailer repeats scenes from the English version, there are a number of new scenes, and other portions of the Mother Brain Super Metroid scene are shown. Watch it below!

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Sega Officially Announces The Conduit 2 Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:36 am PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Press Release

High Voltage Software is working on a The Conduit sequel, this time with split-screen, new co-op modes, and more.

Sega officially announced High Voltage Software's The Conduit 2 today after it was revealed by Nintendo Power earlier this week.

The only thing the press release below mentions that was in Nintendo Power is the "Conduit 2 Get Your Head In the Game Sweepstakes," which begins on April 2.

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Super Mario Galaxy 2 Footage Reveals Rock Mario And More Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:18 am PDT
Total comments: 27

You can also check out the world map, and the return of the Fire Flower, Bee Mario, and Boo Mario.

Nintendo is on a trailer-releasing spree as they followed up yesterday's Metroid: Other M trailer with a brand new Super Mario Galaxy 2 trailer that shows off a new rock power-up and the new world map.

The trailer shows off the Rock Mario power-up, where Mario rolls up into a ball and zooms around levels. You can do everything from launch off ramps and knock over enemies in a 10-pin bowling formation.

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New Club Nintendo Awards Released Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:07 am PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: http://club.nintendo.com/

Use your hard-earned coins for an exclusive WiiWare game, the second DS Game & Watch Collection, or a trio of Mario posters.

Nintendo revealed three new rewards for their Club Nintendo program: a WiiWare title called Grill Off with Ultra Hand!, Game & Watch Collection 2 for DS, and three Mario posters.

Club Nintendo is Nintendo's reward program for their customers that allow them to collect coins by purchasing games and performing surveys. These coins can then be redeemed for different items.

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March 30, 2010

Metroid: Other M Gameplay Trailer Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 3:05 pm PDT
Total comments: 22 Source: Nintendo

Yes, that's right. This is footage of gameplay for Metroid: Other M. Update: Now in HD!

Nintendo released a gameplay trailer for Metroid: Other M, which is slated for a June 27 release in North America.

The trailer shows off a variety of locales, including the usual fire and ice levels. There are also an array of enemies, both classic and new, and a few bosses. A portion of the opening, first shown at Nintendo's Media Summit, featuring the ending to Super Metroid in CG, closes out the trailer.

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Trauma Team To Debut at $40 Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: PR E-mail

Slated for a May 18 release, Trauma Team is hitting stores for $10 less than originally announced.

Atlus announced that their upcoming medical drama video game, Trauma Team, will be $39.99 instead of the previously announced $49.99.

The game, originally scheduled for an April release, is coming out on May 18, and will feature six different characters from different fields.

For more information, read our preview or check out the Trauma Team website.

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March 29, 2010

Inazuma Eleven 3 to Use 4-Gigabit DS Card DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:42 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Silicon Era

The third Inazuma Eleven title becomes the fourth DS game to use the super-sized card.

Level 5, creators of the Professor Layton puzzle series, has announced the third game in their success soccer DS series, Inazuma Eleven 3. It will be only the fourth DS title to utilize a 4-Gigabit DS card (with the most recent being LovePlus +).

Two versions of the title will be available at... Read more...

Nintendo Asks: What would YOU like 93% bigger? DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:38 pm PDT
Total comments: 35

This viral video for the Nintendo DSi XL asks people what thing would they like bigger.

In an effort to generate more interest on the Nintendo DSi XL, Nintendo has released a new viral video. It consists of people answering the following question: What would YOU like 93% bigger?

The question is an allusion to the DSi XL's bigger screens.

The Nintendo DSi XL is available now.

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The Conduit 2 Announced in Nintendo Power Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: Neogaf

The latest Nintendo Power has new information on the next Conduit title.

The latest issue of Nintendo Power confirms that a sequel to High Voltage Software's The Conduit is in development. According to the preview, The Conduit 2 will once again be published by Sega.

The sequel will focus a lot more on the game's art and story, two aspects criticized by many in the... Read more...

Miyamoto Makes an Appearance at NSMB Wii Tournament Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:11 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Adria Sang

Mario's creator was present for the last half of the tournament, greeting fans and handing out trophies.

Last Saturday, Nintendo's legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto made an appearance during the latter half of the New Super Mario Bros. Wii tournament held in Tokyo. The designer was on hand to greet attendees, hand out trophies to the winners, and deliver some final words to close the country-wide tournament.

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New Tales of Graces Downloadable Content Announced for Japan Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:09 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Adria Sang

Japanese Tales fans will be able to dress up their characters in new costumes.

Namco Bandai has announced their latest batch of downloadable content for Tales of Graces. This new wave of content will hit Japan on March 31.

Players who pay 400 Wii Points ($4) will receive a new costume for main character Malik. The costume turns him into a samurai, and was designed by Tales series designer Mutsumi Inomata. The character will wear the costume in real time, including battles and cutscenes.

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This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:22 pm PDT
Total comments: 1

Wario shows off his micro-games on WiiWare, a classic N64 strategy game arrives on Virtual Console, and DSi owners get to save cute turtles.

This week brings eight new titles to Nintendo's downloadable services. WiiWare receives two titles, the first of these being WarioWare: D.I.Y Showcase. A companion game for the DS title of the same name, Showcase lets players upload their creations onto the Wii and play them on their TV. Players can... Read more...

Nintendo Offers Virtual Console and WiiWare Titles in Online Store

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: 4colorrebellion

Players can now purchase Virtual Console and WiiWare games at Nintendo's online store.

In a surprise move Nintendo has two downloadable titles listed at their online store for purchase. Using real world currency players can purchase Super Mario Bros. 3 for 5 dollars and Pokemon Rumble for 15 dollars. Nintendo has not made a formal announcement about this new initiative nor has offered details regarding future titles and other services.

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March 25, 2010

Netflix Wii Discs Begin To Ship

by Neal Ronaghan - 4:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 45 Source: Netflix Newsletter

A select group of Netflix users are slated to receive their Wii Netflix instant streaming discs very soon.

A lucky few Netflix users are slated to receive Wii Netflix instant streaming discs in the next few days. While not all users who requested the disc are receiving it, it appears that it will only be a matter of time until they do.

Netflix Instant on Wii was announced earlier this year, and was slated for a spring launch. With spring just beginning, it looks like Nintendo and Netflix will meet that window.

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Details On The Next Spider-Man Game Surface Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:25 am PDT
Total comments: 35 Source: http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc10_prog_sat.php

Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions will be developed by Beenox Studios, include two new villains, and take place in a universe that hasn't been in a Spider-Man video game before.

At WonderCon in San Francisco next week, Activision will reveal information about Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions at a panel, according to the convention's website.

The game, which hasn't been officially confirmed for Wii or DS, will be developed by Beenox Studios, who worked on Guitar Hero:... Read more...

March 23, 2010

Learn to Make Microgames in WarioWare: D.I.Y. DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:39 pm PDT
Total comments: 2

Be a master microgame maker like Wario in these fun video tutorials.

For years, WarioWare has provided gamers some of the wackiest game experiences yet. From a girl with a runny nose to stripping a man on the beach, no game is too wacky or too surreal for Wario and crew.

Now, they are giving players the opportunity to create their own crazy micro-games in WarioWare: D.I.Y. (Do it Yourself) for the DS and WiiWare.

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Nintendo Announces Special WarioWare: D.I.Y. Developers DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:33 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Silicon Era

Players will be able to download creations from the minds behind Cave Story and Bit.Trip on WarioWare: D.I.Y.

Nintendo has announced more developers that will be creating downloadable microgames for WarioWare: D.I.Y. In addition to the already confirmed creations of Nintendo's own Yoshio Sakamoto, Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata, and Masahiro Sakurai, there will also be games made by Studio Pixel (Cave Story), Team Meat (Super Meat Boy), Gaijin Games (Bit.Trip series), WayForward (A Boy and his Blob on Wii), and 5th Cell (Scribblenauts).

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