April 30, 2010

Next Level Games Developing Transformers Wii Game Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:31 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Activision

The Punch-Out!! developers are building Cybertron Adventures from the ground up.

Next Level Games (Punch-Out!!, Mario Strikers Charged) are working on Transformers: Cybertron Adventures, which is being made exclusively for Wii.

Like past Transformers game, players can play through an Autobot and a Decepticon story in the campaign mode. Cybertron Adventures will feature a similar storyline as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version, which will be called Transformers: War for Cybertron.


Activision and Bungie Teaming Up For a Multiplatform Series

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:04 am PDT
Total comments: 22

The Halo creators inked a 10-year deal with Activision with the stipulation that they'll retain the ownership of the franchise.

Activision announced that they have signed a 10-year publishing deal with Bungie, the former Microsoft-owned studio who created the Halo franchise.

The new property, which will hit all major platforms, is an "action game universe."

Despite the deal, Bungie will remain independent and own the rights to the new franchise. The specifics of the deal were not revealed, but Activision only holds exclusive rights to this specific property.


April 29, 2010

Tournament of Legends Trailer Wii

by Karlie Yeung - 10:45 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Sega

Watch the Legends from Sega's upcoming Tournament of Legends for Wii.

Sega has released the first in a series of videos showing the Legends from the 3D dueling game, Tournament of Legends.

This trailer introduces the Gladiator, Marcus Antonius, Hero of Rome and the Minotaur, and BraveHoof, The Defender of Nature. Marcus Antonius and BraveHoof are two of the mythological fighters you will be able to play against in 3D Weapon and Magic Duels.


April 28, 2010

The Sims 3 Announced for Wii and DS

by Karlie Yeung - 2:17 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The most recent Sims game on PC will make the move onto consoles this fall.

EA announced that The Sims 3 is in development for consoles including Wii and Nintendo DS, and is due for launch this fall. It will be based on the PC/Mac game of the same name.

The Wii version will include an exclusive beach town with unique residents and characteristics. There is also the... Read more...

Capcom: Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Beat Initital Sales Expectations Wii

by Matthew Blundon - 2:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 18 Source:

Seth Killian, the Community Manager at Capcom, explains that the Wii brawler has performed better than they had anticipated.

In a recent interview regarding the "Capcom Vs." series, Seth Killian, the Community Manager at Capcom, spoke about the sales of Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars:

"[Tatsunoko Vs Capcom] certainly beat the initial expectations. It didn't set any land speed records, but it was... Read more...

Iwata Asks: Sin & Punishment 2 Team Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 1:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Iwata Asks

Nintendo's President sat down with key team members from Treasure to discuss Sin & Punishment: Star Successor.

A new iteration of Iwata Asks, a recurring interview column in which NCL President Satoru Iwata sits down with developers of upcoming games to discuss their development process, has been released. This edition details Treasure Co. Ltd.'s experience making Sin & Punishment: Star Successor. Along for... Read more...

Wii Gets Price Cut in Australia, New Zealand Wii

by Andy Goergen - 1:00 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source:

Gamers Down Under can get their Wii on for a lower price.

Effective April 29, Nintendo of Australia dropped the price of the Wii from $399.95 to $299.95, a decrease of 25%. In New Zealand, the cut is slightly less drastic, dropping from $499.95 to $399.95. This is the first time since the console launched in December 2006 that the system has received a price reduction in either region.


Black Wii Reportedly Hitting U.S. This May Wii

by Andy Goergen - 12:58 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: CVG

News is coming in from multiple sources, suggesting that your Wii gets a tan sometime next month.

According to multiple US retail chains, the black Wii will be hitting stateside sometime in the second half of May. The retailers, which included Wal-Mart and Frys, told CVG that a $199 black Wii bundle would contain the black Wii, Wii MotionPlus, Wii Sports, and Wii Sports Resort, along with a black Wii Remote and black Nunchuk.


April 27, 2010

THQ, Syfy Working On Ghost Hunters DS Game DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Joystiq

Based off of the show's spin-off series, players will try out for a position on the team in Ghost Hunters Academy.

THQ and Syfy are making Ghost Hunters Academy, a DS game based off the television series, according to Joystiq.

While there isn't much information right now, players will jump into the role of a new recruit who has to try out for the paranormal investigation team and follow them around to different spooky locations.


Nintendo Explains Metroid, Sin & Punishment Delays Wii

by Andy Goergen - 8:02 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: IGN

An explanation has been offered up by the Big N for the release date shuffling.

Nintendo declared that the reason behind the recent delays of Metroid: Other M and Sin & Punishment: Star Successor was due to the high standards for the producers and developers involved, according to a statement given to IGN.

The company said: "As you may know, this game is the product of a... Read more...

April 26, 2010

This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:48 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

There are six new titles on DSiWare, two new ones on WiiWare, and another Virtual Console title. Hopefully something will interest you.

Nine titles hit Nintendo's downloadable services this week, with six on DSiWare, two on WiiWare, and one on Virtual Console. Also, this week's addition to the Big Name Game section of WarioWare D.I.Y. is Meat Boy!, from Super Meat Boy developer Edmund McMillen.

First up on DSiWare is Ferrari...

April 23, 2010

Metroid: Other M Delay Official, Photo Dojo Free to Download

by Karlie Yeung - 1:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: Nintendo Press Release

Also, Sin and Punishment: Star Successor is getting pushed back to late June, and a number of WiiWare and DSiWare titles are given release dates.

Today, Nintendo announced an update to the summer release schedule for Wii. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor will now launch on June 27, and Metroid: Other M is now confirmed for August 31. Previously, the titles were set for a June 6 and June 27 release respectively.

Nintendo also offered release...

April 22, 2010

Media Create Sales: April 12-18

by Matthew Blundon - 3:38 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: NeoGaf

Another slow week results in New Super Mario Bros. Wii holding onto the top spo

Video game sales in Japan have been on a decline as of late, and Media Create sales from the week ending April 18 certainly don’t show a bright outlook for the future.

For the second week in a row, New Super Mario Bros. Wii holds the top spot despite a 14% drop in sales. In the runner-up spot... Read more...

Sega: Mature Market on Wii 'Viable'

by Andy Goergen - 6:53 am PDT
Total comments: 15 Source:

Mature Wii Gamers, Sega just can't quit you.

In an interview with IndustryGamers, Sega West President Mike Hayes comments on previous quotes from Sega executives, saying that any quotes that said Sega was dropping mature game development on Wii were "erroneous".

Hayes commented on the mature game market on the Wii, saying "Is it going... Read more...

Metroid: Other M, Sin & Punishment 2 Delay? Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:29 am PDT
Total comments: 35 Source: NeoGAF

Some online retailers are listing revised launch dates for both titles.

NeoGAF Forums user DarthButcher has posted that, according to his retail sources, Metroid: Other M and Sin & Punishment 2 might be delayed.

Apparently, some internal retailer lists are showing Metroid as changing from a June 27 date to TBD, while Sin & Punishment 2 has moved from its original... Read more...

April 20, 2010

The 'Bag is Back, Baby!

by Karl Castaneda - 3:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 34

Now with 36% more alliteration!

When Jon Lindemann and I were discussing my return to the blue skies and calm shores of NintendoWorldReport, one of my requests (besides adding Mello Yello to the staff soda machine) was the return of one of the site's oldest (and one of my personal favorite) features: the mailbag. And wouldn't you know it, word came from on high today that we're good to go!


Is Nintendo Aiming For an October Release of the 3DS? Rumor3DS

by Andy Goergen - 11:20 am PDT
Total comments: 36 Source: Computer and Video Games

Even more interesting is that this date puts the 3DS directly up against Project Natal, the new motion-sensing peripheral for the Xbox 360. Microsoft has indicated that they will essentially be "relaunching" the Xbox 360 alongside Natal this October. Both of these products will be introducing new styles of gameplay, based on familiar and successful brands.


Capcom Announces 2011 North American Releases DS

by Karl Castaneda - 10:36 am PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: Capcom

Among others, Capcom is bringing Okamiden, Ghost Trick, and Sengoku BASARA Stateside next year.

At Capcom's recent Captivate 2010 event in Hawaii, some new details were let loose concerning their 2011 release schedule in North America. DS owners can look forward to Okamiden (the follow-up to 2007's Okami) and Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, in which you take the form of a recently-deceased man searching for clues as to how he came to die.


Monster Hunter Tri Launches Today Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:55 am PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Capcom

Hunters rejoice. It's time to gear up and get out there!

Several of us here at Nintendo World Report have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Capcom's Wii-exclusive Monster Hunter Tri. Capcom kicked off the launch hoopla with last weekend's launch event at the Nintendo World Store in New York, followed that up with yesterday's launch trailer, and today pulls off the trifecta with the official launch press release.


April 19, 2010

Monster Hunter Tri Launch Trailer Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 8:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Capcom

Here's a final trailer to whet your monster-hunting appetite before the game launches tomorrow.

In case you've been hiding under a rock for the past few months, Capcom's powerhouse Monster Hunter franchise arrives on Wii tomorrow in the form of Monster Hunter Tri. Capcom released a launch trailer today.

The trailer doesn't show much in the way of new footage, but it does display... Read more...

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