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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.

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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.

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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.

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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: http://www.destructoid.com/capcom-talks-the-vs-ser...

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: http://www.edge-online.com/news/nintendo-slashes-w...

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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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