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May 31, 2010

This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:41 pm PDT
Total comments: 13

Beavers and aliens invade WiiWare, the Virtual Console receives a shot of the old west, and DSiWare sees the most releases this week.

This week, DSiWare leads the way with four new titles available for download. The first of these is X-Scape. Published by Nintendo, X-Scape is a shooter modeled to look like a retro 3D game. There are two modes of play: Tunnel Mode and Free Mode. In Tunnel Mode you will fight off enemies in dark tunnels.... Read more...

May 30, 2010

EA's NHL Slapshot Arrives on Wii in September Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 3:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: QMI Agency

EA Sports is developing an ice hockey title for Wii that will ship with a hockey stick peripheral and feature one of the greatest hockey players of all time.

Unlike last year, The NHL 2K series will no longer be the only choice in town for Wii hockey fans. The QMI Agency is reporting that EA Sports will soon announce their first ice hockey title for Wii called NHL Slapshot.

Each copy of NHL Slapshot will ship with a 21-inch hockey stick peripheral.... Read more...

May 28, 2010

Nintendo Launches Probe on Foxconn Working Conditions

by Karlie Yeung - 11:54 am PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: MarketWatch

Nintendo investigates working conditions in response to recent suicides at the production firm.

MarketWatch has reported that the Japanese business daily Nikkei confirmed that Nintendo will be joining companies including Apple in investigating the working conditions at Foxconn, the company responsible for assembling Wii consoles. This is in response to the recent suicides at the Shenzhen facility, operated by Foxconn Technology Group.

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Lufia II Remake Coming to North America DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:39 am PDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Press Release

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is coming out this fall on DS courtesy of Natsume.

Natsume recently announced that they are bringing Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals to North Ameirca in fall 2010.

Curse of the Sinistrals, a DS remake of the Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals, originally came out in Japan in February 2010. It is a prequel to the original Lufia game, and follows... Read more...

Pokémon Black and White Confirmed for Western Release DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:00 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

The covers for each game will feature new legendary Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom.

Today, Nintendo announced what we all knew was coming: Pokémon Black and White, the upcoming entries in the popular series, are coming to North America and Europe.

Due for a spring 2011 release, roughly a year after Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Black and White's covers will feature Reshiram and Zekrom respectively.

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May 27, 2010

The Deal Machine - May 2010 Deal

by James Jones - 2:55 pm PDT

Welcome to the first, and only, almost entirely automated feature at Nintendo World Report: The Deal Machine.

The Deal Machine is our newest serial feature aimed at giving automated shopping advice. That's right, automated. Let The Deal Machine do the shopping for you!

So, how does it work? Well The Deal Machine itself is a little tool I set up that scours the Information Superhighway to find you... Read more...

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Falls From Number 1 DS

by Matthew Blundon - 2:11 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Andriasang

Longtime favorites see huge dips in this week's Japanese sales charts.

Despite 13 new games debuting in the top 30 this week, with six of those being in the top 10, no game managed to exceed the 100,000 mark, though Lost Planet 2 for the PlayStation 3 came pretty close.

In the top spot with sales of 85,000 was Lost Planet 2 from Capcom, followed by Dragon Quest... Read more...

PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure Announced For Europe Wii

by Matthew Blundon - 1:58 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

New console Pokémon game due out soon.

Pokémon spin-offs are anything but rare on the Wii, with games such as Pokémon Battle Revolution, Pokémon Rumble, and My Pokémon Ranch being released over the past few years. Adding to that list of games is Creature’s unique take on the Pokémon franchise, in which Pikachu and pals find themselves in a mysterious area known as the PokéPark, where they must befriend other Pokémon to help aid those in need.

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Capcom Announces Sengoku Basara 3 Classic Controller Bundle for Japan Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Adria Sang

Players without a Classic Controller Pro can obtain one along with the game.

Capcom has announced that they will be releasing a special limited edition version of Sengoku Basara 3. The bundle will include a Classic Controller Pro. This version of the game will be sold for 6,990 Yen ($77.00). Those wishing to get the game only can buy it for 5,990 Yen ($66.00).

Sengoku... Read more...

Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City Coming to North America DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Power

The DS RPG will be coming stateside courtesy of Atlus.

The latest issue of Nintendo Power confirmed that the third entry in the Etrian Odyssey series, The Drowned City, will be coming to North America. Atlus, who published the two first games, will be publishing the third game.

The Drowned City is a first-person RPG that takes place in the sea city... Read more...

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