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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...

ESRB Ratings Reveal Hudson DSiWare Titles

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: ESRB, Silicon Era

Zenonia and Shooting Watch coming to DSiWare.

An updated ESRB listing has revealed two upcoming DSiWare titles from Hudson Entertainment. The first of these is Zenonia, a hack-and-slash action RPG developed by Gamevil.

The ESRB describes Zenonia as follows:

This is an action role-playing game (RPG) in which players assume the role of... Read more...

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Announced DS

by Karlie Yeung - 12:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.ff4heroes.com

The first original Final Fantasy game for DS will come to North America on October 5.

Today, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light for release in North America.

This original Final Fantasy title for DS was released in Japan in October 2009, and is a classic style RPG with vibrant storybook artwork elements, bringing new technology to the traditional RPG experience. The Japanese version was sold out within two weeks of release.

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May 26, 2010

Sega Announces Sonic Colors for Wii and DS Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:38 am PDT
Total comments: 27 Source: Sega

The new Sonic game takes place in an outer space theme park.

Today Sega announced Sonic Colors, a new platformer for the Wii and DS starring the company's venerable mascot.

Sonic Colors tells the tale of Sonic as he arrives at an alien theme park that is orbiting the home planet of Dr. Eggman. Eggman is holding an alien race known as the Wisps hostage,... Read more...

May 25, 2010

Sadness Composer Releases Soundtrack Wii

by Andy Goergen - 8:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Original Sound Version

With the release of the actual game in limbo, the composer behind the survival-horror title releases his work online.

Arkadiusz Reikowski, the composer behind the announced-but-unseen Wii game Sadness, has released his work for the soundtrack online. This furthers speculation that the game will never see the light of day.

The game, announced in 2006, was to be a black and white survival-horror game from Polish... Read more...

New Fire Emblem Announced DS

by Matthew Blundon - 1:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 34 Source: Andriasang

The first Super Famicom entry in the series is DS bound.

Nintendo updated the official Fire Emblem site yesterday with news that a new Fire Emblem game is coming to the Nintendo DS.

Entitled Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo Hiktari to Kage no Eiyuu in Japan, the game is a remake of the third entry in the series, which was 1994’s Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo.

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May 24, 2010

This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Andy Goergen - 12:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 11

A new ArtStyle game leads the way in this week's batch of digital gaming.

This week in Nintendo Download we have seven new games across WiiWare and DSiWare. There are no new titles on Virtual Console this week.

The first title up on DSiWare this week is Metal Torrent for 500 Nintendo DSi Points. ($5) This Nintendo-published game is a vertical scrolling shooter,... Read more...

May 23, 2010

Nintendo World Store Launches Mario With Style Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 9:56 pm PDT
Total comments: 12

Mario voice actor, Charles Martinet, headlined Nintendo World Store’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 release event. Woo Hoo!

Earlier today, the Nintendo World Store held a special Super Mario

Galaxy 2 launch event. Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario and

Waluigi, was on hand signing autographs. People also had the

opportunity to take pictures with Mario and Luigi.

The event was extremely busy with hundreds of people waiting in line

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Ubisoft Investor Call Details Software Sales Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 6:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Silicon Era

Red Steel 2 sells according to expectations, downloadable content does well, and the Wii version of Avatar impresses.

In a recent Ubisoft investor call some details regarding software sales were revealed. In the last fiscal year, Ubisoft saw 18 million Euros in revenue generated by digital sales. Due to this fact, Ubisoft plans to include downloadable content right off the bat. Some Wii games will also be included in this plan.

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May 22, 2010

Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory Features Downloadable Content Wii

by Matthew Blundon - 3:27 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Andriasang

The recently released box art reveals that the game will feature downloadable content.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory is due to be released in Japan in less than two months. The card based game is a port of the arcade game, Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road. Not much is known about how the Wii version will be different from the arcade version.

Besides a different... Read more...

Next Professor Layton Game on the Way DS

by Matthew Blundon - 8:10 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Siliconera

The third and final game in the first series of Professor Layton games could be heading overseas in the not too distant future.

After the success of the first two Professor Layton titles, it should not be surprising to see that Level-5 and Nintendo have plans to bring the third game and final game in the first series of games overseas.

Level-5 registered a trademark for Professor Layton and the Unwound Future lately,... Read more...

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