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June 30, 2010

Club Nintendo Gets Mario T-Shirts

by Jon Lindemann - 7:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Andriasang.com

Nintendo's Japanese rewards program offers an awesome collection of t-shirts to choose from.

Nintendo's reward program in Japan, Club Nintendo, is notorious for getting some of the coolest Nintendo-related swag in the world. This trend continues with its recent introduction of limited edition Club Nintendo t-shirts.The t-shirts come in four colors (blue, yellow, grey, and white) and have two... Read more...

The Deal Machine - June 2010 Deal

by James Jones - 6:46 pm PDT
Total comments: 7

The Deal Machine returns with four cheap games for sociopaths.

Back in May I unveiled my latest creation: The Deal Machine.  Dealy, as I affectionately call him, is designed to collect pricing and review data on Nintendo DS and Wii titles.  The information Dealy collects is then collated and issued to me in random chunks.In simple terms: The Deal Machine... Read more...

Japanese Game Industry CEO Salaries Revealed

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:28 am PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: (Andriasang), http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/06/29/ceo_sa...

Ever wonder how much Iwata and Miyamoto make?

A recent report in Asahi detailed the salaries of top Japanese game industry executives, including Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and top game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.The revelation stems from a new requirement that Japanese companies must disclose to shareholders the salaries of board members that... Read more...

June 29, 2010

Raving Rabbids Travel in Time to Feature Online Play, MotionPlus Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:57 am PDT
Total comments: 21 Source: (Press Release)

The Rabbids are traveling back in time to when their games were mini-game collections.

Ubisoft Paris is developing the next Rabbids game, called Raving Rabbids Travel in Time, which is apparently a mini-game collection like the first three games in the series.

Revealed at E3 2010, Travel in Time is adding online play and MotionPlus support to the series. Players can compete in more... Read more...

June 28, 2010

New Pokémon Black & White Details

by Matthew Blundon - 3:52 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: (Andriasang)

With the game's release rapidly approaching, more details are starting to emerge.

During a Japanese variety show called Oha Suta, a new trailer for Pokémon Black & White was shown. Within in were a number of new tidbits of information sure to make fans eager for the game’s release.For starters, eight new Pokémon were revealed, ranging from a mole with a giant claw on its tail... Read more...

Hori Readying Drum Stand for New Taiko

by Matthew Blundon - 3:48 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Andriasang)

Hori will be releasing a new drum stand to be used with the Nintendo DS lineup.

Taiko Drum Master is revisiting the Nintendo DS later this week with the release of Taiko Drum Master DS Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls, and Hori is ready to make gamer’s experience the game even better thanks to its new drum stand. The Taiko Drum Master DS stand, which is compatible with the DS lite,... Read more...

Nintendo Reconfirms Current Fiscal Year Release for 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 9

While Reggie Fils-Aime said differently on late night TV, the company line is that the 3D portable will launch before March 31, 2011

Nintendo is standing firm on their original release window for the 3DS, which was before the end of the current fiscal year, despite the fact that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime teased a specific time frame of "next year" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week.

"Nintendo 3DS is... Read more...

MDK2 Coming to WiiWare

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:56 am PDT
Total comments: 16

Bioware's classic action title is reborn as a downloadable title.

Interplay has announced that Bioware's classic third-person shooting game, MDK2, is being re-released as a WiiWare title. The port will be handled by Beamdog, a development studio founded by Bioware employee Trent Osner.

MDK2 was first released on the Sega Dreamcast on March 31, 2000. The... Read more...

This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Karlie Yeung - 8:49 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Press Release)

Play tennis with Mario, Jett around on WiiWare, and battle mutant insects in this week's selection of downloads.

The Virtual Console makes a triumphant return to N64 classics, and there's a variety of WiiWare and DSiWare titles new for download this week.

 

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Inazuma Eleven Coming to Wii Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 5:27 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: (Andriasang)

Level-5's soccer title is set to grace the console. 

Level-5 has announced that their next entry in the console series of Inazuma Eleven games will be appearing on Wii. The title has been referred to as "Inazuma Eleven Break", but there is no final name as of yet.

The announcement was made by company CEO Akihiro Hino at a fan appreciation event for the series, and there were some screenshots shown at the event.

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June 27, 2010

Welcome to the New Nintendo World Report! Site News

by Jon Lindemann - 9:46 am PDT
Total comments: 73

The best Nintendo site on the web just got better.

With E3 2010 out of the way, we figured it was time to move on to bigger and better things. What better way to do that than give the site a whole new look? But it's more than just a fresh coat of paint; we've got new features galore, and we plan on rolling out more cool functionality in the weeks... Read more...

June 26, 2010

Nintendo 3DS Launch Expected Next Year 3DS

by Matthew Blundon - 5:13 am PDT
Total comments: 5

Reggie speaks about the 3DS, stating that the system will not be available this year.

While on the Jimmy Fallon television show last night, Reggie Fils-Aimes stated that the Nintendo 3DS will not be available in North America this year. Instead it will launch in 2011.

It is unknown if Reggie was just referring to only North America. Judging by how Nintendo has been releasing its... Read more...

June 25, 2010

Club Nintendo Refunds Coins

by Matthew Blundon - 8:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

Gamers who purchased a white DS game card case from Club Nintendo in North America may soon be getting a refund.

Nintendo will be refunding 300 Club Nintendo Coins to fans who purchased a white Nintendo DS game card case, which originally was available for 600 coins.

In addition to these extra coins, the Club Nintendo year is quickly coming to a close, and anyone who wants to qualify for the special end-of-the-year... Read more...

No Underwater Stages in Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii

by Matthew Blundon - 8:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 39 Source: Kotaku

Nintendo and Retro Studios clarify why they omitted underwater stages and the status of the other Kongs.

Retro Studios' new entry into the Donkey Kong Country series won't feature the series staple underwater levels, according to Kensuke Tanabe, the Nintendo manager who has worked with Retro for quite some time.

Tanabe also commented on the possibility of appearances from other Kongs. "There was... Read more...

Upcoming Japanese Virtual Console Games

by Matthew Blundon - 7:58 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Andria Sang

Six new titles will be joining the bunch by the end of July in Japan.

While the Virtual Console continues to struggle in terms of releases, Japan is seeing half-a-dozen new titles next month, with most of them being for the Neo Geo.

Four Neo Geo titles will be released next month, accompanied by a Super Famicom and Famicom game. Those hoping for Mario Tennis, which was just released in Europe, will have to wait until at least August to get your hands on it.

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Aonuma Interested in Adding DLC to the Zelda Series Wii

by Matthew Blundon - 7:49 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Game Informer

Zelda producer discusses his views on DLC in regards to the series.

Eiji Aonuma, producer of the Zelda series, discussed the potential of downloadable content in the series in a recent interview with Game Informer.

When questioned about the topic, he replied with, “Obviously, we have thought about DLC, and we are thinking about it." This is by no means a confirmation of downloadable content appearing in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, but it at least tells us that they are considering it.

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MonkeyPaw Games Working on Nintendo 3DS 3DS

by Matthew Blundon - 5:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.joystiq.com/20

The company's President confirms that they are working on content for Nintendo’s new handheld.

In a recent interview with Joystiq, MonkeyPaw Games President John Greiner (former President of Hudson Entertainment, the U.S. branch of Hudsonsoft) was questioned as to whether or not his team is going to jump on the Nintendo 3DS bandwagon. He confirmed that they are indeed planning to develop for the device.

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In Case You Missed It: The 3DS Charging Cradle 3DS

by Matthew Blundon - 5:39 pm PDT
Total comments: 5

Nintendo’s new handheld may be charged differently from its predecessors.

With all the buzz surrounding the Nintendo 3DS over the past few weeks, it isn’t difficult to skip over a piece of information. One example is Nintendo displaying a different way of charging its new Nintendo 3DS at E3 last week.

Besides using a typical AC adapter (like what many of the demo units were using during the event), Nintendo also displayed a charging cradle that can be used to charge its new device.

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EA Predicts Big Things for FIFA in North America Wii

by Matthew Blundon - 5:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Kotaku

EA Sports’ vice president of football thinks that FIFA’s biggest market is about to change.

Four years ago, the U.S. market was the fourth-biggest market in the world for FIFA titles. Fast forward to 2010 and Matt Bilbey, EA Sport’s vice president of football, predicts that the U.S. market is about to move up a few spots.

In 2010, EA Sports has managed to put one more soccer... Read more...

Reggie Fils-Aime On the Black Wii Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 7

Gamers love the black Wii, but what does Reggie Fils-Aime have to say about it?

Nintendo has released a new video featuring Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime talking about the black Wii console. In the video, Fils-Aime explains the value of the Wii system as well as the bundle now available in stores.

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