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July 30, 2010

Metroid: Other M to Feature 'Theater Mode' Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 12:10 pm PDT
Total comments: 41 Source: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3180610

Players will be able to watch the story's cutscenes in a two-hour movie-like presentation.

Metroid: Other M will boast a lengthy film as a special feature when it hits stores on August 31.

The film, unlocked after the game's completion, features all of the game's cut scenes and a few pre-recorded sections of gameplay in a two-hour presentation split up into DVD-like chapters. The pre-recorded... Read more...

July 29, 2010

Capcom Posts Dramatic Drop in First Quarter Income

by Karlie Yeung - 4:00 pm PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: Capcom Financial Results, http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/news/html/e1007...

Huge drop in profits compared to this time last year.

Capcom have reported a net income of 216 million yen ($2.4 million) for the quarter ending June 30, 2010. Compared with the same period in 2009, this is a 94.8 percent drop. While profits are down, net sales are similar to last year, with just a 2.4 percent drop to 19,037 million yen ($219 million).

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Conduit 2 Box Art Released Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:51 am PDT
Total comments: 49

The guns look bigger, and there's more text!

Sega released the official box art for Conduit 2 today, and it is saddled with prominent text that says it has "single, split-screen, and online combat."

Alongside the release of the box art, Sega also teased that more exciting information about the game is on the way. This could be anything from new content or a specific release date.

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Even More Metroid Gameplay and Cutscenes Wii

by Karlie Yeung - 9:55 am PDT
Total comments: 5

Lots of videos showcasing the early parts of Metroid: Other M.

As well as yesterday's trailer, a series of video clips from Metroid: Other M reveal the early areas of the game. There are seven gameplay trailers showing a mini-boss, the biosphere style "Sector 1", visor battling, and fighting in corridors. Cutscenes from the beginning of the game have also been released, showing the events that happened prior to the beginning of Other M.

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Donkey Kong Country Returns Coming to Europe This Year, But No Kirby

by Karlie Yeung - 9:35 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article...., (ONM UK)

European Q4 releases include Donkey Kong Country Returns, but Kirby's Epic Yarn is due 2011.

Nintendo's Japanese release list from their financial forecast has confirmed the European release timeframes for several upcoming Wii games from Nintendo.

While no specific release dates were given, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Flingsmash, and Wii Party are due before Christmas. Kirby's Epic Yarn is set for release in the first quarter of 2011, with Mario Sports Mix and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword also listed for 2011. 

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Nintendo Reports Quarterly Loss in Income and Sales

by Karlie Yeung - 5:56 am PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-29/nintendo-..., (Bloomberg)

Slowing DS sales and stronger yen are contributing factors.

For the first time in more than two years, Nintendo has posted a loss for the quarter ending June 30 2010. Net loss was 25.2 billion yen ($289 million), a 42 percent drop compared to the same period in 2009. Sales revenue dropped 26 percent to 188.6 billion yen ($2.1 billion).

The large drop in... Read more...

Nintendo to Announce 3DS Release Date and Price

by Karlie Yeung - 3:28 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: http://www.bloomberg.co.jp/apps/news?pid=jp09_news..., (Bloomberg Japan)

Launch information for 3DS expected in September.

Bloomberg's Japanese division has confirmed that Nintendo will reveal price and release date details on September 29 in Japan. This follows a telephone conversation between Bloomberg and Yasushi Hiroshi Minagawa, Nintendo spokesperson. Shipment targets for the fiscal year are expected to be part of the announcement.

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July 28, 2010

Nintendo Releases New Metroid: Other M Trailer Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 11:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: (Nintendo)

Get ready to meet the cast.

Nintendo has released a new Metroid trailer on the game's Japanese website.  It features a rundown of the game's characters, as Samus docks aboard a space station and runs into some old friends.  The soldiers that she talks to are, in the order of their introduction:

Anthony HiggsMaurice... Read more...

Atlus Reveals Radiant Historia for DS DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/07/28/radian...

The new RPG features time-travel gameplay and staffers from the PS2 RPG Radiata Stories.

Atlus unveiled a new DS RPG in Famitsu called Radiant Historia.

Hitting Japan on November 4, the game's story is focused on a hero named Stok, who is on one side of a war that broke out because people in the world are suffering from "Sand Person Disease." In a fight, he is wounded, and is then transported to an alternate world. From then on, Stok must travel between the past and future of two worlds and try to create one good timeline.

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R4 Card Sales Outlawed in the UK

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:38 pm PDT
Total comments: 57 Source: http://www.develop-online.net/news/35482/Nintendo-...

Another country deems the DS storage devices illegal to sell.

The popular R4 cards, which are widely used to play retail DS games illegitimately, are now illegal to be imported, sold, or advertised all throughout the UK, according to a recent ruling by a British high court judge.

The official decision is that the card is illegal because it thwarts Nintendo's... Read more...

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