August 30, 2010

Even More Metroid: Other M Videos Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka and Matt Walker - 11:25 pm PDT
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With the game's imminent release, we give you one more batch of clips.

Recently, Japan received a third 30-second commercial, full of story teasing and the re-emergence of the mysterious female scientist. Japan Correspondent Matt Walker has the translation for you.

Additionally, the English version of the action-heavy "Story Trailer" has been posted by Nintendo, with a quick look at the members of the Federation's 07th Platoon.


Sakamoto, Hayashi, and Kitaura Discuss Other M Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 8:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: (Nintendo)

A new documentary has the game's directors talking about its development.

A recently-released mini-documentary entitled "Metroid: Other M - The Challenge of Project M" features three of the driving forces behind Metroid: Other M discussing its development.  Series creator Yoshio Sakamoto, D-Rockets' Director of Presentation Ryuzi Kitaura, and Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi detailed their participation in, and philosophy regarding, the Other M project.


Atlus Co., Ltd. Absorbed by Parent Company - UPDATED

by James Jones and Karlie Yeung - 12:56 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source:, (Game Watch JP)

The Shin Megami Tensei and Trauma Center developer will no longer operate as an independent developer/publisher.

Japanese developer and publisher Atlus Co., Ltd. has been dissolved by parent company Index Holdings, which originally acquired the company on October 30, 2007. The parent company will continue to release games under the Atlus brand, merged with their mobile subsidiary Index, and Atlus will no longer... Read more...

This Week in Nintendo Downloads DS

by Karlie Yeung - 12:54 pm PDT
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It's a quiet week, with all titles fitting on one Nintendo Points card, should you choose to redeem it so.

This week brings us only one WiiWare and three DSiWare games, covering fewer subjects than the usual list of far and wide venues. We're only going to Elastic Land, space, notebooks, and keyboards this time.

If you're desperate for a new WiiWare title, your only option is Tales of Elastic Boy - Mission... Read more...

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Release Date Confirmed DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:25 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: (Nintendo)

Get ready for the third entry in the series when it hits this year.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is coming out on November 29, according to a recent press release from Nintendo.

This comes after the game's suspicious absence in Nintendo's fall release date press release.

The game takes place 30 years after the events of the first two Golden Sun games, and follows a... Read more...

DSi Prices to Drop in September DS

by Andy Goergen - 9:17 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: (Nintendo)

The two models of the DSi are set to take a price plunge in just a few weeks.

Nintendo has announced plans to drop the prices of the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL systems on September 12. The DSi will fall from $169.99 to $149.99, and the DSi XL will fall from $189.99 to $169.99. The DS Lite will remain at an MSRP of $129.99.

This drop comes as Nintendo plans to unveil...

August 29, 2010

Disney Epic Mickey Collector's Edition Revealed Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:05 pm PDT
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The $70 package includes the game, a figurine, a behind-the-scenes DVD, and more.

Disney Epic Mickey is getting the collector's edition treatment according to a recent listing by Toys R Us.

The package, retailing for $70, includes a copy of Disney Epic Mickey for Wii, a 5-inch Mickey figure, a DVD with behind-the-scenes footage and more, a stylized Wii Remote faceplate, and a pair of Wii console skins.


New WiiWare Title From Nintendo Wii

by Karlie Yeung - 3:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source:, (Nintendo)

The watery puzzle game will be revealed at PAX next week.

Nintendo's official website has been updated with a game page for Fluidity, a "water action" title for WiiWare.

The description says the game combines a realistic water physics engine with puzzle gameplay. Liquid water, ice, and clouds will be used for solving puzzles within chapters of an illustrated... Read more...

August 27, 2010

Win a Copy of PANG: Magical Michael DS

by James Jones - 5:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source:, (Rising Star Games)

Rising Star Games has announced a contest where they will give away copies of their upcoming Nintendo DS title.

European publisher Rising Star Games is giving away a copy each week, for the next five weeks, of PANG: Magical Michael for the Nintendo DS. To enter, all you need to do is watch the gameplay trailer on Rising Star Games' YouTube channel and send an email to identifying... Read more...

August 26, 2010

Art Academy a Surprising Success in Europe DS

by Matthew Blundon - 6:07 pm PDT
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Art Academy has gone beyond and above Nintendo's expectations.

Nintendo’s Art Academy has turned out to be quite a hit in Europe, with the game topping the DS charts for two consecutive weeks thus far. The game also sits at number six in the All Formats Top 40 in the UK, despite it seeing supply constraints.

Retailers such as Amazon Marketplace have raised...

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