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March 31, 2011

Developer of Bonk: Brink of Extinction Reportedly Closes RumorWii

by James Jones - 1:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Big Download, http://news.bigdownload.com/2011/03/31/report-pi-s...

Pi Studios' closure does not bode well for the title.

UPDATE: It has since come to our intention that this story is incorrect, and that Pi Studios has not closed. We apologize for the confusion this may have caused.

Pi Studios, developer of Wii versions of titles such as Call of Duty: World at War and Rock Band, have reportedly shut their doors.

The... Read more...

Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions To Feature Championship and Legions Versions 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:12 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: (Adriasang), http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/03/30/pacman...

The 3DS title will include the enhanced versions of the classic arcade titles.

The enhanced versions of Pac-Man and Galaga, Championship Edition and Legions respectively, will be included in the upcoming Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions game.

According to the most recent issue of Famitsu, Namco's 3DS title Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions will include several games in addition to... Read more...

Rovio Head Honcho Bashes Nintendo

by Jared Rosenberg - 10:47 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: (MCV), http://www.mcvuk.com/features/903/The-success-of-A...

Rovio's Vesterbacka believes that it's a 'good sign' that Nintendo and others are worried about smartphone gaming.

In a recent interview, Peter Vesterbacka, holder of the ‘mighty eagle’ job title at Angry Birds developer Rovio, had some combative things to say about Nintendo and the console business in general. 

Near the close of his GDC keynote, Satoru Iwata voiced his fears about smartphone gaming... Read more...

Iwata and Itoi Talk Mother 4

by Danny Bivens - 9:29 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2011/03/30/4818..., (Inside For All Gamers)

Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi briefly talks about the non-existent sequel. 

The creator of the Mother series (known as Earthbound outside of Japan) is on the record to once again stating that there will be no Mother 4.

Shigesato Itoi is the subject of a four page article in an upcoming issue of the Japanese magazine, Brutus. At one point during the two months that the magazine... Read more...

Xenoblade Chronicles Heading to Europe Wii

by Matthew Blundon - 8:01 am PDT
Total comments: 27 Source: Press Release

The highly-anticipated Wii RPG is finally getting a localization.

Today Nintendo of Europe announced that Xenoblade would be receiving a localization under the name Xenoblade Chronicles.

This Wii RPG, released in Japan in June of last year, follows the strife between Bionis and Mechonis worlds. The game will feature both English and Japanese voice-overs and will feature subtitles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

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Class of Heroes 3D 80% Done

by Josh Max - 7:57 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.andriasang.com/e/posts/2011/03/30/27036..., (Andriasang)

The new dungeon-crawler is near completion.

Recently it was revelaed that Class of Heroes 3D will be coming out later this year. In this week’s Famitsu, the magazine stated that the game was 80% done and was slated to be released later this year. It was also reported that the pricing was set at ¥5,880.

Class of Heroes 3D was announced in Septemeber and is being developed by Zerodiv.

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Activision Announces Spider-Man: Edge of Time

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:28 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: (Press Release)

Beenox returns to the character to make a time-traveling game starring Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099.

Spider-Man 2099 will return to gaming this fall with Activision and Beenox's next Spider-Man game, Spider-Man: Edge of Time.Starring the future Spider-Man and the classic Amazing Spider-Man, players go between two different timelines, affecting the outcome of the future Spider-Man while trying to... Read more...

March 30, 2011

3DS Memory Total Revealed 3DS

by Karlie Yeung - 3:18 pm PDT
Total comments: 30 Source: http://www.ifixit.com/blog/blog/2011/03/28/nintend..., (iFixit Blog)

After taking apart the 3DS, the RAM chip has been identified.

The Nintendo 3DS contains two 512 megabit FCRAM memory dies inside a Fujitsu RAM chip, for a total of 128 MB of RAM.

A repairs blog recently disassembled the 3DS, revealing the component parts. The RAM chip was identified to be a Fujitsu MB82M8080-07L chip, an alias for part number MB82DBS08645,... Read more...

Nintendo Plans New Kyoto Building

by Karlie Yeung - 12:59 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: andriasang.com (Nikkan), http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/03/30/ninten...

The building will bring R&D closer to main headquarters to increase efficiency.

A new research and development facility for Nintendo is planned in Kyoto, in the same part of the city as the main office. Construction is set to begin in January 2012 with completion expected in 2013.

The new building will be the main research facility and will eventually house 1,500 employees... Read more...

March 29, 2011

Reggie Fils-Aime Explains the Garage Developer Once More 3DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 11:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 32 Source: (Gamasutra), http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/33733/Nintendo_...

Reggie Fils-Aime explains once more the difference between indie and garage developers.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime believes that the difference between a garage developer and an independent developer is talent and experience.

In an interview with Joystiq at the launch of the 3DS last Sunday, Fils-Aime elaborated on his comments regarding the independent developer... Read more...

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