December 27, 2006

Nintendo Increases DS Production DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:25 am PST
Total comments: 25 Source: Kyoto Newspaper (Japan)

The month of December saw DS Lite hardware production go up a little.

The popularity of the DS Lite knows no bounds, so the only thing that's holding Nintendo back from selling a bajillion systems is that they can only manufacture X-amount of units every month. For the past few months, X equaled 2.2 million units for consumption worldwide.

Well, word on the street...

A Dozen New Virtual Console Titles for Japan Announced Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 7:09 am PST
Total comments: 14 Source: Nintendo Website

The January release list gives a hint of things to come.

Nintendo has posted twelve new games on their Japanese Virtual Console web page. Each of these games will be released in January, though specific days have not yet been set.

First up are four Famicom (NES) games. Ikki, published by Sunsoft is the only new third-party game. Ice Climber, Hikari... Read more...

December 26, 2006

Nintendo Entering Korean Games Market

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:18 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: JoongAng Daily

Korean DS launches in early 2007; Korean Wii in late 2007.

Back in July, Nintendo opened a new Korean branch with the assumption that it would be used to better market and distribute their games and game hardware. It looks like Nintendo will be doing just that, as they've announced they will be bringing Korean-language versions of the DS and Wii to the country next year.


Virtual Console Mondays: December 25th Wii

by Evan Burchfield - 2:30 am PST
Total comments: 62

Here's NWR's opinion of the Christmas batch of Virtual Console games.

The weather outside is frightful, but those Christmas (and Thanksgiving) Wiis are ready for some Virtual Console love. Today's batch of games is definitely the best yet - there's something for everyone. Want to know which games to get? Read on.

Street Fighter II - SNES

Released: 1991


December 22, 2006

Wii Internet Channel Now Available Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:33 am PST
Total comments: 68

The free trial version of the Wii Opera browser can now be obtained through the Wii Shop Channel.

Everyone in the world can now surf the Internet with the Wii remote. Nintendo just put the Wii Internet Channel up in the Wii Ware section of the Wii Shop Channel, and you can now hop on your console to download it. Weighing in at a hefty 278 blocks, the Opera-powered browser works just like a standard web browser, only designed for displaying webpages on your television screen.


December 21, 2006

Reggie: No Wii Software Drought Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:30 am PST
Total comments: 30 Source: Newsweek

NOA's figurehead says there won't be holes in the Wii's release schedule this time around.

Nintendo of America's President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime chatted with Newsweek's N'Gai Croal earlier this week. The topic at hand was Nintendo's history of delaying AAA games and creating voids in the release schedules of previous consoles, and whether or not it would happen again with Wii.

It...

December 20, 2006

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming to Every Nintendo System

by Evan Burchfield - 11:44 pm PST
Total comments: 12 Source: Press Release

Experience "Intense Ninja Fighting" on Game Boy Advance, DS, GameCube, and Wii thanks to Ubisoft's Montreal studio.


Family Bonds, Classic Turtle Humor and Over-the-Top Ninja Action Take Center Stage in New TMNT Video Game

CITY, COUNTRY - DECEMBER 20, 2006 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers... Read more...

European Wii Release Schedule for Q1 2007 Revealed Wii

by Lasse Pallesen - 5:54 am PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

We're looking at 26 titles in the course of three months. Not too shabby.

A Happy Wii New Year!

Nintendo unveils action packed Q1 2007 Wii line-up

19th December 2006 - Nintendo has plenty in store to keep your Wii Remote busy in the New Year. Whatever sort of games you like to play there is something for everyone on Wii, ranging from nail-bitingly addictive puzzle games to adrenaline-filled action titles. This selection will keep you tied up until Easter!


European DS Release Schedule for Q1 2007 Revealed DS

by Lasse Pallesen - 5:44 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

The huge line-up includes Star Fox Command, Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2, and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.

New Year, Great New DS Experiences!

Nintendo reveals Nintendo DS release schedule for Q1 2007

19th December 2006 – With the new year fast approaching it’s time to look forward to a great array of games for the Nintendo DS that are sure to brighten up those January blues. With Mario and... Read more...

December 19, 2006

Line Rider Coming to Wii and DS

by Evan Burchfield - 11:59 pm PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Popular internet flash game will utilize stylus and Wii Remote's drawing potential.


Nintendo DS & Nintendo Wii Games Scheduled For Spring 2007

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2006 – Having already amassed a worldwide cult following on the internet, inXile entertainment announced today... Read more...

EA Announces Medal of Honor Vanguard for Wii Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 2:19 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

EA Los Angeles brings the Medal of Honor series to Wii in March.


Acclaimed World War II First Person Shooter Franchise Debuts on Wii Platform

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., December 19, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced Medal of Honor Vanguard™, the... Read more...

Wii Forecast Channel Live in PAL Regions Wii

by Mike Sklens - 8:30 am PST
Total comments: 23 Source:

For once the PAL gamers get something first! Updated!: The Forecast Channel is now available in the US as well!

If you're lucky enough to live in Europe or Australia, go turn on your Wii and check out the Forecast Channel. After a system update, you'll be able to check out the weather all around the globe. Those of us in North America will have to wait for Wednesday the 20th to roll around before we can stop going to and start spinning the Wii's weather globe.


December 18, 2006

Virtual Console Mondays: December 18th Wii

by Evan Burchfield - 10:34 pm PST
Total comments: 14

Our take on which games you should buy for Virtual Console this week.

We love the Virtual Console here at Nintendo World Report, but let's be honest: some of the games are just not worth your money. Variety is the spice of life, sure, but some spices are best left on the rack. That's why we've decided to offer our quick take on which games are worth your cash, every... Read more...

Crave Bringing Sudokoru to DS

by Evan Burchfield - 11:05 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Game combines Sudoku and Kakuro math games into one cartridge.

Puzzle Fans Celebrate as Crave Entertainment Announces Sudokuro

Newport Beach, Calif. - Dec 12, 2006 Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of console videogames for the casual gamer, today announced plans to publish Sudokuro for the Nintendo DS(tm) handheld system. Featuring both the incredibly... Read more...

Prince of Persia Rival Swords Revealed Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:57 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Wii game to be "based on" last year's The Two Thrones. In other words, it's a port.


The Prince of Persia Returns March 2007

SAN FRANCISO, CA – December 18, 2006 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced Prince of Persia® Rival Swords will ship in March 2007 for the Wii™.... Read more...

Final Fantasy Tactics A2 Announced DS

by Ryan Winterhalter - 12:35 am PST
Total comments: 8 Source:

Square-Enix continues its string of "Ivalice Alliance" games.

Square-Enix loves Ivalice. As part of their newly announced Ivalice Alliance line up titles and just days after revealing Final Fantasy Tactics for the PSP, Square-Enix announced Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Fuketsu no Gurimoa for the Nintendo DS (Tentatively translated as “Sealed Cave of Gurimoa" for now).


December 16, 2006

Mercury Meltdown Revolution Announced Wii

by Evan Burchfield - 12:10 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: Press Release

Marble Madness-inspired puzzle game for PS2 is coming to Wii.

Mercury Meltdown Revolution Rolls toward the Wii™

Ignition Entertainment to Incorporate Wii Remote Motion Control into Brain-Teaser’s Gameplay

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Ignition Entertainment™ announced it will publish the addictive puzzle game Mercury Meltdown Revolution™ for the Wii™ home video game system.


Virtual Console Mondays Preview Wii

by Evan Burchfield - 11:56 am PST
Total comments: 13 Source: Hudson's Official Website

As per usual, Hudson is ready to spill the beans before anyone else: Military Madness is coming to Virtual Console.

Hudson's website has updated to include a Virtual Console title only announced previously for European markets. Typically, Hudson's updates indicate that the new title will be released on VC the following Monday, so expect Military Madness for the Turbo-Grafx 16 to be available for download in just two short days.


December 15, 2006

Nintendo Offers Wrist-Strap Replacement Wii

by David Trammell - 1:52 am PST
Total comments: 33 Source: Nintendo

Numerous reports of failing straps cause Nintendo to issue free replacements.

It's been just shy of a month since Wii made its world-wide debut in North America, and the console seems to be doing quite well by standard measurements. However, the launch has not been without its hic-ups. A few software bugs in the form of an obscure Zelda show-stopper and slightly unstable... Read more...

December 14, 2006

Metal Slug Anthology Out Now Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:55 pm PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

Seven games and six control configurations await you in this collection of two-dimensional shooters.

Metal Slug Anthology ships for Wii™

Comprehensive Collection Includes Seven Titles from SNK PLAYMORE Hit Arcade Franchise

Wall, NJ - Dec 14, 2006 SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the U.S. publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced today that METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY for Wii™ is shipping to retailers across North America.



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