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April 29, 2006

New Racing Game on Wii Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 7:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Trigames.net

The Regginator lets a little something slip at a Nintendo World Store appearance.

NOA's VP of Sales and Marketing, Reginald Fils-Aime (call him Reggie), made an appearance at the Nintendo World Store in New York yesterday afternoon. He signed autographs and answered questions for the Nintendo faithful that were lined up since the early morning hours.

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CDV Announces Panzer Tactics DS DS

by Jon Lindemann - 12:49 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

World War II turn-based strategy comes to the dual screen.

CDV has announced that they are working on their first handheld title, a World War II turn-based strategy game for the Nintendo DS entitled Panzer Tactics DS. It features three single-player campaigns, wireless multiplayer, and online multiplayer using the Nintendo WiFi Connection. The online mode... Read more...

April 28, 2006

EA Confirms Accelerometer Rumors Wii

by Vincent Anderson - 7:12 pm PDT
Total comments: 47 Source: IGN

For a second time in as many days, John Schappert divulges some juicy tidbits concerning the Wii version of Madden.

In an interview with IGN today, EA Canada's head honcho John Schappert indirectly confrimed on two separate occasions that the Wii's nunchuck attachment does indeed include an accelerometer and will even be used in the game.

IGN Wii: Does you use the trigger buttons on the nunchuck unit?

John... Read more...

April 27, 2006

Revolution Name Announced! Wii

by Karlie Yeung - 9:24 am PDT
Total comments: 346 Source: Nintendo

The real name for Nintendo's next console is...

The new name for the console previously known as Revolution is "Wii". Pronounced "we", the name was chosen for being easily memorised, pronounceable by people all around the world, and not needing abbreviation.

According to Game Informer's interview with Matt Atwood, Public Relations Manager... Read more...

First Info on Madden for Revolution Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 8:38 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: GameSpot

EA's trademark football series is heading to Revolution with a new developer and a new control scheme. More non-port Rev titles from EA will soon be revealed.

In an interview with GameSpot, John Schappert, head of EA Canada, discusses the development of a new Madden football game exclusive to Nintendo's upcoming Revolution console. Schappert, who formerly headed up EA's Tiburon studio (which has developed the Madden series for years) says the Revolution... Read more...

April 26, 2006

Famitsu Reveals New Revolution Game Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 6:12 pm PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Famitsu

Konami's "Elebites" is headed straight for Nintendo's next console.

Last week, Famitsu reported that they'd have a new Revolution game to show off in their next issue, and it's been proven true, as the first details on Konami's first next-gen Nintendo game have finally surfaced.

The game is called Elebites, and centers around collecting small electrically-charged... Read more...

Nintendo Seeks to Improve Wi-Fi

by Karl Castaneda - 2:10 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Kotaku

Your online gaming on Nintendo systems may become a lot more efficient in the future.

Nintendo recently sent out a survey asking people what they thought of Nintendo's current Wi-Fi model and how they'd like to see it improved. Thanks to Kotaku and one of its readers, we now know that the following was asked about:

Compare your game stats to your friends’ game stats

Compare your game stats to stats from players around the world

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Buena Vista Games Signs Deal With Q? Entertainment DS

by Mike Sklens - 1:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Gamasutra

Hey, you got your Mickey Mouse in my Meteos!

Publisher Buena Vista Games has signed a deal to publish four titles created by Tetsuya Mizuguchi's (Space Channel 5, Rez) Q? Entertainment development company. The four titles include two for the Playstation Portable (Lumines 2 and Every Extend Extra), one for the Playstation 2 (Lumines Plus) and... Read more...

Sega Announces New Monkey Ball for Revolution Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 12:10 am PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Sega Press Release

Banana Blitz is made up of puzzle levels and new party games. The monkeys can now jump as well as roll.

SEGA ANNOUNCES 'SUPER MONKEY BALL: BANANA BLITZ' FOR NINTENDO'S REVOLUTION CONSOLE

New Controller Revolutionizes Ways to Have Fun with AiAi and the Super Monkey Ball Gang

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (April 26, 2006) - SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced Super Monkey... Read more...

April 25, 2006

EA Comments on Revolution Development Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 45 Source: Gamasutra

"One of the challenges for the Revolution is that it's not HD."

Gamasutra got a chance to talk to a lot of industry big-wigs at Game Developer's Confrence last month. Among them was the vice president and general manger of EA's Los Angeles Studio, Neil Young.

He confirmed the obvious--there are Revolution titles in development at Electronic Arts. Specifics weren't mentioned, but he did have a few things to comment on about the Revolution hardware itself.

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LostMagic in Stores Today DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:48 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Cast a spell on your Nintendo DS touch screen.

UBISOFT CONJURES THE LOSTMAGIC™ FOR RETAILERS THIS WEEK

Cutting-Edge RPG/ACTION Game for the Nintendo DS System Releases to Stores Today

San Francisco — April 25, 2006 — Today Ubisoft, one of the world's leading video game publishers today proudly announces that LOSTMAGIC™, the... Read more...

April 24, 2006

Super Monkey Ball Gets Super Site GC

by Karl Castaneda - 2:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Sega

Super Monkey Ball World has just launched.

Super Monkey Ball's built up quite a fanbase, and now you'll have a one-stop resource for everything related to the various games in the series. Head on over to Super Monkey Ball World and gain access to character bios, message boards, game news, instant messager icons, and much more.

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King of Fighters DS Confirmed DS

by Karl Castaneda - 1:58 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: IGN

Take SNK's classic franchise wherever you go on Nintendo's latest portable.

According to IGN, at a recent event, King of Fighters producer Falcoon announced that details on a DS version of the franchise would be made public soon. This is essentially a confirmation that, although details are scarce, a KoF title is in development for the handheld.

With the DS lacking a good fighting library at the moment, this is great news for everyone. Stay tuned to PGC as more is revealed.

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Square Enix Announces 2006 Lineup

by Stan Ferguson - 1:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: press release

Square-Enix loves the Nintendo handhelds.

Square Enix to Showcase All Encompassing Line-Up at E3 2006

- Entertainment Experiences to be Unveiled for All Platforms -

LOS ANGELES, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of

Square Enix(TM) interactive entertainment products in North America, will

have on display entertainment experiences for all platforms at this year's

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Midway Ships Rampage: Total Destruction for GC GC

by Lasse Pallesen - 9:31 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Want to see giant monsters go nuts in big cities? Now is your chance.

MIDWAY'S RAMPAGE®: TOTAL DESTRUCTION™ WREAKS HAVOK AT RETAIL FOR A VALUE PRICE

Reinvented Arcade Favorite Offers More Than 25 Monsters to Choose From

CHICAGO – April 24, 2006 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer,... Read more...

April 21, 2006

Tony Hawk for Revolution Confirmed Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 9:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Nintendo Power Magazine

The birdman will be flying downhill on Revolution.

A teaser for the new issue of Nintendo Power magazine contains brief but unambiguous confirmation that the Tony Hawk franchise is coming to the Nintendo Revolution. Along with some character art for Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin on DS, which was officially announced today by Konami, the cover of... Read more...

Konami Announces Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin for the DS DS

by Lasse Pallesen - 3:21 am PDT
Total comments: 36 Source: Press Release

The concept of vampires in a World War II setting sounds pretty scary.

Castlevania bites back on Nintendo DS

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH reveals Castlevania®: Portrait of Ruin as long-running series returns to Nintendo's handheld

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH's ever popular Castlevania series returns to Nintendo DS in November, with the release of Castlevania ®: Portrait of Ruin for the handheld.

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April 18, 2006

Hudson Takes Flight on Revolution Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: E3 Press Release

A press release from the E3 folks reveal something's up at Hudson Soft.

Earlier today, the E3 Expo people issued a press release with some "First Looks" at games that will be revealed at the show, taking place next month in Los Angeles. At first glance, it appeared to be just another generic release, but further down the page was this little number:

"Flight Game" - Nintendo Revolution

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April 13, 2006

Ubisoft Hints at More Revolution Titles Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Gamasutra

The Revolution is a "magical platform," according to Ubisoft Montreal's new top man.

Ubisoft's development studio in Montreal has a brand-new CEO who goes by the name of Yannis Mallat. He was promoted to his new position this week, and Gamasutra got a chance to interview him on all things Ubi.

With Red Steel having been officially announced, the Revolution was one of the topics... Read more...

Open Season Announced for Consoles GC

by Michael Cole - 2:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

Ubisoft grabs the license for Sony Pictures' summer movie.

UBISOFT TAKES A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WITH OPEN SEASON

Sony Pictures Animation's First Feature-Length CG Animated Film to Become an Interactive Gaming Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 13, 2006 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that the Open... Read more...

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