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June 30, 2006

Nintendo Will Open Subsidiary in Korea

by Michael Cole - 4:52 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Asia Times

Nintendo will establish a new branch to expand its presence in South Korea.

Asia Times Online reports that Nintendo will found a new wholly owned subsidiary in Seoul, South Korea next week on July 7th with an initial worth of 25 billion won (roughly $26 million).

In the past Nintendo partnered with Korean company Daiwon Cl to distribute its products in South Korean.... Read more...

June 29, 2006

Time Crisis Fully Wiilized? Rumor

by Karl Castaneda - 1:05 pm EDT
Total comments: 27

Is the beloved arcade shooter in the works?

For a company that seemed to have a great relationship with Nintendo during the GameCube's lifespan, Namco's been oddly quiet regarding the Wii. With the exception of Final Furlong, no other titles have been revealed by the company. However, that may not be the case for long, as rumblings are making their rounds on the internet that Namco may be bringing the popular Time Crisis franchise to Nintendo's next console.


Wii's 'Sync' Button Revealed Wii

by Mike Sklens - 11:15 am EDT
Total comments: 36 Source: ZachStroum.com

Finally, definitive proof of what is under that little flap.

For awhile now, people have been speculating what could possibly be under the Wii's front flap. Back in 2005, Planet GameCube could have told you that the only thing under there was a slot for an SD card. However, things have changed. Nintendo employee Zach Stroum has posted a link on his blog to... Read more...

June 28, 2006

Capcom Replenishes Phoenix Wright Supply DS

by Karl Castaneda - 7:27 pm EDT
Total comments: 18 Source: Capcom

The fan-favorite lawyer game is back in stock!

Last March, we ran a a rumor article about Capcom supplying retailers with more copies of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Unfortunately, it's still been extremely difficult to purchase in recent months. Good news for those of you who who've still got the lawyer bug, though, as Capcom is now selling copies straight from its official website.


Activision Needs Your Voice! Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 7:14 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Activision

Do you have what it takes to be the voice behind The Sub-Mariner or Jean Grey in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance?

Got a great acting voice? Think you can do it professionally? Well, Activision's ready to give you your big break. Head on over to Marvel: Ultimate Alliance's official website to check out the rules for the contest, and send in your audition sample.

The Grand Prize Winner, besides being featured...

June 23, 2006

Opera Browser DS Release Date Revealed DS

by Karl Castaneda - 7:03 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Opera

The browser will hit Japan soon, but there isn't any new info for the U.S. date.

Japanese gamers hoping to go online with their DS found out the Opera Browser's release date today, currently set for July 24th. It'll retail for 3,800 yen, and will be packaged with a memory expansion pack.

European and U.S. gamers are out of luck for right now, though, as new info on the browser won't be available until it hits the Land of the Rising Sun which is, once again, July 24th.


Sonic on GBA for 15th Anniversary GBA

by Jonathan Metts - 6:39 am EDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Sega Press Release

The original Sonic the Hedgehog game will be released on GBA with some special additions.

SEGA's Video Game Icon Sonic The Hedgehog Celebrates 15th Birthday With Four New Releases


-- The Blue Dude With the 'Tude Rockets Onto Next-Gen Consoles With Sonic The Hedgehog on PS3 and Xbox 360, a New Sonic Adventure on the Wii, Sonic Rivals on PSP, and a Special Edition of Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis for the GBA


June 22, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean Sequel Ships for Handhelds DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:31 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Dead Man's Chest is now available for the GBA and DS. (And the PSP too, but who cares about that?)

Get Ready to Fight for Your Soul! Buena Vista Games Ships Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for Handheld Video Game Platforms; Includes Company's First PSP™ System Title

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 22, 2006--Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm... Read more...

Iwata, Miyamoto Talk Nintendo Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 7:52 pm EDT
Total comments: 11 Source: NCL Management Briefing

The Nintendo brass is questioned on Wii, DS, the gaming industry and a whole lot more in a Q&A session with investors.

Earlier this month, Nintendo Co. Ltd. (that's Nintendo Japan) held a management briefing for investors to lay down the company's plans for the the future. A video of the presentation is available, but we've already reported on the intersting stuff from that part of the meeting.

Recently, Nintendo...

EA Announces Need for Speed Carbon Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 5:53 pm EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: EA Press Release

It's coming to Wii, DS, GBA, and even GameCube. Now features...canyon racing?


Best-Selling Racing Title to Hit the Streets this Fall

Redwood City, Calif. – June 22, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that Need for Speed™ Carbon is in development and will hit the streets this November. Developed by EA... Read more...

June 19, 2006

Sudoku Gridmaster Coming Soon DS

by Jonathan Metts - 7:49 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Press Release

Can't get enough logic puzzles?

Sudoku Craze Goes High-Tech With Sudoku Gridmaster for Nintendo DS

Video Game Version Contains More Than 400 Puzzles Ideal for Summer Travel

REDMOND, Wash., June 19 -- During the busy summer travel season, it's a rite of passage for travelers young and old to stock up on games and puzzles for entertainment during long flights and car trips. Nintendo is declaring summer 2006 the "summer of sudoku."


June 13, 2006

Big Brain Academy Means Big Brain Fun DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:37 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Nintendo reminds us of how awesome the game is a week after its release.

Did You Know? Nintendo's Big Brain Academy Is the Most Fun You Can Have With Your Brain

REDMOND, Wash., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Quick -- which weighs more, three snails or a ladybug? How much is seven plus nine plus four? And was that sequence of sounds you just heard baby-baby-girl or girl-baby-baby?


June 12, 2006

Toys 'R Us Wii Deal Down Under Wii

by Michael Cole - 8:41 pm EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: http://www.toysrus.com.au/site/default.htm

Preorder your Wii now and get a free game!

Do you live in Australia? Then you can preorder your Wii from a Toys 'R Us store with a AUS$50 deposit and get a free (undisclosed) game when you pick it up in November! The website does not provide an anticipated price for the system.

This seems to be a limited time promotional offer from Toys 'R Us, and not a standard preorder deal for early adopters, though we may see similar offers appear around the world as November approaches.


Adriano is Winning Eleven's Cover Athlete DS

by Stan Ferguson - 7:25 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Konami shows they know what's up in the world of soccer.


Brazilian Striker to Highlight Next Version of Best-Rated Soccer Series

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 12, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the signing of... Read more...

June 9, 2006

Take Two to Develop for Wii Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 3:48 pm EDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Next-Gen.Biz

Rockstar's parent company has Nintendo's newest console in its sights.

According to a recent article at Next-Gen.Biz, detailing Take Two's financial status and development plans, it was revealed that the company is interested in making games for the Wii. Citing its immense popularity at E3, president and CEO Paul Eibeler had this to say:

"The positive [aspect] for...

June 8, 2006

DS Lite Midnight Sale in New York DS

by Karl Castaneda - 9:01 am EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

Get on over to the Nintendo World Store this Saturday!

Want to get your DS Lite before everyone else (well, besides those who got them from the street date leak)? If you live in New York City, the Nintendo World Store's got you covered. This Saturday, from 9 PM until 2 AM, you'll be able to line up to get your hands on the slick new handheld. Once it's Midnight, the DS Lite will go on sale for everyone to purchase.


Tingle RPG Details Emerge DS

by Mike Sklens - 7:32 am EDT
Total comments: 36 Source: 4 color rebellion

If this isn't the single most demented game to ever come out of Nintendo, I will be very upset.

Tingle is a very polarizing character. There are very few people that don't completely love or hate the... interesting Zelda character. Anyway, the latest issue of Famitsu has finally revealed some of the details behind the Tingle RPG, entitled " Mogitate Tingle no Barairo Rupee Land" which translates... Read more...

June 7, 2006

Nintendo Reveals More Wii Details Wii

by Mike Sklens - 8:03 am EDT
Total comments: 47 Source: Gaming-Age Forums

Pokémon for Wii and info on Virtual Console pricing revealed.

At a management direction meeting held today, Nintendo unveiled some new information about the DS and Wii.

First off, the Opera Browser for DS has been delayed a month until July. They also talked more about the "Touch Generations" line and how the company is stressing a balance between traditional... Read more...

June 6, 2006

New Hudson Website for N. America

by Jonathan Metts - 10:35 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Hudson Entertainment

Hudson Entertainment's new online presence contains more community interaction, plus info on upcoming games for Wii, DS, and more.


Entertainment Enthusiast Site Includes Features on Games, Music, and More

SAN MATEO, CA - June 6, 2006 - Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for Hudson Soft, today announced the unveiling of their new website, which was recently revamped... Read more...

THQ Ships Cars on Umpteen Platforms GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:49 am EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: THQ Press Release

Out now for GC, GBA, DS, and everything else. The Wii version will be out this fall, and the Atari 2600 version is being retroactively launched in 1983.

THQ Revs Up as 'Cars,' Based Upon the Summer Film From Disney/Pixar, Races Into Stores Across Multiple Video Game Platforms

THQ is Also Gearing Up Xbox 360(TM) Video and Game Entertainment System From Microsoft and Nintendo's Wii Versions for Release This Fall

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., June...


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