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August 31, 2006

New Mario Toys at McDonald's

by Steven Rodriguez - 7:37 pm PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: Press Release

Yoshi and Donkey Kong too, with the purchase of a Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meal.

McDonald's® and Nintendo® Invite Kids to Get Active and 'Take the Mario™ Challenge'

McDonald's Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals to Feature Popular Nintendo Characters - September 1 through September 21, 2006

OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of McDonald's Happy... Read more...

Tecmo Supporting Virtual Console Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 6:46 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: http://www.tecmo.co.jp/company/sc0308.htm

Look out Madden, here comes Tecmo Super Bowl!

Tecmo recently released their half-yearly financial report to investors. It had the usual boring stuff, like sales data and charts, but it also had some information on what the company plans on doing in the future.

Nintendo's Wii console is a part of those plans. Along with bringing the already-announced... Read more...

August 29, 2006

Yu-gi-oh! Double Pack 2 Ships for GBA GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 4

Prepare for trouble. Make it double!

KONAMI SHIPS YU-GI-OH!™ DOUBLE PACK 2 TO RETAIL STORES

Video Game Combines Yu-Gi-Oh! The Destiny Board Traveler and Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters onto One Game Boy® Advance Game Pak

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 29, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that... Read more...

August 28, 2006

Midway Announces Mortal Kombat Kontest Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:05 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

If you think you're hardcore about MK, submit a video to prove it.

Midway and GameSpot Announce ''Ultimate Mortal Kombat Fanatic'' Contest

Fans to Create Short Films Proving Why They Deserve to be Named the Most Hardcore Mortal Kombat Fan; Grand Prize Winner to Face-Off Against Franchise Creator, Ed Boon, in San Francisco

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug.... Read more...

August 25, 2006

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Website Updates Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:19 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.marvelultimatealliance.com

Enter contests if you're a VIP, make custom wallpapers if you're not.

Activision has updated the official Marvel: Ultimate Alliance website with some goodies for everyone, and bonus stuff for people who pre-order the game.

The Team Builder on the site's front page allows for anyone to select a custom team of four Marvel stars and make a personalized desktop wallpaper.... Read more...

PRIZE Team Trivia Friday at 9:30 Central DS

by Michael Cole - 4:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: http://www.planetgamecube.com/specials.cfm?action=...

Itching for some old-school puzzle action? PGC and D3Publisher will give copies of Break'em All for Nintendo DS to this week's winners. Details inside…

Do you fondly remember your Arkanoid NES paddle? Does the theme from Thunder & Lightning haunt you, even when you aren't playing Radio Trivia? Then you should know that D3Publisher's Break'em All is straight up your alley(way).

If you win this week's round of Team Trivia, you'll... Read more...

August 24, 2006

SouthPeak and Orbital Team Up GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

More details on the deal that will finally get Scurge published; GBA Juka also on the way.

Correction: Juka & The Monophonic Menace is actually a GBA game, and is not coming to the DS. We apologize for the mix-up.

SouthPeak Interactive and Orbital Media Form New Business Relationship

SouthPeak to Publish Orbital Media's Juka & The Monophonic Menace and Scurge: Hive Launching October 24th for Nintendo's Handheld Consoles

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Lots More Details on Lunar Knights DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:40 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Konami provides info on what the game's about, the paraSOL system, touch & mic controls, gameplay, bosses and multiplayer.

KONAMI SHEDS LIGHT ON NEW LUNAR KNIGHTS GAMEPLAY DETAILS

Action Role Playing Game from Kojima Productions to Feature Unique Night and Day Gameplay Mechanic and Single Cartridge Multiplayer

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 23, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today revealed new... Read more...

Lost in Blue 2 Coming Early Next Year DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:29 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

New features include fighting wild animals and dealing with natural disasters.

KONAMI RETURNS TO ITS DESERT ISLAND OASIS WITH LOST IN BLUE 2 FOR NINTENDO DS

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 23, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced it will publish a sequel to last year’s popular survival adventure game Lost in Blue. Entitled Lost in Blue 2, the game will be released for the Nintendo DS™ handheld system in early 2007.

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August 23, 2006

Scurge: Hive Gets Release Date GBA

by Jon Lindemann - 8:52 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Developer

Long-delayed title coming in October for GBA and DS.

Those of you patiently awaiting the release of Orbital Media's long-delayed space adventure Scurge: Hive finally have a date to circle on your calendar. According to a

post by Orbital team member DPAD on the company forums, Scurge: Hive will be released for the GameBoy Advance and Nintendo DS... Read more...

Winning Eleven to Boast New Gameplay Features DS

by Stan Ferguson - 3:25 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

And hardly any of it specifically applies to the DS!

KONAMI REVEALS NEW GAMEPLAY DETAILS FOR WINNING ELEVEN: PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2007

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 23, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced new details for Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007, the latest installment in the global smash-hit... Read more...

Elebits to Have a Multiplayer Mode Wii

by Mike Gamin - 5:57 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Official Trailer

Don't cross the beams!

Konami released a brand new trailer for Elebits at the Leipzig Games Conference. The trailer starts out showing normal single player gameplay similar to what was on display at E3. By the end two other players join in so there are three independently controlled gravity beams on the screen at once.

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Nintendo Annouces Two New Wii Titles Wii

by Mike Gamin - 3:11 am PDT
Total comments: 28 Source: Press Conference

Mario Strikers Charged and Battalion Wars II are coming to Nintendo's new system.

Nintendo just finished up their press conference at the Leipzig Games Conference. Though no Wii launch details were shown like everyone hoped, two new games were announced.

Mario Strikers Charged

Charged is a true sequel to the hit Gamecube title.

It will be controlled using the Wii controller and the nunchuck attachment.

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August 21, 2006

Wii For $170, Says Electronic Arts Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 1:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 43 Source: GamesIndustry.biz

One of EA's top men is saying the publisher expects the console to be cheap.

News site GamesIndustry.biz has learned from an EA executive that his company believes the North American Nintendo Wii hardware will retail for somewhere in the neighborhood of $170.

David Gardner, an EA executive vice president and COO of the company's worldwide studios, also said to GI.biz that "Nintendo has come up with a very clever strategy," citing that consumers have the option of buying a Wii along with another console.

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Tenchu DS Shipping Out Today DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 1:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

You're going to need to sneak to an EB or GameStop if you want it, though.

DID YOU KNOW? NINTENDO REVEALS ITS DARK SECRET

Aug. 21, 2006 - A new Nintendo DS game is arriving with the stealth befitting a ninja assassin. Tenchu®: Dark Secret, made exclusively for Nintendo DS™ sneaks up on you – then grabs you by the throat. Be on your guard because it launches today.

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Present for Pre-Ordering Pokémon DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 1:23 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

If you're willing to fork over a deposit, the Rescuer's Guide will be yours for the taking.

DID YOU KNOW? NINTENDO OFFERS BONUS ITEM FOR FANS PRE-ORDERING POKÉMON MYSTERY DUNGEON

Aug. 21, 2006 - Have you ordered your copy of Pokémon® Mystery Dungeon yet? If so, great! If not, what are you waiting for? It's the first ever Pokémon game where you play as an actual Pokémon. If that's... Read more...

Atlus Announces Bomberman Land Touch! DS

by Mike Gamin - 8:08 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

You'll be able to play Bomberman online in November!

Last week Atlus announced a new Bomberman title for the DS called Bomberman Land Touch! The game is set to ship this November and will feature several modes of play.

Story mode will takes full advantage of the touch screen for controls.

Attraction mode will feature new multiplayer mini games that take advantage of the touch screen.

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August 17, 2006

Ubi Announces Star Wars: Lethal Alliance DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

The new game designed for handhelds will be set between Eps. III and IV, and launch in December.

UBISOFT UNVEILS STAR WARS: LETHAL ALLIANCE™ – THE FATE OF THE GALAXY IS IN YOUR HANDS

First Original Star Wars Game Built Exclusively for the PSP® and Nintendo DS™ Handheld Systems Hits Stores December 2006

Paris, FRANCE – AUGUST 17, 2006 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s... Read more...

Sega Announces Leipzig Line-up Wii

by Mike Gamin - 7:51 am PDT
Total comments: 30 Source: GamesIndustry.biz

Sonic Wild Fire gets a new name as well.

Sega announced their line-up for the Leipzig convention today. There will be four titles shown from Nintendo platforms.

Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii) (Formerly Sonic Wild Fire)

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Wii)

Charlotte's Web (DS)

Charlotte's Web (GBA)

Similar to what Nintendo will be doing, both Wii titles will be shown behind closed doors to chosen press and VIPs only.

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August 16, 2006

Harrison Speaks at Camp Hyrule Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 3:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 38 Source: Camp Hyrule

More Virtual Console secrets to come, and GameCube controllers will not work with the Wii version of Twlight Princess.

Camp Hyrule is Nintendo's yearly gathering of Nintendo fans from all across the Internet. Each year they grab one of the Nintendo higher-ups and thrust him or her into a chatroom, to take questions from the common gamer. This year, George Harrison drew the short lot. He's Nintendo's VP of Marketing and Corporate Communications, and knows quite a good deal about what's going on inside everyone's favorite game company.

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