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January 31, 2007

Top Trumps Game Coming to Europe DS

by Mike Gamin - 8:58 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

UbiSoft will be publishing a series of games based on the popular Top Trumps card game in Europe. One version is slated for the DS this March.

Ubisoft Signs European Publishing Deal With Ironstone Partners To Publish Upcoming Top Trumps® Games

London, UK –31st January 2007

Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced a publishing deal with Ironstone Partners to bring the highly successful Top Trumps® brand to the video gaming market in March 2007.

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January 29, 2007

Virtual Console Mondays: January 29 Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:30 pm PST
Total comments: 12

Mario Kart 64 and Contra III may be a sign that the worst of the Virtual Console is behind us.

After last Monday's one-hit wonder, Nintendo comes out swinging again with a wonderful racing game from the N64 era. With promises of more Nintendo hits coming soon (Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country), have we seen the last of the cruddy release weeks?

Nintendo isn't the only company to... Read more...

Welcome to GameCube Tribute Week at NWR GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:00 pm PST
Total comments: 13

Find out what we have planned for our seven-day celebration of the GameCube.

With the Wii currently experiencing a slight dip in new releases, it's the perfect time for us to set the record straight for a little game console that goes by the name of Nintendo GameCube. Its five year history had many ups, downs, twists and turns; so many, in fact, that it's going to take us a whole week to pay our respects to our fallen brother.

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Stream Music and Video From PCs to Wiis Wii

by Brendan Gallagher - 11:25 am PST
Total comments: 23 Source: Press Release

Orb Networks has made turning your Wii into a home media center easy, and free.

Orb Networks Unveils New TV Interface, Creating the Ultimate in Personal Broadcasting of Digital Media for Gamers

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — January 29, 2007 — Four weeks after Nintendo® opened up the Internet browser on its WiiTM console, more than 50,000 gamers have discovered Orb Network's... Read more...

January 26, 2007

Upcoming Virtual Console Releases Leaks Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 11:50 am PST
Total comments: 9 Source: ESRB

Several anticipated games have shown up on the ESRB ratings website.

Games often show up on the ESRB website before they are officially announced. With Virtual Console titles being rated, we can get a glimpse at upcoming titles. Not all games rated by the ESRB see releases, however. For example, the Bit Generations games were rated but never materialized in the US. Additionally, many Virtual Console titles have popped up on the site only to be removed later.

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Virtual Console February Lineup for Japan Posted Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 8:01 am PST
Total comments: 19 Source: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Nintendo has updated their VC list with games coming to Japan in February giving a hint of what might be upcoming for the rest of the world.

Sixteen games have been announced for the month of February in Japan. Most of the games have US counterparts and thus are likely to arrive stateside sometime in the future.

Three Famicom (NES) games are set to release in February. First up is Mighty Bomb Jack by Tecmo, which an arcade-style... Read more...

News Channel Now Available Wii

by Mike Sklens - 5:44 am PST
Total comments: 2

Hot off the presses! Read all about it!

As of 8:30am eastern time today, the Wii News Channel is available. You can grab it by turning on your Wii and running the system update from the Wii Settings menu, or you can just read the message Nintendo left on your Wii Message Board and update from there.

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January 25, 2007

Nintendo 3Q Consolidated Financial Results DS

by Brendan Gallagher - 10:19 am PST
Total comments: 17 Source: NOA

Big news is Nintendo made 4 million Wii but failed to ship 810k of them out to retailers.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. today announced that strong sales of Nintendo DS hardware and software and the successful launch of Wii have led to record consolidated sales and operational profit for the nine-month period ending Dec. 31, 2006. Recurring and net profits also set record highs. Nintendo maintains projections for record financial results through its fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2007.

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Disney Unveils Innovative Features of their New "Spectrobes" Game DS

by Brendan Gallagher - 9:06 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Game Wire

Help junior Planetary Patrol officers Rallen and Jeena save the Galaxy.

Code Input Cards, Wireless Gameplay and Downloadable Content To Revolutionize Experience on Nintendo DS(TM)

BURBANK, Calif. – (January 25, 2007) – "Spectrobes," Disney’s eagerly awaited video game for the Nintendo DS, will not only take players on a captivating action-filled intergalactic... Read more...

January 24, 2007

Super Paper Mario Rescheduled Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 4:19 pm PST
Total comments: 19 Source: Nintendo Power Magazine

Mario's last hurrah on GameCube is now coming out in April -- for Wii.

Fans have been rabid for Super Paper Mario ever since it sneaked into Nintendo's press materials at E3 2006. The game is a new Mario platformer with 2.5D gameplay using the same flat paper style as the Paper Mario RPGs.

Though originally planned for GameCube, the title disappeared from release... Read more...

Majesco Announces "Toon-Doku" for the Nintendo DS DS

by Brendan Gallagher - 9:33 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: PR Newswire

The cartoons help people get over the "math anxiety" of seeing all those numbers.

Puzzle Game Adds Images and Multiplayer to the Popular Numbers Pastim

EDISON, N.J., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ:COOL), an innovative provider of digital entertainment products and content, today announced Toon-Doku for the Nintendo DS(TM). Developed... Read more...

January 22, 2007

Virtual Console Mondays: January 22 Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:15 pm PST
Total comments: 23

Finally, Nintendo hears our pleas and brings out a big gun. But where are the other games?

Well, that's interesting. Nintendo up and disappeared for the last two weeks, only to return with what many people will tell you is the best game ever made. All is forgiven, Nintendo. Well, at least until next week.

Curiously, Sega had promised three Virtual Console releases today, but as... Read more...

Shigeru Miyamoto Announced as GDC 2007 Keynote Speaker

by Mike Gamin - 8:13 pm PST
Total comments: 16 Source: GDConf.com

No sign of Iwata yet, but Miyamoto will be speaking on Thursday, March 8th. Update: Koji Kondo and Eiji Aonuma will also present!

Nintendo composer/sound director Koji Kondo and Zelda director/producer Eiji Aonuma will also be presenting at what is quickly turning into the biggest Game Developers Conference ever.

Reflections of Zelda

Eiji Aonuma's work on The Legend of Zelda series dates as far back as The Legend of... Read more...

10th Annual AIAS Award Nominees Announced Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 5:25 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: AIAS Website

Twilight Princess earns nominations in six categories; Wii Sports and Brain Age also show up a few times.

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences released the nominations for the 10th Annual AIAS Awards, to be awarded in Las Vegas at the DICE Summit early next month.

Among the list of nominees, Nintendo again has a strong presence this year, with 17 chances to win in 11 categories. Leading... Read more...

January 18, 2007

New GDC Speakers Announced DS

by Michael Cole - 10:23 pm PST
Total comments: 14 Source: http://www.gdconf.com/

Directors Keiichi Yano (Elite Beat Agents) and Goichi Suda (Killer 7) will storm Game Developers Conference 2007.

Today the fine folks behind Game Developers Conference 2007 revealed the latest additions to its list of sessions—two of which should be of interest to Nintendo fans.

Keiichi Yano, the loveable co-founder of iNiS, will be discussing the transition from import cult classic Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!... Read more...

January 16, 2007

Ubisoft Announces Cosmic Family for Wii Wii

by Daniel Bloodworth - 2:40 pm PST
Total comments: 9 Source: Ubisoft Press Release

This learning game for youngsters is due to release mid-2007.

UBISOFT ANNOUNCES COSMIC FAMILY(TM) FOR THE Wii(TM)

Space Adventure for Children Promotes Early Learning

Through Stimulating and Fun Mini-Games

SAN FRANCISCO - January 16, 2007 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that Cosmic Family(TM), an exciting space

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January 15, 2007

Virtual Console Mondays: January 15 Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:22 pm PST
Total comments: 6

There are three new releases this week, one each from three different systems. But it's pretty much the same as last week's update.

Welcome to another edition of Nintendo World Report's Classic Shoot-'em-up Roundup. I mean, Virtual Console Mondays. For the second week in a row, Nintendo has opted to sit out and let some third parties pull out their guns. Again, of the three games released this week, two are of the classic arcade... Read more...

January 14, 2007

Nintendo DS Number One in Australia for 2006

by Aaron Kaluszka - 11:07 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo of Australia PR

Wii also breaks the Australian record for biggest system launch.

NINTENDO ENDS THE YEAR ON TOP!

Melbourne, Australia Jan. 11th, 2007 - In the critical December retail period, the Nintendo DS Lite confirmed its #1 position in Australia, trouncing all competitors in both the handheld and home console market. This is a trend that continued throughout the year, making the Nintendo DS the highest selling games console of 2006.

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New GBA SP Designs Released in China GBA

by Aaron Kaluszka - 10:41 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: iQue notification

Mario and Donkey Kong grace the outer shell of these silver portables.

Two new iQue Game Boy Advance SP designs were set to launch today in China. Both designs sport white graphics on the lid of a silver GBA SP. One design features a smiling Mario, while the other design depicts a stoic Donkey Kong.

Previously released designs include the Mario 20th Anniversary... Read more...

January 12, 2007

Nintendo Exec Gets Promoted

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:57 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

Steve Singer is the new VP of licensing at NOA, replacing the retiring Juana Tingdale.

New Head of Licensing Named for Nintendo of America

Shift Brings New Head for Latin America Division

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nintendo of America today announces

Steve Singer will become the new vice president of licensing for Nintendo of

America, effective immediately. The licensing division is responsible for

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