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September 30, 2008

Bomberman Blast Released for WiiWare Wii

by Francesca DiMola - 2:55 pm EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

Featuring up to eight player online matches and Mii support. The first online tournament, to be held October 6, is already accepting registration.

Yesterday's new WiiWare Bomberman Blast title combines classic traits from the series alongside new features made possible through the Wii's motion control. Three brand new items, the bomb change, rocket, and shield, were developed specifically to complement the Wii's abilities. Through a shake of... Read more...

AC/DC Live Track Pack for Rock Band Coming to Wii Wii

by Nick DiMola - 2:00 pm EDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Press Release

Featuring eighteen songs from some of AC/DC's best performances, these master tracks will be available mid-November.

MTV Games announced today that AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack is officially on its way to Wii. The game will feature eighteen master recordings of live AC/DC material and will total more than 99 minutes of music for each instrument.

The track pack will likely be packaged and sold at retail... Read more...

Nintendo Sets European Release Schedule for the Winter

by Karlie Yeung - 1:18 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Just about every game on DS and Wii that you can expect before the end of the year, organised by date.

Nintendo recently issued its comprehensive European release schedule for the fourth quarter of this year, listing games from third parties along with those published by Nintendo themselves.

The list assigns Wii Music with a European launch date for the first time: November 14. Also included for... Read more...

Marble Saga: Kororinpa Coming Exclusively To Wii Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 1:02 pm EDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Press Release

More marble guiding fun is on its way in this sequel, plus online trading of user-created levels, multiplayer, and Balance Board support.

Hudson Entertainment announced today that they will be releasing a new entry in their Kororinpa puzzle-adventure series, Marble Saga: Kororinpa. Marble Saga is set to have a number of improvements over its predecessor, Kororinpa: Marble Mania, including 150 brand new levels, level creation and online trading, Miis, and support for the Wii Balance Board.


BPM Racing Announced for WiiWare Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 10:45 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

A racer that aims to blend music with driving in a unique way.

Today, YUKE'S Company of America revealed that it will publish an innovative new driving game, BPM Racing for WiiWare. The game aims to combine high speed racing with adrenaline pumping electronic music to create an enjoyable, visceral experience.

Keeping the rhythm during the race will allow drivers to go faster, have more control, and earn multipliers. Players can also gain the ability to mix up the games soundtrack.


Harvest Moon Makes Wii Debut Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 9:29 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility is now available for Wii and continues the ten-year anniversary celebration of the popular farm-simulation series.

Yesterday, Natsume announced that the first Wii iteration of their popular Harvest Moon series, subtitled Tree of Tranquility, is now available in stores. The game, celebrating the series' ten-year anniversary, takes off after the Mother Tree disappears and the main character's island town loses its touch with nature. It's up to our hero (or heroine) to save the day and return the island to its former glory.


NEC SuperGrafx on Its Way to Virtual Console Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 12:34 am EDT
Total comments: 20 Source: Nintendo

Ghouls 'N Ghosts is coming to VC, again.

Nintendo, through an update of their Japanese Virtual Console release list, has unveiled that gamers will soon be able to play SuperGrafx games on the Nintendo Wii. The SuperGrafx, which was released exclusively in Japan back in 1989, is a minimally enhanced version of NEC’s PC Engine (TurboGrafx 16 for the rest of the world).


September 29, 2008

Geon Headed to Wii Wii

by James Jones - 9:16 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

The Live Arcade title is being remade for a February 2009 release.

Pinnacle Software and Strawdog Studios announced last week that they are developing Geon for Wii, an action title that first saw life on Xbox Live Arcade. In Geon players must outscore opponents by racing across geometric landscapes collecting pellets to place in your opponents' goals.

The Wii...

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009 Releases for Wii Wii

by Francesca DiMola - 2:58 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Do you have what it takes to survive the wilderness?

Nature shows its deadly side in Activision's newest addition to its Cabela series released earlier this week, Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009. The player takes on the role of Flint Abrahams, an experienced hunter with a desire for rare trophies.

The game forces players through nine of the most... Read more...

My SAT Coach Available Now DS

by Francesca DiMola - 2:56 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Test your SAT skills with 2,000 questions on your DS.

Earlier this week Ubisoft announced the release of the newest addition to its My Coach series, My SAT Coach. Working side-by-side with the Princeton Review, Ubisoft developed the DS title as a portable training tool focused on building basic mathematics, vocabulary, and grammar skills.

Students...

Nintendo Involved In Another Lawsuit

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:06 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: BetaNews

Nintendo is currently being sued by Hillcrest Labs regarding patents that have been granted as recently as August. Surprisingly, this case is going forward.

Hillcrest Labs is filing suit against Nintendo regarding four of their patents, including one which was granted a day before they filed suit against the game company in August. Due to an interesting loophole, Hillcrest Labs' case actually holds water despite the fact that Nintendo's Wii, which is... Read more...

Pink Ribbon DS Lite Available at Amazon

by Nick DiMola - 9:24 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Amazon

Nintendo is offering a 20,000 copy limited print of the DS Lite at Amazon now.

Late last week, Nintendo made available 20,000 copies of their white DS Lite with a pink ribbon emblazoned to the back of the top screen. The print is intended as support for breast cancer research with Nintendo contributing $5 per DS, or $100,000 in total to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity.


This Week's Virtual Console and WiiWare

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:52 am EDT
Total comments: 13 Source: Press Release

Continuing the good streak of content, Bomberman Blast explodes onto WiiWare alongside a new Nintendo IP and Super Turrican 2 for Virtual Console.

After last week's great titles, the final week in September had a big act to follow. With the release of the anticipated Bomberman Blast alongside Art Style: ORBIENT for WiiWare and the Super Nintendo game, Super Turrican 2 for Virtual Console, the streak of weeks with quality games continues.


September 27, 2008

Report: New Nintendo DS Has Camera, Music Playback DS

by Carmine Red - 9:54 pm EDT
Total comments: 53 Source: Nikkei Net

Possible price mentioned, and a larger screen, a Japanese newspaper reports.

The Nintendo DS could finally be getting the redesign that rumors have centered on for months. Nikkei Net, the online component to Japan's Nikkei newspaper, has reported that Nintendo is set to announce a new hardware revision of their wildly successful DS handheld system. This revision is said to include a built-in camera, music-playback capabilities, and the ability to connect to information terminals.


Get Shipwrecked in Lost in Blue Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:53 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

Konami's first console title in the series introduces Wii controls and "dependable pets."

Konami recently announced that their latest Lost in Blue game, Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked!, is now out for Wii. The first in the series on a console (previous games have all been on the DS), Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked! takes advantage of the Wii's innovative controls as players use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to battle the elements and survive on a deserted island.


September 26, 2008

We Cheer Song List Revealed Wii

by Carmine Red - 1:13 pm EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Press Release

30 Songs to get you to shake your pom-poms, or your Wii Remotes.

We Cheer promises to bring a lot of cheerleading spirit when it arrives on the Wii, but until then this list of 30 songs from the game's soundtrack shows the sort of pep the game will deliver. The game's playlist runs the gamut with songs from "Perfect Day" to "Whoomp! (There It Is)" and artists ranging from Hillary Duff to Kenny Loggins.


September 25, 2008

Time Hollow Bending Time on DS DS

by Nick DiMola - 5:10 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Konami's touch-based adventure title is now available in America.

Konami announced earlier this week that their latest touch-based adventure title for Nintendo's DS is now available in stores.

The game puts the Hollow Pen in the hands of the player, allowing them to follow the quest of Ethan Kairos through the past and present. Ethan seeks his missing parents and uses the Hollow Pen to bend time in order to find them.


The Dark Knight Swoops Onto Wii and DS in Lego Form Wii

by Nick DiMola - 5:09 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

Lego Batman: The Videogame was unleashed by Warner Bros. Interactive earlier this week.

Warner Bros. Interactive and TT Games announced earlier this week that Lego Batman: The Videogame, the latest in the Lego game series, is now available for both Wii and DS.

The blocky offering is based in Gotham City, and as with all Lego games, players are able to play as either good or evil... Read more...

Animal Crossing Ready for December Release in Europe Wii

by Greg Leahy - 2:15 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Nintendo of Europe gives the Wii version of the top-selling "communication game" a launch window, and also as a new subtitle: Let's Go to the City.

Nintendo of Europe announced today that the Wii version of Animal Crossing is set to launch across Europe sometime during December under the new name of Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City.

Described as a "communication game" since the series' inception on Nintendo 64, Animal Crossing will... Read more...

Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 Goes Gold DS

by Nick DiMola - 2:04 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The second iteration of the DS Path of the Ninja series is completed and heading to stores soon.

Tomy Corporation and D3Publisher announced earlier this week that the localization of Naruto RPG 3: Reijuu vs Kinoha Shoutai has been completed, and will be released as Naruto: Path of Ninja 2 on October 14.

The RPG title follows the Naruto crew through a completely original storyline where thirty... Read more...


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