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October 30, 2009

Romancing SaGa Coming to Virtual Console

by Pedro Hernandez - 4:51 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Silicon Era

In honor of the series' 20th anniversary, Square Enix will re-release the classic game on Virtual Console.

Square Enix has announced that in honor of the SaGa series' 20th anniversary they will release Romancing SaGa, a Super Nintendo title, on Virtual Console next month in Japan. As with most other SNES games on the Virtual Console service, it will be priced at 800 Wii Points.

This original SNES...

October 29, 2009

Capcom Announces Shipping Date for Resident Evil Zero Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 6:50 pm EDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Capcom

The Wii remake of the GameCube classic will invade homes just in time for the holidays.

Capcom has announced the shipping date for Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero. The Wii version of the GameCube title will be available on December 1, 2009, priced at $29.99.

Resident Evil Zero is a prequel to Resident Evil that explores the origin of the T-Virus. S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team... Read more...

Konami Announces Tomena Sanner for WiiWare Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 6:36 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Konami

Play as a businessman that runs, dances, and avoids obstacles in this strange WiiWare title.

Konami has announced Tomena Sanner, a WiiWare title known for its weird concept. The game has players taking on the role of businessman Hitoshi Susumu as he dashes to get to the ultimate dance party.

Each colorful 2D stage has the player dashing to get to the finish line, but there are many obstacles... Read more...

Nintendo Unveils the Nintendo DSi LL/XL DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 6:27 pm EDT
Total comments: 28 Source: Nintendo

The new handheld features larger screens, a bigger stylus, and three pre-installed DSiWare titles.

At a press event in Tokyo, Nintendo officially announced the Nintendo DSi LL, a new DSi model that features larger screens. Rumors of the handheld's impending release surfaced earlier this week.

To be released on November 21, 2009 in Japan, the Nintendo DSi LL will have two 4.2-inch screens... Read more...

October 28, 2009

THQ Plans to Extend Their WWE Licensing Agreement

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:55 pm EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Gamasutra

Despite a slight delay, THQ hopes to continue working with the wrestling giant.

A THQ representative told Gamasutra that despite facing a slight delay, THQ plans on extending their licensing agreement with World Wrestling Entertainment.

In an e-mail message, THQ VP of investor relations and corporate communications Julie MacMedan stated that, "We have the option to extend our video game relationship with the WWE through 2014 and we plan to do so".


Square Enix Offers Pre-Order Bonuses for Crystal Bearers Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:07 pm EDT
Total comments: 8

Pre-order The Crystal Bearers and you can receive one of many store-exclusive bonus.

Square Enix announced that they will be offering different pre-order bonuses for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers.

The bonuses will differ according to the store where the pre-order is made. Players who choose GameStop will receive a special $5 discount when they purchase... Read more...

More Epic Mickey Details Surface Wii

by Andy Goergen - 6:41 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: ONM UK

The new Disney game was originally for the high definition consoles, but was switched to Wii during development.

Disney Interactive revealed more details about the Wii-exclusive Epic Mickey, including the fact that it was once in development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, at an event in London.

"The reality is that we started Wii development in 2008, but before that we were a PC, PS3, and... Read more...

October 27, 2009

Miyamoto Talks Star Fox's Dwindling Sales

by Andy Goergen - 9:11 pm EDT
Total comments: 82 Source: MTV Multiplayer

The Nintendo legend discusses how Star Fox's appeal has changed over the years.

In an interview with MTV Multiplayer, legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto expressed disappointment that the Star Fox brand seemed to be losing its appeal in recent years.

When asked about games that didn't have the public support he expected, he replied "I tend to forget those games [laughs].... Read more...

Rayman Returning on DSiWare? DS

by Jon Lindemann - 8:57 pm EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: GamerBytes

Your favorite limbless hero looks to be back in portable form.

Germany's USK rating board recently posted a listing for a DSiWare Rayman title from Ubisoft. Little is known about the game at the present time, but a new title in the Rayman series is certainly a welcome addition to the Nintendo DSi's downloadable library.

The last handheld Rayman game (aside from the Raving Rabbids spin-off series) was 2005's Rayman DS, a port of the Nintendo 64 title Rayman 2: The Great Escape.


Harvest Moon: Animal Parade Has Gone Gold Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:39 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Natsume is bringing the parade to Wii on November 10.

Natsume announced today that Harvest Moon: Animal Parade has gone gold and is ready for a November 10 release.

They also revealed a pre-order bonus that will net players who pre-order at GameStop a limited edition plush duck.

"Harvest Moon: Animal Parade continues the Harvest Moon series with imaginative new characters, a huge variety of fun pets, and exciting new challenges, " said Hiro Maekawa, president and CEO of Natsume.


Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Box Art Revealed Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:04 pm EDT
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Capcom's upcoming Wii fighting game is hitting stores in January 2010.

Capcom revealed the box art for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars today.

The fighting game, which is being updated and rebalanced in its overseas debut, is due out in North America on January 26, 2010. It is also coming to Europe and Japan around the same time.

Check below for the art.


Majesco To Publish Ghostwire DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:20 am EDT
Total comments: 4

A Different Game's innovative DSi-exclusive title is set to come out in late 2010.

Majesco announced that they will be publishing Ghostwire: Link to the Paranormal for DSi in late 2010.

Developed by A Different Game, Ghostwire uses the DSi Camera to find and capture apparitions that are "beyond the standard Wi-Fi range."

"We are thrilled to have such an innovative product... Read more...

The Who Returning to Rock Band

by Andy Goergen - 7:59 am EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: The Republican

Lead singer Roger Daltrey speaks about a future Rock Band and The Who collaboration.

In an interview with The Republican, frontman Roger Daltrey indicated that a future Rock Band title might feature The Who.

When asked about the recent release of The Beatles: Rock Band, he replied, "The game, yeah, yeah, they're going to be doing a Who one next year. There is one planned. (The idea) is fabulous. Anything that gets non-musical people interested in music is wonderful."


Special Halloween Pre-Order Offer for Dementium II DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:58 am EDT
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Pre-order the game by Halloween and you will receive a signed poster.

SouthPeak and Renegade Kid have announced a special pre-order offer for Dementium II.

Players who pre-order the game before midnight on Halloween, which is this Saturday, will receive a special poster signed by creators Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove from Renegade Kid. In order to obtain the poster players will have to send proof of their pre-order (a picture or scan of the original receipt) along with their address.


October 26, 2009

Capcom Bringing MT Framework Engine to Wii? Wii

by Lukasz Balicki - 8:07 pm EDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Andriasang

Capcom might be porting the engine that powers Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 2 to Wii.

In a report from the Nikkei Industrial, Capcom has stated that they will bring the multiplatform game engine that powers their Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 games to Wii in an attempt to improve development efficiency. The article doesn't state the name of the engine, but Capcom's current multiplatform... Read more...

Demand for DJ Hero Below Expectations According to Analysts Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 6:27 pm EDT
Total comments: 62 Source: Games Industry

The lack of interest in music games is partially to blame.

The demand for DJ Hero, a Guitar Hero spin-off title based around the DJ culture, is "well below expectations" according to analysts Cowan and Company. They believe that the slowdown of interest in music games, fading buzz around the Guitar Hero franchise, and rising price of music games during an economic recession are the culprits.


DSi with Larger Screens Coming to Japan DS

by Jon Lindemann - 6:06 pm EDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Kotaku, Nikkei News

If you have big paws, this is the DSi for you.

Nikkei news is reporting that Nintendo is set to release a new version of the Nintendo DSi in Japan this year. While its price will remain the same (18900 yen), it will boast 4" screens as opposed to the 3.25" screens of its predecessor.

The device is apparently aimed at an older market that... Read more...

Excitebike World Rally Announced for WiiWare Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 2:23 pm EDT
Total comments: 10

The sequel to the popular NES title will see release on November 9 and feature online support.

Nintendo unveiled Excitebike World Rally for WiiWare on their video series "Nintendo Week."

Set for a November 9 release, the title will be a remake of the NES title, featuring the classic theme song and 3D graphics reminiscent of the original NES game.

The biggest feature in Excitebike...

This Week in Nintendo Downloads Wii

by Andy Goergen - 12:38 pm EDT
Total comments: 11

Nintendo delivers two new titles to each of its download services in preparation for Halloween.

This week in Nintendo downloads brings us two new Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare titles.

For WiiWare, Nintendo offers us Gameloft's Ghost Mansion Party and the latest chapter in the Tales from Monkey Island series from Telltale Games. Ghost Mansion Party features a ghost named Fazzy... Read more...

October 23, 2009

Tales of Monkey Island: Lair of the Leviathan Available Next Monday Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 3:22 pm EDT
Total comments: 5

The third chapter of the Monkey Island saga finally arrives on WiiWare.

TellTales Games has announced that the third chapter of the Tales of Monkey Island saga, Lair of the Leviathan, will finally hit the WiiWare service on October 26, 2009, next Monday. As with the previous iterations of Tales of Monkey Island, it will be priced at 1000 Wii points. In this chapter, Guybrush faces off against the Leviathan as he quests for La Esponja Grande (The Big Sponge).



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