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December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

by Jon Lindemann - 3:05 pm EST
Total comments: 8

Nintendo World Report wishes you a safe and happy 2010.

2009 was another busy year at Nintendo World Report. I took over as Director in January, and as a site we celebrated our tenth anniversary on the web. And of course, keeping up with all of the Nintendo news this year was a round-the-clock labor of love.

2010 is shaping up to be another exciting...

Namco Bandai Files New Trademarks

by Jared Rosenberg - 1:04 pm EST
Total comments: 7 Source: Siliconera

The publisher of Klonoa and We Cheer recently filed two new potential game titles for the great continent of Europe.

Over the course of December, Namco Bandai has filed numerous trademarks with The Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union. The latest filings to become public knowledge are trademarks for "Joint Assault" and "Voyage of the Planet."

"Joint Assault" may join a long line...

Dark Spirits Heading to DSiWare in Japan DS

by Andy Goergen - 11:18 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Siliconera

The mobile download service will get a healthy dose of the side-scrolling shooter.

Genterprise is developing a new DSiWare game in their G.G Series called Dark Spirits, a side-scrolling shooter, to be released in Japan this January. The gameplay features the use of four familiars, who each can be powered up individually. The game will release on January 6th in Japan, and like other games in the G.G Series will cost 200 Nintendo DSi Points.


December 30, 2009

Aonuma Wants Link's Crossbow Training Sequel Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:48 pm EST
Total comments: 25 Source: Now Gamer

The Zelda producer wants to create a sequel to the Wii Zapper title with emphasis on multiplayer.

In an interview with Games Magazine, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma confessed that he wishes to create a sequel to Link's Crossbow Training, a title included for free with the Wii Zapper. In the interview he expressed his desire to expand what the team created with the first title, explaining that "I thought that we should do something more and better in the field of the first person shooter, based on our experience of the first game."


Namco Bandai Announces Ultraman Title for Wii Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:17 pm EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Silicon Era

The entire franchise will be represented in the upcoming fighting game.

Namco Bandai has announced a new Ultraman title for Wii called Daikaiju Battle Ultra Coliseum DX: Ultra Senshi Daishuketsu.

The title is a fighting game that will feature Ultraman characters from various series, up to the movie Great Kaiju Battle Ultra Galaxy Legend. The following characters have been confirmed to be in the game:


Ogre Battle 64 Headed to Virtual Console in Japan

by Andy Goergen - 12:10 pm EST
Total comments: 25 Source: Siliconera

The rare gem will be available in January.

Ogre Battle 64 has been announced for release on Virtual Console in Japan. The game, which was originally released in Japan in 1999 and North America in 2000, is one of the rarer Nintendo 64 games. It is also one of the most critically acclaimed games on the system.

The game was originally...

December 29, 2009

Heron: Steam Machine Arrives in North America Next Monday Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 11:40 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The upcoming puzzle game for WiiWare will feature pipe-spinning action, rubber duckies, and local multiplayer for up to four.

In October a quirky pipe-filled puzzle game, Heron: Steam Machine, was released for the European WiiWare service and the iPhone. Triangle Studios recently announced that Heron: Steam Machine for WiiWare will finally make its North American debut on Monday, January 4, for 500 Wii Points.

In Heron:...

December 28, 2009

Speed Demos Archive Plans Charity Marathon

by Jon Lindemann - 8:39 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: MAGfest

SDA members will congregate at MAGfest to raise money for CARE.

This weekend's MAGfest video game and music festival will host a charity gaming marathon conducted by Speed Demos Archive. All proceeds will be donated to CARE, an organization dedictated to combating global poverty.

What makes a Speed Demos Archive marathon different is how the games themselves... Read more...

Nintendo: Top Software and Hardware Seller in 2009 in Japan

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:42 pm EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Adria Sang

Wii and DS software dominate the ASCII's best-seller list for 2009.

Japanese publisher ASCII Media Works have released their list of the top 30 best-selling games in 2009. The list shows that Nintendo software dominates the charts, with DS and Wii titles from Nintendo and third parties.

Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX for the DS is the top-selling title for the... Read more...

Aonuma's Twilight Princess Regrets Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:53 am EST
Total comments: 38 Source: Edge Online

With Twilight Princess as a starting point, Aonuma promises "sheer grand scale" for the next Zelda title.

In an interview with Edge Magazine, Zelda director Eiji Aonuma details his experiences working with the franchise and explains what we can expect in future Zelda titles. When asked about Twilight Princess and its reception, the director explains that their intentions were to create a realistic game... Read more...

This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Andy Goergen - 10:28 am EST
Total comments: 7

Castlevania finally gets its wings.

This week in Nintendo downloads brings us 10 new games, highlighted by the long-awaited releases of Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth and PilotWings for Super Nintendo.

There are four new titles for download on WiiWare. The first is Konami's Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth, a brand-new Castlevania... Read more...

December 27, 2009

THQ Reaches WWE Deal with Jakks Pacific

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:00 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Gamasutra

THQ will own the WWE license for the next eight years.

THQ has finally reached a deal regarding the use of the WWE franchise. They have signed a 13.2 million deal with the WWE that will give them use of the franchise for eight years. THQ president and CEO Brian Farrell stated that, "This agreement ensures that WWE games will continue to be an important cornerstone of THQ’s annual release schedule for the long term".


Cave Story to Finally See Release in 2010 Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:43 am EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nicalis

Nicalis promises that Cave Story will be released soon, and offers new details.

In a recent blog post on Nicalis' official site, new details about the WiiWare version of Cave Story have surfaced. The game is finished, and is waiting for Nintendo's approval for release on the service.

Cave Story will have three save files and updated graphics and music. The game's original... Read more...

Next Nintendo Console May Use New Intel Processor? Rumor

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:40 am EST
Total comments: 8

Intel is rumored to be in talks with Nintendo for a possible next generation partnership.

Japanese technology Impress Watch writer Hiroshige Goto has written an article speculates that chip maker Intel is in talks with Nintendo to form a partnership for their next generation console.

According to Goto, Intel is trying to convince Nintendo to use their latest graphics processor,... Read more...

December 26, 2009

Capcom Outlines Plans For Growth

by Andy Goergen - 5:51 pm EST
Total comments: 23 Source: Capcom

The Japanese giant plans on setting up shop overseas.

Capcom has unvieled a strategy for increasing their overseas sales. Currently, sales outside of Japan account for 52% of their total income. Capcom has stated that their goal is to raise that number to 65%. To do so, they have laid out a three-part strategy in their 2009 annual report statement.


December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays from Nintendo World Report!

by Jon Lindemann - 10:08 am EST
Total comments: 19

NWR wishes you all the best for the holiday season.

Everyone here at Nintendo World Report would like to wish our readers a happy and healthy holiday season. We hope you get everything you wanted under your tree!

Thanks for reading, and here's to a great 2010!

P.S. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii.


New Dragon Quest VI Trailer DS

by Jon Lindemann - 9:37 am EST
Total comments: 4 Source: SiliconEra

Square Enix came to Jump Festa armed with a new video of their upcoming DS title.

Square Enix's DS remake of Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie had a new trailer revealed at the recent Jump Festa 2010. It looks like a great update to the original game, sporting incredible 3D graphics and impressive use of the system's dual screens.

Dragon Quest VI is set for Japanese release on January 28, 2010.


December 23, 2009

Dark Void Zero Coming to DSiWare in January DS

by Jon Lindemann - 4:12 pm EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Joystiq

Capcom creates an 8-Bit prequel for the current-gen game they haven't released yet.

Capcom's Dark Void is coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this January. As a Nintendo fan, why should you care? Because Capcom has created an 8-Bit companion game for DSiWare entitled Dark Void Zero.

As Capcom tells it in the video below, Dark Void Zero was originally created for Nintendo's... Read more...

Nintendo Releases New Zangeki no Reginleiv Trailer Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 3:47 pm EST
Total comments: 17 Source: SiliconEra

Watch out for falling limbs.

Nintendo's upcoming action title Zangeki no Reginleiv (Dynamic Slash) has a new trailer, featuring Norse deities Freyja and Freyr going up against some nasty giants. This is the first Nintendo game ever to be rated CERO D in Japan, primarily due to the blood-soaked manner in which you can use Wii MotionPlus to sever the limbs of your enemies.


Monster Hunter Tri Teaser Site Goes Live Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 3:31 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Capcom

There isn't much there yet, but you can get a taste of things to come.

Aspiring Monster Hunters will be glad to know that Capcom's Monster Hunter Tri site has officially gone live. The site is currently only a teaser for the upcoming title, but there's still a lot of information to peruse.

The site is obviously meant to introduce the Wii title to those unfamiliar... Read more...


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