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May 31, 2009

Jay-Z and Eminem Join DJ Hero Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 11:56 pm EDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Two of the most popular hip hop artists contribute their talents to DJ Hero's track list.

Activision has announced an innovative collaboration with hip hop artists Jay-Z and Eminem that includes tracks from both performers and a special edition of the game.

The collaboration will create a special edition that includes an expanded version of the game's turntable controller, a traveling case that turns into a table, and a special edition CD featuring the best hits from each performer.


Atlus Announces Trauma Team Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 11:48 pm EDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Press Release

The recently revealed Hospital will be called Trauma Team in North America. It will feature voice acting, new anime-influenced story sequences, and lots of exciting medical action.

Last week, Famitsu revealed the existence of Hospital, a new game from the creators of Trauma Center. Today, Atlus announced the game for North America with the localized title Trauma Team.

Players will have the opportunity to take on the role of six different medical professions including... Read more...

Dead Space: Extraction Release Date Announced Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:53 pm EDT
Total comments: 9

The survival horror adventure will arrive in September.

EA has announced that Dead Space: Extraction will be released on September 29.

A prequel to last year's Dead Space and developed by Visceral Games, Dead Space: Extraction is a Wii exclusive on-rails shooter that promises to expand on the storyline by offering new playable characters, the intense horror the franchise is known for to a brand new audience, and have the "best visuals ever showcased on the platform."


Sega Unveils E3 Lineup Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:46 pm EDT
Total comments: 7

The Conduit and Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games highlight Sega's Nintendo lineup.

Sega's has announced what games they will show at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009, which starts on Tuesday. Two highly anticipated titles highlight Sega's Nintendo lineup for the show.

The first of these is The Conduit, developed by High Voltage Software. Touted as a deep first person... Read more...

Square Enix Announces Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days for Europe DS

by Jared Rosenberg - 6:38 pm EDT
Total comments: 62 Source: Press Release

Debuting in PAL territories later this year, the game features an exciting story that delves into the past of the protagonist, Roxas, and the first multiplayer mode in the series.

Square Enix revealed that Kingdom Hearts 358/2 is slated for release in PAL territories this fall. The talented folks at Square Enix and Disney have reunited once again to tell the untold backstory of Roxas and his time spent in Organization XIII.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 will be an action RPG in... Read more...

May 30, 2009

Nikkei Reveals a New Wii Fit and Mario Title Wii

by Lukasz Balicki - 6:01 pm EDT
Total comments: 91 Source: Nikkei

Both titles are due later this year in Japan.

A recent news article from the Nikkei Shimbun confirmed the existence of Wii Fit Plus and revealed that a new Mario title is in the works.

Wii Fit Plus, which will be released in the fall, will have more precise weighing options and the ability to compare stats and progress with friends online.


Mighty Flip Champs Priced and Dated for DSiWare DS

by Lukasz Balicki - 4:05 pm EDT
Total comments: 303

WayForward's premiere DSiWare title is coming soon.

Yesterday, WayForward announced both the price and release date of their upcoming DSiWare title, Mighty Flip Champs. Nintendo will be making the game available in the DSi Shop on June 1 for 800 DSi Points ($8).

In Mighty Flip Champs players control Alta, the story's protagonist. She must navigate through a variety of mazes using her magical wand in order to reach the exit.


May 28, 2009

Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest Announced for Wii and DS Wii

by Francesca DiMola - 8:52 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

The new third-person action adventure will allow players to play through Aragorn's most epic quests in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Earlier today, Headstrong GamesWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest for Wii and DS. They also announced Aa new partnership between Warner Bros Interactive Entertainmentthem, The Sail Zaentz Company, and New Line Productions, Inc, which has allowed the game to come to fruition. The partnership will allow Warner Bros to expand the series with titles that appeal to a broad demographic of gamers.


NBA2K10 Coming to Wii Wii

by Chuck Jose - 4:23 pm EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: GameSpot

Take-Two intends for all their sports titles to be multiplatform.

In a post-earnings conference call with GameSpot, Take-Two’s Ben Feder spoke about their sports business and its struggle to be profitable. He noted their plans to expand the list of platforms for which they will release their NBA titles. It was then revealed that NBA 2K10 would arrive on Wii when it ships across multiple platforms this fall.


Tecmo Announces Family Fun Football for Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 3:41 pm EDT
Total comments: 1

Tecmo Bowl Wii transformed into this Mii-using family-themed football game.

Tecmo has announced Family Fun Football as an exclusive Wii title to be released this fall. The sports title will be an arcade inspired game that incorporates the Miis into its gameplay as well as quirky original characters, such as animals and aliens, interacting in vibrant stadiums and worlds.


Xseed Games Will Bring Fragile to North America Wii

by Lukasz Balicki - 3:06 pm EDT
Total comments: 11 Source: IGN

The publisher announced that they are localizing and publishing the anticipated adventure game in North America.

After much uncertainty, Xseed Games recently announced that they will be bringing

tri-Crescendo-developed adventure game Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon to North America, according to IGN.

Originally released in Japan by Namco Bandai, Fragile is set in a post-apocalyptic world. Players control Seto, who is one of the only humans left alive. He searches for other survivors in the world with nothing but a flashlight by his side.


Famitsu Reveals Hospital for Wii Wii

by Lukasz Balicki - 3:04 pm EDT
Total comments: 22 Source: Siliconera

Atlus' Trauma Center team brings the whole hospital experience to Wii.

The newest issue of Famitsu revealed that the team behind the Trauma Center series is developing a new title for Wii called Hospital.

Players will be able to play as different positions in a hospital such as a paramedic, a forensic analysis specialist, and a plastic surgeon. Two new gameplay examples shown are maneuvering an endoscopic camera with the Wii Remote, and extracting an iron beam out of a liver.


Taito Announces Five Games for North America DS

by Jared Rosenberg - 10:05 am EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Taito fans will be happy to hear that many of the company's most popular franchises, including Rainbow Islands, Space Invaders, Bust-A-Move, and Arkanoid, are heading to DS and WiWare with brand new features and stages.

Yesterday, Taito announced that Arkanoid Plus!, Bust-A-Move Plus!, and Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! are heading to WiiWare. In addition, the company finally announced that the DS games, Space Bust-A-Move and Space Invaders Extreme 2, will be released in North America.

Arkanoid Plus!...

Guitar Hero 5 Arrives in September Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 9:45 am EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Guitar Hero 5 Website

A ton of new information about Guitar Hero 5 was recently unveiled including the release date, names of many of the musicians providing songs, and the ability to play a single song with four different drum sets simultaneously.

Activision revealed on the Guitar Hero 5 official website that the upcoming rhythm game is debuting on September 1, which is about a week before MTV Games and Harmonix's The Beatles: Rock Band. The site also provided new information on the gameplay and some of the 85 bands participating.

One...

Sega Announces Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 9:33 am EDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Sega Blog

Sonic and friends return to the racing genre in a new game that features online play, and special power-ups and weapons.

Sonic the Hedgehog is no stranger to racing games, having appeared in Sonic R on the Saturn and the Sonic Riders series. Today, Sega revealed that Sonic is ready to race again in the new game, Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing, which is slated to appear on all major platforms including Wii and DS.


May 27, 2009

Nintendo Trademarks Wii Fit Plus and Art Academy

by Pedro Hernandez - 3:33 pm EDT
Total comments: 24 Source: Silicon Era

The two new trademarks hint at possible future releases, one of which could be the follow-up to Wii Fit.

With E3 2009 a week away, two new Nintendo trademarks have appeared that may indicate what Nintendo will reveal at their press conference.

The first of these is Wii Fit Plus. While the sequel to Wii Fit has been rumored for a while now this is the first time concrete proof has been shown in the form of an English logo.


Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage Exclusive to Wii Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:27 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

The world's a stage in the sequel to the hit Balance Board-enabled snowboard game.

Ubisoft has announced that they have once again partnered with Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White to release Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage, the sequel to last year's hit Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip, a title that has sold over three million copies worldwide.

Shaun...

High Voltage Software Announces The Grinder for Wii Wii

by Lukasz Balicki - 8:02 am EDT
Total comments: 52 Source: IGN

The Conduit developers are working on a Left 4 Dead and horror film-inspired online cooperative first person shooter.

Earlier this week, High Voltage Software unveiled a brutal fighting game called Gladiator A.D. Last night, they revealed their other major Wii project, The Grinder.

The Grinder is a cooperative first person shooter where a team of four people fight hordes of enemies, similar to the popular game... Read more...

Majesco Unveils Flip's Twisted World Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 7:48 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

A crazy new platformer that features five distinct worlds, music from the composer of Earthworm Jim, and world-rotating high jinks.

Majesco recently announcedFlip's Twisted World, a new platformer developed by Canada's Frozen North Productions. In the game, players will need to rotate the game environment in order to solve puzzles and open up new pathways.

The game stars Flip, a wizard's apprentice who mistakenly transports... Read more...

May 26, 2009

The Drawn to Life Adventure Continues on Wii & DS Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 9:29 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

While this will be the first game in the series on Wii, both versions of Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter will share the same colorful universe and the new Action Drawing tool that can be used to create useful objects out of thin air.

In February, THQ CEO Brian Farrell stated that the company wished to "extend [the Drawn to Life] brand to Wii in the future" because of the robust sales demonstrated by the original game.

This dream became a reality today when THQ revealed that Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter will be released... Read more...


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