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September 29, 2009

Penguin Productions to Host Legend of Zelda Marathon

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:24 pm PDT
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The group will quest through Link's greatest adventures for Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

The Penguins in the Desert Team has announced that they will be hosting a marathon featuring The Legend of Zelda series. Starting on November 27 at 6:00PM Eastern, it will be broadcast live on their site.

The group will play through 7 Zelda titles, starting with The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo... Read more...

Koei Hints at a Classic Controller Pro Release Outside of Japan Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 11:34 am PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Silicon Era

A Samurai Warriors 3 fact sheets reveals the details.

Koei has dropped hints of the Classic Controller Pro coming to North America and Europe via a fact sheet for the North American/European release of Wii title Samurai Warriors 3. The fact sheet describes the game as being fully compatible with the Classic Controller Pro, despite the fact that the peripheral has yet to be announced for either region.

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Gravitronix Challenges WiiWare Next Week Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:23 am PDT
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The ambitious multiplayer WiiWare game is coming very soon, and to celebrate Medaverse Studios has released a new trailer.

Medaverse Studios has announced that their first WiiWare title, Gravitronix, will be released on October 5 after two years of development.

Gravitronix is an action/battle game in which players control a gravity platform, throwing objects to other enemies with the goal of destroying their defense... Read more...

September 28, 2009

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers TGS Trailer Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 10:04 am PDT
Total comments: 4

Classic Final Fantasy enemies, magical battles, and everything in between are on display in this new trailer from the Tokyo Game Show.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, a games years in the making, is set for release in North America on December 26. To help get fans excited for the release Square Enix has released a new trailer that showcases everything that makes the game unique among its Crystal Chronicles brethren.

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Second Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll Trailer Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 9:33 am PDT
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A little bit of CG. A little bit of direct feed gameplay footage. A whole lot of monkeys in balls.

Sega featured a new Japanese trailer for Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll on their Tokyo Game Show media DVD. The newest trailer actually combines footage from the first CG trailer along with gameplay footage that shows off some of the Balance Board controlled stages.

Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll is slated for an early 2010 release.

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This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Lukasz Balicki - 7:00 am PDT
Total comments: 11

Dragon Quest Wars and more art lessons arrive on DSiWare, a classic Taito franchise and a top-down racing game arrives on WiiWare, and another classic Sega arcade game arrives on Virtual Console.

This week in Nintendo Downloads once again brings us five new games: two for WiiWare, two for DSiWare, and one for Virtual Console.

Dragon Quest Wars for DSiWare is the big release this week. The game is a strategy title developed by Nintendo's own Intelligent Systems, famous for the Fire Emblem... Read more...

September 27, 2009

And Yet It Moves Teaser Trailer Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 2:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

A teaser trailer displays what you can accomplish by flipping the world on its side.

And Yet It Moves is an upcoming WiiWare title by Broken Rules. It's an adventure/platforming title with the main innovation of allowing you to move the stage on its side, creating new passages, entrances, and solutions to puzzles. This trailer shows this in a clearer light, along with some amusing stop-motion footage.

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September 25, 2009

Nintendo Looking for Britain's Best Gamer

by Jon Lindemann - 8:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 9

UK gamers will be battling in October for a trip to Japan.

Nintendo of Europe has announced an upcoming tournament that they are holding to determine "Britain's Best Gamer". Held at several GAME group (GAME/Gamestation) stores in mid-October, the grand prize is a trip to Nintendo of Japan worth an estimated £10,000. Players in each region will compete on Wii Sports Resort, Mario Kart DS, New Super Mario Bros., and Wii Fit.

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September 24, 2009

Nick and Neal Say Farewell to NWR

by Jon Lindemann - 9:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 62

Everybody's favorite News Editor and PR Managing Editor break out to form their own website, and they take their women with them.

As you all know, Nick DiMola and Neal Ronaghan have been prime contributors to Nintendo World Report over the past year or so. Along with Nick's wife Chessa and Neal's fiancé Lauren, they've provided a constant stream of great content including game marathons and lots of expertly-written news and reviews. They're a talented bunch, and that's something that cannot be denied.

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Wii Sports Resort Receives Limited Edition Bundle Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 8:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 18 Source: Business Wire

The smash hit title will have two MotionPlus units for an additional cost.

Nintendo has announced a limited edition bundle of their highly successful Wii title, Wii Sports Resort. The limited edition will have the game along with two MotionPlus units at a price point of $59.99. Wii Sports Resort originally released with a single MotionPlus unit at $49.99. The bundle will be in retail stores while supplies last.

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BIT.TRIP.VOID Trailer Released Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 1:24 pm PDT
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The third game in the BIT.TRIP series promises to deliver challenging gameplay with a retro-tastic look.

Aksys Games has released a new trailer for the third game in their WiiWare BIT.TRIP series, BIT.TRIP.VOID. The game once again features the classic look reminiscent of old-school arcade and console titles, along with challenging gameplay and techno music.

BIT.TRIP.VOID is set to release this month.

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Nintendo Announces New Super Mario Bros. Wii European Date Wii

by Andy Goergen - 8:51 am PDT
Total comments: 1

Europe gets their multiplayer Mario only a few days after North America.

Today Nintendo announced the European release date for the highly-anticipated title New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The game will launch in European territories on November 20, 2009. Nintendo recently announced the game's North American release date of November 15, 2009.

The game picks up right... Read more...

September 23, 2009

Two New Tatsunoko vs Capcom Gameplay Trailers Wii

by Lukasz Balicki - 9:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Capcom

Capcom releases two new trailers for Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All Stars showcasing two new characters.

During TGS Capcom has officially revealed two characters for the upcoming fighting game, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars. The two new characters are Frank West, from Capcom's Dead Rising series, and Tekkaman Blade, from the Tatsunoko series that bares its name.

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A Pair of Samurai Warriors 3 Trailers Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 9:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

If you like ass-kicking Samurai warriors, look no further.

Koei used Tokyo Game Show 2009 as an opportunity to unveil a pair of trailers for its upcoming Wii title Samurai Warriors 3. The first trailer shows several of the game's 35 characters in action, and features plenty of the game's stunning cinema scenes.

The second trailer of B-Roll footage shows off the game's large numbers of enemies, as well as some spectacular special attacks.

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Rapala We Fish Trailer Unveiled Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 8:27 pm PDT
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This trailer is full of pure arcade fishing action.

Today Activision released a trailer for their Wii title Rapala We Fish. We Fish includes a "Rod & Reel" peripheral that lets you fit the Wii Remote and Nunchuk in place, and then crank your line with the Nunchuk as you would with a real rod and reel.

We Fish offers 24 fishing tournaments to... Read more...

Nintendo Makes Wii Price Drop Official, Dates New Super Mario Bros. Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:32 pm PDT
Total comments: 25

Nintendo announces the price drop, along with a new promotional tour and a release date for the next Mario game. UPDATED with Japanese price drop details.

Nintendo has officially announced that the price of their Wii console will drop to $199.99 USD effective Sunday, September 27. The hardware will still come packaged with a copy of Wii Sports, a Wii Remote, and a Nunchuk.

Nintendo has also announced that the price of the console will drop from ¥25,000 ($273) to ¥20,000 ($217) in Japan on October 1.

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Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll Trailer Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 7:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Sega

See the monkeys balance their way to victory in this new gameplay footage.

Sega has released a new gameplay trailer for Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll for the Wii. This new installment of the Super Monkey Ball series features Balance Board support. The new trailer shows off Balance Board gameplay as well as some new mini-games.

Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll is set to release in Winter 2010.

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Two New Capcom Games Debut at Tokyo Game Show Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 6:48 pm PDT
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Capcom announces one DS game and one Wii title at their TGS press conference.

Capcom Entertainment has announced two new titles for Nintendo systems at their Tokyo Game Show conference. The first game is a DS title called Ghost Trick, a supernatural adventure title featuring puzzle-solving as well as characters designed by those behind the Ace Attorney series. Players take on the role of a ghost named Sissel who suffers from amnesia, with the goal being to protect Sissel's loved ones from danger.

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Netflix Hopes To Bring Services to Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 5:41 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Cnet

Netflix CEO divulges eventual plans to bring streaming movies to Nintendo's console.

In an interview with Reuters, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has mentioned that, while they have no plans at the moment, they wish to eventually bring their movie streaming services to the Wii. Their ultimate goal is to have all consoles supporting the service. The CEO explains, however, that they have... Read more...

Bookworm and Bejeweled To Hit DS and DSiWare DS

by Pedro Hernandez - 12:32 pm PDT
Total comments: 2

PopCap Games brings their popular franchises to Nintendo's handhelds.

PopCap Games has announced that they will be releasing two of their most popular franchises, Bookworm and Bejeweled, on the DS platform.. The downloadable DSiWare version of Bookworm will be released later this month, with the retail version being released on December 1. Bejeweled Twist for the Nintendo DS is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2010. It will also receive a DSiWare version.

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