February 28, 2011

Guitar Hero, DJ Hero to Get Additional DLC Wii

by Andy Goergen - 8:10 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source:!/GuitarHero/status/4125924108..., (Twitter)

The official Twitter accounts for the games confirm additional content.

According to the official Twitter accounts for the DJ Hero and Guitar Hero series, the games will be receiving additional downloadable content. This contradicts earlier reports stating that the flow of DLC would cease in February.

Although both the nature of the content, and they platforms it will be available for, remain unknown, it represents a ray of hope for fans of the music genre that Activision will not completely abandon them. 


This Week in Nintendo Downloads Wii

by Pedro Hernandez - 3:49 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Commander Video's final adventure is unleashed on WiiWare.

Today's update features a noteworthy release, the final game in the BIT.TRIP series, BIT.TRIP FLUX. Published by Aksys and priced at 800 Wii Points ($8), FLUX returns to the paddle based gameplay  seen in BEAT, the first game in the series. FLUX promises to have new challenges and additions such as full screen paddles and Avoid Beats.


New DSiWare App Coming for Custom Games DS

by Andrew Brown - 2:40 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source:, (SmileBoom)

Japanese gamers can now program their own games. Updated.

Next month, Japan's DSiWare store will see the release of a creative application called Puchikon, short for PetitComputer. Using the touch screen like a keyboard, players can write up their own BASIC language game scripts to test, play and share their own games.

The software features three...

Nintendo 3DS Experiences Exceptional Start 3DS

by Matthew Blundon - 1:34 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Famitsu

Nintendo's new handheld saw enormous sales during its first two days. 

The Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan over the weekend, and despite being available for a mere two days, the new handheld managed to shift 371,326 units.

These numbers put the Nintendo 3DS as the second biggest launch for Nintendo, just behind the Game Boy Advance, which shifted 611,504 units. It is, however, worth noting that the Game Boy Advance had five days on the market as opposed to the two that the Nintendo 3DS was available.


February 27, 2011

AR Cards Give Nintendogs a New Look 3DS

by Karlie Yeung - 8:18 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source:, (Destructoid)

First combine your game with AR cards, then marvel at the cute results.

The AR Cards included with the Nintendo 3DS can be used with Nintendogs + Cats to provide adorable results. While we already know that you can use the "question block" card to display your pet in 3D wherever you please, each character card adds a hat to your Nintendog.

The Link card adds his signature...

February 26, 2011

Ubisoft's We Dare Brings 'Spice' to Party Games Wii

by Nicholas Bray - 10:03 am PST
Total comments: 14 Source:, (Ubisoft)

Be careful where you put it!

Ubisoft recently revealed a new Wii and PlayStation 3 title for the European market called We Dare. The game features an array of different mini games for players to compete in but with a spicy twist. The genre marker on the official website describes it as a "Sexy Party Game".

On the surface it...

February 24, 2011

Virtua Tennis 4 to Be Released in May Wii

by Karlie Yeung - 8:47 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: (Press Release),

The console tennis title has a confirmed release date.

Virtua Tennis 4 will be released across North America on May 11, 2011 and on April 29, 2011 in Europe. The game is coming to Wii and other home consoles, with motion compatibility across the board.

The game features a refreshed World Tour mode where decisions made on and off court affect your career... Read more...

Okamiden Demo Playable From Nintendo Channel DS

by Karlie Yeung - 1:28 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: (Capcom)

Download this preview version now before it's too late.

A playable demo of Okamiden is available to download from the Wii's Nintendo Channel to a Nintendo DS from today, for a limited period of time.

The demo lets you try the celestial brush on the DS touch screen, battle enemies, meet some of Chibiterasu's partners, and see a small part of the world of Okamiden.


February 23, 2011

Pokémon Black and White DSi Bundles Coming to North America DS

by James Jones - 9:47 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

The special edition DSi units match the color of the game they're bundled with, and are etched with legendary Pokémon.

Special edition Nintendo DSis, bundled with Pokémon Black or Pokémon White will be released with the games on on March 6, the same day as the release date for the games. 

Retailing at $179.99 (the DSi's regular retail price is $149.99 without a game), the black DSi will come with Pokémon... Read more...

February 22, 2011

3DS AR Game Details Leaked 3DS

by Karlie Yeung - 5:25 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source:, (Game|Life)

Besides Target Shooting, there are plenty more games ready to play.

The Nintendo 3DS is set to launch with six augmented reality titles, activated by printed cards included in the box.

Besides Target Shooting, which has been demonstrated extensively, a shooting, fishing, graffiti, Nintendo character display, and Mii display games are said to be built into the system,... Read more...

Mario Kart 3DS Confirmed for 2011 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:12 am PST
Total comments: 18 Source: (Press Release)

Mario and his friends should be racing in stereoscopic 3D this year.

A new entry in the Mario Kart series will hit 3DS this year, according to today's Nintendo of America launch games announcement.  

The game has only been shown off in brief videos at various 3DS events, and no concrete details have been revealed outside of the fact that a new iteration in the series is coming out in 2011.  


North American 3DS Launch to Boast 16 Different Games 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:58 am PST
Total comments: 18 Source: (Press Release)

Three Nintendo-published titles will be out on launch day with Steel Diver on day one.

Nintendo revealed the North American 3DS launch lineup today, and it includes Pilotwings Resort, Steel Diver, Nintendogs + Cats in three versions, and 13 other games. Each title will be available for $39.99.

Ubisoft and EA are the only other two companies with more than one title at launch. Ubisoft has four (Asphalt 3D, Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D, Rayman 3D, and Ghost Recon Shadow Wars), and EA has two (Madden and The Sims 3D).


February 21, 2011

This Week in Nintendo Downloads Wii

by James Jones - 1:21 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Another week, another digital reinvention of things cavemen held most sacred.

In celebration of Presidents' Day, Nintendo has a new batch of Nintendo Ware available this week. One NES Virtual Console title, two WiiWare titles (along with two demos), and three DSiWare games constitute an ample offering of downloadable delectables.

From the NES, the now-defunct Hudson Entertainment...

February 18, 2011

3DS AR Cards Unveiled 3DS

by Karlie Yeung - 2:09 pm PST
Total comments: 13 Source:

Nintendo characters are printed on each of the remaining cards.

A photo of all six AR (augmented reality) cards included with the Nintendo 3DS reveals that the five cards, accompanying the previously revealed question mark block, feature Nintendo characters.

Rather than the yellow background of the question mark block, the background squares are blue. Mario,... Read more...

Konami Announces North American Release for Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights 3DS

by James Jones - 10:44 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

The 3DS puzzle/adventure game is scheduled for a summer release.

Konami officially confirmed their plans to localize their upcoming Nintendo 3DS title, Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights for North America. Scheduled for a summer 2011 release, Doctor Lautrec gives players control of the titular doctor as he moves around Paris of the late 1800s, solving both puzzles and mysteries via the application of logic.


February 17, 2011

Natsume's Reel Fishing Coming to 3DS 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 5:50 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: (Press Release)

The first 3DS title from Natsume is a little fishy.

Natsume is bringing Reel Fishing Paradise 3D to 3DS this spring. It will be the first 3DS title from the Harvest Moon publishers.

The game will feature more than a dozen fishing locations, all with 3D effects such as fish popping out of the water.

The Reel Fishing series debuted in 1996 on PlayStation.... Read more...

February 16, 2011

Japanese 3DS Game Cases Are Full of Holes 3DS

by Josh Max - 6:29 pm PST
Total comments: 16 Source:

A thinner, lighter case will house the new 3DS game cartridges. How do they decrease the weight?

A few days ago some images of the new Nintendo 3DS game cases surfaced on a Japanese retailer blog. These cases are more eco-friendly than previous game cases, as they use less plastic. The packaging seems to be reminiscent of Nintendo DS game cases, but with the 3DS logo on the opposite side of the box. They also appear to be thinner than previous game cases. 


Madden and The Sims 3 Confirmed for North American 3DS Launch 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan and Jared Rosenberg - 4:05 pm PST
Total comments: 2

EA will be represented by two games when the 3DS launches on March 27.

Madden NFL Football and The Sims 3 will both be available at the launch of the 3DS in North America on March 27, EA confirmed to us at an event in New York City.

This comes as no surprise, as Madden was announced as a launch title back in November, and The Sims 3 is a launch title in Europe.

You can read more about Madden in our impressions and interview. We'll have more information on The Sims 3 soon.


Electronic Arts Cancels My Garden 3DS

by Matthew Blundon and Josh Max - 3:53 pm PST
Total comments: 7

One of the first-announced 3DS launch titles is no more, thanks to a small target demographic.

My Garden, EA's 3DS garden simulator, is canceled, as revealed at an EA event in New York City today.

EA is sending out an official statement soon, but the only official reason they gave was that the "target demographic was too small."

My Garden was first announced at the Tokyo Game Show last... Read more...

3DS eShop to Feature Rating System, Wish List 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:53 am PST
Total comments: 5 Source:, (Japanese Nintendo Channel)

Videos from the Minna no Nintendo channel on Japanese Wiis show off more about the eShop.

Downloadable games can be rated in the Nintendo 3DS eShop, according to a video on Nintendo's Minna no Nintendo channel on Japanese Wiis. The video shows Super Mario Land with a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Unfortunately, the price for Super Mario Land and other Virtual Console games were not shown.



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