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• Wii News & Updates 2008.07.11

Here are the releases for this Pre-E3 2008 week. (What is E3?)

WiiWare


SPOGS Racing (D2C Games, 1-2 players, 1,000 Wii Points): Coming at you full throttle is SPOGS Racing, an all-new racer from D2C Games featuring classic arcade racing, pick-up-and-play controls, all-new racing vehicles and Crash N' Grab instant upgrades. Jump in, gear up and modify your ride on the fly as you compete head-to-head for a totally outrageous arcade racing experience on your Wii console. Whether you're a casual gamer or hardcore racer, SPOGS Racing features fun for all and is a must-have download for your WiiWare digital game library.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPOGS_Racing

Virtual Console


King of the Monsters (Neo Geo, 1-2 players, 900 Wii Points): Released by SNK in 1991, KING OF THE MONSTERS is an action/fighting game that features city-destroying battles between huge monsters. Choose one of six monsters and travel around Japan, stopping to fight in various famous cities with the aim of becoming the ultimate winner. In addition to punches, kicks and other regular moves, each character has the ability to use more devastating maneuvers, like throwing flames and shooting laser beams, to defeat opponents. Wrestling elements are also incorporated, as you must completely exhaust your opponent and get a three-count to pin him and be victorious. Along with the player-versus-computer game, multiplayer options allow you and a friend to enjoy one-on-one matches and two-on-two tag-team matches against the computer. Take on the challenge and claim the title of King of the Monsters.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_the_Monsters

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Wii
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Dungeon Official Website; Wiki; YouTube
Wonderworld Amusement Park IGN

Nintendo DS
Carnival Games GameSpot
Ducati Moto IGN

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This is probably the biggest news all year so far. Some of you may already know that the SNES cult classic RPG Chrono Trigger is making its reappearance onto the Nintendo DS.

Video game blogs from all over the net were raving when news broke out last week when Square Enix announced and launch the new official Chrono Trigger website.

Official Press:

quote:
CHRONO TRIGGER Returns! The Timeless Classic Teleports to Nintendo DS This Holiday Season

LOS ANGELES, CA USA
Journey Through Time with the RPG Masterpiece that Started It All

LOS ANGELES, July 2 /PRNewswire/ — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix(TM) interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that it will release CHRONO TRIGGER(R) in North America this Holiday season. Remastered exclusively for Nintendo DS(TM), this marks the first time that the groundbreaking RPG will be available on a handheld console.

Originally released in 1995 on Super NES(R) and shipping more than 2.5 million copies worldwide, CHRONO TRIGGER has been hailed as one of the greatest games of all time by critics and fans alike. With a unique and multifaceted storyline, the game revolutionized the world of RPGs with
never-before-seen features, including an unprecedented soundtrack and multiple endings determined by side quests and the player's actions.

With artwork by famed manga artist Akira Toriyama and an unprecedented and inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda, CHRONO TRIGGER represents the best-in-class of the video game world. This newly revamped edition maintains all of the game's original elements and spirit while
introducing the portability, dual-screen presentation and Touch-Screen functionality of Nintendo DS. Players will soon be able to rediscover the exhilarating RPG experience, breathtaking storyline and innovative gameplay in the palm of their hands.

STORY
When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his misfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, triggering Crono's race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future.

FEATURES
— A masterpiece with an engaging and unparalleled storyline, leading to the discovery of multiple epic conclusions to a journey that transcends time
— An unprecedented and inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda
— Intriguing battle system made possible by the unique combination of the Active Time Battle system and Tech skills
— Famed character designer Akira Toriyama lends his signature art style to create the vibrant world that has captivated gamers around the world
— Taking advantage of the Nintendo DS hardware, CHRONO TRIGGER makes its way onto the portable platform with all-new dual screen presentation and Touch-Screen functionality
— A brand new dungeon and a Wireless Play mode adds exciting new dimensions to this timeless classic

CHRONO TRIGGER has not yet been rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at http://www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. The official website can be found at
http://na.square-enix.com/ctds.


US Debut Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir3sV0xHaeU
Japanese Debut Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqUdmHLITKY

Official North American Website: http://na.square-enix.com/ctds/
Official Japanese Website: http://www.chronotrigger.jp/

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According to Famitsu magazine, there will be download content available for Mega Man 9, upcoming WiiWare title in 8-Bit proportions. Nothing has been said what they will be, but with the game coming in just a couple of months, anything can be possible. Mega Man 9 will be available on WiiWare for 1000 Wii Points as well as on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Capcom announced that Mega Man 1 and Mega Man 2 will be on Virtual Console soon to promote the new title.

Debut Mega Man 9 Trailer now on IGN: http://wii.ign.com/articles/888/888041p1.html
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Man_9

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IGN released a new footage on The Conduit, an upcoming first-person shooter for Wii. IGN also posted some new screens and an interview.

New Gameplay Footage: http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/1424...aptorignne.html

Details:
* The Conduit will be shown at E3 behind closed doors and demos will be given to a select few, like IGN.
* The E3 demo, which is what the video is of, is of the first half of one of the later missions in the game.
* Demo is set on the Easy difficulty.
* Currently, the single player is just being tested for bugs and being fine tuned, and the majority of development is focused on multiplayer now.
* The controls will be fully customizable, like mapping buttons and motions as well as cursor settings and more.
* Currently, online play features 16 players and will have Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.



Screenshots @ IGN: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/142/14248157/imgs_1.html
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conduit

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• Wii News & Updates 2008.07.11

Wario Land: Shake It! / Wario Land: The Shake Dimension



Debut Gameplay Footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNVX_qhl0MU
Extended Japanese Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0kKeu4UnNw
Prologue Animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKDKv7i7Few
Screenshots: http://www.gamekyo.com/news28216_wa...-more-pics.html
Famitsu Scans:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...warioshake1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...warioshake2.jpg

Release dates:
JP - July 24, 2008
EU - September 26, 2008
NA - September 29, 2008
AUS - TBA

Official Japanese Website: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/rwlj/index.html
Japanese Wii Hub Page: http://wii.com/jp/articles/wariolandshake/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wario_Land_Shake

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New details arose on Castlevania Judgement, an upcoming 3D fighter for Wii.

- players will be able to interact with real-time environments by picking up weapons or set traps
- online mode has been included
- connectivity to the forthcoming DS title, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, to unlock a "very exciting bonus"

Screenshots: http://www.flickr.com/photos/257926...57606068972854/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania_Judgement

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The Japanese site for Fatal Frame IV / Zero ~Mask of the Lunar Eclipse~ is now updated with character profiles.

Of these four characters, it's known that Ruka and Choushiro will be playable. The game is supposed to have a number of playable characters, so perhaps the other two will be playable as well.

This is a Suda 51, Grasshopper Manufacturer, Tecmo, and Nintendo tag-team production. Player can expect the game in just a 3 weeks.

Release date:
JP - July 31st, 2008

Official Japanese Website: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/r4zj/character/index.html
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_Frame_4

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The Japanese site for Fire Emblem DS has opened, and you can find a ton of goodies to check out. There are screens to view, videos to watch, new character art by Masamune Shirow to look at, and much more.

Official: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/yfej/
Videos: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/yfej/firststep/index.html
Art: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/fe/fet_info.html

Details:
- a remake of the first Fire Emblem
- Story: Marth is forced out of the kingdom of Altea when it’s attacked by the empire of Dolua
- Multiplayer battles via wi-fi connection
- new character classes
- new plot elements
- game kicks off with a prologue tutorial where you play as Marth and a few allies leaving Altea
- side-story can be unlocked while playing through, if conditions are met
- new recruitable characters (Etzel: a wizard)
- August 7th release in Japan

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New details of Pokemon Platinum from the latest CoroCoro magazine have been revealed.

* Pokemon Platinum will release in Japan on September 13th, 2008 for 4,800 yen.
* Team Galactic is the villain once again, but they have taken things up a notch.
* The Battle Frontier returns and is located in the Fight Area. There are various areas in the Battle Frontier, and one of them is the Battle Tower.
* The WiFi area has more features and can now host up to 20 people.
* There’s more to making Poffins now, and it involves throwing berries into a Swalot machine. This can be done in the WiFi area as well.
* You can now record your battles with the Battle Recorder. You can go to the improved GTS in Jubilife City and send your battles to your friends as well.
* Both of Shaymin’s forms will be in the game, as well as both of Giratina’s forms.
* Shaymin’s Sky Form’s ability is Serene Grace and Giratina’s Origin Form’s ability is Levitate.
* There are new sprites for Pokemon.
* Of the new characters that were revealed in the past, one is from Team Galactic and another is from a police force hunting down Team Galactic.

Scans available at PokemonPlatinum.net

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First 4 Figures have just announced their new Metroid Phazon Suit figurine statue.
- 11 inches in length
- Price of $225
- available Q1-2009



Source: IGN (includ. more screenshots)

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Starting now (12PM), the guys over at Shamoozal is running a 24-hour NES marathon to raise money for Child's Play Charity.
Watch the live video feed and chat: http://www.shamoozal.com/nesathon/
They're running ustream, so here's the direct URL for that if rather: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/29053

All donations go directly to Child's Play Charity.

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See you all next week when they announce new games at E3 2008! \:D/


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• Wii News & Updates 2008.07.21

WiiWare

Pirates: The Key of Dreams (Oxygen Games, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): Pirates: The Key of Dreams is a frantic nautical shoot-’em-up. Sail your way across the Caribbean, cannons blazing, looting booty, running blockades and ultimately battling Blackbeard himself. The player takes control of a navy captain sent deep undercover as a ruthless pirate in order to seek out and retrieve the Key of Dreams, a valuable and dangerous cursed artifact. Rescue castaways to bolster your ship’s crew, gaining performance increases to your navigation, weaponry, structural integrity and cartography skills. Collect increasingly powerful weaponry including rockets, mines, chain shot, saw blades and a flamethrower to hurl destruction into the path of your enemies. Play against three of your scurvy friends or A.I. opponents in pitched multiplayer battles over 35 levels, set in seven themed environments. Choose from different ship types that reflect your play style. Play in turbo mode if you’re pirate enough.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates:_The_Key_of_Dreams
YouTube "Gameplay": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4bTMedkonM

Virtual Console


Super Fantasy Zone (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Cartoon Violence, 900 Wii Points): The last entry in the Fantasy Zone series, this side-scrolling shooter puts you in the shoes of main character Opa-Opa, who is on a mission to avenge the death of his father. To do so, you’ll have to battle a variety of Enemy Generators to clear out the various levels and finish off the Menon Guardian at the end of the level. Eliminating your enemies will let you rack up some gold, which you can use to buy even better weapons, upgrades and other equipment. Spend your gold wisely, as each different boss you need to defeat presents a unique challenge.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Fantasy_Zone


Gley Lancer (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older—Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Fantasy Violence, 900 Wii Points): In the year 2025, a war breaks out between humans and a hostile alien race, and 16-year-old Lucia and the rest of the starfighter pilots in the Earth Federation must join the battle. When Lucia’s father is kidnapped by the aliens, she decides to take action and hijacks a brand new prototype starfighter, the Gley Lancer, in order to try to save him. In this side-scrolling shooter, step into the cockpit of the Gley Lancer as Lucia, rescue your father and destroy the evil aliens that are bent on destroying the human race.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gley_Lancer

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Wii

SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 IGN
Order Up! GameSpot

Nintendo DS


Final Fantasy IV Official Website; Wiki; IGN; YouTube "Official Movie I"
Izuna 2 The Unemployed Ninja Returns Official Website; IGN; Offcial YouTube

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Japan releases

Samurai Spirit (Rokuban Shoubu) [Wii] YouTube; Official Website; 1UP
Wario Land: Shake [Wii] Wiki; Official Nintendo Page

Metal Slug 7 [NDS] Wiki; YouTube "Mission 7 Gameplay"
KORG DS-10 Synthesizer [NDS] Official Japanese Website; YouTube "E3 Trailer"

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Nintendo Channel Updates

Videos
Get Wii Fit with Alyson: Aerobics
Pirates: The Key of Dreams Info Video
Madden NFL 09 Info Video
GRID Info Video
Hell’s Kitchen The Game Info Video
TNA iMPACT! Info Video
Master of the Monster Lair Info Video
Dinasour King Info Video
Guitar Hero: On Tour Duel Video
Digest Video

DS Demos *expire 7/27
Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2
Wall-E
Contra 4
PICTOIMAGE

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Exclusive Japanese Trailer for Pokemon Platinum (Platine), the remake of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl for the Nintendo DS.
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uElgjICioPc&fmt=18

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According to the next issue of Nintendo Power magazine, Sonic and The Black Knight, sequel to Sonic and The Secret Rings, is now official.
Here's an excerpt from press release:

–SEGA of Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced Sonic™ and the Black Knight, an all-new Wii-exclusive adventure. Part of the storybook series of games that began with Sonic and the Secret Rings, this new title brings Sonic into the world of Arthurian legend and offers the worlds most infamous blue hedgehog the chance to become a knight. Using the unique Wii control system, this exciting game will take advantage of both the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk to offer an interactive experience that any Sonic fans will love.

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_%26_the_Black_Knight
Official Sega page: http://www.sega.com/games/?g=483

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Last week right after Capcom's E3 conference, Famitsu announced in their latest issue that a port of the Xbox360 action adventure/sandbox/survival horror, Dead Rising, is indeed getting a port to Wii under the name Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop. Today, Capcom has made it official.

SAN MATEO, Calif. — July 21, 2008 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Dead Rising™: Chop Till You Drop is in development for the Wii™ home video game system. Based on the critically acclaimed Dead Rising™, which has sold in excess of one million units since its release in 2006, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop is scheduled to hit store shelves this Winter.

Details:
• built on the Resident 4 Wii engine
• additional features including over-the-shoulder camera approach
• New levels of interaction: motion controls utilizing the Wii Remote aim and fire guns, swing and throw weapons and shake off zombie attacksHuge environment – expansive indoor and outdoor areas of the mall provide a variety of different locations to explore
• Improved save functionality allows for more seamless gameplay
• Hoards of enemies on screen at once resulting in non-stop, pulse-pounding action
• Anything in the mall is at Frank’s disposal
• Grab environmental objects like umbrellas and benches to use as improvised weapons
• Snatch items from different stores to use as weapons including golf clubs, lawnmowers, frying pans and more
• Consume food and drink to revive health

Famitsu scans @ http://wiieveryday.blogspot.com/200...u-20080718.html
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_r...p_Till_You_Drop

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If you're still bummed by E3, madfather has made another comic featuring Reggie and Miyamoto telling us pretty much all you need to know at the Nintendo E3 press conference as well as the private conference, Nintendo's Developer Roundtable, held right after E3 including private interviews with IGN, etc.



Basically, everything said there is indeed fact.
Look out for a new Pikmin, Kid Icarus, storage solution, etc.

Nintendo's E3 announcements:
Animal Crossing: City Folk, Wii MotionPlus, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Music, Wii Speak (will be used in Animal Crossing: City Folk, and The Conduit), Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for Nintendo DS

You may now view the E3 Media Briefing at http://e3.nintendo.com/

Here are some interesting new Extended Cuts of the GameTrailers TV interview where Reggie tells us more on what "core" gamers can expect in the coming year.
GameTrailers (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 will auto follow): http://www.gametrailers.com/player/37265.html

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• Wii News & Updates 2008.07.30

WiiWare

Frat Party Games: Pong Toss™ (JV Games, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Language, 800 Wii Points): Pony up—it’s Pong Toss time. Compete against your friends or the computer in this ultimate party-game favorite. Play on a regulation table with up to four players. Make consecutive shots for the Fireball bonuses and Roll-Backs as you or your team try to dominate the table and reign as Pong Toss champs. In Speed Pong, up to three challengers can compete at the same time. Speed and strategy are the keys to this fast-paced game. Jack up your opponents by using a slew of power-ups that will slow them down. The first one who sinks the last cup wins it all. Be fast. Be furious. Be victorious.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frat_P...ames:_Pong_Toss
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltfpB9nH150&fmt=18
Official Website: http://www.fratpartygames.com/

Virtual Console


Chase H.Q.® (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older—Drug Reference, Mild Violence, 600 Wii Points): This is a different style of racing game in which you attempt to catch criminals by chasing them and ramming their cars off the road. Playing as two cops from the NYPD special “CHASE H.Q.” unit, the first half of each stage involves you maneuvering your unmarked car in a heated chase, followed by an action sequence in the latter half. Once you reach the target vehicle, you flip on your lights and siren, and then try to stop the culprits by repeatedly colliding with them. Use your different gears wisely as you make your way through streets and around corners, and be careful not to hit objects or other cars, or you’ll lose speed. Also at your disposal are turbo units for temporary extra speed and ramming power.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chase_H.Q.


ART OF FIGHTING 2 (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen—Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Violence, 900 Wii Points): Released in 1994 by SNK, ART OF FIGHTING 2 sees 12 characters compete for the title in the toughest fighting contest of them all: King of Fighters. Each character has a range of deadly techniques in his or her arsenal, and players must use these lethal techniques to fight their opponents. As in the original ART OF FIGHTING, however, using a deadly technique lowers a character’s mental-energy gauge. For this reason, players must use these techniques carefully. Meanwhile, players can taunt an opponent to exhaust his or her mental energy, and even suppress their opponent’s techniques if successful. This type of mental-energy offense and defense gives ART OF FIGHTING 2 a uniquely enjoyable spin on the fighting-game genre. Further adding to the strategy required to win, an attack will become stronger or weaker depending on exactly when the button is pressed. And even if a player is thrown, defensive action is possible with the timely press of a button. All of this adds up to an intense and nail-biting fighting-game experience not found anywhere else.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_of_Fighting_2

Wii
Summer Athletics Official Website; IGN; YouTube
MLB Power Pros 2008 Official Website; IGN; Wiki
King Of Clubs: Mini Golf IGN; GameSpot

Nintendo DS
Professor Brainium IGN; GameSpot
Puzzler Collection IGN
Suzuki Superbikes II: Riding Challenge IGN

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Free Wii system with Comcast Preferred Plus Triple-Play Offer ends Aug. 17

Some of you may have seen the commercial ad on TV that Nintendo is partnering with Comcast.
Comcast will be giving away a limited supply of free Wiis in an upcoming promotion. The offer is good for new Comcast Triple-Play subscribers signing up July 28-August 17th in select markets. The promo will be good around certain areas such as Miami, San Francisco, Houston, Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, and some other markets too. In valid markets where Triple-Play is not available, Double-Play subscriptions are eligible.

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Nintendo has also recently teamed up with photo company Fujifilm to bring you the "Digicam Print Channel", which is a photo-printing service out now in Japan. This one allows Wii owners upload photos to the Wii Photo Channel and print them via the console. Also available are "Wii Name Cards", which are essentially business cards, and "Wii Photobooks."



The service is expected to go global, but no dates are set yet.

Video demonstration on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCKMB5hWB88&fmt=18
Read more details @
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Nintendo's unusual new Wii project, Captain Rainbow, from the developer behind GiFTPiA and Chibi-robo, Skip Ltd., is set to hit Japan on August 28th and at last some new concrete details have emerged from a Japanese retailer and have now been translated.

Completely out of the blue Nintendo revealed that it had a game called Captain Rainbow heading to Wii and that it would be out much sooner than anyone could have guessed, despite a trademark for the game's name appearing earlier in the year. Now information is starting to pour out of Japan at a spectacular rate as Nintendo attempts to quickly build up sufficient hype to help the game sell. Below are two new trailers from the game, showing off characters like Little Mac and Birdo, as well as the translated details from the NeoWing retailer website.

Watch all 3 trailers @ http://media.wii.ign.com/media/142/14265257/vids_1.html

More about this game @ IGN: http://wii.ign.com/objects/142/1426...l#aboutThisGame
or Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Rainbow

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• Wii News & Updates 2008.07.30

Ragnarok Online DS

- gameplay remains closely related to PC title
- offline story mode is main focus
- Play as Ares, “a mild-mannered kid who wants to start up his own guild and be a great adventurer like his father
- recruit party members
- takes place in the realm of Rune Midgard
- build up characters to gain new jobs, skills
- mostly stylus control
- tap to pick up items, attack enemies
- draw circles and more for spells
- two brand-new jobs (Dark Knight can do special moves that drain HP, Shaman has various magic skills)
- Online play: three people team up to take on the Tower of Mirages, a 50 floor random dungeon
- December 18th release in Japan
- no US plans yet

scans from Famitsu magazine:
Page 1, Page 2

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnarok_online_ds

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Winds of Nostalgia

- produced by Keisuke Kikuchi (Fatal Frame)
- developed by Matrix Software
- play as Eddie “a young London native who’s decided to adventure off to unknown lands in search of his missing father”
- travel the world with crew mates such as Pad and Melody (witch)
- locations: Cairo, Rio de Janeiro, Africa, Northern Europe and more
- certain characters are better with certain weapons
- travel via airship, which is outfitted with armor and weapons
- airship battles are a major part of the game
- each character has specific skill sets that can be power-ed up and branched-out upon

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Fire Emblem DS

more details:
1. Most classes remain the same
- Pegasus Knights = Dragon Knights.
- Thieves, Lords, other special classes cannot change

2. Class-swap as much as needed, but with some limitations
- no swapping to unique classes (Lords, Commandos, etc
- limited to amount of each class

3. Class change uses an item called the Master Proof
- class change to the upper classes allows you to swap between the upper classes
- Warrior and Berserker classes added

4. Wi-Fi battles
- voice chat
- Fog of War
- rule settings
- team of 5 units

5. 6 difficulty levels
- Normal and Hard open from the beginning
- Enemy reinforcements at beginning of enemy phase

Source

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Tetris Party [WiiWare]

Details:
- due out this Fall
- 18 new modes
- balance board support confirmed
- 10 never-before-seen single/multi Tetris variations (point-and-shoot, balance board, and more)
- play online with up to 6 players
- World Battle and Friend Battle

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris_Party

screenshots and more @
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TrackMania DS - new trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHUYuiyR9lw&fmt=18

Fire Emblem DS - trailer+TVCM from Everybody's Nintendo channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTIdLNwwsEw&fmt=18

MadWorld - IGN E3 Live Wire demo: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/142/14253678/vids_1.html

The Conduit - IGN E3 Live Wire demo: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/142/14248157/vids_1.html

Mega Man 9 - IGN E3 Live Wire demo: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/142/14260822/vids_1.html

Naruto: Clash of the Ninja Revolution 2 - IGN E3 Live Wire demo: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/965/965447/vids_1.html

Tenchu 4 - trailers: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/142/14258123/vids_1.html

Captain Rainbow - trailers: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/142/14265257/vids_1.html

Wario Land: Shake - Hi-res artwork gallery at my Picasa: http://picasaweb.google.com/rothsothy/WarioLandShakeIt

Fatal Frame IV
- New full-length trailer (featuring theme song and creator's voice): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cruZeTUAddU&fmt=18
- Gameplay footage now with some translation by Stormbringer (NeoGAF): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yM3dJK9VvM&fmt=18

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Fatal Frame IV / Zero ~Mask of the Lunar Eclipse~ Experience Page now open:
http://wii.com/jp/articles/zero/

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - official website now open:
http://www.capcom.co.jp/deadrising_wii/

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
- official website now open: http://www.square-enix.co.jp/kingdom/days/
- translation: http://www.khinsider.com/latest/358...site-opens.html

LEGO Batman - official website now open:
http://www.legobatmangame.com

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Penguin United announced their upcoming 4X Quad Charge Station for Wii.

Details:
- charge up to 4 Wii Remotes simultaneously
- now with set of rechargeable Li-Ion batteries for longer lasting than Ni-Mh
- up to 13hrs of play each remote
- LEDs on each dock will indicate when batteries are in need of charge around 25%
- full charge in less than 4hrs
- 4 colored wrist straps included
- price: $44.99

Source

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LiveMove 2 is a brand new product that fully supports the Nintendo Wii MotionPlus accessory. AiLive collaborated with Nintendo to design the MotionPlus hardware and is offering LiveMove 2 to help game developers take full advantage of its capabilities. LiveMove 2 can knock at least six months off the time required to integrate the basic functionality of the new device into your game. For advanced use, you simply won't find anything else like it!

Exciting new features such as:
– Fully supports the Wii MotionPlus;
– 1:1 tracking of both position and orientation;
– Snap-to-fit extends tracking indefinitely, allows chaining of moves
and can instantly map player movements to in-game animations;
– Even easier to use, with a more intuitive GUI and improved debugging facilities;
– Classification of two-handed, coordinated motions;
– Classification can use additional MotionPlus data to improve performance.

Demo Videos and more info @
http://www.ailive.net/lm2.html

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See you all next week! \:D/

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• Wii News & Updates 2008.08.04

WiiWare

Wild West Guns (Gameloft, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen―Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): Draw your revolver to see if you’re the fastest gun in the West. Adjust your speed and precision as targets or enemies appear in front of you. Point and shoot to earn more points. You can aim at anything, so be sure to explore the environment for elements that will earn you more shooting points. Identify your enemies among the characters you encounter, but don’t shoot at innocent citizens. Take part in an Old West-style train attack, or challenge your skills in a variety of increasingly difficult shooting challenges in other beautiful, classic and lively Western environments. As you progress through challenges, you’ll earn medals and rewards, making for nonstop, addictive action. Play in a two-player multiplayer mode where you and your partner can combine points, or play against each other to find out who’s the fastest gun in the West.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_West_Guns
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JbuImjnxjM&fmt=18
Official Website: http://www.gameloft.com/nintendo-wi...wild-west-guns/

Virtual Console


Sonic The Hedgehog™ (Sega Master System, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Based on the original Sega Genesis version, Sonic The Hedgehog was re-created as the first Sonic game for the Sega Master System. Not just a straight port, this version includes new stages, bosses, some different zones and a level map. The most noticeable difference, however, is that the Chaos Emeralds have to be found within certain stages other than the Special Stages. Dash through six Zones (including special zones that were only available for the Sega Master System version) and face Dr. Eggman (a.k.a. Dr. Robotnik) at the end of every Zone.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_...28video_game%29


SPLATTERHOUSE™ 2 (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated M for Mature—Blood and Gore, Violence, 800 Wii Points): SPLATTERHOUSE 2 is the sequel to SPLATTERHOUSE, released only on the Sega Genesis. A few months after escaping from the first mansion in SPLATTERHOUSE, the main character, Rick, once again encounters the Terror Mask and must use its powers to rescue his beloved Jennifer. Rick will need to punch, slash, smash and even chainsaw his way through a haunted mansion against unspeakable horrors and terrifying bosses to make it out alive.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splatterhouse_2

Wii
Little League World Series 08 IGN; GameSpot
Puzzler Collection IGN

Nintendo DS
Little League World Series 08 IGN
Garfield Fun Fest IGN
Quick Yoga Training IGN
Rain Drops IGN
Rock Blast IGN

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Animal Crossing: City Folk [Wii]
GameSpot Images: http://www.gamespot.com/wii/strateg...l?mode=official

Fatal Frame IV / Zero ~Mask of the Lunar Eclipse~ [Wii]
IGN Update: http://wii.ign.com/articles/895/895...mp;RSSid=895988
IGN Videos: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/966/...mp;RSSid=895969

Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop [Wii]
IGN Pictures: http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/1426...1034032198.html

FIFA Soccer 09 [Wii]
GameSpot Images: http://www.gamespot.com/wii/sports/...l?mode=official

Mario Super Sluggers [Wii]
GameSpot Images: http://www.gamespot.com/wii/sports/...l?mode=official

Wario Land: Shake It! [Wii]
GameSpot Images: http://www.gamespot.com/wii/action/...l?mode=official

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days [NDS]
Screens: http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1217143_1124.html
Official Site: http://www.square-enix.co.jp/kingdom/days/

Fire Emblem DS
Online Battle footage: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/fe/wifi_battle/index.html

Order Up! [Wii]
Video tour by WiiFolder: http://www.wipido.com/video/2628
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_Up
Official Website: http://orderupgame.com/

SimCity Creator [Wii] + [NDS]
YouTube Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyl9ixoBelQ&fmt=18
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SimCity_Creator
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SimCity_DS_2


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The official website for Hudson's remake of the classic Alien Crush is now open.
http://www.hudson.co.jp/ww/aliencrush/jpn/j/

Apparently, the new version is being developed for WiiWare. Head to the official site for trailer and screenshots.
Hudson plans on distributing additional action balls as downloadable content. Extra stages will be available too, but Hudson hasn’t announced how much they will cost. The base pack, with online multiplayer, costs 800 Wii Points ($8) in Japan.

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_Crush

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In Fatal Frame IV (Zero ~Mask of the Lunar Eclipse~), if you gain enough points from battle, you can buy a variety of outfits including a Luigi costume (in compliments to Luigi's Haunted Mansion [GCN]) and Zero Suit Samus costume.



View more screeshots at the following links:
http://snurl.com/3arw6 and http://snurl.com/3arwe

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Recent news about me:
- Last night's live feed on Episode 10 of SIREN: Blood Curse [PSN]
- Just got my OceanLab CD today! Photos here.


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• Wii News & Updates 2008.08.11

This week's releases include a funny WiiWare title, two import VC titles, and MADDING MADDENING MADDEN~!

WiiWare


Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner (Telltale Games, 1 player, Rated T for Teen-Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, 1,000 Wii Points): Charming. Suave. Awesome. These are the words Strong Bad would use to describe himself. In a world gone mad, only one man can be trusted to save the day. A man with an attitude. A man called Strong Bad. As the star of the Homestar Runner Web cartoons, Strong Bad has been answering e-mails (in boxing gloves), pranking his friends, pummeling his enemies, and making people with questionable taste snort milk out of their noses for years now. And he's branched out to star in Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, a monthly five-episode series. In Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner, Strong Bad's plans to beat the snot out of Homestar backfire, and he ends up with an unwanted houseguest cramping his style. Now he needs to get life back to normal by any means possible. But wait, there's more: Teen Girl Squad comics, achievements, funny costumes and arcade games. You can even send pictures and messages to Wii Friends using Strong Bad's computer. So how about it? Can you handle Strong Bad's style?
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strong...tractive_People
Official Site: http://www.telltalegames.com/strongbad
YouTube:

Virtual Console


Break In (TurboGrafx16, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone-Tobacco Reference, 700 Wii Points): Gather up to four players for an authentic game of pool right in your own home. Choose from six billiards games including 9-Ball, Rotation and Carom (a game played without pockets). Use Simulation mode to calculate the perfect shot, or select Action mode and check out what went wrong with your missed shots. With all that to choose from, Break In gives players-from beginners to experts-all the elements necessary to enjoy a great game of pool. But it doesn't stop there. Select Technique to practice your angles or even go for a trick shot. Get some help from the CPU and hone your skills. With Break In, you'll be a pro in no time.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Break_In
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4z_7f2ivpY


Star Parodier (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Cartoon Violence, 900 Wii Points): Star Parodier is the hilarious spoof of the classic Hudson shooter Star Soldier. In this parody, there are three playable ships for players to choose from: the ingratiating PAROCEASER, the hot-headed BOMBERMAN, and the ever-so-introverted PC-ENGINE. Players control one of these unique and original ships and set off to blast their way through eight stages on the planet PAROSON. The comical characters take the color and flavor of the Soldier series to the next level and are guaranteed to leave players mesmerized. In addition to the normal game mode, there are also the familiar two-minute and five-minute attack modes, making Star Parodier the complete package that is sure to have players coming back for more.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Parodier
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDo3y35IqlY

Wii
Madden NFL 09 All-Play Official Website; Wiki; IGN

Nintendo DS
Madden NFL 2009 IGN
Bangai-O Spirits Wiki; IGN
Imagine Teacher IGN

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Madden NFL 09 All-Play [Wii], new features incl. 5 on 5, Playcalling, Call Your Shots, Celebrate Your Success, Improved Tackling..
Official YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfdxwvV3qBA
Controls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN1msTmitrc

Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars [Wii] gameplay videos:
http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/8846...re-wars/videos/

The Conduit [Wii] gameplay videos:
http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/1424...t_080508_3.html

DDR Hottest Party 2 [Wii] trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27uhmWl-BiU&fmt=18

Rayman Raving Rabbids 3 [Wii] new video:
http://www.codenamerevolution.com/?p=7850

MySims Kingdom [Wii] official trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud4iAEgwkS4&fmt=18

Captain Rainbow [Wii] new trailer #5 with subtitles (brought to you by WiiFolder):
http://www.wipido.com/video/2721

Pokemon Platinum [NDS] new preview trailer (with new Pokemon!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdfkCKxfUro

Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure [NDS] trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uYlVRLrPXE&fmt=18
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhapso...sical_Adventure

Metal Slug 7 [NDS] debut US trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvHSrC9yAac&fmt=18

My Aquarium (previously known as Blue Oasis in Japan) debut English trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDsMnUrx7kw&fmt=18

Mega Man 9 [WiiWare] gameplay videos:
http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/1426...8_elephant.html

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Rockman 9 (Mega Man 9) soundtracks heading to Japan soon
- Choose between 8bit compositions or arranged tracks
- Part 1: 8-bit will be released on Sep. 12th, will include 35 original tracks
- Part 2: Arranged version will be released on Oct. 10

Pre-Order

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Nintendo Channel Updates

Videos
Strong Bad’s Info Video 2
Mario Kart Wii: Who’s playing Wii today? 2
Developer’s Voice 3: Madden NFL 09 All-Play
Developer’s Voice 4: Madden NFL 09 All-Play
How Do You Play? Nintendogs
Age of Empires: Mythologies Info Video
Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell Info Video
Quantum of Solace Info Video
Digest Video

Demos (Expire 8/17)
Air Traffic Chaos
PICTOIMAGE
Carnival Games

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Guitar Hero: World Tour [Wii]

Songs confirmed so far..
* Airbourne - "Too Much Too Young…"
* Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Weapon of Choice"
* Bob Seger - "Hollywood Nights"
* Dinosaur Jr. - "Feel The pain"
* Silversun Pickups - "Lazy Eye"
* Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"
* Black Label Society - "Stillborn"
* Metallica - "Trapped Under Ice"
* System of a Down - "B.Y.O.B."

* Blink 182 - "Dammit"
* Linkin Park - "What I’ve Done"
* Paramore - "Misery Business"
* The Doors - "Love Me Two Times"
* The Eagles - "Hotel California"

* Ozzy Osbourne - "Crazy Train"
* Ozzy Osbourne - "Mr. Crowley"
* Van Halen - "Hot for Teacher"
* Jimi Hendrix - "Purple Haze (Live, 1969)"
* Jimi Hendrix - "The Wind Cries Mary"
* At the Drive-In - "One Armed Scissor"
* Sublime - "Santeria"
* Billy Idol - "Rebel Yell"
* Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
* Steve Miller Band - "The Joker"
* Interpol - "Obstacle 1"
* The Doors - "Light My Fire"
* Michael Jackson - "Beat It"
* Linkin Park - "In The End"
* Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
* Lenny Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
* The Answer - "Never Too Late"

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Hero_World_Tour
Official Website: http://www.guitarhero.com/

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Rock Revolution [Wii]

partial tracklist revealed..
* blink 182 - "All The Small Things"
* System Of A Down - "Chop Suey!"
* Quiet Riot (Slade) - "Cum On Feel The Noize"
* Fall Out Boy - "Dance, Dance"
* Kiss - "Detroit Rock City"
* Dream Theater - "Pull Me Under"
* The Killers - "Somebody Told Me"
* Rush - "Spirit Of Radio"
* Korn - "Falling Away From Me"
* Linkin Park - "Given Up"
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• Wii News & Updates 2008.08.11

This week’s Game Savings

Amazon.com:
Madden 09 comes with $10 gift card

GameStop:
Madden 09 Midnight Launch & Preview: Pre-order Madden NFL 09, get exclusive coupon "playbook" worth over $50. (limited quantities)

GameCrazy:
Madden 09 Midnight Launch & Preview, Super Bowl tickets giveaway (see details in store)

Circuit City:
Order Madden 09, get free $5 gift card (CircuitCity.com)
Free EA Sports Mini Football with Madden 2009 Purchase
Rock Band Bundle [Wii]: $149.99
Super Smash Bros. Brawl [Wii]: $39.99
Mario Party 8 [Wii]: $39.99
MLB Power Pros [Wii]: $15.99
Imagine Teacher [NDS]: $19.99
Imagine Babyz [NDS]: $19.99
Madden NFL 2009 [NDS]: $14.99

Best Buy:
Madden 09 Midnight Launch: Order Madden 09, save $10 on another game priced $29.99+ (BestBuy.com)
Wii Fit IN STOCK
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games [Wii]: $39.99
Space Chimps [Wii]: $29.99
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 [Wii]: $19.99
Free $10 Best Buy Gift Card with purchase of Little League World Series Baseball 2008 [Wii]

Target:
Brain Age: $17
Brain Age 2: $17
CrossworDS: $17
Flash Focus: $17
High School Musical: $17
Hannah Montana: $17

Walmart:
Order Madden 09, get free $10 gift card (Walmart.com)

Kmart:
Little League World Series Baseball 2008 [Wii]: $29.99
Kung Fu Panda [Wii]: $29.99
Guitar Hero Aerosmith [Wii]: $39.99
Guitar Hero Aerosmith Bundle [Wii]: $89.99
Guitar Hero 3 Bundle [Wii]: $59.99
Free Mini Folio with purchase of any 2 of the following DS titles: (Brain Age 2, Flash Focus, New Super Mario Bros, Nintendogs Dalmation)

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Recent news about me:
- Mission Complete on SIREN: Blood Curse [PSN]. Videos available at my Ustream. Soon to be on the blog.
- Resident Evil 4 [Wii edition] live feed to start tonight. Either subscribe to my Twitter or Ustream.
- Got my mini Super Mushroom coin bank! Photo Green super mushroom coming soon..

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• Wii News & Updates 2008.08.24

I was on vacation this previous week but I am back now with some nice souvenirs including a classic 8-bit Mega Man T-shirt:


WiiWare


Midnight Pool (Gameloft, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Suggestive Themes, Simulated Gambling, 800 Wii Points): Take a trip across America to make your dreams come true in a pool tournament worth millions. Visit the most colorful bars and meet seven of the coolest players on the circuit, from country music star Travis to Alison the biologist and John the sheriff. Learn the tricks of the trade through tutorials along the way, while advanced players can take on challenges to show off their trick-shot abilities. Keep things interesting with three sets of rules.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Pool
Official Nintendo Page: http://www.nintendo.com/games/detai...YNS7x1kVleRYFgU

Virtual Console


Mega Man (NES, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Cartoon Violence, 500 Wii Points): Join the blue bomber in his first-ever adventure as he battles the evil Dr. Wily and his robotic henchmen to restore peace to a troubled world. Mega Man is a super-robot created by the genius scientist Dr. Light. When Dr. Wily goes rogue with an army of six of his own devious robot masters, it's up to Mega Man to put a stop to his nefarious plot by traversing a series of stages rife with enemies, traps and perilous platform challenges. At the end of each stage, conquer one of the robot masters and claim his weapon as your own, using it to your advantage in subsequent fights.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Man_(video_game)
Official Capcom Page: http://megaman.capcom.com/index.php
Official Nintendo Page: http://www.nintendo.com/wii/virtual...0jrugkee1ee6rfw


NEO TURF MASTERS (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 900 Wii Points): This is a golf game that was first released in 1996. The player picks one of six available golfers and competes on a number of golf courses around the world, including Japan (Fujiyama Oriental Golf Club), America (Grand Canyon Golf Course), Australia (Blue Lagoon Golf Course) and Germany (Baden Golf Course). The game features two modes of play. The first is Stroke Play, in which the player attempts to get the best score by playing all 18 holes. The second is Match Play, in which two players compete to see who can win more of the 18 holes. Grab a friend and get ready to hit the fairway.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo_Turf_Masters
Official Nintendo Page: http://www.nintendo.com/wii/virtual...EMggGCpn4Rxk8rB

Nintendo DS
Commando: Steel Disaster IGN; Official Website; GameTrailers

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1UP's Retronauts Episode 48: Nintendo Heaven View/Download:
http://www.1up.com/do/minisite?cId=3156908

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 2 [WiiWare], Official IGN page including hands-on preview, and screenshots:
http://wii.ign.com/objects/142/14246169.html

Cursed Mountain [Wii], teaser video of an upcoming survival horror, leaked footage caught with camera:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/38797.html

Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop [Wii], debut trailer at Games Convention 2008 in Leipzig, Germany:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/38590.html

MadWorld [Wii], new trailer titled 'Blood Hungry' shown at GC 2008:
http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/1425..._GC_082008.html

The Conduit [Wii], GC 2008 trailer:
http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/1424...ler_082108.html
new screenshots: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/142/14248157/imgs_1.html

Captain Rainbow [Wii], lots of new gameplay footage (wish, fishing, battle, folk dance, shooting star, etc.):
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/38936.html

Castlevania: Judgement [Wii], GC 2008 trailer, more gameplay footage:
http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/1426...ler_082008.html
Official IGN page: http://wii.ign.com/objects/142/14262760.html

Sky Crawlers [Wii], more screenshots:
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/100/100628/

de Blob [Wii], GC 2008 trailer:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/38969.html

Kororinpa 2 [Wii] (more details below), debut trailer:
http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/k2tVadqgdaQMgOJLGF
new gameplay footage captured from Games Convention 2008 in Leipzig, Germany:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-TZ3mU42wI

Samba de Amigo [Wii], 'Song Pack' trailer:
http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21043

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood [NDS], 'Combat' trailer:
http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21042

Tornado [NDS] 'Racoon' trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76ezkNKj4ls&fmt=18

Dragonball DS [NDS], trailer #2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkGTxjQuvbk&fmt=18

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Dragon Ball: Orgins [NDS] will be the US and European title to Dragonball DS.
IGN has a preview of the game straight from Games Convention 2008:
http://ds.ign.com/articles/902/902341p1.html

Screenshots: http://media.ds.ign.com/media/142/14255195/imgs_1.html

IGN page: http://ds.ign.com/objects/142/14255195.html

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Dr. Slump [NDS], as based on the Anime and Manga of the same name created by Akira Toriyama (best known for Dragonball, DBZ series, Blue Dragon, etc.) and part of the Weekly Shonen Jump, and featured on the Jump Super Stars / Jump Ultimate Stars games, now has its own debut video game coming to Nintendo DS.
- release date revealed: October 30th, 2008 for Japan
Official Website now open! http://b.bngi-channel.jp/ds/dsa/game.html

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_Slump

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More details are mentioned on the latest issue of Nintendo Power about Animal Crossing: City Folk [Wii]

- city area does not show players that are online
- auction house lets you bid on items posted by other users
- happy academy room shows rooms from houses that are decorated especially well
- the city "is a place for people who you have registered as Wii Friends."
- DS to Wii linkup "you can actually take your travel data and download it to your DS."
- take photos, transfer them to SD, email, or Wii friends
- Jingle the Reindeer is back for Toy Day
- Zipper T. Bunny is a new character for 'Bunny Day'
- DLC "We’re thinking of a service where you download new furniture, new wallpaper designs… that sort of thing,"
- all free
- no mention on more motion controls
- once again, Wii Speak is not bundled with the game

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Crossing:_City_Folk

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Theresia [NDS], an adventure horror game on Nintendo DS

details:
- developed by Workjam
- help two characters escape a maze by solving puzzles, and combining items
- one character, a young girl that "loves her mom.. a lot"
- other character is Martel, a doctor that found a vaccine for fevers in young children
- both characters are connected, and there is more to learn about both their stories
- Martel paid a price for the vaccine, which we will learn about
- Japan: September 11th, 2008 NA: October 21st, 2008

S
ource


Boxart and Screenshots: http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game...80807/there.htm
Official Website: http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/theresia/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresia

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Moon [NDS], a Metroid Prime: Hunters-like first-person shooter title on Nintendo DS, has the release date of November 18th, 2008.
- official website now updated and gone Live!

Official Website: www.moon-game.com
IGN page: http://ds.ign.com/objects/142/14215698.html
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_(video_game)

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• Wii News & Updates 2008.08.24

Kororinpa 2 [Wii] has just been announced at Leipzig GC 2008.

Details:
- 4 player mode
- Level Editor (share levels via WC24 once game is beaten)
- Design your own ball
- Mii support
- balance board support
- 10 stages for balance board, 100 for Wiimote control
- story added concerning an ant’s quest for a sunflower seed
- Konami publishing in Europe, first quarter 2009

Screenshots: http://www.dpadmagazine.com/2008/08...npa-2-unveiled/

Official Website: http://www.kororinpa.com/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kororinpa

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Samba de Amigo [Wii]

Release dates:
Europe: Sept. 19th
North America: Sept. 23rd

Day-on release DLC:
* Mambo Mambo – Lou Bega
* I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
* Are you Going to Be My Girl – Jet

New songs revealed:
* Baila Me – Gipsy Kings
* Papa Loves Mambo – Perry Como*
* Mambo No. 8 – Perez Prado
* Conga – Miami Sound Machine*
* Low Rider – War
* Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega*
* Oye Como Va – Santana*
* Asereje – Las Ketchup*
* Arriba Allez – Bellini
* Magalenha – Bellini and Mondonca Do Rio
* Ran Kan Ran – Tito Puento*
* Groove Is In the Heart – Dee Lite
* Jump in the Line – Harry Belafonte*
* Do It Well – Jennifer Lopez*
* Como Ves – Ozomatli
* Cha Cha – Chelo
* Pon de Replay – Rihanna
* Smooth – Santana*
* Mexican Flyer – Ken Woodman*
* Borriquito – Charo
* Un Aguardiente – WaveGroup
* Solo Tu – WaveGroup
* Tango With Me – WaveGroup

Source

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_de_amigo#Wii_version
Official IGN page: http://wii.ign.com/objects/966/966047.html

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MadWorld [Wii]

More details:
- amount of blood on-screen does not impact main character or enemies (you will not slip and fall)
- final length of game is undecided, but don’t expect a long game
- New minigame: Death Press - fill a hole with enemies as a giant spiked arm comes down and crushes them
- motorcycle is for travel between towns only. You will fight and go through different sequences when you ride
- dev team has no idea how the game will be launched in Japan, but the game will be kept as it was always meant to be

*Due to its violent nature, SEGA recently announced that the game is now banned from release in Germany after its exposure during GC08, Leipzig.

New MadWorld trailer titled 'Blood Hungry' shown at GC 2008:
http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/1425..._GC_082008.html

Official IGN page: http://wii.ign.com/objects/142/14253678.html
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madworld
Official UK website: http://www.sega.co.uk/platinumgames...shUK/index.html

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Cursed Mountain [Wii]

- upcoming survival horror/adventure
- takes place in the late 1980s in the Himalayas
- site open!

Official Website: http://cursedmountain.deepsilver.com/us/agegate.php
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursed_Mountain

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World Of Goo [Wii]

Official 2D Boy (developer) Blog update:
- "Translations into 5 languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German) is 91% done. I hope one day we'll be able to do Japanese too.."
- Cut-scenes: finishing up the very last end-of-game sequence, and the credits movie
- OCD: "We're putting in "OCD Flags" for each level, "Obsessive Completion Distinction", received if you complete a level under under extremely difficult criteria (ie. extremely high ball count, very fast, etc.)"
- Playtesting: we’re having friends and family play through the whole game, on camera, so we can tune level difficulty, find out if objectives are unclear, confusing, etc.

More details:
- Euro publisher is RTL Games
- Final retail price: 39,99€
- delayed to Q1 2009 for Europe
- NA to see WiiWare release this year
- new chapter added: The Moon
- each chapter has a unique theme (fanboyism, marketing, other tongue-in-cheek themes)
- 50+ levels.
- Online leaderboards: your stats are represented by a cloud on the Tower of Goo.
- Info shown: country with a flag, score, position, height
- one of the devs is provides voices for the game
- no Wiimote speaker use, dev team doesn’t like it
- rumble supported
- TV advertisements being discussed (most likely for retail version)
- Nintendo has been “wonderful” and “Very honest”
- 4 player co-op remains intact

Source

Official 2D Boy blog: http://2dboy.com/2008/08/14/leipzig...ni-goo-updates/
Official Website: http://2dboy.com/games.php
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Goo

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Tactical Assassins 2 [WiiCade] is now available for play at WiiCade.com, a flash-based game to play via your Wii's Internet Channel.
Link: http://www.wiicade.com/playGame.asp...%20Assassin%202

Source

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Capcom has posted a final update concerning the Okami [Wii] special replacement cover art redemption.

Bad news: It may take a little longer for them to send the prints (including a confirmation email)
Good news: Since it took so long, they are shipping all 3 pieces of art to those who asked for replacements.

Capcom's Blog: http://www.capcom-unity.com/cferris...s__final_update

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Catch up on my previous Wii News & Updates as well as other video game related topics at my Blogspot, Xanga, or Multiply.
Recent news about me:
- Got my prizes for winning the WiiNin Mario Kart Wii online tournament: Chopper Commandos T-shirt, Pokemon Diamond stylis, Wii-ID battery cover.
- Mega Man T-shirt Get! Photos
- Got one of those echochrome looking art figures


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• Wii News & Updates 2008.08.26

This week has quite a set of wonderful releases namely HELIX [WiiWare], Samurai Shodown II [VC], Captain Rainbow [Wii Japan], and Mario Super Sluggers [Wii].
Congratulations to those lucky enough to meet and get an autograph from Charles Martinet, voice of Mario, Luigi, Wario, at Nintendo World Store for Mario Super Sluggers [Wii] launch last Sunday.

WiiWare


Helix (Ghostfire Games, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): Helix is one of the most innovative music-rhythm games ever designed for the Wii console. Use the Wii Remote controller to do dozens of exciting moves, including punches, circles, back fists, hooks and more. Be mesmerized by the eye-popping background visuals, which pulse to the beat of the music. Enjoy incredible replay value with 26 songs to play and three difficulty levels. Try to unlock all of the songs. This game is great for getting exercise plus having fun. No buttons are required, so it's easy for anyone to pick up but difficult for even the best players to master.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helix_(video_game)
Official Website: http://www.ghostfiregames.com/helixhome.html
Official YouTube trailer:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKvsGBoKPko&fmt=18[/youtube] Direct Link

Virtual Console


Ys Book I & II (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Ys Book I & II chronicles the first adventures of Adol Christin, a young, red-haired swordsman on a quest to unlock the secrets of an ancient kingdom. As Adol, you search the island of Esteria, gathering clues to unravel the mystery of Ys. Fight monsters that lurk in caves and towers with physical or magical attacks, and use your brain to make your way through dangerous areas filled with traps. In Ys Book I & II, the first titles in the Ys series were put together as a single TurboGrafx CD-ROM. They awed players with their gripping story lines accompanied by fully orchestrated soundtracks, wonderful voice acting and amazing special effects. Don't miss out on your chance to experience this wonderful piece of gaming history.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ys_Book_I_%26_II
Official Hudson page: http://vc-pce.com/usa/e/title/ys.html


SAMURAI SHODOWN II (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen-Blood, Language, Tobacco Reference, Violence, 900 Wii Points): First released in 1994, this fighting game follows 15 samurai in their individual quests. The rage system, which was popular in the first game, has been further enhanced. Not only does attack power rise when the gauge is full, but the player can also use a special technique that can break the opponent's weapon and force the opponent to fight unarmed. The game also allows for more movement techniques such as back-stepping, rushing forward and ducking, allowing for even more strategies. A fun and important detail of this game: One of the new characters, Cham Cham, was voiced by voice actress Reiko Chiba, an idol in the gaming community.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samurai_Shodown_II
Official Neo-Gro review: http://www.neo-geo.com/reviews/neo-reviews...2/samurai2.html

Wii

Mario Super Sluggers Official Website; Cards Collection Game; IGN; Wiki; YouTube (all 4 GCI movies)
Tiger Woods PGA 09 All-Play Official EA Tiger Woods site; IGN; Wiki
Kidz Sports: Crazy Mini Golf IGN
Spy Fox In Dry Cereal IGN
Pajama Sam: Don't Fear The Dark IGN
Freddi Fish: Kelp Seed Mystery IGN
Ford Off Road Racing IGN
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli IGN

Nintendo DS

N+ Official N and N+ Website; Official Atari page; IGN; Wiki; YouTube: Trailer 1, Trailer 2
Harvest Moon Island Of Happiness Official Natsume Website[/b]; [url=http://ds.ign.com/objects/848/848020.html]IGN; Wiki; Trailer on YouTube
MLB Power Pros 2008 IGN
From The Abyss IGN; url=http://www.gamespot.com/ds/action/fromtheabyss/index.html]GameSpot[/url]; Trailer on YouTube
The Sims 2: Apartment Pets IGN
The Quest Trio IGN
PictoImage IGN
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli IGN

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HELIX [Wii] developer video (Explains everything about the game):
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiauopktNQI&fmt=18[/youtube]
Direct Link

HELIX tracklist:
* Arabian Sky
Synthetic Man
* Battle for Planet Earth
Tokyo Robot Gangsters
* Blow It Away
Resonance & Marshall Whyler
* Chain Reaction
Synthetic Man
* Degree of Love
ILONA EUROPA
* Destination Sunshine
Balearic Bill

* Dreamcatcher
Andy Duguid
* Dreamland
NeoClubber
* Enchant
Oneilio
* Energy Bomb
Alex Gold
* Evil Within
Oneilio
* Falling In Love
ILONA EUROPA
* Get Your Groove On
Spooky Rockstar
* LA Today
Alex Gold
* L'Esperanza
Airscape

* Lights Out
Oneilio
* Live Forever
ILONA EUROPA - NeoClubber Remix
* Love Radio
NeoClubber
* Love Sensation
NeoClubber
* Mindstate
Outsource
* No One's There
Ronnie Rokk
* Rainy Season
NeoClubber
* Source of Dreams
NeoClubber
* Sunshine
Dance Nation

* Turn on the Light
Solovox
* Xtreme
Martek Vongod

The bold ones are some of my favorite classic Trance tracks. (I wish my tracks were on it.. maybe Helix 2)
The game's pretty good. If there's a part 2, I hope it'll have:
- Mii support
- DLC including background/theme changing,
- more robots (customizable), costumes,
- and of course new songs,
- or perhaps even custom songs via MP3 from SD card 'cause I want to be able to play with my songs on there!
- And if possible online multi-player is important.

Expect a live feed by me soon on my Ustream
Available now on at the Wii Shop channel!

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Bomberman Blast [WiiWare]

Official website is open with new screenshots and item descriptions.
All details about the game are mentioned on the site.
Mii support, Wi-Fi battles with up to 8P! Craziness! \:D/

Official website: http://www.hudson.co.jp/ww/bombermanblast/usa/e/

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Captain Rainbow [Wii] is out now in Japan!
Official website now updated with lots of gameplay footage and character infos.
Hardcore Nintendo fans may recognize some of them below who aren't as well-known as the likes of Mario and Link.

Translation of the trailers is available on YouTube (Annotations may not work on Wii's Internet Channel)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUeZH2E2v_w&fmt=18[/youtube] Direct Link


Click to enlarge

The story is you run TV show that used to be popular. To gain back popularity for the show, you go on a mission to help out old Nintendo characters.

As you can see from the collage I made there are characters including Little Mac (from Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! [NES]) where he's now fat and you gotta train him to get him fit so he can fight again. I guess you can call him Big Mac (McDonald's) in the meantime, haha.
There's also Birdo/Catherine (in Japan) you see there (from Super Mario Bros. 2 [NES]), and I believe she/he'll help you throughout the entire mission to get you to Cloud9 after getting the Rainbow Road to show up.
There's the Devil from Devil World [NES] who wishes to be the greatest villain in hell, a soldier infantry unit from Famicon Wars [FC] from the Nintendo Wars series, a girl from the side quest of Zelda: Link's Awakening [GB], Ossan the golfer from Golf [NES], and a few other characters whose games are on the Famicom.

Official Website: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/r7cj/index.html
Official Japanese Wii page: http://wii.com/jp/articles/captain-rainbow/index.html
Order It @ Play-Asia

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Quantum of Solace (James 007) [Wii]

Confirmed Details:
* Paying special attention towards making the game one of the most graphically stunning titles on the Wii, Quantum of Solace: The Game is filled with armed combat, massive explosions and vertigo-inducing chases. Gamers are further drawn into epic movie moments with theatrical camera angles, split screen effects, picture-in-picture sequences, and visually stunning real world locations such as Montenegro, Venice, Bolivia and Austria.
* Players fully immerse themselves into the Bond universe utilizing controls designed specifically for the Wii. Players may choose to use the unique Wii Remote and Nunchuk control scheme to seamlessly target and engage their enemies or they can leverage the Wii Zapper to truly step into the shoes of James Bond.
* Bringing James Bond to the Wii for the first time, gamers now have the ability to battle their friends in online multiplayer battle. Players can also engage with up to four players in split screen local multiplayer games, a mode that is exclusive to the Wii platform.

Source

Official Website: http://007thevideogame.com/
IGN Wii page: http://wii.ign.com/objects/826/826185.html
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantu...ce_(video_game)

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Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2 [Wii]

Confirmed Tracklist:
1. All Good Things (Come To An End)
2. Come Rain Come Shine
4. My Destiny
5. Umbrella
6. Makes Me Wonder
7. Everybody Dance
8. Red Alert
9. Tribulations
10. Black Or White
11. Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
12. Tootsee Roll
13. Walking On Sunshine
14. We Got The Beat
15. I Want Candy
16. Bust A Move
17. Don’t You (Forget About Me)
18. I Ran
19. Obsession
20. You’re The One That I Want
21. Scramble
22. 5 O’Clock
23. Call On Me
24. Night Runner
25. D.A.N.C.E.

Details @ Source

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B Team: Metal Cartoon Squad [NDS]

Details:
* Over 35 intense missions on 4 varied locations
* Squad-based shooter - a new game style on the Nintendo DS
* Fully destructible environment
* Cooperative multiplayer mode via Wi-fi
* Highly challenging end boss fights
* Upgradeable equipment
* Cartoonish graphics, hilarious characters, humorous animations and visual gags
* Special visual effects (explosions, rain, snow)
* Hi-score system and tons of unlockable extras

Source

Trailer on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD1GeV3YbP4&fmt=18

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*Homebew Section

In Homebrew news, a homebrew application for Twitter is now available for your Nintendo DS, simply entitled DSTwitter.
Go to Source for instructions on how to download and install, etc.

Source

I've uploaded a mirror download for R4-ready users.
Download

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Strongbad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 2 [WiiWare] trailer:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39131.html

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood [NDS] official YouTube trailer Episode 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdCDKdaxn2Y&fmt=18
Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBm8G9XMrsY&fmt=18
Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gFIkAvY52I&fmt=18

Rogue Troopers: The Quartz Zone Massacre [Wii], gameplay footage at GC 2008:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6is9v_ro...c-08_videogames
Source: http://www.gamershell.com/news_50202.html
Screenshots: http://www.gamershell.com/wii/rogue_troope...creenshots.html
Official IGN page: http://wii.ign.com/objects/142/14253232.html

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After a few months of hiatus, the Super Smash Bros. DOJO!! has been updated.
Now there's a list of World Records for Target Smash!! and Home-Run Contest.

Official Website: http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/info/info08.html

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Tokyo Game Show has updated their website with a full list of exhibitors.
Head over to their website and click Attendee Info.

Official Website: http://tgs.cesa.or.jp/english/

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Catch up of previous Wii News & Updates at my Blogspot, Xanga, or Multiply.
See you all next week! \:D/


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• Wii News & Updates 2008.09.01

It's already out in Japan. Europe and Australia's got it last week for their Hanabi Festival. Now it's our turn..
SUPER MARIO RPG out now!

WiiWare


My Aquarium (Hudson Entertainment, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): With swaying aquatic plants and fish idly swimming about, My Aquarium is a relaxing Wii experience that allows you to enjoy a virtual aquarium in your spare time. Whether freshwater or saltwater, you can select from over 40 popular types of fish, including favorites like the Ocellaris clownfish, the freshwater angelfish and the Asian arowana. You can also create up to six different aquariums and personalize them by adding decorations like seaweed and driftwood. In My Aquarium, you can send aquariums to your registered Wii Friends. The aquariums can even be set with special dates, such as a friend’s birthday, that the fish will commemorate with a dance. Feed your fish and watch them steadily grow from fry to adult. Then, after meeting certain conditions, you can breed them. Another feature will allow you to interact with your fish using your Wii Remote™ controller in fun ways, like "tapping" the glass of your aquarium.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Aquarium
YouTube Tailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVTJyLFplsk&fmt=18
Official Website: http://www.hudson.co.jp/ww/myaquarium/usa/e/
WiiFolder's Video Tour: http://wiifolder.com/?p=62

Virtual Console


Clu Clu Land™ (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Take a deep breath and prepare for a puzzle game set in the underwater kingdom of Clu Clu Land. The greedy Sea Urchins have stolen all of Clu Clu Land’s gold bars and buried them in a series of mazes. As Bubbles, a brave bubble fish, you’ll set out to uncover all of the gold bars in each maze. But you’ll have to be careful: Sea Urchins will relentlessly pursue Bubbles, and there are also dangerous black holes that must be avoided. Bubbles isn’t defenseless, though, as she has the ability to stun Sea Urchins with sound waves and quickly change direction using posts scattered throughout the stages. Not only that, but the locations of the gold bars in each maze form the outline of another object—once you know the object, you’re well on your way to finding the gold. With 20 stages to complete and increasingly complex conditions (like having to pass over the gold bars twice to uncover them), you might just want to bring along a friend for help.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clu_Clu_Land


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Super NES, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): Set in the Mushroom Kingdom and featuring its cast of well-known characters, this adventure RPG begins with a familiar scenario: Mario™ must rescue Princess Toadstool™ from Bowser™. However, a mysterious new enemy named Smithy soon appears, and Mario and Bowser are forced to fight as allies for the first time in their long history. In the quest to defeat their powerful new foe, they’ll journey across a wide variety of locations (a town of mining moles, a tropical forest, a thundering waterfall—just to name a few) and tackle a mix of obstacles requiring both expert timing and strategy to overcome. Along the way, they’ll gain experience and grow more powerful, while also meeting new characters whose unique abilities will be needed to take on Smithy and his gang. Striking a perfect balance of traditional RPG elements and the action-packed game play Mario is famous for, it’s easy to see why this title has earned "legendary" status.

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_mario_rpg

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I'll be doing a live stream of the game for the following week.
Feel free to jump in anytime when I'm on: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wii-man
I'll be updating my status on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rothsothy
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Wii
Rapala's Fishing Frenzy IGN; YouTube
Jeep Thrills IGN
Defendin' de Penguin IGN

Nintendo DS
Spore Creatures Official Website; IGN; Wiki
Mazes Of Fate Official Website; IGN; Wiki
Defendin' de Penguin IGN

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Tales of Heart [NDS]
artwork and screenshots: http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/101/101932/
Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_Hearts

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Shiren The Wanderer DS 2 [NDS]

Official Website now open: http://chun.sega.jp/shirends2
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiren_the_Wanderer

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It looks like PC homebrew title, Knytt Stories, will be ported to the Nintendo DS.
Knytt Stories is a 2D platformer game made by Nicklas Nygren (Nifflas), and it is currently available for download to play on Windows 2000, XP, or later.
Homebrew programmer rrc2soft has released a video of Knytt Stories DS on YouTube:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV1TVJujTrU&fmt=18[/youtube]
Direct Link

More details to follow..

Source

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickla...n#Knytt_Stories
Official Website: http://nifflas.ni2.se/index.php?main=02Knytt_Stories

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Activision just announced that the next Tony Hawk game for the Nintendo DS will use an accelerometer for its game play.
Tony Hawk's Motion uses the Motion Pack accelerometer by Kionix for its control scheme. According to Activision "players can twist, tilt and turn through numerous skateboarding sessions." This Motion Pack plugs into the GBA slot of the DS which also includes a bonus program called Hue Pixel Painter, a motion-controlled painting-based puzzle game. Set for November 2008.

Source

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Gamecock Media Group recently announced that Blazing Lizard's Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball will release on Wii this winter.
The game is inspired by the popular internet meme, Pirates versus Ninjas (or vice versa), that circulates in the form of an ongoing debate that asks the question "Who would win in a fight: pirates or ninjas?".

Source

Official Website: http://www.piratesvzninjas.com/
Official IGN page (incl. screenshots): http://wii.ign.com/objects/142/14269846.html
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate...injas_Dodgeball

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Tenchu 4 [Wii]

original soundtrack will be released in Japan on October 29th, 2008

Source

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Logitech introduces the first wireless force feedback wheel for Wii Speed Force: Wireless Racing Wheel.
The Logitech Speed Force Wireless racing wheel is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in November for a suggested retail price of $99.99 (U.S.).
It will be made for us on Need for Speed Undercover [Wii] which is being developed by Black Box in Vancouver, B.C. and is slated to ship this November.

Official Press Release: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/1...p;&cl=us,en
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Need_for_Speed_Undercover

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• Wii News & Updates 2008.09.01

Other Gaming News..

Nintendo will finally be localizing New Zealand
"New Zealand will soon see an abundance of Wii™ and Nintendo DS® products hit the shelves in retail stores, as Nintendo announces that from 1 September 2008 New Zealand will be home to a strong supply of Nintendo products. To support this, Nintendo will undertake an active advertising and marketing campaign throughout New Zealand."
http://www.nintendo.co.nz/

Top 25 Create-A-Characters in Soul Calibur 4 [PS3+Xbox360]:
http://www.ugo.com/games/soulcalibu...aracter-top-50/

The OneUps band plays live at this year's Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) 2008 in Washington State Convention.
Here's a video of them performing a cover song they did of the "Chrono Trigger Main Theme".
At last year's PAX, they did a perf. or the "Mii Channel" music, view YouTube
Both of these songs will be on their new album, Volume 2, which will be released tomorrow September 2nd!
You can place your orders on a copy at their myspace: http://www.myspace.com/theoneups

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You can follow me on Twitter to keep track of when the stream is up.


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• Wii News & Updates 2008.09.08

WiiWare


Groovin’ Blocks (Empty Clip Studios, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): A music-based game like no other, Groovin’ Blocks adds innovative musical game play to an addictive action/puzzle game foundation. Play to the rhythm of the music to increase your score, and try to hit “Superbeats” to double your multiplier. Go for the high score in each of the 27 stages as you collect stars to unlock 15 levels of power-ups. Groovin’ Blocks features three skill levels, from the accessible Casual to the fiendish Hard mode. Play with your friends in co-op mode or against them head-to-head. Head-to-head brings it up a notch as the power-ups now become attacks on your opponent. Play head-to-head with people of all skill levels using a golf-style handicapping system.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groovin%27_Blocks
Official Website: http://www.emptyclipstudios.com/games/groovin-blocks/
IGN: http://wii.ign.com/objects/142/14279029.html
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXHfAeNmVfE[/youtube] Direct Link

Virtual Console


Final Solider
TurboGrafx16
1 player
Rated E for Everyone—Mild Fantasy Violence
700 Wii Points
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Soldier


Cho Aniki
TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM
1 player
Rated E10+ for Everyone and Older—Mild Fantasy Violence
Mild Suggestive Themes
900 Wii Points
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho_Aniki

Wii
NHL 2K9 Official Website; IGN; Wiki
Cabelas Legendary Adventures IGN
Hell's Kitchen IGN
Outdoor Challenge: Active Life (aka Family Trainer in Japan) Official Japanese Website; IGN; Wiki; WiiFolder's Video Tour
The Price Is Right IGN
Twin Strike Operation Thunder IGN

Nintendo DS
Viva Pinata Pocket Paradise Official Website; IGN; Wiki
Air Traffic Chaos IGN
Bratz Ponyz 2 (with Tiara gift and stickers with purchase) IGN
Hell's Kitchen IGN
Mystery Case Files: Millionheir Official Website; IGN; Wiki
The Price Is Right IGN
Rain Drops IGN

Special Reprintings of previously Hard-to-find titles now $19.99 at BestBuy:
ClubHouse Games Official Nintendo Page; IGN; Wiki
Hotel Dusk Room 215 Official Website; IGN; Wiki

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In some venues, silver is the color of second place. For Nintendo DS™, silver is No. 1. Starting Sept. 7, Metallic Silver joins the Nintendo DS color palette. The new Metallic Silver version makes a nice addition to any tech collection, whether you’re a gadget hipster or fashionista. Watch for the Metallic Silver DS to be featured in the new upcoming Nintendo DS print ad featuring actress Liv Tyler.

Nintendo Press

Yes, also known as Glossy Silver DS Lite in other regions.
I’ve been waiting for this particular item since DS Lite launch.
After its first appearance in Japan, then later in Europe, I knew it’s heading our way.
It’s finally within my grasp. I sure wish it'd be bundled with Pokemon Platinum. \:D/

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According to Famitsu, Nintendo of Japan just announced their Wi-Fi Router today for their region.
Pretty much a stand-alone router/bridge with AOSS support for the simpler people who may have computers at home but no router for internet access.
It'll be compatible with Wii, Nintendo DS, PC, or any other Wi-Fi or LAN enabled device. Looks like the product will be staying in Japan; no plans on it coming to Europe or America at any time. It's arriving September 18 for 5,800 yen.

Source
Official Japanese Nintendo Page: http://wifi.nintendo.co.jp/wap/

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According to Nintendo's presentation at the GameStop manager's conference in Las Vegas, Animal Crossing: City Folk and its Wii Speak will be bundled together for $69.99 when it ships this November.

Source

"The Wii Speak microphone is sold separately at an MSRP of $29.99 and allows Internet voice chat among Wii Friends – not just from person to person but from room to room. - Nintendo Press"

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Fragile [Wii] trailer 2:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39476.html
official Japanese website: http://fragile.namco-ch.net/

Wii Music [Wii] instruments demonstrations
electric guitar: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39540.html
folk guitar: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39294.html
piano: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39420.html
harp: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39450.html
violin: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39422.html
marimba: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39295.html
accordion: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39693.html
taiko: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39692.html
clarinet: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39676.html
congo: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39595.html
flute: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39412.html
snare drum: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39411.html
official Nintendo page: http://e3.nintendo.com/wii/wiimusic/index.html

Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop [Wii] Capcom interview:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39526.html
official website: http://www.capcom.co.jp/deadrising_wii/index_en.html

Rune Factory Frontier [NDS] more screenshots and artwork:
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/102/102643/
official Japanese website: http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/game/wii/runefactory/

Ragnarok Online DS [NDS] more screenshots and artwork:
http://wiiz.fr/article.php?a=19619
http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1217750_1124.html
official Japanese website: http://www.gunghoworks.jp/game/RODS/

Metal Slug 7 [NDS] official website open, will include free soundtrack download soon:
http://www.metalslug7-us.com/

Gradius Rebirth [WiiWare] official website:
http://www.konami.jp/products/dl_wii_gradius_re_ww/
Out now on WiiWare Japan!

Gauntlet DS [NDS] first screenshots, official site:
http://www.backboneentertainment.co...duct.asp?ID=379

Unsolved Crimes [NDS] screenshots:
http://media.ds.ign.com/media/142/14239378/imgs_1.html

Lock's Quest [NDS] game overview trailer:
http://ds.ign.com/dor/objects/14244...r_1.5_h264.html

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia [NDS] a few new screenshots:
http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/dracula_ds3/
images @ IGN: http://media.ds.ign.com/media/958/958543/imgs_1.html

Disgaea DS [NDS] 'Prinny' trailer:
http://ds.ign.com/dor/objects/14239...nny_090808.html

Bleach: Versus Crusade [NDS] official Japanese site open including first footage:
http://bleach.sega.jp/
http://bleach.sega.jp/vs/

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood [NDS] 'The Vision' trailer:
http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21347

Chrono Trigger [NDS] gameplay videos:
Chrono: http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21358
Lucca: http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21359
Marle: http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21360

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Naruto: Clash of the Ninjas Revolution 2 [Wii] "Face Off" trailer:
http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21363

Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party [Wii] 'Big Brother' trailer HD:
http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21352

Samba de Amigo [Wii] 'Man v Monkey' trailer:
http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21339

Tomb Raider Underworld [Wii] 'BTS: Story' video HD:
http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21361

Disney Th!nk Fast [Wii] screenshots:
http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1217880_1124.html

Harvest Moon: Animal March [Wii] screenshots:
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/104/104110/

Disaster: Day of Crisis [Wii] lots of screenshots and artwork:
http://media.wii.ign.com/media/826/826985/imgs_1.html
Japanese boxart: http://gamekyo.com/images0_4_28953.html
wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disaster_day_of_crisis

Wario Land: Shake It! [Wii] official North American website now open!:
http://www.wariolandshakeit.com/prelaunch/index.html

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There's this one "Art game" called Aether that I was playing for a few minutes.
It looks like the developer, Armor Games, may be bring it to WiiWare as well as PC.
The game is based on gravity and force physics, and has got a neat artistic visual style to it much similar to Pixel Junkies' Eden.
I've managed to launch my creature/pet straight, and it's been flying nonstop in to space.
Here's a video of it: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zuYgFxTfJ8&fmt=18[/youtube] Direct Link

You can try out the game yourself at the official page:
http://armorgames.com/play/2153/aether

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• Wii News & Updates 2008.09.16

WiiWare

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free (Telltale Games, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older-Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Use of Alcohol, 1,000 Wii Points): Strong Badia the Free is the second of five monthly episodes starring Strong Bad-the self-proclaimed “coolest person ever”-and the rest of the cast from the popular Homestar Runner Web cartoons. When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town’s totally unfair e-mail tax, he’s placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful imprisonment, Strong Bad goes on a mission to unite the local warring factions under the Strong Badian flag. Is Free Country USA ready for such an awesome ruler?Strong Bad Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free also has the Videlectrix arcade classic “Math Kickers Featuring the Algebros,” plus all-new achievements, collectibles, costumes and Teen Girl Squad comics. You can even use Strong Bad’s Lappy to send e-mails and pictures to your Wii Friends™. So what are you waiting for? Fire up Strong Badia the Free and get ready to kick some doughy King of Town butt.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strong..._Badia_the_Free
Official Website: http://www.telltalegames.com/strong...ongbadiathefree

Potpourrii (Abstraction Games, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): In the puzzle game Potpourrii, everything revolves around the seasons. For centuries, the seasons have followed a set pattern. But then things start to go awry in the forest. Suddenly it’s snowing while the sun shines and flowers bloom while leaves are falling. Then a strange purple goo appears. The leprechauns are stunned. Even worse, the magic oak of life loses its power. It all turns out to be the fault of an evil wizard. You must help the leprechauns defeat him and restore natural order. To do this, you need to collect seasonal spirits. Pick them up with the spirit cannon, shoot them at the center of the screen, group them and make them disappear. But watch out-they get faster and faster. In short: Potpourrii is a puzzle game that keeps you hooked with its colorful visuals, beautiful effects and easy-to-use controls using the Wii Remote™ controller. Play alone or with a second player, and even use your Mii™ character.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potpourrii
Official Website: http://www.potpourrii.com

Virtual Console


Mega Man 2 (NES™, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Cartoon Violence, 500 Wii Points): Widely regarded by fans as one of the greatest action games of all time, Mega Man 2 is the second title in the seminal NES series. With even more stages and robot masters than the previous installment, its sheer size and scope are enough to get any action gamer’s heart palpitating. The year is 200X. Dr. Light’s super-robot, Mega Man, has succeeded in smashing the evil ambition of the nefarious Dr. Wily, and peace reigns over the planet. However, Dr. Wily proves to be a hard man to keep down and has returned with a new army of robot masters in tow to challenge our hero. Can Mega Man save the world again?
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Man_2

Wii
Star Wars The Force Unleashed Official Webite; Wiki
Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2 Official Trailer
Line Rider 2: Unbound Official Website; Wiki
Igor
Rebel Raiders
TNA Impact
Zoo Hospital

Nintendo DS
Dragon Quest IV Official Website; Wiki
Line Rider 2: Unbound Official Website; Wiki
Unsolved Crimes Wiki
Animal Paradise
Igor
My Secret World By Imagine
Red Bull BC One
Star Wars The Force Unleashed Official Webite; Wiki

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• Wii News & Updates 2008.09.22

WiiWare


Mega Man™ 9 (CAPCOM, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Cartoon Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): Mega Man fans, the wait is over! The classic Blue Bomber that debuted in 1987 is back with the ninth installment in the classic series. It's a new adventure for Mega Man done in an 8-bit style-graphics, music and gameplay are all like you remember them.
Official Japanese Website: http://www.capcom.co.jp/rockman/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Man_9
Mega Man 9 Opening Intro on YouTube: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh1mTmPVKlU&fmt=18[/youtube] Direct Link


PLÄTTCHEN twist 'n' paint (Bplus, 1-8 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): PLÄTTCHEN twist 'n' paint is a crazy, challenging puzzle shooter that delivers more than 100 hours of fun, supporting up to eight players simultaneously. Guard the birth of ZeLeLi and free them from the menace of the evil black Shadow Plättchen. Play as one of the countless FantasyMEs and fight as an astronaut, butterfly, car or football against sharks, cowboys, asteroids and skulls in numerous, fabulous fantasy Worlds. Use items and multipliers in combos to fight yourself to the top of the high scores and find the perfect way to solve a level. Go wild in three completely different game modes of PLÄTTCHEN twist 'n' paint with more than 300 levels. Twist cooperatively with your friends or compete through many multiplayer modes.
Official Website: http://plattchen.bplus.at/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pl%C3%...t_%27n%27_Paint
Official YouTube Trailer: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCJxG_oh2e4&fmt=18[/youtube] Direct Link

Virtual Console


Super Dodge Ball™ (NES™, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Cartoon Violence, 500 Wii Points): In Super Dodge Ball, you take control of the USA Dodge Ball team and travel the world in an effort to become the best dodge ballers around. Step onto playing fields in countries all over the globe and use a combination of normal and super shots to help take down your opponents. But be careful, as some destinations have surfaces that can affect your footing. Manage the team as you think best, and swap out characters with other players that better fit your playing style. Two players can enjoy a head-to-head game or play a spirited round of Bean Ball, a six-character free-for-all. Three difficulty levels are available (Easy, Medium, and Hard); which one you choose will depend on your skill and courage. Do you have what it takes to lead Team USA to the ultimate prize and win the world championship of dodge ball?
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Dodge_Ball


Vectorman™ (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Animated Violence, 800 Wii Points): In the year 2049, mankind is forced to abandon an over polluted Earth and seek out other planets for colonization while the mechanized Orbots stay behind to clean up the mess. When the Orbot leader, WarHead, starts blowing a few circuits and causes a war among the mechanical brethren, a sludge pilot named Vectorman is the only one willing to step up and fight him. You'll morph into a speeding train, a power drill, a mechanical fish and a mighty dune buggy in this action-packed adventure. Equip yourself with weapons, pick up morphs and power-ups to defeat WarHead, and restore peace on Earth.
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vectorman

Wii
de Blob Official Website; Wiki; IGN
Wario Land Shake It! Official Website; Wiki; IGN
Samba De Amigo Official Website; Wiki; IGN
Lost In Blue: Shipwrecked IGN
Lego Batman: The Video Game Official Website; Wiki; IGN
Brothers In Arms Double Time Official Website; Wiki; IGN
SimCity Creator Official Website; Wiki; IGN
Pitfall: The Big Adventure Wiki; IGN
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 09 IGN
Jeep Thrills IGN
Margot's Word Brain IGN
Super PickUps IGN

Nintendo DS
Kirby Super Star Ultra Official Website; Wiki
; IGN
Disgaea Official Website; Wiki; IGN
Rhapsody A Musical Adventure Official Website; Wiki; IGN
Time Hollow Official Japanese Website; Konami PageWiki; IGN
Dinosaur King Official Website; Wiki; IGN
Lego Batman: The Video Game Official Website; Wiki; IGN
SimCity Creator Official Website; Wiki; IGN
Hi! Hamtaro Ham-Ham Challenge Wiki; IGN
Animal Paradise IGN
Babysitting Mania IGN
Barbie: Eye For Style IGN
Brain Quest Grades 3 & 4 IGN
Brain Quest Grades 5 & 6 IGN
Drop Cast IGN
Margot's Word Brain IGN
My Little Pony Pinkie Pie's Party IGN
My SAT Coach With Princeton Review IGN
Nancy Drew Hidden Staircase IGN
Pipe Mania IGN
Shaun The Sheep IGN

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• Wii News & Updates 2008.09.29

There's been so many things going on in the past couple of weeks.
But on topic, there's been quite A LOT of news even I can't even keep up.
I update my blogs more often than I do on the forums.
So just check there to see what's new in case I'm not able to post here.

On with this week's releases:

WiiWare



Bomberman Blast (Hudson Entertainment, 1-8 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Cartoon Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): A brand new addition to the Bomberman series is available on WiiWare. Up to eight players can battle online simultaneously via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. Simple controls make this a great game for family and friends to enjoy anytime. You can trigger new items by shaking the Wii Remote™ controller, creating new levels of Bomberman excitement. You can even take the intensity up another notch by adding your own Mii™ caricatures to the mix. Battle results can be recorded on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Ranking, so you can see how you stack up against others around the globe. This title will prove to be a blast for everyone–from those who’ve never touched a Bomberman game to the Bomberman masters.

Features:
- 8P online
- 4P offline/local
- 3 New Items including Bomb Change (stealth disguise), Rocket (jump dodge), Shield (bomb block)
- WiFi battling with friend (w/ codes) or random (no codes)
- Online Leaderboards
- 10 Levels
- Mii support
- 480P, 16:9 Widescreen display
- Controllers include Wii Remote (NES style) and GameCube controllers

Official Website: http://www.hudson.co.jp/ww/bombermanblast/usa/e/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bomberman_Blast



Art Style: ORBIENT (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 600 Wii Points): Explore the universe like never before in Art Style: ORBIENT. Take control of gravity and anti-gravity and carefully maneuver your small star through 50 stages set in multiple galaxies. Collide with other stars to absorb them and make your own star expand in size, or capture the stars in your orbit and have them become your satellites. Space isn’t empty, though, and you’ll have to avoid bumping into obstacles or getting pulled into a black hole. If you feel like relaxing while still being challenged, this is the game for you. Its combination of simple controls, atmospheric sound and unique environment make for an experience unlike any other.
To my knowledge, it seems to be a remake of the Japan-only bit Generations game on the GameBoy Advance titled Orbital [GBA].
YouTube trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snanVJdj6Kw&fmt=18
My Gameplay Footage of Stage 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je0SZNDZcrU&fmt=18

Virtual Console


Super Turrican 2 (Super NES™, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Violence, 800 Wii Points): As the last survivor of the United Freedom Forces, it is your duty to destroy the Machine’s forces that have devastated the galaxy. Fight through countless hordes of enemies using everything at your disposal. Use weapons and power-ups to fight back the tide of oncoming enemies. Use special abilities like the Energy Wheel and Cyberfist to find secret areas and score extra lives. When your lives and continues are gone, the mission ends. You are the galaxy’s last hope. Are you up to the challenge?
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_...urrican_1_and_2

Wii
Harvest Moon Tree Of Tranquility Official Website; IGN; Wiki
Army Men Soldiers Of Misfortune IGN
We Cheer IGN

Nintendo DS
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood Official Website; IGN; Wiki
Unsolved Crimes IGN; Wiki
Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation IGN
Princess Debut IGN

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Fragile [Wii]
- old and new screenshots: http://gamekyo.com/newsen29126_frag...creenshots.html
- Official Website: http://fragile.namco-ch.net/
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragil...Tsuki_no_Haikyo

Phantasy Star Zero [NDS] *4P online and offline co-op
- new screenshots/scans from Nintendo Dream mag: http://gamekyo.com/newsen29119_phan...creenshots.html
- Official Website: http://phantasystar.sega.jp/pszero/
- IGN: http://ds.ign.com/objects/142/14279774.html
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasy_Star_Zero

Infinite Space [NDS]
- new screenshots: http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game...80929/mugen.htm
- old Famitsu scans: page 1, page 2
- Official Website: http://mugen.sega.jp/index.html
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_Space

Arc Rise Fantasia [NDS]
- screenshots and art: http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/108/108911/
- Official Website: http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/game/wii/arcrise/
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_Rise_Fantasia

Culdcept [NDS]
- cards and card guide: http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game...080929/culd.htm
- Official Website: http://www.culdcept.com/ds/index.html

7th Dragon [NDS]
- old Famitsu scans: page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4
- read announcement & details below

Gyakuten Kenji [NDS] (spin-off of the Ace Attorney series)
- old Famitsu scans: page 1, page 2
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyakuten_Kenji

Tales of Hearts [NDS]
- old Famitsu scans: page 1, page 2
- Official Website: http://namco-ch.net/talesofhearts/index.php
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_Hearts

Suikoden Tierkreis [NDS]
- old Famitsu scans: page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4
- Official Website: http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/genso/tierkreis/index.html
- Translation website: http://www.duefiumi.com/tierkreis/
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suikoden_Tierkreis

Chrono Trigger [NDS]
- old Famitsu scan: http://img136.imagevenue.com/img.ph...p_122_660lo.jpg
- Official Website: http://na.square-enix.com/ctds/
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrono_trigger

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia [NDS]
- "Dominance" battle trailer: http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21644
- Official Website: http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/dracula_ds3
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle...der_of_Ecclesia

Castlevania Judgement [Wii]
- V-Jump mag scans: http://gamekyo.com/newsen29125_cast...-more-pics.html
- "Combatant" trailer: http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/21645
- Official Website: http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/dracula_wii
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania_Judgement

Naruto Shippuuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX 3 [Wii]
- V-Jump mag scans: http://gamekyo.com/newsen29121_naru...creenshots.html
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naruto:_Clash_of_Ninja_(series)

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• Wii News & Updates 2008.09.29

Monster Hunter 3 tri- [Wii]
- new cam video clip: http://gamekyo.com/videoen13210_mon...-new-video.html
- old Famitsu scans: page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5
- Official Website: http://www.capcom.co.jp/monsterhunter/3/
- IGN: http://wii.ign.com/objects/142/14209897.html
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Hunter_3
- Capcom's Press Release: http://ir.capcom.co.jp/english/news/html/e071010.html

Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes [Wii]
- old Famitsu scans: page 1, page 2
- Official Website: http://www.capcom.co.jp/tatsucap/
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatsunoko_vs_Capcom

Ragnarok Online DS [NDS]
- old Famitsu scans: page 1, page 2
- new screenshots @ http://www.gunghoworks.jp/game/RODS/blog/
- Official Website: http://www.gunghoworks.jp/game/RODS/
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnarok_online_ds

Rygar: The Battle of Argus [Wii]
- new videos: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/905/905253/vids_1.html
- IGN: http://wii.ign.com/objects/905/905253.html
- Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rygar:_The_Battle_of_Argus

The Game of Life [Wii] from Hasbro, w/ Mii support!
- Famitsu screenshots: http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1217902_1407.html


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With the release of Bomberman Blast on WiiWare, Hudson Entertainment will offer several online tournaments, including one that coincides with the game’s launch. The first tournament will be a live, online, head-to-head competition between 49 randomly-selected entrants, hosted by Hudson Entertainment. Registration for the tournament and an associated sweepstakes begins immediately and runs until 5:00 p.m. PST on October 3, 2008. The competition itself will take place starting at 2:00 p.m. PST on October 6, 2008. For more information on the upcoming tournaments and to register, players can visit www.Hudsonentertainment.com.

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In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Harvest Moon franchise, Natsume is having a Harvest Moon Drawing Contest to coincide with the release of Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility [Wii]!
All entries must be postmarked by or before October 17th, 2008. The winners of the Harvest Moon 10th Anniversary Drawing Contest will be posted on our website on October 31st, 2008.

http://www.natsume.com/Newsletter/A...ingcontest.html

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It looks like Wii Chess will finally be available outside of Europe. This week in Japan, Wii Chess will be available for download as a WiiWare title, though under the name of World Chess. World Chess will have the exact same features as Wii Chess which was released as a retail in Europe. Japanese players will be able to battle online with European players.

Official Wii (Japan) page: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/wiiware/wauj/index.html

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Eternity’s Child and Eternity’s Child 2: Retro Child will be heading to WiiWare.

EC details:
- published by Alten8
- to be released this year
- Challenge Mode has been added

EC 2: RC details:
- based on the canceled GBA/SNES project coming to WiiWare
- Wii Remote (NES style)
- 2P co-op
- new flying/gliding moves
- new vehicles
- multiple endings
- story starts right after the end of the first game
- follow Angel as he is outcast from society. Due to a lack of wings, he is shunned by the people, and ends up living in a place inhabited by ‘Landians’. When Angel’s wings grow back, Landian hunters go after him as a target for death
- 16-bit style graphics
- Luc is the concept artist/producer, and he will handle some design aspects
- Shane Gil will be the director and lead designer
- development is underway

Luc Bernard is also working on a cartoon series based on the game as he takes a break from the industry.

Here is footage of the original canceled GBA game:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bngsA2UCWQI&fmt=18

and here's the trailer for the new version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgPdsUATH-8&fmt=18

Source

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"While unannounced, MTV Games has confirmed that the upcoming Nintendo Wii version of Rock Band 2 will offer the same online functionality — i.e. song downloads and Internet multiplayer modes — as the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PS3 versions. The PS2 version, however, will not include online connectivity."

Source

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Taito is going to expand upon their hugely successful Cooking Mama series by presenting to you Gardening Mama. Mama will be expanding her horizons by making a comeback onto the Nintendo DS system.

details:
- water your garden
- pick healthy flower bulbs
- determine correct amount of fertilizer to use
- Wi-Fi multiplayer

Official Website: http://www.taito.co.jp/special/2008/tgs/

Also check out Cooking Mama: World Kitchen and Space Puzzle Bobble.
More details to come on these games as Taito will be appearing at this year's Tokyo Game Show 2008.

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SEGA has announced last week on Weekly Famitsu mag that their RPG team will be working a new title for the Nintendo DS entitled 7th Dragon.

details:
- produced by Rieko Kodama (known for Skies of Arcadia and the early Phantasy Star series)
- directed by Kazuya Niinou (Etrian Odyssey)
- music composed by Yuzo Koshiro (famous for countless titles incl. ActRaiser, Shinobi, Shenmue, and most recently Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Etrian Odyssey II)
- turn-based RPG
- create characters from scratch, assign them to a choice of seven classes
- DS's top screen depicts the action, bottom screen for map and status of the humans and the dragons
- Spring 2009 release in Japan

Official Website: http://dragon.sega.jp/
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_Dragon

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Capcom is looking to port the GameCube remake of Resident Evil (Biohazard) over to Wii and adding motion-sensing, joining Biohazard 4 [Wii edition] and Japan-only Biohazard Zero [Wii edition].

"At the moment, like Zero, this is Japan only. That could change but that’s the current situation. In Japan, Zero sold well indicating that many people have never played the title and there is demand for it. This project is a reaction to the sale of Zero." - Christian Svensson, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Business Development

old Famitsu scan: http://img31.imagevenue.com/img.php...I_122_718lo.jpg

Source

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Rumors

This has got to be the biggest and best rumor yet this year.
According to WIRED, there have been reports out of Japanese newspapers Saturday indicating that Nintendo is preparing to announce a new version of the Nintendo DS hardware in the coming days.

details:
- Digital Camera included
- Music playback function
- Better Wi-Fi connectivity
- Larger screen
- New types of games that use the camera (think Augmented Reality)
- Exchange data between Wii and DS using a SD card
- Releases this year in Japan
- Costs under 20,000 yen (Approx. $189 USD)

Source

We received a response from Nintendo of America saying:

quote:
"The Nikkei newspaper wrote a recent story about a DS solely based upon their own research and speculation, without interviewing Nintendo. While Nintendo is always working on new hardware, we have not made any announcement about a DS and we cannot comment on the Nikkei story."

Source

"Nintendo has made no such announcement and will not comment on rumour and speculation." - Nintendo UK

Source

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Catch up on previous Nintendo News & Updates on my Blogspot, Xanga, or Multiply.
There will be lots of news this week as we uncover what's there to be seen at the Nintendo Conference this Thursday on October 2nd (including the official announcement of the new Nintendo DS model), and I'll be sure to post them as soon as they arrive.

// Roth

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