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MotoGP 08 Delayed

September 29, 2008 |

“The Wii version is running late production wise and it will not ship at the end of next month with the other SKUs. There are some improvements from the PS2, in particular the control mechanisms with the Wiimote, but It … Read More

Wii Music Details

September 25, 2008 |

Taken from the Japanese Wii Music site:

Ad Lib Performance – Choose among 50 tunes, 60 instruments, and a selection of stages – As you play alone, you can record 6 different instruments separately and mix them

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Famitsu: Resident Evil Wiimake

September 24, 2008 |

Resident Evil Wiimake

- port of Cube remake – supports Cube controller – waggle Wiimote to draw gun – Dec. 25th in Japan

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Review: Star Wars The Force Unleashed

September 22, 2008 |

Last Tuesday morning, I picked up my copy of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, even after seeing many mediocre reviews for the game.  I’m not usually deterred by what game critics say about a game and I couldn’t help my urge to swing the Wiimote around in crazy patterns to ‘unleash’ the force.

One of the first things Wii owners will notice about the game, is it’s lack of visual polish.  The game runs in 16:9 widescreen with decent visuals, but the Wii can definitely do better.  It looks like they used PS2 graphics with barely any added particle effects except for maybe some of the cutscenes and the lightning.  Despite the lack of visual flare, I couldn’t stop playing through the many areas in the Star Wars universe we’ve come to know and love.

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Nintendo Power: Sonic Unleashed Details

September 18, 2008 |

SONIC:

- thumbstick to move, A button to jump – quick dodge by holding B, then tapping left/right on thumbstick – drift by holding B or Z – shake Wiimote for homing attack – shake Wiimote while on the ground … Read More

IGN Voice Chat Ep. 20 Summary

August 26, 2008 |

Bomberman WiiWare
- 8 player online multiplayer
- Mii support
- 4 players from same console online at once
- Matt & Bozon are psyched, sounds fun

Tiger Woods

- Awesome, fun game, but still has some flaws and old issues – Matt
- Still a step up from previous games

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High Voltage: Wii Waggle Kinda Of Annoying

August 23, 2008 |

We use the Wii motion to some degree. A lot of games use it, and it’s kind of annoying. What we tried to do is really incorporate the easy [motions]. We don’t have any of the pull back or … Read More

World of Goo Coming To NA Wiiware This Year

August 22, 2008 |

- 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, … Read More

Leipzig 08: The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Factsheet

August 22, 2008 |

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL

Age Rating – 18+ TBC

Format – Wii

Product Overview –

THEY’VE COME FOR BRAINS, YOU’LL GIVE THEM BULLETS!

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL™ charges you with mowing down waves of infected, blood-thirsty zombies in a last-ditch effort to survive Bayou City and uncover the horrific truth behind the origins of the House of the Dead.

Survival horror as it’s never been seen before! A pulp-style take on the classic SEGA light-gun shooter series. Back when the famous Agent G was still fresh out of the academy, he teamed up with hard-boiled bad-ass Agent Washington to investigate stories of mysterious disappearances in small-town Louisiana. Little did they know what blood-soaked mutant horror would await them in the streets and swamps of Bayou City.

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House of the Dead: Overkill: Fact Sheet

August 19, 2008 |

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL

Age Rating – 18+ TBC

Format – Wii

Product Overview –

THEY’VE COME FOR BRAINS, YOU’LL GIVE THEM BULLETS!

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL™ charges you with mowing down waves of infected, blood-thirsty zombies in a last-ditch effort to survive Bayou City and uncover the horrific truth behind the origins of the House of the Dead.

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IGN Nintendo Voice Chat podcast Summary

August 18, 2008 | 1

Mario Super Sluggers
- The more you play it, the more you enjoy it – Bozon
- A lot of waggle
- With nunchuck you can aim, becomes a little more fun
- Arcade baseball, fun

- IGN exclusives planned throughout the week

NPD Data
- Nintendo still on top
- Crazy numbers since July wasn’t a huge month for Nintendo
- Bozon says that third-party games ARE selling on Wii, he had the numbers right in front of him
- Upward trend with sequels (Madden, Guitar Hero)
- Matt says there are a lot of misconceptions about sales numbers on Wii
- Tiger Woods selling best on Wii

- Some talk about Metroid Prime 3, Matt praises its graphics highly – Says art the best on Wii. Galaxy has better tech.
- Bozon thinks he likes Metroid out of the big 3, Matt still sticks by Mario Galaxy – loves music, looks good on the new screen in the IGN demo room

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Sky Crawlers Controls

August 14, 2008 |

- Nunchuk = joystiq, Wiimote = throttle – preferred control method: Wiimote in left hand, Nunchuk on the right – hold Nunchuk vertically and tilt to move plane – hold Wiimote vertically to speed up/slow down – Nunchuk triggers for … Read More

Nintendo doesn’t have exclusive rights to the MotionPlus tech

August 8, 2008 |

InvenSense, the company that makes the MotionPlus accessory, has told Eurogamer the relationship with Nintendo is “not an exclusive” one.

According to bigwig Joe Virginia, other companies are interested in the tech – but he’s not naming any names.

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Nintendo Voice Chat Summary

July 31, 2008 |

Wii MotionPlus
- Long overdue
- Is basically what the Wiimote should have been initially
- Measures subtle rotational shifts, 1:1 – Craig says it actually works, he likes sword-fighting
- Craig “called” a new Wii Sports game right before Nintendo’s conference

Wii Sports Resort
- All 3 minigames were pretty fun
- Matt liked the disc dog game, since you can see how accurate Wii Motion Plus is – worked perfectly
- Angle, rotation played a huge part where the disc would land
- Craig thought sword-fighting was really accurate as well

WiiSpeak
- Laughably made
- Can put it anywhere in the room, cord looks gigantic (based on photos)
- Made for 3 – 4 people playing on a couch
- A third-party might make a work-around eventually (headset, microphone)
- Can use wireless keyboard in AC: City Folk
- Matt will remain skeptical until he can really test it
- Nintendo playing it safe again – Craig

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Reader Wiiview: Agatha Christie and Then There Were None

July 29, 2008 | 1

Thanks to Sagatron for sending in his review for Agatha Christie!  Remember, any reviews you have for games, just drop them in an email to tips at purenintendo.com and we’ll be sure to post it!

Introduction:

This game is a one-player point-and-click murder mystery based on the Agatha Christie’s novel by the same name. If you’re a fan of Agatha’s storytelling and have read the novel first published back in 1939, you might be asking yourself why you would want to play this game when you already know the ending. Well good news, the ending for this game is different than the book. For all of us that have not read the book (myself included), what is the point of changing the ending? To me, this seems disrespectful to Agatha’s work. However, if you finish the game, a surprise awaits for those that don’t know the original story.

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Fatal Frame IV Details

July 24, 2008 |
  • takes place on Rougetsutou island (ficitional)
  • setting is a half-western half-Japanese hotel. Hotel was previously a sanatorium.
  • mystical ceremony was performed every 10 years to worship the moon, but ceremonies stopped for unknown reasons
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Review: Top Spin 3 Wii

July 23, 2008 |

Top Spin 3 is a game that has a lot of potential, especially with a system like the Wii.  Wii Sports Tennis set the bar really high for a fun, interactive experience, and Top Spin 3 aims to provide a more realistic approach to tennis for the Wii.

I was really looking forward to playing Top Spin 3, because Wii Sports Tennis is one of my favorite games on the Wii right now.  The game perfectly uses the Wiimote to give a fun, and surprisingly deep level of gameplay for such a simple concept.  Top Spin 3 is definitely marketed more towards the hardcore gamer because of the control scheme and gameplay they adopted.

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