Just wanted to point something out from this podcast. In the question section of the podcast, Mat stats that the Nintendo conference later this week will probably be embargoed until next week.
– Nikkei spilled the beans on the potential of a future Nintendo DS
– Rumors have always been out there, but Nikkei is like the Wall Street Journal of Japan, so when they say something, you kind of listen.
– Updated version of Nintendo DS, adding a second touch screen, bigger screens SD card and mp3 support. Suggested faster Wi-Fi and alluded that Nintendo wants to have more connectivity like Safeco Field
– Also saying there’s a camera, Craig says the camera could also be used at the Wii’s i-Toy.
– Another theory from Craig: Save files off the Wii to the DS -> Wii’s storage solution. Bozon also thinks they’ll open up the SD card, like what Vicarious has been doing.
– Backward compatibility could be a problem with bigger screens
The more and more I research it, I am more and more sure, that the info that was released this weekend about the new DS is true. …
The girls surveyed showed the most interest towards DDR Hottest Party II, with 18 percent of 8-10 year olds, 24 percent of 11-13 year olds, and 15 percent of 14-17 …
Eidos Interactive has offically announced the November 18th, 2008 ship date for the highly anticipated, upcoming entry to the illustrious Tomb Raider franchise, Tomb Raider: Underworld, throughout North America. The game will ship to retailers simultaneously for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and PC.
Tomb Raider: Underworld marks the first game in this flagship series that is designed specifically for next generation consoles. Lara Croft uncovers proof of the existence of the mythical hammer of the Norse god Thor, a weapon rumored to have the power to smash mountains into valleys and destroy the gods themselves.
Feel Like You’re Really Farming With the Nintendo Wii Remote!
Burlingame, Calif., September 29, 2008 – Natsume, a worldwide developer
and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility for the Nintendo Wii has officially
shipped to retail for an MSRP of $49.99. The launch continues the
ten-year anniversary celebration of the popular Harvest Moon
franchise. The ten-year commemoration includes special anniversary
packaging, various retail promotions with special collectible
pre-order plush toys, an exclusive 10th anniversary DS Lite Kit,
strategy guides, and many more specialty items.
“We are proud to release Harvest Moon for the first time on the
Nintendo Wii platform,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of
Natsume. “With the new setting, characters, motion-sensitive controls,
and the most refined gameplay yet, we’re sure that both Harvest Moon
fans and new players alike will be delighted with Harvest Moon: Tree
HUDSON ENTERTAINMENT’S BOMBERMAN BLAST NOW AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL
DOWNLOAD ON THE Wii
Players Can Now Bomb It Up Against 8 Players With
Online Multiplayer Combat And Mii Support
REDWOOD CITY, CA – September 29, 2008 – Hudson Entertainment, the North
American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, today announced the official
launch of Bomberman Blast, an all-new Bomberman available for digital
download on WiiWare for the Wii. Retaining many of the classic
features that fans of the award-winning series have come to love, such
as online multiplayer battles and numerous arenas, Bomberman Blast
also incorporates exciting new gameplay elements like Mii support and
8-person online play.
Auspicious debuts and the return of a classic franchise top the list of new additions to the Wii Shop Channel™ this week. Art Style™: ORBIENT™ is the first in a new game series from Nintendo, combining deep game play with atmospheric flair and simple, elegant controls that anyone can pick up and enjoy. With two more Art Style titles scheduled for release in October, this is your chance to be the first to enjoy this truly remarkable gaming experience.
Bomberman makes his WiiWare™ debut in Bomberman Blast, taking the frenzied multiplayer action the series is known for online. Or if you just feel like saving the galaxy again, take on the Machine in Super Turrican 2.
Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are: