Alright, time for a new poll! We’ve received a lot of participation in our last poll about E3 expectations from Nintendo. Most people believed that we’ll see a new Zelda …
Chocobo Mystery Dungeon Wii
-Daemon really likes it.
-”Great challenge without being too frustrating.”
-A lot more strategy than Pokemon Myster Dungeon series. Job system heavily affects how you play.
-”Feels like a very polished last gen game.”
Magenetica Twist (WiiWare)
-Craig thinks it’s pretty good, but the DS verison is better.
-Hard to quickly turn around because of the remote.
-Disappointing that there is no online, but still local multiplayer.
Nintendo Power has ranked what they believe to be the Top 20 games for all Nintendo consoles and handhelds. Do you have them all? ; )
1. The Legend of Zelda
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
3. Mega Man 2
4. Super Mario Bros.
6. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out
8. Super Mario Bros. 2
9. Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
10. Ninja Gaiden
11. Mega Man 3
12. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
15. Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
16. Maniac Mansion
17. Bionic Commando
18. Dragon Warrior IV
19. Final Fantasy
20. Kid Icarus
I’m not sure about this list as it’s not officially from the E3 expo website, or in a press release form. It’s from a PS fan site that is updating the list as E3 draws closer, so take some of the titles ‘confirmation’ with a grain of salt.
Capcom USA Inc.
Spyborgs (Wii) – Confirmed
Neo Pets Puzzle Adventure (Wii, PC) – Confirmed
Dragonology (DS, Wii) – Confirmed
Wizardology (DS, Wii) – Confirmed
– They talk about the iPhone 3G and Super Monkey Ball
– Bozon thinks the iPhone will become a good gaming platform
– Craig wants an air hockey game for iPhone like the demo that was shown at E3 a while back
– NCAA and Top Spin coverage coming tomorrow
– Madden 09 is looking good and has good Wiimote capabilities, feels like PES08
– Matt says it’s running at 30FPS, but “really solid,” looks noticeably better than 08
– Rock Band guitar is wireless and drums are wired, take up both USBs
– The Guitar Hero guitar won’t work on Rock Band Wii
– Hulk for Wii is horrible, has “epic fog” like in Superman 64, controls suck
– Tiger Woods > We Love Golf
– Craig downloaded My Pokemon Ranch, he can’t “find a game in there”
– The game will give you missions where you catch ___ Pokemon and bring them back
– Spyborgs is built heavily around co-op play
– Damon says it’s like a combination of Ratchet & Clank and Lego Star Wars, isn’t very excited about it
– Star Wars: Force Unleashed doesn’t look hideous, though they think some of it is bullshots
– Tenchu for Wii “came out of nowhere,” hasn’t been good since the first game, though it looks decent
– Wild Earth is basically Afrika if you “put on glasses with vasoline on them and if you were really drunk and your whole world looked sluggish,” like Pokemon Snap
Wow, this is an impressive list. I wish all these games will come out this year, I do not think they will.
1. *Fatal Frame: Mask Of The Lunar Eclipse
2. *Kid Icarus (Expected to be announced at E3.)
3. *The Conduit
4. *Monster Hunter 3 (E3.)
5. *Tenchu 4
6. *Disaster: Day Of Crisis
7. *Harvest Moon: Tree Of Tranquility
8. *Red Steel 2 (E3.)
9. Castlevania Wii
10. *Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicels: The Crystal Bearers
11. *Tales Of Symphonia Dawn Of The New World
12. Star Wars The Force Unleashed
13. *Mario Superstar Sluggers
14. *Rune Factory
15. *Mushroom Men
17. Rock Band
18. *Deadly Creatures
19. *Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Dungeon
21. *Samba De Amigo
22. *Rygar The Battle Of Argus
23. Don King Presents Prize Fighter
24. *De Blob
25. *Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
– Best Buy: Wii Fit stands completely sold out
– GameStop: Same story
– Been on BBC news, MTV, Good Morning show, Ellen
– Matt believes that long term, Wii Fit will be huge – not sure if it can sell as much as GTAIV
– Amazon, retailers in general sold out
– Matt has Wii calisis on his palms
– Straightforward racing game, semi-open world
– Decent physics system, good speed and controls
– Framerate jumps sometimes
– Voice-overs are awful
– Overall seems decent
-Video review from Matt’s house coming later this week. Enjoy Stalkers.
-No multi player mode of any kind.
-Not so good.
-You can play 4 player mode but only one person can use the balance board
-The mini-game in WiiFit is better than We Ski.
-Rock Revolution DS
-More of a Rhythm game. You pick from one of four instruments.
-4 licensed songs were there
-Not so good, its just not a very good game
-International Track and Field DS.
-Really good, challenging.
-A lot of fast motioning with the stylus.
Nintendo will release the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros.™ Brawl 26 June 2008. The first Super Smash Bros. for Wii™ is an action packed fighting game that includes more moves, more levels, online battles, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, a variety of control options, a host of playable characters, and even an adventure mode that’s a full game in itself!
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is a game play experience where characters from around the Nintendo universe meet up in Nintendo locales to battle it out. Choose from a number of iconic and new characters including Mario, everyone’s favourite plumber; Meta Knight, the sword-wielding nemesis of Kirby; Pit, the angelic archer from Kid Icarus™; Zero Suit Samus, the powerful Metroid® series heroine; Sonic the Hedgehog from SEGA®, and Solid Snake the solider from Konami’s Metal Gear series, among a host of others.
Konami Embargo is up Thursday, I think. Wording was a bit weird on that.
Platinum Games Madworld game is awesome and real.
No need to read this summary.
-Best of the Bunch (Launch Titles)
-Best art design then most retail games
-$10 Worth it.
-It is short. 3 hours, though you can get lost along the way.
-Its a Super Metroid presentation. You’re not told when you go into new levels.
Defend Your Castle:
-Jump in, Jump out Multiplayer. “It’s awesome, thats when the game is really fun”
-Debate if the graphics are good or bad. The intent is bad, but thats the point of the game and it works. Still gave it 3 or 4 for graphics, they are bad, but theres a charm to it. Feels like they could have done more, they just didn’t want to. Its stylized though, but its bad.
– From Ubisoft (2005 remake), another shooter
– Launch title – 1000 points
– WiiWare could end up with a lot of shooters
– Needs to be faster, more enemies
Castle of Shikigami III
– Great according to Daemon
– Vertical shooter
– Fun, also good for kids
– A bit overpriced
– Good party game
– Currently embargoed, review tomorrow
– Upcoming events at Sega, Ubisoft, Konami – news out of those events probable
– IGN will have 1 exclusive, Friday – Craig: “Pretty big,” unannounced – Wii & DS game, based off distinct property – video, screenshots
-Washington D.C. is under attack by aliens
-The All Seeing Eye, reveals hidden locations, monsters, items
-High Voltage was going to show the trailer which ign thought looked cool, but High Voltage wants to delay the public release of the trailer to make the trailer better and fix up its issues.
-Looks like Tempest
-$7, Wii-Ware Launch title
-Visuals look better on a larger screen
High Voltage’s The Conduit:
-Built from the Ground up for Wii
-FPS with Scifi Government Conspiracy Theme
-The Plan for Video Footage is suppose to be this week
-They are working on Other projects. Bozon wants to download and/or buy them
-The other projects are not big epics like Conduit, but they are still very happy with the other two projects they were shown. (WiiWare wasn’t strongly implied)
-30 frames right now shooting for a lock 60, all sorts of control schemes.
-Ign has largest Nintendo Fanbase out there, the Dev was immediately contacted from publishers and developers right after the reveal.
-Bozon wants to work towards industry glory and not just a PR puppet at IGN.
Line Rider Wii:
to see what it’ll be like. Check XBLA may be similar review style. [/i]
Q: Fatal Frame 4 News?
A: No, but they are excited because of Fatal Frame + Suda. Likely no news until E3.
Q: DQ9 no news in forever, whats up with that ?
A: Square hinted to Bozon info will come soon. Square likes to deal with one title at a time
Q:What can Nintendo do to get big western dev houses to jump on the Wii ?
A: Matt wants Nintendo to step up and Publish more games, like back in the day. Wants Nintendo to go out and find the developers to develop. Bozon states how he thinks the Wii is the place for the small guys to put forth big efforts to try and become the big guys. Matt also wants Nintendo to reach out for synergy marketing with other big publishing houses.
Q: World Ends with You or Mario Kart Wii?
A: If World Ends With You is your type of game, get it before its gone. Mario Kart you can get now or a year from now. If you own a Wii, you gotta get Mario Kart Wii at some time, but World Ends With You won’t be around forever.
Voice chat is the new name for the Wiikly review. It also has a new day. (Thanks Alkaline for the Summary)
Smackdown vs Raw 2008
– Weren’t able to go hands on with it, but the DS version seems to be turning out great – just needs traditional control and fine-tuning.
– Developed by the makers of Rocket Slime. There’s actually an RPG system with an overworld system where you upgrade certain aspects of your character (eg: arm strength, leg strength, etc).
– Looks great – like No Mercy on DS. Phenomenal 3D models. Lots of cinematic stuff with the camera.
– Single-player only. It’s really only supposed to be an “RPG.” Matt thinks this might piss some people off.
– Needs traditional controls. Touch screen controls work alright but traditional controls really are needed.
– Also contains Create A Superstar for the first time. Hopefully this turns out to be the first good portable wrestling game.
– Looks almost indentical to last year.
– Lots of motion used – control recognition has been refined. Uses a lot more motion than most Wii games.
– Still playing catchup, but this year there is over 30 new match types (eg: barbed wire).
– The wonky Success Mode is gone, replaced by Career Mode which is the same as what you will get on PS3/360.
– Online play for the first time on Wii. It will probably be quite bare-bones but it’s a start.
– Interactive entrances and finishes. Sounds gimmicky but it sounds like it could be fun. You can continue to beat your opponent even after a match.
– Create-a-finisher and some other PS3/360 content will not be in the Wii version. The Wii version is an entirely different beast.