Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Screenshots For Alan Wake And A Fact Sheet For The Game

Microsoft has released new screenshots and a fact sheet for their upcoming Xbox 360 game, Alan Wake. the screenshots may or maynot be in game, but they do show themes and situations that should be in the final game.

Alan Wake


Fact Sheet

“Alan Wake”
Fact Sheet
September 2009
Title: “Alan Wake”

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Developer: Remedy Entertainment Ltd.

Format: DVD for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system

ESRB Rating: Rating Pending

Pricing: $59.99

Availability: Spring 2010

Product Overview:
Bringing a new style of storytelling to Xbox 360, “Alan Wake” is a psychological action thriller from Remedy, the renowned developers of the successful “Max Payne” series. In this dynamic new title exclusively for Xbox 360, players assume the role of Alan Wake, a best-selling suspense author suffering from writer’s block, who escapes to a small town only to experience the mysterious disappearance of his wife.

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Wash., “Alan Wake” immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments. “Alan Wake” is mission-based with a deeply engaging and suspenseful storyline unveiling new twists and profound character revelations at every turn.

Players will unravel the riveting plot through multilayered character interactions, unique problem-solving and intense combat against terrifying enemies. In this nightmarish world, where fantasy and reality collide, Alan Wake must use a variety of weapons to survive, including his most powerful ally against the darkness — light itself.

Features:
Intense psychological thriller. “Alan Wake” delivers a deeply psychological and finely crafted plot that raises the bar for storytelling in video games. The riveting story of “Alan Wake” is propelled by a movie-like atmosphere, compelling situations, memorable characters and real-time pacing. Remedy has a record of creating and developing games with unique cinematic presentation and exceptionally high production values.

Light as a combat element. As Wake journeys deeper into the mystery of Bright Falls, the shadows close in around him. When darkness descends, light becomes his only ally as he fights his way to daybreak. . This poses a severe problem for Alan Wake since his enemies seemingly gain strength from the shadows, and before long, light itself becomes his greatest ally. Players must skillfully combine their use of light with more conventional weapons to stand a chance.

Realistic, interactive environment. Set in the town of Bright Falls, the hyper-detailed environments of the Pacific Northwest play an important role; even the change in daylight and weather will profoundly affect the characters and enemies in “Alan Wake.” The game’s advanced rendering engine provides amazingly realistic environments that bring this world to detailed life — from the lush forest of evergreen trees to the quaint small-town buildings and streets. The world of “Alan Wake” is alive and real.

Episodic narrative. The mission-based structure of “Alan Wake” creates an episodic narrative similar to a deeply structured dramatic television series, such as Twin Peak and X-Files. As the episodes progress, gameplay will evolve to introduce new elements and characters, escalating the level of threat and action in the game.
Developer

Information:
Remedy Entertainment is a privately held developer of cinematic action games and franchises. Remedy is based in Espoo, Finland, and has developed critically acclaimed and top-selling action games. Additional information can be obtained through Remedy’s Web site at http://www.remedygames.com.

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The information contained in this fact sheet relates to a pre-release product that may be substantially modified before its first commercial release. Accordingly, the information may not accurately describe or reflect the product when it is first commercially released. This fact sheet is provided for informational purposes only, and Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the fact sheet or the information contained in it.

Sony Announce That The Playstation 3 Slim Has Sold 1 Million Units In 3 Weeks


Sony has announced that the Playstation 3 Slim has sold 1 million units in just 3 weeks of being on sale. they do say that this figure is based on SCEI’s estimation.

Press Release

Tokyo, September 24, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced that retail sales of its new PlayStation®3 (PS3®) (CECH-2000A) computer entertainment system achieved a total of 1 million units*1 worldwide in the 3 weeks since its launch on September 1, 2009 *2. The expansion of the PS3 platform is being accelerated along with the introduction of more and more new and exciting software titles as well as the enhancement of PlayStation®Network.

While maintaining cutting-edge features and functions, such as the ability to enjoy high quality interactive entertainment content including Blu-ray Disc™ games and movies as well as various content and services downloadable through PlayStation Network, the new PS3 is available at a highly attractive recommended retail price of 29,980 yen (including tax), US$299 and €299, with an extremely streamlined form factor and a pre-installed 120GB Hard Disk Drive. Furthermore, the reduction of power consumption and fan noise as well as the casual appearance have also become drivers in attracting a larger and broader range of users.

Along with the vast line-up of attractive and exciting entertainment content to be released this holiday season from third-party game developers and publishers as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios, SCE will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment.

*1 The number is based on SCEI’s estimation.
*2 The new PS3 became available in stores on September 1, 2009, in North America, Europe/ PAL territories, Asian countries and regions, and in Japan on September 3, 2009.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is an innovative handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer-like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.

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PlayStation and PS3 are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Rockstar Has Released A New Trailer For Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad Of Gay Tony

Rockstar has released a new trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad Of Gay Tony. this trailer focuses on a character in the game called Yusuf Amir. the trailer is all in game and shows some new locations as well as some action in the game.




Microsoft Has Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Crackdown 2

Microsoft has released new screenshots and a new trailer for Crackdown 2. the trailer is a slightly extended trailer from that shown at E3, whilst the screenshots show mainly battles in different areas of the city. both the screenshots and trailer show that the city is familiar to the original one, and the Orbs from the original game are also in this new game.



Crackdown 2



Microsoft Has Released Screenshots For The New Zune Video Market Place On The Xbox 360

Microsoft has released new screenshots for their upcoming Zune Video Marketplace. this is mainly a re-branding of the current Video Marketplace. the screenshots show some of the menus as well as the ability to watch movies with friends.

Zune Video



Microsoft Has Released Screenshots Of The Last FM Service On The Xbox 360

Microsoft has released screenshots of the Last FM service on the Xbox 360. the screenshots show that the service fits into the general style of the New Xbox Experience.

Last FM



Microsoft Has Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Toy Soldiers On Xbox Live Arcade

Microsoft has released screenshots for their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game, Toy Soldiers. the screenshots show of the games artstyle as well as showing in game action. the action show many different units and vehicles available in the game. the trailer for the game also shows some of the in game action and vehicles in the game. it also shows that not all the units/vehicles are historically accurate. all this plays to a old style music track.



Toy Soldiers



EverQuest II Update, The Shards of Destiny, Is Live Now


Sony Online Entertainment have released a trailer and screenshots for the newest expansion for Everquest II. the trailer talks about the history behind the expansion, whilst the screenshots show many of the characters and locations that have been added with this expansion.
As well as introducing this new story, the expansion also brings Chronomagic to the game. Chronomagic can be used to down-tier you level so you can experience content that you may have missed whilst you were levelling up. an achievement system has also been added to the game as well as all people with houses will receive a new room.



The Shards of Destiny


Press Release

WHAT: EverQuest® II’s game update, The Shards of Destiny is live now and brings sorrow and anger to the world of Norrath as there has been a mysterious disappearance of the famed Erollisi Marr, the goddess of love. Her absence has cast a dark cloud over Norrath and it is up to the players to travel to the Shard of Love and defeat the creatures they encounter to determine the fate of Erollisi Marr. In addition to the new storyline, players can also enjoy new features such as Chronomagic, housing additions and the all new achievement system.

UPDATE FEATURES:
• Chronomagic: Down-tier your level to experience content you may have previously missed while you were leveling up
• Enter the Shard of Love: For the first time ever, players will be able to explore the home of Erollisi Marr
• All new 4x Dungeon: Test your skills in Miragul's Planar Shard
• Achievement System: Track and share your accomplishments with other players
• Housing Addition: All houses will receive a new room where you can use your creativity and expand your collections

WHEN: The Shards of Destiny is live

ABOUT SOE: Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, and Taiwan, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Free Realms and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC.

All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

New Screenshots For Snoopy Flying Aces On The Xbox Live Arcade

Microsoft has released new screenshots for their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game for the Xbox 360, Snoopy Flying Aces. the screenshots all are ingame, with the majority of them showing Air Combat in a few different levels, in a few different aeroplanes. the screenshots also show that you can play the game with bots.

Snoopy Flying Aces



UK PSN Update 24/09/09

Special Offers
PixleJunk Racers [£3.99]
High Velocity Bowling [£3.99]
Super Stardust HD – Double Pack [£2.39]
Echochrome Micro – PSP [£3.99]
Disney's Action Game Feat/ Hercules – PS1 Classic [£3.19]

Guitar Hero World Tour – All Tracks Now £1.19
Mr. Brightside by The Killers
Low by Travis Barker
What’s My Age Again by Blink 182
Jessie’ Girl by Rick Springfield
We Are The Champions by Queen
Human by The Killers
Black Betty by Ram Jam
Because of You by Nickelback
1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
Hot Blooded by Foreigner
No Rain by Blind Melon
Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles
Drive by Incubus
Rock n’ Roll Band by Boston
Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen
Gimme All Your Lovin’ by ZZ Top
Another Way To Die by Jack White and Alicia Keys
So What by Pink
Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger
One Of These Nights by The Eagles
You Know You’re Right by Nirvana
Ticks by Brad Paisley
Use Me by Hinder
Me and My Gang by Rascal Flatts
Sliver by Nirvana

PS3 Games
Heavy Weapon [£6.99]
Fallout 3 – Broken Steel [£7.99]
Batman Arkham Asylum – Prey in The Darkness Map Pack [Free]
UFC 2009 – Additional Fighters [£3.19]
Madden NFL 10 – AFL Legacy Pack [£5.25]
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 – Sheshan GC [£4.79]

Demo's
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Lost Planet 2 Co-Op Demo
The Punisher: No Mercy

Guitar Hero 5
Yeah Yeah Yeahs/The Faint/Editors Track Pack [£4.39]
“Dull Life” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs [£1.59]
“Geeks Were Right” by The Faint[£1.59]
“Munich” by Editors [£1.59]

Rock Band
Pearl Jam – Backspacer [£9.19]
“Amongst The Waves” by Pearl Jam[£0.59]
“Gonna See My Freind” by Pearl Jam [£0.59]
“Got Some ” by Pearl Jam [£0.59]
“Johnny Guitar ” by Pearl Jam[£0.59]
“Just Breathe ” by Pearl Jam [£0.59]
“Speed of Sound ” by Pearl Jam [£0.99]
“Supersonic ” by Pearl Jam [£0.99]
“The End ” by Pearl Jam [£0.99]
“The Fixer ” by Pearl Jam [£0.99]
“Unthought Known ” by Pearl Jam [£0.99]
Anvil Pack 1 [£2.49]
“Warriors Of Time” by Black Tide [£0.99]

Videos
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs – Game Trailer
Wet – Video Short 1
Fallout 3 – The Pitt Trailer
Fallout 3 – Point Lookout Trailer
Fallout 3 – Operation Anchorage Trailer
Fallout 3 – Mothership Zeta Trailer
Fallout 3 – Broken Steel Trailer
Uncharted 2 – Fortune Favours The Bold
Need For Speed Shift – Andrea Bertolini
Need For Speed Shift – Chris Rado
Need For Speed Shift – Tommy Milner
Need For Speed Shift – Vaugn Gittin
Need For Speed Shift – Trailer
Need For Speed Shift – Laguna Seca
Need For Speed Shift – Road America
Need For Speed Shift – Welcome To Need For Speed Shift

Wallpaper
Heroes Over Europe – heroes Wallpaper

Theme
NONE

Dynamic Theme
NONE

PS1 Classic
NONE

PSP
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs [£23.99]
Dirt 2 [£23.99]
Need For Speed Shift [£31.99]
Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero – L'il Asagi Comes Home DLC [£3.19]
Rock Band Unplugged - “Flathead” by The Fratellis [£0.99]
Rock Band Unplugged - “Wake Up Dead” by Megadeath [£0.99]



Microsoft Has Released New Screenshots For The Upcoming Free To Play Joyride Game.

Microsoft has released new screenshots for their upcoming free to pay Xbox Live Arcade game, joyride. the screenshots appear not to be in game action, but do show a level or two in the game, the general art style of the game, and how the Avatars look in the cars in the game.

Joyride



Microsoft Has Released Screenshots For The Upcoming Xbox Live Arcade Game, 0 Days.

Microsoft has released screenshots for their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game 0 Day. the screenshots show alot of action in the game, a heavily armed helicopter up against a much bigger unknown ship, over a location that looks similar to somewhere in Japan.

0 Day



Sony Has Announced PSPgo Rewards. It Rewards PSPgo Upgraders a Voucher For 3 Free Games


Sony has announced a PSPgo Rewards program for players who already have PSP UMD Games and a PSN Account. Sony is offering all those whit a PSP UMD a voucher, from which they can download 3 PSP games, from a list of 17. for this to work, you do need to keep your exisiting PSP and at least 1 UMD Game. the promotion will be active From October 1st 2009 until 31st March 2010. all you will need to do is follow the simple steps:

1. Unwrap your shiny new PSPgo and start it up

2. Connect to PlayStation®Network and activate your new or existing PlayStation Network account for PSPgo Rewards

3. Start up your current PSP and connect to PlayStation Network

4. Login using the same PlayStation Network account , and launch PlayStation®Store

5. Pop one of your UMDs into the drive of your current PSP and register on PSPgo Rewards when prompted

6. Download a PSPgo theme

7. Wait for your email voucher for your three free games

8. Choose, download and enjoy!

Eurogamer.com have provided the full list of 17 games in the offer:
Buzz!: Brain Bender
Buzz!: Master Quiz
Daxter
Echochrome
Everybody's Golf PSP
Killzone: Liberation
Lemmings PSP
LocoRoco
MediEvil
Patapon
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
Resistance: Retribution
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
WipEout Pure

Press Release

Got PSP™? Thinking of going digital with PSPgo?
Get three free games with PSPgo Rewards*

LONDON, 24th September, 2009: To celebrate the upcoming launch of the latest model of PSP™(PlayStation®Portable) Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is pleased to announce a special promotion to help existing PSP owners with UMD®s (Universal Media Discs), to start their digital games collection for PSPgo.

If you enjoy your PSP, you’re going to love the all-new PSPgo. Say hello to entertainment in your pocket as the sleek, slimline look of PSPgo comes packed with 16GB of built-in storage space – meaning that you can take all your favourite games, photos and more with you wherever you go. And to help you get your PSPgo collection started, we’re giving away three full games for free.*

With PSPgo Rewards you can download three much-loved, or totally new PSP titles for free, and put your new PSPgo to the test. Pick your favourites from a number of popular PSP titles. Get in on the action with Killzone™: Liberation or SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3. Give your reflexes a pounding with WipEout® Pure. Put your skills to the test with Everybody’s Golf™ or echochrome™. Give your brain a workout with Buzz!™: Brain Bender or Master Quiz. Or get quirky, with LocoRoco™ or Patapon™. There are seventeen titles to choose from in all, and the process is simple...

1. Unwrap your shiny new PSPgo and start it up
2. Connect to PlayStation®Network and activate your new or existing PlayStation Network account for PSPgo Rewards
3. Start up your current PSP and connect to PlayStation Network
4. Login using the same PlayStation Network account , and launch PlayStation®Store
5. Pop one of your UMDs into the drive of your current PSP and register on PSPgo Rewards when prompted
6. Download a PSPgo theme
7. Wait for your email voucher for your three free games
8. Choose, download and enjoy!

PSPgo puts you in control, because you can download and store your choice of entertainment. It’s about what you like to play, what you like to look at, what you like to watch and what you like to listen to. And with an ever increasing range of services from Skype® to the soon to launch PlayStation Network Video Store and Digital Comics, plus remote access to your music, photos, videos and more on your PlayStation®3, PSPgo is entertainment without barriers. Be entertained in style - wherever and whenever you are - with PSPgo.

Promotion starts on 1 October 2009 and runs until 31 March 2010. Promotion open to owners of a PSP-1000, 2000 or 3000 and at least one UMD, when they purchase a PSPgo. Titles may vary by territory and age restrictions apply.

To find out more visit www.eu.playstation.com/psp .
*PlayStation®Network account required. PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store subject to terms of use and not available in all countries and languages.WLAN or Broadband internet service required. Users are responsible for internet access fees. Users under 18 require parental consent.

ENDS
For more information, please contact your local PR manager.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PlayStation 3 in November 2006, over 23.7 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 138.8 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 52.9 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 27 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 560 million items have been downloaded.

More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com or visit the Virtual Press Office at www.scee.presscentre.com.

PlayStation and the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PS3 and PSP are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


Sony Announces New 250 GB Playstation 3 Slim Bundles

Sony has announced that they will be releasing 250 GB PS3 Slim Bundles. The Bundles will be for FIFA 10 and Need For Speed Shift. the bundles will be available throughout October.

Eurogamer.com also say that "Sony has finally announced the UK-specific 250GB PS3 bundles, which will cost £284.99 and be available from 1st October.
The first packs offer a choice of two Platinum Hits or a copy of inFamous. From 16th October, the range will expand to incorporate Uncharted 2 as an accompaniment.
Finally, on 19th October, Sony will launch a Blu-ray film pack containing X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Dark Knight and a Blu-ray remote."

Press Release

Tokyo, 24th September 2009: Sony Computer Entertainment today announced a line-up of PlayStation®3 (PS3™) bundles for the holiday season, consisting of a PS3 with a 250GB hard disc drive and one of a selection of software and content, including FIFA 10 and Need for Speed™ Shift . The bundles will be available throughout retail in October 2009.

Following the great success of the new, smaller, 120GB PS3, which sold over 1m units in its first three weeks on sale, the 250GB model has the same hardware specifications as the current model, but with greater storage space, to offer consumers even more choice. The 250GB PS3, with its larger storage capacity, will allow owners to take full advantage of the incredible software line-up and the many multimedia functions available on PS3, whether that is storing and viewing your family photographs, listening to your entire music collection in crisp quality, or watching your favourite home videos or TV shows. More storage allows you to download more of the latest games and add-ons from PlayStation®Store, as well as movies in both HD and SD from the PlayStation®Network video delivery service when it launches later this year, without worrying about running out of space.

More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com or visit the Virtual Press Office at www.scee.presscentre.com.

PlayStation and the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PS3 and PSP are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 in November 2006, over 16.8 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 137.7 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 44.5 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 13 million people have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 236 million items have been downloaded.

More information about PlayStation products can be found at http://www.playstation.com or visit the Virtual Press Office at http://www.scee.presscentre.com.

PlayStation, PLAYSTATION, the PlayStation logo and EyeToy are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PS3 and PSP are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.



Nintendo Announce A $50 Nintendo Wii Price Drop, And A Release Date For New Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo has announced that from September 27th, the Nintendo Wii will receive a $50 price drop to $199.99.

Nintendo Also Announced that New Super Mario Brothers has a release date of November 15th.

New Super Mario Brothers


KEY Wii SOFTWARE RELEASES

Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) - Available Now
Guitar Hero 5 (Activision) - Available Now
The Beatles: Rock Band (EA) - Available Now
Metroid™ Prime: Trilogy (Nintendo) - Available Now
Dead Space Extraction (EA) - Sept. 29
Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - Oct. 4
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (LucasArts) - Oct. 6
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (SEGA) - Oct. 13
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami) - Nov. 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex (Activision) - Nov. 10
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - Nov. 15
EA Sports Active More Workouts (EA) - Nov. 17
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Capcom) - Nov. 17
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (LucasArts) - Nov. 17
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (Ubisoft) - Nov. 24

Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 23, 2009 – Beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, the world's most popular home video game system gets even more appealing. On that day, Nintendo's suggested retail price for its record-setting Wii™ drops by $50 to $199.99. The new $199.99 Wii price point delivers the full iconic Wii gaming experience, including the motion-sensing Wii Remote™ controller, Nunchuk™ controller and Wii Sports™ software, and furthers Nintendo's mission to expand the gaming universe by making video games accessible to more and more consumers.

Wii ownership also opens an avenue for players to the industry's most diverse and unique collection of home console games. Key upcoming releases include Wii Fit™ Plus, launching on Oct. 4, and the first truly multiplayer Mario™ title ever, New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii.

Both new and veteran players in America can jump into this new Mario action when it arrives on Nov. 15.

And beginning Oct. 2, consumers in select cities will have a new, convenient way to decide which Nintendo adventure to tackle next. On that day, a novel series of sampling events called "World of Nintendo" kicks off in Long Beach, Calif.

"Wii has reached more video game players than any game system before because it attracts everyone—both men and women, and people of all ages," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Our research shows there are 50 million Americans thinking about becoming gamers, and this more affordable price point and our vast array of new software mean many of them can now make the leap and find experiences that appeal to them, whatever their tastes or level of gaming experience."

The inherent social nature of Wii is fully demonstrated in a groundbreaking way with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the first Mario game ever to allow four players to take part in the action at the same time. That same dynamic is propelling the enthusiastic response for Wii Sports Resort™, while the release of Wii Fit Plus includes everything you love about Wii Fit™, along with new multiplayer elements and the ability to customize workouts to fit individual needs.

See below for full details on the World of Nintendo events that are scheduled to take place in Long Beach, Philadelphia and New York throughout the month of October.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other Wii features, visit Wii.com.

For more information about New Super Mario Bros. Wii, visit www.MarioBrosWii.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.1 billion video games and more than 526 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pok√©mon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site at www.Nintendo.com.

KEY Wii SOFTWARE RELEASES

Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) - Available Now
Guitar Hero 5 (Activision) - Available Now
The Beatles: Rock Band (EA) - Available Now
Metroid™ Prime: Trilogy (Nintendo) - Available Now
Dead Space Extraction (EA) - Sept. 29
Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - Oct. 4
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (LucasArts) - Oct. 6
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (SEGA) - Oct. 13
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Konami) - Nov. 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex (Activision) - Nov. 10
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - Nov. 15
EA Sports Active More Workouts (EA) - Nov. 17
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Capcom) - Nov. 17
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (LucasArts) - Nov. 17
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (Ubisoft) - Nov. 24


WORLD OF NINTENDO CONSUMER SAMPLING TOUR

In video game aisles, shelves are filled with hundreds of choices. Online, differentiating between thousands of alternatives is nearly impossible. For players, the ideal option would be the chance to see just those titles you're most interested in—and then grab the controller and take them for a test drive.

That solution springs to life next month as World of Nintendo sampling events pop up in three cities. Among the hit Nintendo titles to be included:

For Wii:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus, Punch-Out!!™ and WiiWare™ titles

For Nintendo DS™/Nintendo DSi™:
The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box™ and Nintendo DSiWare™ titles

While final details are pending, the current schedule is as follows:

Long Beach Comic Con
Location: Long Beach Convention Center
City: Long Beach, Calif.
Dates:
Oct. 2: 3-7 p.m.
Oct. 3: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Oct. 4: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

VGXPO
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
City: Philadelphia, PA
Dates:
Oct. 9: 2-9 p.m.
Oct. 10: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Oct. 11: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Big Apple Comic Con
Location: Pier 94 (55th Street at 12th Avenue)
City: New York, NY
Dates:
Oct. 16: noon-8 p.m.
Oct. 17: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Oct. 18: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

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Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

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  • Wii: A $50 price drop appears to be confirmed by Best Buy. Nintendo will announce on Friday, Sale starts Sunday. http://ow.ly/qEHm

  • 360: its rumoured the current wireless adaptor will get a $20 price cut when the new one comes out, which will cost $79.99 http://ow.ly/qEIn

  • A Left 4 Dead 2 Demo is coming October 27th, though no platform was mentioned. http://ow.ly/qEJx

  • PS3: Uncharted 2 is not the last game. each game is a contained story. franchise will continue as long as people want it. http://ow.ly/qEK5

  • PC: Borderlands has been delayed to October 30th as the optimisation process is taking longer than thought. http://ow.ly/qEL3

  • 360: There's a mandatory update today. there are no features added, it's preparation for facebook/twitter/last fm update http://ow.ly/qELM

  • PC: Settlers 7 has been announced. the link has a debut trailer for the game. http://ow.ly/qEMu

  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Have Released New Screenshots For The PSN Game Switchball http://ow.ly/15QBeH

  • The Witcher 2,Assassins of Kings, is heading to Consoles but not anytime soon. http://ow.ly/qENv http://ow.ly/qEND

  • Capcom Unity are offering 12% of their swag for the winning suggestion of the next Capcom VS Game. http://ow.ly/qFNy

  • Netflix say that after the Xbox exclusivity is over, they would like to see Netflix on all systems. http://ow.ly/qFOr

  • QTE Blog: Sega Has Released A New Trailer For Sonic And Sega All-Super Stars Racing On The Playstation 3 And Xbox 3... http://ow.ly/15QBPv

  • QTE Blog: EA Has Released The Boxart For MySims Agents On The Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii http://ow.ly/15QBPw

  • PC: S.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat system specifications have been released. http://ow.ly/qFPI

  • PS3: The Latest Issue Of Famitsu says there will be a Media Blowout for Final Fantasy VS XIII in the new year. http://ow.ly/qH0f

  • PS3: The latest issue of Famitsu has confirmed that there will be a White Knight Chronicles 2. http://ow.ly/qH1e

  • QTE Blog: Cryptic Have Revealed A New Federtaion Starship Class In Star Trek Online. http://ow.ly/15QCtg

  • 360: An image has emerged of a Xbox 360 Elite + Lego Batman + Pure Bundle. its rumoured to be coming Holiday 2009. http://ow.ly/qI04

  • There are rumours that THQ could be taken over by someone. THQ stock rose 13% yesterday. others are not so sure about it http://ow.ly/qI10

  • PSP: The latest Issue of Famistu has revealed some of the characters in Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker. http://ow.ly/qIu8

  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Beatles Rock Band and Guitar Hero 5 http://ow.ly/15QCZI

  • 360: Trials HD has sold over 300,000 units in only just 1 month of being on sale. http://ow.ly/qIuI

  • PSP: Peter Pan and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs have been confirmed as being in Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep http://ow.ly/qIvz

  • QTE Blog: SkyVu Announce That Battle Bears Is Ranking Top on iTunes Since Its Launch http://ow.ly/15QD68

  • PS3: Audi's Home Space will have a Mini Game. those with a high score can get a apartment in Audi Square http://ow.ly/qIxY

  • PS3: Yakuza 4 detailed. takes place in Kamurocho, Kiryu is one character. there are 4 heroes, each with their own story http://ow.ly/qIGj

  • it is rumoured that Microsoft is looking to take over EA. EA Shares have risen 8% already on the speculation. http://ow.ly/qJXl

  • Koei Temco game crossover detailed. PS3 Dynasty warriors Strikeforce get Ryu Hayabusa, 360 gets Nu Wa + more http://ow.ly/qK0d

  • QTE Blog: Tri-Ominos Is Out On The iPhone/iPod Touch For $1.99/£1.19 http://ow.ly/15QEhH

  • 360: Xbox 360 Peripheral bundle has been spotted. has the remote, wireless adaptor, 80 MS Points, 3 Month Gold Card. http://ow.ly/qKSB

  • The Left 4 Dead 2 Demo has been confirmed only for people who have pre-ordered the game on Xbox 360 and PC. http://ow.ly/qKT3

  • Wii: Its rumoured a new Wii Bundle is coming to the UK replacing the current one. it has Wii Sports/Resort, MotionPlus. http://ow.ly/qKU4

  • PS3: Sony announce that the God Of War collection will have a demo of God Of War III. http://ow.ly/qKY1

  • A Voice actress in Resident Evil 5 says that the character she voices is in Resident Evil 5: The Directors Cut. http://ow.ly/qKYO

  • BlazBlue is getting an expansion called Continuum Shift. Famitsu says, it has 1 new character, new HUD, and new stages http://ow.ly/qL04

  • PS3: Critter Crunch is coming out on the USA PSN on october8th for $6.99 http://ow.ly/qM4l

  • 360: In less than 2 days, nearly 1 million players have played Halo 3 ODST. http://ow.ly/qM5m

  • 360: Splinter Cell Conviction is set for A February 23rd 2010 release. http://ow.ly/qMDS