Monday, January 25, 2010

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

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Virtual Console

Ghoul Patrol
This is a 1-2 player game that was originally on the Super Nintendo. the game costs 800 Wii Points. in the game you have to go back in time a "de-spook" various zombified historical figures.


This is a 1-6 player game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. this game has local and online multiplayer.

This is a 1 player only game and it costs 800 Wii Points. the game requires you to rotate pieces and makes squares. there are multiple modes to unlock, awards to collect, and a high score board.

''Aha! I Found It!'' Hidden Object Game
This is a 1-4 player game and it costs 500 Wii Points. this is a hidden object game that requires you to find 12 objects in a level. the game has 10 stages and the objects move each time you return to a level.


Number Battle
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 500 DSi Points. this is a Japanese board game based on Feng Sui. you can play against the computer or against humans and have to reach a target score by placing numbered tiles on the board.

AiRace: Tunnel
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this game is designed to test your reflexes as you manoeuvre a plane in a tunnel thats full of traps. you plane gets faster the longer you play.

Escapee GO!
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 200 DSi Points. you play a Claire, who has awakened with no memory of who she is and all information about her has been destroyed. something about her has changed and she must find a way to escape her pursuers using her newfound powers.

Press Release

You needn't be bilingual to appreciate the first of this week's fantastic downloadable game offerings. Like the classic card game upon which it's based, the new UNO™ game for the WiiWare™ service is all about inclusive, social fun that anybody can pick up and enjoy. Other fresh WiiWare fare includes the inventive puzzle title bittos+ and the hidden-object game"Aha! I Found It!" The Nintendo DSiWare™ service welcomes a trio of diverting hand-held delights this week: the strategy-based NUMBER BATTLE™, the arcade-style AiRace: Tunnel and the action-packed Escapee GO! Last but not least, Virtual Console™ fans should prepare to vanquish spooky specters with the arrival of a true Super NES™ classic, Ghoul Patrol™.


Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1-6
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Get ready to call "UNO" on your Wii™ system! The world-famous card game is faithfully reproduced for the Wii console with some exciting new rules. Thanks to a multiplayer mode (additional Wii Remote™ controllers required) that's playable on one Wii console or online via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection (broadband Internet access required), UNO has never been so fun and easy.

Publisher: MACHINE
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: The next big thing in casual gaming, bittos+ is all about rotating, moving and placing game pieces onto a game board to make squares and, more importantly, squares within squares. Playing bittos+ provides hours and hours of entertainment for the whole family, with boatloads of challenge and replay value for even the most avid gamer. With luscious environments, multiple modes to unlock, game styles to suit every mood, multiple real-time reactive control methods, in-game Awards to collect and high-score boards for the entire your household, bittos+ is a new game-play experience that will sweep you away.

"Aha! I Found It!" Hidden Object Game
Publisher: Ateam Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: A hidden-object game for everyone has come to the WiiWare service. Try to find 12 particular items among a crowd of on-screen objects as fast as you can, from big fish to tiny earrings, easy-to-find items to well-hidden ones. Unlike most other hidden-object games, this one lets you play along with friends and family (additional Wii Remote controllers required) and compete to see who's best at finding the hidden objects in each stage. With 10 stages and more than 277 different items, there's plenty of searching fun to enjoy. Also, with items changing position each time you play, you can enjoy each stage again and again.

Nintendo DSiWare

Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: From Japan comes NUMBER BATTLE, a board game that invokes the ancient art of feng shui while challenging players to clear the playing field. Take turns against human or computer opponents to reach a target score by placing numbered tiles on the board and linking the arms of each tile in various ways. Watch for the Winds of Change to possibly blow over the board during a battle, resulting in special squares that will score bonus points or affect game play in new ways. Items that aid you in your pursuit of points can also be found, but they'll cost you points and must be placed strategically. Go it alone in the main Story or Puzzle modes, or battle against up to three opponents from around the world via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (broadband Internet access required). You can even learn from your past with History mode, which shows the moves recorded during previous contests. This unique combination of puzzle and strategy elements results in an exciting battle of wits. Can you guide your Warrior to victory?

AiRace: Tunnel
Publisher: QubicGames
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: AiRace: Tunnel is an invitation to the newly started Project Tunnel. It was created to examine the quickness and attentiveness of aviation rookies. Think you've got the skills? Put your reflexes to the test and see how swift, precise and predictive you are. Maneuver your aircraft safely through specially created tunnels that are full of traps. Be careful: Your plane will speed up with every second, making each turn and each barrier harder to navigate. It's not just a game, it's a challenge.

Escapee GO!
Publisher: Gevo Entertainment
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: In Escapee GO!, players take on the role of Claire, who awakens with no memory of who she is. Save for her name, all information about her has been destroyed. In its place, something within her has changed. Hunted down by an unknown enemy, she must find a way to escape her pursuers using her newfound powers. Will she be able to survive? Using her heightened senses, Claire is able to detect enemies before they come into visual range. During her daring escape, Claire will find mysterious items that can temporarily enhance her abilities, allowing her to level the playing field.

Virtual Console

Ghoul Patrol
Original platform: Super NES
Publisher: LucasArts
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: The main attractions at the library's Goblin exhibit have come to life! As theGhoul Patrol, you'll go back in time and de-spook an encyclopedia of zombified historic dudes. Vaporize garbage-can ghosts and ninja spirits, rescue bug-eyed librarians and wigged-out pirates, dodge flying books and adolescent-eating plants, and ultimately put the beastly spirit back in the history books.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, or

Sega Have Released New Screenshots For The Nintendo Wii Version Of Sonic & Sega's All Star Racing

Sega have released new screenshots for the Nintendo Wii version of Sonic & Sega's All Star Racing. these screenshots appear to be in-game from a replay. the screenshots mostly show the Mii racer and a couple of tracks.

Wii Screenshots

Sega Have Released New Screenshots For The Nintendo DS Version Of Sonic & Sega's All Star Racing

Sega have released new screenshots for the Nintendo DS version of Sonic & Sega's All Star Racing. these screenshots are in-game and show of what appear to be 3 different tracks and a few of the characters and their karts.

Nintendo DS Screenshots

Sony Announce The Classic Stadium Pack Pre-Order Incentive For The PS3 Version Of MLB 10 The Show

Sony has announced A Classic Stadium Pack Will be available as a downloadable pre-order incentive for the PS3 version of MLB 10 The Show. the pack will come with 6 stadiums:Shibe, Park, Forbes Field, Polo Grounds, Crosley Field, Sportsman’s Park, And Griffith Stadium. A Voucher code will be provided with the game when it is released.

Classic Stadiums

From US Playstation Blog

Namco announce That Its iPhone Games Have Been Downloaded Over 23 Million Times

Namco Networks have announced that since the launch of the iphone App Store, over 23 million Namco Network games have been downloaded. there is a average of 36,450 downloads a day of Namco Network games. Namco Networks currently have 24 titles available for download with a further 20 set for release in 2010.

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jan 25, 2010 Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of mobile, iPhone and PC games for mass-market casual gamers, today announced that its App Store releases have been downloaded more than 23 million times to date and that number continues to grow rapidly. In fact, since the App Store’s inception (June 2008), the company is averaging 36,450 downloads a day.

“With over 100,000 applications available and three billion downloaded apps, the App Store is booming,” said Jonathan Kromrey, general manager of Apple Games for Namco Networks. “Not only are we excited that our worldwide audience is checking out Namco’s premium iPhone content, but that consumers are coming back for more.”

Among Namco’s recent releases are the iPhone/iPod touch versions of PAC-MAN Championship Edition and ACE COMBAT Xi Skies of Incursion. While Namco is notable for its best-selling game franchises like PAC-MAN, Ace Combat, Galaga and Dig Dug, Namco’s current catalogue of 24 titles boasts brand new properties as well. These games include Garters & Ghouls, Isaac Newton’s Gravity and Solitaire: Deck of Cods. Namco’s Apple Games Group has been dedicated to capturing players by providing high-quality, fun games for the unique gaming platform. The highly anticipated Pool Pro Online 3 is among the 20 titles the company plans to launch in 2010.

For more information on Namco and its games, please visit or NAMCO GAMES on Facebook.

About Namco Networks
Namco Networks America, Inc., a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc., is a worldwide leader in cutting-edge, digitally distributed casual entertainment including mobile, iPhone and casual PC games. More information about Namco Networks’ products can be found at,Namco Game on Facebook or @namcogames on Twitter.

Namco, and all related logos, designs, and elements are the trademarks and © of Namco Networks America Inc. 2009, NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. 2009. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Nintendo Have Released New Screenshots For Wario Ware D.I.Y.

Nintendo have released new screenshots and character art for Wario Ware D.I.Y. The screenshots are in-game and show some of the levels as well as some of the level creation and Item design.

Wario Ware D.I.Y. Screenshots

Wario Ware D.I.Y. Character Art

Nintendo Announce A Monster Hunter Tri And Classic Controller Pro Bundle

Nintendo have announced a new Bundle for the upcoming Capcom Monster Hunter Tri Game. When the game is released in N.America in April, A Monster Hunter Tri And Black Classic Controller Pro Bundle will be available for $59.99. The game will be available for $49.99 without the Classic Controller Pro.

Press Release

SAN MATEO, CA, and REDMOND, WA, - January 25, 2010 - Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, and Nintendo of America today announced an exciting new bundle featuring one of the most highly anticipated titles for 2010, Monster Hunter® Tri, and combining it with the new Classic Controller Pro™ for the Wii™ system. The Classic Controller Pro's more traditional control configuration will give gamers the ultimate Monster Hunting experience when the bundle becomes available in North America this April at a suggested retail price of $59.99.

"Monster Hunter Tri has made a huge splash in the Japanese market, and we're confident the bundle with the Classic Controller Pro will give fans in North America plenty to get excited about," said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America's vice president of Licensing. "Gamers of all kinds enjoy playing games on Wii. Monster Hunter Tri delivers an incredible new experience on Wii, while the Classic Controller Pro gives players even more control options for their favorite Wii games."

The new Classic Controller Pro includes a second row of shoulder buttons and ergonomically friendly grips. The Classic Controller Pro plugs directly into the Wii Remote™ controller, and until now, has been available only in the Japanese market.

The Classic Controller Pro will be compatible with more than 450 Wii, WiiWare™ and Virtual Console™ games. The Classic Controller Pro bundled with Monster Hunter Tri will be black, while both black and white versions of the controller will also be available separately at a suggested retail price of $19.99. The game will also be available without a controller at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Making its North American debut on Wii this spring, Monster Hunter Tri is one of the most strikingly beautiful titles developed for Nintendo's Wii system. Pushing the hardware to the limit, Monster Hunter Tri depicts a living, breathing ecosystem where humans co-exist with majestic monsters that roam both dry land and brand new sub-aqua environments – a first for the series. Offering the player varied control configurations to suit their style of play, players can choose between the Classic Controller Pro, Wii Remote™ and Nunchuck™, or Classic Controller™ to slay the monsters that inhabit the world.

The Monster Hunter series has sold over 11 million units worldwide and has become a social phenomenon in Japan giving rise to training camps, dedicated festivals and numerous licensed products. According to Media Create, Monster Hunter Tri sold 520,000 units in its first week of release in Japan and became the leading title sold across all platforms for the week of its release.

For more information about Monster Hunter Tri, please visit:

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site,

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  • PS3: its being reported that after 3 years, someone has finally has managed to fully hack the PS3. its not patchable

  • details on the next Tony Hawk and Robomodo project should be coming soon. Tony says its better than expected

  • 360: Bungie say they are "Bending the xbox as far as it'll bend" making use of everything the 360 has to offer

  • PSP: Fat Princess may get a global release, or near simultaneous. game appears far along.

  • OnLive: CEo Steve Perlman say lag issues could be player based. there are only 3 data centers for the USA beta.

  • PS3: Digital Foundry talk about PS3 and its move to 3D. MLB The Show seen in 3D for first time.

  • PS3: Insomniac Games are hiring for a new PS3 game. they are looking for a FX artist.

  • PSP: Valkyria Chronicles 2 has a data install option. you need 500MB of space. means the game has no load times.

  • PS3: Rockstar say they'll be "very good" to the PS3 users this year.

  • PS3: Seed Studio's announce that their motion control compatible game Under Siege will not be delayed, its coming Spring

  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released Screenshots And A Trailer For GTI Club Supermini Festa!

  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer Showing Mini Games In Super Monke Ball Step & Roll

  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released A New Trailer For Vandal Hearts

  • 360: Mass Effect 2 has 2 disc swaps. disc 1 used at start, disc 2 for middle, disc 1 used again for the end of the game

  • There is no Final Fantasy VII Remake in the near future. Cloud could make cameos in other games.

  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released 2 New Trailers For The Nintendo DSi Only Game Photo Showdown

  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released New Screenshots For Napoleon Total War

  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Europe Have Released A New Trailer For Death By Cube

  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Europe Have Released Screenshots, Concept Artwork, And A New Trailer For Nier

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Have Released New Screenshots For Glory Of Heracles

  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released Chapter 2 Of A Animated Short Movie For RISK Factions

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