Monday, March 22, 2010

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have announced this weeks WiiWare and DSiWare releases for the USA. there are no Virtual Console releases this week.

WiiWare

Cave Story
This is a 1 player game that costs 1,200 Wii Points. you play as a boy who's appeared in a strange world with no memory of who he is or how he got there. you find a village in danger who's only hope is you.


DSiWare

Drift Street International
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 800 DSi Points. this is a street racing game where you race in countries like the UK and Japan against AI Drivers. each track in the game can be played in checkpoint racing and speed trails.


Libera Wing
This is a 1 player game only that costs 800 DSi Points. this is a tower defence/ action strategy style game that has 36 levels in story mode to play through, or 24 levels in the quick play mode.


Game & Watch: Mario's Cement Factory
This is a 1 player game that costs 200 DSi Points. in this game you have to move cement from mixers to a cement truck.


Game & Watch: Chef
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. In this game you have to catch and flip falling ingredients before they hit the floor.


Game & Watch: Judge
This is a 1-2 player game that costs 200 DSi Points. the winner of the game is the first to reach 99 points. you have to decide if the number on your card is going to be bigger than your opponents. if it is, whack your opponent.


Press Release

When it first appeared on PC screens in 2004, Cave Story captivated gamers with its mysterious plotline, imaginative characters and otherworldly sense of adventure. Now, for the first time ever, fans and newcomers can experience this extraordinary game on the Wii™ system. Available for download via the WiiWare™ service, this version of Cave Story delivers all the action and intrigue of the original, plus added enhancements by creator Daisuke Amaya and a newly remastered soundtrack.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSiWare™ service offers five new titles for on-the-go enjoyment, including three games from the classic Game & Watch™ series, which Nintendo first began releasing in 1980. Experience a piece of Nintendo history as you master each title's two modes of play, presented in all their old-school glory. Racing enthusiasts can get their high-speed fix with Drift Street International, while fans of strategy-driven action will dig the pulse-pounding thrills of Libera Wing.

WiiWare

Cave Story
Publisher: Nicalis, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Language
Price: 1,200 Wii Points™
Description: Cave Story takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent, rabbit-like creatures called Mimiga run free. You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came from or why you're in such a place. Uncovering Mimiga Village, you discover that the once-carefree Mimiga are in danger at the hands of a maniacal scientist. Their only hope rests squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac boy who can't remember his own name. Take control, learn the origins of this world's power, stop the delusional villain and save the Mimiga.

Nintendo DSiWare

Drift Street International
Publisher: Tantalus
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Drift Street International is the ultimate high-speed, white-knuckle street racing experience, made exclusively for Nintendo DSiWare. Slide and boost your performance car around challenging city streets in high-intensity midnight races across the United States, United Kingdom and Japan. Precise, responsive controls give you total control of your car - push yourself to the edge and own your opponents. Drift sideways through corners, building your nitrous meter to let you boost past opponents on the next straightaway. Test your skills against challenging, aggressive AI drivers, or take on your friends in four-player head-to-head wireless races. Additionally, each track plays host to arcade-style checkpoint races and challenging speed trials in which you must keep the speed close to the max to avoid elimination. Unmatched speed, smoothness and draw distance are only possible by taking full advantage of the Nintendo DSi hardware.

Libera Wing
Publisher: Pixel Federation
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Earth Union controls a large part of outer space. Suddenly, the connection with some of its stations is aborted and there are rumors of enemy ships approaching. Only the captain of the elite fleet Libera Wing can save the people from destruction. Become the captain of Libera Wing and save Earth Union from destruction in this tower- defense-style action-strategy game. Your objective is to combine the right strategy, item usage and abilities of your command ship. There are 36 story levels and 24 quick-play levels waiting for you.

Game & Watch: Mario's Cement Factory
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Conveyor belts carry tubs of cement to the mixers below. Use the elevators to move Mario to different levels of the factory, dumping cement from the top mixers to the mixers below and into the trucks. Earn points for every load of cement you drop from the mixers to the cement truck. Receive mistake icons by letting a mixer overflow with cement, trying to get on an elevator when you are not level with it, or hitting the floor or ceiling while riding an elevator. Receive three mistake icons and it's game over!

Game & Watch: Chef
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Move the chef to catch and flip the falling ingredients before they hit the floor. Contend with three ingredients in GAME A or four in GAME B. Earn one point for every ingredient the chef successfully flips into the air, or a mistake icon for each time you drop an ingredient. Receive three mistake icons and it's game over!

Game & Watch: Judge
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: You have a split second to decide: whack your opponent or duck out of the way? Numbers appear on two large signs. If you think your number will be as big or bigger than your opponent's, whack him with a mallet. Dodge if you think your number will be smaller. Earn points based on correctly whacking your opponent or dodging an attack. The first player to reach 99 points wins.

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, visit Wii.com or NintendoDSi.com.

Sony Announce Facebook Story Publishing Is Coming To Buzz! Quiz World

Sony has announced that Buzz! Quiz World will get Facebook support. You will be able to publish information about your Buzz! Quiz World games to Facebook. all gamers need to do is Sync your PSN Account to your Facebook account, via account management menu on the XMB. The Game will prompt players if they want to publish game information and won't publish a story without permission.

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From USA Playstation Blog


TikGames Announce Hamsterball For The PSN

TikGames have announced Hamsterball for the PSN. Hamsterball is a Marble Madness/Super Monkey Ball style game that is coming out his week in the USA for $9.99. Hamsterball has 3 different Hamsters to play as, each with their own unique abilities, and mode where 7 players can play against each other.

TikGames have also revealed that there are plans for DLC and Editors for Hamsterball. the game does not use SixAxis, instead it uses first person shooter controls to steer the Hamsters. The game is a 1080p and TikGames have revealed that some of the levels are from the PC version of Hamsterball as well as 35 new levels.

Screenshots


From USA Playstation Blog


Namco Bandai Announce Mr Driller: Drill Till You Drop For Nintendo DSiWare

Namco Bandai have announced Mr Driller: Drill Till You Drop for Nintendo DSiWare. this downloadable title is currently set for a April release. Mr Driller: Drill Till You Drop has 40 stages and 6 characters to play as. The game also has 3 game modes to play, Mission, Time Attack, and the exclusive DSiWare Dristone mode. Namco Bandai have released new gameplay trailers showing Mission and Dristone mode, as well as new screenshots showing in-game action, and character art for 3 of the games 6 characters.





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Character Art


Fact Sheet

PLATFORM:
Nintendo DSiWare™
GENRE:
Action - Puzzle
RELEASE:
April 2010

DEVELOPER:
NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
PLAYERS:
1 player
RATINGS:
EVERYONE
URL:
www.namcobandaigames.com

Drill till you drop with the latest version of Mr. DRILLER exclusively for the Nintendo DSi™! Featuring the classic addictive gameplay that the series is known for, Mr. DRILLER®: Drill till you Drop™ has over 40 stages of non-stop drilling action! Drill through a seemingly endless onslaught of colored blocks, avoid falling obstacles, and strategically manage your oxygen on the go with your Nintendo Dsi!

Choose your Driller• – Pick one of 6 drilling characters, each with their own unique strengths and abilities
Drill, Drill, Drill• – Go underground with Mission mode and dig in various locales with deeper and more challenging goals
Dig Faster• – Race against the clock as you reach the goal in Time Attack mode
Grab the Stones!• – Drill through a labyrinth of stones to collect the rare and precious Dristones in the Nintendo DSi exclusive Dristone mode
Dual Screen Action• – Get a better look at the action with both screens and watch for falling blocks above

Square Enix Have Released A New Dues EX: Human Evolution Trailer

Square Enix have released the D├ębut trailer for Dues EX: Human Evolution. This trailer appears to be from a in-game cutscene and offers a brief glimpse at the world, the lead character and enemies.




Sony Announce The God Of War Trilogy And Its Set For UK Release On 30th April For £64.99

Sony has revealed the God Of War Trilogy. This Collection features both the remastered God Of War I and II as well as the recently released God Of War III. This Trilogy is set for release at the same time as the God Of War Collection and has a suggested price of €89.99/£64.99.

Release dates for God Of War Collection And Trilogy:
UK, Ireland, Germany & Austria: 30th April 2010
Australia & New Zealand: 29th April 2010
Rest of PAL: 28th April 2010

From EU Playstation Blog


Sony Announce The God Of War Collection Is Coming Out 30th April For £24.99 In The UK


Sony has revealed that the God Of War Collection is set to come out in the UK on 30th April for £24.99. The collection currently has a Euro price of €39.99 and is set to come out in PAL regions on 28th April. Australia and New Zealand get the collection on 29th April.

From EU Playstation Blog


Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest)

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Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16QLGL

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16QMHC

  • GameStop believe that Wii and PS3 console shortages will persist until the Summer http://ow.ly/1oOrK

  • 32X: Sega is releasing a CD in Japan thats full on 32X music for ¥3,625. this is due to the 15th anniversary of the 32X http://ow.ly/1oOsC

  • PC: Head Tracking is exclusive to the PC version of F1 2010. they thought of Natal, not looked at PS Eye http://ow.ly/1oOts

  • PSP: Top PSN downloads of 2010, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Tetris, God Of War Chains Of Olympus http://ow.ly/1oOuh

  • Wii: Lack of Wii MotionPlus games due to Nintendo not forcing devs to use it. there are games coming http://ow.ly/1oOvw

  • PS3: Sony have alot to talk about at E3, there will be a Killzone 3 (but maybe not at E3) http://ow.ly/1oOxd

  • DS: the next NGamer mag is teasing a first look at a sequel for one of the best games on the DS. http://ow.ly/1oOy6

  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Reveal Dragon Ball Origins 2 Boxart And New Screenshots http://ow.ly/16QPLf

  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released New Gameplay Videos For Dragon Ball Origins 2 http://ow.ly/16QPLe

  • PSP: Its reported that there won't be a Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker PSP Bundle in the EU. http://ow.ly/1oRf4

  • 360: Microsoft are investigating how Child Porn was sent to a Xbox 360 Live account. the Irish Police are also involved http://ow.ly/1oRlR

  • QTE Blog: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Release Lego Harry Potter Character Art http://ow.ly/16QRhJ

  • PS3: Epic's Cliff Bleszinski has tweeted that he thinks Heavy Rain has birthed a new game genre...the interactive Drama http://ow.ly/1oRn0

  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week? http://ow.ly/16RctQ

  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week http://ow.ly/16Rf3y