Monday, March 29, 2010

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Here are this weeks Virtual Console, WiiWare, And DSiWare releases. in all there are 8 releases this week, 1 on Virtual Console, 2 on WiiWare, and 5 on DSiWare. Nintendo have also reminded gamers that Grill-Off with Ultra Hand! will be available from the Club Nintendo shop on 31st March for 80 Coins.

Virtual Console

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber
This is a 1 player game only and it costs 1,000 Wii Points. this is the N64 version of the game. this is a Tactical RPG that has many different endings, and an interesting class system. In the game you play as Magnus Gallant, a recent graduate of the Palatinean Army who will face a tough choice in a upcoming Civil War.


WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase
This is a 1-4 player game that cost 800 Wii Points. this game is compatible with the Nintendo DS game, WarioWare: D.I.Y. and features many similar aspects. the Wii version has some mini-games, comics, music, and can receive contents from both the DS game and friends.

Diner Dash
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. This is the WiiWare version of the PC game that makes use of the WiiMote but it also comes with a more traditional control scheme. the game also has a online mode where you can face off against friends in Team Dash.


Disney Fireworks
This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 DSi Points. in the game you have to touch and flick fireworks onto the top screen to create a firework display. the game has 15 levels, high score tracking, and 5 themed environments.

Save the Turtles
This is a 1 player game only that costs 500 DSi Points. the game has 32 beach locations where you have to help baby turtles find a new home. the game has 4 modes and trophies to unlock.

Nintendo DSi™ Metronome
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this is a Metronome that also has a unique mini game called Donkey Kong Metronome. in this new mini game, you have to make a noise into the DSi microphone intime with the beat to make Mario jump.

Nintendo DSi Instrument Tuner
This is a 1 player game that costs 200 DSi Points. the instrument tuner can be used to tune instruments, but it also has a mini game called Tuner Fight. in the mini game, you have to create a tone that matches the one on display.

Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures
This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 DSi Points. this game has 48 levels, across 4 worlds, DSi exclusive features, and you have to save your babies from Ms Tum Tum by eating your way through fruity puzzles.

Press Release

Wario™ may be known as a troublemaker, but this week he deserves a friendly high-five for helping to deliver a mother lode of downloadable fun for Wii™ owners. The new WarioWare™: D.I.Y. Showcase game for the WiiWare™ service lets users with broadband Internet access download all kinds of outrageous content, from music and microgames to four-panel digital comics – some created by users themselves. Meanwhile, a classic RPG has arrived on the Virtual Console™ service, while Nintendo DSiWare™ users will find new ways to tune musical instruments, rescue turtles, launch their own fireworks display and more.

This week also marks the kickoff of Nintendo's WarioWare: D.I.Y. "Big Name Games" series. Several of the industry's most talented game designers are using WarioWare: D.I.Y. software for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems to create their own one-of-a-kind microgames. New microgames will be added every Monday through July 26, all available for download to anyone with broadband Internet access and a copy of either WarioWare: D.I.Y. for Nintendo DS orWarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase software for the WiiWare service. The series gets underway with inventive new microgames from Super Smash Bros.™ creator Masahiro Sakurai and Metroid™ designer Yoshio Sakamoto. To learn more about the games and view an exclusive behind-the-scenes video featuring Masahiro Sakurai, visit

And just for Club Nintendo™ members, we've got a little something extra to offer this week. Starting March 31, members can redeem 80 Coins to download Grill-Off with Ultra Hand!™, a wild game for the Wii console that challenges players to cook a variety of meats with an extendable arm. What better way to prepare for barbecue season than some fast-paced grilling drills on your Wii system? For a taste of the action, visit


WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points™
Description: The frantic fun of WarioWare is available for the first time on the WiiWare service!WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase shows off all the different elements found on the WarioWare: for the Nintendo DS family of systems. The WiiWare software includes microgames, music and four-panel comics – all with simple controls using only the Wii Remote™ controller. Use the Game Blender and its many modes to play microgames featuring Wario™, ninjas, animals and even classic Nintendo franchises. Check out the Music section to hear or play a selection of songs using a character from Balloon Fight™. In addition to the bevy of preloaded products, you can also receive content from friends, play with products made usingWarioWare: D.I.Y. or download games from the NinSoft Store. Let your creativity run wild – even Wario would be impressed with the possibilities for new content!

Diner Dash®
Publisher: Hudson Entertainment
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Use of Alcohol
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Diner Dash, a popular PC action-puzzle game, has landed on the WiiWare service. Guide Flo, an office worker-turned-restaurateur, as she builds up her empire over four unique diners. Go online to face players in head-to-head. If you feel up to the challenge, join up with a friend or another player online for a Team Dash game where your team will take on six other players to see whose diner is the best in town. (Broadband Internet access is required for online play.) Players take direct control of Flo as she runs around to seat patrons, take orders, deliver food, take payment and bus tables as efficiently as possible within the time allowed. Players who are fond of traditional control schemes may also use a point-and-click style with hotkeys to aid Flo in her quest for customer satisfaction, which is reflected in a heart meter that empties as customers lose patience. If the meter empties completely, then the customer will leave the restaurant.

Virtual Console

Ogre Battle® 64: Person of Lordly Caliber™
Original platform: Nintendo 64™
Publisher: Square Enix
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Mild Language, Mild Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber is a tactical RPG originally released for the Nintendo 64™ system. Featuring a gripping storyline with many possible endings, plus a genre-defining character class system, this strategic epic has rightly retained its place in the hearts of tactical RPG fans for more than a decade. The game tells the story of Magnus Gallant, a recently graduated officer of the Palatinean Army who is assigned to the troubled southern region of his native land. There he witnesses the plight of the lower classes – the victims of a tyrannical ruling elite whose only thought is for the preservation of its own lofty status. With civil war brewing, Magnus is faced with a terrible choice: to betray his own noble origins in the name of liberty, or to turn a blind eye to the evils of his rotten society.

Nintendo DSiWare

Disney Fireworks
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Light up the night with Disney Fireworks! Touch and flick to trigger a dazzling nighttime extravaganza of color and fun. Aim rockets to their matching colors in the sky to set off an explosion and score points. Time them perfectly to improve your Wow Meter and unlock special surprises and rockets. Disney Fireworks comes with five themed environments, original music, 15 challenging levels for each world, high-score tracking and much more.

Save the Turtles
Publisher: Sabarasa
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Save the Turtles takes players to more than 32 of the world's most exotic beaches in a quest to help tiny turtles find their new home. Players must use the stylus to rub and tap the touch screen of the Nintendo DSi system, digging eggs from the sand and lining up cute reptiles while avoiding crabs, seagulls and litter on their way to the safety of the sea. The game features four modes, including a never-ending survival mode called Turtles Forever, plus several unlockable trophies. Give Mother Nature a hand and help save the turtles.

Nintendo DSi™ Metronome
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: The Nintendo DSi Metronome software can be used to help keep tempo –when playing an instrument, for example. It creates a rhythm by playing sounds based on beat and tempo settings, both of which allow a wide range of adjustments. Choose from three metronome designs (including one based on Nintendo's Game & Watch™: Ball title) and record your own sounds for the metronome to use. Or, if you want to take a break, enjoy a unique minigame: Donkey Kong™ Metronome, in which you make sounds into the microphone to match the beat and have Mario™ jump over Donkey Kong's barrels.

Nintendo DSi Instrument Tuner
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: The Nintendo DSi Instrument Tuner software can be used to tune an instrument by aligning tonal pitches. The software offers two methods of handling this: feeding sounds into the microphone to measure the difference with a target pitch, or listening to a sample tone. In addition, the standard musical pitch and notation can be changed, as well as the design of the tuner (choose one of three designs). If you're feeling especially in tune, test your ear by taking on the Tuner Fight minigame's challenge: Pop balloons as they rise from pipes by making tones that match the displayed pitches.

Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures
Publisher: Mastertronic
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures is a multi-award-winning puzzle game starring a chameleon called Leon. Featuring 48 levels across four worlds and exclusive Nintendo DSi features, the game asks players to navigate many hours of mind-bending game play while trying to rescue Leon's babies from the belly of Ms. Tum Tum. Leon must eat his way through fruity, fiendish puzzles, licking fruit to change color and choosing the right combinations of fruit to finish each level.

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

EA Announce That Battlefield 1943 Has Sold Over 1 Million UnitsOn Xbox Live Arcade

EA Have announced that the Xbox Live Arcade version of Battlefield 1943 has sold over 1 Million Units since its release in July 2009. EA have also revealed that Battlefield 1943 is the fastest selling 1 Million game on Xbox Live Arcade.

Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Mar 29, 2010 DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced that Battlefield 1943™ is the fastest game to reach 1M units sold on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Battlefield 1943 is a critically acclaimed First-Person Shooter multiplayer game that IGN says “…is an impressive package that sets a new standard for digital titles.”

“The reception of Battlefield 1943 continues to amaze us, even months after the game was released,” says Gordon Van Dyke, Producer on Battlefield 1943. “Being the fastest game to reach this milestone is an incredible achievement. The game has set a new standard for what can be done in the downloadable games category. It’s fantastic to see how gamers have recognized the value that the game delivers for just $15. It is another great entry point into the Battlefieldfranchise.”

Originally released in July 2009, Battlefield 1943 has won over 4 game critic awards and is the most popular download-only multiplayer action game. The game brings DICE’s first-class WWII action to gamers where 24 players can compete across four classic WWII Battlefield maps: Wake Island, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Coral Sea. These maps are inspired by the award winning Battlefield 1942™ game, and have been redesigned and reengineered from the ground up using the DICE Frostbite™ engine allowing players to wreak havoc and destruction via land, sea or air.

Battlefield 1943 is now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 MS Points or on PlayStation®Network for $15. The game will soon also be available for PC.

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Nintendo Announce Super Mario Kart Is Coming To UK Wii's on 2nd April Via Wii Shop Channel

Nintendo have announced that Super Mario Kart is coming out in the UK on 2nd April. the game will be part of the WiiWare, DSiWare, and Virtual Console update. the game will cost 800 Wii Points. Super Mario Kart comes with 20 tracks to play through either in single player mode or multiplayer modes such as split screen races and battle modes.

From Nintendo UK

Sony Online Entertainment Have Released New Concept Art For Jervis Tetch In DC Universe Online

Sony Online Entertainment have released new concept art for the Jervis Tetch character in the upcoming DC Universe Online game. These pieces of concept art show the development of the character model from initial pencil drawings through to the PC Model.

Jervis Tetch

Sony Detail Upcoming "PSP Favourites" PSP Game Sale On The PSN

Sony have announced that some PSP Titles available on the UK/EU PSN store will be reduced in price in the upcoming "PSP Favourites" Sale that runs from 1st April till 15th April.

LittleBigPlanet (was – £19.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
Gran Turismo (was – £19.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier (was – £19.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (was – £19.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
Ghostbusters (was – £14.99/€24.99 now – £9.99/€12.99)
God of War: Chains of Olympus (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
FIFA 10 (was – £29.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (was – £29.99/€34.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (was – £13.99/€17.99 now – £8.69/€10.99)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (was – £13.99/€17.99 now – £8.69/€10.99)
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
Tekken 6 (was – £31.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
F1 2009 (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (was £31.99/€39.99 now £15.99€19.99)
Need for Speed: Shift (was – £29.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (was – £29.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
Colin McRae DiRT 2 (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
Beaterator (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £7.19/€8.99)
Football Manager Handheld 2010 (was – £29.99/€34.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)

From EU Playstation Blog

Sony Announce Optional Firmware 3.21 Will Disable "Install Other OS" On Original Playstation 3's

Sony have announced that the upcoming 3.21 firmware update for Playstation 3's will remove the "install Other OS" feature from the original Playstation 3's (PS3's that look like the left model in the picture), Not the Slim Models as they don't have this feature. this update is optional, but those who decide against installing the update will not be able to:
  • Ability to sign in to PlayStation Network and use network features that require signing in to PlayStation Network, such as online features of PS3 games and chat.
  • Playback of PS3 software titles or Blu-ray Disc videos that require PS3 system software version 3.21 or later.
  • Playback of copyright-protected videos that are stored on a media server (when DTCP-IP is enabled under Settings).
  • Use of new features and improvements that are available on PS3 system software 3.21 or later.
Sony have also warned that any information on the Other OS partition on the HDD will not be accessible so users will have to backup any files before updating their consoles.

From EU Playstation Blog

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  • iPad: rumoured leak screenshots have emerged of the iPad App Store

  • PC: Blizzard have confirmed that there is no LAN support in Starcraft 2. they say does the job fine

  • PS3: a God Of War III Patch has been released. it weighs in at 5377kb and fixes controller issues.

  • PS3: The Playstation Move has been seen moving the XMB without a Dualshock of MoveSC

  • DS: Atlus have announced that they will replace defective bonus discs that came with Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

  • iPad: A leaked image shows that the iPad is going on sale at Best Buy on launch day

  • PS3: Resistance 3 has been mentioned in a franchise survey

  • There are no plans to bring Co-Op to just cause 2 by DLC

  • DSi: Nintendo have said they are looking into transferring DSiWare games from one system to another.

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