Saturday, April 24, 2010

Nintendo Confirm Sin & Punishment: Star Successor and Metroid: Other M Delays And Reveal Other Release Dates

Nintendo have released an updated release schedule for Wii and DS games. this new schedule has confirmed that both Sin & Punishment: Star Successor and Metroid: Other M have been delayed until 27th June and 31st August respectively. Other big releases confirmed by Nintendo include Earthworm Jim on DSiWare which is set for a 10th May release, BIT.TRIP RUNNER on WiiWare is set for a 17th May release, and Metal Torrent on DSiWare which is set for a 24th May Release.

The Full updated release schedule is:


Sin & Punishment: Star Successor - 27th June
Metroid: Other M - 31st August




Photo Dojo - 10th May
Earthworm Jim - 10th May
Looksley's Line Up - 17th May
Frogger Returns - 17th May
Metal Torrent - 24th May
X-Scape - 31st May
Hero of Sparta - 31st May
Flametail - 7th June
A Kappa's Trail - 14th June

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Press Release

Nintendo today updated information for some of its key upcoming software releases, including several new titles that previously had not been dated. Sin & Punishment™: Star Successorand Metroid™: Other M will now launch for Wii™ on June 27 and Aug. 31, respectively. The coming months will also be packed with releases for the WiiWare™ and Nintendo DSiWare™ services, highlighted by the wild interactive fun of Photo Dojo™, which will be available as a free download to all Nintendo DSi™ owners with broadband Internet access from May 10 through June 10. Starting June 11, the game will be available for 200 Nintendo DSi Points™.

For Wii:

• Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (Wii, June 27): The incredible new shooter game from legendary developer Treasure, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor features nonstop action with two playable characters and international online leaderboards to track high scores. Using the Wii Remote™ pointer functionality, the game offers unprecedented precision in the shooter genre. Broadband Internet access is required for online features. 

• Metroid: Other M (Wii, Aug. 31): Developed for the Wii console through a collaboration by Nintendo and the world-renowned Team Ninja, this newest installment of the Metroid saga looks at the classic franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is reminiscent of 2-D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective into 3-D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic, never-before-told story of bounty hunter Samus Aran's past. This new approach uses a new control scheme in which players use the Wii Remote controller, held sideways, to battle enemies and navigate the expansive, gorgeous environments in classic Metroid fashion, then aim at the screen with the Wii Remote pointer to blast foes in first-person and hunt the world for clues and hidden passages.

For WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare (broadband Internet access is required):

• Photo Dojo (Nintendo DSiWare, May 10): Get ready for some seriously fun Kung Fu action – starring you! Create your own characters and record the sound effects using the Nintendo DSi system's camera and microphone. Use your imagination to set the stage for a fun-filled fight to the finish. In a special introductory offer, Photo Dojo will be available for free download via the Nintendo DSi Shop from May 10 to June 10. Starting June 11, the game will be available for download for 200 Nintendo DSi Points.

• Earthworm Jim (Nintendo DSiWare, Gameloft, May 10): The classic action platformer is back with a never-before-seen feature, exclusively on the Nintendo DSi system. Run, gun, swing from hooks with your head, launch cows, bungee jump, rocket through speed levels and more, in crazy universes that offer huge game-play possibilities. Earn bonuses with facial expression-based challenges that track your face using the Nintendo DSi camera. Put on a smile, frown or make a variety of other faces to mimic Jim.

• BIT.TRIP RUNNER (WiiWare, Aksys Games, May 17): Marking the first character-based adventure for CaptainVideo, the newest installment in the BIT.TRIP series features rhythm-based action platforming, more than 50 challenges to complete and a pounding chiptune-inspired soundtrack.

• Looksley's Line Up™ (Nintendo DSiWare, May 17): In this unique take on hidden picture games, Looksley the rabbit needs your help to find inspiring objects so he can finish the story he's writing. The objects are hidden in 3-D dioramas made up of cutout layers that shift as you move the Nintendo DSi system. Unique Nintendo DSi camera-based controls let you peer deep into the game's scenes and hunt for hidden objects just by moving the Nintendo DSi.

• Frogger Returns (Nintendo DSiWare, Konami, May 17): Frogger Returns takes the challenge of the arcade classic Frogger and brings it to the Nintendo DSiWare service for the first time. Classic top-down 2-D game-play is updated with colorful 3-D graphics, a new perspective, new levels, new enemies and game-changing power-ups to dodge and grab.

• Metal Torrent™ (Nintendo DSiWare, May 24): Compete with players around the world for the highest score in this new action game inspired by classic arcade shoot-'em-ups. Convert enemy bullets into score-generating cubes. Continuously absorb cubes to create score-accelerating combos. Download replay videos from top players via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection, or if you make the top five scores, upload your own video.

• X-Scape™ (Nintendo DSiWare, May 31): Take on an epic space adventure in X-Scape. As captain of the VIXIV, a highly advanced space tank, you'll roam the surface of dozens of alien worlds, battling the forces of an empire that is out to destroy you. The touch screen makes controlling your vehicle a snap, and your helpful robot companion is there every step of the way to help you with advice and weapon upgrades.

• Hero of Sparta (Nintendo DSiWare, Gameloft, May 31): Battle like the fierce Spartan warrior you are to avoid a tragic death as you journey through mythical lands and even probe the depths of the Underworld. You will fight the most phenomenal monsters from mythology, defy Minotaurs and the Cyclops, and challenge the gods themselves!

• Flametail™ (Nintendo DSiWare, June 7): Clean up the space lanes of floating garbage with the starship Flametail. As you wind your way through the mind-bending obstacle course, your flaming tail will ignite the piles of rubbish to eliminate them. But be careful to not get caught in a dead end, or let the barrier that's following you reach your tail. This puzzle action game is easy for anyone to pick up and play.

• A Kappa's Trail (Nintendo DSiWare, June 14): Guide a little mythical river spirit to the human world with your Nintendo DSi stylus in this puzzle adventure. Draw a trail, and the little "kappa" will follow. It's up to you to ensure he makes it through the gauntlet of enemies and treacherous paths of the Kappa Trail.

EA Have Revealed The Boxart For NCAA Football 11

EA have revealed the boxart for NCAA Football 11, revealing there will be a different boxart for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.

EA Have Released A New Video For NCAA Football 11

EA have released a new video for NCAA Football 11. This new video shows different offensive styles that are in the game, using in-game footage to show the style that the narrator discusses.

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  • PS3: its reported the reason Final Fight Double Impact needs a constant PSN Connection is due to Anti Sharing DRM

  • Its rumoured Warner Bros. acquired Turbine in a deal woth $160 Million

  • Turbines The Lord of the Rings Online will continue to be published in Europe by Codemasters

  • No More Heroes on the PS3 sold 16.000, 360 sold 15.000, meaning its first week sales in Japan are greater than Wii

  • Telltale say that 40% of its games sold are on consoles.

  • Skid Row have announced that they have cracked the Ubisoft DRM, meaning users don't need to be online to play the games

  • DJ Shadow has said he's working on DJ Hero 2

  • Ubisoft have registered Web domains for Assassins Creed brotherhood, Driver San Francisco, and Laser Home Battleground

  • JP Consoles, PSP 28.635, PS3 25.590, Wii 24.344, DSiLL 17.146, DSi 11.240, DS 2.869, 360 2.442, PSPgo 1.915, PS2 1.531

  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Behind The Sceens Look At Iron Man 2

  • QTE Blog: Funcom Announce Pre-order Incentives For UpComing Rise Of The Godslayer Expansion For Age Of Conan

  • PS3: Sony Detail how 3D Works on PS3, no automatic conversion, Will not cut PS3 process power in half + more

  • PC: Ubisoft have pushed back the release date for R.U.S.E to September. Beta feedback cited as reason for delay

  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Trailer For After Burner Climax

  • The OFLC have rated Ufouria: The Saga. A Virtual Console release for the game speculated

  • 360: Microsoft reveal Xbox Division post $165M profit in Q3. Console sales dropped to 1.5M. 40M Consoles Sold

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

  • Linux: the latest Steam for Mac Beta appears to mention Linux support, perhaps hinting towards future Linux support

  • PC: Blizzard is appealing the South Korean rating for StarCraft 2, they've submitted a new version addressing concerns