Friday, May 7, 2010

This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed the titles coming out this week on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare channels. in all there are 6 titles, 1 on Virtual Console, 1 on WiiWare, and 4 on DSiWare. This Weeks Virtual Console release is the first time that the NES version of Final Fantasy has come out in the UK. unfortunately i do not have screenshots for all the games, but in the link at the bottom of the post, Nintendo have released a video showing small clips from the games released today.

Virtual Console



Pub Darts


Metal Torrent


Flips Silent But Deadly

Bounce & Break

From Nintendo UK

Nintendo Reveal Wii Party, A New Marquee Party Game For The Wii

During Nintendo's financial report, they revealed a new Wii title currently in development. Wii Party is being developed with the aim of becoming the first new marquee party game for the Wii from Nintendo since Mario Party 8 was released in the Summer of 2007. Wii Party is currently set for release during this fiscal year, meaning it could come out anytime between now and March 2011.

Wii Party is being designed in a way so that every player with a Wii can find a game to play. Mii's are used as players characters, and the game features games that can be played alone, in pairs, or in groups. there will be a game play mode called Living Party that uses only the Wiimote. Nintendo have released screenshots and the Logo for this Game. the screenshots appear to be in-game. the Menu screenshot is in Japanese, but a translation has been provided if you click on the Speech bubble.


Extract From Nintendo's Financials

It’s called, “Wii Party”.
As you know, “Wii something” are the titles that we use only with software that Nintendo has developed exclusively for Wii with the aim to make them marquee titles for Wii. We are developing this game with the aim to make it a marquee party game for Wii.

The developers are spending significant time for this title so that they can include elements that are must-haves in a party game as well as making sure that adequate volume of game play are available. We are developing it with the intent that every Wii player will be able to find a game that can be enjoyed. In a game play mode called “Living Party”, there are unique game play only available with the Wii Remote.

In this software, Miis are used as the players’ characters. According to our own survey, we know that more than 160 million Miis have been created by our customers in Japan, the U.S. and six countries in Europe alone, In Japan, thanks to the popularity of the Tomodachi Collection software, an increasing number of Japanese are taking to their Miis. In a sense, it is a natural move for your Miis and your friends’ and family members’ Miis to show up in a Wii party games.

Nintendo has not launched a marquee party game since Mario Party 8, launched in summer 2007. However, since Wii is usually being played by several people at once and the global sales of Mario Party have reached 7.6 million units, a party title has great potential.
This is one of the titles which, we hope, will play an important role for this fiscal year.

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  • THQ say Metro 2033 has been very profitable. 2/3 of sales were in Europe, with many on PC

  • THQ Financials, Loss of $9.6M made, down from the $431.1M loss in 2009. Software sales up 8% to $899.1M. 2012 profitable

  • THQ say Natal And Playstation Move games won't be ports, but Some Wii Series could also come to Move

  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Announce The Agency: Covert Ops For Facebook

  • THQ are still debating what price Natal And Playstation Move games will retail for.

  • THQ Reveal that the Warhammer 40K MMO will only need to get close to 1 Million subscribers to be profitable

  • PC: Adam Atomic has announced Canabalt: Typing Tutor Edition, the right letters make you jump

  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Screenshots Of Rory McIlroy In Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

  • Nintendo Power are teasing a huge title will be shown at E3 and in their mag, De Blob 2, and another new game

  • PS3: Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype is coming out 26th May for £9.99 / €12.99 in Europe

  • QTE Blog: Konami Announce Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (PES 2010) Is Coming To The iPhone In June

  • 360: Cliff Bleszinski says they are aiming for 30fps with Gears Of War 3

  • Square Enix’s David Hoffman says his new game "...will blow your socks off!"

  • PS3: id Software reveal the PS3 version of RAGE is now more stable than the 360 version, seldom running under 60fps

  • Ubisoft have announced that Just Dance has sold over 1 Million units in the UK.

  • Square Enix have announced that Final Fantasy IX is coming out on the Japan PSN on 20th May

  • 360: Sir Ben Kingsley has revealed he's voicing the 'King Of Mist Peak' in Fable 3.

  • Jun Takeuchi, producer of Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 2, will not return for Resident Evil 6, was uncomfortable

  • Bizzare reveal they are looking at Move and Natal, looking at how they can apply it to their games

  • Bizzare have announced that they cannot make a sequel to The Club, Sega own the franchise rights

  • 360: Bungie reveal 1 Million players logged into the Beta on the first day, there were 157M Kills, 14M games played

  • QTE Blog: EA Announce Monopoly Streets is Coming Out This Autumn

  • QTE Blog: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Have Released New Lego Harry Potter Screenshots And A Fact Sheet

  • PS3: Sony are happy for videos/photographs to be taken showing Playstation Move