Friday, July 30, 2010

This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo UK has revealed the games coming out today on the WiiWare and DSiWare stores. there are no virtual console releases this week, but in all there are 5 games coming out, 2 on WiiWare and 3 on DSiWare. i have added screenshots for the games that i have, but Nintendo UK have provided a trailer on their website, at the link below, showing gameplay of all the games coming out this week.

Dive: The Medes Islands Secret

Family Pirate Party

Crystal Monsters

Mega Words

Puffins: Let's Race!

From Nintendo UK

Destineer Announce They Are Bringing Dragon's Lair Trilogy To The Nintendo Wii

Destineer have announced that, in partnership with Digital Leisure inc., they are developing Dragon's Lair Trilogy for the Nintendo Wii. This Trilogy will feature the games, Dragon’s Lair, Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp, and Space Ace. Dragon's Lair Trilogy is set to come out this fall for $29.99.

Destineer have revealed some of the features of the Triology:
  • Completely arcade authentic
  • Original arcade gameplay modes
  • Remastered animation
  • Both standard and widescreen editions
  • All-new move guides for beginners
  • Watch Mode - View all of the stunning animation without playing!
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – July 30, 2010 – Experience the fantasy adventures that became a cultural phenomenon! Game publisher Destineer today announces a partnership with Digital Leisure Inc. to develop Dragon’s Lair Trilogy, bringing three timeless arcade adventures together on one disc for WiiTM: Dragon’s Lair, Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp, and Space Ace. For the first time ever on a console platform, you can experience the stunning visuals and engaging storylines from all three of these classic arcade games created by legendary American animator Don Bluth. Lead on brave adventurer, your quest awaits!

An instant hit in its 1983 debut, Dragon’s Lair is one of the most beloved arcade games of all time. As valiant knight Dirk the Daring, immerse yourself in a fantasy adventure on a quest to rescue Princess Daphne from the clutches of an evil dragon. You control the actions of the daring adventurer, finding your way through the castle of a dark wizard, who has enchanted it with treacherous monsters and obstacles.

Straight off the success of Dragon’s Lair, Don Bluth and his creative team began working on a galactic adventure known as Space Ace! In Space Ace you play the heroic Ace who must stop the evil Commander Borf from taking over the Earth! Only two people have the courage and strength to stop Borf and save Earth: the beautiful Kimberly and Ace. But as they approach Borf’s stronghold, Ace is hit by the Infanto Ray, changing him into a child, and Kimberly is kidnapped by the evil madman! The fate of Earth is in your hands!

In the sequel to the smash-hit, Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp allows you to once again play the heroic Dirk the Daring, who must stop the Evil Wizard Mordroc as he has kidnapped Princess Daphne and taken her through time! But you must hurry, for once the Casket of Doom has opened, Mordroc will place the Death Ring upon Daphne's finger in marriage and she will be lost forever… in the Time Warp!

Completely arcade authentic
Original arcade gameplay modes
Remastered animation
Both standard and widescreen editions
All-new move guides for beginners
Watch Mode - View all of the stunning animation without playing!

Dragon’s Lair Trilogy will be available this fall for a suggested retail price of $29.99 for Wii. For additional information please visit

About Destineer
Destineer publishes affordable family-friendly video games for home consoles, portable digital devices, and PC and Mac computers through our Destineer, Bold Games, and MacSoft brands. Destineer is a privately owned corporation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Destineer is available at

Capcom Have Released New Screenshots For Street Figher IV 3D Version On The 3DS

Capcom have released new screenshots for the Nintendo 3DS version of Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter IV 3D Version. these in-game screenshots show familiar fighters as well as some of the new fighters introduced in Street Fighter IV. these screenshots mostly show the fighters fighting each other.


Endgame Studios And N3V Games Release A New Trailer For Fractured Soul On The Nintendo DS

Endgame Studios And N3V Games have released a new trailer for Fractured Soul, a Nintendo DS game they are working on. presently, Fractured Soul doesn't have a publisher, but this video is from a near finished game. the video is all in-game and shows how Fractured Soul uniquely uses both the top and bottom screens. The trailer shows that you are playing 2 games at once and moving your character from the top and bottom screen. various different uses of this mechanic are shown in the trailer, one being moving between the screens defeating enemies on the bottom screen before moving to the top screen to destroy those enemies.

N3V Games together with Endgame Studios is proud to present the new Fractured Soul trailer.

Grant Davies – Director @ Endgame Studios (Developers)

We always felt we were making a great, fun DS game with an innovative twist... but we never realised how much people would like it until yesterday, when we released our trailer.... 13,500 views in the first 24 hours and a slew of amazing comments. People are loving Fractured Soul! Right from when the DS was first announced, we’ve wanted to make a game that made full use of both screens. We always felt that gamers would embrace a game that truly fit the DS hardware. Fractured Soul is that game, and from the comments we’ve received so far, and the flood of interest on YouTube, gamers worldwide agree with us. (

A New Trailer For Pokémon Black and Pokémon White Has Been Released

A New trailer for Pokémon Black and Pokémon White has been released. this Japanese trailer shows many more parts of the game as well as revealing a couple new Pokémon. one new feature of the game is Pokémon Musical, which could replace the Pokémon Contests that was in previous Pokémon games. 3 new Pokémon were revealed, a Stork and Deer like Pokémon but no names were given for either, and the 3rd Pokémon appears to be the evolution of Minezumi, Miruhoggu.

Other new features shown in the trailer include the Pokémon Dream World, which allows you to upload a Pokémon to the internet and play an adventure on the Internet. PokéShifter is when you have 2 DS's connected via Wifi, one with either Pokémon Black or White and the other with a Generation IV game. you can transfer Pokémon from the Generation IV game to either Black Or White via a target practice mini-game.

More footage of Isshu is in the video, showing more locations and areas like the city are shown in more detail. New Trainer classes are also revealed, like a backpacker, baker, and American Football Player. There is also a train in this game which you can ride and have Pokémon battles with other passengers.

From Bulbpedia

Activision Announce Tiesto is A DJ In DJ Hero 2

Activision have announced that Tiesto is in DJ Hero 2. Activision have also released a new video for DJ Hero 2, its an interview with Tiesto with him mainly saying how excited he is to be in the game. the video also shows some of the process behind putting him into the game, as well as showing in-game action with Tiesto.

Press Release

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 30, 2010 - When the party starts this October, virtual DJ's and MC's throughout the universe will fire up two turntable controllers and a microphone and mix it up with Tiesto - one of electronic music's defining artists, DJ's and producers - in DJ Hero® 2, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today revealed. Having worked with the likes of Muse, Justin Timberlake, Jonsi from Sigur Ros, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Three 6 Mafia, performed for billions of fans at the opening ceremonies of the Athens Olympics and headlined the Coachella and Bonnaroo music festivals among others, Tiesto has earned his status as the world's hottest DJ. The GRAMMY® Nominee will be spinning for a new audience as he takes to the virtual ones and twos, delivering a pair of pulse-pounding exclusive mixes and joining the ever-growing roster of playable characters, including Deadmau5, David Guetta, DJ Qbert and others.

"DJ Hero 2 is all about bringing people of different backgrounds, ages and music tastes together to have some fun DJ'ing their favorite music. The way the music comes together is fresh and unique and as a DJ, I couldn't ask for more than that," said Tiesto. "I am excited to be involved with this medium and to be contributing to a great game with an amazing soundtrack."

"From touring the globe and working with some of the world's most visionary artists across five hit albums, to performing at the biggest clubs and the hottest festivals, Tiesto is one of the biggest DJ's in the world," said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs, Activision. "We've assembled a cast of the biggest and best DJ's and having Tiesto bring his unique style adds incredible flavor to the best soundtrack in entertainment."

The ultimate mixer of music and friends, DJ Hero 2 will deliver the definitive way for players to come together and party with a host of new multiplayer modes - including DJ Battles that pit DJ against DJ in mixes produced specifically for battle gameplay - and invite vocalists into the spotlight with integrated on-screen singing and rapping of lyrics and rhymes while bringing the party to life with jump-in/jump-out Party Play gameplay. Featuring the biggest dance, pop and hip-hop hits by the hottest artists everyone knows and loves remixed by world-class DJ's in an all-new way, the game's soundtrack delivers over 80 unique creations only available in DJ Hero 2. Further immersing players into the music, the game offers a heightened level of creative input and allows everyone to add their own touch, directly impacting the beats they're spinning with freestyle scratching, crossfading and sampling. The game will also feature an all-new career-based Empire Mode where players start out as an up-and-coming DJ on the road to becoming the head of a major entertainment empire, all of which is founded solely on their success as a DJ.

Dropping this fall, DJ Hero 2 will invite a wave of new digital disc jockeys to the turntables as the game will be available as a Party Bundle which will include a copy of the game, two turntable controllers and a microphone, offering the ultimate "party-in-a-box." Gamers who experienced the #1 new videogame intellectual property of 2009 can pick up DJ Hero 2 as a Turntable Bundle featuring one turntable controller and a copy of the game or as standalone software. The game is in development by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 and the WiiTM system from Nintendo. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information about DJ Hero 2, please visit,

Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Thursday 29th July

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 29th July

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 28th July
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Wednesday 28th July
  • 3DS: Nintendo Reportedly told Bloomberg JP They will reveal the release date for the 3DS on 29th September
  • Nintendo post a loss of ¥25.22B, same period last year they made a profit of ¥42.32B, Strong ¥ + Low DS prices cited
  • iPhone: Apple announce they are looking into issues with upgrading iPhone 3G handsets to iOS4
  • Gameloft Announce second quarter financials, sales of €33.6M (up 15% year on year). 2010 sales €66.6M (up 11%)
  • Sony reveal 2.4M PS3 were sold during 2010 first quarter, up 1.1M. PS2 sold 1.6M. PSP Sales down to 1.2M.
  • PS3 game sales up to 24.8M. PSP game sales up to 9.2M, PS2 game sales down to 3.4M
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • PS3: Zipper Announce SOCOM 4 has been delayed until 2011. They say extra will go to make the game better
  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 28/07/2010
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released A New Trailer For Halo Reach
  • Ubisoft announce Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 is coming out on 7th September on 360, PC, and PS3. Wii coming out 7th November
  • 360: Its reported that the biggest selling XBLA game this year is Toy Soldiers, making $4.6M.
  • QTE Blog: Hudson Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Lost In Shadow
  • QTE Blog: Curve Studios Have Released New Screenshots And Artwork For Explodemon!
  • PS3: Red Bull Racing reveal that they played an Important Role in Gran Turismo 5. Hint at a car unlock as well
  • PS3: Studio Liverpool are hiring for a 1st/3rd person shooter, hinting they're working on another game not Wipeout
  • QTE Blog: Deep Silver Have Revealed The Artists Providing Music For Nail'd
  • QTE Blog: Sony Reveal The Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Special Edition
  • 3DS: its reported that Nintendo has hinted that the UK price will be under £200
  • PS3: Sony announce Playstation Move costs £34.99 per controller. Eye costs £24.99. Navigation £24.99, Move Pack £49.99
  • QTE Blog: Team 17 Have Released New Worms Reloaded Screenshots, A Trailer, And Game Information
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Revealed The Boxart For Conduit 2
  • PS3: Sony's Andrew House expects Move sales to explode in 12 months. 3D success will take longer
  • EA's Peter Moore says Camera Angels and Frame Rate are the 2 areas of challenges.
  • System 3 announce Ferrari The Race Experience for the Wii and PS3 PSN. its coming out in September.
  • PS3: Japanese survey asks if Online Server Based Game Saving is a Playstation Plus option that'd get people subscribe
  • Capcom reveal 90% decrease in profits, year on year, resulting in profit of just ¥213M. Shrinking USA/EU Markets cited
  • PS3: The ESRB has rated Ricochet. Appears to be first Self Published PS3 game from TikGames