Monday, October 11, 2010

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo USA have revealed the games coming out today on the WiiWare and DSiWare stores. there are no Virtual Console games coming out this week, but there are 2 WiiWare and 3 DSiWare games coming.


Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I
This is a 1 player game that costs 1,500 Wii Points. Sonic 4 starts where Sonic & Knuckles finished, but Dr Eggman is not defeated. he has gone and improved on a old creation to try and get rid of Sonic.

Triple Jumping Sports
This is a 1-2 player game that costs 500 Wii Points. this game lets you take part in Long Jump, High Jump and Pole Vault events.


Ivy the Kiwi? Mini
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. you have to guide Ivy to her mother, stretch vines and protect her from other animals. this game has over 50 stages to play through.

This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. this game has over 100 stages to play through as you try to beam up data bubbles as you try to require all the worlds lost data.

This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. in this game you have to defeat an evil army with superheroes.

Press Release

When the words "hedgehog" and "video game" show up in the same sentence, it's pretty clear which gaming superstar you're about to encounter. Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4 Episode Iarrives on the WiiWare™ service this week, adding a fresh chapter to one of the most beloved series in all of gaming. Meanwhile, on the Nintendo DSiWare™ service, Ivy the Kiwi? Mini finds the flightless Ivy on a quest to find her mama, while Datamine and G.G. Series SUPER HERO OGRE challenge players to recover lost files and battle evil foes, respectively. Whichever games they choose to download, Wii™ and Nintendo DSi™ fans alike should prepare for elevated levels of fun.


Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 1,500 Wii Points™
Description: The sequel fans have waited 16 years to experience is finally here! Featuring enhanced game-play elements such as the classic Sonic Spin Dash and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles™ left off. With Eggman finally defeated, Sonic runs off to explore new zones and uncharted lands. Dr. Eggman, furious at the destruction of the Death Egg and the failure of his plans, puts all of his most devious schemes into action. In an effort to finally rid himself of Sonic, he revisits - and improves - the very best of his creations. Get ready for the next chapter in an epic 2D saga built for old and new fans alike.

Triple Jumping Sports
Publisher: The Code Monkeys Ltd.
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Triple Jumping Sports is the most advanced recreational jumping game available for the WiiWare service, immersing players in the world of competitive jumping. Most events consist of activities that are traditionally derived from hunting and combat skills. Over time these practices have evolved into a variety of competitive sports that include Long Jump, High Jump and Pole Vault. As with real-life jumping events, players have full control over the speed, height, angle and distance. All of these will influence the success of the jump.

Nintendo DSiWare

Ivy the Kiwi? Mini
Publisher: XSEED Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Ivy is on a search for her mother and she needs your help! Help guide Ivy by stretching vines and protecting her from treacherous terrain and mean animals that stand in her way. She's a bird, but she can't fly, and she's going to need all the help she can get if she's going to find her mother. Will Ivy find her mother? More than 50 stages provide loads of fun for the whole family.

Publisher: Enjoy Gaming ltd.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: You are the safety inspector at the largest data storage facility in the world. Unfortunately, your laziness at work has led to the biggest cataclysm of the wireless age: the loss of all mankind's data. You have been chosen to embark on a dangerous journey to retrieve the lost data. Datamine is a great arcade-style action game where you control a robot and beam at data bubbles to split and catch them. Test your skills in 100 challenging levels. Grab equipment upgrades like speed boost, sticky shots and shields. Break encrypted data and fusion bubbles that multiply when they touch others.

Publisher: Genterprise, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Cartoon Violence
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Charge up your Superhero Attacks and be a super-cool superhero. An evil army is on the march. Confront it and save the day in this superhero action game. Each time you defeat an enemy with a Hero Attack, your Hero Gauge goes up. Then, with simple button commands, you can use the charged-up Hero Gauge to unleash powerful Superhero Attacks on your foes. Continue to land Hero Attacks to keep the Hero Gauge charged and perform a devastating chain of Superhero Attacks. After you destroy the lesser enemies, a boss will appear. Defeat it to clear the 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, visit or

Nintendo Announce The New Super Mario Bros. Special Edition Wii And DSi XL Is Coming To Europe Late October

Nintendo have announced that the New Super Mario Bros. Special Edition Wii and DSi XL is coming to Europe.

The New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DSi XL Special Edition Pack is coming out from 22nd October and will include a special branded Red DSi XL and a copy of New Super Mario Bros.

The New Super Mario Bros. Wii Pack is coming out on 29th October and comes with a red Wii, a red Wii Remote Plus, a red Nunchuk and three games. the three games are New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Sports and pre-installed on the Wii will be the original Donkey Kong.

From Nintendo UK

Sumthing Else Music Works Announce The Fable 3 Soundtrack Is Coming Out 26th October

Sumthing Else Music Works have announced that the Fable 3 Soundtrack is coming out on 26th October. you be able to get the soundtrack at, Amazon, iTunes, and other digital music sites. the soundtrack was scored by Russell Shaw and recorded with the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and 40-piece choir at the Slovak Radio Concert Hall in Bratislava. lists the soundtrack as having the following 24 tracks:
1. Fable III Theme
2. A Hero Awakes
3. Keyhole
4. Elise
5. Escape
6. Theresa
7. Fight or Flight
8. The Dwellers
9. Sanctuary
10. Sabine
11. Brightwall
12. Reliquary
13. Music Box
14. Driftwood
15. Reaver Mansion
16. Shadelight
17. Desert
18. Kalin
19. Coronation
20. Logan's Trial
21. Execution
22. Death of Walter
23. Farewell Walter
24. Finale

Track List from

Press Release

New York - October 11th, 2010 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc proudly presents the Fable III Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the latest installment to the action-packed and critically acclaimed role-playing video game franchise for Xbox 360. Fable III Original Soundtrack will be released on October 26th, 2010 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music, and for digital download, Amazon MP3, iTunes® and other digital music sites.

Fable III Original Soundtrack features the rich and musically diverse music score composed by BAFTA nominated series composer Russell Shaw. The Fable III score was recorded with the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and 40-piece choir at the Slovak Radio Concert Hall in Bratislava and features solo vocal performances by international singing star Tanja Tzarovska. The soundtrack was mixed at Pinewood Film Studios, UK.

"From fairy tale to drama, action and adventure to horror, the lush, varied orchestrations combine to keep the magic of the Fable musical tradition alive," says Russell Shaw, Head of Music and Composer at Lionhead Studios. "Drawing on music styles from around the world, the Fable III soundtrack enhances the richness and diversity fans have come to expect from the Fable universe."

Fable III is the latest installment to the action-packed and critically acclaimed Xbox 360 exclusive franchise that has sold more than six million copies. In Fable III, you will be called upon to rally and fight alongside your people, ascend to the seat of power and experience the true meaning of love and loss while defending your throne. In your quest to seize power and defend your kingdom, the choices you make will change the world around you for the greater good or your own personal gain. Who will you become? A rebel without a cause, the tyrant you rebelled against, or the greatest ruler to ever live?

Fable III launches in North America on 26th October and in the UK on 29th October, 2010. For more information, visit For additional details, visit Lionhead

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, please visit .

About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Since its creation in the late 1990's by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos, Epic, Gearbox, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and THQ.  Their catalog of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Halo: Reach, Alan Wake, Halo: Legends, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Too Human, Brothers In Arms, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Unreal Tournament III, Freedom Fighters and many others.

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Visceral Games Announce Dead Space Ignition Will Be Free For Those Who Pre-Order Dead Space 2 At GAME And Gamestation

Visceral Games have announced Dead Space Ignition, a prequel to Dead Space 2, will be free for those who pre-order Dead Space 2 in the UK at either GAME or Gamestation. Those who have pre-ordered will receive a single use code to download Dead Space Ignition from the PSN or XBL. Playing Dead Space Ignition will also unlock the Hacker suit for Issac Clarke in Dead Space 2

Press Release

Guildford, UK – October 11, 2010 – Visceral GamesTM, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Dead SpaceTM Ignition, the prologue to the January blockbuster Dead Space 2, will be available October 13 as a free* download to anyone that pre-orders Dead Space 2 at GAME and GameStation in the UK. Those that pre-order Dead Space 2 will receive a unique, single-use code to download Dead Space Ignition for free*. Dead Space Ignition reveals the events leading up to Dead Space 2 and rewards players with unlocks including an exclusive Hacker suit which can be used by engineer Isaac Clarke in Dead Space 2. Dead Space Ignition can also be purchased as a stand-alone game for £4.99 October 12 on the PlayStation®Network and October 13 on Xbox LIVETM Marketplace for 400 MS points.

“Dead Space fans are hungry for more Necromorph action and we’re thrilled that they don’t have to wait until January to get their fix. Dead Space Ignition is a great way to jump back into the Dead Space universe while the Visceral development team completes the final stages of Dead Space 2,” said Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer, Dead Space franchise. “Dead Space Ignition will show fans what happens in the hours leading up to the beginning of Dead Space 2 with gameplay that is fast-paced and accessible. It’s a fun way to dig deeper into the fiction, while allowing core fans to give Isaac Clarke an edge in Dead Space 2.”

Dead Space Ignition combines an interactive comic-style story with three unique hacking games; Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override. Each game offers a fun arcade experience that will challenge players with puzzles and twitch gameplay. Dead Space Ignition features a unique “Choose Your Own Adventure” type narrative, allowing players to survive the initial Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl in multiple ways, with four different endings. The story was written by Antony Johnston, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of comics, graphic novels, video games and books including Wasteland, and Daredevil.

In Dead Space 2, engineer Isaac Clarke makes his return in a blood-curdling new adventure on an all-new space installation known as “The Sprawl.” The lone survivor of a horrific alien infestation, Isaac finds himself confronting a catastrophic new nightmare. Battling dementia, Isaac will do whatever it takes to save himself and dominate the relentless enemy onslaught. Equipped with a new arsenal of tools to dismember the necromorphs, Isaac faces the challenge head-on. Players will see Isaac fight bigger, scarier and more epic battles that will keep them on the edge of their seats.

Dead Space 2 will be available on Jan. 28th, 2011 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PC. For additional information and news, visit, follow us on twitter or become a fan on Facebook
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Nordic Games Announce Shame, Featuring Gary Barlow And Robbie Williams, Is In We Sing Robbie Williams

Nordic Games have announced that there will be a bonus 26th track in We Sing Robbie Williams. the new track from Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow, Shame, will be included. Shame will be a bonus unlockable track earned by completing the other 25 Robbie Williams songs.

Press Release

of 12th November firmly etched into the games release calendar, Nordic Games can reveal the 26th track to feature on We Sing Robbie Williams will be Shame, a duet featuring Gary Barlow.

Shame, which was released on Monday 4th October, is the first time Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow have featured on a track together in 15 years. Shame is also included on Robbie’s greatest hits compilation album In and Out of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010, which is out today (11th October).

“Shame is a great track and I’m really chuffed that this duet with Gary Barlow will feature on We Sing Robbie Williams,” says Nik Blower, Nordic Games Sales and Marketing Director. “The inclusion means We Sing Robbie Williams will include all the star’s greatest sing along hits. Robbie fans won’t be able to resist this one this Christmas.”

Rafael McDonnell - Senior Vice President for Brand Partnerships, Licensing & Synchronisation at EMI Music said: “We’re delighted that Robbie’s new single with Gary Barlow, Shame, will be available as part of We Sing Robbie Williams. Its addition ensures that Robbie’s fans will be able to sing along to all his best loved hits, including his latest.”

Shame will join other favourites on We Sing Robbie Williams such as Angels, Let Me Entertain You, Come Undone, Feel and She’s The One. It will feature as a bonus, unlockable track in the game rewarding players for their singing skills once they’ve completed every song in single player mode to a certain standard.

We Sing Robbie Williams celebrates the popstar’s musical journey firmly establishing We Sing as the leading singing brand on the market. It features 26 tracks from the chart-topping artist, accompanied by all the original videos making it a true celebration of the British born, multimillion selling pop star.

The game will also include footage from Robbie Williams’ 2003 Knebworth concert and a photo gallery. Other features include Solo, Party, Karaoke and Jukebox modes, singing lessons, in-game awards and eight different multiplayer modes.

Robbie Williams started his career at the tender age of 16 when he joined Take That. He left the group in 1995 to go solo. He has sold 57 million albums (including over a million copies of his last record, 'Reality Killed The Video Star' in the UK alone), 11 million singles, and has had seven UK No.1 albums making him the biggest selling solo artist in the UK. Earlier this year he picked up the Outstanding Contribution To Music BRIT Award.

We Sing Robbie Williams will be available for Wii on 12th November.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Have Released New Screenshots For Batman: Arkham City

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released new screenshots for Batman: Arkham City. these screenshots are in-game and show a area of the city, Batman, and some of the enemies in the game. The last couple of pictures are concept art from the game.


Sony Have Released A New Playstation Move Kevin Butler Advert For Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

Sony have released a new Kevin Butler Advert. this is a Playstation Move advert, featuring the Maguire family, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11.

From USA Playstation Blog

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 9th And Sunday 10th October

This is all the news from Weekend Of Saturday 9th And Sunday 10th October.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 9th And Sunday 10th October

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 8th October
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 8th October
  • PC: Valve announce Steam will be down on Monday for around 4 hours from 4AM PST
  • Text Adventures, Zork I, II, III and Mini-Zork, have been ported to the Kindle and other E-Readers
  • PS3: A Video of SOCOM 4 has been found showing that the game will have a 3D mode
  • Its reported n-Space, the devs behind Geist and DS ports of Call of Duty, have closed.
  • Its reported Microsoft are going to close Massive Inc, a in-game marketing firm.
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases
  • Satoru Iwata says poor sales of Wii and DS titles is not down to piracy, says its a quality issue
  • NaturalMotion Games, devs behind Backbreaker, are reportedly working on Icebreaker
  • Top Cow Productions say rights issues are holding up a Darkness 2, trying to sort them out
  • Gearbox Software say Sega were too quick in revealing Aliens: Colonial Marines, revealed it before they begun encoding
  • Wii: its strongly rumoured the New Super Mario Bros. Wii is coming out across Europe with Donkey Kong pre-installed
  • PC: 2K Games announce BioShock 2 DLC, "Protector Trials" and "Minerva's Den," are not coming to PC version
  • Starlight Runner say there will be 2 new Halo Trilogies starting in 2012/2013, Movie in 2014, Microsoft deny this
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Announce Arthur, Spencer, Magneto, And M.O.D.O.K Are Fighters In Marvel Vs Capcom 3
  • 360: Epic Games reveal Gears of war 3 won't have a theatre mode and you won't be able to take in-game pictures
  • Rumoured Sonic Anniversary rumoured for 2011, has best levels from previous games, coming Wii/PS3/PSP/DS
  • The Hollywood Reporter says Director David O. Russell is back directing the Uncharted Movie,
  • QTE Blog: NIS American Announce Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! Is Coming To PSP's In January
  • Its rumoured Japanese gaming network DeNA are looking to buy ngmoco
  • PC: AreaNet announce achievements earned in Guild Wars will carry over and give awards in Guild Wars 2
  • Marvel Vs Capcom 3 storyline, Victor Von Doom and Albert Wesker form alliance to conquer their worlds, new threat emerges
  • QTE Blog: Sony Reveal The Legionnaire Skin From The God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta Pre-Order Bundle
  • WP7: Rovio Mobile not happy Angry Birds has been listed on Windows Phone 7 website, they're not committed to a WP7 port
  • Konami announce the arcade game X-Men is coming to XBLA and PSN soon, up to 6 player drop in online multiplayer added
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week