Nintendo To Publish New Bungie Title For Wii That Will Revolutionize!

I can't tell you how or where I got this news from. Actually I can, I got the news straight from someone in Bungie and I've had it confirmed by Nintendo.

The next title from Bungie is going to be on the 360, that's the announcement they're going with in a few days time after they've made sure that the latest Halo 3 update is sorted.

Next year they're going to announce their new strategy now that they've got the grips with the development kits for the Wii and have decided on exciting ways to use MotionPlus. They're bringing a new franchise to our favourite console. They also have plans to agree a new partnership with Nintendo to incorporate a version of TruSkill into a new version of the WiFi connection that would support party systems and other features.

The new title will be the first in a planned epic, possibly a trilogy with film rights already agreed with Universal. They're considering making the film the second part of the epic, with the first title providing a cliffhanger leading into the movie. A third title would then pick up some time after the film. It is also possible that the game will see a release on other consoles in time, but only if sales are lackluster.

Bungie hope to refresh the Wii and bring something that gamers have been missing out on. I'll add more information as I get it.

9/23/2008 02:00:00 PM

Wii News || OFFICIAL: USA $250 Launch 19th November

That's two whole weeks before Japan! And £133! I reckon NOE will charge us £149.99 quite happily! Here's what Reggie had to say at the Official event in New York:

"Nintendo's Wii will officially launch in North and Latin America on November 19, 2006, at a price of US$249.99. The Wii console will be available in only the white variation at launch and will be bundled with Wii Sports, marking the first time a Nintendo console has included a game at launch since the SNES. Further, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Excite Truck will be available on day one, while approximately 30 games will launch by the end of 2006."

What a fantastic day! Get your import head on using the Google Ad's stores below - we've got ours booked from the states!

9/14/2006 02:55:00 PM

Wii News || CONFIRMED: Actual Wii Launch Title List (Japan)

Here you go folks, the official list from Nintendo of Japan

Trauma Center (Atlus)
Elebits (Konami)
Machikuru Domino (Success)
Necro-Nesia (Spike)
Super Monkey Ball Uki-Uki Party Shuugoh (Sega)
Swing Golf Panya (Tecmo)
Wing Island (Hudson)
Kororinpa (Hudson)
SD Gundam REVOLUTION (Bandai Namco)
Ennichi no Tatsujin (Bandai Namco)
Tamagotchi no Pika Pika Daito-ryo-! (Bandai Namco)
Red Steel (Ubisoft)
Wii Sports (Nintendo)
Odoru Made In Wario (Nintendo)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo)
Hajimete no Wii (Nintendo)

9/14/2006 01:09:00 PM

Wii News || Wii Sports Definately Included! Official Nintendo US Boxart!

Here it is folks, the confirmation you all wanted - the US box art for the console along with confirmation that Wii Sports is indeed included!

UPDATE - We've checked the google links below and they link to a great Wii community where we've been getting the latest news before anyone else! Give em a crack! You should hear about the USA announcements quickly too.

9/14/2006 10:39:00 AM

Wii News || New Mii Channel Reveals Virtual Console Interface

Check out the video at this link now!

Remember this awesome Mii channel from Nintendo's official site also shows great Wii videos!

9/14/2006 10:36:00 AM

Wii News || OFFICIAL: Nintendo Of Japan Wii Event Pictures

Famitsu have put up a load of pictures from the Nintendo Wii event!
Have a look at them right here!

UPDATED - The links below take you straight to the update feeds on some of the other Nintendo sites, we've been using them as they're really handy!

9/14/2006 08:46:00 AM

Wii News || OFFICIAL: Picture Of The Box For The Wii! Looks Nice! Very DS!

Here it is folks - this is what our Wii will look like on the shelves:

UPDATED - The links below take you straight to the update feeds on some of the other Nintendo sites, we've been using them as they're really handy!

9/14/2006 08:24:00 AM

Wii News || Incredible NEW Wii Video Here! Official Japanese Site

Nintendo of Japan have JUST launced their new Wii Site here with an exciting new video that can be found at this link!

What a day!

UPDATED - The links below take you straight to the update feeds on some of the other Nintendo sites, we've been using them as they're really handy!

9/14/2006 07:50:00 AM

Wii News || OFFICAL: Launch Lineup And Pricing

Nintendo of Japan have just announced how many games will launch with the Wii and how much they will cost:

- 16 games
- 10 different publishers
- Costing from £22 (4800 yen) to £31(6800 yen)

UPDATED - The links below take you straight to the update feeds on some of the other Nintendo sites, we've been using them as they're really handy!

9/14/2006 07:46:00 AM

Wii News || Twilight Princess To Cost £31 In Japan

Nintendo of Japan have just announced the cost of the new Legend of Zelda game for the Nintendo Wii. It's going to cost 6800 Yen which at time of press is approximately £31!

UPDATED - The links below take you straight to the update feeds on some of the other Nintendo sites, we've been using them as they're really handy!

9/14/2006 07:32:00 AM

Wii News || IGN: DS Strategy Repeated With Wii, US To Get It First

IGN have reported that

"Nintendo will launch Wii in Japan on December 2 of this year, it revealed. North America will get the system first."

However they haven't really backed this up with any hard evidence apart from the New York Times article that's spread around this morning.

UPDATED - The links below take you straight to the update feeds on some of the other Nintendo sites, we've been using them as they're really handy!

9/14/2006 07:30:00 AM

Wii News || OFFICIAL: Virtual Console Pricing, Strategy, 10 New Titles A Month!

Nintendo of Japan has announced lots of exciting new information about the Virtual Console!

- Will accept purchases via credit card, or via prepaid cards purchased in-stores.

- 30 Nintendo games, and 30 PC Engine/Megadrive/Genesis/Turbo-Grafx games will be out before the end of the year.

- 10 new VC will be released every month from then on.

- Pricing starts at approximately £2 (500 Yen)
- SNES games going at approximately £4 (800 Yen)
- N64 games costing approximately £5 (1000 Yen)

UPDATED - The links below take you straight to the update feeds on some of the other Nintendo sites, we've been using them as they're really handy!

9/14/2006 07:26:00 AM

Wii News || OFFICIAL: All The Controller Prices (£18!)

It has just been announced by Nintendo of Japan how much the different official controllers will cost:

Retro controller: £8 (1800 yen)
Nunchuck: £8 (1800 yen)
Wiimote: £17 (3800 yen)

UPDATED - The links below take you straight to the update feeds on some of the other Nintendo sites, we've been using them as they're really handy!

9/14/2006 07:24:00 AM

Wii News | What Comes With The Console?

It has just been announced what will come with the console:

"Wii will include: Wii console, Wii remote (w/ strap) Nunchuck attachment, Wii AC adaptor, Wii A/V cable, Wii console stand, sensor bar, sensor bar stand and two AA batteries."

They even give you batteries!

UPDATED - The links below take you straight to the update feeds on some of the other Nintendo sites, we've been using them as they're really handy!

9/14/2006 07:22:00 AM

Wii News || OFFICIAL: £114 On December 2nd In Japan

The news has rolled in from the Japanese conference that the Wii will launch in Japan on the 2nd of December 2006 and will cost 25000 Yen, which is around £114.

The press release is right here

9/14/2006 07:19:00 AM

DS News || Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings Announced

Square has announced what appears to be a spinoff to the PlayStation 2 "hit". I say "hit" because it's recieved a set of mixed reviews. However it's more support from Square so who can complain?

"Revenant Wings follows the story of Vaan. While details on the game are still scare, the latest issue of Japan's Shonen Jump magazine has offered up some interesting tidbits. Along with Vann, it appears that FFXII's Panello will also play a role in the game. Square Enix will reveal further information at the Tokyo Game Show."

9/13/2006 11:22:00 PM

Wii News || Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles

This is what Famitsu has listed as the new Resident Evil title in a surprise, but plentiful list of games due out on the Wii. It backs up previous claims that the game will involve missions around familiar locations with familiar characters and could explain incidents in between Resident Evil 3 and 4. The magazine even reckons the games could be out as early as October! Maybe this is when the console is due out in Japan!

Here's the list:

- ca. Oktober 2006 - Dezember 2006: Wing Island (Hudson, Flight simulation)
- ca. Oktober 2006 - Dezember 2006: Rayman (Ubisoft)
- ca. Oktober 2006 - Dezember 2006: Kororimba (Hudson, Action/Puzzle)
- November 2006: Necro-Nesia (Spike, Action/Adventure)
- Dezember 2006: Tsuri Master (Hudson)
- Dezember 2006: Bleach: Shiraha Kirameku Rinbukyoku (Sega)
- Herbst 2006: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Sega)
- 2006: Sengoku Musou Wave (Koei)
- 2006: SD Gundam (Bandai Namco)
- 2006: Tamagotchi (Bandai Namco)
- 2006: Crayon Shin-Chan: Saikyou Kazoku Kasukabe King Ui (Banpresto, Minispiele)
- 2006: Mahjong (Koei)
- Winter 2006/2007: Cooking Mama: Cooking with International Friends (Taito)
- Winter 2006/2007: Furi Furi (Taito, Minispiele)
- TBA: Bomberman Land (Hudson/Konami, Action/Adventure)
- TBA: Sonic and the Secret Rings (Sega)
- TBA: The Dog Island (Action/Adventure)
- TBA: Iyashi Kei
- TBA: SAN-X All-Star Revolution (MTO)
- TBA: Biohazard Umbrella Chronicles (Capcom)
- TBA: GTA Pro
- TBA: Keiba Action (Pferderennen)
- TBA: Neues RPG (Koei)
- TBA: Midori Hi No Tatsujin

9/13/2006 11:19:00 PM

Wii News || Massive Announcement At 1am Thursday!

It's not long now!

Cubed3 have put up the times for the conferences that are due to happen worldwide, note the times are GMT - I live in the UK!

The first one kicks off in less than two hours time! (at time of press) I'll be asleep but I can't wait to read all about it tomorrow morning!

- Japanese Event: 1:00AM (Thursday) - 7:00AM (Thursday)
- US Event: 1:00PM (Thursday) - 8:00PM (Thursday)
- UK Event: 11:00AM (Friday) - 5:00PM (Friday) GMT/UTC

We should find out each countries respective pricing and release dates at each event. However I'm expecting the Japanese one to announce a worldwide (close to) simultaneous release! It would be good if each event has it's own little exclusive to show to make it worth waiting for the Friday event! What a way to spend a Friday afternoon, playing with the Wii.

9/13/2006 11:13:00 PM

Wii News || Mario Kart To Make Launch?

Mario Kark 64, Mario Brothers, Sonic, Star Fox and more are rumored to be hitting the Virtual Console when the Wii Launches later this year! Along with at least FIVE brand new titles!

Check out this list from Play-Nintendo:

1. Bonk's Adventure
2. Castlevania
3. Duck Hunt
4. Excitebike
5. F-Zero
6. Kid Icarus
7. Legend of Zelda, The
8. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
9. Mario Kart 64
10. Metroid
11. Mortal Kombat
12. New Adventure Island
13. Ninja Gaiden
14. OutRun
15. Pac-Man
16. Prince of Persia
17. Punch-Out!!
18. R-Type
19. Rayman 2
20. Sonic the Hedgehog
21. Star Fox
22. Super Mario 64
23. Super Mario Bros
24. Super Mario Kart
25. Super Mario World
26. Tecmo Bowl

Note the Tecmo games too!

9/10/2006 08:50:00 PM

Cube News || Lego Star Wars 2 Only Available From GAME In UK

There was a rumor going round yesterday that Lego Star Wars 2 for the GameCube had been cancelled, however Activision have put out a statement informing us otherwise:

"The GC version of LSWII has not been canned but will be available as an exclusive with GAME Stores," an Activision spokesperson said this afternoon."

Fantastic news, being that most small GAME shops have now stopped stocking any new GameCube stuff.

9/08/2006 05:07:00 PM

Wii News || 275 Quid Cheaper Than The PS3!

MCV have run an article claiming that they know what Nintendo are ready to announce next week, they reckon they know the date and the price of the Wii:

"Theres still a week to go until Nintendo officially announces the details of the Wii launch but MCV can reveal that the new console will hit retail by November 24th, it will be priced at £149 and stock will be plentiful."

MCV are an industry mag. I used to read it on my lunchbreak when I worked at Electronics Boutique back in the day, and I've never known them to make up a story. Everything fits into place and makes sense. A pricepoint similar to that of the GameCube when it launched, and a date that is often mentioned and close to Christmas.

The head honcho from Nintendo UK has stated that "they're [MCV] not far off, but they're definitely not right".

9/08/2006 04:56:00 PM

Wii News || First DS To Wii Link Up Title Revealed

We've only heard before of the DS using the Wii as a sort of hub, being able to download demos from the console as you would from the participating shop kiosks.

However as I've been reading this issue of NGamer, I've discovered that EA have confirmed that Spore will be linking both our fave consoles together:

"EA have confirmed that link-up play with the DS is on the cards, so you can deform your species on the fly."

Link up play could mean many things, I'm hoping for a feature that allows you to continue your game on the run as well as multiplayer possibilities. I don't really want to be able to unlock secrets again like we could with the GBA-GC connectivity. Who knows, if these features are considered then you may not even need a copy of the game on the DS? If a company like EA is developing titles like this, who knows what Nintendo have up their sleeves?

9/07/2006 05:26:00 PM

Wii News || Castlevania Producer Hints At Wii Development For The Future

Just a quick quote from Koji Igarashi taken from Nintendo Of Europe:

"We still can't think about anything other than this DS version because we are so busy, but of course we would like to think of something interesting and pleasant for Wii. I have some ideas for Castlevania for Wii"

It's all good! They seem to be happily developing these fantastic Castlevania titles for the DS and where else could they bring the series but the Wii?

9/07/2006 05:08:00 PM

Wii News || Exciting New Hardware Tidbits!

I've just been reading through some news in NGamer and they've got some cool information about the Wii-mote:

- The on-board memory which has been talked about before will be used to store character profiles, preferences as well as your personal scores and saves!
- The controller will not be getting a rechargable li-ion type of pack, simply 2 AA batteries.

The sensor bar:
- 50% smaller than originally shown, described as being the size of a couple of pencils.

I like the idea that I'll be able to take my own Wii-mote round my mates and not have to set up all of my control information every time! The size of the sensor bar never really interested me, so long as it doesn't get in the way of the telly I don't mind!
The launch day can't come quickly enough!

9/07/2006 05:00:00 PM

Nintendo Reaffirm Q4 Launch In Light Of Sony Delay

There's no problems for the upcoming launch of our fave system, the Wii. Nintendo released a statement today to calm all our worries (if anyone had any!) about Europe or anywhere else receiving their console this year:

“Wii is on track to ship in Q4, Nintendo plans to ship 6 million systems to retailers around the world between its launch in the fourth quarter of 2006 and the end of its fiscal year on March 31, 2007.”

9/07/2006 04:51:00 PM

Any Games Left On The Gamecube?

Not much!

Matt from IGN let slip that Super Paper Mario is making the move to the Wii:

"Hmm. How should I write this? Have to be vague, you know? Let me just say that yes, Paper Mario will be headed to Wii and not GameCube. Now read between the lines, damn you! Wait. That was a terrible hint! All right, that's it for today. Time to beat Bozon"

This doesn't shock or upset me at all. I've been really excited about the game and its style, if Nintendo believe that the Wii control scheme can benefit the title then so be it! For more information on Super Paper Mario check here at IGN's site. It looks so good!

9/07/2006 04:44:00 PM

Wii Sends Shares Rocketing - Nintendo Are BACK

Here's an image:

Nope doesn't make much sense to me either. But apparently Nintendo's stock is continuously on the up, apparently doubling from $13 to $26 in the past year with Merrill Lynch anticipating that the news and launch of the Wii will send the prices even higher!

9/06/2006 05:44:00 PM

Wii News || Mysterious Accessories Appear Online Including HD Cable

Several accessories have been found with a release date of November the 1st in the US from Gamestop with the most interesting being:

Wii Controller Glove for $9.99
Wii Premium HD Cable for $59.99

There's some other stuff like game cases, SD cards and protection kits, but what could the point of the HD cable be? Is it simply just an expensive set of HD component leads? And what is the glove?
Something similar in awe of the powerglove or just a rubbish gimmick so you can support your gaming stance?

9/06/2006 05:38:00 PM

Wii News || New Far Cry Information Reveals Control Scheme And More

Some new information has surfaced about the Wii version of Far Cry during the VGM Podcast where they spoke to a member of the development team at Ubisoft.

Some very interesting information was given, such as the plan to include full online multiplayer and downloadable content.

The control scheme involves interesting movement ideas like jumping with nunchuck simply by lifting it up, slashing the Wiimote to make a "feral attack" and pushing the nunchuck to hit enemies in the back!

You will also be able to move Wiimote forward to zoom and slash across screen for a knife attack. They didn't talk about how to use the guns though, but it's probably safe to assume it will follow the same mechanics as Metroid.

The employee also revealed that the title of the game will be Far Cry: Vengeance and will be a brand new title with 20+ hours of Single Player.

9/06/2006 05:09:00 PM

European Nintendo Fanboys Rejoice! PS3 Now Due 2007!

Yes it's good news for all Nintendo Fanboys (like us) who are almost safe in the knowledge that they will be playing with their Wii (something about that still doesn't sound right) this year, a good four months (at least) ahead of the Sony clan's new console.

Sony have announced that the PlayStation 3 will not be coming out in Europe until March 2007, it will however be released in the US and Japan this year as previously announced.

This will also give Microsoft another Christmas period ahead of the PlayStation, and with the many lovely titles coming out for the Wii it doesn't seem like it will be missed.

Here's the press release:

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Announces New March 2007 date for European Launch of PLAYSTATION 3
No change in launch date for Japan and North America

London, Wednesday 6 September 2006 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that it would revise the launch date of its PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system in the PAL territories of Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa and Australasia from 17th November 2006, as previously announced to March 2007.

Launch dates for Japan and North America will remain the same, which are November 11th and November 17th respectively.

The revision of the launch date in the SCEE territories is caused by the delay in the mass production schedule of the blue laser diode within the Sony Group, thus affecting the timely procurement of key components to be utilised in PLAYSTATION 3.

The previously announced PLAYSTATION 3 shipment forecast of 6 million units globally within the fiscal year ending 2007 is not changed.


9/06/2006 05:00:00 PM


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