Touch Generation Info
Nintendo has seen tremendous success with what they refer to as the “touch generation games”. Game like the Brain age series and Nintendogs has turned to gold pretty much every territory they go.
It now seems that current and upcoming “Touch
Generations” games will be identified by a distinctive logo and will help inexperienced and casual gamers quickly identify which games might be appropriate for them. If Nintendo can get housewives, grandparents and others who would not typically pick up a video game title to make purchases, it could increase revenues tremendously.
Wii on November 6?
Cubed3 is reporting that an “industry insider” that is very close to Nintendo has given them details on the Nintendo Wii launch. Their source tells them that the Wii launch will be, “well in time for Thanksgiving and well in time for Christmas in Europe”. He then stated on a more specific date saying, “So, at the moment Nintendo are aiming to launch the Wii on November 6th. Nintendo aren’t going to have an exact date in mind until they are sure they can meet the deadlines”. Take this as rumor. We will keep you updated.
Wario Ware News
What’s so special about WarioWare: Smooth Moves? That’s what Goro Abe, creator of the WarioWare series, was discussing with IGN recently.
Abe states that Smooth Moves prompts the player for specific remote-wielding position before starting each five-second challenge. Abe expects there to be about 200 microgames in total, much like in previous entries in the series. The other games were an absolute blast to play and wer ethe ultimate party games.
For multiplayer, Abe says that while there won’t be any form of online multiplayer included in the title, there will be several ways to play locally: “…because we are only using one controller we would like to create a multiplayer entertainment atmosphere by having one player playing the game and the other people being entertained by looking at that person. Then we would like to have a mode where we will have one remote, but it will be passed onto the next player and they will race their micro-game times. And another plan we have is to connect the nunchuck to the Wii remote and have one player hold onto the Wii remote and the other the nunchuck, and cooperate to proceed through the game.”
Smooth Moves will support progressive scan but is not currently slated to have 16:9 widescreen, and the game is expected to be reelased within the first ninety days of launch, but Abe couldn’t specify the date any further than that. While the online feature is a little bit of a let down, I still cannot wait for the game. As always, we will keep you updated.
Call of Duty 3 Screenshot
Beautiful. Here is a screen of the upcoming war game for Nintendo Wii, Call of Duty 3. The call of duty series has been notorious for capturing the “real feel” of warfare. Its captivating story and amazing gameplay has really set it apart as one of the best war simulators out there. I really hope that this is a good indicator of what we can expect from Wii graphics wise. The screenshot is probably taken from the PS3 version but hopefully Wii wont be too far off. What do you think? Gamestop is now taking reserves on the upcoming war game for the Nintendo Wii. Go reserve now and show your support. Game ON!
Day of the Updates…Stay Tuned
I will be here updating all day. I sure do have my work cut out for me. Stay tuned, sit back, relax and let us know what you’re playing today. Personally, it’s been all Mario for me. I still have not beaten it yet but I will soon. Now for the updates…..Stay Tuned and keep it here. Leave a comment and check back often.
Love from Capcom
Capcom is going all out on the Nintendo DS this year. The third party developer’s latest financial report states that there will be 10 titles heading to our innovative Nintendo DS, 2 titles to the GBA, and GameCube will not be seeing ziltch. Third party support for the DS has been stellar and this just adds fuel to that fire. We will keep you updated as always…..Even on holidays!
Speaking of holidays, what are you guys playing this memorial day? Are you just going to be cooking out or are we going to be spending some quality time with our favorite systems? I will tell you that the DS has taken over in my camp as of late and I am hoping to beat Mario today. What are you guys playing? Hit the comment section up. As we always say, GAME ON! Also, be sure to check out our new links (Citizen Wii, and Wii-Nation)and let them know we sent ya!
Zelda Phantom Hour Glass Details
*The first Nintendo DS Zelda game was originally planned to be a Four Swords game, but now that Eiji Aonuma has the chance to revive The Wind Waker, he choose to do differently. Phantom Hourglass will set the tone for all future DS Zelda games.
*The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass will also see the return of Bow and Arrow, Hookshot and some sort of musical instrument, alongside the items we have already seen. It seems to be a nice mixture of old and new items.
*It is not likely Ganondorf will return in Phantom Hourglass. However, before his defeat in The Wind Waker, his evil influence spread across the Great Sea.
The King of Red Lions will not see a return in Phantom Hourglass.
*There is one master dungeon you need to complete in the game. You can only progress so far though, so to proceed you need to work your way through other dungeons and probably gain precious items in order to advance.
*The Darknut-like enemies we have seen in the multiplayer mode is a new type of enemy, called the “Chaser”. These enemies will chase you through the entire dungeon, but by using certain pots, Link can get immune for certain moments.
*Though Eiji Aonuma did not want to give any details on this yet, he confirmed that the microphone will be used in Phantom Hourglass. I really wonder what type of innovation Nintendo will be cooking up for that feature.
Wii Sport to Feature Your FACE!
Nintendo ended the company’s explosive E3 press conference with a multiplayer match of Wii Sports: Tennis involving Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata, and the new NOA president, Reggie Fils-Aime. In that match, the three each had replicas of their faces on their respective on-screen character. No one knew if this was a special trick used only for E3, or if this would be a feature implemented in the upcoming game. It seems gamers that we have found out that answer!
Mr. Miyamoto stated in an interview with MTV that customizable faces will in fact be a feature of Wii Sports while hinting at the possibility of transferring those faces from one Wii game to another.
Here is what he had to say, “The Wii Sports series features these little models which you can put your own faces on,” said Miyamoto, referring to the game’s characters. “Then you may start to see those characters, with faces you’ve created, appearing in different games on the Wii system.”
It’s not clear if Miyamoto was referring to a camera peripheral that would take a player’s picture and place it to the game’s characters, or if this is only some type of character customization feature within the game. I am wondering if we are going to be able to hook up our digital camera’s to the system and map it on that way, or we may be able to upload the image to the game via Nintendo’s online service. Either way pretty big news. We will keep you updated as usual.