Sonic Date Pushed Back?
Quick Update: We were told some time back that every one’s favorite hedgehog, Sonic, would be shipping in March. That date has held for quite some time….until today. Sega released a new game ship schedule where Sonic has changed from March to Spring 2007″.
No More Heroes Details Emerge
Here are some new details of the upcoming Nintendo Wii game No More Heroes Wii :
-The version of the game running right now is about 35% of the final build
-Weapon and vehicle design is being handled by Shigeto Koyama
-Character design by Yusuke Kozaki
-Wiimote control is important. You keep the Wiimote either high, low, or centered to put the main character into certain fighting stances. Standard attacks are performed with the A button.
-The Wiimote vibrates in conjunction with the Beam Katana
-Finishing moves are performed by matching on screen gestures
-The main city in the game is called Santa Destroy
-You move about the game either by foot, or on your motorcycle, all of your own accord
-You take mission objectives (murder targets) in order to collect money, or gain new weapons
-You begin each day in a motel where you can change clothing and equipment. There are said to be over 100 t-shirts to collect.
Interesting stuff indeed. We will keep you updated.
New Pokemon Battle Screens
Here are some brand new shots of the graphically impressive Pokemon battle for the Nintendo Wii.
Did Wii Break Your TV?
That’s the question that uber popular search engine Yahoo asked gamers who purchased Nintendo’s 5th console Wii. Here is the full article below: (Huge props to Mowser for the find!)
Picture this. You’re lining up the perfect shot in Wii Bowling, remote in hand. You set up the shot, swing the remote with all the strength you can muster, and… follow through a little more than you intended.
Somehow the remote leaves your sweaty-palmed grip and bang, smash, there goes your TV, window, photo of your granny, anything that happens to be in the path of the newly liberated remote.
Hold on, though. If you’re wearing the (supplied) wrist strap, no harm done, right? So you’d think. As you can see, some Wii owners are finding the strap decidedly lacking. (Check out nascent site wiihaveaproblem.com for more strap malfunctions.) The problem isn’t with the amply broad strap itself, but the considerably narrower section that connects the strap with the remote, which is prone to fray in some circumstances. The result is smashed remotes, smashed televisions, smashed windows, and unhappy (or, at least, somewhat red-faced) customers.
You can find the rest of the article here.
Famitsu Wii Ratings Update
Quick Update: In the latest issue of Famitsu Weekly in Japan, the publication rated both Wii Sports and Wii Play. Wii Sports received a score of 7/7/8/8 out of 10, while Wii Play received a score of 7/7/6/8 out of 10. I personally cannot wait for Wii play. The title looks to be highly addictive and it comes with a wii-mote. What more could you want?
4 Million by Year’s End!
Our good pal and fearless leader Reggie Fils Aime has stated that Nintendo is currently on track to meeting their target of 4 million Wiis shipped globally before the years end.
All systems are go for reaching the 4-million target we have in our financials by Dec. 31, Reggie said at the Reuters Media Summit in New York. We will sell everything we make so now its simply a manufacturing thing.
With over 600,000 units sold to date and the growing popularity of Nintendo’s innovative Wii, it looks like Nintendo is poised to take over the gaming industry.
Slight Site Issues
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600,000 Wii’s Sold
Well gamers, the Nintendo Wii is off to a great start! According to a press release from NoA, over 600,000 Wii systems were sold last week. If we do the math correctly, thats nearly one system per second. Including accessories and games, Nintendo has made over 190 million dollars on the Wii so far.
Zelda: Twilight Princess was easily the best selling game for the system over the past week. It sold over 454,000 copies, giving it a whopping 75% attach rate. Other notable titles were Red Steel and Rayman Raving Rabiids. Good news for Nintendo.
Red Steel 2 in the Works?
Ubisoft, maker of Red Steel, Rayman and a ton of other quality titles, has a job posting on their France website, which asks for a Senior Game Designer who will take part in the continuation of the Red Steel Project. The job posting asks for RPG experience, which suggests RPG elements may be added in the Red Steel Sequel.
Here is hoping to a great sequel for a decent launch title. Look for more information soon.