Amazon All Wii Event

Black Friday isn’t even a memory just yet and already the folks over at Amazon are looking to save gamers some dough. This Thursday, that’s tomorrow, it will be having a “Gold Box” event for the Nintendo Wii and gamers everywhere will be able to save some mucho dinero on select Wii titles.

Make sure you all check it out tomorrow and let us know what you would want them to sell.

Ready to Rumble Ready to Make a Comeback

Are you Ready to Ruuuuuuuumble?! Get ready to rumble gamers as the ready to rumble franchise is making its triumphant return to a Wii console near you. Check out the press release below:

– The Best-Selling Boxing Franchise Returns with a Huge Roster of Celebrity-inspired Fighters Looking to Land the KO Punch in Spring 2009 –

The hilarious Ready 2 Rumble franchise is flexing its muscles and planning a major, star-studded return to the ring in spring 2009 with the launch of Ready 2 Rumble Revolution, the newest game in the much-loved series. Bringing the franchise to Wii™ for the first time, the game retains all the knockout features of best-sellers Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 1 and Round 2, while delivering a knockout punch of style and attitude. Tailored to take advantage of the motion-controlled realism of Wii, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution makes landing a punch more fun than ever.

“Ready 2 Rumble Revolution is poised to take back the title as the undisputed champion of arcade boxing games and we hope to reach an even bigger audience than ever thanks to the huge popularity of Wii,” said Phil Harrison, President of Infogrames, the parent company of Atari. “The outrageous celebrity caricatures paired with a fun boxing experience made even more over-the-top thanks to the Wii controllers will make the newest version of this famed franchise a must-have for all fans of boxing and physical fun on Wii.”

“Ready 2 Rumble Revolution will put the swagger back into the boxing ring and promote an adrenaline-boosting, positive will to win attitude in the hearts and minds of fans of all ages,” said Gaspard de Dreuzy, President of Stereo Mode and executive producer of the game.

Sure to satisfy newcomers and boxing fans alike, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution features a roster of 18 wildly caricatured cartoony boxers based on celebrities from the worlds of sports, music and movies. Celebrities enter the ring as larger-than-life “Rumble-ized” versions of themselves. Players will step right up and see if they can knock these super-sized egos down a peg or two!

The game is hosted by “The Voice of the Champions” Michael Buffer, famous for his “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble®” trademark call. Characters are brought to life with hilarious moves, detailed facial animations, damage textures and fighting techniques including special moves, combos, extreme knockdowns and special “Rumble” combos. An all new Championship Mode lets gamers create their own unique boxer and nurture his skills through mini-games, developing him as a fighter and creating a completely personalized Ready 2 Rumble Revolution experience.

Developed by AKI who bring their formidable fight game know-how to the franchise, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution brings a virtual boxing arena to the living room and delivers a fun and intuitive experience in either single player or multiplayer mode. The Wii controllers provide would-be pugilists with an intuitive and realistic feel. Using the Nunchuk™ controller as one glove and the Wii Remote™ controller as the other, players dodge, weave and throw the big punches to KO their opponents.

Virtual heavyweights can fight from the backstreet gym all the way to the big Las Vegas showdown with vivid new visuals bringing the five spectacular ring environments to life. The arcade experience is made even better thanks to advanced Artificial Intelligence allowing more strategic fights.

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Eternity’s Child Delayed…But Still Coming Out

Do you remember the promising Eternity’s Child for WiiWare? Yeah- I almost forgot too… Apparently the title is still on track and just needs some TLC. The game, which was set to debut “sometime this year,” will now be releasing early next year in order for the games quality to be addressed.

Good stuff indeed…


Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Echoes of Time Coming in Spring

Quick Update: Pencil in spring of 2009 for the release date for this highly anticipated FFCCEOT (that’s Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Echoes of Time). The cross-platform RPG will let players of Nintendo DS and Wii editions fight, level up, and build together, regardless of which console they’re playing on.

The title looks like a decent play if you have a bunch of people together. What do you guys think?