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Nintendo Download: 26 & 27 January 2010 (Japan)

Posted by Sean Aaron

More Phoenix Wright, more N64, more DSiWare anime photo frames!

It's still a small update, but after a mini-break WiiWare has returned along with the first new N64 game in nearly a year on the Virtual Console. Not to be left out there are five new releases for Japanese DSiWare -- though only two are games; one being a new puzzler from Nintendo.


Janken Party Paradise (500pts - Studio Zan) – A mini-game collection centred around the classic game of rock-paper-scissors, which is known as "janken" in Japan. 1-4 player support and choice of five different games ranging from cards to whack-a-mole.

Gyakuten Saiban 2 (1200pts - Capcom) – Released outside of Japan as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All, like its predecessor it's the WiiWare port of a DS port of a Gameboy Advance game, whew! Looks like Capcom is set to get these out sooner rather than later, so presumably new installments are due in other territories soon.

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Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (1000pts Nintendo 64 - Nintendo) – Many will be excited to see this update to the classic SNES strategy game and first new N64 title in quite some time.


ACT Series: Tango Choo Nichi Ei Hen (500pts - Digital Media Lab) – More language aids, this one apparently translates hand-written Japanese phrases into English (and vice-versa if we're understanding correctly) or look up English words in the dictionary directly using a romaji keypad.

ACT Series: Tango Choo Nichi Kan Hen (500pts - Digital Media Lab) – As with the other ACT Series release, but for Korean.

Nari Kyara Katei Kyooshi Hitman REBORN! (500pts - Takara-Tomy) – Similar to the Naruto photo frame program from last week, this one allows you to insert photographed faces into stills from the tv show "Home Tutor Hitman Reborn" to save and send to your friends. As with the Naruto app you can convert your creations into sliding puzzles if you desire.

BlazBlue - Battle X Battle (500pts - Arc System Works) – This looks to be a 1-4 player 3D fighting game with a 3rd person perspective and cutesy characters. You can play against other players using local DS Wireless from the looks of it, but there's no mention of Wi-Fi.

Moyasu Puzzle Flametail (500pts - Nintendo) – Another new puzzle game from Nintendo. This looks to be an enhanced version of the "Square" game in MaBoShi with more colourful blocks, multiple stages and power-ups.

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User Comments (29)



Starwolf_UK said:

Isn't Burei Buruu meant to say Blazblue...well in any case it has Blazblue characters in it. Is it proper 3D though or like Sonic Battle (which was hard to tell if you're going to hit an opponent if nearby to them).



Sabrewing said:

Phoenix Wright 2 doesn't come out in the US until March. And part 3 comes out in May. D:



Xkhaoz said:

Burei Buruu - Battle X Battle is that BlazBlue game they announced a while ago.



Sean_Aaron said:

Cheers for the heads-up on BlazBlue guys I have no clue about some of this anime stuff!



Sneaker13 said:

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber looks interesting. I'm in doubt about Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All. The first one is a really lazy port and I've played all the DS games. But after playing the second one I still got sucked in again. What to do, what to do.



TwilightV said:

Heh. Reborn is pretty bizarre.

And finally Ogre Battle 64 is out. Will we see it elsewhere soon?

And can't wait for PW:JFA!



edhe said:

Splooge for Ogre Battle 64.

I hope it isn't going to be one of those games that doesn't make it to Europe (Like Uncharted Waters 2 as of yet.)



Kurona said:

It'll be cool if ACT Series: Tango Choo Nichi Ei Hen came out here in the states. Maybe I could start playing some import games! (maybe)



ACK said:

Ogre Battle 64 has been among my most anticipated virtual console titles for some time now... Hopefully this means the wait isn't too much longer...



Objection said:

Gyakuten Saiban 2 and Ogre Battle 64? Very nice week. Please bring them over for US to enjoy.

I apologize for the pun.



Sabrewing said:

They already confirmed that Apollo Justice wouldn't be among the WiiWare ports; its FMVs and music likely put if over the file size limit.



Sean_Aaron said:

Maybe Apollo Justice could be part of an eventual Phoenix Wright: Special Edition which contains all the previous releases with better graphics/interface?



Objection said:

As for Sean Aaron's idea, that could possibly happen on DS or the like, but it would be far too big for WiiWare. Interesting proposition, though.



vio said:

Has anyone noticed the significance of Ogre Battle 64? It's a 3RD PARTY N64 game!



Sean_Aaron said:

Well, Ogre Battle 64 was actually published by Nintendo in Japan, so it's not really...

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