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News: There's Zero Escape from Aksys Games' New 3DS Adventure

There's Zero Escape from Aksys Games' New 3DS Adventure

That's 999-2, to you

Aksys Games has confirmed it will bring the 3DS sequel to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors to North America. Newly titled Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, the adventure game will come with English and Japanese language options and 24 endings, with fully-voiced story scenes too. Aksys pledges to release the game before...

News: Shifting World Flips 3DS Upside Down in 2012

Shifting World Flips 3DS Upside Down in 2012

Seem familiar?

Aksys Games just announced a new retail release for 2012: Shifting World. The game might seem familiar to the 16 million-plus people who've played Shift online or via its iOS release. It's an enjoyable puzzle game that flips black and white and up and down to create some mind-bending puzzles. Shifting World on 3DS obviously brings 3D...

Feature: BIT.TRIP SAGA vs. BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

BIT.TRIP SAGA vs. BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

We'll help you decide

When Gaijin Games released its first BIT.TRIP title BIT.TRIP BEAT back in 2009, the game took many players by surprise not only with its unique musical and visual presentation, but also with its extremely addictive gameplay. And as beloved as BEAT would become, the series would only get more interesting as each new release took...

News: SEGA, Aksys and Konami All Use Permanent 3DS Save Data Too

SEGA, Aksys and Konami All Use Permanent 3DS Save Data Too

Not just Capcom

While Capcom continues to take flak for the Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D save file debate, it's worth pointing out that it's far from the first publisher to use non-deletable save data on 3DS. As owners of Super Monkey Ball 3D, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 will attest, these games also offer save data that cannot

News: BIT.TRIP SAGA Brightens Up 3DS on September 13th

BIT.TRIP SAGA Brightens Up 3DS on September 13th

Two games, one TRIP to the store

BIT.TRIP COMPLETE is coming on 13th September, but it won't be alone on North American retailer shelves as BIT.TRIP SAGA is landing on the same day. The 3D revamps of the WiiWare originals might lack the extra content of its COMPLETE cousin on Wii, but what it lacks in bonuses it makes up for in portability. And 3D. We got chance to try out the game at E3, so be..

News: BIT.TRIP COMPLETE Fills Retail Void on 13th September

BIT.TRIP COMPLETE Fills Retail Void on 13th September

Core fans rejoice!

BIT.TRIP COMPLETE, the disc collection of WiiWare's finest retro-styled musically-themed series, is coming to retail in North America on 13th September. The package contains all six games as well as a soundtrack CD, video gallery, 120 in-game challenges, art gallery, online leaderboards and more. Want to learn more about these games? Check out our BIT.TRIP reviews to see what..

News: Gaijin Games Details New Content in BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

Gaijin Games Details New Content in BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

The BEAT goes on

How do you celebrate one of the best series WiiWare has to offer? Pack it all onto one disc and call it BIT.TRIP COMPLETE, that's how. Gaijin Games' genre-defying series is coming to Wii later this year, and the studio has revealed more about what players can expect from the new collection. As well as all six BIT.TRIP games —...

First Impressions: BIT.TRIP SAGA (3DS)

BIT.TRIP SAGA (3DS)

BIT.TRIP goes 3D!

To say that the BIT.TRIP series has been a highlight of the WiiWare service would be a gross understatement. Their simplistic design and wildly playable nature have made for some of the most engaging gaming experiences on the service and continue to be among the most popular titles in the catalog. Now, the folks at Gaijin Games are taking the complete series and remaking them all..

News: Shift Your Continuum with BlazBlue 3DS on 31st May

Shift Your Continuum with BlazBlue 3DS on 31st May

Tune into BB:CS 2

Here's a fun game: count all the fighting games on DS. After that, with your free hand, scroll down to look at the new trailer for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II for 3DS, confirmed for a North American launch on 31st May. While Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Dead or Alive: Dimensions might be scrapping it out for the crown of "Best 3D Fighter" but Arc System Works'..

News: Watch Out for this Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Bonus

Watch Out for this Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Bonus

It's a watch!

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a graphic adventure developed by Chunsoft, described by publisher Aksys as: A game that simulates life, or at least it would if your life was about being trapped on a sinking ship and forced to complete a series of incomprehensible puzzles before your practically inevitable death. As if that weren't enough to brighten your Monday, sticking your..

News: Aksys Calls 999 for Western Translation

Aksys Calls 999 for Western Translation

Japanese adventure heading Westward, ho!

These are good times to be a DS-owning fan of rich adventures, with RPGs falling into your lap every five minutes. What about a less battle-oriented title, though? Aksys may have just the thing, as it's announced it will be translating Chunsoft's adventure title 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors. A combination of text adventure, puzzle and room escape, 999..

News: BlazBlue Blows Overseas to Western Shores, Swaps Some Letters on the Way

BlazBlue Blows Overseas to Western Shores, Swaps Some Letters on the Way

Quirky brawler now known as BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale

We reported in December that the hardcore BlazBlue series was soon to make its debut on Nintendo's DSiWare service in the form of a cute, big-headed battle game with full free roaming for 500 Nintendo Points. Known as BlazBlue Battle X Battle in Japan, the ESRB has outed its Western release, known now as BlayzBloo: Super..

News: USA WiiWare Update: Bit.Trip Beat

USA WiiWare Update: Bit.Trip Beat

Downloading this week’s WiiWare release might cause some of you to make confused grunting sounds and paw angrily at your Wii Remote, because the retro visuals and 8-bit music of Bit.Trip Beat might suggest to some that they’ve accidently downloaded a Virtual Console release.

However, you should turn that frown upside down because Aksys Games’ latest WiiWare title is a love-letter to the days..

News: EU WiiWare Update: Family Table Tennis and Jungle Speed

EU WiiWare Update: Family Table Tennis and Jungle Speed

It's another catch-up week for Europe, with one game the US has had forever and a game they got about two months ago.

Family Table Tennis came out two weeks after WiiWare's launch in the US, so they've almost had it for an entire year! It's the true first game in the "Family" series, but like the rest it's not really spectacular in any way...

News: Bit.Trip.Beat Coming To WiiWare On Monday

Bit.Trip.Beat Coming To WiiWare On Monday

Are you ready to get your funk on? You'd better be, because Aksys Game's Bit.Trip.Beat is coming to the North American WiiWare service on Monday, March 16th.

Much like Pong, you still move your paddle around by tilting the Wii Remote, but in this unique WiiWare title you'll have to bounce the blocks off your paddle in rhythm with the pumping musical beats the game makes use of. The sound of the..

News: New Golf Game Coming To Japanese WiiWare Next Week

New Golf Game Coming To Japanese WiiWare Next Week

Arc System Works is bringing out what appears to be the sole new WiiWare release on the Japanese service next Tuesday, a game centred around golf putting called Okiraku Pata-Gorufu (Family Golf Putter). You're able to choose from four characters (a cute anime family rendered in cel-animation style) and try to putt your ball into a series of holes doing various trick shots. Wiimote control only with use of a simple arm swing after setting shot power to get the ball rolling appears to be the interface. The game will be 500 points, we expect Aksys Games will publish this in North America and Europe sometime later this year.

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News: Batten Down The Hatches For Family Pirate Party

Batten Down The Hatches For Family Pirate Party

Avast ya li'ly libbered land lubbers! Aksys Games have put out a press release to let us know that Daddy, Mommy, Sarah and Billy are bored of playing Table Tennis even more bored of air hockey!.

Batten down the hatches and prepare to embark on a nautical themed adventure – ya’argh! Clearly we haven’t been too impressed with the ‘Family’ series from Aksys so far, but who knows, it could..