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News: Sniper Elite Remade for Wii

Sniper Elite Remade for Wii

A new old game

World War II sniping simulation Sniper Elite is to be brought to the Wii by UK publisher Reef Entertainment. Set in Berlin 1945, players take the role of an American OSS agent on a mission to seek out German nuclear technology and shoot Nazis in the neck. The game was released back in 2005 on PS2, XBOX and PC and was generally well received by the gaming media and players alike. Reef..

News: Ubisoft Bringing Ghost Recon: Future Soldier to Wii

Ubisoft Bringing Ghost Recon: Future Soldier to Wii

Will take a "different approach" for the Wii audience

If you ask Ubisoft, military tactical shooters and the Wii need not be mutually exclusive. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed to Kotaku that the newly announced next entry in the Ghost Recon series, Future Soldier, will be making its way to Wii, with a few caveats. Naturally. The Wii version will be handled by a different development team..

News: EA Makes NBA Jam Wii Officially Official

EA Makes NBA Jam Wii Officially Official

From downtown, etc!

'Twas but one week ago a little birdie told ESPN that NBA Jam would be making a comeback, so color us not-so-surprised to hear that EA has made it official that they've got a new Jam in the pipes for this year. Apart from the obvious graphical overhaul, which is said to bring "visible player emotion" to the table (e.g. eye popping), expect new modes and characters on..

News: Wii Getting Attacked By Movies In 3D

Wii Getting Attacked By Movies In 3D

You know, the kind with glasses

Ever seen a movie in 3D and wished you could shoot the crap out of everything on screen? Developed for Wii by Panic Button Games and published by Majesco, Attack of the Movies 3D wants to put you right in the thick of the action of your favorite types of movies. Want to shoot aliens? Boom! Fight the machine army? Ka-pow! Battle underwater critters? Torped-ouch! It..

News: BlazBlue Blazes onto DSiWare

BlazBlue Blazes onto DSiWare

Hardcore fighting game gets big-headed

Fans of Guilty Gear and superb 2D fighting games in general may already be aware of the excellent - though unashamedly odd - BlazBlue series, currently only playable in arcades and the HD consoles. Sadly, such is its relative obscurity it's only been received in tiny pockets of players, but it'll be heading to slightly bigger, more cottony pockets soon as a..

News: Virtual Console Blaster Master To Spearhead Sunsoft Revival

Virtual Console Blaster Master To Spearhead Sunsoft Revival

Famed Japanese developer confirms impending release of 8-bit classic

It would seem that Japanese developer Sunsoft is about to support the Virtual Console in a big way. Former Working Designs big wig Victor Ireland is currently making big noises over at NeoGAF about some interesting projects he's involved with, and Sunsoft's resurgence would appear...

News: Glory of Heracles Confirmed For Western DS Release

Glory of Heracles Confirmed For Western DS Release

Massively popular JRPG series gets its first release outside Japan

You can't beat the Japanese when it comes to taking a classic myth and putting a entirely new spin on it, as the popular "Heracles" series - which kicked off in 1987 on the Famicom - proves. The good news is that the latest instalment has been confirmed for release in North American this coming January. If you need any..

News: Art of Balance Announced for WiiWare

Art of Balance Announced for WiiWare

Cubic cranium conundrums on the way

Puzzle games and physics go together like plumbers and mushrooms, so Shin'en Multimedia's announcement that Art of Balance is heading towards WiiWare is welcome news. Here it is in their own words: Shin’en Multimedia announces the development of Art of Balance for WiiWare. Grab your Wii Remote™ and build a balanced stack in this physics-based puzzler! Puzzle..

News: Hotel Dusk Is Getting A Sequel

Hotel Dusk Is Getting A Sequel

Goes by the name of Last Window

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 was a great little mystery game for the DS. Set in a hotel in 1979 Los Angeles, developer CING combined mystery text adventure with a graphic novel style while crafting a decidedly DS experience. And now it's getting a sequel. Quietly announced by Nintendo, Last Window: Midnight Promise takes place yet again in LA one year after the first game..

News: Onteca Announces Monsteca Corral For WiiWare

Onteca Announces Monsteca Corral For WiiWare

Herd monsters away from danger that is more dangerous than monsters

British developer Onteca yesterday announced their new WiiWare game, Monsteca Corral, and it will be hitting sometime in January. The game puts players in the shoes of a Monster Herder, whose job is to control a herd of monsters called Sdompe's and keep them away from danger and tomfoolery. Onteca said Monsteca Corral incorporates..

News: Phalanx Remake Coming to WiiWare

Phalanx Remake Coming to WiiWare

The Kemco shooter is getting an upgrade.

Chances are you're familiar with Phalanx one way or the other - Originally released for the Japan-only Sharp X68000 and later ported to the SNES for all regions, the game's somewhat infamous for having some of the most ridiculously inappropriate boxart of all time. Of course, the game itself is actually pretty good, which already led to a Game Boy Advance..

News: Hudson Soft Releasing My Zoo in Europe This Week, Shootanto Next Week

Hudson Soft Releasing My Zoo in Europe This Week, Shootanto Next Week

It's been a while since the last Hudson WiiWare game, but now there will be two of them in two weeks.

Hudson's My Aquarium has seen continuous success - Almost every single week, it is among the top WiiWare downloads. Obviously, they've taken note of that, because this week, they'll be releasing a sequel to it! And to top it off, next week, they'll be releasing a game North America already got a..

News: Nintendo Blasting Off With New DSiWare Puzzler

Nintendo Blasting Off With New DSiWare Puzzler

Boldly go where no rocket has gone before...in three minutes.

Japan's DSiWare fight against space wages on next week as Nintendo has revealed a new downloadable puzzle-fest. Developed by Intelligent Systems, Panel Connection: 3 Minute Rocket has you move tiles around in order to complete the rocket's fuel line for blast-off. The three-minute limit comes into play in the game's Mission mode where..

News: Easy Piano DS With Keyboard Peripheral Announced

Easy Piano DS With Keyboard Peripheral Announced

Pretend you're Beethoven on the bus next year

Publisher Valcon Games has announced that they'll be bringing Game Life's new music game Easy Piano to the DS, complete with a 13-key, full-octave keyboard peripheral. The game hopes to be an introductory teaching tool for playing the real piano, similar to how Art Academy wants to teach you how to draw fruit bowls. There's also a mode that prompts you..

News: Space Invaders Extreme Z Hits Japanese DSiWare

Space Invaders Extreme Z Hits Japanese DSiWare

Remember: short, controlled bursts.

Taito shocked and awed Japanese DSiWare aficionados today with the release of a miniature entry of its bat****-crazy Space Invaders Extreme series: Space Invaders Extreme Z. For 500 pointy points, Earth defenders get Fever and Bingo modes, whatever that means, from Extreme 2 playable over three courses. If you're feeling adventurous you can scope out Nintendo..

News: Konami Announces Tomena Sanner For North America

Konami Announces Tomena Sanner For North America

Dancing onto WiiWare next year

Konami is just full of download announcements today, this time with one for North America. Previously released in Japan, Tomena Sanner is bringing its odd dance party to us other NTSC gamers early next year. The game has players take on the role of businessman Hitoshi Susumu who is behind schedule and won't stop running until he gets to his ULTIMATE DANCE PARTY. As..

News: DSi LL Coming To Europe First Quarter 2010

DSi LL Coming To Europe First Quarter 2010

New console to be rebranded as the "DSi XL"?

Wondering if the recently confirmed DSi LL is coming to Europe? Wonder no longer. Website VG247 has pressed Nintendo Europe for an answer regarding this hot question and the company has confirmed that the new machine will be hitting The Old World in the first quarter of 2010. Nintendo Europe has also hinted that the console will be called DSi XL here..

News: It's Official: Big-Screen DSi LL is Confirmed

It's Official: Big-Screen DSi LL is Confirmed

The rumours were true after all - but is it a mistake to launch new hardware so soon after the DSi?

The DSi launch may seem like it was only yesterday but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from announcing a new version of its portable gaming system. As we reported recently, the large-screen DSi - known as the DSi LL - will feature bigger displays (4.2 inch, to be exact) and a longer stylus. Because it's..

News: Rayman Getting A DSiWare Game

Rayman Getting A DSiWare Game

According to German ratings board site

Ratings board Web sites occasionally and unintentionally announce new games, and today yet another hitherto unknown title has been exposed. According to the USK, Germany's game ratings board, Ubisoft's limbless freak Rayman is getting a DSiWare entry. And that's all we know. The rating states the title's genre as "jump 'n run," which sounds an awful..