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News: Animal Boxing Looking for New Contenders on DSiWare

Animal Boxing Looking for New Contenders on DSiWare

Another retail-to-download re-release

It seems the Nintendo download services are options publishers can take when trying to reintroduce old games to new audiences, and Gammick Entertainment is no stranger to that notion; having already brought Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ to the DSi Shop a year after its 2008 DS release, the Spanish publisher is preparing for another retail-to-download..

News: Angry Birds Making Their Nest on WiiWare

Angry Birds Making Their Nest on WiiWare

It seems a DSiWare release isn't enough for Chillingo

You may remember we reported on the possibility that the fastest-selling game on the Apple Store was likely to make its appearance on the DSi Shop earlier this month. Well now it seems Angry Birds could be flying over to the Wii Shop Channel too as an ERSB rating suggests. If you're not familiar with Chillingo's humorous puzzle game, here's a..

News: Budget Japanese DSiWare Headed to North American Shores

Budget Japanese DSiWare Headed to North American Shores

The land of the rising fun

If you've read some of our coverage of Japanese gaming with forlorn longing, you might want to stifle some of those sighs - a few games from Genterprise and Tasuke Co. are unexpectedly making their way westward. Recently evaluated by the North American ratings board, the ESRB, are G.G. Series: Super Hero Ogre and G.G. Series: Ninja Karakuri Den from Genterprise as well as..

News: Hey WiiWare, Enjoy Your Massage

Hey WiiWare, Enjoy Your Massage

New muscle manipulation game inbound

Whilst we have a pretty good handle on Nintendo's download front these days, sometimes a company throws a curveball from so far out of left field it stuns even us, and it doesn't get much crazier than a massage game from the publisher of mobile pseudo-erotic title Emmanuelle Erotic Massages. Titled Enjoy Your Massage, the game's ESRB rating describes it in the..

News: Tap-Tap-Tap-Tap-Tap - Get Practising with 16-Shot Shooting Watch for DSiWare

Tap-Tap-Tap-Tap-Tap - Get Practising with 16-Shot Shooting Watch for DSiWare

Hudson's tap trainer on the way to the US

It's been available on the Japanese DSiWare market for a few weeks now, but a recent ESRB rating has revealed the 16 Shot! Shooting Watch is on its way to North America in the near future. Although it sounds like a rather James Bond-esque gadget, the Shooting Watch is a device to help you find out exactly how quickly you can tap a button in a specified..

News: Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper Stalks onto DSiWare

Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper Stalks onto DSiWare

If only Nintendo had been around in 1889...

Virtual Playground is soon to bring the PC-based Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper to Nintendo's portable download service. It was developed by Big Fish Games, also responsible for Mystery Case Files: Millionheir. The ESRB recently gave Jack a "Teen" rating and describe the game as follows: This is a seek-and-find adventure game in which players..

News: Sega Bringing Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns to Wii

Sega Bringing Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns to Wii

Gunfire and explosions to occur constantly

Tired of endlessly playing House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return and Ghost Squad over and over again, wishing that the same company would bring more arcade light gun shooters to the Wii because these are the only games that you can enjoy? Your wait is over. The ESRB recently rated Gunblade NY & LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack "Teen", thus..

News: Ironclad Gets ESRB Rating, Shoots It

Ironclad Gets ESRB Rating, Shoots It

Shmup'ing its way onto the North American Virtual Console

The North American shoot-em-up crowd may have looked at the Japanese Virtual Console with some envy the past few months for having the Neo Geo CD release Ironclad ready and willing, but the jealous glare will hopefully soon diminish as the Entertainment Software Rating Board has put their stamp on it. The Neo Geo game has been rated Everyone..

News: Castlevania: Rondo of Blood ESRB Rated

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood ESRB Rated

The wait is almost over.

We just recently saw the release of Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth in North America and now news has just leaked out that Castlevania: Rondo of Blood has just been ESRB Rated. Honestly, it can't get much better than this for Castlevania fans, and it would seem that Hudson's release of the game can now not be too far away. While it's a bit strange to see Hudson bringing..

News: Castlevania Comes to WiiWare

Castlevania Comes to WiiWare

The third game in Konami's ReBirth series is a trip back to Dracula's castle

The ESRB has frequently revealed previously unknown games for WiiWare, Virtual Console and DSiWare through its software ratings. Today's new ratings include perhaps the biggest reveal yet - a brand new Castlevania game for WiiWare! After Gradius and Contra, and Koji...

News: Data East Arcade Classics Coming to Wii

Data East Arcade Classics Coming to Wii

Get ready for some arcade action!

The ESRB has a new listing that ought to make retro arcade fans very happy. It appears that someone is planning on bringing a collection of classic Data East games to the Wii. The IP is mostly owned by a Japanese mobile phone company called G-Mode, so it's likely another company has licensed the content. The listing includes a sampling of game titles, amongst them..

News: LucasArts Bringing Classic Games to Virtual Console

LucasArts Bringing Classic Games to Virtual Console

The ESRB has rated one of LucasArts' classic SNES games. Update: And more are on the way too!

If you've been keeping up with LucasArts lately, you might've noticed that recently, they've begun to rerelease many of their classic games, after years of seemingly not listening to the cries of fans asking them to do so. Online download service Steam recently got a bunch of games from their back..

News: Sexy Poker - ESRB Rated Sans Nudity

Sexy Poker - ESRB Rated Sans Nudity

But it still manages to pull an "M" rating.

Well the Sexy Poker ESRB rating saga continues on, and this time the game gets through with an "M" rating. Of course there is no more nudity - only sexy lingerie to stare at. Below is the official content rating entry for Sexy Poker for the WiiWare service that gives some details on why the game received an "M" rating. SEXY POKER..

News: Mad Dog McCree Coming To The Wii?

Mad Dog McCree Coming To The Wii?

Crusty old FMV shooter gets rated by the ESRB

Chances are many of you won't have been alive when the FMV gaming craze happened in the late '80s/early '90s; the storage power of formats like LaserDisc and CD-ROM caused game developers to go a little crazy, creating titles with live action footage that had all the depth of a shallow puddle. One such...

News: Asphalt 4: Elite Racing Gets ESRB Rated

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing Gets ESRB Rated

The iPhone racing hit heads to Nintendo's DSiWare service.

We finally have our first DSiWare racing title making itself known with the official ESRB rating of Asphalt 4: Elite Racing. While we don't currently know a lot about this iPhone racer, we did manage to get a snippet of information from the ESRB rating listing that you can check out below. Asphalt 4: Elite RacingPlatform: Nintendo..

News: Rock N' Roll Climber Coming To WiiWare

Rock N' Roll Climber Coming To WiiWare

Vitei, the developer behind such games as 1080 Snowboarding and Doshin the Giant, are currently working on a new WiiWare title called Rock N' Roll Climber. Giles Goddard, who was a developer on Nintendo's mega-hit Nintendo 64 title Super Mario 64, is involved in the development of the title.

Not much is currently known about the game other than the brief description from the ESRB website below..

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..

News: ESRB Cleans Up

ESRB Cleans Up

If you've been following VC news since the Wii was released, you might still remember that the ESRB rated a few titles before the Wii was even on store shelves. Games such as Super Mario RPG, Kirby's Dream Land 3 and more were all rated back in 2006.

About mid-2007 some of these games were mysteriously removed - Super Mario RPG, Kirby's Dream Land...

News: ESRB Update: Super Punch-Out!! and Ogre Battle on Their Way to the US

ESRB Update: Super Punch-Out!! and Ogre Battle on Their Way to the US

There haven't really been too many great games released in the US recently - Aside from StarTropics II, Phantasy Star IV and possibly Kirby's Dream Land 3 it's been quite a bleak affair. Thankfully it seems like Nintendo are stepping up their game a little bit sometime soon, as two awesome games have been given the go-ahead by the ESRB.

Super Punch-Out!! is quite naturally the sequel to the..