Release Dates - News

October2009

  • News Muramasa Slices into Europe Next Month!

    Demon Blade to pierce Euro souls on November 13th

    Just as we were gearing ourselves up not to see Muramasa: The Demon Blade nestling in our European Wiis until April next year, Rising Star Games swoop to the rescue by letting us know it is confirmed for a release on November 13th, just six short weeks away. We've already reviewed it based on the US version but that doesn't mean we'll be stopping..

  • News Mario and Link to Warm Your Winter

    Nintendo Europe announces their full Winter line-up, and there's some crackers in there

    Winter is the perfect time to bombard gamers with great titles - the freezing cold weather makes them even less likely to go outside, meaning they'll spend even more time gaming. Nintendo seems to agree, as they've just sent us a list of their complete Winter line-up, with confirmed release dates for New Super..

September2009

  • News Gravitronix Coming to North America on October 5th

    The long-awaited WiiWare title is finally about to see a release.

    Medaverse Studios has just announced that their long-awaited WiiWare title Gravitronix will be released onto the North American WiiWare service on October 5th for 500 Wii Points. To celebrate, they've released a brand new batch of screenshots of the game in action, along with a new "How to Play Gravirtronix" trailer that..

  • News New Super Mario Bros. Wii also confirmed for November European release

    On November 20th - just 5 days after the North American release - Mario fans in Europe will be playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    This comes as very welcome news to European Wii fans - no stupidly long PAL-wait™ this time around, here's what Nintendo Europe had to say about the upcoming Mario adventure: A classic 2D adventure, the game follows the...

  • News New Super Mario Bros. Wii Confirmed For November Release

    Mark the 15th down in your diary, North American Nintendo fans

    Nintendo has officially confirmed that New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be hitting store shelves in North America on the 15th November. The actual announcement comes as little surprise; a pre-Christmas release had been fully expected by many sectors of the industry and some had even ventured to guess that November would be the magic..

  • News Spaceball: Revolution Coming to NA on Monday

    The unique WiiWare puzzler is almost here.

    We've just learned that Spaceball: Revolution will be coming to the North American WiiWare service on Monday, September 14th for 800 Wii Points. We were also able to get our hands on a brand new gameplay trailer of the game in action that you can check out below for a taste of what you can expect from this...

  • News Europe Getting Second Extreme Space Invasion

    Set to hit DS early next month.

    Those invaders, they never learn. First they tried to invade back in '78 and we fought 'em off. They took the fight to us, but then we whooped 'em back. Then they went all psychedelic on us and we still shot 'em in the face. Well, now they're gonna try some more of that whole trippy thing in Europe on October 2 on DS when Space Invaders: Extreme 2 launches. We'll..

  • News Oscar in Toyland Available in North America Next Monday

    DSiWare's first platformer makes the leap across the ocean next week.

    Rated by the ESRB a while ago, Oscar in Toyland was recently released in Europe with no sign of a North American release. Developer Virtual Playground has now told us that the game will in fact be released next Monday, the 14th, so if you've been waiting for a platformer to hit the service, the wait is finally over! It will cost..

  • News Wii Fit Plus Release Date Announced

    Find out when you can pick up the sequel to the popular Wii Fit.

    After months of speculation, Nintendo has finally announced the release date for their upcoming Wii Fit Plus package. North American consumers will be able to purchase the newest Nintendo fitness release on October 4th at a cost of $99.99. You can check out the official press release information below for more information on the..

August2009

  • News Nostalgia North American Release Date Announced

    Should be a Happy Halloween for DS RPG fans.

    Although the official web site still has a September release date listed for Ignition Entertainment's upcoming DS role-playing title Nostalgia, we noticed that several retailers had the game listed for an October release. We thought we'd do a little checking and were able to get in touch with Ignition...

  • News Amazon Leaks Zelda: Spirit Tracks UK Release Date

    British gamers will be having a Zelda-themed Christmas, according to retailer

    Nintendo has yet to confirm the exact release window for its upcoming DS epic The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks but that hasn't stopped online retail giant Amazon from picking the date anyway. The important day for UK gamers is 4th December, with Amazon selling Link's latest caper for £24.95 (down from a RRP of..

  • News Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver Get Western Release Window

    Catch 'em again next Spring.

    Cyndaquil, Totodile, or Chikorita? Nintendo announced this weekend that the DS remakes of the beloved second generation of Pokemon titles, HeartGold and SoulSilver, will be hitting Europe and North America sometime in the Spring 2010 range. The massively popular games, originally Game Boy Color releases, introduced 100 new monsters, a day/night system tied to the real..

  • News Pop+ Solo Release Dates Announced

    Pop+ Solo is go for launch on DSiWare!

    Nnooo has just announced that their upcoming DSiWare release Pop+ Solo is coming to DSiWare in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the UK on August 21st and in North America on August 24th. The title will also only set you back a paltry 500 Nintendo Points. You can check out the official press release below for a taste of what you can expect from this unique..

  • News Mini Ninjas Prepare A World-Wide Strike

    Release dates, new trailer unveiled

    Eidos and IO Interactive's Wii and DS game Mini Ninjas, a cartoony take on the tiniest of warriors, has a few very important dates. Release dates, that is! (Cue rimshot) North Americans, you get your tiny turn on September 8. PALs, you're up on Sept 11. Unless you're in Germany or France, then you have to wait until October 9. Mini Ninjas is an adventure game..

  • News Bit.Trip Core Gets European Date

    Prepare to thumb dance on August 21

    European fans waiting to continue the musical and psychadelic journey of Commander Video, the end is nigh. Bit.Trip Core, the second release in Gaijin Games' crazy difficult retro-inspired saga, is slated for an August 21 release in the Old World. For the sequel, you're put literally in the middle of the action...

  • News NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits Available in North America Next Monday

    Over the Top Games' awesome puzzle platformer finally crosses the ocean.

    Over the Top Games has finally announced a North American release date for their debut game, NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits. The game was released in Europe back in June, but week after week, did not show up in any North American Wii Shop updates. Thankfully, you can now rest easy knowing that the game will be out next Monday, the..

  • News Overturn: Mecha Wars Coming to WiiWare on Monday

    The tournament-based battle title is on its way to North America.

    Studio ZAN has just announced that their tournament-based battle game Overturn: Mecha Wars will be released on the WiiWare service in North America this Monday, August 3rd for 800 Wii Points. They were kind enough to send over a host of new screenshots of the game in action that you can check out below, along with a snippet of..

July2009

  • News Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Of Sky Gets Ready To Launch

    Hitting North America on October 12.

    Straight from the horse's mouth (with the horse named Nintendo), the newest DS entry in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon spinoff series, Explorers of Sky, has landed itself a North American release date. For those unfamiliar with the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, you play as the Pokémon and catch people with Huméballs, growing your army and forcing them to..

  • News Red Steel 2 Delayed Until 2010

    Ubisoft's sword-swinging sequel bumped into next year.

    Well Red Steel fans will be getting a lump of coal in their stockings this Christmas with word from Ubisoft that their upcoming Wii sequel Red Steel 2 will now be delayed into 2010. Red Steel 2 was originally going to be released sometime this holiday season, but according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, that's just not going to happen..

  • News Tales of Monkey Island Coming to WiiWare on Monday

    The premier episode is almost upon us.

    Good news for fans of the Tales of Monkey Island titles, the first episode, "Launch of the Screaming Narwhals", is set to hit the North American WiiWare service on Monday, July 27th at a cost 1000 Wii Points. We've also been informed that information regarding a European release should be coming soon as well. We'll have more information on Tales of..

  • News The Three Musketeers: One for All! Coming to North America on Monday

    The unique new WiiWare platformer is almost here!

    Well we originally expected The Three Musketeers: One for All! to land on the European WiiWare service first, but it seems that's not going to be the case. Legendo Entertainment has just put out a press release announcing a July 27th North American release for the game for a price of 900 Wii Points. Of course the game is still also on tap for a July..

  • News My Life as a Darklord Coming to North America on Monday

    Better get those Nintendo Points ready. Lots of them!

    According to the official Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord web site, the game is set to hit the North American WiiWare service on Monday, July 20th for 1000 Nintendo Points. Below is a list of all the available downloadable content and you can also check out the official trailer for the game on the official web site..

  • News Beat the Aussies from August 7th!

    No-one takes Cricket more seriously than the English and Australians, decide the outcome of the Ashes with Codemasters Ashes Cricket 2009 set for release on August 7th.

    Set to deliver all the drama of the nPower Ashes Series at the five official grounds, Ashes Cricket 2009 will also feature Test matches, One Day Internationals and 20 over games to give a complete recreation of the sport. The high..

  • News The Three Musketeers: One For All European/Australian Release Date Revealed

    It's time to gear up for The Three Musketeers: One For All!

    Legendo Entertainment has just announced that their upcoming WiiWare release The Three Musketeers: One For All! will be coming to the European and Australian WiiWare service on Friday, July 31st. The game will cost 900 Wii Points and and you can check out the official press release below for a full rundown on what you can expect from this..

  • News Punch-Out!! Gets Date Down Under

    Exclusively available at JB Hi-Fi on August 27.

    Hey Australia, Nintendo here. How's it going? We've got some great news for you today! We understand if you feel like you keep getting the shaft on new releases, like with our nostalgia-party Punch-Out!! that people seem so enamored with. Hey, did you see North American Club Nintendo members that...

  • News Bit Boy!! and Tales of Monkey Island Coming to North American on Monday

    Two WiiWare releases already confirmed for a Monday release.

    Bernd Geiblinger has confirmed via the Bplus Forums that their newest WiiWare release Bit Boy!! is coming to the North American WiiWare service on Monday, July 13th. Also confirmed for release by IGN this Monday is Telltales's Tales of Monkey Island EP 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal WiiWare title. You can check out our Bit Boy!!..

  • News FFCC: My Life as a Dark Lord Coming to Europe July 17th

    The sequel to My Life as a King is headed to Europe soon.

    FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King was one of the original launch titles for the WiiWare service and fans have been clamoring for a sequel ever since. Well the wait is almost over as the game has just been announced for release on the European WiiWare service on July 17th. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Dark..

  • News Puzzle Bobble Galaxy Gets August Date For Europe

    Receiving transmission from Bub and Bob's nipple antennae!

    Europe, circle August 28 on your calendar if you're a fan of dinosaurs in space shooting bubbles at other bubbles on your DS, because publisher Square Enix has announced that Taito's Puzzle Bobble Galaxy will be hitting that day. Space? Why are bubbly dinosaurs in space, you say? Well, allow...

  • News 5 Spots Party Coming to Europe July 10th

    You can check out the final gameplay trailer while you wait.

    For those European gamers who have been waiting for the release of 5 Spots Party on the WiiWare service, the wait is almost over. The game, based on the popular pastime of spotting the differences between two photos, will be released on July 10th and will cost 500 Nintendo Points. The folks over at Cosmonaut Games were kind enough to send..

June2009

  • News Bit Boy!! Coming to Europe July 3rd

    Bplus' newest WiiWare title hits the European WiiWare service on Friday.

    Austrian developer Bplus has just announced that their newest WiiWare title Bit Boy!! will be released in Europe on July 3rd. The title will retail for 600 Nintendo Points. The US version of the game is currently still in check at Nintendo, but Bplus assures us that a North...

  • News BIT.TRIP CORE Coming to WiiWare July 6th

    The next title in the Bit.Trip series is on its way.

    Gaijin Games has just announced that their newest WiiWare release in their Bit.Trip series BIT.TRIP CORE is headed to the US WiiWare service on July 6th, which will make it the 100th US WiiWare release. Congrats to the guys at Gaijin Games for all their hard work! Below is a copy of the graphic...

  • News Hudson Releasing Water Warfare, SimEarth and Sudoku 50! For Beginners This Friday

    The first family-friendly FPS, a planet-maintaining game and more sudoku puzzles will be available on Friday.

    Hudson has announced the release of three new downloadable games in Europe this Friday. Water Warfare was released in Japan only yesterday, so you'll have a chance to jump in before the Japanese players get too much practice and crush us all online! The game is exclusively based around the..

  • News Dragon Quest IX Hits Japan in July

    RPG fans prepare for upcoming Dragon Quest IX release.

    When word came out that Square-Enix was about to make a major announcement regarding their next release in the Dragon Quest series of RPGs, most people assumed the game would be coming to one of the home game consoles. Speculation began as to which console would be the lucky recipient of the game, with Microsoft's Xbox 360 thought of as the..

  • News Conduit Release Date Slips in EU

    Expected 10 July.

    The Conduit, everyone's favourite fantastic-looking first-person shooter featuring the All-Seeing Eye, was due to be released next Friday, completing a triumvirate of top Sega titles within the next ten days with Virtua Tennis 2009, Let's Tap, but sadly it's just been pushed back until Friday, July 10th. Apparently the delay is due to localisation issues, although Sega reported to..

  • News Muramasa: The Demon Blade gets revised European release date

    Rising Star Games bumps up the release schedule for their Wii-exclusive 2D action-RPG.

    Publisher Rising Star Games has revised the release schedule for Vanillaware's stunning 2D action-RPG Muramasa: The Demon Blade, bumping the game from the previously reported timeframe of "Spring 2010" to "Winter 2009". Presumably the game's...

  • News Upcoming DS Titles Get Dates

    Yes, even the ugly ones.

    Although the DS's showing at E3 was nowhere near as expansive as some of us would have liked, Nintendo still came out of it with a few nice treats lined up for us in the next twelve months. Well, today they got a little more specific with their timings, letting us know exactly when we can buy those mouthwatering new pocket titles - although sadly some dates are more exact..

  • News Eduardo the Samurai Toaster Coming to WiiWare Next Monday

    It's almost time for a little samurai toaster action!

    Good news for all you samurai toaster fans out there. Daniel Coleman from Semnat Studios has just informed us that their first WiiWare title, Eduardo the Samurai Toaster is set to hit the North American WiiWare service on Monday, June 15th for 800 Wii Points. Below is a snippet taken directly...

May2009

  • News Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) Gets Japanese Release Date

    Capcom finally comes clean with a launch window

    Capcom has confirmed that its long-awaited Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) will be launched in Japan on the 1st of August. A limited edition bundle will be available for collectors to wet themselves over. Capcom has confirmed that a Western release is happening, but given the late arrival of the Japanese version it's probably not going to come out here until..

  • News NPC Jungle Beat Gets Euro Date

    Get ready to not-bongo on June 5th

    Donkey Kong Jungle Beat came with bongos on GameCube. Which, at the time, could have been considered "new" play control. Wouldn't putting the game out sans-bongos be like it going back to "old" play control? Regardless of your definition, New Play Control! Jungle Beat hits Europe on June 5th with two new stages, new enemies and new weapons..

April2009

  • News Williams Pinball EU Release Date Confirmed for September

    Finally the collection pinball fans in Europe have been waiting for!

    System 3 Software, the UK-based publisher of Williams Pinball Classics in Europe, has not only created a brand-new website featuring all of their products but also seen fit to put forward a new release date of 11th September 2009 for it. Whilst we have no idea what has caused the delay from spring to fall, this is the first..

  • News Bit.Trip Beat Coming to Europe on Friday

    Time for European gamers to get a dose of Bit.Trip Beat!

    It seems the wait for Bit.Trip Beat is almost over. Alex Neuse, CEO of Gaijin Games has just announced that their unique retro WiiWare title will be released on the European WiiWare service this coming Friday. Bit.Trip Beat takes the classic idea of Pong and injects a whole new level of frantic intensity to the experience. If you're still on..

  • News Europe Gets Adventure Island: The Beginning On WiiWare Tomorrow

    Master Higgins rides again!

    For any of our Euro / Aussie readers who are patiently waiting for Hudson Soft’s Adventure Island: The Beginning we can gladly tell you that your wait will soon be over. It will be on sale in the Wii Shop at midnight tonight for 1000 Nintendo points (GMT of course!). This installment of Adventure Island will return gamers back to the good old days of platforming..

  • News Wii Sports Resort & MotionPlus: Prices and Dates Confirmed

    Nintendo of America's press site is updated with some information Wii gamers have been waiting for!

    If you live in North America, you'll be pleased to know that Wii MotionPlus and Wii Sports Resort have finally been given release dates. Dates? Plural? Correct. Wii MotionPlus has been dated for June 8, 2009 and will carry a MSRP of $19.99, and just a little over a month later on July 26, 2009,..

March2009

  • News Rising Star Games: 2009 Line-up Revealed

    Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga, Steal Princess, Avalon Code and more dated for European release.

    Rising Star Games, publisher of such games as Rune Factory, No More Heroes and Bomberman in Europe, has unveiled its full release line-up for 2009. Included in the eleven-game line-up are a whopping ten releases for the Nintendo Wii and DS platforms, hand-picked from the Japanese market for localisation..

  • News Pikmin 2 Given Europe Release Date, More Jungle Beat Info

    Nintendo have dated their second wave of New Play Control! titles for Europe, starting with the acclaimed (and bloomin' hard to find on Gamecube) Pikmin 2, and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat not long after.

    Gamers will have the opportunity to revisit the Oxygen-packed planet (wonder which one that could be) of Pikmin once again on April 24th, as you take control of both Olimar and his assistant Louie..

  • News 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..

February2009

  • News Rock Band 2 released April 24th

    EA confirm Rock Band 2 for Wii a month or so after the PS3/PS2 versions,

    Rock Band 2 revolutionizes music gaming with the ability to export most of the songs from the original Rock Band disc , Online World Tour, daily Battle-Of-The Band Tournaments, No Fail Mode, and a real Drum Trainer. Rock Band 2’s massive list of innovations also includes the ability to export your in-game band avatar to the..

  • News Nintendo announces Excitebots: Trick Racing

    Another new game in the Excitebike series, this time it's Excitebots and apparently it's got lots of tricks.

    Excitebots™: Trick Racing has elements that make it one of the more unique racing games on the market. It launches April 20 and lets everyone in the family use the Wii Wheel™ accessory in unique and changing environments, play fun minigames and perform crazy tricks in a game that builds..

  • News Punch-Out!! gets May 18th US release

    Nintendo updates its USA release schedule for Wii, Punch-Out!! on May 18th, New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat on May 4th.

    Punch-Out!!™ launches May 18 and brings back all of the fun of the beloved, classic NES® game that thrilled players in the early 1990s. Boxers battle as iconic hero Little Mac as they fight their way through a cast of...

  • News SEGA dates Sonic and the Black Knight

    Hot on the heels of Sonic Unleashed, Sonic and the Black Knight is scheduled for March, worldwide.

    Created by Sonic Team in Japan, this innovative game takes Sonic into a medieval world and arms him with a sword to aid in his effort to save the day. More Details » Sonic and the Black Knight will provide Sonic fans with an irresistible cast of characters and teach them all what it takes to be a..

  • News Weekly Virtual Console Round Up (4th Feb)

    Nintendo's Virtual Console shop has 1 new release this week, Sonic Chaos (SMS).

    Sonic ChaosSystem: Master SystemRelease Date: Mon 2nd Feb (US) Play as Sonic or Tails in Sonic Chaos, which was originally made for the Sega Master System. Dr. Eggman (a.k.a. Dr. Robotnik) has stolen the Red Chaos Emerald to create nuclear weapons. This has thrown the remaining Chaos Emeralds off balance, causing them..

  • News Weekly WiiWare Round Up (4th Feb)

    Nintendo's WiiWare shop has 4 new releases this week, Pop Them, Drop Them SameGame, Lonpos, Family Glide Hockey, Snowboard Riot.

    Pop Them, Drop Them SameGameRelease Date: Fri 30th Jan (EU) Same Game is a simple yet engrossing puzzle game where you clear matching blocks in sets of 2 or more. Score high by clearing out more blocks at once. If you manage to clear the entire grid, you can keep on..

  • News World Goes Mad, March 10th

    SEGA confirm the US release date for new gore-fest MadWorld as March 10th, Europe to follow in Spring.

    MADWORLD, is an inventive third-person action game exclusively for Wii. Produced by Atsushi Inaba, MADWORLD has a unique black and white style, depicting an incredibly sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3D worlds. As players battle opponents, they must master the use of various..

  • News LIT Coming To US WiiWare on February 9th

    Those of you out there who've been anxiously awaiting Wayforward Technologies' new WiiWare title LIT won't have to wait much longer. WayForward has just announced on their web site that LIT will be coming to the North American WiiWare service on February 9th for 800 Wii Points.

    LIT is a 3D horror action puzzler that follows Jake, a typical,...

January2009

  • News Nintendo's 2009 Release Schedule... Hmm

    We're a little worried at the moment, Nintendo only seems to have a couple of titles down for 2009, and they aren't even that special.

    Gaming nerds at Kotaku are worried too, they posted the proposed release schedule: North AmericaWii NEW PLAY CONTROL! MARIO POWER TENNIS 2009/3 NEW PLAY CONTROL! PIKMIN 2009/3 Wii Sports Resort CY2009 First half Half Punch-Out!!(Temp.) CY2009 First half Sin and..

  • News Evasive Space Cleared for February Lift-Off

    We’ve had our beady eyes on High Voltage’s Evasive Space for a while now, and on more than one occasion we would find ourselves pondering that vital question: when is this excellent-looking WiiWare title going to be made available for public consumption?

    Well, we can finally put these thoughts to rest because one of the most promising titles we've seen in a long time just became a little less..

  • News SEGA goes OVERKILL, Uncut

    Just in case we haven't mentioned the game enough, SEGA release another trailer, this time with all the naughty, gory, swearing bits intact - a true taste of things to come.

    The latest trailer for The House of the Dead: OVERKILL is out. This time rookie agent G teams up with bad-ass cop Washington for some hardcore mutant mayhem. This trailer is UNCUT and contains all the nasty bits some people may..

  • News Niki - Rock 'n Ball Released in the US Next Week

    Yet another WiiWare game's US release date has been confirmed in advance - You can expect Niki - Rock 'n Ball in the Wii Shop next Monday, the 26th.

    After the disappointment of Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint, we must admit we didn't have high hopes for this game, but when it was released in Europe we actually found it quite good, and, at just 500 Wii Points, how can you resist? While Plättchen was a..

  • News Papa's Palace of Pain

    SEGA feeds us more information about the looking-great House of the Dead: OVERKILL, first mission details, it's Papa’s Palace of Pain.

    The first mission of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL is also Special Agent G’s first mission. He has been dispatched by his agency, the secretive AMS, to investigate Papa Ceasar’s connection to a host of mysterious disappearances. At the exact moment G..

  • News Resident Evil: Degeneration

    Craving Resident Evil, bored of waiting for Resident Evil 5? Sony & Capcom give you the latest injection to the franchise, CGI movie Resident Evil: Degeneration

    A zombie attack brings chaos to Harvardville Airport. Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, who fought the sinister Umbrella Corporation during the Raccoon City tragedy 7 years ago, are back. In high-octane Resident Evil style, they're ready..

  • News High Voltage Voltage Hot Rod Show Dated For 19th Jan

    Way back in October we caught up with our pals at High Voltage to bring you the inside scoop on their upcoming racing game High Voltage Hot Rod Show.

    This Micro Machines style racer certainly looks like it could pack a punch when it hits WiiWare, which fortunately will not be a long wait for North American gamers as the press release below confirms: Hoffman Estates, IL – January 8, 2009 - High..

  • News Planet Pachinko Out Next Monday On WiiWare

    Readers with good memories will remember last month that we did an interview with Allied Kingdoms about their upcoming game Planet Pachinko. It’s great to see an indie company taking a chance on WiiWare with something original like this.

    The good news is for anyone interested in this that it will be available for download next Monday (12th Jan) in North America, for only 500 Wii points. Check out..

  • News Dead Rising goes GaGaGa SP

    To help promote the latest Dead Rising game for Wii Capcom have teamed up Japanese punk band GaGaGa SP to create a specially themed music video.

    Infecting gamers and completing Capcom’s list of releases for February is Dead Rising Chop Till You Drop, scheduled for release for the Nintendo Wii™ on the 27th of the month. Based on the Xbox 360™ title, which to date has sold over one million..

December2008

  • News Niki - Rock 'n' Ball Coming To European WiiWare This Friday

    Bplus has just announced that their newest WiiWare title Niki - Rock 'n' Ball is set to hit the European WiiWare service this Friday, December 19th for a mere 500 Wii Points. After seeing video of the game in action, we're looking forward to taking the game for a spin once it's released. Below is the official press release for the game and the official Niki - Rock 'n' Ball site has also just launched that you can check out for even more details on the game.

    Bplus, independent software develope...

  • News Swords & Soldiers Officially Delayed

    Swords & Soldiers, an upcoming side-scrolling real time strategy WiiWare title developed by members of the team that created the original PC version of the Wii title de Blob, has now officially been pushed back to a February 2009 release date.

    Joost van Dongen of Ronimo Games has just confirmed the delay after rumblings began popping up around the internet regarding a possible delay. We can..

November2008

October2008

  • News Weekly WiiWare Round Up (29th Oct)

    Nintendo's WiiWare shop has 5 new releases this week, Art Style: Rotohex, Tetris Party, Strong Bad Episode 3 - Baddest of the Bands, Home Sweet Home, The Incredible Maze.

    Art Style: RotohexRelease Date: Mon 27th Oct (US) Use colored triangular panels to create a vibrant mosaic of stained glass in Art Style: Rotohex. As triangles fall from the top of the screen, rotate them to group six panels of..

  • News Weekly Virtual Console Round Up (29th Oct)

    Nintendo's Virtual Console shop has 1 new release this week, Earthworm Jim (MD).

    Earthworm JimSystem: Sega Mega DriveRelease Date: Mon 27th Oct (US) A crow is chasing a worm named Jim, while in outer space, Psy-Crow is chasing a renegade ship. The ship's captain has stolen an ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit and Queen Slug-for-a-Butt has ordered Psy-Crow to get it, since it can..

  • News Manhunt 2 finally breaks free this Halloween

    Rockstar finally get their way, Halloween cometh, Manhunt 2 releaseth. The illusive game goes on sale Oct 31st across the UK.

    UK gamers will finally be able to buy Manhunt 2 for Playstation 2, PSP, and Wii on 31 October. Originally released in the US over a year ago, the game was refused a certificate by the British Board of Film Certification in June 2007. Following multiple appeals and changes to..

  • News Time to stop cooking, its Gardening Mama time!

    505 announce a new game in the Mama series the non-cooking based Gardening Mama, scheduled for DS Spring next year.

    Gardening Mama sees Mama heading into the great outdoors to turn an empty garden into a tranquil paradise. Green-fingered players use the touch screen to dig holes, plant seeds, mix fertiliser and ultimately grow a range of fruits, flowers and vegetables. Just like Cooking Mama saw..

  • News Baddest of the Bands Launches 27th Oct On WiiWare

    Our friends at Telltale Games have just confirmed what we probably already all suspected anyway – Yes that’s right Strong Bad Episode 3 will hit North America this coming Monday! Yay!

    We expect that the third Strong Bad outing is likely to be more of the same, but if you were a fan of episodes 1 & 2 then it is likely that this will rock your...

  • News Weekly Virtual Console Round Up (22nd Oct)

    Nintendo's Virtual Console shop has 5 new releases this week, Mayhem in Monsterland (C64), Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou (TG-16), Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition (MD), Space Harrier (SMS), Digital Champ: Battle Boxing (TG-16).

    Mayhem in MonsterlandSystem: Commodore 64Release Date: Fri 17th Oct (EU) Mayhem is an unhappy dinosaur, as Monsterland is an unhappy place, due to an apprentice..

  • News Weekly Virtual Console Round Up (15th Oct)

    Nintendo's Virtual Console shop has 2 new releases this week, Secret of Mana (SNES), Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition (MD).

    Secret of ManaSystem: Super NintendoRelease Date: Mon 13th Oct (US) Good and evil battle for a young warrior’s heart. There is one force in the universe that keeps good and evil in perfect balance. It is called the tree of Mana. But a magic sword has tricked a..

  • News Weekly Virtual Console Round Up (8th Oct)

    Nintendo's Virtual Console shop has 3 new releases this week, Shining Force II: Ancient Sealing (MD), Earthworm Jim (MD), Mario Golf (N64).

    Shining Force II: Ancient SealingSystem: Sega Mega DriveRelease Date: Mon 6th Oct (US), Fri 3rd Oct (EU) It’s a dark and stormy night in the kingdom of Granseal when a thief steals two jewels from the Tower of the Ancients. He sets in motion strange events..

  • News Strong Bad: Baddest of the Bands Coming In October

    Episode 3 of the Strong Bad series, titled Baddest of the Bands, is coming to the WiiWare service in October. Below is a portion of the press release that was just sent out to the media which gives a little insight into the story line the new game will feature.

    Rock and roll! Hurting for cash, Strong Bad sets out to dominate the Battle Royale of the Bands. Can he rule the stage and win the big..

  • News European DS Winter Lineup

    Nintendo of Europe also announce a list of DS games that should arrive before the end of the year.

    Wipe your eyes again, drink some red bull because its another long list: Hell’s Kitchen (Ubisoft) 25th September 2008 Make 10: A Journey of Numbers (Nintendo) 26th September 2008 Shaun the Sheep (D3 Publisher of Europe) 26th September 2008 SimCity Creator (EA) 26th September 2008 8 Ball Allstars..

  • News European Wii Winter Lineup

    Nintendo of Europe release an updated list of release dates for the games we'll all be playing until the end of the year.

    Wipe your eyes, this might take a while to read: Runaway the Dream of the Turtle (Focus Home Interactive) 25th September 2008 Wild Earth: African Safari (Majesco / Codemaster) 25th September 2008 Family Trainer (Namco Bandai) 26th September 2008 Wario Land: The Shake Dimension..

  • News Wii Music primed and dated

    Nintendo announce that Wii Music will hit the stage this October in the US and November in Europe.

    Creating fun for all the family, this fall will see the arrival of Wii Music. Whether you are a music maestro or taking your first musical steps, this new title for Wii will have the whole family creating unique musical performances together with over 60 different instruments to choose from. Perhaps..

  • News Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City; Hitting Europe this December

    Another Nintendo game with a slightly different title in Europe (why do they do that?) which is currently scheduled for a Christmas release this coming December.

    Pack your bags and take a trip to the city as Animal Crossing comes to Wii! In a new instalment to the hugely popular series, Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City not only allows players to create their own perfect life in the country,..

  • News World Of Goo Coming To US WiiWare October 13

    The wait is almost over. 2D Boy has just announced that World of Goo will be coming to the US WiiWare service on Monday, October 13. That means in less than two weeks Wii owners will finally be able to enjoy this much-anticipated WiiWare title. The price has now been finalized and will cost 1500 Wii Points.

    If you want to get more insight into the...

  • News Weekly Virtual Console Round Up (1st Oct)

    Nintendo's Virtual Console shop has 1 new release this week, Super Turrican 2 (SNES).

    Super Turrican 2System: Super NintendoRelease Date: Mon 29th Sep (US) As the last survivor of the United Freedom Forces, it is your duty to destroy the Machine’s forces that have devastated the galaxy. Fight through countless hordes of enemies using everything at your disposal. Use weapons and power-ups to fight..

September2008

  • News Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint Going Up Against Mega Man 9

    After lacklustre reviews in Europe the overpriced Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint is now heading to the USA. According to N-Europe it will be out this Monday alongside Mega Man 9!

    Since our unfavourable review last week we haven’t seen WiiBoy AKA Bplus post here again. After getting an ex-employee to register here to leave ridiculously over the top...

  • News Mega Man 9 Confirmed For US Release On Monday!

    The wait is almost over! Capcom has announced the US release of their highly-anticipated Mega Man 9 WiiWare title this coming Monday, September 22. This also means that WiiWare will see a release of the game before any other download service on the competing consoles.

    As if this good news wasn't enough, Capcom has also announced a bit of downloadable content for Mega Man 9 in the form of the Proto..

  • News Potpourrii Coming To US WiiWare Next Monday!

    It looks like another puzzler will be making its way onto the WiiWare service next week. Ralph Egas of Abstraction Games has personally told WiiWare World that their first WiiWare title Potpourrii will be released on the US WiiWare service on Monday, September 15 and will cost 800 Wii points.

    You can also check out the interview we recently...

  • News Disaster: Day of Crisis IS ALIVE!

    As Hurricane Gustav batters America Nintendo announces the re-birth of Disaster: Day of Crisis, horray!

    Survive nature’s most devastating catastrophes in Disaster: Day of Crisis, a panic inducing survival game for Wii. In a devastatingly short period of time, an unprecedented wave of natural disasters has pummeled the United States. On top of this inexplicable series of disasters, a rogue special..

August2008

  • News Wii Samba fun re-dated

    SEGA celebrate the announcement of the final release date for Samba de Amigo by throwing you an online mini-game.

    The Samba-inspired rhythm music game made popular in arcades and on the Dreamcast is shaking its way exclusively onto the Wii! Grab your friends and shake the Wii controllers like maracas to the beat in a variety of crazy environments full of zany characters and colorful single and..

  • News Fatal Frame IV Update + Screenshots

    The latest in the Fatal Frame survival horror games hits Wii in Japan, but when will we get a US/EU release?

    The player controls the character of either Ruka, Misaki, Madoka, or Choushiro, and uses the Camera Obscura to photograph and fight off ghosts. The player explores the various buildings present on Rougetsu Island. On the main screen there is a sensor bar that indicates if a ghost is present..

  • News Nintendo 'camp' things up with Captain Rainbow

    Finally a game for the people of San Francisco, Captain Rainbow emerges from the people that brought you Chibi-Robo and GiFTPiA.

    The main character "Nick" is able to transform into "Captain Rainbow" a tokusatsu-styled superhero wielding a yo-yo, with a wish to restore his lost popularity. To restore his popularity, Nick ventures to Minmin Island; an island where wishes are said..

  • News Wii Fussball Anyone?

    505 Games announce the launch of more sports related budgetware for Wii, this time in the format of Table Football.

    To celebrate the start of the football season, 505 Games is pleased to announce that Table Football for Nintendo Wii™ is heading on to the pitch today. Table Football uses the motion-sensing abilities of the Wii Remote to make it feel just like you’re playing a fast-paced game of..

  • News Harvest Moon DS goes gold, out next week

    Fans of Harvest Moon in the US will next week be able to get their hands on the latest addition to the DS series.

    Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness brings the largest portable Harvest Moon experience ever to the Nintendo DS.Starting off with an abandoned farm, a handful of seeds, and the determination to start a new life, it's up to the player to develop a mysterious, abandoned island into a..

  • News Strong Bad's Homestar Ruiner Gets Release Date!

    After the debacle of the Virtual Console releases in the US this week, I realize that this news will be taken with a grain of salt, but here goes anyway. Telltale Games have just released a press announcement stating that their upcoming WiiWare title Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People will hit the WiiWare service on August 11, 2008. The first of five episodes entitled "Homestar Ruiner" will be the first to see a release on the service.

    Below is the official press release that gives some good details about this upcoming release. As usual, we'll have more information on the game as soon a..

July2008

  • E3 2008 Tomb Raider Going Underworld in November

    Eidos announce Tomb Raider Underworld will be released this coming November in Europe, the first designed specifically for the current gen of consoles.

    Tomb Raider: Underworld marks the first game in this flagship series that is designed specifically for next generation consoles. Lara Croft uncovers proof of the existence of the mythical hammer of the Norse God Thor, a weapon rumored to have the..

  • News Mega Man 9 Hitting Japan In September

    In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re getting quite excited about Capcom’s upcoming retro-themed update Mega Man 9. But when is it out, I hear you cry?

    While we can’t answer that question as far as a Western release is concerned, thanks to information contained with the pages of Famitsu magazine (pictured below), we know that the game will be available in Japan this September. Naturally it..

June2008

  • News Nintendo Euro Release Dates

    Nintendo announce a number of new release dates for Wii and DS titles, most notably "Wario Land: The Shake Dimension" coming September 26th.

    Hold on to your sun hats as the Wii summer line-up kicks off with the return of the Brawl in the latest super-charged generation of Super Smash Bros. Brawl! Unleashed on 27 June, Mario, Bowser, Zelda and numerous other Nintendo and third-party gaming heroes..

  • News You're Almost Alone In The Dark

    The "wait" is almost over, Atari announce that the new Alone In The Dark title will be launched later this month in Europe and US.

    Atari today announced that development is complete on the highly anticipated action survival game Alone in the Dark, and the game is on track to ship 20 June in Europe and 24 June in North America for Xbox 360 game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC, Wii and..

  • News Strong Bad's Cool Game Delayed Until July

    Here's an interesting snippet of gossip from the guys at Kotaku. It seems they are best buddies with the Chapman’s of Strong Bad fame. Over lunch today Matt Chapman let slip the following about Strong Bad Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner:

    The game is actually now getting pushed back to July, but the game is going to just be much better for it. It's just development time. What a shame, I know many of..

  • News Where In The World Is Pop?

    Poor old Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

    After reading our review of Pop from the North American launch on the 12th May, we know a lot of you guys are itching to play this. Sure, you got a storming launch line-up with the first look at Dr. Mario and Toki Tori, but many of you were left questioning why the sublime Pop wasn’t released at launch, or at least shortly afterwards. To clear all this..

May2008

  • News WiiWare Publishers Lament Release Date Shambles

    When WiiWare was first announced Nintendo proclaimed that it would revolutionize the way we buy our videogames. This was more than mere hyperbole; digital distribution undoubtedly allows smaller developers and publishers to get their product to consumers with the minimum of expense. However, it would appear that the process of getting games onto people’s machines is running a lot less smoothly than Nintendo might have you believe.

    We’ve spoken to one WiiWare developer (who understandably wishes to remain anonymous) and they have a slightly less positive tale to tell about the way Nintendo handles WiiWare titles. It seems that getting solid release da..

  • News Wario Land Shake - Balance Board Compatible? Blimey!

    The rumoured Balance Board compatible Wario game has been given credibility, but, (shock horror!) it's not a WarioWare title as many forum-goers suspected.

    Originating from a link our friends over at Cubed3 told us about, Nintendo's Japanese release dates list the following items: 7月10日 DS伝説のスタフィー たいけつ!ダイール海賊団 4,800円7月24日 Wiiワリオランド..