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News: Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie "Exclusively" on XBLA

Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie "Exclusively" on XBLA

If you were one of those hopeful types who thought that Banjo-Kazooie's Xbox Live Arcade announcement meant that it could still come to Virtual Console, it might be time to give up hope.

Earlier today, Microsoft published a press release containing Banjo-Kazooie's release date, saying that it would be coming to XBLA "exclusively". It's set...

News: Disaster: Day of Crisis coming later this year?

Disaster: Day of Crisis coming later this year?

One of the games that never was, "vaporware" if you will, has been rated in Australia and all set for release this year?

Originally announced at E3 two years ago Disaster: Day of Crisis was one of a few games that we've heard little about since. Developed by Monolith Soft the game is set to be some kind of adventure/survival game where the player must survive a number of natural disasters integral..

News: IGA: 2D WiiWare Castlevania Is The Right Approach

IGA: 2D WiiWare Castlevania Is The Right Approach

WiiWare seems to be a hot bed for retro revivals at the moment, what with Mega Man 9 and Gradius Rebirth already announced for the service. And if a recent interview with Koji ‘IGA’ Igarashi is anything to go by, another highly esteemed franchise might be inbound, too.

IGA is the current producer of Konami’s legendary Castlevania series and he had this to say when Nintendo World Report..

News: Strong Bad's Freezing Issue for Attractive People!

Strong Bad's Freezing Issue for Attractive People!

According to Nintendo WiiFanboy, some users of Strong Bad: Episode 1 Homestar Ruiner have experienced freezing issues during the game. Readers over at the Telltale forums are also reporting the same problem. Some users have said that changing the display from 16x9 widescreen setting over to the regular 4:3 display setting fixes this problem. Other users have also said that changing the setting from 480p to 480i also helps.

If you're experiencing this freezing issue this is about the only help we can offer until Telltale releases a patch to completely fix the problem. We'll have any information regarding any possible patches when it b..

News: Could Elite 4 Be Headed To WiiWare?

Could Elite 4 Be Headed To WiiWare?

While it's certainly no Duke Nukem, Frontier's Elite 4 title has seen its fair share of delays and supposed project cancellations since development on the game began back in 2000. After a successful run on the various personal computers of the 80's, Frontier was all set to take their hit franchise into the modern era of video gaming, making use of the more advanced technology found in today's computers and game consoles. Unfortunately, technical setbacks have kept the project from seeing completion, even leading many media outlets and Elite fans to assume that the project itself had been abandoned altogether.

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News: Wild West Guns Coming To Europe This Friday

Wild West Guns Coming To Europe This Friday

European gamers will have something to look forward to this coming Friday as GameLoft’s lightgun-like shooter Wild West Guns is up on WiiWare. This isn’t just an idle internet rumour. We have it on good authority that this will indeed be out on Friday for 1000 Wii points.

We still don’t know a whole lot about the game other than it has a wild west setting (duh!), it plays like a old lightgun..

News: Sonic on the Master System coming to Virtual Console?

Sonic on the Master System coming to Virtual Console?

If you don't know much about Sega and checked out the OFLC earlier today, you might have scratched your head wondering why Sonic the Hedgehog was rated again, after all, the Mega Drive version is already out on Virtual Console.

The interesting thing you might not know, however, is that there are three other games which are all also called Sonic the Hedgehog, meaning that most likely, one of them is..

RUMOUR: PopCap Games To Develop For WiiWare?

PopCap Games To Develop For WiiWare?

Ok, so this is probably a bit of idle speculation on our part but looking at a recent interview with PopCap Games we get the impression that the talented developer – which has such hits as Peggle Extreme and Zuma under its belt – may be looking into producing WiiWare games.

CEO Dave Roberts and co-founder John Vechey stated that they were working on more console projects with another unnamed..

News: 1080 Snowboarding Developer Working on WiiWare Project

1080 Snowboarding Developer Working on WiiWare Project

Giles Goddard, famous for overseeing the development of the highly regarded N64 title 1080 Snowboarding, has recently confirmed that his Vitei team is working on a new WiiWare game that makes use of the new Balance Board peripheral.

Goddard, who started out at legendary UK developer Argonaut before being poached by Nintendo of Japan, has a wealth of industry experience under his belt after working..

RUMOUR: Mega Man 9 Coming to WiiWare?

Mega Man 9 Coming to WiiWare?

With the news that Super Mario RPG received an OFLC rating, we almost missed another interesting listing on the ratings site.

The OFLC also has a listing for Mega Man 9. As any Capcom fan should know, this is a new game, as the "classic" Mega Man series' last instalments were 8, and Mega Man & Bass. It is of course entirely possible...

News: Nintendo Working On USB Devices – HDD Possible?

Nintendo Working On USB Devices – HDD Possible?

Although it falls way short of being an official confirmation of the fact, a recent ad on Nintendo’s job page hints at a possible USB storage solution appearing fairly soon.

The job spec is as follows: CONTRACT - Software/Hardware Tester Description of Duties Creating and executing a test plan for Wii’s USB devices Executing test plans with...

News: Strong Bad's Cool Game Delayed Until July

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: Are Shantae Fans Going To Finally Have Their Wish Granted?

Are Shantae Fans Going To Finally Have Their Wish Granted?

Way back in 2001, speculation begin circulating through the gaming world that newcomer developer WayForward Technologies were developing a Game Boy Color game that would stretch the system's hardware capabilities to their limits.

The game, called Shantae, was said to feature some of the most advanced animation techniques ever seen on a portable game system. Anticipation for the title began..

News: Toki Tori Coming To America On Monday!

Toki Tori Coming To America On Monday!

WiiWare World can exclusively reveal that Toki Tori is due to be released this coming Monday (2nd June) in North America on WiiWare.

Lucky Europe got this excellent game on the 20th May as part of their WiiWare launch. Platform/Puzzle fans in North America jealously coveted a slice of the action but were to be disappointed when it didn’t come out the following week in their territory. All the..

Rumour: New Wii SKU? Hard Drive Perhaps?

New Wii SKU? Hard Drive Perhaps?

Nintendo's Wii console may be being phased out at the expense of introducing a new version of the console to consumers.

According to Neowin.net the console has reached "early warning" status in a "major American outlet". Apparently this means that the console is to be phased out in its current form and replaced by a newer SKU. All seems a bit fishy to me - with Nintendo's..

News: Soul Blazer – The Virtual Console Release That Never Was?

Soul Blazer – The Virtual Console Release That Never Was?

During our trips around the wonderful World Wide Web we noticed that a few sites seem to be listing Enix’s excellent Soul Blazer (also know as Soul Blader in Japan) as a Virtual Console title, even going as far as to state that it saw release in North America on the 12th May alongside Konami’s Tiny Toon Adventures. We’ve also had several emails from concerned readers regarding this, too.

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News: New Hudson WiiWare Details for Tetris and Bomberman

New Hudson WiiWare Details for Tetris and Bomberman

In an interview with Siliconera, Hudson's Japanese vice president Kentaro Murayama has revealed some more details on their upcoming WiiWare games, Tetris and Bomberman.

There's not much new details for Tetris - They are thinking of incorporating the Wii Balance Board somehow, but have not made a decision on the matter yet. Imagine moving Tetris blocks by leaning left and right! There's also some..

News: Luc Bernard's Rose Princess Coming To WiiWare

Luc Bernard's Rose Princess Coming To WiiWare

Luc Bernard has been a busy chap lately. In addition to putting the final touches to the upcoming WiiWare title Eternity’s Child, he has also revealed that he has another game in the pipeworks called Rose Princess which is destined for WiiWare, if a publisher can be found.

Princess Rose is a cello player who kills anything she touches. She is befriended by a mechanical rabbit named Mr Cuddles who..

News: Shenmue 1 & 2 Coming To The Wii?

Shenmue 1 & 2 Coming To The Wii?

Swedish magazine seems to think so

Sega loves the Wii. Lately we’ve been gifted with House of the Dead 1 & 2 Return, NiGHTS and Sega Bass Fishing, and if recent rumours are to be believed we’re about to see another classic franchise resurrected for Nintendo’s best selling console. Swedish magazine Game Reactor has excited blurted out this little rumour: Shenmue is back! Sega has..