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News: Two New WiiWare Games - Home Sweet Home and ActionLoop Twist

Two New WiiWare Games - Home Sweet Home and ActionLoop Twist

Canadian developer Big Blue Bubble recently announced that it's developing a WiiWare game called Home Sweet Home. This game looks to be some sort of mix of The Sims and Habbo Hotel, which I'm sure most of you know. A date and price are still unknown, but there are some screens you can look at on the Home Sweet Home WiiWare game profile page.

The full press release is as follows: Home Sweet Home is..

News: WiiWare: Toki Tori Returns

WiiWare: Toki Tori Returns

You might've already seen it on the WiiWare game page a while ago - Toki Tori was a game released on the Game Boy Color at the very end of its life - 2001, to be exact. The game looked quite amazing for the little system, almost on par with the new Game Boy Advance, and featured some stunningly addictive gameplay. It also had a pretty addictive soundtrack.

Dutch developer Two Tribes has now officially announced that Toki Tori is indeed coming to WiiWare. Whether it's a remake, sequel or combination of both is still up in the air (Although some of the levels seen so far were in the original), but the game is looking quite great and t...

News: Wayforward Working On Shantae Sequel For WiiWare

Wayforward Working On Shantae Sequel For WiiWare

Wayforward Technologies – the company responsible for the stunning Contra 4 on the Nintendo DS – has recently confirmed that it is working on an WiiWare update of the classic Gameboy Color platformer Shantae.

The GBC original is something of a cult classic and fans have been clamouring for a sequel for years. They very nearly got one on the Gameboy Advance, but the project was sadly cancelled..

News: Hudson announces WiiWare lineup, Alien Crush sequel

Hudson announces WiiWare lineup, Alien Crush sequel

Hudson has dated a few of their upcoming WiiWare games for Japan. Along with the dates, they've announced two new titles. There's also (finally) clarification on the Bomberman WiiWare game and Bomberman retail game. I'll go down the list in the same order Hudson did:

First off, Joy Sound is no longer a WiiWare game. It will be released as a retail game because it includes some accessoires which..

News: Block Breaker Deluxe Coming to WiiWare

Block Breaker Deluxe Coming to WiiWare

Gameloft isn’t really a company that you’d associate with top-rank videogaming, thanks to the fact that it has only really dabbled in the notoriously inconsistent world of mobile phone software. That said, it’s one of the better companies currently working in that sphere of interactive entertainment.

Looking to expand into the domestic market, Gameloft has announced that it will be releasing..

News: LostWinds: One to Watch on WiiWare?

LostWinds: One to Watch on WiiWare?

With WiiWare now officially launched in Japan, it’s difficult not to feel a slight sense of disappointment when looking at the opening salvo of software. Sure, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles looks lovely and the Dr Mario update is addictive as ever, but a few too many of the titles appear to be either over-priced shovelware or ‘too Japanese’ to appeal to a Western audience.

Fear not, because the US launch is looking a hell of a lot more enticing, largely thanks to titles like LostWinds, which is shaping up to be the kind of game that pu...

News: WiiWare Footage - Pokemon Ranch, Star Soldier R, Final Fantasy

WiiWare Footage - Pokemon Ranch, Star Soldier R, Final Fantasy

During our travels we've discovered this fantastic promotional video for the upcoming WiiWare games due on the 25th March on the Japanese Wii.

This video contains 59 seconds of WiiWare-related goodness in which you will glimpse such wonders as Dr Mario, Pokemon Ranch, Star Soldier R, Lonpos and Final Fantasy: CC - all of which look pretty good, if you ask us. Feast your eyes and then let us know..

News: Bomberman Wii - First screens

Bomberman Wii - First screens

In the newest edition of the Japanese magazine Famitsu, Hudson has unveiled the first screens of "Bomberman Wii".

While the magazine doesn't actually specifically say if it's a Wii game or WiiWare game, we're assuming it's the latter, as a Bomberman WiiWare game was announced a while ago. When you look at it's features this seems to be the...

News: David Braben Lets Fly With a Gust of LostWinds Info

David Braben Lets Fly With a Gust of LostWinds Info

Frontier’s David Braben – the industry veteran behind the classic space trading game Elite, as well as many others – has given an insightful and interesting interview regarding his new game and the state of WiiWare development as he sees it.

LostWinds will debut when the WiiWare service goes live in the US in May, and Braben is optimistic that the game will find the audience it deserves. We..

News: Yet More Amazing Final Fantasy WiiWare Screens

Yet More Amazing Final Fantasy WiiWare Screens

SquareEnix’s Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King is fast becoming one of the most desirable WiiWare titles and looking at these latest screens it’s not difficult to see why. The game is, quite frankly, gorgeous.

These latest shots show what appears to be the main foe of the game, dubbed the ‘Dark Lord’. He’s a nasty looking chap and particularly well designed. The shots..

News: WayForward Developing Exclusive Horror Puzzle Title for WiiWare

WayForward Developing Exclusive Horror Puzzle Title for WiiWare

WayForward Technologies, the company behind the bloody brilliant DS game Contra 4, has confirmed it is developing an exclusive title for Nintendo’s upcoming WiiWare service.

LIT is a 3D horror puzzle game that sees you facing off against a high school packed with monsters. The game’s central character, Jake, is tasked with locating his girlfriend in the demonic educational facility and must..

News: Everyone's Pokemon Ranch - WiiWare - New Details

Everyone's Pokemon Ranch - WiiWare - New Details

The official website for the upcoming Pokémon-themed WiiWare title, Everyone's Pokemon Ranch, has been given an update.

A few new details on the WiiWare project: Renamed Everyone’s Pokémon Ranch (was Pokémon Farm) Transfer Pokémon from Diamond and Pearl, storing up to 1000 creatures on the Wii. Interact with your Poké-friends through activities, e.g. sitting around a campfire. Take photos..

News: WiiWare dated for US, three titles officially announced

WiiWare dated for US, three titles officially announced

A Nintendo of America press release went out today, and it has officially dated WiiWare. The service will launch in the US on May 12th, with a number of games being available right at launch (The press release doesn't state which games those are).

The press release also officially announces three games (One we already knew of, two new), namely Final...

First Impressions: World of Goo

World of Goo

Our new found friends at 2D Boy were kind enough to provide the team at WiiWare World with a playable demo of the first level of their upcoming game World of Goo. Whilst it’s not 100% confirmed to be a downloadable WiiWare game yet, the guys at 2D Boy are expected to spill the beans soon on if this is the case, or not.

Having only seen a few press screenshots of World of Goo up this point we were..

News: Eternity's Child - New Screens and Soundtrack Online

Eternity's Child - New Screens and Soundtrack Online

As the release of Eternity’s Child gets ever closer, Luc Bernard has kindly published some more rather excellent-looking screens as well as putting sections of the official soundtrack online. What a kind fellow he is.

The screens look promising and confirm what we already know: the game is looking gorgeous. However, the soundtrack is the real surprise here; composed by Sean Beeson, the music is..

News: Final Fantasy CC: The Little King - Media Blowout

Final Fantasy CC: The Little King - Media Blowout

Square Enix’s latest upcoming Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles title is easily one of the most eagerly awaited titles for Nintendo’s new WiiWare service and with good reason; the game is looking particularly special as these latest screens and trailer will attest.

It is understood that the game takes place after the GameCube title that the...

News: Butterfly Garden Coming to WiiWare

Butterfly Garden Coming to WiiWare

A game involving butterflies may not sound all that appealing, but Autonomous Productions’ Butterfly Garden still has us extremely intrigued here at Virtual Console Reviews - regardless of the fact that it contains no guns, fast cars or big-chested ladies.

Originally entered in Microsoft’s 2007 “Dream, Build, Play XNA” competition, the game...

News: Eternity's Child Confirmed as WiiWare

Eternity's Child Confirmed as WiiWare

Those of you that own an Xbox 360 and follow developments on Xbox Live Arcade will no doubt be aware of this title.

Created by professional cartoonist Luc Benard, Eternity’s Child is a lovely looking platform action title that practically oozes quality. It was supposed to be XBLA-bound, but Microsoft’s cap on the size of downloadable games has forced the developer to look elsewhere – more..

News: Ex-Naughty Dogs Join WiiWare Stable

Ex-Naughty Dogs Join WiiWare Stable

Nintendo’s incoming WiiWare service has gained yet another supporter in the form of Steel Penny Games, a software house formed by two ex-Naughty Dog employees. If that name doesn’t ring a bell for you, Naughty Dog is the company that brought us the first few Crash Bandicoot games (you know, the ones that were actually good) and, more recently, the PS3-savior Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.

Before..