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May2009

  • News Rampant Speculation: IGN Teases New 'Hardcore' Title

    It's blurry, but it's apparently 'mature'

    Here's one to keep you up at night: Matt Casamassina over at IGN has teased on his blog of a new, exclusive, ground-up Wii game with a very blurry picture. I'm not a photographic scientist or anything -- not sure the profession even exists, and if not, it should -- but at the very least, there seems to be a...

  • News Commander Video Confirmed For Super Meat Boy

    Joins Tim from Braid in the butcher-friendly game

    TWG News has a hilarious interview up with Alex Neuse, designer at Bit.Trip factory Gaijin Games, and Edmund McMillen, busy developing Super Meat Boy, in which the dynamic duo talk about Bit.Trip Beat's punishing difficulty and some of the tricks up Super Meat Boy's disgusting sleeve. : TWG News

  • News Some Red Steel 2 Sword Worries Squashed

    Cut people up wherever you please!

    Ubisoft? They listen to their fans, they say. And a big thing people whined and moaned about in Red Steel was how the katana worked. See, people didn't want to be locked into place for sword duels; commando or bust! Said Jason Vandenberghe, the game's creative director, to Nintendo Power via Nintendo Pad: That was the number-one most requested feature from people..

  • News Punch-Out!! Tourney Now Officially Worth Competing In

    Elusive and possibly magical pink hoodie up for grabs

    Remember that Punch-Out!! tournament on Saturday at the Nintendo World Store in New York? Well, things just got a little more interesting. For the truly video game fashion-conscience, GoNintendo unearthed a tantalizing tidbit from the official WVBA Boxing Twitter feed with pictures of Lil' Mac's...

  • News Details Seep Out on Cave Story, Night Game

    New video of CS' Sand Zone to boot

    Tyrone Rodriguez, producer over at Nicalis, house of Cave Story and Night Game, made a guest appearance on the most recent IGN Nintendo Voice Chat podcast. While he remained silently "concentrating" for most of the hour, he did let slip a few details about his studio's highly anticipated WiiWare titles. We've known for a good while that Cave Story would..

  • News Watch Contra ReBirth In Action

    Explosions, shooting and hilarious-looking storyline accounted for

    Announced mere days ago, the wait for Contra ReBirth could hardly be described as excruciating for owners of a Japanese Wii. Everyone else, on the other hand, will have to make due with excited air-punches and YouTube videos to get their fix until the title is unleashed in their region. Speaking of which, here's a YouTube video of..

  • News Details Emerge on Ju-on Game

    Also, developer AQ Interactive increases stake in XSEED

    The onslaught of Wii horror titles continues with Ju-on, a movie game based on the Japanese film that was remade in the US asThe Grudge and which has missed the movie tie-in window by about five years. Can't win 'em all, right? Details about the game have remained somewhat of a mystery; now we at least have an idea of how the game controls..

  • News Contra ReBirth Announced, Approaching

    New WiiWare title set to hit Japan...next week?

    What's old is new again. Again. Capcom kick-started the whole retro-sequel shenanigans last year with the stellar Mega Man 9, and Konami tried it's hand with the awkwardly-capitalized and underwhelming Gradius ReBirth too. Looks like Konami is going to be taking another stab at a retro revival, wheeling out the 16-bit style Contra ReBirth. I don't..

  • News Official Cursed Mountain Site Goes Live

    Deep Silver's cooking up some spookies with their survival horror title Cursed Mountain due out later this year. Or so we think, since little has been shown of the game outside of an Internet trailer. To the trailer's credit, it looks kinda spooky. The game's official Web site just launched, and once you get by the annoying scrolling age-lock page, it's got a bunch of art, creepy wind, some..

  • News New Arc Rise Fantasia Screenshots

    New batch of screenshots show the upcoming Wii RPG in action.

    We just got some Arc Rise Fantasia screenshots of the upcoming Wii RPG from Marvelous Entertainment. The game is a traditional turn-based RPG that features a three member party that all fight in conjunction with each other and share the same AP gauge during battle. This team battle concept is one of the many unique features being touted..

  • News New Screens - Robocalypse: Beaver Defense

    A handful of new screenshots from the upcoming WiiWare tower defense title.

    Vogster Entertainment was kind enough to send us four brand new screenshots of their upcoming tower defense WiiWare title Robocalypse: Beaver Defense in action. As you can see from the screenshots, the game is looking pretty sharp and it will be interesting to see what new features the WiiWare version will sport. Below is a..

  • News Chillingo Bringing Rolando Killer to WiiWare

    Leading iPhone publisher sets its sights on WiiWare

    If you’re anything like me then you are holding off buying an iPhone, the temptation is there but somehow you manage to resist and find a way to stay faithful to your crappy mobile phone, well at least for the time being! Seeing games that look as good as Rolando on the App Store makes it harder to resist though, this LocoRoco clone really does..

April2009

  • News Sexy Poker Headed to WiiWare

    It seems the WiiWare service just got a little sexier

    According to the German USK ratings service, Gameloft's Sexy Poker title is headed to Nintendo's WiiWare service. As you might imagine, the game is basically a video game version of strip poker. The female players place bets using their own clothing instead of money. Since Nintendo is quite...

  • News Namco Bandai Turns Up The Heat With Cook Or Be Cooked

    A realistic Cooking Mama?

    'Casual' gaming on the Wii is currently big business so we probably shouldn't be surprised that Namco Bandai - along with Ghostbusters developer Red Fly Studios - is working on a 'serious' cooking title. Food Network: Cook or be Cooked contains a fully-stocked kitchen and will attempt to give a more true-to-life...

  • News Klonoa Remake Coming to US Next Week

    The remake of the classic Playstation platformer is coming to Wii

    Playstation fans might remember that Klonoa: Door to Phantomile first made its appearance back on the original Playstation console in 1998. The game was a 2.5D side-scrolling platform title that featured a floppy-eared protagonist named Klonoa. The game featured some beautiful polygon...

  • News Smashmouth Games Announces Ongaku for WiiWare

    Rhythm/action game Ongaku is on its way to WiiWare

    Smashmouth Games has just announced that their flash-based rhythm/action game Ongaku is headed to Nintendo's WiiWare service later this year. With the recent popularity of these rhythm/action games, it comes as no surprise to see them make this announcement. You can check out a snippet of...

  • News New Bit.Trip Game Teaser Image

    Check out the new teaser image for Gaijin Games' new upcoming Bit.Tip WiiWare title.

    Gaijin Games has sent us over a new teaser image for their upcoming Bit.Trip title. While we'd love to tell you the name of the game, Gaijin Games has asked us to keep it under our hats until they have a chance to make a formal announcement of the game. It shouldn't...

  • News Dead Space: Extraction Screens Emerge From The Shadows

    New shots from EA's on-rails scare-em-up

    EA has unleashed more shots of its upcoming Wii-exclusive title Dead Space: Extraction. Based on the same universe seen in the 360/PS3 original, Extraction is an on-rails shooter which sees the player fighting off alien monsters called Necromorphs. These rather nasty creatures inhabit dead bodies and reanimate them, creating some truly horrible enemies..

  • News 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 Starfy Finally Coming to North America!

    Nintendo's unique platformer is finally making its North American debut in June!

    For those of you who don't already know, Nintendo is finally bringing their cute little starfish Stafi to North American with the upcoming release of The Legendary Starfy on Nintendo DS. As you can tell, they've changed the little guy's name a bit, but he's still the same adorable starfish we've all grown to love over..

  • News New Punch-Out!! Details

    With the release of Punch-Out!! rapidly approaching, new details are starting to emerge.

    Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Punch-Out!! is the next big title from Nintendo. With its May release date fast approaching, new details are starting to emerge. With that, our friends at Nintendo Pad have compiled a list of noteworthy data that may appeal to you...

  • News Dan Aykroyd is Loving His Wii-based Alter-ego

    Bustin' makes him feel good, we guess

    Ghostbusters: The video game is coming to every platform imaginable pretty soon. And you know what? The Wii version is sporting a slightly different look to the 360 and PS3 editions. Of course, this occurrence is nothing new – Wii owners are used to getting their own versions of multiplatform titles (they’re usually the same as the PS2 versions, as it..

  • News More DSiWare Titles Revealed

    It looks like it's almost time for another round of DSiWare releases.

    Although we've just now experienced our first round of DSiWare launch titles, anticipation for more releases has already begun to build. Nintendo has just put up their new Official DSi Site which contains a new DSi promotional video containing footage of not only the...

  • News Beyond Good and Evil 2: Now More Topical!

    The sequel to Ubisoft’s unsung masterpiece has taken inspiration from real-world events.

    Five years ago saw the release of Beyond Good and Evil: a game that in many people’s eyes broke convention by having an intelligent female lead character who was a bit of a tomboy. Yet those who played it didn’t just fall in love with the game because of its reluctance to conform: the story was well..

  • News The Wii Gets Its Own Brutal Legend

    Double Fine's gut-busting metal adventure becomes a strong likelihood for the Wii, although not exactly as expected.

    For those unaware, Brutal Legend is a game that stars heavy-metal-groupie-turned-hero, Eddie Riggs (voiced by Jack Black), who is pulled into a world of rock ‘n’ roll fantasy where evil reigns most awesomely. Full of heavy riffs,...

  • News New WiiWare Game: Fish'em All

    Get your nets out and prepare to catch yourself some fish for dinner!

    Another day, another WiiWare game to announce to the world! Spanish developers Abylight recently got in touch giving us an exclusive look at their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Fish'em All. As you will see from the screenshots in our gallery below, it certainly looks very nice. We don’t know too much more yet, other than what is..

  • News Ghostbusters Wii to feature exclusive co-op play

    Split-screen multiplayer allows Wii owners to cross streams and much, much more.

    The latest blog entry from Red Fly Studios, developers of the Wii version of the upcoming Ghostbusters game, offers up some details on the game's exclusive co-operative multiplayer features. Wii owners will be able to enjoy the entirety of the single-player experience with a friend via a co-operative split-screen mode..

  • News Magnetis - New Magnetising Puzzler for WiiWare

    At Nintendo Life: WiiWare we love to be the first to reveal upcoming WiiWare games – introducing Magnetis!

    Magnetis, you scratch your head, what is this wonderful sounding game? Well folks it’s another puzzler for WiiWare, but this time with a magnetic twist. The game is being developed by a Parisian studio by the name of Yullaby who contacted us recently to spread the word about their upcoming..

  • News Infinite Space clears for launch in Japan

    PlatinumGames' epic space-sim/RPG gets a Japanese release date

    Publisher Sega has announced that Japanese DS owners will be able to get their hands on sci-fi space-opera Infinite Space (known as Infinite Line in Japan) on June 11. Co-developed by PlatinumGames (ex-Clover Studios team and makers of MadWorld) and Nude Maker (Steel Battalion), Infinite Space allows you to craft and customise your own..

March2009

  • News New Muramasa: The Demon Blade Gameplay Trailer

    More in-game footage of Vanillaware's stunning Wii-exclusive action-RPG.

    Japanese publishers Marvelous have released a new trailer for the upcoming 2D action-RPG Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Designed and developed by Vanillaware (Princess Crown, Odin Sphere), Muramasa is set for release in Japan on April 9. North American readers can expect the game...

  • News Kimi to Boku to Ritai Coming To US WiiWare

    It seems Kenji Eno's Japanese WiiWare title Kimi to Boku to Ritai will indeed see a release on the US WiiWare service and possibly on the European WiiWare service as well.

    The recent release of Kenji Eno's first WiiWare title Kimi to Boku to Ritai on the Japanese WiiWare service has stirred up quite a bit of anticipation for a possible release of the game outside of Japan. Thanks to a recent 1UP..

  • News Bonsai Barber Coming To WiiWare This Monday

    It seems we've got yet another surprising WiiWare release on our hands.

    Zoonami, a development studio headed up by former GoldenEye lead developer Martin Hollis, is getting set to release their first WiiWare title Bonsai Barber onto the North American WiiWare service on Monday. The game makes use of the Wii console's internal system clock and enables the player to clip five different plants each..

  • News Publisher Deep Silver shows the Adult fare we've been itching for

    A new Horror Thriller, Cursed Mountain (Wii) and the long missing Duke Nukem (DS) Platforming style

    At this year's GDC publisher Deep Silver held a small, exclusive press screening to showcase it's upcoming titles including the new horror title Cursed Mountain (Wii) and Duke Nukem: Critical Mass (DS). Cursed Mountain is a Wii exclusive and a welcome one for those that've been itching for some more..

  • News US DSiWare "Launch" Titles Confirmed

    "Launch" deserves those quotation marks as we can only hope they will be available at launch.

    ...but, at any rate, they are North America's first confirmed titles, according to today's press release, and we have to admit, they're some pretty good ones to start with! The first is WarioWare Snapped! (500 points), which promises to make good use of the DSi's new camera, and will hopefully go a long..

  • News Sega's unveils new "Project Ringo" teaser

    Pun placed in penultimate preview points to puzzler?

    The website for Sega's mysterious Project Ringo has been updated with a new teaser, which can be viewed here. The new update has many convinced that Project Ringo is the code-name for the seventh entry in Sega's long-running Puyo Puyo series of falling-block puzzlers, and it's not as if the evidence isn't starting to pile up. Mysterious new..

  • News Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings gameplay trailer uncovered

    Now don't tell me this doesn't look like big fun.

    LucasArts has just released the first gameplay trailer for the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, viewable below. Not only do the motion controls look fun (come on, who doesn't wanna wield the whip as Indy?) but the in-game graphics are of a much higher quality than previous still screenshots might have suggested..

  • News Hudson Entertainment Announce Three New WiiWare Titles

    Hudson Entertainment USA have been busy, it seems. There are now three more WiiWare titles to look out for!

    By far the biggest announcement is a new installment in the Military Madness series (Also known as Nectaris). As you might know, the games are quite a bit like Nintendo's "Wars" series, with turn-based combat involving military units. This new version of the game will not only..

  • News New female lead announced for Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    Weaver out, Milano in

    Turn-of-the-90's teen heartthrob Alyssa Milano has been tapped to replace Sigourney Weaver as the female lead in Atari's upcoming multi-platform Ghostbusters video game. The 36-year-old actress, best known for her roles in television series "Charmed" and "Who's The Boss?", takes the place of original Ghostbusters cast member Sigourney Weaver, who initially..

  • News Legendo Announces The Three Musketeers: One For All!

    Yet another developer has decided to bring some games to WiiWare - Legendo has announced that they are bringing The Three Musketeers: One For All!, previously released for PC, to WiiWare.

    This will be a platformer/action game in which you take control of Porthos, one of the famous three musketeers, as you try to rescue your partners Athos and Aramis, and your friend d'Artagnan. You can read the..

  • News Master of Illusion and Brain Training Coming to DSiWare

    It always pays to keep an eye on the OFLC ratings, especially since four more games have now been rated for release on DSiWare.

    First of all there are three (count 'em!) titles that may interest fans of Master of Illusion on the DS. They can look forward to playing Master of Illusion: Shuffle Games, Master of Illusion: Funny Face, and Master of Illusion: Deep Psyche on their new DSi. Are these..

  • News ColorZ - New WiiWare Puzzler

    We recently came across ESRB and USK ratings for a new WiiWare game simply entitled Colorz by French developers Exkee so we contacted them to find out a little more about their game.

    Aside from the screenshot below, here’s what they had to tell us: ColorZ is an original Action/Puzzle that brings a totally new experience of gameplay thanks to Wii Capacities. The game takes place in an alternative..

  • News GameLoft Enters the DSiWare Market

    As the release of the DSi early next month approaches, news of developers hopping aboard the DSiWare wagon continues to pour in.

    GameLoft is the newest developer to toss their hat into the ring, as some snooping on the PEGI website will reveal. It looks like Europe will be getting Pop Superstar: Road to Celebrity, which is classed as a "life simulation." Pop Superstar has also been..

  • News Pop Plus: Solo Coming to DSiWare

    Following the announcement of the rather spiffy looking Mighty Flip Champs! by WayForward, we were wondering who would be the next dev to reveal their plans for DSiWare.

    Before we could even catch our breath Australian developement team Nnooo sent us a press release about their plans to port Pop to DSiWare under the name of Pop Plus: Solo. Since its WiiWare debut (which scored 8/10 with us), a..

  • News 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 DSiWare: Pre-release Roundup

    For us here at WiiWare World, April can't get here soon enough. The Nintendo DSi will launch on April 2 in Australia, April 3 in Europe and April 5 in North America. That makes for a pretty exciting few days!

    The new DSi (for those intending to buy one) offers several intriguing new features, perhaps the most substantial being DSiWare. And with under a month to go, and expectations high, what..

  • News New Golf Game Coming To Japanese WiiWare Next Week

    Arc System Works is bringing out what appears to be the sole new WiiWare release on the Japanese service next Tuesday, a game centred around golf putting called Okiraku Pata-Gorufu (Family Golf Putter). You're able to choose from four characters (a cute anime family rendered in cel-animation style) and try to putt your ball into a series of holes doing various trick shots. Wiimote control only with use of a simple arm swing after setting shot power to get the ball rolling appears to be the interface. The game will be 500 points, we expect Aksys Games will publish this in North America and Europe sometime later this year.

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  • News Cube: Gardens of Zen Coming To WiiWare

    Kalydo Games has just announced that their new web browser-based game Cube: Gardens of Zen is headed to Nintendo's WiiWare service.

    While we don't currently have many details on the upcoming WiiWare version, I was able to spend a couple of hours with the PC version of the game and you can check out my impressions below along with the official PC game play trailer for the game. Impressions:The basic..

February2009

  • News 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 Diatomic Update

    The good folks at Grendel Games have just sent us an update on the progress of their upcoming WiiWare title Diatomic.

    We've been informed that we can expect screenshots and in-game footage sometime next week. They go on to say that the official web site for the game will also launch within the next week or so that will contain quite a bit of information regarding how the game is played. We'll keep..

  • News Night Game - New WiiWare Release From Nicalis

    A recently released lineup of forthcoming games for Nintendo systems has thrown up a brand new WiiWare release called Night Game. Produced by the same team behind the upcoming Cave Story WiiWare port, this title is apparently ‘part action, part puzzler’.

    Here’s the press release: Night Game, developed and published by Nicalis: Exclusively for...

  • News Mr Driller Tunnelling His Way To WiiWare and DSiWare

    According to the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu, Namco is set to release a new version of its successful Mr Driller franchise on the Japanese WiiWare service this month.

    Entitled Mr Driller World, the game will retail for 800 Wii Points and should be digging its way to sunlight on the 24th February. In addition to this, another Mr Driller game is due to emerge from solid ground on..

  • News Diatomic: Microscopic Arcade Action Madness

    Dutch development studio, Grendel Games recently got in touch with us regarding an intriguing new arcade action game called Diatomic which they plan to bring to WiiWare soon. Here’s what they told us:

    Diatomic is a hectic arcade action title that focuses on making choices between defensive or offensive play. The player controls a diatomic protagonist equipped with a deadly tail that can be used..

  • News Even More Onslaught Screens Break Cover

    Hudson certainly doesn’t waste any time when it comes to promoting its upcoming games; we only dropped the news bomb on the company’s impending FPS title Onslaught a few days ago, closely following with 6 screenshots which we nabbed off Hudson's website.

    It doesn't stop there folks as our pals at Hudson sent over a whole lot more images today for you to marvel at. Our Onslaught gallery has been..

  • News Hudson's Upcoming WiiWare Games Revealed

    Our contact at Hudson who represents the European region has been kind enough to confirm the WiiWare lineup for the next few months. It should come as no surprise that Snowboard Riot has been penciled in for a February release, as this is now already out in North America.

    The games for March and April might come as more of a surprise however: Onslaught (Due March in Europe)Onslaught is a first..

  • News Bubble Bobble Plus Gets Rated for Western Release

    We’ve slowly been getting more and more excited about Taito’s WiiWare update of its classic Bubble Bobble coin-op, but so far our anticipation has been checked by the fact that the game looked destined to remain a Japan-only release.

    Thankfully our scepticism was unfounded as the game has just been rated on the German USK database, making a Western release a formality. It's also gained a shiny..

January2009

  • News More Info and Screenshots for Bubble Bobble Wii

    Famitsu have revealed fresh new screenshots and information about Bubble Bobble Wii this week. You can see a translation of their feature here.

    So far it’s looking really good, the gameplay of the arcade classic appears to be retained and we are promised 100+ levels of fun. The game also offers four player support and special maps for high score...

  • News Artex Studios Developing for WiiWare

    Hungary-based Artex Studios, the company that owns Casual Game Store, today announced that it's bringing two games to WiiWare (And iPhone) later this year.

    The first, Mahjong Zodiac, is a game available on said site. While Japan loves its mahjong (And already has multiple on VC and WiiWare), the rest of the world doesn't really seem to see many videogames based on it - Thankfully this will change..

  • News Toribash Coming To WiiWare

    The developers of Toribash have just confirmed that they're currently developing a version of their extremely unique fighting game for Nintendo's WiiWare service via their official blog.

    Toribash can best be characterized as a physics-based one-on-one fighting game that allows players to have unparalleled control over their figher's game play moves. Unlike many other fighting games out there,..

  • News Super Meat Boy Slides Onto WiiWare Later This Year

    If you're familiar with flash game site Newgrounds you're no doubt aware that there's some very talented game creators there - Some of the contributors even formed their own videogame company, The Behemoth, and made Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers for consoles.

    It's now been announced that yet another Newgrounds game is taking the step to consoles. Meat Boy, created by Edmund McMillen, will be..

  • News Bubble Bobble Wii - Now With 4 Player Support

    The latest edition of Famitsu has more goodness - The first screens of Taito's Bubble Bobble remake, Bubble Bobble Wii!

    The screens are very small, but we can at least tell a few things by looking at them closely - It has the same minimalistic graphical style as the original game (Available on VC), features new levels, and has 4-player support! The...

  • News More Square Enix Goodness on WiiWare - Crystal Defenders

    If you've got one of the popular iPhones and have checked out the library of downloadable games for it, you might have noticed that last month, they released a game for it called Crystal Defenders. In this shameless Tower Defense copy, you put down various character classics from Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (DS) and hope that they manage to kill all enemies before they can get to the end of the path.

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  • News First Details Of Riverman Media's Next Game

    Remember Riverman Media? Of course you do, they brought the fiendish falling block puzzler, MadStone to WiiWare back in October.

    We enjoyed the strategic gameplay and awarded it a respectable 7/10. If you haven’t yet checked it out, why not do so today? The guys at Riverman have revealed some exclusive new details about their next game, which thankfully isn’t another puzzler. We’re thinking..

  • News Fresh Details About Gravitronix

    Cast your minds way back to the early days of WiiWare. A few developers spilled the beans about the games they were working on. One of those developers who were around at the very beginning were Medaverse with their innovative action/battle game Gravitronix. Heck we first posted about it back in October 2007!

    Since then we’ve done an interview with the guys and they’ve even been on TV to talk..

  • News Bit.Trip: Beat Coming To WiiWare

    What do you get when you cross the arcade classic Pong with a music/rhythm game? The end result would probably be close to Aksys Game's new WiiWare title Bit.Trip: Beat.

    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..

  • News Nicalis Updates Cave Story Progress

    In an entry yesterday on their official blog, Nicalis spoke a little bit about the progress on their upcoming WiiWare title Cave Story. They also let gamers in on a little surprise announcement regarding some additional content for the game as well.

    You can check out the relevant quote from the blog entry below to find out exactly what this nice little surprise they have in store for WiiWare fans..

December2008

  • News DK Games Announces Equilibrio for WiiWare

    Watch out kids, there’s a new WiiWare game in town! Equilibrio seems to be a simple, but fun game involving a ball rolling around a giant maze full of obstacles at break neck speed. With a low price point promised, 4 player and balance board support this is sure to be a winner we think.

    It’s interesting that we are starting to see more and more WiiWare games also coming out on the iPhone,..

  • News Neko Porting Two More Playstation 2 Titles To WiiWare

    The Australian OFLC recently revealed that Neko Entertainment are porting two more of their old Playstation 2 catalogue over to WiiWare, much like Cocoto Fishing Master back in June, which sadly we weren’t too impressed with.

    Cocoto Platform Jumper is another game in the Cocoto series, obviously the title makes it clear this is not another fishing adventure! Actually if you check out the video it..

  • News Tiki Towers Lined Up For A Christmas WiiWare Launch

    Alongside Fun! Fun! Minigolf, the next game to reveal its release date for the pre-Christmas slot of Monday, 22nd December is RealArcade’s Tiki Towers. The price point is confirmed to be only 500 Wii points. The observant among you remember that this was originally scheduled to be released last Monday, but for whatever reason that did not happen.

    Some might write this game off as a World of Goo..

  • News Fun! Fun! Minigolf Wants To Be In Your Christmas Stocking!

    If you were wondering what WiiWare game to treat yourself to this Christmas, why not Fun! Fun! Minigolf by Shin’en? (you know, those dudes who made Nanostray on the DS).

    If you visit the game website you will see the release dates have now been revealed, which are 22nd December for North America and 2nd January for Europe and Australia. Cutesy minigolf games are often quite good fun and this is..

  • News Bobby Carrot Forever Confirmed For WiiWare

    At it like...

    If you’ve owned a Samsung mobile phone in the past few years then the name Bobby Carrot will probably ring a bell. German developer FDG Entertainment has so far produced five games featuring this insanely popular buck-toothed character, and the company has recently contacted WiiWare World exclusively to confirm that a version of...

  • News Eternity’s Child – Still Alive, Coming in 2009

    Luc Bernard’s Eternity’s Child is easily one of the most hyped WiiWare releases of all time and despite months of speculation and chatter, it’s still not available. Having heard about release dates ranging from ‘Christmas 2008’ to ‘sometime in 2009’ we decided to get the official word from publisher Alten8 – who also happen to be handling the coding duties, too.

    We’ve been told that Eternity’s Child is DEFINTELY still being worked on. The horrendous delay is due to Alten8 having to totally re-code the game in order to avoid the same pitfalls that seemed to blight the PC rele...

November2008

  • News Icarian: Kindred Spirits - Kid Icarus In All But Name?

    Those of you that possess a fondness for the NES classic Kid Icarus might be interested to learn that Spanish developer Over The Top Games has announced its first title for the WiiWare service, named Icarian: Kindred Spirits. The game appears to be a 2.5D platforming epic and shares many similarities with Nintendo’s legendary title.

    Visually...

  • News Evasive Space Is Anything But Evasive When It Comes to Screenshots

    Take cover! Media SPLURGE! YUKE’S may have only announced the promising Evasive Space recently but the company is clearly taking no prisoners when it comes to promoting the title, as this flood of screenshots in our gallery proves.

    YUKE’S also published this rather nice press release: CHICAGO - Nov. 19, 2008 YUKE’S Company of America today revealed the first set of in-game screenshots and..

  • News Bruiser & Scratch Coming To WiiWare In December

    Last week we did an interview with Steel Penny Games about their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Bruiser & Scratch.

    Now without further ado Steel Penny have put out a press release stating that their game will be available sometime in December. You can also check out their new Bruiser & Scratch website or see our gallery below to find out more about this upcoming game. The press release follows:..

  • News Tiki Towers Coming to WiiWare in December

    Details for a mysterious new WiiWare game called Tiki Towers have been exclusively given to us by RealNetworks along with 10 screenshots which you can see below in our gallery.

    It does appear that this game has a hint of World of Goo about it as it also involves construction. Here is the game description: Tiki Towers is a game of construction, destruction, problem solving, and monkeys! You must..

  • News High Voltage Confirms Evasive Space For WiiWare

    YUKE’S of America and High Voltage Software are kicking off their working relationship by announcing a new WiiWare game called Evasive Space.

    In the game it will be your task to guide Konki through 20 stages of mazes and obstacles in five different environments. Predictably there will be more than a few obstacles along the way, including treacherous landmarks and hostile enemies. A multiplayer..

  • News Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 Coming To US WiiWare On Monday

    Telltale Games has just announced that Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 will be hitting the US WiiWare service on Monday, November 17th for 1000 Wii Points. They've also included a brand new gameplay video and a whole new set of screen shots that you can check out as well.

    We don't currently have much in the way of information on this fifth installment yet, but Telltale Games has has said that..

  • News Target Toss Pro Bags Coming To US WiiWare On Monday

    Well we've just received word from Incredible Technologies that their upcoming WiiWare title Target Toss Pro Bags will be coming to the WiiWare service on Monday, November 17th. The game will be available for download at a cost of 700 Wii Points.

    We've just added a couple of new screenshots to the game page and we'll have more information as it becomes available, as well as a full review of the..

  • News Hudson's Upcoming WiiWare Games Revealed

    News splurge! We’d only just finished our morning cup of coffee here at WiiWare World towers when our good friends at Hudson gave us exclusive screenshots and information for their upcoming WiiWare line-up for Europe (and hopefully North America at roughly the same time).

    After the excellent Alien Crush Returns which came out this week for both North America and Europe it seems that Hudson can do..

  • News Family Glide Hockey Coming To WiiWare

    Aksys Games has announced yet another unique sports title they have coming to the WiiWare service as the follow-up to their first WiiWare offering Family Table Tennis. Family Glide Hockey brings all the fun of air hockey to WiiWare complete with 4 player action and a wealth of engaging mini-games.

    Below is the official press release from Aksys Games regarding the announcement, as well as a few key..

  • News Gradius Rebirth Gets ESRB Rated

    Here's a bit of good news for all you shooter fans out there who've been anxiously awaiting word that Konami's hit WiiWare shooter Gradius Rebirth would be seeing a release outside of Japan.

    According the the ESRB website, Gradius Rebirth has now been officially ESRB rated E for Everyone, which means it could be hitting the US WiiWare service soon. Time to get those trigger fingers loosened up and..

October2008

  • News Lonpos Comes to Europe

    Australia's OFLC has revealed yet another upcoming WiiWare game for PAL regions - Lonpos.

    The game, developed by Genki, was released in Japan way back in March as one of the WiiWare launch titles. It's a pretty simple puzzle game where you try to fit oddly-shaped puzzle pieces into a board - There's only one solution though, as the pieces will end up being a tight fit, filling the entire board..

  • News Cue Sports: Snooker vs. Billiards Coming To WiiWare In November

    Hudson hopes to continue their successful run of WiiWare titles with the upcoming release of their Cue Sports: Snooker vs. Billiards WiiWare title. The official Japanese site is now live for anyone that wants to check it out, but keep in mind the majority of the site is in Japanese.

    Hudson have told us that they expect the game to see a US and European release sometime in November. They've also..

  • News New Screenshots for Bang!

    We just got word from the guys at Engine Software regarding their upcoming WiiWare puzzler known simply as Bang! The game is now in the final stages of being checked by Nintendo so it should not be too long before we can all get to check it out for ourselves.

    We have been informed that there were some delays due to improve the 2-player mode and add other refinements to make for a better game..

  • News Digital Leisure Announces Sudoku Challenge!

    Fresh off the release of their first WiiWare title The Incredible Maze comes an announcement from Digital Leisure of yet another title they have coming to the WiiWare service later this year. Sudoku Challenge! will be the next title from the company and is set to be released sometime in November 2008 at a tentative cost of 500 Wii Points.

    Sudoku Challenge! will feature: Three Difficulty..

  • News Mart Racer To Bring Supermarket Sweep Excitement To WiiWare

    Ever wished that you could take part in a trolley dash like on that old TV game show Supermarket Sweep? If so, all your dreams have come true because Joju Games have created such a game just for you!

    Yes friends, Mart Racer is the game you have been waiting for! Here are more details from the guys at Joju Games: Mart Racer is an upcoming game for WiiWare. Compete against your friends to see who..

  • News Is WayForward's LIT Going To Light Up Our Lives Soon?

    Before the WiiWare service kicked off back in May we picked up on a whole list of games, some which finally came out such as Plattchen and others which just seem to be in development hell like Gravitronix. WayForward Technologies were another company who let a few things slip on their future intentions with a interesting sounding title called LIT and a remake of their Game Boy Color game Shantae. After that there was silence!

    The silence has finally been broken as this month’s Nintendo Power features some exclusive info about LIT as detailed below. Our contact at WayForward (of Contra 4 DS fame) told us we would start to see m..

  • News Get Ready to Brave the Dangers of Planet Pachinko

    A while ago the ESRB rated a mysterious new WiiWare game called Planet Pachinko, indicating it would be released on WiiWare in the west. Pachinko is an unbelievably popular Japanese arcade game in which you throw coins or balls into a machine and hope they bounce off of pegs into certain slots or cups at the bottom.

    Of course we assumed that this game would be just that - Pachinko on WiiWare. The..

  • News Introducing High Voltage Hot Rod Show for WiiWare

    After High Voltage Software’s success with Gyrostarr on WiiWare, it is good to see them continuing to support the service with a new game simply called High Voltage Hot Rod Show. Unlike Gyrostarr this game will be a full on racing game, it looks like ExciteTruck from a overhead angle.

    There is still no confirmation from the studio on Animales de la Muerte yet, rumours have been flying about that..

  • News Marvelous Bringing Discipline To WiiWare

    Marvelous Entertainment has recently announced that they will soon be bringing a game simply entitled Discipline to the WiiWare service.

    Not much is currently known about the title other than a few facts released by the company during their press conference announcing the game. The game takes place inside of a high security prison called "Discipline" and requires the player to take part..

  • News More Bit Generations Games Coming To WiiWare

    After the surprise release of Art Style: Orbient on WiiWare last week the in North America, it will probably come as no surprise to discover that more of the GBA series of bit Generations games should find their way to WiiWare. The question is which ones will make it first?

    Worry not inquisitive reader as the Australian OFLC ratings body has...

  • News Official Cave Story Site Goes Live

    It's only been a few days since the game's announcement, but the official site for Cave Story is now live.

    At the moment, the site includes some screenshots, wallpapers, information, and even a blog which will be updated regularly with news about Cave Story and other things. The game's creator, Pixel, even responds to some of the blog posts in Japanese! The game is expected to be launched on..

  • News WiiWare Announcement Blowout - Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands and More

    Shortly ater the recent press conference in Japan, Nintendo released a few lists of upcoming games. While they already announced their new DS and Wii games, they didn't announce any WiiWare games during the conference, which means that the WiiWare list would most likely be very interesting.

    As it turns out, it is - a whopping 50 WiiWare titles by...

  • News More Informaton On Boingz From RealNetworks

    Although the following press release contains the word 'casual' far too many times for our liking, we have to admit we're pretty optimistic about RealNetworks' Boingz. A WiiWare exclusive that promises to captivate players with bendy little creatures and unique motion sensitive gameplay, this game might just give World of Goo a run for its money. See below the fold for some screenshots from this upcoming game.

    Boingz to soon be available as Real’s first WiiWare title SAN FRANCISCO - October 3, 2008 - From Nintendo’s Fall Media Summit, digital entertainment services provider RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced Boingz, its first WiiWare g..

  • News New WiiWare Game: Let's Catch

    Sega has now gone live with the official site for their upcoming WiiWare title Let's Catch. The game will simulate a real life game of catch in which the player uses the Wii Remote to simulate both the throwing and catching of the ball. The game will also feature several challenges that up to 4 players can take part in that range from trying to throw the ball with the highest velocity to target challenges. There's even a game of Hot Potato where the potato is actually a time bomb. You don't want to be the one to catch the bomb when the timer reaches "0" obviously. According to the official site, the game will feature full Mii support and will retail for 1000 Wii Points.

    ..

  • News New WiiWare Games: Cave Story And Boingz

    We got a pleasant surprise in a recent press release sent to us from Nintendo. Aside from all the other news such as Wii Music, a new Punch-Out!!, and Sin & Punishment 2 which are coming to the Wii there was also some fresh info about WiiWare for a change!

    We knew all about Tetris Party, Strong Bad Episode 3 and World of Goo, but we were surprised to hear confirmation that the rumour that the..

September2008

  • News BPM Racing Gets the Green Light For WiiWare

    Here’s an interesting press release we received today from a company called YUKE’s Company of America about their upcoming WiiWare game BPM Racing:

    BPM Racing Gets the Green Light YUKE'S Company of America To Bring Innovative Rhythm Racing Title To WiiWare CHICAGO - Sept. 30, 2008 YUKE'S Company of America, the U.S. publishing arm of Japanese game developer YUKE'S Company Limited, today..

  • News Eternity's Child Delayed - Sequel Announced!

    Our good friend Luc Bernard has just sent word that the WiiWare version of Eternity's Child will be slightly delayed due to difficulty in porting the game over from the PC version. Luc has told us that Alten8, the publisher of the WiiWare version of the game, has someone working on the project full time in order to get it ready for release hopefully by the end of the year.

    He's also told us that the WiiWare version of Eternity's Child will have an added Challenge Mode where players can play through levels that were created by gamers using the PC version's level...

  • News World Of Goo Submitted To Nintendo For Approval

    Good news for all you Goo fans out there. 2D Boy has just announced that they've submitted their upcoming WiiWare title World of Goo to Nintendo for approval. If the game passes approval, they should have a release date soon. It would seem that the game is still on track for an October release date.

    There's been no more word yet on the possibility of a European retail release of World of Goo, but..

  • News Mobile Phone RPG Coming To WiiWare

    It would seem from the current issue of Famitsu magazine that Kemco is in the process of bringing their popular mobile phone rpg series Sorcery Sword over to the WiiWare service. The game is tentatively titled Sorcery Blade and has a radically different look to it than previous mobile releases in the series.

    As you can see from the screenshots, the game shares some similarities to the Monster..

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