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October2008

  • 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.

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  • 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..

  • News Tetris Party - Japanese Trailer

    We just got our hands on the brand new Japanese trailer for the upcoming WiiWare puzzler Tetris Party. The official Japanese Tetris Party site has also been launched and has some great information on the various playing modes found in the game. For those who can't read Japanese, you can always surf over to Google Translate and use it to translate the various pages of the site.

    Tetris Party is set..

  • News Sandy Beach Coming To WiiWare Soon

    With the summer coming to an end, it is rather thoughtful of Konami to provide a WiiWare game which lets the player enjoy all the fun of the seaside without even stepping out of their front door! Sandy Beach is a 3D sandcastle simulation which lets players use the Wii Remote to sculpt their own miniature structure.

    Vermin may seek to destroy your castle but you can enter “crab mode” to inflict..

  • News Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint Wants To Be Your Fantasy

    The guys at Bplus were kind enough to supply us with some new screenshots for Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint which you can find in our gallery below. In addition to that you can discover more about the various ‘fantasies’ on offer in this interesting looking puzzler coming soon to WiiWare.

    Haunted Wood Fantasy The haunted wood is a scary place full of creepy things that gives you a healthy amount..

  • News World of Goo To Hit WiiWare In October?

    Woot!

    World of Goo has been one of the most heavily-anticipated WiiWare titles since it was first announced. 2-D Boy has just released a news item on their official web site stating that the PC version of the game has just gone gold and will likely see a release during the first week of November. What's great about this news is that they have also...

  • 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 Get Your Groove On With Groovin' Blocks

    Prepare to be amazed - Groovin' Blocks was announced for WiiWare today, but is already being released in the US next Monday.

    The game, developed by Empty Clip Studios, is a music-based puzzle game. Combining the rhythm genre (Judging by the song selection screenshot, it will have indie songs) with a falling block puzzler (It seems to be in the style of Columns, with three-part vertical blocks) it..

  • News Studio Walljump Announces Liight For WiiWare

    Studio Walljump, a start-up developer recently contacted us about their upcoming WiiWare game, called Liight. And no, that's not a typo in the title.

    The studio is apparently founded by a former Nintendo artist, which should grab your attention. Liight appears to be some kind of puzzle game, and the developer is pretty confident that it will find favour with both casual and hardcore gamers alike..

  • News Fun! Fun! Minigolf - Screenshots And Info

    Shin'en Multimedia, developers of acclaimed titles such as Nanostray 1&2 on the DS have provided WiiWare World with 9 screenshots of their upcoming WiiWare game Fun! Fun! Minigolf.

    It’s all looking pretty snazzy we have to say, this is on our watch-with-interest list. See below the fold for the screenshots. Here’s more info about the game: 1-4 Players. Fun! Fun! features Golf courses in..

August2008

  • News Bomberman Blasting Onto The Wii

    It would seem that the impending release of Bomberman Blast can't be too far away now that Hudson has sent out an official press release for their upcoming WiiWare title. Bomberman fans should be pleased that all of the unique and intense multi-player action will be returning in this newest rendition of the classic series. You can take a look at the press release below, along with some new screenshots of the game in action.

    Hudson have also launched the Bomberman Blast website today for you to have a look at! Hudson Entertainment, the North Americ..

  • News Alien Pinball Action Returns

    Gamers anxious to get their hands on Alien Crush Returns may not have to wait much longer. Hudson has just sent out an official press release regarding the impending WiiWare release of the game. You can take a look at the press release below, along with three brand new screenshots of the game in action.

    Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, today announced that it..

  • News Strong Badia the Free - Trailer And Screenshots

    For those of our readers who enjoyed Strong Bad episode 1, you will no doubt be itching to hear more about episode 2 in the series ‘Strong Badia the Free’. Worry not today we can reveal 8 new images and the official trailer for the second installment.

    When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town's totally unfair email tax, he's placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful..

  • News Helix Coming To US WiiWare This Coming Monday!

    Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games, has just sent out a press release announcing that their new WiiWare rhythm title Helix is coming to the US WiiWare service this coming Monday August 25th. You can check out the press release below and you can also check out the telephone interview we did with Ed back in June.

    Austin, TX (August 21st 2008) – Ghostfire Games™ announced today that Helix™, a..

  • News Hockey Allstar Shootout is coming to WiiWare

    As hinted the other day in our news on the Home Sweet Home trailer, Canadian developers Big Blue Bubble are soon to be releasing a sports game. We really should have been able to guess which sport this would be given their nationality, but the press release below confirms it! Soon Hockey Allstar Shootout will be coming to WiiWare.

    This potentially could be quite a fun game if you are a fan of the..

  • News Square-Enix Gets Invaded!

    It would seem that Square-Enix isn't focusing all of their attention on RPGs these days with their recent announcement that they'll be publishing the European release of Space Invaders Get Even. Square Enix Ltd. has just issued a press release regarding the upcoming European release of their Space Invaders Get Even title on the WiiWare service.

    Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix®..

  • News Last Flight - Artwork!

    Polish developer Bloober Team recently sent us four new pieces of artwork from their new point-and-click action title Last Flight which you can see below.

    The game takes place on a passenger airline where gamers can take control of either American chef Larry Adelman or Romanian dhampir Anna. Your task is to basically fight and slay the many vampires that have overrun the plane. The catch is you can..

  • News Home Sweet Home - New Game Play Video!

    If you've ever wanted to be an interior designer, now is your chance. Big Blue Bubble Games is getting set to release their new interior decorating game Home Sweet Home onto the WiiWare service and we can safely say that there's not another game like this available for the Wii console, that's for sure.

    In Home Sweet Home, you are given the task of decorating one room of your client's house. You..

  • News Eternity's Child Demo Now Available!

    Well for all those of you out there who have been patiently awaiting Luc Bernard's upcoming WiiWare title Eternity's Child, our friend Luc has just sent word that the Eternity's Child Demo is now up on Steam. Luc also sent along a personal message for the fans as well.

    The EC demo is out, so people can test it out. The demo level won't be in the WiiWare version, and the WiiWare version will have..

  • News A Look Inside The Mega Man Boutique

    You'll have to forgive us for going a bit Mega Man crazy here at WiiWare World, but this game has got us seriously excited!

    We were having a quick snoop around the Japanese site for the upcoming WiiWare title Mega Man 9 (known as Rockman in Japan) and we happened upon this rather interesting image, which should have fans of the series weeping tears of utter joy: Yes indeedy – it’s the store..

  • News Tetris Party - New Game Play Video!

    We already know that Hudson's Tetris Party will support the Wii Fit Balance Board as well as Wii Remote 'point and shoot' control. Couple that together with online play and 18 different game modes to choose from and what you have is a fairly impressive Tetris package overall.

    We still don't have a firm release date for Tetris Party, but Hudson has said to expect the game sometime this Fall. You can..

  • News New My Aquarium Trailer, Game Due This Month

    Hudson has kindly informed us that its interactive fish tank game My Aquarium is due for release sometime this month.

    In order to get you all excited, the company has also produced a new trailer for English-speaking markets. It's down there, below the next paragraph. Are we good to you or what? As you can see the game is set to feature all kinds of fishy goings-on and could end up being something..

  • News Space Invaders Get Even - Stage Pack Details

    Space Invaders Get Even is about to give the phrase "sold separately" a whole new meaning. We announced in our last Space Invaders Get Even news article that, while the game would only cost you 500 Wii Points, it would only buy you the basic game package with additional game content made available at an extra cost. Taito has just released more information to help clear up any questions regarding this additional downloadable content.

    The main game package, aptly named the Starter Pack, will cost you 500 Wii Points and will feature the first level of the game along with the basic UFO. There will then be three additio..

  • News Gameshastra To Bring Tumblebugs To WiiWare

    Here's a cheeky little press release about a game called Tumblebugs which is said to be coming to WiiWare later this year. As you will see from the screenshots below this is pretty much a Zuma / Actionloop clone. Happy days eh?

    Wildfire and Gameshastra announce deal to deliver Tumblebugs on WiiWare Today Hyderabad and Los Angeles based Gameshastra announces an agreement to create the Wii version..

  • News Mega Man 9 Soundtracks Coming To Japan

    Don't look now, but the Mega Man 9 news just keeps getting better and better. Now fans of the game's soundtrack are in luck, as not one but two Mega Man 9 soundtracks are coming out in Japan later this year courtesy of Inti Creates.

    The first soundtrack, due out on September 12th, will feature the original soundtrack music taken directly from the game itself. This disc will feature a whopping 35..

  • News Mega Man 9 - Flicker Included!

    Capcom seems to be taking this trip down memory lane with their upcoming WiiWare Mega Man 9 game quite seriously. Not only will the game have 8-bit sound effects and visuals, but now Capcom is saying that this new Mega Man title will also have the same flicker that plagued many a game during the 8-bit era. About the only thing left for Capcom to do would be to require the player to jiggle the Wii Remote much the same way NES carts had to be jiggled to get the games to boot up on the loose contacts inside the NES cartridge slot. (We hope they don't take it quite that far, however)

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  • 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..

  • News Gravitronix - Still Alive And Kicking!

    Since our interview with Jesse Lowther, lead designer and CEO of Medaverse Studios way back in February this year, you would be forgiven for thinking that Gravitronix is never going to come out. After all, normally by now we’d expect to see some screenshots or PR hype.

    Worry not readers, Medaverse just had their Alpha Night and it seems all is well in Gravitronix land: Tonight was our first REAL..

  • News Official Potpourrii Trailer

    Abstraction Games has released the official trailer for their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Potpourrii. While the video is fairly short, it at least gives some indication of how the game is played.

    Potpourrii is set in an old tree stump where you must take control of the spirit cannon and use it to help the tiny leprechauns restore strength to the magic tree. There are four different spirits, each..

July2008

  • News Play Eternity’s Child Prequel – For Free!

    Not many people seem to be aware that the upcoming WiiWare title Eternity’s Child actually started life as a mobile phone game. It was never officially released but creator Luc Bernard has put it on his site as a free download. What a kindly gent he is.

    Eternity's Child: The Lost Chapter (snappy title, eh?) showcases a gorgeous artstyle, with lovely hand drawn 2D visuals. If you’re sufficiently..

  • News Space Invaders Get Even To Come With Bargain Price Tag

    It seems that there's more good news for Space Invaders fans inside the newest issue of Japanese game magazine Famitsu. According to several scans from the magazine, Space Invaders Get Even will only cost a paltry 500 Wii Points when it hits the WiiWare service. Of course there could be a catch to that. The magazine also confirms that there will be downloadable stages available that could cost you additional Wii Points. Despite this minor catch, 500 Wii Points is still a great deal for the basic game.

    In another fun twist for classic shooter fans, gamers will also have the option of pl..

  • News Tetris Party To Support The Balance Board

    Hudson announced Tetris Party some time ago and although we’d heard rumours of Balance Board compatibility, it hasn’t actually been confirmed until now.

    The game is set for release in Autumn (or 'Fall' if you're of the North American persuasion) and will also include online play, 'point and shoot' wiimote control and 18 different games modes, 10 of which will be all-new variations on the core..

  • News Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures - WiiWare Bound?

    Cracking news, Gromit! Everyone’s favourite plastcine duo are to star in a series of adventures thanks to those kind chaps at Telltale games, and although we’re probably getting ahead of ourselves here, it’s highly likely that the platform for these episodic escapades is going to be WiiWare.

    Called Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Adventures, the...

  • News Ghostfire Games Developer Video - Helix

    Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games and producer for their upcoming WiiWare title Helix, has just released a new developer interview video in which he answers many of the common questions that are being asked about Helix. You might remember that we did an interview with Ed last month about the game and this video is more of an extension of that.

    In the video, Ed explains exactly how the game plays as..

  • News Space Invaders Get Even - It's Payback Time!

    It seems that after three long decades of being picked on by arcade gamers, the Space Invaders have finally had enough. Now they're fighting back and you get to take control of the invaders themselves this time around.

    Taito has recently announced their upcoming WiiWare title Space Invaders Get Even to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Space Invaders. It's hard to believe it's been that long since..

  • News Marvelous Entertainment Working on WiiWare Title

    Legendary Japanese game developer Marvelous Entertainment have recently announced a co-publishing deal with XSEED Games to distribute their titles in both the US and Europe. Marvelous are best known for their association with the long-running Harvest Moon series of games.

    In a recent interview with Siliconera , Marvelous confirmed that they are in fact currently working on a downloadable title for..

  • News Big Kahuna Party to Bring Multiplayer Fun to WiiWare

    We got a press release about a new game for WiiWare today by the name of Big Kahuna Party. It’s the first we have heard of this game, or indeed the developers Reflexive Entertainment so we really don’t know what to expect from this one yet. It appears to be a multiplayer underwater puzzle game.

    See below the fold for the screenshots we currently have and as ever let your thoughts be known!..

  • News Official Helix WiiWare Trailer - Shake Your Booty!

    Ed Roman of Ghostfire Games just gave us a look at the brand new official trailer for their upcoming WiiWare title Helix. He informed us that the game has been submitted to Nintendo for approval and they're hoping for an August 2008 release date.

    If you'd like to see more of Helix in action, take a look at the official trailer video below. The video shows exactly how the game is played and gives a..

  • News Animales de la Muerte - More Information

    A few weeks ago we interviewed High Voltage Software about their upcoming WiiWare game Animals de la Muerte. Whilst it was a very informative interview, we forgot to ask one crucial question! What are the controls like on this game?

    Kindly Micah Skaritka at HVS has set the record straight on the controls once and for all. It actually sounds like a pretty good system. Wiimote pointing is fun for a..

  • News Pilot the Vic Viper Once More in Gradius Rebirth

    WiiWare, much like Virtual Console, is turning into a heaven for shoot 'em up fans. Konami today announced that it's going to resurrect the Gradius franchise on the service with Gradius Rebirth (A fitting name)!

    Last seen in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, Gradius really needs no introduction to most gamers, as it's one of the most popular shoot 'em up series of all time, due to being one of the first..

  • News Hudson's My Aquarium For WiiWare

    We received a rather interesting press release today about the upcoming fish tank simulation for WiiWare called My Aquarium by Hudson. It seems the original name of Blue Oasis for North America has now been dropped so it’s got the same name as Europe thankfully.

    We’re not sure what to make of this “game” but we’re sure it will interest some as a sort of glorified screensaver for the Wii..

  • News Alien Crush Returns - More Details

    Japanese magazine Famitsu has put up some new screenshots of the rather tasty looking Alien Crush Returns. Check it out Google’s translation of the page for yourselves.

    Here are the interesting details which we noted: Features Reverse Ball - allows you to instantly send the ball back the way it was moving. Split Ball – lets your ball split into two for a limited time for increased scoring..

  • News Prepare To Eat Until You Belch On Monday

    Soon our North American friends will be able to stuff their faces on a virtual feast as Major League Eating: The Game is up on WiiWare this coming Monday.

    At first we were a bit dismissive of this game, but it actually seems to be shaping up to look like it could be a half decent game. Heck it’s even got online play and leaderboards. It certainly appears to be in a different league from offenders..

  • News Alien Crush Returns - New Screenshots and Video

    Fans of the TurboGrafx-16 pinball simulation Alien Crush will be happy to know that the official Japanese Alien Crush Returns website for the upcoming WiiWare sequel has gone live. The game has also gotten its official title of Alien Crush Returns as well. We got our hands on some new screenshots as well as the official trailer for the game for everyone to check out.

    Just from perusing the web site..

  • News Bomberman Looks Like A Blast

    The German ratings board, the USK have revealed that the upcoming Bomberman game will in fact be called Bomberman Blast. It seems like a pretty good name to us assuming that the game is a blast to play!

    The official Japanese Bomberman Blast website is available now also. Check it out, there are loads of goodies like screenshots, game modes and artwork for you to look at. That is if you can..

  • News See Mega Man 9 In Action

    If you’re getting all hot and bothered about Capcom’s forthcoming retro-fest Mega Man 9 then this short video (below) should send you into seventh heaven.

    The visuals look great, it’s like 1987 all over again, the gameplay looks tight and the music is beyond awesome. It goes without saying that this is one of the titles we're looking forward too most here at WiiWare World. Mega Man 9 is due..

  • 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..

  • News Plättchen Will Be Twisting And Turning In July

    Have you been waiting patiently for Bplus’ intriguing Plättchen: Twist and Paint? Well that wait is almost over because the company has exclusively confirmed to us that the game should be released in the North American WiiWare store in the 3rd week of July. This may be subject to change however.

    A weird and wonderful combination of puzzle and shooting, Plättchen has been in development for what..

  • News Maboshi: The Three Shape Arcade - WiiWare OFLC rated

    A strange new OFLC rating popped up today - Maboshi: The Three Shape Arcade was no title we had ever heard of before! However, doing some searching, we came to the conclusion that this had to be the WiiWare title Katachi no Game: Maru Bou Shikaku (Game of Shapes: Ball, Stick, Square), which was announced for Japan a few months ago but has not been released so far.

    We're still not quite sure what..

  • News Capcom Confirms Mega Man 9 WiiWare Exclusivity

    You know the feeling. You sit waiting patiently for a quality piece of software on WiiWare that isn’t a rehashed budget PS2 title and then when one finally appears, the wind is taken out of your sails by the news that it’s also coming out on XBLA and Playstation Network.

    That’s exactly what appeared to happen when Mega Man 9 was announced a few days ago. Initially confirmed for WiiWare..

  • News Alten8: Eternity's Child Is Coming To North America

    Just a few short days ago we posted a story that seemed to confirm that the highly anticipated WiiWare title Eternity’s Child was not planned for release in North America. This news came from the game’s creator Luc Bernard and was followed by the sound of wailing and the gnashing of teeth.

    However, in a bizarre twist to this tale, we’ve since been contacted by the publishers of the WiiWare..

June2008

  • News Eternity's Child - No Plans For A North American Release

    After yesterday’s shock news regarding the distribution of World of Goo, we’ve been informed by Luc Bernard that to the best of his knowledge, Eternity’s Child is currently only coming out in Europe on WiiWare.

    The game is being published by UK company Alten8 and Bernard has confirmed that although he's been kept informed about the upcoming Euro release, he's not been told anything about..

  • News Mega Man 9 Is Coming To WiiWare In Retro Style

    Time to rejoice! As you might remember, a while ago we mentioned that Mega Man 9 had received an OFLC rating. We did not know the platform at the time, but speculated it could very well be a WiiWare release due to Capcom's traditionally strong support of Nintendo. The upcoming issue of Nintendo Power confirms our suspicions - Mega Man 9 is indeed heading to WiiWare.

    According to an interview in the..

  • News World Of Goo Will Not Be Released On WiiWare In Europe!

    Whilst browsing NoE’s summer 2008 release schedule we were intrigued to find “World of Goo (RTL Playtainment) - Q3 2008” on that list. After all isn’t World of Goo supposed to be a WiiWare game?

    Questioning our own sanity, we contacted our old chum Ron Carmel at 2D Boy and found out what was going on. Here’s what he told us: Our European...

  • News Imagination Is The Only Escape May Be Coming To WiiWare

    Our good friend Luc Bernard has gotten in touch to confirm that his World War 2 epic Imagination Is The Only Escape which was previously flagged for release on the DS – may be coming to WiiWare in an episodic format.

    Posting on his blog page, Bernard confirms that development of this innovative title - which focuses on the horrors of the Holocaust...

  • News Vitei Opens Up About Plans For WiiWare

    You may remember a few days ago we brought you news that a WiiWare game using the balance board was in development by Giles Goddard and new team at Vitei. Goddard has previously worked on such classics as Star Fox, 1080° Snowboarding and Super Mario 64 so this is great news for WiiWare.

    There are a few more details on their WiiWare plans now as you can read in their interview with Cubed³. The..

  • News Get Even With Space Invaders On WiiWare

    Taito's Space Invaders is making a comeback on WiiWare! In Space Invaders: Get Even you will, in a reversal of roles, play as the space invaders themselves as you take on the Earth!

    The game was revealed a few months ago as a retail Wii game, but it has now been switched to WiiWare instead (or "download only" as our Japanese source below reports). There are few details for now, but what..

  • News 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..

  • News Oxygen Games Interview - Pirates: The Key of Dreams

    With the anticipation level building for the upcoming WiiWare title Pirates: The Key of Dreams, we decided to check in with Phil Merricks, Project Manager at Oxygen Games to find out a little more information about the game. Phil was kind enough to answer a few of our questions and you can find out what he had to tell WiiWare World in this exclusive interview.

    WiiWare World: How long has Pirates:..

  • News Wii Move To Bring Balance Board Fun To WiiWare

    A mysterious video entitled "Wii Move - Balance Board Innovation" appeared on YouTube recently. The video shows nothing more than a computerised woman running with a clock frantically ticking in the background. The visuals seem to be a rather similar style to the trainers in Wii Fit. Could this trailer just be trying to raise enthusiasm for another workout game, or is it something more?

    T..

  • News Hands-On With Eternity's Child

    Eternity's Child has traveled a long and troubled road to get to where it currently resides as an upcoming Nintendo WiiWare release. Loosely based on a mobile phone game, it actually started development as an Xbox Live Arcade title, but after a was later moved over to Nintendo's DS and Wii systems. Not long after that the DS version was cancelled and the game was officially announced for release on Nintendo's new WiiWare service. The game is probably best known for its unique art style - no surprise considering it's the product of eccentric Anglo-French artist and independent game designer Luc Bernard.

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  • News Blue Oasis - Fishy Fun For All The Family

    Blue Oasis (Hudson's virtual aquarium) official site has opened. You can see the promotional trailer below.

    Details from the site : Customize your tank from scratch, including the glass, the scenery, the lighting, and the type of fishes that will populate it. You can choose among 40 species of fishes, and create 6 different tanks No advanced technical knowledge required, as there is no..

  • News The Making Of The World Of Goo

    There is no doubt that the upcoming World of Goo is one of the better looking games coming to the WiiWare service. Back in May when we interviewed David Braben on LostWinds you can see even he is bowled over by the looks of this game. Which makes sense because LostWinds also looks stunning and has great art direction.

    So who is the genius behind the artwork in World of Goo? None other than 2D..

  • News Yudo Announces Aero Guitar For WiiWare

    A Japanese games company called Yudo recently announced that they're planning on releasing a music rhythm game for WiiWare. Aero Guitar will be similar to games such as Guitar Hero and Dancing Stage/Dance Dance Revolution, making you try to hit beat markers at the correct times using the Wiimote as a virtual instrument.

    For now, it's unknown if there will be multiplayer, but we think it would be a..

  • News Will MadStone Make The Earth Move For WiiWare?

    RiverMan Media are quietly working on a falling block style puzzle game called MadStone which is headed to WiiWare.

    Have a look at the screenshots on our Madstone game page or watch the video below. Here is a bit of blurb about the game from the developers which explains what to expect in more detail: RiverMan Media is thrilled to announce the development of our first WiiWare project, MadStone..

May2008

  • News 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 Helix Brings Rhythm To WiiWare - First Videos

    A week or so ago we noticed that Helix got a rating from the ESRB so we have been getting an eye on the game’s progress with interest. We don’t know much about Texas based Ghostfire Games who are developing this innovative music rhythm game for WiiWare, but we have to say it does look quite interesting.

    You can now get your first look at the game in action finally as Ghostfire have been so kind..

  • News World of Goo - New info and screenshots

    I recently caught up with the guys from 2D Boy, the creators of World of Goo, which is one of the more interesting and original games coming to WiiWare to see how it was all going. Our regular readers may remember that way back in February we playtested a early build of World of Goo and the first impressions were excellent. If you think of Tim Burton’s art style mixed with the gameplay of Lemmings and Loco Roco then you won’t be far off the mark.

    Anyway, we are all interested to know when we can expect to see this promising game on WiiWare. Sadly the answer is not for a little while yet. Their aim is to finish development on the Wor..

  • News 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 Save The Seasons With Potpourrii

    When you hear the word 'Potpourrii' you may picture that bowl of perfumed wood shavings your mum has in her bathroom, but for WiiWare gamers the word is about to be given an entirely different meaning thanks to Dutch developer Abstraction Games.

    Production on the company’s debut WiiWare title is now drawing to a close and MD Ralph Egas has kindly granted us a sneaky peak at this intriguing title..

  • News Ghostfire Games Drops Fresh Helix Screens

    Ghostfire games has just revealed new screenshots for its upcoming WiiWare title Helix.

    Falling neatly into the ‘rhythm action’ genre, Helix calls for the player to move their bodies in time with the beat of 26 different songs, each crafted by an independent artist. The required moves – which include punches, backfists and hooks - are shown via an on-screen mannequin, with additional commands..

  • News Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - More media!

    A lot of our readers are pretty excited about Strong Bad's first outing on WiiWare. If you are one of them then you are probably eager to see more footage from the upcoming game!

    Telltale Games has released a second trailer from Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, a game developed for WiiWare and PC and starring Strong Bad, the self-proclaimed coolest person ever. We have kindly uploaded..

  • News Frontier Quietly Confirms LostWinds Sequel

    LostWinds was only released in the US yesterday, but if Frontier's website is to be believed, a sequel is already coming!

    On Frontier's page for the game, scroll to the very bottom to find this: Click here to REGISTER FOR ADVANCE INFORMATION on Frontier's forthcoming LostWinds sequel containing amazing new gameplay as Toku and Enril's incredible adventure to save Mistralis continues - Frontier is..

  • News GameLoft Brings More to WiiWare

    GameLoft, who you might know as the company bringing their mobile game Block Breaker Deluxe to WiiWare, is bringing three more games to the service. Two of these are also mobile phone ports, but one of them is a new game.

    The PEGI has rated Midnight Bowling, which we assume will be the first title to see release in Europe. It will be a slightly upgraded port of the original mobile game where you..

  • News New name for Dr. Mario WiiWare

    Since we first heard that Dr. Mario was coming to WiiWare there have been a few different western names for the game circulating on the net such as Dr. Mario's Virus Buster and Dr. Mario & Bacteria Extermination, both likely direct translations of the Japanese title, Dr. Mario & Saikin Bokumetsu.

    Having checked out the new Nintendo Channel we can now confirm that the puzzler will actually..

  • News Toki Tori - New Screens

    Dutch developer Two Tribes today released some new screens for Toki Tori, their upcoming WiiWare game. As you might know, it appears to be a remake of their original Game Boy Color game of the same name.

    The game is a platformer/puzzler hybrid, combining quick reactions with smart thinking. It was originally released at the end of the GBC's life (In 2001) and was met with pretty positive reviews..

  • News Ubisoft Brings Protothea to WiiWare

    In a completely random announcement today, Ubisoft has revealed they are bringing the 2005 PC game Protöthea to WiiWare. The game is a shooter, but doesn't really stand out too much.

    The WiiWare release will include extra features and things to do, and apparently will be released on WiiWare's launch day for 1000 Wii Points. Ubisoft's James Regan told IGN: Ubisoft is excited to bring Protöthea..

April2008

  • News WiiWare: Pop Pricing Still Unconfirmed

    Nnooo's Nic Watt has admitted that he still isn’t 100% sure how much to charge for his company’s promising looking WiiWare title Pop.

    Speaking in an interview this week, Watt said: For a new company like ourselves, pricing is a really tough issue particularly on something like a downloadable service where there are games at a variety of prices. Disc-based games are somewhat easier as they all..

  • News New WiiWare Game Allows You To Massacre Undead Animals in Style

    Developer High Voltage is clearly putting all its weight behind Nintendo’s new WiiWare service with Animales de la Muerte (Animals of the Dead) being the company’s second announcement for the new service in the space of a week, following the rather neat looking Gyrostarr.

    Animales de la Muerte takes place in a Mexican Zoo. When the animals begin...

  • News New WiiWare Game: Gyrostarr

    About a week ago, the relatively unknown developer High Voltage Software revealed a Wii game called The Conduit, which is looking surprisingly good for such a small company. That's not all though, they're also working on a WiiWare game. High Voltage exclusively told IGN they're making Gyrostarr.

    Gyrostarr seems to feature four ships competing to defeat enemies and collect enough energy to open a..

  • News 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

    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 WiiWare: Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People

    Telltale Games, developers of the excellent Sam 'n Max series, have announced their intention to give fans something new in the shape of the amusingly titled Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, debuting on WiiWare this June.

    For those not aware, the Strong Bad animated series has been running at homestarrunner.com since 2000. Strong Bad...

  • News 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..

March2008

  • News 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

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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..

February2008

  • News 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

    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

    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

    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..

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