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News: Renegade Kid's New DS Game is ATV Wild Ride

Renegade Kid's New DS Game is ATV Wild Ride

Didn't see that coming

Renegade Kid has made a name for itself with atmospheric first-person games for DS – Dementium II and Moon in particular – but now it's trying something a little lighter, with ATV Wild Ride on the way in January. Using the same engine that powered Moon and Dementium, the game runs at a smooth 60 frames per second and boasts four-player local multiplayer too. It may not be..

News: Gothic Action Heads to WiiWare in Ark of Sinners

Gothic Action Heads to WiiWare in Ark of Sinners

Like Castlevania, only Spanish

Here's a WiiWare game you can sink your teeth into: Ark of Sinners is a Castlevania-style 2D romp, mixing classic gameplay with modern graphics. Played with the Wii Remote held NES-style, with 1 button to attack and 2 to jump, there'll be multiple moves, combos and even special air combos too. The first part of a...

News: WiiWare Gets Second Round of Heavy Fire with Black Arms

WiiWare Gets Second Round of Heavy Fire with Black Arms

Shooter follow-up inbound

We may not have been completely blown away by wartime shooter Heavy Fire: Special Operations, but it obviously did the business for Teyon as the Polish publisher has announced it's bringing sequel Heavy Fire: Black Arms to WiiWare in the near future. There's no doubt the game looks graphically impressive, as evident in the trailer below, but we're hoping for a little more..

News: Captain America Bringing Justice to Wii and DS Next Year

Captain America Bringing Justice to Wii and DS Next Year

The latest in Sega's comic book titles

Sega's rather busy on the old Marvel Comics licence these days, having brought Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk to Wii and DS, with another title based on the upcoming Thor movie currently in development. The company has also just announced it's bringing Captain America: Super Soldier to Wii and DS next year. Blending combat and platforming,..

News: Even a Wii Remote or a DS Stylus Can Be a Sonic Device

Even a Wii Remote or a DS Stylus Can Be a Sonic Device

Pretend you're The Doctor even when you're not playing his games

Every fan of Doctor Who (or, simply, The Doctor) knows that he'd have a lot more trouble fighting Cybermen and Daleks without his trusty Sonic Screwdriver. It seems that no matter what the problem is, it can be solved by him pointing the device at it and acting like he's concentrating really hard as the Time Lord tool shines a light..

News: Jam City Rollergirls Press Release Wants You to Sit Up and Take Notice

Jam City Rollergirls Press Release Wants You to Sit Up and Take Notice

All the excitement of Roller Derby in a press release!

Our previous post on Jam City Rollergirls caught the attention of roller derby players the world over – over 1,600 Facebook "likes" and counting, viral fans – and now Frozen Codebase has put out the first official press release with more shouting than you can slam a lead jammer into. If this PR gets you more excited than roller..

News: MotoHeroz for WiiWare Sounds a Lot Better Than You Might Think

MotoHeroz for WiiWare Sounds a Lot Better Than You Might Think

2D action platform racing from RedLynx

Here's a quick question for you: have there been many platform games where you control a monster truck? That slim genre is about to get a monster-sized boost as Finnish developer RedLynx has announced MotoHeroz on the way to WiiWare. Although you may not have heard of RedLynx, Xbox 360 owners may have played its Live Arcade title Trials HD, a particularly fine..

News: Atari's Greatest Hits Hitting the DS in November

Atari's Greatest Hits Hitting the DS in November

Reborn company finally delivers classic 2600 titles to handhelds

We've long wondered if any of the companies that have held the rights to the Atari back catalogue over the past 20 years would ever see fit to put out a compilation of Atari-branded games from that most golden of console oldies, the Atari 2600. Well now the wondering can finally cease...

News: Brand New Frobot Director's Cut Video

Brand New Frobot Director's Cut Video

The game continues to look better and better

The nice folks at Fugazo have just sent over a brand new gameplay video of their upcoming WiiWare release Frobot in action. The brand new video shows a far more polished look and assures fans that the game will indeed be released sometime in 2010. It's been a long wait for the game, but judging from this...

News: Inchworm Animation Could Beat Flipnote at its Own Game

Inchworm Animation Could Beat Flipnote at its Own Game

The DSiWare animation wars commence!

Flipnote Studio is one of the best reasons to own a DSi – endless flipbook-style animations are possible, and you only have to browse Flipnote Hatena to see the tool's potential in the hands of talented artists. If you're a fan of Flipnote, you want to look out for Inchworm Animation, on the way to DSiWare...

News: Blackwire Brings Episodic Adventures to DSiWare

Blackwire Brings Episodic Adventures to DSiWare

Black and white and full of mystery

If you're a gamer who baulks at the mere mention of "episodic", here comes a promising DSiWare project that may convince you to look past that off-putting adjective. Blackwire is a mix of adventure, puzzle and mystery, set during the 1950s in the midst of the space race and Western fears of the spread of Communism. Promising a gameplay system that..

News: The Roller Derby Game of Your Dreams is Coming to WiiWare

The Roller Derby Game of Your Dreams is Coming to WiiWare

Girls on rollerskates at last

"What's a roller derby?", the curious among you may have asked. It's a sport in which two teams of five players on rollerskates try to score points against each other. It's fast, physical and hardly what you'd call "mainstream", which makes it a perfect candidate for a transition to Wii. That's exactly what's happening, as Frozen Codebase is..

News: New Screenshots Illuminate Aya and the Cubes of Light

New Screenshots Illuminate Aya and the Cubes of Light

Object Vision gives us an art attack

We got a first whiff of Aya and the Cubes of Light last week, and now developer Object Vision has been in touch to share some new screenshots of the title and more details of its launch. There is currently no fixed release date, with the game due to enter lotcheck at Nintendo of America next month with a European submission shortly after. The developer hopes to..

News: Plants vs. Zombies Eyes Up DS, Licks Rotting Lips

Plants vs. Zombies Eyes Up DS, Licks Rotting Lips

2011 date for Popcap's classic

The DS keeps providing shelter for all kind of miscreants: Angry Birds was recently announced for a DS release, and now Popcap's similarly world-dominating strategy title Plants vs. Zombies is getting ready to infect the console next year. Plants vs. Zombies is tower defence done differently: there are no towers, for a start. The trailer below makes more sense, though..

News: WiiWare Revs Up with Rush Rush Rally Racing

WiiWare Revs Up with Rush Rush Rally Racing

Dreamcast indie game turns to Nintendo

Despite having never really taken off in the face of the PlayStation 2 – though that's a story for another site – the Dreamcast is still a much-loved console to this day, with small developers still releasing new titles. One such team is Senile Games, whose classic racing games Rush Rush Rally Racing is...

News: THQ Brings Art Alive on Wii with uDraw Studio

THQ Brings Art Alive on Wii with uDraw Studio

Graphics tablet on the way to Wii

Over the years, many companies have tried to make enjoyable, engaging artistic products for home consoles, but for every Mario Paint there's Art Alive. THQ, however, is certain it's onto a winning formula with its newly announced uDraw GameTablet and uDraw Studio. Not just your standard graphics tablet, the press release for the GameTablet mentions tilt and roll..

News: 3DS Gets Tactical Launch Title Courtesy of X-Com Creator

3DS Gets Tactical Launch Title Courtesy of X-Com Creator

Julian Gollop beavering away

You may not know the name, but Julian Gollop is one of the creators of the highly-regarded X-Com tactical series, a turns-based strategy game fondly remembered by many. Although the series itself isn't headed to Nintendo platforms any time soon, Gollop has announced he's bringing a turns-based tactical RPG to the 3DS in time for the console's launch. Citing critically..

News: Insanity Grips the DS in Upcoming Shutter Island Game

Insanity Grips the DS in Upcoming Shutter Island Game

DiCaprio in your pocket

Movie fans who enjoyed Martin Scorsese's nailbiting thriller, Shutter Island will soon be able to stroll off the boat into insanity themselves on the DS as revealed by a recent ESRB rating: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game, based on the movie Shutter Island, in which players assume the role of U.S. marshals who investigate odd occurrences in the Ashercliffe Hospital for..

News: Etrian Odyssey III Bonus Poster Revealed

Etrian Odyssey III Bonus Poster Revealed

Nearly drowned out by sound of Atlus back-slapping

You may have forgotten about Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City in the crowd of top-drawer RPGs on the way to DS this year, but publisher Atlus wants you to remember this press release about another upcoming bonus for purchasers. As well as the existing pre-order incentive of a 60-page artbook, gamers who pick up the title on launch day can also..