Press Releases - News

March2009

  • News Korner Entertainment Announces Math Blazer For WiiWare

    We've got yet another publisher tossing their hat into the WiiWare ring this week with the announcement by Korner Entertainment that they'll now be publishing titles for Nintendo's WiiWare service starting with their board game hit Math Blazer.

    Below is a copy of their official press release that was sent out to the media this afternoon. Korner Entertainment S.L. announces its launch as a video..

  • 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 Defend Your Castle receives 2009 ELAN Awards nomination

    When Defend Your Castle was first released on WiiWare, many people scoffed at what they believed to be nothing more than a Flash title with improved visuals and an unwelcome price tag. However, XGen Studios must have been onto something as the game has been nominated in the 2009 ELAN Awards.

    Here's the official word, in full: Having been consistently ranked among the top-selling titles on..

  • 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 Nintendo Ships Hundred Millionth DS System

    Nintendo rejoices over a milestone of their greatest hand-held, but it has much more to overcome.

    Nintendo’s DS Lite systems have been a true eye-catcher, and it’s showed with over ninety-six million sales around the world as of last year. While one hundred million shipped and ninety-six million sold are very impressive numbers, they still have to pass up the PlayStation 2’s one hundred two..

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 Nintendo DSi North American Launch: April 5th

    Nintendo has confirmed that it will be launching the DSi in North America on April 5th of this year and has given some tantalizing news regarding its innovative DSiWare service.

    In case you didn’t already know, DSiWare is shaping up to be the portable equivalent of the WiiWare portal that is already entertaining millions on the Wii. Games will be downloaded directly to the DSi and will be paid..

  • News More Details About Swords & Soldiers

    As Swords & Soldiers nears its expected Q1 release date, it's only natural that Dutch developer Ronimo Games is trying to stir up some more hype for the game.

    Today they've released a whole bunch of new things - Aside from a whole bunch of new screens which can be found below in our gallery, they've released a new trailer, and an official website for the game, which can be found here. On the..

  • News Tetris Party Tournament No. 3 Details

    If you missed your chance to compete in the last Tetris Party tournament then here is yet another chance for you to show off your skills to an unsuspecting world:

    WHAT: Tetris Party Tournament No. 3 for WiiWare Players HOW: Tetris Party Tournament No. 3 will feature four rounds – Marathon, Field Climber, Shadow and Stage Racer. Rounds one and two will feature the Marathon and Field Climber..

January2009

  • 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 Tetris Party Tournament No. 2 Details

    If you missed your chance to compete in the last Tetris Party tournament then here is your second chance:

    WHAT: Tetris® Party Tournament No. 2 for WiiWareTM. In this exciting 15-day tournament, players in groups of two can compete playing the Co-op mode to win 1200 Wii Points™. HOW: Tournament No. 2 will feature one of Tetris Party’s most popular variants - Co-op Tetris- which requires two..

  • 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 Niki - Rock 'n Ball Released in the US Next Week

    Yet another WiiWare game's US release date has been confirmed in advance - You can expect Niki - Rock 'n Ball in the Wii Shop next Monday, the 26th.

    After the disappointment of Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint, we must admit we didn't have high hopes for this game, but when it was released in Europe we actually found it quite good, and, at just 500 Wii Points, how can you resist? While Plättchen was a..

  • News Two Tribes Opens Toki Tori Blog And Releases New Videos

    Toki Tori for has been available since the launch of WiiWare mid 2008. It has since been nominated for several IGN 2008 Awards, and was ranked 4th on the the year's top 5 WiiWare games at WiiWare World.

    Today, Two Tribes would like to announce the opening of their new Toki Tori blog. It can be found here. The blog will contain posts from the development team behind Toki Tori and focus on giving..

  • News Hudson Officially Announces Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame

    Although we've known about Hudson's upcoming WiiWare title Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame for several months now, we haven't had a lot of information on the title. Today Hudson has sent out the official press release for the game that gives out a few new tidbits of information and would lead us to believe that the game must be on its way to the North American and European WiiWare services soon.

    Hudson..

  • News Bit.Trip Beat To Bring Classic Arcade Gameplay To WiiWare

    It was only a few days ago that we posted the sneak peek from this month’s Nintendo Power which revealed the first of Aksys Games’ retro styled series of games, Bit.Trip Beat which is coming to WiiWare.

    Some people may have thought Capcom were crazy for choosing the 8-bit NES style for Mega Man 9, but Aksys Games appear to be going one step...

  • News High Voltage Voltage Hot Rod Show Dated For 19th Jan

    Way back in October we caught up with our pals at High Voltage to bring you the inside scoop on their upcoming racing game High Voltage Hot Rod Show.

    This Micro Machines style racer certainly looks like it could pack a punch when it hits WiiWare, which fortunately will not be a long wait for North American gamers as the press release below confirms: Hoffman Estates, IL – January 8, 2009 - High..

  • News Uno Coming to WiiWare and DSiWare

    Uno has become one of the most popular card games ever created over the years and it's also popped up on many of the game consoles as well. The Xbox Live Arcade release has become one of the best-selling Xbox Live Arcade releases and offers players all over the world the opportunity to play each other via the Xbox Live online gaming service.

    Gameloft has just announced yet another Uno release, this..

  • News Jungle Speed swings onto WiiWare next week

    Along with the release of Planet Pachinko this coming Monday, WiiWare gamers will also be treated to the delights of a jungle themed card game by the name of Jungle Speed. This might not be everyone’s cup of tea but we’re sure some younger gamers might get a kick out of it.

    More from the press release below: Vancouver, Canada (January 8th, 2008) – The internationally renowned, lightning-fast..

  • News Semnat Studios Announces Eduardo the Samurai Toaster

    Semnat Studios has just announced Eduardo the Samurai Toaster, their first title for the WiiWare service. The game is basically set up like a good old-fashioned run 'n' gun title, but features some very quirky artwork and unique level designs.

    Below is a copy of the official press release the company sent out that gives a lot of good information on this unique upcoming WiiWare title. Indie..

December2008

  • News Behold The All New Swords & Soldiers Trailer

    Fans of real time strategy games will breathe a sigh of relief as today Ronimo Games has released the first video trailer of Swords & Soldiers for the world to see. This marvelous looking game is set to be released early in the new year so we haven’t got long to wait now.

    More from the press release and video trailer below: UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS – December 17, 2008 – The developers..

  • News Evasive Space Website Launched Today With New Trailer

    Ever since we first clapped eyes of the numerous screenshots thrown into the public domain by YUKES and High Voltage about their upcoming WiiWare none-shoot-em-up, Evasive Space we’ve been dying to find out more. It certainly looks stunning, we think this is a game to watch out for.

    If you feel the same as us then you might want to check out the newly launched Evasive Space website for more..

  • News Club Nintendo Comes To North America

    Well it's good news for North American Nintendo fans as the company has just announced the North American launch of Club Nintendo. The official Club Nintendo site is now up and you can surf over there to register all of your Nintendo goodies and take part in surveys that will earn you special coins that can be used to purchased various rewards. If you already have a My Nintendo account, you can even transfer all of your previously registered items to your new Club Nintendo account.

    Club Nintendo Offers Special Membership for Fans Starting today, Nintendo welcomes its No..

November2008

  • 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 Hudson announce Pool Revolution: Cue Sports for WiiWare

    Last week we exclusively revealed Hudson’s latest batch of WiiWare games as given to us by Hudson’s European rep. Now it is the turn of Hudson USA who have just released a press release about Pool Revolution: Cue Sports, which is also known as Cue Sports: Snooker vs Billards in Europe.

    See below for our screenshot gallery. Are you ready for a little billiards action? The Only Pool Game For..

  • News Hudson announce Pit Crew Panic! for WiiWare

    Last week we exclusively revealed Hudson’s latest batch of WiiWare games as given to us by Hudson’s European rep. Now it is the turn of Hudson USA who have just released a press release about Pit Crew Panic!.

    See below for our screenshot gallery. So who is game for fixing a giant toilet? Fix a Variety of Wacky "WHATSITS" With Your All-Female Pit Crew REDWOOD CITY, CA. - November 11,..

  • News Hudson announce Snowboard Riot for WiiWare

    Last week we exclusively revealed Hudson’s latest batch of WiiWare games as given to us by Hudson’s European rep. Now it is the turn of Hudson USA who have just released a press release about Snowboard Riot.

    See below for our screenshot gallery. Après-ski anyone? A Unique Twist on Snowboarding Using Weapons! REDWOOD CITY, CA - November 11,...

  • News Art Style Series Coming To Europe Soon

    European WiiWare fans who have jealously been coveting the recent Art Style games which North America has been spoilt with will soon be put out of their misery. The initial three games will be coming to Europe soon thankfully.

    All three games Cubello, Rotohex and Orbient have received solid reviews from WiiWare World, each attracting a score of...

October2008

  • News Second Wave of Mega Man 9 DLC Released!

    A quick press release from Capcom about today's Mega Man 9 DLC update packs:

    We’re proud to announce that the second of Downloadable Content packs for Mega Man 9 will be available this week. Here’s the run down on what’s coming out. Hard Mode – Dubbed Hero Mode in Japan, this mode enables you to play the entire game on an increased difficulty level with alternate enemy distribution and..

  • 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 MadStone Coming To WiiWare On Monday

    Good news for gamers who just can't get enough puzzle goodness from the WiiWare service as RiverMan Media has announced that their new title MadStone is coming to the WiiWare service on Monday, October 6th and will cost 800 Wii Points. We recently previewed the game and were impressed with the game's simple but frantic game play. If you're looking for something a bit different in the puzzle genre, you should definitely consider picking up MadStone when its released. Below is the press release.

    MADSTONE EXPLODES ONTO WIIWARE OCTOBER..

  • 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 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 Bomberman Blast Coming Soon To North America

    It seems that Bomberman Blast isn't far away from a North American release, at least according to Hudson's Fan Club Insider newsletter.

    Bomberman Blast has already seen a release in Europe, so we've pretty much assumed that it wasn't far away from release in the other regions. This new information basically solidifies that assumption. Maybe North American gamers will get lucky and get the game this..

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 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 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 Major League Eating: Kodiak Bear Unleashed

    A bit of a random press release which we received from Mastiff today, but we're guessing some of our readers might be interested to know about the unlockables in Major League Eating.

    Mastiff Unleashes Kodiak Bear on Unsuspecting U.S. Wii Population Major League Eating: The Game Features Famous Ursine Opponent from Kobayashi vs. Kodiak Bear Match of 2003 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - Aug. 1, 2008 - In..

July2008

  • News Will You Be Bursting Bubbles Today With Pop?

    If you Euro, Kiwi and Auzzie gamers were on the fence about buying Pop today on WiiWare, here is a press release direct from the creative chaps at Nnooo which might help you change your mind.

    Of course if you were in any doubt you could just read our Pop review also! Friday, 4th July - Nnooo is thrilled to announce that Pop™ has launched on WiiWare™ in Europe, Australia and New Zealand..

June2008

  • News Gyrostarr Hits WiiWare This Monday!

    This is the news you have all been waiting for, after much ado you will finally be able to get your hands on Gyrostarr on Monday, well if you are in North America. For those not in the know this looks like a even more frantic version of Tempest, and it is one of the most eagerly anticipated games coming to WiiWare.

    At 700 Wii points this is most...

  • News Toki Tori For WiiWare Goes To Euro 2008

    He's football mad!

    Our finely feathered friend Toki Tori does like to get out and about it seems. Most recently he has been spotted at the Euro 2008 football championship! (Soccer to our American friends) Take a look for yourself at the freshly updated Toki Tori website. If you look under the media section you can find some nice wallpapers for your...

  • News Watch Out For Crazy Legs!

    Here's a fun press release we recently received from the guys developing Major League Eating: The Game which is coming soon to WiiWare:

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. –(June 11, 2008)–After consuming 15.1 slices of watermelon in just six minutes, “Crazy Legs” Conti was named the World Watermelon-Eating Champion on May 20. In a watermelon-eating contest held at the Nintendo World Store, Conti faced..

  • News LostWinds Nominated For Develop Awards

    WiiWare may only be a few weeks old but one of its titles is already gaining recognition from within the industry. The game in question is Frontier Developments' sublime LostWinds, which has been nominated in the ‘Best New IP’ and ‘Visual Arts’ categories in the prestigious Develop Industry Excellence Awards. Frontier has also been nominated in the ‘Best Independent Developer’ category.

    Here’s the press release: DEVELOP INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2008 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED The finalists for the Develop Industry Excellence Awards 2008 have today been revealed – with Rockstar and Ninja Theory leading the way with an impressive five nominations apiece..

May2008

  • News Star Soldier R Tournament - Are You Good Enough?

    We got a cheeky little press release from Hudson today which we thought might be of interest to shmup fans here on WiiWare World.

    Do you have what it takes to compete and win Hudson's Top 5 Wii Games along with 16,000 Wii Points? Note: This appears to only be open to American and Canadian Wii owners! More on the tournament registration page. Star Soldier R Tournament and Sweepstakes Announced Sign..

  • News Beer Pong - College Drunkeness Is WiiWare Bound

    When Nintendo announced WiiWare was going to pave the way for a new and more open world of videogame publishing, we were all fairly happy. After all, we all want to see the little guys of the software world get a fair slice of the pie, right? And WiiWare will undoubtedly open the window for more original and innovative gaming experiences.

    Unfortunat...

March2008

  • 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..

  • News Major League Eating munches its way to WiiWare

    The upcoming WiiWare roster has been accused by some as having more than its fair share of shovelware. This may literally be the case with newly revealed Major League Eating which is set to come to WiiWare later this year. From what we can tell it is looking like it might be a lot of fun as players compete against each other locally, or online to determine who is the greediest virtual gobbler!

    Here’s a bit more from Mastiff Games press release: Mastiff Consumes Video Game License for Major League Eating SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - (February 7, 2008) - Vi...

February2008

January2008

  • News XGen Studios WiiWare title in 'Early 2008'

    Canadian developer XGen Studios has recently been approved by Nintendo to produce software for the upcoming WiiWare portal.

    Skye Boyes, president of XGen Studios, had this to say about the announcement: We're thrilled to announce that the classic game play enjoyed by millions is coming to your living room in the form of a new title with compelling additions. We're taking advantage of the creative..

October2007

  • News New WiiWare game announced - Gravitronix

    A rather unknown developer recently revealed that it was working on a WiiWare game called Plattchen. Now, a different developer has stepped up and revealed Gravitronix.

    Medaverse have announced this new game for the future service, but haven't really disclosed much information, besides that the game will have a multiplayer mode. Here's the whole press release: "Wii have made our Choice!"..

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