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News: Will You Be Bursting Bubbles Today With Pop?

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..

News: Gyrostarr Hits WiiWare This Monday!

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

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!

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

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..

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

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

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...

News: WayForward Developing Exclusive Horror Puzzle Title for WiiWare

WayForward Developing Exclusive Horror Puzzle Title for WiiWare

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

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

News: Major League Eating munches its way to WiiWare

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...

News: Defend Your Castle Dated - Screens Also Released

Defend Your Castle Dated - Screens Also Released

X-Gen Studios has revealed that Defend Your Castle will launch alongside the North American WiiWare service on 12th May 2008. The company has already launched a dedicated page for the game and some interesting looking screenshots.

The graphical style is interesting indeed, with a cool 'scrapbook' effect. We expressed our concerns about this game when it was announced not long ago, but these updates..

News: Defend Your Castle Coming to WiiWare

Defend Your Castle Coming to WiiWare

XGen Studios has announced that its successful Flash-based game Defend Your Castle is WiiWare-bound and will launch alongside the new service in May (North America) at a cost of 500 Wii points.

As the title suggests, the game involves you defending your castle against hordes of attackers. You can do this by grabbing them and flinging them skywards - something that was fun to do with a mouse input..

News: WiiWare dated for US, three titles officially announced

WiiWare dated for US, three titles officially announced

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

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

News: XGen Studios WiiWare title in 'Early 2008'

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..

News: New WiiWare game announced - Gravitronix

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!"..