July2009

June2009

May2009

  • News Klonoa 3? Depends On Wiimake's Sales

    Series creator has ideas for sequel but needs financial incentive.

    Cartoony platformer Klonoa's Wiimake has enjoyed critical success, which must make Namco pleased as punch over the decision to resurrect the series. So does that mean sequels are imminent? That one falls under a big fat "maybe," as the series creator, Hideo Yoshizawa, told...

  • Nintendo Download 2 June 2009 (Japan)

    A 3+3 week for the Wii and another break for the DSiWare service.

    The DSiWare service seems to be taking another holiday next week, but the Wii gets another six downloads with three new WiiWare titles and three new VC titles. No real surprises here as these games have been forecast in the press previously (the VC ones only today!). WiiWare titles...

  • First Impressions Muscle March

    Namco delivers possibly the most bizarre game to come from Japan in years.

    If you've gotten into the Japanese import scene at all you've probably discovered that there's games released in Japan that never see localisation outside of Japan. Japanese game developers have a knack for coming up with some pretty unusual game concepts and Japanese...

  • Nintendo Download 26 May 2009 (Japan)

    Four for WiiWare

    A little bit of madness and some exciting Arcade Classic surprises coming to the Japanese Wii next week, whilst the Japanese DSiWare service comes out of a dry spell. On the WiiWare front we have four titles coming out next Tuesday: Muscle March from Namco Bandai for 800 points features body builders and a...polar bear...trying to...

  • Nintendo Download 19 May 2009 (Japan)

    It's VC week!

    Next week is a VC-heavy week for Japan with only one WiiWare title and four Virtual Console titles. The Japanese DSiWare front has been quiet since the 1st of the month which saw the release of the viewer for downloading videos from the latest Nintendo Wii channel: Wii no Ma. Shika Gari (sic) or Deer Hunt is a simple deer-hunting...

  • News Namco's Muscle March Possibly Most Bizarre WiiWare Game Yet

    Burly musclemen break through walls in speedos. You read that right.

    Here's one to skyrocket to the top of your most-wanted WiiWare games. We don't know much about Muscle March other than it was announced today, it's from Namco, and it's a Japan-exclusive WiiWare title (for the time being). And it's weird. Oh, and there's an inexplicable polar bear...

April2009

  • Nintendo Download 28 April 2009 (Japan)

    Another six releases for our Japanese friends.

    I'm sure many in the PAL/NA territories will be green with envy and I've got to say I'm going to have a hard decision to make here. You see amongst the three WiiWare releases coming to Japan next week is Bit.Trip.Beat. Given that there's no projected release date for Europe whatsoever, can I resist...

  • Nintendo Download 21 April 2009 (Japan)

    Green shades anyone?

    In Japan you simply cannot have a download release list that's less than four games and next week will be no exception with a mixed total of six. Only two WiiWare releases: World of Goo published by Nintendo themselves for 1500 points -- I think everyone knows what this game is by now! Hajiite Block Rush from Agenda for 500...

  • Nintendo Download 14 April 2009 (Japan)

    Another week, another 5 releases for Japan.

    It's true the Japanese have another week with a mix of VC and WiiWare content, but Wii owners in North America and Europe need not feel the usual pangs of jealousy (well, I guess that depends on how much you've been wanting to see a couple of these...). On the WiiWare front we have a couple of things that...

  • News Tales Of Graces Unveiled for Wii

    Namco Bandai's RPG series returns to the Wii for another adventure.

    Namco Bandai this week announced not one but three new releases in the long-running Tales series by year's end, among them Tales Of Grace, developed exclusively for the Wii. First revealed in late 2008 via an unnamed trailer, Tales Of Grace serves as the latest...

  • Nintendo Download 7th April 2009 (Japan)

    Another games tsunami hits the Japanese Wii Shop!

    You know I just bought 6000 Wii points for the PAL service expecting a ton of new WiiWare and Virtual Console Arcade titles to appear imminently. I may be somewhat impatient, but it's extra disheartening to see two single-release Fridays in a row and then the nearly non-stop flood of content hitting...

March2009

  • News Korogashi Puzzle Katamari Comes to DSiWare!

    According to Famitsu, Korogashi Puzzle Katamari will be DSiWare's entry in the tremendously popular (and tremendously fun) Katamari series. But it won't look a lot like its bigger brothers.

    Korogashi Puzzle Katamari looks (and appears to play) very similar to Pac-Attack, but you can judge for yourself by watching the trailer below. The game should...

February2009

  • First Impressions Mr. Driller World

    The plucky arcade star comes to WiiWare!

    The gameplay is so simple you would be right to wonder why a game like this wasn't released for the Atari 2600, and this is a large part of the attraction and part of the novelty: the idea of what is essentially a classic arcade game being released in 1999 when arcade games were almost exclusively lightgun...