Rock, Paper Scissors, Blind Date?

It's still a small update, but after a mini-break WiiWare has returned along with the first new N64 game in nearly a year on the Virtual Console. Not to be left out there are five new releases for Japanese DSiWare -- though only two are games; one being a new puzzler from Nintendo.


Janken Party Paradise (500pts - Studio Zan) – A mini-game collection centred around the classic game of rock-paper-scissors, which is known as "janken" in Japan. 1-4 player support and choice of five different games ranging from cards to whack-a-mole.

Gyakuten Saiban 2 (1200pts - Capcom) – Released outside of Japan as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All, like its predecessor it's the WiiWare port of a DS port of a Gameboy Advance game, whew! Looks like Capcom is set to get these out sooner rather than later, so presumably new installments are due in other territories soon.

Virtual Console

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (1000pts Nintendo 64 - Nintendo) – Many will be excited to see this update to the classic SNES strategy game and first new N64 title in quite some time.


ACT Series: Tango Choo Nichi Ei Hen (500pts - Digital Media Lab) – More language aids, this one apparently translates hand-written Japanese phrases into English (and vice-versa if we're understanding correctly) or look up English words in the dictionary directly using a romaji keypad.

ACT Series: Tango Choo Nichi Kan Hen (500pts - Digital Media Lab) – As with the other ACT Series release, but for Korean.

Nari Kyara Katei Kyooshi Hitman REBORN! (500pts - Takara-Tomy) – Similar to the Naruto photo frame program from last week, this one allows you to insert photographed faces into stills from the tv show "Home Tutor Hitman Reborn" to save and send to your friends. As with the Naruto app you can convert your creations into sliding puzzles if you desire.

BlazBlue - Battle X Battle (500pts - Arc System Works) – This looks to be a 1-4 player 3D fighting game with a 3rd person perspective and cutesy characters. You can play against other players using local DS Wireless from the looks of it, but there's no mention of Wi-Fi.

Moyasu Puzzle Flametail (500pts - Nintendo) – Another new puzzle game from Nintendo. This looks to be an enhanced version of the "Square" game in MaBoShi with more colourful blocks, multiple stages and power-ups.