Check out the upcoming Wii survival horror title in action!
For those of you who don't already know, Hudson is currently working on a new survival horror game called Calling. The first screenshots of the game in action have just been released and as you can see, it's looking pretty creepy. The game is currently on schedule for a Spring 2010 release,...
Arcade-style shooter may be Hudson's first outing as a WiiWare licensor.
Siliconera have found a US Trademark filing which appears to indicate that Hudson are undertaking the localisation of Grand Prix's 2008 arcade-style shooter Shootanto: Kakohen in what is sure to please folk curious about this currently Japanese-only title. The game was released in December 2008 and got some attention due to..
We head to the playground to see if there's enough water in its soaker to keep gamers occupied
Earlier this month, Hudson took a gamble and decided to release a first-person shooter on WiiWare. Due to it being the first of its kind on the platform and a new IP, some thought that Hudson would regret making such a bold decision. In the end, though,...
Master Higgins rides again!
For any of our Euro / Aussie readers who are patiently waiting for Hudson Soft’s Adventure Island: The Beginning we can gladly tell you that your wait will soon be over. It will be on sale in the Wii Shop at midnight tonight for 1000 Nintendo points (GMT of course!). This installment of Adventure Island will return...
While Deca Sports proved to be a monster hit in terms of sales for Hudson, its sequel - which was released earlier this week in Japan - doesn't look like following in its predecessor's footsteps, at least in Japan. With first day sales of only 2,500, Deca Sports 2 has failed to capture the public's interest quite like its older brother...
Check out Hudson's new Bomberman 2 DS title in action!
Hudson has just released the official game play trailer for their brand new Bomberman 2 DS title. You can check out the official game play trailer below. Bomberman 2 DS has already been released in Japan and Europe, but there's currently no word on a US release for the game at this time. We'll keep you posted on a possible release date..
Check out Hudson's new Job Island title in action!
Hudson has just released the official game play trailer for their brand new Wii release Job Island. You can check out the official game play trailer below. Job Island has already been released in Japan and Europe, but North American gamers will have to wait until May 13th to get their hands on the game. It's turning out to be an interesting title..
Hudson's official Adventure Island: The Beginning website is now open for business.
It seems the wait for Hudson's upcoming WiiWare title Adventure Island: The Beginning might be just about over. Hudson has just announced that their Official Adventure Island website is now live. You can check out the site for some new tidbits of information on the game and don't forget to check out our exclusive..
Well all of you Military Madness fans out there can now officially jump for joy. Although Hudson's Military Madness WiiWare title was only recently even announced, the first group of screenshots from this new version of the game is now in our midst.
Apparently, the game is quite a bit further along in development than many originally thought, which is certainly good news for those of us who are..
Hudson Entertainment USA have been busy, it seems. There are now three more WiiWare titles to look out for!
By far the biggest announcement is a new installment in the Military Madness series (Also known as Nectaris). As you might know, the games are quite a bit like Nintendo's "Wars" series, with turn-based combat involving military units. This new version of the game will not only..
Ever wanted to have Master Higgins's job? Now you can!
As you might know, Master Higgins (Takahashi Meijin) is Hudson's number one PR guy. Long ago he was able to hit a button 16 times a second, which propelled him into Japanese stardom. In the recently released Wii game Job Island: Hard Working People (Known as 'Help Wanted' in North America) you can take on a variety of jobs, such as farmer,..
US WiiWare fans are playing catch-up this week with a Hudson puzzle title that came out in Europe in January.
The bizarrely titled Pop Them Drop Them SameGame is the sole WiiWare release this week, and for some reason the US title has been subtled altered to Pop 'Em Drop 'Em SameGame. Can you spot the difference? Moniker-related mischief aside, all you really need to know is that Drake quite liked..
According to Hudson Entertainment's Virtual Console website, two of Hudson's more popular import PC Engine titles, Bomberman '94 and Detana!! Twinbee, are headed to the North American Virtual Console this coming Monday, March 23.
Both titles were never previously released in North America, which explains their 700 Wii Point price tag, but both are well worth a look. We will have full reviews of..
It was only a few days ago that we revealed our exclusive interview with Takahashi Meijin about Hudson’s upcoming WiiWare game Adventure Island: The Beginning. He told us we could expect to get our hands on the game in May, but it looks like Japan will get it sooner as the official website has now launched, and it lists their release date as "April".
In the game you can collect special..
Or maybe not. At least, not yet... Sudoku Beginner 50 and Sudoku 150 are upcoming Sudoku downloads for the DSi, courtesy of our good friends at Hudson.
Now we here at WiiWare World can't read Japanese (our lifelong shame!) and there's only so much we're able to glean about this game. But since the "Beginner 50" version is selling for 200 Nintendo points and the "150" version..
The man, the legend
Takahashi Meijin is something of a legend in his native Japan. You might know him as '16 Shot' thanks to his famed ability to hit a controller button 16 times in a second. However, if you're a keen fan of Hudson's output then you might also know him as the inspiration for Master Higgins from Adventure Island. However, these days...
It had to happen some day. We’d been hoping and praying that it would pass us by; that maybe Nintendo, in its infinite mercy would deem us Europeans likeable enough to avoid such digital garbage, but sadly it wasn’t to be. We’re sorry to report that the lamentable Beer Pong! Frat Party Games – the game that proved that quality and popularity don’t always go hand-in-hand by topping the US WiiWare charts for God knows how long - is now available on the EU WiiWare service.
The video game equivalent of watching paint dry (only not as exciting)..
When the release of Onslaught looked like it was still a few weeks away Amar Gavhane, the associate brand manager over at Hudson kindly agreed to do an interview with us answering all our questions about game modes, weapons, etc. It would have made for a fascinating read, except for just one small snag, before we could publish the interview the game surprised everyone and came out in Europe!
Put those flyswats away and bring out the big guns, because this week’s WiiWare release is the awesome Onslaught, which sees you assuming the role of an intergalactic pest control operative hell-bent on eradicating the numerous insect nasties that threaten to put the willies up highly-sensitive people everywhere.
Europe was lucky enough to get this excellent game not so long ago and in our 9/10..
Hudson has revealed the first screenshots of their upcoming new Adventure Island game for WiiWare, Adventure Island: The Beginning which you can see below in our gallery.
From the screens you can see that the game will have gameplay very similar to earlier games in the series, with all of the unique gameplay elements we've come to know and love such...
While there's no denying that Hudson has already enjoyed quite a bit of success on Nintendo's WiiWare service, it's not been all good news for those of us who are still anxiously awaiting more Turbografx-16 Virtual Console releases.
Since they began releasing games on the WiiWare service, Hudson has all but stopped releasing any Turbografx-16 titles outside of Japan and according to our Japanese..
This week brings an unexpected release! You were probably expecting Snowboard Riot to be Hudson's next WiiWare game in Europe. Surprise surprise, because they have instead chosen to release Onslaught!
Onslaught was only announced for European/American release about a week ago, but it's already available now! The game is, shockingly enough, a first person shooter - The first on WiiWare. In fact,..
Hudson certainly doesn’t waste any time when it comes to promoting its upcoming games; we only dropped the news bomb on the company’s impending FPS title Onslaught a few days ago, closely following with 6 screenshots which we nabbed off Hudson's website.
It doesn't stop there folks as our pals at Hudson sent over a whole lot more images today for you to marvel at. Our Onslaught gallery has been..
WiiWare fans who've been aching for a first-person shooter experience are in for a treat with Hudson's upcoming WiiWare title Onslaught. Combining intuitive FPS controls using the Wii Remote with intense shooting action, Onslaught looks to be just the WiiWare title action fans have been waiting for.
Being the first FPS on WiiWare, Onslaught gives shooter fans the action you’ve been waiting for..
Our contact at Hudson who represents the European region has been kind enough to confirm the WiiWare lineup for the next few months. It should come as no surprise that Snowboard Riot has been penciled in for a February release, as this is now already out in North America.
The games for March and April might come as more of a surprise however: Onslaught (Due March in Europe)Onslaught is a first..
Great news for snowboarding fans today as Hudson’s Snowboard Riot is up for grabs for 1000 Wii points. This game looks like it has it all, racing action, weapons to slow down your opponents, Balance Board support and most importantly online competition! We think it looks like potentially one of the most exciting WiiWare games of the year, but you’ll have to wait for our review in a couple of days to discover if this is really the case. Until then why not check out the official site to help you decide if you want to take a chance on it before our review?
The news wire has spoken and it has been revealed that lucky European WiiWare fans have two new releases to sink their teeth into this week, so let's have a look at what's afoot, shall we?
Puzzle game Pop Them, Drop Them SAMEGAME unquestionably wins the award for stupidest moniker of the month, but the jury is still out on whether or not this is worth a look. It’s from Hudson and only costs 500..
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 has just launched the official site for their upcoming WiiWare title Snowboard Riot. The game takes place on a volcanic island that is covered in snow almost all year round and pits up to four snow boarders against each other in race after thrilling race.
The game will offer up wi-fi online battles as well as Wii Balance Board support for that authentic snowboarding feel. The game also..
The final WiiWare update of the year doesn't bring anything truly new to the table - Both new WiiWare games today have already been released in Europe. Still, who cares when both of them are good games?
The wait is finally over - After exactly 4 months, Maboshi's Arcade (Known in Europe as MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade) is finally released in the US! In this strange yet wonderful game, you can..
Nintendo has once again shown some serious love to European Wii owners today with the release of a whopping four WiiWare titles.
That's right; if you're a Euro Wii owner then you have Art Style: Rotohex, Bang!, Pit Crew Panic!, and Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 to choose from. You lucky ducks! We’ve already covered Art Style: Rotohex, Pit Crew Panic!, and Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque..
Well the US WiiWare releases feature something old and something new. The US finally gets the release of Taito's Space Invaders Get Even, which Japanese and European gamers have already been enjoying, as well as the newest Hudson WiiWare release Pit Crew Panic!
You can check out WiiWare World's Space Invaders Get Even review if you're still undecided on a purchase and we'll have a full review of..
With the recent release of Alien Crush Returns, Hudson continues to breath new life into their classic franchises through both the Wii Virtual Console and WiiWare services. While they've also brought out some great new titles, it's these remakes of their classic titles that seem to grab the most attention from gamers around the world.
Although not quite as well-known or recognized as Shigeru Miyamoto, Takahashi Meijin (Master Higgins) has long been a gaming celebrity in Japan. His amazing ability to press a fire button 16 times a second has long garnered him a reputation among shooter fans around the world, but it's been his unique association with Hudson's Adventure Island series that's been his biggest claim to fame.
Nintendo clearly has the hots for the European continent today because it has unleashed not one, not two, not three but FOUR new WiiWare titles for download!
That’s right; if you’re a Euro Wii owner then you have Art Style: Cubello, Cue Sports: Snooker vs Billiards, Strong Bad Episode 3 and Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam to choose from. You lucky things! We’ve already covered Cubello, Yummy Yummy..
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..
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,..
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 splurge! We’d only just finished our morning cup of coffee here at WiiWare World towers when our good friends at Hudson gave us exclusive screenshots and information for their upcoming WiiWare line-up for Europe (and hopefully North America at roughly the same time).
After the excellent Alien Crush Returns which came out this week for both North America and Europe it seems that Hudson can do..
This week doesn't just bring us one game from a high-profile developer - It brings us two! They come together with yet another game from one of WiiWare's strongest supporters, Gameloft.
The release of Alien Crush Returns shouldn't really come as a surprise if you keep an eye on every region's releases - The US got it earlier this week. Alien Crush...
If you’re a fan of WiiWare then you have two very different moral choices this week. On one hand you can vanquish disgusting demonic hordes and on the other you can vanquish disgusting demonic interior design.
That’s right – today marks the release of Alien Crush Returns and Home Sweet Home on the North American WiiWare service! So if you’re...
Hudson hopes to continue their successful run of WiiWare titles with the upcoming release of their Cue Sports: Snooker vs. Billiards WiiWare title. The official Japanese site is now live for anyone that wants to check it out, but keep in mind the majority of the site is in Japanese.
Hudson have told us that they expect the game to see a US and...
Judging from the Japanese WiiWare releases today it would appear that Tetris Party is about to make its way to other regions sooner than many expected. This is great news for all the Tetris maniacs out there who've waited long and hard for a Tetris title to reach the Nintendo Wii console.
Update: Tetris Party is now confirmed on the official site to be coming out on the 20th October. That's this..
Good news for North America this week as Bomberman Blast is finally up for grabs. The gameplay probably doesn’t need much an introduction, but if you are curious to know how the WiiWare version stacks up then you can check out our Bomberman Blast review from when it came out in Europe a few weeks ago.
A game which does require a bit of an...
It looks like Alien Crush Returns is the next Hudson title to be released (US - You've got to wait for Bomberman Blast first!). Today, Hudson launched the official European and US sites for the game.
Although the trailer hasn't been translated into English yet, you can look through the site for a lot of information about the game. For example, maybe...
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..
We just got our hands on the brand new Japanese trailer for the upcoming WiiWare puzzler Tetris Party. The official Japanese Tetris Party site has also been launched and has some great information on the various playing modes found in the game. For those who can't read Japanese, you can always surf over to Google Translate and use it to translate the various pages of the site.
Tetris Party is set..
It seems that European gamers have hit the jackpot today with an unprecedented three WiiWare releases. Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint, Bomberman Blast, and Midnight Pool have all been added to the European WiiWare service for you to enjoy!
Midnight Pool (800 Wii Points) has already seen a release in the US, but European gamers are the first to get a taste of Bomberman Blast (1000 Wii Points) and..
Hudson Soft has released a new trailer for the Japanese version of Bomberman Blast on the Nintendo Channel, which will be released in the land of the rising sun on the 25th of this month.
The video shows some of the new features the game will have, such as the new weapons - If you ever wanted to actually block the fire from bombs, or use a rocket...
Alien Crush Returns has been on our radar for some time now. We're massive fans of the original game here at WiiWare World and the idea of a 3D update has us very excited indeed. It's out in Japan as we speak and we've had a quick blast to see if this lives up to expectations.
Alien Crush Returns is a pinball game with a difference. Set in an alien...