Space blaster comes with the good and bad
At about 80 percent finished, Dead Space: Extraction is getting to the point of no return as far as features and design goes. So what's good? Quite a bit, according to Kotaku, but there's also some not-so-good. Like the HUD. When you have a developer sitting next to you explaining what the heads-up display means and you still get a bit confused, there's..
Online co-op FPS puts you up against vampires, werewolves and the undead.
Yesterday, IGN had the exclusive unveiling of High Voltage Software's new IP, the bloody arena-fighter Gladiator A.D. Today, IGN has the scoop yet again on the second of HVS' games slated for an E3 unveil, and it's another looker with high ambitions. Yeah, E3 is next week, but I think we can forgive whoever oversees the HVS..
New-old versions of Arkanoid, Space Invaders and Bust-A-Move coming to WiiWare
Did you like Bubble Bobble Plus!? Taito is banking on a big ol' "yes" to that one, because the company has announced it'll be unleashing five more new-old games for WiiWare and DS. Bust-A-Move Plus!, Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure and Arkanoid Plus! will be competing for your Wii Points, with Space..
Ultraviolent fighting game takes a cue or two from the movie 300.
Remember that new "hardcore" title that IGN teased a while ago? You know, the one with all the blood and the mystery fuzzy image. Well, cat's out of the bag now, as it turns out it was one of High Voltage's new IPs set for an E3 reveal. Gladiator A.D. is a one-on-one (mostly) arena fighter inspired by the movie adaptation..
Dead children to spook Wii in October
Ju-on, the Japanese horror flick localized by Sam Raimi and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as The Grudge, has a game in development by Feelplus. It looks kinda scary. Publisher XSeed Games has announced that very piece of software is officially on it's way to the US, which is the last major market for a worldwide release. Huzzah! Here's the gist of the..
Party in the end zone with friends and family.
Tecmo has just announced their brand new Family Fun Football title for Nintendo's Wii console. If you're looking for Tecmo Bowl, you've come to the wrong place with Family Fun Football. This game has animals, aliens, and robots and isn't your typical pigskin experience. Below is the official press release for the game that provides a little insight..
Reinventing the humble 2D platformer by throwing in some physics.
Here’s an interesting looking game from Danish development studio Press Play, who will make their WiiWare debut with a game called Max & the Magic Marker later this year. So far it’s looking pretty good, drawing items which become physical objects to guide Max around the levels looks like a whole heap of fun. This will..
Promise to deliver experiences "beyond jaw-dropping."
High Voltage Software, behind the much-touted FPS The Conduit, are busy, busy bees. So busy, in fact, that before they've even released one retail Wii game, they're already working on more. "I won't say much about our new property until we unveil it at E3," said High Voltage Software chief creative officer Eric Nofsinger. "But I..
Teaser trailer and announcement seems to point in that direction.
Sometimes game companies giveth and sometimes they taketh away, and in this case, fortunately it looks like the giving-est of the two. Rising Star Games, the studio behind the upcoming Juon/The Grudge game adaptation, have released a teaser video of people playing a Wii game with the WiiMote only and hilariously cowering into the..
Nintendo double-dipping for next 50 million-seller
It's official: Minigame compilations on Wii have become so numerous that Nintendo themselves have no new sports to exploit. Over at the official Japanese Wii Web site via GoNintendo there's a bunch of new TV spots advertising Motion+ and Wii Sports Resort, revealing two more minigames sure to set the world ablaze. Well, not new in the strictest..
Fallout 3 and Oblivion devs hard at work on new title.
One can hardly argue that a plethora of developers have given "serious" support to the Wii since launch. Of course, now that pretty much everyone in the world owns one, it's nice to see studios kept in usually high regard branching out. Like Bethesda, best known for the Elder Scrolls series and Fallout 3. Sean Brennan, managing..
Nintendo Power spills the beans on Capcom's elusive fighter
U.S. fighting fans and non-Japanese speakers, rejoice, as the Japan-exclusive Capcom fighter Tatsunoko vs. Capcom may grace your non-modded console yet! A scan from the latest issue of Nintendo Power via Kotaku via a NeoGAF poster reveals that the game is indeed breaking out of the...
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...
Atmospheric "guided experience" was a part of the game plan for quite some time.
GoNintendo points to a Kikizo preview of the game, starring Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer of Visceral Entertainment, co-developers of Extraction and original studio behind Dead Space. The piece touches on some of the reasons behind the prequel's design choices and why the project even exists in the first place:..
Party like it's 1991 in the upcoming WiiWare episodic title
Wii-owning retro RPG fans have a lot to look forward to in SquEnix's upcoming episodic title Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Until now, we haven't seen much of the WiiWare port outside of a few screens here and there, but now there's a full-blown trailer on them thar Intarnets to ogle. And, surprise, it looks like a 16-bit Final Fantasy..
It's blurry, but it's apparently 'mature'
Here's one to keep you up at night: Matt Casamassina over at IGN has teased on his blog of a new, exclusive, ground-up Wii game with a very blurry picture. I'm not a photographic scientist or anything -- not sure the profession even exists, and if not, it should -- but at the very least, there seems to be a...
Joins Tim from Braid in the butcher-friendly game
TWG News has a hilarious interview up with Alex Neuse, designer at Bit.Trip factory Gaijin Games, and Edmund McMillen, busy developing Super Meat Boy, in which the dynamic duo talk about Bit.Trip Beat's punishing difficulty and some of the tricks up Super Meat Boy's disgusting sleeve. : TWG News
Cut people up wherever you please!
Ubisoft? They listen to their fans, they say. And a big thing people whined and moaned about in Red Steel was how the katana worked. See, people didn't want to be locked into place for sword duels; commando or bust! Said Jason Vandenberghe, the game's creative director, to Nintendo Power via Nintendo Pad: That was the number-one most requested feature from people..
Elusive and possibly magical pink hoodie up for grabs
Remember that Punch-Out!! tournament on Saturday at the Nintendo World Store in New York? Well, things just got a little more interesting. For the truly video game fashion-conscience, GoNintendo unearthed a tantalizing tidbit from the official WVBA Boxing Twitter feed with pictures of Lil' Mac's...
New video of CS' Sand Zone to boot
Tyrone Rodriguez, producer over at Nicalis, house of Cave Story and Night Game, made a guest appearance on the most recent IGN Nintendo Voice Chat podcast. While he remained silently "concentrating" for most of the hour, he did let slip a few details about his studio's highly anticipated WiiWare titles. We've known for a good while that Cave Story would..
Explosions, shooting and hilarious-looking storyline accounted for
Announced mere days ago, the wait for Contra ReBirth could hardly be described as excruciating for owners of a Japanese Wii. Everyone else, on the other hand, will have to make due with excited air-punches and YouTube videos to get their fix until the title is unleashed in their region. Speaking of which, here's a YouTube video of..
Also, developer AQ Interactive increases stake in XSEED
The onslaught of Wii horror titles continues with Ju-on, a movie game based on the Japanese film that was remade in the US asThe Grudge and which has missed the movie tie-in window by about five years. Can't win 'em all, right? Details about the game have remained somewhat of a mystery; now we at least have an idea of how the game controls..
New WiiWare title set to hit Japan...next week?
What's old is new again. Again. Capcom kick-started the whole retro-sequel shenanigans last year with the stellar Mega Man 9, and Konami tried it's hand with the awkwardly-capitalized and underwhelming Gradius ReBirth too. Looks like Konami is going to be taking another stab at a retro revival,...
Deep Silver's cooking up some spookies with their survival horror title Cursed Mountain due out later this year. Or so we think, since little has been shown of the game outside of an Internet trailer. To the trailer's credit, it looks kinda spooky. The game's official Web site just launched, and once you get by the annoying scrolling age-lock page, it's got a bunch of art, creepy wind, some..
New batch of screenshots show the upcoming Wii RPG in action.
We just got some Arc Rise Fantasia screenshots of the upcoming Wii RPG from Marvelous Entertainment. The game is a traditional turn-based RPG that features a three member party that all fight in conjunction with each other and share the same AP gauge during battle. This team battle concept is one of the many unique features being touted..
A handful of new screenshots from the upcoming WiiWare tower defense title.
Vogster Entertainment was kind enough to send us four brand new screenshots of their upcoming tower defense WiiWare title Robocalypse: Beaver Defense in action. As you can see from the screenshots, the game is looking pretty sharp and it will be interesting to see what new features the WiiWare version will sport. Below is a..
Leading iPhone publisher sets its sights on WiiWare
If you’re anything like me then you are holding off buying an iPhone, the temptation is there but somehow you manage to resist and find a way to stay faithful to your crappy mobile phone, well at least for the time being! Seeing games that look as good as Rolando on the App Store makes it harder to resist though, this LocoRoco clone really does..
It seems the WiiWare service just got a little sexier
According to the German USK ratings service, Gameloft's Sexy Poker title is headed to Nintendo's WiiWare service. As you might imagine, the game is basically a video game version of strip poker. The female players place bets using their own clothing instead of money. Since Nintendo is quite...
A realistic Cooking Mama?
'Casual' gaming on the Wii is currently big business so we probably shouldn't be surprised that Namco Bandai - along with Ghostbusters developer Red Fly Studios - is working on a 'serious' cooking title. Food Network: Cook or be Cooked contains a fully-stocked kitchen and will attempt to give a more true-to-life...
The remake of the classic Playstation platformer is coming to Wii
Playstation fans might remember that Klonoa: Door to Phantomile first made its appearance back on the original Playstation console in 1998. The game was a 2.5D side-scrolling platform title that featured a floppy-eared protagonist named Klonoa. The game featured some beautiful polygon...
Rhythm/action game Ongaku is on its way to WiiWare
Smashmouth Games has just announced that their flash-based rhythm/action game Ongaku is headed to Nintendo's WiiWare service later this year. With the recent popularity of these rhythm/action games, it comes as no surprise to see them make this announcement. You can check out a snippet of...
Check out the new teaser image for Gaijin Games' new upcoming Bit.Tip WiiWare title.
Gaijin Games has sent us over a new teaser image for their upcoming Bit.Trip title. While we'd love to tell you the name of the game, Gaijin Games has asked us to keep it under our hats until they have a chance to make a formal announcement of the game. It shouldn't...
New shots from EA's on-rails scare-em-up
EA has unleashed more shots of its upcoming Wii-exclusive title Dead Space: Extraction. Based on the same universe seen in the 360/PS3 original, Extraction is an on-rails shooter which sees the player fighting off alien monsters called Necromorphs. These rather nasty creatures inhabit dead bodies and reanimate them, creating some truly horrible enemies..
The iPhone racing hit heads to Nintendo's DSiWare service.
We finally have our first DSiWare racing title making itself known with the official ESRB rating of Asphalt 4: Elite Racing. While we don't currently know a lot about this iPhone racer, we did manage to get a snippet of information from the ESRB rating listing that you can check out below. Asphalt 4: Elite RacingPlatform: Nintendo..
Nintendo's unique platformer is finally making its North American debut in June!
For those of you who don't already know, Nintendo is finally bringing their cute little starfish Stafi to North American with the upcoming release of The Legendary Starfy on Nintendo DS. As you can tell, they've changed the little guy's name a bit, but he's still the...
With the release of Punch-Out!! rapidly approaching, new details are starting to emerge.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Punch-Out!! is the next big title from Nintendo. With its May release date fast approaching, new details are starting to emerge. With that, our friends at Nintendo Pad have compiled a list of noteworthy data that may appeal to you...
Bustin' makes him feel good, we guess
Ghostbusters: The video game is coming to every platform imaginable pretty soon. And you know what? The Wii version is sporting a slightly different look to the 360 and PS3 editions. Of course, this occurrence is nothing new – Wii owners are used to getting their own versions of multiplatform titles (they’re usually the same as the PS2 versions, as it..
It looks like it's almost time for another round of DSiWare releases.
Although we've just now experienced our first round of DSiWare launch titles, anticipation for more releases has already begun to build. Nintendo has just put up their new Official DSi Site which contains a new DSi promotional video containing footage of not only the...
The sequel to Ubisoft’s unsung masterpiece has taken inspiration from real-world events.
Five years ago saw the release of Beyond Good and Evil: a game that in many people’s eyes broke convention by having an intelligent female lead character who was a bit of a tomboy. Yet those who played it didn’t just fall in love with the game because of its reluctance to conform: the story was well..
Double Fine's gut-busting metal adventure becomes a strong likelihood for the Wii, although not exactly as expected.
For those unaware, Brutal Legend is a game that stars heavy-metal-groupie-turned-hero, Eddie Riggs (voiced by Jack Black), who is pulled into a world of rock ‘n’ roll fantasy where evil reigns most awesomely. Full of heavy riffs,...
Get your nets out and prepare to catch yourself some fish for dinner!
Another day, another WiiWare game to announce to the world! Spanish developers Abylight recently got in touch giving us an exclusive look at their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Fish'em All. As you will see from the screenshots in our gallery below, it certainly looks very nice. We...
Split-screen multiplayer allows Wii owners to cross streams and much, much more.
The latest blog entry from Red Fly Studios, developers of the Wii version of the upcoming Ghostbusters game, offers up some details on the game's exclusive co-operative multiplayer features. Wii owners will be able to enjoy the entirety of the single-player experience with a friend via a co-operative split-screen mode..
At Nintendo Life: WiiWare we love to be the first to reveal upcoming WiiWare games – introducing Magnetis!
Magnetis, you scratch your head, what is this wonderful sounding game? Well folks it’s another puzzler for WiiWare, but this time with a magnetic twist. The game is being developed by a Parisian studio by the name of Yullaby who contacted us recently to spread the word about their upcoming..
PlatinumGames' epic space-sim/RPG gets a Japanese release date
Publisher Sega has announced that Japanese DS owners will be able to get their hands on sci-fi space-opera Infinite Space (known as Infinite Line in Japan) on June 11. Co-developed by PlatinumGames (ex-Clover Studios team and makers of MadWorld) and Nude Maker (Steel Battalion), Infinite Space allows you to craft and customise your own..
More in-game footage of Vanillaware's stunning Wii-exclusive action-RPG.
Japanese publishers Marvelous have released a new trailer for the upcoming 2D action-RPG Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Designed and developed by Vanillaware (Princess Crown, Odin Sphere), Muramasa is set for release in Japan on April 9. North American readers can expect the game...
It seems Kenji Eno's Japanese WiiWare title Kimi to Boku to Ritai will indeed see a release on the US WiiWare service and possibly on the European WiiWare service as well.
The recent release of Kenji Eno's first WiiWare title Kimi to Boku to Ritai on the Japanese WiiWare service has stirred up quite a bit of anticipation for a possible release of the game outside of Japan. Thanks to a recent 1UP..
It seems we've got yet another surprising WiiWare release on our hands.
Zoonami, a development studio headed up by former GoldenEye lead developer Martin Hollis, is getting set to release their first WiiWare title Bonsai Barber onto the North American WiiWare service on Monday. The game makes use of the Wii console's internal system clock and enables the player to clip five different plants each..
A new Horror Thriller, Cursed Mountain (Wii) and the long missing Duke Nukem (DS) Platforming style
At this year's GDC publisher Deep Silver held a small, exclusive press screening to showcase it's upcoming titles including the new horror title Cursed Mountain (Wii) and Duke Nukem: Critical Mass (DS). Cursed Mountain is a Wii exclusive and a welcome one for those that've been itching for some more..
"Launch" deserves those quotation marks as we can only hope they will be available at launch.
...but, at any rate, they are North America's first confirmed titles, according to today's press release, and we have to admit, they're some pretty good ones to start with! The first is WarioWare Snapped! (500 points), which promises to make good use of the DSi's new camera, and will hopefully go a long..
Pun placed in penultimate preview points to puzzler?
The website for Sega's mysterious Project Ringo has been updated with a new teaser, which can be viewed here. The new update has many convinced that Project Ringo is the code-name for the seventh entry in Sega's long-running Puyo Puyo series of falling-block puzzlers, and it's not as if the evidence isn't starting to pile up. Mysterious new..