Ever wished that you could take part in a trolley dash like on that old TV game show Supermarket Sweep? If so, all your dreams have come true because Joju Games have created such a game just for you!
Yes friends, Mart Racer is the game you have been waiting for! Here are more details from the guys at Joju Games: Mart Racer is an upcoming game for...
Before the WiiWare service kicked off back in May we picked up on a whole list of games, some which finally came out such as Plattchen and others which just seem to be in development hell like Gravitronix. WayForward Technologies were another company who let a few things slip on their future intentions with a interesting sounding title called LIT and a remake of their Game Boy Color game Shantae. After that there was silence!
The silence has finally been broken as this month’s Nintendo Power features some exclusive info about LI...
A while ago the ESRB rated a mysterious new WiiWare game called Planet Pachinko, indicating it would be released on WiiWare in the west. Pachinko is an unbelievably popular Japanese arcade game in which you throw coins or balls into a machine and hope they bounce off of pegs into certain slots or cups at the bottom.
Of course we assumed that this game would be just that - Pachinko on WiiWare. The..
After High Voltage Software’s success with Gyrostarr on WiiWare, it is good to see them continuing to support the service with a new game simply called High Voltage Hot Rod Show. Unlike Gyrostarr this game will be a full on racing game, it looks like ExciteTruck from a overhead angle.
There is still no confirmation from the studio on Animales de la Muerte yet, rumours have been flying about that..
Marvelous Entertainment has recently announced that they will soon be bringing a game simply entitled Discipline to the WiiWare service. Not much is currently known about the title other than a few facts released by the company during their press conference announcing the game. The game takes place inside of a high security prison...
After the surprise release of Art Style: Orbient on WiiWare last week the in North America, it will probably come as no surprise to discover that more of the GBA series of bit Generations games should find their way to WiiWare. The question is which ones will make it first?
Worry not inquisitive reader as the Australian OFLC ratings body has...
It's only been a few days since the game's announcement, but the official site for Cave Story is now live.
At the moment, the site includes some screenshots, wallpapers, information, and even a blog which will be updated regularly with news about Cave Story and other things. The game's creator, Pixel, even responds to some of the blog posts in Japanese! The game is expected to be launched on..
Shortly ater the recent press conference in Japan, Nintendo released a few lists of upcoming games. While they already announced their new DS and Wii games, they didn't announce any WiiWare games during the conference, which means that the WiiWare list would most likely be very interesting.
As it turns out, it is - a whopping 50 WiiWare titles by...
Although the following press release contains the word 'casual' far too many times for our liking, we have to admit we're pretty optimistic about RealNetworks' Boingz. A WiiWare exclusive that promises to captivate players with bendy little creatures and unique motion sensitive gameplay, this game might just give World of Goo a run for its money. See below the fold for some screenshots from this upcoming game.
Boingz to soon be available as Real’s first WiiWare title SAN FRANCISCO - October 3, 2008 - From Nintendo’s Fall Media Summit, digital entertainment services provider RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced Boingz, its first WiiWare g..
Sega has now gone live with the official site for their upcoming WiiWare title Let's Catch. The game will simulate a real life game of catch in which the player uses the Wii Remote to simulate both the throwing and catching of the ball. The game will also feature several challenges that up to 4 players can take part in that range from trying to throw the ball with the highest velocity to target challenges. There's even a game of Hot Potato where the potato is actually a time bomb. You don't want to be the one to catch the bomb when the timer reaches "0" obviously. According to the official site, the game will feature full Mii support and will retail for 1000 Wii Points.
We got a pleasant surprise in a recent press release sent to us from Nintendo. Aside from all the other news such as Wii Music, a new Punch-Out!!, and Sin & Punishment 2 which are coming to the Wii there was also some fresh info about WiiWare for a change!
We knew all about Tetris Party, Strong Bad Episode 3 and World of Goo, but we were surprised to hear confirmation that the rumour that the..
Here’s an interesting press release we received today from a company called YUKE’s Company of America about their upcoming WiiWare game BPM Racing:
BPM Racing Gets the Green Light YUKE'S Company of America To Bring Innovative Rhythm Racing Title To WiiWare CHICAGO - Sept. 30, 2008 YUKE'S Company of America, the U.S. publishing arm of Japanese game developer YUKE'S Company Limited, today..
Our good friend Luc Bernard has just sent word that the WiiWare version of Eternity's Child will be slightly delayed due to difficulty in porting the game over from the PC version. Luc has told us that Alten8, the publisher of the WiiWare version of the game, has someone working on the project full time in order to get it ready for release hopefully by the end of the year.
He's also told us that the WiiWare version of Eternity's Child will have an added Challenge Mode where players can play through levels that were created by gamers using the PC version's level...
Good news for all you Goo fans out there. 2D Boy has just announced that they've submitted their upcoming WiiWare title World of Goo to Nintendo for approval. If the game passes approval, they should have a release date soon. It would seem that the game is still on track for an October release date.
There's been no more word yet on the possibility of a European retail release of World of Goo, but..
It would seem from the current issue of Famitsu magazine that Kemco is in the process of bringing their popular mobile phone rpg series Sorcery Sword over to the WiiWare service. The game is tentatively titled Sorcery Blade and has a radically different look to it than previous mobile releases in the series.
As you can see from the screenshots, the...
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..
With the summer coming to an end, it is rather thoughtful of Konami to provide a WiiWare game which lets the player enjoy all the fun of the seaside without even stepping out of their front door! Sandy Beach is a 3D sandcastle simulation which lets players use the Wii Remote to sculpt their own miniature structure.
Vermin may seek to destroy your castle but you can enter “crab mode” to inflict..
The guys at Bplus were kind enough to supply us with some new screenshots for Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint which you can find in our gallery below. In addition to that you can discover more about the various ‘fantasies’ on offer in this interesting looking puzzler coming soon to WiiWare.
Haunted Wood Fantasy The haunted wood is a scary place full of creepy things that gives you a healthy amount..
World of Goo has been one of the most heavily-anticipated WiiWare titles since it was first announced. 2-D Boy has just released a news item on their official web site stating that the PC version of the game has just gone gold and will likely see a release during the first week of November. What's great about this news is that they have also...
It looks like another puzzler will be making its way onto the WiiWare service next week. Ralph Egas of Abstraction Games has personally told WiiWare World that their first WiiWare title Potpourrii will be released on the US WiiWare service on Monday, September 15 and will cost 800 Wii points.
You can also check out the interview we recently...
Prepare to be amazed - Groovin' Blocks was announced for WiiWare today, but is already being released in the US next Monday.
The game, developed by Empty Clip Studios, is a music-based puzzle game. Combining the rhythm genre (Judging by the song selection screenshot, it will have indie songs) with a falling block puzzler (It seems to be in the style...
Studio Walljump, a start-up developer recently contacted us about their upcoming WiiWare game, called Liight. And no, that's not a typo in the title.
The studio is apparently founded by a former Nintendo artist, which should grab your attention. Liight appears to be some kind of puzzle game, and the developer is pretty confident that it will find...
Shin'en Multimedia, developers of acclaimed titles such as Nanostray 1&2 on the DS have provided WiiWare World with 9 screenshots of their upcoming WiiWare game Fun! Fun! Minigolf. It’s all looking pretty snazzy we have to say, this is on our watch-with-interest list. See below the fold for the screenshots. Here’s more info about the...
It would seem that the impending release of Bomberman Blast can't be too far away now that Hudson has sent out an official press release for their upcoming WiiWare title. Bomberman fans should be pleased that all of the unique and intense multi-player action will be returning in this newest rendition of the classic series. You can take a look at the press release below, along with some new screenshots of the game in action.
Hudson have also launched the...
Gamers anxious to get their hands on Alien Crush Returns may not have to wait much longer. Hudson has just sent out an official press release regarding the impending WiiWare release of the game. You can take a look at the press release below, along with three brand new screenshots of the game in action.
Hudson Entertainment, the North American...
For those of our readers who enjoyed Strong Bad episode 1, you will no doubt be itching to hear more about episode 2 in the series ‘Strong Badia the Free’. Worry not today we can reveal 8 new images and the official trailer for the second installment.
When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town's totally unfair email tax, he's placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful..
Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games, has just sent out a press release announcing that their new WiiWare rhythm title Helix is coming to the US WiiWare service this coming Monday August 25th. You can check out the press release below and you can also check out the telephone interview we did with Ed back in June.
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As hinted the other day in our news on the Home Sweet Home trailer, Canadian developers Big Blue Bubble are soon to be releasing a sports game. We really should have been able to guess which sport this would be given their nationality, but the press release below confirms it! Soon Hockey Allstar Shootout will be coming to WiiWare.
It would seem that Square-Enix isn't focusing all of their attention on RPGs these days with their recent announcement that they'll be publishing the European release of Space Invaders Get Even. Square Enix Ltd. has just issued a press release regarding the upcoming European release of their Space Invaders Get Even title on the WiiWare service.
Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix®..
Polish developer Bloober Team recently sent us four new pieces of artwork from their new point-and-click action title Last Flight which you can see below.
The game takes place on a passenger airline where gamers can take control of either American chef Larry Adelman or Romanian dhampir Anna. Your task is to basically fight and slay the many vampires that have overrun the plane. The catch is you can..
If you've ever wanted to be an interior designer, now is your chance. Big Blue Bubble Games is getting set to release their new interior decorating game Home Sweet Home onto the WiiWare service and we can safely say that there's not another game like this available for the Wii console, that's for sure.
In Home Sweet Home, you are given the task of...
Well for all those of you out there who have been patiently awaiting Luc Bernard's upcoming WiiWare title Eternity's Child, our friend Luc has just sent word that the Eternity's Child Demo is now up on Steam. Luc also sent along a personal message for the fans as well.
The EC demo is out, so people can test it out. The demo level won't be in the...
You'll have to forgive us for going a bit Mega Man crazy here at WiiWare World, but this game has got us seriously excited!
We were having a quick snoop around the Japanese site for the upcoming WiiWare title Mega Man 9 (known as Rockman in Japan) and we happened upon this rather interesting image, which should have fans of the series weeping tears of utter joy: Yes indeedy – it’s the store..
We already know that Hudson's Tetris Party will support the Wii Fit Balance Board as well as Wii Remote 'point and shoot' control. Couple that together with online play and 18 different game modes to choose from and what you have is a fairly impressive Tetris package overall.
We still don't have a firm release date for Tetris Party, but Hudson has said to expect the game sometime this Fall. You can..
Hudson has kindly informed us that its interactive fish tank game My Aquarium is due for release sometime this month.
In order to get you all excited, the company has also produced a new trailer for English-speaking markets. It's down there, below the next paragraph. Are we good to you or what? As you can see the game is set to feature all kinds of fishy goings-on and could end up being something..
Space Invaders Get Even is about to give the phrase "sold separately" a whole new meaning. We announced in our last Space Invaders Get Even news article that, while the game would only cost you 500 Wii Points, it would only buy you the basic game package with additional game content made available at an extra cost. Taito has just released more information to help clear up any questions regarding this additional downloadable content.
The main game package, aptly named the Starter Pack, will cost you 500 Wii Points and will feature the first level of the game along with the basic UFO. There will then be three additio..
Here's a cheeky little press release about a game called Tumblebugs which is said to be coming to WiiWare later this year. As you will see from the screenshots below this is pretty much a Zuma / Actionloop clone. Happy days eh?
Wildfire and Gameshastra announce deal to deliver Tumblebugs on WiiWare Today Hyderabad and Los Angeles based Gameshastra announces an agreement to create the Wii version..
Don't look now, but the Mega Man 9 news just keeps getting better and better. Now fans of the game's soundtrack are in luck, as not one but two Mega Man 9 soundtracks are coming out in Japan later this year courtesy of Inti Creates.
The first soundtrack, due out on September 12th, will feature the original soundtrack music taken directly from the game itself. This disc will feature a whopping 35..
Capcom seems to be taking this trip down memory lane with their upcoming WiiWare Mega Man 9 game quite seriously. Not only will the game have 8-bit sound effects and visuals, but now Capcom is saying that this new Mega Man title will also have the same flicker that plagued many a game during the 8-bit era. About the only thing left for Capcom to do would be to require the player to jiggle the Wii Remote much the same way NES carts had to be jiggled to get the games to boot up on the loose contacts inside the NES cartridge slot. (We hope they don't take it quite that far, however)
After the debacle of the Virtual Console releases in the US this week, I realize that this news will be taken with a grain of salt, but here goes anyway. Telltale Games have just released a press announcement stating that their upcoming WiiWare title Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People will hit the WiiWare service on August 11, 2008. The first of five episodes entitled "Homestar Ruiner" will be the first to see a release on the service.
Below is the official press release that gives some good details about this upcoming release. As usual, we'll have more information on the game as soon a..
Since our interview with Jesse Lowther, lead designer and CEO of Medaverse Studios way back in February this year, you would be forgiven for thinking that Gravitronix is never going to come out. After all, normally by now we’d expect to see some screenshots or PR hype.
Worry not readers, Medaverse just had their Alpha Night and it seems all is well in Gravitronix land: Tonight was our first REAL..
Abstraction Games has released the official trailer for their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Potpourrii. While the video is fairly short, it at least gives some indication of how the game is played.
Potpourrii is set in an old tree stump where you must take control of the spirit cannon and use it to help the tiny leprechauns restore strength to the magic tree. There are four different spirits, each..
Not many people seem to be aware that the upcoming WiiWare title Eternity’s Child actually started life as a mobile phone game. It was never officially released but creator Luc Bernard has put it on his site as a free download. What a kindly gent he is.
Eternity's Child: The Lost Chapter (snappy title, eh?) showcases a gorgeous artstyle, with lovely hand drawn 2D visuals. If you’re sufficiently..
It seems that there's more good news for Space Invaders fans inside the newest issue of Japanese game magazine Famitsu. According to several scans from the magazine, Space Invaders Get Even will only cost a paltry 500 Wii Points when it hits the WiiWare service. Of course there could be a catch to that. The magazine also confirms that there will be downloadable stages available that could cost you additional Wii Points. Despite this minor catch, 500 Wii Points is still a great deal for the basic game.
In another fun twist for classic shooter fans, gamers will also have the option of pl..
Hudson announced Tetris Party some time ago and although we’d heard rumours of Balance Board compatibility, it hasn’t actually been confirmed until now.
The game is set for release in Autumn (or 'Fall' if you're of the North American persuasion) and will also include online play, 'point and shoot' wiimote control and 18 different games modes, 10 of which will be all-new variations on the core..
Cracking news, Gromit! Everyone’s favourite plastcine duo are to star in a series of adventures thanks to those kind chaps at Telltale games, and although we’re probably getting ahead of ourselves here, it’s highly likely that the platform for these episodic escapades is going to be WiiWare.
Called Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Adventures, the...
Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games and producer for their upcoming WiiWare title Helix, has just released a new developer interview video in which he answers many of the common questions that are being asked about Helix. You might remember that we did an interview with Ed last month about the game and this video is more of an extension of that.
In the video, Ed explains exactly how the game plays as..
It seems that after three long decades of being picked on by arcade gamers, the Space Invaders have finally had enough. Now they're fighting back and you get to take control of the invaders themselves this time around.
Taito has recently announced their upcoming WiiWare title Space Invaders Get Even to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Space Invaders. It's hard to believe it's been that long since..
Legendary Japanese game developer Marvelous Entertainment have recently announced a co-publishing deal with XSEED Games to distribute their titles in both the US and Europe. Marvelous are best known for their association with the long-running Harvest Moon series of games.
In a recent interview with Siliconera , Marvelous confirmed that they are in fact currently working on a downloadable title for..
We got a press release about a new game for WiiWare today by the name of Big Kahuna Party. It’s the first we have heard of this game, or indeed the developers Reflexive Entertainment so we really don’t know what to expect from this one yet. It appears to be a multiplayer underwater puzzle game.
See below the fold for the screenshots we currently have and as ever let your thoughts be known!..