Did anyone ever actually sit back during a game of Super Monkey Ball and wonder what those entombed monkeys did in their spare time? Didn't think so. Looks like we're gonna find out anyway, as Adventure breaks them free from their floating puzzle trays and sets them loose in a full 3D quest to save monkey kind. Right.
Main monkey AiAi is still trapped inside the same globular prison as always, but instead of directing him to a well-defined goal, you'll lead him through vast, open-ended worlds
Wednesday 10 May 2006
After all the talk, after all the pre-show conferences, after all the trailers and all the hype, E3 is finally open. And we're here!
Yes, the vast LA Conference Centre has finally opened its doors and we are on the floor of the show itself, ready to bring you all of the breaking news, ready with informative and informed hands-on reports and ready with plenty of footage, right from the heart of
Wednesday 10 May 2006
While Wii and DS might have dominated the Nintendo conference, the good old GameCube hasn't been forgotten, not when the very first news and screens for the previously unseen Super Paper Mario have unfolded in our hands.
Already described by our very own, highly excitable Matt Cundy as "even more papery than ever before," Nintendo is promising that the game will once again dance between the dimensions, feature eight separate worlds and allow you to take control of both
Wednesday 10 May 2006
With just hours to go until this year's E3 games show officially opens for business in Los Angeles, GamesRadar has managed to obtain an exclusive sneak preview of the show floor. As you can see from these photos, many of the stands are still under construction - including those for PlayStation 3 and Wii, both of which will be playable on the show floor.
The Sony and Nintendo areas sit side-by-side in the LA Convention Centre's massive West Hall and are the focal points of
At the Nintendo press conference, Nintendo showcased a huge number of new Wii games. We've broken them out and given short descriptions so you'll be as up to speed as anyone who actually got the chance to go.
Super Mario Galaxy
A new Wii adventure for the legendary plumber (below). The gameplay showed Mario flying through space and performing all new attacks, and even walking upside down on the underside of the level. He also hit a boss' bullets back at him - and the clear idea was that you do
In this morning's press conference, Nintendo announced there will be two versions of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess shipping. One will be for the GameCube, the other a specifically-tuned game designed to make use of Wii's newfangled remote control. The current-gen, GameCube version will be the same game, but without the new controller
Tuesday 9 May 2006
Nintendo has today confirmed that three of its biggest name games are due to appear on Wii in the shape of Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and a special Wii version of Zelda: Twilight Princess. But it has also refused to say anything on the cost of the new machine, its launch line-up or the release date, except that it would be "more fun for less money" and appear before the end of 2006.
While some of the specific details that we were all hoping for went
Nintendo's press conference wasn't all about Wii. Here are all the brand new DS games the company showed off today.
Mario Hoops 3 on 3
DS basketball with extremely impressive graphics and fast action.
A 3D shooter, of course, that features the further adventures of Fox McCloud and crew.
Elite Beat Agents
A comical musical action game. We have bigger impressions of this one on the way.
Yoshi's Island 2
A sequel to the Super Nintendo and GBA classic. Visually, it looks almost
Pretty soon, you'll be able to play the entire Cartoon Network lineup of new-to-America anime. Granted, many of these games aren't too hot (Inuyasha, for one), but the last One Piece game surprised us all by being a mindless-but-fun pirate
Microsoft's Xbox 360 has become the latest name added to an almost endless list of machines that Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is set to be released for. We could give you the full roster, but it's easier to say that, come September, the only ones missing out will be the PS3, Wii and Gizmondo.
And to coincide with the September release of the Game Boy Advance, Gamecube, Nintendo DS, PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox and now Xbox 360 versions, LucasArts is planning all manner of marketing