It's amazing how a room full of suits and PowerPoint presentations can excite people the world over - Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has announced that Wii's launch date will be revealed in September, and you can expect a final price-point to be named around the same time. The news came during Nintendo's Management Policy Briefing in Japan
Word out of France today says that Super Smash Bros. Brawl director Masashiro Sakurai has shaken up the roster for Nintendo's next superstar beatdown. Joining the cast are Bowser Jr. (most recently seen in New Super Mario Bros.), the cartoony Wind Waker version of Link and Samus' longtime, pterodactyl nemesis,
Wednesday 7 June 2006
Nintendo is anticipating a fairly painless Wii launch in terms of the impact it has on the Japanese gaming giant's earnings, while Sony expects heavy losses from the outset.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told a press conference that he can't "promise [Nintendo] won't have even a one yen loss" but the company is not expecting an enormous loss.
Iwata believes that if Nintendo meets its six-million-console sales target and a 17-million-software-unit sales target before
Monday 5 June 2006
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has declared that, with Wii, the company is "not working on a next-generation console", but Sony and Microsoft are with PS3 and Xbox 360. Iwata explained that the phrase next-generation "implies that the console is an extension of previous instalments", while Wii is a completely new machine.
Iwata, talking to the Japanese news service Tec On!, revealed that Nintendo took the decision to create a completely new way of gaming as it was the only
In an interview with Japanese news outlet Nikkei BP, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata pulled yet another proverbial rabbit out of his increasingly tricky Wii hat, revealing that an Internet-connected Wii will be able to download game demos for your DS passively overnight. Iwata said:
"Let's say your Wii is connected to the Internet in a mode that allows activation on a 24-hour basis. This would allow Nintendo to send monthly promotional demos for the DS, during the night, to the Wii consoles in each
Friday 2 June 2006
Wii will appear in UK shops around 6 November, according to sources at Nintendo. Standard release dates usually hit a Friday in the UK, suggesting that Nintendo's next-generation console could appear on either 3 November or 10 November, at least seven days before Sony's PlayStation 3.
If the rumour - first mentioned on the website of UK tech mag T3 - is correct, and given the planned price of £150 for Wii, this could prove to be a kick in the chips for the launch of
The annual Game Critics Award winners have finally been released, much to the elation and delight of the winners and the certain soul-crushing dismay of those who didn't quite take home the trophy. We would mention how surprised we are that Excite Truck managed to pull in best racing game honors or that Wii Sports has trumped publisher Electronic Arts' sports dynasties Madden and NCAA Football, as well as the NBA 2K series from 2K Sports - but given that Wii managed to pull in best of show, it
As we've already reported, Metal Gear superstar Solid Snake has thrown his bandana into the four-player fray. The sneaky spy is going up against Nintendo's best and brightest sometime next year in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but we can certainly start sharing new screens right away.
We know that Snake won't be bringing any rocket launchers or firearms to the battle, but his close-quarters prowess and packed explosives should still give him the edge.
There are also a few new images of newcomers
It's looking increasingly likely that you'll be able to map your face - at least, in cartoon form - into Wii games. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that the caricatures used for the Wii Tennis E3 demo were more than just a publicity stunt.
At Nintendo's recent pre-E3 conference, the tennis game from Wii Sports was demoed using “cartoonalikes” of Nintendo honchos Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime as the onscreen tennis players. When recently asked whether this
Friday 26 May 2006
A Singstar-style game could be on its way to Wii after it emerged that Nintendo has registered the domain name, wiikaraoke.com.
While Nintendo hasn't confirmed any plans for such a game, it wouldn't be at all surprising to see a karaoke title released for Wii - the success of Sony's Singstar has demonstrated that an invitation to croon is an excellent way of getting the whole family interested in games.
The possible existence of a singalong game has also sparked speculation