Konami has released the first shots from its debut Wii game - Elebits - and you can see the premiere pictorial treats by clicking the images tab at the top of this very page.
Set in a world where the sole source of power comes from the electrified Elebits, players are tasked with rounding up the cute, but highly-charged, little tinkers - a troublesome task given their reluctance to be captured and their enthusiasm for making
Nintendo has just announced the price for its upcoming console Wii, and as expected, it's exceptionally cheaper than the competition. According to Nintendo, Wii "will not exceed $250 in America or 25,000 yen in Japan," and a similar low price will follow in Europe.
It's long been suspected that Wii, with its relatively weak graphics and super-compact size, would launch at a significantly lower price than the $600 PlayStation 3 or $400 Xbox 360. And with Nintendo promising nothing over $250,
We got some curious footage of the Rayman development team apparently under siege by nefarious rabbits - or rather, "rabbids." We'd heard that Rayman Raving Rabbids was about bunnies wreaking havoc on the Rayman world, but we had no idea that they had escaped the development environment to harass real, flesh-and-blood people in France.
We've picked up a few new screens of these hateful hares in their "natural" digital environment (which Ubisoft has confirmed is Wii along with "current and
Thursday 25 May 2006
Nintendo has announced the launch price for Wii for the US and Japan but sadly hasn't revealed how much the console will cost in Europe or the UK.
In a statement released today, is was revealed that the price of Wii "will not exceed $250 in America or 25,000 yen in Japan" but all that was said about the European launch was that it will have a "similar, affordable price".
To give you a bit of guide how much it could be, $250 works out at £134 while 25,000 yen is
Thursday 25 May 2006
When Nintendo announced that its next-gen console would be called Wii - instead of its long-standing codename, Revolution - it wasn't just the unsuspecting gaming world that found it hard to swallow. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Zelda, thought it was all a bit odd as well.
Like most people he was quite happy with the original name. Talking to cnn.com he revealed that he felt that "the name Revolution was very appropriate to what we were doing".
This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo held more than its share of surprises - however, there are few in this year's Game Critics Award nominee list, released today. We're not sure how Heavenly Sword ended up in the Fighting game category when God of War II is Action/Adventure (the GamesRadar US ballot had them both in A/A), but overall, this is an excellent list of this year's best of the best of the best - at least at this point in their development cycles.
The graphically astonishing
No one was all that surprised when Super Smash Bros. Brawl was confirmed for Wii a few weeks ago - it was a foregone conclusion that the biggest GameCube game would return. What we didn't expect, however, was the choice selection of additional fighters, including fan-favorites Metaknight and
It's official: the unbridled success of prime-time TV show Lost is slated to spread to consoles, handhelds, and Windows in 2007. No longer will we only be able to interact with the bizarre tribulations of our favorite mysterious island-dwellers (sorry, Survivor) by muddling about the Lost websites. Attempting to capture the multifaceted, character-driven plot of the television show, developer Ubisoft Montreal is looking forward to the challenging task of adapting it to the video game
E3. It's the biggest, loudest, most surprising video gaming convention of the entire year, a cacophony of madness that overloads at least three of your senses - sometimes four, unfortunately.
It's naturally packed with more games than any one gamer could ever hope to possess and play, but that's where we come in. We've spent hours first playing each and every one we could and then arguing to the brink of violence about which was best. Then, we made lists for
Still longing to pop bubbles for hours on end? All you Wii owners-to-be will rejoice at Majesco's decision to bring Bust-A-Move Revolution to the console early next year.
We're not sure why such a simple puzzle game would require that much lead time, but Majesco's promising to "maximize the intuitive nature of the Wii controller." With Bust-A-Move. Even if it plays exactly the same as the countless other versions, we'll still be inclined to give the super-cutesy blob-buster a wand wave or