Monday 7 August 2006
Interweb speculation is mounting that Nintendo is planning to unveil several new Wii games at this month's Leipzig Games Convention, with a sequel to Mario Smash Football being mentioned as the most likely candidate for a debut Wii appearance.
After the success of the original Mario Smash Football, it would come as no great surprise that Nintendo would want to deliver a follow-up.
Other murmurings suggest that Nintendo's NES platformer, Kid Icarus, is also scheduled for a
Master Chief brings a wicked Ryu
Obviously, we're kidding - he probably couldn't work the joystick through that armor. However, we can point you toward the next best thing. Our man inside tells us that a huge chunk of the Halo 3 dev team just registered to participate in the world finals of the EVO2006 gaming tournament, taking place in Las Vegas this August 18-20. We're guessing they're most interested in Dead or Alive 4 than Street Fighter, but there are six different ass-kicking simulators
Friday 4 August 2007
Yesterday we announced that Ubisoft was in the process of developing a total of seven games for Nintendo's Wii. Well, it seems we can add another one to that list in the shape of Prince of Persia.
However, there seems to be some confusion over its inclusion, even within Ubisoft itself. After yesterday's story, an entirely different press release was posted on Ubisoft's French website, which included a Prince of Persia Wii game for 2007.
This surprised the American branch
Wanna be a Hobbit?
Remember Lord of the Rings Online? Given that there are now more MMOs than there are Korean citizens, we'd forgive you for forgetting, but never fear - it's still on the way. Developer Turbine (Dungeons & Dragons Online) has 125,000 willing Middle-earth addicts lined up already to be beta testers, but they say there's room for more still. If you want to apply, head to the official website and let them know. Be warned of two things: You're going to need a beefy PC to run the
Publisher Ubisoft's already committed gangster-shooter Red Steel and platformer Rayman Raving Rabbids for Nintendo's next console, but today the games giant confirmed it'll have seven titles out at launch... which is still firmly locked as an Octnovemberish time period. The newly announced games are as
So this puts us up to about 50 or 60 thousand videos pertaining to Ubisoft's upcoming Rayman Raving Rabbids game, but we still get a little chuckle every time the annoying little critters wail with their blood-red eyes. Our two new videos provide evidence that these albino monstrosities can neither milk cows nor close doors behind them - we're not clear on what these limitations have to do with, oh, the game, but they're fun enough distractions.
Hit the movies tab up above, and then perhaps go
Been to an arcade in the past 20 years? You've likely seen some form of city-razing Rampage tucked away, begging for people to plunk quarters into its empty stomach. The point is, you've probably played it before - even a lot. Well, you're getting yet another chance this winter with a new mutation of Total Destruction - on the
Thursday 3 August 2006
Ubisoft's North American President Laurent Detoc, has made it clear just how much his company loves Wii, stating that he expects Nintendo's new console to have a large audience and market. "The first time I picked up that sucker I couldn't stop playing it," he said.
Detoc's company intends to capitalise on this success as it has seven games currently in development for Wii including the shooter Red Steel and Rayman Raving Rabbids.
This is great news for prospective Wii
We can afford Wii games
Nintendo has told GamesIndustry.biz that game pricing will be "broadly in line" with the current generation. While ignoring that lines are sharp - and not broad - this basically implies that Wii games will be $50, just like GameCube games, while leaving Nintendo room to charge you $60 for the next Zelda if it wants
We'll be the first to stand up and shout down all the rabid Sonic fanboys who say the franchise hasn't slid into desperate times. The past few games (and associated spin-offs) have been pretty damn sad, but Sega's first Wii attempt might be worth a look - so please, have a peek at our new shots of the Arabian-themed