Friday 15 September 2006
Wii games will be priced between £35 and £40, and there will be between 15 and 20 third-party games available when Wii launches in the UK on 8 December.
Wii launch games will include Red Steel, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Need for Speed Carbon, Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, Nintendo confirmed at its European Wii conference
Friday 15 September 2006
Nintendo's Wii console will cost £180 and will launch in the UK on 8 December, Nintendo has finally confirmed at today's European Wii event in London.
Coming a week after the Japanese launch and three weeks after the console is released in the US, for your £180 the Wii pack will include one Wii-mote control, one Nunchuck attachment and a copy of Wii Sports.
Wii's other features include interactive news and weather channels - updated constantly through the
Yeah, we appreciate your attention. We know that the big story today is the Nintendo Wii, so we're not going to bog you down with lots of fluff. Hell, there simply isn't much else to talk about, truth told. Microsoft sent out an embarrassing press release that we deleted without really reading - that may as well have been titled "Remember us! We're here!" Like we'd forget the 360 right as it starts to rock. Why attention whore on Nintendo's big day?
On that note, here are our big
Even though Nintendo's trying to convince us that the future of gaming is all about simplicity, it's still loading Wii full of new, multimedia features. When you power up the console on November 19, the easy-to-use Wii Channels menu will greet you and your whole family (or roommates... or lonely couch) with open arms.
Each channel is represented by a small thumbnail image that represents the kind of content you're about to access. Overall, the idea behind the Wii Channel system is that anyone
Resident Evil: Umbrella Corp Chronicles is the confirmed title for the Wii's own dose of zombie-blasting action, and will use the Wii-mote to offer a lightgun style of gameplay. Familiar faces and locations will return, with Umbrella Corp Chronicles filling in the plot gaps between the events of Code Veronica and Resident Evil 4.
Fans should remember previous RE shooter adventures - the lackluster Survivor and Dead Aim - as big disappointments, so we hope Umbrella Corp Chronicles will be more
Nintendo has confirmed 15 games for Wii's American launch on November 19, including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Red Steel and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz.
We've been lucky enough to play the majority of these games at this year's E3 and the recent Leipzig Games Convention, including Rayman Raving Rabbids, WarioWare Smooth Moves and Super Monkey Ball, so why not check out our previews?
Below is the full list of games headed for Wii's US
Nintendo let some small tidbits of info slip today on the upcoming Wii version of Big Brain Academy... and while they haven't officially announced a release date, we believe it will be released during the expansive "launch window" for Wii (sometime between the launch date of November 19 and the end of the year, December 31). We've got one screen and few scant details in the
It's not every day that the president of a videogame company decides that he wants to explain his new console to you - but it's not every day that a company creates a console like Wii. So Satoru Iwata has interviewed his own creators to explain, in his words, "Why is Wii the way it is? What kind of idea was the basis for the development of Wii?"
In the first interview of a three-part series, he talks to Genyo Takeda, head of Nintendo's research and development division and coordinator of the
At a press conference in New York this morning, Nintendo confirmed the juicy details you've been dying to know: Wii will ship in the United States on November 19 for a retail price of $249.99 - and surprisingly, Japan won't get the machine until December 2.
Your $250 buys you the console, one controller, one Nunchuk (yes, that's the trademarked name for the wired analog-stick attachment), the cables to connect it to your television, and - refreshing in this day and age - a pack-in game. Wii
Nintendo's Wii will feature an interactive weather map updated with info from across the globe, an up-to-date news 'channel' accessible from the console's main screen, and will enable you to browse the internet on your TV.
To see these eye-opening special features in action, check out these Nintendo links: the official Japanese Wii website (good luck), showing the weather system in use; and the Wii features lowdown on Nintendo's official site.
You can also see a huge Wii games preview that