It's almost been five years since Super Smash Bros. Melee hit the GameCube, and people are still maddeningly addicted to its frantic, four-player bash-athons. We've got quite a wait until Brawl makes its way to Wii (sometime in 2007, ugh), but at least new screens are pouring out of Nintendo on a regular basis.
The game's official site, www.smashbros.com, has posted 11 new, sword-studded images for your aching eyes to soak in. Game Director Masahiro Sakurai also states that updates may be few
We've rustled up a barrage of screens for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, Sega's simian puzzler for Wii, with some great views of the newest addition to the ape action - the enormous end-level bosses. You'll also catch a peek of some of the party games, like Monkey Baseball.
We won't waste time distracting you with words, so point your peepers down and have a peek at this collection of new screenshots.
Earlier this month, we reported on Nintendo's corporate briefing that touched on Wii launch dates, pricing and a few DS tidbits as well. Now, that entire meeting has been transcribed for everyone's reading pleasure - but who wants to read the entire thing? Luckily, our sister site Next Generation has shaken the meeting down into 20 key points you need to know.
Head here for the details. One of the more interesting points we came across was Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's comments on software
The man with the mile-long title, Corporate Vice President of Entertainment and Devices Division for Microsoft Peter Moore, commented on the new developments in controller technology fueled by the Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 innovations in several recent interviews.
After spending some time with the Wii-mote, Moore reacted favorably, telling Reuters, "Sonic was almost built for the controller because it was so intuitive." Later, in an interview with Gamertag Radio, he gave Nintendo credit for
Konami's first game for the Wii is Elebits. The publisher has now released its first movie for the game, and while it doesn't contain any gameplay footage, it sets up the story and world for this unique-looking new title. The elebits are tiny, fat creatures that live in the world and provide energy for humans - to cook food with, in the example in the new movie. They scamper around, creating mischief... it's all a bit too cute, in fact. Find out for yourself by clicking the Movies tab above and
Friday 16 June 2006
The design of Wii's controller may not yet be final, according to a comment from Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo legend and everyone's honorary uncle.
"We're still debating on the area of how many buttons to use," Miyamoto told Japanese gaming mag Famitsu. It may sound crazy to suggest the possibility of a modification of the Wii-mote after it's already been introduced so successfully to the worldwide gaming community, but remember - it's just the number of buttons, and it's
Hot on the back wheels of today's DS shots, here's a few new screens from Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam for Wii. You may be relieved to know that none of them feature pictures of hip, smiling people waving Wii controllers.
The visuals are more in line with the traditional Tony games, unlike the cel-shaded DS installments. What's not so traditional, of course, is the control - you'll be wielding the Wii remote to guide your skater, as with Excite Truck, by holding it sideways in both hands. Jolting
We got our hands on a video of Rayman Raving Rabbids that proves, beyond the shadow of doubt, that rabbits are ill-equipped to play soccer. Why Ubisoft thought we needed a video to make that point, we're not sure (bunnies are typically smaller than a soccer ball, after all), but it's fun nonetheless. Click here to peep the
It's been a busy week for Wii news, as Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's Wednesday presentation let loose a barrage of company updates. Chief among them were the announcement of a Wii Pokemon title and possible price point for downloadable Virtual Console software, but if you missed out, our companion site Next-Gen.biz has compiled it all into one easy source.
Just head here to get up to speed with everything Nintendo.
The Wii remote won't be the only way gamers will be able to interact with Nintendo's new console, as the games giant has vowed to make any sort of controller to suit any type of game.
"If the game requires a peripheral, then we'll supply a peripheral - it's all about the end user's experience and that's the top priority for us," Katsuya Eguchi, creator of Wii Sports, said during a recent