Thursday 7 September 2006
Nintendo has reaffirmed its commitment to launching its Wii console this year in the UK, following Sony's shock announcement yesterday that the European PS3 launch is delayed until 2007.
"Wii is still heading for a Q4 release, as we've always stated. The launch is on track," Nintendo's UK representative has assured us, soothing our worries that Wii could mirror Sony's failure to provide UK gamers with PS3 this November.
"Nintendo plans to ship six million systems to
It just might solve PSP and PS3's software problems
GamesIndustry.biz reports that Sony is almost ready to roll with its PlayStation download service. According to GI - via an interview with Japanese business website NikkeiBP - the service will begin to offer downloadable PSone games this November, which just so happens to be about the same time the PS3 launches. You'll be able to stick 'em on your PS3, PC or PSP, if all goes well. Unfortunately, the company is keeping tight wraps on any
Tuesday 5 September 2006
A recent flurry of rumours over Wii's upcoming Resident Evil title include a voice actress' revelation that she has recorded lines for Jill Valentine.
As the news spread - with RE fans welcoming the return of the original survival-horror heroine - actress Tara Platt clarified that she had recorded her lines almost a year ago and wasn't sure if it was for the Xbox 360/PS3 Resident Evil 5 or a Wii title.
But talk of traditional, shambling zombies and plant-mutation
Tuesday 5 September 2006
Pro Evolution Soccer producer Shingo Takatsuka - 'Seabass' to friends and over-friendly games journalists - has declared his interest in Wii's revolutionary control system, and that he has considered bringing a version of the series to Nintendo's next console.
"Ever since I played Wii at E3 I've never stopped thinking about developing games for it," admitted Takatsuka in an online interview. "But if we developed PES on Wii and used the controller for, say, a manual
Wii may Rez-urrect popular shooter
According to several internet sites who apparently get their mail sooner than we do, the latest issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly has some great rumors about upcoming Wii games.
The first rumor is that a Wii-only follow-up to the cult-favorite PlayStation 2 shooter Rez may be in the works. Which would be phenomenal. There's no way the world-at-large - which bought over a million copies of Vivendi's awful 50-Cent game - has the class to make the sequel to a
Nintendo wins at Japan
We all know the DS is kicking ass. It has excellent games that unite everyone from oldsters to little kids, and the DS Lite is the sexiest portable system around (sorry, PSP. Maybe the new PSP - see below - will reclaim the crown.) But this past week, in Japan, Nintendo has hit another milestone: every single one of the top 10 selling games across all platforms is for the Nintendo DS. From Final Fantasy III on down, including a Brain Age sequel, Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and
Thursday 31 August 2006
Wii could be in for a rough ride as Nintendo experiences production problems with the new console's wireless, motion-sensing remote control.
Prototypes of the Wii-mote are still being tested and problems with button responsiveness, the difficulty of pressing two buttons at once and the easily damaged shell of the controller appear to have prevented Nintendo from beginning the mass production of its next console.
Although Nintendo has yet to even confirm a release date
Remakes you won't be playing
Gotta love blogs. Yes, they bring us cool news really damn fast. On the other hand, they're even less reliable than IGN. Today, Wii Fanboy posted a cropped scan of a Chinese magazine with Resident Evil for Wii on its on its cover - or so it claims. The artwork, however, is taken from the Resident Evil remake for the GameCube.
Let's stop and think about this for approximately 30 seconds. Let's begin with the source. Is Game Next - a Chinese mag we've never heard of
Red Steel stays offline
Word out of Nintendo of Europe's site - via an interview with Ubisoft's Stephanie Langlois, which you can't read, since you're not a European, have not purchased a European Nintendo game and thus have not obtained the code you need to do so - is that Red Steel won't have online play... at least, not at launch. Nintendo's online service Connect 24, which pushes new features to Wii games while you sleep (if it works, anyway) could change that... but who knows? Best to
Yakuza-style Wii launch title Red Steel had a rough ride at its E3 showing, but in interviews at last week's Leipzig Game Convention, developer Ubisoft promised that it has taken the criticisms seriously - and is busily improving the title for release.
As Wii's first original shooter, the concept of Red Steel 's gun-and-sword antics ended up being a little more exciting than the reality in its E3 showing, with tetchy controls and a slightly disappointing sword-fighting mechanic. We'd hoped to