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.
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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
Wii games could retail for $50 according to electronic super store Best Buy.
Three games - Red Steel, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Mario Galaxy - are listed in the Wii section of the Best Buy website, each with the release date of December 1, 2006, and a price tag of
Thursday 8 June 2006
Gamers will be able to play retro games for as little as £2.50 on Wii according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
Speaking at a Japanese marketing event, Iwata revealed that Wii's Virtual Console games - which will allow gamers to download and play old titles on the console - won't seriously damage gamers' wallets. Games will be priced at 500 yen and 1,000 yen, which works out roughly as £2.50 and £5.
The success of Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade has
Sega has revealed that it is working on a new game for Wii, which is currently going under the title of Bleach.
The game will be based on the anime series of the same name, which focuses on the exploits of the flame-haired Ichigo Kurosaki, a 15-year-old high school student with the ability to see ghosts. The Bleach comic series is currently one of the most popular in the US, with its collected volumes often reaching the graphic novel Top Ten
It's amazing how a room full of suits and PowerPoint presentations can excite people the world over - Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has announced that Wii's launch date will be revealed in September, and you can expect a final price-point to be named around the same time. The news came during Nintendo's Management Policy Briefing in Japan
Word out of France today says that Super Smash Bros. Brawl director Masashiro Sakurai has shaken up the roster for Nintendo's next superstar beatdown. Joining the cast are Bowser Jr. (most recently seen in New Super Mario Bros.), the cartoony Wind Waker version of Link and Samus' longtime, pterodactyl nemesis,
Wednesday 7 June 2006
Nintendo is anticipating a fairly painless Wii launch in terms of the impact it has on the Japanese gaming giant's earnings, while Sony expects heavy losses from the outset.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told a press conference that he can't "promise [Nintendo] won't have even a one yen loss" but the company is not expecting an enormous loss.
Iwata believes that if Nintendo meets its six-million-console sales target and a 17-million-software-unit sales target before
Monday 5 June 2006
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has declared that, with Wii, the company is "not working on a next-generation console", but Sony and Microsoft are with PS3 and Xbox 360. Iwata explained that the phrase next-generation "implies that the console is an extension of previous instalments", while Wii is a completely new machine.
Iwata, talking to the Japanese news service Tec On!, revealed that Nintendo took the decision to create a completely new way of gaming as it was the only
In an interview with Japanese news outlet Nikkei BP, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata pulled yet another proverbial rabbit out of his increasingly tricky Wii hat, revealing that an Internet-connected Wii will be able to download game demos for your DS passively overnight. Iwata said:
"Let's say your Wii is connected to the Internet in a mode that allows activation on a 24-hour basis. This would allow Nintendo to send monthly promotional demos for the DS, during the night, to the Wii consoles in each