Thursday, December 24, 2009

I got Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

Well, today my copy of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles finally arrived in the mail. Stupid mail ended up damaging the case partially, as if the package had been squashed in a mail sorting machine. USPS sucks!

Anyway, I've basically been playing it almost all day. I managed to finish the Resident Evil 2 portion of the game that has Claire Redfield & Leon Kennedy in it. It was really cool but still really tough even on normal mode. I died over ten times. At least I didn't chicken out for the Easy mode on the first playthrough of the game.

Definitely a game that you should be getting for Christmas, or soon after. And if you already have it, good job!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I got Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

I finally received my copy of Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen, aka Fatal Frame 4: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse for the Wii. It shipped from Play-Asia on Nov. 27th, and it just arrived today...almost a whole month later! I was really angry that it took so long to arrive, but I guess I can let Play-Asia slide this time.

After all last year I ordered a game and it shipped on Dec. 12th, and it still arrived just before Christmas. The economy has grown very crummy and airmail shipments are significantly impacted with delays as there are fewer flights.

Anyway I played what I guess was the intro chapter (and I don't even know Japanese). I managed to use the camera obscura on the first ghost! I can't wait for the translation patch to be out so I can fully enjoy the game!

Monday, December 14, 2009

WarioWare D.I.Y. due out March 28th and Blue & Pink Wii Remotes

Well, Nintendo released their Quarter 1 list today, and it's lacking Sin & Punishment 2. Anyway, WarioWare DIY made a surprise appearance for a release on March 28th.

Nintendo also announced that two more colors of Wii Remotes that were recently released in Japan, will be heading to US stores on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14th). It will be bundled with a WiiMotionPlus accessory like the Black Wii Remote before it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver due out March 14th

Several retailers such as are listing Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver for a March 14th release in the US.

If so, that is basically like a year after Platinum was released in the US. South Korea are getting the games as early as February 4th. So not fair!!! March is going to be a packed month of gaming...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Endless Ocean: Blue World coming Feb. 22nd

Various retailers such as & Gamefly are listing the game for February 22nd. I would say that it's probably confirmed, just have to wait for Nintendo to officially announce it. There is even a high quality final boxart:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Yakuza 3 coming to US March 2010!

SEGA set to take western gaming aficionados into the gritty underbelly of Japanese culture

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (December 8th, 2009) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that its Japanese smash hit Ryu ga Gotoku™ 3 will be officially localized for the west as Yakuza™ 3. Selling over half-a-million copies in Japan the game has established an ardent fan base in its native land and has achieved cult status with true videogame connoisseurs in the west. SEGA’s decision to bring the game to its western territories was heavily influenced by the recognition of Yakuza’s enthusiastic fan base throughout the U.S. and Europe. Yakuza 3 will be available exclusively on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in the spring of 2010.

The Yakuza series is the brainchild of Toshihiro Nagoshi, one of SEGA’s most prolific and successful internal developers. Along with the Yakuza saga, Toshihiro also created the beloved Super Monkey Ball series and has worked on other well known SEGA games such as Daytona USA, F-Zero GX, Spikeout. To this day Toshihiro still over-sees work of internal development teams to make sure his creations speak to gamers as he originally intended.

“Since its release in Japan, gamers in the west have wanted to know whether SEGA would be releasing Yakuza 3 in the west.” said Sean Ratcliffe, VP of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. “Today I’d like to tell all the Yakuza fans. We’ve heard you. We’re bringing it. Get ready for your initiation into the Japanese underworld!”

Yakuza 3 will feature full English subtitling, while retaining the outstanding voice acting from the original Japanese version of the game to create an authentic and immersive experience. The transition to the PlayStation 3 has allowed SEGA of Japan’s CS1 team to add an unprecedented level of environmental detail and realism to the game – a hallmark of the series that fans have come to expect. In this action-adventure sequel, players will take on the role of Kiryu Kazuma to explore rich and realistic environments, take part in a multitude of unique mini-games and experience the deepest combat experience in the series yet. In addition to the familiar Tokyo haunts from the first two games, fans will also discover a completely new setting on the tropical island of Okinawa where, accompanied by his adoptive daughter Haruka, Kazuma manages an orphanage. However, he is allowed no respite in this idyllic retreat and before long he is once again forced to deal with his sordid past.

For more information on Yakuza 3 please visit
Yay, I knew it was gonna come to the US eventually, though I did lose hope at one point. Too many games coming out next year that I want >o<;

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Glory of Heracles coming to US on Jan 18th!

The wonder of ancient Greece comes to life on Jan. 18, when Glory of Heracles™ launches exclusively for the portable Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems. The game marks the first in the popular Japanese Heracles series to launch in the United States.

The game is inspired by Greek mythology and written by Kazushige Nojima of Final Fantasy fame. The traditional role-playing game features an engrossing story and a robust battle system. Players can roam the countryside as they encounter new characters and gain experience, or they can visit familiar ancient settings like Athens and Sparta.

Although the plot is fictional, many of the people and places in the game are based on familiar Greek mythology. An extensive glossary provides more details about the places and characters that heroic Heracles encounters. Players will be treated to animated cut scenes on the screens of their Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi systems.

Players can opt to use the stylus or control pad and buttons to control movement in the game, while the touch screen is required to complete optional challenges used to power up spells or skills during battle.

Finally, I was wondering when this game was coming to the US. We haven't heard nothing about it since E3 earlier this year. Glad to know another game series is finally leaving Japan.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I got New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Wii Game of the Year!

If you don't own a Wii, go buy one already. Buy this game, Muramasa, and Super Mario Galaxy with it and you won't be disappointed. This is definitely my Wii game of the year besides Muramasa!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nintendo announces Zangeki no REGINLEIV (Wii), Last Window -Mayonak no Yakusoku- (DS)

Zangeki no REGINLEIV (Wii)
- Nintendo, Sandlot company
- previously known as " Dynamic Zan"
- Release Date: Feb 11, 2010
- Nintendo's first Cero D title
- Free online co-op play (max 4p)

Last Window -Mayonaka no Yakusoku- (DS)
- Nintendo, CING
- Release Date: Jan 14, 2010
- sequel of Wishroom (Hotel Dusk Room 215)
- Story is located at 1980's Los Angeles

Dynamic Slash is finally getting released next year, as well as the long awaited sequel to Hotel Dusk!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

DSi XL Coming to Japan this year, NA & Europe 2010

In Japan, Nintendo announced that another model of the DSi was being released there. The system is much bigger than the DSi, having 4 inch screens, and the size of the system has also gotten bigger, thus losing it's portability. Satoru Iwata says that this was made to combat the barrier that old people have against the DS with it's small screens.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I got Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Best Buy is having a sale on all PS3, Wii, and 360 games (sorry no DS, PS2, or PSP games). You buy 2 games $59.99 or less and get one free. Muramasa & The Conduit are for my brother for Christmas. Anyways, I hope I enjoy Ratchet & Clank! ^_^

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ignition Entertainment to publish Arc Rise Fantasia

Glendale, CA – October 22, 2009 – Ignition Entertainment Ltd., a UTV Enterprise, a worldwide publisher and developer of videogames and Marvelous Entertainment announced that Arc Rise Fantasia is releasing in Summer 2010 exclusively for the Nintendo Wii™.

Arc Rise Fantasia, winner of the “Best Wii RPG” from IGN at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2009, is a new turn-based RPG with a beautiful, anime-inspired Japanese art style. Players will jump into the shoes of L’Arc, a calm and composed mercenary, who sets out to defend the Meridian Empire from an impending invasion of ferocious creatures. After assembling a party of friends, each with a unique set of abilities, players will embark on a perilous journey across an overworld filled with deadly enemies and treacherous dungeons. While strategically queuing up attacks, players can summon mystical creatures and work with their party members to execute massive attacks.

“We are absolutely thrilled to bring Arc Rise Fantasia to a western audience,” said Shane Bettenhausen, New Business Development Director of Ignition Entertainment. “It’s an ambitious Japanese role-playing game with deep gameplay, top-notch production values, and an unforgettable story line--Wii owners have been pining for a massive fantasy epic and their patience will definitely be rewarded.”

“In Arc Rise Fantasia we’ve implemented a fun and quick paced battle system to give gamers an enjoyable RPG experience,” said Hiroyuki Kanemaru of Image Epoch. “Ignition Entertainment has a great track record with bringing established Japanese experiences to new western audiences and we’re delighted to be able to team up with them to publish Arc Rise Fantasia.”

Additional information about the game can be found at the game’s official website:, on Twitter: and on Facebook:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

No More Heroes 2-- Henry Trailer

You can check out a new No More Heroes 2 Trailer that shows Travis' brother Henry as a playable character here. I can't wait for this game, it's due out in January 2010! ^_^

Monday, October 19, 2009

New 3D Dot Game Heroes Trailer

This game just looks so awesome. Rumor has it that Atlus & Ignition are in a bidding war trying to get the game brought over here. Obviously it pays homage to tons of Classic games like Zelda, Megaman, Castlevania, etc. I mean the chickens attacking the character with the sword has been a Zelda staple for many years! I can't wait!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

PokéPark Wii First Footage

Holy crap! I wasn't expecting this at all. I thought it was just another Hey You Pikachu like game...boy was I wrong! Looks really awesome!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I got Brutal Legend, Uncharted 2, and Layton 2

So, I actually did get to go to Toys R Us and get two of the games I wanted during the Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale. Obviously I bought Brutal Legend, and Uncharted 2, and got Layton 2 for free.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sin & Punishment 2 Trailers

Man, this game looks so freaking awesome! Nintendo should've released it this year in the US, but now we have to wait until the first quarter of 2010 (January - March). Hopefully we get it in January!

Monday, October 12, 2009

First PokéPark Wii Poster

Really looks like Pokémon Snap 2 doesn't it? But it also reminds me of Hey You Pikachu for the N64, mixed with the PokéPark DS Download demo you could play at the Pokémon Theme Parks in Japan & Taiwan. Can't wait for more news, comes out December 5th in Japan.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I got Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2

I got the game yesterday afternoon thanks to my brother. He decided to buy me one last PS3 game that we could play together. I never thought I would own a Dynasty Warriors or Gundam videogame, now I own 2 in 1, lol. We played the first mission together, and it totally wasn't what I was expecting. I don't know if I should continue playing or wait until he comes home for Thanksgiving so we can play it together. Definitely a good game though!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sorry for the drought...

Yeah, my brother came home on September 23rd (he's in the Air Force), so I've just been spending time with him. We actually didn't play that many games together sadly, and now he'll be leaving this Wednesday. I went out of town over the weekend to visit my grandma in Austin.

I did surprisingly play Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber for the DS. I forgot how damn hard that game can be sometimes. I was dying so much I got fed up with it. Then I started the Battle Frontier in Platinum and that was giving me trouble. I swear I think DS games are harder than Wii games, lol.

Friday, September 25, 2009

I got Street Fighter IV & LittleBigPlanet

So my brother came home for leave after being stuck in Florida since this past January. He usually comes home in July but he had a lot of work to do. Anyway, he took me shopping for my late late birthday gifts, and I picked Street Fighter IV & LittleBigPlanet for the PS3 Slim I bought myself at launch.

Anyway, I'm just gonna say it. I must've lost my touch when it comes to standard games. I truly suck at Street Fighter IV, and the pushing the analog stick or using the direction buttons doesn't really work too well for me. I really need to get an arcade stick or something. If other fighters are this complicated with a PS3 controller, then I should just avoid fighters now shouldn't I?

LittleBigPlanet as you know is like a Platformer/Puzzle, and I really tend to enjoy those kinds of games. Does this make me a casual gamer? A term that seems to be associated with negativity from the so-called hardcore gamer. Anyways, I am really enjoying it and will definitely have to complete it. I know it has some DLC within it, but is there more purchasable levels or anything like that?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I got Scribblenauts

I have talked to the maker of this game Jeremiah Slaczka many times, and he seems to be a really cool guy. I even had a custom scribblenauts avatar made by someone on NeoGAF. Now I finally bought the game!

It's definitely one of the most interesting games I've ever played. I love the concept and I can't wait for the next game from 5th Cell. Thanks Jackson!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I got Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

So today I picked up Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story for the DS. I was actually eagerly awaiting this games release...I think maybe just because of the writing! I love the mechanic of switching from Bowser to the Mario Bros. inside of reminds me of the 2D to 3D aspect in Super Paper Mario. Great use of ideas! Anyway, I decided to take the pic of the game with my DSi:

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks launched on December 7th

The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks
Format: Nintendo DS™
Launch Date: 12/07/09
ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
Game Type: Action Adventure
Players: 1
Developer: Nintendo
Game Information

All Aboard for an Amazing New Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks sets hero Link™ on a daring new adventure. The game provides players with a new story, more puzzles and even a new mode of transportation. In this game, Link voyages by train, which offers up new possibilities for problem-solving. The game has the same look and feel established in the hit Nintendo DS game The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

Style Savvy launching November 2nd

Style Savvy™
Format: Nintendo DS™
Launch Date: 11/02/09
ESRB: E (Everyone): Mild Cartoon Violence
Game Type: Fashion-Styling
Players: 1 in main game, 2 in local wireless shopping, up to 4 in contests
Developer: syn Sofia

Game Information

Put Some Style in Your Stylus
Style Savvy combines creativity and fashion with a collection of trendy clothes, chic accessories and stylish shoes. As the owner of a clothing boutique, you must purchase inventory, monitor the store's funds and try to please a constant stream of customers who look to you for the best fashions.


* You can stock your store with items from 16 different in-game designer labels, each with its own distinct style and price point. Style Savvy includes more than 10,000 items and a range of customers with a variety of styles and personalities.

* Every day customers who walk through the door of your shop tell you their shopping budget and the kind of clothing they want. If you make them look good, they'll be back – or they might even stick around and spend more.

* Once you build up some cash, then it's time for you to go shopping to stock your store. You can expand your inventory or start getting ready for seasonal changes, which are timed to the calendar of the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi™ system.

* You can make a local wireless connection with up to three of your friends to host a fashion runway contest to see who has the best eye for fashion.

* If two players have Style Savvy game cards, they can connect their Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi systems locally to visit each other's stores. Players who have broadband wireless Internet access can connect to Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection and walk around other players' stores and browse their best wares. Players can find their favorite coordinates, download them and wear them.

* You can customize the look of your character with different head shapes, eyes and lips. Or you can modify your look by changing your hair color, getting a new hair style or adding makeup.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I beat Muramasa!

Oh hell yes! This game is like one of the top 10 games for the Wii! Everyone go out there and buy it now...don't let it fall through the cracks. Make it known that this game is among the best out there!

I just finished Kisuke's Story...having played for 5 hours straight through. (Holy crap I haven't done that in a long time.) I beat Momohime's Story the other night. As I said, if you are looking for a great Wii game, definitely pick this one up!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I got Muramasa: The Demon Blade

So today, I decided to go pick up Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii. Originally, XSEED Games was going to be publishing the title, but Ignition Entertainment aquired it from Marvelous instead. The original release of the game was planned for July, but was pushed back to September instead, but that's okay with me!

I just love the art style. I decided to start playing as Momohime first, later on I'll play as Kisuke. It's gonna take me a while to learn this game, such as all the different combos you can perform, as well as the special move each blade you aquire can perform. I'm really enjoying it though, I just wish it wasn't out at the same time as I got my PS3, because I'll be torn between it and the Wii.

If you are one of the people out there who are claiming there are no games geared toward gamers on the Wii, then you should pick this game up! It's such a beautiful game and it's a hack n slash with tons of different kinds of swords.

I also picked up from Best Buy, the Studio Ghibli films Pom Poko (which I just watched) and Porco Rosso. I absolutely love Ghibli films, not only for their art style and presentation, but for the stories they revolve around. Can't wait to pick up more films in the future!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pokémon Rumble headed to WiiWare Soon

Pokémon Rumble, the English release name for the game Melee! Pokémon Scramble that was released in Japan, will be headed to the WiiWare in North America (and I assume other territories) soon.

In Pokémon Rumble, you play as a Pokémon and attack many other Pokémon in one huge Melee...I mean Rumble. See, it's kinda like Smash Brothers, and kind of like street gangs having a rumble.

I was really hoping this game would be coming soon and it finally is. More as it develops!

Sin & Punishment 2 hits Japan on October 29th

As revealed by Nintendo's own Japanese website, the long awaited Sin & Punishment 2 is finally being released Japan on October 29th. The game has a subtitle 罪と罰 宇宙の後継者[そらのこうけいしゃ| Sora no Kōkeisha). Various sources are saying that it means Successor of the Sky, but there is no way to confirm that at this time.

Nintendo of America stated recently that Sin & Punishment 2 would be released in North America in Quarter 1 of 2010. With a Japanese release around the corner, I hope we get a release date soon! It would be nice if we had it in time for Christmas, but like Endless Ocean 2, probably not until January 2010 :(

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Monster Finder - First Retail DSi Game for Japan

The first retail DSi game has been revealed for Japan, a game called Monster Finder. It is implied that you will be using the DSi Camera to capture monsters. The game is due out in Japan by Winter 2009. You can check out the teaser site here.

Nintendo announces Wii Fit Plus & New DSi Colors

Wii Fit Plus will be released on October 4th as a bundle with a Wii Balance Board for $99.99 and the standalone software for $19.99.

On September 13th, the White and Pink versions of the Nintendo DSi will be released in North America.

This holiday season, Nintendo is going to release the Black Wii Remote, Motion Plus, and the Nunchuck in the US.

Okamiden is Okami for the DS

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A couple of weeks ago, it was discovered that Capcom filed a trademark in Japan for something called Okamiden. Speculation soon began, and now we have this image from Famitsu that looks pretty real. It looks like a DS sequel to Okami, but we don't know anything yet.

I really need to go play through the first game on Wii which I've owned for over a year now. Anyways, I'm excited for this. DS is still going strong apparently almost 5 years later! ^_^

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Maestro! Jump in Music Trailer

LostWinds Sequel Revealed

- Called Lost Winds: Winter of Melodias
- Toku can change seasons
- Switch between summer and winter
- Skills: swim, create cyclones
- Cyclones have a few abilities such as being able to drill through rocks, scoop up water
- Map has been redone
- Hint system
- Developers were pleased with the first game but still have many ideas
- Devs listened for complaint about length
- NPCs are more interactive and have more to say, help you more (which will add to the game’s length)
- Takes place almost immediately following the first game
- Magdi (Toku’s mother) has gone missing while exploring ruins of a city created by the Melodia
- Toku and Enril go to the mountains to rescue her – her journal provides the only clues
- Arrive at Summerfalls Village – it’s trapped in an eternal winter
- People at the village fear monsters in the snow
- Toku manages to get the help of Sonte, a spirit who can help him change seasons
- Old elements are still in this sequel in addition to a number of new elements
- Changing seasons will be important for many puzzles
- Glorbs (gooey enemies from the first game) are back and have new forms
- Create a cyclone by pressing buttons in the Wii remote and doing a firm shake
- Sales of the first game “were pretty much spot on” with the developer’s predictions
- Game is almost done with development

Sky Crawlers Innocent Aces Trailer

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles Release Date

Today Capcom announced that Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles would be available exclusively for Nintendo Wii, November 17, 2009 for $49.99 in North America. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles features an intense horror experience with arcade style zombie shooting gameplay that one or two players can enjoy simultaneously.

A few weeks ago, we gave you a heads up on the limited edition “Let Your Darkside Out” T-shirt, which transforms you into a zombie when lifted over your head, available at Comic-Con. For anyone who wasn't at Comic-Con that wants to get the shirt – which doubles as a Halloween costume – there are a few ways you can get one.

How to get a Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles zombie T-shirt:

Pre-order the game now at GameStop and get the T-shirt for free!

No More Heroes 2 Release Date & Contest

SAN FRANCISCO – August 25, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced an online contest inviting fans to submit designs of their very own custom t-shirt to be included in the upcoming release of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. Fans will be able to create their own unique design and the winner will be hand-picked by video game legend and No More Heroes creator Goichi Suda (Suda 51).

The contest is now open, and all entries are due by September 10, 2009, 11:59pm Pacific Standard time. To participate, and for more details, visit:

About No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle continues the tale of punk anti-hero Travis Touchdown, the Japanese anime Otaku, and pro wrestling-obsessed assassin. Travis finds himself at the bottom of the UAA (United Assassins Association) rankings and must wage war to exact revenge and become the No. 1 assassin once again. The follow-up to the popular No More Heroes will offer fans infectious, fun gameplay that allows you to wield not just one, but two swords and face multiple bosses simultaneously in bigger-than-ever boss battles. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is scheduled to release January 2010 exclusively for the Nintendo Wii system. For more details, please visit:

Awesome, pretty much 2 years after the first game. I can't wait to play it. Maybe I'll have to go play the first game again ^_^

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New DSi Colors for North America on Sep. 13

Well, according to a NeoGAF thread, a person who works for Play N Trade received an email at his store about two new DSi colors being released on September 13th. The colors that they are planning to release are the White and Pink variations. Whether the Pink one is the same as the hot pink DSi released in Japan on March 20th of this year, is not yet known.

I honestly don't consider such information as a rumor. Just the other day I said in the GoNintendo IRC that Nintendo will release the White & Pink DSi's next...I guess to help pull in the female demographic even more, even though most don't like Pink anyway. Honestly if I remember correctly, I believe Nintendo released the Black & Pink DS Lite's back in September 2006/2007...which is where I'm getting this trend from.

The Pink DSi released in Japan on March 20, 2009.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Just ordered PS3 Slim & Uncharted Drake's Fortune

Well, rumors have been going around for months after a retail box for the PS3 Slim was leaked a few months ago. Now it is confirmed, at the 2009 Gamescom conference in Europe, Sony used the conference to announce the PS3 Slim, which will cost $299 USD around the world. The same price for the whole world is really unexpected :O.

Anyway, I was waiting for the Slim and a price drop, and now that there are some, I placed my order on Amazon. I was actually gonna buy a Blu Ray player from Walmart for $128, but I am so glad I waited!

I'm so happy right now =D

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver Trailers

Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver announced for Spring 2010

Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version to Hit United States and Europe in Spring 2010

In Tribute to Legions of Pokémon Fans Worldwide, Announcement Kicked Off Pokémon World Championships

SAN DIEGO - Aug. 14, 2009 - The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo of America Inc. revealed today that Pokémon™ HeartGold Version and Pokémon™ SoulSilver Version for the Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems will be released in spring 2010 in the United States and Europe. These newest entries for the best-selling video game franchise were announced amid the biggest Pokémon video game event of the year and in front of the top Pokémon video game and trading card game players in the world at the 2009 Pokémon World Championships.

Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the beloved original Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games nearly a decade ago. The richly detailed adventure of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver is now enhanced for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems with updated graphics and sound, as well as new touch-screen features and a host of surprises. Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version bring dozens of Pokémon characters back into the limelight for a new Pokémon generation - and longtime fans - to catch, train and battle.

"Announcing these much-anticipated game launches at The Pokémon World Championships allows us to give the news directly to the legions of fans who represent the true heart and soul of Pokémon," said J.C. Smith, The Pokémon Company International's director of marketing, who made the announcement on stage to kick off the 2009 Pokémon World Championships. "We want to thank these loyal fans by revealing the details to them first."

The launch of Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version follows the incredible launch of Pokémon Platinum Version, which has sold more than 5.66 million copies worldwide to date.

Pokémon is one of the top children's franchises in history. The Pokémon video game series has sold more than 193 million units worldwide since its inception 13 years ago. Additionally, Pokémon is the No. 1 collectible trading card game of all time and has shown no sign of slowing down. It boasts 374 percent sales growth in the United States alone since 2005, and is sold in more than 30 countries across the globe. Other extensions of the property include 12 seasons of the animated television series, which in 2009 will be broadcast in as many as 153 countries in more than 25 languages. Pokémon films and DVDs continue to reach fans in amazing numbers, ranking at the top of the box office in Japan.

For more information about Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version, visit
Wow, they usually never announce a Pokémon game this early in the year. Last time Pokémon Diamond & Pearl weren't announced until December 2006...I am really excited for HeartGold & SoulSilver. They already have English Logos for the games :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I got Fossil Fighters

I decided to go out and buy Fossil Fighters for the DS today. I played the demo a week or so ago that allowed you to clean a fossil. It didn't let you experience a battle but it's actually pretty simple. This is another game that Nintendo has decided to bring over from Japan to the US after Starfy made his US debut a few months ago. I hope it is successful for them!

Flipnote Studio now available in North America

Hatena is proud to announce the launch of Flipnote Hatena – a web service for posting and sharing Flipnotes - for the United States and Canada. This service is used in conjunction with Flipnote Studio, available for download from the Nintendo DSi Shop starting today.

Flipnote Studio is a free, downloadable Nintendo DSiWare application available to any Nintendo DSi user with access to a wireless broadband internet connection. By connecting to the internet and accessing Flipnote Hatena through Flipnote Studio, you can post your own Flipnotes, view Flipnotes posted by other users, add ☆ to your favorites and more.

Posted Flipnotes can also be viewed on the Flipnote Hatena website, provided by Hatena Co., Ltd. Log in to this website with a Hatena ID to have even more fun with Flipnotes with features such as posting comments and sorting Flipnotes by channel.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Little King's Story sequel in the works already!

“We are planning to make a sequel to Little King’s Story, like Super Little King’s Story, but we’re still in the process idea phase,” Yoshiro Kimura, Producer of Little King’s Story told Siliconera.

“Right now, we’re trying to get funding and trying to find new partners meaning that Little King’s Story wasn’t developed by one development company, it was developed by different people.” Cing, the studio behind Hotel Dusk, Town Factory, and Marvelous collaborated to make Little King’s Story.

AWESOME! I am no where near done with the game, but I am enjoying it very much. I think I will definitely finish this game. Now if you want a sequel to LKS, go buy LKS, and help spread the word around the internet!

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky launches October 12th

For fans of the beloved Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon video game series, this fall promises to be an especially thrilling one. Nintendo of America has confirmed an Oct. 12 release date for the new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky game, a feature-packed adventure created exclusively for the portable Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems.

Play as one of 19 different Pokémon including five additional starter Pokémon that have been added to the roster of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. There are more than 490 Pokémon to interact with in this immersive role-playing adventure that is engaging for longtime fans and series newcomers. Players assume the role of a Pokémon and team up with a partner Pokémon to save the world from destruction. The game also includes new “Special Episodes” that reveal secrets about certain characters in the Mystery Dungeon world. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky also includes enhanced communication features where Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi owners can trade in-game items and share a demo dungeon with friends through the local wireless communication. Players with wireless broadband Internet access can use Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection to find special missions and rescue fallen friends.

Since first launching in Japan in 1996, the Pokémon video games have sold more than 191 million units worldwide. For more information about Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky,
please visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pokémon Platinum - WiFi Mystery Gift Member Card has announced beginning of August 3rd, you will be able to download the Member Card to your Pokémon Platinum game cartridge via the WiFi Mystery Gift option. The item you download will allow you access to New Moon Island, which you can get to by talking to the sailor in Canalave City. There, you can battle a Level 50 Darkrai and capture it, so be sure to save before you battle it.

Go here to read everything in detail.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I got Wii Sports Resort

Just got home from Best Buy, picked up the sequel to that game that practically sold the Wii on it's own, Wii Sports Resort! My family really likes this, and it is practically the only game that accurately uses motion controls besides the original Wii Sports. I'm really looking forward to the 1 to 1 control for Bowling, after all that's my favorite game from the original (besides Tennis). Atleast there is Table Tennis though! ^_^

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I got Little King's Story

This is the first Wii game that XSEED Games has released in the US. I was really excited about this title, and read more about it in Nintendo Power a few months ago. I guess the game is kinda like a god game, but there are bosses and you conquer other kingdoms. Best Buy doesn't even have a listing for the game, so I went to GameStop and they had it as usual. (Don't worry, it wasn't an opened copy.)

Ace Attorney Investigation: Miles Edgeworth

Now that Comic Con has officially kicked off we’d like to begin the festivities by announcing some great Capcom news for Ace Attorney Investigation: Miles Edgeworth and Fate/unlimited codes. Plus we have a friendly reminder regarding Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.

Switching gears, another fabulous Capcom title, Ace Attorney Investigation: Miles Edgeworth, will hit the U.S on February 16, 2010 for the Nintendo DS. This time around, the player takes on the role of famed prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, a memorable rival of charismatic legal eagle Phoenix Wright. Edgeworth actively investigates crime scenes in order to pursue the truth behind each case. By solving the challenging puzzles presented to him, Edgeworth will work with the police to bring criminals to justice. This too will be featured at the booth so come on by and get your first taste of the latest edition to Capcom’s crime investigation series – a series that was so hot it warranted a spin-off title. For more information about Ace Attorney Investigation: Miles Edgeworh, head on over to

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

XSEED Games Announces THE WIZARD OF OZ: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road for Nintendo DS

Torrance, Calif., (July 20,2009) – XSEED Games today announced that THE WIZARD OF OZ: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, for the Nintendo DS is currently in development and scheduled for release in North America in Fall 2009. Released as RIZ-ZOAWD by D3Publisher in Japan, THE WIZARD OF OZ: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road is an RPG inspired by the beloved tale of Dorothy and her magical journey through the Land of Oz, showing a unique new perspective on what happened after reaching the end of the Yellow Brick Road.

THE WIZARD OF OZ: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road takes gamers through the endearing adventure of protagonist Dorothy and her lovely dog, Toto, turning these charming characters into classic RPG heroes. A tornado suddenly strikes a small farm in Kansas, savagely uprooting Dorothy and Toto with just one gust. After hours of dancing around in the bushel of wind, the pair eventually settles in an unfamiliar countryside. It is here Dorothy learns that the only way to return home is by following the ominous voice calling out to her to the end of the Yellow Brick Road. On her journey, Dorothy encounters some unlikely characters who eventually decide to join her on her quest.

Dorothy and Toto, together with their newfound companions – the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man— embark on an enchanting voyage filled with many obstacles. Upon reaching the castle at the end of the Yellow Brick Road, the group learns from a mysterious wizard that the magical land has been taken over by four evil witches that are running amuck. Dorothy and her friends are tasked with defeating the witches with a return trip to Kansas as the reward, but is this new mission beyond the Yellow Brick Road everything it appears to be?

“XSEED is extremely happy to be taking part in bringing this beloved tale to life in an interactive format,” said Jun Iwasaki, President of XSEED Games. “Everyone knows the story of how Dorothy arrived in Oz, but this is a unique interpretation on what happened afterwards.”

THE WIZARD OF OZ: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road presents an unorthodox yet accessible method of gameplay in a beautifully realized 3-dimensional Land of Oz with an original soundtrack. Utilizing the touch screen capabilities of the DS, all actions are completely controlled by the stylus, including Dorothy’s movement and speed which respond to the rotation of a large trackball on the bottom screen that is spun using the stylus. THE WIZARD OF OZ: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road also features turn-based battles from a first-person viewpoint, with multiple customization options allowing the game to recommend the best actions per turn for expedited play, or manual entry for more involved gameplay.

XSEED Games partnered with D3Publisher to secure the North American rights to publish and distribute THE WIZARD OF OZ: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road. This title is being developed by Media.Vision and will be available during Fall 2009 exclusively for the Nintendo DS.

Nintendo Download 07/20/2009

Nintendo DSiWare

Art Style: ZENGAGE™
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Do you dream of relaxing with a great puzzle game? Art Style: ZENGAGE revolves around sliding cells (squares) to match colors with cores (beads) located on the board. Clear each stage by matching all of the cores and cells. As you progress through the game's 100-plus stages, you'll encounter cells with special characteristics, such as immovability, which further add to the challenge. To truly master ZENGAGE, you must keep your mind sharp and employ careful strategy to complete stages in as few moves as possible. Combining wistful graphics and mesmerizing sound, ZENGAGE creates a surreal world that should be experienced by all puzzle gaming fans.


Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Step into the royal shoes of the Darklord's daughter as she installs traps and monsters inside her tower to fight back the endless waves of invading adventurers in this world-conquest RPG. Known as Artifacts, these monsters and traps are your only hope in keeping the adventurers from destroying the Dark Crystal on the top floor. Fly your tower across the land and conquer every stage on your way to dominating the entire world.

Battle Poker
Left Field Productions
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Battle Poker is a family-friendly card game with up to four players battling against the clock to make the best five-card hand possible. Battles are played across multiple rounds, and points are scored for each round based on the quality of the hand. Each player uses a Wii Remote™ controller to point and click on a standard deck of cards on the screen. The first click flips the card over, at which point it can be grabbed by anyone else. You've got to have fast fingers and eyes to grab the cards you need before someone else snatches them.

5 Spots Party
Cosmonaut Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Have fun with the entire family and compete in three different play modes. 5 Spots Party is a game of skill for all ages based on the popular game of finding five differences. The goal is to find the greatest number of differences in the pictures shown. In the party modes, you must compete with other players and find as many mistakes as possible. In the 1-Player mode, you must find the differences before time runs out in order to beat the game's highest scores. How far do you think you can go?

Friday, July 17, 2009

I got Another Code R

Last Friday, I posted in the NeoGAF buy/sell/trade thread that I wanted a copy of Another Code R (the sequel to Trace Memory for the DS). The game has a slim chance of being released in the US, but I kinda wanted it now. I won't get mad if it comes out here later on, but Disaster never came here and I imported that so.

Anyways, it only cost me $40 including shipping, so it was a win win situation. Thanks ethelred!

Also, one of my very cool online pals Kolma, sent me Pulseman on the Virtual Console, you rock! ^_^

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon WiiWare Trailer

Well this definitely looks awesome. Can't wait for this to hit the US!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Club Nintendo North America Rewards now available

As you can see, the Club Nintendo special reward for Platinum & Gold members is now available. You have the choice of a downloadable Punch-Out game from WiiWare to challenge your trainer Doc Luis, or a Mario hat replica for Platinum members. The Gold reward is some calendars, which is what Japanese gold members get as well.

I ordered the Mario Hat, as I already own the main Punch-Out game and don't care to get what is necessarily a demo that I will play once or twice. Mario Hat looks awesome and I don't really have any gaming memorabilia!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Nintendo Download 07/13/2009

Nintendo DSiWare

Brain Challenge®
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Just like your body, your brain needs exercise to stay in shape. Brain Challenge is a simple, entertaining solution for stimulating your neurons that goes way beyond logic tests. Thanks to a complete range of 48 mini-games, Brain Challenge provides an exceptional variety of exercises. Not only can you train your brain for Math but also for four other categories: Logic, Focus, Memory and Visual. Plus an original Stress Mode, featuring multitasking and authority challenges, Plus, you can now personalize your profile and some exercises with your own photos.


Bit Boy!!
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 600 Wii Points
Description: Get ready for the most spectacular journey through time in the history of video games!! Accompany Bit Boy Kubi through a crazy pixellated adventure and battle hordes of nasty monsters in 4-bit dungeons, 8-bit caves, 16-bit strongholds, 32-bit labyrinths, 64-bit arenas and 128-bit worlds!! Rescue Kubi's friends!! Set off in the ultimate pursuit of fruits and high scores!! Grab a friend for even more fun in Cooperative mode!! The Wii Remote is your joystick – let the arcade adventure begin!!

JV Games Inc.
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: The goal of Incoming! is to defeat your opponents by destroying their tanks using the arsenal you have at your disposal. Advanced arsenals become available at different levels of the game. Incoming! is great fun for two people to play competitively. Can you defeat your opponent's tanks before they conquer yours? Collect power-ups to give your arsenal that tactical advantage. Your firing must be quick and your aim true to claim victory.

Ant Nation
Konami Digital Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E 10 + (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Violence
Price: 700 Wii Points™
Description: The beloved childhood pastime of lazy Sundays spent with a magnifying glass and an ant farm finally arrives in its most mischievous form via the WiiWare service. You must train your colony of Super Ants using a devilishly fun toolset. Zap, torch and manipulate your ants to make them numerous enough and tough enough to survive a variety of increasingly difficult challenges.
• Zap your ants with lasers, fry them with your trusty magnifying glass, send down lightning and much more to build them to be the strongest Ants on the block.
• Send your ants into war against local bullies like spiders and ladybugs. Is your colony ready for the fight?
• 100 missions keep you busy facing a smorgasbord of fun and wacky tasks.
• Bonus mode features 20 additional challenges that allow you to get crazy with all your favorite weapons of ant destruction.
• Use your Wii Remote™ controller to drop a virtual hammer on your ants, use your Wii Remote like a metal detector to find in-game gold and much more.

Virtual Console

Secret Command™
Original platform:
SEGA Master System
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Violence
Price: 600 Wii Points
Description: Play as a lone warrior, armed to the teeth, sent on a top-secret commando mission behind enemy lines to liberate your comrades at arms. Released on the SEGA Master System in Europe as Secret Command, players will battle frenzied attacks from enemy soldiers, rocket troops, tanks and other enemies doing everything they can to stop you from saving the hostages. Use your trusty machine gun and a compound bow, equipped with explosive-tipped arrows, to pave the way to victory. Let nothing stand in your path. Play it with a friend in two-player mode for double the fire power.

Original platform:
SEGA Genesis
Publisher: GAME FREAK
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Animated Violence
Price: 900 Wii Points
Description: When noted 21st-century scientist Doc Yoshimaya fell in love with one of his C-Life artificial-intelligence creations, he uploaded himself into his computer, where her program core merged with his DNA, and half-human/half-C-Life Pulseman was born. Doc Yoshimaya's mind twisted as he emerged back into real life, and he became evil Doc Waruyama. Use Pulseman's ability to harness electricity as a weapon with his Volteccer attack as a means of rapid transport to fight Waruyama's Galaxy Gang across seven crazy stages. Find out why this SEGA Channel classic was widely regarded as one of the best-looking games for SEGA's MEGA DRIVE (Genesis) on release.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Nintendo Download 07/06/2009

Nintendo DSiWare

Art Style: BASE 10™
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Art Style: BASE 10 is a game of numbers. Your goal is simple: create combinations equaling 10 by sliding numbers around the playing field. Move them horizontally or vertically, but be careful not to create an unusable non-number in the process. Choose from one of three modes: eliminate a set amount of numbers as quickly as possible in ZEROSUM MODE; get rid of prearranged groups of numbers in as few moves as possible in PUZZLE MODE; or continue removing numbers until your game is over in INFINITE MODE. In addition, you can challenge an opponent to a two-player wireless battle in VS MODE and see whose number-crunching skills reign supreme. If you think you're a master with numbers, the straightforward yet challenging world of Art Style: BASE 10 gives you the opportunity to prove it in a unique way.

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: For the racing elite, the world is their racetrack. Choose among 28 dream cars and motorcycles from the world's most prestigious manufacturers. Then race your way through eight of the most renowned cities, fully rendered in 3-D. Control your speed machine with either standard or touch-screen controls for precision driving. Photos taken with the Nintendo DSi™ Camera can be used as your personal icon or can appear throughout the various environments, including the garage where you can customize and tune your vehicles. From New York to Shanghai, Paris to Dubai, you'll weave a course through busy streets in six kinds of races plus four-player Multiplayer mode. Avoid police, demolish competitors and pass the leader to win. You'll need to floor it at every straightaway and push every drift to the limit to stay one step ahead and become the ultimate VIP of urban racing.


Aksys Games
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 600 Wii Points™
Description: BIT.TRIP CORE continues the BIT.TRIP saga in this retro-arcade-style game. BIT.TRIP CORE adds up to an exciting action/rhythm game that's best played while zoning out on the tunes and letting the visuals swallow you whole. The experience is inspired by games from the '80s, but with a modern twist. The game play is entirely new to the series, leaving the single-axis controls of BIT.TRIP BEAT behind in favor of the ability to control two axes. If the difficulty gets you down, grab a friend and play cooperatively with two-player multiplayer. Make it to the end and you'll have journeyed one step further to completing your BIT.TRIP.

Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 600 Wii Points
Description: BUST-A-MOVE Plus! is a simple but hugely addictive puzzle game in which you must try to burst a multi-colored mass of bubbles with your very own bubble launcher. Every time you make a group of three or more bubbles of the same color, they pop. There are two game modes available: 1P Puzzle (players tackle the game's 135 stages in pursuit of a new high score or best time) and Battle (players take on friends or computer-controlled opponents). If that doesn't satisfy your passion for popping, there are a total of 270 extra stages waiting for you in the two add-on-content packs, available for purchase on the Wii™ Shop Channel. BUST-A-MOVE Plus! is simple to get into and deep enough to keep you coming back for more.

Heracles Chariot Racing
Neko Entertainment
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: The famous Heracles has taken on a challenge like none he has ever faced. Our hero will have to beat his opponents in a race across mythological kingdoms and be the first to reach the top of Mount Olympus. You can play as Heracles and help him return the sacred trophy, or play as one of the other varied mythological characters from Satyr to Poseidon and claim the prize for yourself. Race through three racing cups across 10 courses set in five mythic landscapes. Use awesome fantasy weaponry to defeat your opponents: tridents, fireballs, Zeus's lightning rods and more. Get your friends together for intense two-to-four-player split-screen multiplayer action in Championship, Single Race or Battle mode.

Virtual Console

California Games
Original platform:
Commodore 64
Publisher: Commodore Gaming
Players: 1-5
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to California, home of the most radical sports in the world. You're about to hit the beaches, parks and streets of the Golden State to go for trophies in everything from surfing to bike racing. California Games gives you the hottest sports and the most aggro competition. You even have to pick your own sponsor. So pull on those kneepads – you're about to get into the most fun you've had since Mom hid your skateboard. California Games is going to take you from surf to the turf, from the pipe to the parks.

Friday, July 3, 2009

I got Game & Watch Collection from Club Nintendo

Well today, I received Game & Watch Collection for the DS from Club Nintendo rewards! Now I have played some of the Game & Watch games on the Gallery games for the Game Boy Advance in the past, but now I actually have a reason to play it on the DS.

Also, for those of you who don't know, the Club Nintendo year has ended. You can start registering games, as well as take surveys again in order to up your rank to Gold or Platinum. The free gift for reaching Gold or Platinum rank will be revealed at the end of July, and will ship out sometime this fall.

XSEED Games Announces The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces for Wii

Torrance, Calif., (July 3, 2009) –XSEED Games today announced that they have secured the North American publishing rights to The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces, an intense flight simulation game on Wii™. Originally released in Japan by NAMCO BANDAI Games, this latest title from Project Aces, will be available Holiday 2009 exclusively for Wii.

After decades of constant war and fighting, the world has finally come to a lasting peace. But with war being an integral part of their lives for so long, the citizens of the world are desperate for a solution to solve this newfound peaceful life of calm and tranquility.

Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver special trailer

Wow doesn't this game just look so awesome. Can't wait for them to hit the US in Spring 2010!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I got Marble Saga: Kororinpa

Well, I recently received a $10 off gift certificate for Best Buy from the Rewards Zone Gamers Club! I buy a lot of games so that's why I got one so fast!

Anyway, Marble Saga Kororinpa is a game that I always wanted to play. While I never got to play the original, the sequel was cheap enough and I had the gift card, so that urged me to buy it.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Australian Government to use Web Filters to Censor Games

The Federal Government has now set its sights on gamers, promising to use its internet censorship regime to block websites hosting and selling video games that are not suitable for 15 year olds.

Australia is the only developed country without an R18+ classification for games, meaning any titles that do not meet the MA15+ standard - such as those with excessive violence or sexual content - are simply banned from sale by the Classification Board, unless they are modified to remove the offending content.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

That is pretty messed up. The Australian government is basically going to block any videogames that do not receive a rating because they do not conform to the Mature 15 and Older rating in Australia. They will use it to block any site that sales import games higher than the 15 rating, as well as flash based games that do not get rated among other things. I really feel sorry for our Australian gamer friends!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Capcom announces Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star

Today, at the World Hobby Fair, Capcom officially announced "Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star" for the Nintendo DS. The title is said to release in 2009.

Yes, it is a crossover game for the DS featuring the Action RPG series Battle Network and Star Force. I really enjoy both series but I never finished the 2nd Star Force game, and want to do so before I buy Star Force 3 Black Ace or Red Joker...

More information on the title will be revealed in the September issue of Coro Coro Comics which will be released in August in Japan.

Source: Protodude's Rockman Corner

Monday, June 15, 2009

Nintendo Download 06/15/2009

Nintendo DSiWare

Mario™ Calculator
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: N/A
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Mario and Luigi™ take a break from their normal adventures to dedicate their heroic talents to working with numbers. Mario Calculator features the full functionality of a traditional calculator, including a Memory key and the ability to display up to 13 digits, and adds a layer of atmosphere reminiscent of the original Super Mario Bros.™ Use the Unit Converter to turn one unit of measure into another (such as length, weight, volume, age and others), or track the history of calculations you've performed with ease. Listen to the Mario-related sounds and watch the coins fly as calculations are performed. Now, back to adding up those high scores...

Mario™ Clock
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Turn back time and enjoy a bit of classic game play based on the original Super Mario Bros. with Mario Clock. Help Mario and Luigi collect more coins than ever (POW block anyone?) while they run through a variety of stages. Gather enough coins and you'll be treated to another scene bound to bring back fond memories for many. Mario Clock includes both analog and digital clocks that use the system's internal clock or allow you to offset the time however you like. Program up to three alarms (with snooze functionality for those that need it) and assign them a Mario-related sound or use one created in the Nintendo DSi™ Sound application. You'll find yourself thinking "Just a few more coins..." in no time!


Eduardo the Samurai Toaster
Semnat Studios
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points™
Description: Fight your way through 13 diverse locations on your own or with up to three friends in this frenetic and stylish side-scrolling action game. Play as Eduardo and his fellow toaster buddies as you fire an assortment of pastries at all kinds of dastardly food products. Hop onto laser-mounted scooters and fly across the screen in rocket packs, and learn to cooperate with your teammates or simply annoy each other in an awesomely fun way by throwing each other around the screen. The choice is up to you.

Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: In Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure!, players control the rainbow-magic-wielding Bubby or Bobby as they climb the seven seamless areas of a tower reaching the heavens while defeating enemies with their rainbow powers. Bosses controlled by the scientific genius Dr. Crescent await players at the end of every area. Race through every area within the allotted time to meet the rainbow-colored Holly's Comet. There are three game modes: Story mode, which tells the tale of Holly's Comet; Challenge mode, where players attempt to climb as high as they can; and Time Attack, where players select an area and see how fast they can climb it. Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! is an exhilarating action game where you use rainbows to climb into the heavens.

Let's CATCH™
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Play catch with friends in multiplayer party games and compete for high scores using your Mii™ character and others. Choose from six different single and multiplayer modes such as Speed Catch, which tests your ability to catch a fastball, and Bomb Catch, an elimination party game for up to four players. Select from a variety of characters or use your Mii character to play other favorite catch games. Unlock special features when you own both Let's TAP and Let's CATCH.

Virtual Console

Space Harrier™
Original platform:
Virtual Console Arcade
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Animated Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: "Welcome to the Fantasy Zone. Get ready!" This is the greeting given to you as you start Space Harrier, but you don't have much time to take this advice. Even as the words are being spoken, your Harrier warrior is already charging into battle. Toting a huge laser gun under his arm, the Space Harrier can either run along the checkerboard ground or freely fly through the sky. Either way, he's always heading forward into the hostile 3-D world. As you progress, hordes of strange creatures and robots fly toward you. Fast reflexes are required to dodge their incoming fire. Environmental hazards can be a problem, too. Take care not to run into any trees or stone structures. If you need a bit of a morale boost, just defeat a boss, and the narrator will remind you that "you're doing great!"

Friday, June 12, 2009

My dog Harley is Sick

Hey yall, sorry I haven't updated in a couple of days.

On Monday Harley started having some kind of cough. On Wednesday at 2:30 AM Harley collapsed and had a seizure after climbing the stairs.

We took him to the vet and they said it was his heart. They referred us to a cardiologist for dogs at an expensive medical center.

They did an ultrasound of the heart, x-rays, as well as blood work. It turns out that Harley has the following problems.

Dilated cardiomyopathy (heart disease)
Arrythmia (heart murmur which caused the seizure)
some Lung Disease (possibly caused by his past from the heartworms he had 2 years ago)
Coughing (most likely kennel cough)
Shortness of breath

All they could do was give us several kinds of medicines, including an expensive one that we had to buy online from Canada. Basically, if Harley has a seizure, it could often times be fatal, so we can't exercise him too much like throwing around the ball, but they said we can take him for short walks.

I am very afraid what might happen. I know Harley is 9 1/2 years old, and that is the average lifetime for a dog of his breed and size. But, I think Harley still has a few more years to go, which is why I decided I needed to save him again. Harley is my best friend and I don't know what I'm going to do when I lose him, I just hope that isn't for a long long long time.

Please, if you can find it in your hearts to pray for him to be well, I would really truely appreciate it.



Trauma Team Debut Trailer

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wii Motion Plus now in stores!

The Wii MotionPlus accessory is now out in stores, bundled with such games as Tiger Woods PGA Tour. Virtua Tennis 2009 from SEGA and Grand Slam Tennis from EA also use the accessory.

The Wii MotionPlus peripheral is also available on it's own for $19.99, same as the Nunchuk and Classic Controller accessories. Wii MotionPlus will also be bundled with Wii Sports Resort when it hits store shelves on July 26th.

I myself won't be picking it up until Wii Sports Resort is out.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I got The Legendary Starfy

I got The Legendary Starfy today! First I called up Best Buy to see if they had it in stock; they said they had 8 copies. So I went there, and it's no where to be found. I ask an employee and they said it would be out tomorrow. Obviously it was sitting in the back room and the employees were just too lazy to dig out a copy...

Then later on I went to Target, it wasn't on the shelf either. Their ad says it was in stores today. The employee spent time looking for it in the display cases, couldn't find it. So he went back to his computer and looked it up, found it was in a storage room. Then he went and got me a copy. I wish I would get this quality treatment at a store that primarily sells Electronics!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tetris turns 25 Years Old Today!

was the one website that remembered the 25th anniversary of the worlds most popular casual game, Tetris!

I've played many variations of Tetris throughout my gaming hobby, but I only own Tetris DS from Nintendo. I just played it again after not playing for a long time and I am definitely keeping it in my case so I can play it during work. It's just so addictive.

I went online and even though I always get owned at it, (seriously I've only won 3 matches!) I still have fun and keep playing anyway. It's a good game to relax with. Read the Wikipedia article on Tetris right now!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Melee! Pokémon Scramble!

Today a new game for WiiWare called Melee! Pokémon Scramble! was revealed and will be released in Japan on June 16th for 1500 Wii Points. The game has you playing as various Pokémon and you attack the others. Think Smash Bros. but with Pokémon and Hit Points, to make it an Action RPG of sorts. There are also boss battles against big sized Pokémon too. Check out the official Japanese site here.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Nintendo releasing Black Wii & Red DSi in Japan

Remember the original Wii was Black? I wonder what made Nintendo change their mind back then, and then change it again now. Slow Wii sales in Japan

Red DSi was expected at anytime. They should've made it special edition with Mario on it...

The Red DSi will come out on July 11th in Japan, followed by the Black Wii on August 1st.

Other Wii accessories:
Wii Remote w/ Wii Jacket
Classic Controller PRO