RPG fans may well be looking forward to Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies hitting the DS, here's a new teaser video from Nintendo.
DQIX was released in Japan this time last year to high acclaim, scoring a perfect 40/40 in Famitsu magazine. Western release dates are listed below:
USA - July 11th, 2010
Europe - July 23rd,...... read more
Over in Japan, Square Enix has held a press conference with some important news. The tenth game in the Dragon Quest series is heading exclusively to the Wii console. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata was present at the event and was more than pleased.
Dragon Quest is Square Enix's second most popular franchise. It's an RPG series, particularly popular with Japanese gamers and Dragon Quest X will likely...... read more
Man, have I got a plethora of box arts for you! (ok, 4). All of them are North American. First up it's fan-favorite Travis Touchdown in No More Heroes.
Next we've got Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors. The title of this one is a game in itself.
After the buggy gameplay of Forts, the Worms have found themselves banished into space in Worms: A...... read more
Some new screens of Dragon Quest: The Masked Queen and The Tower of Mirrors have been released. Unlike the title, the screenshots aren't very big, so I'm posting them here instead of on the game's page. They're still work a look.
King Eyeball and his loyal blobs.
No matter what happens, a smile costs nothing.
Cave life used to be so peaceful.
We wanted to...... read more
A new title has been confirmed for the Wii by publisher Game Factory.
Based on the popular children's TV show, Legend of the Dragon is set in ancient China and mixes RPG elements with arcade-style gameplay. Players can choose from an array of 19 characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Legend of the Dragon is penned for release in the second quarter of...... read more
Pronto Games have announced that they have Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder in development for the Wii. It's not known at this stage if it will be an adaptation of the GBA title or an entirely new...... read more
It could be said that Zen Studios has neglected the Wii U version of Zen Pinball 2 of late, deciding to release certain DLC tables only on other consoles instead.
Today we have some good news though, The Walking Dead pack will be available on Wii U, starting August 28th.
Featuring locations like Clementine's Treehouse and Everett's Pharmacy, this DLC follows the downloadable game series by Telltale Games, and...... read more
A little while ago Nintendo announced something rather out of the blue for them, but it came as a nice surprise in my eyes.
For the continent of Europe, there will be a eshop game called Nintendo Pocket Sized Football. It plays similar to any soccer/football management titles such as Football Manager, it's a simulation where to take charge of a football team and you aim to be the best there is. However, this game...... read more
Good news for Star Wars and/or pinball fans who like their gaming on the small screen: Zen Studios has announced Star Wars Pinball 3D for the Nintendo 3DS!
This reworked version makes full use of stereoscopic 3D visuals and includes the following tables:
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars Pinball 3D will be available from the 3DS eShop in just...... read more
An exciting announcement in the world of pinball has just come from Zen Studios, the developers behind the recent Wii U release Zen Pinball 2 and a selection of other games related to the silver ball. It's Star Wars Pinball!
Here's the announcement trailer, which looks great:
There is a potential fly in the ointment though. The platforms listed for release are:
Star Wars Pinball platforms
Pinball...... read more
Zen Studios have a long track record of making pinball games, so it can only be a good thing for pinball fans that they're bringing Zen Pinball 2 onto the Wii U eShop in North America and Europe.
Better yet, the game will be a free download with free trials of all tables. After trying tables out, they can then be purchased as DLC. Here's a list of tables:
Zen Pinball 2 tables
Classic Pack: Tesla, El...... read more
Here's something you might not know. Swords & Soldiers developer Ronimo Games were working on a full disc game for Nintendo Wii, until they had to shelve it in 2008 due to lack of funding.
If the artwork, gameplay style and tediously generic music remind of you De Blob, that's because Ronimo were actually the team behind the first version of De Blob on PC (freeware) before THQ got involved.
An official...... read more
Sega has its finger in a lot of pies, and is also working on a new Nintendo 3DS version of Super Monkey Ball. At least three of the original characters Aiai, Baby and Meemee look to be returning. Some early screens:
Super Monkey Ball 3D will release sometime in...... read more
Sega and Chiquita, the leading distributor of bananas in the US, have struck a mutually beneficial deal.
The agreement means Chiquita will apply stickers to their bananas promoting Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll. In return, Sega have packed the game full of Chiquita branding (similar to the Dole brand seen in earlier SMB titles).
Sean Ratcliffe (Sega's Marketing VP): We are thrilled to partner with Chiquita....... read more
Three whole WiiWare games to choose from in today's releases, in addition to an interesting sounding NES game on Virtual Console.
Spaceball: Revolution (WiiWare)
Mart Racer (WiiWare)
Texas Hold'em Poker (WiiWare)
Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge...... read more
See that monkey over there? That is Jam, a new character set to appear in Sega's Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll.
Here are some more shots of him in action:
He seems to have some kind of kung-fu vibe going on. For me, the Super Monkey Ball series goes downhill with every new entry. I can't see Jam single handedly bucking that...... read more
Rumors of this game surfaced a few weeks back, but publishers Sega have now gone ahead and confirmed a new Balance Board compatible Super Monkey Ball title.
It's called Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll, no other details are availabubble but there is a teaser video to show Ai-ai trying out the new controls:
FALL...... read more
A trademark filed by Sega has led to speculation that a Super Monkey Ball game that supports the Wii Balance Board may be in development.
The title specified is Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll. Given that the DS game was called "Touch & Roll", the connection is obvious. That said, no further details or platforms are known, so assume...... read more
Bplus, the developers of Plattchen: Twist 'n' Paint, have announced their next WiiWare game.
It's called Niki: Rock 'n' Ball, an arcade platformer where you take control of a round-shaped "Niki Ball". Timing is everything, as you tilt the Wiimote to roll around the 2d levels. Your ball can also turn into a rock to fend off enemies, hence the title.
There's a video showing off some in-game action, it looks...... read more
Y'arrr! Pirates or Ninjas? That be the ultimate question, and one ye'd better be ready for this Winter, as Gamecock brings sports title Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball onto the Wii. President Harry Miller of Gamecock sung me a shanty:
"The competition between the Pirates and the Ninjas is so huge that battles are breaking out all over. We're happy to bring this grand conflict onto the Wii, giving players a chance to...... read more