Following last month’s unveiling of the Special Games mode in Mario Tennis Open, Nintendo has revealed even more details about the upcoming game, which launches for the portable Nintendo 3DS system on May 20. In addition to the variety of fun tennis games with a Mario twist in Special Games mode, fans will be able to connect with friends for online matches, enjoy new StreetPass features and unlock bonus game characters through game play and special QR Codes.
- Online Play: Mario Tennis Open players can compete and cooperate in local wireless matches with other opponents and play exhilarating games. Players can also build up their Open Match standings, check the monthly leaderboard and win Victory Medals from every challenger they defeat.
- Ink Showdown: In this fast-paced competition, Piranha Plants spit ink balls from the back edge of the court. Players must destroy the ink balls before they splatter, while hitting tennis balls away from an opponent.
- StreetPass Features: Players can inspire friendly competition by using the Nintendo 3DS system’s StreetPass feature. They can engage in competitive StreetPass Matches or cooperative Ring Shot challenges with computer-controlled versions of people they encounter and share their StreetPass winning streak. StreetPass can also be used to show off players’ Mii characters, which can be customized with new outfits and accessories that can improve their on-court performance. As users play, new items for their Mii will be unlocked in the Item Shop.
- Unlockable Characters: New and familiar Nintendo characters can be unlocked – some through game play, others via special QR Codes. Unlockable characters include Luma, Baby Mario and Dry Bowser.
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In a move that’s got tails wagging from Hollywood to Manhattan, Nintendo of America is teaming up with Uggie, the talented Jack Russell terrier known to moviegoers as the canine co-star of The Artist. Starting today, Uggie will sink his teeth into a memorable new role as Nintendo’s first-ever “spokesdog,” spreading the word about the interactive fun of nintendogs™ + cats for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.
To help celebrate February as Responsible Pet Owners Month, Uggie will lend a paw by showing how the game includes valuable tips on how people can maintain happy, healthy relationships with their furry friends in real life. Though he previously announced plans to retire after this year’s awards season, the chance to team up with Nintendo was too doggone good for Uggie to resist.
Uggie is no stranger to the spotlight, having appeared in numerous television commercials and films during the last decade. As Nintendo’s spokesdog, he’ll appear alongside his owner Omar Von Muller to promote nintendogs + cats and the Pearl Pink Nintendo 3DS system, which offers a wide range of wireless features and entertainment experiences that can be enjoyed in 3D without the need for special glasses. In particular, Uggie and his owner will show consumers how nintendogs + cats can not only provide players with an adorable, customizable companion but also teach them skills that can translate to real-world dog or cat ownership. With February as Responsible Pet Owners Month, it’s the perfect time for this partnership.
“Uggie didn’t have to sit up and beg for his role as Nintendo’s spokesdog,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “It’s truly our pleasure to work with a star of Uggie’s magnitude, especially to help animal lovers and portable gaming fans discover the fun of nintendogs + cats.”
With nintendogs + cats, players can use the Nintendo 3DS system’s built-in touch screen, camera and microphone to interact with their dog or cat in amazing ways to form a lasting friendship. Players can feed, train and care for their choice of more than 27 breeds of puppies, and can also care for a variety of lovable kittens. If they take their Nintendo 3DS systems when going out, players can exchange Mii™ characters, puppies, kittens and presents with other nearby players via a wireless connection using the StreetPass™ feature. Nintendo will soon be adding a free playable demo of nintendogs + cats to the Nintendo eShop, so players can download the game and check it out at no cost.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
For more information about nintendogs + cats, visit http://nintendogspluscats.nintendo.com.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 620 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– New and experienced fans of the Professor Layton video game series don’t have to wait for Halloween to discover a wealth of eerie tricks and brain-teasing treats this season. Launching today for the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems, the Professor Layton and the Last Specter™ game marks an extraordinary new chapter in the fan-favorite puzzle adventure franchise, featuring a prequel storyline that invites players to help the top-hatted professor solve his very first case. Professor Layton and the Last Specter features more puzzles than any previous series installment and a bonus role-playing game called Professor Layton’s London Life™ that lets fans immerse themselves in the Professor Layton universe like never before. This new game delivers hours upon hours of unique portable entertainment.
In Professor Layton and the Last Specter, distinguished scholar Hershel Layton has yet to become a world-famous master sleuth. Upon receiving a mysterious letter from an old friend, he travels to a rural town called Misthallery that’s said to be haunted by a nocturnal phantom. As players progress through the story by solving a wide variety of logic, slide, picture, number and language puzzles, they’ll also encounter Layton’s brainy assistant, Emmy Altava, and witness his first meeting with would-be apprentice Luke Triton. The game’s numerous puzzles intertwine with the storyline in clever ways and are suitable for all skill levels. Starting Oct. 23, players can also download additional puzzles by connecting their Nintendo DS system to the Internet via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection.
“The huge variety of puzzles in Professor Layton and the Last Specter make it not only entertaining but also a terrific value,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With a bonus role-playing game that takes the experience even deeper, players can get to know Professor Layton and his universe in a fun, interactive way.”
In the Professor Layton’s London Life role-playing game – which comes included on each Professor Layton and the Last Specter Game Card – players can experience life in Little London and mingle with quirky characters from throughout the Professor Layton game series. With more than 100 hours of game play and an additional storyline to complete, players can customize their appearance and surroundings, work odd jobs or collect clues to help uncover the origins of a mysterious fairy. Professor Layton’s London Life can be played anytime; it does not require players to complete the main game first.
Previous games in the Professor Layton series include Professor Layton and the Curious Village™ (2008), Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box™ (2009) and Professor Layton and the Unwound Future™ (2010). To date, more than 12 million Professor Layton games have been sold worldwide.
For more information about Professor Layton and the Last Specter, visit http://professorlayton.nintendo.com/thelastspecter.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Following last week’s unveiling of introductory story elements and characters in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword game, Nintendo has revealed even more information about the game, which will launch exclusively for the Wii™ system on Nov. 20. Among the game’s many richly rendered environments is Faron Woods, where the heroic Link™ must complete important tasks as part of this epic journey to rescue Zelda™. To help him do so, players can use unique abilities and items as they navigate the forest. Newly revealed game elements include the following:
- Faron Woods and Skyview Temple: The forest is the first location Link visits after leaving Skyloft, an island world suspended high in the sky. The people of Skyloft have never been to the surface, so this stage marks a strange new experience for Link. Traversing the forest leads him to Skyview Temple, where Zelda may be held.
- Dashing: By holding down the A Button, players can make Link run faster and grant him acrobatic abilities, such as the ability to briefly run up a sheer wall to grab onto a cliff. Dashing uses up some of Link’s endurance, which replenishes itself over time once Link stops running. Certain powerful attacks, like the spin attack, also use up endurance. When all of Link’s endurance is used up, his movement is slowed dramatically for a few moments.
- Dowsing: Fi, the spirit of the powerful Goddess Sword and Link’s guide, informs Link that he can use the sword to search for things through dowsing. In dowsing mode, when Link holds out his sword, the sword will beep and provide visual feedback when pointed in the direction of the intended target. This technique can be used to search for many objects and characters in the game. In Faron Woods, Link uses it to search for Zelda, guiding him to Skyview Temple, where Zelda’s aura can be detected.
- Kikwi Tribe: The Kikwis are cute, fuzzy creatures that Link encounters while exploring the forest, resembling a kiwi fruit in animal form. Link can search for the Kikwis in the forest using dowsing. In return, they will help him on his search for Zelda.
- Slingshot: This is one of the first items that Link receives in the game. While it’s not very powerful, it can be used to stun enemies and activate objects in the environment. As with many items in the game, players aim the slingshot by moving the Wii Remote™ Plus.
Nintendo will continue to provide fans with select details and information about the game prior to its Nov. 20 launch. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be available as a standalone game or as part of a limited-edition bundle that also includes a gold-colored Wii Remote Plus controller. Additionally, every copy in the initial production runs of the game will come packaged with a special music CD containing orchestral arrangements of select songs that will be performed at the upcoming The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is now available for pre-order at major retailers throughout North America. A deposit may be required for pre-orders. See individual retailers for details. For more information about the game, visit http://www.zelda.com/skywardsword.
New System’s March 27 Launch Ushers in the Era of 3D Fun without Special Glasses
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo introduces portable entertainment in 3D – without the need for special glasses. The Nintendo 3DS system goes on sale in the United States on March 27 at a suggested retail price of $249.99. It comes with a collection of pre-installed games and fun features, with more on the way.
“Nintendo 3DS can play 3D video games and take 3D pictures, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “The 3D display is amazing in its own right, but just as compelling are the new forms of game play it delivers, and the groundbreaking ways it will connect players to new content … and each other.”
To celebrate the arrival of the system, Nintendo is holding a midnight launch event starting at 9 p.m. Eastern time on March 26 at the Best Buy store in Union Square in New York City. The event will feature hands-on Nintendo 3DS demos with food, music and giveaways (while supplies last), all leading up to a countdown to midnight, when the Nintendo 3DS system goes on sale. For those who can’t make it to New York, additional midnight launch events will be held at several Best Buy stores throughout the country. Fans can visit http://www.bestbuy.com/3DS for more information. Nintendo is also installing more than 6,000 kiosks at retailers across the country over the next couple of months to let people demo the new Nintendo 3DS system.
Nintendo 3DS has 18 games available on launch day, with more than 30 total available by early June. Nintendo-published games available March 27 include:
- Pilotwings Resort, a high-flying aerial adventure that lets you soar over a tropical island in a plane, on a hang glider or with a rocket belt. You can take on more than 30 challenging missions, or go sightseeing and snap pictures in the game.
- nintendogs+ cats, which lets you train and interact with your very own puppy and kitten. They react to your voice and will even welcome you with a lick of the face as you lean in. There are three different versions of the software, each featuring a different starting breed: Toy Poodle, Golden Retriever or French Bulldog. In each version, players can eventually unlock all 27 different breeds to enjoy.
- Steel Diver, an action-packed and immersive 3D submarine combat adventure. Take command of your sub to control its speed, depth and pitch, and use both the touch-screen and motion-sensitive controls to navigate through lush undersea environments and fire torpedoes at enemy ships and obstacles.
Nintendo’s third-party publishing partners are rolling out their biggest names for launch day. Games ready for March 27 include Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition from CAPCOM, The Sims 3 from EA, Madden NFL Football from EA SPORTS, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., LEGO® Star Wars® III: The Clone Wars from LucasArts, RIDGE RACER® 3D from NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., Super Monkey Ball 3D from SEGA, BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE from Square-Enix, Inc., SAMURAI WARRIORS®: Chronicles from TECMO KOEI AMERICA Corp., plus Asphalt 3D, Combat of Giants : Dinosaurs 3D, Rayman® 3D and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Shadow Wars from UBISOFT.
Meanwhile, Nintendo is working on Nintendo 3DS games from its top franchises, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising and new installments in the Super Mario, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing and Paper Mario series. The system is also ready to play nearly every single Nintendo DS game with its original 2D graphics. Nintendo DS games that required the use of the Game Boy Advance slot are not compatible with the Nintendo 3DS system.
Nintendo 3DS features two screens. The top screen displays 3D images without the need for special glasses. The bottom screen is touch-sensitive. It also has three cameras. One inner camera points at you, while two exterior cameras let you take pictures of your friends and family in 3D or 2D. It weighs approximately 8 ounces and is available in Cosmo Black or Aqua Blue.
Built-in games and applications include Mii Maker, which uses facial recognition technology to create a Mii character that looks just like you; Face Raiders, which requires you to shoot at comical depictions of your own face as well as others around you; AR Games, which superimpose graphics and animations on the real world using the included AR Cards; and Nintendo 3DS Sound, which lets you listen to MP3 or AAC music files, or make your own recordings and play with them using fun filters. The StreetPass feature lets some of your games and applications wirelessly swap small bits of game data as you pass other Nintendo 3DS users throughout the day, if you choose. SpotPass, on the other hand, lets the Nintendo 3DS system detect wireless hotspots or wireless LAN access points and allows users to obtain information and game data when the system is in Sleep Mode. Free software and videos will also become available with future system updates.
Soon Nintendo will roll out a series of additional features for Nintendo 3DS, including an Internet browser, an online store called Nintendo eShop, the ability to access 3D Hollywood movie trailers, automatic and free access to more than 10,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide and the ability to stream Netflix movies (Netflix unlimited membership required).
Remember that the Nintendo 3DS system features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo3ds.com.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii home console and Nintendo DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
Hands-On Wii and Nintendo DSi Sampling Stations to Open at Malls Across the U.S.
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo is about to put a playful twist on the fun of bumping into old friends at your local shopping mall. Mario, Donkey Kong and Pikachu are just a few of the familiar faces consumers will encounter as Nintendo’s Holiday Mall Experience touches down at shopping centers throughout the United States. From Nov. 22 through Dec. 19, whether they’re looking for terrific entertainment value or an imaginative break from the usual holiday hustle and bustle, shoppers can drop in and play the latest games for Wii and Nintendo DSi systems at interactive demo stations. Kids and teens, parents and grandparents, casual gamers and hard-core fans alike – the Holiday Mall Experience invites everyone under the sun to discover the beloved characters, inclusive game play, deep variety and innovative hardware available from Nintendo.
From wild multiplayer action for the living room to rich puzzles and adventures that can be enjoyed on the go, many of the year’s hottest games will be free to sample at participating mall locations from coast to coast. Visitors can get reacquainted with Donkey Kong in the new Donkey Kong Country Returns, grab a friend (or several friends) and check out the instant social fun of Wii Party, take on puzzle challenges in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! or create customized heroes in the epic DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. More than 20 games will be featured at 23 Holiday Mall Experience locations.
“There’s no better way to highlight the nonstop fun and extraordinary value offered by Nintendo systems than simply letting consumers enjoy them firsthand,” said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of America’s director of Public Relations. “From the moment they pick up a Wii Remote controller or a portable Nintendo DSi XL system, anyone who takes part in the Holiday Mall Experience will quickly recognize that our lineup truly includes something for everyone.”
Games for the Wii system to be showcased during Holiday Mall Experience include Donkey Kong Country Returns, PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Wii Party, Metroid: Other M, Wii Fit Plus, Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Sports Resort, Mario Kart Wii, Disney Epic Mickey (Disney Interactive Studios), uDraw Studio along with uDraw GameTablet (THQ), Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft) and NBA JAM (EA Sports).
Featured titles for the Nintendo DS family of systems will include Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!, Art Academy, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!, New Super Mario Bros. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Super Scribblenauts.
Confirmed locations for Nintendo’s Holiday Mall Experience include the following:
- Garden State Plaza (Paramus, N.J.)
- Topanga (Canoga Park, Calif.)
- Parks at Arlington (Arlington, Texas)
- King of Prussia Mall (King of Prussia, Penn.)
- Houston Galleria (Houston)
- Southcenter (Seattle)
- Fox Valley (Aurora, Ill.)
- Roosevelt Field (Garden City, N.Y.)
- Beverly Center (Los Angeles)
- The Shops at Willow Bend (Plano, Texas)
- Mall of Georgia (Buford, Ga.)
- Pembroke Lakes Mall (Pembroke Pines, Fla.)
- Annapolis Shopping Center (Annapolis, Md.)
- Northshore Mall (Peabody, Mass.)
- Arizona Mills (Tempe, Ariz.)
- Valley Fair (Santa Clara, Calif.)
- Southdale Center (Edina, Minn.)
- North County (Escondido, Calif.)
- Castleton Square Mall (Indianapolis)
- Lloyd Center (Portland, Ore.)
- FlatIron Crossing (Broomfield, Colo.)
- Tyrone Square (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
To help consumers locate Holiday Mall Experience events in their area, Nintendo has launched a website at happyholidays.nintendo.com. Visitors to the site will also find a handy printable gift guide and complete details on all kinds of great games for Wii and Nintendo DSi systems.
Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit wii.com.
For more information about Nintendo, visit www.nintendo.com.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console and Nintendo DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
Virtual Play Games
Announces Intellivision Lives!
Classic Console games for Nintendo DS™
provide fun for the whole family
Los Angeles – (July 30, 2010)-Virtual Play Games, a global Console and PC video game publisher announced today the release of one of the most recognizable classic games in video game history by bringing Intellivision Lives! to the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems.
“Virtual Play Games is very excited to bring Intellivision Lives! to a broader audience at a time when both adults and kids are enjoying casual games even more than ever”, said Virginie Grange, Business Development for Virtual Play Games.
“2010 being the 30th anniversary of the Intellivision console, I’m looking forward to seeing how many new fans will discover Intellivision thanks to this DS version. The Nintendo DS is the perfect platform for the classic Intellivision games”, said Keith Robinson, Owner of Intellivision Productions.
Intellivision Lives! includes over 60 different games including, Astrosmash, B-17 Bomber, Shark! Shark!, Motocross, Space Cadet, Thin Ice and many more classics, giving players countless hours of enjoyable play. The iconic space ships, robots, sharks, etc. makes it fun for both kids and parents. For the nostalgic players, they will recognize the 12 button key-pad displayed on the screen that made it so easy to play. The game also features games not released at the time of its original launch as well as Head-to-Head local wireless game play.
A preview of the game will be available at the Classic Gaming Expo taking place in Las Vegas on July 31-August 1st, 2010
Intellivision Lives! will be available at retail in September of 2010.
About Virtual Play Games
Virtual Play Games’ senior management team hails from major Publishers and Development Studios, combining years of successful publishing and development experience under one roof. The company currently publishes and distributes interactive games for a variety of Console and PC platforms.
Virtual Play works closely with its development partners to achieve the highest possible quality and innovation in gameplay and interactive experience. For more information, please visit www.virtualplaygames.com
About Intellivision Productions, Inc.
Intellivision Productions was formed by members of the “Blue Sky Rangers” original Intellivision development team in order to license and exploit the rights to the games for the Intellivision system – they currently have the rights to the Intellivision systems, and all game copyrights formerly held by Mattel Electronics™ and INTV Corp.
Zumba Fitness for Connect
Excersize program, the fitness party, latin and international rhythms. Grew in Miami, all about the party, have fun and move, 60,000 locations, 7.5 million people take a Zumba class every week. They’ve sold millions of DVDS and this is the next thing. Men, women, kids, parents all play together.
The demo – This is a combination of dance and excersize so everyone has fun with 30 tracks and routines. There’s new interactive Zumba content running with Connect. Connect tracks 6 points on Samantha’s body and will critique her motions.
There can be up to 4 players in a turn based competition. For the Wii there is a belt to track your hips where all your movement originates. You can learn the steps training, set a workout calendar, intermediate and hard also. Genuine motion capture “a little bit like a dancing iPod commercial” in color and look and feel.
There’s a party meter and more stuff begins to happen when you build the party meter. I see more stuff on the screen but it doesn’t lok like it really affects game play. Working closely with Microsoft and are excited to be a launch title for Connect in November.
Lots of hip rolling. Merengue to reggae to calypso, a lot of rich styles and it’s not my thing with all the dancing. I bet Tina would love this. Sarah would probably not be amused. The music is fun. I think that someone who has taken a Zumba class would be pretty pleased to dance along with this. I’d prefer splattering enemy brains out the side of their heads from the bushes 500m away, but for a Zumba fan this would be fun.
There’s a strong connection here for Backayard.
My routine was much more like dancing than working out. But it was fun and I did start sweating within 2 minutes.
There will be DLC – use Live to connect to Zumba.com and Facebook to build community. Zumba is the dancing so it could be fun with someone else- Zumba Attack with something like a dance battle and there is a turn based mode where up to four people can play against each other.
Paintball – Greg Hastings
$39 on 9/14
Can play with him, all about furthering paintball, the gameisbuilt on authenticity, 360, PS3, Wii. All the gear, all the guns, 100 pros, 62 fields based on 12 real locations. Rated E10+, not that many E10+ FPS out there. It’s a violent tournament, just with paint not bullets. Up to 20 player multi-player on 360 and –s3, up to 8 player on Wii.
Lots of running and diving into bunker, then change stance so you can pop up and down, then change stance so you can pop left and right. You can switch hands with the gun so you can get a better angle.
There are also team aspects to game play. You can command your guys or leave them alone.
Three types of paintball – speed ball with inflatable bunkers that people hide behind in arenas. Woods ball is a massive outdoor field. Rec ball is a mix of the two played on any course. This is the first game with wood and rec play modes.
Will be DLC.
No blood but there is diaper changing without poo or urine. This brings baby sitting to a whole new level. Uses a plush doll that you jam the wiimote into it’s back. Basically you can hold the doll and do stuff with it and the wiimote sense it.
The baby laughs or cries through the Wiimote. This is Cooking Mama for baby sitters. There are 6 different babies and about 60 different activities. Some are baby care, some are baby mini games. Fun, not a baby simulator because there are some silly things. It’s apparently a lot of fun for six to nine year olds. Little girls will be happy they got a new doll and a new game.
Ten story arcs, November release data scheduled.
It was sort of fun, kind of like holding a real baby but not because it isn’t fragile.
Wii motion plus support $29.99 T rated for families
Brutal action scenes without gore. It is, you guessed it, a sword fighting game. One to one sword fighting movements, seven different angles of attack with 8 different fighters. Unlock swords and get new powers. Plus four mini games that are basically like mini games. One includes hordes of zombies coming at you over and over again. Multiplayer so there is 2 player split screen.
Monster Tale for DS,
estimated March 2011 ship
Puzzle game play on the bottom screen, exploration on the top. The bottom screen is a pet raising Tamogotchi game and the top is a platformer. You wake up in a monster world that has been taken over by bad kids. Elie meets Chomp and they need to save the monster world from the bad kids. Explore and earn new abilities. Definitely kid safe. Would appeal to those who want to explore, learn, solve puzzles, and use new things. Also involves training Chomp – give him cookies and he becomes one thing, give him apples and he becomes something else. Interaction between the “two screens” and the evolution of Chomp creates depth in the game.
Wii adaptation of fantasy classic receives new teaser website
Las Vegas, April 23rd 2010 – TopWare Interactive today launched the brand new teaser site for the upcoming Wii title Enclave: Shadows of Twilight. Scheduled for release in the middle of June, the RPG classic has received an expansive overhaul for the Nintendo console version which includes improved AI, renovated game systems, and Wii Remote motion support. For more information and game assets visit the new teaser site at www.enclave-game.com.
About the Game
“Enclave – Shadows of Twilight” links the fabulous features of the PC version (already showered with awards) with the unique possibilities provided by the Nintendo Wii console – and this combination takes the successful fantasy RPG universe of “Enclave” to a completely new level! The innovative gameplay elements provide players with a completely new game experience, one which pushes the original version’s envelope in all directions. The player can now use the Wii remote to enter the fray – and experience the game’s many sword fights more realistically than ever. Accompanied by cunningly-created cutscenes, the hero presses on into a fantastic world with each successful mission, massacring his way through the armies of the enemy and capturing lots of loot. As he progresses, the player can activate up to 12 more types of hero to fight on the side of the Light and the Dark. Various puzzles for opening doors or activating specific switches also provide extra brain exercise. Many scripted events which take place continuously in the game also guarantee unique moments of surprise. Walls that suddenly collapse, window glass shattering as an enemy jumps through it to attack and exploding powder kegs will keep players’ nerves jangling right up to the last level. Last but not least, spectacular Boss opponents are guaranteed to give the player goose bumps during the extensive indoor and outdoor levels – and the individual combat strategies of these difficult opponents will provide a stiff challenge, since the right skill must be selected to fight each individual Boss.
Despite inventory shortages of the Wii hardware, Nintendo systems came out on top at the beginning of 2010. Nintendo’s Wii™ home console and the family of hand-held Nintendo DS™ systems finished No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for the month of January, according to data from the independent NPD Group that tracks video game sales in the United States.
During January, U.S. consumers purchased more than 465,000 Wii systems and more than 422,000 systems in the Nintendo DS franchise, which includes Nintendo DS™ Lite and Nintendo DSi™.
“Holiday shoppers depleted our supplies even after our fourth holiday season,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We appreciate the nearly 900,000 consumers who turned to Nintendo to get a great value for their entertainment dollars.”
Six of the top 10 best-selling games of January play on Nintendo systems. These include New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii at No. 1 with more than 656,000 sold, Wii Fit™ Plus with the Wii Balance Board™ accessory at No. 3 with more than 368,000 sold, Mario Kart™ Wii with the Wii Wheel™ accessory at No. 5 with more than 310,000 sold, Wii Sports Resort™ with the Wii MotionPlus™ accessory at No. 6 with more than 294,000 sold, Just Dance by Ubisoft at No. 9 with more than 191,000 sold and the Wii Fit Plus disc at No. 10 with more than 186,000 sold.
For more information about Nintendo, please visit www.nintendo.com