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August 12, 2009

Capcom Teams with Nintendo

Capcom will be working with Nintendo for the overseas release of Monster Hunter 2, which hit Japan last week and sold over 500,000 units in its first two days. Nintendo will make use of its experience in selling Pokemon to promote the Capcom title.

In Japan, Capcom will be giving the Wii one of its biggest upcoming titles, the historical action slasher Sengoku Basara 3. This is the third numbered installment in the series that’s known as Devil Kings in the West. In Japan, the series is extremely popular, with Capcom frequently making note of the appeal the game has with female audiences.

Sengoku Basara 3 was announced a couple of weeks back, but without [...]

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August 12, 2009

Nintendo of Canada’s Matt Ryan on Wii Sports Resort and Wii MotionPlus

Above: Matt Ryan shooting the crap out of that bullseye

Matt Ryan, Senior Supervisor of Communications and Advertising for Nintendo of Canada, not surprisingly happens to be a huge fan of the game and was happy to share his thoughts with TorontoThumbs.com. What is surprising, however, is that his sentiments for the archery game echo our own Adam Russell’s so much that it’s somewhat uncanny.

“Before I even got my hands on it, I honestly was the most interested in archery. I think it was because when it was demonstrated to me for the first time, the whole action that you go through with archery is so real and close to what you actually do in archery — which is something [...]

 
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August 12, 2009

Spyborgs Releases One Week Early, New Screens and Webisodes

Capcom has announced that its upcoming Wii-brawler, Spyborgs, will be released a week earlier than previously thought. Spyborgs will now be released on September 22nd across North America. In celebration of this new date, Capcom has released some new screenshots and their first webisode.

 
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August 12, 2009

The Wii Will Soon Play DLC Straight Off A 32GB SD Card

This means that if you want to download in-game content – like songs for Guitar Hero – you can just store them on an SD card, leave it in the Wii, and the game can load the data straight off it.

Straight-up booting off the SD card is available: – easier downloads – larger expansions – quicker loads when bringing in song data from the SD card into GH5.

This feature will support cards up to 32GB in size

This also means that Guitar Hero 5 will be the first Guitar Hero game on the Wii to fully embrace downloadable content, as you’ll now be able to pick up full albums and download them all at once.

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August 11, 2009

PunchOut!! & SMB 3 on Guitar – Get Rad!

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August 11, 2009

Let’s Party Appears To Be Let’s Tap’s Sequel

Despite weak sales in Japan, Sega took a chance and released Prope’s “future tapping game” in North America. It didn’t get much attention here either, but Sega isn’t giving up on their series of Let’s games.

Sega trademarked Let’s Party for use with video game software and “providing on-line games”. Seems like a good sign that Let’s Party is going to have some kind of online mode.

[Siliconera]

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August 11, 2009

Phantom Brave Wii – Delayed

Publisher NIS America now expects the Wii version, amusing subtitled “We Meet Again,” to arrive this Friday, August 14, a delay of just three days. The game was originally due in in June, but was pushed back so that NIS could include the Japanese voice acting.

Alongside the Japanese voice acting, the Wii edition of Phantom Brave is billed as packing new chapters, improved graphics, an enhanced interface and more items.

[Phantom Brave – Wii Site]

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August 11, 2009

Fossil Fighters Brings Dino-Sized Fun to Nintendo DS

Dinosaurs may be long gone from the earth, but for owners of the portable Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems, a new breed of prehistoric excitement is just now coming to life. With today’s release of the Fossil Fighters video game, Nintendo is delivering a dino-sized gaming experience that fans of any age or background can pick up and enjoy.

Fossil Fighters invites players to enter a world in which fearsome creatures are hidden as fossils for players to collect, using the unique touch-screen controls of Nintendo DS. Players can clean, collect and battle their discoveries. The game features more than 100 dinosaur-like creatures called Vivosaurs, each [...]

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