While the camera-based motion-sensing tech shown by Sony and Microsoft during E3 definitely impressed a lot of gamers, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata had more of a “been there, done that” attitude.
Speaking to the Financial Times, Iwata said that they’ve actually already made experimental games controlled by camera-based sensors. That tech was eventually rejected, however, since they got better results out of the accelerometer-based tech now used in the Wiimote.
Iwata also seemed to welcome the competition, saying that he was happy that motion controls are starting to become an industry standard. “Companies whose people said that [...]
The Beatles: Rock Band will jump right into some of their fans favorite tracks without having to go through the story mode, and the game lets you do just that. From the start of the game, each of the 45 songs can be played instantly from the quickplay menu without having to unlock anything. Though this is pretty cool, fans would be missing out on “reliving” the career of The Beatles, which in the game will showcase some of their most memorable performances, such as their debut in the states on the Ed Sullivan Show and their fanatical crowd-filled concert at Shea Stadium in 1965.
Harmonix also put a great deal of effort into the video sequences that play [...]
Famitsu has an ad for what appears to be a new Tingle game for the DS. It’s assumed that this is a sequel to his 2007 RPG, Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland, which was only released in Japan and Europe.
Anyone care to speculate?
More Tingle info, (a lot more):
Tingle, known as Tincle in Japan, is a fictional video game character of The Legend of Zelda series, first appearing in Majora’s Mask in 2000. Since then, he has appeared in each installment of the series up through The Minish Cap, except for Oracle of Seasons and Four Swords. Since then, he has not made in-person appearances in the main The Legend of Zelda series, due [...]
91 1UP With the addition of MotionPlus, Woods 10 on the Wii is a fantastic golfing videogame, besting its console counterparts because of its control options, extra courses, party game modes, and Frolf. Not to mention, it’s casual friendly for anyone to play, but with enough difficulty options for the hardcore to stay interested. It’s almost hard to imagine it getting better than this for the foreseeable future.
90 Nintendo Power Last year’s version was phenomenal, but the option to use the Wii MotionPlus accessory makes Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 the most authentic sports video game I’ve every played. [July 2009, p.90]
90 IGN Tiger Woods [...]
You may have seen some of these already, but if not, take a look at what is on the horizon for Wii from High Voltage Software.
Gladiator A.D. sceens here
The Grinder screens here
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Meant to post this when T4 came out, better late then never…
85 IGN An impressive package on Wii, and one of the best tennis games I’ve ever played.
75 Nintendo Power A solid first effort for the new franchise that, while a bit rough in some parts, offers the most well-rounded tennis experience on the Wii. [July 2009, p.88]
70 VideoGamer If you’re after the most realistic feeling tennis game on the market, Grand Slam Tennis for Wii is it, when it works. MotionPlus-enabled shots can be performed by feel alone (as long as you’re not lobbing or performing drop shots) and this will be enough for a lot of gamers – just be prepared for a fair few annoying moments. If you’re after an in-depth single-player [...]