Sheffield UK , 6th October 2008 – Lexicon Entertainment, a leading publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure software for video game console systems and personal computers world-wide, is pleased to announce, in collaboration with CyberPlanet Interactive, the publishing of Caveman Rock for Nintendo DS and Wii.
Caveman Rock is a casual time puzzler in which the player has to fire coloured rocks via the DS touch screen or the Wii mote to a targeted position. Explode the coloured lava rocks below before they reach the top line.
The lava rocks slowly increase their rate of decent as the game progresses and with the added threat of various wacky obstacles getting in your way it is a challenge that will put pressure on all levels of gamer.
Over the past few days, there has been some confusion over whether or not the DSi would be region-locked, and if so, what parts of the handheld will be restricted. The dust has finally settled, however, and it is now safe to report that the DSi will be partially locked. A Nintendo statement notes that, sadly, that DSi software will be region-locked. “DSi is region locked because DSi embeds net communication functionality within itself, and we are intending to provide net services specifically tailored for each region.” Nintendo intends to include a parental controls system in the DSi, which is one of the main reasons the software will be locked to each region.
However, regular DS titles that are playable in the original model from 2004 and the DS Lite from 2006 will not be region-locked. Personally, I would have preferred the whole system to be region-free, though I suppose it’s better than nothing!
Wii-kly Update Two WiiWare Games and Two Virtual Console Games Added to Wii Shop Channel
Posted 8 years ago by Brian in News, Wii | 0 comments
Pop quiz: What do you get when you add together 10 pins, 18 holes, two stolen jewels and hundreds of tumbling blocks? Never mind arithmetic—the answer lies in this week’s excellent additions to the Wii Shop Channel™. Wii™ lovers on the lookout for fresh gaming thrills can take their pick from a lively lineup that includes electrified bowling, Mario-styled golf, inventive puzzles and fantastic battles. Better yet, try out all four games and watch the fun grow exponentially.
Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:
– Blue Dragon Plus (NDS, Mistwalker): 39,401 units sold
– New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo): 5,281,886 units sold
– Hajimete no Wii (Wii Play) (Wii, Nintendo): 2,478,465 units sold
We’re proud to announce that the first of the Downloadable Content packs for Mega Man 9 will be available this week. Here’s the run down on what’s coming out.
Endless Attack – Test your skills on a stage without end. Try to break the record for getting the farthest. Results will be displayed in the Rankings page. Not compatible with other Challenges.
Proto Man Mode – Play the game as Proto Man. Some of Proto Man’s abilities may differ from Mega Man’s. Proto Man has the Charge Shot ability, Power Slide ability, and a shield that he can utilize to deflect bullets at enemies. However, Proto Man also takes double damage and has double bounce back when he is hit.
There is no story for Proto Man and he is not compatible with Rankings or Challenges.
Both DLC packs are available now on WiiWare Channel today (October 6 th, 2008) with XBLA following on October 7 th, and PSN releasing October 9 th.
FIFA 09 All-Play (Wii) – 75%
Sim City Creator (Wii) – 86%
G1 Jockey 2008 (Wii) – 74%
Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’09 All-Play (Wii) – 67%
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Wii) – 36%
de Blob (Wii) – 87%
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (DS) – 79%
Hell’s Kitchen: The Game (Wii) – 49%
Rapala’s Fishing Frenzy (Wii) – 45%
Dungeon Maker (DS) – 54%
Flower, Sun And Rain (DS) – 79%
The Sims 2: Apartment Pets (DS) – 70%
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (DS) – 72%
Lock’s Quest (DS) – 76%
Pipemania (DS) – 75%
Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition – 78%
Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness (DS) – 86%
To Love-Ru (DS/import) – 45%
N+ (DS) – 75%
Commando: Steel Disaster (DS) – 67%
Wonderworld: Amusement Park (Wii) – 37%
Dragon Hunters (DS) – 58%
Spellbound (DS) – 35%
Pirates: Duels on the High Seas (DS) – 40%
Subbuteo (DS) – 57%
Johnny No Dasshutsu Daisakusen (DS) – 28%
Mitewa Ikenai (DS) – 42%
Bomberman Blast (WiiWare) – 5 stars
Mega Man 9 (WiiWare) – 3 stars
Groovin’ Blocks (WiiWare) – 3 stars
Helix (WiiWare) – 1 star
MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade (WiiWare) – 5 stars
Space Invaders: Get Even (WiiWare) – 4 stars
Thanks to Joclo for the tip!
– Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen (Arc Systems)
– Super Darius (Taito)
Free Youth sized T-Shirt, exclusive character code input card with purchase of Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Wii) – $39.99
Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals (DS) – Free $10 gift card, bonus code input card with purchase
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) – $34.99
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) – $34.99
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) – $34.99
Wall-E (Wii) – $34.99
Little League World Series Baseball 2008 (Wii) – $34.99
Wii Play – Free $5 gift card with purchase
Mario Party 8 (Wii) – $39.99
Madden NFL 09 All-Play (Wii) – $39.99
Save $5 on all Wii Fit accessories
PSYCLONE Dock Charger For Wii Remotes – $39.99
VERGE Wireless sensor bar – $14.99
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith 2 Guitar bundle (Wii) – $120
Rock Band bundle (Wii) – $140
Wii storage solution – No direct play off SD cards?
Posted 8 years ago by Brian in News, Wii | 3 Comments
Nintendo discussed methods they are most likely going to peruse in order to solve memory issues on the Wii at their fall press conferences this past week. As things stand as of now, the primary approach that will most likely be implemented when the update launches in spring will be “to make it so that Wii software can be purchased by directly downloading it onto an SD memory card” and/or “to make it so that software stored on SD memory card can be played on Wii console by going through much simpler procedures.” These points were both presented at the press conferences this week, but the explanation is nebulous and there has been no mention of playing games directly off the SD card.
So, when the update finally is made public in a few months, we’ll be able to download content to the SD card and then, through easier processes, play the games on Wii. Still, the question remains over whether or not, in the end, games will be able to run right off an SD card. While this could mean that you may not be able to enjoy content as most are expecting, Nintendo seems willing to make the current storage solution somewhat easier for those who are finding issues with storage.