Capcom on why Bionic Commando Rearmed and Street Fighter 2 HD aren’t on WiiWare, Street Fighter IV discussed
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“(On Bionic Commando Rearmed for WiiWare)…It would never fit in the Wiiware filesize so it would have to be disc based and you’d basically have to redo everything for Wii. It would not be an inexpensive process and I’m not sure the result would be completely satisfactory. I think you underestimate how technically advanced BCR is. It’s built on the same engine as the big BC is.
Part of the reason HD Remix and BCR are digital is because we don’t believe they’re the right content for the retail channel (at least, not as stand alone experiences). The economics would be highly unfavorable as compared to their digital counterparts. And Wiiware, we’re finding, only works for titles built from the ground up for Wiiware as the lead SKU given the filesize restrictions.” – Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development
“(On Street Fighter 2 HD for WiiWare) It couldn’t ever be Wiiware, even at 480p. File size is just too large given the storage restrictions for Wiiware. Theoretically it could be disc based but there are no plans at the moment. We’ll see how it does on its current platforms and then maybe we’ll see.” – Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development
“(On Street Fighter IV for Wii) In theory, with reasonable downgrades in visual quality including resolution reduction, yes [game could be possible on Wii]. I will still raise the question: what’s the input mechanism for a Wiimote + nunchuck (which is what 100% of the installed base has) on a Street Fighter title?” – Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development
– Space Invaders: The Original Game (800 Wii points)
– Fogotten Worlds (800 Wii points)
– Metal Slug 2 (900 Wii points)
Wii owners have been chomping at the bit for a Kid Icarus announcement for the Wii, but perhaps the newly announced Icarian: Kindred Spirits will tide some gamers over. No price point or release date have been provided, but the game should be available “soon.” Here’s the official press release:
Experience with ICARIAN: KINDRED SPIRITS™ the awesome story of Nyx, an enigmatic winged girl, that must descend from heaven in search of her missing friend Icarus.
Overfly the ruins of ancient Greece and avoid falling into blazing sands or perishing in the claws of cruel harpies and hydras.
You will need the help of Zeus and other benevolent Gods from Olympus to summon their powers. They will let you cast rays, modify the scenery and control winds at your wish…
With your own wrist movements and pointing to the game screen, you will be able to achieve these and many other feats in this new and enjoyable Wii™ platform game.
Mario Kart Wii tournament – Wario’s Gold Mine time trial
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Atlus Invites All Challengers to Luminous Arc 2 Battle Royale
Caaannn Yooouuu Diiiggg Iiittt?!?!
November 26, 2008
Let the great tournament begin! This January, Atlus will randomly choose 48 interested entrants from its Atlus Faithful to participate in Luminous Arc 2 Battle Royale, a tournament of strategy RPG champions. In order to enter, prospective battlers must own a copy of Luminous Arc 2 (or go out and buy one), must sign up as a member of the Atlus Faithful by January 1, 2009, and then be among the 48 chosen few who will fight it out online to see who deserves the title of Best Luminous Arc 2 Tactician*.
All 48 selected participants will receive an extremely rare Luminous Arc business card holder, the business card holder of choice for those looking to impress and/or confuse their friends and family. The Grand Champion will receive their choice of: a SIGNED copy of the Luminous Arc 2 art book, a select title from the Atlus archives or a large Luminous Arc 2 promotional poster. Second place will get to choose from first place’s leftovers, and third place gets whatever second place passed on. These prizes will be in addition to the business card holder.
01. [WII] Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo) 350,000 / NEW
02. [NDS] Chrono Trigger DS (Square Enix) 271,000 / NEW
03. [PSP] Gundam vs. Gundam (Namco Bandai) 267,000 / NEW
04.  The Last Remnant (Square Enix) 101,000 / NEW
05. [NDS] Saka DS: Touch and Go (SEGA) 72,000 / NEW
06. [NDS] Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super Deluxe (Nintendo) 55,000 / 418,000
07. [NDS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (Nintendo) 25,000 / 209,000
08. [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) 25,000 / 1,184,000
09. [NDS] Pokémon Platinum (Pokémon) 24,000 / 1,941,000
10. [PS3] Way of the Samurai 3 (Spike) 20,000 / 100,000