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Mega Man 9 released on Monday, but without GameCube controller support. That means that your only alternatives are the classic controller and the Wiimote by itself. Although, that’s not a terrible thing, is it? Mega Man 9 is a retro title, so technically, if you choose to play NES-style with the Wii controller, it’ll almost feel as though you were in the later ’80s…Right?! Anyway, even if you’re bummed about the lack of GameCube controller support, buy the game!

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IGN had the scoop about this earlier in the week, but here’s the official press release.

SAN FRANCISCO – September 23, 2008 – Today Ubisoft announced that Tenchu™ 4, the newest addition to the Tenchu™ franchise exclusively for the Wii™ system, will launch in North America and Europe in early 2009. The development team behind the original Tenchu, Acquire, brings a fresh new look, feel and motion to the Tenchu franchise.

Tenchu 4 will use the Wii Remote™ to fight, dash, jump and kill like a true ninja. Players will continue the saga of Rikimaru and Ayame, elite ninjas who must use their lethal skills to keep the peace in feudal Japan. Playing as both stealthy Rikimaru and aggressive and acrobatic Ayame, players will fight their way through more than 10 missions and 50 side quests and experience the thrilling adventure of being the ultimate ninja.

Tenchu 4 will come to a North American and European audience where it will be well-received by both fans of the series as well as Wii owners who have been looking for an edgy and exciting game. And if it’s katanas, throwing stars, daggers and smoke bombs you’re looking for, then, yeah, it’s got all those too.

Tenchu 4 has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

“Three points: In Japan, Zero sold well indicating that many people have never played the title and there is demand for it. This project is a reaction to the sale of Zero. Like Zero, think of this as a Greatest Hits re-introduction that just happens to be on a new platform. At the moment, like Zero, this is Japan only. That could change but that’s the current situation.” – Christian Svensson

The only reason why I would find it silly to not bring the game to other markets – or specifically, North America – is because the Resident Evil series has sold ridiculously well on Nintendo systems. The Resident Evil titles that have released on the GameCube and Wii have been extremely successful, especially considering they are third-party games.

More info on Level 5 games

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Ninokuni: The Another World

– main character is 13-years-old
– you’re dragged into a fantasy land by a spirit
– the world you enter is much like earth, but it is being ruled by a dark sorceror
– the young boy deals with issues in his life, including the passing of his mother…which he was partly responsible for
– As mentioned last night, Studio Ghibli is involved. This is teh first time they have ever worked on a video game

Inazuma Eleven 2

– play once again as a middle-school soccer team
– battle an evil alien soccer race, hell-bent on destroying the world

Professor Layton and The Last Time Travel

– new puzzles
– new characters
– store: Layton receives a letter from Luke, marked 10 years in the future. Layton sets out to find the source of the letter, which leads him to a scientist that has created a time machine. This time machine goes on the fritz, and teleports the Prime Minister of England and his wife somewhere into time and space

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Zubo trailer

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The Seattle Mariners and Nintendo are saluting fans on Saturday, September 27, at the second annual Nintendo Fan Network Day at Safeco Field.

Fans using Nintendo® Fan Network (NFN) will have the opportunity to win prizes such as signed, limited-edition Nintendo DS Units by competing with other NFN users in real-time trivia challenge.

Access to NFN is free to all users, and on Nintendo Fan Network Day, those who have not yet had the opportunity to try it, can check out Nintendo DS units free of charge to use during the game.

Mega Man 9 was just released on Monday, yet the game has already shot up to the number one spot on the top WiiWare sales list of the week. Full list for both VC and WiiWare can be seen below:

Virtual Console

1 (1) – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
2 (2) – Super Mario Bros. 3
3 (6) – Mega Man 2
4 (3) – Super Mario Bros.
5 (5) – Super Mario World
6 (4) – Mega Man
7 (7) – Super Mario Bros. 2
8 (11) – Punch-Out!!
9 (8) – The Legend of Zelda
10 (10) – Super Mario 64
11 (9) – Sonic the Hedgehog
12 (12) – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
13 (13) – Mario Kart 64
14 (14) – Donkey Kong Country
15 (15) – Pac-Man
16 (17) – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
17 (20) – Kirby’s Adventure
18 (16) – Donkey Kong
19 (18) – Paper Mario
20 (19) – Double Dragon

WiiWare

1 (N) – Mega Man 9
2 (1) – My Aquarium
3 (5) – Strong Bad Episode 2
4 (2) – My Pokemon Ranch
5 (6) – Dr. Mario Online Rx
6 (3) – Strong Bad Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner
7 (4) – Defend your Castle
8 (7) – Wild West Guns
9 (8) – Pong Toss – Frat Party Games
10 (9) – TV Show King
11 (10) – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
12 (11) – Groovin’ Blocks
13 (14) – LostWinds
14 (12) – Midnight Pool
15 (15) – Family Table Tennis
16 (13) – Helix
17 (16) – V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack
18 (18) – Gyrostarr
19 (17) – Cocoto Fishing Master
20 (20) – Block Breaker Deluxe

Wii Chess launched as a Wii retail title in Europe and Australia earlier this year, but Nintendo has decided to release the game on Japanese WiiWare. The game supports use of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and both the Wii remote and classic controller functionality. For the Japanese Wii owners (and chess lovers) out there, the game will set you back 1000 Wii points when it becomes available September 30th.

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