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“The Wii has become this generation’s version of the PlayStation 2, reaching all parts of the market and selling tens of millions of units.” – Sega President Simon Jeffery

I don’t really know how you can argue with that. Simon Jeffrey is essentially saying that the Wii has sold comparably to the PS2 last generation. It’ll be interesting to see if Wii can keep its sales momentum throughout its entire lifecycle.

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Puzzle Katamari
– for DSiware
– schedule for Mar 25
– 500 dsi points
– object falling type of puzzle game (Tetris clone?)
– ending theme to be produced with Hatsune Miku (Vocaloid2)

– for DS
– schedule for Jun
– 5040 yen

A Ressha de Ikou (A-Train)
– for DS


IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – February 17, 2009 – Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today profiled two more of the main characters of Tokyo Beat Down™ for Nintendo DS™ in “Meet the Cast pt. 2.” Beast Cops Lewis Cannon and Rika Hyodo are dedicated to protecting the citizens of Tokyo by beating the sin out of evil-doers, but someone needs to supervise and keep them in line! Meet the Captain and Inspector below…

“Look, kid, I know I shot you, but if you get blood on my backseat, I’m gonna really hafta get violent on you…”

Cambridge, Mass. – February 17, 2009 – Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the addition of seven tracks from alternative grunge band Nirvana to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content for Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo.

The lineup includes seven master recordings from Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind including “Breed,” “Lounge Act,” “On a Plain,” “Polly,” “Something in the Way,” “Stay Away,” and “Territorial Pissings.” These tracks join “In Bloom” from the original Rock Band soundtrack and “Drain You” featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack to make for a total of nine Nirvana songs available in the Rock Band music catalog available to Wii owners.

London (18th February 2009) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: Echoes of Time™ will be released in Europe and across PAL territories on 27th March 2009, exclusively on both Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ systems.

Introducing the World’s first cross-platform multiplayer adventure for the Nintendo DS & Wii systems! Set in the fun and friendly CRYSTAL CHRONICLES universe of the FINAL FANTASY series, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Echoes of Time delivers a unique and innovative experience where both Nintendo platforms come together in perfect harmony.

With the announcement of Dead Space Extraction for Wii, the one element that may have been receiving mixed reactions is the fact that the game is on-rails. One may be wondering why EA decided to go this way. Executive producer Steve Papoutsis has explained the reasoning for their on-rails decision:

“Extraction is not your typical Rail Shooter. Our goal is to innovate and push the genre forward like Dead Space did for third-person action survival horror.

When we started designing the game we had a ton of important elements from Dead Space that we needed to retain:

1. Exciting and rewarding gameplay
2. A horrific experience set in visually stunning environments
3. Incredible mood and sound
4. A mature and thought provoking story
5. Unique, terrifying, and satisfying enemies, weapons and bosses

Creating an intimate horror experience is a central tenet for Extraction and moving to a first person perspective felt like a great fit for the Wii allowing us the ability to create the most intense experience possible on this platform.”

Make sure to check out the official announcement here.

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All-New Hero, Story and Characters Extend the Dead Space Universe
Guildford, UK; February 18, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed Dead Space™ Extraction, an all-new chapter from the studio that delivered the award-winning action-horror Dead Space game. Built from the ground up and developed exclusively for the Wii™, Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game released in 2008. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.
Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space. The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction and as the crew fall victim to a mysterious contagion aboard the ship, it becomes clear that protecting her may be their only hope for survival. Dead Space Extraction introduces all new characters, weapons, enemies, puzzles and co-operative multiplayer gameplay.
“We could not be more excited to extend Dead Space into an experience exclusive to the Wii. Nintendo has a wonderful history in the horror genre and we are thrilled to build on that tradition with Dead Space Extraction,” said Glen Schofield, VP and General Manager of EA Redwood Shores studio. “As we were developing Dead Space, we realized that there was so much of the story going untold. Dead Space Extraction tells that story with all of the intensity, blood and gore that fans would expect.”
Dead Space Extraction is an EA Redwood Shores title and is scheduled to ship in Autumn 2009. This product has not yet rated by ESRB or PEGI.