Wii, DS launching in India September 30
Nintendo has released the DS and Wii in most countries around the world, but India is one particular exception. Two out of the three next-gen consoles are available in India, but not the Wii or even DS. Nintendo will be changing this on September 30th when they launch both systems. The Wii will be priced at INR 19,990 INR 7,990 for the DS.
Nintendo Voice Chat podcast summary
I noticed that someone else was kind enough to post a summary of IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat podcast. There’s a few interesting bits including news about Moon and Lock’s Quest.
Mystery Case Files MillionHeir:
-Good fit for DS.
-Appears to be going after Professor Layton audience, but in reality it’s a different beast.
-Easier than Professor Layton.
-Fairly casual game.
-You find items hidden in busy scenery.
-If you play the game a second time you’ll get different items to find, adding to the replay value.
-Score given: 7.7
-Positive impressions Little King Story. Health represents age. Lower health = older, grumpier, not as willing to follow commands. Lack of IR control though.
-NHL 2k9: Looks like “ass”, plays okay. Looks like first gen PS1 according to Bozon.
-”Some” company’s have Motion Plus development kits. They can’t say who though, as it might ruin relationships (in other words, they’re avoiding another Factor 5-Kid Icarus incident).
-Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: 360/PS3 versions are more like tech demos while Wii version is more like a game. Only downside mentioned is PS2/PSP graphics.
-Most hyped upcoming games of 2008 (on all consoles):
Bozon: Dead Space
Daemon: Prince of Persia
Craig: Animal Crossing: City Folk (hoping for it to be different from the DS/GC versions)
-On the topic of a one console future: Competition bring innovation. If there was ever only one console on the market, another console would just come out.
Interview with people from Lock’s Quest/Drawn to Life development team (5th Cell):
-There’s a possibility for Drawn to Life on consoles.
-No current Wii projects.
-There’s a new DS game from the creators of Drawn to Life and Lock’s Quest! The person being interviewed hyped it up quite a bit. He says it will be revealed next year.
Interview with people from Renegade Kid:
-Mastiff asked Matt for a quote about Moon. Matt gave them one saying that it’s similar to Metroid.
-Potential storyline twists in Moon.
-Moon runs at a solid 60fps.
-Wii Remote-esque aiming on DS? Could work pretty well but it’s not in the game currently.\
Mario Super Sluggers SafeCo Field event pictures
Just a quick note since I didn’t want to devote a whole post to this: I’m not going to be doing the IGN Nintendo Voice Chat summary at all this week. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick up on things again next week.
Devin Doss, of Seattle, throws a strike against Mario during the Seattle Mariners Sept. 5, 2008, home game. Fans had the opportunity to meet Mario and play his latest baseball game for Wii, Mario Super Sluggers. The game launched nationwide on Aug. 25. (Courtesy of Nintendo)
Nintendo’s Mario celebrates the launch of Mario Super Sluggers with Jetrin Wichienwidhtaya, of Seattle, by participating in the pre-game ceremony at the Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field in Seattle on Sept. 5, 2008. Mario Super Sluggers is the first Mario baseball title for Wii and launched on Aug. 25, 2008. (Courtesy of Nintendo)
Local characters Mario and Mariner Moose celebrate the launch of Mario Super Sluggers with Jetrin Wichienwidhtaya, of Seattle, by participating in the pre-game ceremony at the Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field in Seattle on Sept. 5, 2008. Mario Super Sluggers is the first Mario baseball title for Wii and launched on Aug. 25, 2008. (Courtesy of Nintendo)
Derek Freeman, of Falkland, British Columbia, reacts after winning a Wii and copy of Mario Super Sluggers at the Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field in Seattle on Sept. 5, 2008. Mario Super Sluggers is the first Mario baseball title for Wii and launched on Aug. 25, 2008. (Courtesy of Nintendo)
Mega Man in next Smash Bros? Capcom says it’s up to Nintendo
Even though Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been a huge hit in both the eyes of critics and the marketplace, hardcore fans of the Smash Bros. series had been hoping that a few more unique characters would make the cut. Sure, there were plenty of acceptable characters in Brawl, but what about Geno from Super Mario RPG or even Mega Man? Although it’d be fair to assume that it is up to Capcom to decide whether or not to include the blue bomber in a Smash Bros. title, the ball is actually in Nintendo’s court. Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune was asked if we’ll see the well-known video game character in future iterations of the Smash Bros. series. He noted, “That is probably a question better suited for Nintendo than for Capcom. If they were to ask, I see no reason to say no. We’ll see what happens. ”
I can’t say this with 100% certainly, but I suppose that this means Nintendo never approached Capcom about including Mega Man in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It seems that Capcom – well, Inafune at least – would be up for adding Mega Man as a playable character in one of the Smash Bros. games.
Animal Crossing: City Folk and WiiSpeak to be sold as a bundle
Contrary to Nintendo’s previous statement on an Animal Crossing/WiiSpeak bundle, the company is now planning to package the two items together for $70. Rumors say that Animal Crossing: City Folk and WiiSpeak will be sold separately as well, so for those of you who don’t want to dish out the extra cash for WiiSpeak need not worry!
System owners don’t enjoy paying more than $50 for a game
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Convict plays Wii in jail to prevent suicide
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This is one of the strangest stories I’ve heard in awhile. A few years back, Ian Huntley was convicted of killing two ten-year-old girls in England. Since then, the man has attempted suicide three times. Huntley is in a lucid state of depression. Even so, the man is living out his sentence not only with a Wii, but with a plethora of other luxuries as well. According to a jail source, “Huntley has been asking for a Wii for months. When he moved to Frankland in February he was given a Nintendo Game Cube – but after only a few weeks he began complaining it was out of date.” Everyone is doing their best to make sure Huntley does not commit suicide, even if it means that the guards can join in for some multiplayer action. He currently resides in “a private room within the health-care wing of the maximum-security jail.”
1. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
2. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
4. Wii Fit
5. Carnival: Funfair
6. Mario Kart Wii
7. Wii Play
8. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games
9. Big Beach Sports
Japanese software sales so far (Famitsu)
– Mario Kart Wii (Wii, Nintendo): 1,678,151 copies sold
– Wii Sport (Wii, Nintendo): 3,104,720 copies sold
– Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP, Capcom): 2,396,642 copies sold
– Tales of Vesperia (Xbox 360, Bandai Namco): 128,204 copies sold
– Mario Kart DS (NDS, Nintendo): 3,182,186 copies sold
– Soul Calibur IV (PS3, Bandai Namco): 109,318 copies sold
– Animal Crossing: Wild World (NDS, Nintendo): 4,717,648 copies sold