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“Flock and Age of Booty are both coming to PC via digital download solutions. So hopefully you’ll enjoy those. There’s no plans at the moment for WOTB:C3 or 1942 to come to PC though. I’m not so sure we’re going to have a digital day this year. While we have a number of digital titles on the slate, their timing and our learnings about announcement timing means that we’ll introduce them within the normal course of business (maybe at events like E3 or Captivate, maybe all on their own via Unity… we’ll see how the timings work out).” – Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development

Perhaps Mega Man 10, Capcom? Or a title for DSiWare?!

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is one of the best-selling Wii titles. With that in mind, it shouldn’t be too shocking that
rumors are floating about that a sequel to the game is on the way. Nintendo Accion, a Spanish Magazine, claims to be featuring
an exclusive look at would be Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

Below is a rough translation of what the magazine states:

“Who are these two and why do their faces return? Discover all of the details about this mystery in the next issue of the
magazine. But before, take note of these clues: Games, Olympics, it is cold, it is winter…”


London – 21 January, 2009 – Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed it has signed a development agreement with UK based Monumental Games. Under the terms of the agreement Monumental Games will develop an as yet unannounced multi-platform title scheduled for release and published by Capcom later this year.

Monumental Games was founded in 2005 by Rik Alexander and Rocco Loscalzo and has two UK based offices in Nottingham and Manchester as well as an operation in Pune, India and currently employs over 100 people.

This week Hotel Dusk’s Karl Hyde captures Rebecca Mayes’ heart. After a week of interviews with the national press and two video game song commissions, Rebecca Mayes is happy to get back to the song writing. Her latest Video Game Review song accounts her novice’s experience of the film noire DS game.

With her first two video game song reviews – Press A [] and I’m a Wolf [] – still going strong, she can’t wait to hear what people make of her latest creation. In it she engages with the story and characters of the classic DS adventure Hotel Dusk in a way you’ve never heard before.

* Third-quarter sales up 13% to €508 million.

* Update on the games release schedule.
* Full-year 2008-09 targets adjusted.
* Initial targets for 2009-10.

London, UK – January 22, 2009 – Today, Ubisoft reported its sales for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2008.


Sales for the third quarter of 2008-09 came to €508 million, up 12.9%, or 17.0% at constant exchange rates, compared with the €450 million recorded for the same period of 2007-08. For the first nine months of fiscal 2008-09 sales totaled €852 million versus €711 million in the corresponding prior-year period, representing an increase of 19.8%, or 24.8% at constant exchange rates.

Third-quarter sales came in slightly higher than the guidance of approximately €500 million issued when Ubisoft released its sales figures for the second quarter of 2008-09. This performance was primarily attributable to:

* The diversity and quality of Ubisoft’s games line-up for the holiday period, with a targeted offering for each type of consumer.
* A solid showing from franchise titles launched during the quarter, particularly Far Cry® 2 and Rayman Raving Rabbids® TV Party which generated sell-in sales of 2.9 million and 1.5 million units respectively and offset the impact of a slower take-off for Prince of Persia® (2.2 million units).
* The creation of a new multi-million units selling franchise – Shaun White Snowboarding – which was the quarter’s number two sports game in the United States and recorded 2.3 million units sell-in worldwide.
* The ongoing success of the Group’s casual games, notably the very robust performance turned in by the Imagine® range fueled by the success of Imagine Teacher and Imagine Wedding Designer. For 2008, Ubisoft’s market share for Nintendo DSTM games is 13.5% in Europe and 12,0% in the United States.


Remember the SEGA teaser page we told you about a few days ago? Since then, the site has received a bit of an update. When you move your mouse over the mushroom, the color changes from blue to red and increases. There’s also Japanese text towards the end of the page and when clicked, a short phrase can be heard. We’re not really sure what the sentence is because we do not speak Japanese. However, all should be revealed when this Friday rolls on by.


Toki Tori for WiiTM has been available since the launch of WiiWareTM mid 2008. It has since been nominated for several IGN 2008 Awards, and was ranked 4th on the the year’s top 5 WiiWare games at

Today, we would like to announce the opening of our new Toki Tori blog. It can be found at

as well as on our website:

The blog will contain posts from the development team behind Toki Tori and focus on giving people inside information on the development of Toki Tori.

Also available are several new videos, which can be found at the Two Tribes YouTube channel ( ), and an exclusive trailer, ‘How to play Toki Tori!’ which can be viewed through the Nintendo Channel on your Wii!

Stay tuned, because this is just the beginning. We will be bringing you more blog entries and exciting Toki Tori news in the coming weeks!


The tree isn’t entirely complete and possesses a few errors, but one has to admit that the above image is pretty extensive!

Thanks to Jake for the news tip.

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Update: Wanted to bump this post to the front page and give you folks an update. Apparently the game is some sort of Ninja action adventure game. No word yet on which platform the game will be heading to, but some have claimed that it is a DS title.

The World Hobby Fair isn’t exactly known for game announcements. This year, however, news is expected when the event begins on January 18 – specifically from EA. The company is expected to be making an announcement for a new game. The mystery title is listed on a special EA site as a “completely original action adventure game.” No further details were provided, but Spore Heroes and the game that Suda51 and Shinji Mikami are working on are two realistic possibilities. Other than EA’s secret title, SimAnimals, Boku to Sim no Machi Kingdom, and Boku to Sim no Machi Party will be playable at the event.

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Former 1-UP Entertainment Network and EGM Senior Exec Shane Bettenhausen Joins Ignition Entertainment as Company Continues to Expand Worldwide Operations

Glendale, Calif., January 15, 2009 – Ignition Entertainment Ltd., a UTV Enterprise, a worldwide publisher and developer of videogames, announced today that Shane Bettenhausen has been tapped as the Company’s new Director of Business Development. As the former Senior Executive Editor for influential gaming media outlets Electronic Gaming Monthly and, Shane’s extensive background and profound knowledge of videogames, coupled with his encyclopedic knowledge of the video gaming industry, perfectly primes Bettenhausen to spearhead the company’s development initiatives moving forward well into the ‘next gen.’

According to Shane, “I’ve spent the past nine years dissecting and evaluating games as a journalist, and I’m incredibly eager and humbled to finally get the chance to learn the other side of the business. I’m tremendously excited to help shape the direction of Ignition’s future products, and I feel that together, we’ll be able to craft experiences that entertain, challenge, and emotionally impact gamers.”

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