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Update: Here’s a few details from Nintendo Power (thanks Jake!)

– 3 episodic releases
– First one is coming this year
– DSiWare helped get the game approved since no publisher is needed
– Completely original
– Takes advantage of the DS tech.

Remember the exciting new DSiWare title Nintendo Power teased in its most recent issue? Well, it’s pretty safe to say at this point that it’s a new Shantae game. Hidden in Nintendo’s release schedule is Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, from WayForward, coming in Q4. Even better, the title is confirmed for the DSi. We’ll have to wait for details from Nintendo Power to see what the game is all about. However, just knowing that a new Shantae game is on the way brings a smile to my face.

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– As summer draws to a close, the air begins to chill and people begin to turn their thoughts to holiday gift lists. Whether the people on your list have been playing since the 1980s or only since last week, Nintendo has you covered. The Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems have a huge selection of games for everyone on your list, including many that you won’t find anywhere else.

“This extensive lineup will keep players busy throughout the fall and into 2010,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Shoppers know that Nintendo offers fun for everyone in the household.”

September 15, 2009 by RawmeatCowboy Filed Under: DSiWare, DSi

San Mateo, Calif – Sept. 15, 2009 – Prepare for epic online multiplayer action on Nintendo’s DSiWare service in the form of Bomberman Blitz. Published by Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, Bomberman Blitz will provide the classic Bomberman action that gamers have loved for more than 20 years to Nintendo’s download service available on the DSi. With Wi-Fi play and 8-player multiplayer action available, bombers around the world will be blasting each other away in Bomberman Blitz.

“Bomberman Blitz will give DSi owners an authentic, action-filled and entertaining multiplayer Bomberman experience anywhere they go,” said Mike Pepe, director of marketing at Hudson Entertainment. “With a training mode included that helps new players easily learn the ropes, both rookies and veterans alike are going to love blowing stuff up on the go!”

This tournament was actually hosted a few months ago, but Nintendo is using it over this time around.

Course: Thwomp Desert (Battle Arena)
Objective: Defeat the boss
How: Throw bombs at Giant Pokey
Tournament date: 9/15 – 10/25

Violet City Gym – Falkner

Pidgey – Level 9 (Normal-Flying)
Pidgeotto – Level 13 (Normal-Flying)

Azalea Town Gym- Bugsy

Metapod – Level 15 (Bug)
Kakuna – Level 15 (Bug-Poison)
Scyther – Level 17 (Bug-Flying)

Goldenrod City Gym – Whitney

Clefairy – Level 17 (Normal)
Militank– Level 19 (Normal)

“We currently have no plans to cut the price of Wii. Current talk of price cuts is rumour and speculation. This is rumour and speculation as Nintendo have made no announcements on price. Furthermore this is most likely retailer led much in the same way retailers in the UK offer price promotions on our products.” – Nintendo spokesperson

This situation is a bit odd. I wasn’t entirely sure that the Wii would be getting a price cut when the Walmart ad was supposedly leaked. However, when we saw the Toys R Us image, it looked as though the system would almost certainly be reduced to $199.99. I’m still not entirely sure what to believe, but like I said yesterday, we’ll find out for sure soon enough.