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Jan. 19, 2009

Wii™ owners know all about the power of motion, and this week’s additions to the Wii Shop Channel deliver some cool new reasons to keep on moving. Race, jump and skid in a high-powered hot rod. Slide, shoot and score in a glide hockey showdown. Soar, swoop and battle in a futuristic armored fighter. With fun, invigorating games like these, the only thing you won’t be able to do is sit still.

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:

A few old, a few new details:

– Already complete, just polishing the game/looking for bugs
– Contains more lines of code than San Andreas, dev team is twice the size that worked on PS GTA gamed
– PDA shows minimap – very similar to GTAIV’s
– Can also access emails, main map, Ammu-nation from PDA
– Weapons chain now is an online store that delivers good to your safehouse
– Safehouse similar to previous GTA games – displays trophies/see online leaderboards
– Select weapons from PDA
– Grenades/Mototovs thrown by touching icon + dragging out in the direction you wish to aim
– There will be minigames including safe-cracking, stealing a parked car, paying bridge tolls, rooting through rubbish in red dumpsters (for weapon caches)


‘No one trips over a mountain; it is the smallest pebble that causes you to stumble’
Monday 19th January/…It is with great pride that Io Interactive unveils their latest videogame creation in a brand new game – MINI NINJAS™, due for release Fall 2009 on Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PC Games for Windows and PlayStation 3 – Rated E10+, PEGI 7+

Prepare yourself for a Ninja adventure like you have never seen before! Join Hiro, the smallest hero on the biggest adventure, as he embarks on an epic and electrifying quest to restore harmony to a world on the brink of chaos. Use your skills and mighty Ninja training to battle a magical army of evil Samurai. Harness the power of your Kuji magic and utilise the special skills of your Mini Ninja friends as you travel through a perilous world to reach the final confrontation with the Evil Samurai Warlord in his Fortress of Doom.

A few rumors regarding Factor 5 and Silicon Knights have popped up, mostly related to the Wii. First off, in spite of the well-known issues Factor 5 has been facing, apparently all projects are still being worked on. Additionally, an announcement is expected from the company in the next two weeks. Will we finally hear word on Kid Icarus?

Also noteworthy is Silicon Knights interest in the Nintendo’s console. Though nothing has been confirmed outright, the latest rumors state that the company might be creating a Wii game. Silicon Knights has expressed openness to the system before, and has had experience with a Nintendo system before (GameCube, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes/Eternal Darkness).

Lastly, there has been some talk about Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop and the zombie count yet again. Concerns about the number of zombies has been well-documented, but apparently there will be a sufficient amount. This statement is quite similar to what Nintendo Power said in a previous issue.


1) Mother (Japan only)
2) DuckTales
3) Final Fantasy
4) Mega Man 6
5) Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse


1) Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
2) Contra
3) DuckTales
4) Pro Wrestling
5) Baseball Stars

This list was compiled before the release of Castlevania III, so that explains why both titles are in the list even though the game recently appeared on the VC

Moon Lunar Secrets gameplay

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Fragile screenshots

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The latest Nintendo Power review scores are as follows:

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins (Wii) – 7.0
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (DS) – 5.0
The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity (DS) – 5.0
NASCAR Kart Racing (Wii) – 6.0
Fishing Master: World Tour (Wii) – 7.5
Legacy of Ys: Books I & II (DS) – 7.5

The weekly savings list is rather short this week, but I’m sure most of you know why. Sadly, Circuit City has gone out of business.

Best Buy

Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (Wii) – $39.99
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip (Wii) – $39.99
Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge (Wii) – $19.99
Neighborhood Games (Wii) – $19.99
Namco Museum (DS) – $19.99


Shaun White Snowboarding: Target Limited Edition (Wii) – $39.99
Wii Fit starter kit – $47
Wii recharge station – $27

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