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Deadly Creatures

– Play as tarantula or scorpion
– Bozon hopes there are armies of tarantulas and scorpions
– Matt gets a vibe that it takes place in a wasteland, perhaps after man is dead
– One of final stages: Broken gas stages
– Graphics don’t seem too bad
– According to THQ, trailer was not CG – all real-time graphics
– Will do stuff on another dark game after GDC

DQ Swords

– Cool game but thin and straightforward
– Bozon thinks options and controls needed to be added
– Matt likes swiping system for the most part, sometimes doesn’t register though
– Should have marketed with a cheaper price tag
– Polished experience, but simple and short

NPD

– Wii – Scraped by to be #1 console
– PS2 – Took third, PS3 above it
– 360 was dead last – Bozon doesn’t think it doesn’t make sense, but all the systems were close
– January is usually a throw away month for Nintendo and other companies
– Call of Duty 4 was biggest performer for software
– No big secret Galaxy has sold about 2.7 million
– Metroid isn’t doing horribly, but is in 600k range – sad

– NCAA Football coming to Wii
– Brawl tournaments are starting in LA – Doors open at 3 PM
– Smash profiles: Looking at different characters every day – get a look at the characters, but spoilers
– Death Jr. was announced – was a PSP game – better visuals, waggle control
– Guitar Hero 3: Aerosmith was announced – Bozon is hoping for GH 1 + 2 pack
– Wii Fit (US version) and WiiWare demo from Nintendo will be at GDC – Matt expects WiiWare news
– IGN will have some interviews


Q: Can you give us more information on when we will get to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl? I understand there might be text to translate but it seems odd that European gamers haven’t even been given a date to look forward to.

A: No release date has been announced for Super Smash Bros. in the UK or Europe. Localising any game takes a long time to make sure it’s done properly. In addition to English, it must also be translated into the other four languages necessary for a European release. The game also needs to be converted from NTSC TV format to the European PAL standard. In addition, the game has then to be PEGI rated to give it an age rating. All these things require time in order to be done properly and to our standards.

Review scores

Wii

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 – 90%
No More Heroes – 88%
Battalion Wars 2 – 90%
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None – 42%
Bleach: Shattered Blade – 60%
Wii Chess – 78%
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity – 72%
Asterix At The Olympic Games – 66%

DS

Advance Wars: Dark Conflict – 90%
Cooking Mama 2 – 82%
Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Games – 90%

Virtual Console

1080 Snowboarding [N64] – 91%
Blades of Steel [NES] – 62%
Skate or Die [NES] – 58%
Star Tropics [NES] – 80%
Harvest Moon [SNES] – 79%
Donkey Kong Country 3 [SNES] – 84%
Monster Lair [TurboDuo] – 76%
Riot Zone [TurboDuo] – 61%

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– 12 player online
– friends or random players
– local or worldwide
– Ability to check if friends are online
– special events to participate in. These events will change over time.

It really seems as though Nintendo is supporting the online aspects of the Wii.

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Santa Monica, CA – February 15, 2008 – Fire up the fret board, crank the amp to 11 and get ready to rock this way with Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero®: Aerosmith®, the first game built around the legendary music of America’s Greatest Rock ‘N Roll Band: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer. Slated for release this June, this latest installment from the franchise with the #1 best-selling video game in 2007, puts players in the shoes of Perry (guitar), Whitford (guitar) and Hamilton (bass), as they rock out alongside frontman Tyler and drummer Kramer. Gamers will experience Aerosmith’s GRAMMY® winning career, from their first gig to becoming rock royalty, in a way that no other entertainment vehicle offers.

To celebrate this historic, ground-breaking collaboration, Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock fans will have the opportunity to download and jam to Aerosmith’s “Dream On.” The song will be available for free from February 16-18 on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. For more information, please visit www.guitarhero.com.

“Having a game built around Aerosmith has been a huge honor and really a great experience for us,” says Joe Perry. “We’ve put a lot of ideas into the game so that fans can have fun interacting with our music, getting inside our body of work and learning about the band’s history.”


THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Deadly Creatures(TM), an original action thriller title coming exclusively to the Nintendo Wii console in 2008. Developed internally by THQ?s critically acclaimed Rainbow Studios, Deadly Creatures throws players into a venomous world of desert terror, where the greatest victory is survival. Players will follow the entwined adventures of an armored scorpion and a stealthy tarantula as they struggle against a variety of creatures including vicious Gila monsters, tarantula wasps, black widows, and the most dangerous predator of all – Man. Deadly Creatures takes full advantage of the Wii?s unique motion-based control scheme and allows players to fully experience every pounce and tail sting.?Deadly Creatures is an amazingly innovative game concept, and exemplifies THQ?s commitment to creating original new IP for the Nintendo Wii platform,? said Randy Shoemaker, director of global brand management, THQ. ?With Deadly Creatures, we are raising the bar for all 3rd party Wii titles, and focusing on deep, compelling gameplay for a largely untapped audience of Wii gamers.?

?Deadly Creatures is a creepy, cinematic thrill ride, where the distinction between predator and prey can shift around every corner,? said Nick Wlodyka, executive producer and general manager, Rainbow Studios. ?With brutal motion-controlled combat, a dark, compelling story and some of the best visuals to date on the Wii, we are excited to bring Deadly Creatures to a large core Wii audience that hungers for a new experience.?

About Deadly Creatures

Deadly Creatures is a 3rd person action thriller set amidst a desert world of venomous terror, built exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. Players will control an armored Scorpion and a deadly Tarantula as they fight for survival against Gila monsters, lizards, black widows and many more terrifying creatures. Featuring intuitive motion controls and a deep combo-based combat system, Deadly Creatures is a thrilling mix of brutal creature-crushing action and suspenseful exploration of vast 360 degree desert and man-made environments. Gamers will explore this darkly compelling story through the eyes of two of the world?s most deadly creatures.


Wii – 274,000
PlayStation 3 – 269,000
PlayStation 2 – 264,000
Nintendo DS – 251,000
PlayStation Portable – 230,000
Xbox 360 – 230,000

January 2008 Software Sales

1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) – 330,900
2. Wii Play w/ Remote (Wii) – 298,100
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii) – 239,600

4. Rock Band (Xbox 360) – 183,800
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360) – 182,700
6. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) – 172,000
7. Burnout Paradise (Xbox 360) – 144,100
8. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PlayStation 3) – 140,000
9. Mario Party DS (Nintendo DS) – 138,500
10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS) – 133,000

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PAL VC update

Posted on 16 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii | 1 Comment

Phantasy Star 2 800 Wiipoints (Genesis)
Eternal Champions Wiipoints (Genesis)

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