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Latest EGM review scores

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The latest EGM review scores are as follows:

Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii, Nintendo): C
Castlevania Judgement (Wii): D-
Skate It (Wii, EA): D

Prince of Persia (PS3/Xbox 360, Ubisoft): B+, B+, B
Tomb Raider Underworld (PS3/Xbox 360, Ubisoft): B, B, A-
007: Quantum of Solace (PS3/Xbox 360, Activision): C+
Legendary (PS3/Xbox 360, Atari): D
Sonic Unleashed (PS3/Xbox 360, Sega): C
Destroy all Humans: Path of the Furon (Xbox 360, THQ): D
Call of Duty: World at War (PS3/Xbox 360, Activision): B, B, B
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo: HD Remix (PS3/Xbox 360, Capcom): A+
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (PS3/Xbox 360, Midway): B-
NCAA Basketball 09 (PS3/Xbox 360, Electronic Arts): C+
Pro Evolution Soccer 09 (PS3/Xbox 360, Konami): B
Guitar Hero World Tour (PS3/Xbox 360, Activision): A-
Shawn White Snowboarding (PS3/Xbox 360, Ubisoft): D+
Resistance 2 (PS3, Sony): B+, B+, A
Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360, Valve): A-, A, A+
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (Xbox 360, EA): B
Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories (PS2, Square Enix): B-
Persona 4 (PS2, Atlus): A+, A, A
Luminous Arc 2 (NDS, Atlus): B-
Guitar Hero On Tour Decades (NDS, Activision): B-

We’ve already discussed how Donkey Kong Jungle Beat will be more than a port and we’ve touched on the controls in Mario Tennis. Read below about some more details on both Mario Tennis and Pikmin.

– Pikmin: Saving a bit different (day-by-day records stored of saves)
– Can resume play from any day you have saved
– Mario Tennis: Complete Wiimote controls
– Swings, performing forehands, backhands, tosses, smashes can be performed
– Change angle of Wii controller when swinging to perform spin shots, press button down during swing to perform special shot

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New Dragon Quest IX video

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Yesterday, a rumor broke out that Monster Hunter 3 might not release on just the Wii. The chances of a PSP version are likely,, but now Capcom has updated the official game website with new information. The notice explains that Monster Hunter 3 will remain as a Wii exclusive – for now, that is. Though, the site update may be nothing more than an attempt to lessen any possible backlash that Capcom would receive if the game released on other platforms after all. Don’t rule out other versions just yet, such as a PSP edition, which could easily end up as a reality in the future.

London (10th December 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: Echoes of Time™ will be released across PAL territories in Spring 2009, exclusively on both Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ systems.

Introducing the World’s first cross-platform multiplayer adventure for the Nintendo DS & Wii systems! Set in the fun and friendly CRYSTAL CHRONICLES universe of the FINAL FANTASY series, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Echoes of Time delivers a unique and innovative experience where both Nintendo platforms come together in perfect harmony.

Lux-Pain confirmed for March 2009 courtesy of Rising Star Games; first set of screenshots and official trailer revealed.
December 9th 2008 – Prepare for a touch of the paranormal as detective-adventure Lux-Pain is confirmed for a UK release by Rising Star Games. Available exclusively on Nintendo DS™, Lux-Pain features a unique adventure system where it is necessary to ‘extract’ evil parasites by erasing on the bottom screen what you see on the top. To accompany this announcement, the first set of screenshots and the official trailer have been released, highlighting the dark anime atmosphere. Lux-Pain will be released in the UK during March 2009.

Bizarre and paranormal murders have put Kisaragi City into a state of fear. A powerful mind parasite known as SILENT is spreading throughout the city. It infects humans and pushes them to perform horrendous acts by controlling their minds. Atsuki is a member of FORT, a secret organisation devoted to eradicating this parasite. Despatched to Kisaragi City as an undercover student, Atsuki has a special skill that can gain him the advantage against an invisible enemy: he can see SILENT.

Independent developer ClockStone Software is working on a DS version of the successful RPG series.

Innsbruck, December 10, 2008. Wicked black humor, a dark and sinister setting, an elaborate magic and fight system – these are just some of the elements that make the RPG series Vampires Dawn such a hit. Now, the Austrian development studio ClockStone – best known for their action-RPG Avencast – is planning a Nintendo DS version of the award-winning series. For this project, they will be working with Vampires Dawn creator Dawnatic and the Munich-based production company remote control productions.

Game designer Tri Do Dinh is crazy about Vampires Dawn: “It’s incredibly fun to play a villainous vampire who strikes fear into the heart of the villagers in a humorous and very entertaining way. The character controls and the mechanics of the puzzles will transfer easily to DS.” CEO Michael Schiestl adds: “Our team learned a lot about the RPG genre when we were working on Avencast. We’re highly motivated to continue our work in this area and to increase our involvement in the handheld sector.”

Dragon Quest IX dated for Japan

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Amidst the exciting news of Dragon Quest X for Wii, Square Enix also dated another anticipated title, Dragon Quest IX for Japan. The game will be available on March 28 of next year for 5980 yen. Since the most recent event was focused more on the Japanese-side of things, no news about a North American release date was discussed. However, the game is pretty much a shoe-in for other territories.

Famitsu review scores

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Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP, Square Enix): 10 / 9 / 9 / 8 – (36/40)
Sonic World Adventure (Wii, Sega): 7 / 7 / 7 / 8 – (29/40)
Gensou Suikoden Tierkreis (NDS, Konami): 9 / 8 / 9 / 8 – (34/40)
Ragnarok Online DS (NDS, GungHo): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 – (28/40)
Tales of Hearts (NDS, Bandai Namco): 9 / 8 / 8 / 8 – (33/40)
LEGO Batman (NDS, Activision): 6 / 7 / 7 / 7 – (27/40)
Ochaken no Daibouken 2: Yume Ippai no Omocha Hako (NDS, MTO): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 – (28/40)
Nakayoshi All-Stars: Mezase Gakuen Idol (NDS, Creative Core): 5 / 5 / 6 / 5 – (21/40)
Princess Ballerina: Yumemiru 4-Jin no Primadonna (NDS, Spike): 8 / 7 / 7 / 7 – (29/40)
Space Puzzle Bobble (NDS, Taito): 8 / 8 / 8 / 7 – (31/40)
Power Pro-Kun Pocket 11 (NDS, Konami): 8 / 8 / 8 / 9 – (33/40)
Edogawa Ranpo no Kaijin Nijuu Mensou DS (NDS, Takara Tomy): 6 / 6 / 6 / 6 – (24/40)
Momotarou Dentetsu: 20-Shuunen (NDS, Hudson): 8 / 8 / 7 / 9 – (31/40)
Toudou Ryuunosuke Tantei Nikki: Kohakuiro no Yuigon (NDS, fonfun): 6 / 5 / 6 / 6 – (23/40)
Bokujou Monogatari: Youkoso Kaze no Bazaar e (NDS, Marvelous): 7 / 7 / 8 / 8 – (30/40)

Need for Speed Undercover (PSP, EA): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 – (28/40)
Crimson Room Rebirth (PSP, Success): 6 / 6 / 6 / 6 – (24/40)
Bleach: Versus Crusade (Wii, Sega): 7 / 7 / 8 / 8 – (30/40)
Disney TH!NK: Haya Oshi Quiz (Wii, Disney): 6 / 5 / 5 / 5 – (21/40)
Need for Speed Undercover (Wii, EA): 7 / 7 / 7 / 6 – (27/40)

Need for Speed Undercover (PS2, EA): 6 / 6 / 6 / 5 – (23/40)
Need for Speed Undercover (PS3/Xbox 360, EA): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 – (28/40)
Fable II (Xbox 360, Microsoft): 9 / 8 / 7 / 8 – (32/40)
Let’s Tap (Wii, Sega): 8 / 7 / 8 / 8 – (31/40)
Fate/Unlimited Codes (PS2, Capcom): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 – (28/40)
Gundam Musou 2 (PS3/Xbox 360, Bandai Namco): 10 / 9 / 9 / 8 – (36/40)
Gundam Musou 2 (PS2, Bandai Namco): 9 / 8 / 9 / 7 – (33/40)
Prince of Persia (Xbox 360, Ubisoft): 8 / 8 / 9 / 8 – (33/40)
LEGO Batman (PS3/Xbox 360, Activision): 8 / 7 / 8 / 6 – (29/40)

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Square Enix, is, perhaps, finally ready to ramp up their production on Wii games. In such, the company has announced today that Dragon Quest X will be heading to Wii. An event was held in Japan, with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata in attendance. We’ll post more news as it becomes available.

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