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Partnership brings the Season Switching “Best WiiWare Game of 2009” to Asia.

18th December 2009. Cambridge, UK. Frontier Developments, one of the games industry’s leading independent developers, is delighted to announce a further partnership with Square Enix to publish ’the best WiiWare game of 2009’ (IGN) LostWinds®: Winter of the Melodias in Japan and Asia. The game will be released in Japan on 22nd December 2009.

“We’re very pleased to be joining forces again with Square Enix to bring the sequel to gamers in Japan and Asia.” said David Braben, Frontier’s Chairman and founder “We’re excited to see gamers’ reaction to the incredible new gameplay mechanics such as Season Switching, the all-new, expansive, beautiful settings and the story of Toku and Enril the Wind Spirit’s and adventure to save Toku’s mother.”

EDGE review scores

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These scores come from the latest issue of EDGE (210)…

Avatar: 5
The Saboteur: 5
Tony Hawk: Ride: 3
Wheelspin: 3
F1 2009: 7

Blue Toad Murder Files:The mysteries of Little Riddle: 4
Little Big Planet PSP: 6
Gravity Crash: 7
Pixel Junk Shooter: 8
Forever Blue: 7
Maestro: Jump in Music: 7
Astro Boy: 3

Pokemon Rumble: 4
Gyromancer: 7

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Virtual Console:
-A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (NES, 500 points, Majesco)
-Street Fighter II’: Champion Edition (TG16 import, 700 points, Capcom)

WiiWare:
-Eat! Fat! FIGHT! (1000 points, Tecmo)
-Moki Moki (800 points, Natsume)

DSiWare:
-Castle of Magic (500 points, Gameloft)
-Littlest Pet Shop (800 points, Electronic Arts)
-myNotebook: Green (200 points, Nnooo)
-Starship Patrol (500 points, Nintendo)

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Media Create has published the latest hardware sales figures from Japan. The results are below.

Wii – 135,898
PS3 – 75,086
PSP – 71,885
DSi – 68,184
DSi LL – 58,006

DS Lite – 11,376
Xbox 360 – 10,646
PSP go – 3,077
PS2 2,463

For comparison’s sake, here are the numbers from November 30 (last week).

Wii – 106,555
PSP – 67,880
PS3 – 57,782
DSi LL – 53,791
DSi – 51,635

DS Lite – 8,367
Xbox 360 – 5,314
PSP go – 3,412
PS2 – 2,277

Nintendo Channel Wii FPS data

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The first column shows data from the Nintendo Channel, the second column has the rankings of the games from Amazon, and the third column is the title’s Metacritic average. By the way, the Metroid Prime games technically aren’t in the FPS genre, but they do contain FPS elements!

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Thanks to Scott for the news tip!

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Nintendo Power review scores

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The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS) – 9.5
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii) – 8.0
Avatar: The Game (DS) – 5.0
The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces (Wii) – 7.0
Avatar: The Game (Wii) – 5.0
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Wii) – 8.0
Jambo! Safari (Wii) – 3.5
Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery (DS) – 7.0
Sands of Destruction (DS) – 7.0

DSiWare

1 (1) – Flipnote Studio
2 (2) – Nintendo DSi Browser
3 (11) – Army Defender
4 (4) – Arcade Bowling
5 (3) – myNotebook: Blue
6 (6) – Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
7 (N/A) – myNotebook: Red
8 (7) – MySims Camera
9 (8) – Bookworm
10 (20) – Rayman
11 (5) – Castle of Magic
12 (9) – Crash-Course Domo
13 (10) – Bomberman Blitz
14 (N/A) – Pop Island
15 (N) – Bejeweled Twist
16 (13) – Foto Face: The Face Stealer Strikes
17 (14) – Paper Airplane Chase
18 (16) – Asphalt 4: Elite Racing
19 (12) – Guitar Rock Tour
20 (18) – Master of Illusion Express: Mind Probe

WiiWare

1 (1) – Pokemon Rumble Demo
2 (2) – World of Goo Demo
3 (3) – FFCC: My Life as a Darklord Demo
4 (4) – Bit.Trip Beat Demo
5 (5) – NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits Demo
6 (6) – Pokemon Rumble
7 (7) – Frogger Returns
8 (8) – Excitebike: World Rally
9 (11) – My Zoo
10 (10) – Reel Fishing Challenge
11 (9) – World of Goo
12 (12) – Tetris Party
13 (13) – Dr. Mario Online Rx
14 (14) – My Aquarium
15 (15) – FFCC: My Life as a Darklord
16 (16) – My Pokemon Ranch
17 (N/A) – Copter Crisis
18 (17) – Bit.Trip Beat
19 (N/A) – Contra Rebirth
20 (N/A) – Stop Stress: A Day of Fury

VC

1 (1) – Super Mario Bros. 3
2 (2) – Super Mario Bros.
3 (3) – Super Mario Bros. 2
4 (4) – The Legend of Zelda
5 (5) – Super Mario World
6 (6) – Pac-Man
7 (9) – Punch-Out!!
8 (8) – Donkey Kong
9 (7) – Super Mario Kart
10 (10) – Final Fantasy
11 (12) – Super Mario 64
12 (11) – Kirby’s Adventure
13 (14) – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
14 (13) – Galaga
15 (17) – Donkey Kong Country
16 (16) – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
17 (15) – Excitebike
18 (20) – Mario Kart 64
19 (19) – Mario Bros.
20 (18) – Castlevania

We posted about this a few hours ago, but Nintendo has put out an official press release detailing the prizes and have shared some images of the rewards.

Club Nintendo™ is offering some cool new exclusive Rewards to members who like their correspondence to have a little Nintendo flair. New stationery items, including greeting cards, folders and bookmarks, have been designed exclusively as Rewards for Club Nintendo members. The new items include:

* Two sets of greeting cards. The sets each feature three different designs of beloved images from the Super Mario Bros.™ and Nintendogs™ series. Each set of 12 greeting cards is available for 300 Coins.
* Three different sets of folders featuring designs from the Super Mario Bros. series. The sets contain three different folders and include three matching bookmarks. Each set is available for 250 Coins.

This is another part of Nintendo Power’s “250 reasons to love Nintendo” in their latest magazine. The list is in no particular order.

The Mushroom Kingdom (Mario series)
Hyrule (Zelda series)
Planet Zebes (Metroid series)
Your Town (Animal Crossing series)
Metro City (Final Fight series)

The Amazing Cybernetic Dynamo Returns to the Downloadable Space for WiiWareTM, Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation®Store
LONDON — December 17, 2009 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Mega Man™ 10 is coming to Nintendo’s WiiWare™ service, Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, and PlayStation®Store in March 2010. Mega Man 10, the latest entry in Capcom’s long-running series, will return gamers to the nostalgic perfection of classic 2D Mega Man gameplay, embracing retro platform action and NES-inspired old-school graphics.

The year is 20XX and a suspicious outbreak of Roboenza, a Robot Flu, has broken out. It spreads through the world like wildfire bringing down robots everywhere. Infected robots have rampaged out of control, destroying the city and holding it hostage! Who’s behind this mess? It’s up to Mega Man to take on this sinister threat and get to the bottom of this viral mystery.