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“I have an eight-year-old son myself at home, and quite recently he started playing The Phantom Hourglass for DS, because when the software first hit the market he was too young. When he started playing with the boat, I told him: ‘In the next Zelda, you are going to be able to ride on the train.’ He answered: ‘OK, Dad, first boat, and then train? Surely next time, Link is going to fly in the sky … ‘. [Grins] I just don’t know. If many people make many speculations … some of them might be correct. Right now, I have to refrain from commenting on anything.” – Eiji Aonuma

“With this attachment, your minute hand movements are more precisely reflected … You can feel it so naturally and so intuitively. It’s not just an improvement over the movement of Link himself: the realisation of your more minute movements on the screen will expand the entire gameplay. I believe that we will be able to offer some great innovations in the new Legend of Zelda. Of course I have to refrain from giving any details, but we are contemplating altering the way the game progresses in comparison with all the past Legend of Zelda franchises…but I have to stop talking here.” – Eiji Aonuma

Obviously, the big piece of news here is that Eiji Aonuma sort of hints at the possibility of flight being used as a method of transportation in Zelda, through his son’s words. However, I don’t know how much we should read in to it. Aonuma grinned, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll see Epona flying in the sky in Zelda Wii or anything…Although, that could be neat. We’ll just have to wait and see. All I know is that I’m really pumped to see what the game looks like.


NGamer review scores

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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders (DS) – 31%
“Aha! I Got It!” Escape Game (WiiWare) – 1/5
Avatar: The Game (Wii) – 67%
Band Hero (Wii) – 80%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition (Wii) – 68%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized (DS) – 69%
C.O.P. The Recruit (DS) – 35%
F1 2009 (Wii) – 72%
Forever Blue 2 (Wii) – 84%
Hasbro Family Game Night 2 (Wii) – 61%
Heron Steam Machine (WiiWare) – 3/5
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Wii) – 78%
LEGO Rockband (Wii) – 69%
LEGO Rockband (DS) – 84%
LIT (WiiWare) – 3/5
Maestro! Jump in Music (DS) – 81%
My Zoo (WiiWare) – 2/5
Need for Speed Nitro (Wii) – 65%
Nostalgia (DS) – 78%
Protothea (WiiWare) – 1/5
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) – 82%
Rock N’ Roll Climber (WiiWare) – 2/5
Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage (Wii) – 78%
SimAnimals Africa (Wii) – 68%
Sin and Punishment 2: Successor to the Sky (Wii) – 87%
Tales of Monkey Island — Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood (WiiWare) – 4/5
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS) – 92%
Wheelspin (Wii) – 38%

530 Eco Shooter trailer

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Berlin, 26th of November 2009 – lbxgames, an innovative developer from Berlin, announces today Elemental Masters – a large fantasy card game for Nintendo DSiWare. Elemental Masters is one of the first DSiWare titles from Germany. The game will be available in December 2009 for approximately 500 Nintendo Points.

The fantasy card game has been developed for strategy- and roleplaying- gamers. With more than 70 creatures, 15 maps and 6 different spells, Elemental Masters offers over 10 hours of gameplay, which is pretty much for a DSiWare-Game. “Most DSiWare-Games offer just a few minutes of gameplay. With Elemental Masters we have a different approach. We want to deliver a high-class DSiWare experience with several hours of intense gameplay,” says Fabian Thiele, CEO of lbxgames. “We are thrilled about the possibilities of the NDSiWare platform, because the digital distribution is a big chance for independent developers like us,” Thiele adds.

Happy Turkey Day!

Posted on 9 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 2 Comments

It’s not often that I take up posts on the site for holiday updates. Usually I feel as though it’s more important to deliver the most important Nintendo news instead. But today is different! So, I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, you should try to make sure that gather around with your family and have a big meal at some point today.

About site updates, I’m not expecting there to be a huge amount of news items to share with you all. I have scheduled some posts to go live at specific times, though. I’ll be gone for most of the day, but Austin should be here at some point and he’ll cover any major Nintendo happenings.

Again, though – Happy Thanksgiving!

Pallurikio screenshots

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MILAN, Italy – November 26, 2009 – Today, Playstos Entertainment, independent video game developer, announced Pallurikio™, an upcoming downloadable game for WiiWare™. Pallurikio is a fast-paced and easy to pick up action platformer, and will be available on December 11, 2009 on the European Wii Shop Channel for 1,000 Wii Points™. Pallurikio is also scheduled for release soon on the American Wii Shop Channel at a date and pricing to be announced at a later time.

Luca Da Rios, CEO and Executive Producer of Playstos Entertainment, said: “We are confident in our new venture into digital distribution, and Pallurikio is the ideal title for this market.”

New Okamiden trailer

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Not a ton of new footage, but better than nothing…

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