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Weekly savings (3/22 – 3/28)

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Best Buy

Bolt (DS) – $19.99

Target

Littlest Pet Shop: Spring (DS) – $25
Littlest Pet Shop: Garden (DS) – $25
Littlest Pet Shop: Jungle (DS) – $25

Rhythm Heaven screenshots

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“We support all systems appropriately. On PSP we’ve released more than 10 titles this generation, very high quality titles and there’s more coming. DS has been home our popular Megaman Starforce and Ace Attorney series. Wii has a slew of titles (more than we’ve released on 360/PS3 to date) and a massive effort in the form of Monster Hunter Tri. In addition there’s Spyborgs and Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles which are big efforts from us too.” – Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development

As far as the Wii goes, it’s important to remember that there have been some excellent games that have been released (Okami, Zack & Wiki, Resident Evil 4, Mega Man 9), not to mention that there are other titles on the way. As far as the DS goes, Capcom has supported the system a great deal with the Phoenix Wright and Mega Man titles.

Currently, all DSi systems in Japan come with 1,000 free points when the user connects to the DSiWare shop. There hasn’t exactly been any indication that the same offer would be available for North American systems – until now. Target has confirmed that all NA DSi owners will be able to spend 1,000 free points once the shop is accessed.

“Upon initial access to Nintendo DSi Shop, 1,000 Nintendo DSi Points will be credited to your account, which you can then use to download your free Nintendo DSi-exclusive games and applications. Wireless broadband connection and acceptance of user agreement required. Nintendo DSi Shop must be accessed to receive free points.”

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Arc Rise Fantasia screenshots, video

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Fixed Cursed Mountain videos

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The other day, IGN posted two new videos of Cursed Mountain. Unfortunately, as some quickly noticed, the footage was so dark that it was difficult to make anything out. The videos have since been fixed though, so here they are…Again!

Thanks to Jake for the news tip.

Mohamed Zeki Mahjoub, who had previously worked for Osama bin Laden’s agricultural business, was forced to stay in a Canadian jail due to the suspicion that he was a terrorist. A judge said that Mahjoub was a threat to Canadian security.

Mahjoub, however, was able to leave the jail after 6 1/2 years. Even though he was allowed to go home though, security restrictions were enforced by the Canadian courts. He was only able to leave his home with his wife and stepson only after seeking permission, he could not stay at home alone with his kids, all of his mail was photocopied, and he could not use the Internet. And as most people know, the Wii has Internet capabilities, including an Opera browser. So, Mahjoub’s Wii was confiscated.

Perhaps due to all of the conditions that have been set in place, Mahjoub now wishes to be taken back to prison. Who knows – It might have been losing the Wii to the courts that lead to Mahjoub’s request.

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Okami sold well on Wii after all?

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This is pretty interesting. In the past, some comments made by Capcom representatives didn’t exactly make it seem as though Okami was doing too well on Wii in terms of sales numbers. However, comments from Capcom Product Manager Colin Ferris indicate that the the game “definitely did well” after all.

This is what Mr. Ferris said about Okami on a recent Inner Party podcast.

“As for the Clover IPs, we did just release Okami on the Wii. And it did have some very good success on the Wii. It definitely did well. So we were excited about that. As for revisiting some of them [Clover IPs], you know, I can’t rule anything out but we don’t have anything planned.”

Thanks to Jake for the news tip!

Major Minor’s Majestic March screenshots

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More Excitebots: Trick Racing details

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– Each bot has a weight, grip, boost power, longevity stat
– Turtle: Heavy, has serious boost
– Frog: All-around bot
– Bat: Light, good boost power/longevity, lacks grip
– Choose from the frog, beetle, ladybug, bat, turtle, grasshopper at beginning of the game
– All vehicles are different
– Each vehicle has four stock colors/seven unlockable ones, one special design
– Can buy the mouse, mantis, hummingbird for a price
– Hummingbird cost 2500 stars
– Very fast
– Rubber band bar hovers in mid-air, can trampoline off it + do front flips (for more stars)
– Question mark boxes lead to morphing the terrain, opening up shortcuts, micro-challenges
– Bottle rocket boosts you into the air, hovering + flying with a short boost
– Can create earthquakes with hammer
– New power-up allows your bot to run – it’s a wrench item – bot can sprint, burst into flames, tear through the track
– Hit ramps to go into the air, go into a glide mode – controls similar to wing cap Mario
– If you collect butterflies in the air then land on huge sunflower, then can gain more points
– Poker Race mode available
– Similar in visual/audio design to Excite Truck
– Can’t play own songs from SD card
– Tracks include Egypt, Scotland, Mexico, China, Kilimanjaro, and Finland

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