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“Every time you go through localization you then have to put it through a test, which involves making sure that you recorded the proper voice, and that the proper voice is being activated with the proper trigger, at the proper time…So it’s not just a case of swapping over some words, it requires some proper extra development processes. And so it takes time. I realize that from time to time we have still been disappointing some people, but in general we have also been able to bring to them games which would have never been available before in a European market, and the time frame is slowly decreasing, so I’m positive for the future. We know that we are still not reaching the expectations of all the people, but we’re really doing our best to resolve this.” – Laurent Fischer, Nintendo of Europe

Knowing that Nintendo of Europe is not completely satisfied with the delay in game releases might give people some hope. Having to wait four months for such an anticipated game is definitely difficult. However, could localization really have delayed the game four months?

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WiiWare has gone live in Europe, and has launched with the following games.

Dr. Mario & Germ Buster
Final Fantasy: My Life As A King
LostWinds
Star Soldier R
Toki Tori
TV Show King

A demo version of Dr. Mario launched with WiiWare, although it can only be experienced with someone who has purchased the full version. Titles that were mentioned in the previous European press release, Pop and Pirates, are assumed to be launching in the near future.

Wii Fit launch coverage

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A – M

1UP Network; Akella; Atari Inc.; Bethesda Softworks; Capcom USA Inc.; Crave Entertainment; Codemasters; D3Publisher of America; Deep Silver; Disney Interactive Studios, Inc.; Electronic Arts; Eidos Interactive; Fox Interactive Media; Indie Games; Jagex, Ltd.; Konami Digital Entertainment America; LucasArts; Majesco Entertainment Company; Microsoft Corporation; Midway Games, Inc.; MTV Games;

N – Z

Namco Bandai Games America, Inc.; Natsume, Inc.; Nintendo of America Inc.; Novint Technologies, Inc.; Nyko Technologies; Rebellion; SEGA of America, Inc.; Serious Games Initiative; Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.; Sony Online Entertainment Inc.; Southpeak Interactive; Square Enix USA; Take-Two Interactive; Tecmo; THQ Inc.; Toshiba America Information Systems; Ubisoft Entertainment Inc.; Valve Software; and, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Inc.

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Those who have been wishing for a more traditional controller method in Toki Tori will be pleased to know that in addition to the nunchuck + Wiimote set up, players will be able to control the action on-screen with the classic controller as well. In an interview with WiiWare World, Martijn Reuvers divulged this information and also detailed a few other notable prospects for the WiiWare remake. Not only will a second player will be able to join in and draw hints on the screen, but players will occasionally receive travel logs on their Wii message boards, too. Toki Tori is due out on the 30th in Europe.

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The next awaited addition to the Wii’s casual library will be none other than Wii Music. We haven’t heard a ton of information about the game, except for bits and pieces here and there. Though, one pretty big feature that may end up in Wii Music might be the inclusion of the balance board functionality. According to RevoGamer, Wii Music will use the balance board to simulate a drum pedal. Those who were interested in double Wiimote usage for the drums needn’t be worried, however, as that controller configuration will be available as well. RevoGamer also noted that a 2008 release for the game seems to be realistic.

Further information about Wii Music is likely to be discussed at this year’s E3.

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– Three modes: Story mode, skirmish mode multiplayer mode

– Story Mode: Take control of navy captain he is incognito trying to obtain the “The Key of Dreams”. Run after Blackbeard to get the artifact from him

– Ability to recruit lookouts, navigators and gunners

– Weapons include sea mines, rockets, flame cannons, and cannons

– Skirmish mode: 35 small stages, can fight up to 3 opponents

– Multiplayer mode: 2-4 players, number of ships can be chosen

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VC titles

NES game
Sky Kid
1-2 players
500 Wii points
19 blocks (1 save block) [19 needed]
No Re-Releases

WiiWare titles

Critter Round-Up
1-4 players
1000 Wii points
[235 needed]

Star Soldier R
1 player
800 Wii points
145 blocks (1 save block) [145 needed]
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

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Nintendo Channel updates

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Videos

Who’s Playing Wii Fit: vol. 2
Wii Fit TV Commerical 1
Star Soldier R trailer
Critter Round-Up Introductory Trailer
Liv Tyler Plays Brain Age 2
Carrie Underwood Plays Nintendogs
Carrie Underwood: Behind the Scenes
Myst Game Play Trailer
Digest Video

Demos

The DS demos are actually the same as from two weeks ago, so no new demos are available.