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Hoffman Estates, IL – June 20, 2008 – High Voltage Software, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent developers, today announced Gyrostarr™, an exciting new sci-fi shooter scheduled for release via the WiiWare™ downloadable service on Monday June 23, 2008.

Gyrostarr features fast action gameplay across 50 intense levels as up to four players pilot ships on a futuristic track, shooting enemies, dodging obstacles, and collecting upgrades. The game takes advantage of the company’s proprietary Quantum 3 Game Engine technology, which provides advanced graphical capabilities. Gyrostarr’s controls were built from the ground up to utilize the motion-sensing capabilities of the Wii™.

“Our original vision for Gyrostarr was to capture the fast-paced twitch style action of coin-op classics, but to infuse superior graphics and game design for the next generation,” said Kerry Ganofsky, CEO and Founder of High Voltage Software. “I’m thrilled to say that the team has nailed the mark and exceeded our expectations.”

“Aside from the visuals, which are gorgeous, there is a lot about Gyrostarr that players will love,” said Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer of High Voltage Software. “As players develop their skills at the game, they will devise strategies to help them make it through all of the levels. Jumping into the game with four players just makes the experience that much better.”

I’m pretty sure this isn’t footage from the Wii version, but still, you can expect the concepts of each version to be nearly the same. And I do have to admit, this game actually looks fun!

Top 5 game sales worldwide

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Nintendo Wii

North America:
1. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo)
3. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
4. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle (Activision)
5. Wii Play (Nintendo)

Japan:
1. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
2. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
3. Super Mario Stadium: Family Baseball (Nintendo)
4. Family Trainer (Bandai)
5. Wii Sports (Nintendo)

UK:
1. Wii Play (Nintendo)
2. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
3. Lego Indiana Jones (LucasArts)
4. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle

Nintendo DS

North America
1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
2. Brain Age 2 (Nintendo)
3. Brain Age (Nintendo)
4. Lego Indiana Jones (LucasArts)
5. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)

Japan:
1. Dramatic Dungeon: Sakura Taisen – Kimi Arugatame — All-Star Pack (Sega)
2. DS Bimoji Training (Nintendo)
3. Nanatsuiro * Drops: Touch de Hajimaru Hatsukoi Monogatari — Limited Edition (Media Works)
4. Kuukan * Zukei: Hirameki Training – KuuTore (Benesse)
5. Motto Toeic Test DS Training (IE Institute)

UK:
1. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (Nintendo)
2. 42 All-Time Classics (Nintendo)
3. More Brain Training (Nintendo)
4. Scrabble Interactive: 2007 Edition (Ubisoft)
5. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)

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Eidos Interactive has officially launched the new Tomb Raider Portal – a destination for fans of the series to find the latest news, art, and announcements.

Developed by Crystal Dynamics, this entry marks the first Tomb Raider title built specifically for next generation consoles, bringing Lara Croft and her world into life-like detail.

Tomb Raider: Underworld represents an advancement in exploration-based gameplay, delivering an epic adventure that offers a new level of challenge and choice. Using every weapon in her arsenal – from her signature dual guns and expanded kit of archaeological tools to her own physical prowess and the environment itself – Lara leads a quest that circles the world to uncover the secrets of the Norse underworld and a forgotten power, that if, unleashed could lay waste to all civilization.

Visit the Tomb Raider Portal and uncover all the latest Tomb Raider: Underworld news, screenshots, information and much more from the world of Lara Croft including podcasts and a chance to win some awesome prizes. Register or update your profile today!

Tomb Raider: Underworld launches November 2008 for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PS2 and PC platforms.

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We already knew Super Mario RPG would be heading to the Japanese VC next week, but this reconfirms that fact. Hopefully we’ll see this great title in other territories soon.

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– Super Robot Wars A Portable (PSP) – 53k (50%)
– Super Mario Stadium (Wii) – 27k (20%)
– 遙かなる時空の中で4 / “Far Out in Space-Time 4” (Wii, PS2) – 26k (Wii: < 1k)

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Tier 1: Subway
1. All The Small Things by Blink 182
2. Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet
3. Do What You Want by OK Go
4. Spiderwebs by No Doubt
5. We’re Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister

Tier 2: Rooftop
6. All Star by Smash Mouth
7. Breed by Nirvana
8. Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
9. Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield
10. This Love by Maroon 5

Tier 3: Parade
11. China Grove by The Doobie Brothers
12. Heaven by Los Lonely Boys
13. Helicopter by Bloc Party
14. Rock and Roll All Nite by KISS (cover by Line 6)
15. What I Want by Daughtry (featuring Slash)

Tier 4: Greek Arena
16. Black Magic Woman by Carlos Santana (cover)
17. Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band (cover)
18. La Grange by ZZ Top (cover)
19. Stray Cat Strut by Stray Cats
20. Youth Gone Wild by Skid Row (cover)

For the most part, most confirmed titles on this list seem reasonable. I’m not sure about Red Steel 2, however, since we have not heard much about the title in months.

Capcom USA Inc.
Spyborgs (Wii) – Confirmed
Neo Pets Puzzle Adventure (Wii, PC) – Confirmed
Secret Capcom Project – Confirmed
Secret Capcom Project – Confirmed
Dead Rising 2 – Rumoured
Megaman Title – Rumoured

Codemasters
Dragonology (DS, Wii) – Confirmed
Wizardology (DS, Wii) – Confirmed

Crave Entertainment
Defendin’ de Penguin (DS, Wii) – Confirmed
Ford Racing Off Road (PS2, PSP, Wii) – Confirmed
King of Clubs (Wii) – Confirmed
PBR: Out of the Chute (PS2, Wii) – Confirmed
Purr Pals (Wii) – Confirmed
Solitaire & Mahjong (Wii) – Confirmed

D3Publisher of America
Bangai-O Spirits (DS) – Confirmed
Ben 10: Alien Force — The Game (DS, PS2, PSP, Wii) – Confirmed
Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 (Wii) – Confirmed
Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 (DS) – Confirmed
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix (DS, PC, X360) – Confirmed

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WiiWare
– Block Breaker Deluxe
– Cocoto Fishing Master

The titles this week are the same as North America’s were, but no new VC games are releasing.