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Jan. 26, 2009
You’ll find plenty of monsters in your midst this week, courtesy of the Wii™ Shop Channel. A brand new WiiWare™ game invites you to battle an army of deceptively cute creatures, while a classic Virtual Console™ release pits players against ferocious foes and fire-breathing dragons. Think you’ve got what it takes to defeat these outrageous beasts? Grab a Wii Remote™ controller and get busy.

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:

LONDON, UK – January 26, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced that it will launch an all-new, original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® (TMNT®) video game – the first that is not tied to a TMNT® movie, television show or comic book – which will be a four-player action fighting title. The game is being developed by Game Arts, noted for working on the critically acclaimed Super Smash Bros.™ Brawl for Wii™. Scheduled for release in autumn 2009, the video game will be a key event in the year-long “Shell-ebration” of the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® which, in addition to the video game launch, will include new and exciting products and experiences for TMNT® fans in the U.S. and around the world.

The success of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® in various media has been sustained over the last 25 years with numerous “bests,” including: the best-selling video game on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in 2007; and in the late ’80s and early ’90s, the No.1-rated Saturday morning TV show in the US; the No.1-rated daily syndicated animated TV strip for children; the No.1 Nintendo Entertainment System™ and Game Boy™ Advance video game in the world and the No.1 live touring arena show in the U.S.

Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, today announced Russell Grant’s Astrology, exclusive to Nintendo DS™. This is the first astrology/infotainment game to be released for Nintendo’s handheld console.

Russell Grant’s Astrology provides users with up-to-date daily horoscopes, helps them keep track of the current position of the moon and their biorhythm, and offers personal advice on all the important spheres of life. Thus, players can get a detailed horoscope based on their birth constellation, as well as predictions for their love life, health and career, and even combine two people’s horoscopes to learn more about their relationship.

For those really interested in the subject, the title also offers the opportunity to take part in an extensive training program. Here they will get to know all the fields of astrology step by step, and take part in three courses that will make them real stargazing pros.

XG Blast! release confirmed for February 2009 from Rising Star Games; official trailer released accompanied by a selection of artwork.
January 26th 2008 – Delve deep into space and get ready to fire all weapons with this retro style shooter from Rising Star Games. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS ™, XG Blast! will be available in all PAL territories from February 6th 2009. To accompany this announcement a host of screenshots showcasing the art style and the official trailer are available now.

Undergoing a secret experimental journey, the spaceship Aknathen detects an energy spectrum identical to the one emitted by its prototype weapon, the XG Blast! Travelling to investigate, Aknathen is sucked through a wormhole and into a dimension filled with aggressive alien life-forms determined to take the weapon for themselves. Fight your way through hordes of enemies to uncover the origin of the mysterious signal and find your way back home.

Exclusive IGN Data and Analysis Predicts Game Sales, News and Trends

BRISBANE, Calif. – January 23here, 2009 – IGN.com, the Web’s leading videogame and entertainment information destination, has released “IGN Previews 2009,” its first ever predictions for game sales, hardware developments and industry trends for a new year. Leveraging IGN’s proprietary research engine, GamerMetrics, and the analysis of IGN’s tenured staff members, “IGN Previews 2009” provides insiders with informed analysis about the future of gaming.

“The gaming industry was one of few industries to see growth in 2008, but that did not surprise us” said Peer Schneider, senior vice president of publishing. “In our Preview, IGN predicts that a stellar lineup of games, hardware price-cuts and launches will keep sales strong well into 2009.”

Bumping this to the top like last time!

That was fun, wasn’t it? Erm, of course not…Not at all!

Now, this is going to be a bit difficult to explain. The website had gone down a couple of days ago, as I described in another post, due to problems resulting from the a RAM upgrade and the installation of a new motherboard. Everything was back up to snuff on Friday thanks to one of our amazing tech guys.

Now, unfortunately I woke up on Saturday to discover that the site was pretty slow, which is extremely abnormal since I know for a fact that our host is quick. So the same tech guys discovered that a hard drive was faulty and was nearing complete failure. When he encountered this, he immediately shut off the server, etc, and wanted to put files on a new HDD. But things can’t be that easy, can they?

Nope. So that’s why it took more than two days to fix everything. And honestly, I can’t blame our tech guy…He was brilliant! And he never was annoyed when I bothered him every five minutes since I am that concerned about the website. In the future, we may switch hosts, but for now, I’m happy to see that things are back. I’m just praying that we won’t find another problem to be hassled with. I don’t really know what else I can say other than I’m extremely sorry. I’ve said this before, but it truly is rare that Nintendo Everything experiences downtime, and this was just a situation that one thing led to another and coincidences piled on top of each other. I really don’t want anything like this to happen again. I can’t tell you guys how bothered I get when I see that the site is down even for thirty minutes. So imagine how bothered I have been thanks to NE being down for more than two days!

Anyway, I’ll stop blabbing now. Keep in mind that I have NO intentions of shutting down Nintendo Everything in the near future, so if you ever see that the site is down, please know that it will be back eventually…I promise! Anyway, thanks for sticking with us through these technical downtimes.

Please note: The backlog of news will be posted tomorrow (1/26) and there WILL be short/minor downtime throughout the night (EST). Again, thanks for sticking with us and this should all be sorted soon!

“Flock and Age of Booty are both coming to PC via digital download solutions. So hopefully you’ll enjoy those. There’s no plans at the moment for WOTB:C3 or 1942 to come to PC though. I’m not so sure we’re going to have a digital day this year. While we have a number of digital titles on the slate, their timing and our learnings about announcement timing means that we’ll introduce them within the normal course of business (maybe at events like E3 or Captivate, maybe all on their own via Unity… we’ll see how the timings work out).” – Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development

Perhaps Mega Man 10, Capcom? Or a title for DSiWare?!

Thanks to Hugo for the news tip!

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