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First-Ever Pokémon Adventure Game for Wii Lets Players Control Pikachu

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Launching today across North America, the new PokéPark™ Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure game is the first Pokémon™ adventure game created exclusively for the Wii™ system, placing the world-famous Pikachu™ in a massive world filled with friends, foes and exploration. Series fans and newcomers alike are invited to play as Pikachu as they progress through a wild set of challenges, tangling with other Pokémon and racing to save the PokéPark from an uncertain fate.

At the outset of PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure, the Rare Pokémon Mew™ appears and summons Pikachu to the PokéPark. Several pieces of the Sky Prism have gone missing, and it’s up to Pikachu to retrieve them. Players take control of Pikachu to compete in a wide variety of Skill Games and Attractions, bringing Pikachu one step closer to saving the PokéPark. As they move through the park’s many action-packed Zones, players can befriend other Pokémon by defeating them in Skill Games. They can also play as other Pokémon in certain Attractions and revisit challenges again and again to attempt new high scores. Fans with keen ears will be especially pleased to note that the Pokémon speak with the same voices heard on the popular Pokémon animated series.

Halloween has passed, but there’s no reason you can’t spend time pretending to be someone – or something – else. For the WiiWare™ downloadable game service, players can hop inside a robot in Robox®. For Nintendo DSiWare™, players can take on the role of the Ultimate Pacifier in Paul’s Shooting Adventure or go solo with Peg Solitaire. For a sporty look, try out a classic three-on-three basketball game for the Virtual Console™ service. Get the best of both worlds with a virus-controlling game, Gene Labs available for both WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare.

We provided you guys with a sneak peak of Nintendo Power’s “Game Changers” article a couple of weeks ago via a scan released on the magazine’s official website, but we’ve posted the complete list below.

13. Wii Fit
Influenced such games as: EA Sports Active: More Workouts, Just Dance, Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum

12. Metroid
Influenced such games as: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Mega Man ZX, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge

11. Nintendogs
Influenced such games as: SimAnimals, Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise, Monster Tale

10. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day
Influenced such games as: Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Art Academy

9. GoldenEye 007
Influenced such games: Metroid Prime, Call of Duty: World at War, The Conduit

8. Tetris
Influenced games such as: Dr. Mario, Columns, Puyo Pop

7. Pokemon Red Version and Pokemon Blue Version
Influenced such games as: Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories, Mega Man Battle Network, Dragon Quest Monsters

6. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Influenced such games as: Resident Evil 4, Star Fox Adventures, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

01. / 00. [WII] Super Mario Collection: Special Pack (Nintendo) – 307.755 / NEW
02. / 01. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) – 81.915 / 4.243.312 (-51%)

03. / 00. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm 2 (Bandai Namco) – 63.675 / NEW
04. / 00. [PS3] Vanquish (Sega) – 48.318 / NEW
05. / 02. [WII] Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Nintendo) – 35.633 / 127.913 (-61%)
06. / 00. [PS3] Medal of Honor (Electronic Arts) – 25.365 / NEW
07. / 03. [PSP] Lord of Arcana (Square Enix) – 24.939 / 94.872 (-64%)
08. / 00. [PS3] Beat Sketch! (SCE) – 22.165 / NEW
09. / 00. [PS3] FIFA 11: World Class Soccer (Electronic Arts) – 18.995 / NEW
10. / 06. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) – 15.895 / 1.138.627 (-32%)
11. / 04. [NDS] Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Square Enix) – 14.995 / 141.748 (-52%)

12. / 00. [PS3] Time Crisis: Razing Storm (Bandai Namco) – 12.653 / NEW
13. / 00. [WII] No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (Marvelous Entertainment) – 11.373 / NEW
14. / 00. [360] Vanquish (Sega) – 11.204 / NEW
15. / 05. [PS3] Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two Interactive) – 10.454 / 107.347 (-60%)
16. / 00. [PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (Move Special Pack) (Capcom) – 9.399 / NEW
17. / 00. [360] Medal of Honor (Electronic Arts) – 6.958 / NEW
18. / 15. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [PSP the Best Reprint] (Capcom) – 6.371 / 456.266 (-2%)
19. / 00. [PS3] Sports Champions (SCE) – 6.349 / NEW
20. / 07. [PS3] Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime – Hybrid Pack (Bandai Namco) – 6.123 / 176.892 (-66%)

LovePlus 3DS details

Posted 13 years ago by in 3DS, News | 2 Comments

This information comes from producers Akari Uchida and Akihiro Ishihara…

“We want to make it into a benchmark-type title for the 3DS. I can’t say too much, but we want to make full use of the 3DS’s capabilities.” – Uchida
– Team is using different features that may not even seem to work well together, such as combining the 3D graphics and switching from horizontal and book-style holing modes
– “We’ve thought quite a bit if horizontal holding is truly good, or if we should give up on the 3D output and keep it in book mode. One part of the answer we came up with is in the promotion movie.” – Ishihara
– Many hints in the teaser trailer released
– Team is trying to find a way to import data
– Asking for Nintendo’s help on the above
– Making the game so that players will want to start the game from the friendship part of the relationship, even if data can be imported
– Taking the form of “recollection”
– “Because the expressive ability has increased, we’d like players to enjoy themselves like they watch a movie remake. Also, we think it might be nice if we could include some ‘what if’ elements. It would be interesting if you could go back in time and enjoy different developments.” – Uchida
– “Recollection” an important part of the game
– “One of the concepts of Love Plus for Nintendo 3DS is ‘fall in love again with your girlfriend.’ We’re considering what can be done to make players fall in love with their girlfriend again after they’ve imported their data.”
– Main reason for focusing on recollections is so that the player feels “I love my girlfriend the most at this very moment” even after they’ve been going out together for two or three years
– “When you’re in a lengthy relationship, it’s unavoidable that you’ll forget the feelings you had at the beginning. But we’re taking various measures to make you remember those feelings once again. This is something that can be done because this is a game.” – Ishihara
– Want to improve on the game’s story
– Will focus on previously untouched areas, may see a new side of the girlfriends
– There will be “major changes” but nothing was said specifically
– “Because this is a major version up, we’re looking at it thoroughly and making changes to almost all areas. We’re taking it up a level. When we’ve reached the point where we can share information, we’re certain you will be surprised.” – Ishihara
– “This is just an idea right now, but we think it would be nice if the game could recognize not just your face but your friends faces too, and you’d be able to introduce them to your girlfriend.” – Uchida
– “There would surely be people who would introduce their girlfriend to their parents.” – Ishihara
– Difficulty with voice recognition because it’s dependent on hardware
– Team will be trying “different solutions” for voice recognition
– Improvements in sound quality and other areas
– Voice content alone could be about 60 hours
– “Regarding the data for graphics and sound, the thing boyfriends most want, we’ll definitely be upping the quality. As a result, the memory will likely be filled up.” – Uchida
– Uchida wants players outside of major cities to consider themselves lucky this time, unlike with LovePlus+, in which it was necessary to live in a big city to take advantage of Tag Mode/DS Station downloads
– May use StreetPass, though the team only heard about the feature recently
– “Regarding networking, we’re aiming to be at the forefront of all third parties, and maybe even first party as well. We may end up being the first to use a number of the services. With this meaning, we’re placing a big focus on wireless functionality.” – Ishihara
– DLC could be included with the network functionality
– Uchida joked that people would get mad if they made it paid DLC
– No match making will be included for network features (most likely means no girlfriend fighting)
– Not removing any of the girls
– Not putting in girlish looking boys
– Won’t chase after the girlfriends’ moms
– Jokingly: “I’d like to make Mama Plus at some point. Rinko’s mom is also quite lovely.” – Uchida

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