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Nintendo Co., Ltd. revised upward its financial and unit shipment forecasts for both the six month period ending September 30, 2008, and for the full fiscal year ending March 31, 2009.

Compared with original full year forecasts issued on April 24, 2008, the company sees increases in sales by 11.1%, in operating income by 22.6%, and in net income by 26.2%. Financial revisions were the result of continued robust sales for both Wii and Nintendo DS, as well as changes in the expected foreign currency exchange rates based on recent trends in the foreign currency exchange markets.

On the same basis, new forecasts for full year global hardware and software unit shipments for both platforms increased as follows:
As of 4/08 As of 8/08
Nintendo DS hardware: 28 million 30.5 million
Nintendo DS software: 187 million 197 million
Wii hardware: 25 million 26.5 million
Wii software: 177 million 186 million

In addition, the company announced a change in dividend policy (see attached). For the full fiscal year ending March 31, 2009, it issued a revised dividend estimate of ¥1,680 per share, an increase of 22% over the original estimate stated on April 24, 2008.

Delivering an innovative way to experience handheld gaming, Tony Hawk’s Motion and Hue Pixel Painter utilizes the Motion Pack to feature accelerometer technology on the Nintendo DS.

In Tony Hawk’s Motion players can twist, tilt and turn through numerous skateboarding sessions and for the first time in franchise history, the game brings snowboarding to its line-up adding to the more than 20 diverse mini-challenges available including new ones like Rail Hopper and Slalom and familiar ones like Hawk-Man and High Score.

Once players finish grinding through locales like Tokyo, Dubai, Vermont and the Alps, they can switch gears and dip into the action-oriented puzzler Hue Pixel Painter. Uncovering sources of paint below the ground’s surface, players take Hue through various landscapes bringing color back to a dreary environment and defending against the Drabs who have set out to leave the world gray and bland.

EGM review scores

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The latest EGM review scores are as follows:

Mario Super Sluggers – B
NHL 09 – B+
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – C, C, B-
Facebreaker – C-
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 – A, GOTM
Disgaea 3 – B-
Tales of Vesparia – B+, B-, C
Too Human – C-, C-, D+
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise – A, GOTM 2
Guilty Gear 2: Overture – C-
Spore: Creatures – C+
Dragon Quest IV – B+

New Tenchu 4 trailer

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– Not the “next-gen” Indiana Jones game
– Developed by A2M
– Story about staff of Moses
– No Nazi characters in the game, but there are LEGO-like nazis (basically, they’re not nazis)
– Twin-balloon zeppelin part of the game
– PS2, Wii versions were in development – not sure if they still are


…Whether you like it or not!

I’m assuming that Nintendo will release this sometime in the near future (meaning this year.) Why else would they rate the game so early? Nonetheless, Wii Music will definitely release in Australia – You can be sure of that!

Avalon Code trailer

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-Cho Aniki (No specific date)
-Final Soldier (No specific date)


-Chase H.Q. (Sep 5th)
-Ys Book I & II (Sep 5th)

-The Ninja Warriors
-Nekketsu K?k? Dodgeball Bu: PC Bangai Hen (The Kunio dodgeball game, which Japan also already has on NES)
-Final Blaster
-Mizubaku Adventure

The rest of the Japanese games in September are:

-Tantei Jinguuji Saburo: Yokohama Minato Renzoku Satsujin Jiken
-Wagyan Land

Super Famicom:
-Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana)
-Space Invaders

-Mario Golf

Mega Drive:
-Forgotten Worlds
-Hokuto no Ken


It’s in Players’ Hands to Help Aspiring Model Betsy Blake Return Home Safely

AUSTIN, Texas – August 28, 2008 Empire Interactive today announced development on Unsolved Crimes is complete. The mystery puzzle solving game will release for Nintendo DS™ on September 23, 2008. Filled with suspense, mystery and intrigue, Unsolved Crimes will be teasing brains on college campuses across the country. The game has an ESRB Rating of “T” for “Teen” and retails for $29.99.

“Unsolved Crimes is more than just a mystery-solving game with brain-teasing challenges and logical reasoning, it’s sure to please brain boosting game and core DS fans alike,” said Karim Farghaly, vice president of sales, Empire Interactive. “The appeal this title has for such a diverse audience strengthens Empire and Atari’s partnership to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.”

Fully utilizing the unique Dual Screen capabilities of Nintendo DS, Unsolved Crimes integrates three gaming elements – an action game, a 3D crime investigation and a crime quiz – to provide players with a distinctive experience. Taking the role of a rookie detective as part of the New York Police Department, players will explore the 1970’s inspired New York environments in the process of solving Betsy Blake’s mysterious disappearance. Crime is rampant in the city and Blake’s disappearance is the latest in a frightening series of events that are slowly bringing New York to its knees. With more than eight independent cases to solve in the interactive environments, players will find themselves fully immersed into the mysteries in Unsolved Crimes.

About Empire Interactive
Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software that has been in business for 18 years. Headquartered in the UK, Empire Interactive also has offices in the U.S., Germany, Italy, France and Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles for all current platforms in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Games such as Starsky & Hutch, Big Mutha Truckers, Ford Racing and FlatOut have all enjoyed success across the world. Its budget label, Xplosiv, is one of the fastest growing game labels in Europe. Further information about Empire Interactive and its products can be found at

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