Iwata somewhat interested in bringing over Band Bros DX
“No matter what kind of music, if we tried to do this in other countries it would be very difficult. Therefore, we are currently researching what would be required and what allowed in each region and individual country. If we find an agreeable answer, we certainly want to develop. If we could somehow put together a good deal with one particular music label, it would somewhat reduce the number of choices available [to players], but I believe we could create a game that still offers a variety of possibilities.” – Satoru Iwata
So, Nintendo is willing to localize Band Bros DX, but they aren’t interesed in bringing over Disaster: Day of Crisis? Well, at least Band Bros DX is a great game!
Atari to publish and distribute ‘Ghostbusters: The Video Game’
AAA VIDEOGAME BASED ON BLOCKBUSTER GHOSTBUSTERS FILM FRANCHISE LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE ON SIX GAME SYSTEMS IN 2009
LYON, FRANCE – 7 November 2008 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized video game publishers, announced today the addition of the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: The Video Game to its 2009 release schedule. Working closely with Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and acclaimed development studio Terminal Reality, Atari will bring this completely new story to advanced gaming platforms coinciding with the 25th anniversary celebration of the film’s original theatrical release. Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the smash hit motion picture franchise, also reunites original cast members to recapture the unique blend of humour and fright that established Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation.
“Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a fantastic addition to Atari’s global line-up in 2009,” said Phil Harrison, President of Infogrames Entertainment, the parent company of Atari. “The title has built considerable anticipation and excitement among game fans for its high quality action and all-out mayhem. There’s no more thrilling Ghostbusting experience to be had, short of building your own proton pack.”
Another family fun-filled title for all ages!
Torrance, CA (November 6, 2008) – Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment software, is pleased to announce for the holidays, Family Glide Hockey exclusively for WiiWare™! Developed by ARC SYSTEM WORKS, creators of the Guilty Gear series and Family Table Tennis, players will once again enjoy another American pastime with friends and family in some white knuckle action of Family Glide Hockey!
Family Glide Hockey sports appealing cel-shaded graphics and endearing music, on top of the friendly competitive match-ups. Choose between single player mode, versus mode (up to 4 players can play), or challenge your skill in engaging mini-games.
PlayV bringing cult children’s animation to DS in November 2009
Play V, the UK-based publishing venture co-funded by V2.Play and Playlogic, has announced that Lola and Virginia will be released for Nintendo DS on 14th November. Forming part of PlayV’s family-friendly line-up, Lola and Virginia draws on the TV series to create an open RPG set in the school where the humorous animated series takes place.
Lola and Virginia, produced by Imira Entertainment, is an animated series aimed at 6-12 year olds, telling the age-old story of rich and poor. Lola comes from an average neighbourhood and takes care of her two younger brothers whilst wearing second-hand clothes and hand-me-downs. All goes well until rich girl Virginia arrives at the school. Rich, beautiful and a hit with the boys, Virginia sparks huge envy in Lola and sets the stage for a series of clashes, strategic plots and competitions as the two girls battle for popularity.
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The last we heard about No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle, the news was that the game could end up being published by Ubisoft or XSEED. GameSpot had supposedly confirmed XSEED as the publisher for No More Heroes 2, but that turned out to be incorrect. Now, sources say that Ubisoft is looking to publish the game, as was the case with the original title. Keep in mind that nothing has been confirmed just yet, though it’s been an obvious fact that Ubisoft would be interested in the game.