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All of the information below comes from a huge “Scribes” update from Rare:

“No immediate plans to put Kazooie or Tooie on Virtual Console, as you might expect now that they’re both due out on Xbox Live Arcade.” – (Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie on VC)

“Nevertheless, requests for Banjo Pilot 2 don’t come along every day, even wholly impractical ones. Let’s see what someone who worked on the original game has to say on the matter:

‘No.’

I’m afraid I can’t clarify whether that’s ‘no’ to the inclusion of every single Banjo character, ‘no’ to any possibility of a sequel whatsoever, or just a “no” of quiet horror at your typing. – (Possibilities of Banjo Pilot 2)

“We have nothing to disclose on DS projects at the moment, but I’d say big brand spin-offs would be more likely than all-new properties, the DS market being so vast that the extra push of recognisable IP is often needed to help a title stand out. But who knows? One of our designers might come up with a brilliant idea for a stylus-controlled game about wafting aside clouds of cow flatulence, and we’d be off like a shot.” – (Future DS projects)

A few months ago, it was announced that Ubisoft would be handling a Heroes game, based on the popular TV show. Well, that deal seems to have dissolved as of now as Ubisoft confirmed that they will no longer be in charge of creating the game.

“The rights to the ‘Heroes’ video game have reverted back to NBC Universal. Ubisoft will no longer produce a video game based on the TV series.” – Ubisoft PR director Jaime Cottini

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“We’re not brutalising any minorities. It’s good fun, tongue in cheek – nothing you wouldn’t see in a movie. We’ve really not restrained ourselves in any way. We want to go all guns blazing and make it as extreme as possible almost. Sometimes we’ve gone ‘ooh, we shouldn’t really do that’, but then we’ve gone ‘no, hell yes we should’. There’s no reason we shouldn’t do this stuff, it’s not exploiting anyone. I think it’s just a story for the tabloids. Nothing we’re doing in our game hasn’t been done in a movie before. It’s undoubtedly an 18 certificate game. We’ve put censorship badges and warnings all over it.” – Neil McEwen, House of the Dead: Overkill producer

In the case of Overkill, making the game “extreme” will be beneficial to the title’s overall vibe. After all, the game should be scary considered that you’ll be taking on hoards of undead enemies.

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Even though Okami is considered many to be one of the better games on the PS2, the title was considered to be a failure as far as sales go. In spite of the poor sales, Capcom decided to give the title new life on Wii. Most believed that the same situation with sales on the PS2 would happen again on the Wii, but the latest sales figures from Capcom might indicate otherwise. Since its release, Okami has sold about 210,000 units in the United States with an additional 90,000 copies sold in Europe. By no means has Okami sold as well as Grand Theft Auto or Smash Bros., but it’s probably not as terrible as most had originally assumed.

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The characters look pretty identical to me! But remember: None of your bells from the DS version of the game will transfer over. Which, sadly, means that you will have to work for Tom Nook…Again.

01. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto IV (Capcom) 133,000 / NEW
02. [NDS] Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono (Square Enix) 80,000 / NEW
03. [PS3] LittleBigPlanet (SCE) 52,000 / NEW
04. [NDS] Pokémon Platinum (Pokémon) 47,000 / 1,853,400
05. [NDS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (Nintendo) 40,000 / 117,000
06. [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) 39,000 / 1,089,000

07. [360] Grand Theft Auto IV (Capcom) 34,000 / NEW
08. [NDS] Personal Trainer: Walking (Nintendo) 26,000 / NEW
09. [NDS] Cid to Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon: Toki Wasure no Meikyuu + (Square Enix) 26,000 / NEW

10. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best) (Capcom) 26,000 / NEW

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Exit DS out tomorrow

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London (6th November 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the TAITO® game EXIT™ DS, will be released across Europe and PAL territories tomorrow, exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.

As “Mr. ESC”, a professional escapologist who can rescue people from just about any situation, EXIT players must negotiate numerous obstacles while rescuing victims from ever more dangerous situations. Players will undertake various actions, including running, jumping, climbing onto ledges and climbing down ropes on their way to becoming the ultimate escape artist!


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