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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Pokémon® games have always required players to have a sense of timing and good strategy. So here’s one move that’s sure to produce awesome results. Beginning Feb. 15, Pokémon fans who reserve a copy of the upcoming Pokémon Platinum Version game for the Nintendo DS™ system will receive a Giratina™ Origin Forme figure, while supplies last.

The Giratina Origin Forme has never been seen before and appears for the first time in the Pokémon Platinum Version video game, which launches in the United States on March 22. The figure will be available nationwide through participating retailers, which might require a deposit to reserve the game. Most retailers will provide the figure when a reservation is made, though consumers are advised to check with their preferred retailer for details.

Each and every launch copy of the game now a premium boxed release

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 9, 2009 – Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today continued its Atlus Spoils fan appreciation program with the news that The Dark Spire™, an upcoming RPG of exploration and character development for Nintendo DS™, will be a premium boxed release, with each and every copy of the game’s initial launch run including a soundtrack CD featuring 24 tracks of music from the game. Brooding yet lively, The Dark Spire’s score, laden with synth and sharp chords, complements the game’s foreboding style perfectly. Songs from both the contemporary and retro modes are included on the bonus disc.

“Our census data indicates that given the choice between only a game, and a better-packaged game with a free bonus soundtrack, a significant number of our fans seem to prefer getting free extras,” analyzed Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales. “We don’t want to rush to any conclusions here, but it seems possible that people enjoy free bonus things along with their games. Hopefully, we’re actually reading the data correctly this time, unlike that study on whether or not our fans enjoyed bonus live scorpions with their games. We really blew it on that one, and we apologize to those affected.”

– Nu Metro Interactive confirmed as distribution partner –
London 11 February, 2009 – Capcom today announced that it has appointed Nu Metro Interactive as the sole distributor of its titles in South Africa. The agreement is effective immediately and will see Nu Metro Interactive be responsible for the distribution, sales and marketing for Capcom’s releases in this territory.

Nu Metro Interactive will launch the distribution relationship with the highly anticipated Street Fighter™IV and Resident Evil™ 5 which are scheduled for release for both Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on February 20th and March 13th respectively and Dead Rising™: Chop Till You Drop due for release for the Nintendo Wii on February 27th. In addition Nu Metro Interactive will also handle distribution for MotoGP™ on the Nintendo Wii and Neopets® Puzzle Adventure scheduled for release on the Nintendo Wii and DS plus PC platforms.

Famitsu review scores

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The latest Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Star Ocean 4 The Last Hope (Xbox 360, Square Enix): 9 / 9 / 8 / 8 – (34/40)
DoDonPachi Daioujou Black Label Extra (Xbox 360, 5pb): 8 / 7 / 6 / 6 – (27/40)
Shining Force Feather (NDS, Sega): 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 – (32/40)
Sonic World Adventure (PS3/Xbox 360, Sega): 9 / 9 / 9 / 7 – (34/40)
SimAnimals (Wii, EA): 6 / 7 / 6 / 6 – (25/40)
Shinjuku no Ookami (PS2, Spike): 4 / 7 / 4 / 3 – (18/40)
Sacred Blaze (PS2, FlightPlan): 8 / 8 / 7 / 8 – (31/40)
Shooting Love, 200X (Xbox 360, Triangle Service): 8 / 7 / 7 / 7 – (29/40)
SimAnimals (NDS, EA): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 – (28/40)
Lock’s Quest (NDS, THQ): 8 / 7 / 8 / 8 – (31/40)
Saru Saru DS (NDS, D3): 7 / 8 / 7 / 8 – (30/40)

Simple DS Series Vol. 46: The Hikyou Tankentai: Choutoko Special (NDS, D3): 6 / 5 / 5 / 5 – (21/40)
Chou Gekijoban Keroro Gunsou: Gekishin Dragon Warriors de Arimasu! (NDS, Bandai Namco): 8 / 7 / 8 / 8 – (31/40)

Idolmaster SP (PSP, Bandai Namco): 7 / 8 / 8 / 8 – (31/40)

Gardening Mama fact sheet

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Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Developer: Cooking Mama Limited
Platforms: Nintendo DS
Genre: Simulation
Release Date: April 2009
Price / Rating: $29.99 / E
URL: www.gardeningmama.com

Overview
Cooking Mama’s stepped out of her kitchen and into the backyard for some gardening fun with Mother Nature! Join Mama from the award-winning, multi-million selling Cooking Mama franchise as she grows, harvests and enjoys a huge variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers in the first ever gardening game.

Platform: Wii
Release Date: February 2009
Publisher: NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe SAS
Developer: NAMCO BANDAI Games
Category: Sports

SUIT UP, CLICK IN, JUMP OFF AND GO!

Fresh powder, miles of pristine slopes and unstoppable winter fun drift onto Wii in this exciting, fun and feature-packed snowboarding and skiing sequel to the critically acclaimed Family Ski.

• ADVANCED SNOWBOARDING and SKIIING, perfect for BEGINNERS or EXPERTS!
• SOPHISTICATED GAMEPLAY and FUN & INTUITIVE with Wii
• 7,000 VERTICAL METERS across TWO HUGE MOUNTAINS
• Wii BALANCE BOARD provides an even more AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE
• OPEN ENVIRONMENT and FULLY INTERACTIVE with INCREDIBLE SCENERY

New MadWorld video

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The Official Nintendo Magazine has notified its readers that the next issue will release slightly behind schedule. The delay comes from what the magazine describes as “great exclusive content.” The word on the street is that the magazine could have scored something big for its latest issue, but that remains to be seen. I suppose we’ll find out what this exclusive content is in a few short weeks.

The full email body can be read below:

“This is a courtesy email just to let you know that you will be receiving your next issue of Official Nintendo Magazine on or around the 14th February. The delay is due to some great exclusive content that has resulted in us having to send out your subscription copy slightly later than planned.”


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