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Since its announcement, we’ve all known that the Phantom in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks will assist you in defeating enemies and completing goals. However, the actual mystery behind the Phantom has been revealed. In the beginning of the game, Princess Zelda turns into a ghost. In one scene, the Phantom is about to attack Link, but Zelda, in her ghost form, takes over its body and from that point on aids Link in his journey. It is a bit unexpected, and this is certainly Zelda’s most involved role in the series thus far.

Over the past few days, there have been a few predictions made about the sales of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Not too long ago, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter stated that “it’s gonna shock you how many units” New Super Mario Bros. Wii. GameStop is also anticipating that the title will be a huge success. Tony Bartel, Executive VP of Merchandising and Marketing for GameStop, noted earlier this week that “it’s going to be a strong seller for the holiday.” Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America, offered his own thoughts about Mario Bros. Wii’s sales on the latest episode of GameTrailers TV and said that it will outperform Modern Warfare 2 on one system by the time the January 2010 NPD data rolls by.

“Modern Warfare 2 is on two platforms. On a single platform, absolutely. I say that unequivocally. On one particular platform, I do believe so. You’ve got to give me the entire holiday selling season, so let’s take it all the way through the January NPD data. It’s going to be close. Modern Warfare is a a great title. As a gamer, I look forward to it. The new Modern Warfare, I think is going to be a fantastic title. Not to discount it, it will sell well. Of course I’ll play it. I play all the content out there.”

DSiWare

1 (1) – Flipnote Studio
2 (2) – Nintendo DSi Browser
3 (3) – Crash Course Domo
4 (4) – MySims Camera
5 (5) – Rock-n-Roll Domo
6 (8) – Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
7 (7) – Pro Putt Domo
8 (19) – Sudoku
9 (10) – White-Water Domo
10 (11) – Hard-Hat Domo
11 (9) – Dragon Quest Wars
12 (6) – Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon
13 (12) – Guitar Rock Tour
14 (13) – Paper Airplane Chase
15 (15) – Asphalt 4: Elite Racing
16 (14) – Thorium Wars
17 (16) – Bird & Beans
18 (N) – Battle of Giants: Dragons – Bronze Edition
19 (17) – Dr. Mario Express
20 (18) – WarioWare: Snapped!

WiiWare

1 (1) – LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 (2) – Reel Fishing Challenge
3 (3) – World of Goo
4 (4) – My Aquarium
5 (6) – Tetris Party
6 (5) – Contra Rebirth
7 (13) – Tales of Monkey Island – Chapter 3
8 (7) – Dr. Mario Online Rx
9 (10) – My Pokemon Ranch
10 (N) – Ghost Mansion Party
11 (9) – Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
12 (8) – Texas Hold’Em Poker
13 (17) – Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem
14 (14) – Brain Challenge
15 (11) – Word Searcher
16 (18) – Defend your Castle
17 (15) – Family Mini Golf
18 (16) – Sexy Poker
19 (N/A) – LostWinds
20 (N) – Carnival King

VC

1 (1) – Super Mario Bros. 3
2 (2) – Super Mario Bros.
3 (3) – Final Fantasy
4 (4) – Kirby’s Adventure
5 (5) – Super Mario Bros. 2
6 (6) – The Legend of Zelda
7 (7) – Pac-Man
8 (9) – Super Mario World
9 (8) – Punch-Out!!
10 (N/A) – Zombies Ate My Neighbors
11 (11) – Donkey Kong
12 (12) – Galaga
13 (10) – Metroid
14 (13) – Zelda II – The Adventure of Link
15 (14) – Super Mario 64
16 (15) – Excitebike
17 (16) – Castlevania
18 (17) – Mega Man 3
19 (19) – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
20 (N/A) – Mario Bros.

Media Create has published the latest hardware sales figures from Japan. The results are below.

DSi – 37,517
PS3 – 36,061
PSP – 34,911
PSP go – 29,109
Wii – 28,888
DS Lite – 6,902

Xbox 360 – 6,047
PS2 – 1,966

For comparison’s sake, here are the numbers from October 19 (last week).

DSi 42,199
PSP 32,865
PS3 29,977
Wii 25,917
DS Lite 6,550

Xbox 360 4,470
PS2 1,951

Within our own world, a new frontier awaits…

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 5, 2009 – Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced Shin Megami Tensei®: Strange Journey™, a first-person science fiction RPG for Nintendo DS™. A startlingly original entry in the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei universe, Strange Journey takes the heralded RPG franchise to exciting new frontiers. The game has already released in Japan to strong demand and critical acclaim, earning a 10/9/9/8 from Famitsu, the highest score the popular magazine has ever awarded a Shin Megami Tensei title.

In the near future, a mysterious, growing, black void appears at the Earth’s southern pole. Unable to determine its cause and powerless to stop its deadly encroachment, humanity sends an elite team of explorers into the heart of the phenomenon, just as Strange Journey’s look and feel represent a return to the heart of Shin Megami Tensei, bringing to mind the all-time classic Nocturne™. With over 300 demons to bribe, coerce, and negotiate with to gain assistance in battle, Strange Journey is every bit the deep, rewarding RPG experience fans have come to expect from the SMT franchise, yet delivered with a fresh new sci-fi story that taps into mature themes of morality and introspection.

Warning: There may be some spoilers in the screenshots

Thanks to Mr_Zora_Decu for the news tip!

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Press Your Luck® 2010 Edition Now on Store Shelves

SAN FRANCISCO – November 5, 2009 – Ubisoft today announced the official launch of Press Your Luck® 2010 Edition. Currently available for the Nintendo Wii(TM) system, the Nintendo DS(TM) system and Windows-based PC, Press Your Luck® 2010 Edition features single- or multiplayer modes so that more people can get in on the fun and play together. Additionally, the game allows players to design and customize their own personal avatar. The game has been created by Ludia and is licensed by FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME).

Press Your Luck® is a true-to-life revival of the famous game show from the 80’s rendered with a dynamic new design. Players assume the role of one of the three contestants competing to win by answering a series of trivia questions correctly, to earn “spins” on the Big Board of cash and prizes. All of the elements of the original TV game show, including thousands of general knowledge trivia questions to challenge players, are included, as well as animations of the memorably mischievous Whammy character to punctuate the game. Whichever player ends the game with the highest earnings wins, while successfully avoiding the dreaded Whammy or risk losing it all. Additionally, there are a host of special unlockable items to reward players for progress in the game.

FFIV Dark Crystal Secret

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Thanks to Ross M for the news tip!

Namco Bandai will be making a “major announcement” in a week, but there are a few clues as to what this game may actually be. First, when you visit the teaser site, the page says that it’s “Next RPG Project K.” So, it’s probably an RPG. There’s also some speculation that the game may be a new Tales title for the DS.

Teaser site here

Thanks to Thomas N for the news tip!

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