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In a rather surprising move, Nintendo announced at its media summit today that they will be publishing Dragon Quest IX in North America. The news is surprising since most had assumed Square Enix would be the published. Nintendo did not announce a release date for the game, but it’s likely it’ll be shipped this year.

Update: Added some details about the demo disc for Monster Hunter 3 below, as well as a pre-order incentive.

Nintendo and Capcom have just eased the nerves for a ton of Wii owners looking forward to Monster Hunter 3. It was revealed at Nintendo’s media summit today that the title will have no online fees, unlike Japan. There will be a bundle available for the Classic Controller Pro. Also, you’ll be able to pick up a demo disc for the Monster Hunter 3 on March 8. Meanwhile, the actual game and bundle will be released on April 20 in the states.

– Two quests on the demo disc
– Monster Hunter Tri points card with pre-order
– Card rewards you with 500 points for the Wii or DSi shops

Guilty Party coming to Wii

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– Disney publishing the game
– Developed by Wideload
– Story involved a mystery
– Board game

Cave Story (WiiWare) – March 22
Art Style: Light Trax (WiiWare) – Spring 2010
Rage of the Gladiator (WiiWare) – Spring 2010
Rotozoa (WiiWare) – Spring 2010
Metal Torrent (DSiWare) – Spring 2010
Photo Dojo (DSiWare) – Spring 2010
X-Scape (DSiWare) – Spring 2010
FlightSmash (Wii MotionPlus compatible) – Summer 2010
And Yet It Moves (WiiWare) – Summer 2010
Picross 3D – May 23
100 Classic Books – June 14
GhostWire (DSi) – October

Nintendo of America has just dated Sin and Punishment 2 for North America. The title will launch on June 7, although it’s getting a slightly new title. The full name of the game is Sin and Punishment 2: Star Successor. Like the Japanese version, you’ll be able to share scores with other players online.

This post will be updated with further information as it comes in…

– New galaxy is the “Spin Dig Galaxy”
– Shake Wii remote to use drill
– Other controls similar to the first
– Will release in the first half of this year
– Spin Dig Galaxy features boss like one from the first game, but you need to use the drill to win the battle (fight shown in first trailer)
– Yoshi controls: Shake Wii remote for a head bash, Wii remote pointer to control his tongue
– Yoshi can eat fruit, different things will happen
– Game will have some 2D segments
– Release date: May 23

At Nintendo’s media summit today, the company announced the price and release date for the DSi XL. Nintendo’s Cammie Dunaway confirmed that the system will launch in North America on March 28 for $189.99. That’s not a huge increase over the regular DSi, but rather just a slight bump in cost.

Kraków, February 24th 2010

Teyon, a successful video games developer and publisher, unveiled today a part of Nintendo DSiWare™ and WiiWare™ line-up for this year.
“The line-up is a result of our strategy focusing on digital distribution and providing a wide range of high quality games” said Michal Tatka, CEO.
Upcoming DSiWare™ games developed by Teyon:
• 101 MiniGolf World (Arcade/Sports) – scheduled for March 15th
• 101 Shark Pets (Simulation)
• 1001 Crystal Mazes Collection (Logic/Puzzle)
• Super Swap! (Arcade/Puzzle)
• Robot Rescue 2 (Logic/Puzzle)
• Battle Rage: Reflex (Arcade Shooter)

Upcoming WiiWare™ games developed by Teyon:
• Heavy Fire: Special Operations (Shooter)

1. [PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
2. [PSP] God Eater
3. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii
4. [DS] Dragon Quest VI
5. [DS] Tomodachi Collection

6. [PS3] Heavy Rain
7. [DS] Yu-Gi-Oh WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 Reverse of Arcadia
8. [WII] Wii Fit Plus
9. [DS] The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
10. [DS] Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver

Even though it looked like Nintendo of Australia’s conference was going to be a dud, we did hear the exciting news that Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M will be released this summer. Also, it looks like Other M will be at Nintendo of America’s media summit. Right now, thanks to the latest IGN Voice Chat podcast, we know that WarioWare: D.I.Y., Pokemon HeartGold/Soul Silver, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Rage of the Gladiator, America’s Test Kitchen, and most likely Monster Hunter 3 will be playable for the press tomorrow as well. It’s possible that, in addition, there will be news about the release date for the DSi XL and an announcement regarding the black Wii.

In terms of site coverage, we’ll be handling the summit just like any other event. Obviously, it won’t be nearly as big as E3 and I’m not sure how much news and how many assets there will be to post. Nonetheless, you can expect us to immediately share every single goodie from the event. The fun will begin at 9 AM PST, but I’ll be around the whole day for you guys!