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EA SPORTS™ welcomes a new member to its family of world class franchises. EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis delivers the deepest and richest tennis experience ever developed for the Wii™ with authentic tennis motions on the most famous courts in the world. Professional tennis is all about the Grand Slams and EA’s new tennis franchise is no different. It is the only videogame where users can play at Wimbledon. In fact, it is home to all four Grand Slams; from the Australian Open to Roland Garros to the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon to the lively U.S. Open.

Perform real life tennis strokes in your living room and control every inch of the court. Users feel like they have a racket in their hands as they swing real forehands and backhands.

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The Best Selling Cheerleading Video Game* is Back with High Flying New Moves, Exclusively for WiiTM

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – April 30, 2009 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that All Star Cheer Squad™2, is currently in development exclusively for Wii™ and is scheduled for release this fall. Tony G, world renowned cheer choreographer best known for his work on the Bring it On movies, will once again serve as chief consultant for the title.

In All Star Cheer Squad 2, 14 exotic locations from around the world will serve as the backdrop for global cheer competitions. No longer a newbie, players will start out as the captain of the Tiger Squad, leading the team to victory by utilizing an all-new diverse move set that includes real-world aerial stunts, tumbling, formation changes and advanced moves on the Wii Balance Board™ accessory. Moves can be executed by using two Wii Remotes™, allowing for greater mobility. Players will select their squad members and then choose from more customization options including new makeup, hairstyle and uniforms. Because every routine needs a good beat first, All Star Cheer Squad 2 will feature even more original cheer music. Combined with an upgraded routine editor featuring a music mixer, a choreography editor and the ability to challenge friends via WiiConnect24™, All Star Cheer Squad 2 will allow players to live the ultimate cheer experience.

“Wii-no-Ma service is available only in Japan at the start, but the overseas deployment is under planning in the future.” – Iwata

I’m very impressed with the abilities of Wii-no-Ma thus far. In particular, the ability to watch video content from the channel on the go is a fantastic idea.

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– Channel created as a means to “keep continuous expansion of [the] gaming population.
– Iwata: “We believe it is necessary to propose to make those who do not currently neither play videogames nor feel like pouring energies for playing them to keep at least in contact with videogames, along with the deployment of mainstream videogames.”
– 5 stations in Tokyo has agreed to provide content to service
– Can watch videos more than once without have to record
– Will need to download Dokodemo Wii-no-Ma (free) for DSi to transfer videos to the handheld
– Can send recommendations to Wii friends
– Will be asked to evaluate video content after you watch it
– Don’t have to watch an advertisement
– Will be taken to “Kaisha-no-Ma” after you’ve watched a video, choose from 12 screens to view ads
– Can have 8 Miis on the channel
– Famous Miis occasionally visit to recommend content
– Message board allows you to choose photograph of Concierge Mii who has previously visited, invite them again
– Calender: Trivia, video of the day for each day of the year

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Last week, Sony made a comment that the Wii owns the closet. Now Satoru Iwata has responded to that statement. The following was said by Iwata on a Wii no ma (video service) info video.

“According to our internal research, 87% of Wii consoles are connected to the largest TV screen in the household, which is set in the centre of the living room. Our consoles are not only out of the closet, they are also in the middle of the house. This shows what kind of our customers are playing Wii, as of January this year. As you can see, Wii is played by people in a wide range of ages, and male-female ratio is nearly equal. As I have mentioned, Wii has spread with nearly equal male-to-female ratio and is played by people of broad range of ages. Nearly 90% of the consoles are connected to the largest TV screen of the household in the living room. As for consoles which are already connected to the internet, video streaming or payment system has established through our videogame businesses.”

– first they thought about making Anno on Wii and made prototypes
– people did not like it so they changed it a bit
– it turned out to work then
– Wii is a Casual console and even Casuals want some mind challenge, see Kawashima and such
– so Anno fits perfectly on Wii because its mind challenging AND casual (in sense of try and watch)
– Different difficulties are included, easy, normal, hard
– on easy the game is build and watch and don’t care much
– on hard you have to take care on everything like in every Anno so far
– Andreas Suika is proud of said approach to have different difficulties and their seamless integration
– a tester said he loved watching the game and in the end he realized what he created and was amazed on the complexity he managed without noticing
– Game ships on May 20th in Europe at least

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Nintendo just sent these images my way and I thought you folks would be interested in seeing the new DS Lite Spring bundle.

Two Red Steel 2 images

Posted 8 years ago by in News, Wii | 0 comments

Thanks to Meo for the news tip!

The following new releases will be available from tomorrow in the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop.

WiiWare
New, original games offering something for everyone!

BIT. TRIP BEAT
Retro meets rhythm action in BIT. TRIP BEAT. Use the Wii Remote’s motion sensor to bounce beats in time with the 8-bit style soundtrack. Up to four players can take part, but beware: retro-style gameplay also means retro-style challenge!