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“The Conduit has been a labor of love, but it’s been a long journey. We faced our fair share of opposition from publishers and non-Nintendo-centric media about the viability of core gamer games on the Wii…The industry is watching to see how the Conduit does. Your hard earned dollars, now more than ever, will determine the types of games third-parties are willing to provide for your Wii.” – Eric Nofsinger, High Voltage Software

I am sure that quite a few third parties are watching to see how The Conduit performs in the market. If the game doesn’t reach expectations, third parties may very well reevaluate their support for the Wii.

– For the DS
– Main character is Tsumuji, young ninja
– Ninjas attack mountain retreat of Tsumuji, family, Momo (childhood friend)
– Tsumuji needs to save them
– Uses shuriken (“Senpuuki”)
– Explore dungeons
– Stylus used to move Tsumuji in battles
– Collection element – Collect secrets from hidden places

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Some Scribblenauts details

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– WB Games is close to 5th Cell, the two companies met last year and WB was interested in Scribblenauts
– WB Games and 5th Cell have a good relationship
– The game will reach Beta in the middle of May
– Polish being added to the game each day
– D-pad controls were considered but players would still need to use the stylus for “god mode”
– Game split into Puzzle and Action modes
– Handwriting recognition better than Brain Age
– Can use keyboard as well
– There’s a bunch of Easter eggs in the game

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– Control scheme different
– Take the form of a plus shape in the middle of the screen
– Targets come by – up, down, left, right
– Use beam of light on targets
– D-pad on Wiimote used to highlight either up, down, right, or left
– 2 button to fire
– No motion controls
– Hitting targets results in 8-bit sounds
– Releasing this summer

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Thanks to Ross for the news tip!

Nintendo Wii

North America:
1. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
2. My Fitness Coach (Ubisoft)
3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
4. We Ski (Namco Bandai)
5. Wii Play (Nintendo)

Japan:
1. Monster Hunter G Starter Package (Capcom)
2. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
3. Monster Hunter G (Capcom)
4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
5. Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009 (Konami)

UK:
1. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
2. Wii Play (Nintendo)
3. My Fitness Coach (Ubisoft)
4. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
5. Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (Ubisoft)

Nintendo DS

North America:
1. Learn Math (Dreamcatcher)
2. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo)
3. Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo)
4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
5. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)

Japan:
1. A Ressha de Gyoukou DS (Artdink)
2. Made in Ore (Nintendo)
3. Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon: Sora no Tankentai (Nintendo)
4. Rittai Picross (Nintendo)
5. Mario & Luigi RPG 3 (Nintendo)

UK:
1. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo)
2. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (Disney)
3. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)
4. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar)
5. Brain Training (Nintendo)

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Torrance, Calif., (May 1, 2009) – XSEED Games today announced that Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga for Wii is currently in development and scheduled for release in North America in summer 2009. Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga is the third installment of the popular action RPG and marks the first time the title will be available on a home console. The Valhalla Knights series has previously been available on the PlayStation®Portable system.

Enter into an epic tale that has endured for generations and generations. For centuries the land of Eldar has been synonymous with chaos and destruction; a place where monsters prey freely and demons wreak havoc, indiscriminate in their attacks. Legend tells of how, ages past, a being known as the Spirit King gained control of the creatures and waged an unrelenting war upon civilization. Order and life were brought to the brink of destruction, but an alliance of the four races was able to drive them back and seal the evil. Centuries have passed since that time, but once again the lands are slowly being overrun by the reemerging monsters. With the continent giving way to madness, a hero must come forth to reunite the races and confront the relentless enemy. And so the saga continues…

Visit A Local Toys R Us Store This Weekend And Try Out jOG – The Innovative Motion Sensing Accessory Compatible With Wii

Liverpool, 1 May 2009: New Concept Gaming today announced that the public can try out jOG® at the demo stations within the ten largest Toys R Us stores around the UK this Bank Holiday weekend, 2nd – 4th May. jOG is a unique motion sensing accessory compatible with the Nintendo Wii™ that allows character movement in the game only when the player jogs on the spot, creating a feedback loop immersing players deeper into the game play while taking light exercise.

“This is an ideal opportunity for the public to try out jOG for themselves before buying one,” explained Brendan Ludden, Managing Director of New Concept Gaming. “Thanks to distributor re:creation and retailer Toys R Us, visitors to the top ten stores this weekend will be able to see just how jOG enhances the Wii gaming experience – it’s fun, it’s healthy, and great value for money!”