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“We think there will be a Nintendo key property coming out by the end of the year. They haven’t given us any insight, but they have told us to reserve [shelf] space.” – Don DeMatteo, CEO of GameStop

Time to add more hype to the E3 fire! Even though Iwata has been one of the few Nintendo executives that have been really pumping up the event, it looks as though there could be at least one pretty big game hitting this year and could end up being showcased at E3.

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Feel screenshots

Posted 9 years ago by in News, Wii | 6 Comments

DSiWare

1 (1) – Nintendo DSi Browser
2 (2) – WarioWare: Snapped!
3 (3) – Bird & Beans
4 (4) – Master of Illusion Express: Funny Face
5 (5) – Art Style: AQUIA
6 (6) – Brain Age Express: Math
7 (N) – Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games
8 (N) – Mixed Messages

VC

1 (1) – Super Mario Bros. 3
2 (2) – Super Mario Bros.
3 (3) – Super Punch-Out!!
4 (4) – Super Mario World
5 (5) – Super Mario Bros. 2
6 (7) – The Legend of Zelda
7 (6) – Punch-Out!!
8 (9) – Super Mario 64
9 (8) – Pac-Man
10 (10) – Mario Kart 64
11 (11) – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
12 (13) – Donkey Kong Country
13 (12) – Donkey Kong
14 (14) – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
15 (15) – Sonic the Hedgehog 2
16 (16) – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
17 (17) – Galaga
18 (19) – Paper Mario
19 (18) – Excitebike
20 (20) – Tecmo Bowl

WiiWare

1 (1) – World of Goo
2 (2) – My Aquarium
3 (3) – Tetris Party
4 (7) – My Pokémon Ranch
5 (5) – Onslaught
6 (6) – Dr Mario Online Rx
7 (8) – Cue Sports – Pool Revolution
8 (10) – Brain Challenge
9 (4) – Bit.Trip Beat
10 (11) – Fun! Fun! Minigolf
11 (12) – Defend Your Castle
12 (9) – Pop’Em Drop’Em SAMEGAME
13 (N) – Bonsai Barber
14 (N) – Equilibrio
15 (13) – Target Toss Pro: Bags
16 (15) – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
17 (19) – Sandy Beach
18 (16) – Wild West Guns
19 (14) – Midnight Bowling
20 (17) – Bomberman Blast

– Vicarious Visions working on DS versions (Autobots, Decepticons)
– Each versions have own missions
– Better controls, tighter missions
– 25 missions in each version, can connect for local deathmatch battles
– Krome Studios working on Wii version
– 3 types of missions (combat, driving, flying)
– Fighting elements with platforming mechanics for combat missions (fixed path, can’t move from area where battles are happening)
– Go through traffic levels in robot vehicle form in driving missions – sometimes transform out of vehicle to take on enemies
– Control airborne Transformers in flying missions
– Co-op option – Second player can target enemies with IR – co-op Arena Mode
– Frame rate a big chuggy right now

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“This is rumor and speculation. The terms, conditions and contracts between Nintendo and developers is a private and confidential matter.” – Nintendo UK spokesperson

This isn’t a shocking response at all. After all, I don’t think Nintendo would be willing to come right out and admit to the claims have been made.

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More Rabbids Go Home info

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– 6 hub worlds, 20 environments, over 50 missions
– roughly 100 different humans, all based on various stereotypes
– main enemies are the Verminators and Vermi-dogs
– Verminators set traps to catch Rabbids, but they are actually scared of Rabbids
– levels hide various collectibles
– collect target items for new abilities: use a hospital patient’s oxygen bed to float
– new game mechanics added in roughly every 20 minutes
– target items can help you progress in other environments
– chase, battle, time attack, boss missions
– 15 hours of gameplay
– cutscenes explain missions
– crazy music and slapstick comedy…and fart jokes
– each mission ends with you flushing your goodies down a toilet
– multiplayer, but details not yet revealed
– locations: Airport, Builders’ Yard, Graveyard, Museum, Office, Pile, Supermarket (may be more)
– games of inspiration: Mario Kart and Super Mario Galaxy
– motion-control for opening doors and other context-sensitive events
– took almost a year to decide what direction to go with the game

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Vienna, Austria, April 15, 2009; Quantic Lab, an experienced Quality Assurance facility committed to bringing high quality PC/Wii/DS games to market, is pleased to announce the completion of their successful collaboration with JoWooD on DS title LifeSigns.

“This eagerly anticpated title for the DS, currently a top seller in the UK, is one of the titles Quantic Labs has had in the works for quite some time,” said Stefan Seicarescu, CEO of Quantic Lab.

“Developed in Japan, the testing procedures for LifeSigns proved to be challenging, but nevertheless a rewarding challenge. Services provided by Quantic Labs for this title exceeded standard testing procedures, our team also worked on adapting the game content to different language versions”. says Marius Popa, Project Manager at Quantic Lab. “This proved to be challenging as the title was first intended for release only in Japan. Fitting and adapting Japanese game design to other languages was very time-consuming. Furthermore the context of the game, a Soap Opera where you live the thrilling life of a surgeon with different paths to solve the game and a high re-playability grade, results in an unusually high amount of text lines, over 40.000, so it needed extended testing assistance” added Mr. Marius Popa.

Update: Some more details below:

– Each Crystal Bearer has a unique ability
– Layle on an escort mission – busy guarding new passenger airship, gets attacked by an army (led by Amidatelion)
– Action-oriented battles
– Possibility that other players can join in with Wii remotes to help or hinder you)

As The Crystal Bearers begins, Layle is on a boring escort mission, guarding an enormous new passenger airship on its maiden voyage. The job gets more exciting when it’s attacked by an army that turns out to be led by a Yuke named Amidatelion.

A ton of new Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers details are available thanks to the latest Famitsu.

– Takes place in Crystal Chronicles world in the future
– Knowledge of magic nonexistent now
– Yukes race died during war with Lilthies
– Lilthies use crystals to support citizens
– Main character is Layle (Crystal Bearer of Clavat race)
– Can manipulate gravity
– Layle’s story starts after coming into contact with Amidatelion, a Yuke
– Amidatelion causes trouble for Layle, wants to seek him out
– Part of Layle’s cheek crystalized (Crystal Bearers have part of body turned into crystal)
– Althea – Queen of Lilthies Kingdom, mother dead, father sick
– Jegran – In charge of Lilthies army
– Take on role of Layle, use his gravitational abilities with Wii remote
– Wii remote for pointing at objects – grab demons, use them
– Layle’s actions change depending on creature he grabs
– Layle will pull himself up with grappling hook when grabbing onto something heavy (ex: ceiling lamp)
– Development on the game hadn’t begun when the game was first announced, hence why it’s taken so long
– No leveling up
– Build characters by equipping accessories
– Encounter creatures with variety of actions
– People react differently to use as you advance in the game
– No separation between battle/other elements in the game
– Developers striving to make the game fun to watch
– 60% complete
– No release date