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“We’re taking advantage of MotionPlus. It’s become very natural – the movement of your arms is precisely reflected in the gameplay. Thanks to the technological advancements, we hope the gameplay can be more accessible to people.” – Eiji Aonuma

Aonuma also talked about the structure of Zelda Wii once again and provided a response similar to what we posted yesterday…

“We’re making efforts regarding the total flow of the Zelda game. So far, the basic flow of the Zelda games is you’re exploring a field, you go to a dungeon, you conquer it and return to the field. We’re looking at altering that traditional flow. That’s all I can share, and I can’t say more until E3 next year.”

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– NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe to Launch Flight Action Title Based on Acclaimed Anime Feature Film in PAL Regions February 2010 –

CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE –19 November 2009 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S today confirmed the Europe and PAL release of Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces, the flight action game exclusively for Wii based on the acclaimed 2008 Japanese anime feature film from internationally renowned director Mamoru Oshii. The game will bring its unique blend of high altitude fighter action and beguiling Japanese anime production values to Wii players in Europe and beyond on February 2010.

Developed by Project Aces, the team behind Ace Combat at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. in Japan, Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces pushes the Wii hardware to the extremes of its capabilities, delivering an impressively hi-fidelity rendition of intense arcade-style aerial combat. The Wii Nunchuk is used as a joystick to control the planes in flight, and the high altitude action is supplemented with over 30 minutes of gorgeous anime cinematics. The brand new story has been created by the Project Aces team in close collaboration with the licensor, keeping faithful to the Sky Crawlers universe.

“You will have to wait until next year when we can elaborate on this and many other things,” said Aonuma. “But what I can tell you is that yes I have read some of the speculation, and some of it is right! That is all I can say at the moment.” – Eiji Aonuma

Aonuma is talking about the artwork Nintendo released at E3, but he wouldn’t say anything else. The speculation probably is related to Link’s missing sword in the image.

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In the past, Marvelous Entertainment has lamented about poor sales of Wii titles. A few months ago, a company employee said that he felt like crying over Wii sales. And in a financial conference Q&A today, Marvelous revealed a troubling statistic – The company lost money on three out of the four titles that they published for Wii in the first half. While this surely is unfortunate news, hopefully Marvelous will find a better way to profit from their Wii releases in the future,

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1. [PSP] J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J – 85,000 / NEW
2. [DS] Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver – 63,000 / 2,980,000
3. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast – 58,000 / NEW
4. [DS] Tomodachi Collection – 56,000 / 1,639,000
5. [WII] Wii Fit Plus – 53,000 / 903,000

6. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2010 – 49,000 / 267,000
7. [DS] Inazuma Eleven 2 Fire/Blizzard – 37,000 / 607,000
8. [WII] Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers – 35,000 / NEW
9. [DS] Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star – 23,000 / NEW

10. [PSP] Persona 3 Portable – 17,000 / 158,000

Best Wii Game

– MadWorld
– New Super Mario Bros. Wii
– Punch-Out!!
– Wii Sports Resort

Game leaks through rating boards are becoming more common these days. In fact, we first heard about Castlevania Rebirth through an ESRB classification and Phoenix Wright WiiWare through USK. And today, the OFLC has leaked Sonic Collection for the DS. In case you’re wondering what will be included in the title, you can check out the list below.

n/a SONIC CLASSIC COLLECTION
n/a SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (GAME)
n/a SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 (GAME)
n/a SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3 (GAME)
n/a SONIC & KNUCKLES (GAME)
n/a KNUCKLES IN SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 (GAME)
n/a KNUCKLES IN SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3 (GAME)
00:00:45:00 SONIC CHRONICLES – THE DARK BROTHERHOOD (VIDEO)
00:03:05:00 THE HISTORY OF SONIC (VIDEO)
n/a SONIC ART (IMAGE GALLERY)
00:05:15:00 SONIC CLASSIC COLLECTION CREDITS
n/a GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE

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The beloved Ace Attorney series featuring the most exciting courtroom dramas of the digital decade are headed to Nintendo’s popular download service in 2010
SAN MATEO, Calif. — November 18, 2009 — Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that three classic Ace Attorney® games are scheduled for digital release on Nintendo’s WiiWare next year beginning with the one that started it all, Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney® followed by Phoenix Wright™ Ace Attorney®: JUSTICE FOR ALL, and Phoenix Wright™ Ace Attorney®: TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS. Gamers can expect the deliberations to begin January 2010. These games will cost 1,000 Wii Points, $10.00 USD.

Ace Attorney’s massive popularity and appeal in Japan has caught on in the West and the franchise has now sold well over 3.7 million units worldwide. For the first time ever, this beloved handheld series is making an appearance on a home console, giving gamers access to three of the classic Ace Attorney adventures from the comfort of their own living rooms. Fans and newcomers alike will have a chance to star as the most popular defense attorney in videogames, Phoenix Wright – a man driven by principles and his ability to separate fact from dubious fiction. Each game in the series presents twisting storylines and intriguing gameplay with comical anime stylings. Players will collect evidence, weed through inconsistent testimonies and overcome corrupt agendas to ensure that justice prevails! Present evidence with the wave of the Wii remote or press suspicious testimonies by wiggling it. These games can be played via single-player and has multiple save slots.

A Little Bit of…All-Time Classics: Card Games (DSiWare) – 70%
A Little Bit of…Brain Training: Arts Edition (DSiWare) – 71%
Assasin’s Creed II: Discovery (DS) – 55%
Band Hero (Wii) – 83%
C.O.P The Recruit (DS) – 64%
Dragon Quest Wars (DSiWare) – 82%
Forumla 1 2009 (Wii) – 75%
Ghost Mansion Party (WiiWare) – 50%
Heron: Steam Machine (WiiWare) – 77%
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Wii) – 75%
LIT (WiiWare) – 88%
Little Tournament Over Yonder (WiiWare) – 63%
LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias (WiiWare) – 90%
Maestro! Jump In Music (DS) – 85%
Need For Speed: Nitro (Wii) – 80%
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (DS) – 70%
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Wii) – 88%
Protothea (WiiWare) – 57%
Rabbids Go Home (Wii) – 83%
Rabbids Go Home (DS) – 40%
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) – 79%
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage (Wii) – 80%
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS) – 91%
Viking Invasion (DSiWare) – 75%
Wakugumi: Monochrome Puzzle (DSiWare) – 73%

Thanks to joclo for the news tip!