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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The day after Thanksgiving might be known to holiday shoppers as “Black Friday,” but this year Nintendo is rewarding eager consumers with two brilliant splashes of color. On Nov. 28, Nintendo will release a duo of limited-edition Nintendo DS™ bundles, each pairing a Nintendo DS game title with a hand-held system in a bold new color. The Mario™ Red Nintendo DS bundle includes a red system emblazoned with a familiar M for Mario, and a copy of New Super Mario Bros™. The Ice Blue Nintendo DS comes with a custom carrying case and the popular Brain Age™: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day. Each bundle sells at an MSRP of $149.99.

Expected to rank high on holiday wish lists among first-time gamers and veteran players alike, the Mario Red and Ice Blue systems are the latest additions to Nintendo’s rich palette of distinctive Nintendo DS colors. As people across the nation make their way to malls and retailers for pre-holiday sales and events, shoppers are encouraged to act fast if they want to get their hands on these limited-edition bundles.

Discover How One of Gaming’s Longest-Running Series Was Made Anew for Nintendo DSTM

November 24, 2008
As magical as the storied land of Ys is itself, the heritage of this original action RPG franchise spans over two decades and a number of different platforms. Definitive in design, story, and gameplay, the two introductory Books of Ys have long been etched in the memories of hardcore gamers. At a time when few other games attempted such grand scope and scale, Ys delivered on the promise of a sweeping narrative, fast-paced action, and a stunning musical score that to this day still rises to the top of all-time greatest lists.

In early 2008, Books I & II, completely remade for Nintendo DS™, were released in Japan. Separated into individual games, Ys I and Ys II for Nintendo DS introduced a number of new features and innovations to the series canon, including touch screen support and multiplayer for up to four. In bringing the titles to North America, Atlus worked closely with the developer to put both games on a single cartridge, rejoining the two first Books of Ys. Moreover, Atlus is endeavoring to add one more monumental enhancement to the release: an entirely new localization.

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Boingz – 169
Sudoku Challenge! – 103

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Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure – 31

People have recently began to complain, understandably, about a glitch that can be found in Tomb Raider: Underworld, which does not allow the player to actually complete the game. Eidos has taken action to solve the problem, but in all honestly, the solution is rather lazy. Unlike many cases, there seems to be no plans to offer consumers a new copy of the game.

Here are Eidos’ suggestions:

It was only a week ago that Nintendo released its latest Wii update, but the homebrew community has been hard at work to allow homebrew activity to continue. This shouldn’t be too surprising considering Nintendo’s past efforts to eliminate homebrew have failed.

WiiBrew has officially launched Twilight Hack 0.1beta2, which is compatible with the newest firmware update (3.4). In future updates, Nintendo will undoubtedly make an effort to block homebrew yet again, but as has been the case with previous instances, the homebrew community will manage to bypass the system again.

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London (24th November 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that VALKYRIE PROFILE®: Covenant of the Plume™ will be released across PAL territories in Spring 2009, exclusively on the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.

VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume is the next installment in this unique series of titles created by leading RPG developer tri-Ace. Brought for the first time to the Nintendo DS, VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume follows the story of the young soldier Wylfred, who seeks retaliation against the valkyries since Lenneth took his father’s life. Now he waits for an opportunity to strike back just as the future of Midgard is about to be decided in battle once again.

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Wii Music Tips 2: The Overdubbing Concept
Wii Music Tips 3: The Overdubbing and Be-Bops
Animal Crossing: Moving from DS to Wii
Lisa Kudrow cooks Kung Pao Chicken
Personal Trainer: Cooking – Girls cook Crab Cakes
Personal Trainer: Cooking – Demo is Available NOW
Call of Duty: World at War Wii Gameplay
Castlevania Judgment Info Video
Boingz Info Video
Sudoku Challenge! Info Video
Digest Video

Demos (Expire 11/30)

Personal Trainer: Cooking Mac & Cheese Demo
Soul Bubbles Demo
Walt Disney Pictures Bolt Demo
Prince of Persia: The Fallen King Demo

What will you get?

1. Nintendo DSi
2. Animal Forest: Dobutsu no mori (Wii, Nintendo)
3. White Knight Chronicles (PS3, Sony)
4. Wii
5. Chrono Trigger (NDS, Square Enix)
6. New Xbox Experience
7. Ad-Hoc Party for PSP
8. Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP, Square Enix)
9. PSP-3000
10. PlayStation Home open beta (PS3, Sony)

Most wanted merchandise
1. PSP-3000
2. Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP, Square Enix)
3. Animal Forest: Dobutsu no mori (Wii, Nintendo)
4. Nintendo DSi
5. Wii
6. White Knight Chronicles (PS3, Sony)
7. Xbox 360
8. The Last Remnant (360, Square Enix)
9. Xbox New Experience
10. PlayStation 3

Which system will sell the most this holiday? (Retailers)
PSP – 33.4%
Nintendo DS – 25.9%
PlayStation 3 – 18.5%
Wii – 14.8%
Xbox 360 – 7.4%

Which system will sell the most this holiday? (Consumers)
The reason PS3 on top is because of Sony’s White Knight Chronicles and Ad-Hoc Party for PSP; Xbox 360 on second because of the low retail price and The Last Remnant.

PlayStation 3 – 34.4%
Xbox 360 – 31.0%
Wii – 12.1%
PSP – 12.1%
Nintendo DS – 10.4%

Which game publisher is the most popular this holiday?
Nintendo – 35%
Square Enix – 33%
Level 5 – 18%
Sega – 13%
Sony – 11%

Do you plan to buy Nintendo DSi?
Yes – 258 (Reasons: Only have the first generation model; built-in camera; because it’s new)
No – 727 (Reasons: Satisfied with DS Lite; cannot play GBA games; no software wanted)

Which systems do you currently own?
Nintendo DS – 779
PlayStation 2 – 765
PSP – 685
Wii – 427
PlayStation 3 – 318
Xbox 360 – 244
Others – 99
Everything – 15

Which systems do you use most frequently and why?
Nintendo DS – 268
(Lots of practical software; use during travel; use in own room; can play anywhere)
PSP – 267
(Play Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G with friends; great graphic quality; one screen is easy with eyes; easy to carry)
PlayStation 2 – 143
(Have lot of games; still have a lot of games to finish; have no other console; play Super Robot Taisen Z)
PlayStation 3 – 96
(Play daily; system is turned on constantly; play PS2 games; play online games; love HD graphics)
Xbox 360 – 82
(Lot of online games; play Idol Master; play foreign games; unlock Achievements)
Wii – 43
(Use Internet channel; play Wii Fit; play WiiWare; play Virtual Console; play Wii Sports)

Which systems do you plan to buy and why?
PlayStation 3 – 309
(Planned to buy for a while; want the 80GB model; Final Fantasy XIII; play Koei games; have more attractive games)
PSP-3000 – 272
(Play Gundam vs Gundam; play MHP2G; easy to carry; play Idol Master SP; want the PSP-3000 display)
Xbox 360 – 199
(Play foreign games; friends recommended; price is cheaper; First Person Shooters; play Online games)
Nintendo DSi – 191
(Want to use camera; can play games and music; the old one is broken; Dragon Quest IX)
Wii – 190
(Wii Fit; Monster Hunter 3; Wii Music; Multiplayer games; play with family; the only one I haven’t bought)
PlayStation 2 – 17
(Want to play PS2 games; want to replace the old model; the original one was broken)

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