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“We think DSiWare, in common with all digital distribution, is great. It allows developers like us to make innovations which would otherwise be more difficult to bring to market. At Frontier we are fortunate in that we have been able to fund the LostWinds projects ourselves and therefore retain complete creative control, which is a fantastic experience.

The challenge currently for all involved is to get the awareness / acceptance of the various digital distribution services as high as retail disc / cartridge.

When we’ve finished Winter of the Melodias, the team will sit down and plan / prioritise which of the many directions we can go with LostWinds next. DSiWare is an option that could be in the mix.” – avid Braben, founder and chief executive officer of Frontier Interactive

I think I’d like to see LostWinds or DSiWare, or at the very least, I’d like to see the developers try it! I suppose it all depends on how successfully the franchise could translate to the DS.

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When comparing Red Steel and its sequel, it’s quite clear that the second title has gone through a massive overhaul. This is, of course, partially a result of the technology behind Wii MotionPlus. But perhaps the series will see another evolution by the time the next game is ready for development. At PAX 2009, Red Steel 2 creative director Jason VandenBerghe made a few remarks about bringing Red Steel to other platforms. Although the decision will ultimately be up to Ubisoft, VandenBerghe seemed thrilled with the idea.

“I will be pushing to make that happen (placing Red Steel on other platforms).”

“I personally would love to see any and all consoles have more sword fighting experiences.”

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – September 8, 2009 – GameMill Entertainment today announced Cruise Ship Vacation Games. Set to release in September for Wii™, the game is a celebration of what the system can do.

Embark on one of three cruise ships and begin enjoying mini golf, driving range, shuffleboard, ping pong, rock climbing, and casino games, all utilizing enhanced Wii MotionPlus™ controls. In addition there is trap shooting, which supports the use of the Wii Zapper™ accessory. Never before has there been so many kinds of games in one package, and you’ve never played them like this – the added precision control and peripheral integration draws the players further into the game for a more fresh, realistic experience.

There’s have been some considerably significant announcements made at October’s events in the past. Monster Hunter 3, Punch-Out!! and even the DSi made their debuts at the show. Now will Zelda Wii be following suit? A rumor has popped up concerning Link’s next adventure: Specifically that the first trailer of the title will be shown. Interestingly, Nintendo has yet to actually confirm their annual conference, but you can bet that there will be one this year. And who knows, maybe this rumor will hold true and we’ll finally see what the next Zelda title looks like on Wii.

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Safar’Wii screenshots

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Northamptonshire, UK Tues 8th September 2009 – Oxygen Games release the first batch of screen shots from Safar’Wii out in September 2009.

Live as a wild life reporter in Safar’Wii. On Animal Island you can explore and take photographs of all the different species that live there. Save all your photo’s in your album and learn facts about the animals as well as hear what they sound like in the wild!

Safar’Wii makes your dreams of getting close to wild animals a reality.

Safar’Wii is out on the Nintendo Wii September 2009.

First-of-its-kind Music Video Game Capturing The Beatles’ Extraordinary Music, Career and Legacy Available 9/9/09 in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Other Territories
Guildford, UK – 8th September 2009 – Apple Corps, Ltd., MTV Games and Harmonix, the world’s leading developer of music-based games and a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced The Beatles™: Rock Band™ will be available tomorrow in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories. Released simultaneously with the digitally re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue, the music-based video game will offer players an unprecedented, experiential progression through the music and artistry of The Beatles and be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ console from Nintendo.

From the early touring days in 1963 Liverpool to the immortal, final performance on the Apple Corps rooftop, fans can follow in The Fab Four’s footsteps as they traverse the globe during the height of Beatlemania, unlocking real photos and videos of The Beatles – some never before seen by the public. Beatles fans will also be thrilled to hear previously unreleased authentic voice recordings from John, Paul, George and Ringo chatting between takes during studio sessions recorded at Abbey Road more than four decades ago.

“Well the thing with Rollcage, WipEout, F-Zero as well, they’re all classic, classic games. They, F-Zero and WipEout, had you floating through the scenery, you were just sort of swaying left and right, we’ve got full physics, and we’re pushing the Wii to the limit to make the physics work. We like to think we’ve pretty much got it to the edge, yeah, right to the edge.” – video game creator/Wheelspin developer, Archer MacLean

To be honest, I haven’t been too impressed from what I’ve seen from Wheelspin. However, it still may be an enjoyable title and I’d like to get my hands on the game before making any final judgments.

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