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The new Nintendo DSi™ system has been on store shelves for just a week now. Today Activision’s Mixed Messages™ becomes the first third-party downloadable game for the new system. Mixed Messages is a game of electronic telephone that can accommodate a whopping 21 players. On the WiiWare™ side, fans will find a game based on the popular Pop-Up Pirate™ toy that might have players sticking virtual swords into their Mii™ characters. And classic character Pitfall Harry Jr. makes his debut on the Virtual Console.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ or Nintendo DSi Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All Nintendo Points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems. This week’s new games are:

Monster Hunter G commercial

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More hype for Red Steel 2?

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Not too long ago, news was released of a possible Red Steel 2 preview in next month’s Nintendo Power. Fresh off of that comes some additional hype for a game that is said to be an exclusive to next month’s issue of the Official Nintendo Magazine. This is straight from ONM’s Twitter:

“Neil [ONM editor] is currently in another country looking at our exclusive game for issue 43… what could it be? It’s not Ninjabread Man 2 by the way.”

Two big exclusives in two Nintendo magazines seems like a dream come true. More updates on both of the titles as they become available.

Rock Band 2 (Wii) – 92%
Rhythm Paradise (DS) – 82%
Disgaea DS (DS) – 88%
Lux-Pain (DS) – 76%
Valkyrie Profile Covenant of the Plume (DS) – 85%
Rhapsody: A Music Adventure (DS) – 81%
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (Wii/DS) – 75%
Little King’s Story (Wii) – 92%
MySims Party (DS) – 61%
EA Sports Football Academy (DS) – 50%
Suikoden Tierkreis (DS) – 81%
Ultimate Band (Wii) – 59%

Thanks to Jake for the news tip.


Game Info

System: Nintendo Wii
Genre: First Person Shooter/Action
Players: 1-2
Release Date: November 11, 2008
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Treyarch

The plethora of Wii games has grown ever since the console’s release, but one genre more than any other seems to have suffered on a system where it should have benefited from the unique control scheme: Shooters. From Metroid Prime 3 to Medal of Honor Heroes 2, the Wii has seen many attempts at making a quality shooting game. With the Wii, however, when developers excelled in one area, they lacked in another. EA’s Medal of Honor Heroes 2 had some quality online multiplayer, but felt all over dated in comparison to more current shooters. Retro Studio’s Metroid Prime 3 had great story, control and graphics, but it lacked online and multiplayer options – though it should also be remembered that Prime 3 is an adventure at heart. The newest installment in the shooter genre on the Wii is Treyarch’s “Call of Duty: World at War”, which, utilizing the Call of Duty 4 engine, has proven itself to be one of the best shooting options on the console to date.

There is no one thing that stands out about World at War because the game is so well rounded. From the graphics to the controls to the online, each and every aspect of the game trumped nearly every predecessor on the system to date (with the exception being the story and graphics of Metroid Prime 3). One thing players will notice upon first glance, are the visuals.

We haven’t had a “real” site update in awhile, so I thought this would be the perfect day to fill you all in regards to what we have planned for the next few weeks/what’s been going on.

There are a few things that you’ll be able to see on the site today. Another review from Austin will be going up as well as the first of my “Rambling thoughts” articles. Like the name implies, I’ll be discussing (or rambling on) about a particular topic relating to video games. It may be related to a specific game, a genre, anything video game related really…Whatever is on my mind!

Best Buy

Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2009 (Wii) – $29.99
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip (Wii) – $29.99
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (Wii) – $29.99

“We’ve been asked about that quite a bit and it seems like a popular topic. At this point, I have not heard any plans about converting Game Boy games and putting them on the DSi.” – David Young, Associate Public Relations Manager at Nintendo

Nintendo may be unwilling to discuss bringing Game Boy games to the DSi right now, but it seems like something that is inevitable to happen. Adding such titles to the DSi Shop would certainly be a smart business move for Nintendo and fans would be more than appreciative with the retro titles as well.