NINTENDO’S NEW ZELDA GAME SOARS SKYWARD ON NOV. 20

Master the Sword in Link’s Newest Motion-Controlled Adventure for Wii

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 17, 2011 – Nintendo’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda™ series continues in full force with the announcement that The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword will launch in North America on Nov. 20. The epic adventure, created from the ground up for the Wii™ console, sends this storied series to new heights and marks a turning point for the franchise.

The game uses the precision motion controls of the Wii Remote™ Plus (or a Wii Remote controller with a Wii MotionPlus™ accessory) and Nunchuk™ controllers to map on-screen action to the player’s movements. When a player swings the Wii Remote Plus controller, Link™ appears to swing his sword in exactly the same way.

Different enemies have different battle tactics, so players must analyze their approach and develop counterattacks that play on the enemies’ weaknesses. The game’s wide array of items also use full motion controls, letting players roll bombs, shoot arrows and guide flying objects like never before.

The game includes a massive, multilayered world that takes players from dark dungeons to a diverse overworld to cloud cities in the sky, requiring a combination of puzzle-solving and swordplay to unlock all of its secrets. Link soars through the air on the wings of a majestic bird while exploring the game’s sky area, providing players with unprecedented freedom of movement as they progress on their adventure. The quest lays the foundation for the events in The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™, which is frequently cited as one of the greatest video games of all time.

“The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the biggest game in the series yet,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We’ve just scratched the surface of this massive experience, and we look forward to sharing additional details with fans as we approach the Nov. 20 launch.”

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is now available for pre-order at major retailers throughout North America. A deposit may be required for pre-orders. See individual retailers for details. For more information about the game, visit http://www.zelda.com/skywardsword/.

Well finally we get a release date. Now how about one for Kirby & Rhythm Heaven Wii while you’re at it, and Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, and Kid Icarus too please. I’ll be picking up the bundle seeing as how the puppy we took in destroyed my only Wii Remote Plus the other day.

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Hyuusuton video – Stage 1 Infinite HP Rock


I just bought a game from the Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop called Hyuusuton. I recorded a video of the first stage using my iPhone, so I apologize for the quality in advance (and my poor skills at the game!).

In Hyuusuton, you control a falling rock with the circle pad and try to navigate it through the pathway avoiding any obstacles that come your way. You’ll encounter stuff such as moving plywood, various foods like crackers, some stars, and much more. You can get a successful speed boost if you make it through what looks like a donut hole without touching the edges. It has really interesting techno-ish music, so it shouldn’t bother you.

The game is so far only available on the Japanese eShop for ¥500, which is about $5 or $6 depending on the exchange rate. If a western publisher picks it up for release, we’ll be sure to let you know. I’ll maybe try and record more videos of the game in the near future if I have the time.

Demo Impressions – El Shaddai: Ascention of the Metatron


So apparently the Ignition Entertainment game made at Ignition Japan released in North America today on the Playstation 3 & Xbox 360. The demo is up on PSN & XBLA as well for everyone to try. My impressions from the demo are after the break.
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More Nintendo Selects announced for NA on Aug. 28

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Consumers and their families soon will be able to experience even more must-play games for the Wii™ system at an excellent value. Nintendo has announced the addition of four games to the Nintendo® Selects collection, a hot-selling series of fun, family-friendly Wii games offered at a suggested retail price of $19.99 each. Starting Aug. 28, the Nintendo Selects lineup grows to include Super Paper Mario™, Mario Strikers™ Charged, Punch-Out!!™ and Super Mario Galaxy™, which is recognized as one of the most acclaimed Wii games of all time.

Already enjoyed by millions of players around the globe, games in the Nintendo Selects collection offer boundless fun at an enticing price for Wii users of any experience level, whether they want to expand their own game libraries or find affordable, fun-packed gifts for loved ones. The Wii console, which comes bundled with the Mario Kart™ Wii game and the Wii Wheel™ accessory, delivers extraordinary entertainment value for families and is available for a suggested retail price of $149.99.

Three of the four new additions to the Nintendo Selects collection invite players to interact with Nintendo’s iconic Mario™ character in imaginative and entertaining ways: Super Mario Galaxy is an out-of-this-world adventure in which Mario must travel through outer space to rescue Princess Peach™ from the devious Bowser™; Super Paper Mario offers classic Mario RPG action that can be switched from flat 2D worlds to a full open-world perspective; and Mario Strikers Charged finds the Mushroom Kingdom crew storming the soccer field for fast-paced athletic kicks. Also, the fan-favorite Punch-Out!! game delivers motion-controlled boxing thrills with a host of memorable characters. All four games feature multiplayer modes that let friends and family members have fun together.

Previously announced games in the Nintendo Selects collection include The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing™: City Folk, Mario™ Super Sluggers and Wii Sports™.

For more information about the Nintendo Selects game collection, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii/console/nintendoselects.

I already own all of these games, except Mario Strikers which I sold off, and Mario Sluggers which I never picked up before. I hope these flagship titles can help the Wii stay alive until the Wii U is ready.

Japanese Flare Red Nintendo 3DS GET!




Well my 3DS that I ordered last Thursday or so on Play-Asia finally arrived today. However, the Gundam The 3D Battle game I ordered with it still hasn’t shipped, so I’m a bit bummed right now. Can’t wait for it to be here!

Lollipop Chainsaw announcement trailer


A few weeks ago, the new game from Suda51 & Grasshopper Manufacture “Lollipop Chainsaw” was announced for release in 2012 by Warner Bros. Now, we have a debut trailer which lets us see some of the game in action and hear Juliet’s voice, as well as sing to the Lollipop song from the 1950s lol. I’m definitely looking forward to this game, should be good fun.

Wal-Mart Wii game bundle deals…

Are you in a mood to get something cheap for you to play on the Wii? How about two for the price of one? I am up for it! Wal-Mart.com is having a special where you can buy two Wii games for only 20 bucks! It’s select titles, but there are some good ones on the list. The full list below is under this paragraph. Do you want any of these titles?

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