Tag Archives: nintendo press conf october 08
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 20:57 BST
According to this Joystiq report, Nintendo’s confirmed that “Japanese freeware cult-classic” Cave Story is to release in the US on WiiWare this year. From the piece:
But it’s not just a straight port, oh no. The indie Metroidvania title will have “new, exclusive content and features created only for the WiiWare version.” No word on what those are, what Cave Story will cost or, really, when “this holiday season” it’ll be available to play. But, hey, if you’ve got a “computer” at home, you can play it today. Without waiting. Or paying “money.”
So there we are. More through the link.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 20:53 BST
According to this 1UP story, redesigned versions of Brain Age and Brain Age 2 will be the first downloadable games available for DSi via the DSi Shop. The news comes from this morning’s Nintendo Media Summit in San Francisco. From the piece:
Fils-Aime confirmed that after downloading a game for your DS from the Nintendo DSi Shop, it will be available on your flash drive for playing at any time. Presumably DSi owners will be able to redownload titles at no extra charge if they delete them to clear space, as with the Virtual Console.
No dates. More through the link.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 20:19 BST
On IGN. Everyone wants to be a funny cartoon dog-cat-thing. Stands to reason. No date. Take a look.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 20:17 BST
Following an announcement this morning that the original Pikmin was to be remade for Wii, this IGN article informs that the game is to release in Japan on December 25.
The game, part of the new Wii De Asobu Selection brand, will follow Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, releasing on December 11.
Next year, Nintendo plans on releasing Chibi Robo!, Pikmin 2, Mario Tennis GC, Metroid Prime, and Metroid Prime 2 Dark Echoes.
Which is all quite exciting. More through the link.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 20:28 BST
As reported by Joystiq, Nintendo’s announced the Wii Speak Channel in California this morning.
According to NoA’s Cammy Dunaway, up to four people can chat together, and the Wii Speak microphones will come with a coupon to download the channel.
No launch date was given. More through the link.
Update: This Kotaku report says it’s launching next month.
Update 2: It’s out on November 16. Says so on Shacknews.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 19:40 BST
According to this Joystiq report, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aimé announced that DSi would not be released in North America until “well into calendar year 2009″ today.
The exec was speaking at Nintendo’s media summit in San Francisco this morning, following the announcement of the machine in Tokyo earlier today.
DSi will launch in Japan on November 1 and in Europe next spring.
More through the link.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 19:36 BST
Club Nintendo will launch in America, Nintendo’s confirmed today.
According to this Destructoid piece, the loyalty system will debut in the US “this Holiday season.”
No other details, unfortunately.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 16:38 BST
According to this N-Europe story, the GameCube re-releases announced this morning in Nintendo’s Japanese press conference will, indeed, be making their way to Europe.
“The GameCube conversions will be available across Europe too,” said a Nintendo rep. “However, it’s too early to announce or discuss specific details at this time.”
Yep, that means there’s going to be a European Wii version of the original Pikmin. Go crazy.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 14:09 BST
Speaking to VG247 today, Nintendo has refused to put a date on the release of DSi in the US, saying the information is “not confirmed.”
DSi was announced this morning at a Nintendo press conference in Tokyo and dated for November 1.
Nintendo UK has since announced that the console will hit Europe next spring.
Nintendo’s holding US press activity this evening in California, so hopefully there’ll be an official announcement on the hardware upgrade’s release date then.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 12:26 BST
On IGN. The game was announced this morning as part of Nintendo’s Japanese press conference. Looks shooty. Take a look.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 10:53 BST
According to this Kombo story, DSi’s new features come at a price: you won’t be able to use them for as long as a DS Lite lasted.
At maximum brightness, the Lite lasts between five and eight hours, compared to a woeful three or four hours for the DSi.
Whoops. There’s more details through there.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 09:15 BST
After the break. Nintendo UK just mailed these over. You can see all detail of the new machine in these images, included the SD slot, larger screens, cameras, and so on.
DSi was announced this morning in Japan during a Nintendo press conference. More detail here.
The console’s releasing in Europe next spring.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 08:36 BST
Nintendo’s confirmed that DSi – the handheld’s hardware revision, announced this morning in Japan – will release in Europe next spring.
“We are aiming to launch DSi in Europe in spring 2009,” a spokesperson told Eurogamer.
“As it’s too early to confirm specifics on the European or UK launch, we will not be offering further comment at this time,” he added.
For all the rest of the news from this morning’s conference, hit this.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 07:55 BST
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Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 07:42 BST
Nintendo just posted the showreel of its Wii games from this morning’s Japanese press conference on its site.
There’s first footage in there of the now-confirmed Wii version of Punch-Out!!, as well as Wii Music, Animal Crossing, Samba de Amigo, Namco’s Klonoa remake and more.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 07:42 BST
Nintendo just confirmed the development of Sin and Punishment 2.
The new will delight Treasure fans. Still a little unsure whether this is for Wii or DS.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 07:43 BST
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 09:57 BST
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 06:35 BST
Nintendo just announced that it is to allow Wii games to be downloaded from its store and saved onto SD cards.
The move comes as part of the firm’s ongoing Japanese press conference.
Users will be able to use memory cards in this way starting in spring 2009.