Tag Archives: wii exclusive
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 | 20:17 BST
Ubisoft has announced that Red Steel 2 will hit Wii exclusively for the holiday season, and was built from the ground up to use MotionPlus.
Set in a desert-bound metropolis, sword and gun play will be replicated on-screen using WMP. The stronger the swing, the larger the impact.
“Red Steel was a unique opportunity for Ubisoft to work in tandem with Nintendo to create a title exclusively for the launch of the Wii console,” said Ubisoft’s John Parkes.
“Red Steel 2 is another milestone for the company as it is the first Ubisoft title with full Wii MotionPlus integration.”
Press release is below.
Thu, Apr 09, 2009 | 18:25 BST
Ubisoft has announced Rabbids Go Home. As the name suggests, players will be charged with returning the Rabbids to their alien home.
Slated for a holiday release, the game runs on a new engine specifically designed for Wii.
More information is expected in the May issue of Nintendo Power.
Read on for the press release.
Wed, Feb 18, 2009 | 22:40 GMT
MadWorld isn’t even out yet and there’s already talk of a possible sequel.
Platinum’s Atsushi Inaba has said that, “Platinum Games has several rights so we’ll be developing something new after this, but if there is a lot of interest in MadWorld then maybe we will make another one.”
Sounds solid. Mad, even. The first game’s out for Wii next month.
Sat, Feb 14, 2009 | 22:49 GMT
The site says that the game is a contender for Wii Game of the Year, and includes an “addictive balance of fun, bloody fights and surprisingly compelling narrative”.
There’s also some exclusive art work over there, which should make your boring old desktop more interesting to look at — much better than the kittens you have up there now.
Sat, Feb 14, 2009 | 14:42 GMT
A chainsaw to the gut, decapitations, puddles of blood, bashing folks against tress, and loads of running around to hip-hop music grace the latest MadWorld video. Watch it after the jump.
The Platinum Wii exclusive is out March 10.
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 15:36 GMT
Wii owners who fancy the thought of ordering minions to set fire to things, slaughter sheep and cause evil mayhem wherever they go are going to be in luck when Overlord: Dark Legend arrives this June: it’s for the core, apparently.
Over the weekend at Comic Con, MTV Multiplayer spoke with Codematers’ brand manager Dan Robinson, who said that the Wii exclusive would be more of a hardcore game for the console.
“A lot of Nintendo fans are after a game like this on Nintendo. I think they’ve seen enough big-headed sports games and mini game collections for the Wii,” he said.
“Nintendo fanboys tend to be quite loyal to Nintendo, so the people who are playing Metroid Prime and Zelda and Mario, they’re kind of after a game like this that does more for them than picking up a Wii and just doing that action [flicks hand side-to-side] all the time.”
The casual crowd will not be left out of the equation either though, because according to Robinson consumers new to gaming will enjoy the interaction just as well:
“There are elements of it that are still fun [for casual players] and you can still get involved with it. But I think it’s definitely more of a hardcore game than you’ve got on the Wii at the moment.
“The other thing that the Wii’s done is opened a market for the people who perhaps weren’t into gaming before. So people who were bit scared because [gaming] was a bit too technical and a bit too geeky have suddenly been brought in because of the Wii. And I think this gives us an opportunity to show them that the Wii can actually do games like this, and it actually works and it can make good fun. So there are two distinct groups there that we’re going for.”
Good for Nintendo fans. Bad for sheep.