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Retro City Rampage heading to WiiWare next week

Vblank Entertainment’s Retro City Rampage will be ready to bring its numerous gaming references to Wii next week.

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WiiWare headlines

  • Lexis Numerique: "It is really hard to work on a Nintendo platform"

    Lexis Numerique recently released Red Johnson’s Chronicles 2- One Against All on Xbox Live and PSN. Since doing so, the team has quickly quashed any chance of the title appearing on one of Nintendo’s formats.

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  • 3DS eShop update adds Toki Tori, Theatrhythm DLC

    3DS eShop gets a stack of new content today, including colourful iOS platformer Toki Tori and more Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy music to keep your ears happy. Details and prices after the break.

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  • MDK 2 gets WiiWare release

    BioWare wasn’t always famous only for Baldurs Gate or Mass Effect: it had also developed the sequel to one of the greatest third-person shooters in gaming history – MDK.

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  • Nintendo pulls plug on WiiWare demo "experiment," now "deciding next steps"

    Now you see them. Now you don’t. Like an expert magician, Nintendo waved its wand and – poof – WiiWare’s game demo service disappeared. It’s a neat trick, yeah. But will the bite-sized freebies be reappearing any time soon?

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  • Phoenix Wright landing on WiiWare in January

    Looks like – for the time being – Phoenix Wright has flown the DS’ coop. Starting in January, three of his finger-pointing-est adventures are getting the thumbs up from Nintendo to appear on WiiWare. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attourney’s taking the stand in January, with Justice for All and Trials and Tribulations coming in March and […]

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  • Weekly Nintendo releases - Monkey Island: Chapter 2, Phantasy Star, Puzzle League Express

    After last week’s desert-dry game selection, this week is like emerging into a sparkling, thirst-slaking oasis. Three games? That was the old Nintendo. Now though, things are different. Wii-bound this week are Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2, Phantasy Star, and 3-2-1, Rattle Battle. Meanwhile, the DSi’s nabbing Puzzle League Express. Full details on all […]

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  • Nintendo weekly releases - Pop + Solo, Mr. Driller W, Super Empire Strikes Back

    Own a Wii and/or DSi? Like downloading stuff? Well then, this one might be a little hard for you to choke down. See, while other weeks have given you a crop of four, five — maybe even six — sparkly new games to download, this week’s a barren wasteland with only three. Oh, wait! Is […]

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  • Meet the new Earthworm Jim, same as the old Earthworm Jim

    Yesterday’s announcement that Gameloft had picked up the rights to give your Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii a case of the worms wasn’t exactly clear on what form said creepy-but-not-crawly would take. Would it be a new game, or would it be a port of a classic earthworm escapade? G4 asked Gameloft, and promptly received […]

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  • Nintendo weekly releases - Revenge of Shinobi, Guitar Rock Tour, Family Slot Car Racing

    As per usual, Nintendo has lit the fuse on another week with a new batch of downloadable games. We, of course, are telling you about them, thus making sure the natural order doesn’t fall into chaos. This week brings PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit, Family Slot Car Racing, and Revenge of the Shinobi to the Wii, […]

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  • Nintendo weekly releases - Super Star Wars, Nyx Quest, Rock 'n' Roll Climber

    This week’s spat of Nintendo downloads has something for everyone, even Star Wars-loving, Brain Age-devouring, rock-climbing aficionados. Finally, Nintendo’s reached out to that notoriously vocal demographic. On the Virtual Console, you’ll find 2D beat-you-up Super Star Wars, while a plentiful WiiWare harvest has brought forth both Rock ‘n’ Roll Climber and Nyx Quest: Kindred Spirits. […]

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  • Nintendo weekly releases - Tecmo Bowl, Sexy Poker

    This week’s Nintendo downloads are brought to you by large men, scantily clad women, robots, puzzles, and the letter H. Games up for download include Tecmo Bowl, Art Style: precipice, and Overturn. “Games” up for download, however, are limited to Sexy Poker. The full list of descriptions is after the break.

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  • Nintendo weekly releases - Tales of Monkey Island, Three Musketeers, Sudoku

    It’s the beginning of a new week, and you know what that means– wait! Come back! Cardgame collections and family friendly fare aren’t all you’re getting this week. Oh sure, for you bloodless, fully clothed families of cardsharks, this week’s update brings an E-rated Three Musketeers swashbuckler, HB Arcade Cards, and Sudoku Student on the […]

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  • Nintendo weekly releases -- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Battle Poker, 5 Spots Party

    Nintendo’s put out its list of downloads for the week, with this week’s obvious standout being Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord. There’s also Battle Poker, which — sadly — puts a heavy emphasis on the poker, and not the battling. 5 Spots Party rounds out the Wii’s portion of the line-up, […]

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  • Nintendo announces April-July releases for DSiWare and WiiWare

    Nintendo has announced a ton of new games for DSiWare and WiiWare between now and July. Cave Story, Robocalypse: Beaver Defense, and Swords & Soldiers are there, to name three, and most games start at 200 points. Get everything after the link.

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  • GDC: Rock and Roll Climber to rock the faces of rockfaces

    During today’s Nintendo GDC keynote, Satoru Iwata demonstrated a title called Rock and Roll Climber for WiiWare. Apparently, it allows players to defy virtual gravity by scaling rockfaces using the Wii Balance Board in conjunction with the Wii-mote and Nunchuck. Then, when you reach the top of your craggy adversary, you’re given the ability to […]

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  • WiiWare launching on May 12 in US

    According to this, the release date for WiiWare – Nintendo’s Wii-based download service – has been announced as May 12 for the US. There are no details on pricing, titles, and so on, and we’re still waiting for confirmation of a European release date.

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  • WiiWare session confirmed for GDC

    Nintendo’s just put out a press release detailing its GDC sessions, and one specifically related to download channel WiiWare has been confirmed. “On Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 am, Takashi Aoyama will tell the development story of the Wii console’s internal hardware programming, which includes a diverse array of built-in entertainment and informational channels for […]

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