In an announcement by Nintendo today, they revealed their game lineup for the DS, 3DS & Wii for their second quarter. Nintendo showed the lists for Europe and America however unfortunatly, Xenoblade and The Last Story aren’t on either list. The main highlights of the quarter include; The announcement of Wii Play: Motion (which is likely to be an expansion to the Wii in the same way that Wii Play was), BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 3DS coming to America May 24th (Shame the 3DS isn’t region free…), Solatorobo coming to the Nintendo DS in Europe on the 1st of July, Dragon Quest VI making its long awaited debut to Europe on 20th of July and as an interesting surprise, Chrono Trigger will be avaliable through European Virtual Console sometime this quarter. The full list can be viewed after the jump.
The NPD Group has released their lists of the best selling new Wii and DS games for 2010, and they show strong performances of third party titles across both systems. The list only includes titles that launched last year.
Most of the games on this list are indeed third party games, although Super Mario Galaxy 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and all three DS Pokémon games released this year in North America (HeartGold, SoulSilver, and Ranger 3) all made the list as well.
You can check out the top 10 best sellers for both the Wii and the DS after the jump.
Onimusha was a very important game for Capcom during the PS2 era and it looks like they want to give it another shot on the current generation. IGN conducted an interview with Ono where he said that he feels that the time is right for them to bring it back. He does feel that they need to do something new with the francise to make the comeback worthwhile. Ono said “I think it might be time to progress beyond the standard single-player adventure. There should be ways to expand upon what we’ve done while involving the community more. Perhaps implement some sort of multiplayer into a game like that.”
I can’t imagine what kind of multiplayer they would add to Onimusha, but I am always interested to see something new and unique in the multiplayer space.
Conduit was a big deal for a lot of Wii gamer’s when it was announced a good while back. It was the first game to really look like it would produce a fun and interesting First Person Shooter for the Wii. Unfortunately the first game did not do incredibly well in sales, but that hasn’t stopped them from releasing a second game in the series pretty soon. In a video interview with High Voltage Software’s Eric Nofsinger he hint’s at what may be a 3DS entry in the series.
Check out the video below.
We’ve recently recieved a ton of new information regarding the upcoming Nintendo 3DS. Stay tuned throughout the morning for a several updates detailing all of the new info we learned regarding the handheld.
The first thing that Nintendo confirmed were the logistics of importing Miis from the Wii to your 3DS. Unfortunately, it seems that because the 3DS offers a more robust creation process, the Wii cannot import Mii’s created or edited on the 3DS. However you can import Miis from the Wii and edit them on the 3DS to make them even cooler.
Bill Trenen, NOA’s product marketing manager, had this to say: “You can send your Miis from your Wii to your 3DS. But, because the Mii Maker on the Nintendo 3DS is a more robust program and has newer features, like hairstyles and eyes and things like that, the Miis you create there can’t go back to the Wii.”
While this is unfortunate, it’s certainly not as big as being unable to import Pokémon from Gen II to Gen III was back in the day, so we’ll just have to accept it.
Apparently EA was going to put out another Burnout Game for DS and Wii called Freestyle. All we have are some mockups that Gamekyo dug up, but it’s still interesting to hear about games that were never announced and were then cancelled. I can’t imagine it would have been anything like the other full console burnout titles, but I always like to see developer’s get creative when they are forced to deal with the limitations of a platform. I would also love to know if Criterion ever had anything to do with this title or if it was an outsourced game.
You can check out a gallery of mockups here at Gamekyo.
Last Story is probably the most anticipated JRPG being developed for the Wii and is looking to possibly be the Alpha and Omega of truly great JRPG’s on the Wii. It has things like a wierd conversation system where your party members are always conversing and the battles are a bit MMORPG esque. You can check it out for yourself after the jump.
While the game might not be completely cancelled on the Wii it won’t be downloadable. Due to some size restrictions enforced by Nintendo Super Meat Boy simply can’t be delivered through the WiiWare service. The guys over at team meat have been struggling with this since they released the game on Xbox Live and are looking into the possibility of selling it on a disc.
Yesterday, Marvelous announced a new horror game for the Wii entitled “Ikenie no Yoru” roughlytranslated as Night of the Sacrifice in English. Marvelous had described this as a horror game that requires the Balance Board (The one genre where the Vitality Sensor could actually have a decent use and it gets shafte for the Balance Board. Typical). The title will alongside other horror games on the Wii such as: Cursed Mountain (Awful), Silent Hil: Shattered Memories (Pretty good) and Fatal Frame IV (Awesome). See jump for trailer
The first Milestone shooting collection was a collection of three relativly obscure shmups brought from Japan and collected onto one disc for the Wii (although it was only released in the US much for the disgruntled UK shmup fans to complain about). Well now, Milestone has announced their second shooting collection will also be exclusive for the Wii. The collection in question will contain the following five shmups:
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The original collection comprised itself of the first three games and now the latter two have been added for the second anthology. There’s no confirmation as to whether this will be released overseas or not though it’s a collection of interesting shooted that deserved to be played by any fan of the genre.