Just received the Nintendo Club Newsletter. Here is what is happening this month at Nintendo :
First, we saw the release of Disney Epic Mickey. The classic cartoon known the world over is back in this adventure of epic proportions. Don your paintbrush and help Mickey save Wasteland in this exciting game. Epic Mickey is available from your local retailer or online, and is priced at $49.99. VISIT THE OFFICIAL SITE HERE
Super Mario All-Stars - the 25th Anniversary re-release for the Wii of four classic Mario games in a limited edition 25th anniversary box, which includes a CD soundtrack and history booklet is now available. Its $29.99 and includes Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros 3, and Super Mario Bros., The Lost Levels. This four-pack is actually a re-release of the original 4-pack that was made available on the Super NES in 1993. VISIT THE OFFICIAL SITE HERE
Further More, to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros. Nintendo has released a special Limited Edition Nintendo DSi with Mario Kart DS. This lovely Mario red colored device is $179,99, features a special "SUPER MARIO BROS. 25th Anniversary" logo on the front is just cool looking. Get yours from the Nintendo site while they are available!
Also new this month for the Wii is Michael Jackson : The Experience. Become the King of Pop in this dance game, and relive some of the greatest performances in his life. Michael Jackson : The Experience covers songs from all across his career. Michael Jackson : The Experience retails for $49.99 and is on sale now. Visit the Nintendo Site for more info on this title!
You can now download select demos of WiiWare Games from the Wii Shop Channel under "New WiiWare Demos." Each demo is only available for a limited time, and new demos are released Mondays, so get them while they are hot. Currently, you can download demos for Fluidity, a physics-puzzler where you use the Wii remote to guide various forms of water on a voyage through Aquaticus. Also available for demo, And Yet It Moves, another physics based platformer in where you run and jump through a world which is made of paper. Rotate your universe in all directions to help solve the mind-bending physics challenges. Beware, as you shift your worlds orientation, objects which were once on the floor become falling dangers! Let your Wii remote to all the magic.
Other titles available in Demo version from the Wii Shop Channel : Bit.Trip Fate, a retro-arcade side-scroller, Jett Rocket, ThruSpace and Cave Story.
Get these demos while they are available, and, as always, check back here and on the Wii Shop Channel for new demos every week!
From Fugazo, Inc. Frobot is about a loveable robot that is progammed to... "make love, not war." His robot girlfriends get botnapped, and it is now up to him to save them by fighting with the botnappers. From the "Funkytown Slums" to the "BotBlocker HQ" to get back your botgirls.
With a range of single player campaigns containing physics puzzles and fighting action, and multiplayer battles full of action and face-off against up to 3 friends. Earn special weapons like the Robo Hustle and Jivestalker disco ball, journey through a story mode of adventures and find hidden upgrades. Access strange "funky" weapons like the Bass Bomb grenade and unlock new maps by beating record times.
Frobot is available from the WiiShop Channel for 1000 Wii points and is rated 10+.
From the DSi Shop, here are some new titles to try out, including one to get you into the holiday spirit!
Just SING! Christmas Songs
Just SING! Christmas Songs from Engine Software is a Karaoke-style sing-along that puts you singing all the Christmas classics, Don't want to sing for your friends and family? Then sing to yourself to "Jingle Bells" and "Silent Night" so many other Christmas melodies. Just sing to your DS's mic and the game gives you feedback on how well you did. Sing it up with your friends and family to see which one of you has the most Christmas spirit.
Just SING! Christmas Songs is 200 Nintendo DSi Points from the DSi Shop. For more, visit here!
Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ
Looking for a new, twisted spin on an old classic? Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ from Gammick Entertainment is and arcade-style third person Shooter. Zombies have invaded Fairy Tale Land and are trying to eat everything in sight. Save the smoked ham-hocks of the Three Little Pigs from the jaws of the ravenous zombies. Save the enchanted forest from the clutches of evil. "Red" Little Red Riding Hood has grown up, gone to town, and ain't takin' prisoners.
Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ is 800 Nintendo DSi Points from the DSi Shop. For more, visit the game's OFFICIAL SITE!
Jam Space: PocketStudio
Jam Space: PocketStudio from HB Studios is a Music composition app. Players put the power of a recording studio on their DSi to compose tracks and put music ideas down, no matter where you are. This is really lets you put down your musical ideas whenever a moment of inspiration arises. Use "quick jam" mode, which lets you record brief melodies easily using the instrument interface. "Studio" mode lets you access a full-feature MIDI editor to really put together a full musical piece.
Jam Space: PocketStudio is 500 Nintendo DSi points from the DSi Shop. Visit the OFFICIAL SITE here.
Here are the new titles released from the Wii Shop Channel this week!
DARIUS TWIN, for the Wii Virtual Console, was originally released on the SNES in 1991 by Taito. It falls into the two-player third-person shooter category and is a 2D side scroller, taking players through a range of levels of fighting action destroying the minions of Belser, the evil overlord of an empire that has rained terror over the galaxy for millennia. The Galactic Federation has called on you to save the galaxy. Are you up to it?
DARIUS TWIN is 800 Wii Points from the Wii Shop Channel. For more details on the game, click here!
Family Games from Icon Games Entertainment is a collection of pen and pager games for the who family to enjoy. The games include: Squares, Nine Men's Morris, Safe Cracker, Matchsticks, Tic Tac Toe, 4 In-a-Row, BattleFleet and Hangman. You can play single mode, multiplayer mode, in tournaments, with friends and family!
Family Games is 500 Wii Points from the Wii Shop Channel. For more details, click here!
Violin Paradise from KEYSTONE GAME STUDIO is music-making game. Players get to chose from and play various orchestra instruments, or conduct the symphony, and make classical music. Unlock outfits for your characters and play in 50 different compositions to make music by yourself, or with up to 3 of your friends.
Violin Paradise is 700 Wii Points from the Wii Shop Channel. For more on this game, click here!
Capcom's Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective came to the Nintendo Channel this Monday. You wouldn't have known until last night because, for some unknown reason, Capcom hadn't troubled anyone with the announcement of its release.
Turn on your Wii and load the Nintendo Channel to grab the demo and download it to your DS system.
I love when developers release behind the scenes videos for their games. It really shows what kind of passion and hard work went into making their game. Disney Interactive Studios just uploaded a new video entitled Disney Epic Mickey -- Behind the Scenes Video: Designing the World. Definitely a really cool video.
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