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Nintendo Downloads - September 2009 (VC / WiiWare / DSiWare)

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This is the monthly thread for all download services on Wii and DSi. New releases in all three main territories are listed in the OP, as are all new game announcements and other news pertaining to the services. Contributions or corrections are most welcome.


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VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Altered Beast (Arcade | 1000pts) (28 September 2009)
  • Last Ninja 2 (C64 | 500pts) (21 September 2009)
  • Crash 'N The Boys Street Challenge (NES | 500pts) (14 September 2009)
  • Super Return of the Jedi (SNES | 800pts) (7 September 2009)
  • Phantasy Star (Master System | 500pts) (31 August 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Arkanoid Plus! (Taito | 600pts) (28 September 2009)
  • DRiiFT Mania (Konami | 800pts) (28 September 2009)
  • Family Tennis (Aksys Games | 500pts) (21 September 2009)
  • You, Me and the Cubes (Nintendo | 1000pts) (21 September 2009)
  • Mart Racer (JoJu Games | 800pts) (14 September 2009)
  • Spaceball: Revolution (Virtual Toys | 800pts) (14 September 2009)
  • Texas Hold'Em Poker (Gameloft | 600pts) (14 September 2009)
  • ColorZ (Exkee | 700pts) (7 September 2009)
  • Contra Rebirth (Konami | 1000pts) (7 September 2009)
  • 3-2-1, Rattle Battle! (Tecmo | 500pts) (31 August 2009)
  • Tales of Monkey Island - Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay (Telltale Games | 1000pts) (31 August 2009)
DSiWARE
  • Art Academy: Second Semester (Nintendo | 800pts) (28 September 2009)
  • Dragon Quest Wars (Square-Enix | 500pts) (28 September 2009)
  • Clubhouse Games Express: Strategy Pack (Nintendo | 500pts) (21 September 2009)
  • MySims Camera (EA | 200pts) (21 September 2009)
  • Art Academy: First Semester (Nintendo | 800pts) (14 September 2009)
  • Oscar in Toyland (Virtual Playground | 800pts) (14 September 2009)
  • Clubhouse Games Express: Family Favourites (Nintendo | 500pts) (7 September 2009)
  • Puzzle League Express (Nintendo | 500pts) (31 August 2009)
The US Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSiWare catalogues are updated every Monday at 9am Pacific Time.



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • R-Type (Master System | 500pts) (25 September 2009)
  • Golden Axe (Arcade | 900pts) (18 September 2009)
  • Super Star Wars (SNES | 800pts) (18 September 2009)
  • Rygar (Arcade | 600pts) (11 September 2009)
  • Solomon's Key (Arcade | 500pts) (11 September 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Sexy Poker (Gameloft | 500pts) (25 September 2009)
  • Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay (Telltale Games | 1000pts) (25 September 2009)
  • You, Me and the Cubes (Nintendo | 1000pts) (25 September 2009)
  • Learning With the Pooyoos: Episode 1 (Lexis Numerique | 500pts) (18 September 2009)
  • Magnetis (Yullaby | 500pts) (18 September 2009)
  • Spaceball: Revolution (Virtual Toys | 800pts) (11 September 2009)
  • Contra Rebirth (Konami | 1000pts) (4 September 2009)
DSiWARE
  • Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam (Virtual Toys | 500pts) (25 September 2009)
  • MySims Camera (EA | 200pts) (18 September 2009)
  • 2-in-1 Solitaire (Nintendo | 200pts) (11 September 2009)
  • Dictionary 6 in 1 (Nintendo | 500pts) (4 September 2009)
The European and Australasian Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSiWare catalogues are updated every Friday, although new titles are frequently available from around 11pm-12am GMT on Thursday.



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Bahamut Lagoon (SNES | 800pts) (29 September 2009)
  • Galaxian (Arcade | 800pts) (29 September 2009)
  • Marchen Maze (Arcade | 800pts) (29 September 2009)
  • Tecmo Bowl (Arcade | 800pts) (29 September 2009)
  • Dragon Buster (Arcade | 800pts) (15 September 2009)
  • Dragon Saber (Arcade | 800pts) (15 September 2009)
  • Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijyuurokubei no Karakuri Manji Katame (SNES | 800pts) (15 September 2009)
  • Dragon Spirit (Arcade | 800pts) (8 September 2009)
  • Rygar (Arcade | 800pts) (8 September 2009)
  • Earthworm Jim 2 (Megadrive | 600pts) (1 September 2009)
  • Taikoo Risshinden (SNES | 800pts) (1 September 2009)
  • Xevious (Arcade | 800pts) (1 September 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Hamekomi Lucky Puzzle Wii Returns (Tryfirst | 500pts) (29 September 2009)
  • Sugar Bunnies Wii Yookoso Bunnies Field (Takara Tomy | 1000pts) (29 September 2009)
  • Animal Life (aka "My Zoo") (Hudson | 500pts) (15 September 2009)
  • F・O・R・T・U・N・E: Fortune Hoshi no Furi Sosogu Oka (Cybird | 1000pts) (15 September 2009)
  • Minna de Tobikome Penguin Diving Hooper Looper (Agenda-Game | 500pts) (15 September 2009)
DSiWARE
  • Chookon Chicken Do Shindan (G-Mode | 200pts) (30 September 2009)
  • Crossword House Vol. 5 (Nintendo | 500pts) (30 September 2009)
  • Custom Dual Calculator (Tasuke | 200pts) (30 September 2009)
  • Illust Logic + Nihon no Mukashi Banashi (Hudson | 500pts) (30 September 2009)
  • Master 150 Basic English Phrases (IE Institute | 800pts) (30 September 2009)
  • Shikaku i Atama o Maruku Suru. Nichi Mekuri Calendar DS (IE Institute | 800pts) (30 September 2009)
  • The Tower DS (Digitoys | 500pts) (30 September 2009)
  • Asoberu Ehon Mind Ten (Nintendo | 500pts) (16 September 2009)
  • G.G. Series Wonder Land (Genterprise | 200pts) (16 September 2009)
  • G.G. Series Z・ONE (Genterprise | 200pts) (16 September 2009)
  • Saikyoo Silver Star Go (Silver Star Japan | 500pts) (16 September 2009)
  • 200V Majhong Challenge Spirits (Tasuke | 200pts) (9 September 2009)
  • Ima kara Hajimeru Facening Kao Tore-mini: Kao no Refresh Course (Nintendo | 500pts) (9 September 2009)
  • Ima kara Hajimeru Facening Kao Tore-mini: Me to Kuchi no Kenkou Course (Nintendo | 500pts) (9 September 2009)
  • Ima kara Hajimeru Facening Kao Tore-mini: Sukkiri Kogan Course (Nintendo | 500pts) (9 September 2009)
  • Ima kara Hajimeru Facening Kao Tore-mini: Sutekina Egao Course (Nintendo | 500pts) (9 September 2009)
  • Saikyou Yoko-Suku Action Vol 1. Noroi no Game Chi (Square-Enix | 500pts) (9 September 2009)
  • Saikyou Yoko-Suku Action Vol 1. Noroi no Game Chi (Square-Enix | 500pts) (9 September 2009)
  • Aa Mujou Setsuna (Nintendo| 500pts) (2 September 2009)
  • Metronome (Nintendo | 200pts) (2 September 2009)
  • Musical Instrument Tuner (Nintendo | 200pts) (2 September 2009)
  • Puzzle Iroiro Crossword House Volume 4 (Nintendo | 500pts) (2 September 2009)
The Japanese Virtual Console and WiiWare catalogues are updated every Tuesday. The DSiWare catalogue is updated every Wednesday.



PRESS RELEASES
VIRTUAL CONSOLE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • No new announcements to date.
WIIWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Archon: Classic
  • Art of Balance
  • Bang Bang Racing
  • Ben 10
  • Bit.Trip Void
  • Bomberman Live: Battlefest
  • Bonk: Brink of Extinction
  • Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth
  • Copter Crisis
  • Dracula: Undead Awakening
  • Eco Shooter: Plant 530
  • Fast Draw Showdown
  • Frogger
  • Flowerworks
  • Hoopworld
  • Lost Winds: Winter of the Melodias
  • Miffy's World
  • Night Sky
  • Pearl Harbor Episode 1: Red Sun Rising
  • Pokemon Rumble
  • Shadow Walker
  • Stop Stress: A Day of Fury
  • Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan
  • Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood
  • Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God
  • The Oregon Trail
  • Where's Waldo - The Fantastic Journey
  • Worms: Battle Islands
DSiWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Art Academy: Second Semester
  • Art Style: DIGIDRIVE
  • Bomberman Blitz
  • Electroplankton (10 titles total)
  • Fieldrunners
  • Picturebook Games: The Royal Bluff
  • Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge
  • Sparkle Snapshots


Nintendo will occasionally make new Channels available through the Wii Shop, or update the system firmware of the Wii and DSi with new features. Any new Channels or updates will be listed here.

CHANNELS
  • Internet Channel updated and refunds issued to customers who paid for the Channel initially.
  • Nintendo Channel updated (US)
  • Today & Tomorrow Channel (US & Europe/Australasia)
SYSTEM UPDATES
  • Wii System Update 4.2


The various national ratings organisations will occasionally provide advance notice of new releases and individual companies may announce forthcoming releases. These updates are listed HERE. As games are released in the corresponding regions, they will be removed from the lists.


(Thanks to donny2112, Cheesemeister, Shard, Somnid, JodyAnthony, Capndrake, inthegray, mrklaw, sfog, jesusraz, Rlan, Netto-Kun and CaptainN)
 

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The various national ratings organisations will occasionally provide advance notice of new releases and individual companies may announce forthcoming releases. These updates will be listed here. As games are released in the corresponding regions, they will be removed from the lists.

ESRB | ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE RATING BOARD (United States)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
WIIWARE
DSiWARE
  • UNO (Gameloft)

OFLC | OFFICE OF FILM AND LITERATURE CLASSIFICATION (Australia)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (TGCD | Nihon Falcom)
  • Fighting Street (TGCD | Capcom)
  • Final Fight 2 (SNES | Capcom)
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Shinobi (Master System | SEGA)
  • SimEarth (TGCD | Hudson)
  • Smash Ping Pong (NES | Nintendo)
  • Street Fighter II (Arcade | Capcom)
  • Strider (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES | Nintendo)
  • Super Turrican 2 (SNES | Factor 5)
  • Twinbee (NES | Konami)
  • World Heroes 2 (Neo Geo | D4 Enterprise)
WIIWARE
  • Family Mini Golf (Aksys Games)
  • Family Pirate Party (Aksys Games)
  • LIT (WayForward)
  • Mahjong (Cosmico)
  • Military Madness (Hudson)
  • Moki Moki (Natsume)
  • Picturebook Games: A Pop-Up Adventure (Nintendo)
  • Reel Fishing Challenge (Natsume)
  • Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy - Rush (The Game Factory)
  • Sexy Poker (Gameloft)
  • Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem (Hudson)
  • Solitaire (Cosmico)
  • Tales of Monkey Island - Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay (Telltale)
  • Texas Hold'Em Poker (Gameloft)
  • The Three Musketeers: One For All! (Legendo Entertainment)
  • TV Show King 2 (Gameloft)
  • UNO (Gameloft)
  • We Rock: Drum King (505 Games)
  • We Rock: Guitar King (505 Games)
  • You, Me and the Cubes (Nintendo)
DSiWARE
  • A Little Bit of... Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: Arts Edition (Nintendo)
  • Clubhouse Games Express: Family Favorites (Nintendo)
  • Clubhouse Games Express: Strategy Pack (Nintendo)
  • Dragon Quest Wars (Square-Enix)
  • Master of Illusion Express: Matchmaker (Nintendo)
  • Master of Illusion Express: Mind Probe (Nintendo)
  • Master of Illusion Express: Psychic Camera (Nintendo)
  • Mighty Flip Champs! (WayForward)
  • UNO (Gameloft)
  • Wakugumi - Monochrome Puzzle (Mitchell Corp)

PEGI | PAN EUROPEAN GAME INFORMATION (Europe)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Earthworm Jim 2 (Megadrive | Interplay)
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Sonic & Knuckles (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Spindizzy (C64 | Commodore Gaming)
  • Strider (Megadrive | SEGA)
WIIWARE
  • Dragon Master Spell Caster (Stickmen Limited)
  • Family Mini Golf (Aksys Games)
  • Ghost Mansion Party (Gameloft)
  • HB Arcade Cards (HB Studios)
  • HB Arcade Disc Golf (HB Studios)
  • Magnetis (Yullaby)
  • Mahjong (Cosmigo)
  • Manic Monkey Mayhem (Pinnacle Entertainment)
  • Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy - Rush (K.E. Mathiasen A/S)
  • Sandy Beach (Konami)
  • Sexy Poker (Gameloft)
  • Squibs Arcade (Alten8)
  • Sudoku - We All Play (1bit Garden)
  • Texas Hold'em Poker (Gameloft)
  • TV Show King 2 (Gameloft)
  • We Rock: Guitar King (505 Games)
  • You, Me and the Cubes (Nintendo)
DSiWARE
[*]Simply Sudoku (Engine Software)
[*]Sokomania (Cinemax)
[*]Sudoku (EA Swiss Sarl)


USK | UNTERHALTUNGSSOFTWARE SELBSTKONTROLLE (Germany)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Wizball (C64 | Commodore Gaming)
WIIWARE
  • Cocoto Festival (Neko Entertainment)
  • Diner Dash (Hudson)
  • Dragon Master Spell Caster (Stickmen Entertainment)
  • Family Mini Golf (Aksys Games)
  • Family Pirate Party (TOMY Corporation)
  • Full Blast Hitchhike (NIS Europe)
  • LIT (WayForward)
  • Manic Monkey Mayhem (The Code Monkeys)
  • The Mystery of Whiterock Castle (RTL Interactive)
  • PictureBook Games: A Pop-Up Adventure (Nintendo)
  • Puzzle Bobble Plus! (Square Enix)
  • Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy - Rush (The Games Factory)
  • Sexy Poker (Gameloft)
  • Sudoku - We All Play (1bit Garden)
  • Toribash (Nabi Studios)
  • We Rock: Guitar King (505 Games)
DSiWare
  • Mighty Flip Champs! (WayForward)
  • Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam (Virtual Toys)


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There are many titles in the various catalogues that have only been released in one or two of the three major territories, despite having equivalent localised versions. This list is an attempt to highlight the discrepancies and list titles that are candidates for release.

VIRTUAL CONSOLE

RELEASED IN JAPAN ONLY; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • Atomic Runner (aka Chelnov) (Genesis)
  • Black Belt (aka Hokuto no Ken) (Master System)
  • Cyber Sled (Arcade)
  • Dragon Buster (Arcade)
  • Dragon Saber (Arcade)
  • Dragon Slayer: Legend of Heroes (TGCD)
  • Dungeon Explorer 2 (TGCD)
  • Emeraldia (Arcade)
  • Final Fantasy (NES)
  • Galaga '88 (Arcade)
  • Hopping Mappy (Arcade)
  • Last Battle (aka Hokuto no Ken: Shinseiki Ura Kyuusei Aruji Densetsu) (Genesis)
  • Marvel Land (Arcade)
  • Nintendo World Cup (aka Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen) (NES)
  • Nobunaga's Ambition (SNES)
  • Numan Athletics (Arcade)
  • Phelios (Genesis)
  • Return of Ishtar (Arcade)
  • Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis)
  • Shadow Dancer (Genesis)
  • Solvalou (Arcade)
  • Space Invaders (Arcade)
  • Splatterhouse (Arcade)
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES)
  • Super Smash Bros (N64)
  • Target Earth (aka Assault Suits Leynos) (Genesis)
  • Warsong (aka Langrisser) (Genesis)
  • Wings of Wor (aka Gynoug) (Genesis)
RELEASED IN EUROPE ONLY; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • California Games (C64)
  • Chop 'n Drop (aka International Karate+) (C64)
  • Cybernoid (C64)
  • Impossible Mission (C64)
  • Impossible Mission II (C64)
  • Jumpman (C64)
  • The Last Ninja 2 (C64)
  • Mayhem in Monsterland (C64)
  • Paradroid (C64)
  • Skate or Die! (NES)
  • Uridium (C64)
  • Winter Games (C64)
  • World Games (C64)
RELEASED IN JAPAN AND EUROPE; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • Crack Down (Genesis)
  • ESWAT: City under Siege (Genesis)
  • Galaxy Force II (Genesis)
  • Mario's Super Picross (SNES)
  • Super Smash Bros (N64)
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RELEASED IN JAPAN; HAS EUROPEAN ORIGINAL
  • Gynoug (Megadrive)
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ANNOUNCED FOR JAPAN; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • Pac-Mania (Arcade)
  • Phantasy Star (Master System)
  • Rolling Thunder (Arcade)
  • Sky Kid (Arcade)
  • StarBlade (Arcade)
  • Xevious (Arcade)
 

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the-iek said:
Great thread, as always. But this one has already been released in Europe: Guitar Rock Tour (Gameloft)
Bugger! Cheers for that :)

I'm sure there are other errors in there, so if anyone spots any just let me know!
 

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Mighty Flip Champs is rated by USK, but not by PEGI: is it a mistake, not unusual, or do I have to worry?

I really want a DSiWare game to throw my bonus points into and Mighty Flip Champs seems to be the first worthy title in Europe, I can't wait anymore.
 

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Mighty Flip Champs is rated by USK, but not by PEGI: is it a mistake, not unusual, or do I have to worry?

I really want a DSiWare game to throw my bonus points into and Mighty Flip Champs seems to be the first worthy title in Europe, I can't wait anymore.
It could be an oversight on my part - I haven't checked the ratings sites fully for a wee while - but it does seem relatively common for one ratings body to rate a game before another, or at least to publish the rating first.

I'd say that if a game is rated by the OFLC, PEGI or USK there's a damn good chance it's coming to the PAL regions, even if it isn't on all three sites.
 

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It could be an oversight on my part - I haven't checked the ratings sites fully for a wee while - but it does seem relatively common for one ratings body to rate a game before another, or at least to publish the rating first.

I'd say that if a game is rated by the OFLC, PEGI or USK there's a damn good chance it's coming to the PAL regions, even if it isn't on all three sites.
Thank you! Actually, what I was concerned about was the release date of the game being pushed away; because Mighty Flip Champs does appear on the official Nintendo site.
 

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The new Famitsu has screens of a WiiWare game called Shadow Walker. There's not much to go on, but it looks like some kind of 3D puzzle game where you control a boy who can only walk along shadows cast by objects. Looks gorgeous for the platform.
 

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Cosmonaut X said:
OFLC | OFFICE OF FILM AND LITERATURE CLASSIFICATION (Australia)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (TGCD | Nihon Falcom)
Nice to see this still has some sort of classification... even if it's Oz, that means eventually US might get it. I've been waiting for a while for this one.
 

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NoE has changed the expected release periods on their upcoming WiiWare games, and has given two of them exact dates:

Spaceball Revolution - 11th September 2009
You, Me and the Cubes - 25th September 2009
UNO - September 2009 (DSiWare version in September too)
Cave Story - October 2009
Robocalypse: Beaver Defense - November 2009
LIT - TBA
Overturn: Mecha Wars - TBA
 

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Does anyone have a list of the updated features for the Wii browser? Or did I miss it somewhere else?

And oh yeah, free 500 points come October or so! :D
 

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NoE has changed the expected release periods on their upcoming WiiWare games, and has given two of them exact dates:
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You, Me and the Cubes - 25th September 2009
YES
Like NOE will actually keep to their announced dates

Capndrake said:
LIT - TBA
This has gotten beyond the point of being a joke. Why must you torture me so, NOE.
I wonder if this will be 400 points cheaper for being 4 months late like Gradius Rebirth was
 

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Father_Brain said:
The new Famitsu has screens of a WiiWare game called Shadow Walker. There's not much to go on, but it looks like some kind of 3D puzzle game where you control a boy who can only walk along shadows cast by objects. Looks gorgeous for the platform.
It's the Game Arts game that's been teased a few times already, an action game dated for October in Japan for 1000points.

This one:
 

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Havent been following WiiWare in ages, has Zombies Ate My Neighbors launched yet?
Or any other cool SNES-area RPGs?
 
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Havent been following WiiWare in ages, has Zombies Ate My Neighbors launched yet?
Or any other cool SNES-area RPGs?
The only SNES RPGs on the VC are Super Mario RPG, Secret of Mana and Breath of Fire 2. There are tons of great games in other genres though!

Oh and ZAMN isn't out yet but Lucasarts have just started releasing their games on the VC (The Super Star Wars Trilogy is out now, with the exception of Return of the Jedi which should be coming out next week) so there's nothing stopping ZAMN from coming out now :D
 
Hudson Interview: Military Madness



The game is set to debut on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and WiiWare. Were there any difficulties getting the game to work on all platforms?

PD: It’s always challenging to take a game built for XBLA or PSN and adjust it for WiiWare. For the first two platforms – our developer could make simultaneous builds with few problems. They did a great job for WiiWare, and we ended up with a game that really doesn’t differ all too much from the XBLA & PSN versions.

3 SKUs mean more people must be on board. How many people are working on this game, and how long has it been in development for?

PD: There were about 13 people at the developer & 3 of us here in the product development group at the Publisher. The development and QA have taken a total of about 10 months.

Does the WiiWare use Wii Remote pointer controls?

PD: No, this series is made for simple button controls and we didn’t want to tack on any unnecessary features. Besides, some Military Madness maps, especially the later ones, can take 45 minutes or more. I can’t imagine anyone wants to point their arm at their TV for that long.
MORE HERE: http://www.gamerbytes.com/2009/09/military_madness_interview.php#more
 

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Does the WiiWare use Wii Remote pointer controls?

PD: No, this series is made for simple button controls and we didn’t want to tack on any unnecessary features. Besides, some Military Madness maps, especially the later ones, can take 45 minutes or more. I can’t imagine anyone wants to point their arm at their TV for that long.
WTF?!?! Does he think that everyone who wants to play the game has Parkinsons or something? That might the dumbest quote I've read from a Wii developer yet, and that's really saying a lot.
 

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WTF?!?! Does he think that everyone who wants to play the game has Parkinsons or something? That might the dumbest quote I've read from a Wii developer yet, and that's really saying a lot.
To be fair I'm not sure if pointer controls would work all that well on a grid-based game. All the same, the option to use it wouldn't hurt.
 

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To be fair I'm not sure if pointer controls would work all that well on a grid-based game. All the same, the option to use it wouldn't hurt.
I agree, but saying that still makes him sound really ignorant and out of touch.

Just for reference, the average Mario Galaxy play session for US Nintendo Channel users is just under 2 hours, and the average Metroid Prime 3 session lasts over 2 hours, and I've never heard anyone complain about having to constantly point at the screen in those games (or any other game, for that matter).
 

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Europe:

Konami unleashes Contra Rebirth on WiiWare!
Classic arcade shooter heads to Wii from September 4th

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it will unleash an all-new version of its classic Contra series on Wii from September 4th.

Entitled Contra Rebirth, the new game retains the all-action mix of platform and shooting elements that has established the series as a genre classic, as is available for just 1000 Nintendo Points.

Series heroes Bill Rizer and Lance Bean return to blast their way through five alien-laden stages, picking up a wealth of collectible weaponry along the way. Machine guns, shot guns, homing missiles and lasers are used to lay waste to wave after wave of the Neo-Salamander invasion force, while Contra’s classic end-of-level bosses return in typically grandiose style.

With three difficulty levels, Contra Rebirth contains everything that made the Contra series so renowned: guns, monsters, and a tough challenge!
 

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ESRB update of surprises:

Crash 'N The Boyz: Street Challenge

Platform: Wii

Rating: Everyone

Content descriptors: Cartoon Violence

Rating summary: This is a collection of sports mini-games in which players control small, stubby characters that compete in hurdles, swimming, pole-vaulting, and judo events. During the swimming event, players can dunk their opponents underwater and smack them; the judo event contains some "over-the-top" kicking and body-slam animations. Characters' eyes swell up in a "cartoony" manner when they are attacked during the competitions.

TOMENA SANNER

Platform: Wii

Rating: Everyone

Content descriptors: Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence

Rating summary: This is a side-scrolling action game in which players run through city streets and progress through levels by pressing a button at the correct time. Players can break-dance, jump over obstacles, and kick objects out of the way while collecting coins and heading toward the finish line. Players sometimes punch, kick, or slam into humans/animals, causing them to collapse or fly off the screen in an exaggerated manner. In one one level, a giraffe character emits a small, yellow cloud (i.e., flatulence); players occasionally jump over pink coils that resemble animal droppings (e.g., "Great doggy-doo reflexes!").


This is retail, but it's related, and I haven't heard anything about it:

Data East Arcade Classics

Platform: Wii

Rating: Teen

Content descriptors: Animated Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence

Rating summary: This is a collection of classic arcade games covering several genres. Games include Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, Burger Time, Caveman Ninja, Street Slam, Secret Agent, and many others. Some games involve side-scrolling fighting action against dozens of enemy thugs, ninjas, and creatures. Characters occasionally use knives, guns, throwing stars, or grenades in the 2D-style combat. A few games depict brief splashes of blood when enemies get hit; one game depicts a shark that emits red blood when it gets harpooned. The suggestive material represents the strongest pertinent content in the game: A puzzle game called Magical Drop III depicts female characters wearing provocative outfits that expose underwear and deep cleavage. When players score points or make successful combos, the background figures cheer or move in ways that cause their breasts to jiggle.
 

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That Tomenasanner game somehow connects with me. It's a stupid QTE fest from what i can see, but I love the presentation and especially the music.

It's so delightfully random. (Needs a guy in a Weenie suit, too, but eh, can't have everything I guess.)

Reminds me of Muscle March, in a way. I'm a sucker for stuff like that.
 
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Well, it is already listed in the OP, but I don't think people noticed that much.

Bit.Trip VOID Revealed (including a trailer), to be playable at PAX.



BIT.TRIP VOID continues CommanderVideo's epic journey with:

* Up to 4 Player Local Co-op!
* Mid-Level Checkpoints!
* Epic Boss Battles!
* Nunchuk & Classic Controller Support!
* A Rockin' Chiptune-Inspired Soundtrack!
* Special Chiptune Guest Star Nullsleep!
* Synesthetic Music/Art/Gameplay Interaction!
* Hyper-realistic Retro Cutscenes!

Explore the VOID this Fall!

Visit the Nintendo booth at PAX on Sept 4 - 6, 2009 to get your hands on the game pre-release!
Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz9xwa39DHQ&feature=channel_page
 

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sfog said:
ESRB update of surprises:

Crash 'N The Boyz: Street Challenge

TOMENA SANNER

Data East Arcade Classics
Crash 'N The Boyz and a Data East collection? I will be looking forward to those. Tomena Sanner seems interesting too.
 
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