Archive for October 2007

King Dedede returns in Brawl

October 25, 2007


Anyone who’s played Kirby’s Adventure on the NES will probably remember that awesome fat penguin guy with the big hammer. Yeah, King Dedede. Today, it was announced in a post on the official Smash Brothers site that King Dedede will be a playable character in the latest Smash title, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, which is scheduled for release next February.

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“The self-proclaimed king of Dream Land formally joins the Brawl! Mechanizing his wooden mallet, he delivers a mighty, earth-shaking blow!

He joins as a member of the heavy-weight class alongside Bowser and Donkey Kong. Can he defeat Kirby?” We’ll see.


SSBB Donkey Kong Movie

October 23, 2007

Today, Sakurai posted an awesome video on the official Super Smash Brothers Brawl site. It appears to be a DK movie from the SubSpace Emissary adventure mode. Here’s the same video from GameTrailers, with added gameplay from the DK level.

Okami being ported to Wii

October 20, 2007

okami.jpg Capcom has announced the Wii port of the Playstation 2 game, Okami. The project will be handled by Ready at Dawn, the developer behind the PSP games Daxter, and God of War: Chains of Olympus.

The port will make use of the Wii’s motion-sensing controller, especially when players are using Amaterasu’s celestial brush. The Wii version of Okami is scheduled for release in spring 2008. Wii owners who missed this hit Action Adventure game on the ps2 should watch and see how this turns out.

Sega Superstars Tennis announced

October 19, 2007

sonictennis.jpg Sega of America announced Sega Superstar Tennis today. What is it? Well, a tennis game, starring Sega Superstars! That’s right: Sonic the Hedgehog, AiAi from Super Monkey Ball, Ulala from Space Channel 5, Amigo from Samba de Amigo, and many other acclaimed characters from the Sega universe. According to Sega, the game will feature over 15 playable characters, each with their own moves and abilities. There will also be homecourts, Sonic’s Green Hill Zone was one example.

The game is being developed by Sumo Digital Ltd, and will be released on the Playstation 2, the Playstation 3, the Xbox 360, the Wii and the DS in early 2008.

NIGHTS returns on December 18

October 17, 2007

nights.jpg NIGHTS: Journey of Dreams release date confirmed; December 18 for North America, but Europe will have to wait till January, next year.

NIGHTS: Journey of Dreams marks the sequel to the 1996 Sega Saturn release NIGHTS into Dreams. Journey of Dreams will feature the same 3d platformer style gameplay, starring the same flying jester. It has been rated E for Everyone and will retail for $49.99. Any Wii owner who likes platformers or fan of the original should keep an eye on this game.

SSBB demo

October 14, 2007

Gamespot brings us some awesome footage from the Super Smash Brothers Brawl demo. Features two matches; Samus vs Mario and Link vs Sonic. Both Samus and Sonic use their Final Smash move. Caution: video may cause Smash Bros fans to drool.

Wii price drop? Not for now

October 13, 2007

States Nintendo senior vice president Harrison, “We’ll stay at  $249 for the foreseeable future. We are still selling everything we can make… We think we’re in a great position. Both competitors took price reductions and it hasn’t stalled our momentum at all.”

Part of me says, ‘Aw, no price drop!’ The other, ‘Go, Wii, go!’ It’s a very complicated emotion.