The Telegraph, a British newspaper, has published an article which claims many people suffered from injury's during the Christmas period due to spending to much time playing Wii sports. They are naming it the “Nintendo Wii syndrome, but they only really give one source as to who's reporting the accidents.
They claim a man from Cheshire, named Martin Davies, runs five Osteopathic clinics and hes seen a sharp rise in Wii associated injuries during the Christmas period.
NiK NaK, the new Guildford based studio from Kuju Entertainment, announced today that its first titles developed for the Wii will be Dragonology and Wizardology which will be published by Codemasters.
The action games are based on the ‘Ology series of books from Templar Publishing, which have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Dragonology explores the study and conservation of dragons, while Wizardology is a manual of spells and magical information, purported to be written by the legendary magician Merlin.
Zavvi has told MCV that they'll be increasing their games area by 15 percent, taking shelf space from the music section.
The reason for this increase is because during the Christmas season the store saw a big increase in the amount of game products that got sold. This will mark the second time its increased its range of gaming products.
Nintendo has informed us this morning about two new titles that will be making their way to the Wii Virtual Console today. The first one is 1080 snowboarding, a classic game for the Nintendo 64 which was released in 1998 and features six huge courses to explore where you can bust out over 25 stunts and tricks as you head down the slopes. You'll also be able to play six different modes ranging from head-to-head races to Time Attack modes and places to practice your skills. This one will cost 1000 Wii points.
Nintendo has released 24 new screenshots for Battalion Wars 2, the exclusive Wii title where Players drive tanks, command ships, pilot planes and direct their troops into the heart of the action.
The French Newspaper, Les Echos, has an exclusive interview with Patrick Leleu where they talk about Alone in the Dark which is set to be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii and PS2. In this interview Leleu reveals that Alone in the Dark will be released in May, giving it a different release date shown on Nintendo's recent American release date list
Konami announced this morning that they've set a release date of March for the Nintendo Wii version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008. Created specifically to make full use of the Wii’s unique control system, PES 2008 brings all the realism of Pro Evolution Soccer to the Wii, but with a more ‘team-orientated’ control system.
Nintendo of America has released a huge list that contains release dates for their upcoming Wii and DS games as well as some third party ones that are currently in development. These dates aren't for the European version, unfortunately for us they are US dates but they should give us a good idea of when they are nearing release in the UK.
We would like to point out some of our favorite ones on this list for the Wii, Alone in the Dark is coming in March from Atari, Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel from Nintendo are set to arrive in spring and LucasArts LEGO: Indiana Jones is also set for a release in spring whilst Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be hitting stores in the summer.
The Competition Commission has confirmed that Game's acquisition of Gamestation is almost set and that the market shouldn't expect to see any substantial lessening of competition for the supply of gaming software, consoles and related accessories in the UK.
Game said: "The board of The GAME Group is pleased to note that the Competition Commission, in its final report published today, has unconditionally cleared the completed acquisition of Gamestation,"
Team17's upcoming Wii edition of Worms called Worms: A Space Oddity was originally announced with multiplayer features allowing gamers to head online and combat other people, but this has now changed as THQ confirmed to Shacknews
that they won't be supporting online play.
It appears that they'll now concentrate all their efforts on a party-play atmosphere so you can invite all your friends around, giving you more fun and satisfaction from being able to taunt your friends to see what kind of reaction they give, this is according to THQ.
Factor 5 created the popular Rogue Squadren series on the GameCube, but they also created the seemingly disappointing Lair for the PlayStation 3. It's now working on a new title for the Wii which promises to be more like the Rogue Squadron series.
President Julian Eggebrecht revealed to IGN that the new title will not be a Virtual Console release, it will be a retail release that isn't going to use old Rogue Squadron technology. Eggebrecht says that they'll either use updated tech or a fresh new one.
Red Mile Interactive are currently developing a game based on Sin City. The developer recently informed MCV that the title would be released in early 2009, giving us a release date to look forward to.
We haven't heard anything about platforms yet, but we presume that it'll be released on the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 along with a Wii version. Frank Miller will also be heavily involved with the development of the game, making sure it sticks close to the comics, which we're pleased about.
we reported that a German press release from JoWood confirmed that Sam & Max, the point and click comedy crime pair, would be making an appearance on the Wii. But, the developer of the PC series of episodic releases has now said that they have not confirmed this for the Wii.
Nintendo has revealed that a delay for Super Smash Bros. Brawl in US and Japan has been set, it'll now be released on March 9th 2008; a month later than the previous date which was originally set for February 10th.
We've been receiving daily updates on Super Smash Bros. Brawl for sometime now, screenshots and other important information are revealed in these updates, so fans are extremely excited about this title and will be disappointed by the delay. Nintendo knows this and for that reason they've issued an apology on the official website which reads....
Blasting through the dirt and snow comes 38 screenshots of Ford and Land Rover's officially licensed 4x4 racer Off Road, set for release this mid to late March.
JoWooD Germany has issued a press release that confirms the recent rumours about Sam & Max appearing on the Wii.
Due to the press release being in German, we can't get much information about the Wii version but hopefully they'll issue an English version soon. We've contacted JoWooD to find out so we should have more for you later.
Gaya Entertainment, a company based in Germany that creates collectible merchandise, has designed six 1/6 statues for Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles which look absolutely brilliant. They are officially licensed by Capcom and each model will only have 1500 copies made, making them very rare in the future.
There are some very talented people in the world that use their skills to create models of their favorite gaming characters, we've seen people using food, cross stitching and cars to show their interests in gaming, but this one gave us the biggest laugh yet; in a good way.
Eidos announced this morning that they'll also be developing Tomb Raider: underworld for the Wii, DS and PS2. Originally it was only announced for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, but due to these changes the release date has been pushed back to Q4 2008.
We've been looking forward to Alone in the Dark 5 because we want to see if this is going to be the sequel that can live up to the original Alone in the Dark that we enjoyed so many years ago, it was actually one of the first PC games we brought!
But, the latest issue of the Games for Windows magazine has revealed another delay for AITD5, setting it back to September of 2008, which was originally set for a March release.