Gearbox Software, best known for Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (PS2/Xbox), are now set to develop titles for the Wii.
“Gearbox Software is enthusiastically supporting the Wii. At this time, we don’t have any announcements to make about specific games we may be developing for Wii. I think it’s (Wii) great. I’m very much looking forward to playing.
The strengths of the Nintendo Wii include the price, the unique interface, the sure-bet library of games based on the great Nintendo properties and the promise back catalogue of classic games from Nintendo and others that they have partnered with.
The weaknesses of the system include its lower relative power when compared to other next-gen consoles and the unique interface requiring more dedicated focus specifically for the platform (which makes it more difficult to amortize larger AAA budgets across more customers from multiple platforms).”Randy Pitchford, Company President
In a recent interview IGN asked to Perrin Kaplan, (vice president of marketing and corporate communications, Nintendo of America), about the possibility of Nintendo Wii Region Free.
The question: The DS has been an overwhelming success. Are you looking into using the same fundamentals — like, for instance, its region-free standard — for Wii?
Perrin Kaplan: Clearly, the success of Nintendo DS has offered a lot of lessons about what works in the marketplace — and we certainly intend to keep our fans satisfied. For the Wii system, we are finalizing all the relevant details and will be making announcements in the coming months. We know that isn’t what you all want to hear (or read) but at least we are being honest! We will share a lot of ways people can play globally, regionally, without boundaries. You’re right that the region-free approach has proved to be a successful and attractive feature for Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on Nintendo DS — we have even blown the doors off our own anticipated numbers! Cost, ease-of-use and player privacy are the three things that were a focus for us with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Those priorities also will apply to the Wii system.
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This is the Trailer Video of the upcoming Nintendo Wii game Tony Hawks Downhill jam
Nintendo released a press announcement about upcoming games.Nintendo suggests that this news item is not about the Wii, but it may contain a secret, encrypted message detailing the launch of the Nintendo Wii.
The folks over at Gaming Target say they have cracked the code, stating the the Wii will be released on October 2nd.
Here’s the full list (all games are DS games unless otherwise noted):
Oct. 9: Clubhouse Games
Oct. 16: Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends
Oct. 23: Magical Starsign
Oct. 30: Pokémon Ranger
Oct. 30: Children of Mana
Nov. 6: Elite Beat Agents
Nov. 6: Final Fantasy V Advance (GBA)
Nov. 13: Yoshi’s Island 2
Dec. 4: Custom Robo Arena
Dec. 4: Kirby: Squeak Squad
There was no direct mention of anything Wii related, but Nintendo did include this cryptic line in their announcement: “Perhaps the secret to the launch information for Wii is somehow encoded in the text of this news item.” And I believe they are being serious.
The fourth quarter begins on October 1. Now look at the list. At least one game is released every Monday in the fourth quarter except for the following dates: October 2, November 20 and November 27.
November 27 is after Black Friday, so it’s out. November 20 is after the launch of the PS3, so that’s out too. That leaves us with October 2.
source: Gaming Target
Sensory Sweep communicates that they are working in a new project for Nintendo Wii. The Studio has some game spublished for DS and GBA like:
Monopoly Boggle Yahtzee Battleship, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Marvel Nemesis, World Championship Poker Deluxe Series and Tiger Woods PGA Turn onthe Nintendo DS
And Yu Yu Hakusho Spirit Detective and Yu Yu Hakusho Tournament Tactics on Game Boy Advance.
This is a part of the employment page description:
Sensory Sweep Studios is looking for qualified Junior and Senior game designers to assist in the areas of level and character design for a hot new Nintendo Wii action title.
source: Sensory Sweep
Crash of the Titans was announced
IGN’s Matt Casamassina researched this rumor and this was the results:
“The rumor started shortly after a Vivendi-held European games summit. Within hours, an overseas website was reporting that Crash Bandicoot would hit Wii sometime in 2007. We called Vivendi for clarification and it turns out that the rumor is false. During a question and answer session, a Vivendi representative was apparently asked about next generation development and replied loosely that the publisher was looking into all consoles. The rumor snowballed from there. A Vivendi spokesperson flatly denied the Crash Bandicoot Wii rumor, calling it “rubbish.”
During the Comic-Con event in San Diego, representatives from LucasArts confirmed that all three next-gen systems are part of their upcoming line-up, Nintendo Wii included.
According to IGN, when questioned about a possible Star Wars Wii title, a likeness between the Wii-mote and a lightsaber were made, as well as reaffirming all systems will be covered. Could this allow for a Wii Star Wars exclusive?