Mario Strikers Charged Wii in the far hall at the Leipzig Convention Center.
Here are some details about the upcoming Nintendo Wii game Mario Strikers Charged Wii :
Gameplay: Use your skills, the Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controller provide to win the ball, score unstoppable goals and take control of the goal keeper to perform spectacular saves
Characters: Mario is joined by other famous Nintendo characters who take on the role of captain. Players then select a host of popular teammates to make up the rest of the team.
Progress through the game: Players form an original team by combining one of 12 captains with three of eight sidekicks before competing in one of the games many modes. Anything goes in Mario Strikers Charged as players are allowed to utilize a variety of special abilities to clinch important goals.
Super abilities/power ups/moves/features: Each captain has their own set of skills, super abilities as well as the ability to perform special shots called Mega Strikes, where the iron ball splits up to five balls and flies at the goal. The defending player must use the Wii Remote to target and aim at and shoot these balls out of the air before they concede a goal. In this game players can also charge energy to the metal ball, making it more likely to find its target when fired at goal.
Stadiums: Each of the stadiums in Mario Strikers Charged have various characteristics and contraptions, which influence game play. Players must learn to use this to their advantage to truly dominate the pitch.
Multiplayer: Mario Strikers Charged will not only feature an action packed multiplayer mode but will also support the Nintendo WiFi connection service, allowing players to take part in tournaments with people from all around the world.
Mario Strikers Charged Wii is out TBA 2007 and will feature online Wi-Fi capabilities.
Electronic Arts has revealed it expects the Nintendo Wii to retail in the US for around $170.
Speaking exclusively to GamesIndustry.biz, executive VP and COO of EA’s worldwide studios David Gardner said, “I’ve heard in Japan that the Nintendo Wii price is about $170, but I don’t know if the price has been set in Europe yet.”
Discussing the key differences between Sony’s PS3 and the new Nintendo console, Gardner was positive that the Wii will find its niche in the market as a consumers ‘second’ console.
“Nintendo has come up with a very clever strategy,” said Gardner. “They’ve made a choice which is great for the consumer. Now we’re going to have a choice whereby consumers can buy a Wii plus one other console.”
ACTIVISION, SPIKE TV AND BEST BUY TEAM UP FOR
“GAME HEAD: CALL OF DUTY® 3: CHALLENGE“
Casting Call for Gamers to Battle it Out Boot Camp Style On
Reality Television Show
SANTA MONICA – August 21, 2006 – Gamers, get ready for your close-up! Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is teaming up with Spike TV and Best Buy to deliver the “Game Head Call of Duty® 3: Challenge,” a boot camp-style competition of survival and gaming that will telecast as a television special on Spike TV’s “Game Head” on November 10, 2006 timed to the fall release of the Call of Duty 3 video game. Activision is hosting an online casting call at www.gamespot.com to find 16 recruits with personality, perseverance and gaming skills to compete for a Grand Prize package that includes VIP access to Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards,” a Home Entertainment system from Best Buy and a trip for two to Normandy, France.Gamers can apply by creating a personal movie up to five minutes in length that explains why they should be chosen and submit their pitch to the “Game Head: Call of Duty 3: Challenge” at http://www.gamespot.com/contests/spiketvcod3/. Activision will select 16 individuals to participate in the challenge. All videos and applications must be received by 11:59 pm/PDT on September 4, 2006 to be considered.
Finalists will be flown to a top secret military location where they will hit the virtual battlefields in Call of Duty 3 and complete real-life boot camp challenges. The intense competition will be filmed on location from September 20 – 22, 2006 for the television event that will telecast on Spike TV. Additionally, the winner will be awarded a Grand Prize package.
“The Game Head Call of Duty 3: Challenge combines the in-your-face action that the best-selling video game franchise is known for with the intense physical and mental challenges associated with a military boot camp,” said Will Kassoy, senior vice president, global brand management, Activision, Inc. “The result will be a reality TV event that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.”
“Game Head covers the biggest titles released in the video games industry today,” says Jaimee Kosanke, Producer of Spike TV’s “Game Head.” “The action-packed first-person play of Call of Duty 3: Challenge aims directly at Spike’s mantra of ‘Get More Action.’ With this special, we’ll take the viewers off the couch and drop them right into the warzone – Spike style.”
For complete registration information, along with rules and regulations, go to www.gamespot.com.
Spike TV’s “Game Head” is a weekly half-hour series dedicated to everything that is happening in the world of video games. From the latest reviews, cheat codes, rumor reports, the hottest game of the week and more, “Game Head” gives viewers an inside look into the hard core culture of video games.
Call of Duty 3 is scheduled for release this fall for the Xbox 360™ and Xbox® video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the upcoming Wii™ from Nintendo. The title is the follow up to Call of Duty 2, which was the No. 1 Xbox 360 launch title, and as of Aug. 7, remains the No. 1 played Xbox 360 multiplayer title on Xbox Live® online entertainment network based on a count of worldwide unique users (courtesy Microsoft). Call of Duty 3 features an epic and cinematic single player mode and multiplayer action for up to 24 players. The title is not yet rated by the ESRB.
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