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Nintendo Fall 07 Hoedown: the essentials

October 10, 2007

Nintendo held a little Japanese shindig today, and you sharecroppers know what that means. Hard rain’s a-gonna fall and the news drought is about to turn.

It boils down to the following:
(in chrono order; keywords boldened)

  • Super Mario Stadium Baseball revealed. Was this game a hit on the Cube? I didn’t bat an eye.
  • Nintendo wants to increase Wii internet usage by setting up “a counseling center for connecting to the net from the Wii. They will offer support for setting up the internet at homes, and will also offer equipment.” Will that equipment include games? Cause that seems to be the problem.
  • Virtual Console has reached 7.8 million downloads. Hooray for idiots.
  • Wii Ware will be released at a low price. There will be no problems with stock, so there will be no missed opportunities for sales. The competition of ideas will be important.”
  • Pokemon Farm. Transfer your Diamond/Pearl creatures into this Wii Ware game and raise them in a farm environment.
  • The Wii Ware service will get more than just mini games and puzzle games.Square-Enix will release an offshoot of the offshoot FF: Chrystal Chronicles with The Young King and the Promised Land, a Wii Ware exclusive wherein you build a country. Service begins in March.
  • Nintendo wants to expand the vote channel to include game rankings and searches for games that fit your tastes. Expect absolutely no skewed or inflated numbers.
  • They’re finally gonna start letting you download DS demos from home. The assumption is a new channel, but that’s just me talkin.
  • Mario Kart will include the plastic wheel, as well as motorcycles, all PGR4-like. Handlebar peripheral announcement is forthcoming. Release targeted for Spring.
  • Smash Bros will have Sonic and online. That’d be great news if it were news, but we expected both and Nintendo’s about 6 years fashionably late with the Sonic in Smash hype. Didn’t help that they spoiled the impact by including him in that Beijing game. Brawl has been delayed to late January in Japan, no word on the rest of us.
  • Wii steals the former PS3 exclusive Monster Hunter 3, which is huge over there. Kaz clenches a fist.
  • Wii Fit shown off. You already know.

That’s all, blokes.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Lady Shanny permalink
    October 11, 2007 1:17 am

    OK, your ‘desperation’ in your comment to WordPress intrigued me. I came to visit. I read. And now I’m commenting. I can’t promise I’ll be back, video games do nothing for me, but everyone likes to get comments.

    Keep writing about the things that you love and the people will come!

    Lady Shanny

  2. October 11, 2007 9:28 am

    Well hey, thanks for stoppin by and please be sure to tell your friends just how desparate we are for hits!

  3. October 11, 2007 10:29 am

    Thanks Shanny, that was real sweet. We might just start blogging about you now, cause i’m in love. 😀

  4. October 12, 2007 12:43 am

    As the only married guy here, as far as I know, it’s nice to have some female blood around. Muffingal is missed. Someone should tell her.

    Rollin?

  5. Lady Shanny permalink
    October 12, 2007 1:03 am

    Wow, you boys are pretty easy if it takes a random comment from a random girl to get professions of love! 😀

    You can blog about me any day of the week….shall I provide fodder for your use?

  6. October 12, 2007 1:42 am

    Rollin doesn’t get out much.

  7. Bill permalink
    October 12, 2007 7:13 am

    Just for the record, I am married as well.

  8. October 12, 2007 11:57 am

    I thought you were, but could not confirm it. Good to know.

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