Yesterday I posted some YouTube videoes I found of the Nintendo Conference. Today I found a post on GoNintendo.com with the keynote from president of Nintendo of Japan, Satoru Iwata. The video have English voiceover (and matching slideshow), so it should be very watchable.
It was announced at Nintendo’s press conference in Japan eariler today that they will have a firmware update for the Wii in Spring 2009 that will let you download and store WiiWare and Virtual Console games on SD-card directly (source: Eurogamer.net). But there was no mention if you could run the games from the SD-card, we can already copy VC and WiiWare titles to the SD-card, so this announcement isn’t much of a news.
But then, I saw on GameSpot.com who reported from Nintendo’s press event in San Fransisco today where Reggie Fils-Aime said the following:
“Iwata is addressing the problem of Wii storage,” he says. “Soon you will be able to download and store virtual console and WiiWare titles directly your SD card, and play them off your SD card. This will make the Wii download experience much easier.”
So this is NEWS! But I hoped they could put up this feature in a firmware this Fall, and not wait until Spring next year. But hey, Nintendo is solving the storage problem.
This week on Firday September 26, 2008 Europe got three new WiiWare games to download on Nintendo Wii. One of the games is the long avaited Mega Man 9. This is a brand new Mega Man games made with good old 8-bit graphics and sound. This game is also available on PS3 and will soon come to Xbox 360.
WiiWare – 26/09/2008 – Ghostfire Games – music rythm – 1 player – 1000 points – age 3+
Helix is one of the most innovative and fun music rythm games ever designed.
Use your upper body to perform fast-paced moves as you groove way to have fun while getting a good workput.
Be mesmerized by thebackground visuals, which pulse to the beat of the music!
Enjoy incredible replay value with 26 of the most amazing music tracks you’ve ever heard! With three difficulty levels there are 78 different levels in the game to play. Try to unlock all of the songs!
2 Wii Remotes are strongly recommended when playing this game!
Mega Man 9
WiiWare – 26/09/2008 – capcom – action platformer – 1 player – 1000 points – age 7+
Mega Man fans, your wait is over! The classic Blue Bomber that debuted in 1987 is back with the ninth installment in the classic series. It’s a new adventure for Mega Man all done in an 8-bit style – graphics, music and gameplay are all like you remember them!
Strong Bad Epsiode 2 – Strong Badia the Free
WiiWare – 26/09/2008 – Telltale Games – adventure – 1 player – 1000 points – age 12+
Strong Badia the Free is the second of five monthly episodes starring Strong Bad – the self-proclamed “coolest person ever” – and the rest of the cast from the popular Homestar Runner web cartoons.
When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town’s totally unfair email tax, he’s placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful imprisonment, Strong Bad goes on a mission to untie the local warring factions under the Strong Badian flag. Is Free Country USA ready for such an awesome ruler?
Strong Bad episode 2: Strong Badia the Free also has the “Math Kickers featuring the Algebros” plus all new achievements, collectibles, costumes, and Teen Girl Squad comics. You can even use Strong Bad’s Lappy to send emails and pictures to your Wii friends! So what are you waiting for? Fire up Strong Badia the Free and get ready to kick some doughy King of the Town butt!
This Friday, September 12th, 2008, Europe got three WiiWare games to download on Nintendo Wii.
WiiWare – 12/09/2008 – Hudson Soft – battle action – 1-8 players – 1000 points – age 3+
A brand new addition to the “Bomberman” series is available on WiiWare! Up to 8 players can battle online at once via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection! Simple controls make this a great game for family and friends to enjoy at anytime!
New items can be used by shaking the Wii Remote. A whole new experience for a Bomberman title! You can even take the intensity up another notch by adding your own Miis to the mix!
Battle results can be recorded on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Ranking, so see how you stack up against others around the globe! This title will prove to be a blast for everyone – from those who’ve never touched aBomberman game, to the Bomberman masters!
WiiWare – 12/09/2008 – Gameloft – poll/sports – 1-2 players – 800 points – age 3+
Take a trip across America to make your dreams come true in a pool tournament worth millions. Visit the most colourful bars and meet seven of the coolest players on the circuit: from country music star Travis to Alison the biologist and John the sheriff.
Learn the tricks of the trade thorugh tutorials along the way, while advanced players can take on challenges to show off their trick-shot abilities. Keep things interesting with three sets of rules.
Plattchen – twist ‘n’ paint
WiiWare – 12/09/2008 – Bplus – puzzle shooter – 1-8 players – 1500 points
Use your imagination!
Plattchen – twist ‘n’ paint is a crazy, challenging puzzle shooter for more than 100 hours of fun with up to 8 players simultaneously.
Guar the birth of ZeLeLi and free them from the menace of the evil black Shadow Plattchen.
PLay as one the countless FantasyMEs and fight as an astronaut, butterfly, car, football and many more against sharks,cowboys, asteroids and skulls in the numerous fabulous Fantasy World.
Use items and multiplers in combos to fight your way to the top of the high scores and find the perfect way to solve a level!
Go crazy in the three completely different game modes of Plattchen – twist ænæ paint with more than 300 levels. Twist yourself along with your friends cooperatively or against each other thorugh the many multiplayer modes.