Wii Fit Plus will hit stores this fall and will be bundled with the Wii Fit and sold separately if you already own the balance board. The game features “15 new balance games and six new strength training and yoga activities” plus more customization features than the 1st version. Users will now be able to create their own exercise routines, specifiy how much time they want to spend on a particular exercise, and receive activity recommendations from Wii Fit. There’s nothing in the press release that mentions customizing music, I’ll be a little disappointed if that isn’t included. The Wii Fit music gets boring after awhile plus people have their own exercising style which may include a certain type of music to workout to. With that said, players should be able to upload their own MP3s from SD cards.
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Tags: E3 2009 · Video Game Trailers · Wii Balance Board · Wii Fit · Wii Games
New Professor Layton game with “more than 150 new brain teasers, riddles and logic puzzles to challenge” PLUS downloadable bonus puzzles each week for 33 weeks after the game release.
No other game has given my brain more of a workout than Professor Layton and the Curious Village (sorry Brain Age), so I will be first in line to get the sequel.
In stores Aug. 24, 2009.
Tags: DSi Games · E3 2009 · Nintendo DS · Video Game Trailers
I’m still baffled as to why Nintendo is releasing Wii Sports Resort AFTER Wii MotionPlus is released and not along with the other Wii MotionPlus bundle (Tiger Woods 10). Doesn’t this deserve a big launch? Oh well.
I can’t wait to play - don’t get me wrong I love bowling and playing tennis, but I’m looking forward to seeing how Frisbee and the water sports translate on the Wii. I’m surprised that Nintendo did not include in balance board compatibility.
Pre-order on Amazon.com.
Tags: E3 2009 · Video Game Trailers · Wii Games · Wii Sports Resort
New RPG featuring two playable storylines. Play as Bowser and try to defeat a villian from taking over his castle or as Mario and Luigi INSIDE of Bowser and defeat challenges to control Bowser and help him defeat enemies on the outside. In the trailer below you’ll see how the dual screens help you see what’s going in both parts of the story. I’m not super excited about it, I think I was expecting a platformer for the DS, but Nintendo also announced Super Mario Galaxy 2 so that makes up for it somewhat.
From the press release:
In his evil plot to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, Fawful tricks Bowser™ into eating a magic mushroom. The mushroom causes Bowser to begin inhaling everything around him, including Mario™, Luigi™ and Princess Peach™! Do the Mario Bros. have the guts to rescue Peach and escape?
Tags: DSi Games · E3 2009
Nyko, the maker of countless gaming peripherals - some you need and some that are a waste of money - have released details and pics of their latest DS and Wii accessories. I can see the Type Pad being useful, especially if you have tons of Animal Crossing friends that you meet up with (chatting using the remote is laborious). I’m not sold on the Zoom Case and lens. It looks bulky and awkward. I also have a digital camera with much better specs.
Type Pad Pro for Wii
The ergonomic wireless keypad for Wii features Nyko’s Trans-Port Technology allowing players to control, type, and browse with ease. Nyko’s Type Pad Pro cradles either the Nyko Wand or Wii Remote, allowing for pointer functionality while utilizing the full QWERTY Keyboard to chat, type, search and more. The Type Pad Pro communicates with the Wii wirelessly up to 25 feet away using a USB dongle and is fully compatible with applications that utilize keyboard functionality like the Opera® Browser and Wii friend messaging. When used with the Wand Wireless Controller, Trans-Port Technology allows for both the A and B buttons to be replicated directly on the Type Pad Pro for smoother and easier scrolling, zooming and clicking while browsing your favorite web sites.
Zoom Case for Nintendo DSi™
Nyko’s Zoom Case, a protective case with an 8x zoom lens for the DSi, significantly magnifies the handheld’s external camera. The Zoom Case wraps around the DSi, protecting it from bumps and scratches while the removable 8x optical zoom lens allows for closer, clearer shots from a greater distance. The zoom lens easily locks onto the Zoom Case, and when not in use can be safely stored in its own hard case for easy travel. The case’s textured grip provides a more comfortable hold for extended gameplay sessions.
Tags: DSi Games · E3 2009 · Nintendo DS · Wii Accessories
Guinea Pigs are the star of this game from Disney Interactive. Available on all game platforms this July.
From the press release:
G-Force is a fast-paced action-platform game featuring a unique team of specially trained guinea pigs that use high-tech gadgets and specialized talents to complete a dangerous secret mission. Players control Darwin, the G-Force team leader, and housefly surveillance commando Mooch. Darwin and Mooch team up with the rest of G-Force to use their unique high-tech gadgets, stealth mastery, and pint-sized teamwork to save the world from a robot army of evil household appliances. G-Force features innovative gameplay with a unique sense of scale and puzzle solving that requires players to manipulate environments or enemies, including evil household appliances like waffle irons, water coolers and vacuum cleaners to complete their mission.
Pre-order on Amazon.com.
Tags: DSi Games · E3 2009 · Nintendo DS · Wii Games