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Saturday, March 12, 2011

03/12/2011 - New Super Monkey Ball 3D Game Play Trailer & Info
New Super Monkey Ball 3DS Game Play Trailer


Super Monkey Ball™ 3D

Super Monkey Ball as you’ve never experienced before! Join AiAi and friends as you tilt and roll your way in to the world of 3D!

Lose yourself in each vibrant world as you twist, turn and aim to collect every banana in the fastest time possible.

Everyone’s favorite monkeys are jumping out of the screen with excitement. Are you ready to join the fun!?

All-new 3D Super Monkey Ball action!
Let yourself be completely immersed in the world of Super Monkey Ball like never before. Watch as your favorite monkeys truly come alive in front of your eyes.

3 full game modes
Three compelling gameplay choices in one. Enjoy classic Super Monkey Ball puzzles, frantic car battles in Monkey Race and all-out manic brawls in Monkey Fight.

Perfect control with the Nintendo 3DS™
Choose to use either the motion sensor or Slide Pad to navigate the puzzle mazes with complete precision. Balance speed and skill to collect as many bananas as possible within the time limit.

Crazy multiplayer action
Compete via wireless connection with up to 4 players in Monkey Race and Monkey Fight in the best 3D social experience you can have in the palm of your hand!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

03/11/2011 - Bethesda and Dark Horse Comics Announce RAGE Comic Book Series
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS AND DARK HORSE COMICS ANNOUNCE RAGETM COMIC BOOK SERIES
Three-Issue Series Based on id Software’s Highly-Anticipated RAGE Video Game to be Available Starting June 22, 2011
March 11th, 2011 (London, UK) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, and Dark Horse Comics today announced a three-issue comic book series based on id® Software’s upcoming RAGE® video game. This original miniseries is being written by Arvid Nelsion, the acclaimed creator of Rex Mundi, and penciled by Andrea Mutti (DMZ). The cover art is being created by Glenn Fabry, best known for his work on Hellblazer and Preacher. Set prior to the events in the game, the comics are an extension of the RAGE universe and will provide numerous insights into the game’s storyline. The first of the three comics will be available in North America and the UK on June 22, 2011.

This comic series, developed with the direct participation of RAGE’s creative director, Tim Willits, presents a new twist on the post-apocalyptic near future as one woman discovers that the survival of humankind doesn’t necessarily mean the survival of humanity.  The Earth has been devastated by a collision with an asteroid, with a tiny fraction of the population surviving in life-sustaining Arks buried deep below its surface. Those who survive emerge to find a wasteland controlled by a global military dictatorship called the Authority. But a rescued scientist learns that the Authority has lied to her and the other survivors about how this new world came to be.

RAGE is the latest game from id Software, the acclaimed designers of the Wolfenstein®, DOOM®, and QUAKE® series. RAGE features intense first-person shooter action, breakneck vehicle combat, an expansive world to explore and jaw-dropping graphics powered by id’s revolutionary id Tech® 5 technology. Set in the not-too-distant future, you emerge to discover humanity working to rebuild itself against forces such as bandit gangs, mutants, and more.

Eagerly awaited by the gaming community, RAGE is already being touted as one of the industry’s most innovative first-person shooters, winning numerous awards at E3 2010, including ‘Best Overall Game of Show’ from IGN and three ‘Best of E3’ Game Critics Awards including ‘Best Console Game’. RAGE is slated for release in North America on September 13th and throughout Europe on September 16th and will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.

For more information on RAGE, visit
www.rage.com.

For information about more comics from Dark Horse Comics, please visit:
www.darkhorse.com.

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03/11/2011 - US Wii Sales Top 30 Million
WII TOPS 35 MILLION IN SALES AS MULTIPLE GAMES HIT MAJOR MILESTONES

March 10, 2011 - Nintendo's Wii™ console has crossed the 35 million sales mark in the United States, according to the NPD Group. More than 454,000 Wii consoles sold in February to put Wii across the 35 million mark faster than any other console in U.S. history.

February proved to be a notable month for Nintendo software as well. Not only was Just Dance 2 from Ubisoft the No. 1 best-selling game of the month with more than 554,000 sold, but four Nintendo games reached new sales milestones. Donkey Kong Country™
Returns for the Wii console, which launched in November 2010, crossed the 2 million mark in February, while New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii, which launched in November 2009, just crossed the 8 million sales mark.

On the portable side, the Pokémon™ SoulSilver Version game for the
Nintendo DS™ family of systems launched in March 2010 and crossed the 2 million sales mark in February, while the New Super Mario Bros. game, which launched in May 2006, just passed 9 million in sales. These milestones further demonstrate the "evergreen" nature of games that play on Nintendo systems.

For more information about Nintendo, visit
http://www.nintendo.com.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

03/10/2011 - Nintendo 3DS Demo Tour
CONSUMERS TO DISCOVER NEW WAYS TO PLAY DURING NINTENDO 3DS DEMO TOUR

March 10, 2011 - From augmented-reality games to rich 3D visuals that don't require special glasses, the Nintendo 3DS™ system offers a wealth of new hand-held experiences that must be seen to be believed. To give consumers a firsthand look at these unique features, interactive Nintendo 3DS Demo Pods and mobile Nintendo 3DS Demo Squads will be in select U.S. cities starting March 11, offering sampling opportunities at more than 40 locations in cities nationwide. Visitors are invited to explore the system's built-in software and play upcoming games, all in advance of the March 27 launch date.

The Nintendo 3DS system includes built-in cameras that let users not only take 3D photos but also incorporate their own likenesses and surroundings into fun games, including the hilarious shooting game Face Raiders™ and compelling AR Games™ such as Archery. Built-in applications also include Mii Maker™, which makes it easy for users to create customized Mii™ characters wherever and whenever inspiration strikes – even using the Nintendo 3DS camera to help generate a Mii character based on a photo after selecting certain details like hair and skin tone.

More than 200 million Mii characters have been created worldwide since the 2006 launch of the Wii™ system, and that number is sure to grow as players discover the portable fun of Mii Maker on Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS Demo Pod visitors who create a Mii character can commemorate the experience by uploading their Mii character to their Facebook pages and sharing their creations with friends and family via e-mail from an on-site computer. 

Offering an extraordinary chance to experience these new games and features in-person, Nintendo 3DS Demo Pods are scheduled to appear at the following locations:

  • New York City: Grand Central Terminal (Vanderbilt Hall, West Side)
    • Running March 11-30
    • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Chicago: Citigroup Center (entrance to Ogilvie Transportation Center)
    • Running March 11-April 3
    • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • San Francisco: Pier 39 (Main Entrance Plaza)
    • Running March 11-April 3
    • Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (1300 block)
    • Running March 11-April 3
    • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

In addition to the Mii Maker application, visitors can experience hands-on demos with various launch titles, including Pilotwings Resort™, Steel Diver™, nintendogs™ + cats, Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition, Madden NFL Football, LEGO® Star Wars® III: The Clone Wars™ and Asphalt™ 3D. The Nintendo 3DS system is set to launch at a suggested retail price of $249.99.

For more information about Nintendo 3DS, please visit http://www.nintendo3ds.com.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

03/09/2011 - New Halo Reach DLC Levels Coming Soon
New “Halo: Reach” Behind-the-Scenes Feature Signals the Imminent Arrival of Three New Battlefronts for the Best Shooter of 2010

LONDON – 9 March 2011 – Fire up your jetpacks and rally your fellow Spartans to join the fight! In just one week, the legendary battle for Reach will expand on 15 March with three action-packed new multiplayer maps for the most critically acclaimed shooter of 2010, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE.

In preparation for the epic battle ahead, 343 Industries is calling aspiring Spartans to take up arms against the Covenant with a riveting look at the making of the “Halo: Reach” Defiant Map Pack. Available for download today in Halo Waypoint on Xbox LIVE, HaloWaypoint.com and Waypoint on Windows Phone 7, the new video features interviews with the development team on the design inspirations behind the stunning new maps, and a preview of the explosive multiplayer action that awaits fans in just a few short days.

The “Halo: Reach” Defiant Map Pack introduces a total of three new battlefields – Condemned, Highlands and Unearthed – for epic competitive multiplayer and for the first time, a brand new Firefight level. Created in partnership with Certain Affinity, the Defiant Map Pack will be available for 800 Microsoft Points and will feature all new Achievements worth a total of 150 Gamerscore.

Players who have yet to experience the blockbuster prequel to the bestselling Xbox franchise of all time can download “Halo: Reach” on Games on Demand the same day (15 March) to experience the epic story from the beginning and join the multiplayer fun.

To celebrate the launch of the new map pack, renowned machinima pioneers Red vs. Blue are partnering with 343 Industries to create a walkthrough video of the new maps, set to debut on 14 March. Be sure to check Halo Waypoint on Xbox LIVE, HaloWaypoint.com, Waypoint on Windows Phone 7 or www.redvsblue.com the day before the map pack arrives to catch the exciting walkthrough, laced with explosive gameplay and RvB’s trademark humorous commentary.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

03/08/2011 - Get an Early Look at Nintendo 3DS at PAX East
CONSUMERS TO GET AN EARLY LOOK AT NINTENDO 3DS AT PAX EAST

March 8, 2011 - Visitors to this year's PAX East event will get more than just a glimpse into Nintendo's all-star lineup of console and hand-held video games. Running March 11-13 in Boston, the festival also marks an opportunity for U.S. consumers to experience the new  Nintendo 3DS™ portable system in advance of its March 27 launch. Featuring 3D visuals that don't require special glasses, built-in applications and software, and distinctive wireless features like StreetPass™ and SpotPass™, Nintendo 3DS offers veteran and first-time gamers a remarkable new way to play.

In addition to the fun of included Nintendo 3DS software such as Mii Maker™ and AR Games™, PAX East attendees can get a firsthand look at upcoming first- and third-party games for the system. Interactive demo stations will give players a chance to try Nintendo's  Steel Diver™, Kid Icarus™: Uprising, Pilotwings Resort™, nintendogs™ + cats and  The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D. They can also check out LucasArts'  LEGO® Star Wars® III: The Clone Wars™, TECMO KOEI's  DEAD OR ALIVE® Dimensions, and CAPCOM's  Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition and  Resident Evil®: The Mercenaries 3D.

Nintendo's PAX East booth (#412) will also give fans a chance to experience the latest installments in two of the world's favorite game franchises. The new  Pokémon™ Black Version and  Pokémon White Version games for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems offer new battle modes, a new region to explore and more than 150 new Pokémon to catch, battle and trade. Meanwhile,  Mario™ Sports Mix for the Wii™ system injects four different sports – volleyball, basketball, dodgeball and hockey – with a dose of Mushroom Kingdom fun, adding wild power-ups and letting players put their customized Mii characters at the center of the action.

Remember that Wii and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about Nintendo, visit
http://www.nintendo.com.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

03/07/2011 - Double Dragon Now Available on iPhone
DOUBLE DRAGON iPhone AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH THE APPLE APP STORE

Available for a Special, Limited Time, Introductory Price of $3.99 Through the Apple App Store

TORRANCE, Calif. – March 4, 2011 – Aksys Games, acclaimed localization studio and leading publisher of interactive entertainment products, in collaboration with Brizo Interactive, announce the release of Double Dragon iPhone, now available through the Apple App Store. The game is an enhanced version of the arcade classic Double Dragon, featuring new art, music, and extras. Connect two iPhones via Bluetooth to engage in multiplayer action.

Story

The Black Warriors have taken Marian hostage, and they present Billy and Jimmy with a grim ultimatum: give up the sacred Sousetsuken scrolls or never see Marian again. Not taking the news lying down, they take to the streets to hunt down the Black Warriors and save her. Equipped with their deadly martial arts prowess and slick street smarts, Billy and Jimmy must carve through an entire army of thugs to see Marian safe again.

Key Features

• Double Dragon for a New Age
Double Dragon iPhone has been completely reborn with new remixed music and all new art and character sprites.
• All New Double Dragon Experience
With new attacks, enemies, bosses, and even achievements and hidden characters to unlock, Double Dragon iPhone is nothing short of a new Double Dragon experience.
• Easy Combo and Control Scheme
With an easy to use on-screen controller and combo system, you’ll be ready to take on an entire horde of thugs in no time!
• Bluetooth Multiplayer
Team up with a friend via Bluetooth in Double Dragon Mode and take to the mean streets together.

After the special, limited time, introductory price of $3.99, the game will retail for $7.99 through the Apple App Store.

Double Dragon iPhone has been rated 9+ by the Apple App Store for infrequent/mild profanity or crude humor and frequent/intense cartoon or fantasy violence. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later. More information on Double Dragon iPhone can be found at the official website:
http://www.bow-mobile.com/double_dragon

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