Consoles

TGS: No More Heroes 2 revealed

A sequel to Grasshopper’s cult Wii classic, No More Heroes, is on the way. Revealed through a teaser trailer at the Tokyo Games Show, the unique action title is currently dubbed No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle, and is due for release next year. No platforms for the sequel have been …

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Analyst convinced Wii HD is coming

Games analyst Michael Pachter has reignited the recent Wii HD rumours by stating that he believes such a move would strengthen Nintendo’s already strong position in the games market. The platform holder recently unveiled its third iteration of its handheld DS console, but has so far not made noises about …

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Fils-Aime: Well always need retail

Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime has pledged that the platform holder will always need retail to sell its boxed product. Speaking to VentureBeat, Fils-Aime said that the digital capabilities of the firm’s new DSi would never become more important than boxed retail. He commented: It’s a nice added business …

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Manhunt 2 dated for UK

IGN is reporting that Rockstar has dated Manhunt 2’s UK release for October 31st, 2008. The title will arrive on Wii, PS2 and PSP on the date – which is exactly a year after the game was released in the US. The game is the edited second edition of the …

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DSi to be region-locked

Nintendo has confirmed that new downloadable and boxed software for its DSi console will be region-locked. A spokesperson for the firm told CVG: "DSi software (software that is only compatible with DSi) is region locked, eg: European DSi software can only be played on European DSi consoles. "Nintendo DS software …

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Wii to get dedicated Speak Channel

Alongside news of a new DS , a dedicated online content system and GameCube re-releases for the Wii , Nintendo has now confirmed that it is to launch a new Wii Speak Channel, Kotaku reports. The free software will allow users equipped with the upcoming Wii Speak device, which comes …

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PES 2009 demo dated

Japanese developer and publisher Konami has confirmed that it is to release a demo of the upcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 on October 2nd (this Thursday) – the day before the European release of EA’s FIFA 09. The demo will offer a five-minute exhibition match with a choice of teams …

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New DS coming this year, says report

Nintendo will release a new model of its DS handheld later this year that can take pictures and play music. That’s according to a report in the Japanese business daily Nikkei (via Reuters), which says the system will also be equipped with advanced wireless communications functions. The price for the …

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Biggest ever Xbox spend announced

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is getting a massive casual games marketing push in the US – just days after the company revealed to MCV that it would be spending tens of millions on widespread marketing for the console in the UK. For the full story, visit MCV sister site CasualGaming.biz

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