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by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 21 Jul 2008 16:50
Tags: ancient aoe-mythologies ds news screens strategy video

Age Of Empires: Mythologies

Jealous of all the attention Civilization Revolution has been getting, Age of Empires has returned to the DS with a new TBS entry to the series called Mythologies. You get your choice of 3 races each with their own campaign, Egyptian, Norse and Greek. You can play single card local with one person, and it has full local and online as well.

According to Amazon, this one is due out November 24th.

We've got fresh E3 screens and a teaser trailer for your after the break.
Via Gametrailers and THQ | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 18 Jul 2008 22:33
Tags: ds fps qos screens video

Quantum of Solace Teaser Trailer and DS Screens


We tried, but there just didn't seem to be a clever title hiding in this tidbit. We've got the Quantum of Solace Teaser Trailer fresh from Gametrailers, and some info and screens on the DS version of the game.

The Trailer appears to be a mix of Movie Trailer footage and PS360 footage. It's been a while since we've seen the movie trailer, so we don't know if they grabbed game footage that matches the action portions of the movie trailer or not, but it wouldn't be surprising if they did.

The DS version of the game offers the ability to play using only the stylus. It's unclear whether that's an optional control scheme, or the only one. Well executed, it could be sweet. But things aren't always well-executed, so WiiHD always prefers to have options. You can choose stealth over direct combat, as you'd expect from a Bond game, but here you have upgrades specifically for different styles of play. Although it isn't clear how, playing cards are a part of the enhancement process.

As you'll recall, we told you Treyarch wouldn't be including any card playing in their versions of the game, but the DS version is being developed by Vicarious Visions. We'll try to keep an eye out for more differences as time goes by.

Hit the break for the new Teaser Trailer and 5 DS Screenshots. And check out that 2nd DS screen too. It's from the first Daniel Craig Bond, and is one of the grittiest scenes of Casino Royale. The bathroom also strikes us as a great place to start a Bond game. (Crap, there's material for a clever title)

DS Screens and info Via Activision Press Release | Video Via Gametrailers | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 18 Jul 2008 22:03
Tags: ds motoracer racing screens video

Moto Racer (DS)

Moto Racer is a storied and regal franchise with a history of high ratings and superb qualit… AHHHHHHHHH! Sorry, sometimes WiiHD spends a little too much time reading press releases and needs to go all caps to vent. We want to bring you only quality core game coverage, but we want to cover a nice cross-section of genres too.

The new Gallery of the day is for Moto Racer, a motor bike racer with a variety of modes, tracks and a publisher who isn't afraid to use exclamation points, hyperbole, and unnecessary acronyms.

On their list of accomplishments are 1) A special Stylus control system, "Stylus Precision Handling" (unnecessarily acronymed: SPH) that promises precision for "amazing tricks" and handling, 2) 4 player local multiplayer on a single cart, and up to 8 players online 3) 3 difficulty settings, 4) 5 camera angles, 5) 8 enviornments, 6) 32 different bikes with different stats and 7) 44 "crazy" tracks. The modes are below the break with the full press release, but the one that catches our eye is pizza delivery. It's hard to explain just why that is.

We've got video after the break, and 24 DS screenshots so you can see for yourself. One bad omen for the game is they feel they need to fast forward the gameplay and jazz it up with a funky beat.

Via Nobilis Press Release | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 18 Jul 2008 15:53
Tags: civrev ds news strategy wii

America IS Ready for a Revolution (as always)


At an E3 Press conference covered by Gamespot, this popped up:

Feder pops back on stage and quickly talks about 2K Games. Apparently the initial run of Civilization Revolution has already sold out at US retailers, with 2K rushing to manufacture more.

It's not clear how many copies were in the initial run, but Publishers often expect to do a 3rd of their total volume in the month or so after release, so you'd think they had a tidy sum out there. Also, it's not clear whether all versions of the game were equally successful. Still, one of the criteria for un-shelving the Wii version of Civilization Revolution was sales of the other versions. WiiHD is hopeful about the prospects.

We've contacted 2K for clarifications about this apparent sell out, and the implications for the Wii version. We'll let you know what they say.

Gamespot 2K Press Conference Via 2K Forums moderator Sigmakan | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 17 Jul 2008 20:07
Tags: action clone-wars ds e3 screens star-wars video wii

Star Wars The Clone Wars (Gallery)

Didn't we just do a Star Wars post? Ah, yes, The Force Unleashed. Well that's not the only Jedi action you'll be getting in 2008. The upcoming animated Star Wars The Clone Wars (a.k.a. Star Wars: The Quest for More Money) gets its own game as well.

Exclusive to Nintendo, there's a different version for each system. The Wii gets Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels. DS gets Star Wars The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance. The DS version is being developed by LucasArts, and the Wii version has been outsourced to Licensee-heavy Krome.

The Wii version, as you can tell from the name, promises to be the Lightsaber title for Wii. Meaning there's some smack talk between Krome (The Clone Wars Wii) and Krome (Force Unleashed Wii).

The Clone Wars is due out for the Holidays this year. So we'll see soon enough which Krome prevails.

Hit the break for 8 screens for each system and some footage (including new E3 footage).

Via GameTrailers (E3 footage) and Press Release | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 16 Jul 2008 17:53
Tags: ds news sim simcity wii

SimCity Creator Gets Differentiated

According to a fact sheet on the newest entry in the SimCity franchise, Creator will have a different angles on the Wii than on the DS.

The Wii version appears to be mostly traditional play with the vaunted ability to free-draw roads with the Wiimote's pointer. The DS version appears to have a focus on creating historical scenarios and making the player adapt to particular pressures present in a particular time period. Looks like EA wants two bites at customers who own both Wii and DS.

In addition to video footage, we've got loads of screens for both the Wii and the DS after the break. Be sure to take a look at the City at Night screenshots.
Via GoNintendo | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 15 Jul 2008 20:36
Tags: ds e3 gta news


Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS)

DS gets all the breaks. First they get Civ Rev before Wii, and now GTA. WiiHD loves open worlds, and while GTA has never been as attractive as say, Morrowind, it's still a very nice addition to the DS library.

This GTA outing takes place in Chinatown, Liberty City. With the cart space limitations, I guess a whole city is too much to ask for, but that should still be a pretty nice chunk of gaming. Once you get there, just remember these words: 太贵了!(tie gway luh) That will save you tons of dough at the Mandarin-speaking shops (not as much as just taking the stuff, but still). If anyone knows the Cantonese equivalent post it below.

Via DS Fanboy | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 15 Jul 2008 08:53
Tags: contest ds wii

Contests Update

WiiHD loves free stuff, so here's some more collected from around the globe from our Contest SuperSite Toolkit. Enjoy, and let us know if you win something.

tothinkistocreate.com is giving away a brand new Wii in exchange for a shoe store recommendation. Open through today, July 15th. The Celebrity Cafe is also giving away a Wii and a DS Lite; enter both daily through the 31st of July. Spacesquid.com is giving away a Wii for the best Mushroom Men short story. IGN is giving away a DS with Guitar Hero: On Tour as well as a copy of Aerosmith for the console of your choice. Game Informer is giving away 50,000 Wii points, all you have to do is guess the game in the screenshot. It goes on all week with one chance to enter per day. Needcoffee.com is giving away Dragon Quest Swords (Wii), Final Fantasy XII (DS), and Heroes of Mana (DS).

Destructoid is giving away another 360, an entry only costs you a comment.
Via Contest SuperSite Tools | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 14 Jul 2008 21:31
Tags: ds duke-nukem news shooter


Duke Nukem Trilogy

Duke Nukem Trilogy has been announced for the DS. It'll have 3 episodes (Critical Mass, Chain Reaction and Proving Grounds) with 36 levels total, 3D graphics and 3D Characters, though it's still unclear what the perspective will be, so don't hope for a free-moving FPS just yet. DS Fanboy hypothesizes that it'll be a 2D sidescroller with 3D elements.

Some WiiHD's first FPS action came on Duke Nukem 3D, so we'd love to see a return to that style of gaming. On DS, however, a good sidescroller can still be fun. With that many levels, you'd almost anticipate a more limited 2D playing area. Those DS carts aren't made of memory. Well, I guess technically they are made memory, but you know what we mean.

Apogee Via DS Fanboy | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 11 Jul 2008 23:41
Tags: civrev ds preview tips-n-tricks

WiiHD's Civilization Revolution (DS) Preview

WiiHD is proud to present our own Civilization Revolution Preview for the Nintendo DS. There has been more limited coverage of the DS version, and some of it hasn't been very thoughtful. We decided to fill a gap and provide newcomers to the series a good look at just how the game plays.

WiiHD will release our full review shortly, and in it, we'll be sure to note changes in the franchise for Civ veterans. Keep an eye out for it.

Now hit the break for the full preview, perfect for beginners.

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