Axe heroes rejoice! Guitar Hero is coming!

February 8, 2007

Wii Guitar Hero!!!

This is great news!  Guitar Hero, the completely fantastic games that sees players becoming guitar heroes before your very eyes is headed to the Wii.  The enws comes in the form of a vague reference to the game made in Activision’s Conference Call, which happened yesterday.  Prepare yourself for some business mumbo jumbo gamers;

“The key difference in our strategy versus the prior cycle, is that in addition to full support on Sony and Microsoft platforms, we will aggressively target the Nintendo platforms consistent with our multi-platform strategy and Nintendo’s expected growth. In fiscal 2008, we will double our offerings on the DS and the Wii, including Spiderman, , Transformers, and Guitar Hero.”

This is from Mike Griffith, the Activision CEO, so it got a bit of weight behind it.  We might be in for a bit of a wait, but it’s coming folks!

Source: [qj.net]

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Zorro for Wii

February 3, 2007

Zorro!!

Ah yes, the masked hero is hacking and slashing his way to the Wii.  Very little information on the game at the moment, with only a post over at Zoro Productions providing any information.

So what do we know?  Well the game is called The Destiny of Zorro, and it’s being developed by Pronto games and Zorro Productions.  The two companies are located in the San Francisco East Bay, so are close geographically as well.  Pronto seemingly create games around the SmaFF principle – that they should be small, fast and fun.  I know, it sound like another collection of sodding mini games doesn’t it?  They reckon this matches the titular hereo though,

“These elements almost match the character of Zorro himself, though to his adversaries, Zorro often appears larger than life.”

Uh huh.  Don’t you just love press releases?   There’s more though.

“The Destiny of Zorro  embodies the Pronto strategy – gameplay is showcased first.  The visuals are high quality, as are the audio and storyline.  The game is easy to understand, with challenges for casual gamers but with an interest level that will attract hard core gamers, too.”

Right you are.  If it’s all the same with you I’ll reserve any judgements until I actually see the game in action.  Right, I am off to practice making a big Z in the air with my wiimote.

Source: [zorro productions]


Prince of Persia looking good

February 2, 2007

More pretty pictures of Prince of Persia Rival swords, courtesy of cvg. Ok, so this is a port of an old game (from 2005) but maybe the new controls explained in the pictures will breathe new life into the title. Let’s hope so, after such a great start to the Wii’s life it would be a shame to screw things up with sloppy ports now. Enjoy the piccies folks.

Prince of Persia Hi Rez Screen

Pirnce of Persia Hi Rez Screen

Pirnce of Persia Hi Rez Screen

 

 

 

 

Pirnce of Persia Hi Rez Screen

 

 

 

 

Source: [cvg]


Xplay reviews Trauma Centre: Second Opinion

February 2, 2007

Xplay have posted up a nice video review of the upcoming slash and, um, heal game Trauma Cenre: Second Edition. This is the Wii sequel to the DS original, with an extra 10 mission side story to enjoy. The review points out that the difficulty curve takes a steep incline – maybe why you can switch to easy difficulty at any point in the game. They give it a final score of 4 out of 5.  With things going a little quiet on the game front after the initial launch madness it’s good to see some games coming through


New Sonic trailer

February 1, 2007

Is it just me or does it still seem strange that Sonic is on Nintendo machines? It’s just not right. Maybe I am showing my age right enough, because Sega has actually been a pretty good supporter of Nintendo hardware of late.

Still, recent Sonic games have not been up to scratch, so here’s hoping that this new offering is a return to form for out spikey pal. The game is due for a February release in the US (looking like the 20th) so the reviews should be in soon enough. Until then feast your eyes on this latest trailer, and imagine twiching that Wiimote like a loon.