Revo - News

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Revo-News 2.0 Launched!

I just launched Revo-News 2.0! If you would like to see it follow the link to head over there and check out all the great new stuff. Btw the old Revo-News will no longer be updated so be sure to change you bookmarks for this site. See ya.

Revo-News 2.0

Friday, March 24, 2006

Revo-News Site Update Reminder

Just a reminder and a final date for the Revo-News site update. The new site will go live sometime tonight, the 25th of March, Saturday. I don't have a specific date that I will launch it as I will be away part of the afternoon. Just stay tuned to Revo-news as great things are to come for my little site. :)

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Spider Man 3 and Animal Crossing Revolution

It's been a big day today with the unveiling of The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hour Glass and plenty of other things, but as the day comes to a close so does the news, but there's a bit more big news before this day ends. First off Actavision revealed that Spider Man 3 Revolution is being developed from the ground up in order to take advantage of the Revolution Controller. Also it is now officially and definitely confirmed that Animal Crossing Revolution is in the works. Series producer Katsuya Eguch today talked about Animal Crossing DS, and of course, Animal Crossing Revolution. He stated that they are looking into the different things they could do in Animal Crossing for the Revolution. Check out the full articles by clicking the source link below, and of course, stay tuned to Revo-News for more news as it pops up. Source: IGN.com

Metroid Prime Hunters is in my Hands!

Finally, three days after launch, Metroid Prime Hunters is in my hands! My bro picked it up for me while he was at work since my pre-order still hadn't shipped. It's funny how I pre-order it from, online fromWal-Mart but then ended up just picking it up at the store. Crazy stuff. I managed to squeeze in some singleplayer play and also played a few online matches. I just have one thing to say, THIS GAME KICKS BASS! The graphics in the game are incredibly detailed, and aiming with the touch screen is almost as good as the old keyboard and mouse. Although I'll hold off on my final impressions till I review in around a week, I'd just like to say that Hunters online totally blows away Mario Kart, it's that good. Also I took plenty of pictures of me opening the the package and will make up a documentary for the new site when it launches.

GDC Conference Coverage

Okay, sorry for not updating live through out Iwatas speach, I was to busy with other things, so, I apologize. But now that I'm here I might as well talk about todays events. Not much was revealed but what was was HUGE.

First off Iwata revealed that Sega Genesis, Master System, and even Turbo Graphix 16 games will be coming to Revolution Virtual Console. Iwata stated that not all games will be featured, rather Nintendo will pick the best of the best on those three systems.

Finally, most likely the best news of the show, Iwata revealed the upcoming DS title The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. The game takes on the exact style of Wind Waker with beautiful cel-shaded graphics. The game is set to come out this year.

Follow the link to check out all the info and stay tuned to Revo-News for more news on the Virtual Console and Phantom Hourglass.

IGN GDC Coverage

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Nintendo Revolution Pics

You want to see some new Revolution pics? Well RevolutionReports own, Aaron Canaday, attending GDC took some pictures of the Revolution Nintendo had behind glass. He took pictures from many different angles showing off the sleek system in all it's iPod esque glory.

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Tetris DS/Snowboards Kids to Europe in April

This Spring is turning out to be BIG for europeans. Not only are they getting titles such as Metroid Prime Hunters, Pokemon Trozei, and Final Fantasy IV now they are getting two more games. The first one is the biggest, of course, being Tetris DS. Tetris DS will be released in Europe on April 21st. As for the not so big Snowboard kids, it will be released sometime in April also. No exact date was given for this title.

Point Blank Coming to DS

Today Namco announced that's it's classic arcade lightgun game, Point Blank, is coming to the Nintendo DS. Check out the official press release below. Test your hand eye coordination as you tap the touch screen furiously to accomplish your goals! Using the stylus as your shooting instrument, you will be tested in four different difficulty levels in over 40 different stages including Namco’s popular coin-op arcade series digitized for on the go gaming! Features: * Classic shooting gameplay Using the stylus as your weapon of choice, tap tap tap your way to testing your hand-eye coordination! * Multitude of shooting mini-games Play through 40 different mini-games including shooting clay pigeons, aliens, cardboard criminals, etc…All collected from the original Point Blank series * 5 different modes o Arcade: Play through four different levels of difficulty with varying numbers of stages o Wireless VS: Challenge your friends utilizing the wireless feature with only one game card and find out who’s the quickest draw o Brain Massage: Play through various stages while the game analyzes your abilities and gives you feedback accordingly o Freeplay: Select any stage at any time to challenge your best score o Classic Coin-Op Games: New stages adapted from Namco’s classic coin-op arcade series

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

More Revo-News Updates.

As you may have noticed over the past few days, Blogger is still all messed up. Well I'm happy to announce that work on the new and improved Revo-News is already over half way along, and I will now share with you all the deets.

- The new site will be moved over to WordPress allowing commenting with much more ease

- I will have a Reggie Pic of the Week gallery filled with every Reggie Pic I make

- We will now have a mail-bag! If you would like to send a question now, send it to revonewsmailbag@gmail.com

- We will have a special "Member of the Week Section". More on that later.

- And probably the biggest edition will be a brand new Nintendo Wiki called, what else, Nin-Wiki!

And that's it! The new site should be done by the weekend, I'm currently just putting the finishing touches on everything making sure it all works. If you have a suggestion for the improved Revo-News leave it in the comments box.

Also in other news, Metroid Prime Hunters scored a 9.0 from IGN. you can read their full review HERE.

DS Title Delays

Today we've got two delays for two titles for the DS. For those of you hoping to sink into New Super Mario Bros 80 levels on May 7th, it looks like you'll have to wait another week, the game will now ship on May 15th.

The next delay is for the upcoming brain training game Big Brain Academy. Rather than a late May release it has now been pushed back to June 5th. Stay tuned to Revo-News for info on future delays.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Worms: Open Warfare Trailer

Check out this awesome new trailer for the small anelids first DS outing. For those of you who for go all trailers without lots of explosions you don't want to miss this. It shows plenty of game footage and some pre rendered shots of worms killing each other.

My Quest For Metroid Prime Hunters

Since I pre-ordered my copy of hunters from Wal-Mart a month ago I've anxiously awaited the "Your item has shipped" e-mail. Well today I looked in my e-mail, there was one letter in my inbox, it was adressed by Wal-Mart, it is an advertisement for Spring products, I weep. So for yet another day I am left with another reason to say "Screw you Wal-Mart".

Nintendo Metroid Prime Hunters/Tetris DS Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., March 20 /PRNewswire/ — Nintendo’s wireless gaming service welcomes two incredible new games that will raise the level of competition to dramatic new levels. Metroid(R) Prime Hunters is Nintendo’s first real first-person shooter for Nintendo DS(TM), while Tetris(R) DS features classic puzzle action remixed with retro Nintendo themes. Both games launch today, and both are playable on Nintendo(R) Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo’s wireless gaming service. Together they reinforce Nintendo’s commitment to making games that appeal to both hard-core and casual gamers.

“These two games really showcase the range of abilities of the world’s favorite new portable game system,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “They will further help drive Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection as the hottest Wi-Fi format ever introduced to games.” In Metroid Prime Hunters, the legendary Metroid franchise continues with new hunters, new abilities, new weapons and new alternate forms. Withworldwide Wi-Fi connectivity, there’s always a band of hunters eager to challenge a player’s skills. Metroid Prime Hunters is also the first Nintendo DS game to offer real-time voice chat, letting players talk to one another before and after they face off in a multiplayer match. The chat technology functions much like a two-way radio and lets players intimidate opponents with some friendly trash talk. With this free service, players who have exchanged their Nintendo DS friend codes can converse through Nintendo DS across the Americas. Players must be logged on to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to use the chat feature.

Metroid Prime Hunters lets players battle in more than 20 action-packed arenas across seven multiplayer modes, including Battle, Capture, Bounty, Survival, Defender and Nodes, as well as the exciting Prime Hunter mode, where players battle to become the most powerful hunter in the arena. New hunters join the Metroid universe, including Trace, Sylux, Noxus, Spire,Kanden and Weavel, all battling against Samus in both single-player and multiplayer games. Each new hunter has a unique background, fighting style and individual alt forms to match up against Samus’ Morphball.

Not to be outdone, Tetris DS includes six modes, each based on a theme from a famous Nintendo character or game. The classic block-building game finds new ways to entertain. Some of the modes make use of the Nintendo DS touch screen. Newcomers and longtime fans alike will find new surprises. Using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, up to four players compete in two- orfour-player battles against friends or strangers. And with just one game card, up to 10 players can clash using DS Download Play.

New Super Mario Bros Features 80 Levels

For those of you who enjoyed the huge amount of levels in Mario 3 for the NES New Super Mario Bros is for you. The newest Nintendo just brought confirmation that the game will feature 80 LEVELS, a huge step up from the 3D Mario games where you have around 10 levels and multiple missions in each. Stay tuned to Revo-News for more info as it creeps closer to it's May 7th release.

Yoot Saito Making DS Game

“The Nintendo DS is a wonderful handheld. I’m glad it comes with a built-in microphone. That’s why we have things planned for it. We’re working on a different title right now that will use the network and microphone, but unfortunately I can’t really discuss it yet.” Yoot Saito

For those of you who don't know who Saito is, he is the man behind the upcoming GameCube game Odama. This is official confirmation straight from the game designer that he has a DS game in the works. He mentioned that it will use the DS network, hopefully this means Wi-Fi Connection. Stay tuned to Revo-News for more info as it arrives.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Tales of the Tempest Screens

I only have one word for this game... HOLY CRUD... oh, wait, that was two. The graphics in this game just keep getting better and better the more I see of it. It appears as though Namco has pulled off a winner as far as graphics, let's just hope it has winning gameplay too.

Shoot! Well it turns out that Blogger is acting up and it won't let me post pictures. The sooner I get the site moved the better. Follow the link to check out the screens.