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Metroid: Other M Delay Official, Photo Dojo Free to Download

by Karlie Yeung - April 23, 2010, 1:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: Nintendo Press Release

Also, Sin and Punishment: Star Successor is getting pushed back to late June, and a number of WiiWare and DSiWare titles are given release dates.

Today, Nintendo announced an update to the summer release schedule for Wii. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor will now launch on June 27, and Metroid: Other M is now confirmed for August 31. Previously, the titles were set for a June 6 and June 27 release respectively.

Nintendo also offered release dates for several WiiWare and DSiWare titles, including the free-to-download Photo Dojo (May 10), Earthworm Jim DSiWare (May 10), BIT.TRIP Runner (May 17), Metal Torrent (May 24), and X-Scape (May 31).

The full set of releases is below.

Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (Wii, June 27): The incredible new

shooter game from legendary developer Treasure, Sin & Punishment: Star

Successor features nonstop action with two playable characters and

international online leaderboards to track high scores. Using the Wii

Remote™ pointer functionality, the game offers unprecedented precision

in the shooter genre. Broadband Internet access is required for online

features.

Metroid: Other M (Wii, Aug. 31): Developed for the Wii console

through a collaboration by Nintendo and the world-renowned Team Ninja,

this newest installment of the Metroid saga looks at the classic

franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is

reminiscent of 2-D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective

into 3-D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a

derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic,

never-before-told story of bounty hunter Samus Aran's past. This new

approach uses a new control scheme in which players use the Wii Remote

controller, held sideways, to battle enemies and navigate the

expansive, gorgeous environments in classic Metroid fashion, then aim

at the screen with the Wii Remote pointer to blast foes in

first-person and hunt the world for clues and hidden passages.

Photo Dojo (Nintendo DSiWare, May 10): Get ready for some seriously

fun Kung Fu action – starring you! Create your own characters and

record the sound effects using the Nintendo DSi system's camera and

microphone. Use your imagination to set the stage for a fun-filled

fight to the finish. In a special introductory offer, Photo Dojo will

be available for free download via the Nintendo DSi Shop from May 10

to June 10. Starting June 11, the game will be available for download

for 200 Nintendo DSi Points.

Earthworm Jim (Nintendo DSiWare, Gameloft, May 10): The classic

action platformer is back with a never-before-seen feature,

exclusively on the Nintendo DSi system. Run, gun, swing from hooks

with your head, launch cows, bungee jump, rocket through speed levels

and more, in crazy universes that offer huge game-play possibilities.

Earn bonuses with facial expression-based challenges that track your

face using the Nintendo DSi camera. Put on a smile, frown or make a

variety of other faces to mimic Jim.

BIT.TRIP RUNNER (WiiWare, Aksys Games, May 17): Marking the first

character-based adventure for CaptainVideo, the newest installment in

the BIT.TRIP series features rhythm-based action platforming, more

than 50 challenges to complete and a pounding chiptune-inspired

soundtrack.

Looksley's Line Up™ (Nintendo DSiWare, May 17): In this unique take

on hidden picture games, Looksley the rabbit needs your help to find

inspiring objects so he can finish the story he's writing. The objects

are hidden in 3-D dioramas made up of cutout layers that shift as you

move the Nintendo DSi system. Unique Nintendo DSi camera-based

controls let you peer deep into the game's scenes and hunt for hidden

objects just by moving the Nintendo DSi.

Frogger Returns (Nintendo DSiWare, Konami, May 17): Frogger Returns

takes the challenge of the arcade classic Frogger and brings it to the

Nintendo DSiWare service for the first time. Classic top-down 2-D

game-play is updated with colorful 3-D graphics, a new perspective,

new levels, new enemies and game-changing power-ups to dodge and grab.

Metal Torrent™ (Nintendo DSiWare, May 24): Compete with players

around the world for the highest score in this new action game

inspired by classic arcade shoot-'em-ups. Convert enemy bullets into

score-generating cubes. Continuously absorb cubes to create

score-accelerating combos. Download replay videos from top players via

Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection, or if you make the top five scores, upload

your own video.

X-Scape™ (Nintendo DSiWare, May 31): Take on an epic space adventure

in X-Scape. As captain of the VIXIV, a highly advanced space tank,

you'll roam the surface of dozens of alien worlds, battling the forces

of an empire that is out to destroy you. The touch screen makes

controlling your vehicle a snap, and your helpful robot companion is

there every step of the way to help you with advice and weapon

upgrades.

Hero of Sparta (Nintendo DSiWare, Gameloft, May 31): Battle like the

fierce Spartan warrior you are to avoid a tragic death as you journey

through mythical lands and even probe the depths of the Underworld.

You will fight the most phenomenal monsters from mythology, defy

Minotaurs and the Cyclops, and challenge the gods themselves!

Flametail™ (Nintendo DSiWare, June 7): Clean up the space lanes of

floating garbage with the starship Flametail. As you wind your way

through the mind-bending obstacle course, your flaming tail will

ignite the piles of rubbish to eliminate them. But be careful to not

get caught in a dead end, or let the barrier that's following you

reach your tail. This puzzle action game is easy for anyone to pick up

and play.

A Kappa's Trail (Nintendo DSiWare, June 14): Guide a little mythical

river spirit to the human world with your Nintendo DSi stylus in this

puzzle adventure. Draw a trail, and the little "kappa" will follow.

It's up to you to ensure he makes it through the gauntlet of enemies

and treacherous paths of the Kappa Trail.

Talkback

Mop it upApril 23, 2010

This seems like a smart move, as there isn't much reason to release these games so close to one another.
I'm not very interested in the games myself, so I don't mind that they're delayed since I wasn't going to buy them on release anyway.

broodwarsApril 23, 2010

At least we finally have a release date for Bit.Trip RUNNER.  As for Metroid, nunchuck support is a must so hopefully they'll add it during the delay period. 

KDR_11kApril 23, 2010

Aw man, Photo Dojo is 200 points here.

So Looksley's Line-Up is the western name for that headtracking game?

Flametail is the square mode of MaBoShi.

broodwarsApril 23, 2010

Just noticed this:

Quote:

Hero of Sparta (Nintendo DSiWare, Gameloft, May 31): Battle like the  fierce Spartan warrior you are to avoid a tragic death as you journey  through mythical lands and even probe the depths of the Underworld.  You will fight the most phenomenal monsters from mythology, defy  Minotaurs and the Cyclops, and challenge the gods themselves!


My, that sounds familiar.

CalibanApril 23, 2010

I will have more or less one full month between each game. Mario, Sin, and Samus. Sounds good to me.

BlackNMild2k1April 23, 2010

I wonder whats planned for Sept., Oct., Nov.(Zelda) & Dec.

KDR_11kApril 23, 2010

Quote from: broodwars

Just noticed this:

Quote:

Hero of Sparta (Nintendo DSiWare, Gameloft, May 31): Battle like the  fierce Spartan warrior you are to avoid a tragic death as you journey  through mythical lands and even probe the depths of the Underworld.  You will fight the most phenomenal monsters from mythology, defy  Minotaurs and the Cyclops, and challenge the gods themselves!


My, that sounds familiar.

You mean it sounds like a Greek epic? Yep.

broodwarsApril 23, 2010

Quote from: KDR_11k

Quote from: broodwars

Just noticed this:

Quote:

Hero of Sparta (Nintendo DSiWare, Gameloft, May 31): Battle like the  fierce Spartan warrior you are to avoid a tragic death as you journey  through mythical lands and even probe the depths of the Underworld.  You will fight the most phenomenal monsters from mythology, defy  Minotaurs and the Cyclops, and challenge the gods themselves!


My, that sounds familiar.

You mean it sounds like a Greek epic? Yep.


You might even say it sounds like this Spartan warrior is a Lord of Battle.  ;)

Sounds like an iPhone/PSP Mini game.

It's also awesome that Photo Dojo is briefly costless.

vuduApril 23, 2010

In before Halbred complains about the lack of a Shantae release date.

Aw, man!  Halbred posted a response before I could get in!  Lucky for all of us, he was momentarily distracted by the thought of making a fighter using pictures of his penis.

I thought I did. Wait, that was on the other, similar thread.

NO SHANTAE WHAT THE HELL

TJ SpykeApril 23, 2010

I wasn't that interested in it, but I will probably get Photo Dojo since it's free for the first month.

I HOPE Zelda gets released this fall, but I have severe doubts since we have not even seen a single screenshot and the only confirmed info is that it will use Wii MotionPlus.

GoldenPhoenixApril 23, 2010

Quote from: TJ

I wasn't that interested in it, but I will probably get Photo Dojo since it's free for the first month.

I HOPE Zelda gets released this fall, but I have severe doubts since we have not even seen a single screenshot and the only confirmed info is that it will use Wii MotionPlus.

As much as Nintendo has been holding things close to their chest for Wii, I wouldn't be shocked if Zelda came out this year.

TJ SpykeApril 23, 2010

But for their major releases they still present info early.

I will make the claim right now that if we don't get a ton of media on it at E3 (including screenshots, video, game info, the NAME of the game), then it will not release in 2010.

GoldenPhoenixApril 23, 2010

Quote from: TJ

But for their major releases they still present info early.

I will make the claim right now that if we don't get a ton of media on it at E3 (including screenshots, video, game info, the NAME of the game), then it will not release in 2010.

I would agree, E3 needs to be a blow out, if not it isn't happening because Nintendo always showcases their big christmas games at E3.

BeautifulShyApril 23, 2010

*Looks at Halbred's post and shakes head*

Anyway I am ok with this since June was going to be a money draining month.

NinGurl69 *hugglesApril 23, 2010

Screw that Suck-a-moto Merftroid game, Sega's GUNBLADE NY & LA is coming to Wii!

I played Photo Dojo at PAX. It's simple and mindless but fun; I'll certainly pick it up for free.

NemoApril 23, 2010

Metroid: Other M delayed until the day before Fall Semester starts... DISLIKE~!

KDR_11kApril 23, 2010

Quote from: broodwars

You might even say it sounds like this Spartan warrior is a Lord of Battle.  ;)

Seriously, it's all just regurgitated stuff from ancient greek epics. Hell, you could probably make a videogame out of the Hercules TV series and it could sound like a GoW rip-off setting-wise.

kraken613April 24, 2010

Quote from: Nemo

Metroid: Other M delayed until the day before Fall Semester starts... DISLIKE~!

I will be 5 days into my senior year when it comes out.... Why does Metroid always come out as school starts!

The original rumors had it coming out August 15. Which is my birthday. Which would have been one of the best birthday gifts EVER.

ControlerFleXApril 26, 2010

Quote from: broodwars

As for Metroid, nunchuck support is a must so hopefully they'll add it during the delay period. 

Gamers need to stop going here......Nintendo has........ Swallow it or walk.

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