March 31, 2006
by Evan Burchfield - 9:07 pm PST
Total comments: 17
Source: SCI Financial Report
It's Lara's first excursion on a Nintendo console, and the DS to boot.
SCI Entertainment, Eidos' parent company, unexpectedly announced today that upcoming current and next-gen title Tomb Raider: Legend will be featured on GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and the Nintendo DS. The GameCube will likely receive a port of the 3-D version available for PS2 and XBOX 360, among... Read more...
by Jon Lindemann - 12:35 pm PST
Total comments: 20
Source: Press Release
Soon, you too will be able to make Happy Trees alongside the painting legend.
It may seem like an early April Fool's joke, but PGC has confirmed the announcement with both the developer, AGFRAG, and the late Bob Ross's production company. Keep in mind that the platforms are not finalized because the game does not yet have a publisher, but details of the publishing agreement and target platforms are expected at E3 in May.
March 29, 2006
by Vincent Anderson - 10:47 am PST
Total comments: 51
Source: CNN Money
Just how cheap is cheap, you say? Click the link to find out what Nintendo's president had to say on the subject.
Satoru Iwata, in an interview with CNN Money, revealed that Nintendo's first party games are going to be no more then $50.
"I cannot imagine any first party title could be priced for more than $50."
He couldn't guarantee that other companies would follow suit, however.
In regards to the reason for keeping prices low this generation, he gave this statement:
March 24, 2006
by Steven Rodriguez - 10:57 pm PST
Total comments: 14
Well, not really, but someone at GDC thought of a game idea that would win the Peace Prize.
One of the side shows at the Game Developers Conference is the Game Design Challenge, a one-hour long panel where three of the top game designers in the industry offer ideas for games on oddball subjects. This year marked the third installment of the event, with the task of creating a videogame that could win the Nobel Peace Prize.
by Jonathan Metts - 7:15 pm PST
Total comments: 35
Source: Hudson Soft
Hudson elaborates on TurboGrafx (PC-Engine) capabilities for Nintendo's upcoming download/emulation service.
According to an announcement by Hudson's Japanese office (link above), the Virtual Console support for TurboGrafx games, announced yesterday, includes both card and CD-ROM games. The Hudson/NEC-designed system was known as PC-Engine in Japan, where it enjoyed far more success and is remembered for... Read more...
March 23, 2006
by Michael Cole - 11:25 pm PST
Total comments: 6
Thursday Katsuya Eguchi discussed the development and evolution of Animal Crossing from the 64DD to the DS. A summary and an audio recording of his presentation are both inside!
Katsuya Eguchi, director of the Animal Crossing games, spoke Thursday at GDC in a session entitled "Is That a Franchise in Your Pocket? An Animal Crossing: Wild World Case Study." His casual presentation included a history of the series, an overview of the gameplay, and what makes it a daily experience. I have summarized his presentation in this article, but you may listen to Tim O'Leary's translation for further details.
by Steven Rodriguez - 11:23 pm PST
Total comments: 5
The puppy powered portable picks up two awards, but two other DS games are beat out in their categories.
The sixth annual Game Developer Choice Awards were held on Wednesday night, and the winners are in. Unlike the AIAS awards, Developer Choice awards are voted on only by game developers.
Nintendogs won the award in the Best Technology category, and also picked up a special Innovation Award. ... Read more...
by Daniel Bloodworth - 8:53 pm PST
Total comments: 24
The official full transcription of Iwata's speech, covering Brain Training development, Revolution development, how the "Virtual Console" will provide new opportunities to developers, and more.
2006 GDC KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Thank you so much for giving me the honor of speaking before you again this year. In my job, I have to talk to a lot of people, but as you all know, since I still have the heart of a gamer, I have the most fun talking to you!
Once upon a time, way back in the 1980's,... Read more...
by Jonathan Metts - 6:25 pm PST
Total comments: 14
Source: GDC Presentation
Katsuya Eguchi confirms that the series is headed for Nintendo's new console.
In a presentation at the 2006 Game Developers Conference, Katsuya Eguchi, the producer of Animal Crossing and the DS sequel, Wild World, mentioned plans for the future of the series:
"Our next challenge is to think of how to bring Animal Crossing to the Revolution."
Although it sounds like the game is still in the conceptual phase, this should be welcome news for fans of the popular "communication game".
by Jonathan Metts - 11:51 am PST
Total comments: 48
Source: GDC Keynote
But the biggest Revolution secret will not be revealed for a few more weeks (E3).
In his GDC Keynote speech today, Satoru Iwata said he wants Nintendo WiFi Connection to be like mySpace in terms of ease of use and popularity. He also compared Revolution's Virtual Console service to iTunes and said that once other companies saw it, they jumped on board eagerly. This claim was... Read more...
by Jonathan Metts - 11:38 am PST
Total comments: 86
Source: GDC Keynote
Breaking news from Iwata's GDC keynote!
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is the name of the first Zelda title for Nintendo DS, which features cel-shaded graphics like those in Wind Waker. The game may in fact be a sequel to Wind Waker, as Michael Cole reports that the video footage showed a steam boat similar to the King of Red Lions.... Read more...
March 21, 2006
by Lasse Pallesen - 1:03 am PST
Total comments: 2
Source: Press Release
Lucky Jump Games has completed Garfield And His Nine Lives for GBA.
Garfield And His Nine Lives Goes Gold
Emeryville, CA., March 20, 2006 - Handheld videogame specialist Lucky Jump Games announced today that it has completed development on Garfield and His Nine Lives for Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The Game Factory selected Lucky Jump Games to develop the... Read more...
March 17, 2006
by Stan Ferguson - 12:18 pm PST
Total comments: 11
Source: Press Release
Konami celebrates with a veritable cornucopia of Frogger for the entire year.
KONAMI’S FROGGER TURNS 25!
One of The Most Iconic Characters in The Video Game Industry Celebrates
25 Years Of Jumping, Hopping and Dodging Traffic with
New Products and a National Sweepstakes
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 17, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced... Read more...
March 15, 2006
by Karl Castaneda - 9:17 am PST
Total comments: 53
Recent reports have led us to believe that Capcom’s lawyer adventure is boosting its availability. Is it the truth? Updated yet again with availability and pricing info!
If you’ve had trouble buying a copy of Phoenix Wright, Capcom’s fantastic lawyer game on the DS, lately, you’re not the only one. Much to the chagrin of potential buyers, the game’s been out of stock with retailers for some time, due to low production numbers in the United States. There seemed... Read more...
by Jonathan Metts - 8:55 am PST
Total comments: 208
Source: Nintendo Europe
Finally, 100% official confirmation that Twilight Princess will have special control features when played on Revolution. The creator of Mario also discusses New Super Mario Bros. for DS.
In an interview with Nintendo's European branch, Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed a feature often mentioned and sometimes disavowed by Nintendo execs: that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be playable with the Revolution's motion-sensing controller.
The full interview is available at the link above, but only for NOE's "VIP Lounge" members. For everyone else, here are the juiciest excerpts:
March 14, 2006
by Karlie Yeung - 1:50 am PST
Total comments: 1
The same game as Pokémon Trozei, out in Europe on the 5th of May.
PUZZLE YOUR WAY TO FREE POKÉMON!
All the greatest Pokémon characters in one place
14th March 2006 – Get set to experience a whole new dimension to the world of Pokémon, as Pokémon Link! the all-new slide action puzzle adventure launches exclusively on the Nintendo DS. Providing an exciting new addition to the Pokémon series, Pokémon Link! is available across Europe on the 5th May 2006.
March 11, 2006
by Stan Ferguson - 6:37 pm PST
Total comments: 104
Celebrate 7 years of PGC by entering our contest! It's over! Winners will be announced this weekend!
As everyone should know, this month marks the 7th Anniversary of Planet GameCube. We’re so excited to present to you, our dearest readers, a wonderful new contest that’s bound to blow the roof off the Internet and let the bodies hit the floor.
We here at PGC believe in the corporate ideal... Read more...
by Jonathan Metts - 4:19 pm PST
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The grand prize winner will be going retro with these goodies.
Earlier this week, we announced the big contest to celebrate PGC's seventh year of existence, and we promised that more prizes would be announced during the contest period. Now, we have confirmed a great set of prizes from our importing partner, Lik-Sang.
First, a very popular import game for the Nintendo DS system already included in the grand prize pack:
March 10, 2006
by Michael Cole - 3:27 pm PST
Total comments: 29
Source: IGN Revolution
Matt from IGN explores a preliminary Revolution development kit.
It is well known that Nintendo has shipped over a thousand Revolution development kits and that many of those kits consist of peripherals for current GameCube development kits. Recently Matt Casamassina had a chance to study the development kit hardware.
While details about the preliminary kit... Read more...
March 9, 2006
by Karlie Yeung - 9:13 am PST
Total comments: 31
Submit your questions now for Shigeru Miyamoto to answer in a web-chat at www.webchats.tv
On Friday 17th March, Shigeru Miyamoto will be taking part in a webchat on the website www.webchats.tv.
Questions may be submitted to him from the website starting from now, and you can watch him answer as many as he can on the 17th.
It is expected that he will answer questions about the Nintendo DS and the latest DS games including New Super Mario Bros.