New Game Get – Nintendo releases for the week ending September 27th

Wow, this list is HUGE!  Look for most of the release lists to be fairly large from now until the end of the year, folks.  High profile games this week include Kirby Super Star Ultra, SimCity Creator, Lego Batman, de Blob, Wario Land: Shake It!, Disgaea, and Samba de Amigo … not to mention Mega Man 9 coming out on Monday!  I’d also like to point out to any Wallace & Gromit fans ...

Nintendo marketing Wario Land at Six Flags

Ah, the smells of a bustling amusement park on a sunny fall afternoon, the air thick with the welcoming scent of funnel cakes, popcorn and…flatulence. Nintendo announced in a press release yesterday it will be promoting Wario Land: Shake It!, the Wii platformer starring the company’s gassiest antagonist, at participating Six Flags locations. From the press release: Nintendo has teamed ...

More Wario Land: Shake It? Sure, here’s a video

I’ve completely given myself over to 2D gaming on the Wii this fall, beginning with Mega Man 9 (no surprise there) and Wario Land: Shake It. So, in that vein, here’s a video from the latter, courtesy of the Nintendo Channel. Enjoy.

Even Nintendo admits “disappointment” with E3 showing

I still stand by rosy fanman’s assessment of Nintendo’s E3 showing, but I can easily agree with people who wanted more games like Wario pushed to the forefront of their keynote. The game simply deserved more attention than it got, period. Nintendo cheerleader Cammie Dunaway agrees, telling VGChartz (they do interviews?!) that “we were disappointed with our performance at E3. Ther...

More hardcore screens of Wario: Shake it from Nintendo

2D platformers excite me. Especially when they boast crisp, fresh graphics and an obnoxious main character like Wario. Why this didn’t make the presentation yesterday is anyone’s guess, so here’s mine: It’s first party IP, and Nintendo was giving the stage to new tech and third parties yesterday. This title will sell on its own. More screens in a new gallery at WiiFanboy.

Wario Land: Shake It! – Trailer

Looks promising, but should it really be on a full price disk? Why not break it up into episodes for Wiiware? U.S. Release date: September 26, 2008

The Onion: Wario Lemieux steals Red Wings Stanley Cup

The Onion does it again. I’m thinking they have a few game-playing Nintendo lovers over in that crazy office of theirs.

Snagging a Wii on “Black Friday”

I told Blake once I arrived in Japan I would do a guide to buying the Wii- which was still quite sought-after when I left the US. After a few months I finally waded through the necessary bureaucracy to get my own apartment and so I figured what better day to grab a Wii than “Black Friday,” the worst shopping day of the year…

It’s a Wario pumpkin!

Halloween has always been one of my favorites… [via Flickr]