Wii Ware

Square Enix bringing Final Fantasy series to VC + Two Wiiware titles

At long last Square Enix is bringing the Final Fantasy series to the Virtual Console. The series kicks off in Japan during May 2009 with the original Famicom favorite, Final Fantasy. VC dates for the United States and Europe are set for a TBA 2009 release. As if that isn’t enough, Square revealed two new Final Fantasy titles for Wiiware. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklor...

GDC – WiiWare Hands On – Swords & Soldiers

One of the great things about WiiWare is it’s accessibility for smaller development teams.  Take Ronimo games – a small dutch developer with a humble staff of ten, Ronimo is bringing real time strategy action to WiiWare.  What makes them special? A large part of Ronimo’s development staff is responsible for de blob, having created the original PC game as a student project, even...

Final Fantasy IV Sequel being ported to the Wii

Silconera has dug up some juicy information regarding a sequel to the ever so popular Final Fantasy IV, and found out that the [ESRB] has reviewed and rated the game for release in the US. Which is interesting since I thought that Square-Enix was against releasing their “Cell Phone” games over here, but since we all know that the Wii prints out cash for whoever develops for it and we a...

Brownie Brown wants to develope for Wii & DS

According to a recent article on Silconera, it would seem that Brownie Brown wants to try and jump into Wii development. Shinichi Kameoka, President of Brownie Brown, is starting to really look into WiiWare and the possibility of developing new exclusive titles for the system. Brownie Brown has a great track record dealing with various hand held RPG’s ranging from Sword of Mana all the way u...

“Bob’s Game” Protest Ends

Robert Pelloni announced the end of his 100 day sit-in protest today, leaving his former prison in shambles.  With a toppled desk and chair, drawers, and a seemingly carefully placed computer monitor chair and desk overturned and papers everywhere, the once busy workstation is no more.  In his final post he vents one more quiet frustration at Nintendo, and bemoans the stunt became regarded as so...

Coming to WiiWare: Toasters Vs. Pastries!

I love WiiWare – I love it for the simplicity of being able to pick up a new game from the comfort of my couch.  I love it because it makes me feel comfortable with the eventual dominance of digital distribution and the abandonment of disc media.  Mostly though, I love WiiWare because it opens doors for small independent developers to unleash their crazy, fun, artsy, and ridiculous ideas o...

WiiWare – Pool Revolution: Cue Sports

Looking for that good pool game on the Wii? Well it seems that Hudson has got our back with a WiiWare game named Pool Revolution. Players can choose from the most popular types of pool for up to four players, including eight ball, nine ball, rotation, and snooker. It also has in-game explanation to help provide descriptions of anything you need to know, for say that friend who always wanted to pla...

Tetris Party: Mini Review and Tournament Details

Tetris Online recently announced that it would be hosting the first of series of Tetris Party Tournaments begining early next month.  If you haven’t picked this one up yet, now’s the best time to decide if it’s for you.  When Infendo previewed Tetris Party in early October,  I told you that it was shaping up to be the best values on WiiWare, and a great Tetris Title to boot. ...

Wii Update: SD copying up to 5x faster!

Have you been waiting for Nintendo’s Wii Storage Solution? The Wii System update earlier this week took us a step closer to playing games directly from SD, but you may have missed it. In addition to enhanced parental controls, USB keyboard support for the Mii Channel, and a modified privacy policy, update 3.4 boasts dramatically increased SD transfer speeds. This update marks Nintendo’...

High Voltage Software announces ‘High Voltage Hotrod Show’ for Wiiware

Hit the jump for press release, fact sheet, and a few more screens.

Wii Ware’s first music title falls flat

Even the medicine colored title screen of Yudo’s “Aero Guitar” that was released on the Japanese Wii Shop Channel last week told me that the game might not really satiate my desire for a quick-quality music title to play while waiting for “Wii Music” and the pointlessly late Japan release of “Samba de Amigo.” Nonetheless I figured it would at least make fo...

Orbient first in Art Style series for WiiWare

Well, you guys called it. Art Style: Orbient, today’s curiously titled WiiWare release, is a remake of a 2006 GameBoy Advance title. Nintendo plans to release two more Art Style games on WiiWare this month, according to Wired. The Art Style games are remakes of the Bit Generations games, a series of seven GameBoy Advance titles released in Japan in 2006. The series was popular for its simple...