Certainly some awesome news. Full press release inside.
Press Release -
Wednesday 15th April 2009 – SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that Virtua Tennis™ 2009 will support the new Wii MotionPlus™ feature. This means that for the first time Nintendo Wii™ owners will be able to experience the thrill of playing with the Wii Remote™ as you would with a real-tennis racket.
The Wii MotionPlus feature allows players greater control than ever before, with the Wii responding more accurately to the swings and shots of each individual player. With Wii MotionPlus and Virtua Tennis 2009 the shots you play in your living room are mimicked by your on screen character, so that satisfying cross court winner, or drop shot followed by the roar of the crowd feels so much more rewarding. As well as direction, Wii MotionPlus will allow a slice to be played with a simple twist of the wrist, while an upward motion allows players to lob the ball over your opponents head.
Virtua Tennis 2009 is due for release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo Wii system and the PC in May 2009. Further information relating to the content of the game will be available over the coming months from the official website of the game – www.virtuatennis2009.com.
Not only that, but integrated wireless functionality with the WiiWare version of the game Asobu Made in Ore will give you the chance to play levels created with your DS on your TV. The WarioWare series is no stranger to innovation - ever since the tilt-sensitive gamepak in the GBA entry ‘Twisted’, studio Intelligent Systems have found creative ways to take advantage of each of systems range of features and control schemes ever since.]]>
Coinciding with the release of the game will be the MotionPlus peripheral, which adds increased fidelity and responsiveness to the Wii remote motion sensing- an add-on which already has support from third parties ahead of its release.
MotionPlus will be bundled with the game, but neither Wii Sports Resort nor the peripheral have been assigned an RRP.]]>
If you have your Wii connected to the Internet, you’re already half way to receiving your Nintendo DSi item. Read the tutorial inside to find out how you can ensure this exclusive gift makes it to your mailbox.
Obtaining the Special Items
In order to receive letters from Nintendo with special items attached, you need a Wii console connected to the internet, with WiiConnect24 turned on (found in Wii Settings).
You also need to ensure that the WiiConnect24 settings in Animal Crossing: Let’s Go To The City allow communication with other users. (by talking to Rover on the telephone from your room)
Nintendo advises there may be some delays with the sending of the letters containing the item, but if you’ve got your Wii and game all set up, you’ll receive your very own DSi chair!]]>
Also on the list is Kirby’s Dream Land 3 and Castlevania III.]]>
A svelte new Metallic Rose-coloured DS Lite is being offered as a bundle with Dr. Kawashima’s More Brain Training – packaged of course in a box adorned by Olivia Newton-John’s smiling face. The new bundle is listed in JB HiFi’s online catalogue and will be available from the 23rd of April.
And don’t expect to see the end of the Lite anytime soon - in Japan, the DS Lite continues to be a big seller for Nintendo, selling about a third of DSi sales monthly since it’s younger brother was released there in November last year.
Source: DS Australia]]>
The exciting new title sees the return of the Wind Waker-styled Link, taking advantage of Phantom Hourglass-style touch controls in an all-new adventure, involving trains rather than boats this time around.
Even though it’s announcement has received a mixed response, it certainly is one of the more exciting DS titles on the horizon.
We here at TNB are liking the news that ‘the title is still tentative, and may change’. The Legend of Zelda: Soul Train, anyone?]]>
Also, Nintendo have added SDHC support for a max capacity of 32G SD Cards. The Wii HD storage problem has been solved.]]>
Nomura: “I’m very excited in the direction these titles are moving in. Next week, we plan on making a special announcement regarding the Kingdom Hearts series - please look forward to it.”
What could this mean? A spin-off? A remake? Kingdom Hearts 3? We’ll have to wait for next week…]]>