180w ago - Today, following an interview with director Eiji Aonuma, IGN (linked above) is reporting some new details on the next Zelda game for the Nintendo Wii.
To quote: "Since then, the publisher has dropped a few more details, first confirming that Link's swordplay would be enhanced by Wii MotionPlus and also revealing that it plans to alter the traditional "flow" of the series.
Dev: With Twilight Princess, we challenged ourself to create the most vast and realistic world the series had ever seen, but we don't feel that we were able to fully complete this objective. With that as a starting point for our improvements to the series in the future, we are of course working on a new game for Wii.
Might the forthcoming Zelda title, which is purportedly set to be unveiled at next year's E3, be the Wii equivalent of Majora's Mask?
Dev: For any game to be remembered for a long time, just like Ocarina of Time was, the game must give the strong impression that it has set a new starting point for future sequels to build upon. We are working to further improve upon the experiences found in Twilight Princess so that our future games can realize these innovations."
182w ago - This weekend Hermes has released uLoader v3.2 for the Nintendo Wii console.
uLoader is based on Kwiirk's YAL and Waninkoko's USBLoader that supports both custom IOS (cIOS222 and cIOS249)
to launch backups from USB mass storage devices with a graphical user interface similar to Wii channels.
To quote, roughly translated: Version 3.2 with Ocarina and forced Video. Compatible with Rock Band and others using USB peripherals. Supports games on DVD release. Support BCA data, dol alternative and corrects error 002. Added support for channels using forwarder.dol and Loadstructor.
NOTE: Run first cios_installer.dol (3.0 required). Now you can select the IOS used to install.
• Support for BCA datas. You can add it from .ISO offset 0x100 (64 bytes). If this area is filled with zeroes it use one BCA by default (NSMB compatible).
New ioctl 0xda function supported in dip_plugin and new option added for DVD mode to read...
184w ago - Last month we unveiled the Nintendo Wii WODE final design pictures and specifications alongside some Defcon1 demos, and today wodedev has made available (below) a WODE WiFi proof of concept demo video.
To quote from the video's caption: "Proof of Concept Demo, Wode playing Farcry ISO from a SAMBA share on a PC. PC and Wode are connected via a WiFi router."
Those interested can check it out below, and if you haven't seen it already the WODE Moon Trip demo video is further down.
It demonstrates the WODE playing multidisc GameCube games on the Nintendo Wii console. Enjoy!
184w ago - Last month we posted some gameplay trailers and screens for the New Super Mario Bros. videogame that is hitting the Nintendo Wii.
Today Vooks.net (linked above) has shared a look inside of the red New Super Mario Bros Wii case via some pictures available below.
If I owned a Wii console, this would be one title I'd be getting during the holiday season... is anyone else here planning to pick it up?
Anyway, to quote: "Yes, if you're also wondering that means we have got our copy, and we're not just going to be posting pictures of the case.
Look out for more videos of the game later tonight. The manual art we have received is also different from the US art which features a dot-art design rather then the mosaic strips of items we get."
Finally, for those curious on the story's outline: The game will follow the traditional storyline of Princess Peach getting kidnapped by Bowser. When Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, and Yellow Toad are celebrating Princess Peach's birthday in her castle, a large cake reels in.