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EA Announces Diverse Lineup of Nintendo DSiWare Titles

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275w ago - According to Rod Humble, Head of the EA Play Label, EA has now fully embraced the Wii and the Nintendo DS by adding words, pictures, pets and more.

Press Release: Words, Pictures, Pets And More! - EA Announces Diverse Lineup Of DSiWare Titles

SCRABBLE, MySims Camera and LITTLEST PET SHOP Amongst EA Titles Coming This Fall

Redwood City, Calif., - September 21, 2009 - DSi owners get ready to download. EA today announced MySims Camera and SUDOKU are available for download from the Nintendo DSi Shop. LITTLEST PET SHOP and SCRABBLE (in the U.S. and Canada) licensed by Hasbro, along with original EA titles are also in development and will release later this fall.

"Bringing custom-built DSiWare games to the Nintendo consumer is an exciting opportunity for us to reach DSi owners with easy to play games that they can download and play whenever they want," said Rod Humble, Head of the EA Play Label.

"The lineup of games we have in development will appeal across the diverse DSi consumer base so whether players want to showcase their creativity and humor using MySims Camera or sharpen their math and word skills with SUDOKU or SCRABBLE - our first games in the DSi Shop will deliver a quick and fun experience."

MySims Camera is a camera application that utilizes...
 

Disgaea 2 Ships Today, Other Classic PSP Titles Re-Releasing

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277w ago - Today NIS America, Inc's PR/Marketing Coordinator Nao Zook has announced that Disgaea 2 is now shiping, and that other classic PSP titles will be re-releasing soon.

To quote: It's been a while! I hope you guys are all doing well. Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days for PSP has been shipped to retail stores nationwide today, September 8th!

Even if you've already played Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories on PlayStation 2, this PSP version of Disgaea 2 will still entertain you and give you plenty of sleepless nights, especially with the additional Axel chapters and lots of new systems we've added!

In Disgaea 3, [Register or Login to view links] created a new system called Magichange, which gives monster-type ally characters the ability to change into a weapon.

This Magichange is now available in Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days! What's cool about this system is that you will gain different Magichange skills depending on the type of monster, and all of them will help you inflict massive amounts of damage!

Disgaea 2: DHD won't stop there; it also has a system lovingly dubbed "Magichange 2"! You simply place a monster-type character next to a Magichanged human-type character, and then execute the Magichange command again. Now you got "Magichange 2"! So easy, right?...
 

Capcom to Announce New Titles at Tokyo Game Show 2009

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279w ago - The Tokyo Game Show is the biggest gaming convention in Japan. Many Japanese companies use it as an opportunity it to give the latest updates on their video games in addition to making new game announcements.

Capcom is already teasing what they will be revealing at Tokyo Game Show 2009, to quote:

"Hard at work on Tokyo Game Show plans. Several new games to be announced in Japan, lots of new content for LP2, TvC, DR2. Exciting!"

So it looks like they may be unveiling new games at the convention in addition to showing new content for Dead Rising 2, Lost Planet 2 and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.

The Tokyo Game Show 2009 will be held from September 24 to the 27.
 

Sony Strikes Taiwanese Development Deal for PS3 and PSP Titles

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286w ago - Sony has struck a deal with Asian game developers to bolster the platform holder's array of PSP and PS3 titles.

Sony Computer Entertainment Asia signed the deal with six developers, such as Taiwanese groups XPEC Entertainment and Yeck Entertainment.

SCE Asia has also opened up its proprietary PlayStation platform to Taiwanese group SOGA Interactive - the team currently developing Stephen Chow's-Kung Fu Hustle, scheduled to be released this winter.

To quote: as the [Register or Login to view links] reports the manufacturer has signed a new deal with Taiwanese developers in an effort to help boost the PS3's and PSP's presence in the region. It's been down due to consumers flocking to the cheaper Wii and, consequently, causing the development manpower to follow suit.

Through this new deal with Sony Computer Entertainment Asia, six different independent developers will work on PlayStation products. The Taipei Times implies that digital content on the PS3 and PSP Go is likely to result.
 

Sony Ditches UMD, Classic Titles to See Digital Re-Release

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296w ago - Sony's rumored plans for a new PSP dubbed the PSP Go! may also usher in a new wave of games becoming digital downloads for the device.

To quote: That includes, allegedly, the long-awaited arrival of Gran Turismo Mobile.

According to 1UP's report on the PSP-4000/PSP Go!, Sony will be releasing about 100 new and classic PSP games in downloadable form on the PlayStation Store when the new PSP launches. 1UP even writes that Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo Mobile is "said to be one of the premier launch titles."

Announced in 2004, there's been little mention of the portable racing simulator, with Polyphony boss Kazunori Yamauchi saying the title was still "moving forward" last November.

With two alleged storage options available (8GB and 16GB), future PSP owners may have to budget their internal storage space wisely, unless Sony has something clever planned for managing all those downloads.

1UP says it expects Sony to announce the new hardware at E3, just mere weeks away. Keep an eye peeled.
 
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