I recently posted about the Playstation 3 Devil May Cry 4 bundle that will be available in Japan, and IGN brings news that it looks like soon-to-be Xbox 360 owners, in Japan, can get one too. The bundle includes the Premium version of the Xbox 360 and the Devil May Cry 4 video game for the price of 37,800 yen.
Harmonix and MTV Games have provided some special holiday content for you today. There are five new tracks available and as a holiday gift, there are discounted at a price of $0.99 each. You can get these right now if you are an Xbox 360 owner, but you have to wait until next week if you are a PS3 owner because Sony’s offices are closed for the holidays. That sucks. Check out the songs below.
- “Attack” – 30 Seconds To Mars
- “The Kill” – 30 Seconds To Mars
- “Dirty Little Secret” – All-American Rejects
- “Move Along” – All-American Rejects
- “Song With A Mission” – The Sounds
I wasn’t sure if Nintendo would release new games for the Virtual Console on Christmas Eve, but they came through. Blades of Steel is an ice hockey game originally released on the NES. It was a lot of fun in those days, and may still be today. Then you got Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble. I haven’t played this one, but Donkey Country Games are always fun, right, so I’m sure I’ll be picking this one up sooner or later. Lastly is Rolling Thunder 2. I haven’t played this one either, but I did play the hell out the first Rolling Thunder. If the second is as hard as the first, you’re in for quite a challenge. Check out the official press release below.
WII-KLY UPDATE: THREE NEW CLASSIC GAMES ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL
If you hear a rumbling on the roof tonight, don’t assume that it’s reindeer when there are gorillas on the loose. Yes, this week’s merry Wii Shop Channel lineup includes a classic adventure title to entertain every reveler in your household, from the nicest to the naughtiest. Plus, you’ll find a wicked-cool dose of ice hockey action and a thrilling secret-agent sequel to help keep spirits bright all winter long. You were expecting lumps of coal? Sorry-maybe next year.
Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:
BLADES OF STEEL (NES, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Violence, 500 Wii Points): With stick in hand and confidence brimming, you are looking to bring home the cup, win the MVP award, get on the covers of major sports magazines and date a beautiful model (not necessarily in that order). But soon you will learn that, in this league, nothing is ever given to you, and before you can reach your goals, you’ll have to put the puck in the net and score some. You’ll need both the artful skills of a finesse player and the bone-crushing brutality of an enforcer. Defend your own goal against unrelenting power plays, or put the pressure on your opponent’s goalie and try a slap shot of your own. Don’t forget to defend yourself when anger flares because the gloves come off and fists start flying. So strap on blades of steel and prepare to either make a name for yourself or be put on ice.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble (Super NES, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): Revisit Donkey Kong Island and join the Kong family for their latest adventure. The Kremlings have a mysterious new leader named KAOS and are up to their usual mischief, even capturing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. Now it’s up to Dixie Kong and the newest Kong, a giant infant named Kiddy, to rescue the two missing apes. They’ll travel across previously unseen parts of the island in their search, and even take to the skies in a rocket at one point. Lucky for them, Dixie and Kiddy’s powers complement each other (including Kiddy’s talent for rolling like a barrel), so they form a powerful team capable of major Kremling damage. They’re not completely on their own, either, since returning favorites like Funky Kong and Enguarde the swordfish provide help along the way. And in a series known for its abundance of secrets and high replay value, this entry doesn’t disappoint, with enough hours of game play to satisfy Donkey Kong himself. Anyone else have a sudden urge for some bananas?
Rolling Thunder 2 (Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone-Violence, 800 Wii Points): In this follow-up to the original classic, you are once again a member of Interpol’s Rolling Thunder task force, and it’s up to you to stop the return of the evil Geldra organization. Now known as Neo-Geldra and led by a newcomer named Gimdo, the bad guys are bent on destroying several valuable outer-space satellites. In this one- or two-player game, you can play as Leila or Albatross-both characters from the original-as you venture through several different levels, trying to put a stop to the nefarious efforts of Gimdo and the rest of Neo-Geldra. Use your bullets wisely and make Rolling Thunder proud.
It was just recently announced that there would be another Street Fighter movie for the big screen. The movie is based around the life of Chun-Li, which is the reason why the movie is titled Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, but nobody knew who would play the part. Well casting for the movie has begun and Chun-Li’s part has been filled by Kristin Kreuk. Don’t know who that is? She plays a character on Smallville. To be honest I’ve never even seen that show, so I have no idea who she is either.
You know how the BBFC rejected the game, Mahunt 2 in Europe? Well, they have been given permission to review the decision by the Video Appeals Committee about overturning that rejection. The case is scheduled to be heard in January and the BBFC has been granted a stay on the classification of the game. Will this ever end?
Sensible World of Soccer has been repaired and is back on Xbox Live Arcade. If you downloaded the broken version of the game, you can delete that one and reinstall the new one.
I’ve updated the site to a content management system, so I’ll be able to update the site more frequently, which means you can spend even more time here. I hope you all enjoy it! You all now have the ability to comment on the stories I post to the site as well, so have at it!!!