'Wario Land: Shake It' Tears Youtube Apart stars


The video above doesn't do the game justice! Click here to view the full experience!

When Nintendo isn't busy sending it's calvalcade of polite Japanese businessmen to your home, hocking Wii consoles door-to-door, the big N spends it's time making quirky  commercials and Youtube promo spots (and video games, I guess).. The best one I've come across is for a game that has been on store shelves for a little over a week and stars Mario's gruff, greedy, and gluttonous nemesis: Wario. The big treasure-hunting lummox would like you to view his crazy, off-the-wall Youtube video -- in which he demonstrates his repertoire of abilities while the world, and the actual Youtube page, shatters under his might. So if you've got a bit of time, catch it (The video is embedded above, but it begs to be seen in full, so click here to view it), and perhaps you'll find your very own treasure. Okay, that was a bold-faced lie, there is no treasure, but it's still worth a couple minutes of your time.


Tatsunoko vs Capcom Announced for the Wii! stars

Wii owners can rejoice as another fighting game is (finally) slated to hit the console.


 Read more for the full update.



Blue Dragon Plus Coming to the US for DS stars

With the game releasing about 2 weeks ago in Japan, Ignition Entertainment has announced today with a press release that they will be bringing Blue Dragon Plus for the DS to the United States.


Currently slated for a late Feburary to March 2009 release in North America and Europe.


Read more for screenshots and the full press release.


Disgaea 3 Review stars

It's back to the Netherworld and class is now in session for our favorite demons. You read that right, demons...in school. Apparently even demonic ne'er-do-wells have to go to school in order to learn their evil ways. It seems that a lot of recent RPGs have taken place in academia: Persona 3 and Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis both have the protagonists battling their way through demons and monsters, all while attending classes.

Ar tonelico 2 Officially Announced for the US stars

 Received the press release yesterday, NIS America will be bringing the hit sim-RPG Artonelico 2 to the US this December for the Playstation 2.


Full press release and pictures inside.

 (Update 1 & 2 removed by editor)


UPDATE 3: Please see NIS America's response and clarifications here





iDOLM@STER SP for PSP stars

 In the latest issue of Fanimitsu Magazine, Namco Bandai announced that they will be releasing not 1, but 3 iDOLM@STER PSP games. Unfortunately only 3 characters will appear in each version.

More details inside.





Final Fantasy XIII E3 2008 Trailer stars

The trailer looks great, but that's not much of a surprise. What really knocked us off our collective rockers was Square-Enix's announcement that Final Fantasy XIII is also headed to the Xbox 360 as well as the PS3. Yes, read it again: Final Fantasy XIII on XBOX 360. 

Video after the jump.

Source: 1up

Chrono Trigger DS Confirmed! stars

 Well, that didn't take long. Square-Enix has just decided to make it official: The DS is getting an updated Chrono Trigger port! Coming to North America this holiday season, Chrono Trigger DS will take advantage of the system's dual screen and touch screen functionality. Square-Enix will also include a brand new dungeon and multiplayer battles. Here's hoping that the DS version will include the anime styled cutscenes from the Final Fantasy Chronicles edition of the game.

Chrono Trigger Heading to the DS?/Countdown stars

 There is a rumor floating around that there will be a Chrono Trigger release (in the form of a port, remake, sequel, who knows?) for the DS, and earlier today Kotaku posted a scan from the newest issue of Jump Magazine that almost nudges this rumor towards a full-blown confirmation - but let's not get ahead of ourselves...until now. There's now a countdown clock active on Square-Enix's official Japanese website. But that's not all - check out the website url:
"ctds"? Chrono Trigger DS?  *Crosses fingers*
UPDATE: Looks like CTDS is U.S. bound - Check out the North American website , which looks about the same.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Gameplay Demonstration stars

The newest episode of Gamespot's weekly show On The Spot had Bandai Namco marketing rep Joon Hwang demonstrating the gameplay mechanics of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm . Mr. Hwang also let us know that a playable demo will be available sometime in July. Ok, we've had our fair share of Naruto games in the past, so what makes this any different? Well, for one, it's the first Naruto game on the Playstation 3 (it's also an exclusive to this platform), and two, it's absolutely beautiful. Check it out for yourself, and watch another cool gameplay trailer after the jump.(Click "Read more")