Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 30/10
Golden Joystick Winners Announced!
It’s that time of the year when the gaming world gets rewarded for their success over the past 12 months, and we all sit back and wonder what fool decided these games even deserved a nomination. Here are the key results from this year for Nintendo!
Puzzle Game Of The Year
Winner: World of Goo (WiiWare)
Runners Up: Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box, Scribblenauts
Sports Game Of The Year
Winner: FIFA 10
Runners Up: Wii Sports Resort, Skate 3
The biggest omission was Super Mario Galaxy 2 on soundtrack of the year. Unbelievable how that didn’t win…
Link stars in the new ONM
It’s that time of the month Nintendo fans! The new issue of Official Nintendo Magazine UK is now available, with a blowout on the new Zelda game, Skyward Sword! Also in the new issue, all you need to know about the big 3DS titles, including Snake Eater and Ocarina of Time, a Game Boy retrospective and the first review of Sonic Colours! Throw in the next set of Mario stickers and some Wiimote decals, and that’s one heck of an issue! On sale now for £3.99.
Nintendo and Capcom team-up again
Good news Ghost Trick fans! Akin to the Monster Hunter Tri launch, Nintendo will be pushing the release of Capcom’s Ghost Trick, which will release on 14th January. The game seems you trying to solve your own death as thge disembodied spirit of a murder victim. It’s sure to be a neat little DS game to see the system off, so check it out this January!
Nintendo have announced 3DS demo days this January in Japan. Why should you care? It’s been reported that pre-launch, this sort of thing will be happening worldwide. Keep an eye out for Europe dates soon!
New NintendoTV meets the Professor
The new episode of NintendoTV is now available on the Nintendo Channel, and this week they’ve gone Layton mad! Check out footage from the new game now!
Mushroom Hanger available on Animal Crossing
Apparently someone is still playing Animal Crossing: Let’s Go To The City! as Nintendo has released a Mushroom Hanger for download. Go and get it now if you want some new furniture!
This Week’s Downloads
Super E.D.F. Earth Defence Force (SNES) – Virtual Console – 800 Points
Reel Big Fishing Challenge – WiiWare – 500 Points
chick chick BOOM – WiiWare – 500 Points
Think Worms Forts, but with chickens and you’ll get an idea of what this is
Sleep Clock: Record and Analyse Your Sleep Patterns – DSiWare – 200 Points
Believe it or not, but this is Nintendo’s doing. Essentially, this measures your sleep cycle and gives you feedback. Sort of like Brain Training for sleeping
Go! Go! Island Rescue! – DSiWare – 500 Points
GO Series: Let’s Swing – DSiWare – 200 Points
Wii and DS Sales Charts
Wii Chart (Full Price)
1 (1) Just Dance
2 (2) Wii Party
3 (5) New Super Mario Bros. Wii
4 (3) FIFA 11
5 (4) Super Mario Galaxy 2
6 (6) Mario Kart Wii
7 (9) Toy Story 3
8 (8) Club Penguin: Game Day!
9 (7) Grease: The Official Video Game
10 (6) LEGO Harry Potter
DS Chart (Full Price)
1 (NE) Professor Layton And The Lost Future
2 (1) New Super Mario Bros.
3 (3) Toy Story 3
4 (4) Art Academy
5 (2) FIFA 11
6 (5) Mario Kart DS
7 (7) Style Boutique
8 (6) Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Of The Starry Skies
9 (9) LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
10 (10) Puzzler World 2011
Europe is gearing up for the launch of Goldeneye next week, and to celebrate, Activision have created ProxyMines.com. Head over there to proximity mine up various websites and catch out your friends!