Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 08/01
Happy New Year! We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year, and to start the new year in style, here’s your first Euro News Round-Up of 2011. With everything 3DS going on in Japan, Europe has been quiet in the opening week of the year, but expect news to start filtering through in the next few weeks. Stay tuned people!
It seems the anniversaries keep coming in gaming! Last year saw Mario reach 25, and Nintendo underwhelm the event with All-Stars, and this year sees his once great rival, Sonic, reach the milestone of 20! SEGA are promising big things from the anniversary year, with a site already set up in preparation of whatever they’re planning. Naturally Sonic 4: Episode 2 will be released, and we’re already seeing some novel merchandise, but what else is on the horizon? A SEGA representative says to look out for 3 major announcements soon. I can’t wait!
NintendoTV Against The World
This week’s NintendoTV sees the team meet Edgar Wright, the director of Scott Pilgrim Against The World. In the episode we get an insight into the gaming influences of the film and much more. Check it out on the Nintendo Channel now!
This Week’s Downloads
Ghost Mania – WiiWare – 500 Points
Exed Eyes – Virtual Console Arcade – 800 Points
Ghosts ‘n Goblins – Virtual Console Arcade – 800 Points
Not to be confused with the NES version on the VC, this is a ridiculously hard arcade version.
Cosmo Fighters – DSiWare – 500 Points
Super Swap – DSiWare – 500 Points
Adventure in Vegas: Slot Machine – DSiWare – 200 Points
Wii and DS Sales Charts
Wii Chart (Full Price)
1 (1) Just Dance 2
2 (4) Mario Kart Wii
3 (2) Michael Jackson: The Experience
4 (8) GoldenEye 007
5 (6) New Super Mario Bros. Wii
6 (5) Wii Party
7 (7) Disney Epic Mickey
8 (14) Call Of Duty: Black Ops
9 (11) Super Mario All-Stars
10 (12) FIFA 11
DS Chart (Full Price)
1 (2) New Super Mario Bros.
2 (1) Professor Layton And The Lost Future
3 (4) Mario Kart DS
4 (5) The Sims 3
5 (3) Art Academy
6 (10) FIFA 11
7 (9) Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Of The Starry Skies
8 (9) LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
9 (12) Toy Story 3
10 (16) Super Mario 64 DS
An important date for your diaries this week (or a reminder if you are a regular reader)! As you know, Nintendo World 2011 draws to a close soon, but the 3DS news for Europe is still on the way. Keep an eye on the site on January 19th for the latest news from the European 3DS Information Event. I’ll also be writing up a special article on it later in the day to help you make sure you know everything you need to before you head out to pre-order it!
EDIT: It has just been brought to my attention that the Nintendo Europe 3DS site is now live. Check it out at http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/nintendo_3ds_23802.html. Just a placeholder for now but I’m excited by it!