Euro News Round-Up

Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 11/12

Euro News Round-Up

Yep, it’s coming up to Christmas fast, and the games industry is closing down to get some well earned rest until the New Year rolls around. That means we don’t have a lot to share with you this week, one story in fact is all that happened. In other news, developers have started rolling out 3DS screens, the new Resident Evil ones are worth a look, which should mean that a 3DS release date announcement is imminent. If I had to guess, I would say we should find out the release day sometime around New Year. Keep your eyes peeled for that.

Christmas Crossing Gift

For those of you still playing Animal Crossing on Wii, until the 12th December you can get yourselves a Snowman style vanity mirror for your house. Be quick though, this runs out tomorrow!

This Week’s Downloads

Cave Story – WiiWare – 1000 Points
One of the most anticipated WiiWare games of the year is finally here. Check out this brilliant little game, it is worth the slightly high price tag.

Super Bonk – Virtual Console – 900 Points
A SNES game from 1995 re-released on the VC

1001 Crystal Mazes Collection – DSiWare – 500 Points

GO Series Presents D-Tank – DSiWare – 200 Points

Just Sing Christmas Vol. 2 – DSiWare – 200 Points

Wii and DS Sales Charts

DK comes in at #5

Wii Chart (Full Price)
1 (1) Just Dance 2
2 (5) Michael Jackson: The Experience
3 (2) Wii Party
4 (4) Mario Kart Wii
5 (NE) Donkey Kong Country Returns
6 (3) New Super Mario Bros. Wii
7 (NE) Super Mario All-Stars
8 (7) GoldenEye 007
9 (6) Sonic Colours
10 (8) Super Mario Galaxy 2

DS Chart (Full Price)
1 (2) Professor Layton And The Lost Future
2 (1) Art Academy
3 (3) New Super Mario Bros.
4 (4) Sonic Colours
5 (5) Toy Story 3
6 (7) Mario Kart DS
7 (6) LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
8 (8) Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Of The Starry Skies
9 (9) FIFA 11
10 (10) The Sims 3

And finally…

Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto this week revealed that he originally wanted Donkey Kong to be a sidescrolling game as opposed to the static view given by the arcade machine. Apparently the limiting factor was the circuit-board on the arcade box. As a result we got a superb arcade game which launched Mario’s and DK’s respective careers!

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