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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Metal Gear 2, Bit Man

This week on the Japanese Wii Shop, the Virtual Console is host to two rare Konami sequels: Gofer's Ambition Episode 2, a Gradius game exclusive to the MSX platform, and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, the real Metal Gear sequel that we didn't see in North America until the limited edition release of...

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Marvelous licenses Western WiiWare games for Japan

Marvelous Entertainment, faced with low sales and financial trouble, is turning to a relatively low-cost source of new material to publish: Western WiiWare games. The publisher just started a new label, World Game Parade, to release localized Japanese versions of some WiiWare games originally...

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NintendoWare Weekly: Bit Boy!! brings the bits

This week's biggest release is undoubtedly Bplus' Bit Boy!!, an odd title that pays homage to the various bits that make up gaming's past. Bit Boy!! runs the gamut from gaming's humble beginnings during the 4-bit era, all the way up to the last generation's 128-bit capabilities. The goal is to...

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VC/WiiWare Friday: Happy Hanabi Festival

Nintendo of Europe's Hanabi Festival returns, bringing with it, of course, import games! Fantastic stuff is available this week on Virtual Console: Pulseman, a Mega Man-style platformer from a pre-Pokemon Game Freak, and Ogre Battle, the legendary strategy title from Yasumi Matsuno's Quest. This...

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Bplus explains how to play Bit Boy

We're thrilled about the generation-traveling concept of Bplus's Bit Boy -- much more than we have been about any previous Bplus game, to be honest -- but we don't really know that much about it. Nintendo Life spoke to Bernd Geiblinger, art director at Bplus, and got a rundown of the maze game. "As...

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Bplus brings faux-retro to WiiWare in Bit Boy

Bplus, developer of Plattchen - Twist 'n Paint, Niki -Rock 'n Ball, and the upcoming Vektor Tank, announced a new game that doesn't look so new. In fact, it looks delightfully old! Bit Boy!! follows a character called "Kubi" on an adventure that spans console generations, starting at 2600-style...

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