Umbrella Chronicles

30 04 2007

For those not in the know, Umbrella Chronicles is an on-rails first person shooter for the Wii. The hook is that it’s set in the familiar settings of the Resi series, and will allow the player to orient the camera using the nunchuck.

To me, it looks a bit like a poor man’s House of the Dead 4 (which would be awesomely suited to the Wii), although I’m sure it’ll provide hours of zombie massacring fun. What we really want to hear about is Resi 5 though, give us news!

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Wii VC titles on the way

10 01 2007

Hooray for Europe!

Lots of titles announced for the VC today by Nintendo Europe. Among them are some stalwart classics that have my waters all a-tremble. A list comprising of Super Probotector, Ocarina of Time, Street Fighter 2: World Warrior and (at last) Super Mario World. I seem to remember reading about Gradius being released too, but I can’t find a link for that anymore.

Also mentioned in the release is gaining stars whenever you spend on the VC, and the possibility of trading in stars for Wii Points. Up until now the stars catalogue has been pretty irrelevant, offering only wallpapers and the occasional game that’s usually snapped up as soon as it’s posted. Allowing users to cash in stars is a great idea, especially for the gaming whores amongst us. #Cough#