Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced its first Yu-Gi-Oh! title for Wii. Entitled Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers, the game will be released in September.
The Wii game uses characters and situations from the new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's series, which takes place in the future and revolved around the adventures of Yusei Fudo, the hottest duelist in Neo Domino City.
Based on the 'Turbo Duels' in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated series, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers introduces players to a fast-paced twist on the racing genre. Yusei and Jack duel in a new motorsport called 'Wheelie Breakers' that combines card dueling with duel wheel racing. As they race around the track in their Duel Runner motorcycles, players call upon monsters from their decks to battle their opponents and prevent them from finishing the race. These cards can then be rearranged between races as strategies to unseat the rival players are developed. Using achievement points which players receive based on their race results, they can purchase new cards and add them to their decks providing upgrades.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers takes full advantage of the Wii's control system as players use the Wii Remote for both competitive card dueling and Duel Runner racing. Users can also use the Nunchuk during races, allowing for split-second manoeuvers including, acceleration, steering and recovery. A wide selection of gameplay modes are also offered including Story Mode, Grand Prix Mode, and Competition Multiplayer Mode with up to four players competing via a split screen system.
As has become traditional with Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! titles, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers will be released with three official Trading Cards inside the box.
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- Torn from the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated series on 4Kids network, the first ever racing game with the card dueling elements
- Summon over 100 monsters and creatures, with special powers and attacks during races to try and take out your opponent
- Clear races to acquire new cards for your deck providing motorcycle upgrades and more advanced attack monsters
- Includes over 125 different Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's cards complete with their own original effects
- Strategic card battles for hardcore Yu-Gi-Oh! fans and an exhilarating arcade racer for casual gamers and racing aficionados alike
- Utilizing the Wii mote for the card dueling and the Nunchuk for the racing, including weight shifting, acceleration, steering and recovery
- Includes 3 fun modes of play: Story Mode, Grand Prix Mode and Multiplayer Mode, with up to 4 friends in racing and dueling split screen
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is to bring all the dueling thrills of its popular Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME to Wii, as Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Master of the Cards is finally released for the Nintendo format.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Master of the Cards aims to be the most exhaustive simulation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME, and has been specially designed to make use of the Wii's unique control system. The game will feature over 4,500 virtual cards from which users can create a deck with monsters, traps and spells for use against either CPU-controlled duelists or online adversaries via the Wii's Wi-Fi capabilities.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Master of the Cards brings one of the most expansive and competitive trading card games to Wii. The Story Mode has been handcrafted exclusively for the Wii game, creating parallel plots not available anywhere else. Players will engage and compete against 20 characters from the animated series in the Duel of Legend Cup through both linear and non-linear gameplay. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Master of the Cards will also introduce players to 20 characters to do battle with, most of them previously unseen.
In addition to the great new Story Mode, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Master of the Cards players can also enjoy Free Duel Mode to duel against the characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's series. Similarly, Wi-Fi Duel Mode allows players to compete against each other over the Internet using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
With dazzling cut-scenes and in-game graphics, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Master of the Cards marks a bold step forward for the series, offering a perfect jump on point for newcomers to the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME and also allowing veteran fans to take advantage of the 4,500 cards on offer.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Master of the Cards includes three exclusive trading cards in package.
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- The first Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game simulation game on Wii Unique and innovative duel controls using the Wiimote
- Extensive Story Mode featuring an original scenario based on the new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated TV series' Dark Signers episodes
- Challenge the characters from the TV series in Free Duel Mode
- Wi-Fi Duel Mode - duel players all over the world via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, including worldwide rankings
- Over 4,500 virtual trading cards, including the boosters Ancient Prophecy, Stardust Overdrive and Star Strike Blast
- Downloadable content
- 3 limited edition official Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game cards included
Konami unveils the future of the football genre as PES 2008 heads to Nintendo Wii in its most innovative form to date
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has outlined its innovative user interface for the forthcoming Wii version of PES 2008.
Due for release March 28th, PES 2008 has been redesigned to make incredible use of the motion-sensitive nature of the Wii's control system. The player has more control over the on-screen action than ever before, and in line with such advances, Konami has also unveiled an all-new pack design that conveys the unique in-game visuals and ease of use while maximising its use of cover stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Owen.
Crucial to PES 2008 for Wii is an all-new control system that truly elevates the level of control available to the player while retaining the depth and intuitive moves of the series. Making use of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, the player must also consider the movements of their teammates around them. The Nunchuck is used to move the current player, while the Wii Remote is used to pick out players to send them on runs or to receive passes via simple click and drag system which uses arrows to show the path of the run, and a press of the 'B' button to complete the move.
The level of control offered by the bespoke Wii system elevates PES 2008 far beyond any other football game. Dribbling is effected by clicking on the player and using an arrow and the 'A' button to guide the ball. The speed of the run can then be altered by extending or reducing the length of the guiding arrow, allowing stunning quick turns and bursts of speed to catch defenders off-guard.
Shooting also benefits from more control over the players, with the Nunchuck used to shoot or head simply by shaking it. As with the real sport, however, timing is everything in front of goal, and the speed of the pass or cross, the ability of the player, the angle of trajectory and the timing of the shot or header will all have differing effects on the resultant shot.
To ease the player into the stunning level of control PES 2008 offers, the Wii game features a wide-ranging Tutorial mode wherein a series of instructional videos and tests detail how the Wii Remote and Nunchuck can be used to man-mark players, pass into space, clear dangerous crosses and perform slide tackles. Every aspect of the modern game is brought to vivid life, and the advances in control ensure that PES 2008 is a game that develops and surprises as the user's skill grows.
PES 2008 challenges the player further across six game modes, including Match, League and Cup games, the aforementioned Training system and a Player Trade option. By the far the greatest challenge, however, awaits in the all-new 'Champions Road' competition.
Champions Road is a global, rewards-based challenge, where players are invited to guide and develop the team of their choice through a series of league games all over the world. By systematically winning each competition, the user is given Experience points which can be used to bolster the attributes of their team. Likewise, as team after team is defeated, the player can cherry-pick the best players of the teams they have beaten to their starting XI. In turn, extra skills can also be unlocked, allowing users to piece together a 'Dream Team' that constantly grows and evolves as they become more successful. Additional mini-tasks are also randomly set during the course of a Champions Road match, too, such as scoring a hat-trick or stringing together a succession of passes, and doing so allows the player to add higher-rated players to their team.
PES 2008 is also the first Konami Wii title to make use of Nintendo's highly personal Mii characters. Used as in-game avatars by the Wii user, players can integrate up to 16 pre-defined Miis into a team, while the resultant teams can be stored on to the Wii Remote and switched between two linked Remotes. PES 2008 also enjoys a strong online element, allowing users to play 'Free Matches' against unknown opponents, or 'Friend Matches' against people on the Wii's Friends list, while team data can also be sent to friends via the console's WiiConnect24 system.
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- Completely reworked control system
- Ability to control all players in the team using the Wii Remote
- Force your players to run into space, drag defenders away
- Integrate your Mii's into a team
- Specialist development team working on the title
Sports Island is further illustration of Konami?s commitment to the Nintendo Wii as it aims to capture the imagination of sports fans around the country or those with a soft spot for old fashioned arcade style games.
Sports Island is simply that ? a place where up to four players can compete against one another simultaneously in ten different disciplines to test their reactions and skills to the limit. The type of event players can compete in range from the familiar, like Football and Basketball, before moving right across the athletic spectrum taking in Badminton, Curling and what we believe is the first title to ever feature Figure Skating!
Each event will require users to master the Wii Remote and Nunchuck in various ways as the demands of each event takes shape. Archery requires a steady hand to keep the Wii Remote while a twist of the wrist in the Snowboarding section will see the player navigate the slopes with consummate ease. In Figure Skating players need to keep in time with the music and correctly land all of their jumps and spins in order to impress the judges.
There will be multiple game modes in addition to the obvious single and multiplayer options, but it is the latter where this game will really come into its own. The full list of events within Sports Island is: Beach Volleyball, Snowboard Cross, Badminton, Basketball, Curling, Figure Skating, Archery, Supercross, Football and Kart Racing.
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- TEN DIFFERENT SPORTS TO PARTAKE IN
- WIDE RANGE OF EVENTS COVERED
- UNIQUE USE OF THE WII REMOTE AND NUNCHUK
- 4 PLAYER SIMULTANEOUS PLAY
- ARCADE STYLE FAMILY ORIENTATED TITLE
The first PES title on Wii was revolutionary in many ways. The new point and click control interface, only made possible by the unique nature of the Wii controllers offered a completely new way for players to interact with PES. One year on and the programmers have listened to feedback from gamers and made PES 2009 on Wii an even more impressive title.
The new game will retain the intuitive 'point and click' interface used to control both the player in possession of the ball and to send those around him on to runs into space. However, a new 'traditional' control system using either a Wii Remote or Classic controller has also been implemented.
Using a Wii Remote held sideways or a classic controller, the secondary player can control the game in a manner familiar to existing versions of PES for other formats. Thus, they can control using familiar PES controls while their co-op player orchestrates their player and the rest of the team using the bespoke Wii system.
An improved defense system will allow players to close down their opposition with more precision using the Z button, while a new targeting system sees the player steering where they place the ball when shooting. Coupled with better AI for the CPU-controlled players and opposition, the result is a more free-flowing and faster paced simulation. Set pieces have also been reworked, with more precision on free kicks and a wider range of corners than in the previous game.
In keeping with versions for other formats, PES 2009 for Wii will also feature the UEFA Champions League, the addition of the ever-popular Master League for the first time on this format plus the return of an enhanced Champions Road competition, an enhanced Edit Mode, more online gameplay possibilities, and a Mii Training sub-game system.
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- Improved defensive controls
- Second player can use 'sideways' controller
- UEFA Champions League, Master League and Champions Road modes
- Control off the ball players with ease
- Improved accuracy when shooting