Wario Land: Shake It! Updates

There are several updates on the upcoming, handrawn, 2D Wii Platformer Wario Land: Shake It!

First off, Nintendo has unloaded their official press release:


Wario’s Back And After Treasure Once Again As Wario Land: The Shake Dimension Arrives In Europe

Get ready for a wave of nostalgia as Wario heads to Wii for his first dedicated adventure on the console! Prepare yourself for some classic Wario action as Wario Land: The Shake Dimension takes you on an epic and lush 2D platform adventure to seek out treasure, complete missions and, in a traditional Wario way, obtain as much money as you can! Prepare to defeat all the bandana-wearing pirates standing between you and your potential haul as this puzzle-filled adventure hits European shores on the 26th September 2008.

Presenting an entirely new cast of characters around Wario, get ready to embark upon an all-new, swash-buckling adventure where Wario explores various continents in search of treasure. The notorious pirate leader, Shake King, has kidnapped Queen Merelda and it’s up to Wario to get her back. But is he really out to do a good deed? Or it is the ‘Bottomless Coin Sack, a sack containing a never-ending flow of gold coins, which has really caught Wario’s attention?

Featuring five different maps full of action-packed stages to complete, Wario Land: The Shake Dimension, is packed with exciting missions and challenges. Complete Missions, which are challenges, set out at the beginning of each stage, such as finishing a stage within a specified time limit or collecting a special number of coins. Also seek out the hidden Treasure in each stage to obtain the special items held within them, then progress through the game and unlock further stages.

The Wii’s innovative controller, the Wii Remote, is held sideways in a traditional retro fashion when playing, and is shaken to activate Wario’s special moves throughout the game. Shaking the controller whilst on solid ground will see Wario unleash his ‘Ground Punch’ move that will stun all enemies on the screen. This move can also be used to manipulate surroundings and grant Wario access to new areas in the game. But use of the motion sensitive controller doesn’t stop there! Shaking the Wii Remote whilst holding an enemy or money bag will make them spill their precious contents, whereas tilting the controller when Wario is at the wheel will see players steer their various vehicles through the stage.

During the adventure, be sure to visit the Pirate Shop to spend those hard-earned coins. Make regular trips to purchase exciting items, new maps and videos, as new items and features will become available as progression is made through Wario Land: The Shake Dimension.

Be first to the treasure when Wario Land: The Shake Dimension launches across Europe on 26th September.

Next, the official site of the E3 media expo has provided us with a new gameplay trailer and screenshots:

Gameplay video!

Finally, IGN has previewed the title:

IGN Preview

This title seems to be shaking up to be great. Oops, I meant shaping!

Wario's Adventure Looks Great!

Wario's Adventure Looks Great!


Wario Land: Shake It! Japanese Site Opens

For those of you eagerly awaiting news about Wario Land: Shake It!, the arrival of Japan’s site for the game may sate your thirst.

Japanese Wario Land: Shake It! Site

The first button leads to an introduction to the game. Clicking down on the purple ‘next’ button guides you threw the button configurations and ends at a gameplay video.

The second button leads to some of the game’s anime prologue. There’s a video here, too.

The third button shows us some of the main characters: Wario, Captain Syrup, A Melful, Queen Melful, and the Shay King.

There are more buttons but they remain unaccessible as of now.

The game seems to be shaping up to be great!

Wario Is Shaking It!

Wario Is Shaking It!

When One Hero Kills Another…Presenting the Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts trailer!

There you have it, folks! The first teaser for Banjo Kazooie 3 (Or Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts). It seems as if the game will nearly entirely revolve around vehicles – building them and using them. The style looks as good in motion as it did in the leaked screens. However, Nintendo fans are up in arms over the fact Banjo blows Mario’s head off at the end of the teaser. Rare once developed for Nintendo until Nintendo sold them off. This seems like a grudging slap in the face. Nonetheless, the game is what’s important. It’s a bit of a 180 from where the series was at previously but it’s probably too soon to jump to conclusions.

However, one can only wonder what happened to the Banjo-of-old style we saw two years ago in this trailer:

Rare’s creative changes or Microsoft’s infiltration in order to have a 360 game that would rival Ratchet & Clank? Time will tell…for another video of more gameplay (with some actual platforming elements) keep reading after the jump!

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New Kid Icarus game is Confirmed, a little bit

In my opinion its pretty safe to say that a new Kid Icarus game is in development since his inclusion in brawl (But then again, we never got a new Earthbound/Mother over here with Ness in Smash Bros 64). However according to IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat podcast they discuss Reggie’s recent comments about a “holiday blockbuster to be announced at E3”, however they say that they think it could be the new Kid Icarus game that they “Know” is in the works. This can be taken two ways however, are they just hoping for a new Kid Icarus game that they are “guessing” is in the works or do they truly “know”? guess we will find out at E3 2008.