Nintendo Wii: Zelda Wii US Release Date Revealed?

Popular US gaming retailer Gamestop has the next Legend of Zelda title for the Nintendo Wii listed for release, November 1st 2010.

Whilst this date can only be described as speculation at present, Nintendo have continuously stated that they’re aiming to release the highly anticipated title at the end of the year.


Nintendo DS: Nintendo DSi Officially Announced

Hot off the heels of Nintendo’s fall presentation in Japan comes the newly announced DSi. The 12 percent thinner console comes equipt with a 300,000 pixel camera and an SD card slot.

The device features a touchscreen layout almost identical to the DS Lite, though the company is calling it a “third platform,” which means it’s complementing the existing system, not necessarily replacing it. Looks-wise there’s not much different happening, but it’s some 12 percent thinner — partly because it omits the GBA cartridge slot. The displays are slightly larger, at 3.25 inches apiece, and there’s an external three megapixel camera as well as a front-facing camera located on the inside hinge. The DSi has an SD slot and internal storage — we’re not sure how much at the moment — but photos can be taken directly to the Wii Photo Channel on the card. Nintendo’s also launching an online “DSi Shop,” which will sell content directly over WiFi, including a free browser app and “DS Ware” game — and the company will offer free wireless connectivity at “Nintendo Zone” hotspots located in Japanese McDonalds. The shop will take the newly-renamed Nintendo Points (formerly Wii Points), 1000 of which will come free with the handheld until March 2010, and content will be priced in 200 / 500 / 800 point brackets. The DSi will come in white or black finishes, and will cost ¥18,900 ($178) when it launches in Japan on November 1st — the rest of us will have to wait until next year.