Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Wii

Rayman Origins dives, jumps, hairlycopters onto store shelves

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Platforming fans get a chance to jump into the shoes of Michel Ancel’s endearing limbless hero again today with the release of Rayman Origins. The 2D side-scroller features four-player co-op play with jump in/out support, with friends controlling Globox and Teensies to help out, over 100 characters, 12 environments, and more than 60 levels. Players will get to learn about Rayman’s past as they unlock new abilities and piece together the Glade’s history.

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Need for Speed The Run bypasses roadblock, reaches store shelves

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Need for Speed is back with the Frostbite 2-powered Need for Speed The Run. The eighteenth entry in the series will see players taking Jack Rourke across the country, from California to New York, in a race against 200 other drivers for $25 million. Oh, the mob and police are also close behind. Autolog support has also been implemented, so players can keep up with how their friends are doing and challenge them on the fly.

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Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure gets three new characters

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Three new characters are available for some Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure action: Hex, Dino-Rang, and Wrecking Ball. The undead elemental Hex is said to be good at evading enemies with ranged attacks, and she also has a Wall of Bones upgrade. Dino-range is an earth elemental that uses boomerangs to attack while staying safe inside his Obsidian Armor. And finally, Wrecking Ball is a magic elemental who attacks with a Tongue Whap and Power Belch. Well, I think I know which one will be a hit with the younger crowd.

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Rayman Origins – new screens, details revealed

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Michel Ancel, the creator of Rayman, Beyond Good & Evil, and Raving Rabbids, will be returning to the Rayman series next month with Rayman Origins. As the November 15 release date approaches, Ubisoft has sent along some new shots showing off the 2D side-scrolling action and four-player co-op, as well as a Q&A with game director Sebastien Morin. The Q&A reveals that the game will be comprised of five universes and 10 different worlds, as well as an extra world (Land of the Livid Dead) that will be “a bit hard to reach but is a whole new universe.” Each world will unlock an ability to continue onto the next, though any planet can be revisited as many times as the player wishes.

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Just Dance 3 now available for 360, Wii

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Just Dance 3 is now ready for your boogying pleasure. The motion-control dancer is now available for the 360 and Wii for $39.99. The Kinect-enabled title features 40-plus tracks spanning a vast array of genres, from pop to country, four-player simultaneous play for Kinect, Just Create mode for custom routines, and four-player concurrent play for the Wii. A full track list can be found below.

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X-Men Destiny now available, the Brotherood and X-Men want YOU!

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The X-Men and Brotherhood of Mutants continue their struggle today with the release of Activision’s X-Men Destiny for the 360, DS, PS3, and Wii. As one of three new mutants who have recently discovered their latent abilities, players must pick which side they are on as they battle against and with such X-Men luminaries as Cyclops, Wolverine, Gambit, and Magneto.

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Bit.Trip Complete beeps, boops, blasts onto Wii

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The 3DS isn’t the only system to feel the force of CommanderVideo today as Bit.Trip has also found its way to the Wii with Bit.Trip Complete. Complete includes all six releases (Beat, Core, Void, Runner, Fate, and Flux) and a plethora of extras.

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Driver San Francisco does wicked air jump onto store shelves

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The latest entry in the Driver series has hit shelves today for the 360, PS3, and Wii. Developed by Ubisoft Reflections, Driver San Francisco features Detective John Tanner’s hunt for the crime boss Charles Jericho throughout San Francisco.

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Rayman Origins ventures to Comic-Con, scores new screenshots

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Rayman Origins is currently making the rounds at Comic-Con, and to make sure everyone is suitably excited about Michel Ancel’s return to platform gaming, Ubisoft has released some new screenshots. Origins, set to ship this holiday for the 360, PS3, and Wii, will feature four-player co-op sidescrolling action and reveal more about Rayman’s past.

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Activision announces Edge of Time and Destiny voice-over cast, discussion panel, and more for Comic-Con 2011

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Activision is kicking off their Comic-Con 2011 festivities with several announcements, including the voice-over cast of their upcoming Spider-Man and X-Men titles and info on a panel featuring the man himself, Stan Lee.

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