NP Leaks

As always, days before I get my magazines, I have already read them. I guess thats what sucks about a last name in the middle of the alphabet… Oh well. Heres the sweet deets from the new Nintendo Power:

-Final Fantasy III will use Nintendo DS Wi-Fi.

– In an Interview with the director of Metroid Prime 3 It was said: “Interview with both MP3’s director and producer. The following is an excerpt of the interview:”…because of this Phazon corruption, we’re giving the player the ability to go into that mode (hyper mode as seen in Super Metroid) at any time and become very powerful, which opens up a subset of abilities that Samus will have…while your extremely powerful for a period of time, you also have the possibility of dying…(game is more cinematic then the last two) that was very much a conscious thing that we’re doing because the system’s more powerful (than the Gamecube). It allows us to create larger environments (then the last two)…(you’ll see farther ‘distances’ visually)…(bounty hunters are in the game and are important to the story)…(Wii is) obviously a more powerful machine (than Gamecube)…visually we’ve got bloom lighting (also improved animations)…(Corruption is a launch title)…(Samus can remotely command her ship) So the ship can come in and do bombing runs or it can come in and lift really huge objects for you, or you can use it to traverse areas as a platform…(Command, Combat, Scan, X-ray visors are in the game)…(we’ll see more metroids along with seeing Chozo)…(no multiplayer, but will use WiiConnect24)…(MP3 is the last game in the Prime trilogy) we will continue expanding the (Metroid) franchise…(you can use nunchuk as a grapple beam by flicking).” The “No Multiplayer” part is suprising, also the Ship part is pretty cool.

– In the E3-Nintendo booth section of the magazine it mentions that WiiSports has a face editor (as mentioned before you possibly draw it in but the magazine doesn’t elaborate on this). Also Spielberg is working on projects with EA (looks like the Jurassic Park bit was a game?). Wii Golf will include full courses, baseball will present innings with base runners on auto-pilot and a two player mode, on swinging the ball the other at the bat. Wii Airplane is part of the ‘Wii Motor Sports’ category, expect game-styles like Wave Race. A guitar-playing game is being considered. More games within WiiSports (other then the first three) could make it for launch.

– Next Issue will have a special feature on Rayman Raving Rabbids, new exclusive revelations and screenshots of Red Steel and discussion with MVP Shaun Alexander about Madden NFL 07.

-Nintendo Power confirms six titles for launch. Twilight Princess, Metroid Prime 3, Red Steel, Dragon Quest, Super Monkey Ball and Rayman Raving Rabbids.

I guess I’ll update with any other info, after I get the mag. There really isn’t much else to post about these days…



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