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WiiWare to launch next year

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by Rob Rymond, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Rob Rymond

    Rob Rymond WiiChat Member

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    [xfloat=left]http://www.wiichat.com/robry/wiiconsole.jpg[/xfloat]Rumours are filtering through from GoNintendo that a new channel for the Wii will launch sometime next year.

    Reggis Fils-Aime disclosed some information regarding WiiWare, the original downloadable content channel which was discussed prior to launch of the Wii. The name of the channel is yet to be announced but the official name for the games is WiiWare; kinda like Xbox Live Arcade titles. The games will be sourced from both big name developers and the indie parties. Pricing and ratings will be determined by each company.

    A press statement is due to be released later today so we shall keep you informed of the full details when we receive them!
     
  2. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    That sounds cool, but the waiting time is kind of long. It probably will be worth the wait.
     
  3. Almo

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    cool sounds good but yeah i dont wanna wait that long :(
     
  4. JD1269

    JD1269 The Ultimate Neutral

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    I don't wanna wait that long and I'm a bit worried about filling up the storage space on my Wii. I really don't want to have to constantly transfer files between my Wii and my 2GB SD card... =/
     
  5. kevbomac05

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    seems pretty cool but a long wait
     
  6. sherwood3570

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    Nintendo should charge us for these games, not the vc's. Or atleast give us a better deal on them, like packages. I'm excited about Wiiware, I can't wait to see what games are in development.
     
  7. Darth_Zant

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    I'm fine with the wait. This is something that could be really great if done correctly and I'd hate to see it rushed out just to appease the impatient.

    I'm looking forward to it.
     
  8. Secumfex

    Secumfex Ninja? I'm a Pirate! Yarr

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    Well, that's what about to happen. The plan is, to let third party developers do any games they'd like to and set them online on WiiWare. Big N itself doesn't want to use it. They'll use the VC, but won't delevop new games which the WiiWare Channel will be about. The games uploaded to WiiWare will cost WiiPoints, so nothing free here. Except, maybe it'll be used for Demos, too.

    here's a little link, so you can give yourself some more info about it : http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/newsArt.cfm?artid=13714
     
  9. Matt's_A_Bluebird

    Matt's_A_Bluebird Proud Owner Of A Wii

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    Sounds cool but it is another thing I probably won't use. I havn't bought any VC games even though I think it is a great idea, I don't have money for things like this lol, I just save up for the Wii games (and DS), but if Majora's Mask comes out on VC, I may look into purchasing that. (I wouldn't mind one day buying all the old Zelda's on VC but you can get them on GBA cart's now anyhow).
     
  10. Projection

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    So you have to pay for the games on WiiWare?
     
  11. Matt's_A_Bluebird

    Matt's_A_Bluebird Proud Owner Of A Wii

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    Oh yeah I'm not sure, I just assumed so, it would be great if you didn't.
     
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    It would be nice if we could also purchase some downloadable content there, but I'm also curious about these new games. I really love those small but addictive games ^^
     
  13. JT.

    JT. A glitch in life

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    Can't wait! But what I really want, is to start making games for Wiiware. I've always got great ideas for games, but I can never use them... So I'm very interested in what the development software will cost, how accessible it'll be, and how much knowledge is needed to be able to do the programing. If they make it cheap, accessible and easy to program, then I'll get it. I even have a friend who works for mobile phone games, so I could start making games with him. That would rock!
     
  14. wiifreak3

    wiifreak3 Wii All Day

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    eveything is taking tooooooo long!
     
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    just get sd media launcher and load up whatever you want on your wii.
     
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    hi im new to this can you tell me how to get a wii code, so i can play online games with the wii and email
     
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    Oh please Nintendo by the time you get your Wii Arcade thing out Sony and Microsoft will already have a huge Arcade Library with third and fourth generation Arcade Games coming out while you will be releasing your first generation.
     
  18. JT.

    JT. A glitch in life

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    Nintendo IS a little slow. But I'm not bothered.
     
  19. elmo_999

    elmo_999 Wii launch Owner

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    The only thing i'd be worried about is how much space a game takes but nintendo has a knack for making games fit in small spaces (nintendo ds cartridges anyone?)
     
  20. JT.

    JT. A glitch in life

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    All they need is the highly demanded hard disc to come out...
     

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