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Punch-Out! Features List (Rumor)

Punch-Out! Logo

As I was reading this long list of Punch-Out! features I wasn’t sure whether to report this as news or rumor. The information comes from a site called NintendoDpad. They seem legit enough, but they don’t cite any sourcres for their information. Still, it sounds true enough and looks like Punch-Out! will provide a deeper experience than originally anticipated.

Here are some of the key features they mention:

- 3 challenges per boxer which if exacuted will reward you with unlockables

- “Alot” of unlockables including characters, ring environments, victory animations and music, among others

- Unlike other Punch-Out games you will have the ability to use all 3 stars at once, doing so will unleash the triple star spinning uppercut. Think about it as the equal to the Dragon Punch from Street Fighter

- The challenges will be in Exhibition mode. You will have 3 bonues in each fight ranging in difficulty.

- If you lose 100 times you will earn the training helmet which makes you invulnerable

- Here is the BIGGIE, after you beat the game there is a special mode that you will unlock. Nintendo is hush hush about this secret.

If you’d like to read the entire list, click the link below:

NintendodPad Punch-Out! Launch Center

Wii Remote MotionPlus – So, When Is It Coming Out?

You have to love it when a company releasing a popular product won’t let its fans know when it’s coming out. Even if the rabid fanbase is going insane with impatience. That’s when you start hearing the rumor mill heating up, and the latest comes from a picture over at GoNintendo.

It was taken by one of their readers and it projects the release of Wii MotionPlus, and Wii Sports Resort to be July 10th. The picture is at the bottom of the post. It looks authentic; although misprints and misinformation aren’t uncommon in the retail world.

This of course led to a recent Nintendo reaction. Here’s a quote from Eurogamer, “Nintendo has told Eurogamer that July release dates for MotionPlus and Wii Sports Resort are “purely rumour and speculation”

Reggie Fils-Aime also piped up at GDC, claiming that the MotionPlus technology was still on track for a Spring 09 release.

I know we all like to create stirs in the world of video game journalism, but I’m going with Nintendo on this one. They’re generally very up front, and honest with the media. If Reggie says Spring 09, that’s who I’m trusting. Not a picture of a piece of paper taken by some random video game store release list. Of course, that doesn’t make the speculating any less fun though… ;)

Wii MotionPlus release date

Punch-Out! Release Date Confirmed…Sort Of

For those who are as excited for a Punch-Out! release as I am, now have a release date to get ecstatic about…

05/18/2009

This isn’t 100% confirmed, as the only evidence we have to go by is Gamestop’s Punch-Out! page. There have been games in the past, that have had their release dates first announced by a Gamestop page, while others have had to be retracted. So take that for what you will.

Here’s a screenshot of the release date page. Damn you, Gamestop if you’re messing with me.

Punch Out Release Date

[via: GoNintendo]

Iwata Headlining GDC 2009, Rumors Begin Pouring In

The GDC (Game Developers Conference), has become “the” conference to keep an eye out for these past couple of years. As E3 slowly fades into the distance in terms of importance, other conferences specifically GDC have begun to absorb the limelight.

The past two years, Microsoft and Sony have delivered the keynotes at the GDC and now it’s Nintendo’s turn. During the keynotes of the past couple of years, a couple of renowned games were officially unveiled to the world. LittleBigPlanet and Gears of War 2.

Due to Sony, and Microsoft announcing their big projects, it’s being rumored Nintendo will be dropping a huge new bombshell on us. Will it be a new Zelda game? The Zelda announcement seems to be the major rumor that’s being speculated upon around the internet. The reason being is that the Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass was shown at the GDC, in 2006.

I’m not going to buy into the hype myself, as anything could really happen at the keynote this year. It could very well be a Zelda game. Or perhaps they’ll decide to show off a game that’s already been announced a little more in-depth (Punch-Out! perhaps?).

It’s always fun to imagine what could be, just don’t get your hopes up. Which, by viewing numerous forums and comments some people seem to be doing.

Mario & Sonic Heading To The Winter Olympics (Rumor)

Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics

It’s not a very subtle picture, in terms of giving clues to gamers about upcoming game releases. Nintendo Power has been notorious for this throughout the years, sprinkling hints of their releases in different issues.

This mag scan, is from the Spanish Nintendo magazine, Nintendo Acción (Nintendo Action). In the scan, it is speculated that Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics will be announced in the next issue of the magazine.

SegaNerds has provided a rough translation of the headline, “Who are these two and why do they come to see each other? Find out all the details on the mystery game in the next magazine. But before that, here are some clues: Games, Olympics, Cold, Its winter…”

Of course, it’s all speculation and rumors at this point but a Mario & Sonic continuation seems inevitable. It was a huge seller in the US, and was a Top 10 seller in the UK.

[via: GoNintendo]

The Conduit – First Party or First Person?

Well, all was gravy in the world of Nintendo fans. The conference that took place over in Japan had numerous gamers, including myself, rejuvenated and smiling with joy over some of the game announcements. Now that the North American conference is underway, there have been question marks instead of smiles.

Cammie Dunaway, came out and said that The Conduit is going to be an “exclusive First-Party shooter”. As any gamer could tell you, that’s a very confusing statement, especially the way she worded it. Is it a first-party exclusive game, or was it a simple slip of the tongue? And she meant “exclusive First Person shooter”. We’ll just have to wait and see.

While we might still be scratching our heads over that statement, there was good news as well. She reported that the game ‘will’ be ready for a Q1 2009 release. That statement leads me to believe that there is a definite chance that Nintendo will be publishing the title.