Nightly News Roundup: 2010.09.23

Blockbuster files for bankruptcy, Nintendo confirms 3DS announcement conference, Epic Mickey, Shantae sequel and more…

By James Labalokie. Posted 09/23/2010 19:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Blockbuster Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Blockbuster has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, a form of bankruptcy that permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the U.S. The company intends to reemerge with a stronger foundation of digitally distributed media, but analysts expect that many physical Blockbuster locations will close permanently.

Source: Reuters


Nintendo Confirms 3DS Announcement Conference

The announcement conference for Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS has been established; it will occur on September 29th at the Makuhari Messe in Japan.

Source: Pure Nintendo


Epic Mickey Pushes the Wii “to its capability and ultimate limit”

During an interview with Computer and Video games, producer of Epic Mickey, Raul Ramirez, has alludes that Epic Mickey has pushed the Wii to it’s graphical limitations: “We do have such a great experienced staff at Junction Point that we were able to, as we feel, push the Wii to it’s capability and ultimate limit and provide a beautiful story for the player to jump into.”

Source: CVG


Shantae Sequel Release Date Announced

The sequel to Game Boy Color’s Shantae, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, is intended to be released on the fourth of October; a European release date has yet to be announced.

Source: Eurogamer


New Naruto Shippuden announced

A new addition to the Shippuden game series, Naruto Shippuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen Special, is slated for release on the Wii in Japan December 12th of this year; the game boasts 41 playable characters, including Sage Naruto, Shikamaru, Rock Lee, Sasuke, Kakashi, Jaraiya and Ino.

Source: Siliconera

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