Nightly News Roundup: 2011.03.07

uDraw has a long-term plan, DS games load slower on 3DS, and this week’s downloads are all inside this Nightly News Roundup.

By Matthew Tidman. Posted 03/07/2011 23:59 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

uDraw Games Planned ‘For Next Few Years’

With 3DS on the horizon, it is probably a safe bet that developers are already hearing about the next generation of Nintendo hardware, but that has not stopped them from continuing to announce support for the current generation. One such developer is THQ which created the uDraw peripheral for Wii that sold respectably when it released last year. Fear not if you were one of those who bought the peripheral as THQ employee Wayne Cline has confirmed that the peripheral will see more games in the future. “We have many games planned for uDraw throughout the next few years and we develop each game to allow players to get creative and have fun,” Cline said. Maybe Nintendo is, like its competitors, shooting for a longer hardware cycle this time.

Source: Entertainment Focus

3DS Loads DS Games Slowly

GameSpot has gotten its hands on a Japanese 3DS system and tried fiddling around with it a bit. Surprisingly, though the system is more powerful than its predecessor, it takes longer to load a DS game on 3DS than it does on a DS Lite. This may be because the system is having to emulate the older hardware, but it seems the opposite of what gamers would expect from this new piece of high-tech hardware. Thankfully the difference is only a matter of about five seconds.

Source: GameSpot

Bomberman Hero Makes A Blast on VC

Nintendo keeps bringing the explosive Virtual Console goodness with the release of N64 hit Bomberman Hero. Gamers can take the blue bomber– the other blue bomber– through his paces as he travels through five exciting planets in order to save Princess Millian from the evil Garaden Empire. But that’s not the only piece of downloadable goodness released this week.

Nintendo also released Heavy Fire: Black Arms for WiiWare. A sequel to previous shooter, Heavy Fire: Special Operations, this Teyon-developed shooter tasks players with stopping the illegal arms trade in South America. Wii gamers who want something a little more free can check out a demo version of Soccer Bashi.

DSi owners have three options for downloadable content this week: G.G. Series: HORIZONTAL BAR, GO Series EARTH SAVER, and JellyCar 2. For full descriptions of each of these games as well as pricing information, be sure to follow the link below. All titles are currently available in the Wii Shop Channel.

Source: Nintendo

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