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Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, and Gearbox Software, one of the world’s leading independent video game developers, announced that the critically acclaimed and multimillion-unit selling Brothers In Arms franchise is in development for the Nintendo DS and Wii systems. Scheduled to ship this year, Brothers In Arms Double Time (fall) and Brothers In Arms DS (summer) will, for the first time, immerse Nintendo system owners into the intensity of World War II through the stories of Sergeants Baker and Hartsock and their squad of paratroopers during the Normandy invasion. “Brothers In Arms on the Wii and DS systems is really exciting for us,” said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. “I am a huge fan of both systems and thrilled about making games for the two platforms. In the entire space of first-person shooters on video game systems, Brothers In Arms really lends itself to both the Wii and DS interfaces. Imagine using the Wii Remote to give actual hand signals or aiming with the DS stylus from a covered position. That’s what you can look forward to with Brothers In Arms Double Time and Brothers In Arms DS.” Brothers In Arms Double Time brings the best of this acclaimed WWII action franchise to the Wii system, while adding the use of innovative gameplay with the Wii Remote. Brothers In Arms DS brings all the action and strategy of the series to a handheld, utilizing the DS Touch Screen to control the squad.
Brothers In Arms Double Time Key Features:
Next-Generation Brothers In Arms - The award-winning WWII franchise comes to the Wii system with all of the action, story and authenticity that has critics and fans eager for more.
Combining All 31 Playable Levels: Play as Sergeants Matt Baker and Joe Hartsock, leading your squad behind enemy lines through the Normandy invasion.
Unrivaled Authenticity: Fight actual Airborne Infantry battles of D-Day accurately recreated using thousands of official photos, maps, After-Action Reports and eyewitness accounts under the direction of Military and Historical Director, Col. John Antal.
Challenging and Dynamic Combat: Featuring close-quarter urban environments and a next-generation artificial intelligence system, Brothers In Arms Double Time promises to take authentic military action to the next level on the Wii system.
Enhanced Control Scheme: Issue orders and perform military gestures to command and lead your team using the Wii Remote.
Brothers In Arms DS Key Features:
First Brothers In Arms for the DS System: Exclusively designed for Nintendo DS with easy-to-use, stylus-based controls such as using the Touch Screen to aim, with the camera following the stylus.
Impressive, Realistic 3D Graphics: Incredibly detailed environments with highly believable characters and enemies, cinematic camera angles, and great animation.
Drivable Vehicles: Drive a recon car or a Sherman Tank. Use a wide range of weapons such as bazookas, sniper rifles, grenades and more to destroy your enemy.
16 Missions and Three Different Campaigns: Relive the intensity of WWII through three different campaigns, from Normandy to North-Africa and Ardennes.
Redesigned New Multiplayer Experience: Fight major multiplayer battles with three of your friends in different multiplayer modes, including Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch.
Contextual Movements: Gameplay adapted to the Nintendo DS hardware with auto-cover behind walls or auto-recovering life system.
An Unrivalled Sense of Drama: Experience a stronger emotional factor, due to the third-person view and dialogue between soldiers.
Nintendo's Wii Sales Double Those of Sony's PS3 in JapanSince both consoles launched in Japan, Nintendo has sold more than twice as many Wii game consoles as Sony has sold of its PlayStation 3, Bloomberg reports. Kyoto-based Nintendo has sold 1.95 million units of its newest game machine as of March 25 since it debuted on Dec. 2 last year, Tokyo-based research firm Enterbrain Inc. said in a faxed statement. Sony has sold 812,000 of its latest console since November 11, the report said. In related news, Wii sales have increased on eBay to rank as the No. 1 most popular video game system at the site, surpassing both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.
Nintendo is pushing its Mii concept forward, adding elements that will let users become immersed in interactivity - in hopes of creating a social-networking community to rival the likes of MySpace.
A feature of Nintendo's Wii is an avatar module, known as Mii, that lets users create their own character. But TopTechNews reports that Nintendo is expanding the concept by creating a Mii channel later this year that will allow users to chat with, rate each other's Mii and otherwise interact. Nintendo will also let users play as their Mii in some games.
Nintendo says by adding social networking elements it can create a community around the concept of Mii. It also marks the latest move by the gaming company to expand the Wii from being just a gaming console to a content-delivery tool.
Gaming industry analyst Richard Doherty of Envisioneering Group is quoted as saying the move can pay off big for Nintendo: "Within a year, the Wii may be the most successful and valuable social-networking community on the Web."
"Nintendo is creating a framework for an open environment that will allow other developers to add value," Doherty said. "Interesting third-party solutions could link fans of TV shows, gamers sharing tips, even home-schoolers."