teams out of their natural environments and showcasing them in over half a dozen different mini games that speak to the kid in all of us. Fully utilizing the Wii’s motion sensing capabilities and easy pick-up-and-play functionality, MLB Superstars puts a brand new spin on classic games with Baseball Pachinko, Baseball Bocci, and Baseball Golf. On their own or with friends, MLB Superstars offers gamers a unique baseball experience with a wide variety of activities. Fans can play Mascot Dance and have their favorite mascot boogie to the rhythm of that funky beat, or have a smashing good time with the Green Monster game by becoming the first to smash down their wall with a baseball bat, swinging frantically to stop the Green Monster from crashing through! Gamers aim for the high score and win numerous trophies to outfit their player in a multitude of ways!
MLB Superstars (Wii) release date: November 10, 2008
Go to the MLB Superstars website: http://2ksports.com/games/mlbsuperstars
2K Sports Puts Fans in Touch with the Action in Major
League Baseball(R) 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars for Nintendo DS(TM)
2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO - News), in partnership with Deep Fried Entertainment, today officially announced Major League Baseball® 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars, an exciting new baseball title that will put fans into the action like never before. Available exclusively for Nintendo DS, Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars will offer fans of all ages a wildly fun experience featuring starting lineups from all 30 Major League Baseball clubs, a variety of exhibition and tournament modes, All-Star training mini-games, along with fantasy-themed baseball stadiums.
• Exciting Gameplay Modes -- Exhibition mode will allow players to quickly choose their favorite teams so they can immediately jump into the intense baseball action, while Fantasy Pennant mode will offer various tournaments to compete in. All-Star Training will assist players in learning the fundamental DS control functions wrapped up in a variety of fun and challenging mini-games.
• All-Star Lineups -- Players can create their own unique baseball teams by choosing from the different starting lineups and putting together their favorite All-Stars.
• Uniquely Themed Stadiums -- Set in extreme environments that portray the diverse North American environment, uniquely themed stadiums are in locations ranging from the Everglades in Florida to the Frozen North, locations that can only be mastered by the best.
• Multi-player -- Supports two-player DS Wireless and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. For added competitiveness, Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars will utilize DS Wireless and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connections so players can go head-to-head in intense worldwide multi-player gaming.
Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars, developed by Deep Fried Entertainment and published by 2K Sports, will be available exclusively for Nintendo DS™ this April and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.
MLB 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars (DS) release date: April 15, 2008
Go to the MLB 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars website: http://2ksports.com/games/mlbfa
two pieces to confuse the batter or a “fireball” that screams over the plate at rocket speeds while engulfed in flames. Fielders can join in the power up fun with the “brick wall” that causes a wall to instantly rise out of the ground to stop the ball in its tracks or the “super jump” that allows them to jump incredibly high toward the ball in flight.
“It’s exciting to continue expanding our wide number of baseball offerings with Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “With all new fun and innovative gameplay features, fans will now have the great opportunity to step up to the plate and enjoy playing baseball like never before.“
“We’re proud to offer fans a unique and interactive baseball experience on Nintendo DS that is both fun and appealing for all ages,” said Brenda Bailey, chief operating officer of Deep Fried Entertainment. “With Spring Training™ right around the corner, Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars comes at the perfect time to put players in touch with the action on a new level.”
Some of the fun and exciting features included in Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars include:
• Unique Interactive Experience -- All aspects of the game will be controlled on the Nintendo DS touch screen, including batting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.
Utilizing the functionality of the Nintendo DS touch screen, Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars will provide fans the unique opportunity to control the power and technique of their swings and the speed and accuracy of their pitch by performing specific gestures and intuitive usage of the stylus. Fielding, base-running and other controls will also utilize the DS touch screen, as players drag and trace lines to execute these specific baseball actions.
Adding to the addictive gameplay experience, players will also have the ability to obtain special “power ups” to complete incredible batting, pitching, and fielding performances. Players can force their opponents to chase after the “chicken ball” that runs away from fielders once it’s on the ground, or confuse them with a “crazy ball” that takes an unpredictable flight path. Pitchers can throw amazing new pitches such as a “super splitter” that splits the ball into
pitch by performing specific gestures and intuitive usage of the stylus. Fielding, baserunning and other controls also utilize the touch screen and stylus, capping off a complete Nintendo DS experience.
MLB 2K9 Fantasy All-Stars (DS) release date: March 3, 2009
Go to the MLB 2K9 Fantasy All-Stars website: http://2ksports.com/games/mlbfa2k9
ShadowPlay (WiiWare) release date: January 11th, 2010
Go to the unique ShadowPlay Website: www.shadowplaygame.com
ShadowPlay is a unique game that combines your creativity and your keen problem solving skills to tackle one-of-a-kind puzzles. Using shadows as the core mechanism, we’ve concocted whimsical brainteasers to keep you entertained for hours.
With 10 exciting themes, 100 unique objects and 100 exciting puzzles, ShadowPlay provides fun for all ages. For more excitement, team up with a friend on Co-op mode and put your heads together to complete the challenges!
What is even more awesome is that ShadowPlay is the first independent WiiWare game made to take full advantage of the Wii MotionPlus™, which means you can experience full maneuverability of objects and have even more fun! Of course, the game still works with the Nunchuk™ controller and will provide loads of entertainment.
Plus, every time you complete a level, you unlock more items to use in the FreePlay mode where you can let loose and create your own funky shadow art!
"ShadowPlay takes a fun and favored pastime from your childhood and brings it back to life as a unique and interesting puzzle design." "It's an elegant and engaging idea, and the execution is also handled very well --thanks, in part, to the game's support for the Wii MotionPlus peripheral." "Graphics are interesting, as the inventive visual effect of using objects' shadows forms the foundation for the game design."
"ShadowPlay is exactly the kind of game that we wish popped up more on the Nintendo Wii. ShadowPlay offers a gameplay mechanic so simple that you’ll immediately wonder why no one has attempted it in the past." "This is easily one of the most original games on WiiWare that’s available today and certainly a nice departure from the “me-too” offerings of puyo-puyo and Cooking Mama clones that litter the Wii Store." http://www.gofanboy.com/wii-reviews/1346-shadowplay-wii-review/
"ShadowPlay is a nice and relaxing change of pace from your typical puzzler and a game worth spending some time with. It’s an idea so simple you wonder why it hasn’t been used more often.”
"Marketed as the very first WiiWare title to utilize the WiiMotionPlus accessory, ShadowPlay is a unique concept that doesn't settle with just "fitting in" amongst other puzzle games."
“This understanding of the market, coupled with SEGA’s deep respect for creativity and innovation, makes the company an ideal partner for our team. “Deep Fried Entertainment brings a unique blend of talent and expertise to the table,” said Simon Jeffrey, President and Chief Operating Officer, SEGA of America, Inc. “This agreement reinforces our commitment to establish strategic partnerships with top dog development talent in North America.” The deal is the latest in a string of similar announcements from SEGA that underscore the company’s increased emphasis on Western content development. Previously, SEGA announced partnerships with developers Silicon Knights, Bizzare Creations, Monolith Productions (Condemned Criminal Origins™), Planet Moon Studios and Pseudo Interactive (Full Auto™). SEGA has also acquired evelopment studios The Creative Assembly (Total War series), Secret Level and Sports Interactive.
Full Auto 2: Battlelines (PSP) release date: March 2007
Go to the Full Auto website: http://www2.sega.com/gamesite/fullauto2/index.html