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  (Source: Kotaku.com)
Punch-Out franchise to return as well

Nintendo held a major press conference on Thursday at 1:30PM Tokyo time announcing new products such as the Nintendo DSi. As Nintendo has chosen to not attend this year’s Tokyo Game Show, several other major announcements were made during this press conference. One of those announcements was the ability to play games from SD memory cards. Nintendo also announced a new lineup of games as well.

As the event was a Japanese press only conference, Kotaku translated a live blog of the event from Famitsu where Nintendo's Satoru Iwata announced the fix for the Nintendo Wii's inability to play games from external memory storage. According to Iwata, Nintendo is going to make it possible to download games onto SD cards starting in Spring 2009. "We have to address the console's insufficient memory storage," said Iwata. This fix will apply only to WiiWare and Virtual Console games.

In addition to the Wii storage announcement, a number of new Wii games were announced at the press conference. The revival of the NES classic Punch-Out franchise was announced along with Another Code, Sin and Punishment 2, and Sangoku Musou 3 (Dynasty Warriors). It was also announced that Gamecube games will be re-released for the Nintendo Wii starting with Pikmin. The service will be called "Wii de Asobu Selection" (Play on Wii Selection).

Nintendo also plans to ship a short 3 minute movie called “Wii de Dekiru Koto” (What You Can Do With The Wii). The movie will show users how to easily connect to the internet. By no coincidence, Nintendo also announced it is putting special Wi-Fi adaptors for sale on the market.



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Wi-Fi Adaptors?
By clovell on 10/2/2008 5:33:08 PM , Rating: 2
I thought the Wii had wireless connectivity built-in?




RE: Wi-Fi Adaptors?
By amanojaku on 10/2/2008 8:30:11 PM , Rating: 2
The Wii supports 802.11b/g, which is a subset of Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi covers all 802.11 wireless technologies. Nintendo might be creating 802.11n adapters.

Additionally, Wii owners without a wireless router can get the Wii online using a no-longer available USB Wi-Fi adapter (developed by Nintendo and Buffalo Technology) that plugs into an XP or Vista machine. There were a few complaints about the limitations of the adapter (as well as a crippling lawsuit against Buffalo technology,) so it's possible a new adapter will replace it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_Wi-Fi_USB_Co...
http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/16/csiro-wins-land...


RE: Wi-Fi Adaptors?
By clovell on 10/3/2008 1:52:38 PM , Rating: 2
I see. Not so certain an N adaptor would help - I really only see those things as more useful than G for local traffic.


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