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Nintendo Channel dated for US, WiiWare integrated

For those of you whose Wiis are connected to the Internet in North America, the month of May is going to be a busy one for you, indeed. Alongside the launch of WiiWare, news has broken that the Nintendo Channel (known as Everyone’s Nintendo Channel in Japan) will also arrive, featuring downloadable DS demos, promotional videos and other features.

As well as offering videos and release dates for upcoming Wii games, the Nintendo Channel, reports Wired, will also be integrated with WiiWare. For example, if a player plays a WiiWare title for more than an hour, that experience will grant them the option to review said downloadable title through the Nintendo Channel.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime explained that this approach will allow gamers to get a feel for WiiWare title in the absence of downloadable demos. As in Japan, players will be able to wirelessly shift DS demos from their consoles to the portable. They’ll remain on the handheld until it is powered off.

WiiWare launches in North America on May 12.

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Comment by Landen Gerlinger on 2008-04-24 01:42:01 | Reply

How ironic, I was just looking for news on new channels and here it is!
Thanks Nintendic!

Comment by Anthony on 2008-04-24 02:56:04 | Reply

The site allows us to review WiiWare games?! Awesome! Xbox Live Arcade has just been owned!

I wonder how they’ll implement it, mind. Typing anything would be annoying (and difficult to moderate), so perhaps they’ll just opt for a 5-star system or something?

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