TMNT: Smash Up Trailer and Screenshots

TMNT Smash UpWhat a day. It’s been a long and arduous day, but I did manage to find this really great looking trailer for the TMNT fighting game coming out this fall for Wii.  This isn’t just a rehash of the old TMNT: Tournament Fighters game that was released on the SNES all those years ago. This is from a creative team that worked on Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Now, the trailer that has surfaced isn’t as action packed as I would have liked, when it comes to the fighting; but the graphics and the feel of the gameplay are about right.

I’d rather have a table of characters like the one in Smash Brothers, but I suppose this will do. Take a look at the trailer after the break, as well as screenshots.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles announced for Wii

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Video GameUbisoft has announced a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for Wii, to be released later this year. The creative team developing it is called Game Arts, who had a hand in preliminary development on Super Smash Brothers Brawl. That is great news, as far as the Ninja Turtles are concerned. Smash Brothers is one of the greatest games ever released on any console, period, and to have this team on the Turtles property speaks volumes for the game.

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Great Wii Games

If you’re ‘dusting off your Wii,’ you’re not playing the right games.

In the last few months, I’ve been reading articles where people claim that they have either an Xbox 360 and a Wii, or a PS3 and a Wii, and they have to either ‘dust the Wii off’ or ‘hook it back up’ to play it.

The problem is not with Wii or the games that have or have not been released on it. Wii has some awesome games that these ‘gamers’ are missing.

Set aside Halo 3, Gears of War 2 or GTA4 for a month and invite some friends over for some Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Have tournaments, build levels, even play online.

Get Mario Kart Wii and actually play the game with the Wii Wheel. Give yourself a real challenge for once. Granted, the game frustrates me most of the time with how cheap it can be at the end of a race that I’ve been leading the ENTIRE TIME, but when I win the race, it feels fantastic. It feels like I’ve actually put some skill into winning the race, however random the game can be.

Pick up a copy of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams and capture the exhilirating feeling of flight, along with one of the most amazing soundtracks ever, with some of the most beautiful graphics seen on Wii.

Grab a copy of Zack and Wiki and play one of the best games that very few have done more than batted an eye at.

Get a copy of Super Mario Galaxy and play through it with Mario AND Luigi. Have fun with it, because it truly is incredible and well worth your time.

Get over the fact that you’re not playing something that claims the title of “hard-core.” It just not worth putting hundreds more hours into a game that you’ve been playing for two years, when you could be giving some great games a shot on Wii. Take the time to be a diverse gamer. To be more well rounded as a gamer, and you’ll be more appreciative of the consoles you own. And if you must play “hard-core,” try Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

-originally posted on GameSpot