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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to demonstrate Donkey Kong Country Returns. In this installment, “players take control of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, with many traditional elements of the Donkey Kong Country series returning, including mine cart levels, swinging from vine to vine, and collecting bananas.” Video after the break.

Reggie Fils-Aime was asked when the company’s upcoming glasses-free 3D portable will be release. His reply? “Next year.”

[via Kotaku – image via]

Amazon is selling the Nintendo Wii system for just $149.99 shipped, originally priced at $199.99. The console “boasts 512 MB of internal flash memory, two USB 2.0 ports, and a slot for SD memory expansion.” Product page.

…instead of a tray, Wii uses a single, self-loading media bay that plays both 12-centimeter optical discs used for the new system, as well as Nintendo GameCube discs.

[via Amazon]

Here’s a first: a custom-built Nintendo Wii Proton Pack. It “features four blue LEDs allowing you to know which player is selected or active and the Blue Power Cell actually shows you how much power the pack has.” Click here for first picture in gallery.

Since the Wii-mote has in internal speaker in it’s ABS housing, when playing the game the pack makes all the iconic Ghostbusters SFX. And being that the Wii utilizes wireless technology, the wand is not tethered to the pack via a cord.

[via Gbfans]

Enjoy playing the Olympic Winter Games from the comfort of your very own home, with Hudson’s Deca Sports. In one of the events, Wii Curling, “you must shake the controller at paint-mixer speeds.” Videos after the break.

Every four years, the winter Olympics reminds the world of the curious Canadian sport of curling. But take the game off the ice and into the living room, and you get something even more peculiar: Wii curling.

[via CSmonitor]

This new Super Mario Bros. Wii trailer shows off several new levels along with the game’s simultaneous multiplayer capability — players can choose from Mario, Luigi, and two versions of Toad. Available November 14th. Continue reading to watch the Super Skills trailer.

Nerf N-Strike Elite by Electronic Arts comes bundled with the NERF Switch Shot EX-3 blaster and is a classic rail shooter, complete with 16 different weapons to choose from — some unlockable. Available October 26th, priced at $59.99. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

According to this Toys R Us ad, the Nintendo Wii will be getting a price cut to $199.99 on September 27th; “and that’s with Wii Sports included, not a stripped down package.”

If accurate, that would mean a price drop announcement from Nintendo sometime within the next two weeks, possibly during the Tokyo Game Show.

[via Kotaku]