In the world of casual gaming news this week, we see two particularly interesting features coming to light. The first is the announcement that Oberon Media (the people behind I-Play) has launched the incredibly popular Dream Day Wedding on Dish Network’s DishGAMES service, and the other comes from SEGA, which has announced a new Super Monkey Ball title that will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS.
Oberon Launches Dream Day Wedding on DishGAMES
Dream Day Wedding is a hidden object title, and marks the first time a hidden object game has been made available on the DishGAMES service. Not only that, but the game will change from week to week, offering players something new to experience each week for 13 consecutive weeks.
Dream Day Wedding takes players through various bridal-themed locations, including a florists shop, gown shop or even a bakery, all the while testing users to find hidden objects, and solve various puzzles with the goal being to help bride-to-be Jenny plan her perfect wedding.
Each Wednesday, new features and content will be added to the game. You can start playing at any point throughout the 13 week period, but those players that play from the very beginning will be reward through the ability to notice the changes and advancements made through the weekly updates.
“For the very first time, DishGAMES subscribers will have the opportunity to play a hidden object game on their TV and interact with a game that has an episodic format,”said Jonathan Boltax, Senior Director of iTV Services for Oberon Media, via a company press release.”The overwhelming success of theDream Day franchise on every platform makes it the perfect choice to mark this debut, and allows fans another opportunity to play their favorite game.”
For more information about the game, check out our coverage from March, when the game first launched on PC.
SEGA Announces Super Monkey Ball for Nintendo 3DS
Yesterday, we gave you an extensive look at the Nintendo 3DS, which has recently been given a launch date of February 26 in Japan (and March in the States). We showed you a list of the titles that will be available at launch, but now we have a chance to give you even more details about one of those titles in particular, in the form of Super Monkey Ball.
SEGA has announced that Super Monkey Ball for Nintendo 3DS will bring Aiai and friends into the third dimension as the characters come to life right before your eyes. Taking advantage of the 3D capabilities of the handheld, the game will allow users to explore every twist and turn of the game’s levels as they try to collect bananas in the fastest time possible.
This latest installment will contain three new gameplay choices including single-player puzzle levels, Monkey Race, and Monkey Fight. These new game modes will give players the chance to compete with other players via wireless connection. Up to four players can take part in what is called the “best 3D social experience” to be found. In addition, users will be able to choose between the 3DS’s motion sensor, or the slide pad in order to navigate the puzzle mazes with the control scheme that suits them best.
“The moment I saw the features of the Nintendo 3DS, I could not help thinking how perfectly Super Monkey Ball would work on this new hardware. I could quickly picture myself holding the Nintendo 3DS using the motion sensor and playing Super Monkey Ball” commented Toshihiro Nagoshi, creator and developer of the Super Monkey Ball franchise, via a company press release. “The simple gameplay allows players to enjoy the 3D graphics to the fullest and now that we have brought this vision to life…bingo! We have our all-time favorite Super Monkey Ball experience with the new excitement of the Nintendo 3DS!”
For more information about Super Monkey Ball on Nintendo 3DS, head over to the game’s official website.