Nintendo gets networky with online gaming

Grab your Wii Remotes and prepare for online battle – Nintendo’s Mario Strikers Charged Football is landing on the 25th May.It’s the

Grab your Wii Remotes and prepare for online battle – Nintendo’s Mario Strikers Charged Football is landing on the 25th May.It’s the first Europe-bound game to support the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, opening up possibilities for online matches and tournaments.For those unfamiliar with the GameCube original, think of it as Pro Evo meets Speedball meets Mariokart, with a few extra turtle shells and lightening strikes thrown in – we’re sure you’ll get the hang.Meanwhile, father of Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto, has been talking in the States about the Wii’s runaway success and a few of the ideas the team’s working on next. Top of the list is online gaming which, compared to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Home, has been sadly neglected.Those hoping for a Nintendo equivalent might be disappointed though. From Miyamoto’s comments most of the ideas will be more along the lines of  Mii Channel social interaction than Halo-esque online frag fest – still, we can hope.

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Mario Strikers Charged Football Price: £40 On sale: 25th May Contact: Nintendo Related stories: Wii's late for the Opera