Friday, July 31, 2009

Nintendo Release Dates For Europe (And Thereby Indirectly New Zealand)

By Benedict Wee

Wanna know what to ask the family for this Christmas if you're a Wii/DS/DSi gamer? Well Nintendo has released a list of 1st and 3rd party games that will launch on their consoles for the next couple of months. Only 1st party games get (approximated) dates however as they're 3rd party developers have not committed to any schedule. Highlighted titles are the ones I'm excited about.

Nintendo DS/DSi titles:
  • Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (25th September 2009)
  • Kirby Super Star Ultra (September 2009)
  • Girl's Mode (October 2009)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (2nd half 2009)
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (4th quarter 2009)
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
  • WarioWare D.I.Y. (To be announced)
Nintendo Wii titles:
  • Metroid Prime Trilogy (4th September 2009)
  • Wii Fit Plus (4th quarter 2009)
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (4th quarter 2009)
  • Endless Ocean 2 (2009)
  • Sin and Punishment 2 (2010)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
  • Metroid: Other M (2010)
The US gets slightly more games compared to us, they've got big titles like Golden Sun DS and Glory of Heracles for the DS/DSi. Thankfully DS games aren't region locked so import away. The Wii is however.

3rd Party DS/DSi titles:
  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers (Activision)
  • Band Hero (Activision)
  • Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Interactive Studios)
  • MySims Agents (Electronic Arts)
  • Spore Hero Arena (Electronic Arts)
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (LucasArts)
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (LucasArts)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (SEGA)
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (SQUARE ENIX)
  • James Patterson Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion (THQ)
  • The BIGS 2 (2K Sports)
  • Might & Magic Clash of Heros (Ubisoft)
  • Imagine Teacher: Class Trip (Ubisoft)
  • Scribblenauts (Warner Bros)
3rd Party Wii titles:
  • Guitar Hero 5 (Activision)
  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers (Activision)
  • Spyborgs (CAPCOM)
  • Sprectrobes: Origins (Disney Interactive Studios)
  • Madden NFL 10 (Electronic Arts)
  • Dead Space Extraction (Electronic Arts)
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Konami Digital Entertainment)
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (LucasArts)
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (LucasArts)
  • The Beatles: Rock Band (MTV Games/Electronic Arts)
  • Active Life: Extreme Challenge (NAMCO BANDAI)
  • Daisy Fuentes Pilates (SEGA)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (SEGA)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: smash-Up (Ubisoft)
As mentioned before, 3rd party titles do not have a release date so the games listed are for the both US/EU and might be flexible for us PAL region gamers (meaning we might not see some of these titles). Not to worry though, it'll get updated as clearer dates are announced.


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