Nintendo outlines Q2 Release Dates for US


Today during the Game Developers’ Conference, Nintendo has issued a press release listing all the games (well, most of them) coming to the Wii, Nintendo DS and even the Gameboy Advance. Metroid Prime 3 is a notable absence, however the list does feature the first online Wii title in the West. That game, of course, is Pokemon Battle Revolution. The game is also the first Wii title to link up to the Nintendo DS.

With concrete dates set for US games, we would hope to see more dates for the below titles from Nintendo Australia soon,

Full Release List and PR inside REDMOND, Wash., March 7, 2007 Wii owners of all ages have discovered the fun of playing with a group of friends in the same room. Now for the first time players can compete with one another near and far with Pokmon Battle Revolution, a game of remarkable firsts:

* the first Wii game to include Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection play
* the first Pokmon game for Wii
* the first game to link Wii and the hand-held Nintendo DS
* and the first Wii game that can be controlled using Nintendo DS

When Wii and Nintendo DS are linked, players can use their Nintendo DS units as controllers or import characters from the upcoming Nintendo DS games Pokmon Diamond Version or Pokmon Pearl Version. Pokmon Battle Revolution launches on June 25 exclusively for Wii and brings a dramatic new chapter to the Pokmon franchise, which has sold more than 155 million units worldwide. Pokmon Battle Revolution also serves as one of the standouts in Nintendos second-quarter launch lineup, which the company revealed today in conjunction with the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Pokmon Battle Revolution will be joined by Super Paper Mario, the first Mario game for Wii; Mario Party 8, a multiplayer party game; and Big Brain Academy, a brain-training game that builds on the phenomenal success of the Nintendo DS brain games. These will add to the ever-growing library of Wii games, which will total more than 50 by the end of June. Nintendo DS fans will see the arrival of Pokmon Diamond Version and Pokmon Pearl Version, two surefire smash-hits.

With strong third-party support, Wii and Nintendo DS have games on the way for both casual and veteran gamers, says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. Our new ways to play have attracted millions of players around the world. This lineup demonstrates our commitment to leading the industry with the future of video gaming.

Third-party publishers also have stepped up their support of both Wii and Nintendo DS, recognizing these systems as the hottest things going in the video game industry. The list of games for April, May and June includes the following:


April 9 Super Paper Mario Nintendo
April Prince of Persia Rival Swords Ubisoft
April Bust-A-Move Bash Majesco
April Bioncle Heroes Eidos
May 15 Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Midway
May 29 Mario Party 8 Nintendo
May Tamagotchi Party On Namco Bandai
May Disneys Pirates of the Caribbean at Worlds End Disney Interactive
May Escape from Bug Island Eidos
May Spider-Man The Movie 3 Activision
June 11 Big Brain Academy Nintendo
June 25 Pokmon Battle Revolution Nintendo
June Cosmic Family Ubisoft
Spring Heatseeker Codemasters
Q2 Legend of the Dragon American Game Factory
Summer Shrek the Third Activision
Summer Transformers the Game Activision

Nintendo DS
April 22 Pokmon Diamond and Pokmon Pearl Nintendo
May Pirates of the Caribbean 3 Buena Vista
May Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu Atari
May Pony Friends Eidos
May Diner Dash Eidos
May Touch the Dead Eidos
June 4 Nintendo DS browser Nintendo
June 4 Planet Puzzle League Nintendo
June 11 Touchmaster DS Midway
June Zendoku Eidos
Spring Naruto Ninja Council 3 Tomy
Spring Time Ace Konami
Spring Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom Konami
Q2 Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Natsume
Summer Shrek the Third Activision
Summer Transformers: Autobots Activision
Summer Transformers: Decepticons Activision

Game Boy Advance
Summer Shrek the Third Activision

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