Saturday, September 16, 2006

U.S. Launch for Nintendo Wii.

The excruciatingly long wait has ended: The Nintendo Wii will be released in the U.S. for $249.99 on November 19th, 2006.

This announcement is a few days old since I'm lazy. I learned this from checking the countdown multiple times a week, but mainly from the breaking news at Nintendorks.

You can also check out the hilarious tongue-in-cheek "
Wii Fact Sheet" from Nintendorks. It's purposely unhelpful and more than likely purposely funny. Nintendorks updates promptly whenever it's necessary (translation: infrequently). They truly are the best source for half-serious Nintendo news out there. In the same vein, here's a list of the Wii's potential launch titles, cut-and-pasted lovingly (see also: stolen) straight from

First Party (* denotes temporary name)

  • Battalion Wars II
  • Big Brain Academy*
  • Excite Truck
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Mario Strikers Charged
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (alternate title: File Can't Be Found)
  • Super Mario Galaxy*
  • WarioWare: Smooth Moves (alternate title: Uncomfortable Touching)
  • Wii Sports

Third Party
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Disney's Chicken Little: Ace in Action
  • Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi 2 (alternate title: Do You Still Care About DBZ?)
  • Madden NFL 07
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (alternate title: Post-Penultimate Confederacy)
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids (alternate title: Everybody Loves Rayman)
  • Red Steel
  • Sonic and the Secret Rings (alternate title: Sonic and His Three Wives)
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz
  • Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (alternate title: Tony Hawk's Obligatory Wii Game)
  • Elebits
  • Trauma Center Second Opinion (alternate title: Yes, You Do Have a Brain Hemorrhage)
I was seriously hoping that Nintendo would rush to put Animal Crossing Wii through as a launch title, like as a lovely little surprise bonus for the AC fans out there, but alas it is still scheduled for a 2007 release in Japan, and I can't seem to even find a US date.

More Nintendo updates if and when I feel like it!

1 comment:

ChrisV82 said...

If you're looking forward to the Wii, but also a little curious about Nintendo's strategy regarding the Wii, take the time to read this article. It certainly got my juices pumping, so to speak. It's nice to think that not only will the Wii have some great gameplay, but it may revolutionize the industry.