The new year is nearly upon us – it’s time to scope out what releases just barely missed holiday release, what games to look forward to summer for, and the games we hope to see by holiday season next year.Â It’s nearly time for the January forecast, and Nintendo sent us a 2010 line-up to get us started.
Here are a few Highlights:
Blue and Pink Wii Remotes bundled with Wii MotionPlus Accessory: February 14
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (Wii): Late January
Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney (WiiWare): January
Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (DS): March 14
WarioWare D.I.Y. (DS): March 28
MegaMan 10 (WiiWare): March
Pizza Delivery Boy (Wii): March
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can’t wait to re-live my college part-time delivery glory days this march.Â Hit the break for the full press release, and let us know what you are looking forward to in the comments! Not liking what you see? What do you think the list is missing?
NINTENDO UNVEILS IT’S VIDEO GAME LINE-UP FOR EARLY 2010
Hand-Held PokÃ©mon Adventures and New Wii Remote Colors are on the Way
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wiiâ„¢, Nintendo DSâ„¢ and Nintendo DSiâ„¢ systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment Systemâ„¢, Nintendo has sold more than 3.2 billion video games and more than 535 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boyâ„¢, Game Boy Advance, Super NESâ„¢, Nintendo 64â„¢ and Nintendo GameCubeâ„¢ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Marioâ„¢, Donkey Kongâ„¢, Metroidâ„¢, Zeldaâ„¢ and PokÃ©monâ„¢. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendoâ€™s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the companyâ€™s Web site at www.nintendo.com.
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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Consumers nationwide continue to snap up Nintendo products for the holidays, and Nintendo is poised to carry that momentum into 2010. Dozens of games for the Wiiâ„¢, Nintendo DSâ„¢ and Nintendo DSiâ„¢ systems are on the way in a wide range of categories from both Nintendo and its third-party partners.
To bring a little color to the winter months, Nintendo will release two new colors for its Wii Remoteâ„¢ controller. Starting Feb. 14, the controller will come in Pink or Blue and will be bundled with a Wii MotionPlusâ„¢ accessory. Along with the current White and Black versions of the controller, now every player in four-player matches can have his or her own color.
â€œDuring the holidays, tens of millions of Americans are going to spend enjoyable hours with both Wii and Nintendo DS,â€ said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of Americaâ€™s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.Â â€œAnd the enjoyment will only grow in the early weeks of 2010, whether your taste in gaming comes from exploring ocean depths, catching, training and battling PokÃ©mon or even designing your own micro-games.â€
On the Wii console, Endless Oceanâ„¢: Blue World arrives on Feb. 22 to provide players with an adventurous and educational experience, complete with underwater exploration, an adventurous storyline and Wii Speakâ„¢ compatibility. This January also sees the highly anticipated release of Tatsunoko VS. Capcomâ„¢: Ultimate All-Stars. Available exclusively on Wii, this new VS. series fighting game features global online game play for those who have access to a broadband Internet connection.
On the portable side, Nintendoâ€™s hand-held systems will see the arrival of a number of diverse games, including the eagerly awaited PokÃ©monâ„¢ HeartGold Version and PokÃ©monâ„¢ SoulSilver Version on March 14. PokÃ©mon HeartGold Version and PokÃ©mon SoulSilver Version allow fans to return to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the beloved PokÃ©mon Gold and PokÃ©mon Silver games. The games have been fully enhanced with rich graphics, updated sound, new touch-screen controls and much more.
On March 28, WarioWare D.I.Y.â„¢ lets users design their own micro-games from scratch and share them with other WarioWare D.I.Y. owners via a broadband Internet connection and NintendoÂ® Wi-Fi Connection. Every element, such as the characters, the environment, the actions and even the purpose of the micro-game itself, can be created entirely by the player. Also on March 28, hungry gamers can dig into Americaâ€™s Test Kitchen: Letâ€™s Get Cooking, which gives family members the chance to prepare 300 different dishes together. All of the recipes and the how-to videos in the game were created by the popular public television show Americaâ€™s Test Kitchen.
On Jan. 18, Glory of Heraclesâ„¢ introduces U.S. role-playing fans to the popular Japanese franchise. The game is inspired by Greek mythology and written by Kazushige Nojima of Final Fantasy fame. The traditional role-playing game features an engrossing story and a robust battle system.
Below is a partial list of upcoming packaged and downloadable games for the Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems. Note that game titles and launch dates are subject to change.
Wii Publisher Game Available 2K Sports Major League Baseball 2K10 March Activision How To Train Your Dragon March 23 The American Game Factory, Inc. Build-A-Bear Workshop â€“ Friendship Valley March 17 Atlus U.S.A., Inc. Shiren the Wandererâ„¢ Feb. 9 Capcom TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOMâ„¢: ULTIMATE ALL-STARS Jan. 26 City Interactive USA Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII Feb. 16 Chicken Riot Feb. 9 Collision Studios City Builder February D3Publisher Family Party: 30 Great Gamesâ„¢ Winter Fun February Deep Silver, Inc. Letâ€™s Play Ballerina March Letâ€™s Play Garden March Disney Interactive Studios Alice in Wonderland March Hudson Entertainment Rooms: The Main Building Spring Calling Spring Konami Walk it Out Jan. 10 Yu Gi Oh! Duel Trancer Q1 DanceDanceRevolution Q1 Majesco Entertainment Data East Arcade Classics January The Daring Game of Girls February Pizza Delivery Boy March Nintendo Endless Ocean: Blue World Feb. 22 SEGA of America Super Monkey Ball Step & Rollâ„¢ Feb. 9 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racingâ„¢ March SouthPeak Games Sled Shredâ„¢ featuring the Jamaican Bobsled Team Feb. 1 Fast Food Panicâ„¢ Jan. 5 Storm City Entertainment Bermuda Triangle: Saving the Coral February UFO Interactive Games, Inc. Arcade Shooter: Ilvelo Q1 Rock Blast Q1 Jajaâ€™s Adventure Q1 Ubisoft No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle late January Sleepover Party Jan. 12 Racquet Sports March Red Steel 2 Q1 XSEED Games The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces Jan. 5 FRAGILE DREAMS: FAREWELL RUINS OF THE MOON March 16
WiiWareâ„¢ Publisher Game Available Akaoni Studio S.L. Zombie Panic in Wonderland Q1 Broken Rules And Yet It Moves Q1 Capcom Phoenix Wrightâ„¢:Ace Attorneyâ„¢ January Mega ManÂ® 10 March Ghostfire Games Rage of the Gladiator Q1 Hudson Entertainment Military Madness: NectarisÂ® Q1 Nabi Studios Toribash Q1 Nintendo WarioWareâ„¢ D.I.Y. Showcase Q1 Press Play ApS Max & the Magic Marker Q1 Team Meat Super Meat Boy Q1
Nintendo DS/Nintendo DSi Publisher Game Available 2K Sports Major League Baseball 2K10 March Activision Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thiefâ„¢ Feb. 2 How To Train Your Dragon March 23 Aksys Games World Cup of Pool Feb. 9 The American Game Factory, Inc. Build-A-Bear Workshop â€“ Welcome to Hugsville March 17 Atlus U.S.A., Inc. Shin Megami TenseiÂ®: Strange Journeyâ„¢ March 10 Capcom Entertainment, Inc. Ace Attorney Investigationsâ„¢: Miles Edgeworth Feb. 16 City Interactive USA Animal Country: Life on the Farm Feb. 16 Art of Murder March 16 Deep Silver, Inc. Letâ€™s Play Flight Attendant March Letâ€™s Play Ballerina March Letâ€™s Play Garden March Disney Interactive Studios Sonny With a Chance Spring Alice in Wonderland March GameMill Publishing Escape the Museum Jan. 12 Hidden Mysteries: Buckingham Palace Feb. 9 Hudson Entertainment Rooms: The Main Building Spring DECA SPORTSâ„¢ Spring Konami Scene It! Twilight Q1 Puzzle Chronicles Jan. 10 Majesco Entertainment Super Speed Machines February The Daring Game for Girls February Dawn of Heroes February ATV Revolution March Nintendo Glory of Heracles Jan. 18 PokÃ©mon HeartGold Version and PokÃ©mon SoulSilver Version March 14 WarioWare: D.I.Y. March 28 Americaâ€™s Test Kitchen: Letâ€™s Get Cooking March 28 Natsume Inc. Squishy Tankâ„¢ February Cheer We Go! â„¢ March PopCap Games Bejeweled Twistâ„¢ Q1 SEGA of America Sands of Destructionâ„¢ Jan. 12 Infinite Spaceâ„¢ March Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racingâ„¢ March Sonic Classic Collectionâ„¢ Spring SouthPeak Games Crime Sceneâ„¢ Feb. 1 Dementium IIâ„¢ Feb. 2 Fast Food Panicâ„¢ Jan. 5 Sushi Go Roundâ„¢ Feb. 1 Montessori Musicâ„¢ March 1 Storm City Entertainment Bermuda Triangle: Saving the Coral February Myst February ATV Quad Kings March T.A.C Heroes: The Big Red One March TECMO Monster RancherÂ® DS March AGAINâ„¢ March Telegames, Inc. Puzzle Overloadâ„¢ Spring Solitaire Overload Plusâ„¢ Spring THQ Daniel X: The Ultimate Power Jan. 12 Tomy Corporation Lovely Lisaâ„¢ and Friends (enhanced Nintendo DSi content) February Ubisoft Imagine Reporter Jan. 20 Imagine Party Planner Jan. 13 Imagine Sweet 16 Feb. 10 Imagine Gymnast March 10 XSEED Games KORG DS-10 Plus Jan. 19 Ragnarokâ„¢ DS Feb. 16
Nintendo DSiWareâ„¢ Publisher Game Available EA Downtown Texas Holdâ€™em Poker Q1 Surviving High Schoolâ„¢ Q1 Gameloft Legends of Exidia Q1 Letâ€™s Golf Q1 Real Soccerâ„¢ 2010 Q1 Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. Q1 Nintendo Trajectileâ„¢ Jan. 4 Number Battleâ„¢ Jan. 25 Starship Defenseâ„¢ Jan. 18 Touch Solitaire Jan. 11 X-Scapeâ„¢ February Link â€™nâ€™ Launchâ„¢ February Subatomic Studios Fieldrunners Q1 WayForward Shantae: Riskyâ€™s Revenge Q1
Remember that Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about Nintendo, visit www.nintendo.com.