Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nintendo delivers

Well, if Sony is going to have their day, I guess Nintendo thought it was a good time to get us acquainted with their year in gaming. There's quite a lot of news from this press release, but I'd like to just focus on the Nintendo published titles.

Excitebots: Trick Racing - releasing April 20th; this is a continuation of the Excitebike and Excite Truck series, this game focuses on the use of the Wii Wheel

Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat - releasing May 4th; latest in the New Play Control! series.

Punch-Out!! - releasing May 18th; the return of the classic NES title.

Pikmin - releasing March 9th, first of the New Play Control! series.

Mario Power Tennis - releasing March 9th, also in the New Play Control! series.

Rhythm Heaven - releasing April 5th (same day as DSi); a rhythm game from the makers of WarioWare.

Personal Trainer: Walking - releases May 25th; comes with two pedometers that wirelessly connect to Nintendo DS, also supports Miis, a first for the handheld.

The Legendary Starfy - releasing June 8th; FINALLY! After a brief appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (as Stafy), Starfy finally makes its North American debut. As of right now I don't know if this is the Densetsu no Stafy Taiketsu! Daiiru Kaizokudan game released in Japan last year, Densetsu no Stafy 4 released in 2006, or something entirely different. All I will say is that it would be nice to play the older titles, but this is certainly welcome. Update: it is Densetsu no Stafy Taiketsu! Daiiru Kaizokudan.

Games and dates via Nintendo Press Room
Boxart for Punch-Out!!, Pikmin, and Mario Power Tennis now on Flickr

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