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Nintendo Not Publishing Any Wii Games Until March

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    pikminwii Like Animal Crossing: City Folk? That’s Nintendo’s last first party Wii title until March 2009 when Wii-makes of Mario Power Tennis and Pikmin arrive in stores under the “New Play Control!” label. Meanwhile, Nintendo of Japan spaces out releases so they release at least one game a month, not including “New Play Control” games. The drought is disappointing since Nintendo has games like Disaster: Day of Crisis, Another Code R, and Captain Rainbow (OK maybe not Captain Rainbow, the characters might be to obscure for a mainstream release here) but still Nintendo has games they could localize for North America.

     

    Good thing third publishers are filling the void. In February zombies take over the Wii. Shoot them in The House of the Dead: Overkill and skewer them in Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers. March brings another wave of games like Madworld, Sonic and the Black Knight, and Rune Factory: Frontier.

     

    Here’s what Nintendo has on the books for the first quarter of 2009. See if anything catches your eye.

     

    Activision
    Monsters vs. Aliens – March 24

    Crave Entertainment
    Monster Pals™ – March
    Solitaire & Mahjong – February
    Puzzle Challenges and More! – February
    Crayola Colorful World – March

    D3Publisher
    Onechanbara™ Bikini Zombie Slayers™ – February
    Coraline – January

    Destineer
    WordJong Party – January
    Battle Rage – February
    Cradle of Rome – February
    Cate West: The Vanishing Files – March
    Burger Island – March

    Disney Interactive Studios
    Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year – Winter

    DreamCatcher
    Play the World – March

    Electronic Arts
    NASCAR® Kart Racing – Feb. 10
    SimAnimals™ – Jan. 27
    TRIVIAL PURSUIT – Early spring

    Hudson Entertainment
    FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR – Jan. 6
    Marble Saga Kororinpa™ – Spring

    Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
    DanceDanceRevolution® Disney Grooves – March

    Majesco Entertainment
    Escape the Museum – January
    Major Minor’s Majestic March – March

    Marvelous Entertainment USA
    Little King’s Story – Feb. 17
    Rune Factory: Frontier – March

    Mastiff
    Deer Drive™ – Jan. 20

    NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
    We Ski™ and Snowboard – March

    Nintendo
    New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis™ – March
    New Play Control! Pikmin™ – March

    Sega
    The House of The Dead: Overkill™ – February
    SONIC™ and the Black Knight – March
    MADWORLD™ – March

    Southpeak Interactive
    Roogoo Twisted Towers™ – Feb. 17
    Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball™ – March 17
    Brave: A Warrior’s Tale™ – Feb. 17

    THQ
    Paws & Claws Pet Resort – Jan. 5
    Neighborhood Games – Jan. 5

    Ubisoft
    Tenchu™: Shadow Assassins – February
    Broken Sword™: Shadows of the Templars (Director’s Cut) – March

    XS Games
    Super PickUps™ – Q1

     

    Images courtesy of Nintendo.

    Siliconera Staff
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