Nintendo doesn’t actively promote or announce their upcoming releases much. Information about when and what first party games come out spring out of fliers rather than months and months of previews. There are exceptions with major franchises like Mario and Zelda, but otherwise release dates pop out of thin air.
Kotaku posted a rumor circulated by internet forum NeoGAF and originally written up by a Japanese blogger with a number of new first party games from Nintendo. Supposedly, the source is Famitsu, but a number of them are already confirmed from Nintendo’s internal release calendar.
Here’s what is scheduled to come out in Japan this July:
7.10 Densetsu no Starfy Taiketsu! (DS)
7.24 Wario Land Shake (Wii)
7.31 Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (Wii)
7.31 Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS)
Wario Land Shake? A new Starfy game? Rhythm Tengoku Gold? I loved the Game Boy Advance game (pictured) so the latter has my attention. It looks like Nintendo has plenty on their plate to replace Disaster: Day of Crisis.
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