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Nintendo of America's Q1 2008 Release Schedule

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2008 @ 2:26 p.m. PST

Nintendo has plenty in store to keep your Wii Remote and touch screen busy even after the holiday season. Whatever sort of games you like to play there is something for everyone, and plenty to look forward to until Super Mario Bros. gets released, and even further down the road with 195 Wii and 80 new NDS titles.

"The video game industry has never had so many new players, and they've never had so much fun," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales & marketing. "Our momentum is not limited to one system or one game. We're going broad and bold in 2008, with something for every member of the family."

In the first half of 2008 alone, more than 65 new Wii games will add to the current library of more than 195 and 80 new NDS games will add to the current library of nearly 500. NDS opens the first half of the year with games that demonstrate the breadth of the NDS library. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin is a treat aimed squarely at core gamers, while Crosswords DS is for all consumers, whether they currently play games or not.

Likewise, the first half of 2008 brings a diverse array of Wii games (from Nintendo, including core games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl; games with universal appeal for gamers old and new with Mario Kart Wii, which uses the easy-to-pick-up Wii Wheel; and Wii Fit, which comes with the Wii Balance Board and has appeal for new consumers well beyond the traditional video game audience. On top of all that, new downloadable WiiWare games will make their debut. These unique games have much lower entry barriers for developers and let consumers enjoy an incredibly diverse selection of content.

Third-party publishers also continue their strong support for Wii and NDS. Some of the innovative Wii games for the first half of 2008 include Ninja Reflex (from Electronic Arts, No More Heroes (from Ubisoft, DeBlob (from THQ, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (from LucasArts and Okami (from Capcom, in addition to compelling NDS games like FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Rings of Fate (from Square Enix, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (from Tecmo and Quick Yoga Training (from Ubisoft.

The following is a partial list of Wii and NDS software for the first half of 2008. Note that details are subject to change.

Wii

  • Jan. 7: Kidz Sports Ice Hockey (from Destineer)
  • Jan. 8: Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (from Capcom)
  • Jan. 15: SAMURAI WARRIORS: KATANA (from KOEI CORPORATION)
  • Jan. 15: Furu Furu Park (from Majesco Entertainment)
  • Jan. 21: Endless Ocean (from Nintendo)
  • Jan. 22: One Piece: Unlimited Adventure (from Namco Bandai Games America Inc.)
  • Jan. 29: Bomberman Land (from Hudson)
  • January: No More Heroes (from Ubisoft)
  • January: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence (from Ubisoft)
  • Feb. 8: Kawasaki Jet Ski (from Destineer)
  • Feb. 11: Go Diego Go!: Safari Rescue (from 2K Play)
  • Feb. 12: WWII Aces (from Destineer)
  • Feb. 12: Dream Pinball 3D (from SouthPeak Games)
  • Feb. 18: MX vs. ATV Untamed (from THQ)
  • Feb. 25: Agatha Christie And Then There Were None (from DreamCatcher Games)
  • Feb. 26: Baroque (from Atlus USA)
  • Feb. 26: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors (from Square Enix)
  • Feb. 27: Kidz Sports Soccer (from Destineer)
  • Feb. 27: London Taxi: Rush Hour (from Destineer)
  • February: Garfield Gets Real (from DSI Games)
  • February: Yamaha Supercross (from DSI Games)
  • February: Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore (from Konami)
  • February: Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (from Ubisoft)
  • February: BALLOON POP (from UFO INTERACTIVE GAMES)
  • March 3: Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed (from THQ)
  • March 9: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (from Nintendo)
  • March 10: Worms: A Space Oddity (from THQ)
  • March 25: Okami (from Capcom)
  • March 25: OPOONA (from KOEI CORPORATION)
  • March: MiniCopter: Adventure Flight (from Aksys Games)
  • March: Alone in the Dark (from Atari)
  • March: Ninja Reflex (from Electronic Arts)
  • March: Obscure: The Aftermath (from Ignition Entertainment)
  • March: Target: Terror (from Konami)
  • March: Nitro Bike (from Ubisoft)
  • March: Emergency Heroes (from Ubisoft)
  • March: HEAVENLY GUARDIAN (from UFO INTERACTIVE GAMES)
  • March: Rebel Raiders (from XS Games)
  • April 15: Castle of Shikigami III (from Aksys Games)
  • April: Pro Evolution Soccer (from Konami)
  • April: Wild Earth: African Safari (from Majesco Entertainment)
  • April: THE MONKEY KING-THE LEGEND BEGINS (from UFO INTERACTIVE GAMES)
  • April: Super Pick Ups (from XS Games)
  • May 6: Speed Racer (from Warner Bros. Games)
  • May 13: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (from Disney Interactive Studios)
  • May: BlastWorks: Build, Trade, Destroy (from Majesco Entertainment)
  • May: King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga (from SNK Playmore)
  • May: THE DOG Island (from Ubisoft)
  • June 8: Wonderworld Amusement Park (from Majesco Entertainment)
  • June: Catch of the Day (from Electronic Arts)
  • June: Ford Racing Off Road (from Empire Interactive)
  • June: Cooking Mama Cook Off 2 (from Majesco Entertainment)
  • June: Rygar: The Battle of Argus (from Tecmo, Inc.)
  • June: DeBlob (from THQ)
  • June: Wall-E (from THQ)
  • Spring: Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel (from Nintendo)
  • Spring: Major League Baseball 2K8 (from 2K Sports)
  • Spring: Don King Presents: Prizefighter (from 2K Sports)
  • Spring: Top Spin 3 (from 2K Sports)
  • Spring: Kung Fu Panda (from Activision)
  • Spring: LEGO: Indiana Jones (from LucasArts)
  • Summer: Deca Sports (from Hudson)
  • Summer: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (from LucasArts)
  • Summer: Active Life: Outdoor Challenge (from Namco Bandai Games America Inc.)
  • Q2: Wii Fit (from Nintendo )

Nintendo DS

  • Jan. 21: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (from Nintendo/Intelligent Systems)
  • Jan. 21: Mazes of Fate DS (from Graffiti Entertainment, LLC)
  • Jan. 22: Mega Brain Boost (from Majesco Entertainment)
  • Jan. 24: Aquarium by DS (from Bold Games)
  • Jan. 24: Fantasy Aquarium by DS (from Bold Games)
  • Jan. 29: Pet Pals: Animal Doctor (from Majesco Entertainment)
  • January: N+ (from Atari)
  • January: Barnyard Blast (from DSI Games)
  • January: Command & Destroy (from DSI Games)
  • January: Miami Nights: Singles in the City (from Ubisoft)
  • January: Brain Challenge (from Ubisoft)
  • Feb. 4: Paws & Claws: Pet Resort (from THQ)
  • Feb. 5: Homie Rollerz (from Destineer)
  • Feb. 5: Nanostray 2 (from Majesco Entertainment)
  • Feb. 10 (street date): Professor Layton and the Curious Village (from Nintendo/LEVEL-5)
  • Feb. 12: Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (from Capcom)
  • Feb. 12: New Zealand Story Revolution (from Ignition Entertainment)
  • Feb. 12: Dream Pinball 3D (from SouthPeak Games)
  • Feb. 19: Spitfire Heroes: Tales of the RAF (from Destineer)
  • Feb. 19: Zoo Tycoon II (from THQ)
  • Feb. 25: Bratz: Super Babyz (from THQ)
  • Feb. 26: Bubble Bobble Double Shot (from Ignition Entertainment)
  • February: My Horse and Me (from Atari)
  • February: M&M'S Kart Racing (from DSI Games)
  • February: Garfield Gets Real (from DSI Games)
  • February: Yamaha Supercross (from DSI Games)
  • February: Insecticide (from Gamecock Media Group)
  • February: Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery (from Ubisoft)
  • February: Assassin's Creed Altair's Chronicles (from Ubisoft)
  • February: Petz Wild Animals: Tigerz (from Ubisoft)
  • February: Puppy Palace (from Ubisoft)
  • February: Real Soccer 2008 (from Ubisoft)
  • March 1: Project Exile (from Graffiti Entertainment, LLC)
  • March 3: Let's Ride: Friends Forever (from THQ)
  • March 4: Diary Girl (from Konami)
  • March 4: Go Pets (from Konami)
  • March 4: Disney Friends (from Disney Interactive Studios)
  • March 4: Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest (from Majesco Entertainment)
  • March 8: Plushees (from Destineer)
  • March 8: River King: Mystic Valley (from Natsume Inc.)
  • March 8: Harvest Moon DS Cute (from Natsume Inc.)
  • March 11: FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Rings of Fate (from Square Enix)
  • March 11: Lost in Blue 3 (from Konami )
  • March 11: Pro Evolution Soccer (from Konami)
  • March 25: Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (from Tecmo, Inc.)
  • March: Alone in the Dark (from Atari)
  • March: Drone Tactics (from Atlus USA)
  • March: Double Sequence (from DSI Games)
  • March: Ninja Reflex (from Electronic Arts)
  • March: Myst (from Empire Interactive)
  • March: Naruto: Ninja Destiny (from Tomy Corporation)
  • March: Petz Bunnyz (from Ubisoft)
  • March: Imagine Figure Skater (from Ubisoft)
  • March: Commando (from XS Games)
  • April 15: Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys (from Ignition Entertainment)
  • April: Super Dodgeball Brawlers (from Aksys Games)
  • April: Rondo of Swords (from Atlus USA)
  • April: Quick Yoga Training (from Ubisoft)
  • May 5: Crosswords DS (from Nintendo)
  • May 6: Speed Racer (from Warner Bros. Games)
  • May 8: Organize It (from Summitsoft Corporation)
  • May 13: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (from Disney Interactive Studios)
  • May: Winx Club: Mission Enchantix (from Konami)
  • May: Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles (from Aksys Games)
  • May: Garfield Fun Fest (from DSI Games)
  • May: 1 vs. 100 (from DSI Games)
  • June 8: Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness (from Natsume Inc.)
  • June: Shining Stars (from DSI Games)
  • June: Catch of the Day (from Electronic Arts)
  • June: PipeMania (from Empire Interactive)
  • June: Wall-E (from THQ)
  • Spring: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (from 2K Games)
  • Spring: Don King Presents: Prizefighter (from 2K Sports)
  • Spring: Top Spin 3 (from 2K Sports)
  • Spring: Kung Fu Panda (from Activision)
  • Spring: LEGO: Indiana Jones (from LucasArts)
  • Spring: The World Ends with You (from Square Enix)
  • Summer: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (from LucasArts)
  • Summer: Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3 (from Namco Bandai Games America Inc.)
  • Q2: Bangai-O Spirits (from D3 Publisher of America)
  • Q2: PREY THE STARS (from KOEI CORPORATION)
  • Q2: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time (from Nintendo)
  • Q2: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness (from Nintendo)

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