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Nintendo North America's Q1 2010 Release Lineup

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2009 @ 5:08 a.m. PST

Nintendo Co., Ltd., an interactive entertainment company based out of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 3.1 billion video games and more than 526 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere.

To bring a little color to the winter months, Nintendo will release two new colors for its Wii Remote controller. Starting Feb. 14, the controller will come in Pink or Blue and will be bundled with a Wii MotionPlus 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.

“During the holidays, tens of millions of Americans are going to spend enjoyable hours with both Wii and Nintendo DS,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “And 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 Pokémon or even designing your own micro-games.”

On the Wii console, Endless Ocean: Blue World arrives on Feb. 22 to provide players with an adventurous and educational experience, complete with underwater exploration, an adventurous storyline and Wii Speak compatibility. This January also sees the highly anticipated release of Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: 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, Nintendo’s hand-held systems will see the arrival of a number of diverse games, including the eagerly awaited Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version on March 14. Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version allow fans to return to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the beloved Pokémon Gold and Pokémon 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. 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 Nintendo® 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 America’s Test Kitchen: Let’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 America’s Test Kitchen.

On Jan. 18, Glory of Heracles 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 – Friendship Valley March 17
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. Shiren the Wanderer Feb. 9
Capcom TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOM: 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 Games Winter Fun February
Deep Silver, Inc. Let’s Play Ballerina March
 Let’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 & Roll Feb. 9
 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing March
SouthPeak Games Sled Shred featuring the Jamaican Bobsled Team Feb. 1
 Fast Food Panic Jan. 5
Storm City Entertainment Bermuda Triangle: Saving the Coral February
UFO Interactive Games, Inc. Arcade Shooter: Ilvelo Q1
 Rock Blast Q1
 Jaja’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
     

WiiWare

     
Publisher Game Available
Akaoni Studio S.L. Zombie Panic in Wonderland Q1
Broken Rules And Yet It Moves Q1
Capcom Phoenix Wright:Ace Attorney January
 Mega Man® 10 March
Ghostfire Games Rage of the Gladiator Q1
Hudson Entertainment Military Madness: Nectaris® Q1
Nabi Studios Toribash Q1
Nintendo WarioWare 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 Thief 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 – Welcome to Hugsville March 17
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. Shin Megami Tensei®: Strange Journey March 10
Capcom Entertainment, Inc. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Feb. 16
City Interactive USA Animal Country: Life on the Farm Feb. 16
 Art of Murder March 16
Deep Silver, Inc. Let’s Play Flight Attendant March
 Let’s Play Ballerina March
 Let’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 SPORTS 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
 Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version March 14
 WarioWare: D.I.Y. March 28
 America’s Test Kitchen: Let’s Get Cooking March 28
Natsume Inc. Squishy Tank February
 Cheer We Go! March
PopCap Games Bejeweled Twist Q1
SEGA of America Sands of Destruction Jan. 12
 Infinite Space March
 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing March
 Sonic Classic Collection Spring
SouthPeak Games Crime Scene Feb. 1
 Dementium II Feb. 2
 Fast Food Panic Jan. 5
 Sushi Go Round Feb. 1
 Montessori Music 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 Rancher® DS March
 AGAIN March
Telegames, Inc. Puzzle Overload Spring
 Solitaire Overload Plus Spring
THQ Daniel X: The Ultimate Power Jan. 12
Tomy Corporation Lovely Lisa 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
 Ragnarok DS Feb. 16
     

Nintendo DSiWare

     
Publisher Game Available
EA Downtown Texas Hold’em Poker Q1
 Surviving High School Q1
Gameloft Legends of Exidia Q1
 Let’s Golf Q1
 Real Soccer 2010 Q1
 Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. Q1
Nintendo Trajectile Jan. 4
 Number Battle Jan. 25
 Starship Defense Jan. 18
 Touch Solitaire Jan. 11
 X-Scape February
 Link ’n’ Launch February
Subatomic Studios Fieldrunners Q1
WayForward Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Q1

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