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Punch-Out!!, The Conduit, G.I. Joe, and more...

Nintendo has sent out its latest release schedule of games for the Nintendo Wii and DS/DSi.

Several highly anticipated games are on the list, including Punch-Out!!, a sequel to the classic Nintendo boxing game, that will be released on May 18. 2K Sports will try to preempt Nintendo by releasing Don King Boxing on March 31.

The Conduit is a first person shooter featuring a new graphics engine optimized for the Wii.  Previews of the game have shown very high quality footage.

Games based on upcoming movies are also prominent on the list, including G.I. JOE:  The Rise of Cobra, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10
from EA Sports will have an early debut this year in June, rather than the annual August release.

LucasArts will release Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings for both the Wii and DS, while Rockstar Games will have Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars out on March 17 exclusively for the DS.

Several other games, such as The Godfather 2 and Wii Sports Resort are missing from the list as release dates have slipped or are not ready to be disclosed.

Nintendo Wii
2K Sports
Major League Baseball® 2K9 - March 3
Don King Boxing - March 31

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - May
Ice Age 3 - June 30
Transformers™: Revenge of the Fallen - June

Aksys Games
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus - May 12

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution - March 17
Backyard Baseball 10 - March 31

Capcom Entertainment Inc.
MotoGP™ - Spring

Codemasters Inc
Overlord Dark Legend - Summer

Conspiracy Games
Real Heroes: Firefighter - April

Deep Silver, Inc.
Professor Heinz Wolff’s Gravity - April
Fritz Chess - May

Disney Interactive Studios
Hannah Montana The Movie - April

Electronic Arts
MySims™ Party - March
EA SPORTS Active™ - May 19
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10 - June
BOOM BLOX™ Bash Party - Spring
MySims™ Racing - Summer
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ - Summer
G.I. JOE™ The Rise of Cobra - Summer
EA SPORTS Tennis (working title) - Summer

Hudson Entertainment
Help Wanted - Summer

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
DanceDanceRevolution® Disney Grooves - April 2
Yu-Gi-Oh! ™ 5D’s Wheelie Breakers - May 19

Indiana Jones® and the Staff of Kings™ - Late Spring

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc
Klonoa® - Q2

New Play Control! Pikmin™ - March 9
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis™ - March 9
Excitebots: Trick Racing - April 20
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat - May 4
Punch-Out!! - May 18

SEGA of America
Virtua Tennis™ 2009 - May
The Conduit™ - June
Let’s Tap™ - June

Southpeak Interactive
Roogoo Twisted Towers™ - April 7
Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball™ - April 21

Zoo Games, Inc.
M&M’s Beach Party - March 10
Puzzle Kingdoms - March 31
Garfield Gets Real - April 7
Pennzoil’s Build-N-Race: “Speed Demons” - April 14
Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans - April 21
Smiley World Island Challenge - April 28
Garfield’s Pet Force - June 9

Nintendo DS
2K Sports
MLB® 2K9 Fantasy All-Stars - March 3
Don King Boxing - March 31

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - May
Ice Age 3 - June 30
Transformers™: Revenge of the Fallen - June

Guitar Hero® On Tour: Modern Hits - June

Aksys Games
Jake Hunter Detective Chronicles: Memories of the Past - May 26
Rockin’ Pretty - June 23

Aspyr Media, Inc.
Treasure World™ - June

Backyard Baseball ‘10 - March 31
My Horse and Me Riding For Gold - March 31

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
TrackMania® DS - March 17
Tokyo Beat Down™ - March 31
The Dark Spire™ - April 14
Dokapon Journey™ - April 14
Steal Princess™ - April 21
101 in 1 Explosive Megamix - April 21
Super Robot Taisen® OG Saga:Endless Frontier™ - April 28
Knights in the Nightmare™ - June 2
Shin Megami Tensei®: Devil Survivor™ - June 23

Mega Man Starforce 3 Black Ace - June
Mega Man Starforce 3 Red Joker - June

Codemasters Inc
Overlord Minions - Summer

Deep Silver, Inc.
Pet Vet: Down Under - March
Professor Heinz Wolff’s Gravity - April
Elite Forces: Unit 77 - April
DJ Star - May
Fritz Chess - May
The Humans - May
Horoscope DS - May

Disney Interactive Studios
Hannah Montana The Movie - April

Dreamer: Shop Owner - April 21
Dreamer: Babysitter - April 21
Dreamer: Teacher - April 21
Prank’d - May 19

Electronic Arts
Zubo™ - March 10
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure™ - March 17
MySims™ Party - March
MySims™ Racing - Summer
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ - Summer

Hudson Entertainment
Miami Law - Summer

Monster Racers™ - June

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times™ - May 5
Yu-Gi-Oh!™ 5D’s Stardust Accelerators World Championship 2009 - May 19

Indiana Jones® and the Staff of Kings™ - Late Spring

Majesco Entertainment
Puffins: Island Adventure - April 14
Powerbike - April 28
Drama Queens - May
Marker Man Adventures - May
Hot ‘n’ Cold - May
Dawn of Heroes - June

Crazy Chicken Star Karts - March 31
Crazy Chicken Atlantis Quest - April 28
Crazy Chicken The Pharaoh’s Treasure - June 2
7 Wonders II - June 30

Rhythm Heaven - April 5
Personal Trainer: Walking - May 25
The Legendary Starfy - June 8

PopCap Games, Inc.
Peggle™ Dual Shot - March 3

Rockstar Games
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars - March 17

Southpeak Interactive
Roogoo Attack™ - April 7

Desktop Tower Defense - April 29

Imagine® Makeup Artist - May 5
Imagine® Music Fest - May 5
Imagine® Boutique Owner - May 26
My Healthy Cooking Coach - June 2
Petz® Fashion: Dogz and Catz - June 9
Jake Power Soccer Club - June 16

Valcon Games
History Channel: Great Empires: Rome - March 17

Zoo Games, Inc.
Yamaha Supercross - March 10
Hands On!: Tangrams - March 24
Puzzle Kingdoms - March 31
Garfield Gets Real - April 7
Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans - April 21
Smiley World Island Challenge - April 28
Garfield’s Pet Force - June 9

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By StevoLincolnite on 2/27/2009 10:07:11 AM , Rating: 2
GTA China Town wars looks interesting, it's good that Rockstar knew that a GTA game for the Wii would pale in comparison to the Xbox/PS3/PC versions in image quality and went with more of an Artistic approach with the use of Cell Shading-like graphics.

Now I wonder if we could get a list of PS3 and Xbox 360 games? :P

Also Halo Wars has been awesome, if you are an RTS fan, I highly recommend you download the demo off Xbox Live! The controls, although on a console have been executed extremely well.

The only thing that annoyed me however was the lack of a flood race during Multi-player, I was kind of anticipating a Halo-verse styled Terran vs Protoss vs Zerg approach.

RE: Cool.
By karielash on 2/27/2009 11:15:07 AM , Rating: 1

PS3 and XBox..... well I guess even the minority consoles in the market deserve some support.

RE: Cool.
By omnicronx on 2/27/2009 11:32:57 AM , Rating: 2
While the Wii is destroying the other two consoles in hardware sales, software sales are much closer. The software market is still very much so a race between the three consoles, and Nintendo far from dominates this category. Both the PS3 and 360 have a better attach rate which means they don't have to have as many consoles on the market to achieve comparable software sales.

RE: Cool.
By omnicronx on 2/27/2009 11:36:24 AM , Rating: 2
Furthermore cross platform games available for 360 and PS3, is an added advantage, making the available market larger than the wii. (i.e add up hardware sales of PS3 and 360, and you will find it has a larger userbase than the wii).

RE: Cool.
By karielash on 2/27/2009 12:28:21 PM , Rating: 2

That probably explains why the PS3 and XBox are not top of the software sales charts again.

RE: Cool.
By omnicronx on 2/27/2009 12:45:30 PM , Rating: 2
Estimated Total software sales from VGTchartz:

Wii: 271,295,120
360: 223,142,135
Ps3: 119,638,057

or weekly sales (Average sales based on time console has been out)

Wii: 2,438,335
360: 1,387,360
PS3: 961,071

Now these stats are not perfect, there is definately a margin of error involved, but it paints the same picture as what I previously explained. Together the PS3 and 360 have around the same amount of sales as the Wii, and as I mentioned the crossplatform market for the ps3/360 is around the same as the entire wii market. I also must point out that these stats include wiisports which to date has over 40 million copies sold as it comes bundled.

RE: Cool.
By afkrotch on 2/27/2009 2:53:47 PM , Rating: 3
Cause the PS3 and 360 have less shovelware probably.

RE: Cool.
By TSS on 2/28/2009 9:26:14 AM , Rating: 2
the difference beeing the PS3 and xbox360 where sold with a loss from the very beginning, while the Wii was sold with a profit. they where banking on a high attach rate from day 1, so that it's "a close race" pretty much means a loss for sony and microsoft.

business wise, nintendo's won this round hands down. but then again that was their model and their gamble, and they got it right this time. consider it payback for the 2 generations of playstation ownage. the next generation, or i should say innovation, will be interesting to see.

RE: Cool.
By BansheeX on 3/1/2009 2:30:06 PM , Rating: 1
PS3 and XBox..... well I guess even the minority consoles in the market deserve some support.

Uh oh, I'm not the majority! My mp3 player isn't an ipod, I listen to metal music, I'm a libertarian, I own a PS3. I better just follow the herd, forget buying what I like. Clearly I'm wrong to buy what fewer people like. Clearly complex, challenging games that 8 year olds and stay-at-home moms would never play are a thing of the past because they don't sell as well as Wii Sports and Nintendogz. Oh, how right you are sir, to point out the futility of Sony and Microsoft's ways. I will reform. Please give me another chance.

RE: Cool.
By dubldwn on 2/27/2009 11:29:11 AM , Rating: 1
Well, Killzone’s out today, Streetfighter on deck, and I think I did everything in GTA4 and Fallout3…I need to finish all this stuff before InFamous and Heavy Rain. So many games!

When I buy Punch-Out...
By Buspar on 2/28/2009 1:15:12 AM , Rating: 2
...can I use my old U-Force controller with it? State of the art hands free infrared boxing action!

RE: When I buy Punch-Out...
By Vanilla Thunder on 2/28/2009 4:36:50 PM , Rating: 2
Only if used in conjunction with the power glove...

Can't wait for Punch Out!
By The0ne on 2/27/2009 10:21:32 AM , Rating: 2
Been keeping track of this classic remake. Not much has changes except for controls and updated graphics. That's quite fine for a retrogamer like me :D I already love the Wii boxing game and am hoping this one would give me a better workout :)

By WTFiSJuiCE on 2/28/2009 3:59:54 PM , Rating: 2

Punch Out!
By Warlock Chick on 3/2/2009 8:47:37 PM , Rating: 2
I can't wait for this one! Hopefully an improved one compared to the other. I love boxing games while my son enjoy grinding <a href="" title="cheap wow gold">cheap wow gold</a> on WoW.

new Punch-Out!!!
By QueBert on 2/27/2009 10:16:10 AM , Rating: 1
OMG I want this right now! King Hippo on the cover ahhhh! If this is like the original with new graphics I will shit bricks.

Way To Go Nintendo...
By bplewis24 on 2/27/09, Rating: -1
RE: Way To Go Nintendo...
By afkrotch on 2/27/2009 2:58:38 PM , Rating: 1
Ya no kidding. What good is a console that only releases good games every 3-6 months?

RE: Way To Go Nintendo...
By Powerlines2000 on 2/28/2009 4:15:08 AM , Rating: 3
Compared with PS and Xbox that release 1 good one every 6 months but so many crap ones i between it looks like they are producing loads of games.

RE: Way To Go Nintendo...
RE: Way To Go Nintendo...
By inperfectdarkness on 2/28/2009 4:45:31 PM , Rating: 2
if you're going to talk percentages, you're correct. nintendo's quality titles suffer from legions more shovelware than 360/ps3 combined--making their aggregate percentages atrocious by comparison.


if you NUMERICALLY count the number of quality titles for the Wii vs. 360 vs. ps3; you'll find that nintendo is actually on even footing--or ahead in some cases.

additionally, the attach rates mean little to nintendo. they currently have the most consoles sold & the highest percentages of profit from all titles sold (due to their stellar 1st party library).

finally, and most realistically...there's VERY little that nintendo can be chided for about the Wii's shovelware--when you compare it to the numbers of shovelware available for the ps2 & especially the ps1. those who try and argue that the Wii is inferior due to the myriad of substandard games are jealous fanboys who completely forget what history demonstrated with the ps1--barely over a decade ago.

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