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And we use the term "launch" quite loosely

Nintendo has announced its expected games library for its launch window. Mind you, launch no longer means day of release -- to Nintendo it means any time between November 19 and December 31.

By year's end, Nintendo promises that Wii owners will have 32 new titles to play. They are:

- Treyarch's Call of Duty 3
- Raven Software's Marvel Ultimate Alliance
- Rapala Tournament Fishing
- Toys for Bob's Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
- Left Field Productions' World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions

- Spike's Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
- Atlus R&D 1's Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Electronic Arts:
- EA Canada/EA Tiburon's Madden NFL '07
- EA Canada/EA Black Box's Need for Speed Carbon

- Konami's Elebits
- Midway Games' Happy Feet
- Midway Games' Rampage: Total Destruction
- Midway Games' The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
- A2M's The Ant Bully

- Monster Games' Excite Truck
- Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- Nintendo's Wii Sports

- Sega Studios' Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
- SNK/Terminal Reality's Metal Slug Anthology
- Tecmo's Super Swing Golf
- THQ Studio Australia's Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Blue Tongue's Barnyard
- Incinerator Games/Rainbow Studios' Cars
- Blitz Games' SpongeBob SquarePants: The Creature from the Krusty Krab
- Ubisoft Montreal's Far Cry: Vengeance
- MTO's GT Pro Series
- Monster 4X4 World Circuit
- Ubisoft Montreal's Open Season
- Ubisoft Montpellier's Rayman Raving Rabbids
- Ubisoft Paris' Red Steel
- Ubisoft Montreal's Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

- Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Nintendo also announced its Virtual Console availability of 30 games. These include games for the NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx16 consoles.

- Mario Bros.
- The Legend of Zelda
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Ice Hockey
- Pinball
- Soccer
- Tennis
- Urban Champion
- Wario's Woods
- Baseball
- Solomon's Key
- F-Zero
- SimCity
Nintendo 64:
- Super Mario 64
Sega Genesis:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Altered Beast
- Golden Axe
- Columns
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Gunstar Heroes
- Space Harrier II
- Toe Jam & Earl
- Ristar
- Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
- Bonk's Adventure
- Super Star Soldier
- Victory Run
- Bomberman '93
- Dungeon Explorer

NES games start at 500 Wii Points, Super NES games start at 800 Wii Points and Nintendo 64 games start at 1,000 Wii Points. Sega Genesis games start at 800 Wii Points and TurboGrafx16 games start at 600 Wii Points. Wii Points can be purchased online or at retail at an MSRP of $20 for 2,000 points, which conveniently works out to a single cent per point.

"Game reviewers fought each other to write the most glowing coverage possible for the powerhouse Sony, MS systems. Reviewers flipped coins to see who would review the Nintendo Wii. The losers got stuck with the job." -- Andy Marken

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