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    Default The Official Nintendo Wii Thread

    Important information will be added to this post as and when it is released, so you can just come here to find it as opposed to trawling through the entirety of the old Wii thread like you used to.

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    The Official Nintendo Wii Thread
    Every Single Wii Game



    Nintendo's next generation console, entitled 'Wii', will ship in North America, Europe and Japan in time for Christmas 2006. The console is the next stage of Nintendo's new philosophy, an attempt to expand the market before, they believe, it grows stale and collapses. The simple driving factor behind Wii is 'playing = believing.'

    I'll be following the same philosophy, and will be attempting to explain to you the features of Wii in the simplest way possible, and since I don't have a downloadable Wii to offer, seeing will have to equal believing. Look out for the small 'Click me for...' which will provide links to sites of interest.


    Wii

    The console itself is approximately three DVD cases in size. That glowing blue hole in its front section is the DVD slot; this slot can accept normal and Wii variety DVD discs, as well as the smaller sized GC mini-DVD discs. Click me for the Wii DVD slot in action. (Stream)

    The Console's Features.

    • Wireless controllers will be standard. You can read more aout the Wii's controller later on in this post.

    • It will use Flash/SD Memory Cards to save game data (though a 512MB card is to be included in the box for free).

    • It will use a 12cm disk format - most likely a variety of DVD.

    • The machine will not be capable of playing Hollywood DVDs. This is a move Nintendo has justified by pointing out the low cost prices of stand-alone DVD Players, that most people already own DVD Players now anyway, and that they didn't want the price to go any higher.

    • The machine won't be Hi-Def-enabled, though it will be able to play on any type of screen, be it various types of TV, PC monitors, projector-based systems and so on. Progressive Scan will be standard on the system, and all games will be displayed in 480p - the maximum resolution for games which aren't in Hi-Definition.

    • The Wii will not be region free, and it is thought that certain online elements, such as the Wii Shopping Channel, will be region locked also.

    • There will be full support for GCN memory cards and controllers (standard and/or Wavebird). This is to allow complete backward compatability with the GCN. The controllers may also be compatible with certain Wii titles, but it is unlikely that the memory cards will also be compatible.

    • The Wii will be fully backwards compatible with GCN disks.

    • There will be no charge at all for the Wii's online services by Nintendo, just as there is no fee for the DS's online services. Some third party games, however, such as 'MMORPGs', may require monthly payments.

    • The console will not feature an Ethernet Port. It will instead feature two USB 2.0 ports, and will be fully Wi-Fi enabled out of the box.

    • The Wii will be able to go online if there is a compatible Wireless Router in range.
    Click me for a list of compatible wireless routers. Click me for another.

    • The Wii will also be able to go online if it is within range of an active Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector, or if you can't go online wirelessly, you can use Nintendo's Ethernet pack.

    • The console will be able to connect to the Nintendo DS for certain purposes, such as uploading DS game demos to the handheld unit.

    • DS game demos will probably be downloadable from the Wii. You'll be able to transfer them to your DS wirelessly.

    • There may be a "dynamic price range" in place for both Wii and downloadable retro games on the Virtual Console. For example: "Masterpiece" games such as TLoZ: Twilight Princess, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and so on may cost more than average titles, due to their respective projects being very large and costing more. Smaller games, like Wii Sports and Wario Ware: Smooth Moves will cost less than "average" Wii games, as they are less expensive to create. If true, expect to see a mixture of these game prices on the Wii throughout its life.

    • Following on from the familiarity of having the remote-like design of the controller, the Wii sports a series of areas called 'Channels'. Each channel serves a different purpose, such as creating your Mii characters, shopping for Virtual Console titles, checking up on the news or weather, playing a downloaded game or looking at and editing your photographs. Nintendo is expected to expand the roster of official channels as the Wii's generation progresses.

    • The Wii also has a messageboard system feature, wherein you can post messages to other Wii users, PC users or even people using Cell/Mobile Phones.


    The Controller:


    Wireless and motion-sensitive, the Wii Remote offers an intuitive, natural way to play games. The controller can sense movement in all directions, it can also sense tilt as well as where on the screen it is been aimed at. It also senses the speed at which you are moving the Wii Remote, and its position in relation to the television screen. It also has a single speaker which can be used to output any sounds the developers want. A B-Trigger is on the back of the Wii Remote, but can't be seen in either shot.


    The controller also has a slot at the bottom for attachments. Anything can be made to attach to the Wii Remote, like the gun, but usually this will be the Nunchuk Controller. This is an extra controller which contains an analogue stick and two buttons - C and Z. It also contains an accelerometer - this is able to measure movement like the Wii Remote, but cannot pinpoint the motion; it will know you are moving up, down, left or right but can't pinpoint the location e.g. you couldn't aim and shoot with it, but you could use it to initiate a roll.


    The controller is the unique selling point of the Wii. While the PS3 has a similar feature it must be noted that the PS3 controller's function is identical to that of the Nunchuk attachment, not the Wii Remote. While the Xbox 360 and the PS3 are going for Hi-Definition gaming, the Wii is trading the immense horsepower in for a brand new way to interact with your games.


    The controller is Bluetooth-enabled, and interacts with a sensor bar, placed on or below the television, which is hooked up to the Wii itself. The sensor bar's position allows the console to calculate your distance and angle of interaction with the display. As long as you're within 15 feet of the sensor bar, it'll perform perfectly. Anything closer than 18 inches from the machine and it probably won't work correctly.

    The controller contains a small, DS-quality speaker. This is unusual, but definately an exciting new feature. Examples of possible uses include; hearing the string of your bow tightening before you fire, hearing the thwip of the arrow as it is let loose, hearing the thrums of your lightsaber in battle from the controller instead of the TV (thus adding to the immersion in games), hearing your gunshots blasting from the controller instead of the TV, hearing the zip of bullets flying past etc.


    The Games.

    The Wii would be nothing without the games. As you can see below, a great many games for the system have already been confirmed. At E3 2006, Nintendo announced a range of software that will be available for the Wii at launch and beyond. Watch out for games like Resident Evil: Umbrella Corp. Chronicles and Sonic and the Secret Rings. The easiest way to stay up to date with the latest Wii news is to take part in the Official (Nintendo) Wii Thread, while the easiest way to get a taste of these games is to watch the accompanying footage.

    We know of quite a few games in development for the system:

    • Untitled AQ Interactive Boxing Action Game.
    • Untitled AQ Interactive Project #2.
    • Untitled Artdink Project.
    • Untitled Banpresto Family Action Game.
    • Untitled Blitz Games Project #1.
    • Untitled Blitz Games Project #2.
    • Untitled Cellien Studios Project.
    • Untitled Day 1 / LucasArts Project.
    • Untitled Eidos Project.
    • Untitled Emerging Entertainment Project.
    • Untitled Epoch Project.
    • Untitled From Software Action Game.
    • Untitled From Yellow to Orange Studio Project.
    • Untitled Game Factory Project.
    • Untitled Gearbox Software Project.
    • Untitled Genki Game.
    • Untitled High Voltage Project.
    • Untitled Hudson Flight Game.
    • Untitled Jaleco Game.
    • Untitled Konami Soccer Game.
    • Untitled Lucas Arts "Star Wars" Project.
    • Untitled Marvelous Interactive Project.
    • Untitled Midway Project #1.
    • Untitled Midway Project #2.
    • Untitled Midway Project #3.
    • Untitled Midway Project #4.
    • Untitled Milestone Inc. Action Game.
    • Untitled Milestone Inc. Vertical Shooter Game.
    • Untitled MTO Character Action Game.
    • Untitled Namco Bandai Game.
    • Untitled Namco Bandai Action Game.
    • Untitled Namco Bandai RPG.
    • Untitled Nintendo EAD Project.
    • Untitled Neko Entertainment Project.
    • Untitled Radical Project.
    • Untitled Red Tribe Project.
    • Untitled Tomy Action Game.
    • Untitled Tomy Battle Action Game.
    • Untitled Vivendi Project.
    • Untitled Yoot Saito Project.

    Total Untitled Wii Games: 42.

    • A completely new title from Grasshopper Manufacturer (the studio behind Killer 7).
    • James Bond 007 Project from Activision.
    • Multiple new titles by n-Space (the studio behind the underrated Geist).
    • Multiple new titles by High Voltage Software (the team behind Baulder's Gate: Dark Alliance).
    • Shigeru Miyamoto's new IP.

    • A new F-Zero game.
    • A new Legend of Zelda game.
    • A new Mario Kart game.
    • A new Pokémon RPG.

    Important Note: Titles in bold are those with reviews. Review links and scores, up to a limit of ten each (which will then be boiled down to the best five), will be placed below each title. Reviewed titles will receive links in their names to their game page on IGN.com.

    • 100 Bullets.
    • Animal Crossing Wii.

    Avatar: The Last Airbender. (Average Score: 64%)
    - - 64/100 (64%) ~ ~ ~ ConsoleGamingWorld

    • Balls of Fury.
    NEW! Baja Mania.
    NEW! Baja Destruction.
    • Barnyard.
    • Batinda.
    • Battalion Wars 2.
    • Beijing [Summer Olympics] 2008.
    • BIONICLE Heroes.
    • Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII.
    • Bleach.
    • Blitz: The League.
    • Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting.
    • Bokujo Monogatari ["Ranch Story"].
    • Bomberman Land.
    • Bust-A-Move Revolution.
    • California Games.

    Call of Duty 3. (Average Score: 78%)
    - - 7.7/10 (77%) ~ ~ ~ IGN
    - - 83/100 (83%) ~ ~ ~ GamingTrend
    - - 9.3/10 (93%) ~ ~ ~ PGNX Media
    - - 8.3/10 (83%) ~ ~ ~ GameZone
    - - 6.5/10 (65%) ~ ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)
    - - 75% ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GameBrink
    - - 7.2/10 (72%) ~ ~ GameSpot

    • Casting Master.
    • Chicken Shoot + Egg Catcher.
    • Compile Heart.
    • Cooking Mama Wii.
    • Crayon Shin Chan Saikyou Kazoku Kasukabe King Wii.
    • Crossword.
    • Dance Factory.
    • Densha de Go!
    • Devil Kings.
    • Digimon.
    • Disaster: Day of Crisis.
    • Disney/Pixar's Cars.
    • Disney's Chicken Little: Ace in Action.
    • Disney's Meet the Robinsons.
    • Donkey Kong.
    • Donkey Kong Taru [Barrel] Jet Race.

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2. (Average Score: 83%)
    - - 4.5/5 (90%) ~ ~ ~ GamePro (not online)
    - - 6.83/10 (68%) ~ ~ EGM (not online)
    - - 5/5 (100%) ~ ~ ~ Hardcore Gamer Magazine (not online)
    - - 6/10-9/10?? (75%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)

    • Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors.
    • Dynasty Warriors Wii.

    Elebits. (Average Score: 80%)
    - - 32/40 (80%) ~ ~ Fatmitsu (not online)

    • Elevator Action Wii.
    • Ennichi no Tatsujin [Master of Festivals].

    Excite Truck. (Average Score: 74%)
    - - 84/100 (84%) ~ ~ eToyChest
    - - B- (75%) ~ ~ ~ ~ UnderGroundOnline
    - - 6.8/10 (68%) ~ ~ GameSpot
    - - 7/10 (70%) ~ ~ ~ GameInformer
    - - 3/5 (60%) ~ ~ ~ ~ GameSpy
    - - 3/5 (60%) ~ ~ ~ ~ GameDaily
    - - 8/10 (80%) ~ ~ ~ IGN
    - - 8/10 (80%) ~ ~ ~ GameZone
    - - 7/10 (70%) ~ ~ ~ GamesRadar
    - - 4.5/5 (90%) ~ ~ Yahoo

    • Eye-Shield 21.
    • Far Cry: Vengeance.
    • Forever Blue.
    • FIFA Soccer.
    • Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - The Crystal Bearers.
    • Final Furlong.
    • Fire Emblem: Goddess of Dawn.
    • Fishing Master [working title].
    • Furi Furi.
    • Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure.
    • Godzilla.
    • Gottlieb Pinball Games.

    GT Pro Series. (Average Score: 50%)
    - - 5/10 (50%) ~ ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)

    • Happy Feet.
    • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
    • Harvest Moon: Ranch Story.
    • Healing Type [working title].
    • Heatseeker.
    • Heroes of the Pacific 2.
    • Ice Age 2: The Meltdown.
    • Impossible Mission.
    • Jawa.
    • Jigsaw Puzzle.
    • Kawa no Nushitsuri.
    • Killing Day.
    • King Chef.
    • Kirby [Hoshi no Kirby].
    • Kororinpa.
    • Line Rider.
    • Leaderboard Golf.
    • Legend of the River King.
    • Let's go by train!
    • Lost: The Game.
    • Madagascar 2.

    Madden NFL 07. (Average Score: 80%)
    - - 8.5/10 (85%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)
    - - 8.5/10 (85%) ~ ~ IGN
    - - 6.5/10 (65%) ~ ~ 1up
    - - 8.4/10 (84%) ~ ~ GameSpot

    • Mahjong Taikai Wii.
    • Major League Baseball.
    • Mario Party 8.
    • Mario Strikers: Charged.

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. (Average Score: 83%)
    - - 9.1/10 (91%) ~ ~ PGNX Media
    - - 86/100 (86%) ~ ~ GamingTrend
    - - 8/10 (80%) ~ ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)
    - - 4/5 (80%) ~ ~ ~ GameSpy
    - - 7/10 (70%) ~ ~ ~ GamesRadar

    • Medal of Honor: Vanguard.
    • Mercury: Meltdown.
    • Mercury: Type R.

    Metal Slug Anthology. (Average Score: 80%)
    - - 8/10 (80%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)

    • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
    • Mobile Suit Gundam.

    Monster 4x4 World Circuit. (Average Score: 65%)
    - - 6.5/10 (65%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)

    • Monster Trucks.
    • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.
    • Motto! Mawasundaa!
    • Mr. D. Goes to Town [working title].
    • NASCAR '07.
    • Naruto.
    • NBA Live.
    • NCAA Football '07.
    • Necro-Nesia.

    Need For Speed: Carbon. (Average Score: 75%)
    - - 7.5/10 (75%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)

    • No More Heroes.
    • One Piece: Unlimited Adventure.
    • Open Season.
    • Pac-Man Carnival.
    • Pachindaa.
    • Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At Worlds End.
    • Pokémon Battle Revolution.
    • Puzzle Balls.
    • Prince Of Persia.
    • Princess Company.
    • Pro Evolution Soccer.
    • Project H.A.M.M.E.R.
    • Project 'S' [Hideo Kojima's rumoured Wii project].
    • Raid Over The River.

    Rampage: Total Destruction. (Average Score: 58%)
    - - 6.5/10 (65%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)
    - - 5.1/10 (51%) ~ ~ GameSpot

    • Rapala Trophies.

    • Ratatouille.

    Rayman Raving Rabbids. (Average Score: 77%)
    - - 8.3/10 (83%) ~ ~ IGN
    - - 7.5/10 (75%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)
    - - 62% ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GamesMaster (not online)
    - - 8.5/10 (85%) ~ ~ Deeko
    - - 7/10 (70%) ~ ~ ~ 1up
    - - 8/10 (80%) ~ ~ ~ GameSpot
    - - 85/100 (85%) ~ ~ ConsoleGamingWorld

    • Rebels of the Forest.

    Red Steel. (Average Score: 71%)
    - - 90% ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ NGamer (not online)
    - - 78% ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ eToyChest
    - - 8/10 (80%) ~ ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)
    - - 79% ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GamesMaster (not online)
    - - 5/10 (50%) ~ ~ ~ EDGE (not online)
    - - 8/10 (80%) ~ ~ ~ CVG
    - - 5/10 (50%) ~ ~ ~ 1up
    - - 70/100 (70%) ~ ~ GameBrink
    - - 7.8/10 (78%) ~ ~ GameTrailers

    • Resident Evil: Umbrella Corp. Chronicles.
    • Sadness.
    • SAN-X All-Star Revolution.
    • Sam & Max.

    SD Gundam Scad Hammers. (Average Score: 83%)
    - - 33/40 (83%) ~ ~ Fatmitsu (not online)

    • Sea Monsters (Nat Geo).
    • Shrek the Third.
    • Shrek Smash N' Crash.
    • Sidewinder.
    • Snoopy vs the Red Baron.
    • Sonic and the Secret Rings.
    • Spider Man 3.

    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Creature from the Krusty Krab. (Average Score:70%)
    - - 7/10 (70%) ~ ~ ~ Play Magazine (not online)
    - - 7/10 (70%) ~ ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)

    • Spore.
    • SSX.
    • Sudoku.
    • Super Fruit Fall.
    • Super Mario Galaxy.

    Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz. (Average Score: 79%)
    - - 84% ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ NGamer (not online)
    - - 6.5/10 (65%) ~ ~ EGM (not online)
    - - 8/10 (80%) ~ ~ ~ Play Magazine (not online)
    - - 8.4/10 (84%) ~ ~ IGN
    - - 4/5 (80%) ~ ~ ~ ~ GameSpy
    - - 8.3 (83%) ~ ~ ~ ~ GameSpot
    - - 7/10 (70%) ~ ~ ~ 1up
    - - 8.5/10 (85%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)
    - - 86% ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GamesMaster (not online)
    - - 7/10 (70%) ~ ~ ~ EDGE (not online)

    • Super Paper Mario.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

    Super Swing Golf Pangya. (Average Score: 73%)
    - - 29/40 (73%) ~ ~ Famitsu (not online)

    • Sword of Legendia.
    • Tamagotchi.
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
    • The Ant Bully.
    • The Darkness.
    • The Dog Island.
    • The Godfather.
    • The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.
    • The Keiba.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess [Wii version]. (Average Score: 97%)
    - - 5/5 (100%) ~ ~ ~ GameSpy
    - - A (95%) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ UnderGroundOnline
    - - 9.9/10 (99%) ~ ~ Lawrence.com
    - - 9.6/10 (96%) ~ ~ GamersMark
    - - 99/100 (99%) ~ ~ GameBrink
    - - 10/10 (100%) ~ ~ GamerzEdge
    - - 10/10 (100%) ~ ~ 1up
    - - 9.5/10 (95%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)
    - - 9.9/10 (99%) ~ ~ GoNintendo
    - - 96% ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GamesMaster (not online)

    • The Simpsons [next-gen].
    • The Sims [Wii version].
    • Tiger Woods PGA Tour.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent. (Average Score: 60%)
    - - 6/10 (60%) ~ ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)

    Tony's Hawk's Downhill Jam. (Average Score: 79%)
    - - 92/100 (92%) ~ ~ GamingTrend
    - - 8.7/10 (87%) ~ ~ PGNX Media
    - - 9/10 (90%) ~ ~ ~ GameZone
    - - 7/10 (70%) ~ ~ ~ IGN
    - - 7.5/10 (75%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)
    - - 6/10 (60%) ~ ~ ~ GameSpot

    • Toot & Puddle (Call of the North).
    • TNA iMPACT.

    Trauma Centre: Second Opinion. (Average Score: 82%)
    - - 8/10 (80%) ~ ~ ~ IGN
    - - 9/10 (90%) ~ ~ ~ GamesRadar
    - - 8/10 (80%) ~ ~ ~ GameSpot
    - - 6.5/10 (65%) ~ ~ 1up
    - - 8.5/10 (85%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)
    - - 4.5/5 (90%) ~ ~ ~ GameSpy
    - - 8.5/100 (85%) ~ ~ Deeko

    • Turn it Around!!
    • TY the Tasmanian Tiger.
    • VeggieTales: Larry Boy and the Bad Apple.
    • Veracious Fighters.

    Wario Ware: Smooth Moves.
    - - 34/40 (85%) ~ ~ Famitsu (not online)

    • Wii Big Brain Academy.
    • Wii Health Pack.
    • Wii Motor Sports.
    • Wii Music.

    Wii Play. (Average Score: 50%)
    - - 50% ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GamesMaster (not online)
    - - 5.1/10 (51%) ~ ~ GameSpot

    Wii Sports. (Average Score: 77%)
    - - 8.9 (89%) ~ ~ ~ ~ Lawrence.com
    - - 8.5/10 (85%) ~ ~ Gamerz-Edge
    - - 7.5/10 (75%) ~ ~ IGN
    - - 72/100 (72%) ~ ~ GameBrink
    - - 4/5 (80%) ~ ~ ~ ~ GameSpy
    - - 4.25/5 (85%) ~ ~ GamePro
    - - B+ (85%) ~ ~ ~ ~ UnderGroundPro
    - - 8/10 (80%) ~ ~ ~ GameTrailers
    - - 80/100 (80%) ~ ~ eToyChest
    - - 8/10-8.5/10?? (82.5%) ~ ~ Nintendo Power (not online)

    • Wing Island.

    Total Confirmed Wii Games: 170.

    Unconfirmed. A sequel to the cult Saturn hit "NiGHTs into Dreams".
    Unconfirmed. An RPG by Camelot.

    Unconfirmed. Assassin's Creed.
    Unconfirmed. Broken Saints.
    Unconfirmed. Brothers in Arms 3.
    Unconfirmed. Katamari.
    Unconfirmed. Kid Icarus.
    Unconfirmed. L.A. Noire.
    Unconfirmed. Mario Paint.
    Unconfirmed. Pilotwings.
    Unconfirmed. Possession.
    Unconfirmed. Soul Calibur [next-gen sequel].
    Unconfirmed. Star Wars: Battlefront 3.
    Unconfirmed. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 5.
    Unconfirmed. Transformers.

    There are also a few games being developed by some very small dev teams. These games may never see the light of day on the Wii, but we should all hope that they do and that they are good games:

    • Darkness.
    • Orb.
    • Sunder: Land of Divide.
    • Thorn.

    Games that Shigeru Miyamoto has Hinted at:

    Pikmin 3: He says that the new controller is well suited to Pikmin.

    Luigi's Mansion 2: Was meantioned, nothing more said.

    Kid Icarus: Told interviewers that Nintendo must get started on it right away since everyone wants it so much.


    Games at American Launch Day: November 19th 2006

    • Avatar: The Last Airbender / THQ
    • Barnyard / THQ
    • Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII / Ubisoft
    • Call of Duty 3 / Activision
    • Cars / THQ
    • Disney/Pixar's Cars / THQ
    • Excite Truck / Nintendo
    • GT Pro Series / Ubisoft
    • Madden NFL 07 / EA
    • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance / Activision
    • Monster 4x4 World Circuit / Ubisoft
    • Need for Speed: Carbon / EA
    • Rapala Tournament Fishing / Activision
    • Rayman Raving Rabbids / Ubisoft
    • Red Steel / Ubisoft
    • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Creature from the Krusty Krab / THQ
    • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz / Sega
    • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess / Nintendo
    • Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam / Activision
    • Trauma Center: Second Opinion / Atlus
    • Wii Play / Nintendo
    • Wii Sports / Nintendo
    • World Series of Poker / Activision

    Disclaimer: List may be subject to change in the run-up to launch day.

    Total Confirmed American Wii Launch Titles: 23.


    Games at Japanese Launch Day: December 2nd 2006

    • Crayon Shin-Chan: Saikyou Kazoku Kasukabe King Wii / Banpresto
    • Elebits / Konami
    • Ennichi no Tatsujin / Bandai Namco
    • Hajimete no Wii: Your First Step To Wii / Nintendo
    • Kororinpa / Hudson
    • Machikuru Domino / Success
    • Necro-Nesia / Spike
    • Red Steel / Ubisoft
    • SD Gundam Revolution / Bandai Namco
    • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz / SEGA
    • Super Swing Golf Pangya / Tecmo
    • Tamagotchi no Pika Pika Daito-ryo-! / Bandai Namco
    • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess / Nintendo
    • Trauma Center: Second Opinion / Atlus
    • Wario Ware Smooth Moves / Nintendo
    • Wii Sports / Nintendo
    • Wing Island / Hudson

    Disclaimer: List may be subject to change in the run-up to launch day.

    Total Confirmed Japanese Wii Launch Titles: 17.


    Games at European Launch Day: December 8th 2006

    Barnyard / THQ
    Blazing AngelsTM Squadrons of WWII / Ubisoft
    Call of Duty® 3 / Activision
    Disney/ Pixar Cars / THQ
    Gottlieb Pinball Classics / System 3
    GT Pro Series / Ubisoft
    Happy Feet™ / Midway Games
    Madden NFL 07 / EA
    Marvel™: Ultimate Alliance™ / Activision
    Monster 4x4 World Circuit / Ubisoft
    Need For Speed™ Carbon / EA
    Open Season™ / Ubisoft
    Rampage: Total Destruction / Midway Games
    Rayman Raving Rabbids™ / Ubisoft
    Red Steel™ / Ubisoft
    Spongebob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab / THQ
    Super Fruit Fall / System 3
    Super Monkey Ball™: Banana Blitz / SEGA
    The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess / Nintendo
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent / Ubisoft
    Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam™ / Activision
    Wii Play (including Wii Remote) / Nintendo

    Disclaimer: List may be subject to change in the run-up to launch day.

    Total Confirmed European Wii Launch Titles: 22.


    Release Dates and Pricing.

    United States of America.
    Release Date: November 19th
    Price: US$249.99

    Canada.
    Release Date: November 19th
    Price: CAD$279.95

    Mexico.
    Release Date: November 19th
    Price: MEX$4,490

    Colombia.
    Release Date: November 19th
    Price: COP$1,100,000

    Peru.
    Release Date: November 19th
    Price: PENS/.1,499

    Japan.
    Release Date: December 2nd
    Price: JPĄ25,000

    Australia.
    Release Date: December 7th
    Price: AUD$399.95

    New Zealand.
    Release Date: December 7th
    Price: NZD$499.90

    Europe.
    Release Date: December 8th
    Price: €249

    Republic of Ireland.
    Release Date: December 8th
    Price: €266

    Sweden.
    Release Date: December 8th
    Price: 2,499kr

    United Kingdom.
    Release Date: December 8th
    Price: Ł179.99

    Spain.
    Release Date: December 9th
    Price: UNKNOWN


    Special Features

    • WiiConnect24
    Turn the power ON when you play games and turn the power OFF when you are done. This was the accepted way for traditional consoles. However, Wii doesn’t sleep even when you turn it OFF. Instead, it enters its low power consumption standby mode, in which it uses about as much electricity as a small light bulb, and maintains connection to the Internet. WiiConnect24 delivers new content even while users are sleeping or not at home, presenting “new experiences that anyone can enjoy every day”, and laying the foundation for a lifestyle in which everyone in the family can relate to Wii on a daily basis.

    • Wii Message Board
    The Wii Message Board, which can be easily accessed from the top on-screen menu of Wii, is one of the access points for the WiiConnect24 service. Not only can it be used as a household message board, but it also allows users to send SMS messages to the cell phones of family members that are out and about or who are using computers elsewhere, and even exchange pictures and messages with other Wii users. In addition to these communication features, it also works with the calendar to deliver game-related information. For example, one day you might receive messages from your games (such as event information for Animal Crossing), new items, or additional maps.

    More information about the Message Board feature was revealed in a recent Nintendo interview involving the Wii's creators and Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata...

    Unlike the Wii Channels, the Message Board is a console-wide feature, which is aimed at collecting "Memories over time, recording what different family members have done," said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Tamaki, who was heavily involved with its creation, said, "I envision the Message Board helping everyone in the family communicate with each other. These days, because everyone is so busy, it is becoming more and more difficult for people to take the time to sit around the table and chat."

    Combined with date sorting and calendar integration, the Message Board will enable interaction with games, and, for example, "If you're playing Animal Crossing, a message like “Concert next Saturday in town” will automatically be posted on the Message Board," said Tamaki.

    Continuing, Tamaki said that once connected to the internet, friends could become involved in the Message Board experience, provided that both parties register one another - just as with the Nintendo DS friends code system. Details that could be shared could relate to recent purchases, explained Tamaki. "Let's say someone buys a new game. When they switch on their console, a question could appear on the screen: "Do you want to let your friends know you have bought this game?" If you select "Yes", the message "X has bought the game Y!" will pop up on your friends' Message Boards." He added that such elements are still to be finalised.

    Aoyama, another team member, insisted that the Wii Message Board is more simplistic than email. "We hope it will allow a relaxed style of interaction, allowing the user to feel that there are other people out there, connected to the net." He added, however, "Users can exchange game data or screenshots. E-mail messages can also be exchanged between mobile phones and Wii."
    Read the whole, unedited interview here.

    • Play History.

    Information about the Wii's Play History feature was revealed in a recent Nintendo interview involving the Wii's creators and Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata...

    The Play History is another new feature offered by the Wii, and refers to the console's ability to keep track of, obviously, what games have been played and for how long. Originally, Iwata himself pitched the "Outlandish suggestion" of offering parents the option of setting the console to automatically turn off after a set amount of time, but technically, the idea was not feasible.

    Instead, the Play History was birthed, and the data collected is unable to be deleted and can be viewed by parents. More excitingly, "It's just really fun for users to be able to see the record of how long they played," said Iwata. "In the future, we could make it possible to plot on a graph how much you've played. Also, with users' cooperation, we could compile data on which game was the most played that year."
    Read the whole, unedited interview here.

    • The Extra Possibilities
    If the Wii is as successful as Nintendo would like it to be, then the possibilities for attachments are endless. At E3 they showed this light gun which is used in Duck Hunt and most likely in a game like Resident Evil: Gun Survivor, too.


    • The Virtual Console.
    Ever wanted to legally download all those classic Nintendo 64, NES, SNES, SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) and TurboGrafx-16 games from your youth? The Wii gives you the opportunity to do just this with the Virtual Console (VC). The Virtual Console will also be home to brand new titles, sort of like those seen on the Xbox Live Arcade, only more likely to use the Wiimote and/or Nunchuk add-on.
    Click here for the Virtual Console in action...

    There is a special controller to be released, which will allow you to play all of these old games, and a bunch of new ones too:


    • NES, MSX, SNES, GEN (MD), TG-16 (PC-E) and N64 games will all be downloadable for a small fee, it being highest on N64 games and lowest on NES games.

    • SEGA and Hudson have done a deal with Nintendo which will allow them to upload a "best of" selection of games, taken from more than 1,000 MegaDrive and TurboGrafx-16 titles, to be uploaded onto the service. Expect the number of games available to rise to well over 200. If the system proves successful, expect more retro console support to appear.

    • Retro titles available on the Virtual Console will cost between $5-$10 depending on the game and the system.

    • Nintendo, working with third party collaborators, have prepared over 30 titles from past systems to be available before the end of the year, with approximately 10 more retro titles being made available each month.

    • Around 10 titles a month will be added to the system, starting January 2007.

    • "The new forms of innovative software that can be created by any size developer will be made available for download via Wii's Virtual Console service."

    What this means is that, essentially, developers will be allowed to upload new games utilizing the Wiimote (and some which don't) to the Virtual Console, in a similar style to how Microsoft allows developers to put new games up on XBox LIVE Arcade. The VC isn't just about retro games, you know. I'm hoping that this feature will tun out to be what is essentially a new Net Yaroze. :F

    • To pay for games, people will use "Wii Point Cards" which can be electronically topped up in stores or bought online. Paying for games directly using a credit card online directly is uncertain, but is thought to be likely, given that Wii Points have an equivalent Dollar amount, and that Reggie Fils-Aime stated that Points would be available both online and at retail.

    • A 2,000 Wii Point Card can be purchased at retail for $20/€20/Ł14. Other cards available will be worth 1,000, 3,000 and 5,000 Wii Points.

    Standard pricing for NES games will be 500 Wii Points, equivalent to $5, €5 or Ł3.50.
    Standard pricing for SNES games will be 800 Wii Points, equivalent to $8, €8 or Ł5.60.
    Standard pricing for N64 games will be 1,000 Wii Points, equivalent to $10, €10 or Ł7.
    Pricing for titles from the SEGA MegaDrive (aka Genesis), Turbografx-16 (aka PC-Engine) and the MSX have yet to be worked out.

    Developers releasing games on the Wii VC include...


    • Wii Channels


    "Games which are downloaded become their own channel on the menu,
    and from that point on are available at no extra cost right there, forever.
    "
    ~ Reggie Fils-Aime, President, Nintendo of America

    • Disc Channel
    This is the channel to use for playing GameCube or Wii games.

    • Forecast Channel
    Wii allows you to set the country and region of your residence. Based on that information, WiiConnect24 delivers to you the current weather, tomorrow's weather, and the weekly forecast for your region. You can also view the weather for a wider area by simply zooming out. Checking the weather anywhere in the world is as easy as spinning a globe!

    • Internet Channel
    Quickly look up something that caught your attention on a TV programme. Or have the whole family get together in front of the TV to plan your next getaway or shopping excursion. The fast-booting internet browser will create a new relationship between the family, the TV, and the Internet. This Channel uses the full internet browser from Opera Software, which also supports Adobe Flash.

    • Mii Channel
    Your own face, or that of a family member or friend... The Mii Channel allows you to easily make your own original Mii characters by combining different facial characteristics. You can even make your Mii characters appear in certain games, or store them on your Wii Remote and take them with you!

    • News Channel
    WiiConnect24 automatically updates itself with all types of news, both domestically and from overseas. By simply turning on your Wii you can always check the latest news on your TV, as if you were skimming though the newspaper in the morning. With functions that allow you to change the letter size on-screen, and also show the origin of each news story on the globe, this is an information distribution service that combines simplicity of control with an attractive visual display.

    • Photo Channel
    By using the SD Card Slot on the front of Wii, you can view the pictures and movies* you have taken with your digital camera or mobile phone on your TV screen. With the easy-to-use software, you can easily select, enlarge, and reduce the size of your photos. In addition, there is a full array of other ways to enjoy your photos, such as scribbling messages on them and turning them into puzzles. The Photo Channel can also be used to communicate with family members or to exchange photos with friends and family via WiiConnect24.

    Note: Requires separate purchase of an SD Card.

    * Playable movie formats are limited.

    • Wii Shop Channel
    The Wii Shop Channel is your access point for purchasing and downloading Virtual Console games and newly added Channels. In addition to payment by credit card, it is also possible to use Wii Points Cards to make purchases. Wii Points Cards will be available at retail stores wherever Wii is sold.

    Iwata's Comments about the Wii.

    "Every gamer who plays. Every one who used to play. Even those who have yet to play. Nintendo is your bet," Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has said of the Wii.

    By pointing, flicking, swishing and rotating the new controller, you can run, jump, spin, slide, shoot, accelerate, kick, swing a golf club... the possibilities are quite literally endless.

    "The feeling is so natural and real, as soon as players use the controller, their minds will spin with the possibilities of how this will change gaming as we know it today. This is an extremely exciting innovation - one that will thrill current players and entice new ones," claimed Iwata.

    So, let's try to keep this thread under control - not too much speculation, please, no spammers/spamming and no fanboyism.

    Something wrong with the information? Something you want to add? PM me if you have any questions.
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    *Whistles* Wow. That's a good list. I think this should be stickied! At least until Revolution comes out!
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    Yeah! But what does it mean that this will be the last Zelda in its present form? But anyhow, it seems Mario gets a new sidekick and the new Smash Bros. is online!!!

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    Is Animal Crossing Revolution confirmed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ-Will
    Is Animal Crossing Revolution confirmed?
    Yes, it has been. Here is AC Revolution's confirmation.


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    Yay, stickied! Now all we need is an LoZ: Twilight Princess sticky, and the Nintendo Discussion forum will have 90% less spam!
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    Even if it's just a joke, Ember, link please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiningClefairy
    Even if it's just a joke, Ember, link please?
    Sorry I should have put my concept Ideas Sorry ^^;
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    Ok according to IGN THQ is in the proccess of making Revolution games. http://cube.ign.com/articles/649/649292p1.html
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    It is been built with the ability to be upgraded to play HD-DVD or Blu-Ray depending on the success of the formats. Nintendo is watching both closely
    When did they confirm this?
    Oh some interesting quotes from that link is
    However, when asked about what plans Nintendo has laid out for THQ, Brian was hush-hush on the matter. But he claims that based on his discussions with the hardware giant, he feels that "Nintendo is waking up."

    Finally, when confronted with the question of whether or not THQ was in possession of development hardware, Mr. Farrell declined to provide specifics due to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). All he would say was that "We're seeing more from Nintendo now [for Revolution] than we have an any other Nintendo platform."
    Also Pokemon Revolution has been confirmed. Golden Sun has not been confirmed. It has been said that Camelot will make an RPG they werentspecific on whether t will be Golden Sun or not. It was confirmed that Kid Icarus was a Revolution game or so IGN says. Also Ubisoft, Bannia and a couple of others have pledged support. Alsothose Loz quotes were directed at twilight princess. konami also promised one or two flagship titles for each next generation system and that the Revolution will have a special one. If youre going to count the ones that say coming to all next generation platforms then you have alot more out there. Also we were promised a new franchise or two and that one of the new franchises will be at launch but, it wasn't said whether or not Miyamoto was making it.

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    That game that intrigues me has to be "Possession"...I have no idea why but it does...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost master
    Also Pokemon Revolution has been confirmed.
    Since when? I remember Gamepro mentioning it, but they're the only ones. Nobody else I've checked knows about it.

    BTW, I can barely see what you're typing. Not everyone uses the default skin for these forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Child
    Yes, it has been. Here is AC Revolution's confirmation.
    Yay. *adds to IGN wishlist*

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    Since when? I remember Gamepro mentioning it, but they're the only ones. Nobody else I've checked knows about it.

    BTW, I can barely see what you're typing. Not everyone uses the default skin for these forums.
    Consider yourself special that I'm writing like this. I normally don't type outside of this color for these forums. Anywho Matt Casamissamina made it clear in two mail bags that there was one in development and confirmed. I'll look for it in a sec and edit my post withit.

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    Let me say some stuff ive read...

    A. The Revolution will be the easiest system to develop for since it doesn't have multicore processors

    B. The Revolution controller is supposedly going to be shown september 16th check gamesmainframe.com they're really reliable already said but just giving a place for people to check that night

    C. The Revolution has upgradable RAM via SD(secure digital look like ds game cards) cards

    D. The Revolution does require a higher minimum resolution (correct me if wrong) i dont remember the exact number

    E. Third Party games can charge for Wi-Fi play especially expected for mmorpgs

    F.Nintendo online services for ds (i bet for revolution also) = GameSpy + Nintendo

    You have good info!
    It shows Nintendo is getting very sneaky(can upgrade disc drive) and less open(controller) about their systems.

    May I hear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latios
    According to the "official" model of the Revolution, there appears to be controller ports on the console, questioning wether or not wireless is really a standard. (http://media.cube.ign.com/articles/6...g_2795077.html )
    While I can't comment on the rest as I really don't know what I'm talking about on the technical side of things (hey, I'm honest!) I can explain the controller ports. I remember one of the first things I read about the Revolution was the backwards compatibility. Apparently it will come with four Gamecube controller ports, two SD memory card ports and two GCN memory card ports so it will make the Gamecube well and truly obsolete.
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    The Editor In Chief of news over at AMN seems to think something will be happening on the 13th (Mario's anniversary). He could just be building up hype, but then again we might hear something on the 13th - probably Mario-related due to the significance of the date, but you never know, eh?

    http://forums.advancedmn.com/showthread.ph...06&page=1&pp=15

    *EDIT*

    AMN should have an update within 24 hours!

    Quote Originally Posted by RAY-GCA
    Greetings. In about 9 hours and 10 minutes from now, I will be flying from San Francisco to Narita International Airport in Japan - arriving Tuesday afternoon. Coming with me is AMN's Co-President, Sean O'Neill.

    I'm sure all of you are wondering what the fuss is about regarding the 13th (night in the U.S.) and the 14th (morning in Japan).

    I'll have another update for each of you hopefully within 24 hours from this post... ON THIS THREAD.

    SEE? You have my word.

    Now spread it, and BELIEVE
    The GCN Editor made an appearance in the thread "confirming" that this isn't BS.

    *EDIT 2*

    I just realised AMN have added an article about the upcoming TGS coverage on the main site:

    http://gc.advancedmn.com/article.php?artid=5687

    There's a juicy tidbit at the bottom:

    Join us tomorrow, as the craziness begins to erupt, as TGS brings "Your front row ticket to the next generation of gaming."
    I can't say I religiously visit AMN (or visit it much at all, really) so I can't vouch for their reliability, but they seem like a professional news outlet. I doubt they'd be putting their reputation on the line and making this big of a hoo-hah for just a few extra hits.

    Also, on Nintendo of Japan's site: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/mario20th/...ial/index.html
    Looks like something else is going to be added, most likely tomorrow.
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    http://cube.ign.com/mail/2005-07-07.html here is a link to when Matt confirmed Pokemon Revolution there was another nquery where he went into further detail of how he found out but, I can't find it so this should be good enough. Also thunder child can you update some things I corrected.
    oh Pokemon Revolution has been confirmed. Golden Sun has not been confirmed. It has been said that Camelot will make an RPG they werentspecific on whether t will be Golden Sun or not. It was confirmed that Kid Icarus was a Revolution game or so IGN says. Also Ubisoft, Bannia and a couple of others have pledged support. Alsothose Loz quotes Als were directed at twilight princess. konami also promised one or two flagship titles for each next generation system and that the Revolution will have a special one. If youre going to count the ones that say coming to all next generation platforms then you have alot more out there. Also we were promised a new franchise or two and that one of the new franchises will be at launch but, it wasn't said whether or not Miyamoto was making it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latios
    According to the "official" model of the Revolution, there appears to be controller ports on the console, questioning wether or not wireless is really a standard. (http://media.cube.ign.com/articles/6...g_2795077.html )
    Weren't those just the Gamecube ports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox
    Weren't those just the Gamecube ports?
    They are just GC controller ports. They're there because GC games won't be downloadable - you'll need to use the disk. And they've not been programmed to recognize Revolution controllers, so GC controller ports are essential really.

    Alright folks, it's almost time for Iwata's keynote speech. Matt from IGN and numerous other well-respected gaming journos believe this is the big one, and gaming communities across the net are abuzz with anticipation. Oh yes, and Hideo Kojima himself is expected to join Iwata on stage at some point.

    And yes, I am fully aware of this. Supposedly it's of Nintendo's new franchise, but TBH I think it's just a shot taken from a film and with Retro's logo stuck on for good measure.

    I'm also hearing that Square-Enix have "confirmed" Dragon Quest for the Revolution. I'll try and get a source for that ASAP.

    *EDIT*

    Dragon Quest was confirmed for the Revolution at press.nintendo.com. Though it was probably accidentally leaked, as the entire site has been taken down now, which is very odd indeed.


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    http://cube.ign.com/articles/651/651320p1.html

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    They revealed the controller! Now we just gotta wait for pics...
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    Iwata unveils Revolution controller
    IGN will post high-resolution pictures, hands on impressions, feature breakdowns, roundtables, and more at 7:50 PM -- fewer than 15 minutes.
    Revolution controller looks like futuristic television remote.
    Glossy white design.
    Looks Apple iPod inspired.
    Controller is held in one hand. Attachments in the other.
    Attachments connect to the bottom of the controller. Iwata shows analog stick attachment.
    Thinking about packing Revolution with the main controller and attachment, Iwata says.
    Controller acts like a mouse in real-space 3D. Pefect for FPS games!
    Future attachments planned.
    Oh God, I can't wait for the pics!
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