Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wii launch line-up

Nintendo have published the list of games which will be avilable for the Wii launch or shortly thereafter. There are 32 in total. ´Most will launch by the end of November,´ the press release reads.
Call of Duty® 3
Marvel™ Ultimate Alliance
Rapala® Tournament Fishing
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam™
World Series of Poker®: Tournament of Champions

Dragon Ball Z®: Budokai Tenkaichi™ 2

Trauma Center™: Second Opinion

Madden NFL '07
Need for Speed™: Carbon


Happy Feet™
Rampage®: Total Destruction™
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy™
The Ant Bully

Wii Sports
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Super Monkey Ball™: Banana Blitz

Metal Slug™ Anthology

Super Swing Golf

Avatar: The Last Airbender
SpongeBob SquarePants™: The Creature from the Krusty Krab

Far Cry®: Vengeance
GT Pro Series
Monster 4X4 World Circuit
Open Season™
Rayman Raving Rabbids™
Red Steel™
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent™

Ice Age 2™: The Meltdown

Additionally, the following 30 ´Virtual Console´ games will be available before the end of December:

NES: (from 5$)
Mario Bros.®
The Legend of Zelda®
Donkey Kong®
Donkey Kong Jr. ®
Ice Hockey
Urban Champion®
Wario's Woods™
Solomon's Key

SNES: (from 8$)

N64: (from 10$)
Super Mario® 64

Sega Genesis: (from 8$)
Sonic the Hedgehog
Altered Beast
Golden Axe
Ecco the Dolphin
Gunstar Heroes
Space Harrier II
Toe Jam & Earl
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

TurboGrafx16: (from 6$)
Bonk's Adventure
Super Star Soldier
Victory Run
Bomberman '93
Dungeon Explorer

Please note that the above launch line-up is only valid for the USA. A number of titles (like ´Elebits™´ and, seemingly, ´ExciteTruck´) will not be released in Europe until 2007. All in all, Germany´s Wii launch will be accompanied by 27 titles.

Strangely, Nintendo´s own ´Wii Play´ and UbiSoft´s ´Blazing Angels™ Squadrons of WWII´ are missing from the US launch list above, while both are penciled in for a launch release over here in Germany (´Wii Play´ being bundled with a controller). Additionally, the German list mentions 5 games by ´System 3´ (´Gottlieb Pinball Classics´, ´Super Fruit Fall´, ´Impossible Mission´, ´Leaderboard Golf´ and ´Tennis Masters´).

Finally, Germany will get 31 ´Virtual Console´ games. There is no mention what the additional title is.

Wii will launch with 32 titles; I count 13 exclusive games. In difference, the PS3 will launch with 21 titles, 7 out of which are exclusives. Clearly, the Wii´s software line-up is stronger.

Source: Nintendo press server, Joystiq
Thanks to: Joystiq


Anonymous said...


ign reports, that europe gets "donkey kong country" as an virtual console launch title. at least its a good one ;-)

CelicaCrazed said...

Where's Sonic and the Secret Rings? I don't see Sonic.

M. Ferreira said...

CelicaCrazed: Sonic won't be out until 2007.

In regards to the Virtual Console, the launch looks quite strong :) I'm honestly surprised the amount of backlash that seems to prevail. "It doesn't have SMB!" or "No Zelda: LttP! Lame!" ...people have no patience these days. -shakes head-

Anonymous said...

Hi Falafelkid,

I will buy Sonic, Zelda, Red Steel and Call of Duty 3 at launch.

And you ?

I can't wait for Mario Galaxy.

Will you play test Wii games for the television station you work for ?

Anonymous said...

Shame on me. I have never played a Final Fantasy game to date!



Anonymous said...

Falafelkid, what are your all time favourite games ?

Anonymous said...

I think the release line up is pretty good.

For me the almost definite purchases are...

Zelda, Wii Sports (obviously), Monkey Ball and Red Steel this side of xmas.

Then Metroid, Mario Galaxy, Excite Truck, Trauma Centre after xmas.

Not forgetting all the VC games!

RGB said...

I am getting the JP model and the one thing that may hurt me for now is System 3's games. Well depends on how good their games are. I loved Leaderboard Golf back on C64.

Gottlieb Pinballs were nothing spectacular but its hard to get a good pinball fix on a console. Depends on what tables they put on there.

Last Ninja is what I am wanting, badly.

Anonymous said...

I cant belive its almost here. i dnt know what ill get forst, do i have to choose?
ill be geting wii sports with my wii and i cant not have zelda. ill need a fps and i live for call of duty so ill get that but i also want redsteel. maybe ill get trauma centre as sumthing different?
id beta start working on my letter to santa lol

pi said...

+18 VC (jpn only)

Anonymous said...

Last Night Comdey Central South Park the show had eric cartman wanting a nintendo wii which was three weeks away so he dicides to frezz himself until nov 19 which is imposible.

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