Nintendo’s upcoming Wii, DS line up

Nintendo has announced a host of upcoming games, which include games that you already know and a few new IP’s.

Nintendo Wii
+ New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Nov 15
The game was first announced at Nintendo’s press conference at E3 2009, and is scheduled for release on November 12, 2009, in Australia, November 15, 2009, in North America, November 20, 2009 in Europe, and December 3, 2009 in Japan.

+ Sin and Punishment 2, Q1 2010
Revealed at Nintendo’s conference on October 2, 2008, it was released on the Wii in October 29, 2009 in Japan and will be released in Q1 of 2010 in North America and Europe.

+ Endless Ocean 2, Q1 2010
Endless Ocean 2, known in Japan as Forever Blue: Umi no Yobigoe, is an upcoming scuba diving video game for Wii, and the sequel to Endless Ocean. The game features improved graphics and larger explorable areas than the previous game. In contrast to Endless Ocean which featured a single location, Endless Ocean 2 allows players to travel to six different diving spots around the globe, including new polar and river locations. The plot of the game involves a woman named Oceana and her search for an artifact called the Dragon Stone, but players will be able to ignore it or follow it at their leisure.

+ Metroid: Other M, 2010
The game is being developed by Team NINJA and was announced by Nintendo at E3 2009. Set between Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion, Other M will involve Samus’s commanding officer, Adam Malkovich, who dies sometime prior to Fusion.

+ Super Mario Galaxy 2, 2010
Super Mario Galaxy 2 was revealed at E3 2009. The game is said to have 95-99% new features, with the rest being previous features such as the Bee Suit. There will also be no returning galaxies. The game is very far along in development, but its release is being held back to early 2010 due to New Super Mario Bros. Wii being released in 2009.

+ Span Smasher, TBA
Span Smasher is a game where you play as a bouncing piece of fruit, and you use the Wii Remote to swipe, slap and knock him around the screen and blast through barriers built of breakable blocks.

+ Line Attack Heroes, TBA
Line Attack Heroes is a fast-paced, melee action game that requires quick thinking and smart strategy. Players command a line of fierce warriors who launch an attack with a flick of the Wii Remote controller.

+ Monado: Beginning of The World, TBA
The game will likely be an adventure RPG, as the trailer shows both third-person exploration gameplay and a turn-based battle.

+ Style Savvy, Nov 2
Style Savvy combines creativity and fashion with a collection of trendy clothes, chic accessories and stylish shoes. As the owner of a clothing boutique, you must purchase inventory, monitor the store’s funds and try to please a constant stream of customers who look to you for the best fashions.

+ The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Dec 7
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced the game at GDC 2009. The game will feature a cel-shaded art style similar to that of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Spirit Tracks’s protagonist, Link, will be able to travel across the game’s overworld using a cannon-equipped steam train much like the steamboat in Phantom Hourglass. Link will also be able to control a Phantom, one of the enemies from Phantom Hourglass. Spirit Tracks takes place a century after the events of Phantom Hourglass.

+ Pokémon HeartGold Version, Q2 2010
Pokemon HeartGold Version and Pokemon SoulSilver Version return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the beloved original Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver games. The richly detailed adventure of the original games are now updated graphics and sound, as well as new touch-screen features and a host of surprises. HeartGold and SoulSilver bring dozens of Pokemon characters back into the limelight for a new Pokemon generation — and longtime fans — to catch, train and battle.

+ Pokémon SoulSilver Version, Q2 2010

+ Glory of Heracles, 2010
Glory of Heracles features the eponymous Greek hero in a pick-up-and-play role-playing game that has a rich storyline in a Greek motif and a deep battle system.

+ Golden Sun DS, 2010
After six years of absence, the sun returns and hits the DS with an action-packed role-playing game. Nintendo announced Golden Sun DS at its E3 2009 press conference and showed off some unmercifully brief footage in trailer form.

+ WarioWare D.I.Y., TBA
WarioWare D.I.Y. allows players to design their own microgames, creating their own graphics, music and designing a ‘cassette’ for them. The game features three sections in its main menu: My House, where the player designs microgames, WarioWare, the tutorial, and My Shop, where the player makes microgame cassettes. When creating the music, the player can sing through the DS’s microphone, which the DS then converts into notes. These notes can then be performed by various instruments such as pig noises, similar to music creation in Mario Paint.
Players can send their creations to other D.I.Y. owners or receive other people’s works. They can also be uploaded to Nintendo Wi-Fi connection for contest purposes. Microgames made available by Nintendo can be downloaded, too. Additionally, the WiiWare game Asobu Made in Ore allows users to play the microgames on the Wii with the Wii remote’s pointer.

+ Picross 3D, TBA
Rittai Picross is a puzzle video game developed by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory for the Nintendo DS. The game features over 300 puzzles with difficulty ranging from easy to higher difficulty. You can also create and share puzzles, download weekly picross packs, and play competitive multiplayer matches via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Add to that unlockable minigames and you have a certifiable “worthy purchase” on your hands.