Nintendo announces Japanese Wii lineup

Nintendo’s Japanese Media Summit conference has just concluded, and I must say it was one hell of a ride. In addition to a flurry of announcements regarding the Wii and the new DSi, they also released a list of the Wii’s line up for the remainder of 2008 and a preliminary lineup for 2009 in Japan. The titles in BOLD and marked as NEW are games announced at the conference. (List stolen from Neo-GAF)

2008

  • Wii Music (Nintendo) 10/16
  • Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo) 11/20
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi (Kadokawa Shoten) 11/27
  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes (Capcom) 12/11
  • 428 (Sega) 12/4
  • Samba de Amigo (Sega) 12/11
  • Let’s Tap (Sega) Dec. 2008
  • Cooking Mama 2 (Taito) 12/4
  • Rygar: Muscle Impact (Tecmo) Dec. 2008
  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Activision) 10/16
  • Karaoke Joysound Wii (Hudson) 12/18
  • Sky Crawlers (Bandai-Namco) 10/16
  • Happy Dance Collection (Bandai-Namco) 10/23
  • Family Ski: World Ski & Snowboard (Bandai-Namco) 11/13
  • Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (Bandai-Namco) 12/4
  • Taiko Drum Master Wii (Bandai-Namco) 12/11
  • Tenchu 4 (From Software) 10/23
  • Harvest Moon: Exciting Animal March (Marvelous) 10/30
  • Rune Factory Frontier (Marvelous) 11/27
  • Shape Boxing (Rocket Co.) 10/30

2009

  • Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) Spring
  • Start w/ 100 Conversations! English Conversation (Nintendo) 2009   NEW
  • Punch-Out!! (Nintendo) 2009   NEW
  • Trace Memory: R, Gateway of Memory (Nintendo) 2009   NEW
  • Kensax (Nintendo) 2009   NEW
  • Cosmic Walker (Nintendo) 2009   NEW
  • Spawn Smasher (Nintendo) 2009   NEW
  • Dynamic [illegible] (Nintendo) 2009   NEW
  • Takt of Magic (Nintendo) 2009
  • Sin & Punishment 2 (Nintendo) 2009   NEW
  • Forever Blue 2: Beautiful Ocean (Nintendo) 2009   NEW
  • Everyone’s the Star on the NHK Red-and-White Quiz Battle (Nintendo) 2009
  • Line Attack Heroes (Nintendo) 2009
  • Castlevania: Judgment (Konami) Winter 2008-2009
  • Dead Rising: Zombies’ Sacrifice (Capcom) Winter 2008-2009
  • FFCC: Echoes of Time (Square-Enix) 1/29   NEW
  • Sonic and the Black Knight (Sega) Spring
  • Fragile (Bandai-Namco) Winter 2008-2009
  • Arc Rise Fantasia (Marvelous) Winter 2008-2009
  • Oboro Muramasa (Marvelous) Spring   NEW
Curtass

The majority of the 2008 line-up seems to be filled with my-mom-can-play-too games, but some of the 2009 titles sound intriguing, like Sin & Punishment, Castlevania, Punch-Out, and of course the English conversation game.

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