Wii. Mario, Metroid and DS Zelda

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  1. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I knew early 2007 was BS



    So here's the official European release schedule

    Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (Nintendo) - 12 Jan
    Excite Truck (Nintendo) - 16 Feb
    Kororinpa (Hudson) - 23 Feb
    Baja Racing (Conspiracy) - Feb
    Disney's Chicken Little: Ace in Action (Disney / Buena Vista Games) - Feb
    Wing Island (Hudson) - 23 March
    BIONICLE Heroes (Eidos) - 23 March
    SSXTM Blur (EA) - March
    Mario Party 8 (Nintendo) - March
    Tiger Woods PGA TOUR (EA) - March
    Bust a Move Wii (505Games) - March
    Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (Namco Bandai Games) - March
    Disney's Meet the Robinsons (Disney / Buena Vista Games) - March
    Sonic and the Secret Rings (SEGA) - March
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Ubisoft) - March
    Heatseaker (Codemasters) - Q1
    Metal Slug Anthology (Ignition) - Q1
    Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Midway Games) - Q1
    Rampage Total Destruction (Midway Games) - Q1
    The Ant Bully (Movie License) - (Midway Games) - Q1
    The Grim Adventure of Billy and Mandy (Midway Games) - Q1
    Impossible Mission (System 3) - Q1
    Leaderboard Golf (System 3) - Q1
    Puzzle Balls (System 3) - Q1
    Tennis Masters (System 3) - Q1 2007
    Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Ubisoft) - Q1

    So assuming Nintendo doesn't decide to delay anything else then this is the list of Q1 titles.

    Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (Nintendo) - 12 Jan
    Excite Truck (Nintendo) - 16 Feb
    Wing Island (Hudson) - 23 March
    SSXTM Blur (EA) - March
    Mario Party 8 (Nintendo) - March
    Tiger Woods PGA TOUR (EA) - March
    Bust a Move Wii (505Games) - March
    Sonic and the Secret Rings (SEGA) - March
    Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Midway Games) - Q1
    Impossible Mission (System 3) - Q1
    Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (Ubisoft) - Q1




    So in typical Nintendo fashion, there next to nothing Killer AAA for the next good few months :(
    If I'm lucky I can pick up maybe 1 good (not great) title per month.

    Wario - Jan
    Excite Truck - Feb
    WingIsland (hoping it's like pilotwings) - March

    Other than that the remaining titles all smell like the back of a cows arse.
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for posting the list of upcoming titles. I have to agree with the comment about bovine butt stench.
     
  3. Sky Blue Guest

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    There's no way MP3 has pushed all the back to end of 2007, I don't buy that.

    And Mario for Christmas 07? I think the phrase "No ****, Sherlock" springs to mind.
     
  4. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Wario Ware is definitely a killer AAA game in my mind, all of them have been so far and I can't wait for it
     
  5. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Well yeah its a very good game but AAA ? But as I said other than that and the other two that seem alright it's not exactly a riveting line up.
     
  6. gloss macrumors 601

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    Well, it is annoying given that their pre-launch advertising for the Wii had a cute Japanese girl playing the game with her boifurendo.
     
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  8. Redneck1089 macrumors 65816

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    I concur. Nintendo does this all the time and in my opinion it's ridiculous and unacceptable. :mad: :mad:
     
  9. echeck macrumors 68000

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    This is the most disappointing for me. I don't mind waiting on Mario or Metroid, but I have been really excited for Phantom Hourglass. :(

    Oh well, I guess it's always better to delay the launch to make sure the game is perfect rather than rushing it out the door.
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i guess holding off for a while on a Wii was a good idea on my part then.

    Metriod Prime 3 and Mario Galaxy are likely to be the two most wanted games by moi, so i see no rush to get one now...
     
  11. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    Just keep on telling yourself that. ;)

    <]=)

    Why not?

    <]=)
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    seriously. there aren't any must haves for me at this point. the moment there is i will do everything in my power to get a Wii. Zelda? looks good and fun, but i honestly was never into that series.
     
  13. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    If anything, it's a great system to play with friends, so I hope you can come by one. I had to be forced into playing Zelda years ago. It ended up being a good thing. :eek:

    <]=)
     
  14. echeck macrumors 68000

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    Have you played one? It's so different than any other console, even Wii Sports is a must have for mii. :)
     
  15. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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    I read some where UBISoft are planning to release Prince of Persia (Wii platform) in 2007.
     
  16. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    True. But looking at that schedule only Wario fills that gap. That's what dissapoints me.

    No titles like Brain Age, No decent puzzlers that really use the wii remote, (hopefully wii mercury arrives before summer) nothing that is going to captivate non gamer people looking for somthing after Wii Sports.

    Waiting 4-6 months for the next game to fill the void, isnt going to sell systems or impress - they should have learned that from the cube.

    People / Audiences are fickle. There release schedule should have at least 1 game per month to appeal to gamers/non gamers alike if they really want the wii to live upto and realise it's potential.
     
  17. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    So one site with "reliable sources" says that the games have been delayed, and Nintendo's official word is "2007"?

    I think you're jumping the gun a little here.
     
  18. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Nintendo's track record speaks volumes and adds weight to the rumor.
     
  19. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    true, but I don't think Nintendo is stupid enough to hold ALL that back until Christmas.

    My guess:

    Phantom Hourglass: March/April

    Mario Galaxy: Late Summer

    Metroid Prime 3: November

    Edit: After reading only, there is an interview with Reggie from October in which Reggie states MP:3 was going to be Early 2007, and then Mario later in the year. So swap my predictions. MP:3 is essentially finished...they just delayed it to space out the titles some..
     
  20. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    So glad I didn't put down a pre-order for a Wii now...
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Sounds like how the DS started out. oh wait!

    Still a shame though. But with VC pumping out the classics then I'll be happy.
     
  22. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Give me my Pokemon on my DS and I'll be happy :eek:
     
  23. Sky Blue Guest

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    CVG's track record speaks volumes and remove's weight from the rumor.
     
  24. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    LOL true.

    More info over on Eurogamer

    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=71191


    So essentially If MP3 arrived Nov & Mario Dec it would match those statements and those over on CVG.

    Who knows for sure ? But I still think you better get used to waiting otherwise you may end up dissapointed.
     
  25. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Well, CVG is UK-based, so maybe it's been pushed back in the UK?
     

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