Nintendo of America published a list of games coming soon to Wii and DS, also announcing several new first-party titles and sharing release dates for previously revealed games.
The company made public its plans to continue the Excitebike
and Excite Truck
franchises with Excitebots: Trick Racing
, which will feature "unique and changing environments", minigames, and tricks. Launching April 20th, the racing game will include a Wii Wheel accessory, a bundle mirroring Mario Kart Wii
Nintendo dated Punch Out!!!
, Next Level Games' revival of the classic boxing game series with returning and new opponents, for May 18th; and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
, a "New Play Control!" port from the GameCube with added motion controls, for May 4th.
While two other revamped GameCube games, Pikmin
and Mario Power Tennis
, were listed to ship for Wii on March 9th, the company noticeably did not mention Wii Sports Resort
, its sequel to the wildly successful Wii Sports
, which will introduce the new Wii MotionPlus peripheral for capturing more complex gestures with the Wii Remote.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
, however, which Electronic Arts has already announced will feature support for Wii MotionPlus, is scheduled to debut in June.
Nintendo highlighted several more third-party titles, such as High Voltage Software's first-person shooter The Conduit
in June; and Electronic Arts' Wii-exclusive EA Sports Active
, coming May 19th and featuring a strappable pouch to hold the Wii Remote, a resistance band, and support for the Balance Board accessory.
-- an action/puzzle game developed by Nicalis, the studio employing Knytt
series creator Nifflas and making the Cave Story
WiiWare port -- was formally confirmed as a WiiWare exclusive. Nominated for the Seumas McNally Award at this year's Independent Games Festival, the title features an atmospheric world inviting players to use real physics to maneuver a glowing sphere through different locales.
Other upcoming and highlighted WiiWare titles include Giajin Games' Bit.Trip.Beat
, Semna Studios' Eduardo the Samurai Toaster
, and Ronimo Games' Swords & Soldiers
On the handheld side, Nintendo announced The Legendary Starfy
, the first title from TOSE's long-running Densetsu no Stafy
series to cross the Pacific. Shipping May 25th, the game features a cheerful star-turned-starfish who transforms into different creatures while helping a "bunny-eared visitor" recover his lost memory.
Also newly dated are Personal Trainer: Walking
, which comes with two pedometers that can wirelessly connect with the DS, coming May 25th; and Rhythm Heaven
, the Western debut of Japan's popular Rhythm Tengoku
microgame series from the creators of WarioWare
, due April 5th.