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Nintendo Reveals 2009 Lineup With Pokemon Platinum, Pikmin Wii

Nintendo of America published its early 2009 line-up for Wii and Nintendo DS, including New Play Control! Pikmin and Pokémon Platinum, both scheduled for March. The list also details third-party releases, such as the Suda51-directed Flowe
Nintendo of America published its early 2009 line-up for Wii and Nintendo DS, including New Play Control! Pikmin and Pokémon Platinum, both scheduled for March. Nintendo places particular emphasis on the latter, as the new Pokémon title sold over 1 million copies in Japan, where it was published in September, within the first two days of release. The New Play Control! brand attached to Pikmin connotates a line of titles ported from the GameCube with new controls and graphical improvements. Nintendo also plans to put out New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis, a remake of the Camelot-developed Mario Power Tennis, in March. Other announced first-party offerings for early 2009 include Personal Trainer: Math (January) and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (February) for Nintendo DS, the latter of which released in Europe this December. The list also details third-party releases, such as the Suda51-directed Flower, Sun, and Rain, coming stateside for the first time with a DS remake, courtesy of Marvelous Entertainment USA. The full Wii and Nintendo DS lineup list for early 2009 follows: Wii
Activision - Monsters vs. Aliens - March 24 Crave Entertainment - Monster Pals - March - Solitaire & Mahjong - February - Puzzle Challenges and More! - February - Crayola Colorful World - March D3Publisher - Onechanbara Bikini Zombie Slayers - February - Coraline - January Destineer - WordJong Party - January - Battle Rage - February - Cradle of Rome - February - Cate West: The Vanishing Files - March - Burger Island - March Disney Interactive Studios - Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year - Winter DreamCatcher - Play the World - March Electronic Arts - NASCAR Kart Racing - Feb. 10 - SimAnimals - Jan. 27 - Trivial Pursuit - Early spring Hudson Entertainment - Fishing Master World Tour - Jan. 6 - Marble Saga Kororinpa - Spring Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. - DanceDanceRevolution Disney Grooves - MarchMajesco Entertainment - Escape the Museum - January - Major Minor's Majestic March - March Marvelous Entertainment USA - Little King's Story - Feb. 17 - Rune Factory: Frontier - March Mastiff - Deer Drive - Jan. 20 Namco Bandai Games America Inc. - We Ski and Snowboard - March Nintendo - New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis - March - New Play Control! Pikmin - March Sega - The House of The Dead: Overkill - February - Sonic and the Black Knight - March - MadWorld - March Southpeak Interactive - Roogoo Twisted Towers - Feb. 17 - Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball - March 17 - Brave: A Warrior's Tale™ - Feb. 17 THQ - Paws & Claws Pet Resort - Jan. 5 - Neighborhood Games - Jan. 5 Ubisoft - Tenchu: Shadow Assassins - February - Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars (Director's Cut) - March XS Games - Super PickUps - Q1

Nintendo DS

Activision - Monsters vs. Aliens - March 24 - Pimp My Ride 2 - March 24 - Animal Planet - March 10 Atlus U.S.A., Inc. - My World, My Way - Feb. 3 - Legacy of Ys: Books I & II - Feb. 10 - Trackmania DS - March 17 Crave Entertainment - Monster Pals - March D3Publisher of America - Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Q1 - Coraline - January Destineer - USA TODAY Puzzle Craze - January - DinoPets - March Disney Interactive Studios - Phineas and Ferb - Winter DreamCatcher - Inkheart - January - Learn Math - January - Drivers' Ed Portable - January - Monster Band - January - Zoo Quest - February - My Personal Diary - February - Music Star: Pop Star - February - Paint by DS - March - Matchstick - March - Dreamer: Top Model - March - Sarah - Keeper of the Unicorn - March - Learn Chess - March - Dragon Master - April Electronic Arts Zubo - March - Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure - Q1 - SimAnimals - Jan. 27 Empire Interactive - Jagged Alliance - Feb. 17 Gameloft - American Popstar - Road to Celebrity - March 9 Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. - Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero - Q1 - Suikoden Tierkreis - Q1 - Little Magician's Magic Adventure - Q1 Majesco Entertainment - WonderWorld Amusement Park - January - Powerbike - January - Our House - Q1 - Hot 'n' Cold - MarchMarvelous Entertainment USA - Avalon Code - February - Flower, Sun, and Rain - March Mastiff - Moon - Jan. 13 MumboJumbo - Chicken Hunter Star Karts - March 10 Nintendo - Personal Trainer: Math - Jan. 12 - Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - Feb. 16 - Pokémon Platinum version - March 22 RockStar Games Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars - Winter Southpeak Interactive - Big Bang Mini - Jan. 6 - Roogoo Attack - Feb. 17 - Brave: Shaman's Challenge - Feb. 17 Square Enix, Inc. - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time - Spring The Game Factory - World Championship Games - Jan. 19 THQ - Paws & Claws Pampered Pets - Jan. 5 Tomy Corporation - My DoItAll - February Ubisoft - Jake Power Fireman - January - Jake Power Policeman - January - Imagine Cheerleader - February - JoJo's Fashion Show - February - Petz Horseshoe Ranch - February - Imagine Family Doctor - February - Imagine Ice Champions - March - Jake Power Handyman - March - My Fashion Studio Paris Collection - Feb. 17 - American Popstar - Road to Celebrity - March 24 - Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars (Director's Cut) - March XSEED Games - Retro Game Challenge - Jan. 6

"Our fans expect a diverse selection of entertainment options, and we're eager to deliver exactly that," says Nintendo of America's Sales and Marketing EVP Cammie Dunaway. She continues, "We're building on the momentum of a strong holiday season by offering new and experienced players an even greater library of game titles in 2009."

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