Nintendo World Summit Highlights

Nintendo World Summit Highlights

Written by on February 25, 2010 in [, , , , , , , , , , , , ]

At the Nintendo World Summit held in San Francisco today, Nintendo of America announced a slew of new information on what’s to come in the next few months.

For the Nintendo Wii and handheld systems:

  • The new Nintendo DSi XL launches March 28 at a MSRP of $189.99. The new system comes pre-loaded with Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math and Photo Clock, in addition to a couple free applications: the Nintendo DSi Browser and Flipnote Studio. Also releasing on March 28 are America’s Test Kitchen: Let’s Get Cooking and WarioWare: D.I.Y., available through Nintendo’s WiiWare service.
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 comes out May 23 for the Wii. We can expect the same physics-based gameplay that make the first game so enjoyable, as well as new galaxies to explore.
  • Metroid: Other M, a development collaboration between Nintendo and Team Ninja, launches June 27. Switch between 2D and 3D on the fly, and uncover Samus Aran’s mysterious past.
  • Nintendo of America will publish Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies for the Nintendo DS. The game launches in the summer of 2010 for the Americas.
  • Capcom’s Monster Hunter Tri for the Wii, launches April 20 in the United States. There will be free online play for all players with a broadband connection. The game supports online text chat as well as voice chat via Wii Speak microphone (sold separately). For $59.99, a limited stock of Monster Hunter Tri will include the new Black Classic Controller Pro, while both Black and White versions of the controller will be available separately for $19.99. The game will also be sold without a controller for $49.99.
  • Sin and Punishment: Star Successor for the Wii will be released June 7 in North America. The game features two playable characters and international online leaderboards.
  • FlingSmash, playable only with Wii MotionPlus, has the player bouncing the ball-like protagonist through side-scrolling stages. The game launches in the summer, 2010.
  • Picross 3D is launching for the Nintendo DS on May 3. Players start with a cube and smash away smaller blocks to reveal an object, shape or symbol. Over 350 puzzles will be available for download via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
  • Bring the classics on the road with 100 Classic Books. This title for the Nintendo DS is a library of classic literary works from the likes of William Shakespeare, Jules Verne, Jane Austen, and Mark Twain. Launching June 14 for $19.99, readers can adjust the size of text, place bookmarks and download new content through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.
  • Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands launches May 18 on the Wii and the Nintendo DS. The Wii version will feature two-player cooperative gameplay. For the die-hard Prince of Persia fans, the 1992 Super NES version of the original Prince of Persia will come with the Wii version of the game.
  • Majesco’s Nintendo DSi exclusive Ghostwire: Link to the Paranormal uses the Nintendo DSi Camera to hunt ghosts in this paranormal thriller.

For WiiWare:

  • Launching March 1, Capcom’s Mega Man 10 is a completely new adventure done in retro 8-bit graphics.
  • Launching on March 8, Max & the Magic Marker has the player using the Wii Remote as an orange magic marker to draw lines and objects that help Max reach his goals.
  • Cave Story comes to WiiWare with new game play, artwork and music enhancements on March 22.
  • Art Style: light trax has players manipulating a beam of light in a race against other beams on a dark track. Avoid obstacles, use items and look for power-ups to come in first. Art Style: light trax launches this spring.
  • Absorb tiny organisms that match the colors of your tentacles in Nintendo’s Art Style: Rotozoa, launching this spring. As you absorb more organisms, your tentacles grow, with the difficulty increasing as you progress.
  • Rage of the Gladiator is a fighting game compatible with the Wii MotionPlus accessory. The game is available in the spring.
  • Rotate the world to help the line-drawn protagonist progress in And Yet It Moves launching this spring
  • This summer, you can play Super Meat Boy, the Seumas McNally Grand Prize Finalist in the Independent Games Festival. Play as a block of meat off to save Princess Bandage in this quirky title this summer.

Nintendo DSiWare:

  • Nintendo’s Photo Dojo has players pose for 13 pictures and enter 10 sound effects. Once that’s done, the player is animated as the hero in a side-scrolling beat-‘em-up. Players can make up to eight characters and battle alone or against a friend on a single Nintendo DSi.
  • Nintendo’s Metal Torrent’s gameplay converts enemies’ bullets into cubes that not only increase the player’s score, but also powers special weapons. Other features include online leaderboards and movies of the top games. The game releases this spring.
  • Also launching this spring, X-Scape from is a space exploration game spanning updwards of 20 planets.


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