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REDMOND, Wash. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 15, 2009 As summer draws to a close, the air begins to chill and people begin to turn their thoughts to holiday gift lists. Whether the people on your list have been playing since the 1980s or only since last week, Nintendo has you covered. The Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems have a huge selection of games for everyone on your list, including many that you won’t find anywhere else.

“This extensive lineup will keep players busy throughout the fall and into 2010,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Shoppers know that Nintendo offers fun for everyone in the household.”

Upcoming Nintendo-published games for the Wii console include Wii Fit™ Plus (Oct. 4) and New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii (holiday 2009). These games will join the current hot seller, Wii Sports Resort™, which comes with the new precision-control Wii MotionPlus™ accessory. Fans of portable games will enjoy Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (Oct. 12), Style Savvy™ (Nov. 2) and The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks (Dec. 7) in addition to the just-released Mario & Luigi™: Bowser’s Inside Story, all playable on both Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems.

The changing autumn leaves will be in good company with some new colors for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers. New White and Pink Nintendo DSi systems made their debut on Sept. 13, while a Black Wii Remote controller and Wii MotionPlus accessory package will be available this holiday season. A Black version of the Nunchuk controller will be sold separately as well.

Third-party publishers are supporting Nintendo platforms with impressive quality and wide-ranging titles. Wii exclusives like Dead Space™ Extraction from Electronic Arts and FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS® from Square Enix will provide thrills that can’t be found elsewhere. At the same time, Nintendo DS owners are anxiously awaiting another powerhouse release: KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 DAYS from Square Enix. And Activision’s Band Hero™, available on both Wii and Nintendo DS, features compelling interactivity between the two hardware systems through wireless connectivity.

Below is a partial list of upcoming games for Wii, the WiiWare™ service, Nintendo DS and the Nintendo DSiWare™ service. Note that game titles and launch dates are subject to change.


Publisher Game Release Date
2K Sports NHL® 2K10 September 15
  Baseball Blast! September 28
  NBA 2K10 October 6
2K Play Dora the Explorer™: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom™ Fall
  Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game Day Fall
  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey™ Circus Fall
505 Games My Ballet Studio November
  Baby and Me November
Activision Publishing, Inc. Animal Planet Vet Life September 15
  Marvel™: Ultimate Alliance 2™ September 15
  Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010 September 22
  Rapala We Fish September 22
  Bakugan® Battle Brawlers ™ October 20
  iCarly™ October 20
  Madagascar Kartz October 20
  Mountain Sports October 20
  Hidden Mysteries Titanic October 27
  Barbie™ and the Three Musketeers October 27
  Jurassic Hunter October 27
  DJ Hero™ October 27
  Chaotic™: Shadow Warriors November 10
  Hot Wheels™ Battle Force 5™ November 10
  Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®: Reflex November 10
  Tony Hawk®: RIDE™ November 17
  Band Hero™ November
  Guitar Hero® Van Halen® December 22
Aspyr Media My Baby and Me November 17
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. 101-in-1 Party Megamix™ October 27
  Trauma Team™ Spring 2010
  Shiren the Wanderer™ Spring 2010
Capcom® Entertainment, Inc. Spyborgs™ September 22
  Resident Evil®: The Darkside Chronicles November 17
City Interactive USA, Inc. Chicken Riot November
  Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII January 2010
  Art of Murder March 2010
D3Publisher Family Party: 30 Great Games™ Outdoor Fun September 22
  Astro Boy®: The Video Game October 20
  BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE™: Vilgax Attacks October 27
  Kamen Rider Dragon Knight Winter
Destineer We Wish You A Merry Christmas October 13
  Buck Fever October 20
  Alien Monster Bowling League October 27
  Marines: Modern Urban Combat November 3
  Satisfashion November 17
  Rec Room November 17
Disney Interactive Studios Disney Sing It: Pop Hits October
  Princess and the Frog November
Electronic Arts MySims™ Agents September 22
  Dead Space™ Extraction September 29
  Spore™ Hero October 6
  CHARM GIRLS CLUB™ Pajama Party October 20
  SimAnimals™ Africa October 26
  NERF 2: "N-Strike"™ Elite October
  FIFA 10 October
  Need for Speed™ Nitro November 17
  EA SPORTS Active™ More Workouts November
Knowledge Adventure JumpStart® Escape from Adventure Island November 1
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Walk It Out! October
  Silent Hill: Shattered Memories November
  Storybook Workshop November
  Karaoke Revolution November
  Ultimate Party Challenge November
  DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 3 November
  pop'n music November
  Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 Q4
LucasArts Star Wars® The Clone Wars™: Republic Heroes™ October 6
  LEGO® Indiana Jones 2™: The Adventure Continues Fall
Majesco Entertainment Our House Party! September 22
  A Boy and His Blob October 13
  Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 October 20
  Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel December 1
  The Daring Game for Girls Holiday
Mastiff Shimano Xtreme Fishing September 29
  Remington Great American Bird Hunt October 27
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc Dragon Ball®: Revenge of King Piccolo October
  Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked November
  We Cheer™ 2 November
Nintendo Wii Fit Plus October 4
  New Super Mario Bros. Wii Holidays
Playlogic Sudoku Ball Detective September 22
SEGA® Wacky World of Sports™ September 22
  Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games™ October 13
  Planet 51 November 17
  Jambo! Safari:™ Animal Rescue Q4
  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing™ February 10, 2010
  Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll™ Early 2010
SouthPeak Games My Baby First Steps™ Holidays
  Sushi Go Round™ Holidays
Storm City Games The Island of Dr. Frankenstein October 6
  Vegas Party October 27
  Bermuda Triangle: Saving the Coral November 9
Tecmo Family Fun Football™ September 29
THQ The Biggest Loser October 6
  Cars Race O Rama October 13
  Marvel® Super Hero Squad™ October 20
  WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2010 October 20
  SpongeBob Truth or Square October 26
  Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Game Time October 26
  World of Zoo™ October 26
  All Star Cheer Squad™ 2 October 27
  Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter October 27
  Daniel X January 12, 2010
  World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars February 2, 2010
TOMY Corporation NARUTO™ Shippuden: Clash of Ninja® Revolution 3 November 17
Ubisoft Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs™ September 15
  Where's Waldo®: The Fantastic Journey September 22
  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Smash-up September 22
  The Price is Right ® 2010 Edition September 22
  Family Feud® 2010 Edition September 29
  CSI™: Deadly Intent October 20
  Monster 4x4™ Stunt Racer October 27
  Rabbids Go Home™ November 3
  Academy of Champions™ November 3
  Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage November 8
  Just Dance™ November 17
  James Cameron's Avatar™ The Game November 24
  Your Shape™ Featuring Jenny McCarthy November 24
UFO Interactive Games, Inc. Army Rescue™ September 29
  Rock Blast™ October 20
  Arcade Shooter: Ilvelo October 27
  Geon Cube October 27
  Smart Series Presents: JaJa' Adventure November 10
Vir2L® Studios Medieval Games™ October 20
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Scooby-Doo™! First Frights September 22
  Where the Wild Things Are October 13
  Game Party® 3 October
  LEGO® Rock Band™ Holidays
XSEED Games JU-ON: The Grudge October 13
  Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga Fall

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