E309 | Nintendo Reveals Crowded Wii/DS Line-Up

By Adam Riley 02.06.2009 7

E309 | Nintendo Reveals Crowded Wii/DS Line-Up on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Nintendo may have been busy wowing the crowds with its major announcements at the E3 Press Conference earlier, but do not forget the 'little' games as well! The company has reminded everyone that there will be plenty on offer over the coming days, including previously Japan-only releases such as the addictive puzzle game Picross 3D, plus RPG duo Glory of Heracles (Hercules no Eikou: Tamashii no Shoumei in Japan) and Fossil Fighters (developed by RED and known in Japan as 'Bokura wa Kaseki Holder'), as well as the long awaited Professor Layton sequel, Diabolical Box (or Pandora's Box as it will be known as in Europe).

Just check out the list of Nintendo-published games set to be showcased at the E3 Expo:


  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Wii Fit Plus
  • Wii Sports Resort
  • Sin and Punishment 2
  • Endless Ocean 2
  • Line Attack Heroes
  • Span Smasher


  • PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit
  • You, Me & the Cubes
  • Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
  • Icarian: Kindred Spirits
  • Swords & Soldiers
  • Military Madness: Nectaris
  • Cave Story

  • Fossil Fighters (Nintendo DS)

    Nintendo DS

    • The Legendary Starfy
    • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
    • Fossil Fighters
    • Professor Layton and Pandora's Box
    • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
    • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
    • Girl's Mode (temporary name) / Style Savvy
    • Glory of Heracles
    • Golden Sun DS
    • Picross 3D

    Glory of Heracles (Nintendo DS)


    • Flipnote Studio
    • Animal Crossing Clock
    • Animal Crossing Calculator
    • Photo Clock
    • Mario Clock
    • Mario Calculator
    • Six in One Translator (working title)
    • Crash-Course Domo
    • White-Water Domo
    • Hard-Hat Domo
    • Rock-n-Roll Domo
    • Pro-Putt Domo

    Box art for Glory of Heracles





    Turn Based RPG



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    European release date None   North America release date Out now   Japan release date Out now   Australian release date None   

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    Guest 02.06.2009#1

    I'm quite amazed by the amount of great games still going to be released for DS. I thought it was over already. Huzzah!

    nah, DSi is just another version, not a replacement.

    DS has got a few years yet till a true successor.

    I still want FourSwordsDS though Smilie

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    There's still a whole bunch of games from Nintendo that have been left to rot in Japan:

    - ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat
    - Card Hero
    - Project Hacker
    - some cool looking Mecha game
    - Soma Bringer
    - General Knowledge Training
    - 1,000 Healthy Recipes
    - My Housekeeping Diary

    Whilst on Wii there's:

    - Fatal Frame 4
    - Captain Rainbow
    - Disaster (for the US anyway)

    Plus more that haven't popped into my head straight away...Great to see Glory of Heracles and Fossil Fighters, though. Card Hero's been trademarked for the US as well, so fingers crossed!

    Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

    I'm still most disappointed about Project Hacker not making it over. Smilie

    Span Smasher sounds like a WiiWare game...

    And Mario Clock! Yay, another game on the list our mustached plumber stars in!!! Smilie

    ( Edited 02.06.2009 23:16 by Canyarion )

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    What ARE Span Smasher and Line Attack Heroes ?

    EDIT : OK spotted them in the IGN news.

    Span Smasher

    Line Attack Heroes

    Span Smasher is an action game using the wii motion plus. i really don\'t know about this one. Seems to be a Wii Game, not Wiiware. IGN didn\'t mention Wiiware a single time in their Hands-on E3 preview.

    Line Attack Heroes is an adventure game by Koichi Ishii (from the Mana series !) according to IGN (made me think of a RPG at first glance). Seems to have a lot of humour too ! Definitely interesting.

    ( Edited 03.06.2009 00:10 by Kafei2006 )

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    Kafei2006 said:
    Line Attack Heroes is an adventure game by Koichi Ishii (from the Mana series !) according to IGN (made me think of a RPG at first glance). Seems to have a lot of humour too ! Definitely interesting.

    After the rather disastrous World of Mana project, Koichi Ishii left Square Enix and started his own company 'Grezzo'. It's this company that's creating Line Attack Heroes...Exactly how much influence Ishii-san and his RPG side are having on the game is currently unknown. Fingers crossed there is a strong RPG side to it Smilie

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