Last week it was confirmed that Nintendo will stop shipping Metroid Prime Trilogy: Collector's Edition in the US, with some speculating that the company may be replacing them with the New Play Control! Metroid Prime titles. This week it has been discovered that more games will be cancelled in the US.
Coffee with games says that an email sent to them by Nintendo, after inquiring about the following games, stated that:
Mario Strikers Charged (2007), Battalion Wars II (2007), and Wario Land: Shake It! (2008) are no longer being manufactured or shipped to retailers.
It is not clear whether this will have any knock-on effect elsewhere in the world, but considering it was recently revealed that Metroid Prime Trilogy is also being withdrawn in Australia, all signs point to 'yes'. Additionally, a more recent DS release is being dropped in Australia, with Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story being no longer being restocked at retailers as Nintendo is ceasing its distribution over there.
As for the chances of the two New Play Control! Metroid Prime eventually getting a US release, a follow-up email to Nintendo of America's customer services department threw up the following:
At this time, a New Play Control version of the Metroid Prime games has not been announced for release here in North America. More importantly, we do not have any information that tells us this game will or won't be announced...
How do you feel about these games being retired? Are you planning on buying these games before they become rare commodities?