US WiiWare & DSiWare Release Dates

By Adam Riley 27.02.2010

US WiiWare & DSiWare Release Dates on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Following on from the deluge of news that has come from the Media Summits in both the US and Europe, Nintendo of America has confirmed some dates for the WiiWare and DSiWare download services as well, confirming the dates for big name releases such as Mega Man 10, Cave Story, and X-Scape.

Read on for more details on several of the key upcoming games:


Launching on 1st March, Capcom’s Mega Man 10 builds upon the huge impact of Mega Man 9, a completely new adventure rendered in classic 8-bit style. This new game looks and sounds as awesomely retro as its predecessor.

Launching on 8th March, Max & the Magic Marker (reviewed here) from Press Play turns the Wii Remote into an orange magic marker that’s literally magic. Players draw lines and objects to help Max reach objects and his ultimate goal.

The long-awaited indie cult classic Cave Story comes to WiiWare with new game play, artwork and music enhancements on 22nd March. It’s classic gaming reborn for 2010.

Launching on 29th March, WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase is a standalone product exclusive to the WiiWare service and available only from the Wii Shop Channel. The game contains more than 70 new microgames and features interoperability with the WarioWare: D.I.Y. game for the Nintendo DS family of products. Players that own both games can transfer content between the two via a local wireless connection, and can even play user-created microgames on their television using WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase.

As the techno music pulses, Nintendo’s Art Style: light trax puts players in charge of a white beam of light as it engages in a surreal race against other beams across a dark track. Players must keep away from obstacles, use items and look for power boosts if they want to finish first. Art Style: light trax launches in Spring 2010.

Swim and spin through the primordial ooze in Nintendo’s Art Style: Rotozoa as you absorb tiny organisms that match the colours of your tentacles. As you absorb more organisms, your tentacles grow. The challenge increases as additional tentacles are gained, but power-ups can help you survive and thrive. Art Style: Rotozoa launches in Spring 2010.

Also launching in Spring 2010 is Rage of the Gladiator from Ghostfire Games - an intense fighting game that asks players to perfect their well-timed moves against an array of opponents. The game is compatible with the Wii MotionPlus accessory.

And Yet It Moves from Broken Rules requires players to rotate the world to help their line-drawn protagonist progress. Walls become floors and floors become ceilings in this surreal twist on the platformer genre. This is yet another Spring 2010 release.

Finally, on the WiiWare side, Summer 2010 will see Independent Games Festival Seumas McNally Grand Prize Finalist Super Meat Boy from Team Meat finally released. The game sets a cube of meat off on an adventure to save Princess Bandage (Bandaid Girl). This off-the-wall game is not for the faint of heart.


Nintendo’s Photo Dojo is poised to be the cult hit of 2010 when it launches this Spring. The game first asks players to pose for 13 pictures and input 10 sound effects. Once that’s done, the player becomes the main character in a hilarious side-scrolling fighting game. Create up to eight characters and do battle alone or against a friend on a single Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system.

Also coming this Spring, Nintendo’s Metal Torrent delivers a frantic barrage of gunfire that fills the screen. Players try to convert opponents’ bullets into cubes that, when collected, increase their score and fill an energy meter that powers special weapons. Online Leaderboards record scores and movies of top games.

Finally, another Spring 2010 game is Q-Games' X-Scape that immerses players in an exploratory adventure involving more than 20 planets. Players will pilot their tank through 3-D tunnels, fire at enemies and even battle ancient weapons that resemble giant robots.

Box art for And Yet It Moves

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