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Breaking News | Full Nintendo Wii European Launch Line Up

Wii will launch with a bang this winter alongside a selection of 27 fantastic Wii games that will have gamers and non-gamers waving their Wii Remote with joy. With a selection of games for everyone ranging from the brilliant Wii Sports to fan favourites like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Wii launches in Europe on 8th December 2006 alongside great first party titles including Wii Sports (a collection of five different Wii Sports games on one disk) included with every Wii purchased, Wii Play - the perfect game to experience and enjoy the amazing abilities of the Wii Remote and The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Third party support is equally strong with Need For Speed Carbon (EA) and Red Steel (Ubisoft) making their debut on the Wii console, alongside Call Of Duty 3 (Activision) and Rayman Raving Rabbids (Ubisoft).

In addition, there will be 31 Virtual Console games available in December 2006, including 16 Nintendo titles such as Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and the hugely popular Super Mario 64, 5 Turbografx (PC Engine) games including Bomberman'93 and Super Star Soldier and 10 classic SEGA MEGA DRIVE games including Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Gunstar Heroes. New Virtual Console titles will be added in 2007 and beyond creating a constantly growing library of games.

Following the console launch, fans can enjoy WarioWare: Smooth Moves in January 2007 and Excite Truck in February 2007 plus a whole host of third party games.

Nintendo Wii European Launch Titles (Dec 8th 2006)

  • Wii Sports Bundle (Including the Wii console and Wii Sports - Tennis, Golf, Boxing, Baseball and Bowling)
  • The Legend of Zelda : Twilight Princess
  • Wii Play (including Wii Remote)
  • Call of Duty 3 (Activision)
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (Activision)
  • Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam(Activision)
  • Madden NFL 07 (EA)
  • Need For Speed Carbon (EA)
  • Happy Feet (Midway Games)
  • Rampage: Total Destruction (Midway Games)
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Sega)
  • Gottlieb Pinball Classics (System 3)
  • Super Fruit Fall (System 3)
  • Disney/ Pixar Cars (THQ)
  • Barnyard (THQ)
  • Spongebob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab (THQ)
  • Blazing Angels Squadrons of WW II (Ubisoft)
  • Far Cry Vengeance (Ubisoft)
  • GT Pro Series (Ubisoft)
  • Monster 4x4 World Circuit (Ubisoft)
  • Open Season (Ubisoft)
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids (Ubisoft)
  • Red Steel (Ubisoft)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent (Ubisoft)

    Titles Coming Dec 2006 (date unspecified):

  • Impossible Mission (System 3)
  • Leaderboard Golf (System 3)
  • Tennis Masters (System 3)

    We'll have details on all of these titles and some great Wii launch content coming your way very soon. Stay tuned...

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    Zelda and Monkeyball for me I think Smilie
    Maybe Rayman depending on reviews.

    hmz...no truma?

    Please give our little random review show a try;
    http://randomreviewshow.com/index.html
    We have special effects and umm...stuff...

    No Elebits, Exitetruck or Trauma Center. What the hell?

    Wii Console
    Nun-chuck Attachment
    Wii Play (I want another controller. Might as well get a free game)
    Zelda Twilight Princess
    Rayman Raving Rabbids
    Red Steel

    I'm all for Ubisoft and NintendoSmilieRed Steel might not be that good but it's still bound to be fun and Rayman Raving Rabbids is just going to be brilliant. Then I might buy Super Monkey Ball if I can make $100.

    ( Edited on 01.11.2006 03:33 by tiamat1990 )

    Well, since I live in the U.S., these games will be coming a lot earlier for me...but out of that list, i'm getting Red Steel and Zelda

    This is a really strong line up, that goes to show that Nintendo are going in the right direction to get back on top.

    Many adult titles, and PS3 delayed until March 2007, and a big advertising budget...

    I wonder what what Nintendo asked Santa for....?

    That's a pretty good list; I know that I'm getting three great titles at launch.

    I like the line up, possibly the strongest line up ever for a lauch console for nintendo.

    27 titles, this must be a Nintendo launch console record!

    Jay said:
    Well, since I live in the U.S., these games will be coming a lot earlier for me...but out of that list, im getting Red Steel and Zelda

    Don't forget Super Monkey Ball!! That's supposedly one of the best. Many of the IGN editors agree.

    Why does the US get trauma center and Excite Truck, but Europe doesnt?

    It isn't exactly hard to localize it.......

    Seems like Nintendo are holding out some of the launch titles.

    Well that makes launch a bit easier. I was dithering over whether to get Elebits (which looks like a fantastic use of the wii-mote: watch every 2nd Gen game make full use of pulling open drawers and turning taps and door handles), Trauma Centre or Excite Truck. Now I can just get Zelda and Monkeyball, be happy with them, play them to death, then buy the others when they come out.

    A good launch, when one considers what ususally constitutes launch software, but not really a selection of absolutely must have, top-notch games.

    "This man has advanced communist views ... He dresses in a bohemian fashion both at his office and in his leisure hours."

    I thought Excitetruck had been delayed until next year everywhere...

    It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.
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    I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed with the line up, there are only... 5 games there that I would even consider buying...

    It's such a shame that brilliant games like Exite Truck & WarioWare had to be delayed to next year, they would have made a great XMAS.

    & lack of Trauma Center is worrying, I havn't seen anything about it in any release lists for a while...

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    Grumbler said:
    I thought Excitetruck had been delayed until next year everywhere...

    I thought it was delayed everywere so they could add the Wi-Fi option in.

    The launch isn't to bad Zelda, Red steel and Wii play for me and then. I'll then be looking into Blazing angels, farcry and monkeyball for christmas.

    Do not grumble people! we have 80 potential hours of potentially the best game ever- A launch needs a killer App and Zelda is about as killer as they come. We get Wii sports free, Wii play comes with the second wiimote I'll need a vc game or 2 and I'll pick up monkeyball for some multiplayer fun after Zelda. Life is good- Playing = Believing

    ( Edited on 01.11.2006 10:54 by jamain )

    Yes, maybe there isn't much to buy for everyone, but I hold it like some here:
    I already ordered Red Steel and Zelda (And Mario, but that's not coming out till March 2007 I tnik). Maybe get Wii Play and the most expensive 500 points-card, since it may be shipped with a Classic Controller (is this true? even in Europe?).

    So I spend a heck of money already and get 2 (3) strong and biiig games. I will be busy playing these 3 and - to be honest - I don't have the money to buy all games I wanted to in the first place. I know for sure that I will buy at least 1 game per month from January I think, because they are all coming like droplets of water: slow, but steady. So I won't get entirely poor in Dezember already.

    I may not buy
    * Far Cry
    * GT pro (have to think about this anyway)
    * and Rayman

    because it's already to expensive for me. But they will be bougth too I think, because at least Rayman may be not the game I hoped, but the humour makes it all up, I assure you!
    And Excite Truck and Maybe Trauma Center are being watched by me.

    Thanks for the launch list at last! *wink*

    I find your lack of faith disturbing!

    No Super mario galaxy? Smilie grml

    No. SMG is still listet at the internet store I buy at as "11/30/2006", but Nintendo already confirmed, that it will be delayed. But not more that 6 months after launch.

    I find your lack of faith disturbing!

    Only 3 nintendo launch titles???

    And i'll be getting all 3Smilie

    I can get Trauma Center from Japan anyway so I don't mind it not being thereSmilie

    Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

    Mr. T said:
    Excite Truck in February 2007
    = No Wii until 2007...


    I think Amazon and Gamespot are gonna have to change their dates DRASTICALLY...

    Still a proud member of the 'omfg amazing water in games' society

    It is a bit odd saying that Nintendo only have 1 proper gmae for launch other two are bundled with hardware.

    The Americas get Trauma Centre, Excite Truck, Dragonball Z & Elebits on day one three of which i would consider getting


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    It quite disheartening to have not seen any screenshots of some of the games up there. I mean, I know Blazing Angels, for example, is already out on Xbox and 360, and is going to be a PS3 launch title, but what's wrong with showing something of it? At least a few days before the US release Smilie

    Oh, and WHO'S GETTING Super Fruit Fall!?!?!

    Smilie


    twitter: @bensoutham

    I've finalised my package and i've made up my mind what games i'm getting. I'll be getting a Wii with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Red Steel.

    I'm a little dissapointed about the slip of Mario Galaxy, Wario Ware and Excite Truck.

    Mario Galaxy was never going to be a launch title, Marzy...Smilie


    twitter: @bensoutham

    Pretty rubbish. Zelda and Rayman are the only ones that people will still play a month after launch, and Zelda's a GC title.

    Can someone give me infos about the Tennis Masters game from System 3?
    Anyway Zelda and Wii Play are sure for me, for the others I think I'll wait and see how they are (reviews etc).

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