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Bloo
10-31-2006, 12:28 AM
http://wii.ign.com/launchguide/

For all of us (which I'm sure is more than most) who are interested in the Wii. This is everything you need to know before you pick one up Nov. 19th (I know I know, ya'll European cats must hate us by now :))

Flash required with this one as well. I think the nunchuck and Wii-mote should be sold together though, what do ya'll think?

Wu-Tality
10-31-2006, 05:15 AM
Ehh Wii is released same date in Europe, I thought even November 8th... Only the PS3 is delayed.

VDB-King
10-31-2006, 05:43 AM
Wii Hardware Nintendo (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/company/1143.html) 11/19/06 US
Wii Hardware Nintendo (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/company/1143.html) 12/02/06 JP
Wii Hardware Nintendo (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/company/1143.html) 12/07/06 AU
Wii Hardware Nintendo (http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/company/1143.html) 12/08/06 EU





North America

11/13 Avatar: The Last Airbe... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932673.html)
Barnyard (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935054.html)
Cars (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932906.html)
Rampage: Total Destruc... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934602.html)
The Grim Adventures of... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935422.html)

11/14 GT Pro Series (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934804.html)
Happy Feet (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932874.html)
Metal Slug Anthology (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932854.html)
Rapala Trophies (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935713.html)
Super Monkey Ball: Ban... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932708.html)
11/17 Wii Channels (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935580.html)
11/19 Blazing Angels: Squadr... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934752.html)
Call of Duty 3 (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932963.html)
Dragon Quest Swords: T... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932979.html)
Elebits (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933005.html)
Excite Truck (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933000.html)
Far Cry Vengeance (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934754.html)
Madden NFL 07 (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932733.html)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932591.html)
Monster 4X4: World Cir... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934753.html)
Need for Speed Carbon (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933689.html)
Open Season (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933047.html)
Rapala Tournament Fishing (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935592.html)
Rayman Raving Rabbids (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932877.html)
Red Steel (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932528.html)
The Legend of Zelda: T... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/928519.html)
Tom Clancy's Spli... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935504.html)
Tony Hawk's Downh... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932938.html)
Trauma Center: Second ... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933018.html)
Wii Hardware (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/930752.html)
Wii Sports (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933010.html)
World Series of Poker (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935593.html)
11/20 The Ant Bully (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932875.html)
11/21 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932846.html)
12/01 Disney's Chicken ... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932952.html)
12/02 Mr. D. Goes to Town (w... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933025.html)
12/05 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935597.html)
Shrek Smash and Crash (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935880.html)
12/12 Super Swing Golf (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932128.html)
01/17 WarioWare: Smooth Moves (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932946.html)
03/06 Sonic and the Secret R... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932811.html)

Japan

12/02 Caduceus Z: 2-tsu no C... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933018.html)
Crayon Shin-Chan: Saik... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935516.html)
Elebits (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933005.html)
Ennichi no Tatsujin (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935584.html)
Hajimete no Wii: Your ... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935589.html)
Kororinpa (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935579.html)
Necro-Nesia (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933007.html)
Odoru Made in Wario (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932946.html)
Red Steel (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932528.html)
SD Gundam: Scud Hammers (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933003.html)
Super Monkey Ball: Uki... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932708.html)
Swing Golf Pangya (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932128.html)
Tamagotchi no Pika Pik... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933030.html)
Wii Channels (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935580.html)
Wii Hardware (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/930752.html)
Wii Sports (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933010.html)
Wing Island (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935578.html)
Zelda no Densetsu: Twi... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/928519.html)
12/14 Bleach Wii: Hakujin Ki... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934034.html)
Pokemon Battle Revolution (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934033.html)
Rayman Rabbids Party (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932877.html)
12/21 Mahjong Taikai Wii (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935603.html)
Monster 4X4: World Cir... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934753.html)
Need for Speed Carbon (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933689.html)
12/28 Sengoku Musou Wave (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933004.html)
01/01 Dragon Ball Z: Sparkin... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932846.html)
01/11 GT Pro Series (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934804.html)


Europe

12/08 Call of Duty 3 (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932963.html)
Elebits (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933005.html)
Excite Truck (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933000.html)
Far Cry (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934754.html)
Gottlieb vs. Williams (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/936051.html)
GT Pro Series (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934804.html)
Happy Feet (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932874.html)
Madden NFL 07 (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932733.html)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932591.html)
Monster 4X4: World Cir... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934753.html)
Need for Speed Carbon (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933689.html)
Open Season (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933047.html)
Opera for Wii (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935923.html)
Rampage: Total Destruc... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/934602.html)
Rayman Raving Rabbids (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932877.html)
Red Steel (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932528.html)
Super Monkey Ball: Ban... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932708.html)
The Legend of Zelda: T... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/928519.html)
Tom Clancy's Spli... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935504.html)
Tony Hawk's Downh... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932938.html)
Wii Channels (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935580.html)
Wii Hardware (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/930752.html)
Wii Play (w/Remote) (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935589.html)
Wii Sports (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/933010.html)
02/09 Impossible Mission (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/935075.html)
03/30 Disney's Meet the... (http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/data/932948.html)

Wu-Tality
10-31-2006, 05:46 AM
Wait thats December right? :D

Bloo
10-31-2006, 05:51 AM
That's right, I forgot that the U.S. gets the Wii first. That'll be a first :)

shaolinsword
10-31-2006, 07:47 AM
awww why don't we get metal slug? :'(

Bloo
11-01-2006, 12:32 AM
You're not missing anything...

Ok, yeah you are.

shaolinsword
11-01-2006, 03:28 AM
I'll just settle for the metal slug on my fone then and the PS2 version of it

VDB-King
11-01-2006, 05:41 AM
Virtual console line up for end december
US terroritory

NES:

Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Ice Hockey
Pinball
Soccer
Tennis
Urban Champion
Wario's Woods
Baseball
Solomon's KeySNES:

F-Zero
SimCityN64:
Super Mario 64Sega Genesis:

Sonic the Hedgehog
Altered Beast
Golden Axe
Columns
Ecco the Dolphin
Gunstar Heroes
Space Harrier II
Toe Jam & Earl
Ristar
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine TurboGrafx 16:

Bonk's Adventure
Super Star Soldier
Victory Run
Bomberman '93
Dungeon Explorer
:picture:

VDB-King
11-01-2006, 10:39 AM
The word is out for us.
Europe to get 27 Wii titles this year

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/images/wii_gi_100.jpg
Ellie Gibson 13:53 01/11/2006
More than 30 Virtual Console games due out by 2007
Nintendo (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=20775#) has announced that 27 Wii games will be released in Europe by the end of the year, with a further 31 retro titles available via the Virtual Console service.
The Wii will launch here on December 8 alongside first-party titles such as Wii Sports, which comes bundled with the console, Wii Play and The Legend of Zelda (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=20775#): Twilight Princess.
Electronic Arts's launch day games will be Madden NFL (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=20775#) 07 and Need for Speed Carbon, while THQ is promising Cars, Barnyard and Spongebob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab.
From Activision there's Call of Duty (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=20775#) 3, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam, and Midway will offer Happy Feet and Rampage: Total Destruction. Sega will release just one launch day title - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz - while from System 3 there's Gottlieb Pinball Classics and Super Fruit Fall.
Ubisoft is the most prolific supporter of the Wii at launch, with no less than eight titles slated for release - Blazing Angels, Far Cry Vengeance, GT Pro Series, Monster 4x4 World Circuit, Open Season, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Red Steel and Splinter Cell: Double Agent.
Later on in December, System 3 will release three more Wii titles - Impossible Mission, Leaderboard Golf and Tennis Masters. January will see WarioWare: Smooth Moves hit the shops, while Excite Truck will follow in February.
The Wii will retail for GBP 179 / EUR 249, and first-party games will cost between EUR 49 - 59 or GBP 34 - 39.
Nintendo has also confirmed that December will see the release of 31 games for the European version of the Wii's Virtual Console. NES titles already lined up include Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr., Mario Bros., Solomon's Key, The Legend of Zelda, Urban Champion and Wario's Woods, plus sports titles Baseball, Pinball, Soccer, Tennis and Ice Hockey.
SNES classics Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero and Sim City will also be on offer, along with N64 favourite Super Mario 64 (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=20775#).
Sega's European VC line-up includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Columns and Gunstar Heroes, plus Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier II, Toe Jam and Earl, Ristar and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.
Hudson is planning to release five Turbografx titles - Bonk's Adventure, Super Star Soldier, Victory Run, Bomberman '93 and Dungeon Explorer.
NES games will retail for 500 Wii Points (around EUR 5), while Turbografx titles will cost 600 points. SNES and Mega Drive games are priced at 800 points, and N64 titles are the most expensive at 1000 points.
The Virtual Console games are saved on the Wii's internal flash memory and added to the Channel menu so users can get easy access. Nintendo has pledged to add more titles to the catalogue in 2007 "and beyond, creating a constantly growing library of games".

VDB-King
11-01-2006, 10:49 AM
The dvd player is coming, but is it essential? It would come in quite handy though.

Japan to get Wii with DVD player

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/images/nintendo_wii_100.jpg
Ellie Gibson 09:51 31/10/2006
But no plans to release the same model in Europe or US
Nintendo (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=20729#) has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that there are plans to launch a new version of the Wii featuring DVD (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=20729#) playback functionality in Japan.
The Wii's original spec sheet said the console would come with a DVD player (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=20729#) as standard, but Nintendo later elected (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=19686) not to include the feature - observing standalone players are now widely available at low cost.
However, an article in the latest issue of Edge magazine states that an "enhanced" Wii with DVD function is due out in Japan some time next year.
Speaking to GI.biz, a spokesperson declined to comment on when the new machine will hit the shops, but did confirm, "There are currently plans to release a version of Wii in Japan featuring DVD playback."
He added, "There are currently no plans to bring this model to Europe or the US."
The Edge article also claimed that CNN has already signed up to provide content for the Wii news channel in the US and Japan - but according to Nintendo's spokesperson, "We have currently announced no deals with any news or weather service provider for Wii channels."
He also dismissed suggestions that Nintendo originally intended to price the Wii at GBP 150 / USD 200, but was forced to increase the price to GBP 180 / USD 250 following pressure from retail chains concerned about profit margins.
"Price is set by retailers, not by manufacturers, so there is no truth in this assumption," the spokesperson said.

Wu-Tality
11-01-2006, 11:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_rAm7cYgNQ&eurl=

nintendo rap hehe

Bloo
11-01-2006, 05:01 PM
The dvd player is coming, but is it essential? It would come in quite handy though.

Yeah, I heard a while ago that they weren't gonna include DVD playback in the U.S. version. Handy as it may be we really don't need it. If I count my PS2 and Xbox I have 3 DVD players so the Wii wouldn't ever get used.

Icurus
11-02-2006, 01:40 AM
Only Japan is having dvd playback. The U.S/Euro will not. Period.

Frontal Lobotomy
11-02-2006, 01:43 AM
I might have to buy one of these on launch

Wu-Tality
11-03-2006, 04:47 PM
http://www.gametrailers.com/gamepage.php?id=2686
New Super Smash Bros. Brawl clip