Okay, so this is still in the rumour stage at this point, but Wii Fanboy recently compiled a list of sixteen titles are scheduled to accompany the Nintendo Wii (formerly known as the Revolution) at launch. Even though a launch date and price (more on that in a bit) have not yet been announced for Nintendo’s next generation home video game console, the interweb is busting at the seams with stories about the not-so-powerful machine with ultra-innovative gameplay.
The sixteen games that we think have a good chance of being launch titles are the following:
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
- Wii Sports
- Red Steel
- Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam
- Madden NFL 2007
- Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
- Metal Slug Anthology
- Trauma Center: Second Opinion
- Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
- Blitz: The League
- Rayman Raving Rabbids
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
- Disney/Pixar’s Cars
Two of the most hotly anticipated of the bunch are Red Steel, a first person shooter-action title that takes you through the underworld of the Yakuza, involving guns, samurai swords, and a sense of honour; and Wii Sports, a series of pick-me-up and just have fun games that are destined to be party hits. If you poke around YouTube, I’m sure you can find a video of Wii Tennis with Shigeru Miyamoto himself.
Regarding release date, the most recent estimates have the Nintendo Wii slated for a late-October to early November launch, which makes sense, given the time needed for the super lucrative holiday season. Can you imagine the crowds of kids at your local Toys R Us demanding to snatch up a Wii?
As far as how much the Wii will cost, it seems that Nintendo may be taking advantage of the situation. Sony priced its PlayStation 3 into the upper echelons, so Nintendo may have a little more space to make a few extra bucks. Some have guess-timated a $250USD launch price, but if history is any indication — and it usually is — I’m fully expecting a price point of $199USD, the same price that the Nintendo 64 and GameCube launched at. Of course, for us Canadians, you can’t expect a great exchange rate, so I’m guessing $229-249 CDN.
What about you? Are you all hyped up about the Wii and will buy it at any cost? Have you already put down your deposit? Or are you saving up dem doubloons for a hefty PS3?
Source: Wii Fanboy