Nintendo reveals Q2 lineup

by: Jeremy -
Spring is here and we, as an industry, are slowly closing the door on the first quarter of 2011. This morning, Nintendo has stepped to the plate and given some insight on their release plans for the second quarter of the year, across all of their current systems.

Nintendo fans can look forward to the following releases over the next couple of months:

"April"
  • Dream Trigger 3D from D3 for Nintendo 3DS
  • Reader Rabbit Preschool from Graffiti Entertainment for Nintendo Wii
  • Reader Rabbit Kindergarten from Graffiti Entertainment for Nintendo Wii
  • Reader Rabbit 1st Grade from Graffiti Entertainment for Nintendo Wii
  • Reader Rabbit 2nd Grade from Graffiti Entertainment for Nintendo Wii
4/10/2011
  • Rabbids Travel in Time from Ubisoft for Nintendo 3DS
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D from Ubisoft for Nintendo 3DS
4/12/2011
  • Conduit 2 from Sega for Nintendo Wii
  • Rio from THQ for Nintendo Wii and DS
  • SpongeBob SquigglePants from THQ for Nintendo Wii
  • Squinkies from Activision for Nintendo DS
4/19/2011
  • Paws & Claws Pampered Pets 2 from THQ for Nintendo DS
4/26/2011
  • ExerBeat from Namco Bandai for Nintendo Wii
“May”
  • Cake Mania Main Street from Majesco for Nintendo DS
  • Dead or Alive Dimensions from Tecmo Koei for Nintendo 3DS
  • DualPenSports from Namco Bandai for Nintendo 3DS
  • LEGO Pirates of the Carribean- The Video Game from Disney Interactive for Nintendo Wii, DS, and 3DS
5/3/2011
  • Match 3 Madness from Easy Interactive for Nintendo DS
  • Thor- God of Thunder from Sega for Nintendo Wii and DS
5/10/2011
  • Living Life with Hello Kitty and Friends from Bergsala Lightweight for Nintendo DS
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011 from Konami for Nintendo DS
5/17/2011
  • Picture Puzzle Collection from Easy Interactive for Nintendo DS
  • SpongeBob SquigglePants from THQ for Nintendo 3DS
5/24/2011
  • BlazBlue- Continuum Shift II from Aksys for Nintendo 3DS
  • Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion from Crave Games for Nintendo 3DS
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 from THQ for Nintendo Wii and DS
"June"
  • PAC-MAN & Galaga DIMENSIONS from Namco Bandai for Nintendo 3DS
6/7/2011
  • Green Lantern- Rise of the Manhunters from Warner Bros. Interactive for Nintendo Wii, DS, and 3DS
  • James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes from Ubisoft for Nintendo 3DS
6/13/2011
  • Wii Play- Motion from Nintendo for Nintendo Wii
6/14/2011
  • Hollywood Files from Easy Interactive for Nintendo DS
  • Transformers- Dark of the Moon AUTOBOTS from Activision for Nintendo DS
  • Transformers- Dark of the Moon DECEPTICONS from Activision for Nintendo DS
  • Transformers- Dark of the Moon (Stealth Force Edition) from Activision for Nintendo Wii
  • Transformers- Dark of the Moon (Stealth Force Edition 3D) from Activision for Nintendo 3DS
6/19/2011
  • Legend of Zelda- Ocarina of Time 3D from Nintendo for Nintendo 3DS
6/27/2011
  • Mystery Case Files- Dust to Dust from Nintendo for Nintendo Wii
6/28/2011
  • Cave Story 3D from NIs America for Nintendo 3DS
"Spring"
  • Driver Renegade from THQ for Nintendo 3DS
  • Get Fit with Mel B from Deep Silver for Nintendo Wii
  • Karaoke Revolution Gell- Volume 2 from Konami for Nintendo Wii
  • LEGO Battles- Ninjago from Warner Bros. Interactive for Nintendo DS
"Summer"
  • Cars 2- The Video Game from Disney-Pixar for Nintendo Wii and DS
Quarter 2 2011
  • Duke Nukem- Critical Mass from Deep Silver for Nintendo DS

The full, detailed press release from Nintendo is available on the next page.





 
April 12, 2011 12:00 UTC
Nintendo Unveils Heroes, Mystery and Motion in Second-Quarter Video Game Lineup

Roster Includes The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D with Master Quest, Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust and Wii Play: Motion with Wii Remote Plus

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo of America today revealed a diverse lineup of new video games set to launch during the second quarter of 2011. Whether they’re playing at home on the Wii™ system, having fun on the go with the Nintendo DS™ family of systems or discovering the new Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, consumers will have a wide variety of engaging, inclusive experiences to choose from as Nintendo and its publishing partners unleash more than 50 games in the coming months.

A June 19 launch date has been set for The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D, a re-mastered edition of one of the most acclaimed installments in The Legend of Zelda series, created exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. Wii owners, meanwhile, can look forward to the June 13 launch of Wii Play™: Motion, which includes 12 new motion-controlled games and will be packaged with a black Wii Remote™ Plus controller. Upcoming games also include Mystery Case Files™: Dust to Dust™ for the Wii system, which combines the seek-and-solve fun of the puzzle-based series with adventuresome story elements, multiplayer modes and the intuitive motion control of the Wii Remote™ controller.

“Following a tremendous launch for Nintendo 3DS, our roster of upcoming games for Wii and all of our hand-held systems will keep the momentum going strong into summer,” said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of America’s director of Public Relations. “Games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Wii Play: Motion offer exciting additions to some of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, while our third-party partners continue to provide blockbuster gaming experiences for Nintendo systems.”

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D brings a completely re-mastered version of an epic entry in the beloved The Legend of Zelda game series to Nintendo’s newest hand-held system, Nintendo 3DS. The game couples phenomenally enhanced graphics with stunning, glasses-free 3D visuals to bring to life the daring adventures of its hero, Link™. A streamlined touch-screen interface and newly implemented motion controls provide a fresh and intuitive feel as players immerse themselves in the tale of the creation of Hyrule and the struggle for control of its all-powerful ancient relic. The game will also feature new challenges not included in the original game. The Legend of Zelda veterans can look forward to the Master Quest – a second quest with revamped puzzles and redesigned dungeons that feature the same graphical and interface upgrades as the main game. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a masterful improvement on one of the landmark releases in video game history.

With the June 13 launch of Wii Play: Motion, Wii owners will be twisting, turning and enjoying themselves like never before, whether they’re newcomers to the console or have already discovered the fun of the popular Wii Play game. From catching a gust of wind by tilting an umbrella to fending off garden pests by swinging a mallet, each of the 12 included games will have players smiling wide as they use their Wii Remote Plus controller (or Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus™ accessory) in a variety of interesting, sometimes unexpected ways. Wii Play: Motion comes packaged with a Wii Remote Plus controller – which combines the original Wii Remote controller with the precision of Wii MotionPlus – to deliver great value, precise motion control and immersive social fun that anyone in the household can pick up and instantly enjoy.

Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust brings the intrigue and sleuthing of Big Fish Games’ Mystery Case Files series to the Wii system for the first time. The game transports players to the enigmatic Malgrave Island, where they must hunt for hidden objects and solve puzzles to collect a magically powerful dust scattered across the island. Anyone can delve quickly and easily into the game’s rich seek-and-solve action, using the Wii Remote controller to examine multi-layered hidden-object scenes, locate cleverly concealed items and obtain inventory items that will help to overcome brain-teasing obstacles. Multiplayer features allow players to team up and crack the case together or face off in a competitive hunt for hidden objects. (Additional controllers are required for multiplayer features and are sold separately.) No matter who’s playing, it’ll take sharp eyes and a keen mind to get to the bottom of Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust.

Third-party publishers will offer a spectacular range of new software for Nintendo systems in the months to come. Among the upcoming games for the Wii console are Konami Digital Entertainment’s Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 and Disney Interactive Studios’ LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game. Nintendo 3DS users can look forward to a May launch for TECMO KOEI’s DEAD OR ALIVE® Dimensions, while Warner Bros. Interactive’s Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is set to launch simultaneously for Wii, Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo DS family of systems on June 7.

Below is a partial list of upcoming games for Nintendo systems. Note that game titles and launch dates are subject to change.


Wii


Publisher Game Available
Activision Transformers™: Dark of the Moon™ Stealth Force Edition June 14
Deep Silver, Inc. Get Fit with Mel B Spring
Disney Interactive Studios LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game May
Disney•Pixar Cars 2: The Video Game Summer
Graffiti Entertainment, Inc. Reader Rabbit® Preschool April
Reader Rabbit® Kindergarten April
Reader Rabbit® 1st Grade April
        Reader Rabbit® 2nd Grade April
Konami Digital Entertainment Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 Spring
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. ExerBeat™ April 26
Nintendo Wii Play™: Motion June 13
        Mystery Case Files™: Dust to Dust™ June 27
SEGA Thor™: God of Thunder May 3
        The Conduit™ 2 April 12
THQ Inc. Rio April 12
SpongeBob SquigglePants April 12
        Kung Fu Panda® 2 May 24
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters June 7


Nintendo DS Family


Publisher Game Available
Activision Transformers™: Dark of the Moon™ AUTOBOTS™ June 14
Transformers™: Dark of the Moon™ DECEPTICONS™ June 14
        Squinkies April 12
Bergsala Lightweight LLC Loving Life with Hello Kitty® and Friends May 10
Deep Silver, Inc. Duke Nukem: Critical Mass Q2
Disney Interactive Studios LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game May
Disney•Pixar Cars 2: The Video Game Summer
Easy Interactive Hollywood Files June 14
Picture Puzzle Collection May 17
        Match 3 Madness May 3
Konami Digital Entertainment Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011 May 10
Majesco Entertainment Cake Mania Main Street May
SEGA Thor™: God of Thunder May 3
THQ Inc. Rio April 12
Paws & Claws Pampered Pets 2™ April 19
        Kung Fu Panda® 2 May 24
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment LEGO® Battles: Ninjago Spring
        Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters June 7


Nintendo 3DS


Publisher Game Available
Activision Transformers™: Dark of the Moon™ Stealth Force Edition 3D June 14
Aksys Games Localization, Inc. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II May 24
Crave Games Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion May 24
D3 Publisher Dream Trigger™ 3D April
Disney Interactive Studios LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game May
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. DualPenSports™ May
        PAC-MAN® & Galaga® DIMENSIONS June
Nintendo The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D June 19
NIS America, Inc. Cave Story 3D June 28
TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP. DEAD OR ALIVE® Dimensions May
THQ Inc. SpongeBob SquigglePants May 17
Ubisoft Entertainment Driver® Renegade Spring
Rabbids® Travel in Time April 10
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® 3D April 10
        James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes™ June 7
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters June 7

Remember that Wii and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Source: Nintendo


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