November 19th, 2006, 02:15 Posted By: gunntims0103
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Even before the actual launch of Nintendo's console in the US (morning is almost here), several Wii games could already be acquired this week in North American shops. In just a few hours, their number will reach 20, and they will be joined by another 13 by the end of this year, plus 30 classic Virtual Console games for the Wii, in the likes of Mario or Zelda. Clearly a richer collection than the one offered by Sony, but only in terms of quantity. The quality of the Wii launch line-up, on the other hand, looks more diluted than the PS3 one, as it includes plenty of shaky titles based on cinema and TV licenses.
Like we did in our previous story with the PlayStation 3 games, we'll jump right to the point:
Wii launch games:
- Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Call of Duty 3
- Cars: The Videogame
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
- Excite Truck
- GT Pro Series
- Happy Feet
- Madden NFL 07
- Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
- Monster 4X4 World Circuit
- Rampage: Total Destruction
- Rayman Raving Rabbids
- Red Steel
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The Creature from the Krusty Krab
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
- Trauma Center: Second Opinion
- Wii Sports (inclus cu fiecare consolă Wii)
By Christmas, the list will strenghten with titles such as Elebits, Far Cry: Vengeance, Need for Speed Carbon and Splinter Cell Double Agent, and like I said some other sub-par games. Midway and THQ are the main culprints for poluting these lists with all sorts of junk, while Ubisoft remains the third-party publisher with the most solid games catalogue for this launch.
In the future, however, things could easily change, because Namco-Bandai recently announced that they will support the next-gen consoles with 10 PS3 / Xbox 360 games, and 30 Wii games! Some of them are listed on GoNintendo, but the vast majority are still shrouded in mystery.
For those of you taking a keen interest in classic games, most of these have already been known for some time: Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Super Mario 64, Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe any many more. A more complete list can be found on CVG. And speaking of which, the Wii manual (actually Joystiq) warns us that some Virtaul Console games can only be played using a classic controller, which is sold separately for the Wii console (even though Nintendo previously annouced that all retro games will be playable with a GameCube controller).
And that's about it, for now, about the Wii games. But there's still plenty left to say about the new Wii and PlayStation 3 consoles... *yawn* maybe tomorrow... *yawn* or the day after tomorrow.
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