November 1st, 2006, 17:52 Posted By: wraggster
Nintendo of America has confirmed the titles due for the US launch window of its new Wii console, with 32 retail games due to arrive by the end of December.
The format holder has also unveiled its first 30 retro titles for the Virtual Console service, supporting favourites from platforms such as Super Nintendo and Mega Drive, also due before the end of the year.
The new Wii game list brings confirmation that titles like Metal Slug Anthology and Call of Duty 3 will join first party titles including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii Sports, Wii Play and ExciteTruck.
Nintendo has previously said to expect around 15 titles on launch day.
Meanwhile, Virtual Console offerings will include Super Mario 64 (N64), F-Zero (SNES), Sonic the Hedgehog (Megadrive) and a raft of titles for both NES and TurboGrafx-16.
Virtual Console games will be sold for Wii Points - with NES games costing 500, SNES games 800 and N64 games 1000.
In Europe, 2000 Wii Points will cost around EUR 20 or GBP 14, Nintendo confirmed back in September.
What follows is the list of third-party Wii titles, and the Virtual Console games listed by console:
The Ant Bully
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Call of Duty 3
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Far Cry: Vengeance
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
GT Pro Series
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
Madden NFL 07
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Metal Slug Anthology
Monster 4x4 World Circuit
Need for Speed Carbon
Rampage: Total Destruction
Rapala Tournament Fishing
Rayman Raving Rabbids
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Super Swing Golf
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions
Donkey Kong Jr.
The Legend of Zelda
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario 64
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Ecco the Dolphin
Sonic The Hedgehog
Space Harrier II
ToeJam and Earl
Super Star Soldier
The Wii will launch in America on November 19th priced USD $249.99 and in Europe on December 8th priced EUR 249 (GBP 179).
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