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Punch-Out!! gets May 18th US release

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Nintendo updates its USA release schedule for Wii, Punch-Out!! on May 18th, New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat on May 4th.

Punch-Out!!™ launches May 18 and brings back all of the fun of the beloved, classic NES® game that thrilled players in the early 1990s. Boxers battle as iconic hero Little Mac as they fight their way through a cast of new and familiar boxing opponents on their quest to win the coveted WVBA (World Video Boxing Association) Championship Belt.

Donkey Kong® Jungle Beat™, originally made for the Nintendo GameCube™ system, launches May 4 with newly added motion controls. It's the latest in Nintendo's New Play Control! series of games.

Along with these first party announcement's Nintendo published an updated USA release schedule, here's the low down:

2K Sports

  • Major League Baseball® 2K9 - March 3
  • Don King Boxing - March 31

Activision

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine - May
  • Ice Age 3 - June 30
  • Transformers™: Revenge of the Fallen - June

Aksys Games

  • Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus - May 12

Atari

  • Ready 2 Rumble Revolution - March 17
  • Backyard Baseball 10 - March 31

Capcom Entertainment Inc.

  • MotoGP™ - Spring

Codemasters Inc

  • Overlord Dark Legend - Summer

Conspiracy Games

  • Real Heroes: Firefighter - April

Deep Silver, Inc.

  • Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity - April
  • Fritz Chess - May

Disney Interactive Studios

  • Hannah Montana The Movie - April

Electronic Arts

  • TRIVIAL PURSUIT™ - March
  • MySims™ Party - March
  • EA SPORTS Active™ - May 19
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10 - June
  • BOOM BLOX™ Bash Party - Spring
  • MySims™ Racing - Summer
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ - Summer
  • G.I. JOE™ The Rise of Cobra - Summer
  • EA SPORTS Tennis (working title) - Summer

Hudson Entertainment

  • Help Wanted - Summer

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

  • DanceDanceRevolution® Disney Grooves - April 2
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ™ 5D's Wheelie Breakers - May 19

LucasArts

  • Indiana Jones® and the Staff of Kings™ - Late Spring

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc

  • Klonoa® - Q2

Nintendo

  • New Play Control! Pikmin™ - March 9
  • New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis™ - March 9
  • Excitebots: Trick Racing - April 20
  • New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat - May 4
  • Punch-Out!! - May 18

SEGA of America

  • Virtua Tennis™ 2009 - May
  • The Conduit™ - June
  • Let's Tap™ - June

Southpeak Interactive

  • Roogoo Twisted Towers™ - April 7
  • Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball™ - April 21

Zoo Games, Inc.

  • M&M's Beach Party - March 10
  • Puzzle Kingdoms - March 31
  • Garfield Gets Real - April 7
  • Pennzoil's Build-N-Race: "Speed Demons" - April 14
  • Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans - April 21
  • Smiley World Island Challenge - April 28
  • Garfield's Pet Force - June 9

Nothing too exciting in there but a good update nevertheless, sadly no mention of New Play Control! Metroid Prime which comes as a bitter blow, surely it's ready for a US release?!

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antdickensAdmin

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antdickens said:

I'm thinking it'll just expand on the great Wii Sports Boxing.. they'd be fools not to use them!

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