Nintendo Sets Down Some New Release Dates

New Play Control: Chibi-Robo, New Play Control: Metroid Prime 2 Echoes, and Friend Connection have all been given June release dates by Nintendo.

Late last year Nintendo of Japan started re-releasing Nintendo Gamecube games on Wii with motion controls, and in some cases, special features. On June 11th though, the New Play Control line will officially come to an end with the release of New Play Control: Chibi-Robo and New Play Control: Metroid Prime 2 Echoes.

Though we don't have any exact details about what the control schemes will be like for these titles, we think it's safe to say that Metroid Prime 2 Echoes will have a control scheme similar to the first one, which was released in Japan back in February.

Continuing on announcements, Nintendo has also given a release date for the Nintendo DS game, Friend Connection. While details remain scarce, it has been confirmed that it stars Nintendo figureheads like Reggie Fils-Aime, Satoru Iwata, and Shigeru Miyamoto. Miyamoto even sings in the game!

Besides that though, we don't know much about the game other than it puts heavy emphasis on Mii creation. We should be hearing more about Friend Connection soon since the game just got a June 18 release date in Japan.

Will Friend Connection be too quirky for a Western localization? It’s way too early to tell but Nintendo has registered a trademark for Friend Connection in Europe, which indicates that the game may indeed head overseas.


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