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Nintendo's Q4 Schedule Outs BIT.TRIP FATE

Posted by James Newton

Plus dates for Kirby, DK and more

Gaijin Games let the first detail of its upcoming BIT.TRIP title slip last week with the revelation it'll be playable with the Wii Zapper, but a new Nintendo press release has confirmed the name as BIT.TRIP FATE with a release date pencilled in for this Fall.

The press release also gives vague "holiday season" release dates for Super Meat Boy and the much-anticipated Shantae: Risky's Revenge, suggesting it may be a long wait until the genie is released from her bottle again. There's Need For Speed Nitro-X heading to DSiWare on September 20th though, which might tide you over a while longer.

If you're into your old-fashioned physical retail copies, Wii owners can pick up Wii Party from October 3rd, Kirby's Epic Yarn on October 17th, Flingsmash on November 7th and Donkey Kong Country Returns on November 21st, with GoldenEye and Sonic Colours on the way in November.

DS fans need not be glum, with Professor Layton and the Unwound Future out on September 12th, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs on October 4th, Art Academy on October 25th and the latest battle between man and monkey, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!, released on November 14th.

Nintendo Refreshes the Dog Days of Summer with Upcoming Cool Games

Dates Announced for New Kirby, Donkey Kong and Pokémon Games

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The summer is heating up, which means it’s a great time for Nintendo to announce some of the cool games it will have available in the coming months for its Wii™ home console and portable Nintendo DS™ family of systems.

“Everyone wants fun, engaging experiences, and they want great value,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Nintendo games give you both. And no matter what your taste, you’ll find exclusive experiences that just aren’t available anywhere else.”

Some upcoming Wii games include Metroid™: Other M on Aug. 31, Samurai Warriors™ 3 on Sept. 27, Wii Party™ on Oct. 3, Kirby’s Epic Yarn™ on Oct. 17, PokéPark™ Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure on Nov. 1, FlingSmash™ on Nov. 7 and Donkey Kong Country™ Returns on Nov. 21. Some marquee third-party games include New Carnival Games® from 2K Play on Sept. 21, NBA JAM from EA Sports™ on Oct. 5, Just Dance® 2 from Ubisoft® on Oct. 12, GoldenEye 007™ from Activision Publishing, Inc. in November, Sonic Colors™ from SEGA on Nov. 16 and Disney Epic Mickey from Disney Interactive Studios this holiday season.

For the Nintendo DS family of systems, upcoming games include Professor Layton and the Unwound Future™ on Sept. 12, Pokémon Ranger™: Guardian Signs on Oct. 4, Art Academy™ on Oct. 25 and Mario vs. Donkey Kong™: Mini-Land Mayhem! on Nov. 14. Some featured third-party games on the way for the rest of the year include Super Scribblenauts from Warner Bros. in October, FINAL FANTASY® THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT from Square Enix, Inc. on Oct. 5 and Rock Band™ 3 from Electronic Arts/MTV on Oct. 29.

Upcoming downloadable games for the WiiWare™ service include And Yet It Moves from Broken Rules on Aug. 23, BIT.TRIP FATE by Gaijin Games this fall and Super Meat Boy from Team Meat during the holidays. On the Nintendo DSiWare™ downloadable game service, fans can watch for Need For Speed™ Nitro-X from Electronic Arts on Sept. 20 and Shantae™: Risky’s Revenge from WayForward during the holidays.

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User Comments (38)



ravj17 said:

Im ready fo DK Returns, Kirby`s Epic yarn and, Metroid other m.... No date for Goldeneye????



Shiryu said:

Hope we get them all sonner rather then later in Euroland. I better start putting some €uros aside, this looks like the greatest year for Wii yet!



PhillaLoup said:

wasn't it confirmed that kirby won't be out until 2011? or was it europe only? :/



Kevin said:

What about Golden Sun? Thought that was coming out this year.



TheBaconator said:

Take your time 3DS. The longer you take the more money I'll have for these awesome Wii games. (or just come out in December)



Odnetnin said:

Leave it to Nintendo to spoil something about a BIT.TRIP game again (last time it was RUNNER's release date) before the awesome guys at Gaijin can announce it. Oh well, intriguing name and day 1 download all the same.



TKOWL said:

Yes, Kirby's Epic Yarn is coming out on October 17th! I gotta mark the date...



MeloMan said:

I need Golden Sun but I think my plate is more than full for 2010 and I'm STILL trying to catch up



SwerdMurd said:

Sonic Colors is such a stupid title. Every time I read it I die a little more inside.

They changed the title of Bit.Trip.Boredom! That's not cool...keep titles representative.



Sylverstone said:

Jeez, Nintendo, couldn't you keep a secret?

This looks a bit dim for anything 3DS-related.... Something is screaming "December is 3DS month!" in my head for some strange reason.



NintyMan said:

Good to hear release dates for Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns. Strange to see how both of them and Wii Party will release on a sunday.



Punny said:

It's great to finally know the release dates for Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns! Now if only they would tell us when Shantae, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Goldeneye, and Epic Mickey are coming out....



Dodger said:

The Kirby game looks fun. My dad and I think Epic Mickey sounds pretty cool although I want to see a review. I am still having fun with SSBB so I am fine. I already have countless games that are already out that are good that I don't have like Super Mario Galaxy. Right now, my money is being saved for a 3DS and the new Zelda game.



Kyloctopus said:

GoldenEye comes on my birthday.
It may have not said anything there but many sites say November 2nd



SuperMarioFan96 said:

Good to see solid release dates for Kirby and DK.

Also, why is Rock Band 3 listed among the DS games in the press release?




These are NA dates right? We get Wii Party and Prof Layton 3 in October.

Its wicked to read that 8 of my insta-buys or insta-dowwnloads ARE or potentially COULD BE released before end of the year in the EU



suburban_sensei said:

Stinks that Super Meat Boy and Shantae don't come out until the "holiday season". However, can't WAIT for DKC Returns and Kirby!



rustythekid said:

Other M, Goldeneye, DKC Returns, NBA Jam, maybe Sonic Colors and Epic Mickey, and that's just the physical retail... it's going to be quite entertaining for me, I need money. That's what I want.



Min said:

Jeez, I forgot to put some money aside for Professor Layton...



sonic_brawler95 said:

@SuperMarioFan- Maybe Rock Band 3 on DS will be like Lego Rock Band DS. If so, then it may use the buttons. LegoRB was great, so no worries.

Great games usually come out around my birthday. Last year New Super Mario Bros. Wii came out on my bday. And this year, Sonic Colors comes out the day after my bday.
Except there was the years where Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis came out on my bday on 2005 and 2006. But forget about those.

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