Nintendo's Q4 Schedule Outs BIT.TRIP FATE

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.