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Nintendo Europe Announces Q1 Release Dates for Wii and DS

Posted by James Newton

Any surprises?

We know 3DS is just over a month away, but don't forget the Wii and DS are both set to receive more great games this year, with plenty of gems tucked away in Nintendo's Q1 release schedule.

Wii owners across Europe can finally get to grips with Kirby's Epic Yarn on February 25th, followed by THQ's innovative uDraw Studio on March 4th.

Portable gamers get Pokémon Black & White on March 4th, followed two weeks later by Okamiden and Plants vs. Zombies.

Are there any stand-out titles here for you?

Wii
Family Party: 90 Great Games Party Pack – February 11 (D3P)
Kirby’s Epic Yarn – February 25 (Nintendo)
de Blob 2 – February 25 (THQ)
Williams Pinball Classics – March (Systems 3)
Pictionary (uDraw) – March 4 (THQ)
Dood’s Big Adventure (uDraw) – March 4 (THQ)
uDraw Studio with uDraw GameTablet – March 4 (THQ)
Fitness Coach Club – March (Ubisoft)
Challenge Me: Word Puzzles – March 11 (O-Games)
National Geographic Challenge! – March 18 (Black Bean Games)
LEGO Star Wars III The Clone Wars – March 25 (Activision/LucasArts)

DS
Beauty Academy – February 4 (Tivola Publishing GmbH)
Lost Identities – February 18 (dtp)
The Mysterious Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – February 18 (O-Games)
de Blob 2 – February 25 (THQ)
Nintendo DSi Pokémon Black Version Limited Edition bundle – March 4 (Nintendo)
Nintendo DSi Pokémon White Version Limited Edition bundle – March 4 (Nintendo)
Pokémon Black Version – March 4 (Nintendo)
Pokémon White Version – March 4 (Nintendo)
Bibi & Tina – Jump & Ride – March 4 (Kiddinx Entertainment GmbH)
Challenge Me: Word Puzzles – March 11 (O-Games)
Hop – March 18 (505 Games)
Okamiden – March 18 (Capcom)
Plants vs Zombies – March 18 (Mastertronic)
Emily Archer & the Curse of Tutankhamen – March 18 (Mastertronic)
Johnny Test – March 25 (Mastertronic)
LEGO Star Wars III The Clone Wars – March 25 (LucasArts)
Peppa Pig Theme Park Fun – March 25 (P2 Games)
Pucca Power Up – March (Rising Star Games)

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User Comments (31)

Linkstrikesback

#3

Linkstrikesback said:

Kirbys epic yarn, pokemon black/white, okamiden , and plants vs zombies (though I'll probably wait for a price drop on that one). Yup, more here that I'm interested in than for the 3DS so far

Issun

#5

Issun said:

Me wants Solatorobo T T
Well at least in March, there's Pokemon and the 3DS. Okamiden, I'm still skeptical, and I'll wait a bit for Kirby, as I need me some monies for the 3DS

Chris720

#10

Chris720 said:

The Wii line-up looks awful, the only game in there I want is Kirby's Epic Yarn...

LEGEND_MARIOID

#11

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

GOOD list of games:

Instas:

Wii: Kirby's Epic Yarn and De Blob 2: Ynderground.

DS: Pokemon White and Okamiden. Plants vs Zombies MAYBE when cheap.

I'm getting Lego Star Wars 3 on 3DS.

uDraw is too expensive and doesn't have enough interesting software IMHO. Won't be getting it. Need revws for those anyway.

Also, I take it from that list there will prob be no De Blob 2 3DS as was annonunced in some early, unconfirmed release schedules. All the Nintendo platformreleases would have been released on 25th March. Lego Star Wars 3 has been brought forward fro Feb to March for that reason it would seem.

Shiryu

#12

Shiryu said:

Nintendo better step up on the Wii, it's 2006 all over again, with just a few titles that I'm interested poping up here and there while waiting for Zelda to show up. I hope they bring out big Wii guns at E3 and not only focus on the 3DS, else I will have one seriously boring home console year ahead...

default12345

#13

default12345 said:

I'm looking forward to Kirby's Epic Yarn, but that's about it.

I was going to get Pokemon Black/White but have decided to wait until a dedicated 3DS Pokemon title is released in a few years.

Ristar42

#15

Ristar42 said:

Williams Pinball, cool - I'll bet that will get limited distribution.
Makes me wonder what happened to System 3's proposed Last Ninja updates / compilations for Wii and DS.

pikku

#16

pikku said:

Whoa, I keep forgetting that Europe hasn't gotten KEY yet. Hope every one has fun with it.

FonistofCruxis

#17

FonistofCruxis said:

Out of these games, I plan on getting Kirby's epic yarn and Plants vs. zombies. Q3 and Q4 normally have the most big releases so we will probably see more big wii releases then.

Doma

#19

Doma said:

Pokemon and Okamiden are the only games worth caring about from these.
Epic Yarn looks fairly boring, so i think i'll pass. Eye candy is never enough.

KingMike

#22

KingMike said:

Heh. A Jeckyll & Hyde game? I'm sure it'll be better than the last time someone made one. :D

Angelic_Lapras_King

#24

Angelic_Lapras_King said:

TBH, with a new console launch, the line up for the others would be a little weak, ya know not to sheer our eyes away from the 3DS, so with any luck, it should pick up in the summer/Q2.

Sean_Aaron

#25

Sean_Aaron said:

Well there have been so many set and gone release dates for Wiiliams Pinball I'll believe it when I'm playing it. I've had a preorder with GAME for like two years now. By the time we get it, it'll be nearly three years sine the NA release!

Still it's the game that convinced me to buy a Wii in the first place, so I'm sure it will have been worth the wait. Even better my birthday's in March!

astarisborn94

#28

astarisborn94 said:

Ugh. Only two titles looks remotely interesting (Kirby Epic Yarn was in October, 2010 for North America, so doesn't count) - Okimaden and William Pinball Classic. At least 3DS should make 2011 better.

LittleIrves

#29

LittleIrves said:

Love that Williams Pinball. GORGAR!
I'm in the US, but haven't yet picked up Kirby. Now I feel bad since it's been kept EU for so long. Perhaps I'll pick it up on the 25th out of solidarity.

jerryo

#30

jerryo said:

... this is probably the saddest release list for wii ever. Thank god for kirby and what'shisname... DS is somehow better off.

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