Mario Party 9 and Rhythm Heaven Fever Release Dates Revealed

Not long to wait

Nintendo of America's release schedule just confirmed release dates for three Wii games due out in early 2012.

Rhythm Heaven Fever is the earliest first-party release, arriving on 13th February — just in time for Valentine's Day. It'll retail at $29.99 too, making it an even better present for that special someone.

That's followed two weeks later by PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond on 27th February, with Mario Party 9 a little behind that on 11th March.

Sadly there's no release date for Xenoblade Chronicles but as Nintendo previously said spring it's hopefully not too far behind.

On the Wii console, Rhythm Heaven™ Fever arrives on Feb. 13 at a suggested retail price of $29.99 in the United States. The game asks players to test their rhythm in more than 50 easy-to-learn, tough-to-master minigames to prove they’ve got the groove. Two weeks later on Feb. 27, PokéPark™ 2: Wonders Beyond lets players take on the role of Pikachu™ and his Pals — Oshawott™, Snivy™ and Tepig™ — as they try to make it through PokéPark and discover the secrets of a mysterious new world. On March 11, Mario™ and friends reunite for a new party game adventure in Mario Party™ 9, which introduces new game-play elements to the series such as boss battles and vehicular travel across a wide assortment of stages.