For the first time in, uh, well, forever, Nintendo of Europe has decided to give us a small glimpse of what we can look forward to in the next couple of months.
Note that list is not complete - For example, Square Enix announced only yesterday that Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands and Crystal Defenders R1 and R2 would be coming soon, but the only one out of those on the list is Crystal Defenders R1!
NoE's list is as follows:
- Bonsai Barber (Nintendo)
- Cave Story (Nicalis)
- ColorZ (Exkee)
- Crystal Defenders R1 (Square Enix)
- Icarian: Kindred Spirits (Over the Top Games)
- LIT (Wayforward Technologies)
- Overturn: Mecha Wars (Gamebridge)
- Robocalypse: Beaver Defense (Vogster Entertainment)
- Spaceball: Revolution (Virtual Toys)
- Squibs Arcade (Alten8)
- Swords & Soldiers (Ronimo Games)
- Water Warfare (Hudson Soft)
- A Little Bit of... Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: Maths Edition (Nintendo)
- Art Style: PICOPICT (Nintendo)
- Mighty Flip Champs! (Wayforward Technologies)
- Mixed Messages (Activision)
- Pop Superstar: Road to Celebrity (Gameloft)
- Real Football 2009 (Gameloft)
Of course, NoE's Managing Director of Marketing & PR, Laurent Fischer, also takes a moment to gloat about how much of a success WiiWare is:
”We are pleased by how far WiiWare has come since its launch last year. Currently there are approximately 58 WiiWare games available in Europe, packed with exciting content available to download through the Wii Shop Channel. This just goes to demonstrate the breadth of creativity that Wii users now have access to. We are particularly pleased that WiiWare has enabled developers to make games on our platform which they may not have had a chance to do otherwise. Now that Nintendo DSiWare has launched across Europe we hope that the same principles of WiiWare will follow suit on the new handheld console, allowing a greater and diverse range of software and applications to be made available for users on the go.”
You can read detailed information about every game on Nintendo of Europe's site - Or just go to the individual game pages on our site!
That was awfully nice of Nintendo of Europe.
Yeah i wish NA would release something like this so i know what to save up points for.
Icarian looks good. It's like a hybrid of Kid Icarus and LostWinds. Can't wait to see that, Cave Story and Squibs Arcade.
It's good to get some confirmation on Cave Story and Icarian. I was starting to think they'd never come out!
Overturn looks kind of cool, too. Reminds me a bit of Virtual-On. (That game was so friggin' cool. ) And what's SpaceBall? The link just goes "Not Found, BAM!".
WHOHO! Cave Story confirmed for Europe! Oh god yes!
Edit: Hey, where the hell is Gradius?! It better come here anyway... Grrrr...
Mighty Flip Champs and PICOPICT? Nice!
Very good list, but a few games are missing.
Gradius, Bit.Trip:Beat, Puzzle Bubble and Meat Boy.
That was certainly a surprise. It's certainly nice to see that LIT is actually coming, as well as Mighty Flip Champs. I was particularly worried that we wouldn't get LIT after what WayForward said in that interview. However, I thought Adventure Island: The Beginning was being released in May. Wonder what happened there.
Oh, and also, Glad to see PICOPICT finally. I've been looking forward to that Art Style game
Now if only NoA would follow suit.
Well, that's 12 games for 12 weeks?
Robocalypse? The DS version got some good reviews but the title makes it sound like this iteration is just tower defense, not a full RTS.
I wonder if NoE told S-E that they've got too many games lined up and other publishers need a chance to get something released in that window too? E.g. Hudson only has Water Warfare listed (then again the list may simply be lacking since they've already announced Adventure Island).
SWORDS AND SOLDIERS!!!! ITS SWORDS AND SOLDIERS! YESSSS!!!!!!
And Cave Story. And Icarian.
This April will force me to drain my wallet free of cash made from my minimum wage job
Oh, and I know this is the NoE list, but that means we'll get it soon.
Man, that is one great looking release list, even without the missing Square titles. Glad you guys finally get to experience LIT. And I hope this means S&S, Kid Icarian, and Cave Story are coming here soon, too!
Wow, thanks Nintendo of Europe, even if Laurent Fischer is an idiot
NOE is sure being nice recently.
Yeah this is really pissing me off. Where's our Bubble Bobble? Cave Story? Majora's Mask? Swords and Soldiers? Seriously WTF.
I need to buy Lit and plan on getting Cave Story!
That's one nice list, but 12 games for 16 weeks? Does that mean they're stepping up WiiWare releases in EU as well?
Maybe at the end of July, we should compare the list of games here to what's actually released by NOE. See how well they stick to this list,
No Gradius, No Bit Trip, No Adventure Island. No wiiware for 4 months.
THAT JUST SUCKS BALLS!
It's a pretty sweet list. We can all complain about what's not there, but face it: there's a lot of awesome stuff coming your way!
I can only hope the US gets a lot of these, too...
I wonder what that SpaceBall game is.
Yay Cave Story to Europe
Cave Story is more than a shooter.
PICOPICT looks great, plus cavestory and SQUIBBS arcade are looking AMAZING! A couple of fun looking titles finally come out for them and leave it to activision to make a most-likely fun mix of the children's game telephone and the dreaded retail DS release LOL (the worst DS game ever or so ive heard). Europe is really a lucky freakin bunch.
Oh, but Cave Story isn't a shooter really... It's more like a Metroid styled game.
Why wait for reviews, when you can try it yourself a bit on the PC?
For me, after playing it on PC i actually got more anxious about it.
And yes it's like Metroid with a small bit of Castlevania and Mega Man.
That's nice of them, however i'm not impressed by the DSi lineup :< How about getting some A-grades out there for me to spend my hard-earne.. ahem free points on
The DSi list is a little disconcerting...
hopefully the swords and soldiers bit applies to the U.S. as well.
"The DSi list is a little disconcerting..."
Really? Mighty Flip Champs and Picopict both seem likely to be pretty good if you ask me!
yes more wiiware titles than DSi
Ikarian and swords and soldiers have my attention
Wow Cave Story, Icarian, and Swords and Soldiers? Looks like a great couple of months for you all over in europe (and, hopefully us too!)
They can prematurly release the WiiWare games, but not the VC games? Load of rubbish.
Oh great, that Lit comes to europe!
I can't help to think the list a bit short IMO when this might be ALL the games for a 4 month span. :
@Shimigami Tidus: Meat Boy isn't even due til around Q4, anyway.
As for the list it's great to see that we're getting LIT, Bonsai Barber, Cave Story, Water Warfare and Swords and Soldiers, but some glaring omissions and the lack of first party content is alarming. At least we can mark some of the missing games (New Adventure Island, Bubble Bobble) as mistakes, but two games that I'm disappointed about not being mentioned are Eduardo the Samurai Toaster and Bit.Trip BEAT.
As for DSiWare, we'd better (and probably will) get more than that (only one Art Style game? Pfft...). If we don't get Pop Plus Solo, for example, I won't be a happy bunny.
Still, there will probably be a few late submissions that Nintendo will shoehorn in every now and then, but we can only wait and see.
Swords & Soldiers!!!!!
There's definitely some good stuff in that list; as long as Bit.Trip.Beat is definitely coming I won't lose hope!
@Lode Runner - i don't think it's a 'Space Balls' the game or anything...
wheres bit trip beat?
Oh great, that Lit comes to europe!
I can't beleive I missed that the first time The best news is the list is known to be incomplete (thanks Square-Enix) so I've still got hope for Groovin' Blocks and Bit Trip Beat.
That lineup does look cool! Cave Story, Swords & Soldiers, plus Picopict!
Also, Mighty Flip Champs looks awesome. It may possibly even be the Toki Tori of DSiWare.
It would be nice for NOA to do a schedule like this. But why leave out the Virtual Console. I would love to see its upcoming releases as well
No Dr Mario DSi? No Bit Trip Beat? Bubble Bobble? PuzzleBobble? Mr Driller World or DSi? Night Game? Aaahh Well. Besides that not bad.
WiiWare games I'm interested in are Icarian, Water Warfare and Overturn
DSiWare games: Pictopict and Real Football.
Give NA Cave Story soon. We'd also like a list.
Cave Story is the only one I'm interested in here.
Is there any news of a DSi VC yet?
Praying for more DSi titles than that...
Actually, I'd hope for a few more DSiWare titles than that too. How often are they released?
ok, as much as I appreciate Cave Story, Bonsai Barber, PictoPic and Mixed Messages is comming out. Where the heck is my Gradius Rebirth, Bit Trip Beat, Evasive Space, and the rest of the Art Style series!?
I hope they have at least one more N64 title...it seems that it's been somewhat neglected.
Overturn, Robocalypse, Swords & Soldier, and le pez de la resistance, Cave Story? This is gonna be a very good next couple of months
Is Europe getting a DSiWare update this Friday then? Does anyone know?
This game looks AWSOME! I totaly want this game, but first I need to get wireless internet to download it.
Pop Plus and Made In Ore aren't on the list......
I still see us getting Pop Plus In America before then. The Wii version of POP came out in NA 2 months before it did so in Europe.
Pop Plus is near the top of my most wanted DSiWare list. Its more like "POP 2" than a rehash of wiiware pop.
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