Soon, my precious..!

We've speculated, pontificated and downright invented when territories outside of Japan would see the majestic yet shadowy form of the black Wii console, but finally Nintendo have put us out of our misery by announcing the new console colour will be available across continental Europe on November 20th.

The even better news for UK fans is they're set to receive it two weeks earlier, with the dusky machine ready to leap off shop shelves on November 6th. That's a black Wii, Remote, Nunchuk, MotionPlus and regular coloured copies of Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, all for a lovely - and not at all shady - £179.99, the standard price as the bright and whimsical white console.

There's still no word on when the console will be available in North America, but for now we're just happy Nintendo are showing Europeans some chromatic console lovin'.