It's-a me, June through August

We knew Nintendo was all set to have a big Wii year with a line-up that includes Super Mario Galaxy 2, the Team Ninja collaboration Metroid: Other M and possibly a new Zelda game. What we didn't know was when, but thanks to Nintendo Australia we've a stronger idea for at least two of these.

Greg Arthurton, Nintendo Australia's marketing director, confirmed to IGN that both Mario and Metroid will be arriving between June and August.

Nintendo of America will be holding a media summit tomorrow, with the European arm hosting one on Thursday. Hopefully the summits will bring more solid release dates, more surprises and maybe an answer or two. We'll be in attendance on Thursday, so keep your eyes locked to Nintendo Life for all the juicy tidbits.

Well, that frees up the holiday season nicely, doesn't it?