Nintendo announced today a list of over 120 games that will release on the Wii, DS, and WiiWare within the year. ‚ Still high on their podium from 2008’s monetary and cultural successes, the Japanese video game company in 2009 aims to keep momentum and enthusiasm behind their brand name.

A new iteration of the globally dominated Nintendo DS, the DSi, debuts in early April, and if that doesn’t excite you enough, because it should, then at least you have 120 other reasons to look forward to this year.

Nintendo published titles are almost always a sure bet, and this year will be no different.‚  The long awaited Punch Out!! ‚ will launch May 18 and will finally continue the NES classic.

Excitebots: Trick Racing builds on the epic Excitebike and Excitetruck franchises.‚  Limited details only speak to changing environments, fun minigames, and crazy tricks.‚  Personally, I loved ExciteTruck, bought it on launch day, and still play.‚  I am doubtful, but I would love to see online play included in this title, and I think you would too.‚  We will see, when Excitebots is released April 4th.

Finally, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, famous on the Gamecube, will release May 4th with new added motion controls.‚  I thought the original was very unique and entertaining, pounding on my bongo’s to complete each level is an experience only Nintendo would think of.

Sadly, the next installment of epic franchises Mario and Zelda are nowhere to be found on the list for 2009.‚  But hey, maybe we’ll be treated to an announcement at this years E3.

Nintendo’s lineup below:

Wii

2K Sports
Major League Baseball‚® 2K9 – March 3
Don King Boxing – March 31

Activision
X-Men Origins: Wolverine – May
Ice Age 3 – June 30
TransformersTM: Revenge of the Fallen – June

Aksys Games
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus – May 12

Atari
Ready 2 Rumble Revolution – March 17
Backyard Baseball 10 – March 31

Capcom Entertainment Inc.
MotoGPTM – Spring

Codemasters Inc
Overlord Dark Legend – Summer

Conspiracy Games
Real Heroes: Firefighter – April

Deep Silver, Inc.
Professor Heinz Wolff’s Gravity – April
Fritz Chess – May

Disney Interactive Studios
Hannah Montana The Movie – April

Electronic Arts
TRIVIAL PURSUITTM – March
MySimsTM Party – March
EA SPORTS ActiveTM – May 19
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR‚® 10 – June
BOOM BLOXTM Bash Party – Spring
MySimsTM Racing – Summer
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceTM – Summer
G.I. JOETM The Rise of Cobra – Summer
EA SPORTS Tennis (working title) – Summer

Hudson Entertainment
Help Wanted – Summer

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
DanceDanceRevolution‚® Disney Grooves – April 2
Yu-Gi-Oh! TM 5D’s Wheelie Breakers – May 19

LucasArts
Indiana Jones‚® and the Staff of KingsTM – Late Spring

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc
Klonoa‚® – Q2

Nintendo
New Play Control! PikminTM – March 9
New Play Control! Mario Power TennisTM – March 9
Excitebots: Trick Racing – April 20
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat – May 4
Punch-Out!! – May 18

SEGA of America
Virtua TennisTM 2009 – May
The ConduitTM – June
Let’s TapTM – June

Southpeak Interactive
Roogoo Twisted TowersTM – April 7
Pirates vs Ninjas DodgeballTM – April 21

Zoo Games, Inc.
M&M’s Beach Party – March 10
Puzzle Kingdoms – March 31
Garfield Gets Real – April 7
Pennzoil’s Build-N-Race: “Speed Demons” – April 14
Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans – April 21
Smiley World Island Challenge – April 28
Garfield’s Pet Force – June 9

DS.

2K Sports
MLB‚® 2K9 Fantasy All-Stars – March 3
Don King Boxing – March 31

Activision
X-Men Origins: Wolverine – May
Ice Age 3 – June 30
TransformersTM: Revenge of the Fallen – June

Activision/RedOctane
Guitar Hero‚® On Tour: Modern Hits – June

Aksys Games
Jake Hunter Detective Chronicles: Memories of the Past – May 26
Rockin’ Pretty – June 23

Aspyr Media, Inc.
Treasure WorldTM – June

Atari
Backyard Baseball ’10 – March 31
My Horse and Me Riding For Gold – March 31

Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
TrackMania‚® DS – March 17
Tokyo Beat DownTM – March 31
The Dark SpireTM – April 14
Dokapon JourneyTM – April 14
Steal PrincessTM – April 21
101 in 1 Explosive Megamix – April 21
Super Robot Taisen‚® OG Saga:Endless FrontierTM – April 28
Knights in the NightmareTM – June 2
Shin Megami Tensei‚®: Devil SurvivorTM – June 23

Capcom
Mega Man Starforce 3 Black Ace – June
Mega Man Starforce 3 Red Joker – June

Codemasters Inc
Overlord Minions – Summer

Deep Silver, Inc.
Pet Vet: Down Under – March
Professor Heinz Wolff’s Gravity – April
Elite Forces: Unit 77 – April
DJ Star – May
Fritz Chess – May
The Humans – May
Horoscope DS – May

Disney Interactive Studios
Hannah Montana The Movie – April

DreamCatcher
Dreamer: Shop Owner – April 21
Dreamer: Babysitter – April 21
Dreamer: Teacher – April 21
Prank’d – May 19

Electronic Arts
ZuboTM – March 10
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling AdventureTM – March 17
MySimsTM Party – March
SCRABBLETM – March
LITTLEST PET SHOP SpringTM – March
MySimsTM Racing – Summer
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceTM – Summer

Hudson Entertainment
Miami Law – Summer

KOEI
Monster RacersTM – June

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Magician’s Quest: Mysterious TimesTM – May 5
Yu-Gi-Oh!TM 5D’s Stardust Accelerators World Championship 2009 – May 19

LucasArts
Indiana Jones‚® and the Staff of KingsTM – Late Spring

Majesco Entertainment
Puffins: Island Adventure – April 14
Powerbike – April 28
Drama Queens – May
Marker Man Adventures – May
Hot ‘n’ Cold – May
Dawn of Heroes – June

MumboJumbo
Crazy Chicken Star Karts – March 31
Crazy Chicken Atlantis Quest – April 28
Crazy Chicken The Pharaoh’s Treasure – June 2
7 Wonders II – June 30

Nintendo
Rhythm Heaven – April 5
Personal Trainer: Walking – May 25
The Legendary Starfy – June 8

PopCap Games, Inc.
PeggleTM Dual Shot – March 3

Rockstar Games
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars – March 17

Southpeak Interactive
Roogoo AttackTM – April 7

THQ
Desktop Tower Defense – April 29

Ubisoft
Imagine‚® Makeup Artist – May 5
Imagine‚® Music Fest – May 5
Imagine‚® Boutique Owner – May 26
My Healthy Cooking Coach – June 2
Petz‚® Fashion: Dogz and Catz – June 9
Jake Power Soccer Club – June 16

Valcon Games
History Channel: Great Empires: Rome – March 17

Zoo Games, Inc.
Yamaha Supercross – March 10
Hands On!: Tangrams – March 24
Puzzle Kingdoms – March 31
Garfield Gets Real – April 7
Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans – April 21
Smiley World Island Challenge – April 28
Garfield’s Pet Force – June 9

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its WiiTM and Nintendo DSTM systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment SystemTM, Nintendo has sold more than 2.8 billion video games and more than 485 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii and Nintendo DS, as well as the Game BoyTM, Game Boy Advance, Super NESTM, Nintendo 64TM and Nintendo GameCubeTM. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as MarioTM, Donkey KongTM, MetroidTM, ZeldaTM and Pokƒ©monTM. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.nintendo.com.

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