List of US Wii games revealed

Nintendo releases roster of games for upcoming console; 30 by year's end, 41 third-party by end of March 2007, more than a dozen confirmed for launch.

Much of the focus of Nintendo's press events today was on the Wii's launch date and price, but as the company's mantra states, it's all about the games. Nintendo says there will be 30 games available for the console in North America by the end of the calendar year, with approximately two-dozen games ready at launch.

Nintendo listed off its confirmed first-party titles but did not specify when most of the games would be in stores. Excite Truck, Wii Sports (included with the system), and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess were confirmed for launch day during the press event in New York City, but some others, such as Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, won't arrive until 2007.

Outside of the Mario house, the company says 41 third-party games from 14 different publishers will be available between launch and March 31, 2007. Ubisoft leads the pack with 10 games for the system through the end of March, including the recently revealed Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell Double Agent. Electronic Arts, Midway Games, and Activision all follow with five.

While the dozens of games bode well for future Wii owners, there were a few omissions that leave some question marks. Super Smash Bros. Brawl was nowhere to be seen, nor was Midway's Blitz: The League--further fueling the fire that the latter game has been canceled.

The rest of the launch lineup is expected to be whittled down in the coming months.

FIRST-PARTY US WII TITLES
(confirm launch titles in bold)

Battalion Wars II
Big Brain Academy (temporary name)
Excite Truck
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Mario Strikers Charged
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Super Mario Galaxy (temporary name)
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Wii Sports (bundled with the Wii console)


THIRD-PARTY US WII TITLES DUE BY MARCH 2007
(confirmed launch titles in bold)

Activision
Call of Duty 3
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Rapala Tournament Fishing
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
World Series of Poker

Atari
Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi 2

Atlus
Trauma Center: Second Opinion

Buena Vista Games
Chicken Little: Ace in Action
Disney's Meet the Robinsons

Codemasters
Dance Factory
Sidewinder

EA
The Godfather
Madden NFL 07
Need for Speed: Carbon
SSX
Tiger Woods PGA Tour

Konami
Elebits

Majesco
Bust-A-Move Revolution

Midway
The Ant Bully
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Happy Feet
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Rampage: Total Destruction
[Missing and presumed canceled--Blitz: The League]

Sega
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz

SNK
Metal Slug Anthology

THQ
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Barnyard
Cars
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab

Ubisoft
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
Far Cry: Vengeance
GT Pro Series
Monster 4x4: World Circuit
Open Season
Prince of Persia (working title)
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Red Steel
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

Vivendi Games
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

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bernie0
bernie0

wii is prete cool but i think xbox 360 is betor until brawl comes out that is

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Gedddy_lee
Gedddy_lee

Blitz? how family frinedly :P blitz rules tho

gmrndlze
gmrndlze

cool! the wii is so much fun.

dagnin
dagnin

the wii rocks! i have some of the games on the list and let me tell you, sony should go and hide their face in SHAME!

B1ack_Rayn3
B1ack_Rayn3

metroid 3 look pretty awesome i can't wait for it at all.. but hopefully the controls are similar to resident evil 4

ronney81
ronney81

I hope they release more online games cause seriously the only thing that xbox 360 is better than wii in is the xbox live alot of cool and nice online games . i want a game like counter strike for wii for example soon it will release on wii ghost squad i think its like ghost recon for xbox 360

Tanori
Tanori

I realy realy want Metroid Prime corruption

Pepperpop10
Pepperpop10

Elebits was not a launch title but whatever. Warioware is really fun. Of course they weren't going to make Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros, and Metroid Prime launch titles, that wouldn't really make sense. I am very satisfied with my Wii60!

JoePiervincenti
JoePiervincenti

Man when Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Metroid Prime 3 come out, the Wii will be unstoppable. I am already loving Sonic and WarioWare and will probably love SSX Blur!

R_W_S
R_W_S

Super Smash Brawl, internet PVP, 16 people, on Starfox's Ship, FREE-4-ALL BATTLE........Epic....>_

ab0o
ab0o

GIVE ME MARIO!

vaskinator
vaskinator

man, you're so lame. If you actually look at the games, there are a lot of awesome ones coming out. And also, there are only two disney games.

CptDiaz
CptDiaz

im disapointed with the Wii ... a list full of kiddie and fu***** disney games, im about to sell it and buy a 360

ismakun
ismakun

Is there any baseball game besides wii sports?

Ferto_89
Ferto_89

wow.!!!.i cant imagine how the prince of persia is gonna be ...

fishbone_
fishbone_

fartys: As 4 of those games already has got 8+ i think maybe a little more than that will make it. I think some of them might be: Mario Strikers Charged Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Super Mario Galaxy WarioWare: Smooth Moves Battalion Wars II Big Brain Academy Metal Slug Anthology Elebits also i think Wii: Play is a candidate, but i don't know why it's not on the list. Well, just get back to your 360 or PS3, next time try being serious :) Very good list indeed

erikymartinez
erikymartinez

woa so good list =p but i want to know when wii come to Brazil oO

PLAYBOY54769
PLAYBOY54769

PS3 obviously owns but wii's innovativeness with the controllers is awsome

GameCube2004
GameCube2004

this line up kicks ass, the coming year is gonna be gr8 4 Wii owners !

AFWorm
AFWorm

That's not a bad list!

Lunatic_Monk
Lunatic_Monk

I pre-ordered Legend of Zelda, Red Steel, Metal Slug, Call of Duty 3, an extra Wiimote and a Nunchuck.

encryptkeeper
encryptkeeper

Ya gotta take the good with the bad. Battalion wars 2, zelda, metroid, truma center, possibly red steel, smash bros, but yeah alot of games-made-from-movies on this list. lets hope Nintendo gets this out of their system soon and try to make some good games that make use of the new controller.

fartys
fartys

most of this line up is tripe, there are only about 4 games on that list that gamespot will give over 8 on there review which means only 4 of them are really worth playing!

hunter8man
hunter8man

Red Steel Zelda Trauma Center and possibly Ultimate Alliance That's a hell of a lineup, and better than PS3's Only 22 more days till PSWii!!!

LAZZOR
LAZZOR

Gimme Smash Bros, Zelda, and possibly Red Steel and I'm good.

marcosa73
marcosa73

mostly alot of very forgettable liscensed crap on that list, I don't expect a Wii worth having until Mario Galaxy.

Kyo__man66
Kyo__man66

1.Red Steel 2.Excite Truck 3.Metal SLug Anthology

luxapollo
luxapollo

Looks like a pretty good lineup for the first few months after launch. Can't wait to get my hands on some of those games!

newlemming
newlemming

YEAH!! The Wii has an awesome selection. Good thing I already had my mind made up :P

mario_brothers
mario_brothers

1.Red Steel 2.Dragon Ball Z Tenkaichi 2 Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANT WAIT

stiker71
stiker71

Cant wait Wiis gona rule!

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mjrowlen
mjrowlen

Definitely gotta have Twilight Princess then of course Red Steel I think I will be happy for a while with those two titles