Wii playable on Fusion Tour

Nintendo's 35-stop Fusion Tour gives gamers a chance to try out the upcoming console beginning September 27; Metroid, WarioWare, others playable.

"Columbus, Ohio, are you ready to Wii!?!?" Such a statement may elicit chuckles at a typical rock concert, but it will be met with raucous applause in just over a week.

Nintendo's "playing is believing" mantra for the Wii goes into full effect later this month on the Nintendo Fusion Tour. Though the anticipated console was previously announced to make an appearance on the nationwide concert series, today the company confirmed that the public will be able to play it.

The list of playable games (subject to change) includes Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam, Excite Truck, Wii Sports, and WarioWare: Smooth Moves. Nintendo has not stated how many Wii kiosks will be available at each stop. Also making an appearance will be the portable DS and games such as Elite Beat Agents.

The Nintendo Fusion Tour will hit 35 cities beginning September 27 in Columbus, Ohio. The concert series will be headlined by Hawthorne Heights and will feature the likes of Relient K, Emery, and Plain White T's. Tour dates can be found at the official Web site.

Nintendo has touted its upcoming console, the Wii, as something that skeptical gamers need to experience to appreciate. Apparently, they were right. At this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo attendees got hands-on experience with the system, and the postconvention buzz was deafening.

The Wii will go on sale in the United States on November 19 for $249.99.

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Discussion

114 comments
LucasAW
LucasAW

There are other parts to this planet.. especially the UK which gets everything last - please someone from nintendo marketing remember that :)

diesil
diesil

woot woot i live in columbus 2 bad all the bands playing suck !@#

Brock_UK
Brock_UK

What about the UK :( Thats sooooooooo not fair!

thisisasignin
thisisasignin

oh snap, in your face Fat_Johnny =0) I really like Metroid but I cant help but feel that this will be too complicated for me. Prime was alright as far as control but still took a while for me to get use to. I hope the controls dont make the game too frustrating.

buuboy
buuboy

To Fat_Johnny The Rap music is in the garbage where it belongs

Bio_Spark
Bio_Spark

I think everyone agrees whiny music sucks. No wii here until the end of October? Oh, well. I'm not buying it at launch anyway.

rarson
rarson

metdevthegamer: Yeah, I agree. I can't even stand listening to an entire song on Nintendo's web site.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

It's also coming to Jonesboro, Arkansas! YES!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!1111ONEFIVEELEVENDY2!!

diablobasher
diablobasher

Come to southampton in the UK ;_; cmon, i know were crummy, but....no wait, theres nothing good about southampton :\

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

There's a slim chance I'd go, but only to play the Wii. I'd just need to bring a good MP3 player so I can listen to actual music, and none of that wimpy whiny sucky screamo sh*t.

NextGenAdam
NextGenAdam

*sigh* for once I wish I was american... Why don't Nintendo do a Europe tour, come to London, please!

RufustheMage
RufustheMage

OMG YES!!! I live in Cleveland! YESS!! Thank You Nintendo!

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

smart to do. they should have even more stops......... who cares about the bands.....just show up in a mall or something.

ftjx
ftjx

What! No zelda.............

blackmage0_15
blackmage0_15

Aww man, come on down to canada.... Toronto at least!

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

Sweetness for those who live nearby......

rarson
rarson

Relient K is the only band of these that I've heard of, and I don't even listen to them. I want to play the Wii, but I don't want to have to suffer through that crap to do it.

SiRrOmNaD
SiRrOmNaD

how about cheap ass kids stop complaining and get a job.

ganondorf_002
ganondorf_002

Don't worry Carper642, they wil NEVER come to Puerto Rico :(

Carper642
Carper642

When it comes to Columbus Ohio, I am there!

Footballteen58
Footballteen58

DAMNIT i wish Fusion tour was coming to Virginia around the southwest section.

Fat_jonny
Fat_jonny

Where is the Rap music Note: I'm Black

xbox_gamer1
xbox_gamer1

I cant wait for the Wii to be in stores to try it out,so mabe it can go along with my Xbox 360.I havent liked Nintendo consoles since the Snes but maybe this one will change my mind.GO MICROSOFT!!!!!!!

Eviltwin
Eviltwin

Ninty need better bands XD

coylenintendo
coylenintendo

gamespot just found this out? I knew about this for at least two weeks

superweasle
superweasle

the tours coming right near me! but I'd only want to go because the wii...O_o

gnbfd
gnbfd

It doesn't matter, it's not coming to where I live. :cry:

slyfoxmccloud
slyfoxmccloud

Yeah Hawthorn Hieghts............... playing the arm guitar with a sharp razor

Alcotamaysees
Alcotamaysees

They need some better bands. But hey, it's all about the games I suppose.

LuIsSiUl
LuIsSiUl

woooooow!!!! i wanna go!!! relient k rules and i wanna try the wii!!!! but too bad 4 me i live in mexico n the closest city i have is san diego... and its like .... pretty far!!! :'(

knife_prty
knife_prty

Wow, all the bands i hate concentrated in one event I would love...

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

Anyone know of any candian your dates:)

djsaskdja
djsaskdja

Emery isn't emo all you emo haters

buuboy
buuboy

It's kinda funny how gamestop said, quote, "It's not bogus that the Wii will be on a cross-country tour, but it's not likely that it will be the music-oriented fusion tour". LOL!

metalclay128
metalclay128

hm, might go with some friends, Ft. Lauderdale isn't far from where i live.