Wii Pokémon, DS browser coming in June

First US Wii game to use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, DS connectivity coming to US; other Nintendo games dated.

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North American gamers have been wondering when they would be able to properly take their Wiis online for some head-to-head action against other Wii owners. Today, Nintendo answered that question.

Pokémon Battle Revolution, which was previously released in Japan, is headed for the US and will use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo's online gaming service. Pikachu's debut on the Wii is set for June 25.

The game also marks the first US Wii game to incorporate connectivity with its handheld cousin, the Nintendo DS. Gamers will be able to import characters from their DS copies of Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl (both of which will release April 25), and even use their DSs as controllers for the Wii version.

Nintendo also announced the release dates for several other Wii and DS games through this summer. Among the noteworthy release dates are Super Paper Mario on April 9, Mario Party 8 on May 29, Big Brain Academy (Wii) on June 11, and the Nintendo DS Web Browser on June 4. A full list is below.

Wii
April 9 / Super Paper Mario
April / Prince of Persia Rival Swords
April / Bust-A-Move Bash
April / Bioncle Heroes
May 15 / Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
May 29 / Mario Party 8
May / Tamagotchi Party On
May / Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean at World's End
May / Escape from Bug Island
May / Spider-Man The Movie 3
June 11 / Big Brain Academy
June 25 / Pokémon Battle Revolution
June / Cosmic Family
Spring / Heatseeker
Q2 / Legend of the Dragon
Summer / Shrek the Third
Summer / Transformers the Game

Nintendo DS
April 22 / Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
May / Pirates of the Caribbean 3
May / Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu
May / Pony Friends
May / Diner Dash
May / Touch the Dead
June 4 / Nintendo DS browser
June 4 / Planet Puzzle League
June 11 / Touchmaster DS
June / Zendoku
Spring / Naruto Ninja Council 3
Spring / Time Ace
Spring / Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom
Q2 / Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon
Summer / Shrek the Third
Summer / Transformers: Autobots
Summer / Transformers: Decepticons

Game Boy Advance
Summer / Shrek the Third

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