Super Mario Galaxy 2 arrives June 11, Metroid: Other M gets a Q3 release window, Sin and Punishment coming a month ahead of the US.
This week, Nintendo held the third and final leg of its global media summit in London, presenting mixed news for Europe's gamers. As in the United States, Super Mario Galaxy took top billing. But Mario fans in the EU have to wait until June 11 to see the game--weeks later than the May 23 US release date.
The other big title of the global shows, Metroid: Other M, was not given a date for Europe at the presentation. However, the publisher did say that Samus's Team Ninja-developed adventure, which has been confirmed for a June 27 release in the US, would hit Europe at some point before the end of September. Capcom's Monster Hunter Tri was confirmed for a Europe-wide release on April 23 (three days after its US release) with free online multiplayer.
WarioWare: D.I.Y. is scheduled for EU release on April 30, just over a month after it becomes available in the US. The DSiWare title Photo Dojo was also confirmed for European release at the event, but no release date was given for the territory. The game is due to be released in the US sometime this spring.
In one bright spot for European gamers, Nintendo confirmed that Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies will arrive on the continent a full month before it is due to come out in the US, under the title Sin and Punishment: Star Successor, on May 7. Nintendo also confirmed that it is to publish Dragon Quest IX: Sentinel of the Starry Skies in Europe, as well as the US this summer, but no date was given.
For full coverage and hands-on impressions of all the games shown off at Nintendo's global summit, including Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and Monster Hunter Tri, head over to the Nintendo World Summit page.
30 years in the industry, and they're still taking their time to translate into 4 languages and ship it to us in Europe? Guess Europe will always be the Bronze medal...
Is it just me or is there a lot more work being given to Gamespot Europe & Australia? I'm American, but I'm not inclined to think this site deserves a whole bunch of red, white, and blue coloring on the panels like the 70% of Americans who liked Speed Racer from 200-I-forget-and-don't-give-a-damn. I just think there should be balance like everything in the media arts without a pile of sand for a protagonist...
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