New Wii games announced

New Mario Strikers, Battalion Wars announced for Nintendo's upcoming console at Leipzig Conference; Wii price, date still secret.


Nintendo used its high-profile press conference at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, this morning to announce two new games for the Wii but disappointed anyone waiting for information about the launch price of the next-gen console.

Nintendo announced a new Mario sports title for the Wii, called Mario Strikers Charged (working title). The sequel to Super Mario Strikers is likely to make full use of the Wii controller--the game is playable at Leipzig, and GameSpot will bring you more information as soon as we can. German footballer Philipp Lahm was featured in a video to promote the game, and it was demonstrated on stage by a Germany TV star.

Battalion Wars 2 for the Wii was also announced and will be playable on Nintendo's stand at Leipzig. Very few details of the game have been released, although Nintendo did say that it was abbreviated to BWii. The original Battalion Wars was released on the GameCube in late 2005.

Nintendo also revealed that a pink DS Lite would come to Europe on October 27.

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