Nintendo unveils EU Q1 '09 lineup

The Big N reveals a slew of new releases, including Pikmin on February 6, Mario Power Tennis, and Madworld for March.

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Although 2008 may be drawing to a close, the money machine that is Nintendo shows no sign of slowing down. The company has just announced its Q1 2009 lineup, with a new series of games called "New Play Control," a new DS walking game, and third-party games such as Madworld.

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The New Play Control series will kick off with remakes of the GameCube classics Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis, complete with new 480p widescreen graphics and motion controls. Originally released on the GameCube in 2002, Pikmin will receive its long-awaited Wii follow-up on February 6. Nintendo will follow in March with Mario Power Tennis for the Wii; players can wave the Wii Remote to execute forehand and backhand shots as well as affecting topspin, slice spin, and special moves. And finally, Sega and PlatinumGames will be bringing chainsaw-armed combat and man-darts to the Wii in the same month with its highly anticipated Madworld. Other games on the list include House of the Dead, Castlevania Judgment, and PES 2009, although Rock Band 2 is notable by its absence.

Nintendo has also unveiled a new DS game called "Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine?" The game uses two pedometers to record your steps throughout the day, with a variety of built-in minigames to motivate your walking. With support for up to four players on one DS, each user can compare and compete with each others' walking activity, generate stats such as how much electrical energy your walking has generated, and share it via Wi-Fi to other Walk with Me users.

Nintendo Wii
Chrysler Classic Racing (Zoo)--9 Jan 2009
Jeep Thrills (formerly Let's Off Road) (Zoo)--9 Jan 2009
Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune (Zoo)--16 Jan 2009
Skate City Heroes (Zoo)--16 Jan 2009
Story Hour Adventures (Zoo)--16 Jan 2009
Story Hour Fairy Tales (Zoo)--16 Jan 2009
NeoPets Puzzle Adventure (Capcom)--23 Jan 2009
Twin Strike: Operation Thunder (Zoo) --Jan 2009
Riding Stables (dtp young entertainment)--Jan 2009
Music Party (dtp young entertainment)--Jan 2009
Ultimate Band (Capcom)--5 Feb 2009
NEW PLAY CONTROL! Pikmin (Nintendo)--6 Feb 2009
Hotel For Dogs (505 Games)--6 Feb 2009
NARUTO Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 European Version (TOMY/Nintendo)--13 Feb 2009
Deadly Creatures (THQ)--13 Feb 2009
CM 2-World Kitchen (505 Games)--20 Feb 2009
The Destiny of Zorro (505 Games)--27 Feb 2009
House of the Dead:Overkill (SEGA)--Feb 2009
Ben 10:Alien Force (D3Publisher)--Feb 2009
Onechanbra-Bikini Zombi Slayers (D3Publisher)--Feb 2009
Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars (SouthPeak Games)--Feb 2009
Pirates versus Ninja (SouthPeak Games)--Feb 2009
CID The Dummy (Oxygen Games)--Feb 2009
Tenchu Shadow Assassins (Ubisoft)--5 Mar 2009
Yamaha Supercross (Zoo)--6 Mar 2009
Big Foot Collision Course (Zoo)--6 Mar 2009
Diva Girls:Princess on Ice (505 Games)--6 Mar 2009
Smiley World Island Challenge (Zoo)--13 Mar 2009
Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans (Zoo)--13 Mar 2009
Sim Animals (EA)--23 Mar 2009
Little King's Story (Rising Star Games)--28 Mar 2009
NEW PLAY CONTROL! Mario Power Tennis (Nintendo)--Mar 2009
Sonic and the Black Knight (SEGA)--Mar 2009
MADWORLD (SEGA)--Mar 2009
Diabolik:The Original Sin (Black Bean/Lago Srl)--Mar 2009
Bob the Builder: Festival of Fun (Mastertronic)--Mar 2009
AMF Bowling World Lanes (Bethsofteurope)--Q1 2009
Runaway The Dream of the Turtle (Focus Home Interactive)--Q1 2009
Job Island (Hudson Soft)--Q1 2009
Kororinpa 2 (working title) (Hudson Soft)--Q1 2009
King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga. (Ignition)--Q1 2009
Samurai Shodown Anthology (Ignition)--Q1 2009
Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 (Koch Media/Deep Silver)--Q1 2009
Castlevania Judgment (Konami)--Q1 2009
PES 2009 (Konami)--Q1 2009
Cake Mania–In the Mix! (Majesco/Codemasters)--Q1 2009
Escape The Museum (Majesco/Codemasters)--Q1 2009
Rock Revolution (Konami)--Q1 2009
Hysteria Hospital:Emergeny Ward (Oxygen Games)--Q1 2009
Roogoo (SouthPeak Games)--Q1 2009
Brave:A Warrior's Tale (SouthPeak Games)--Q1 2009
Line Rider 2:Unbound (InXile)--Q1 2009
PurrPals II (InXile)--Q1 2009

Nintendo DS
Chrysler Classic Racing (Zoo)--9 Jan 2009
My Chinese Coach (Ubisoft)--15 Jan 2009
Petz My Monkey Family (Ubisoft)--15 Jan 2009
Petz My Kitten Family (Ubisoft)--15 Jan 2009
Lord of the Rings:Conquest (EA)--16 Jan 2009
Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune (ZOO)--16 Jan 2009
Tecktonic (Koch Media/Deep Silver)--16 Jan 2009
Sim Animals (EA)--23 Jan 2009
NeoPets Puzzle Adventure (Capcom)--23 Jan 2009
Word Master (Zoo)--30 Jan 2009
The Woodleys–Sports (dtp young entertainment)--Jan 2009
Best Friend–My Horse (dtp young entertainment)--Jan 2009
Ultimate Band (Disney Interactive Studios)--4 Feb 2009
Scrabble 2009 (Ubisoft)--5 Feb 2009
Imagine:Ballet Dancer (Ubisoft)--5 Feb 2009
Johnny Bravo (Mastertronic)--6 Feb 2009
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (Nintendo)--6 Feb 2009
Harvest Fishing (Rising Star)--6 Feb 2009
XG Blast! (Rising Star)--6 Feb 2009
Hotel for Dogs (505 Games)--6 Feb 2009
Imagine:Movie Star (Ubisoft)--12 Feb 2009
My Pet Zoo Vet (505 Games)--13 Feb 2009
Buffy (505 Games)--13 Feb 2009
Rune Factory (Rising Star)--13 Feb 2009
Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine? bundled with two Activity Meters (Nintendo)--20 Feb 2009
Lux Pain (Rising Star)--20 Feb 2009
Pop Town (505 Games)--27 Feb 2009
Mahjong Quest (Astragon)--27 Feb 2009
The Chase:Felix meets Felicity (Atari)--Feb 2009
Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell (Disney Interactive Studios)--Feb 2009
Mushroom Men: Rise of The Fungi (SouthPeak Games)--Feb 2009
Insecticide (SouthPeak Games)--Feb 2009
Ben 10:Alien Force (D3Publisher)--Feb 2009
Crazy Machines (dtp young entertainment)--Feb 2009
My pet beauty salon (dtp young entertainment)--Feb 2009
The Chase:Felix meets Felicity (Atari)--Feb 2009
Diva Girls:Diva Dancers (505 Games)--6 Mar 2009
Yamaha Supercross (Zoo)--6 Mar 2009
Big Foot Collision Course (Zoo)--6 Mar 2009
Club Penguin (Disney Interactive Studios)--13 Mar 2009
Populous (Rising Star)--13 Mar 2009
Smile World Island Challenge (ZOO)--13 Mar 2009
Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans (ZOO)--13 Mar 2009
Emergency Room (505 Games)--27 Mar 2009
My Beauty Salon (505 Games)--27 Mar 2009
NARUTO NINJA DESTINY 2 European Version (TOMY/Nintendo)--Mar 2009
Bleach:Dark Souls (SEGA)--Mar 2009
History Great Empires: Rome (Black Bean / Lago Srl)--Mar 2009
Diabolik: The Original Sin (Black Bean/Lago Srl)--Mar 2009
Puzzle Quest Galactrix (D3Publisher)--Mar 2009
Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles (Oxygen Games)--Mar 2009
Challenge Me: Maths Workout (Oxygen Games)--Mar 2009
Ducati Moto (Bethsofteurope)-Q1 2009
AMF Bowling Pinbusters! (Bethsofteurope)--Q1 2009
Dungeon Raiders (Focus Home Entertainment)--Q1 2009
Sherlock Holmes 'Le mystere de la momie' (Focus Home Entertainment)--Q1 2009
Blood Bowl (Focus Home Entertainment)--Q1 2009
Let's Play:Fire Fighter (Gamelife)--Q1 2009
Bomberman 2 (working title) (Hudson Soft)--Q1 2009
Enchanted Folk and the School of Wizardry (Konami)--Q1 2009
Rock Revolution (Konami)--Q1 2009
Cake Mania 2 (Majesco/Codemasters)--Q1 2009
Maths Blaster (Majesco)--Q1 2009
Powerbike (Majesco)--Q1 2009
Left Brain Right Brain 2 (Majesco)--Q1 2009
Wonderworld Amusement Park (Majesco)--Q1 2009
Babysitting Mania (Majesco/Codemasters)--Q1 2009
Our House (Majesco)--Q1 2009
Big Bang Mini (SouthPeak Games)--Q1 2009
Brave:Shaman's Challenge (SouthPeak Games)--Q1 2009
Roogoo (SouthPeak Games)--Q1 2009
De Blob (THQ)--Q1 2009
Gauntlet (Eidos)--Spring 2009
Winx Club Secret Diary 2009 (Konami)--early 2009

Nintendo DS Accessory
Activity Meter (x1) (Nintendo)--20 Feb 2009

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