Pokemon's March 14 debut caps Nintendo Q1 lineup

First-quarter release schedule headlined by HeartGold, SoulSilver; Mega Man 10 mobilizing by March; blue, pink Wii Remote due Feb. 14.

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Last week, Capcom revealed that its blue bomber would once again be given a retro retrofit in the forthcoming WiiWare title Mega Man 10. Today, Nintendo provided an inclusive look at its first-quarter release schedule for the Wii and DS, and among the tidbits of information revealed was the game's March launch window.

The blue Wii Remote…
The blue Wii Remote…

As it would turn out, March looks like it will be a fairly big month for Nintendo's platforms. The publisher also revealed today that Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver for the DS and DSi will be available March 14. The two-pronged Pokemon invasion has been a mainstay on Japan's sales charts since the role-playing game opened to 1.4 million in sales in September.

Announced as WarioWare Myself at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo, WarioWare DIY has been given a March 28 release date. The DSi title lets gamers create their own fast-paced quirky minigames featuring the bizarro Mario. A console installment, called WarioWare DIY Showcase, lets gamers download and play the handheld concoctions onto the Wii, and it is due during the first part of the year.

…and the pink Wii Remote.
…and the pink Wii Remote.

Lastly, Nintendo also announced that it would be adding two new color options for the Wii Remote. Beginning February 14, gamers will be able to purchase the Wii Remote in either pink or blue, both with the precision-enhancing Wii MotionPlus add-on packed in. No pricing information was given. However, when Nintendo introduced the black Wii Remote bundle that included the MotionPlus peripheral in November, it retailed for $49.99.

The remainder of Nintendo's first-quarter release schedule is listed below.

WII GAMES DUE Q1 2010
2K Sports
Major League Baseball 2K10 / March

Activision
How to Train Your Dragon / March 23

The American Game Factory
Build-a-Bear Workshop - Friendship Valley / March 17

Atlus
Shiren the Wanderer / February 9

Capcom
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars / January 26

City Interactive
Chicken Riot / February 9
Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII / February 16

Collision Studios
City Builder / February

D3Publisher
Family Party: 30 Great Games Winter Fun / February

Deep Silver
Let's Play Ballerina / March
Let's Play Garden / March

Disney Interactive Studios
Alice in Wonderland / March

Hudson Entertainment
Calling / Spring
Rooms: The Main Building / Spring
Walk it Out / January 10

Konami
Dance Dance Revolution / Q1
Yu Gi Oh! Duel Trancer / Q1

Majesco Entertainment
The Daring Game of Girls / February
Data East Arcade Classics / January
Pizza Delivery Boy / March

Nintendo
Endless Ocean: Blue World / February 22

Sega
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing / March
Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll / February 9

SouthPeak Games
Sled Shred featuring the Jamaican Bobsled Team / February 1

Storm City Entertainment
Bermuda Triangle: Saving the Coral / February
Fast Food Panic / January 5

UFO Interactive
Arcade Shooter: Ilvelo / Q1
Jaja's Adventure / Q1
Rock Blast / Q1

Ubisoft
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle / Late January
Racquet Sports / March
Red Steel 2 / Q1
Sleepover Party / January 12

XSeed Games
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon / March 16
The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces / January 5

WIIWARE GAMES DUE Q1 2010
Akaoni Studio
Zombie Panic in Wonderland / Q1

Broken Rules
And Yet It Moves / Q1

Capcom
Mega Man 10 / March
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney / January

Ghostfire Games
Rage of the Gladiator / Q1

Hudson Entertainment
Military Madness: Nectaris / Q1

Nabi Studios
Toribash / Q1

Nintendo
WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase / Q1

Press Play
Max & the Magic Marker / Q1

Team Meat
Super Meat Boy / Q1

DS/DSI GAMES DUE Q1 2010
2K Sports
Major League Baseball 2K10 / March

Activision
How to Train Your Dragon / March 23
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief / February 2

Aksys Games
World Cup of Pool - February 9

The American Game Factory
Build-a-Bear Workshop - Welcome to Hugsville / March 17

Atlus
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey / March 10

Capcom
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth / February 16

City Interactive
Animal Country: Life on the Farm / February 16
Art of Murder / March 16

Deep Silver
Let's Play Ballerina / March
Let's Play Flight Attendant / March
Let's Play Garden / March

Disney Interactive Studios
Alice in Wonderland / March
Sonny with a Chance / Spring

GameMill Publishing
Escape the Museum / January 12
Hidden Mysteries: Buckingham Palace / February 9

Hudson Entertainment
Deca Sports / Spring
Rooms: The Main Building / Spring

Konami
Puzzle Chronicles / January 10
Scene It! Twilight / Q1

Majesco Entertainment
ATV Revolution / March
The Daring Game for Girls / February
Dawn of Heroes / February
Super Speed Machines / February

Nintendo
America's Test Kitchen: Let's Get Cooking / March 28
Glory of Heracles / January 18
Pokemon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version / March 14
WarioWare: D.I.Y. / March 28

Natsume
Cheer We Go! / March
Squishy Tank / February

PopCap Games
Bejeweled Twist / Q1

Sega
Infinite Space / March
Sands of Destruction / January 12
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing / March
Sonic Classic Collection / Spring

SouthPeak Games
Crime Scene / February 1
Dementium II / February 2
Fast Food Panic / January 5
Montessori Music / March 1
Sushi Go Round / February 1

Storm City Entertainment
ATV Quad Kings / March
Bermuda Triangle: Saving the Coral / February
Myst / February
TAC Heroes: The Big Red One / March

Tecmo
Again / March
Monster Rancher DS / March

Telegames
Puzzle Overload / Spring
Solitaire Overload Plus / Spring

THQ
Daniel X: The Ultimate Power / January 12

Tomy Corporation
Lovely Lisa and Friends / February

Ubisoft
Imagine Gymnast / March 10
Imagine Party Planner / January 13
Imagine Reporter / January 20
Imagine Sweet 16 / February 10

XSeed Games
KORG DS-10 Plus / January 19
Ragnarok DS / February 16

DSIWARE GAMES DUE Q1 2010
EA
Downtown Texas Hold'em Poker / Q1
Surviving High School / Q1

Gameloft
Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. / Q1
Legends of Exidia / Q1
Let's Golf / Q1
Real Soccer 2010 / Q1

Nintendo
Link 'n' Launch / February
Number Battle / January 25
Starship Defense / January 18
Touch Solitaire / January 11
Trajectile / January 4
X-Scape / February

Subatomic Studios
Fieldrunners / Q1

WayForward
Shantae: Risky's Revenge / Q1

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