Punch-Out enters ring May 18

Nintendo updates Wii and DS release lists, tagging dates to boxing revamp and New Play Control line; Excitebots, Legendary Starfy announced.

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As the publisher is wont to do, Nintendo today rattled off the plethora of games coming to its best-selling hardware in the next few months. Along with reaffirming a number of release windows, the publisher provided more specific dates on a few of its key first-party and third-party titles.

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On the Wii, May 18 will see the arrival of Punch-Out, the long-awaited remake of the classic NES boxing game, with Glass Joe getting a current-generation graphical makeover. In June, Sega will deliver two titles that have generated a measure of buzz: High Voltage's first-person shooter The Conduit and Let's Tap, the cardboard-box-based rhythm game from Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka.

Nintendo also attached dates to a number of titles in its New Play Control line, which adds motion controls to classic GameCube games. Namely, both New Play Control Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis are due March 9, with Donkey Kong Jungle Beat following on May 4. The publisher also used the opportunity to announce Excitebots: Trick Racing, a Wii Wheel-compatible racing game that serves as an extension to the Excitebikes and Excite Truck family of racers.

Most notably on the DS, Nintendo said that it would be bringing The Legendary Starfy to the US for the first time on June 8. Developed by Tose, the action platformer was originally released in Japan for the Game Boy Advance in 2002.

Wii
Major League Baseball 2K9 (2K Sports)--March 3
New Play Control! Pikmin (Nintendo)--March 9
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (Nintendo)--March 9
M&M's Beach Party (Zoo Games)--March 10
Ready 2 Rumble Revolution (Atari)--March 17
Backyard Baseball '10 (Atari)--March 31
Don King Boxing (2K Sports)--March 31
Puzzle Kingdoms (Zoo Games)--March 31
Trivial Pursuit (EA)--March
MySims Party (EA)--March
DanceDanceRevolution Disney Grooves (Konami)--April 2
Garfield Gets Real (Zoo Games)--April 7
Roogoo Twisted Towers (Southpeak)--April 7
Pennzoil's Build-N-Race: Speed Demons (Zoo Games)--April 14
Excitebots: Trick Racing (Nintendo)--April 20
Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans (Zoo Games)--April 21
Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball (Southpeak)--April 21
Smiley World Island Challenge (Zoo Games)--April 28
Hannah Montana The Movie (Disney)--April
Real Heroes: Firefighter (Conspiracy Games)--April
Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity (Deep Silver)--April
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Nintendo)--May 4
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus (Aksys Games)--May 12
Punch-Out (Nintendo)--May 18
EA Sports Active (EA)--May 19
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers (Konami)--May 19
Fritz Chess (Deep Silver)--May
Virtua Tennis 2009 (Sega)--May
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Activision)--May
Garfield's Pet Force (Zoo Games)--June 9
Let's Tap (Sega)--June
The Conduit (Sega)--June
Tiger Woods PGA Tour '10 (EA)--June
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Activision)--June
Boom Blox Bash Party (EA)--Spring
MotoGP (Capcom)--Spring
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (LucasArts)--Late Spring
EA Sports Tennis (EA)--Summer GI JOE: The Rise of Cobra (EA)--Summer
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (EA)--Summer
Help Wanted (Hudson)--Summer
MySims Racing (EA)--Summer
Overlord Dark Legend (Codemasters)--Summer
Klonoa (Namco Bandai)--Q2

Nintendo DS
MLB 2K9 Fantasy All-Stars (2K Sports)--March 3
Peggle Dual Shot (PopCap)--March 3
Yamaha Supercross (Zoo Games)--March 10
Zubo (EA)--March 10
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar)--March 17
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure (EA)--March 17
History Channel: Great Empires: Rome (Valcon)--March 17
TrackMania DS (Atlus)--March 17
Hands On!: Tangrams (Zoo Games)--March 24
Backyard Baseball '10 (Atari)--March 31
Crazy Chicken Star Karts (MumboJumbo)--March 31
Don King Boxing (2K Sports)--March 31
My Horse and Me Riding For Gold (Atari)--March 31
Puzzle Kingdoms (Zoo Games)--March 31
Tokyo Beat Down (Atlus)--March 31
Littlest Pet Shop: Spring (EA)--March
MySims Party (EA)--March
Pet Vet: Down Under (Deep Silver)--March
Scrabble (EA)--March
Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo)--April 5
Garfield Gets Real (Zoo Games)--April 7
Roogoo Attack (Southpeak)--April 7
The Dark Spire (Atlus)--April 14
Dokapon Journey (Atlus)--April 14
Puffins: Island Adventure (Majesco)--April 14
101-in-1 Explosive Megamix (Atlus)--April 21
Dreamer: Babysitter (DreamCatcher)--April 21
Dreamer: Shop Owner (DreamCatcher)--April 21
Dreamer: Teacher (DreamCatcher)--April 21
Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans (Zoo Games)--April 21
Steal Princess (Atlus)--April 21
Crazy Chicken Atlantis Quest (MumboJumbo)--April 28
Powerbike (Majesco)--April 28
Smiley World Island Challenge (Zoo Games)--April 28
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier (Atlus)--April 28
Desktop Tower Defense (THQ)--April 29
Elite Forces: Unit 77 (Deep Silver)--April
Hannah Montana The Movie (Disney)--April
Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity (Deep Silver)--April
Imagine Makeup Artist (Ubisoft)--May 5
Imagine Music Fest (Ubisoft)--May 5
Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times (Konami)--May 5
Prank'd (DreamCatcher)--May 19
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerators World Championship 2009 (Konami)--May 19
Personal Trainer: Walking (Nintendo)--May 25
Imagine Boutique Owner (Ubisoft)--May 26
Jake Hunter Detective Chronicles: Memories of the Past (Aksys Games)--May 26
DJ Star (Deep Silver)--May
Drama Queens (Majesco)--May
Fritz Chess (Deep Silver)--May
Horoscope DS (Deep Silver)--May
Hot 'n' Cold (Majesco)--May
The Humans (Deep Silver)--May
Marker Man Adventures (Majesco)--May
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Activision)--May
Crazy Chicken The Pharaoh's Treasure (MumboJumbo)--June 2
Knights in the Nightmare (Atlus)--June 2
My Healthy Cooking Coach (Ubisoft)--June 2
The Legendary Starfy (Nintendo)--June 8
Garfield's Pet Force (Zoo Games)--June 9
Petz Fashion: Dogz and Catz (Ubisoft)--June 9
Jake Power Soccer Club (Ubisoft)--June 16
Rockin' Pretty (Aksys Games)--June 23
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (Atlus)--June 23
7 Wonders II (MumboJumbo)--June 30
Ice Age 3 (Activision)--June 30
Dawn of Heroes (Majesco)--June
Mega Man Starforce 3 Black Ace (Capcom)--June
Mega Man Starforce 3 Red Joker (Capcom)--June
Monster Racers (Koei)--June
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Activision)--June
Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits (Activision/RedOctane)--June
Treasure World (Aspyr Media)--June
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (LucasArts)--Late Spring
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (EA)--Summer
Miami Law (Hudson)--Summer
MySims Racing (EA)--Summer
Overlord Minions (Codemasters)--Summer

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