Nintendo Reveals Early 2009 Wii and DS Lineup: Pikmin Wii, Pokemon Platinum Coming Stateside

Giving fans something to look forward to, Nintendo has delivered a partial list of the numerous Wii and Nintendo DS games hitting North America by March 31, 2009.

The GameCube-to-Wii ports of Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis are now confirmed to arrive in North America under the "New Play Control!" label, reflecting each game's newfound use of motion-based controls.

Nintendo's current Q1 2009 publishing lineup is as follows:

    Wii
    New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis - March
    New Play Control! Pikmin - March

    Nintendo DS
    Personal Trainer: Math - Jan. 12
    Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - Feb. 16
    Pokemon Platinum Version - March 22

Essentially a remake of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl with new story elements and features, Platinum was one of the best-selling titles worldwide earlier this year despite having been released only in Japan at that time.

Along with Nintendo's own offerings, a variety of third-party Wii and DS games were listed, ranging from Bikini Zombie Slayers (Wii) to Pimp My Ride 2 (DS).

    Wii

    Activision
    Monsters vs. Aliens - March 24

    Crave Entertainment 
    Monster Pals - March
    Solitaire & Mahjong - February
    Puzzle Challenges and More! - February
    Crayola Colorful World - March

    D3Publisher 
    Onechanbara Bikini Zombie Slayers - February
    Coraline - January

    Destineer
    WordJong Party - January
    Battle Rage - February
    Cradle of Rome - February
    Cate West: The Vanishing Files - March
    Burger Island - March

    Disney Interactive Studios
    Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year - Winter

    DreamCatcher
    Play the World - March

    Electronic Arts
    NASCAR Kart Racing - Feb. 10
    SimAnimals - Jan. 27
    TRIVIAL PURSUIT - Early spring

    Hudson Entertainment
    FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR - Jan. 6
    Marble Saga Kororinpa - Spring

    Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. 
    DanceDanceRevolution Disney Grooves - March

    Majesco Entertainment
    Escape the Museum - January
    Major Minor's Majestic March - March

    Marvelous Entertainment USA
    Little King's Story - Feb. 17
    Rune Factory: Frontier - March

    Mastiff 
    Deer Drive - Jan. 20

    NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. 
    We Ski and Snowboard - March

    Sega 
    The House of The Dead: Overkill - February
    SONIC and the Black Knight - March
    MADWORLD - March

    Southpeak Interactive
    Roogoo Twisted Towers - Feb. 17
    Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball - March 17
    Brave: A Warrior's Tale - Feb. 17

    THQ
    Paws & Claws Pet Resort - Jan. 5
    Neighborhood Games - Jan. 5

    Ubisoft
    Tenchu: Shadow Assassins - February
    Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars (Director's Cut) - March

    XS Games
    Super PickUps - Q1

    Nintendo DS

    Activision
    Monsters vs. Aliens - March 24
    Pimp My Ride 2 - March 24
    Animal Planet - March 10

    Atlus U.S.A., Inc. 
    My World, My Way - Feb. 3
    Legacy of Ys: Books I & II - Feb. 10
    Trackmania DS - March 17

    Crave Entertainment 
    Monster Pals - March

    D3Publisher of America
    Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Q1
    Coraline - January

    Destineer 
    USA TODAY Puzzle Craze - January
    DinoPets - March

    Disney Interactive Studios
    Phineas and Ferb - Winter

    DreamCatcher
    Inkheart - January
    Learn Math - January
    Drivers' Ed Portable - January
    Monster Band - January
    Zoo Quest - February
    My Personal Diary - February
    Music Star: Pop Star - February
    Paint by DS - March
    Matchstick - March
    Dreamer: Top Model - March
    Sarah - Keeper of the Unicorn - March
    Learn Chess - March
    Dragon Master - April

    Electronic Arts
    Zubo - March
    Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure - Q1
    SimAnimals - Jan. 27

    Empire Interactive 
    Jagged Alliance - Feb. 17

    Gameloft
    American Popstar - Road to Celebrity - March 9

    Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
    Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero - Q1
    Suikoden Tierkreis - Q1
    Little Magician's Magic Adventure - Q1

    Majesco Entertainment 
    WonderWorld Amusement Park - January
    Powerbike - January
    Our House - Q1
    Hot 'n' Cold - March

    Marvelous Entertainment USA
    Avalon Code - February
    Flower, Sun, and Rain - March

    Mastiff
    Moon - Jan. 13

    MumboJumbo
    Chicken Hunter Star Karts - March 10

    ROCKSTAR GAMES 
    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars - Winter

    Southpeak Interactive 
    Big Bang Mini - Jan. 6
    Roogoo Attack - Feb. 17
    Brave: Shaman's Challenge - Feb. 17

    Square Enix, Inc. 
    FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Echoes of Time - Spring

    THE GAME FACTORY
    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES - Jan. 19

    THQ
    Paws & Claws Pampered Pets - Jan. 5

    TOMY Corporation
    My DoItAll - February

    Ubisoft
    Jake Power Fireman - January
    Jake Power Policeman - January
    Imagine Cheerleader - February
    JoJo's Fashion Show - February
    Petz Horseshoe Ranch - February
    Imagine Family Doctor - February
    Imagine Ice Champions - March
    Jake Power Handyman - March
    My Fashion Studio Paris Collection - Feb. 17
    American Popstar - Road to Celebrity - March 24
    Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars (Director's Cut) - March

    XSEED Games
    Retro Game Challenge - Jan. 6