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

By Chris Faylor, Dec 17, 2008 7:25am PST 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

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    The only thing that could stop my success is if people realise that they can solve their Wii related dust problem by selling the Wii. I sold mine 18 months ago and haven't had any Wii dust issues (or any regrets) but it seems people like to keep hold of them for some reason so I'm sure the Wii Duster will still be a big seller.