WII / Action / Release: May 18, 2009 / ESRB: E10+


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Donkey Kong's return: 33 years of Nintendo's main monkey

Donkey Kong's return: 33 years of Nintendo's main monkey

Mario wasn't the only character to become an iconic mascot with the introduction of Donkey Kong into arcades in 1981. The titular ape has managed to earn his own following, and thanks to the efforts of many savvy developers, he's managed to stay relevant through over three decades of gaming.

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Nintendo adds four more value-priced 'Selects'

Nintendo adds four more value-priced 'Selects'

Nintendo has announced four more additions to its Nintendo Selects line, the $20 bargain packaging for best-selling Wii games. The new line-up includes Super Mario Galaxy, Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charged, and Punch-Out. Each will retail for $19.99 starting on August 28.

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Punch-Out!! Wii Screenshots Go Head-to-Head

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With the release of Next Level's Punch-Out!! Wii-magining coming up in under a month, Nintendo has issued some new screenshots featuring the game's "Head-to-Head" multiplayer mode. Apparently, Little Pete isn't quite so little when he gets angry.

The Wii edition of Punch-Out!! hits North American stores on May 18, with both the original NES Punch-Out!! and Super NES sequel Super Punch-Out!! now available for download from the Wii's online Shop Channel, priced respectively at $5 and $8.

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"I havent noticed, but can you play the other characters? If not, its no Buy for me."
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Punch-Out!! Fists-On Impressions: Little Mac Is Back

Nintendo is giving players the opportunity to lace up their gloves for some hands-on time with Punch-Out!! on the Wii. I went a few rounds with the game to get an idea of how developer Next Level updated the classic arcade boxing game for the Wii.

Punch-Out!! once again puts you in the boots of Little Mac, a small-time boxer with big dreams and an always-get-up attitude. Much like the Punch-Out games for the NES and SNES, Punch-Out!! on the Wii starts you off on the minor circuit where you have to fight your way up the ranks to eventually become the champ. Read more »

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Here's Your New Punch-Out!! Wii Trailer

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In continuation of today's media explosion, Nintendo has released a new trailer for its Wii revival of the classic boxer Punch-Out!!. Sporting at least three different control schemes--motion-based, traditional, and Wii Balance Board--the game hits May 18.

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"This is the type of game I bought the balance board for. Now we just need a Police 911! game ..."
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Punch-Out Wii Detailed

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A Nintendo press release has revealed new details of Punch-Out!!, the upcoming Wii revival of the classic boxing series.

According to the information, Punch-Out is set to include a two-player versus mode, though no online multiplayer functionality was mentioned. Read more »

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Punch-Out Wii Release Date, Excitebots Announced as Nintendo Unveils Q2 Wii and DS Release List

Nintendo today issued a partial list of the Wii and Nintendo DS games slated to hit North American retailers by the end of July, revealing release dates and new games.

Punch-Out!!, the Wii entry in the long-dormant boxing series, arrives on May 18. Excitebots: Trick Racing, an Excitebike and Excite Truck-esque family-friendly racing game that uses the Wii Wheel controller shell, will hit stores on April 20. Read more »

"Some DS titles i'm looking forward to: Activision/RedOctane Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits ..."
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Punch-Out!! Wii Due by July, Kirby Wii Still Alive

Tucked away within Nintendo's recent financial documents was a tentative release schedule for the next year, revealing that the forthcoming Punch-Out!! Wii will hit North America and Europe within the first half of 2009.

The schedule also reaffirms that Wii Sports Resort will hit North America within the first half of the calendar year, with Treasure's shooter Sin & Punishment 2 still due this year. Read more »

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Punch-Out!! Wii Screenshots and Trailer

Trailing last night's announcement of Punch-Out!! Wii, Nintendo has released the first official screenshots and trailer from the series revival, due at some point next year.

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"Star planning ps4 and 720 bitches, this gen is owned by nintendo... sorry"
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Punch-Out!! Wii Announced: First Screens, Video

Nintendo today revealed the existence of a new Punch-Out!! title for the Wii during the company's press conference in Tokyo, according to Wired.

The boxing title is expected to release in 2009.

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"Ahhh those crazy trippy Japanese games ... Gotta love it. My roomate has a Wii, we never play ..."
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