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.

On the Nintendo DS side of things, music-centric mini-game compilation Rhythm Heaven is due in North America by July, Mario & Luigi RPG 3 is coming by the year's end, and the latest Nintendo DS hardware, the Nintendo DSi, is expected between spring and summer--a target that coincides with rumors of its launch in early April.

The listing further reveals that Kirby Wii, previously expected last year, is now expected to hit Japan this year, though there are still no screenshots or details on the project.

The rest of the North American release dates match an earlier Nintendo schedule.

From The Chatty
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    January 30, 2009 8:47 AM

    It is really hard for me to garner interest in anything Wii related

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      January 30, 2009 9:09 AM

      Yeah lately I've been losing my Nintendo Fan girl status. X box is converting me to the dark side.

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        January 30, 2009 6:32 PM

        the virtual console and wiiware totally saves the system for me.

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          January 30, 2009 8:04 PM

          I've been enjoying Super Metroid...played it soooo fucking long ago that I literally don't remember any of it except for the very beginning and end...I didn't even remember that it had a grapple or jumping morph ball...I'm fighting the uber-ridley now. Its great when paired with the original controllers (via retro-usb adapter or the super famicom classic controller (I ordered two over ebay for way more than I'm going to admit to...but I buy a LOT of controllers...hell I have a scary array of classic controllers on my PC desk with all kinds of adapters, plus arcade joysticks, throttle and flight stick and rudder, and all kinds of stuff).

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          January 30, 2009 9:00 PM

          indeed, it's good stuff

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      January 30, 2009 9:27 AM

      Love myself some Nintendo but .. this is lacking. Mario RPG sounds interesting though.

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