Nintendo dates Cube Wiimakes, more

Walk With Me, NeoPets, Galactrix, etc.

Nintendo UK has published its latest round of release dates for Wii and DS, including its upcoming pedometer-based walking game (20th February), and the first two GameCube-to-Wii adaptations in the series known here as "New Play Control!"

They are Pikmin (out here 6th February) and Mario Power Tennis (March), and will be followed by Pikmin 2, Metroid Primes 1 and 2 and potentially Chibi Robo and Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat, although the last two are still unconfirmed.

Elsewhere on the lists (reproduced below) there's confirmation that NeoPets Puzzle Adventure is due for Wii and DS on 23rd January (yippee!). That one is Infinite Interactive's colourful Othello-derived adventure drawn from the same principles as the excellent Puzzle Quest. (Check out our Neopets hands-on for more).

On a similar subject, Puzzle Quest Galactrix is listed for DS as March, and elsewhere in quirkies there's also Koroinpa 2 from Hudson, down as Q1 2009. (We so wanted to like the first one).

The list also includes Sonic and the Black Knight and MadWorld from SEGA, which it claims will be released in March - and SEGA's verified that with us this morning. Ubisoft, however, has advised us that it still has Tenchu: Shadow Assassins for Wii down as "2009", rather than 5th March, which is Nintendo's guidance.

Still, there's more reason to believe that Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir will be out on the listed 6th February date, as Nintendo makes a big song and dance of it in the press release. It's a "simple and gripping observation game" for DS with co-op/multiplayer, in the platform holder's opinion, and US reviews have been fair-to-good.

Then of course, perhaps aptly, we come full circle to "Walk With Me! Do You Know Your Walking Routine?", out on 20th Feb as stated. This comes bundled with two pedometers (spares sold separately) to count your steps, and allows you to compare routines with four friends "or even dog" and has world rankings.

It came out in Japan recently and bothered the charts thanks to gradually rising sales. There's more info on Nintendo's website.

Alternatively, you might like to walk a mile in another publisher's shoes, or check out Ubisoft's My Health Coach: Manage Your Weight, which also comes with a pedometer add-on, and came out earlier this year. We thought it was alright, unlike our mile-in-another segue.

Or, after all that, you could just throw yourself into the pile of dates below, but beware that they are Nintendo's guidance, and some may be unconfirmed by their respective publishers judging by our calls this morning.

Wii Release Dates

  • Chrysler Classic Racing (ZOO) - 9 Jan 2009
  • Jeep Thrills (formerly Let's Off Road) (ZOO) - 9 Jan 2009
  • Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune (ZOO) - 16 Jan 2009
  • Skate City Heroes (ZOO) - 16 Jan 2009
  • Story Hour Adventures (ZOO) - 16 Jan 2009
  • Story Hour Fairy Tales (ZOO) - 16 Jan 2009
  • NeoPets Puzzle Adventure (Capcom) - 23 Jan 2009
  • Twin Strike: Operation Thunder (ZOO) - Jan 2009
  • Riding Stables (dtp young entertainment) - Jan 2009
  • Music Party (dtp young entertainment) - Jan 2009
  • Ultimate Band (Disney) - 5 Feb 2009
  • NEW PLAY CONTROL! Pikmin (Nintendo) - 6 Feb 2009
  • Hotel For Dogs (505 Games) - 6 Feb 2009
  • NARUTO Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 European Version (TOMY / Nintendo) - 13 Feb 2009
  • Deadly Creatures (THQ) - 13 Feb 2009
  • CM 2 - World Kitchen (505 Games) - 20 Feb 2009
  • The Destiny of Zorro (505 Games) - 27 Feb 2009
  • House of the Dead: Overkill (SEGA) - Feb 2009
  • Ben 10: Alien Force (D3Publisher) - Feb 2009
  • Onechanbra-Bikini Zombi Slayers (D3Publisher) - Feb 2009
  • Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars (SouthPeak Games) - Feb 2009
  • Pirates versus Ninja (SouthPeak Games) - Feb 2009
  • CID The Dummy (Oxygen Games) - Feb 2009
  • Tenchu Shadow Assassins (Ubisoft) - 5 Mar 2009
  • Yamaha Supercross (ZOO) - 6 Mar 2009
  • Big Foot Collision Course (ZOO) - 6 Mar 2009
  • Diva Girls: Princess on Ice (505 Games) - 6 Mar 2009
  • Smiley World Island Challenge (ZOO) - 13 Mar 2009
  • Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans (ZOO) - 13 Mar 2009
  • Sim Animals (EA) - 23 Mar 2009
  • Little King´s Story (Rising Star Games) - 28 Mar 2009
  • NEW PLAY CONTROL! Mario Power Tennis (Nintendo) - Mar 2009
  • Sonic and the Black Knight (SEGA) - Mar 2009
  • MADWORLD (SEGA) - Mar 2009
  • Diabolik: The Original Sin (Black Bean /Lago Srl) - Mar 2009
  • Bob the Builder: Festival of Fun (Mastertronic) - Mar 2009
  • AMF Bowling World Lanes (Bethsofteurope) - Q1 2009
  • Runaway The Dream of the Turtle (Focus Home Interactive) - Q1 2009
  • Job Island (Hudson Soft) - Q1 2009
  • Kororinpa 2 (working title) (Hudson Soft) - Q1 2009
  • King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga. (Ignition) - Q1 2009
  • Samurai Shodown Anthology (Ignition) - Q1 2009
  • Jillian Michaels´ Fitness Ultimatum 2009 (Koch Media / Deep Silver) - Q1 2009
  • Castlevania Judgment (Konami) - Q1 2009
  • PES 2009 (Konami) - Q1 2009
  • Cake Mania - In the Mix ! (Majesco/Codemasters) - Q1 2009
  • Escape The Museum (Majesco/Codemasters) - Q1 2009
  • Rock Revolution (Konami) - Q1 2009
  • Hysteria Hospital: Emergeny Ward (Oxygen Games) - Q1 2009
  • Roogoo (SouthPeak Games) - Q1 2009
  • Brave: A Warrior’s Tale (SouthPeak Games) - Q1 2009
  • Line Rider 2: Unbound (InXile) - Q1 2009
  • PurrPals II (InXile) - Q1 2009

DS Release Dates

  • Chrysler Classic Racing (ZOO) - 9 Jan 2009
  • My Chinese Coach (Ubisoft) - 15 Jan 2009
  • Petz My Monkey Family (Ubisoft) - 15 Jan 2009
  • Petz My Kitten Family (Ubisoft) - 15 Jan 2009
  • Lord of the Rings:Conquest (EA) - 16 Jan 2009
  • Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune (ZOO) - 16 Jan 2009
  • Tecktonic (Koch Media / Deep Silver) - 16 Jan 2009
  • Sim Animals (EA) - 23 Jan 2009
  • NeoPets Puzzle Adventure (Capcom) - 23 Jan 2009
  • Word Master (ZOO) - 30 Jan 2009
  • The Woodleys - Sports (dtp young entertainment) - Jan 2009
  • Best Friend: My Horse (dtp young entertainment) - Jan 2009
  • Ultimate Band (Disney Interactive Studios) - 4 Feb 2009
  • Scrabble 2009 (Ubisoft) - 5 Feb 2009
  • Imagine: Ballet Dancer (Ubisoft) - 5 Feb 2009
  • Johnny Bravo (Mastertronic) - 6 Feb 2009
  • Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (Nintendo) - 6 Feb 2009
  • Harvest Fishing (Rising Star) - 6 Feb 2009
  • XG Blast ! (Rising Star) - 6 Feb 2009
  • Hotel for Dogs (505 Games) - 6 Feb 2009
  • Imagine: Movie Star (Ubisoft) - 12 Feb 2009
  • My Pet Zoo Vet (505 Games) - 13 Feb 2009
  • Buffy (505 Games) - 13 Feb 2009
  • Rune Factory (Rising Star) - 13 Feb 2009
  • Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine? bundled with two Activity Meters (Nintendo) - 20 Feb 2009
  • Lux Pain (Rising Star) - 20 Feb 2009
  • Pop Town (505 Games) - 27 Feb 2009
  • Mahjong Quest (Astragon) - 27 Feb 2009
  • The Chase: Felix meets Felicity (Atari) - Feb 2009
  • Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell (Disney Interactive Studios) - Feb 2009
  • Mushroom Men: Rise of The Fungi (SouthPeak Games) - Feb 2009
  • Insecticide (SouthPeak Games) - Feb 2009
  • Ben 10: Alien Force (D3Publisher) - Feb 2009
  • Crazy Machines (dtp young entertainment) - Feb 2009
  • My pet beauty salon (dtp young entertainment) - Feb 2009
  • The Chase: Felix meets Felicity (Atari) - Feb 2009
  • Diva Girls: Diva Dancers (505 Games) - 6 Mar 2009
  • Yamaha Supercross (ZOO) - 6 Mar 2009
  • Big Foot Collision Course (ZOO) - 6 Mar 2009
  • Club Penguin (Disney Interactive Studios) - 13 Mar 2009
  • Populous (Rising Star) - 13 Mar 2009
  • Smile World Island Challenge (ZOO) - 13 Mar 2009
  • Jelly Belly Ballistic Beans (ZOO) - 13 Mar 2009
  • Emergency Room (505 Games) - 27 Mar 2009
  • My Beauty Salon (505 Games) - 27 Mar 2009
  • NARUTO NINJA DESTINY 2 European Versión (TOMY / Nintendo) - Mar 2009
  • Bleach: Dark Souls (SEGA) - Mar 2009
  • History Great Empires: Rome (Black Bean / Lago Srl) - Mar 2009
  • Diabolik: The Original Sin (Black Bean / Lago Srl) - Mar 2009
  • Puzzle Quest Galactrix (D3Publisher) - Mar 2009
  • Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles (Oxygen Games) - Mar 2009
  • Challenge Me: Maths Workout (Oxygen Games) - Mar 2009
  • Ducati Moto (Bethsofteurope) - Q1 2009
  • AMF Bowling Pinbusters! (Bethsofteurope) - Q1 2009
  • Dungeon Raiders (Focus Home Entertainment) - Q1 2009
  • Sherlock Holmes "Le mystere de la momie" (Focus Home Entertainment) - Q1 2009
  • Blood Bowl (Focus Home Entertainment) - Q1 2009
  • Let`s Play: Fire Fighter (Gamelife) - Q1 2009
  • Bomberman 2 (working title) (Hudson Soft) - Q1 2009
  • Enchanted Folk and the School of Wizardry (Konami) - Q1 2009
  • Rock Revolution (Konami) - Q1 2009
  • Cake Mania 2 (Majesco/Codemasters) - Q1 2009
  • Maths Blaster (Majesco) - Q1 2009
  • Powerbike (Majesco) - Q1 2009
  • Left Brain Right Brain 2 (Majesco) - Q1 2009
  • Wonderworld Amusement Park (Majesco) - Q1 2009
  • Babysitting Mania (Majesco/Codemasters) - Q1 2009
  • Our House (Majesco) - Q1 2009
  • Big Bang Mini (SouthPeak Games) - Q1 2009
  • Brave: Shaman's Challenge (SouthPeak Games) - Q1 2009
  • Roogoo (SouthPeak Games) - Q1 2009
  • De Blob (THQ) - Q1 2009
  • Gauntlet (Eidos) - Spring 2009
  • Winx Club Secret Diary 2009 (Konami) - early 2009

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