Nintendo's WiiWare service will launch in Europe on 20th May and games will cost 500 Wii Points and upwards, according to a release issued today.

Nintendo has yet to announce a European launch line-up for the service, which will offer first- and third-party downloadable games, but we can assume it will be drawn from the games shown off in the US recently.

WiiWare has already launched in Japan on 25th March and will go live in the US on 12th May. Games include LostWinds from UK developer Frontier, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King by Square Enix, and Strong Bad's Cool Games for Attractive People by Telltale, based on the Homestar Runner cartoons.

Then, 30th May will see the European launch of a new "Nintendo Channel", which will be used for "keeping everyone up-to-date on all the latest information for past, present and future games on all Nintendo platforms". Er, back off?

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