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E3: New Wii Fit, Mario for Japan this year

Report spills Nintendo's E3 beans early.

Japanese news service Nikkei is reporting that a new Mario game and Wii Fit title will be out in Japan before the end of the year, adding weight to Macquarie Research claims made last week.

Wii Fit Plus, as the report (spotted by GameSpot) calls it, will allow gamers to "compete" with each other online and offers "gentle exercises for the elderly". It will also "respond to player inputs more precisely than in the current version", although there's no mention of a redesigned peripheral.

The Mario revelation is less specific and gives no indication as to which of the many franchises the game will belong. There's no name or date either.

The report does mention, however, that the Mario game hopes to boost sales of Wii in Japan, which at least confirms the platform.

E3 takes place this week and, as always, will get underway with all three platform holders delivering their keynote address. Nintendo goes second this year, speaking from 5pm UK time on Tuesday, 2nd June.

We're there.

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