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Wii: games in development

That enormous list from Japan.

Closer examination of Nintendo Japan's enormous list of software titles in development for Wii reveals that Big Brain Academy, Super Paper Mario, Kirby and others will be making the leap in 2007.

The full list mentions Super Paper Mario (previously a Cube-only title - we've asked Nintendo what that version's fate is), Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race, Hoshi no Kirby, Mario Party 8, Eyeshield 21, a new light-gun style title from SEGA and "Wii Music".

It also pegs the Japanese release of Fire Emblem as February.

Big Brain Academy will form part of Nintendo's "Touch! Generations" push for Wii, and will include multiplayer versus and co-op modes for two players, along with brain-training activities similar to those of the DS version.

The full list of Japanese titles, which I had an enormous amount of fun formatting, follows.

Launch titles

  • Elebits (Konami)
  • Ennichi no Tatsujin (Namco Bandai)
  • Hajimete no Wii aka "Wii Play" (Nintendo)
  • Kororinpa (Hudson)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo)
  • Machi-Kuru Domino (Success)
  • Necro-Nesia (Spike)
  • Red Steel (Ubisoft)
  • SD Gundam Revolution (Namco Bandai)
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (SEGA)
  • Swing Golf Pangya (Tecmo)
  • Tamagotchi no Pikapika Daitouryou (Namco Bandai)
  • Trauma Centre: Second Opinion (Atlus)
  • Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (Nintendo)
  • Wii Sports (Nintendo)
  • Wing Island (Hudson)

December 6th titles

  • Bleach Wii (SEGA)
  • Cooking Mama (Taito)
  • Crayon Shin-chan (Banpresto)
  • Furifuri (Taito)
  • Mahjong Wii (KOEI)
  • Need For Speed: Carbon (EA)
  • Pokemon Battle Revolution (Nintendo)
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids (Ubisoft)
  • Sengoku Musou Wave (KOEI)
  • Sudoku (Hudson)
  • Tsuri Master (Hudson)

2007 (working titles where staggeringly obvious)

  • 3D Action game (Takara Tomy)
  • 3D Boxing Action game (AQ Interactive)
  • Action Game (ASNetworks)
  • Action Game (Epoch)
  • Action game (Takara Tomy)
  • Action Game (Banpresto)
  • Action Game (From Software)
  • Action RPG (From Software)
  • Bachindaa (Hudson, February)
  • Barnyard (THQ)
  • Baseball Game (Konami)
  • Battle Action game (Takara Tomy)
  • Biohazard: Umbrella Chronicles (Capcom)
  • Bokujou Monogatari Wii (Marvelous Interactive)
  • Bomberman Land (Hudson, March)
  • Call of Duty 3 (Activision)
  • Cars (THQ)
  • Crossword (Hudson, March)
  • Dairantou Smash Bros. X (Nintendo)
  • Densha de Go! (Taito)
  • Disaster (Nintendo, spring)
  • Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race (Nintendo)
  • Doubutsu no Mori (Nintendo)
  • Dragon Ball Z Sparking! NEO (Namco Bandai, January)
  • Dragon Quest Swords (Square Enix, spring)
  • Excite Truck (Nintendo, January)
  • Eyeshield 21 (Nintendo)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearer (Square Enix)
  • Fire Emblem: Akatsuki no Megami (Nintendo, February)
  • Fishing Game (ASNetworks, summer)
  • Forever Blue (Nintendo)
  • GT pro series (MTO)
  • Gun Shooting game (SEGA)
  • Harry Potter (EA)
  • Heroes (Spike)
  • Horse Racing Action game (KOEI)
  • Hoshi no Kirby (Nintendo)
  • Java (Spike, spring)
  • Jigsaw Puzzle (Hudson, March)
  • Kawano Nushi-Tsuri Series (Marvelous Interactive)
  • Mario Party 8 (Nintendo)
  • Mario Strikers Charged (Nintendo)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance (Activision)
  • Metroid Prime 3 Corruption (Nintendo)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam (Namco Bandai)
  • Music simulation game (Konami)
  • New Action Adventure Game 1 (Konami)
  • New Action Adventure Game 2 (Konami)
  • New RPG (KOEI)
  • Noumiso Konekone Puzzle Takoron (Compile Heart, summer)
  • One Piece: Unlimited Adventure (Namco Bandai)
  • Original Action game (D3 Publisher)
  • Original Simulation game (Marvelous Interactive)
  • Pac-Man Carnival (Namco Bandai)
  • Princess Company (Starfish SD)
  • Project Hammer (Nintendo)
  • RPG (Konami)
  • San-X Allstar for Wii (MTO)
  • Shooting Game (ASNetworks, summer)
  • Simple series (D3 Publisher)
  • Soccer Game (Konami)
  • Sonic and the Secret Rings (SEGA)
  • Soothing character action game (MTO)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (THQ)
  • SSX (EA)
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)
  • Super Paper Mario (Nintendo)
  • Sword Fighting Action game (Interchannel-Holon)
  • Sword of Legendia (Namco Bandai)
  • The Dog Island (Yuke's)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour (EA)
  • Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (Activision)
  • Totsugeki Famicom Wars W (Nintendo)
  • Wii Music (Nintendo)
  • Wii Yawaraka Atama Juku (Nintendo, spring)

Dunno about you, but I'm looking forward to Soothing Character Action Game, although I might buy New Action Adventure Game 2 instead.