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US Metroid Prime 3 date

Out in August over there.

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Metroid Prime 3 will be out in that there America on 20th August, Nintendo said today, in one of those press release things full of release dates.

Retro Studios' third instalment in the first-person action-adventure series was one of the first Wii games ever glimpsed (remember the very first E3 trailer?), but its development has been protracted by Nintendo's obvious desire to get it right.

Indeed, as recently as April, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said it wouldn't be released until the publisher was quite satisfied. "The fact with Metroid is we want to make sure that that game is perfect," he said.

Meanwhile, there were lots of other games on the Nintendo summer list for Wii and DS (included below), but only a few with solid dates that we haven't already had set down for Europe independently (DK Jungle Climber on the DS, for example - 10th September).

  • Wii
  • July 30 Mario Strikers Charged Nintendo
  • Aug. 20 Metroid Prime 3 Corruption Nintendo
  • September Battalion Wars 2 Nintendo
  • Aug. 14 High School Musical: Sing It! Disney Interactive Studios
  • Aug. 14 Madden NFL '08 EA
  • August Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08 EA
  • August Space Station Tycoon Namco Bandai
  • August Brunswick Pro Bowling Crave
  • August Dave Mirra BMX Challenge Crave
  • August Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection Crave
  • September Brothers in Arms Ubisoft
  • September Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal Warner Bros.
  • September George of the Jungle Crave
  • Fall Boogie EA
  • Nintendo DS
  • July 30 Picross DS Nintendo
  • Aug. 20 Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day Nintendo
  • Sept. 10 DK Jungle Climber Nintendo
  • Sept. 24 Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol Nintendo
  • July SimCity EA
  • July Namco Museum DS Namco Bandai
  • July Drake & Josh THQ
  • July Glory Days 2 Eidos
  • Aug. 14 Madden NFL '08 EA
  • Aug. 14 High School Musical: Makin' the Cut! Disney Interactive Studios
  • Aug. 14 Heroes of Mana Square-Enix
  • August I SPY: Fun House Activision
  • August Jewel Quest Expedition Activision
  • August Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08 EA
  • August Worms: Open Warfare 2 THQ
  • August Luminous Arc Atlus
  • August Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus Capcom
  • August Mega Man Star Force: Leo Capcom
  • August Mega Man Star Force: Dragon Capcom
  • August Operation: Vietnam Majesco
  • August Turn It Around Majesco
  • August The Wild West Majesco
  • August Fulllmetal Alchemist Trading Card Game Destineer
  • September Drawn to Life THQ
  • September Zoey 101 THQ
  • September Crayola Teasure Adventures Crave
  • September Nancy Drew and The Deadly Secret of Olde World Park Majesco
  • September Holly Hobbie & Friends Majesco
  • September Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations Capcom
  • September Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck Warner Bros.
  • September Pet Luv Spa & Resort Tycoon Activision
  • September Animal Genius Activision
  • September George of the Jungle Crave
  • September Jam Sessions Ubisoft
  • September Professor Brainium Destineer
  • September Indy 500 Legends Destineer

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