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Nintendo Release Calendar Hints at New Games

Xenoblade? What the heck is Xenoblade? Plus, a time frame for Metroid Other M.


Following up on its earnings report yesterday, Nintendo provided its usual supplemental report today, offering a more detailed look at the previous fiscal term, and the year to come.

Of particular note is the report's schedule of first party releases. Here's what's on the way from Nintendo for the Wii in Japan this year and beyond:

  • Xenoblade (Wii, Spring 2010)
  • Metroid Other M (Wii, Summer 2010)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii, 2010)
  • The Last Story (Wii, 2010)
  • Kensakusu (Wii, TBA)
  • Span Smasher (Wii, TBA)
  • Start With 100 Words: English Conversation (Wii, TBA)
  • Hoshi no Kirby (Wii, TBA)
  • Line Attack Heroes (Wii, TBA)
  • The Legend of Zelda (Wii, TBA)

Of these, The Last Story and Xenoblade appear to be new, as neither title was listed in the supplemental report from October.

Cosmic Walker and Monado: Beginning of the World, in contrast, were listed in the October report, but have gone missing for this report.

Perhaps Last Story and Xenoblade are new names for Cosmic Walker and Monado?

It should be noted that neither The Last Story and Xenoblade are listed in the European and US schedules. The US schedule still has Monado under its original name.

Interestingly, Monado is being made by Monolith Soft, known primarily as the maker of the Xenosaga series of RPGs.

In less speculative news, Metroid fans should take note of the new summer 2010 time frame for Metroid Other M. The Japanese release for the Team Ninja tie-up was listed as TBA in the October report. The European and the US charts, both in the October report and today's report, list the game as just 2010.

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