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Japan to get Wii Animal Crossing, Kirby, other titles this year

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

On page 9 of their Supplementary Information about Earnings Release document released on the 25th, Nintendo has committed to a number of anticipated key franchise titles in Japan—yet remains strangely silent for their prospects in North America and elsewhere.

Titles committed for 2008 Japan release—but not yet given a specific date—include:

Nintendo DS

  • Eternal Chronicle (temporary title)
  • Fire Emblem (temporary title)
  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
  • Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super Deluxe

Wii

  • Wii Music (temporary title)
  • Super Mario Stadium Family Baseball
  • Disaster: Day of Crisis
  • Animal Crossing (temporary title)
  • Batallion Wars 2
  • Kirby (temporary title)

Outside Japan, prospects look a bit more bleak. North American release lists show Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit as well as Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games due in the spring, and Europeans can expect Kart at a similar time, otherwise-unspecified 2008 releases for Fit and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and an intriguing winter title temporarily known as DS Novel.