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Wii Launch Details!

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Official Wii Packaging

Nintendo on Thursday finally revealed the long-anticipated launch details. *drum roll………* Wii will launch in the US on November 19, 2006 for $249.99. The Wii will come packaged with the following as reported by IGN Wii:

  • One Wii remote
  • One nunchuck attachment
  • An AC adapter
  • An audio/video cable
  • A sensor bar
  • A sensor bar stand
  • A Wii console stand
  • 2 batteries
  • and a copy of Wii Sports (US, and Europe) featuring tennis, baseball, golf, and the new bowling and boxing games

Great news so far! Here’s the rest of the details from Cubed3:

  • 4 Million units will ship worldwide, with the US receiving the larger share
  • The Wii will be available at 25,000 retail locations across the country
  • 21 launch titles (Wii Sports included) will hit alongside the console in the US
  • Zelda (Gamecube version) will not be avaliable at launch, but on December 11th instead
  • All first-party games will be in at $49.99 or under
  • Metroid Prime 3 has been officially delayed until 2007
  • All first-party games and most other Wii content will be capable of 16:9 used by HDTVs, but won’t be in high definition
  • Pokemon Battle Revolution will be the first online multiplayer game for Wii

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BWII and SMSC announced

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Batillion Wars 2 and Super Mario Strikers  Charged were announced today at Leipzig conference.  The controler will be used in unique ways, DUH!

Wii!!! What a Launch!

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Here is a complete list of confirmed launch/launch window titles for Nintendo’s Wii:

  1. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  2. Barnyard
  3. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
  4. Blitz: The League
  5. Call of …
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Twilight Controls Not Mixed

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George Harrison has confirmed in a Camp Hyrule Q&A session that the Wii version of Twilight Princess will not be compatible with the Gamecube controller. Here it is in …
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Sonic Not Wild Anymore?

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Sonic Team has revealed today that the Wii-exclusive “Sonic Wild Fire” has received a final name. The new Sonic game will now be known as “Sonic and the Secret …
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Will Wright talks Spore, DS, and Wii

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IGN just posted a nice interview with Spore creator Will Wright. He talks about development of the title and the possibilities of cross-platform pollenation. Here is the Wii/DS highlight …
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Wii Hoes Harvest Moon
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Wii Hoes Harvest Moon

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Harvest Moon, which was confirmed for Wii at E3, now has some more details that have been revealed. IGN has the following to report on how the wiimote will …
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Wii Traumatized at Launch

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Atlus has revealed today that Trauma Center: Second Opinion will be a launch title for Wii. This is great news for all the fans of Under the Knife for …
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Red Tribe says Wii!!

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Aussie developer Red Tribe has confirmed support of Nintendo’s Wii on their homepage. They have listings for three upcoming next-gen games in development and one of which reads as …
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Bond slips to 2008

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It was reported a few months ago that Activision acquired the rights to make the next series of James Bond games. Since then there has been no word on …
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MK Wii Details

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Looks like Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will be one of those “plain port” games that will utilize the traditional Wii controller. In an interview with Game Informer, Ed Boon talks …
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Wii Launch Date/Price Rumors

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IGN has compiled some rather interesting rumors coming from certain “insider” sources. This information should definitely be taken with a grain of salt.

Prince of Wii

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Ubisoft keeps the good news coming. Last week they announced that they would have 7 titles at launch. Now they have confirmed that Prince of Persia is in development …
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Wii Rumors Abound

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The internet has been saturated with some tasty rumors surrounding Wii and its games. Here is a list of said rumors in no particular order:

Ubisoft crazy for Wii!

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Ubisoft announced today that they will have SEVEN titles in the “launch window”. The titles are as follows:

  • Far Cry
  • Red Steel (confirmed exclusive)
  • Rayman: Raving Rabbids (confirmed …
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Spore getting the Wii treatment?

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Rumor has it that Will Wright of Sims fame is considering bringing his new franchise, Spore, to next generation consoles including the Wii. Originally, Wright had said that Spore …
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COD 3 at Launch

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Call of Duty 3 has been confirmed for launch with the Wii this year. The title is designed specifically for the Wiimote and the developer has gone on the …
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Wii Prove Our Promise

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Nintendo will be on hand at this year’s Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany.  They are providing the keynote for the event entitled: “Wii Prove Our Promise”.  The event is …
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