Release dates from Nintendo Summit

A host of important release dates have been revealed at the Nintendo Media Summit. Here's a summary:

  • Nintendo DSi XL (March 28th) - The latest in the long line of DS handhelds, this one has screens that are 93% larger than the standard DS Lite. Launching in Burgundy and Bronze colors.
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (May 23rd) - Sequel featuring Yoshi and new items like a drill which can break through solid rocks.
  • Metroid: Other M (June 27th) - A collaboration between Nintendo and Team Ninja sees female lead Samus in an altogether new style of game.
  • Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Summer 2010) - Having sold over 4.15 million units in Japan, Square Enix and Big N are working hard to bring it onto DS in North America.
  • Monster Hunter 3 (April 20th) - Protect your town from enormous monsters as it recovers from a disastrous earthquake. Game will feature free online play and use of the Wii Speak accessory, as well as text chat.
  • Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (June 7th).
  • FlingSmash (Summer 2010).
  • Picross 3D (May 3rd).
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (May 18th) - On both Wii and DS.

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GQ said:

Yay cave story is coming march 22nd. That's less then a month away. Can hardly wait.

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Lokee said:

This will be the greatest year in gaming.

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Captain Jamesman said:

SWEET! Galaxy 2's not that far away.

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Nova said:

May 23rd?! That's WAAAAY sooner than I thought it would be for SMG2.

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WiiNinja said:

Yet we wonder what's on Nintendo's plans this year for Fall (Legend of Zelda! Oh, PLEASE be Legend of Zelda!).

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Nintendoof said:

E3. These are coming out before it with the Other M already coming a bit after. So Nintendo might have a big bang or a splash at E3. High hopes for Zelda News, PIKMIN 3, that Kirby game announced for the Wii, and I'm expecting StarFox or F-Zero. They'd have to bring a franchise onto the Wii.

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wiiboy101 said:

What core game secrets does Nintendo have for second half 2010/11? Other wm+ games as well as Zelda and vitality sensor casual offerings. It could be a very strong 2010 for Wii. I'm sure there's more than Zelda plus the 3rd party support.

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