REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 22, 2012 - Nintendo is loading 2012 with surprises
for all kinds of gamers. Today Nintendo can confirm that the acclaimed
role-playing game The Last Story™ will come to North America for the Wii™ console in 2012, published by XSEED Games. Nintendo also can reveal that Xenoblade Chronicles™ will launch on April 6, complete with fan-chosen artwork that will be featured in the game's packaging.
these two games level up the excitement for RPG fans in America," said
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "Whether roaming the
vast landscape of Xenoblade Chronicles or choosing crossbows to battle with or against companions in The Last Story, gamers will recognize these titles as benchmarks for the genre."
Remember also that Rhythm Heaven™ Fever for Wii launched Feb. 13, while PokéPark™ 2: Wonders Beyond launches Feb. 27 and Mario Party™ 9 launches March 11.
On the portable gaming side, a sporty new Mario™ game for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system is on the way, and you don't need to be a pro athlete to jump into the action. Mario Tennis™ Open,
which launches May 20, offers immersive tennis action featuring
everyone's favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom in classic
Mario style. With its intuitive game play, even novice tennis players
can enjoy playing the game with friends and family. Mario Tennis Open
also supports comprehensive online play, a first for the series.
Players with a broadband Internet connection can play singles or doubles
matches with friends near and far, or compete against single opponents
of similar skill levels in Open Match mode. The game also supports
leader boards and victory medals.
The parade of great games for
Nintendo 3DS continues, particularly from third-party publishers. Games
that launched during the past two weeks alone include Resident Evil® Revelations from CAPCOM, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ published by SEGA, TEKKEN® 3D Prime Edition™ from NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and METAL GEAR SOLID® Snake Eater 3D
from Konami Digital Entertainment. For more information and to see a
listing of upcoming third-party games for Nintendo systems, visit http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew.
On March 23, Kid Icarus™: Uprising joins the Nintendo 3DS party, complete with online multiplayer battles. The 3D horror of Spirit Camera™: The Cursed Memoir ominously follows on Friday the 13th of April.
Lately the Nintendo eShop also has been on a roll, and today Nintendo unleashes Dillon's Rolling Western™.
Players take on the role of an armadillo ranger named Dillon who must
defend Old West villages against mysterious rock-like enemies using
strategy and his own unique fighting skills. This original action tower
defense game is available for $9.99. Nintendo 3DS owners can find many
exciting games in the Nintendo eShop, including the critically acclaimed
Pushmo™, the stylish swordplay of Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword™ and Mutant Mudds™, a classic 2D platformer with a 3D twist.
that Wii and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about
this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
To watch a Nintendo Direct video of Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime discussing today's announcements, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo_direct. The video is also available at http://www.youtube.com/nintendo for viewing and embedding on other sites.