The new Nintendo Video Game console, previously codenamed Revolution and now called Wii is coming out very soon, around November 7th according to various rumors. And will most likely be a gaming revolution. Instead of just iterating on what is already known, the Wii promess a different style of gaming. Hell, it might even become healthy. What else could we ask for. With this new product they are targeting everyone, not only hardcore gamers or kids, but also parents, grand-parents and hell your dog might want to play.
There is various Nintendo convention announced around the world, This friday in America, Japan and Europe, not sure of the exact details at the moment, I can't find the link. And also the famous LEIPZIG GAMES CONVENTION 2006 and the exciting Tokyo Game Show from September 22nd to 24th.
As you might guess, I'm very excited. I could not exactly describe why as I have not been a big gamer, but like many of us, I start playing video games as I was kid and I always been very interrested looking at the newest stuff. Although I was not playing. Just following up with the news has been so far enough for my gaming needs. Until now, I thought everything was pretty redundant. Better graphics, faster game play, more AI, more stuff on the screen going at the same time. but overall, same games were just refactored and resold. The Wii changes that. It brings a whole new world of games into your living room. and as I said before, It might even be healthy. Fooling around with this Wiimote, standing up with your friends and family.
So for more excitement, I started looking at them game titles line-up to see what I might get. For more details about my choices, click on for reading.
I first selected the games that was appealing to me. I then separated them into three categories. Those that I NEED, the one that I might eventually get. And the one that was worth thinking about that I may not buy but still interresting. Inside these categories, they are placed in no particular order. Enjoy the reading and leave comments.
What is a Nintendo without a Mario. This Mario as the title state comes right from the Galaxy. Totally different, it might gives us a real Wii experience while keeping us in enjoyement of a Mario. As you already know I bought a Nintendo DS recently. And I have been playing, almost exclusively, the New Super Mario Bros.. It's so much fun and so incredible. I'm sure gonna get Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii. I might blog about the New Super Mario Bros soon.
* Red Steel
Red Steel is the action game often demonstrated in Wii videos. It allows you to manipulate a sword or a gun just like a real one, using the incredible Wiimote. Let's be honest, the main reason the Wii will be so different is because of the remote. So I'm planning to buy games that will use the feature as much as possible.
The link might just redirect to the official Nintendo website at the moment. but the domain http://wiikaraoke.com exist, and Nintendo bought it. I don't know when this game will come out but I will sure get it. the remote includes an integrated microphone, so we won't need extra hardware. The family I am living with has a full karaoke machine, unfortunately broken, fixing it might be more expensive than the Wii itself. so why bother and all sing along.
* Wii Sports (Tennis, Baseball, more...)
This is THE title demonstrated everywhere. people standing, playing tennis or baseball. This should strech us up and show the older people that game isn't only a passive luxury.
* Metal Slug Anthology
Maybe you know Metal Slug already. I'm just a big fan and I think this title might become a collectible so I'm getting it.
This one is very interesting. Schedule to be avalaible at the Wii launch you will be playing as a Doctor, healing patient in a whole new way. Rather cool.
Well, Wii Sports already have Tennis and Maybe Table Tennis as well, so I won't need it. but If need be, its there. As you notice, I'm looking for games that includes physical activity.
The Soulcalibur series is my favorite fighting series. I played SC2 on Dreamcast and SC3 on GameCube and it is the Best in my humble opinion. Although, it might just iterates on what is already know. So I don't think I will get it any soon. but If I can use the Wiimote as a real sword, this might get on my shopping list, although Red Steel should give me the same feeling.
* Wii Motor Sports Airplane
Always been a big fan of Combat Flight Sim. I'm just gonna keep an eye on this title see what it has to offer. I have been a big fan of AirForce Delta on Dreamcast which has later been ported to XBox. I also used to play a lot Nighthawk F-117 Stealth Fighter on my 386SX-16 ;)
* Open Season
I am not exactly sure what is this title is yet. but It does seems to be worth the look.
Who does not like Marvel, tell me? The series of Spiderman from Dreamcast , GameCube and Xbox as been awesome games. I'm sure Marvel will follow the same trend. Although its categorized as an RPG, I think it will still be an Action adventure. but really, I don't know.
* Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
I might not need this one, because Red Steel will be plenty for me. but after I finish Red Steel, I might get this one.
* Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Hell, Money Ball is a lot of fun, period.
* GT Pro Series
Racings: known to be demonstrating the real power of a machine and to get the adrenaline out of every boy. I sure will need one of the racing game. Which one.... we'll see.
* Far Cry Instincts Evolution
Far Cry hit my curiosity and I'm just gonna have to follow up on this one.
* Rayman Raving Rabbids
Again, I played Rayman 2 on Dreamcast and it was more than awesome. If I don't know what to buy and I did not get this one yet. it will be next.
* Blitz: The League
Football fan anyone? Blitz brings the blood to the fun and the action to the living room. However, if it does not use the Wii-features and remains a regular title, I might think twice before getting it. but If I get a Football game, its gonna be Sega or this one from Midway.
Interesting but does not need
This is the weird game you might have seen in one of those Wii video. You shoot weird creatures around the house for some purpose. looks fun.
* Penny Arcade Adventures
Maybe you know the internet site Penny Arcade. They are releasing a game with their famous caracters as the main theme. Might be something to watch out.
I introduced the 101 dalmatiens on dreamcast to my mother. I see the Chicken Little movie and I thought of her right when I saw this title. Apparently there is some Tomb Raider and Spliter Cell like actions. just ala Disney.
* Sonic and the Secret Rings
Sega Sonic, just like Mario Galaxy might rule the video game world, Sega Sonic might be on his heal.
* Avatar: The Last Airbender
What is this last one again? well, I'll check in a month or two, see if I'm still curious about it.
Sorry for the lack of details at this point. None of these titles are available at the moment, and not much details about them as been released. I think the idea is to build a series of titles and keep the links here so we can all look them up easily in the future. Ah, the future....