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Nintendo confirms Wii launch line-up for US

Nintendo of American has confirmed the titles due for the US launch window of its new Wii console, with 32 retail games due by the end of December.

Nintendo of America has confirmed the titles due for the US launch window of its new Wii console, with 32 retail games due to arrive by the end of December.

The format holder has also unveiled its first 30 retro titles for the Virtual Console service, supporting favourites from platforms such as Super Nintendo and Mega Drive, also due before the end of the year.

The new Wii game list brings confirmation that titles like Metal Slug Anthology and Call of Duty 3 will join first party titles including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii Sports, Wii Play and ExciteTruck.

Nintendo has previously said to expect around 15 titles on launch day.

Meanwhile, Virtual Console offerings will include Super Mario 64 (N64), F-Zero (SNES), Sonic the Hedgehog (Megadrive) and a raft of titles for both NES and TurboGrafx-16.

Virtual Console games will be sold for Wii Points - with NES games costing 500, SNES games 800 and N64 games 1000.

In Europe, 2000 Wii Points will cost around EUR 20 or GBP 14, Nintendo confirmed back in September.

What follows is the list of third-party Wii titles, and the Virtual Console games listed by console:

The Ant Bully

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Call of Duty 3

Cars

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2

Elebits

Far Cry: Vengeance

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

GT Pro Series

Happy Feet

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Madden NFL 07

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Metal Slug Anthology

Monster 4x4 World Circuit

Need for Speed Carbon

Open Season

Rampage: Total Destruction

Rapala Tournament Fishing

Rayman Raving Rabbids

Red Steel

SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz

Super Swing Golf

Trauma Center: Second Opinion

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam

World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions

Virtual Console:

NES

Baseball

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Jr.

Ice Hockey

The Legend of Zelda

Pinball

Soccer

Solomon's Key

Super Mario Bros.

Tennis

Urban Champion

Wario's Woods

Super NES

F-Zero

SimCity

Nintendo 64

Super Mario 64

Sega Megadrive

Altered Beast

Columns

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Ecco the Dolphin

Golden Axe

Gunstar Heroes

Sonic The Hedgehog

Space Harrier II

ToeJam and Earl

TurboGrafx-16

Bomberman '93

Bonk's Adventure

Dungeon Explorer

Super Star Soldier

Victory Run

The Wii will launch in America on November 19th priced USD $249.99 and in Europe on December 8th priced EUR 249 (GBP 179).

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