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Nintendo Outlines 2011 Release Schedule With Plenty of Vagueness

Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, Paper Mario all getting new names...eventually.

When I asked Nintendo if DS Lite production had stopped, the company responded, though without really confirming anything one way or the other. And while discussing his company's last fiscal year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata outlined the forthcoming lineup for both 3DS and Wii...but managed to remain remarkably vague about specifics, too. Something tells me E3 may have to do with this, ya know.

In any case, here's what Nintendo said is currently scheduled for 2011 across both 3DS and Wii

 When are you gonna play this game? TBA, dudes, TBA.
== TEASER ==3DS

Wii

What this does tell us, however, is that Animal Crossing, Mario Kart and Paper Mario should be receiving proper titles, likely at E3. Currently taking bets that all of them will simply have "3D" added to the end. Patrick Klepek on Google+
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Posted by patrickklepek

When I asked Nintendo if DS Lite production had stopped, the company responded, though without really confirming anything one way or the other. And while discussing his company's last fiscal year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata outlined the forthcoming lineup for both 3DS and Wii...but managed to remain remarkably vague about specifics, too. Something tells me E3 may have to do with this, ya know.

In any case, here's what Nintendo said is currently scheduled for 2011 across both 3DS and Wii

 When are you gonna play this game? TBA, dudes, TBA.
== TEASER ==3DS

Wii

What this does tell us, however, is that Animal Crossing, Mario Kart and Paper Mario should be receiving proper titles, likely at E3. Currently taking bets that all of them will simply have "3D" added to the end.
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Edited by JoeyRavn

Mine!

Edit: Yes! At last!

Also, mandatory vague remark about the news article.

Edit 2: In all seriousness, I'm curious about Nintendo's first party games for the 3DS. I'm getting a 3DS the moment they announce the next Pokémon, yo.

Posted by kafkarock

hooray for animal crossing!

Posted by HydraHam

Animal Crossing? mario kart? paper mario? kid icarus? zelda? all this year? THIS IS MADNESS

Posted by Thoseposers

I love Nintendo a whole lot but to be honest i'm pretty sure that kind of a release line up is almost exactly the same as it was around the time of the gamecube. Lets get some new franchises nintendo come on!

Posted by Tibber

hope the new system is good

Posted by Tesla

So they plan to keep making the same game over and over still?  Got it.

Posted by Ooame
@JoeyRavn:  Ya bastard!, i got it last night but i said "first" like a derp. :D
Posted by Video_Game_King

What about the DS, damn it? WHAT ABOUT THE DS!?

Posted by RE_Player1

I love me some Paper Mario but fuck Nintendo give me something new. 

Posted by Enigma777

Oh man, the Wii gets 3 games this year? Awesome!!! That' s like 1 game for every 4 months - plenty of time to beat them 12 times each cause that's what gamers do, right? 

Posted by Toxeia

Seriously Mr. Klepek. So much news. Stop doing your job.


Am I the only one who looks at everything Nintendo since the Gamecube and thinks "Eh, it was better the first time they did it" ?
Edited by Rhombus_Of_Terror

Rinse, and repeat.

Posted by Skald

Nothing for me here.

Posted by Grilledcheez

So the 3ds is getting all the games I see

Posted by c_rakestraw

Not a whole lot right now. E3 better reveal some more titles, because this current list doesn't seem like enough to support them for the year.

Posted by reddwarf42

Are there any actually NEW titles for the 3DS instead of remakes.

Posted by anon463728

Europe is in for a treat. We'll finally get Xenoblade Chronicles  , which is supposed to be one of the best RPGs. There's no release date yet, though. Hopefully, Nintendo decides to release Last Story, too. Those two games and Skyward Sword would be a great swansong for the Wii.
Posted by frsty13

Damn...you're one busy guy.  Makes the rest of the guys look like slackers ;)


Shame none of those 3DS titles could make launch.  After playing Kid Icarus at GDC, I'm looking forward to seeing what makes it any different from Star Fox.
Posted by Chop

Man...I haven't played Animal Crossing since the Gamecube version first came out. I kinda have an itch to check the series out again. 

Posted by Shuborno

Meh.


I think this means the only thing I'll be doing with the Wii is finishing up the Super Mario Galaxy games eventually.

Also means I'm not buying a 3DS in 2011.
Posted by hagridore

No surprises with Nintendo.

Edited by Eribuster

Really hoping to hear something about The Last Story, Pandora's Tower, and Xenoblade Chronicles for North America. It would be such a shame if those games don't get localized.
@Tesla: Heh. Seems to work well for other publishers.

@thoseposers: Pandora's Tower and Xenoblade Chronciles is new from them. I hope they get released in the US..

@Enigma777: Remember last year? We didn't know about Donkey Kong Country Returns or Kirby's Epic Yarn until 4-5 months before they released. Love it or hate it, Nintendo is sticking to having really short announcement timings for their games.
Posted by Vexxan

Animal Crossing? YEEEEEEEEAH

Posted by Fallen189

How is this news :(

Posted by Xpgamer7

so all we really know is OoT's date.

Posted by Wandrecanada

Three Wii titles on the docket for 2011 huh?  I think Commodore 64 has some competition!

Posted by Claude

Man, it's hard to defend Nintendo with a Wii lineup like that. Skyward Sword should be fun.

Posted by m0rdr3d


Hey, Klepek....Didn't you guys just post a story earlier stating July 14th is the date for Star Fox 3DS yet here you list it TBA??  Smooth moves there, buddy.  ...You're fired.

Posted by Cybexx

Man Wii is looking pathetic, I was expecting this but still. Though I think that cancelled Gamecube Kirby game they are resurrecting should be out this year too, after Kirby's Epic Yarn though it is probably going to be pretty disappointing in comparison.


Hope Miyamoto keeps his promise for Mario 3DS this year because that will be the first time since Mario 64 that a new Mario game has launched the same year as a system's release.
Posted by Shaka999

Where the fuck is pikmin?

Posted by Bollard
Edited by DonutFever
@m0rdr3d said:
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Hey, Klepek....Didn't you guys just post a story earlier stating July 14th is the date for Star Fox 3DS yet here you list it TBA??  Smooth moves there, buddy.  ...You're fired.

"
That's the Japan date.
The names being revealed "Likely at E3" is scaring me though, I was under the impression Paper Mario was a "launch window" release.
Posted by DonutFever
@Shaka999 said:
" Where the fuck is pikmin? "
You have to look really closely, they're kind of small.
Posted by Ley_Lines
@Shaka999: Finally someone else besides me gives a shit. Give us Pikmin 3 damn it
Posted by LackLuster

TBA is so far away

Posted by m0rdr3d

@DonutFever:
Nice try posing as DonutFever there, Klepek.  Pack up your shit.

Seriously, I'm kinka worried about that too.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

You know, I think that Wii release list sums up Nintendo's First party support for the system's entire lifespan quite nicely: A minigame collection, something you've never heard of, and a single game from a franchise that you care about. When? TBA.

Posted by zitosilva

I think it's about time we hear something about Pikmin 3. It's been a long while since it was last mentioned.

Posted by DonutFever
@m0rdr3d: You can't fire me. I quit.
Posted by Kyle

So basically... a bunch of Nintendo shit will show up sometime in some form? Great...

Posted by target_render

So in other words,   Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword and, uhh...nothing.     Wonderful.   Can 2012 and Project Cafe please get here sooner?

Posted by TehFedro

Hey those games are cool but what about Luigi's Mansion 2 or something Nintendo hey right maybe?

Posted by Skullomania

This comment(Temp.) -- TBA

Posted by XChairmanDrekX

Screw all that, I want to see a new FZero already.  GX was amazing.

Posted by Contro

Xenoblade and The Last Story should see release in the US. Xenoblade has already been announced for Europe.

Posted by robbob88

Great lineup for the 3DS. 


Wii on the other hand, NO. 

But it is good to see Skyward Sword planned for release on the Wii. It better not be moved to the Wii's successor.
Posted by mattbirdy1986

where's my sequel to 


Luigis mansion
Pikimin
Etrernal Darkness
Chibi Robo 
Star Wars Rogue Series
Giest

some great GC franchises we'll probably never see the light of day again.
Posted by craigbo180
@mattbirdy1986: There will be another pikmin game.
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