Super Mario GalaxyNintendo featured 8 first-party Wii titles during today's media briefing. Here's a brief synopsis of the games that featured old faces:
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo); action-adventure - Link travels to the Twilight Realm where he transforms into a wolf and joins up with a mysterious girl named Midna. The Wii version (there's also a GameCube version) will feature a variety of motion-controlled actions.
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Retro); FPS - Samus must defend the Galatic Federation's Base Sector Zero, which is under attack by Space Pirates led by Dark Samus. The Grapple Beam and Morph Ball make their returns, along with a slew of new weapons and power-ups.
  • Super Mario Galaxy (working title) (Nintendo); action platformer - A villainous creature has kidnapped Princess Peach and escaped into space. Mario ain't far behind. Control the intergalactic plumber with new motion-based gameplay as you search the galaxy, defying gravity every step of the way.
  • WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Nintendo); mini-games - When Wario and company stumble upon the mysterious Form Baton it could only lead to one thing ... hundreds of frantic microgames.
[Via Nintendo fact sheets]

See also: Nintendo briefing: featured first-party Wii games

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