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Wii launch window: 32 Wii games, 30 VC games

Nintendo has blasted out a list confirming the 32 Wii and 30 Virtual Console games (spanning five consoles) that will be available in the five weeks between the system's November 19th launch and the end of 2006. We're not sure exactly which games may not make that November 19th launch date, but it seems reasonable to presume the VC games will be there on launch day, previously dated titles like Zelda, and the 530 GameCube titles they're eager to remind us will work from the get go.

Nintendo does remind us that "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess emerges [Ed. will emerge?] as this season's video game masterpiece." Hey, way to throw that third party trash to the curb! We agree it stands head and shoulders above some of the more forgettable entries filling up this list (we're sure Happy Feet will be a slightly less impressive masterpiece), but it's nice to see them being so candid about it. Check out the entire list after the break, and let us know if there's anything missing that we thought would be there. We'll start: Ubisoft's forgettable WWII dogfighter, Blazing Angels. It came out for the Xbox 360 in March, was confirmed by Ubisoft to be a launch window game in August, was again confirmed by Nintendo to be a launch title in September, and now it's evidently missing. What's up?

See also:
PlayStation 3 launch window titles announced

[Thanks for all the tips, everyone!]


  • Call of Duty 3
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance
  • Rapala Tournament Fishing
  • Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
  • World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion
  • Madden NFL '07
  • Need for Speed: Carbon
  • Elebits
  • Happy Feet
  • Rampage: Total Destruction
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Ant Bully
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
  • Metal Slug Anthology
  • Super Swing Golf
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Barnyard
  • Cars
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Creature from the Krusty Krab
  • Far Cry: Vengeance
  • GT Pro Series
  • Monster 4X4 World Circuit
  • Open Season
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids
  • Red Steel
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

In addition to these new titles, Nintendo is making the greatest video game archive in history available for download to its Virtual Console. NES games start at 500 Wii Points, Super NES games start at 800 Wii Points and Nintendo 64 games start at 1,000 Wii Points. Sega Genesis games start at 800 Wii Points and TurboGrafx16 games start at 600 Wii Points. Wii Points can be purchased online or at retail at an MSRP of $20 for 2,000 points. Before the end of December, the following titles will be available:

NES -- start at $5
  • Mario Bros.
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Ice Hockey
  • Pinball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Urban Champion
  • Wario's Woods
  • Baseball
  • Solomon's Key
SNES -- start at $8
  • F-Zero
  • SimCity
N64 -- start at $10
  • Super Mario 64
Sega Genesis -- start at $8
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Altered Beast
  • Golden Axe
  • Columns
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Space Harrier II
  • Toe Jam & Earl
  • Ristar
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
TurboGrafx16 -- start at $6
  • Bonk's Adventure
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Victory Run
  • Bomberman '93
  • Dungeon Explorer
Insert GameCube games here

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