Wii owners of all ages have discovered the fun of playing with a group of friends in the same room. Now for the first time players can compete with one another near and far with Pokemon Battle Revolution, a game of remarkable firsts:
-the first Wii game to include Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection play -the first Pokemon game for Wii -the first game to link Wii and the hand-held Nintendo DS -and the first Wii game that can be controlled using Nintendo DS
When Wii and Nintendo DS are linked, players can use their Nintendo DS units as controllers or import characters from the upcoming Nintendo DS games Pok?mon Diamond Version or Pok?mon Pearl Version. Pok?mon Battle Revolution launches on June 25 exclusively for Wii and brings a dramatic new chapter to the Pok?mon franchise, which has sold more than 155 million units worldwide. Pok?mon Battle Revolution also serves as one of the standouts in Nintendo's second-quarter launch lineup, which the company revealed today in conjunction with the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Pok?mon Battle Revolution will be joined by Super Paper Mario, the first Mario game for Wii; Mario Party 8, a multiplayer party game; and Big Brain Academy, a brain-training game that builds on the phenomenal success of the Nintendo DS brain games. These will add to the ever-growing library of Wii games, which will total more than 50 by the end of June. Nintendo DS fans will see the arrival of Pok?mon Diamond Version and Pok?mon Pearl Version, two surefire smash-hits.
Third-party publishers also have stepped up their support of both Wii and Nintendo DS, recognizing these systems as the hottest things going in the video game industry. The list of games for April, May and June includes the following:
Wii Game Lineup:
Release date Title Publisher April 9 Super Paper Mario Nintendo April Prince of Persia Rival Swords Ubisoft April Bust-A-Move Bash Majesco April Bioncle Heroes Eidos May 15 Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Midway May 29 Mario Party 8 Nintendo May Tamagotchi Party On Namco Bandai May Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean at World's End Disney Interactive May Escape from Bug Island Eidos May Spider-Man The Movie 3 Activision June 11 Big Brain Academy Nintendo June 25 Pok?mon Battle Revolution Nintendo June Cosmic Family Ubisoft Spring Heatseeker Codemasters Q2 Legend of the Dragon American Game Factory Summer Shrek the Third Activision Summer Transformers the Game Activision
Nintendo DS Game Lineup:
April 22 Pok?mon Diamond and Pok?mon Pearl Nintendo May Pirates of the Caribbean 3 Buena Vista May Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu Atari May Pony Friends Eidos May Diner Dash Eidos May Touch the Dead Eidos June 4 Nintendo DS browser Nintendo June 4 Planet Puzzle League Nintendo June 11 Touchmaster DS Midway June Zendoku Eidos Spring Naruto Ninja Council 3 Tomy Spring Time Ace Konami Spring Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom Konami Q2 Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Natsume Summer Shrek the Third Activision Summer Transformers: Autobots Activision Summer Transformers: Decepticons Activision