Nintendo unveils summer lineup, is the drought over?

by: Chuck -
I've had discussions with Cyril and Sean over the last few weeks about when we would actually see Nintendo's three big titles (the new Mario Party, Super Mario Galaxy, and Metroid Prime 3) with each of us thinking that there was no way we would see any of them before the end of the year.  So I was a bit shocked when I got the press release from Nintendo this morning with the information that Metroid Prime 3 was going to be in stores on August 20th.  This is fantastic news for Wii owner's who systems have been gathering dust for the last few months.  Sean was super stoked after playing the game at E3 this year so I'm guessing August can't come soon enough for him.  Hit the jump for the rest of Nintendo's release schedule.
    Nintendo News: Nintendo's Summer Lineup Satisfies Core and New Gamers
 
    Whether you're a longtime gamer who likes classic franchises or a newcomer
    aiming to keep your brain sharp, Nintendo's summer lineup of games has
    something for you.  Nintendo's offerings are anchored by key Wii(TM) games
    like Metroid Prime(R) 3 Corruption and Mario Strikers(TM) Charged.
    Nintendo DS(TM) owners can challenge their minds with games like Brain
    Age(TM) 2: More Training in Minutes a Day and the new picture-based puzzle
    game, Picross DS(TM).
 
    Licensees also are demonstrating a strong commitment to Wii and Nintendo
   DS by announcing more than 40 titles in all genres.  The unique controls
    of Wii and Nintendo DS make the Nintendo platform versions of these games
    entirely new experiences.  No matter what your taste or experience level,
    you'll keep busy this summer!
 
    Wii
    July 30     Mario Strikers Charged          Nintendo
    Aug. 20     Metroid Prime 3 Corruption      Nintendo
    September   Battalion Wars 2                Nintendo
    Aug. 14     High School Musical: Sing It!   Disney Interactive Studios
    Aug. 14     Madden NFL '08                  EA
    August      Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08        EA
    August      Space Station Tycoon            Namco Bandai
    August      Brunswick Pro Bowling           Crave
    August      Dave Mirra BMX Challenge        Crave
    August      Pinball Hall of Fame:           Crave
                The Williams Collection
    September   Brothers in Arms                Ubisoft
    September   Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal      Warner Bros.
    September   George of the Jungle            Crave
    Fall        Boogie                          EA
 
    Nintendo DS
    July 30     Picross DS                      Nintendo
    Aug. 20     Brain Age 2: More Training      Nintendo
                in Minutes a Day
    Sept. 10    DK Jungle Climber               Nintendo
    Sept. 24    Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol         Nintendo
    July        SimCity                         EA
    July        Namco Museum DS                 Namco Bandai
    July        Drake & Josh                    THQ
    July        Glory Days 2                    Eidos
    Aug. 14     Madden NFL '08                  EA
    Aug. 14     High School Musical:            Disney Interactive Studios
                Makin' the Cut!
    Aug. 14     Heroes of Mana                  Square-Enix
    August      I SPY: Fun House                Activision
    August      Jewel Quest Expedition          Activision
    August      Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08        EA
    August      Worms: Open Warfare 2           THQ
    August      Luminous Arc                    Atlus
    August      Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus    Capcom
    August      Mega Man Star Force: Leo        Capcom
    August      Mega Man Star Force: Dragon     Capcom
    August      Operation: Vietnam              Majesco
    August      Turn It Around                  Majesco
    August      The Wild West                   Majesco
    August      Fulllmetal Alchemist            Destineer
                Trading Card Game
    September   Drawn to Life                   THQ
    September   Zoey 101                        THQ
    September   Crayola Treasure Adventures     Crave
    September   Nancy Drew and The Deadly       Majesco
                Secret of Olde World Park
    September   Holly Hobbie & Friends          Majesco
    September   Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney    Capcom
                Trials and Tribulations
    September   Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck        Warner Bros.
    September   Pet Luv Spa & Resort Tycoon     Activision
    September   Animal Genius                   Activision
    September   George of the Jungle            Crave
    September   Jam Sessions                    Ubisoft
    September   Professor Brainium              Destineer
    September   Indy 500 Legends                Destineer
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