Also, Sin and Punishment: Star Successor is getting pushed back to late June, and a number of WiiWare and DSiWare titles are given release dates.
Today, Nintendo announced an update to the summer release schedule for Wii. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor will now launch on June 27, and Metroid: Other M is now confirmed for August 31. Previously, the titles were set for a June 6 and June 27 release respectively.
Nintendo also offered release dates for several WiiWare and DSiWare titles, including the free-to-download Photo Dojo (May 10), Earthworm Jim DSiWare (May 10), BIT.TRIP Runner (May 17), Metal Torrent (May 24), and X-Scape (May 31).
The full set of releases is below.
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (Wii, June 27): The incredible new
shooter game from legendary developer Treasure, Sin & Punishment: Star
Successor features nonstop action with two playable characters and
international online leaderboards to track high scores. Using the Wii
Remote™ pointer functionality, the game offers unprecedented precision
in the shooter genre. Broadband Internet access is required for online
Metroid: Other M (Wii, Aug. 31): Developed for the Wii console
through a collaboration by Nintendo and the world-renowned Team Ninja,
this newest installment of the Metroid saga looks at the classic
franchise from a new perspective: While much of the game is
reminiscent of 2-D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective
into 3-D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a
derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic,
never-before-told story of bounty hunter Samus Aran's past. This new
approach uses a new control scheme in which players use the Wii Remote
controller, held sideways, to battle enemies and navigate the
expansive, gorgeous environments in classic Metroid fashion, then aim
at the screen with the Wii Remote pointer to blast foes in
first-person and hunt the world for clues and hidden passages.
Photo Dojo (Nintendo DSiWare, May 10): Get ready for some seriously
fun Kung Fu action – starring you! Create your own characters and
record the sound effects using the Nintendo DSi system's camera and
microphone. Use your imagination to set the stage for a fun-filled
fight to the finish. In a special introductory offer, Photo Dojo will
be available for free download via the Nintendo DSi Shop from May 10
to June 10. Starting June 11, the game will be available for download
for 200 Nintendo DSi Points.
Earthworm Jim (Nintendo DSiWare, Gameloft, May 10): The classic
action platformer is back with a never-before-seen feature,
exclusively on the Nintendo DSi system. Run, gun, swing from hooks
with your head, launch cows, bungee jump, rocket through speed levels
and more, in crazy universes that offer huge game-play possibilities.
Earn bonuses with facial expression-based challenges that track your
face using the Nintendo DSi camera. Put on a smile, frown or make a
variety of other faces to mimic Jim.
BIT.TRIP RUNNER (WiiWare, Aksys Games, May 17): Marking the first
character-based adventure for CaptainVideo, the newest installment in
the BIT.TRIP series features rhythm-based action platforming, more
than 50 challenges to complete and a pounding chiptune-inspired
Looksley's Line Up™ (Nintendo DSiWare, May 17): In this unique take
on hidden picture games, Looksley the rabbit needs your help to find
inspiring objects so he can finish the story he's writing. The objects
are hidden in 3-D dioramas made up of cutout layers that shift as you
move the Nintendo DSi system. Unique Nintendo DSi camera-based
controls let you peer deep into the game's scenes and hunt for hidden
objects just by moving the Nintendo DSi.
Frogger Returns (Nintendo DSiWare, Konami, May 17): Frogger Returns
takes the challenge of the arcade classic Frogger and brings it to the
Nintendo DSiWare service for the first time. Classic top-down 2-D
game-play is updated with colorful 3-D graphics, a new perspective,
new levels, new enemies and game-changing power-ups to dodge and grab.
Metal Torrent™ (Nintendo DSiWare, May 24): Compete with players
around the world for the highest score in this new action game
inspired by classic arcade shoot-'em-ups. Convert enemy bullets into
score-generating cubes. Continuously absorb cubes to create
score-accelerating combos. Download replay videos from top players via
Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection, or if you make the top five scores, upload
your own video.
X-Scape™ (Nintendo DSiWare, May 31): Take on an epic space adventure
in X-Scape. As captain of the VIXIV, a highly advanced space tank,
you'll roam the surface of dozens of alien worlds, battling the forces
of an empire that is out to destroy you. The touch screen makes
controlling your vehicle a snap, and your helpful robot companion is
there every step of the way to help you with advice and weapon
Hero of Sparta (Nintendo DSiWare, Gameloft, May 31): Battle like the
fierce Spartan warrior you are to avoid a tragic death as you journey
through mythical lands and even probe the depths of the Underworld.
You will fight the most phenomenal monsters from mythology, defy
Minotaurs and the Cyclops, and challenge the gods themselves!
Flametail™ (Nintendo DSiWare, June 7): Clean up the space lanes of
floating garbage with the starship Flametail. As you wind your way
through the mind-bending obstacle course, your flaming tail will
ignite the piles of rubbish to eliminate them. But be careful to not
get caught in a dead end, or let the barrier that's following you
reach your tail. This puzzle action game is easy for anyone to pick up
A Kappa's Trail (Nintendo DSiWare, June 14): Guide a little mythical
river spirit to the human world with your Nintendo DSi stylus in this
puzzle adventure. Draw a trail, and the little "kappa" will follow.
It's up to you to ensure he makes it through the gauntlet of enemies
and treacherous paths of the Kappa Trail.