Nintendo Announces Major Release Dates

At their Media Summit today Nintendo announced the release dates for many of their upcoming titles. In addition to dates, more information was revealed regarding major titles such as Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M and Monster Hunter Tri.

Cave Story Wii – March 22, 2010

Announced long ago, the PC title Cave Story finally has a WiiWare release date. The game will feature enhanced graphics, remixed music and according to developer Nicalis “special surprises.”

Monster Hunter Tri – April 20, 2010

The most important piece of information regarding the Wii iteration of the Monster Hunter series is that it will not have a fee for online play. In Japan gamers had to pay approximately $15 a month for access to Capcom’s servers. Nintendo also confirmed that a bundle will be released containing the game and the new Classic Controller Pro for $59.99. By itself the game will retail for $49.99.

Gamestop will have an exclusive demo for gamers who choose to pre-order the title. In addition to demo access gamers will get special Monster Hunter 500 Nintendo Points card.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 – May 23, 2010

In addition to a large number of new screen shots Nintendo released a brand new trailer for the high-profile platformer.

Sin and Punishment: Star Successor – June 7, 2010

Treasure’s sequel to their N64 cult favorite received a new subtitle and release date today. The original title was originally only available in Japan but was released on the North American Virtual Console last year. The action packed shooter left many people clamoring for a sequel and Nintendo delivered at last years E3. A brand new trailerwas shown off at the media summit.

Metroid: Other M – June 27, 2010

The latest entry into the Metroid series is being co-developed by Nintendo and Tecmo’s Team Ninja. The game will be controlled with only the Wii Remote. The remote will be held sideways during the game’s 2D sections and it will be pointed at the screen for first-person exploration and shooting. Nintendo also announced that the game will feature voice acting, though it’s unknown if Samus herself will speak.

TerminalGamer will have more information for you as Nintendo continues to show off their impressive line up. Of course, thats if the weather doesn’t take down the Northeast entire writing staff.

Sources: Kotaku and Joystiq