Wii: WiiWare launch titles in Europe

WiiWare launched in US yesterday. Next week, May 20th, is Europes turn. Nintendo of Europe announced the launch titles today, but this doesn’t mean that all will be available on day one, but they will be there soon after. (N-Europe.com)

  • Dr. Mario & Germ Buster (Nintendo) – 1000 Wii Points (GBP 7 / EUR 10 approx)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (Square Enix) – 1500 Wii Points (GBP 10.50 / EUR 15)
  • LostWinds (Frontier) – 1000 Wii Points (GBP 7 / EUR 10 approx)
  • Pirates: The Key of Dreams (Oxygen)
  • Pop (Nnooo) – 700 Wii Points (GBP 5 / EUR 7 approx)
  • Star Soldier R (Hudson) – 800 Wii Points (GBP 7 / EUR 10 approx)
  • Toki Tori (Two Tribes)
  • TV Show King (Gameloft) – 1000 Wii Points (GBP 7 / EUR 10 approx)

Here are some quotes from the Nintendo pressrelease:

The opportunity to create the next groundbreaking video game for Wii has well and truly arrived for developers as WiiWare hits Europe, launching on 20 May 2008. Developers, no matter how big or small, will be able to create exciting new downloadable games to be sold through the Wii Shop Channel. Changing the way developers create Wii games and players access them, WiiWare will make it possible for smaller, creative titles to take centre stage. Developers will be able to see their big ideas step into reality, without risk or the need for a big budget.

Laurent Fischer, Managing Director of Marketing & PR of Nintendo of Europe comments, ‘We are excited by the positive response we have received from third-party developers to the announcement of WiiWare. We hope that this opportunity and the inspiration to produce original and exciting games will allow developers of all sizes to bring new concepts, genres and game play experiences to Wii. Opening this creative door will also provide Wii users access to a huge choice of games that they can easily download and enjoy.’