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Nintendo releases it’s summer line-up

The summer is heating up, which means it’s a great time for Nintendo to announce some of the cool games it will have available in the coming months for its Wii home console and portable Nintendo DS family of systems.

“Everyone wants fun, engaging experiences, and they want great value,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Nintendo games give you both. And no matter what your taste, you’ll find exclusive experiences that just aren’t available anywhere else.”

Some upcoming Wii games include Metroid: Other M on Aug. 31, Samurai Warriors 3 on Sept. 27, Wii Party on Oct. 3, Kirby’s Epic Yarn on Oct. 17, PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure on Nov. 1, FlingSmash on Nov. 7 and Donkey Kong Country Returns on Nov. 21. Some marquee third-party games include New Carnival Games from 2K Play on Sept. 21, NBA JAM from EA Sports on Oct. 5, Just Dance 2 from Ubisoft on Oct. 12, GoldenEye 007 from Activision Publishing, Inc. in November, Sonic Colors from SEGA on Nov. 16 and Disney Epic Mickey from Disney Interactive Studios this holiday season.

For the Nintendo DS family of systems, upcoming games include Professor Layton and the Unwound Future on Sept. 12, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs on Oct. 4, Art Academy on Oct. 25 and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! on Nov. 14. Some featured third-party games on the way for the rest of the year include Super Scribblenauts from Warner Bros. in October, FINAL FANTASY THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT from Square Enix, Inc. on Oct. 5 and Rock Band 3 from Electronic Arts/MTV on Oct. 29.

Upcoming downloadable games for the WiiWare service include And Yet It Moves from Broken Rules on Aug. 23, BIT.TRIP FATE by Gaijin Games this fall and Super Meat Boy from Team Meat during the holidays. On the Nintendo DSiWare downloadable game service, fans can watch for Need For Speed Nitro-X from Electronic Arts on Sept. 20 and Shantae: Risky’s Revenge from WayForward during the holidays.