Following last night's unveiling
of upcoming Wii Ware titles, Nintendo has announced its first-party lineup for the downloadable service when it hits Japan in March.
In addition to last night's Dr. Mario
and Pokemon Farm
announcements, Nintendo will also release Maruboushikaku
and Minna de Puzzloop
(known stateside as Magnetica
involves three screens displayed, each with its own pattern (circle-, line- and square-based). We don't yet know the objective of the game, but your actions in one window will affect the other two.
The game previously known as Pokemon Farm
is officially titled Pokemon Bokujou Channel
(Pokemon Ranch Channel
) and will let you take your Miis to the ranch to take pictures of your pokemon and send your friends. Pokemon management was mentioned, but no information on whether you level up your characters in the channel.
Dr. Mario & Saikin Bokumetsu
(or "bacteria extermination") will also feature your Mii characters in-game and has options for online multiplayer. Saikin Bokumesu
is a minigame from the Japanese Brain Age 2
and will feature four-player online co-op. IGN has a handful of pictures
from the game.
Star Soldier R, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Young King and the Promised Land
and Moji Pittan Wii
were also announced last night. Wii Ware is coming to Japanese consoles in March.