Nintendo Japan Confirms Ouendan 2 For 2007

February 21, 2007

While the Wii and Nintendo DS are still the highlights of many games’ living rooms and pockets on the go, some may have wondered what Nintendo has in store for players in the months ahead. Today, Nintendo of Japan, care of Japanese website Degenki Online, have announced a bevy of games heading to Japan this year for both platforms.

While most of these were already known, there are a few standouts, including Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Tamashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 , a four player rhythm action follow up to what domestic players experienced in Elite Beat Agents. According to IGN, the first part of the Japanese title translates to “Burn! Hot Blooded Rhythm Soul!” Exciting!

Other notable entries for 2007 include Chibi Robo! Park Patrol for the DS, which we saw late last year in video form at Nintendo headquarters much to our collective joy, as well as numerous previously announced Wii releases such as Mario Strikers Charged and Battalion Wars 2, each slated with the rather ambiguous release window of “2007”.

The full list of titles announced today are as follows (thanks to [url=]1UP[/url] for the translation):

[u][b]Nintendo DS[/b][/u]

# Yoshi’s Island DS (March 8, 1P)
# Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 (April 12, 1P)
# Worldwide Club House Games (April 19, 1-8P)
# Panel De Pon DS [Tetris Attack] (April 26, 1-4P)
# Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 (2007, 1-4P)
# Archaic Sealed Heat (2007, TBA)
# More English Training (TBA, TBA)
# The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (TBA, TBA)
# Chibi Robo! Park Patrol (TBA, 1P)
# Wander Donkey DS (TBA, 1-4P)

[u][b]Nintendo Wii[/b][/u]

# Fire Emblem: Goddess of Dawn (February 22)
# Eyeshield 21 (March 8)
# Super Paper Mario (April 19)
# Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007)
# Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
# Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2007)
# Mario Strikers Charged (2007)
# Totsugeki Famicom Wars W [Battallion Wars 2] (2007)
# Disaster: Day of Crisis (2007)
# Wii Health Pack (2007)
# Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007)
# Mario Party 8 (2007)
# Project H.A.M.M.E.R. (2007)
# Wii Music (2007)
# Forever Blue (2007)
# Animal Crossing (TBA)
# Kirby (TBA)