Via Eurogamer (which offers a highlight reel
of the article), a long piece at MTV Games where Stephen Totilo sits down for a chat with Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime
. Unlike some other question-dodging executives, Reggie shares some interesting details. We have release dates (WarioWare
in January, Mario Party
in March, Mario Galaxy
sometime after March), confirmation that they'll try to bring GoldenEye
to the Virtual Console, a few details about the first online game for the Wii (Pokemon Battle Revolution
), and word that there would be several Wii-related announcements in January. From the article: "For Fils-Aime, some of the projects he'd love to see happen in the U.S. can only be executed by his bosses in Japan. As a result, part of his job is to lobby for what he thinks American gamers want. 'The piece that I am more and more involved in is really looking longer-term and making sure the full range of games are being brought to the Americas. Making sure we have core gamer games like 'Metroid,' like 'Galaxy.' Making sure we have our types of market-extension games not only for Wii but for DS. Where's our analogous cooking game? Where's our analogous 'Brain Age 2' for DS?'"