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New Games in the Works: Pandora's Tower, Pokémon Typing DS

In the past two days Nintendo has held two versions of its quarterly earnings briefing in Japan, detailing the worldwide success of its products and consoles throughout the last quarter. Just Dance 2 and Donkey Kong Country Returns were the biggest sellers for Wii last holiday season while Pokémon Black and White have been ruling the Japanese handheld charts since its launch last September selling way over 5 million copies.

Nintendo also revealed some future titles they are working on releasing. For the DS, Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS will help kids, and even adults, master the art of typing. Using a wireless keyboard that can also be connected to other Bluetooth compatible devices, the game communicates with the keyboard for fast typing challenges and games. It will be released sometime in April. Iwata also mentioned other Pokémon titles that are being worked on for Wii and 3DS but did not give any specific details.


Also announced were some new titles for Wii including Pandora no Tou: Kimi no Moto e Kaeru Made (Pandora's Tower: Until I Return to Your Side,) a Rhythm Heaven game, and a new Kirby title. Pandora's Tower should be released in the first half of the year as it is nearing completion. You check out its teaser site here, but note that no information has yet to be given about the game. Iwata mentions that a Rhythm Heaven game for Wii should be fun since it'll be a more social experience. Also, the new three-dimensional Kirby game seems to bring Kirby back to his roots after his flat and wooly times in Kirby's Epic Yarn. For Japanese gamers, Goldeneye 007 and Just Dance 2 will see a Japanese release date sometime in the near future too.

Japanese gamers just got Last Story and everyone around the world is waiting for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. With all the attention the 3DS has been getting, it's nice to know Nintendo hasn't been ignoring its other moneymaking console. For short videos of the new Kirby and Rhythm Heaven games, click the source link below.

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