Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nintendo Stops Shipping and Producing more Wii Games: Wario Land: Shake It!, Battalion Wars 2, and Mario Strikers Charged

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Just last Friday, I posted up that Nintendo of America confirmed, via email, that Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector's Edition is no longer being shipped or produced in North America.

Being that Metroid Prime: Trilogy Collector's Edition is no longer being published/shipped, I asked Nintendo if they were planning on releasing any New Play Control! Metroid Prime games to replace the Collector's Edition.

The response from Nintendo to that question was, "At this time, a New Play Control version of the Metroid Prime games has not been announced for release here in North America.  More importantly, we do not have any information that tells us this game will or won't be announced..."

Just today, I was able to confirm from Nintendo, via email, that Nintendo is no longer producing or shipping Battalion Wars 2, Mario Strikers Charged, or Wario Land: Shake It!.

The email I received back from Nintendo after inquiring about those games said, " Mario Strikers Charged (2007), Battalion Wars 2 (2007), and Wario Land: Shake It(2008) are no longer being manufactured or shipped to retailers."  Again, I emailed Nintendo of America, so this may be different for other Nintendo regions.

If you're interested in any of these games, make sure to grab them while you can, as they are available from either Amazon.com directly or other vendors on Amazon.com at discounted prices!

Do you own any of these games?  If so, leave a comment and let some others know what you think about them, and if you think any of them are worth buying, before they become harder to find.
Why do you think Nintendo has canceled these games?


  1. I own Battalion Wars 2. I've finished the single-player campaign, but I haven't played the game online(though I know a guy that wants to).

    I rented Mario Strikers Charged, and I had a blast with the game. I thought it was a lot of fun, and I loved how they implemented use of the Wii Remote into some of the game-play. Mario Strikers Charged reminded me a lot of the NHL Hitz games, and rightly so, because it was developed by the same company that helped develop some of the later NHL Hitz games.

    The only I've played of Wario Land: Shake It! was for about 5 minutes at a gaming store.

  2. I own Metroid Prime Trilogy and Wario Land: Shake It.

    Obviously, Metrois is probably the best value I have ever gotten out of a game. Target ran a sale before Christmas for $29. Two very good games and an okay game all for $29. You can't beat that. It was a worthwhile pick up, and I suggest that if you can find this...get it.

    Wario Land is a really good platformer. You can't really ask much more out of game play or graphics. However, it is not a real long game. In fact an experienced gamer could get through it pretty fast (couple of days). At its original price of $49.99, I would have definitely said no. I picked it up at Amazon for 26.99, but I had a $25 gift certificate so for me it was definitely worth a $1.99. I know Gamestop had it for $19.99, but you may just want to rent this one.

  3. @Chad:
    Thanks for the comment! I should have mentioned again, that I do own Metroid Prime: Trilogy now. I bought it a few weeks back at Best Buy when they had it on sale.

    If you like arcade type sports games, like NFL Blitz, I would highly suggest at least renting Mario Strikers Charged and giving it a try.

  4. I enjoyed Mario Strikers Charged. Always fun with other people.

    They still need to make a Mario RPG game. That would be epic.

  5. I really well enjoyed playing Mario Strikers Charged. The game is too good. I think they must launch more exciting game in the series itself with lot strategies.

  6. @Nicodemus at Nite:
    Yea, I rented Mario Strikers Charged and really enjoyed it with the friend that was visiting at the time. Maybe they're working on a sequel for it, but I won't hold my breath.

    When you said they should "...launch [a] more exciting game in the series itself with [a] lot [of] strategies.", what did you mean by the "strategies" part?

    Thanks for the comments!


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