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Upcoming Games

by Sir Grodus

Donkey Jet

Originally known as DK: Bongo Blast, Donkey Jet looks to be an excellent addition to the Donkey Kong series and will be a racing game for the Wii.

So far, a variety of characters, some new, some old, have been shown to be appearing in Donkey Jet. Among these characters are Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Funky Kong, Lanky Kong, King K. Rool, Kritter and two new Kremlings by the name of Kip and Kass. Several other wacky Kremlings have also been seen.

Everything from snow-covered mountain to jungle villages to giant squid infested seas have been shown to be tracks in Donkey Jet. Vehicles in Donkey Jet vary, from rocket bongos to minecarts, with even faithful Animal Buddies Rambi and Enguard being shown to be rideable.

DK: King of Swing DS

The sequel to DK: King of Swing, DK: King of Swing DS will have all the enjoyable elements of it's Game Boy Advance counterpart and will be on the Nintendo DS.

So far, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Funky Kong have been confirmed as being playable characters in DK: King of Swing DS; additionally, Cranky Kong, King K. Rool and what appears to be a giant, talking banana with eyes have been shown to be in DK: King of Swing DS.

Itadaki Street DS

An upcoming game for the Nintendo DS, Itadaki Street DS will be created by Square Enix, the creators of other games such as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and Mario Hoops 3-on-3.

Itadaki Street DS, along with having the board game style of the Itadaki Street series, will have Mario Party style mini-games in it.

Confirmed Mario characters in the game are Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Princess Daisy, Wario and Waluigi. From the Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior series, we have Slime, Jessica, Dragonlord, Pudding, Bianca, Angelo, Yangus and Alena.

Mario Kart Arcade GP 2

The sequel to Mario Kart Arcade GP, Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, like it's predecessor, will be for the arcade. Atleast a dozen new items and weapons have been shown, along with several new tracks.

Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario, Princess Peach, Toad and Bowser have all been confirmed as characters; Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Blinky from Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 are also going to be returning. Waluigi and a Tamagotchi, named Mametchi, are also shown to be new characters.

Super Mario Galaxy

A revolutionary game coming out for the Wii, Super Mario Galaxy boasts excellent graphics and gameplay and is sure to be record-breaking.

Little is known of Super Mario Galaxy’s story, though what is known is that Princess Peach has been kidnapped by an alien entity, who Mario chases all the way to space. In order to find Princess Peach, Mario must travel from a variety of planets, all the while fighting old and new foes alike. It has been recently revealed that Super Mario Galaxy will be released this year.

Mario Party 8

The latest game in the Mario Party series, Mario Party 8 will be exclusively on the Wii and will make use of all the "Wiimote's" capabilities.

Dozens of new mini-games have been shown so far, new "candy powerups" have also been shown; these powerups will seemingly give characters special powers.

So far, Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Birdo, Wario, Waluigi, Toad, Toadette, Boo and Hammer Bro. and Blooper have are confirmed characters. Some non-playable characters include MC Ballyhoo, Big Top, Donkey Kong, Bowser and King Boo.

Some new boards include: DK's Treetop Temple, Goomba's Booty Boardwalk, King Boo's Haunted Hideaway, Koopa's Tycoon Town, Bowser's Warped Vortex and the Shy Guy Mystery Train. Additionally, the Miis have been shown to be appearing in Mario Party 8.

Mario Strikers Charged

The sequel to Super Mario Strikers, Mario Strikers Charged will be for the Wii and will have several new characters and feilds in it, as well as online play.

All the captains that have been confirmed to be appearing Mario Strikers Charged include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Wario and Waluigi. The game's sidekicks also include Koopa Troopas, Toads, Dry Bones, Boos, Birdo, Hammer Bros., Shy Guys and Monty Moles. Kritters have also been confirmed as goalies.

The feilds of Mario Strikers Charged, unlike the game's predecessor, have "gimmicks" in them to make gameplay more challenging; the stages shown so far include The Vice, Thunder Island and The Dump, also, some unnamed feilds have been shown.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Quite a surprise, a Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario crossover, featuring such characters as Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Sonic, Miles "Tails" Prower and Knuckles, with more to come. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games will be for both the Wii and Nintendo DS. Confirmed events in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games include, but aren't limited to, judo, swimming, table tennis and track & feild.