“Perhaps the secret to the launch information for Wii is somehow encoded in the text of this news item” – this is how a sadistically teasing Nintendo PR guy chose to introduce the company’s latest press release. The announcement focuses mostly on Nintendo’s handheld games coming in the fourth quarter of 2006, with only a brief mentioning of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the GameCube and Nintendo Wii.
“As the weather cools down, the Nintendo portable game offerings heat up. Final Fantasy V Advance makes its way to Game Boy Advance SP on Nov. 6. (…)
Nintendo DS owners are the big winners. Every week or so, another huge DS title hits, from the Touch Generations title Clubhouse Games to fan favorites like Elite Beat Agents and Yoshi’s Island 2. Clearly a gamer’s idea of paradise, here is Nintendo’s upcoming DS lineup:
Oct. 9: Clubhouse Games
Oct. 16: Nintendogs (Dalmatian)
Oct. 23: Magical Starsign
Oct. 30: Pokémon Ranger
Oct. 30: Children of Mana
Nov. 6: Elite Beat Agents
Nov. 13: Yoshi’s Island 2
Dec. 4: Custom Robo Arena
Dec. 4: Kirby Squeak Squad
And, for Nintendo GameCube owners, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be available for you this fall. An enhanced version also will be a launch title for Wii. That will all happen on… Oh look, we’re out of space.”
Yeah, very funny. But the question is: was there really an “encrypted message” in Nintendo’s press release, or was it “just a scam to get you to read the other games we [Nintendo] have launching this fall”? Gaming Target took the bait, and came up with a Wii release date set for October 2. Here’s how they reason it:
“The fourth quarter begins on October 1. Now look at the list. At least one game is released every Monday in the fourth quarter except for the following dates: October 2, November 20 and November 27.
November 27 is after Black Friday, so it’s out. November 20 is after the launch of the PS3, so that’s out too. That leaves us with October 2.”
Well then, so far we have October 30, November 6, September or October, and now October 2. I figured we might as well give it a shot as well… say… October 20? How does that sound? Our good friend Random here says it’s the real thing!
Tags: Nintendo’s Wii