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Nintendo leak lists scrapped Wii projects: Metroid from Intelligent Systems, DDR Mario 2, much more

Posted on July 20, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii

Stemming from today’s Nintendo leaks and the overall “gigaleak”, an internal company document has been spotted that reveals plans for early games on Wii – and projects that were cancelled.

To say the least, there are some very interesting titles listed. One of the highlights is a Metroid game from Intelligent Systems, which would have launched after Metroid Prime. It also appears that a sequel to Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix was once being considered. 

Here’s the full roundup of items included in the document (which also includes tidbits on released games), courtesy of MondoMega:

  • ‘Tennis’ for Wii; possibly folded into Wii Sports.
  • Excitetruck is known as ‘World’s Toughest Race’; notes say “A racing game that looks like a 4WD truck version of Excitebike with realistically oriented graphics.”; ended up putting Excite in the title.
  • Project Hammer is listed as ‘Hammer Man’. Notes says “Aiming to create a Dynasty Warriors type game that will sell in North America.”
  • Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn is just called ‘Fire Emblem GC 2’. Note says “The direction is to increase the movie portion, which was well-received by users in the GC version.”
  • Sphere, unreleased n-Space game, is mentioned. “Female spy infiltration action. Metal Gear-like switching between multiple remote cameras”.
  • ‘Metroid’, developed by Intelligent Systems. Notes say “Release some time after Metroid Prime.”
  • ‘Project X’ by Retro Studios; the “action game featuring the Sheik from Zelda: Ocarina of Time.”
  • ‘Knight Wars’ by Kuju; “Fantasy-based strategy with Battalion Wars assets.”
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed as ‘Project Sora’, developed by HAL and Game Arts.
  • ‘sword fighting theme’ developed by Y’sK.
  • Mario Strikers Charged (called ‘Super Mario Strikers 2’) was intentionally aiming for a EU launch first, and was aiming to be a launch title (which it missed).
  • ‘Revo R’ by HAL. Notes say “Aiming for Pop Art style graphics”; genre listed as racing.
  • ‘Jump Super Stars’ for Wii? Developer listed as Ganbarion.
  • ‘DDR Mario 2’ on Wii. Developer is Konami.

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