Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Gaming Forecast - April 2009 *UPDATED*

The Gaming Forecast is back one again. The month of April has noticeably less games than previous months, but there's still some big releases to be found.

Gaming Forecast April 2009
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: Yoshi's Universe (Wii, Apr. 1st)
  • Nintendo DSi (Apr. 5th)
  • Pop+ Solo (DS, Apr. 5th)
  • Rhythm Heaven (DS, Apr. 5th)
  • Samurai Shodown Anthology (Wii, Apr. 7th)
  • C.O.R.E. (DS, Apr. 14th)
  • Excitebots: Trick Racing (Wii, Apr. 20th)
  • Steal Princess (DS, Apr. 21st)
  • Puzzle Kingdoms (Wii and DS, Apr. 28th)
Note: Dates are subject to change.

By far the biggest release this week is Super Mario Galaxy 2: Yoshi's Universe. Releasing today, the sequel to 2007's biggest Wii game looks as great as the original and then some. Yoshi finally makes a return (being absent from SMG). The game looks really fantastic and even longer and better than the first. I really can't wait to pick up my copy.

*UPDATE* It seems someone was playing a cruel April Fool's joke on me (or was I the one playing it?). Sadly Super Mario Galaxy 2: Yoshi's Universe is only a figment of someone's imagination (or was it my imagination?). Though I really do hope we get a Galaxy sequel on the Wii; Galaxy was just too great to have to wait for another console.

Another huge release this April is the DSi's North American launch on the 5th. (It launches in Europe as well, only a couple of days earlier.) My game spending money has been spent in the last few months, but once I get some more I'll be sure to purchase both a DSi and a copy of Rhythm Heaven. I managed to play the demo of Rhythm Heaven on the Nintendo Channel and I found it was excellent. On the Wii side of things Excitebots looks great as well, and I'm going to look into that game as well.

While April doesn't have a large number of games like both February and March, it stands a pretty good fight with quality over quantity. What about you? Besides Super Mario Galaxy 2 (I mean, that's a must buy for a Wii owner), what are you interested in this month? Are you picking up a DSi?

Comments or questions? See any games I missed? Drop an email to or leave a comment below...


  1. SupermarketZombiesApril 3, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Cruel April Fool's joke =(

  2. Cruel, yet pretty unconvincing. Next year I'm going to have to go all out with an awesome April Fool's joke.