Wii Mini dated and priced for South Africa, new Nintendo Selects titles available at launch

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Earlier this week we brought you news that the Wii Mini would be arriving in the UK on March 22nd.

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Now Nintendo South Africa has revealed that the redesigned console will be heading to our shores on March 21st at a recommended retail price of R1 499.

The Wii Mini will launch alongside a range of new, family-friendly Nintendo Selects titles. These include:

  • Mario Party 8

    • Everyone can get in on the fun with Mario Party 8 on Wii Mini. Use the Wii Remote to twist, turn, lasso and row your way through six game boards and dozens of thrill-packed minigames.
  • Wii Sports Resort

    • Wii Sports Resort took the inclusive fun and intuitive controls of the original Wii Sports to the next level, introducing a whole new set of entertaining and physically immersive activities. With the deep control enhancements available through using the Wii Remote Plus, newcomers to this game can enjoy unprecedented gaming precision as they cruise on a water scooter, duel with swords, toss flying discs and much more.
  • Mario Power Tennis

    • Power up your tennis game on Wii Mini by swinging the Wii Remote to smack powerful forehands, backhands and lobs. You can take on the role of your favourite Mario characters and play on imaginative Mushroom Kingdom courts, including a court littered with famous Mario-style power-ups. As you win tournaments, clear minigames or challenge Gimmick Courts, you will unlock new characters, courts and challenges. Bring some friends because up to four players can compete in wild multiplayer tennis matches.
  • Super Paper Mario

    • Princess Peach needs to be rescued from an evil kidnapper – and Bowser isn’t to blame! You can take control of Mario, Luigi, Bowser and Princess Peach ‒ who escaped by herself after she had been kidnapped ‒ to overcome the evil Count Bleck in an action adventure game that mixes traditional side-scrolling 2D platforming with 3D exploration and puzzle-solving.

It’s worth noting that the Wii Mini is slightly smaller than the original Wii and comes in matte black with a red border. A red Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk controller will come bundled with the new console which is compatible with most existing Wii accessories. The Wii Mini cannot connect to the internet so the Nintendo eShop and online play are not supported. Also, the console is not compatible with GameCube discs or accessories.

Head over here for El33tonline’s previous coverage of the Wii Mini.

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