Wii in action

Nintendo's Wii will feature an interactive weather map updated with info from across the globe, an up-to-date news 'channel' accessible from the console's main screen, and will enable you to browse the internet on your TV.

To see these eye-opening special features in action, check out these Nintendo links:the official Japanese Wii website(good luck), showing the weather system in use; and theWii features lowdownon Nintendo's official site.

You can also see a hugeWii games previewthat showcases more than 20 titles for the console, from Mario Strikers Charged to Red Steel and Super Mario Galaxy. Nintendo is expected to announce later today that as many as 30 games will be released for Wii this year, including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wario Ware Smooth Moves, Red Steel, Trauma Center Second Opinion and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz.

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.