Wii in action

Thursday 14 September 2006
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 Ninty links: the official Japanese Wii website, showing the weather system in use; and the Wii features lowdown on Nintendo's official site.

You can also see a huge Wii games preview that 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.

The Japanese and American launch details have already broken - as we reported this morning - and we only have to wait 24 hours until Nintendo's European Wii event, which should put us all out of our misery regarding Wii's price and launch date in the UK. Then we can finally get down to the serious business of yearning for another go on Nintendo's innovative console.