It's 2009 and Wii's software release list is off to a great start with games like Tenchu: Shadow Assassins, Deadly Creatures, House of the Dead: Overkill and MadWorld either out already or shipping soon. And certainly, with big Nintendo projects like Punch-Out!! and Sin & Punishment 2, not to mention third-party efforts like Dead Space and The Conduit, just on the horizon, the year is looking very good indeed.
But a glance at the global release schedule reveals that publishers, both Nintendo and third-parties, are still failing to move some major Japanese releases stateside -- not throwaway projects, but ambitious, anticipated games. Many of these titles have been available overseas since the first half of last year and yet they still don't have a confirmed American release date