The Nintendo Wii was and is a game-changing console. Its clever motion-sensing controller introduced video games to an audience previously intimidated by its peers' complex joypads.
Recently, however, the Wii has conspicuously lacked any blockbusting, ambitious, must-buy games - apart from last year's New Super Mario Bros Wii, the gaming equivalent of genetically re-engineering a woolly mammoth from permafrost-preserved remains. Things have been so bad, you wouldn't blame Wii owners for succumbing to the charms of the PS3 or Xbox 360, particularly now they know they actually like playing games. At last, though, the Wii faithful can look forward with hope.