is, beyond doubt, the most anticipated release in the American market for the wonderous and fancy DS. Despite runaway sales in Japan
and critical success, however, Nintendo has remained extremely tight-lipped about its eventual release date, with nothing more than a "TBA 2007" showing up in their catalogs.
The latest Nintendo Power, however, seems to have mention of a Spring release; those trusty soldiers at NeoGAF seem to have their heads on straight. Furthermore, Nintendo's official Pokemon
website is now claiming an April 22nd release date, and despite Nintendo's penchant for delaying games till all
eight planets align, we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. We won't lie ... we want
this game, stigma be damned. The Pokemon
franchise, if nothing else, has repeatedly demonstrated engrossing gameplay and attention to detail, and the new Wi-Fi trading system just makes it all the sweeter.
Wanna know what else? Nintendo Power gave the upcoming Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
a 9 out of 10. Awesome
. If David didn't mention that you have to love Phoenix Wright
to come work here
, then consider this an amendment of epic proportions.
[Update 1: Trusty commenters. More information from Pokemon.com added, and fixed a typo.]