THIS IS THE OFFICIAL THREAD FOR THE LIST OF ONLINE WII GAMES, UPCOMING CHANNELS AND WIIWARE GAMES. I WIIL UPDATE IT PERIODICALLY.
Battalion Wars 2 (online coop/versus)
Chocobo's Dungeon: Toki-Wasure no Meikyuu
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (japan)(online coop/versus)
Endless Ocean (japan)(online coop/versus)
fifa 08(online coop/versus)
Geometry Wars: Galaxies(online leaderboard)
ghost squad (online leaderboard)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock(online coop/versus)
Hooked! Real Motion Fishing (online coop/versus)
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Wii Ketteiban
Jissen Pachi-Slot Pachinko Hisshôhô! Hokuto no Ken Wii
Madden NFL 08(online coop/versus)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (online leaderboard)
Mario Strikers Charged(online coop/versus)
Medal of Honor: Heroes 2(online coop/versus)
Momotarou Dentetsu 16
MX vs. ATV: Untamed
NBA Live 08(online coop/versus)
Nights: Journey of Dreams(online coop/versus)
Nitrobike (online coop/versus)
Pokémon Battle Revolution(online coop/versus)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2(online leaderboard)
Simple Wii series Vol. 1: The Minna de Kaato Reesu
Simple Wii series Vol. 2: The Minna de Basu Duri Taikai
Simple Wii series Vol. 3: The Casino Party
Simple Wii series Vol. 4: The Shooting Action
SIMPLE Wii series Vol.5: The Burokku Kuzushi
SIMPLE Wii series Vol.6: Waiwai Konbatto
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity(online coop/versus)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (online coop/versus)
Trauma Center: New Blood (online leaderboard)
Wii Chess (Online coop/versus)
Animal Crossing (online coop/versus)
Mario Kart Wii(online coop/versus)
Monster Lab (online coop/versus)
We Love Golf! (online coop/versus)
Online Wiiware Games(unreleased)
Dr. Mario & Bacteria Extermination
Pokémon Bokujō Channel
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Young King and the Promised Land. Okiraku Ping Pong
Minna de Puzzloop.
Star Soldier R,
Joy Sound, a karaoke channel
Defend Your Castle
Major League Eating: The Game
Wii games with WiiConnect24 functionality (released)
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
Jissen Pachi-Slot Pachinko Hisshôhô! Hokuto no Ken
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Super Mario Galaxy
Wii games with WiiConnect24 functionality (unreleased)
Animal Crossing Wii
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Current and Future channels
The following are Wii Channels that are released or have been announced but have not yet been released.
nternet Channel is a version of the Opera web browser for use on the Wii by Opera Software and Nintendo. On December 22, 2006 a free beta version (promoted as a "trial version") of the browser was released. The final version of the browser was released on April 11, 2007 and was free to download until the end of June 2007. Since this deadline has passed, Internet Channel now costs 500 Wii Points to download. Users who downloaded the browser before June 30, 2007, can continue to use it at no cost for the lifetime of the Wii system. An update was recently added to this which allows the use of a USB keyboard.
Features and fixes found in the final version include: improved zooming and scrolling with an improved font, reduced startup time, the ability to hide the toolbar, and preset buttons for typing phrases such as 'www.' and '.com'.
Opera Software was previously responsible for the Nintendo DS Browser for Nintendo's handheld system.
Internet Channel uses whichever connection is chosen in the Wii Settings, and utilizes the user's internet connection directly; There is no third party network that traffic is being routed through. It receives a connection from a router/modem and uses a web browser to pull up HTTP and HTTPS (secure and encrypted) web pages. Opera, the Wii's web browser, is capable of rendering most web sites in the same manner as its desktop counterpart by using Opera's Medium Screen Rendering technology. For most internet users, the Wii offers all of the functionality they need to perform the most common web tasks.
The software is saved to the Wii's 512 MB internal flash memory (can be copied to an SD card after downloaded). The temporary Internet files (maximum of 5MB for the trial version) can only be saved to the Wii's internal Memory. The application launches within a few seconds, after connecting to the Internet through a wireless LAN using the built in interface or a wired LAN by using the USB to Ethernet adapter (sold separately).
This channel was updated as part of the Wii update on October 10, 2007.
Everybody Votes Channel
Everybody Votes Channel allows users to vote in simple opinion polls and compare and contrast opinions with those of friends, family and people across the globe.
Everybody Votes Channel was launched on February 13, 2007, and is available in the WiiWare/Wii Software section of the Wii Shop. The application allows Wii owners to vote on various questions using their Mii as a registered voter. Additionally, voters can also make predictions for the choice that will be the most popular overall after their own vote has been cast. Each Mii's voting and prediction record is tracked and voters can also compare whether their beliefs are in line with those of the majority of voters. Whether the Mii is correct in its predictions or not is displayed on a statistics page along with a counter of how many times that Mii has voted. Up to six Miis can be registered to vote on the console. The channel is free to download.
This channel was updated as part of the Wii update on October 10, 2007.
Metroid Prime 3 Preview
On August 10, 2007 in North America, Nintendo released a special promotional channel for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, available for download from the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel for free. The channel features videos showing gameplay and storyline details. There is also a "game" where the player wipes off the screen to see a big picture.
The channel was later released in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on October 15, 2007 and was removed from Wii Shop Channel in these regions on December 22, 2007, and in North America on December 31, 2007. The channel soon after had its videos and mini-game removed from the channel on the respective dates, replaced with a message saying the "Metroid Prime 3 preview has expired" and suggesting that users delete the channel.
Check Mii Out Channel
The Check Mii Out Channel, known as the Mii Contest Channel in Europe and Oceania, is a channel that allows players to share their Miis and enter them in to popularity contests. It was first available on 11 November 2007. It is available free to download from the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel.
After assigning a Mii as an "Artisan" to identify the user, two sections become available in the Check Mii Out Channel: Posting Plaza and Contests. In the Posting Plaza, players can view posted Miis from around the world or from their own region and import these Miis into their Mii Channel, in addition to submitting their own creations to the Plaza. Each submitted Mii is assigned a twelve digit Entry Number to aid in searching. Submitted Miis are given 2 initials by their creator and a skill/talent to aid in sorting. When importing Miis, the player is allowed to give the Mii whatever name they want.
Check Mii Out is the first Wii Channel that uses the Wii Message board. Users can opt to receive messages concerning the newest contests and enter the Check Mii Out channel directly from these messages.
In the Contests section, players can submit their own Miis to compete in contests to best fit a certain description (e.g. Mario without his cap). After the time period for sending a Mii has expired, the user has the choice of voting for three Miis featured on the judging panel, with ten random Miis being shown at a time.
Once the judging period is over, the results of the contest may be viewed. If the user has submitted a Mii to the contest OR voted for other users' entries, those Miis are shown running up a mountain that represents how popular they were in comparison to other entries. The user is told their "Eye for Miis," (e.g. Average, Untrained) and hovering over each selected Mii displays a level (e.g. 9th Level, 3rd Level).
The "Level System" is based on a 1-10 scale (set with 10 being the highest possible scoring and 1 as the last). Depending on how well a submitted Mii fits the designated topic (originality, how closely it resembles) is how to get scored.
The user is then shown the first place Mii, along with it's "Artisan." This leads into the top 50 Miis for the contest, viewable either as a Parade or Arranged.
For some contests, those who participated in the contest can create a souvenir photo that shows their submitted Mii and their artisan placed and posed on top of a background related to the contest theme, the image can then be sent to the Wii Message Board.
Everybody's Nintendo Channel
The Everybody's Nintendo Channel (Minna No Nintendo Channel in Japan) allows Wii users to watch trailers for games and download demos and game patches for the Nintendo DS. In this capacity the channel works in a similar way to a DS Download Station. Users can also rate games that they have played, and a search feature is also available to assist users in finding new games to try. Videos such as interviews, trailers, and commercials are also available on the channel. This channel went live in Japan on November 27, 2007. This channel is not yet available outside of Japan. Nintendo has announced that this channel will be releasing to North America and Europe, but a target release date has yet to be announced for either region.
Television Friend Channel
The Television Friend Channel (Terebi no Tomo Channel in Japan) allows Wii users to check what programs are on television. Content is provided by G-Guide. The Channel is said to be "very fun and Nintendo-esque".A "stamp" feature allows users to mark programs of interest with a Mii-themed stamp. If an e-mail address or mobile phone number has been registered in the address book, the channel can send out an alert 30 minutes prior to the start of the selected program. The channel tracks the stamps of all Wii users and allows users to rate programs on a five-star scale. Additionally, when the channel is active the Wii remote can be used to change the TV's volume and channel so that users can tune into their shows by way of the channel. The Television Friend Channel launched in Japan on March 4, 2008. It was also suggested to be launched in North America in May 2008, but Nintendo currently has no plans to release it in that region.
Wii Fit Channel
In coordination with their announcement of Wii Fit at E3 2007, Nintendo also issued a press release which stated that users of the game would be able to compare their results and progress on a new channel on the Wii Menu. Instead of having to play the game itself, this new Wii Channel allows the player to see their results and compare with others. This channel was released with Wii Fit, which was released on December 1, 2007 in Japan. . Nintendo has announced that this channel will come out in North America with Wii Fit on May 19, 2008 and in Europe on the 25th of April.
Mario Kart Channel
The Game Mario Kart Wii allows players to install the Mario Kart Channel on their Wii console. The Channel will work without the need of inserting the Mario Kart Wii disc into the system.
The Ranking option lets players see their statistics for each track and compare their results to those of their friends and other players worldwide, represented by their Miis. Players will have the option of racing against the Ghosts of the best players, or improving their results gradually by taking on the Ghosts of rivals whose times are only slightly better than theirs. Players can choose whether they want to share their Time Trial Ghosts with the rest of the world, allowing them to match their skills against the cream of the crop whenever they want.
Another feature of the channel are Competitions, where Nintendo will on a regular basis invite players to speedy challenges similar to the missions of Mario Kart DS. The channel also allows players to check their ranking in running Competitions as well as Time Trials. Players can also register friends and see if any of them are currently online. The channel will be released with the game in Japan on April 10, 2008 for Europe on April 11, 2008, and April 27, 2008 for North America
please comment on this post