Game retailer Game Stop already has Nintendo Wii and PS3 video game release dates on its websites but a leaked company document now seems to confirm those dates suggesting that Wii titles will be available in early October while PS3 games a month later.
Usually when video games retailers post availability dates on their websites there is little excitement as those dates have come to be known as guestimates rather than reliable information. When such information however, is confirmed by a leaked document from within the company, the rumor mills can start spinning again.
The aforementioned document, carrying a 5/24 date, is titled Product Release Information and mentions that the Wii titles Rayman 4, the conspicuously titled Avatar: The Last Airbender and SpongeBob Squarepants: Creature are expected to release on 10/2/06. This would suggest that the Wii console should also launch around that time or even earlier if Nintendo is planning some odd surprise.
Additionally we are informed that November 2006 will see a large selection of Wii titles, some of which we did not hear much of during E3 2006. These include Call of Duty 3, Need for Speed: Carbon and Medal of Honor: Airborne, along with the much hyped Red Steel, Madden NFL 2007, Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam and Marvel Ultimate Alliance.
The same document also mentions that the first PS3 titles will appear in November, something which, more or less, was expected. Most PS3 launch titles mentioned seem to be EA games and include NBA Live 07, Fight Night 3, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007, NfS: Carbon and Madden NFL 07. The other games expected in November are: CoD 3, BiA 3, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Tony Hawk's Project 8.
Additional launch games for the PS3 include: Rainbow Six: Vegas, Resistance Fall of Man, Warhawk and Genji 2.
Games that will appear in 2007 include: the delayed Heavenly Sword, EA's Army of Two and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed in March.