The above image has recently surfaced in cyberland and appears to be legit. That’s right – in addition to Japan, Europe also seems to be getting the Red Wii as well. There is still no official word on a North American release, but it’s safe to say we will hear from Nintendo of America soon.
Strangely, Europe will not be getting the Super Mario All-Stars bundled in their version (it releases there separately on December 3rd), nor the 25th anniversary edition of the original Super Mario Bros. (which comes pre-installed on the Japanese version of the Red Wii). Also in the package is the new Wii Controller Plus.
What will they receive in their bundle? Hit the jump for the details!
The only information we have to go on at this moment is what the box art for the Red Wii shows. According to the box art, it would seem Europe will receive Donkey Kong: Original Edition pre-installed on their Red Wiis and will also receive a copy of Wii Sports and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. As to what Donkey Kong: Original Edition is, we can only assume it will simply be a port of the original arcade version.
As for the release date, Nintendo of Europe has not been any more precise than “sometime in December” so we will have to wait and see.
Again, there is no word yet from Nintendo of America as to a release date in that region, but we will likely hear something soon. Stay tuned to ZU!