If you're itching to get your hands on some new games for the Nintendo Wii, you won't have to wait long. We've rounded up 21 great entries from the long list of Wii games to be released in 2008 and 2009 that are well worth the wait.

If you've completed all your favourite Wii titles and you're itching to get your hands on something new, then fear not. The Wii has so many great games coming out for it in 2008 and 2009 that we had a hard time narrowing it down just to this list of the 21 best, most promising titles.

More than 75 percent of the titles on this list are either exclusive to the Wii or loaded with Wii-specific features. So settle back and educate yourself about the 21 greatest games Wii owners - and in many cases only Wii owners - get to look forward to enjoy in the next.

21: Wii Music

ETA: Late 2008
Two years ago the world got the first glimpse of Wii Music, when Shigeru Miyamoto used an early version of the software to conduct an orchestra as it played the theme from Legend of Zelda. This fall, you'll be able to play Wii Music, too, and share the joy of creating music with everyone. Use your Remote and Nunchuk with up to three other friends to play parts in a six-part band harmony, using one of over 60 instruments of your choice. While the E3 demo was sorta lame (we blame that drummer dude), the prospect of performing classic Nintendo tunes with friends is pretty interesting.

20: Red Steel 2

ETA: September 16, 2008
Little is known about Red Steel 2 right now which was confirmed in the Official Nintendo Magazine, aside from one tremendous fact: it will be one of the first third-party games to support the Wii MotionPlus accessory introduced with Wii Sports Resort. That means the clunky swordfighting so many complained about in the original game is going to be replaced with the smooth, precise, realistic sword battles you can get a taste of in Wii Sports Resort's fencing mini-games. With an overhauled swordfighting system, Red Steel 2 could deliver on all of the sword 'n' gun crime action that the original game promised.

19: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

ETA: September 16, 2008
In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed you'll be able to use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as you take on the role of Darth Vader's secret apprentice in an adventure that spans the gap between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. Use your Sith powers to hunt down and slay the surviving Jedi scattered across the Galaxy, while also eliminating any Stormtroopers or Rebels who try to stand in your way. Use your Force powers to push enemies away, hurt objects, leap impossible distances, fire the Dark Side's force lightning, and dive upon your enemy with speedy aerial dashes moves. It's being developed by a different team than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, and will include exclusive stages as well as versus mode that should tide you over until The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels comes out (more on that game later).

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  1. The games that are going to be worth the wait
  2. Samba de Amigo and Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels
  3. Animal Crossing: City Folk and Castlevania Judgment
  4. Why Wii Sports Resort is going to be worth the wait
  5. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World and Deadly Creatures
  6. Fatal Frame IV and The Conduit
  7. The three best Wii games worth waiting for

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