Nintendo is planning on releasing a new-look Wii console on 4 November as part of a value for money bundle that includes Wii Sports and Wii Party. 

The new Wii will unfortunately lose the console's ability to take advantage of Gamecube games and accessories, something which many Nintendo fans counted as vital to the console. It is also identical in size to the older generation Wii, looking virtually identical apart from the greater emphasis on the console sitting horizontally.

We spotted the bundle way back in August, when Nintendo told Eurogamer that it planned on focusing much more on the new Wii hardware. The really exciting bit is that we now know it's due out on 4 November. 

We also know what the bundle is going to include: shipping with Wii Sports and Wii Party inside and a Wii Remote Plus. The original Wii Sports is also thrown in for good measure. 

The 18 November will see a special blue version of the newly configured Wii shipping with Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

Nintendo says more Wii bundles are set to be announced in Autumn in the the build up to Christmas. Those not looking to pick up the new-look Wii can opt for one of two Wii Fit Plus bundles, one shipping with a black Wii Console and Balance Board, the other without a console. The bundles will launch on 2 December. 

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