Nintendo's revamp of the classic NES boxer Punch-Out is now expected to arrive for the Wii during the first half of 2009. Though Sega and Platinum games had already confirmed Madworld for a March release, Nintendo today nailed down the stylized action game for a March 10 release. Nintendo also narrowed the release window for High Voltage Software's anticipated Wii-exclusive shooter The Conduit, saying the game would arrive by June.

"First Half" would mean that Punch-Out will arrive by June. It's very Nintendo-like to release a major title right around tax refund time too. They've done this in years past with Mario Kart and Wii Fit.