Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel

Winter vacation may be weeks away, but there's no need to wait for a fun-filled
escape. The latest additions to the Wii(TM) Shop Channel can take you to places
as familiar as a gymnasium or as fantastical as faraway planets. Fans of sports
games, space-age shooters and intergalactic action will all find something to
love in this week's lively lineup.Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m.
Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii
owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points(TM) to
download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at
retail outlets. This week's new games are:

Volleyball (NES(R), 1-2 players, rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Step
onto the court in one of the first volleyball games ever made. Select either
the men's or women's competition, choose from one of eight available countries
to represent, and prepare for some intensely fun game play. The straightforward
controls include all the moves you'll need to effectively direct your
six-person team. Take some time mastering them in the training mode, though,
because you'll need all the practice you can get when competing against
challenging computer opponents. If you feel like some multiplayer action, take
on a friend in the two-player mode and see whose skills are more polished.
Block, set and spike your way to victory.

AXELAY(R) (Super NES(R), 1 player, rated E for Everyone -- Mild Fantasy
Violence, 800 Wii Points): Mysterious aliens have invaded the Earth-like planet
of Corliss, slowly draining the planet's resources. Take control of the
prototype Axelay ship and use its wide range of advanced weaponry to battle
enemy forces. Play through multiple stages of action -- from other planets to
space stations -- all on your way to destroying the alien headquarters. You are
Corliss' last line of defense, so be careful not to be too distracted by the
excellent graphics (including great scrolling effects) and rocking music. Pilot
the Axelay using Konami's famously tight play control and experience what many
consider to be a classic of the shooter genre.

BLUE'S JOURNEY (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, rated E for Everyone -- Comic Mischief,
900 Wii Points): The planet of Raguy has been invaded by the Daruma tribe,
changing it from a beautiful and peaceful place into one filled with pollution.
Released in 1991, this horizontally scrolling action game tells the story of an
insectarian named Blue and his quest to save the planet and keep its
inhabitants from being turned into slaves. Use Blue's main weapon, a leaf, to
flip enemies onto their heads and then throw them at other members of the
Daruma tribe, defeating anyone in your way. Additional weapons, such as bombs
and boomerangs, are also available, or you can collect flowers to purchase
other special items like honey or swim fins. Blue also has the special ability
to change his size at will -- if he's too big to fit in a particular area, then
shrink him. The bright, colorful graphics, combined with lots of hidden items
to find, ensure an enjoyable experience with plenty of replay value. Help Blue
muster all his strength and eliminate the Daruma tribe.

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