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Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel

If you hear a rumbling on the roof tonight, don’t assume that it’s reindeer
when there are gorillas on the loose. Yes, this week’s merry Wii™ Shop
Channel lineup includes a classic adventure title to entertain every reveler in
your household, from the nicest to the naughtiest. Plus, you’ll find a
wicked-cool dose of ice hockey action and a thrilling secret-agent sequel to
help keep spirits bright all winter long. You were expecting lumps of coal?
Sorry—maybe next year.

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™ to download the games. Wii Points can be
purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets.

This week’s new games are:
BLADES OF STEEL™ (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Violence,
500 Wii Points): With stick in hand and confidence brimming, you are looking to
bring home the cup, win the MVP award, get on the covers of major sports
magazines and date a beautiful model (not necessarily in that order). But soon
you will learn that, in this league, nothing is ever given to you, and before
you can reach your goals, you’ll have to put the puck in the net and score
some. You’ll need both the artful skills of a finesse player and the
bone-crushing brutality of an enforcer. Defend your own goal against
unrelenting power plays, or put the pressure on your opponent’s goalie and
try a slap shot of your own. Don’t forget to defend yourself when anger
flares because the gloves come off and fists start flying. So strap on blades
of steel and prepare to either make a name for yourself or be put on ice.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble™ (Super NES®, 1-2
players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): Revisit Donkey Kong Island and
join the Kong family for their latest adventure. The Kremlings have a
mysterious new leader named KAOS and are up to their usual mischief, even
capturing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. Now it’s up to Dixie Kong and the
newest Kong, a giant infant named Kiddy, to rescue the two missing apes.
They’ll travel across previously unseen parts of the island in their search,
and even take to the skies in a rocket at one point. Lucky for them, Dixie and
Kiddy’s powers complement each other (including Kiddy’s talent for rolling
like a barrel), so they form a powerful team capable of major Kremling damage.
They’re not completely on their own, either, since returning favorites like
Funky Kong and Enguarde the swordfish provide help along the way. And in a
series known for its abundance of secrets and high replay value, this entry
doesn’t disappoint, with enough hours of game play to satisfy Donkey Kong
himself. Anyone else have a sudden urge for some bananas?

Rolling Thunder™ 2 (Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Violence,
800 Wii Points): In this follow-up to the original classic, you are once again
a member of Interpol’s Rolling Thunder task force, and it’s up to you to
stop the return of the evil Geldra organization. Now known as Neo-Geldra and
led by a newcomer named Gimdo, the bad guys are bent on destroying several
valuable outer-space satellites. In this one- or two-player game, you can play
as Leila or Albatross—both characters from the original—as you venture
through several different levels, trying to put a stop to the nefarious efforts
of Gimdo and the rest of Neo-Geldra. Use your bullets wisely and make Rolling
Thunder proud.

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