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Wii-kly Update: Two WiiWare Games and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel

From family-friendly puzzles to crackling combat, this week’s additions
to the Wii™ Shop Channel offer a mix of downloadable delights. Fight fans
can even choose between futuristic space missions and retro-styled martial
arts battles. Take your pick and kick off the summer with an invigorating
dose of Wii action.

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m.
Pacific time 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:


Protöthea™ (UbiSoft, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Fantasy
Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): Protöthea is a top-down scrolling shooter
game with free movement that puts players in complete control of a
last-generation spaceship. The mission is to destroy the asteroid called
Maqno 01 and finish with the plans of The Core. UbiSoft’s Protöthea
introduces new concepts to a beloved, classic game style while mixing
genres and utilizing the full capabilities of the Wii console, from
graphics to controls. Players of all ages and experience levels will enjoy
taking command of their ship, blasting through four different worlds in 10
challenging missions. Use your weapons arsenal and the special bonus items
to help you accomplish your mission, and don’t forget to slow down time
and take an edge over the enemy.

Toki Tori (Two Tribes, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii
Points): Toki Tori is his name, and collecting eggs is his game. In this
puzzle/platform game, players use a variety of items such as the Telewarp,
InstantRock™ and Slug Sucker. Clever use and combination of these items
are needed to solve all the game’s levels, of which there are more
than 70. Levels range from easy to brain-teasingly hard, resulting in
dozens of hours of puzzle play time. Toki Tori makes the most of what Wii
has to offer. It uses the Wii Remote™ for a unique control scheme, which
offers players a new and more relaxing play style. A second player can
help you out by drawing hints while you are playing. The game even uses
the Wii Message Board in a unique way.

Virtual Console™

Ninja Combat (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and
Older—Mild Suggestive Themes, Fantasy Violence, 900 Wii Points): Released
in 1990, Ninja Combat is a side-scrolling combat-action game. Take control
of the ninjas Joe (one player) and Hayabusa (two players), and enter into
battle against a group of evil ninjas called the Kage Ichizoku. Make your
way into their home fortress, Ninja Tower, which dominates a big city of
the near future. Fight using normal attacks, jumps, special movements and
ninja materials that deliver damaging blows to all enemies on the screen.
In addition, you’ll find weapons and items to aid you along the way.
Even better, as you progress in the game, reliable allies such as Musashi,
Kagerow and Gembu will emerge to fight alongside you, allowing you to
choose a new character in each stage. Ninja Combat also supports
simultaneous play with two players, so you can grab a friend and defeat
the Kage Ichizoku together.

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