Wii-kly Update: Two WiiWare Games and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel
Auspicious debuts and the return of a classic franchise top the list of new additions to the Wii Shop Channelâ¢ this week. Art Styleâ¢: ORBIENTâ¢ is the first in a new game series from Nintendo, combining deep game play with atmospheric flair and simple, elegant controls that anyone can pick up and enjoy. With two more Art Style titles scheduled for release in October, this is your chance to be the first to enjoy this truly remarkable gaming experience.
Bomberman makes his WiiWareâ¢ debut in Bomberman Blast, taking the frenzied multiplayer action the series is known for online. Or if you just feel like saving the galaxy again, take on the Machine in Super Turrican 2.
Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wiiâ¢ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Pointsâ¢ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This weekâs new games are:
Art Style: ORBIENT (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 600 Wii Points): Explore the universe like never before in Art Style: ORBIENT. Take control of gravity and anti-gravity and carefully maneuver your small star through 50 stages set in multiple galaxies. Collide with other stars to absorb them and make your own star expand in size, or capture the stars in your orbit and have them become your satellites. Space isnât empty, though, and youâll have to avoid bumping into obstacles or getting pulled into a black hole. If you feel like relaxing while still being challenged, this is the game for you. Its combination of simple controls, atmospheric sound and unique environment make for an experience unlike any other.
Bomberman Blast (Hudson Entertainment, 1-8 players, Rated E for EveryoneâMild Cartoon Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): A brand new addition to the Bomberman series is available on WiiWare. Up to eight players can battle online simultaneously via Nintendoï¿½ Wi-Fi Connection. Simple controls make this a great game for family and friends to enjoy anytime. You can trigger new items by shaking the Wii Remoteâ¢ controller, creating new levels of Bomberman excitement. You can even take the intensity up another notch by adding your own Miiâ¢ caricatures to the mix. Battle results can be recorded on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Ranking, so you can see how you stack up against others around the globe. This title will prove to be a blast for everyone--from those whoâve never touched a Bomberman game to the Bomberman masters.
Super Turrican 2 (Super NESâ¢, 1 player, Rated E for EveryoneâViolence, 800 Wii Points): As the last survivor of the United Freedom Forces, it is your duty to destroy the Machineâs forces that have devastated the galaxy. Fight through countless hordes of enemies using everything at your disposal. Use weapons and power-ups to fight back the tide of oncoming enemies. Use special abilities like the Energy Wheel and Cyberfist to find secret areas and score extra lives. When your lives and continues are gone, the mission ends. You are the galaxyâs last hope. Are you up to the challenge?