Photo Dojo Leads a Fist-Pumping Lineup of New Downloadable Games
Admit it: You’ve always dreamed of quitting your job and roaming the countryside as a legendary kung fu warrior. Thanks to the new Photo Dojo game for the Nintendo DSiWare service, your dream is finally within reach. The game features customization options that let you add your entire body and voice to wild kung fu matches. It puts you right into the middle of a hilarious fighting game. Best of all, it’s available for a whopping zero Nintendo DSi Points now through June 10. That’s right – ZERO! Don’t wait – 200 Nintendo DSi Points will be required for download starting June 11.
After you download Photo Dojo, be sure to keep an eye out for some of the other big games Nintendo is releasing during the next month. We’re starting off this week with a hand-held version of the classic Earthworm Jim. Not to be overruled, a new Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney title serves up some justice for the WiiWare service.
Meanwhile, the “Big Name Games” section of the WarioWare: D.I.Y. series keeps on growing, packed with new downloadable microgames from the industry’s most talented designers. This week’s addition comes from Jason Schreiber of Powerhead Games, creator of the award-winning Glow Artisan for the Nintendo DSiWare service. New “Big Name Games” will be added every Monday through July 26, all available to download for zero Nintendo DSi Points to anyone with broadband Internet access and a copy of either WarioWare: D.I.Y. for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems or WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase software for the WiiWare service. Visit the Nintendo Channel on your Wii system today to learn more about these games and to get a look at Jason Schreiber’s awesome new microgame.
Photo Dojo Publisher: Nintendo Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Violence Price: Zero Nintendo DSi Points through June 10, 2010; 200 Nintendo DSi Points starting June 11, 2010 Description: Welcome to Photo Dojo, where you create a dojo filled with ruthless (or humorous) fighting machines using images of you and your friends. Use the Nintendo DSi system’s built-in camera to take pictures of yourself and your friends in various poses, then use the built-in microphone to record sound effects and dialogue to give your warrior a voice. Choose one of the four available fighting styles, name your character and you’re done. Better yet, repeat the simple, step-by-step process and create a lineup of up to eight fighters. Complete your game setup by customizing backgrounds and choosing from three awesome soundtracks, then prepare for battle. Two players can share one Nintendo DSi system to face off against each other in a one-on-one grudge match, while single-player mode offers the chance to pick your favorite fighter and take on relentless opponents of your own creation. If you’re ready for some seriously offbeat kung fu action, Photo Dojo’s unique twist on the side-scrolling beat-’em-up genre lets you use your imagination to set the stage for a fun-filled fight to the finish.
Earthworm Jim Publisher: Gameloft Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: The classic action platformer you used to play on the Super NES is back in a remake that offers the essence and core game play of the original, plus a never-before-seen feature available exclusively on the Nintendo DSi system. Play as the grooviest earthworm in the galaxy. Run, gun, swing from hooks with your head, launch cows, bungee jump and rocket through speed levels in a dozen crazy universes. Earn bonuses with facial-expression-based challenges that track your face using the system’s built-in camera. Put on a smile, frown or make a variety of other faces to mimic Jim.
Chess Challenge! Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc. Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Patience will be key if you want to score big in Chess Challenge! Perfect your chess skills by playing against the computer in multiple difficulty modes, or play against your friends in either shared or wireless play via DS Wireless Play. Start by practicing with some casual games, then work your way up in fully Elo-rated matches. You’ll even be able to track all of your game-play stats – win, lose or draw. Chess Challenge! will keep both novice and expert players glued to the screen for hours.
Flips: The Enchanted Wood Publisher: Electronic Arts Players: 1 Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Jo, Bessie and Fanny move to the country and find an Enchanted Wood right on their doorstep. In the wood stands the magic Faraway Tree, and in that tree live the magical characters that soon become their new friends: Moon-Face, Silky the fairy and Saucepan Man. Together they visit strange lands (the Roundabout Land, the Land of Ice and Snow, Toyland and the Land of Take What You Want) that lie at the top of the tree. Get ready for exciting adventures – and narrow escapes! The Flips series brings modern classics to the Nintendo DSiWare service. Readers can collect, solve, interact and learn as they progress through the various stories and challenges.
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS Publisher: Capcom Entertainment, Inc. Players: 1 ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Mild Blood, Mild Violence Price: 1,000 Wii Points Description: Phoenix Wright is back as the third game in the popular Ace Attorney hand-held franchise comes to the WiiWare service. As Phoenix Wright, you’ll play through five shocking new cases in first-person perspective. The game features two unique modes of play. In Investigations Mode you’ll survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence. You’ll then present findings, listen to testimonials and examine witnesses in Court Mode. TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS also includes the “Psyche-Lock” feature that allows Phoenix to use a line of questioning to reveal inconsistencies in witness testimony.
Chess Challenge! Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc. Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 500 Wii Points Description: Patience will be key as you face the best players from around the world in Chess Challenge! for the WiiWare service. Perfect your chess skills by playing against the computer in multiple difficulty modes, or use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to start climbing up in the worldwide rankings (broadband Internet connection required). Win online matches and see how your rating stacks up against competitors around the world by viewing the online Leaderboard. If you don’t have time to play your friends in a live chess game, Chess Challenge! also lets you play with up to five different Wii Friends using WiiConnect24. With full Mii character support you can really bring your games to life. Start by practicing with some casual games, then work your way up in fully Elo-rated matches. With all of these game-play options, you’re in for some serious chess action.
Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.