LIT and Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS now available on Wii

February 9, 2009

WII-KLY UPDATE: ONE WIIWARE GAME
AND ONE VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAME ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL

No matter what you’ve got planned
for Valentine’s Day, the latest additions to the Wii™ Shop Channel have what it
takes to get your heart pounding. A new WiiWare™ game transports you to an eerie
high school haunted by supernatural villains, while a classic Virtual Console™
title puts you in the heat of battle as a heroic mercenary. And remember: Just
because these games are made for single-player action doesn’t mean you can’t
share the excitement with your special someone.

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:

WiiWare

LIT (WayForward Technologies, 1
player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older—Violence, 800 Wii Points): Dark
creatures have taken over Jake’s high school, and it’s up to you to guide him
through each classroom in order to be reunited with his girlfriend Rachael.
Existing light sources must be used smartly to create bridges of light for Jake
to cross. One false step and Jake gets pulled into the darkness. Along the way
he’ll encounter twisted versions of his school’s faculty, which must be battled
in order to advance. LIT is a horror/puzzle game that requires the Wii Remote™
and Nunchuk™ controllers. It contains 30 levels, five boss battles, replay modes
and several unlockables, including multiple endings, Dark Mode timed challenges
and an unlockable character.

Virtual Console

Wolf of the Battlefield™: MERCS
(SEGA GENESIS, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older—Mild Violence, 800
Wii Points): Following a rash of terrorism outbreaks and increasing opposition
from guerilla fighters, the U.S. government has decided to hire a group of
professional mercenaries to undergo secret missions, battling through enemy
lines to go where no ordinary soldier would dare to go. Based on the popular
arcade game, the SEGA GENESIS version of MERCS lets you play as a MERC and also
adds an original mode, allowing players to choose from five different
characters. Take no prisoners as you shoot, drive jeeps and tanks, and clash
against huge bosses to accomplish your mission.