April 27, 2009
Poker, Planes and Platform Games
Fuel Players’ Ambition
The table is set for card-flipping
fun with this week’s release of Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics on
Nintendo DSiWare, while the new Paper Airplane Chase packs portable challenges
for fans of airborne action. WiiWare users will find Cocoto Platform Jumper, a
wildly imaginative new platformer populated by mysterious creatures. Last but
not least, Nobunaga’s Ambition, a classic strategy game from the Super NES
system era, finds its way to the Virtual Console.
As an added bonus to help celebrate
the recent launch of the new Nintendo DSi system, Club Nintendo members now will
be able to earn coins for registering, linking and providing feedback about
their Nintendo DSi systems. They also will be able to earn coins for providing
feedback about Nintendo DSiWare titles, which will be automatically registered
on their Club Nintendo account when they link their Nintendo DSi Shop to their
Club Nintendo account.
Clubhouse Games Express: Card
Classics (Nintendo, 1-8 players, Rated T for Teen – Simulated Gambling, 500
Nintendo DSi Points): Clubhouse Games comes to Nintendo DSiWare with a
collection of five fun card games in Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics.
Play familiar favorites like Blackjack and Five Card Draw, or test your ability
in the fast-paced Last Card, Last Card Plus and President. DS Download Play
allows players to host as many as seven friends.
Paper Airplane Chase (Nintendo, 1-2
players, Rated E for Everyone, 200 Nintendo DSi Points): In Paper Airplane
Chase, glide your virtual paper plane through an increasingly tricky slalom
course. Take it slow in Endless mode or zip through several Time Attack courses.
The two-player Race mode allows friends to race each other using a single
Nintendo DSi system.
Cocoto Platform Jumper (Neko
Entertainment, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone – Mild Cartoon Violence, 700
Wii Points): A long time ago in a faraway land, strange little creatures lived
in the depths of Abyss. Cocoto, his little devil friends and the mysterious
Fairy protect the secret of the magma — the source of their power — in a magic
cauldron. Meanwhile, Zaron, the god of lightning who lusts after this force, is
up to something. He can count on the rulers of the other kingdoms that Cocoto
must cross. The tragic kidnapping of Shiny, Baggy and Neuro has left Cocoto
alone to watch over the cauldron. Refusing to leave his friends, he will set out
to find them with Fairy.
Nobunaga’s Ambition (Super NES, 1-8
players, Rated E for Everyone – Violent References, 800 Wii Points): Nobunaga’s
Ambition is a game set in Japan’s Warring States period, a turbulent age when
feudal warlords battled for control of the country. As the ruler of a fief, the
player chooses his or her own path to conquest: Will you wage war on your
neighbors or rely on diplomacy? Use economic sanctions or send ninja assassins?
Use all of your ingenuity and resources to unite Japan under your banner.
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
Remember that both Wii and Nintendo
DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children
can access. For more information about this and other features, visit Wii.com or