Two WiiWare Games and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel

June 2, 2008

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:

WiiWare

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.