Wii VC update 12/24/2007

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December 24, 2007

Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel

If you hear a rumbling on the roof tonight, don’t assume that it’s reindeer
when there are gorillas on the loose. Yes, this week’s merry Wii™ Shop Channel
lineup includes a classic adventure title to entertain every reveler in your
household, from the nicest to the naughtiest. Plus, you’ll find a wicked-cool
dose of ice hockey action and a thrilling secret-agent sequel to help keep
spirits bright all winter long. You were expecting lumps of coal? Sorry—maybe
next year.

Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new
games to the Wii Shop Channel 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 week’s new
games are:

BLADES OF STEEL™ (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Violence, 500
Wii Points): With stick in hand and confidence brimming, you are looking to
bring home the cup, win the MVP award, get on the covers of major sports
magazines and date a beautiful model (not necessarily in that order). But soon
you will learn that, in this league, nothing is ever given to you, and before
you can reach your goals, you’ll have to put the puck in the net and score
some. You’ll need both the artful skills of a finesse player and the bone-
crushing brutality of an enforcer. Defend your own goal against unrelenting
power plays, or put the pressure on your opponent’s goalie and try a slap shot
of your own. Don’t forget to defend yourself when anger flares because the
gloves come off and fists start flying. So strap on blades of steel and
prepare to either make a name for yourself or be put on ice.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble™ (Super NES®, 1-2 players,
Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): Revisit Donkey Kong Island and join the
Kong family for their latest adventure. The Kremlings have a mysterious new
leader named KAOS and are up to their usual mischief, even capturing Donkey
Kong and Diddy Kong. Now it’s up to Dixie Kong and the newest Kong, a giant
infant named Kiddy, to rescue the two missing apes. They’ll travel across
previously unseen parts of the island in their search, and even take to the
skies in a rocket at one point. Lucky for them, Dixie and Kiddy’s powers
complement each other (including Kiddy’s talent for rolling like a barrel), so
they form a powerful team capable of major Kremling damage. They’re not
completely on their own, either, since returning favorites like Funky Kong and
Enguarde the swordfish provide help along the way. And in a series known for
its abundance of secrets and high replay value, this entry doesn’t disappoint,
with enough hours of game play to satisfy Donkey Kong himself. Anyone else
have a sudden urge for some bananas?

Rolling Thunder™ 2 (Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Violence, 800
Wii Points): In this follow-up to the original classic, you are once again a
member of Interpol’s Rolling Thunder task force, and it’s up to you to stop
the return of the evil Geldra organization. Now known as Neo-Geldra and led by
a newcomer named Gimdo, the bad guys are bent on destroying several valuable
outer-space satellites. In this one- or two-player game, you can play as Leila
or Albatross—both characters from the original—as you venture through
several different levels, trying to put a stop to the nefarious efforts of
Gimdo and the rest of Neo-Geldra. Use your bullets wisely and make Rolling
Thunder proud.

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