Wii VC update 1/7/2008

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Jan. 7, 2008

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

Can’t believe it’s already 2008? Soothe that sense of future shock with a
visit to the Wii Shop Channel, where we’ve just added a pair of awesome
vintage games from way back in the 20th century. This week’s new offerings
include an unpredictable island-hopping adventure and a legendary fighting
title, each guaranteed to deliver classic gaming excitement throughout the new
year and beyond.

Two 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

Star Tropics™ (NES®, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Fantasy Violence,
500 Wii Points): Find out just how resourceful you can be in this classic
game, with its mixture of adventure and RPG elements. Step into the shoes of
Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle who has come to the tropics to
visit his famous archeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his
uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him
and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance. Luckily for Mike,
he meets helpful villagers and finds more powerful weapons as he explores
numerous locations and island-hops using his uncle’s submarine. You’ll never
know what to expect next as the cosmic story unfolds over the course of eight
action-packed chapters, ranging from Dr. Jones’s lab on C-Island to an alien
spacecraft. Who knew a tropical vacation could turn into a mission to save the

THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’94 (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen—Animated
Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Alcohol & Tobacco Reference,
Violence, 900 Wii Points): As the first game in the long-running KING OF
FIGHTERS series, THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’94 brought together popular characters
from other well-known franchises and pitted them against each other. Match
warriors from Fatal Fury against favorites from its sister series, Art of
Fighting. Or see if the casts of the Ikari Warriors and Psycho Soldier series
better suit your fighting style. Plus, there’s a set of brand new characters,
exclusive to the KOF series, who are willing to join the fray. But there’s a
twist: Instead of the standard best-two- out-of-three-rounds fight setup,
players choose one of eight teams, each made up of three teammates. To win,
all members of the other team must be eliminated before your fighters are
knocked out. Use the game’s power gauge to inflict maximum damage and end the
round with a devastating finishing move. It’s a battle royal unlike anything
else—a game whose inspiration is easily seen in the fighting games that
followed it. Can your team be the last one standing?

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