March 24, 2008
Wii-kly Update: Two New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel
It’s a mad season for basketball lovers, but even the most hardcore hoops fan
needs a break from the action this time of year. While they’re a far cry from
basketball, the latest additions to the Wii™ Shop Channel offer plenty of
fast-moving fun and high-scoring thrills of their own. Check them out and get
a fresh taste of gaming excitement that can last well into April and beyond.
Nintendo adds new 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:
KING’S KNIGHT™ (NES®, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone — Mild Fantasy Violence,
500 Wii Points): In the kingdom of Izander, the fair Princess Claire has been
kidnapped by a foul and insidious dragon, and it is the mission of four brave
fighters to save her. Through five thrilling, fast-action stages, our gallant
heroes—a knight, a wizard, a monster and a thief—will take on an army of
incredible enemies. You must help them reach their goal, as you are now part
of the team that will fight to free the princess from her imprisonment. Keep
your wits about you, plan your strategy and set off on an exciting adventure.
POWERBALL™ (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone — Mild Fantasy
Violence, 800 Wii Points): Eight different teams representing various nations
are vying to become the POWERBALL champions, and you control one of the eight
in your quest for the championship. A hybrid of games like rugby and football,
POWERBALL is played on a 100-yard field. Try to score by either carrying the
ball into your opponent’s end zone or kicking it into your opponent’s net for
points. This one- or two-player game offers both exhibition and league play.
Jump into a game of POWERBALL and try a brand new sport.