Launching with six games, Australia's WiiWare service brings a broad genre selection.
Nintendo has announced the launch of the WiiWare service today in Australia. The launch of the service brings six titles including some that have already seen release in America over the past two weeks and others that are still yet to be released.
As of today Lost Winds, Star Soldier R, Dr. Mario & Germ Buster, Toki Tori Take 2, TV Show King, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King are all available on the Australian WiiWare service.
Nintendo Announces WiiWare Launch for Australia
Nintendo's new game download service for consumers and developers
Melbourne Australia, 20 May, 2008 - Now the Wii Shop Channel offers
Wii™ owners more, with today's launch of WiiWare™.
WiiWare is a new game download service, accessible via the Wii Shop
Channel, where users can download a variety of new games in exchange
for Wii Points. The Wii Shop Channel is free to access and is where
WiiWare and Virtual Console games can be downloaded.
Whereas Virtual Console allows consumers to download classic games,
WiiWare offers brand new titles, and is also an opportunity for video
game developers to create new games for Wii. Developers, no matter how
big or small, will be able to create new downloadable games to be sold
through the Wii Shop Channel. Changing the way developers create Wii
games and how players access them, WiiWare will make it possible for
smaller, creative titles to take centre stage. The combination of low
development barriers and unique game experiences, through use of the
Wii remote, will enable developers to try new ideas with lower risk in
a quicker, more creative and affordable way.
WiiWare games will come from celebrated developers such as Square
Enix, creators of FINAL FANTASY(R) CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a
King™; as well as up and coming developers such as Frontier, creators
of the unique platform adventure Lost Winds™, and other independent
developers with great game ideas.
The first WiiWare games available include:
Star Soldier R
Dr. Mario & Germ Buster™
Toki Tori Take 2
TV Show King
FINAL FANTASY(R) CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King™
WiiWare also empowers consumers to determine with their Wii Points
which games have the ability to become the next big thing. Consumers
will assist in the creative process as their choices will directly
determine the success of current projects and direct the plans for
There will be something for everyone on WiiWare with a wide range of
games from varying genres, concepts and price levels.
A broadband internet connection is required to access WiiWare.