Continuing the good streak of content, Bomberman Blast explodes onto WiiWare alongside a new Nintendo IP and Super Turrican 2 for Virtual Console.
After last week's great titles, the final week in September had a big act to follow. With the release of the anticipated Bomberman Blast alongside Art Style: ORBIENT for WiiWare and the Super Nintendo game, Super Turrican 2 for Virtual Console, the streak of weeks with quality games continues.
Art Style: ORBIENT, surprisingly published by Nintendo, is a game that experiments with both gravity and anti-gravity. Taking the role of a small star, the player must maneuver the star through 50 stages and collide and capture other stars and avoid obstacles, like black holes. The game focuses on simple controls in a relaxing, atmospheric environment. Art Style: ORBIENT is rated E for Everyone is available for 600 Wii Points ($6).
Hudson's latest entry onto WiiWare, Bomberman Blast, comes highly anticipated due to the addition of online play and Mii support, both firsts for Bomberman on Wii. Featuring leaderboards and local and online play for up to eight people, Bomberman Blast brings the classic hectic gameplay to WiiWare for a price of 1,000 Wii Points ($10).
On the Virtual Console side of things is Super Turrican 2, a Super Nintendo sequel to a game that was released on the service months ago. Playing as the last survivor of the United Freedom Force, the player fights through hordes of enemies with all the weapons and power-ups they can find. Super Turrican 2 is available now for 800 Wii Points ($8).
WII-KLY UPDATE: TWO WIIWARE GAMES AND ONE VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAME ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL
Sept. 29, 2008
Auspicious debuts and the return of a classic franchise top the list of new additions to the Wii Shop Channel™ this week. Art Style™: ORBIENT™ is the first in a new game series from Nintendo, combining deep game play with atmospheric flair and simple, elegant controls that anyone can pick up and enjoy. With two more Art Style titles scheduled for release in October, this is your chance to be the first to enjoy this truly remarkable gaming experience.
Bomberman makes his WiiWare™ debut in Bomberman Blast, taking the frenzied multiplayer action the series is known for online. Or if you just feel like saving the galaxy again, take on the Machine in Super Turrican 2.
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:
Art Style: ORBIENT (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 600 Wii Points): Explore the universe like never before in Art Style: ORBIENT. Take control of gravity and anti-gravity and carefully maneuver your small star through 50 stages set in multiple galaxies. Collide with other stars to absorb them and make your own star expand in size, or capture the stars in your orbit and have them become your satellites. Space isn't empty, though, and you'll have to avoid bumping into obstacles or getting pulled into a black hole. If you feel like relaxing while still being challenged, this is the game for you. Its combination of simple controls, atmospheric sound and unique environment make for an experience unlike any other.
Bomberman Blast (Hudson Entertainment, 1-8 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Cartoon Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): A brand new addition to the Bomberman series is available on WiiWare. Up to eight players can battle online simultaneously via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. Simple controls make this a great game for family and friends to enjoy anytime. You can trigger new items by shaking the Wii Remote™ controller, creating new levels of Bomberman excitement. You can even take the intensity up another notch by adding your own Mii™ caricatures to the mix. Battle results can be recorded on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Ranking, so you can see how you stack up against others around the globe. This title will prove to be a blast for everyone--from those who've never touched a Bomberman game to the Bomberman masters.
Super Turrican 2 (Super NES™, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Violence, 800 Wii Points): As the last survivor of the United Freedom Forces, it is your duty to destroy the Machine's forces that have devastated the galaxy. Fight through countless hordes of enemies using everything at your disposal. Use weapons and power-ups to fight back the tide of oncoming enemies. Use special abilities like the Energy Wheel and Cyberfist to find secret areas and score extra lives. When your lives and continues are gone, the mission ends. You are the galaxy's last hope. Are you up to the challenge?
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