ROBOT WARS, RAGING GLADIATORS, BALLOON POPPING AND DRILLING TILL YOU DROP– ALL AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK

15th April 2010: Players will be able to take on the role of Mega Man to beat the evil Dr. Mikhail Cossack and save the day once more in MEGA MAN™ 4 which will be available to download from Virtual Console this week. So get ready to battle your way to victory and use your fire power energy to inflict deadly damage on your enemies.

If you are looking for a brawl, then you’ll find one in Rage of the Gladiator on WiiWare this week. Pit yourself against some of the toughest bosses in the whole ancient world and summon a fiery meteor, a savage tornado or transform into a hulking colossus ten times your size to take them down.

There’s balloon popping fun to be had on Bloons® on WiiWare and you can challenge a herd of dinosaurs to fight for survival in Combat of Giants™: Dinosaurs - Fight For Survival on Nintendo DSiWare.

If that isn’t enough, you’ll be able to drill your way through a labyrinth of stones to collect the rare and precious Dristones in Mr. DRILLER™ Drill Till You Drop. Still eager for more? Then challenge yourself to hours of puzzle fun in Pocket Pack Words&Numbers and combat the threat called the“Flaw” in System Flaw: Recruit– all available to download on Nintendo DSiWare this week.

VIRTUAL CONSOLE - MEGA MAN™ 4

(CAPCOM, 500 Wii Points)

A year after the destruction of Gamma and Dr. Wily's defeat at the hands of Mega Man, the world is still at peace. One day a letter arrives for Dr. Light from a mysterious Russian scientist named Dr. Mikhail Cossack. Dr. Cossack plans to eliminate Mega Man to prove that he is the greatest robot designer of all time. It's up to Mega Man to save the day once again.

MEGA MAN™ 4 provides action-based game play like the earlier games in the series. Mega Man now has the ability to charge up energy inside his Mega Buster, allowing him to fire larger and more damaging blasts.

WiiWare - Rage of the Gladiator

(Ghostfire Games, 1,000 Wii Points)

Rage of the Gladiator is a fantasy-based fighting game where you must fight for your life in the arena and prove yourself by conquering all opponents.

The game has amazing 3D graphics, animation, lighting, shadows, and is packed with special effects.

Each boss has its own personality and taunts you mercilessly throughout the game. You’ll also be able to summon a fiery meteor, a savage tornado, or transform into a hulking colossus ten times your size.

Players can customise their character and specialise in either Offence, Defence, or Magic to gain new powers. Should you beat the game, you’ll be able to unlock Challenge Mode where bosses are much tougher and possess all-new abilities.

The game supports both Wii MotionPlus, and Wii Remote controls.

WiiWare - Bloons®

(Hands-On Mobile, Inc. 500 Wii Points).

Bloons is an exciting puzzle game based on the simple premise that popping balloons is fun. Pop your way through dozens of levels in this exciting puzzle adventure.

Each level has a different arrangement of balloons so try to pop as many as you can with the darts you are given. Look out for special balloons, blocks and darts and have fun discovering what they do.

Bloons is a great game that you can pick up and play for a few minutes while you’re queued up at the store, or play for hours as you work your way through the 70 levels included in the game. What’s more, there is a level editor where budding developers can create their own balloon puzzles.

NINTENDO DSiWare - Combat of Giants™: Dinosaurs - Fight For Survival*

(Ubisoft, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)

Long before mankind stepped into the world, the Earth was a harsh environment dominated by Dinosaurs. Every species of Dinosaurs had to survive in the hostile environment and needed to fight to stay alive.

As one of the three breeds of dinosaurs, you’ll travel through the hostile lands while battling giant enemies to save your kind.

NINTENDO DSiWare - Mr. DRILLER™ Drill Till You Drop

(NAMCO BANDAI, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Drill till you drop with the latest version of Mr. Driller exclusively for Nintendo DSiWare. Featuring the classic gameplay the series is known for, Drill Till You Drop has three different game modes and over 40 stages of non-stop drilling action.

Go underground with Mission mode and dig in various locales with deeper and more challenging goals, race against the clock to reach the goal in Time Attack mode, or drill through a labyrinth of stones to collect the rare and precious Dristones in the Nintendo DSi exclusive Dristone mode.

Choose one of the six different drillers and drill through a seemingly endless onslaught of coloured blocks, avoid falling obstacles, all the while having to strategically manage your oxygen levels.

NINTENDO DSiWare - Pocket Pack Words&Numbers

(Mere Mortals, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Pocket Pack: Words&Numbers is a collection of popular word and number games. Choose from a variety of games such as: Anagrams, Sudoku, Kakuro, Word Cubes and Word Guess.

Players can win the game trophies which are shared across all of the "Pocket Pack" series and play with friends through wireless play, or via Nintendo DS Download Play Pocket Pack.

NINTENDO DSiWare - System Flaw: Recruit*

(Enjoy Gaming ltd., 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

This innovative action shooter uses the Nintendo DSi camera to turn your surroundings into the playing environment. Take on the challenge and you will take part in the most arduous training program to combat the threat we call the“Flaw”.

Completely unique and totally physical with 100 action packed levels and 360 degrees of intensity, System Flaw: Recruit is the future of handheld gaming excitement.

As the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated with exciting and refreshing games and applications, make sure you keep checking the Nintendo Channel, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop for all the latest news and releases on already available and upcoming Virtual Console, WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare titles.

Be sure to also check out Nintendo of Europe's WiiWare portal, which functions as the main hub for the latest WiiWare news and game sites, while at the same time providing the perfect entry point for newcomers to the service. Weekly and all-time Top 10 lists show which WiiWare titles the UK Club Nintendo members are currently downloading most, and which are the most popular of all time.

The portal also provides step-by-step tutorials explaining how to connect the Wii console to the Internet and how to download WiiWare games, as well as a video showing how to use Nintendo Points. Visit www.wiiware.co.uk for all the details. Downloaded games can be saved to Wii's internal memory or SD card and added to the console's Wii Menu or SD Card Menu for anytime easy access.

For further information on each of this week’s games please contact:

Mega Man™ 10

CAPCOM

Richard Earl - richard.earl@capcom.com

Rage of the Gladiator

Ghostfire Games -Ed Roman, ed@ghostfiregames.com

Bloons®

Hands-On Mobile, Inc. - Patrick Horne, phorne@handson.com

Combat of Giants™: Dinosaurs - Fight For Survival

Ubisoft - Guillaume Gad, guillaume.gad@ubisoft.com

Mr. DRILLER™ Drill Till You Drop

NAMCO BANDAI - Mr Tatsuya Kubota, tkubota@namcobandaigames.eu

Pocket Pack Words&Numbers

Mere Mortals - Graeme Love, glove@mere-mortals.com

System Flaw: Recruit

Enjoy Gaming ltd - Paul Tresise, paul.tresise@enjoygaming.com

*Please note that elements of this software may have been featured in previously released software.


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.