REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 2, 2007– This week's launch of Nintendo's new Battalion Wars™ 2 game for the Wii™ system lets players take complete command of soldiers and vehicles to help turn the tide of war and defeat the foes. In this sequel to the well-received original, players can connect with friends and opponents from all around the world using Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo's wireless gaming service. Players can battle head-to-head in the skirmish and assault modes or team up with another player in co-op mode.
Using the motion-sensitive Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™, Battalion Wars 2 lets players target enemies precisely while moving their characters through the field of battle. The game is an interesting hybrid of third-person action and real-time strategy games and features 20 single-player missions.
"Battalion Wars 2 promotes smarts over brute force," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "Players are in complete control of what happens to them– and to their battalion– using the precision of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk."
Players can command a variety of vehicles, from tanks and helicopter gunships to battleships and submarines. But the real key to the game lies in the player's tactics. Players can rally their troops to attack a specific target or switch to take control of a vehicle to shoot down incoming fighter planes. As players progress through the game, new troops and new equipment– like tanks, bazookas and flame throwers– join the battalion. Players can then use these new elements in their arsenal to help reveal the true menace behind the war.
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