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CLASSIC ARCADE FROGGER RETURNS, SUPER SONIC, GOLFING MADNESS AND MUCH MORE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK

12th February 2010: Get ready to go head-to-head with futuristic weapons and machines in Overturn Mecha Wars and to take on the heart-pounding challenge of Frogger Returns, both on WiiWare this week.

Put your golfing skills to the test in Let’s Golf and challenge yourself to thousands of puzzles in Sudoku 4Pockets 3600 Puzzles, available to download on Nintendo DSiWare from today. Also available on DSiWare are the next two titles in the ELECTROPLANKTON™ series, Lumiloop and Rec-Rec.

If that wasn’t enough, the world's fastest hedgehog continues his adventures in the fourth instalment of the Sonic The Hedgehog series in Sonic&Knuckles™ on Virtual Console.

WiiWare– Overturn Mecha Wars

(Gamebridge, 800 Wii Points)

Overturn Mecha Wars is a head-to-head fighting tournament where players control futuristic mechs loaded with high-tech weapons.

The aim of the game is to blast the opponent while trying to avoid their incoming attacks, aiming to be the last one standing. Players can customise each of the eight machines, selecting from an array of special weapons that players accumulate as they progress through the tournament.

The game can be played with one or two players locally (split screen) or via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (2-4 players). Players can also control their mechs by shifting their weight around on the Wii Balance Board.

Overturn Mecha Wars supports English, French and German languages.

WiiWare– Frogger Returns

(KONAMI, 500 Wii Points)

Frogger Returns takes the heart-pounding challenge of arcade Frogger and takes it into the next dimension. Classic top-down 2D gameplay is updated with colorful 3D graphics, a new perspective, all-new levels, new enemies and game-changing power-ups to dodge and use. Local multiplayer lets you race a friend to victory.

The game has a set of all new levels with four stages that take the original journey of Frogger from highway to home through an all-new adventure. The multiple gameplay modes allow you to attack your top scores, race against the clock, or just get Frogger to his home pad. With new bosses and tactics, new enemies and power-ups that change up your strategy, there’s hours of gaming fun for everyone.

WiiWare– My Zoo™ AOC

(HUDSON SOFT, 100 Wii Points)

New add-on content for My Zoo now available in-game: Cheetah

VIRTUAL CONSOLE– Sonic&Knuckles™

(SEGA, SEGA MEGA DRIVE, 800 Wii Points)

Sonic, the world's fastest hedgehog continues his adventures in this fourth instalment of the Sonic The Hedgehog series. This time, he buddies up with his former enemy, Knuckles The Echidna in order to defeat the evil Dr. Eggman (AKA Dr. Robotnik).

At the end of Sonic The Hedgehog 3, Dr. Eggman’s ultimate orbital weapon for global domination - the Death Egg - was badly damaged in an epic battle with Sonic. The Death Egg, losing power rapidly, hurtled back down to the planet below and crash-landed on the mysterious Angel Island again. Now Sonic and Knuckles must put a stop to Dr. Eggman once and for all before he and his no-good-niks get a chance to find the secret to Angel Island’s floating power, the Master Emerald.

This game features Lock-On Technology, which allows you to play other Sonic titles as Knuckles. To play as Knuckles in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and 3, simply make sure you have a copy of Sonic&Knuckles and Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and 3 in your Virtual Console library.

NINTENDO DSiWare– Let’s Golf

(Gameloft, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)

Grab a club, take a swing and pray for a birdie. Discover a fun-filled experience accessible to anyone.

Choose from 4 customizable characters and challenge 45 holes in 3 locations in full 3D: Fiji Beach, the English Countryside and the Scottish Lochs. Enjoy simple controls and even blow into the microphone to add spin to your ball.

Take photos with the Nintendo DSi Camera to add them to your profile. Play Hot Seat Multiplayer with friends (on the same Nintendo DSi system)&see who's the best!

NINTENDO DSiWare– Sudoku 4Pockets 3600 Puzzles

(4Pockets, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Sudoku 4Pockets offers you 3600 puzzles and Kiku your assistant will be there to guide you through each of the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Skill levels.

The aim of Sudoku is to complete a grid of 9 x 9 squares with the numbers 1-9 in each square, row and column. As you play Kiku will guide you, she can tell you if you have entered an incorrect number, offer you hints and explain the moves and terms as you play.

The simple to use number entry makes it easy to select numbers and add possible number candidates to aid your thought process. Whether you are new to Sudoku or an advanced player you can have fun playing and learning on your quest to be a Sudoku Master.

NINTENDO DSiWare– ELECTROPLANKTON™ Rec-Rec

(Nintendo, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)

Dive into a unique audio-visual experience where technology meets art. Created by multimedia musician Toshio Iwai, Electroplankton are living aquatic 'instruments' that you interact with to produce a variety of sounds and images limited only by your imagination!

The fish-like Rec-Rec feed on sound waves, which they digest and then repeat back at perfect intervals, making them perfect for reproducing any sounds you like. They swim in schools of four; their frequency changes depending on how fast they swim.

Use Performance mode to create your own unique compositions, or relax with Audience mode and let the Electroplankton run wild.

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

NINTENDO DSiWare– ELECTROPLANKTON™ Lumiloop

(Nintendo, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)

Dive into a unique audio-visual experience where technology meets art. Created by multimedia musician Toshio Iwai, Electroplankton are living aquatic 'instruments' that you interact with to produce a variety of sounds and images limited only by your imagination!

Ring-shaped Lumiloop have the ability to spin at a very high speed. As they spin, they emit unique sounds and a pulsating glow. Usually seen in groups of five, Lumiloop produce sounds of different pitches as they spin together, creating a beautiful harmony.

Use Performance mode to create your own unique compositions, or relax with Audience mode and let the Electroplankton run wild.

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

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's 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 game please contact:

Overturn Mecha Wars

Gamebridge

Logan Gunasingham - Logan.Gunasingham@gamebridge.co.uk

Frogger Returns

KONAMI

Christopher Heck - chde15@konami.com

My Zoo™ AOC

HUDSON SOFT

Tomotaka Motoyoshi - motoyosi@tk.hudson.co.jp

Sonic&Knuckles™

Sega

Luisa Mari - MariL@soe.sega.co.uk

Let’s Golf

Gameloft

Laetitia Rettori - laetitia.rettori@gameloft.com

Sudoku 4Pockets 3600 Puzzles

4Pockets (Limelight Software)

Tracy Muir - tracy@limelight-software.com

Electroplankton™ Rec-Rec

Nintendo

Lewis Digby– lewis.digby@nintendo.co.uk

Electroplankton™ Lumiloop

Nintendo

Lewis Digby– lewis.digby@nintendo.co.uk


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