FIGHTING, FISH, PUZZLES AND SO MUCH MORE!

8th July 2010: Take on your friends and family in the ultimate online fighting game or nurture your very own fish filled aquarium, as both Toribash TM and Zenquaria TM : Virtual Aquarium arrive at the Wii Shop Channel this week.

If you’re keen on that, then make sure you also look out for the classic ninja action on Virtual Console– as Shadow of the Ninja TM makes an entrance.

The Nintendo DSi Shop is also jam-packed with new titles this week– watch out for robot action in SteamWorld: Tower Defense; miniature golf like never before in Crazy Golf; some serious puzzling in 2Puzzle It– Fantasy; ultimate haircut guide in Hair Salon Pocket Stylist and put your rapid-fire button pressing skills to the test in 16 Shot! SHOOTING WATCH.

WiiWare– Toribash TM

(Nabi Studios , 1,000 Wii Points)

Toribash is the online fighting game where you make all the moves. Use precision motion control to create any move you want– the only limit is your imagination. Manipulate your fighter’s joints for maximum impact and take out your opponents with precise hits. Boost your joints for that added speed and strength to hit harder, then grab your opponents and slam them to the ground.

Fight online and challenge players around the world over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Want to make your own fight movies? Just jump into the replay editor. You can enter replays at any point in time and review your fight to catch that mind-blowing move you missed. And when you are done, share it with your buddies through WiiConnect24.

WiiWare– Zenquaria TM : Virtual Aquarium

(Nintendo, 600 Wii Points)

Zenquaria turns your TV into a living aquarium. Simply relax by watching the fish, discover fish-keeping facts using the Encyclopaedia, or even swim with the fish using your Mii.

Spruce up your aquarium with around 40 different fish and a variety of ornaments, wallpapers and plant life. Visit every day and see your aquarium change - your fish will grow and new fish may be born. Life continues in your aquariums even while the Wii console is switched off.

View your aquarium from a variety of camera angles to get a good look at your fish (including a fish’s eye view) and select a fish to view facts such as its scientific name and habitat. Finally, dive in with your Mii to feed the fish, or hunt for trivia icons to discover fish-related facts.

Virtual Console– Shadow of the Ninja TM

(Natsume Inc., NES, 600 Wii Points)

Get ready for furious side-scrolling, platforming ninja action. The mad emperor Garuda holds the city trapped in his diabolical claws. Only two brave ninja warriors dare to stand against him. They move as silently as shadows in the snow, swift and graceful as the wind, and strike with the explosive fury of razor-clawed tigers.

Playing solo or co-op with a friend, you'll slice, bomb, and shuriken your way through Garuda's army of vicious soldiers, agile ninjas, and monstrous robots. Use your ninja skills to hang from moving platforms, leap over lethal pitfalls, and dodge diabolical traps. Collect deadly powerups to give yourself an edge against the overwhelming odds that face you...if you can hold on to them. It'll take your entire platforming prowess to navigate the game's thirteen intense levels and bring some old-fashioned ninja justice to Garuda!

Nintendo DSiWare– SteamWorld: Tower Defense

(Image&Form, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Welcome to Cowbot County, home of the robotic master race of SteamWorld. As the Sheriff, you must stop the human invaders in their mad hunt for gold. Build attack robots next to the roads they roam, and watch the invaders go down.

Use the special skills of your robots to your advantage in this original Tower Defence variation, where strategy and execution are equally important. For rookies, there is an“Easy” mode– but all will find a unique challenge in the great Western reaches.

Nintendo DSiWare– Crazy Golf

(dtp entertainment, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Welcome to "Crazy Golf" - experience the world's wackiest miniature golf courses! The seven different courses with six different holes will put your skills to the test. Play alone or challenge your friends in multiplayer mode that will show them who is the true champ.

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

Nintendo DSiWare– 2Puzzle It - Fantasy

(Neuland Multimedia, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

This tricky fantasy puzzle game will make your head spin. The three play modes will make sure every puzzle is challenging– watch out for the especially hard slide mode. You can adjust the number of pieces, choose from many graphical options and choose a challenging timer mode– more than enough to satisfy anyone's hunger for puzzles. Whether you fancy a small brain-teasing snack or a long lasting riddle, there will be something for you.

Nintendo DSiWare– Hair Salon Pocket Stylist

(505 Games, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

With Hair Salon Pocket Stylist your hairdresser will always be with you. Have fun inventing new hairstyles for the cartoon characters or for you and your friends.

Take a picture of yourself and see how you look with a new haircut and don’t forget that when you find the right style, you can save it in the Nintendo DSi album. There are thousands of combinations of styles and makeup for you to try.

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

Nintendo DSiWare - 16 Shot! SHOOTING WATCH

(HUDSON SOFT, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)

Back in the 8-bit glory days, Hudson's own "Takahashi Meijin" a.k.a. "Master Higgins," made a splash in the gaming world with his 16 shots per second. Now can you break his record in 16 Shot! SHOOTING WATCH?

Look out for the analysis feature which breaks down your statistics for you. If you get a high score, you can leave your signature using the Touch Screen. Get your family and friends to compete for some serious rapid-fire fun.

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 game please contact:

Toribash TM

Nabi Studios

Hampus Soderstrom ( hampus@nabistudios.com)

Zenquaria TM : Virtual Aquarium

Nintendo

Lewis Digby, ( lewis.digby@nintendo.co.uk)

SteamWorld: Tower Defense

Image&Form

Brjánn Sigurgeirsson ( brjann@imageform.se)

Crazy Golf

dtp entertainment

Mills Oliver ( o.mills@dtp-entertainment.com)

2Puzzle It - Fantasy

Neuland Multimedia

Erich Gottschall ( egottaschall@neulandmm.de)

Hair Salon Pocket Stylist

505 Games

Victoria Martin ( vmartin@505games.co.uk)

16 Shot! SHOOTING WATCH

HUDSON SOFT

Tomotaka Motoyoshi ( motoyosi@tk.hudson.co.jp)


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