JETT ROCKET HAS LANDED IN THE Wii SHOP CHANNEL!

2nd July 2010: Jett Rocket launches this week as one of the biggest games ever to come to WiiWare! This 3D action-adventure features expansive exotic worlds you can explore on foot or race through on fast paced vehicles, all rendered in beautiful 3D graphics. Stay alert for this gem of a game now available on the Wii Shop Channel.

Also look out for the return of the 90s underground classic, Ufouria: THE SAGA on Virtual Console and a wide range of brand new DSiWare titles. Get your stylus ready, as Extreme Hangman, Maestro! Green Groove, PREHISTORIK MAN, Ball Fighter and Puffins: Let's Fish! all arrive at once to keep you and your Nintendo DSi happy.

WiiWare - Jett Rocket

(Shin'en Multimedia, 1,000 Wii Points)

The definitive WiiWare 3D action-adventure is available now, exclusively for download on Wii.

Let Jett Rocket explore the beautiful planet of Yoroppa and find out why it has been attacked by the evil 'Power Plant Posse'. In Jett Rocket, you embark on an adventure unlike any before, taking you to three distinct exotic worlds to explore. From uncharted tropical islands, the glaciers of North Pole to ancient ruins, they all come to life thanks to lush, fluid 60 Hz 3D graphics.

Ride the ocean on your Jet Boat, parachute from giant cliffs, and speed through arctic regions on your Jet Snowboard or skyrocket with your Jet Turbine. You will need everything you've got to fight back and save Yoroppa.

Take control of Jett Rocket in this futuristic WiiWare epic.

Virtual Console - Ufouria: THE SAGA

(Sunsoft, NES, 500 Wii Points)

Bop-Louie's friends have fallen into a crater on the world of Ufouria, and they need his help. Control Bop-Louie as he searches for his amnesiac friends in a strange new world.

Unable to swim or walk on ice, Bop-Louie must find his friends to help him overcome these problems and complete his adventure. But with each friend having their own strengths and weaknesses, it won't be easy. Take all the help you can, utilising your friends' abilities and hidden items found on your adventure and escape from this other world.

Nintendo DSiWare - Extreme Hangman

(Gamelion, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)

There's never been a Hangman game like this before. Taking place in various settings, your mission is to save the Hangman from his enemies by guessing the hidden word correctly. By guessing incorrectly, he is put one step closer to being shot, strangled, erased, or hanged by his enemies. Play single game or challenge your friend to a duel. Extreme Hangman features seven different fun animations, over 2000 words in various categories, and three difficulty levels.

Nintendo DSiWare– Maestro! Green Groove

(Neko Entertainment, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Do you like Music? How about the Jungle? In that case you'll love "Maestro! Green Groove. Jump in and enjoy this wonderful feeling of being a virtuoso using your heart, stylus and voice.

You can’t help but play music in this game. Hit the spiders to play some drums, shoot the fruit to bring out the melody or even pinch the strings to play the tune. Why not also challenge the mischievous Staccato the Spider in a battle– the most talented musician will win.

Nintendo DSiWare– PREHISTORIK MAN

(INTERPLAY, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)

A fast-paced action platformer, packed full of special missions. hundreds of secret areas hidden throughout 22 breathtaking levels. You have a large arsenal of weapons and various different vehicles at your disposal, including hang-gliders, pogo-sticks, rafts and stone wheels. Watch out for the huge, but stunning, end of level bosses, including the terrible guardian of the graveyard.

Nintendo DSiWare - Ball Fighter

(Teyon, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Ball Fighter is a puzzle game where you take aim and blast groups of dropping spheres to create matches and clear the board.

You can make chains to receive additional points or to make a game more difficult for an opponent. When you destroy spheres in multi-player mode, they will be added to the opponent’s board to make his task more difficult. On a board you can find special bonuses like a Brush, a Rocket Launcher or a Bomb which can be used to destroy spheres or to paint a line of them with the same colour. You can also try a variety of Single-player modes (Arcade, Survival, Brain Breaker, Player vs CPU) as well as the unique Multi-player mode played on one Nintendo DS console.

Nintendo DSiWare - Puffins: Let's Fish!

(Other Ocean Interactive, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Dive into the sea and fill your belly with delicious fish in Puffins: Let’s Fish! This action game has you swimming the ocean looking for tasty capelin.

But watch out as the ocean is dangerous and you’re not the only one hunting for food. Sharks, jellyfish and other predators are waiting to take a bite out of you.

It’s an All-You-Can-Eat feast in two different exciting gameplay modes across 18 stages. So be careful, take a deep breath, jump in and come out with a full belly. Yum!

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:

Nintendo UK

Lewis Digby ( lewis.digby@nintnedo.co.uk)

Jett Rocket

Shin'en Multimedia

Manfred Linzner ( linzner@shinen.com)

Extreme Hangman

Gamelion

Sebastian Szczygiel ( sebastian.szczygiel@game-lion.com)

Maestro! Green Groove

Neko Entertainment

Cédric Bache ( cbache@e-neko.com)

PREHISTORIK MAN

INTERPLAY

Eric Caen ( ecaen@interplay.com)

Ball Fighter

Teyon

Katarzyna Stepien ( pr@teyon.com)

Puffins: Let's Fish!

Other Ocean Interactive

Christine Bourque ( christine.bourque@otherocean.com)


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