20th July, 2007- Get your space protection skills poised and ready for action as this week Virtual Console offers up the iconic Metroid™, originally available back in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. A combination of action adventure and platform shooter, players assume the role of Samus Aran, a space bounty hunter, who is set the mission of saving the universe from the spread of‘Metroids’, the most dangerous creatures in the galaxy. Using Samus’s trademark Morph Ball ability, players must search every nook and cranny of the planet Zebes and defeat the leader of the Space Pirates, Mother Brain, to restore peace to the galaxy once more. Available for 500 Wii Points, Metroid™ is out of this world and available now on Virtual Console.
Next up on Virtual Console this week is the much-loved Street FighterⅡTurbo: Hyper Fighting™ for Super Nintendo. Following the highly successful Capcom title Street FighterⅡ, Street FighterⅡTurbo: Hyper Fighting™, originally released in 1993, boasts faster game play than its predecessor, as well as new and upgraded moves for each of the fighters. It also gives players the opportunity to fight as powerful bosses including Sagat, Balrog and M. Bison! So make sure your moves are ready for ultimate combat as Street FighterⅡ Turbo: Hyper Fighting™ launches on the Virtual Console for 800 Wii Points!
A must have for this week is Silent Debuggers This unique first-person action adventure, released on Turbografx in 1991, is set in a time when space has been conquered and peace prevails. However, small criminal factions, known as‘Bugs’, threaten the new found harmony. As the latest recruit of a crack team of‘Debuggers’, players must explore the highly dangerous space station‘Gane’, a place no Debugger has ever visited and returned from! This nail biting adventure is yours for 600 Wii Points!
These great games join the list of 111 classic titles already available for Virtual Console in Europe.
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