2nd November 2009, Cambridge, UK. Frontier Developments Ltd. ('Frontier') today announced that LostWinds ® : Winter of the Melodias on WiiWare TM has topped the charts in both Europe and North America claiming the No.1 spot for Nintendo's innovative download service.
David Braben, Frontier's Chairman and Founder, said: "The hugely positive response there has been to Winter of the Melodias is really heart warming, and the team really appreciate this as it justifies all the effort and care they put into it."
As the 100th title released on WiiWare in Europe LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias retains the charm and brilliance of the original while expanding on the story and pushing the Wii's capabilities further than most other titles. LW:WOTM's beautiful graphics - showing both the lush green hills of summer and shimmering winter wonderland environments of Mistralis - have captivated players of all nationalities.
Interestingly, the Italians like it so much that it has brought the original LostWinds back into the charts.
The eagerly awaited follow-up to last year's best selling, award-winning WiiWare launch title has received high praise across the board in Europe and North America with IGN stating "It's not simply the best WiiWare title on the market, but one of the best Wii games full stop!"
With production values to match the very best Wii disc titles, LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias is out now to download directly to the living rooms of millions of families in Europe and America for the price of 1000 Wii Points, exclusively via Nintendo's WiiWare service.
LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias once again puts the power of the wind in the palm of your hand, as you experience Toku and Enril's new adventure to save Toku's mother, lift an ancient curse and thwart the evil Balasar. The elemental powers of Enril the Wind Spirit are used to protect and guide the young boy Toku - power his jumps and glides, suspend and smash new enemies, and explore all-new expanses of the stunningly presented, magical land of Mistralis.
Pricing: 1000 Wii Points. WiiWare is accessible through the Wii shop channel.
See http://lostwinds.frontier.co.uk for more details including video footage, information about the game and the WiiWare service, screenshots and registration for priority information on the game and exclusive content.
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Frontier are the developers behind RollerCoaster Tycoon ® 3, which was a USA #1 game and is part of the second biggest selling PC game franchise of all time, and Thrillvilleâ„¢, which was the USA's #1 original kids game in 2006, as well as LostWinds ® which was a best-selling WiiWare launch title in 2008 in both Europe and The Americas and was awarded that year's 'Best New IP' award at the Develop Games Industry Excellence Awards.
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The Events of LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
Little time has passed since the events which unfolded between Toku, Enril, Deo and Magmok in "LostWinds".
NotÃ©a's sudden return from an expedition brings with it saddening news. Whilst searching for the ruins of the Melodia City Toku's mother, Magdi, has mysteriously disappeared. The only clues to her whereabouts lie within the tattered remains of her treasured journal.
As repayment for saving his life, the ancient Guardian Magmok pledges his assistance to Toku and Enril as they head up into the mountains in search of Magdi.
Toku and Enril arrive at Summerfalls Village, a picturesque location that has been beset by an eternal winter. Even more worryingly, its people now live in fear of ferocious monsters who hide in the snow.
Fearing the worst, and with the chilling cold taking its toll, Toku and Enril seek the help of SontÃ© the Spirit of Seasons. SontÃ©'s season changing powers will provide the key to unravelling the plight of Summerfalls, and Toku and Enril come to realize that Magdi's immediate fate has been entwined with that of the ancient Melodia people centuries ago by the shadowy hand of Balasar.
As events continue to take unexpected turns Toku and Enril venture onward. wielding their new powers with care and in the face of potentially fatal dilemmas, Toku and Enril are plunged into a race against time to save not only the life of Toku's mother but also the future of Mistralis...