MASTER MAGIC, BATTLE MONSTERS AND LOSE YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF WONDERMENT

Prepare to enter the mystical world of FINAL FANTASY® III available on Virtual Console this week. As part of the legendary series of games, FINAL FANTASY® III mixes all the successful elements of the franchise into one epic game. Immerse yourself in the rich story and battle ancient creatures with powerful magical weapons. Unearth the truth to save the world from falling into chaos as once again magic runs wild across the land.

On WiiWare this week, be sure to shout BINGO as loud as you can as BINGO PARTY Deluxe makes its way onto the Wii Shop Channel. Play with up to four friends at a time to enjoy a fun, action packed night of chance.

Meanwhile Castle Conqueror, on Nintendo DSiWare, is a simple to pick-up strategy simulator that will see you command your army in an attempt to outwit the enemy commander. 5 in 1 Mahjong will also put your brain to the test in a fresh take on a classic game. If you prefer something a little less mentally taxing, then try your hand at helping to guide some kidnapped penguins back to Antarctica in Arctic Escape– a puzzle game that may leave you in a flap.

Virtual Console– FINAL FANTASY® III (SQUARE ENIX, Super Nintendo, 900 Wii Points)

Originally released as FINAL FANTASY III on SNES in North America, this game is in fact FINAL FANTASY VI from the main series chronology. Continuing the long history of FINAL FANTASY games, FINAL FANTASY III allows you to enter the world of the Espers. Mythical magic beings, thought long extinct until the discovery of one buried deep in the ice sparks a series of magic attacks amongst citizens using MagiTek weapons.

Who or what is behind the rediscovery and redeployment of this legendary power? What chaotic plans exist that will wreck havoc on this orderly world?

WiiWare - BINGO PARTY Deluxe (Ateam Inc., 500 Wii Points)

The ultimate BINGO game collection! BINGO PARTY Deluxe includes classic BINGO games and an exciting new BINGO PARTY mode for more interactive fun.

In BINGO PARTY Deluxe, play with up to four players in 75-Ball BINGO, 90- Ball BINGO, or BINGO PARTY game modes. The more you play, the more BINGO points you collect. Keep collecting BINGO points to unlock many fun goodies in the game including new game modes, BINGO card patterns, and more.

All BINGO game modes can be played with computer players, with difficulty settings to adjust your skill level.

WiiWare Demo*– Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 2

Nintendo DSiWare– Castle Conqueror (CIRCLE Ent., 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Castle Conqueror is a real-time strategy game, perfect for those who want to dabble in the genre for the first time. You play a commander who must resist the enemy empire and save the lives of the people he is sworn to protect.

There are five chapters in total to complete, with each containing 10 stages. The rules are easy to pick up and made for fun gaming. Play this game using the stylus on the Nintendo DSi Touch Screen. Select the player’s castle, and then send your army to storm the enemy’s castle in real time. Capture the castle and destroy your enemies to earn gold that you can use to upgrade your commander’s abilities and to buy items that will help you win more battles. Select commanders and different cards to upgrade your army or castle. If, at the end of a battle, you have managed to occupy the enemy's castle, you win!

Nintendo DSiWare– 5 in 1 Mahjong (cerasus.media, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)

Take a fresh look at one of the world’s oldest games in Classic Mahjong mode which will allow you to choose from one of 300 layouts in three difficulty levels as you test your mental prowess.

However, if you want something a little different, then why not try Countdown mode where you only have 20 minutes to complete the puzzle. Train your memory effectively with Remember mode, don’t hesitate in Shuffle or act quickly to find the right set of tiles in Match mode.

But don’t despair if you get flummoxed by this ancient game, handy hints will always be available, making it accessible for all skill levels.

Nintendo DSiWare– Arctic Escape (Teyon, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Take control of a group of penguins as they try to make their way back to Antarctica after being abducted by a cunning scientist.

Lead your penguins safely through over 100 frosty levels by using commands such as walking, jumping or waiting to plot your way through. Without you they have no chance of survival so guide them to avoid broken ice areas, falling cages, wolves and other dangerous obstacles.

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 UKClub 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 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.

* WiiWare demos offer players the ability to trial select WiiWare games without using up any of their Wii Points, giving players the enjoyment of testing out the game before ultimately deciding whether to download the full version of the game or not. WiiWare demos are currently available for download via a dedicated list on wiiware.nintendo.co.uk as well as on the Wii Shop Channel itself.

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For further information on each of this week’s games please contact:

BINGO PARTY Deluxe

Ateam Inc. Brady Mehagan, mehagan@a-tm.co.jp

Castle Conqueror

CIRCLE Ent. Chris Chau, chris@cir-ent.com

5 in 1 Mahjong

cerasus.media Stefan Juelke, sj@cerasus.de

Arctic Escape

Teyon Katarzyna Stepien, pr@teyon.com

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.4 billion video games and more than 565 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

 


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