21st September, 2007- Following Mario Week, Nintendo is dedicating the second week of its“Hanabi Festival” to the way of the ninja! This week Wii owners will be able to experience some of the finest ninja-themed games from Japan and the US, only on Virtual Console. Nintendo’s Hanabi Festival is a three-week celebration on Virtual Console where European Nintendo fans will be introduced to games not originally released outside America and Japan.
First up this week is 1989 Nintendo Entertainment System title Ninja Gaiden™. In this game, players take on the role of Ryu Hayabusa on a quest across the USA looking for his missing father. This game is famed for its cinematic-style presentation and challenging action. This version of the game is the original North American release and is available now for 600 Wii Points.
Hot on its heels is 1985 Japanese Famicom title Ninja JaJaMaru-Kun (meaning‘determined little ninja’). This quirky action-platformer was hugely popular in Japan when originally released and it is a unique opportunity for European gamers to discover a little-known but much-loved game like this. Players in Ninja JaJaMaru-Kun battle their way to the top of multiple stages, dispatching enemies by throwing stars and continuing their quest to save Princess Sakura from the wicked Lord Namazu. Ninja JaJaMaru-Kun is available now for 600 Wii Points.
Also available this week, outside of the Hanabi Festival, is Turbografx sports title World Class Baseball. This sports simulation allows players to choose from a selection of twelve different teams before competing against a friend or the computer to become the ultimate baseball champ. World Class Baseball is available now for 600 Wii Points.
With the addition of new games never seen before in Europe, Virtual Console offers users the ultimate retro gaming experience. They join the list of 138 classic titles already available for Virtual Console in Europe.