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530 Eco Shooter

On-rails shooter from Metroid Prime's Kensuke Tanabe, launching on European WiiWare this Friday.

25th January 2010 – Anticipation is at a high for what will be one of the most original WiiWare games of 2010, and if you have not already checked out Nintendo’s exclusive 530 Eco Shooter games trailer here ( ), then make sure you do, as it will guarantee to wet your appetites even further. 530 Eco Shooter which was developed by INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS and overseen by Kensuke Tanabe of Metroid Prime fame and is coming to WiiWare this Friday!.

In this on-rails shoot-em-up you take on the role of Mack, a famed recyclist from the fictional Plant 530. Riding a hover-platform through a series of progressively more challenging levels, based in a recycling plant, you and your recycle cannon are the only things in the way of the Cannoids, an alien race determined to destroy the earth.

Creatures, formed from cans and drums and snatched by Cannoids leave behind Can Energy when shot, which serves as ammunition. Your recycle cannon can also operate in reverse – as a vacuum – for picking up Can Energy and restoring ammunition. Be sure to balance shooting with vacuuming to ensure you do not run out of can energy in your recycle cannon. Shoot-em-up fans will love the challenging boss battles at the end of each level, which demand fast reactions and strategic thinking in order to prevail.

The innovative game features a unique combo system, which rewards players for shooting enemies in the air. Receive a bonus by linking up hits and look out for the additional ‘Challenge’ mode that can be unlocked.

And for the most realistic experience, play the game with the Wii Zapper for that arcade shoot-em-up feeling! Alternatively, the Wii Remote and Nunchuk only requires two button control providing a thrilling gaming experience.

Check out the following link to view the 530 Eco Shooter games trailer and get your Wii Remotes at the ready to download the game, as it becomes across Europe on WiiWare this Friday for 1000 Wii Points.

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's 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 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.

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