19th March 2010: Grab your Nintendo DSi, snap a shot of yourself and a friend and bust some of your best fighting moves as the eagerly anticipated Photo Dojo™ arrives on DSiWare. Once your muscles have been flexed on DSiWare get onto the Wii Shop Channel and download Muscle March which sees Tony and his muscle-bound crew hot on the heels of some lightning-quick protein powder thieves. Frantic macho posing in front of your TV required!
If that doesn’t whet your appetite, two epic struggles join Virtual Console. The first of this Hanabi festival duo let’s you fight an evil warlord to rescue the queen and her magical crystal balls in Milon's Secret Castle.
And finally, one of the import games most eagerly awaited by European Virtual Console fans makes it onto Wii Shop Channel! Download CASTLEVANIA RONDO OF BLOOD now to enjoy the best vampire slaying fun ever in a video game.
The Nintendo DSi Shop is certainly bursting at the seams this week, as not only Photo Dojo™, but in addition 4 brand new titles are added: Flips: The Enchanted Woods, Libera Wing, Flashlight and Car Jack Streets!
WiiWare - Muscle March
(NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe, 500 Wii Points)
Muscle March is a quirky Japanese action game stuffed full of macho bodybuilders. The all mighty protein powder has been stolen so it’s up to Tony and his muscle-bound crew to catch the thieves. Choose from a variety of perfectly moulded superstars and bring these terrible villains to justice. As each thief attempts their escape, they will smash through walls while making a variety of poses. You must match these poses to fit through the holes and catch up to the thieves to win back the protein powder.
Flex your muscles by yourself or with up to four friends in turn based macho excitement. For those to who want to strike a pose for a little longer, there’s also an Endless mode where players can pose until their muscles bulge and explode.
Muscle March will also be the first WiiWare title to offer a polar bear in a Speedo.
Virtual Console - Milon's Secret Castle
(HUDSON SOFT, NES, 600 Wii Points)
In a world where music is the language of the people, an evil warlord from the north arrives and captures the castle. The queen is imprisoned deep within the castle and the world's musical instruments are taken and hidden away.
Our hero, Milon, takes it upon himself to fight the warlord, rescue the queen and recover the queen's magical crystal balls - with only his wits and the magical Bubble to aid him on his quest. Help Milon along the way by looking for hidden doors, finding secret items, and defeating fierce enemies. Make sure to look for the shops inside the castle, where you can buy hints and valuable items.
And look out for Music Boxes - whenever Milon finds one, he will be transported to a bonus stage. Each music box you find will add a layer to the music in the bonus stages. Try to grab all seven music boxes to create a performance worthy of this epic game.
Virtual Console - CASTLEVANIA RONDO OF BLOOD
(KONAMI, Turbografx, 900 Wii Points)
This tenth action-packed instalment of the ever-popular Castlevania series depicts the next chapter in the epic struggle between the Belmont clan and the dark forces of Count Dracula. A true classic, this title is recognized far and wide for its beautifully rendered world, outstanding game balance and haunting CD-quality game music.
The player takes control of Richter, wielder of the clan’s traditional Vampire Killer whip, and guides him through a total of 13 stages, all filled with treacherous traps and hidden secrets. Using your legendary whip, passed down through generations of Belmonts, and a powerful selection of subweapons and Item Crash attacks, it’s up to you to destroy Dracula and his evil horde.
This time around, the Belmont hero isn't alone in his quest - if you find and rescue Maria Renard, she can be used as a playable character for even more vampire-slaying fun.
NINTENDO DSiWare - Photo Dojo™
(Nintendo, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Photo Dojo brings a new twist to the side-scrolling beat ‘em up – literally putting you in the middle of the action.
Using your Nintendo DSi system's camera, take photos of yourself performing punches, kicks and special moves, as well as victory and defeat poses. Next, add sound effects by recording your voice, or whatever you choose, with the microphone. Finally, snap a photo for the backdrop; the setting is entirely up to you. In just a few minutes you’ll have created your own personalised fighting game.
Battle solo against hordes of enemies, or invite a friend to capture their own likeness and fight each other in a one-on-one grudge match. And, because both players share the same Nintendo DSi, you’ll be getting up close and personal.
NINTENDO DSiWare - Flips: The Enchanted Woods
(Electronic Arts, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the country and find an Enchanted Wood right on their doorstep. And in the wood stands the magic Faraway Tree, and in that tree live the magical characters that soon become their new friends – Moon-Face, Silky the fairy, and Saucepan Man. Together they visit the strange lands (the Roundabout Land, the Land of Ice and Snow, Toyland and the Land of Take What You Want) which lie at the top of the tree and have the most exciting adventures – and narrow escapes.
Flips Interactive Books – the Fun New Way for Kids to Read.
NINTENDO DSiWare - Libera Wing
(Pixel Federation, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
Earth Union controls a large part of outer space. All of a sudden, the connection with some of its stations is lost and there are rumours of enemy ships approaching.
Become the Captain of Libera Wing and save Earth Union from destruction in this Tower Defence style action-strategy game. Your objective is to combine the right strategy, item usage and command ship abilities. There are 36 story levels and 24 quick-play levels waiting for you.
NINTENDO DSiWare - Flashlight
(Kaasa, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
When it is dark, people need a simple source of light. Flashlight changes the dual screen of your Nintendo DSi into a torch with added features. Change the colour and intensity of the light. Use your Nintendo DSi to read under the duvet or to get a serious source of light while taking night hikes.
Flashlight will also be helpful if you are stranded. You can use the warning light if your car breaks down and the S.O.S. function will come in handy if you ever get stranded on a deserted island.
NINTENDO DSiWare - Car Jack Streets
(Tag Games, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
A critically acclaimed, high octane, action, driving and crime game with innovative real time game-play, stunning visuals and an awesome soundtrack.
Your gambling debts to the Italian mob are a million dollars and they are calling in the debt. Do you have what it takes to stay alive, pay your debt and rise to the top of the criminal underworld?
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 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 www.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.
For further information on each game please contact:
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe
Hiroki Ochiai, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lewis Digby, email@example.com
Flips: The Enchanted Woods
Naomi Brookes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marian Fridrich, email@example.com
Tomislav Seremet – firstname.lastname@example.org
Car Jack Streets
Paul Farley - email@example.com