This week on Nintendo DSiWare, there is a host of games to test your motor skills and challenge your brain. The colourful, high-octane action of Shantae: Risky's RevengeTM will see you guiding a “half-genie” through outlandish and enchanting environments in your quest to save Sequin Land.
101 Dolphin Pets allows you to adopt and care for your own virtual pet dolphin, while Model Academy will enable you to advance from being the girl next door to a popular top model. And last but certainly not least this Friday on Nintendo DSiWare this week, Hip Hop King: Rytmik Edition gives you the chance to unleash your inner musician, enabling melodic themes as well as whole songs to be composed.
Prepare to be attacked by vicious viruses in Viral Survival and snuggle in front of a warming log fire with Cosy Fire – both on WiiWare this week. Enjoy the amazing 3D graphics, grueling boss fights and fierce action of Rage of the Gladiator, for which a WiiWare Demo* is available now.
Nintendo DSiWare – Shantae: Risky's RevengeTM (WayForward, 1,200 Nintendo DSi Points)
This is it - the sequel to the critically acclaimed Shantae. Fans asked and WayForward answered with a powder keg of high octane, hair-whipping, hip shaking action available only on Nintendo DSiWare.
Shantae sets the bar even higher with thousands of frames of animation, huge multi-sprite bosses and a quest so big it’s bursting at the seams. Guide “half-genie” Shantae through haunted wastes, burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns and deadly labyrinths. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies and master the art of belly-dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures.
Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom. With its infectious characters, flirtatious humor and deliciously outlandish action, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge offers up all the hair- whipping, belly-dancing action you can handle.
Nintendo DSiWare – 101 Dolphin Pets (Teyon, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Choose from over 101 baby dolphins or simply adopt them all! Discover their personalities as you feed, clean and care for your new pets. Bring out your pet's talents by training your dolphin in a variety of fun and wacky activities.
Enter your dolphin into pet shows and earn money to buy exciting upgrades including toys, food, clothes, accessories and more. The more tricks you teach and the more games you play, the more fun you'll have. You'll never be bored with so many new best friends to pamper, play with and love.
Nintendo DSiWare – Model Academy (Tivola, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
You play to advance from being the girl next door to a popular top model. Your agent Nick will keep presenting you with new challenges, which you have to overcome. You'll be travelling around the world, getting to know many influential people.
You don't just have to prove your taste in choosing your outfits, but also your skill on the catwalk and your speed during photoshoots. Regular fitness training and beauty treatments will let you shine when facing your clients.
Nintendo DSiWare – Hip Hop King: Rytmik Edition** (Cinemax, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
Now’s your chance to turn your musical dreams into reality. Hip Hop King - Rytmik Edition gives you the tools to create melodies and rhythms and to compose whole songs.
There are more than 170 carefully selected sound samples of drums, other percussion instruments, bass, melodic instruments and gramophone scratches. These enable you to quickly and easily create the basic building block for the game, an audio clip, onto which you can build other sounds and create musical masterpieces.
You’ll have the choice of four instruments and can adjust their volume, reverse and shuffle the sounds and play with effects such as echo. If you are struggling for inspiration there is a collection of 11 pre-made compositions which you can use to help compose your own pieces.
WiiWare Demo – Rage of the Gladiator (Ghostfire Games)
WiiWare – Viral Survival (NIS America, 500 Wii Points)
Viral Survival is an "escape" action game where you control a special DNA unit and dodge through enemy virus attacks. If you save a friendly DNA unit they will connect to you, creating a tail. The more you save, the higher point total you will accumulate.
There are also four other game modes, including one where you can shoot the enemy down and compete for number of kills and a time attack mode to save 128 DNA units in the shortest time possible. For all five game modes your score can be ranked online. Try your best to become number one in the world!
WiiWare – Cosy Fire (dtp entertainment, 500 Wii Points)
We all long for a cosy open fire, particularly during the cold season, but not everyone is able to snuggle in front of a warming blaze. Your new WiiWare open fire will fill every room with a magical and cosy atmosphere.
Select from a variety of logs and use the Wii Remote to stack them up. Now, light the match and your home will soon be snug and glowing. There are six fireplaces available: fire alone, campfire and rustic, classic, elegant and Zen fireplaces.
Poke and tend the fire to keep it burning. Place more logs on the fire to keep the fire burning, just like a real fire. Would you like to just sit back and relax? No problem: new logs will be placed on the fire in Butler mode and the logs never burn down in Non-stop mode!
What could be nicer than the comforting crackle and animation of a real fire during the coldest time of the year?
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 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.
**Please note that elements of this software may have been featured in previously released software.
For further information on each of this week’s games please contact:
Shantae: Risky's RevengeTM
WayForward Matt Bozon, firstname.lastname@example.org
101 Dolphin Pets
Teyon Katarzyna Stepien, email@example.com
Ralph Marko, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hip Hop King: Rytmik Edition
Cinemax Lukas Macura, email@example.com
NIS America Jack Niida, firstname.lastname@example.org
dtp entertainment Christina Bathmann, email@example.com
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